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Going to the Dogs!496 viewsSome “puppies” in rehearsal for the Marion Art Center’s production of 101 Dalmatians which opens on Friday, May 12 at 7:00 pm with additional shows on Saturday, May 13 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, May 14 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $5 for kids, $8 for adults and reservations can be made by calling 508-748-1266. (Photo courtesy of Wendy Bidstrup).
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Citizen Cane630 viewsMinnie Fermino of 12 Baptist Street in Mattapoisett was recently bestowed with the Boston Post Cane as the town’s oldest resident of record. The cane was presented to Ms. Fermino by Selectman Steve Lombard, Selectman Ray Andrews, and Town Clerk Barbara Sullivan. Also in attendance were Ms. Fermino’s children Caroline, Maurice (Mudgie), Peter and David. Created by Boston Post publisher Edwin A. Grozier, the Boston Post Cane is a New England tradition which dates back to 1909.
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Rochester Recount445 viewsNewly-elected Rochester Selectman Dan McGaffey (background) looks on while his wife Kathryn observes a hand recount of the election ballots. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Rural Recount440 viewsFormer Selectman Gary Laboa (background) consults with Attorney Rick Manning during the election recount while reconfirmed winner Dan McGaffey waits for the results. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Library Leaning339 viewsThe Mattapoisett Free Public Library Trustees recently announced the installation of a new handrail which should afford easier access to the library in its temporary quarters at Center School, especially for those citizens who have had difficulty climbing the outside staircase. The first patrons to officially use this new handrail were longtime library volunteer “Papa” John Hilsabeck and his 3-year old granddaughter Rachel Foye, pictured here.
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Longtime Legionnaires388 viewsMaurice and Donald Linhares (right foreground) listen as the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen and members of the Florence Eastman Post 280 American Legion presented them recently with citations for 50 years of continuous membership with the local Legion. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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South Coast Singles426 viewsMembers of the South Coast Singles Group — which was founded by residents in Mattapoisett — recently met at a member’s house for a rousing round of the game Twister. The non-profit group is currently comprised of about 13 members and is open to singles ages 35 to 55.
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Viewing Vernal Pools387 viewsLuke Gauvin examines a specimen under the microscope during the Marion Natural History Museum’s recent program on Vernal Pools, held at the museum above the Elizabeth Taber Library. The program focused on the various insect, plant and animal life in the local vernal pools. (Photo by Nancy MacKenzie).
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Clowning Achievement666 viewsThe YMCA of the Southcoast in New Bedford was recently presented with a grant of $25,000 from Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Eastern New England during halftime at a Boston Celtics game. Pictured (l. to r.) are Charlie Winterhalter, President, RMHC of Eastern New England and McDonald’s Owner/Operator; Edie Stevenson, Executive Director, RMHC of Eastern New England; Ronald McDonald; Gary Schuyler, President, YMCA Southcoast; David Joseph, Executive Director, Dartmouth YMCA; and Lucky.
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Tabulating Trees343 viewsDeborah Smiley, a member of Mattapoisett’s Tree Committee, measures trees in Shipyard Park as part of her study on trees in the town’s village. She is assisted by ORR eighth grader Olivia McLean, who is doing the work as community service. (Photo by Laura McLean).
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Library Support325 viewsWork is progressing nicely on the renovation to and expansion of the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Barstow Street. In this photo, workers can be seen inserting support beams into the basement which were used to lift and support the entire building. (Photo by Arthur E. Schneider).
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Rochester COA Director379 viewsVarious Rochester town officials and residents gathered at the Rochester Senior Center last week to meet and greet the town’s newly-hired Council on Aging (COA) Director, Sharon Lally (third from left, with corsage). Here she is seen chatting with (l. to r.) Mike Muenier, Patricia Ryan, and Police Chief Paul Magee during the event (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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