All Things Art for Tweens at the MAC

All Things Art @ the MAC is a new, immersive weeklong program in late summer for young artists ages 10-13. The program runs Monday-Friday, August 2-6, from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm daily. In this survey of different media and practices, young artists will experiment with drawing, sculpting, printing on fabric, working with clay, and […] Read more »

Happenings at the Rochester Senior Center

The monthly Bereavement Group with Reverend Larry from Continuum Hospice will be held on Tuesday, May 11, at 11:00 am. Reservations are not required.             The Greater Boston Food Bank pickup is scheduled for Wednesday, May 12, from 11:00 am –1:00 pm. Food pickup must be made in person, unless prior arrangements have been made. […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

The church in North Rochester that we know today was the third building to house a congregation. On November 17,1748, the first North Rochester Meetinghouse was erected one mile west of the current building. Winter was fast approaching, so it was necessary to build the meetinghouse quickly. According to church records, the task was accomplished […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Library Young Adult Programming

STEAM Projects To Go brings a new project for May! STEAM Projects To Go are created for busy teens grades 6 to 12 who still want to engage with library programming and their community. We will explore how plants grow and what kills them. The project will be to plant seed paper and will include […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

            The Air Raid Warden’s armband seen here belonged to Andrew MacGregor, a farmer who lived and whose family still lives on Vaughan Hill Road. He was just one of several Rochester men who “kept an eye to the sky” during World War II. Called the “Ground Observer Corps,” these men took turns stationed at a […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Woman’s Club

Daffodils blooming in public spaces. Window boxes shouting spring. Gorgeous flowers at the Shipyard Park garden. Library urns overflowing with color. Did you know that many of the plantings around town are a result of the hard work of the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club Garden Group?             Mattapoisett Town beautification work began in the 1970s with the […] Read more »

Tri-Town Veterans Counsel

The Tri-Town Veterans Counsel is pleased to announce the selection of our new Veterans Agent for Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester.             Christopher Gerrior of Rochester, a retired US Naval Officer, has been chosen by the Tri-Town Veterans Counsel to replace retiring Veterans Agent Barry Denham.             Gerrior had a highly decorated 24-year carreer in the Navy before […] Read more »

2021 Lamoureux Music Scholarship

The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce that applications are now available for the 2021 Lillian B. Lamoureux Music Scholarship. The scholarship competition is open to all music students ages 14–21. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded, one high school student and one college student. The deadline for application (including two letters of […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

There are no doubt many differences between our Rochester and the other American Rochesters, like the ones in Iowa, Kentucky, and Missouri, to name a few. One difference that comes to mind is the iconic New England stone wall.             In Rochester, we are fortunate to have an abundance of them. Driving around town they […] Read more »

New Programs for Adults and Teens at the MAC

The Marion Art Center is pleased to present new programs for adults and teens. Plein Air Sketching begins May 19, and Midsummer Stages begins June 28.             Would you like to draw the beauty of nature around you, but aren’t sure where to begin? Join instructor Catherine Carter for an outdoor drawing class and learn […] Read more »