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ORR Grads Shine234 viewsOld Rochester Regional High School’s tight-knit Class of 2008 bonded together for one last time on the field of the ORR campus to toss their graduation caps high into the air just after receiving their diplomas during Commencement Exercises held on Saturday, June 7 at the school. Inset: Boston’s Fox 25 Morning News Anchor Gene Lavanchy embraces our very own mascot, the Aardvark, during the show’s popular Zip Trip to Mattapoisett on Friday, June 6. The event drew a sizeable crowd of locals to Shipyard Park.
Leaving Home201 viewsA sea of white and blue caps and gowns dotted the campus of Upper Cape Tech Regional High School for the first time in 38 years last Sunday, June 1, as 150 students — the school’s largest graduating class to date — received their diplomas on their own home turf after years of holding commencement at nearby Bourne High School. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
Rowing on the River272 viewsLongtime Memorial Day Boat Race participants and Rochester residents Jeff Eldridge and Walter Gonet (Team #3, front) battle it out with fellow contestants Jake Goyette and Joe Goyette (Team #4, back) to cross the finish line in the 2008 event. Once adjusted start times were calculated, Team #4 ultimately finished in fourth place with an elapsed time of 1:56:32 and Team #3 placed sixth overall with a final time of 1:57:28. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
Target Practice276 viewsWomen from throughout the region participated in the second annual "Women on Target" gun safety and training day held at the Fin, Fur and Feather Club in Mattapoisett on Sunday, May 18. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
Launching Into Summer300 viewsAnother sailboat is launched into Mattapoisett Harbor recently in anticipation of the busy summer sailing season after a long winter hibernation. As Memorial Day quickly approaches, more and more vessels will begin dotting the harbors in both Mattapoisett and Marion as residents prepare to enjoy the scenic waters of both seaside communities. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
Springtime in Bloom280 viewsMembers of the Garden Club of Buzzards Bay prepare for their annual plant sale to be held Saturday, May 17 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at St. Mary’s Church Parish Center, 783 Dartmouth Street in South Dartmouth. Pictured (from left) are Leslie Bernert, Dr. Gail Davidson, and Agnes Armstrong of South Dartmouth and Ellie Smith of Mattapoisett standing among some of the flowers to be featured at the sale. (Photo by Laura McLean.)
Jazzing It Up259 viewsThe Dixie Diehards returned to the Marion Art Center on Saturday, April 26 for a performance at 7:30 pm. The group was formed in August, 2006 and is made up of men who are traditional jazz and Dixieland music enthusiasts, many of whom are also members of the long-established Stone Street Strummers Banjo Band. Bill Kiesewetter of Marion plays keyboard with the group. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
Baseball in Rochester254 viewsAbout 100 players in the Rochester Youth Baseball (RYB) Little League participated in the official Opening Day parade and ceremony held in the town center on Saturday morning, April 19. The players along with their family members and friends, marched from the town green near Town Hall to the Dexter Lane ballfields behind the Police Station where team rosters and schedules were announced For more information about RYB, visit (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
Meeting Morrie259 viewsActors Todd Yates Gosselin (Mitch) and John McFadden (Morrie) of the Harwich Winter Theater troupe staged a moving production of Tuesdays With Morrie at the Rochester Senior Center on Saturday afternoon, April 12. The story chronicles the relationship shared by author Mitch Albom and his professor and mentor, Morrie Schwartz. The Harwich troupe accepted an invitation form Rochester Council on Aging Director Sharon Lally after seeing their production at a conference last October. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
Bard Again257 viewsStudents in the Grade 5 and 6 Drama Club at Rochester’s Memorial School rehearse for their annual Shakespeare production which will be performed under the direction of Danni Kleiman on Thursday, April 10 at 1:00 pm and again on Friday, April 11 at 7:00 pm at the school. This year the club will proudly present The Bard’s Twelfth Night featuring 22 actors and six stage crew members made up of Grade 5 and 6 students with two additional Grade 4 students involved in the production. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
Musical Majesty265 viewsORR High School student Chelsie Nectow sings the signature song “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina” in the lead role of Eva Peron during the ORR Drama Club’s stellar production of Evita which was staged in the high school auditorium on March 27-30, 2008 under the direction of Paul Sardinha. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
Imaginations Soar234 viewsORR High School’s “Destination Imagination” Team will be heading off to the State Tournament on Saturday, April 12 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute after tying for first place at the recent Regional Tournament. Members of the 2008 ORR DI Team pictured here include Connor Bost, Alex Cordeiro, Betsy Silvia, Noah Martinez, Brady Wheeler and Casey Whelihan. Not pictured, but also a member of the team is Jillian Grota. The team is managed by Debra R. Cordeiro. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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