A Stitch in Time

            The Marion Council on Aging’s headquarters at the Cushing Community Center has become a destination for everything from elder services to live performances, exercise classes and, yes, a space to exhibit art. The latest installation of works created by artists from the south coast features Fiber Art pieces by Debrorah Kuhlman Hussey, Christine Anderson […] Read more »

Colon Cancer – Find It Early!

Cancer of the colon and rectum is very common. Colorectal cancer will occur in over 150,000 Americans this year. It is the third-leading cause of death in men and the fourth in women. Because it is an “equal opportunity” scourge, it is the second-leading cause of death when combining men and women (just behind lung […] Read more »

Waiting, Waiting, and More Waiting

No one likes to go to the doctor. Usually it is wait, wait, and wait some more past your appointed time. If you made the doctor wait that long, he’d send you a bill for the time he had to wait for you.             Usually stopping by the office just for bloodwork without seeing the […] Read more »

Schools Learn about Internet Safety

Old Rochester Regional Superintendent of Schools Mike Nelson has announced that the ORR School District and Massachusetts Superintendency Union #55, working in collaboration with the Southcoast Public Health Collaborative (SCPHC), recently hosted keynote speaker Katie Greer for a series of internet-safety talks.             Throughout the school day on March 25, Greer gave a presentation to […] Read more »

ORR Receives Music Award

Old Rochester Regional Superintendent of Schools Mike Nelson had announced that the ORR School District has been recognized as a Best Community for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.             In its 25th year, the Best Communities for Music Education is awarded to districts nationwide that demonstrate outstanding efforts to […] Read more »

Marion Closing Food Pantry, Recommending Damien’s

Marion Town Administrator Geoff Gorman and Council on Aging Director Karen Gregory would like to inform residents about the closing of the Marion Food Pantry and encourage residents to utilize the new Damien’s Family Food Pantry in Wareham.             The last day of operation at the Marion Food Pantry will be Tuesday, April 30.             […] Read more »

Sippican Gets New Jungle Jim

Old Rochester Regional Superintendent of Schools Mike Nelson and Marion Town Administrator Geoff Gorman have announced the recent completion of a playground addition project at Sippican Elementary School.             The added equipment includes a new multipurpose structure with various slides, climbing structures, a bridge, overhead rung climbers and other features, as well as a six-swing […] Read more »

Kidney from A Pig – Is It Really A Big Deal?

            Your kidneys are critically important organs that clear toxic substances from the body and regulate your fluid balance. Kidney disease is very common, affecting millions of Americans. So-called “end-stage” kidney disease is kidney disease so advanced that without treatment, death is imminent. Presently, over 800,000 Americans are affected by this advanced stage of the […] Read more »

Father-Son Bonding

Carl Reiner, the late American actor, and humorist wrote: “If I don’t see my name in the obituaries in the morning, I eat breakfast.”             If you scan the obits every day as I do (it’s an old person’s thing), you will notice that there are not many wakes held as there used to be. […] Read more »

School Committee Seats Challenged

Robin Rounseville has confirmed her bid to run for re-election to the Rochester School Committee, while fellow incumbent Jason Chisholm pulled papers but had yet to return them as of Tuesday morning. The deadline to return papers in Rochester was April 3. There are two challengers for seats on the Rochester School Committee: Matthew Bache […] Read more »