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Sparky Makes the Rounds197 viewsSparky the Fire Dog had a busy weekend recently, making the rounds to Open House events at both the Mattapoisett and Marion Fire Departments on Saturday, October 11. Here Sparky greets visitors to the Mattapoisett Fire Department on Route 6. Both departments had demonstrations and presentations on fire safety, along with fun and games for the kids. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
Planting Shellfish181 viewsStudents participating in the Marion Natural History Museum’s recent after-school planting shellfish program with Marion Shellfish Officer Isaac Perry plant seedlings to help repropogate the area’s natural resource. On Wednesday, October 1, the group took advantage of low tide to do some digging and help renew the town’s shellfish beds. They also examined clams and oysters and then buried them in the mud under Mr. Perry’s guidance. (Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Leidhold).
Needs for Nepal191 viewsORR Junior High Student Ambassadors (front, from left) Amanda Frey, Hanna Walsh and Mariah Allen pose with (back, from left) Sally Hunsdorfer and Dawa Sherpa from Nepal during the kickoff presentation for the school’s Himalayan Project. Ms. Hunsdorfer frequently makes good will journeys to the Sherpa people in Nepal, and the eighth grade students have begun collecting fleece apparel for her to bring with her on the next visit. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
Miss New Bedford204 viewsAshley Bendiksen of Mattapoisett, formerly of Fairhaven, was crowned Miss New Bedford last weekend during the 56th annual pageant held on Sunday, September 21 at Keith Middle School. A graduate of Fairhaven High School and the Anjos Massachusetts Real Estate Licensing School, Ms. Bendiksen attended UMass Lowell for two years and plans to return to school and earn a degree in Global Studies and Environmental Sciences with her scholarship award. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
Squaring Off196 viewsThe Reverend Robert Macfarlane of the First Congregational Church in Marion steps it up with his partner during the first of what promises to be a series of annual Square Dances held on Sunday, September 14. Originally planned to be held in the parking area adjacent to the Marion General Store, the inclement weather forced the venue indoors to the nearby Community Center. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
Beatlemania in Mattapoisett259 viewsJim Cushman of Mattapoisett, an avid Beatles collector, poses alongside a shirt worn by the late John Lennon during the recording of his final album Double Fantasy. Cushman obtained the shirt from Richard Carlson, a guitar tech at the Hit Factory in New York where the sessions were recorded, who received the shirt as a gift from Lennon himself. It’s just one of countless Beatles-related collectibles Cushman has amassed over the years. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
Sweet Treat219 viewsMarion resident Thomas Shire spins some fresh cotton candy treats during the end-of-summer Marion Block Party held on Sunday, August 31 in front of the Marion Town House. Sponsored by the Benjamin D. Cushing Post 2425 VFW, the annual event has a long history in the Town of Marion and included plenty of food, fun and frolic with dancing and music courtesy of DJ Roger Chartier. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
Seeds of Liberty259 viewsMembers of Rochester Boy Scout Troop 31 who participated in the recent dedication of a newly-planted Liberty Elm tree on the front lawn of the Plumb Memorial Library in Rochester included (from left) Sam York, Scoutmaster Mr. Bernier, Jeremy Stubbs, Chris Bernier, and Chad Underhill. The troop presented a framed version of Thomas Paine’s poem Liberty Tree to Rochester Selectman Richard Nunes to be hung within Town Hall. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
Antique Adventure236 viewsThis nautical display is just one of the many elaborate exhibits you can expect to see at the sixteenth annual Marion Antiques Show, to take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 15, 16 and 17 in the Fish Athletic Center of Tabor Academy in Marion. The weekend will include a gala preview party on Friday beginning at 5:30 pm and will continue on Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. (Photo courtesy of Kimberly Teves).
A Tribute to Heroes255 viewsMattapoisett artist and sculptor Keith Francis poses with the sculpture he designed and built in tribute to the Worcester Six, the firefighters who perished in the tragic Worcester Warehouse fire on December 3, 1999. The massive one-ton sculpture now sits in his North Street backyard in clear view of several neighbors who are either firefighters, retired firefighters or relatives of firefighters. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
Aida at ORR253 viewsPast and present members of the Old Rochester Regional High School Drama Club came together under the direction of Paul Sardinha for a remarkable three-day summer production of Aida, the acclaimed Broadway show from Tim Rice and Elton John, which was staged at the high school last weekend. The show offered great performances, lavish musical numbers, and eye-popping costumes and set design that thrilled the packed-house audiences each night. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
One Hot Weekend259 viewsA hot weekend in Mattapoisett! The Annual Harbor Days celebration provided a week of food and fun in the hot summer sun at Mattapoisett’s Shipyard park while former Boston Red Sox pitcher Brian Rose, along with special guest speaker and instructor ORR baseball coach Steve Carvalho, were showing students how to hit the high heat at Rose’s baseball clinic held this past week at Old Hammondtown School.
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