Expect the Unexpected at MAC Winter Show

            When you walk through the doors of the Marion Art Center at any given point in time you are bound to find something unexpected, surprising, thought-provoking, and exquisitely beautiful. No small feat for a petite building with limited gallery space. But once again that is exactly what is happening right now as the MAC’s galleries […] Read more »

Leap Year for Snowy Owls

Snowy owls have not been arriving to prominent coastal points of Buzzards Bay as usual on the wings of the Winter Solstice, crossing over from Cape Cod as annually reported by the Falmouth Christmas Bird Count. This bird count happens to be the longest-running science survey in the world and has reported only several snowy […] Read more »

Space Club Blasts Off!

Last Monday, Sippican School students participating in the afterschool space club, ‘Into Orbit’, had the opportunity to launch homemade bottle rockets thanks to engineers from Lockheed Martin.             ‘Into Orbit’ Space Club is currently running for the second year in a row. Students in grades 5 and 6 spend 12 weeks learning about robotics and coding, […] Read more »

Local MRC Desperate for Citizen Volunteers

            Climate change-driven storms, floods, natural disasters, disease, terrorism, bioterrorism… Indeed, we are living during times of uncertainty. When disaster strikes, two things are certain: people will need help, and people will want to help.             When we think of emergency response to disaster, we often think of some Hollywood depiction of rescuers pulling people to safety, […] Read more »

Enter the Wanderer Groundhog Day Cover Contest!

Calling all aspiring artists! It’s time once again for the annual Groundhog Day Cover Contest!             Your original work of art might win you $100 cash and the front cover of the January 30 edition of your favorite weekly community newspaper, The Wanderer, for all to see!             Grab your paints, markers, pens, crayons, computer mice, cameras – […] Read more »

Viewers Find Familiar Places in New Short Film

            There’s a new short film premiering this month by local University of Rhode Island film major Alyssa Botelho, and Tri-Town residents will recognize one particular local landmark that serves as the setting for the introduction of a short film that appears as to be as poignant as it is relevant to the times.             Based on […] Read more »

Hundreds ‘Plunge’ into the New Year

            The music was pumping, people were decked out in everything from a baby shark head to Captain America costumes, as well as a variety of holiday get-ups (think sparkling antlers and Santa hats) It was the 8th annual Freezin’ for a Reason New Year’s Day Polar Plunge.             The event has become the annual kick-off of a […] Read more »

Head Start for the Box Turtle

The box turtle is a common and colorful member of the terrestrial tortoise family. It has an ornate orange decorative shell with bony plates hinging at the bottom to retract its legs and head for protection against predators. Because it is slow and vulnerable, thousands of these placid turtles are killed crossing highways every year […] Read more »

“I’m a Chef, Not a Baker…”

            Colby Rottler of Mattapoisett is a chef, not a baker. This was professed clearly on December 29 when he gave a presentation on cooking at the Mattapoisett Public Library. Nonetheless, he was not always a chef.             His first career – and one that he was involved in for decades – was as a banker. But like […] Read more »

Local Girl Competes in Foot Locker Championship

            Margot Appleton hasn’t been running cross-country races very long, but she is already gaining national recognition for her ability to put her best foot forward.             The Mattapoisett native is a junior at Portsmouth Abbey where she attends high school. Appleton is not new to competitive sports, having been a competitive swimmer in the recent past. […] Read more »