Rochester Senior Center

More information can be found at A limited supply of high dose flu vaccine is available to seniors age 65 and over. Regular dose flu vaccine is expected to arrive soon. Flu vaccination is by appointment only. Please call the Rochester Senior Center to add your name to the list. You will receive a […] Read more »

Blue Book to Skip a Year

The League of Women Voters SouthCoast (Previously League of Women Voters Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester) has made the decision to skip a year of Blue Book production. This decision was based on the uncertain business climate in addition to other considerations unique to Covid-19 accommodations.             We expect to be back as strong as ever and […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

The idea for this article came from two pictures that I found in my mother’s attic. They were black and white photos of her grandmother’s and my great grandmother’s (Grandma Hartley) house. One was labeled July 1944 and showed the house with a stand of trees in front of it. The second was labeled September […] Read more »

Friends of The Mattapoisett Bike Path Are Fundraising

The Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path (the “Friends”) announced today that they have undertaken a concentrated effort to raise the last funds needed to complete the Marion Connector.              The Town of Mattapoisett was recently awarded a $110,000 state MassTrails grant for construction of a section of the bike and pedestrian path between the eastern […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

The Museum’s 2019-2020 exhibit of Rochester’s Notable People has been taken down and work has begun on a new exhibit, hopefully, for the 2021 season or whenever we once again feel comfortable gathering. The Museum has a large inventory of historically significant items and because of size constraints, many are in storage. Our next exhibit […] Read more »

Wareham Garden Club at Work – Weeding Wednesdays

Wareham Garden Club members maintain garden and landscape sites around the Wareham community.  Members wear bright yellow safety vests while attending to gardens and plantings at the Lighthouse Gates, container along Main Street, Pezzoli Square, the Depot Traffic Islands at Onset and Minot Avenues, Minot Memorial Park, Memorial Gardens at the Post Office and Indian Neck […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Library Open Tuesday Nights and Sundays

The Mattapoisett Free Public Library has just extended its hours of operation to include Tuesday nights and Sundays. Patrons are now able to utilize all of the library’s services at these times. This includes placing holds, information requests, and readers advisory by phone along with side-door pick-up. Patrons will continue to be able to place […] Read more »

A Kid’s Historical Bike Tour of Marion

Summering in Marion with her grandparents, seven-year-old Greta Agnew of Pennsylvania spent much time riding bikes around the village. Curious about the history of this little town, she read through her grandmother’s books and found old photos online. She learned all about historic buildings, local architecture, and Marion’s “fairy godmother,” Elizabeth Taber.  Knowing kids (and their […] 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 »

Rochester Senior Center

The Rochester Senior Center would like to remind people about the COVID restrictions and guidelines in place; there is a maximum capacity of 15 people permitted in the large room at the Senior Center. This includes staff and participants. This limit is in adherence to the MA Department of Public Health guidelines for reducing capacity […] Read more »