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Happy Groundhog Day70 views2009 Groundhog Cover Contest Entry
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Happy Groundhog Day88 views2009 Groundhog Cover Contest Entry
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Jam in Marion115 viewsEver-popular local children’s entertainers the Toe Jam Puppet Band performed recently for an enthusiastic crowd at Sippican Elementary School in Marion last weekened in a show sponsored by the Mattapoisett YMCA. The show was a benefit for the YMCA’s Annual Scholarship Fund. Pictured here, from left, are Toe Jam co-founder and member Tom Poitras, Mattapoisett YMCA Executive Director Tricia Driscoll, and Toe Jam co-founder and member Vinny Lovegrove. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
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Winter Wonderland158 viewsMattapoisett landmark “Salty the Seahorse” sits watching over the town’s Dunseith Gardens on the corner of Route 6 and North Street on a cold, winter day. The Mattapoisett Land Trust will be sponsoring a Kubb game on Sunday afternoon, January 18 at the site. Kubb is said to be an old Swedish game whose origins may date back to the time of the Vikings and is a cross between bocce ball and horseshoes. The games begin at 1:30 pm. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
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Letters to Santa210 viewsFifth grade student Samantha Babineau of Rochester’s Memorial School tells Santa what she’d like for Christmas in person during his recent visit to the Rochester Post Office on Saturday, December 20. Santa also stopped by the Mattapoisett Post Office that same morning to check up on the tri-towns’ operations and to collect some last-minute wish lists and letters before heading back to the North Pole for his big night. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
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Nautical St. Nick194 viewsSanta Claus arrived via “water sleigh” in Sippican Harbor in Marion on Sunday, December 14 to participate in the town’s annual Christmas Village Stroll. After arriving at Barden’s Boatyard and wading through a group of eager little girls and boys, Santa climbed onto a horse and buggy and took rides with children through the streets of Marion’s center village. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
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Spreading Holiday Cheer219 viewsSixth grade student and Sippican School Council member Rachel McCoog was among a contingent of eighteen students from the Marion school who recently went to the Sippican Health Care Center to spread some Christmas cheer. The students spent the afternoon making ornaments with the residents, performing a skit, and serving refreshments and were accompanied by Enrichment Program advisors Stacey Soucy and Laura Dadagian O’Rourke. (Photo courtesy of Stacey Soucy).
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Merry in Marion227 views(from left) Jackie Scholz, Elizabeth Lonergan and Lucy Schwartz recently performed highlights from various Young People’s Theater productions at the Marion Art Center as part of the center’s Holiday Tea Party event which was held on Saturday, November 29. Guests were encouraged to join in the theme of “Annie” and “Samantha” by singing along to songs from the Broadway show and bringing their favorite dressed-up dolls or stuffed animals along with them. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
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Readers in Rochester201 viewsRochester Selectman Dan McGaffey reads to students in Mr. Davignon’s fourth grade class at Memorial School during last week’s “Reading is Fundamental” guest reader program. Mr. McGaffey also took the opportunity to give the class a quick civics lesson and explained the differences between the town and city forms of government within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
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Bulletin Board Booty168 viewsMattapoisett Historical Society President Seth Mendell points to the amusing poem scrawled on a chart of the Gulf of Maine that was tacked to a large bulletin board that was once installed near the front door of the Mattapoisett Town Hall. The bulletin board was pilfered by a group of sailors during a night of drunken mischief back in the summer of 1941 and was only recently returned to the Mattapoisett Museum and Carriage House. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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'Dinner' Served209 viewsCast members of the ORR Drama Club’s production of The Man Who Came to Dinner include (from left) Chelsie Nectow as Lorraine Sheldon, Koby Williamson as Sheridan Whiteside, and Jillian Zucco at Maggie Cutler. The Man Who Came to Dinner will be presented in the Gilbert D. Bristol Auditorium at ORR on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, November 23 at 2:00 pm. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Flower Child217 viewsAmidst the dark and frightening cast of characters roaming the village streets during Marion’s Annual Halloween Parade this year was this one bright spot of color in the form of a blooming sunflower. This Flower Child was just one of the many costumed participants in the town’s annual Halloween Parade, held on Friday, October 31 in the village center and sponsored by the “good witches” at the Marion Art Center. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
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