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Food for Thought1142 viewsKate Connelly of Mattapoisett and Claude Leonidas recently participated in a food-sorting competition at the Greater Boston Food Bank on Wednesday, August 31. The groups combined to sort nearly 18,000 pounds of food or 11,000 meals, which will be distributed to more than 600 hunger-relief agencies throughout eastern Massachusetts. The sorting event coincided with the Deutsche Bank Championship, a PGA Tour tournament held at the TPC in Norton, MA over Labor Day weekend. (Photo by and courtesy of Bethany Versoy).
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Church Resurrected1525 viewsThe historic 163-year-old Mattapoisett Congregational Church recently completed a summer-long renovation project and will hold a formal rededication ceremony and open house on Sunday, September 18. The rededication ceremony will take place at 10:00 am while the open house will run from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm on Sunday. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Back to School1506 viewsSummer’s over! Students throughout the tri-town area returned to school as early as last week. Here students file onto the bus just outside Old Hammondtown School in Mattapoisett at the conclusion of another school day. All schools in the Old Rochester Regional School District have resumed classes for the 2005-2006 school year. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Bridging the Generation Gap1731 viewsRochester resident Jillian Jensen (center) poses with a few of her friends and fellow members of the Friends of the Elderly Kids Club which she founded some five years ago. The group makes regular visits to the elderly in area nursing homes and also collects Teddy Bears which they bring as gifts. Pictured here with Jillian are (l. to r.) Alec Govoni (Freetown); Bryce Govoni (Freetown); Danielle Hardy (Acushnet); and Kayla Govoni (Freetown). (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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New Harbor Patrol Boat613 viewsThe newly-purchased Mattapoisett Harbormaster’s boat underwent final preparations — including official lettering done by Assistant Harbormaster Ken Pacheco — earlier this week at the Town Wharf. The new vessel has been in service for about a week now and Harbormaster Steve Mach said the boat, with a higher enclosed cabin, will come in handy especially during the colder winter months. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Fiddlin' in Rochester1194 viewsRochester resident and accomplished fiddle player Tiffany Rozenas will be performing twice this weekend in her hometown. The Old Rochester Regional High School junior can be seen playing at the Rochester Grange Fair on Saturday, August 20 at 4:30 pm and then competing in the popular Fiddle Contest at the Rochester Country Fair beginning at 1:00 pm on Sunday, August 21. (Photo courtesy of Bronie Rozenas).
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Mining Marion's Treasures748 viewsAn elaborate exhibit from last year’s Marion Antiques Show can only mean another year has passed and what has been called “the little gem of New England” will once again take place on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21 in the air conditioned exhibition hall at Tabor Academy in Marion. A Gala Preview Party will kick things off on Friday, August 19 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm and show hours are from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. All proceeds will benefit the Sippican Historical and Preservation Society. (Photo courtesy of Dick Anderson).
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Cruisin' in Rochester1402 viewsIt just wouldn’t be summertime without the welcoming sight of classic cars filling the parking lot of the Plumb Corner Mall in the center of Rochester. A sizeable number of car owners and admirers filled the lot this past Monday night and enjoyed both the classic vehicles and some golden oldies music. The nostalgic car cruise event takes place every Monday evening in the lot directly across from the Rochester Town Hall starting at 6:00 pm and runs through the summer season. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Rochester Branches Out791 viewsThe newly-opened Rochester Town Hall Annex, located in a renovated rear portion of the historic Rochester Women’s Club at 37 Marion Road (Route 105), now houses all of the town’s so-called “permitting” departments including the Building Department, Board of Health, Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Soil Board, and various inspection services. The annex is open 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 am to 12:00 noon on Fridays. The Building Department is also open additional hours on Monday from 1:00 to 8:00 pm. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Marion Musical Revue1220 viewsCast members of the Marion Art Center’s summer musical revue, “The World Goes Round,” rehearse for the show which features songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb. The production is directed by Paul Sardinha and will be performed for two consecutive weekends at the MAC on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 21, 22, 23 and July 28, 29 and 30, with all performances starting at 8:00 pm. Ticket prices are $17.50 for MAC members and $20 for the general public. Cast members pictured here include (front row, l. to r.) Sheryl DeMello, Mary Cardwell, (back row, l. to r.) Ed Camara, Bruce Lackey, and Sheila Furtado. (Photo by and courtesy of Joe Butterfield).
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Harbor Days in Mattapoisett3601 viewsThis painting, titled “Cat Off Ned’s Point Lighthouse” by Bea Johnson, is just one of the many art works to be included in the seventh annual Mattapoisett Historical Society’s Annual Art Show and Sale during Harbor Days Weekend, July 16 and 17, at the museum grounds on 5 Church Street. The event will take place from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm both days and will feature works by some 30 local artists. A percentage of each sale will benefit the Historical Society and the Museum and Carriage House will be open to the public, free of charge, during show times. (Photo courtesy of Bea Johnson).
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Mattapoisett Mystery Man6093 viewsAcclaimed mystery author Robert B. Parker, who is best known for creating the long-running Spenser detective novels, will return to his hometown of Mattapoisett on Friday, July 8 for events to benefit the Mattapoisett Free Public Library. Mr. Parker will be doing a book reading and book signing at Center School, which he attended while living here. (Photo courtesy of Michael Barson).
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