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Book Smart234 viewsOld Hammondtown School in Mattapoisett recently completed their first-ever “Reading Idol” program which began in February. Students were given incentive raffle tickets for every hour of extracurricular reading they did which could be exchanged for chances to win various prizes during a school assembly held on Friday, June 1. Pictured here (l. to r.) are the Top Four winners of this year’s Reading Idol contest: Rose Haznar (Grade 6, second place); Kristin Nascimento (Grade 6, first place); Lenny Murphy (Grade 5, fourth place); and Jackie Dyson (Grade 4, third place). (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Rochester's Great Dane195 viewsRochester student James Braza rehearses for the leading role in Shakespeare’s Hamlet at Memorial School earlier this week. The Rochester Memorial School Drama Club will perform The Bard’s classic for fellow students on Thursday, May 31 at 9:00 am, with a public performance slated for Friday night, June 1 at 7:00 pm. The show is directed by Danni Kleiman and tickets are $7 at the door. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Tri-Town Bike Benefit212 viewsSeveral hundred children and their parents braved soggy conditions to participate in the first annual Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) Tri-Town Ride for Kids on Saturday, May 19 starting at Center School on Barstow Street in Mattapoisett. The young bikers arrived with the goal of pedaling their way towards raising $10,000 in the fight to find a cure for cancer. Children ranging in age from 3 to 15 years were encouraged to participate in the bike rally benefit. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
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Birthday Bash243 viewsThis decorative birthday cake is now on display at the main entrance to the Mattapoisett Town Hall in anticipation of this weekend’s kickoff Sesquicentennial Celebration to be held on Sunday, May 20 beginning at 2:00 pm in commemoration of the official signing of the “Act of Incorporation” formally separating Mattapoisett from Rochester in 1857. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
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OHS Goes West!214 viewsThe Old Hammondtown School Drama Club presented a stirring production of “Go West!” on Thursday May 3 at 7:00 pm for the general public and Friday May 4 at 9:00 am for fellow students. Seventy students were part of this impressive production with assistance from Ms. Cathleen Sinnott and members of the Old Rochester Regional High School Drama Club along with many parent volunteers who worked diligently with the students since January. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
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Arts in Action228 viewsA weeklong Book Fair and fund-raising effort at Sippican School in Marion concluded with the Second Annual Arts in Action event on Saturday, April 28. Artists, musicians and creative people of all types were on hand to provide a sampling of their talents in an effort to raise money and awareness for the school's library. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
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Escape to New York227 viewsThe girls of Mattapoisett Brownie Troop #75 recently escaped for a trip to New York City on April 14 where they visited the Statue of Liberty and posed with a copy of The Wanderer at the base of the monument. (Photo courtesy of Brownie Leader Sandy Thomas).
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Ringside in Rochester245 viewsMembers of the Northeast Championship Wrestling League (NCW) held a series of wrestling matchups in the gymnasium of Rochester’s Memorial School on Saturday, April 14 on the occasion of their tenth anniversary to stage a ‘Reunion’ of NCW to benefit the family of RMS science teacher Tom Kinsky. Mr. Kinsky and his family lost their Wareham home to fire on the night of February 25, which left the family in need of virtually all necessities. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
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Sunrise Shipyard Service245 viewsMembers and guests of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church gathered in the town's Shipyard Park for their annual Easter Sunrise Service with Reverend Dr. Virginia H. Child on Sunday, April 8. The chilly but tranquil setting of the harbor glistening in the early morning golden sunlight served well to complement Reverend Child's sermon on peace and renewal. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
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Marriages in Marion250 viewsMarion couple "Nancy and John" were married on October 27, 1962. Their home portrait is just one of 66 included in Judith Rosbe's fascinating new photographic essay, "Long-Term Marriages in Marion," which will open on Friday, April 13 with a reception with the artist from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Marion Art Center. The exhibit will remain on display through May 16. (Photo courtesy of Judith Rosbe).
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Dancing with the ‘Stars’324 viewsThe Mattapoisett Congregational Church hosted a family-oriented night of "Dancing with the Stars" on Friday, March 23. Young and old alike danced to the music of DJ Don Hunt from City Lights Disc Jockey Services and then were thrilled to dance alongside special guest 'stars' The Cat in the Hat and Shrek! Here, members of Heidi Parker Catelli's dance troupe show off a few choice dance moves. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
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Building the Perfect 'Beast'267 viewsMembers of the Old Rochester Regional High School Drama Club, under the direction of Paul Sardinha, are busy rehearsing for their upcoming production of Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast,' to be presented in the high school auditorium March 29, 30, and 31 at 7:30 pm and on Sunday, April 1 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. For more information, please call 508-763-4727. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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