Mattapoisett Woman’s Club Offers Scholarships

For this, the 2023-24 academic year, the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club is pleased to be able to offer two (2) $2,500.00 scholarship awards to Mattapoisett residents, male or female, who are high school seniors planning to graduate during the current academic year.             Scholarship applications are available in the Guidance Offices at Old Rochester Regional High […] Read more »

MAC Playwrights Incubator Program

The MAC Theater Playwrights Incubator is a program for first-time playwrights to see their work realized on the stage. Finding theaters to produce new or unpublished plays can be an obstacle for any new playwright. The MTPI is a structured program that aims to discover and support, through workshop and production, new stage plays by […] Read more »

BBAHFH Ramp Donation Program

Buzzards Bay Area Habitat for Humanity (BBAHFH) is seeking metal wheelchair ramp donations for their recently introduced Ramp Donation Program. The ramps will be loaned to homeowners needing accessible access into their homes. When a family no longer requires the ramp, it will be picked up by BBAHFH and will be loaned to another family […] Read more »

Old Rochester’s Mask Making Tradition

Every fall, just in time for Halloween, Old Rochester’s Ceramic I students embark on a captivating investigation of masks, as tools of transformation and cultural significance. Students researched selected masks from a diverse range of global masking traditions, studying symbolism and contextual rituals and/or celebrations before reinterpreting them through ceramic artistry.             Each mask became […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Cultural Council

Mattapoisett Cultural Council has announced the award of 28 grants totaling $20,800 for arts, humanities and science programs in and around Mattapoisett in 2024.             Grant recipients include Friends of Old Rochester Drama, Mattapoisett Free Public Library, Mattapoisett Historical Society, Mattapoisett Land Trust, Mattapoisett Lions Club and Mattapoisett Recreation. A complete list of recipients can […] Read more »

Rochester Homeschool Cooperative

A Homeschool Christian Cooperative will open its doors in Rochester in September, for Grades K-8.             Rochester Christian Learning Center is a ministry of the First Congregational Church of Rochester and will open three days per week on the property of the church, located in the center of Rochester.             To inquire, please email RochesterChristianLC@gmail.com Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

            When colonial towns were being settled, there was much work to do. One of the first jobs was the building of a “cattle pound”. The creation of one signaled that a village had been established. Pounds were particularly important because of the damage caused to crops by roaming animals. While today we think “dog” […] Read more »

MHC Needs Your Help

The Mattapoisett Historical Commission has contracted with a Preservation Consultant to complete a multiphase community-wide inventory of its historic and cultural resources. Holy Ghost Grounds has been identified as a priority resource due to its significance in the history and development of the Town of Mattapoisett.             The Commission is looking for information and old […] Read more »

Sippican Thanks V.A.S.E. for Support

Old Rochester Regional Superintendent of Schools Mike Nelson recognized the Volunteers at Sippican Elementary (V.A.S.E.) organization for their ongoing support of student learning and programming. V.A.S.E.’s primary objectives are to provide Sippican students with enrichment beyond the classroom environment and to support teachers and staff.             “In my 22 years as a school administrator, I […] Read more »

Rochester Cultural Council Grantees

The Rochester Cultural Council (RCC) is excited to announce that we have awarded $6470 in grant funds to support 17 projects in 2024. Grants ranged from $150 to $850 and were awarded in the categories of arts, sciences and humanities. Emphasis was placed on funding programs that benefited Rochester residents and are to be held […] Read more »