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Calm Before the Storm157 viewsCrews worked double-time on August 26 and 27 to remove about 100 boats from Mattapoisett harbor in preparation for hurricane-turned-tropical-storm Irene. Although wind gusts teetered on hurricane strength, Irene was a tropical storm was she made landfall in the Tri-Town on August 28, 2011. The storm knocked out electricity for over 200,000 NSTAR customers in Massachusetts. Photo by Felix Perez.
Family Fun is Far Out!148 viewsThere were plenty of groovy things to do at the 1960s-themed Rochester Family Fun Day on August 21, 2011. After a parade that featured far-out tractors, kids got to enjoy potato sack races, a vinyl-decorating contest, a magic show, a baseball game and much more. Photos by Felix Perez and Laura Fedak Pedulli. August 28, 2011 edition
Racing for Rations155 viewsThe Rochester Road Race saw 348 runners finish on August 13, 2011. Although there were 20 fewer runners from last year, the event still managed to raise 453 pounds of food for Damien's Pantry in Wareham. The men's winner was Julien De Marian of Paris, France, with a time of 15:57, and the women's winner was Jennifer Almeida of Acushnet with a time of 20:19. Photo by Jim Fox. August 18, 2011 edition
Viva la Summer!170 viewsKelly Bruce entertained beachgoers at Silvershell Beach with her sand art on August 4, 2011. With the help of her dad, Tom Bruce, she created larger-than-life sea turtles and starfish. Viva la Summer! Photo courtesy of Susan Bruce. August 11, 2011 edition
Beach Fun161 viewsTri-Town beaches were packed with residents looking to escape the heat during record high temperatures on July 22, 2011. According to individual reports, the mercury hit 103 in Mattapoisett mid-day. The Mattapoisett COA and library saw a slight influx of people seeking air conditioning as well. Photos by Felix Perez. July 28, 2011 edition
Lemonade!153 viewsIt was another scorching Harbor Days this past weekend when the Mattapoisett Lions hosted the annual event under clear skies and hot sun on July 16 and 17. Visitors milled around, enjoying the wares, lemonade, strawberry shortcake, music and more. Photos by Anne Kakley and Felix Perez. July 21, 2011 edition
Happy Birthday America160 viewsIt was another close call for the Marion fireworks, as the town made an 11th hour push for funding to hold their annual Fourth of July celebration. After a change of date for a reduction in cost, the fireworks took place at Silvershell Beach on July 1. Photos by Felix Perez. July 7, 2011 edition
Rolling in Rochester153 viewsAn old-fashioned tractor pull in Rochester on June 25, 2011 honored the memory of longtime Rochester resident and tractor enthusiast Joe Monteiro. If you missed the tractor pull, don't worry – many of the tractors will be included in the Family Fun Day parade in Rochester on Sunday, August 21. Photo by Felix Perez. June 30, 2011 edition
Record Breaker178 viewsThe Marion to Bermuda Yacht Race saw a new broken record on Monday, June 20, at 11:30 am EST, when the first boat Lilla crossed the finish line in Bermuda. Lilla’s run was the shortest ever for the race, coming in at just under 69 hours. Included in the crew of the winning Lilla were Mattapoisett residents and boat owners Simon and Nancy De Pietro. Photo by Fran Grenon. June 23, 2011 edition
ORR Legends190 viewsNine Old Rochester Regional athletic legends were inducted into the ORR Hall of Fame in the first annual ceremony on June 11, 2011. Back row, from left to right: Chris Riley, Frank Oliva, Andrea Porter, Peter Trow, Kate O'Shaughnessy, Scott Dragos, Donald Dorr, Wayne Caswell. Front row, center: Maurice, "Mudgie" Tavares. Photo by Felix Perez. June 16, 2011 edition
The Voice168 viewsDevon Barley, Mattapoisett resident and pre-med student at University of Vermont, continues to vie for top place on NBC's The Voice. His next performance (and next chance to advance on the reality show) will be on Tuesday, June 14 at 9:00 pm on NBC. Photo by Anne Kakley. June 9, 2011 edition
Swift Water192 viewsSixty-five teams raced from Grandma Hartley's Reservoir on Snipatuit Road in Rochester to the Herring Weir on River Road at Route 6 in Mattapoisett this Memorial Day, May 30, 2011. Sean Shaw and CJ Hedges won the open division in 1:47:39. Photo by Felix Perez. June 2, 2011 edition
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