Rochester Council on Aging

The Rochester COA would like to wish all of our fathers, grandfathers, and great grandfathers a Happy Father’s Day.             The Quarterly Birthday Luncheon and Party for those celebrating birthdays in the months of April, May, and June will take place on Monday, June 24 at noon. In addition to lunch, entertainment will be provided by […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society

In 1998, the Sippican Historical Society commissioned an architectural survey of Marion’s historic homes and buildings. The survey was funded one-half by the Sippican Historical Society and one-half by the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Due to the limits of funding, not all of the historic buildings were surveyed, but over 100 were catalogued and photographed. The […] Read more »

Rochester Land Trust Needs Volunteers

The Rochester Land Trust received a grant from New Bedford Gardening Club to help beautify our town. We’ll be planting flowers and mulching by the pump in the center of town and in the wildflower field next to the historic cemetery on Saturday, June 15.             If you’ve been looking for a chance to go outside, get […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Woman’s Club Scholarships

For over 60 years, The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club has been striving to help young people in their educational pursuits. This year The Club is happy to award two scholarships to students from Old Rochester Regional High School. The students are Julia Cabral and Rosemary Loer. Both students possess excellent academic achievements, have done multiple community […] Read more »

Elizabeth Taber’s Journey Back to Marion

Elizabeth Sprague Pitcher was born in 1791 in a modest house on a small lane connecting Main and South Streets in Marion village. Daughter of Theophilus Pitcher and his wife, Sarah, she had five brothers and one sister. From the start, she hungered for an education, attending every village schoolhouse, and eventually becoming a teacher. […] Read more »

Rochester Council on Aging

The Rochester Senior Center welcomes a new Afternoon Program Assistant, Barbara Wilson. Barbara is a Senior Aid sent by Coastline Elderly Services.              The Greater Boston Food Bank Free Commodity Food distribution will take place on Wednesday, June 12from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Program participants must pick-up their own food items unless other arrangements have been […] Read more »

Itty Bitty Bay Explorers

Get outside and explore different beach habitats with your little ones this June during Itty Bitty Bay Explorers, a series of three free outings on Wednesday mornings with the Buzzards Bay Coalition. Through fun games and hands-on activities, your family will learn all about coastal animals and their habitats along Buzzards Bay’s shorelines.             On June 5, […] Read more »

Donate your Used Books

It’s time to clean your shelves of your used books to make way for the new ones you’ll be buying at the Friends of the Mattapoisett Library’s annual book sale. We’re looking for good-quality hardcover and paperback books, audio and video tapes, DVDs, children’s books and puzzles. Please, no periodicals, encyclopedias, or textbooks. Donations can […] Read more »

Summer Reading Program kicks off at the MPL

Tuesday, June 11is the first day you can register at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library (MPL) for our children’s summer reading challenge. Drop by the library to complete your registration form and receive a free chain with a special tag and a time reading log. Track the time you read to earn prizes, beads for your […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Recycling

            The Town of Mattapoisett is facing a recycling contamination problem. Contamination has become such a global problem that China, one of the world’s largest receivers of recyclables, has instituted a “National Sword” policy which now bans 24 types of solid waste, which includes various plastics and unsorted paper and sets tougher standards for contamination levels. […] Read more »