Recording of Village Historic District Meeting

The Marion Village Historic District Study Committee held a public meeting on Tuesday, September 12 to present the Study Committee’s progress since being formed last winter. Preservation consultant Eric Dray presented a brief history of Marion Village and its architectural styles – a village which he believes is “the most intact historic town center on […] Read more »

Rochester Woman’s Club

The next meeting of the Rochester Woman’s Club will be held on Wednesday, October 4 at 6:30 pm. The club house is located at 37 Marion Road in Rochester. Our membership is not limited to Rochester residence.             Originally, this club was an auxiliary of the Men’s Country Club, known as the Rochester Country Club. […] Read more »

New Exhibit at the MAC

 The Marion Art Center announces its newest exhibit, The Macy Women, featuring paintings by sisters Beth Macy, Deborah Macy and Margaret Macy. Show dates are September 30-November 3, with an artists’ reception scheduled Saturday, September 30 from 3:00-5:00 pm.             Separate Lives; One Epiphany of Color – Three sisters born of artistic heritage unite their […] Read more »

Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride

The Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride is adding some shining new scenery for its 17th year. The annual Watershed Ride is a fund-raiser for the Buzzards Bay Coalition, a membership-supported nonprofit organization that protects clean water in communities across the Buzzards Bay region. Every dollar raised helps support the Coalition’s work to improve the health of […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

            In this area, with September comes the threat of hurricanes and memories of hurricanes past. Probably the ones that most come to mind on the Southcoast are the Hurricane of ‘38, Hurricane Carol and Hurricane Bob. I just recently learned that Carol was actually just one of the hurricanes of 1954. The picture with […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Cultural Council

Mattapoisett Cultural Council invites grant proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs until October 17 at Grants are available to support cultural projects and activities in and around Mattapoisett, including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures. These programs promote the availability of rich cultural experiences […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Museum

            This autumn the Mattapoisett Museum at 5 Church St. is extending its hours through September and October. The Museum will be open to visitors on Thursdays by appointment, and on Friday and Saturday from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Directions to the Museum are posted on their website at as well as upcoming events. […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

            My mother used to tell stories about staying with her cousins at the cottage/camp at Snows Pond. They mostly centered on eating crackers with ketchup or peanut butter out of the jar for breakfast because they had run out of food. Then there were the stories about fitting a tarp onto the tall posts […] Read more »

Marion Cultural Council

Marion Cultural Council is excited to receive online grant applications for individuals and organizations for art and STEM-related projects that will help to enrich the Marion community. Marion Cultural Council has set an October 17 deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities and proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities […] Read more »

New Year for Mattapoisett Woman’s Club

Eleven o’clock on Thursday morning, September 21, marks the beginning of a new year for the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club. Following the 11:00 am social get-together time and recognition of new members, we will begin our annual gala potluck luncheon at approximately 11:45 am. A brief business meeting and adjournment will follow the luncheon.             These […] Read more »