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A Midsummer Night's Dream834 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 Wash568 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 Shore967 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 Rochester929 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 Marion428 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 Dream392 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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DARE Returns560 viewsRochester Patrolman and DARE Officer Kevin Flynn instructs one of four sixth grade classes at Rochester Memorial School about the dangers and health risks associated with smoking cigarettes. Officer Flynn and Rochester Police Chief Paul Magee recently pushed to revive the DARE Program at the town’s elementary school, despite cutbacks in state aid. The ten-week DARE Program attempts to educate students about the potential dangers of alcohol, tobacco and drug use. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Student Notes449 viewsThe Mattapoisett Center School Strings performed at the Friends of Old Rochester Music (FORM) Concert again this year at ORR High School. At left are third graders Dottie Vance and Sam Appleton. Marking tradition, all the tri-town bands joined together at the culmination of the concert. The concert, which was presented by the Old Rochester Regional Music Department, allows tri-town area music students to perform for and with each other while raising money for music scholarships. (Photo by Laura McLean).
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Yoga for Youth462 viewsStudents at Sippican School in Marion enjoy the benefits of yoga classes which have been sponsored at the school by the non-profit Yoga Kids, Inc. for the past six years. Teachers have noted marked improvement in students who take yoga classes as it helps them to better concentrate in class. Yoga classes in Marion are partially funded through the Marion Institute and the Upstream Foundation. (Photo courtesy of Timothy Donohue).
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Spring Chamber Concert449 viewsInternationally-renowned violist Don Krishnaswami will be one of the featured performers for the South Coast Chamber Music Society’s spring concerts to be held at 7:30 pm on Saturday, March 4 at Tabor Academy in Marion, and again at 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 5 at Grace Episcopal Church in New Bedford. The concerts combine the familiar names of J.S. Bach and Maurice Ravel with less frequently heard composers, Louis Moyse, Carlos Salzedo, and Phillipe Gaubert.
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Magnolias in Marion510 viewsCast members for the Marion Art Center’s production of Steel Magnolias include (front, l. to r.) Shannon Farrell, Cynthia Latham, (back, l. to r.) Carolyne Fondulis, Deb Bokelkamp, Denise Giblin, and Nancy Havel. The show will be staged on March 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 at 8:00 pm and on Sunday, March 5 at 4:00 pm. Tickets are $12.50 for Marion Art Center members and $15 general admission. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited in the Art Center’s intimate theater. Please call the center at 508-748-1266. (Photo by and courtesy of Leah Latham).
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Guys and Dolls604 viewsMembers of the Drama Club at Tabor Academy in Marion rehearse for their upcoming winter production of Guys and Dolls, to be staged in the school’s Fireman Performing Arts Center on February 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 pm each night. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Reservations may be made by e-mailing wintermusicaltix@taboracademy.org, or by purchasing tickets at The Bookstall in Marion village. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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