A Future “Eagle” View

“Three, two, one – go!” shouts the patrol leader trying to reach us through our panting and fatigue. The chilly air nipped at me, but I was too excited to feel it. Through the shouts of scouts, fun activities, and bitter cold, my first Klondike Derby was underway. The Klondike Derby is a scouting challenge […] Read more »

No Bad Dogs

            Barbara Woodhouse’s book No Bad Dogswas written in 1982 by the renowned author, a dog trainer, and authority on best practices for training dogs. Her books are still in print and clips from her popular British TV series are available for viewing on YouTube. I became a devotee of her dog training methods when […] Read more »

Construction Bids Open for Mattapoisett $7 Million Shared-Use Path

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that D.W. White is the apparent low bidder for its upcoming project to build a shared-use path in Mattapoisett. The path will accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians and will extend from Mattapoisett Neck Road to Depot Street. This new path will be the next phase of the connection […] Read more »

Understanding the Art that We “See”

On January 11, the Sippican Woman’s Club hosted its member luncheon at their headquarters in the historic Handy Tavern Building on Front Street in Marion. The tables were laden with sumptuous morsels that were described on tiny little easels, a clever nod to the guest speaker. Jill Sanford, who holds a cum laude Bachelor of […] Read more »

Treasures Troves of Trash: The Quirky Side of SEMASS

When you’re in the business of trash, there are certain things you can expect to encounter on a daily basis – a steady, almost constant stream of incoming rubbish, the ubiquitous stench of garbage, rats, an ample supply of earplugs, and the formidable ambience of millions of mechanical parts enclosed in metal that are designed […] Read more »

Sail On Herman Melville

“Thar she blows …” bellowed actor Stephen Collins as he inhabited the very soul of Herman Melville during his one-man performance of “Sailing Towards My Father” at the Mattapoisett Library on January 6. A packed house witnessed the talent of Collins as he not only uttered the lines written by Carl A. Rossi, a Pittsfield […] Read more »

The Buzzards Bay Coalition in Marion

The relatively new Buzzards Bay Coalition science laboratory and baykeeper boat building opened in October at the new location at Route 6 and Spring Street. It will now become a future landmark for clean water stewardship and activity centerpiece in Marion. From this base of operation, the residential R/V Buzzards Baykeeper can be launched for […] Read more »

First, Do No Harm

There is so much traffic just outside the windows of my North Street home. It amazes me now as I sit here watching the seasons change through the color of the sky and the leaves’ silent descent to the ground. Life in its many iterations is right there in front of my eyes – humans […] Read more »

Freezin’ For a Reason Splashes into 2019

The weather could not have been better had it been special ordered. Air temperatures hovered in the high 50s. Water temperature was 42 degrees. Although the sun was blocked by a sky reminiscent of a silver and grey quilted blanket, when it peaked through, its warmth could be felt. And thus January 1, 2019 was […] Read more »

Rochester COA Rings In 2019

On the final afternoon of December 31, the Rochester Council On Aging held its annual New Year’s Eve luncheon and celebration. Director Sharon Lally spooned up heaping piles of Chinese food as the buffet line wound around the central conference room and corridor. By her side helping to serve the partygoers was Program Assistant Edna […] Read more »