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United We Stand370 viewsCenter School students Luke Gauvin (left) as James Madison and Meredith Gauvin (center) as George Washington go through a dress rehearsal for the Mattapoisett school’s annual end-of-the-year third grade production titled “United We Stand.” This year’s play focused on the founding of our nation and featured such songs as “We’ve Got To Be One People,” “Shhh! We’re Writing the Constitution,” and “It’s Wise to Compromise.” (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Family Ties358 viewsMichael D. Coe of New Haven, CT, a descendent of Henry Huttleston Rogers, poses in front of the plaque honoring his famous beneficent ancestor at Center School in Mattapoisett during a recent trip to visit all the sites in town related to his family’s rich history. (Photo courtesy of Natalie Hemingway).
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River Rivals378 viewsCody Faustinho and Chris Faustinho Jr., both of Rochester, paddle their way down the Mattapoisett River from Grandma Hartley’s Reservoir in Rochester during the 2006 running of the annual Memorial Day Boat Race. The yearly tradition drew 80 two-person teams who made the nearly 11-mile trek in small, wood-framed boats. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Arts in Action643 viewsSippican School First Grader Emily Hiller tries to create the lifelike ceramic fish from Grainger Pottery on display at the recent “Arts in Action” program held at the school. On May 13, the Marion school hosted its first “Arts in Action” show for members of the staff and local artists. Among other interesting and unique displays were Russian Egg painting, bird carving, mural painting, flip-flop sandal decorating and portrait sculpture.
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Teaming Up Against Cancer549 viewsMembers of “Team Bertha,” a group of five local mothers and daughters, will walk almost 40 miles in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer with thousands of others to help find a cure. Team Bertha consists of Margaret (Mardee) Xifaras of Marion and her daughters, Juliet Xifaras of Fairhaven and Dena Xifaras of Roslindale, MA and Rochester resident Sharon Hartley and her daughter Amy Hartley-Matteson of Mattapoisett.
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Horne Player in Marion490 viewsAs part of the William C. Maxwell Recital Series, Tabor Academy’s own David Horne, Choral Director and Chapel Organist, will perform on the Andrew Heitman Memorial Organ in Tabor’s Wickenden Chapel on Spring Street in Marion beginning at 8:00 pm on Friday, May 12. The concert is free and open to the public. (Photo by Marta Garcia-Gutierrez Baez).
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A Midsummer Night's Dream838 viewsStudents at Memorial School in Rochester will once again stage one of Shakespeare’s great plays under the direction of teacher Danni Kleiman. This year’s production of The Bard’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the nineteenth annual Shakespeare production to be staged at the school and the first boasting an original adaptation written by Ms. Kleiman with original music composed by former student Michael Amaral. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Workin' at the Car Wash572 viewsMembers of the Old Rochester Youth Football and Cheerleading (ORYF) League recently held a benefit Car Wash at the Marion Fire Station on Spring Street. Over the next month, the league will be holding a series of car washes to raise money for uniforms, pads, footballs, poms-poms, first aid kits, and other necessary supplies and fees. The next Car Wash is slated for this Saturday, April 29 at the Mattapoisett Fire Station on Route 6 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. (Photo by Nancy MacKenzie).
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Spring by the Shore971 viewsSeven-year-old Nicole Winkler recently took advantage of the beautiful spring weather by searching for seashells along the Reservoir Beach area of Mattapoisett. Nicole was in town visiting her grandmother, Delores Winkler, for Easter weekend. (Photo by and courtesy of Kathy Winkler).
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"Play Ball" ... Opening Day in Rochester933 viewsBall players representing several of the teams which comprise Rochester Youth Baseball (RYB) were on hand to participate in this season’s “Opening Day” Parade in Rochester center. Despite inclement weather, the event drew a sizeable crowd and the teams joined in an orderly procession from the town green to the Dexter Lane baseball field last weekend. (Photo by Nancy MacKenzie).
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Mock Trial in Marion433 views“Anne Hutchinson” (Christina Hai) is sworn in by real-life Attorney Laura O’Rourke during Sippican School’s recent mock trial, The Massachusetts Bay Colony vs. Anne Hutchinson. The Marion students learned about the trial from 1637 where Ms. Hutchinson was banished from the colony for allegedly being “a woman not fit for society” because of her religious beliefs.
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The Impossible Dream397 viewsAaron Valente (Sancho Panza), C. Tucker Johnson (Don Quixote), and Chelsie Nectow (Aldonza) will star in the ORR Drama Club’s production of Man of La Mancha, to be performed at ORR High School Thursday through Saturday, March 30, 31 and April 1 at 7:30 pm; and on Sunday, April 2 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults, and $8 for seniors and students and are now available at the Pen and Pendulum in Mattapoisett, the Marion General Store, and the Plumb Corner Market in Rochester. Tickets will also be available at the door. For additional information, please call 508-763-4727.(Photo by and courtesy of Joe Butterfield).
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