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Santa's Mailbag367 viewsJolly Ol’ Saint Nick himself visited the Rochester Post Office on Saturday, December 16 before making final preparations for his “big night” on December 24. These are a few of the many Rochester children that met with Santa and offered their last-minute “wish lists.” Customers coming in to mail out their Christmas gifts and cards were also offered complimentary beverages and goodies for their patronage throughout the year. (Photo courtesy of James Dries).
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Yuletide in Rochester377 viewsMembers of the Rochester Memorial School Chorus performed several classic Christmas carols during the town's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony held on Monday, December 11 at the Rochester Town Hall. The event also included a performance by the Memorial School Band and the official lighting of the town tree by Christian Brown, who won the honor through a school-sponsored drawing contest. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Making Merry in Mattapoisett459 viewsFrosty the Snowman hands out candy canes to eager children in Mattapoisett's Shipyard Park during the town's first annual Holiday Village Stroll on Saturday, December 2. Frosty was also joined by Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and various helpful elves during the festivities which included music, food, fun and games. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
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Home for the Holidays453 viewsWith a theme of “Handy’s Toy Shoppe,”the ladies of the Sippican Woman’s Club will present their 20th Annual Holiday House Tour from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, December 9, 2006, rain or shine. The tour begins at Handy’s Tavern, 152 Front Street in Marion. Tickets for the tour cost $15 in advance and are available at the Marion General Store, Isabelle’s and the Bookstall, all in Marion. (Photo courtesy of Dorothy Rasmussen).
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Renewing Toys and Dreams425 viewsCommunity volunteer Betsy Duncan poses with Hyde Gillette amidst her latest batch of reconditioned toys at Saint Gabriel’s Parish Hall in Marion. Ms. Duncan credits Mr. Gillette and her parents with inspiring her to start the Marion Toy Project which she’s run for the past 16 years. The annual program will mark its final year this holiday season as Ms. Duncan and her volunteers plan to retire. (Photo by Nancy MacKenzie).
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Meet Miss Matchmaker373 viewsCast members of the ORR Drama Club's production of Thornton Wilder's "The Matchmaker" Kelly Bescherer (Dolly Gallagher Levi) and Douglas Zeppenfeld (Horace Vandergelder) rehearse a scene in preparation for this weekend's production. The show, which inspired the musical "Hello Dolly," will be performed on November 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, November 19 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors and will be available at the door. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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ORR Goes Oklahoma!361 viewsMembers of the Old Rochester Regional Junior High School Drama Club rehearse for their production of G2K ... Oklahoma to be staged on Thursday, November 9 at 7:00 pm in the ORR Junior High School Auditorium. Tickets are now on sale and are $8 for adults and $5 for students or senior citizens. Tickets are available from any cast or crew member or by calling the ORR Junior High School office at 508-758-4928. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Halloween Happenings353 viewsTrick-or-treaters roamed the streets of downtown Marion on All Hallow’s Eve as part of the Marion Art Center’s Annual Halloween Village Parade. Here three of the costumed participants posed just outside the Marion Music Hall before taking the spooky stroll through the village. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Goth Girl: A Ghost Story366 viewsThe mystery woman seen standing in Rochester’s Sherman Cemetery may or may not be a figure of Tina’s imagination. To find out, you’ll have to read “Goth Girl: A Ghost Story,” an original work of fiction commemorating Halloween. (Photo montage by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Pick A Pumpkin462 viewsChildren hollow out pumpkins and prepare to carve them into traditional Halloween Jack-O’-Lanterns during the Mattapoisett Historical Society’s Fall Celebration on Sunday, October 15 at the Mattapoisett Historical Museum and Carriage House. In the tradition of a harvest celebration, pumpkins carvers were also given tips on how they could prepare the pumpkin seeds to and toast them in the oven. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
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House of Horrors!386 viewsSpooky setpieces are strewn throughout the Haunted Yard display located at 57 Fort Street in Fairhaven (across from the Fairhaven Shipyard). This annual “Terror Tradition” is hosted by the father and son team of Richard and Matthew Brodeur to benefit local Shriner’s Hospitals. The yard is open to visitors — if you dare! — every Friday and Saturday night from dusk until 9:30 pm and on Sundays from dusk until 9:00 pm throughout the month of October, including Halloween night. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Shellfishing in Season443 viewsHorace Field, Mattapoisett’s Assistant Harbormaster and Deputy Shellfish Warden, and his lab Bonnie enjoy an afternoon of quahogging along a Mattapoisett beach. As of October 15 you can also harvest scallops (through April 1). Quahogging can be done anytime with a shellfishing permit from the Mattapoisett Town Hall. Bonnie digs quahogs, too, under her master’s permit! (Photo by and courtesy of Laura McLean).
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