MLT Blanche B. Perry Scholarship

The Mattapoisett Land Trust is seeking applicants for their $1,000 ‘”Blanche B. Perry Scholarship.” This award is available to a Mattapoisett resident interested in the field of environmental studies, science, technology, or a related field, and is a graduating senior from a secondary school by June 2021. The scholarship is made available through the Edith […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Seed Library Ready for Checkouts

Just restocked, the new and improved Mattapoisett Free Public Library’s Seed Library is ready to fill requests! Patrons can now pick exactly the variety of seeds they want by filling out an easy form. The form lists the many varieties of vegetables, flowers, herbs, etc. that we have to offer. After the form is submitted, […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

Krakatoa was a small volcanic island in what is now Indonesia. As part of the Dutch East Indies, located in the ocean about 100 miles from Jakarta, it was the main one of three volcanic islands probably created by a major eruption around the 5th and 6th centuries. In August of 1883, the volcano which […] Read more »

Saint Gabriel’s Announces New Rector

Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal Church is pleased to welcome Fr. Eric Fialho as its new rector. Fr. Eric comes to Saint Gabriel’s with experience preaching and teaching the Bible and theology. He described his theological leanings as “old school Anglican” with the recognition that the modern church must be relevant and revelatory to all.             “I […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society

Marion (Old Rochester) is one of the oldest towns in the United States, and the Sippican Historical Society maintains an extensive collection of documentation on its historic buildings. In 1998, the Sippican Historical Society commissioned an architectural survey of Marion’s historic homes and buildings. Over 100 were cataloged and photographed. SHS will feature one building […] Read more »

LWV Southcoast Seeks Teachers to Receive Free Civics Workshop Training

The League of Women Voters Southcoast (LWVS) has partnered with the LWV Greenwich (Connecticut) on a Civics Workshop using a case method approach.             The case method civics project is a collaboration between the Case Method Institute and the League, working closely with Harvard Business School Professor David Moss. Currently, most students learn history as […] Read more »

ORCTV Video Production Scholarship

Each year, Old Rochester Community Television awards one graduating senior from our Old Rochester Regional High School video production program its “Outstanding Student Award.'” The scholarship is meant to assist the student as they move on to study video production or film upon entering college.             During the summer of 2020, ORCTV’s first president, Ken […] Read more »

VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition

Edward Gonet IV, of Fairhaven, won second place in the annual Massachusetts VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition sponsored by the State Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Auxiliary. State winners were announced during a Zoom event on Sunday, January 31. The national theme for this year’s competition was “Is This […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Congregational Church Photo Book

Beautiful photo book now available to purchase to help raise money for Matt Congo steeple repairs. Would you like to own a beautifully bound 25+ page photo book of local Mattapoisett landmarks, landscapes, and Matt Congo Church? These would make great gifts for any occasion. The cost of each book is $50 with proceeds going […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

The phrase “moving house” is most often used by people who are packing up their belongings and moving to a new location. However, over the years in Rochester, that phrase has had a more literal meaning. In the 1800s, Nathan Willis purchased a large two-story house built by Stephen Winslow and located on Mendell Road. […] Read more »