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 »

ORR DECA Clothing Drive

Out with the old and in with the new! Clean out your closets and give Mother Nature the gift of donating your unwanted textiles. Did you know that 85-percent of clothing and textiles end up in landfills even though 95-percent can be recycled or reused? Support ORR High School’s DECA club by donating your textiles […] Read more »

Marion Art Center

Auditions for Steel Magnolias: The Marion Art Center has announced open auditions for all roles in the upcoming production of “Steel Magnolias,” written by Robert Harling and directed by Jennifer Palmer. Auditions will be held on Thursday, August 5, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and Saturday, August 8, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at […] Read more »

What’s happening at the Elizabeth Taber Library?

The Outdoor Booksale is this Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. All purchases directly benefit the library. Fill a small bag for $5 and a large bag for $10.             Join us for an ice cream party on Saturday, July 31, at 12:00 pm. Come celebrate the summer […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

As most know, Old Rochester was made up of several sections that created village centers of their own due to the difficulties in traveling to the town center for church and town meetings. It was a long trek by foot, horseback, or wagon. Two of those sections (Mattapoisett and Marion) solved their travel problems by […] Read more »

On the Waterfront Once Again

Mark your calendar for “An Evening on Sippican Harbor,” a town-wide celebration and fundraiser to be held on Thursday, August 19, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at One Water Street, Marion. This event, hosted by The Friends of the Marion Council on Aging (FMCOA), will be an evening acknowledging past accomplishments and a major […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

In Rochester, we are lucky to live in a town with many scenic vistas including ponds, bogs, and woodlands. These vistas also include meadows, though many have disappeared as farming has waned. As one enters Rochester from Marion on Route 105, the 1,000-foot frontage of 60 acres of meadow and farmland is an important part […] Read more »

Three Marion Firefighters Graduate from Call/Volunteer Firefighter Training

Chief Brian Jackvony is pleased to announce that three Marion firefighters recently graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s Call/Volunteer training program.             Firefighters Derek Malouin, Jared English and Patrick Owen are three of the 16 graduates from the MFA’s Call/Volunteer Training Class 92, which officially completed the Firefighter I/II program on Tuesday, June 29.             […] Read more »

What’s Happening at the Elizabeth Taber Library?

July 17, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: A visit from the artMobile! The New Bedford Art Museum’s artMobile will arrive at the library with art projects inspired by the Ruth E. Carter exhibit Uncommon Threads. Explore fashion and costume design with the artMobile crew. This is a drop-in event at the library for all ages. […] Read more »

Summer Fun Continues at the Mattapoisett Library

The second half of the summer has begun, and the Mattapoisett Free Public Library still has the events to keep you busy! There is still plenty of time to get the most out of our Adult and Teen Summer Reading Program and the Children’s Summer Reading Program. If you haven’t signed up yet, there is […] Read more »