Mattapoisett Library Artist Series Exhibit

As part of the Mattapoisett Free Public Library Artist Series, South Dartmouth artist Amy Thurber, who takes inspiration from nature, will be exhibiting her ceramics and illustrations at the Library from October 15 – November 14.             Amy has spent her life creating functional objects in clay and detailed illustrations reflecting the wonders of the […] Read more »

Buttonwood Park: An “Olmsted” Park

Come to the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Sunday, October 16 from 1:30–2:30 to hear Friends of Buttonwood Park President Richard Leary give a fascinating talk – Buttonwood Park: An “Olmsted” Park. He will share the story of New Bedford’s largest and most heavily-used park. This presentation is a part of Olmsted 200, a yearlong […] Read more »

Rochester Historical Commission

A few years ago, the Rochester Historical Commission purchased a print at a Marion auction. The print is of the summer residence of the late Charles H. Leonard in Rochester. The residence was built in 1756 and remodeled in 1850. Sadly, it is no longer there as it burned down in the early 1900’s. The […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

I’m probably showing my age when I ask how many remember Longfellow’s poem that begins,” This is the forest primeval, the murmuring pines and the hemlock.” If you guessed “Evangeline,” you’re correct. Reaching back to my 8th grade English class, I remember being upset at the treatment of Evangeline and her neighbors, but I don’t […] Read more »

Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library

The Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the hiring of Kristen Cardoso as Library Director, effective September 26.             Kristen has more than 17 years of library experience. She holds a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree from McGill University’s ALA-accredited School of Information Studies, as well […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Boy Scout Troop

Experience the fun and adventure of scouting with Troop 53 Mattapoisett. Join us Sunday, October 2 from 11-1 at Dunseith/Seahorse Park. Test your hatchet-throwing skills, participate in a team challenge and see what scouting is all about. Call or text 508-245-2948 for more info.             Check out our Facebook page at Mattapoisett Troop 53. Read more »

Audition for a Holiday Classic

The Marion Art Center (the MAC) Theater announces open auditions for the upcoming production of the holiday classic A Christmas Carol, adapted for radio from Charles Dickens’ novella by Anthony Palermo, directed by Rick Sherburne.             Auditions will be held in the MAC’s Anne Braitmayer Webb Theater on Saturday, October 1, 12:00-2:00 pm and Sunday, […] Read more »

The Halloween Cover Contest

Are you ready for some spooktacular fun? Dust off the cobwebs and sharpen those scary pencils! Your best Halloween artwork could be on the cover of The Wanderer and you could win a cash prize! Submit your best original Halloween drawing, photo, compilation, or artwork to enter for publication on our October 27 cover.         […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

Once the early settlers of the New England colonies got past the first years of subsistence farming, they were ready to acquire items not easily found in the woods and fields of their new home. Bartering became a way to get the things that they wanted, but they were always looking for some form of […] Read more »

Calling Stamp Collectors

Are there any stamp collectors in the Mattapoisett area interested in attending one of New England’s largest annual stamp exhibitions next month?             The town’s Council on Aging will provide transportation to Boxboro (for a small fee) for as many as 14 to WALPEX on Saturday, October 29. The show is sponsored by the North […] Read more »