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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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Iditarod Derby Webelos445 viewsWebelos from Pack 53 in Mattapoisett pose after completing the recent Iditarod Derby at Camp Cachalot on February 4, 2006. Pictured with the racing sleds are (l. to r.) Colon Stellato, Nick Piva, Robby Magee, Haakon Perkins, Cory Gaspar, Lee Estes, Jonathan Morton, Alex Buckley, and Callum McLaughlin.
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New Chapter for Mattapoisett Library516 viewsProud members of the Mattapoisett Library Building Committee presided over a formal groundbreaking ceremony at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Barstow Street this past week. Among the officials on hand were Mattapoisett Selectman Raymond Andrews, State Senator Mark Montigny, State Representative William Straus, and Library Director Judy Wallace. The $5.1 million project is expected to be completed in early 2007. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Road Race Scholars670 viewsMattapoisett Road Race Committee Chairman Daniel White presents $1,000 scholarship checks to students Mary Jayne Menezes and Greg Correia, both of Mattapoisett, in the town’s historic Shipyard Park. These were just two of eight scholarships awarded to local students upon completion of their first semester in higher education. (Photo courtesy of Daniel White).
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Sounds of the Season1505 viewsSounds of holiday music filled the air last weekend at the Mattapoisett Historical Museum and Carriage House where violinist and music teacher Jean West and a strings ensemble played to the public. The performance was part of the Historical Museum’s Annual Holiday Open House and the afternoon also featured stories of Christmas recited by museum curator Bette Roberts. (Photos by and courtesy of Laura McLean).
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Mission Improvisation720 viewsSaxophone players Travis and Michael Bliss are joined by bass guitarist Ian McLean. The youngsters find time outside school band practices to jam together in an improvisational jazz combo. (Photo by and courtesy of Laura McLean).
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Holiday in Shipyard Park558 viewsThe Town of Mattapoisett once again sponsored their Annual ‘Holiday in the Park’ festivities on Saturday, December 10 at Shipyard Park. Special guests in attendance included none other than Santa and Mrs. Claus, their helper elves, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Frosty the Snowman. (Photo courtesy of Barbara Sullivan).
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A Christmas Story1138 viewsThree-year-old Emily Wilson of Marion enjoys a Christmas story read by Elaine Botelho (center) and Bobbie Gaspar at Mattapoisett’s Holiday in the Park. Alison Feltman, far left, handed out candy canes during festivities as Santa made his annual arrival and local musicians filled the frosty air with Christmas carols. (Photo by Laura McLean).
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