MAC Seeks Artwork for Online Auction

Ready to downsize to a tiny house (or at least a smaller one)? Need to make room for new artwork? Ready to part with that piece of sculpture you thought you couldn’t live without? Now is the time! Back by popular demand, the Marion Art Center is preparing for its second summer online art auction […] Read more »

Rochester Senior Center

The Rochester Senior Center is hosting a Hip-Hop chair exercise class on Wednesday, May 19, at 11:00 am. This one-time event is sponsored by the Rochester Cultural Council.             A special luncheon will be held at the Rochester Senior Center on Monday, May 24, at noon. Lunch will be homemade chicken pot pie. A $5 […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

The Boston Post newspaper was founded in November 1831 and grew to be one of the largest papers in the country. The paper closed in 1956. In 1909, Edwin A. Grozier, head of the paper, came up with a way to get publicity. He proposed giving a special cane to towns in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, […] Read more »

Pathway to Planting Passport

It’s gardening season and the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club is offering a unique way to save money on outdoor and indoor plants including shrubs, vegetables, and flowers. There are even three shops offering discounts on flower arrangements.             Proceeds from the Pathway to Planting Passport help provide scholarships annually for Mattapoisett students. This $10 passport booklet […] Read more »

Peter Hodges Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Ross Kessler, President of the Mattapoisett Lions Club, one of 45,000 Lions Clubs worldwide, has announced the 2021 Peter Hodges Memorial Scholarship awardees. The two $2,500 scholarships are sponsored by the Mattapoisett Lions Club.             This year’s recipients are Colin Mackin of Rochester, a senior at Old Rochester Regional High School, and Bridget Farias, also […] Read more »

Eastern Box Turtles program at MNHM

The Marion Natural History Museum after-school group had a wonderful time learning about the Eastern Box Turtle with Brian Butler of Oxbow Associates, Inc. Brian explained why land turtles are rounder than turtles that live in water, and that turtles have been on earth for 200 million years. Box turtles protect themselves by pulling their […] Read more »

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 »