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Local Halloween Events

haunted hayrideHalloween is quickly approaching and there are many events happening in the Southcoast Massachusetts area.

Looking for a Halloween costume?  According to the YMCA, “Save money this Halloween on your child’s costume by stopping by the Gleason Family YMCA on Saturday October 14th for our Recycled Costume Sale. We have a great variety of clean, gently used costumes in many different sizes for kids that will fit your Halloween needs this year without breaking the bank. Prices for complete costumes are $3 to $10 and accessories will also be reasonably priced. Our sale kicks off at 9:30 am in the lobby of the Gleason Family YMCA and will last until the costumes are sold out. Proceeds with benefit the YMCA Annual Campaign, which provides financial assistance for membership, programs, and summer camp to those in the community who cannot afford the Y experience on their own.

Many thanks to those who have already donated to the costume sale and we are still accepting costumes through Friday 10/13/17.”

For more information:  contact Cathy Longfield at clongfield@ymcasouthcoast.org.

Plumb Corner Halloween Spooktacular is Saturday, October 28th from 1-4 pm.   

Activities include a Haunted House(sponsored by Law Offices of Matthew Beaulieu), Dancing with DJ Howie, Arts and Crafts, Reptile Exhibit, Food Drive (bring a non-perishable item for Rochester Seniors, Creepy Experiments, Games, Pumpkin Pie Contest, Spooky Storytime with Amos, Plumb Library Reading Dog!  Trick or Treating and a Costume Contest at 2pm.

Sponsored by: Plumb Corner Merchants, Friends and Junior Friends of Plumb Library, Rochester Lions Club, Rochester Police Brotherhood, Rockland Trust and Rochester Women’s Club.

Haunted family friendly Hayride at the Souza Cranberry Bogs at 85 High St. in Rochester.  Benefitting the Rochester Boy Scout Troop 30.  October 27th and 28th from 6:00 -10:00 pm.  $5.00 per car donation.

It’s All About the Animals 3rd Annual Octopurr Fest  Sunday, October 15th 11:00 am -4:00pm, 103 Marion Road, Rochester, MA

Activities include: Huge Chinese Auction with  125+valuable prizes, Tom Cat Ball Drop with a $500 prize, 25+ local vendors selling crafts, jewelry, pet beds & accessories, gourmet pet treats & home goods, bake sale table with wonderful treats, burgers, hot dogs, soups, etc., face painting and balloon animals.

Put these great events on your calendar and bring the kids out for some great Halloween fun!

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This blog was posted on www.bbmpros.com on October 11, 2017.



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Rochester Troop 31 New Scouts Crossover!

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Rochester Boy Scout Troop 31 welcomed two new Boy Scouts on Friday night.  Pack 30 Cub Scouts held their annual Crossover Ceremony and Blue and Gold Banquet at the First Congregational Church in Rochester.  The boys were treated to a special Crossover Ceremony by the New Bedford Troop 24.  This is an important ceremony for the Webelos Cub Scouts.  Eli MacGregor and Tyler Souza received their Arrow of Light, which is the highest Cub Scout Rank and the only Award they are allowed to wear on their new Boy Scout uniforms.

The Crossover Ceremony is only performed by a small number of Boy Scout Troops and New Bedford  Troop 24 provided an impressive Ceremony in full regalia which involved the boys lighting candles to represent the meaning of the Scout Law and crossing over the Bridge to Boy Scouts.

Rochester Troop 31 Boy Scouts were on hand to receive the Boys into their troop and present them with their new Boy Scout Handkerchief.

Eli and Tyler worked very hard to earn their badges and receive their Arrow of Light.  Eli started as a Tiger Cub in 1st grade and Tyler joined as a Webelos Scout.

The Cub Scout Master, Roger Poulin, presented the boys with their new Boy Scout Handbook. The Crossover was held in conjunction with the Blue and Gold Banquet which is held every year as a birthday party for Cub Scouts.  Pizza and salad as well as special cupcakes made the night a complete success.

As the Den Leader for the boys since they were Tiger Cubs, this was a bittersweet moment.  I am very proud of the accomplishments they have made but will miss the den meetings and the family atmosphere of the Cub Scouts.  They are now on their way to Eagle, the highest achievement in Boy Scouts.

Congratulations to Eli and Tyler!

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Tips on Roof Snow Removal!


Clearing the snow off your roof from the gutters up three or four feet after each storm can help ice dams from forming.  Care needs to be taken.  It may not be a great idea to use a ladder in icy weather.  You can use a snow rake from the ground to scrape off the lower layers.

A flat roof is more suspectible to damage and is easier to clean.  Take care when shoveling off the roof even if it is flat.  The more snow you can get off the less strain on the roof.  Trying to clean the roof after each storm is generally easier than waiting until the weight on the roof has accumulated to a dangerous height.

Ice Dams.  What is an ice dam?  Ice dams can form when water from melting snow refreezes at the edge of your roofline.  When snow accumulates on the roof, an ice dam may grow large enough to prevent water from draining off the roof.  This water can back up underneath roof shingles and leak into your home.

The best way to prevent an Ice Dam from forming is to clean the snow regularly off the roof.  Also try to clean the downspouts.  You can also try to knock the icicles that are hanging over the edge off.  Check the attic for signs of any water damage.

To remove an Ice Dam, you need to melt it by putting Calcium Chloride Ice Melt in a nylon stocking across the Ice Dam.  Do not use Rock Salt.  It can damage your roof.  If you cannot safely reach the roof, hire a professional.

You can help prevent Ice Dams by insulating your attic well or installing a water-repellent membrane underneath the shingles when your replace your roof.

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Plumb Library Events, Rochester, MA

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The Plumb Library In Rochester, MA has many activities for adults and children alike. Come check out these Library Events.

The Minecraft Club is for children ages 7 and up.  Tuesdays, January 6- February 10, 4:30-5:30. Pre-registration is required.  Supervised by teen volunteers. The current session is full.  Contact Mrs. Lisa or fill out the registration form on the Events Calendar to be placed on the wating list

The Knitting Group for adults meets on Mondays at 6:30 pm.

You can also join one of the Book Groups. Come in and check at the desk for the latest  title and to join.

February Vacation Programs:

Tuesday,  February 17, 11:00 am.  Essential Oils and Yoga with Ms. Marsha.  For ages 9 and up.  Bring your lunch.  Pre-registration is requested.

Wednesday, February 18, all day.  Lego Challenge Drop-In program, for ages 3 and up. Legos will be out for use by children.  Make whatever you want, or use our prompts to jog your creativity.  Duplos will be available for those under age 3.

Thursday,  February 19, 1:30 -2:30 pm. Build a milk carton greenhouse. All materials provided.  A MOBY Program.  Pre-registration is required.

Friday, February 20, 11:00-11:30 am. Yoga Toes for Tots:  Toddler Yoga for ages 1-3 with Ms. Marsha.

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Super Bowl Sunday!

Destination HometownSuper Bowl Sunday is almost here!  The Patriots vs. The Seattle Seahawks!   Make sure you tune it on Sunday at 6:30 pm on NBC.  There has been a lot of  attention paid to the whole “deflate-gate” football situation.  Thankfully, it has mostly been laid to rest so the teams and the fans can concentrate on the game itself. Check out this great snow sculpture on Crystal Spring Rd. in Mattapoisett.

The Super Bowl is always the culmination of a great season and if your local team makes the cut, it’s more than awesome.  The New England Patriots have the most loyal fan base and Super Bowl parties are planned throughout the states. It’s a great way to get family and friends together and watching together is always better than a solo night.

Although I’m not a huge football fan, I can appreciate the excitement and fun of a Super Bowl Party.  There are always the kids and wives who would rather spend the game in the kitchen chatting or in the basement playing than watching the game.  This is also a tradition.

The half-time show always makes it worth watching even if you are not a fan of football.   It’s always spectacular and Katy Perry should put on a great show.  Then there are the commercials that are specifically for the Super Bowl.  They are usually extremely funny or heartwarming so the Super Bowl has something for everyone!

Go Patriots!

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Winter Blizzard of 2015 Is Here!

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The Winter Blizzard of 2015 is upon us!  Are you ready?  The Governor of Massachusetts has declared a State of Emergency and a ban on travel after midnight on all state roadways.  This way plow crews will be able to get the roads cleared without unnecessary traffic.   You could be arrested for driving after midnight so make sure you get where you are going and stay there.    Bridges are expected to be closed after midnight like the Braga Bridge so plan accordingly.

Our area is under a Blizzard Warning. The forecast calls for heavy snow,strong winds and blizzard conditions beginning late tonight and continuing until early Wednesday.  The most severe portion of the storm will be from tonight through Tuesday afternoon.  A total accumulation of 20-30 inches could fall in the New Bedford area.  Also sustained winds from the North/Northesast  of 15-25 mph with gusts of 65-75 mph. There could be white-out conditions.

Be prepared.  There could be wide-spread power outages.

Here are some tips:

Keep your radios and devices plugged in and have extra batteries for your flashlights.

Make sure generators are ready to go.  Never run one inside the house.  They need  air to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Have extra blankets ready and wood for your fireplace or woodstove.

Have snow shovels ready.  Take it easy shoveling and take frequent breaks.

Have meals prepared that you don’t have to cook in case the power goes out.

Have your car filled with gas.  If the power goes out, the pumps won’t work.

Check on elderly family members and neighbors.  Help them with shoveling and clearing off paths.  Make sure they are warm and ok.

Have some activities for the kids that don’t involve electricity such as board games, crafts, books, coloring or painting activities.

Most of all stay calm and plan on staying in and enjoying some much needed family time.

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New Bedford Winter Events!

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New Bedford is a great city and even though the weather is cold, there are still some great events going on in the city.  Here are some of them:

The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra opens the second half of its 2014-2015 with “Romantic Spells” on February 14 at 7:30 pm in the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center.  Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik will be featured in Brahms’s grand Concerto for Violin in D Major.  For more information, visit www.nbsymphony.org  or call 508-999-6276

New Bedford’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Remembrance Celebration 2015!  The celebration will be held on Sunday, January 18,2015  3:00-5:00 pm at the First Unitarian Church, 71 8th Street in New Bedford.  The keynote speaker this be Massachusetts Attorney General-Elect Maura Healey.

Register Now for Fishing for  a Cause Catch-and-Release Tournament!  Register now for the Schwartz Center’s FISHING FOR A CAUSE Striped bass, Bluefish, and Fluke tournament, scheduled for June 26 and June 27, 2015.  visit www.fishing4acause.org or 508-996-3391 for more info.

It’s that time of year!  Join the New Bedford Fitness Challenge!  Open to anyone age 16+ who lives, works, or attends school in New Bedford.  Participants will have access to fitness classes and a chance to win big!  Join as an individual or a team of 2-10.  $5 per person.   Sign up January 17th, 12-3 pm at the Andrea McCoy Recreation Center,  181 Hillman St. New Bedford.

The Historical Society Will be Hosting the 15th Annual Frederick Douglass Read-a-thon.  This event will be held on Sunday, February 8thfrom 2-6 pm at the First Unitarian Church, 71 Eighth Street in New Bedford, MA.  The first autobiography of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave written by Himself(1845) will be read.  For additional information contact the Society at508-979-8828.

These are just some of the events happening this month and next.

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Rochester Pack 30 Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby!

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Rochester Pack 30 Cub Scouts  Pinewood Derby was held on Saturday, January 10th at the Rochester Memorial School.  This is a time-honored tradition which has been going on for 50 plus years.  The boys were given a Pinewood Derby kit which includes a block of wood and 4 wheels and axles.  They are then able to cut the block of wood into any shape they would like as long as they stick to the rules which includes how long the cars can be and distance between axles, etc.  The weight of the car cannot exceed 5.0 ounces.  Adding lead or weights to the car can help achieve the correct weight. Graphite is usually sprinkled on the wheels to help them roll better down the track.

The cars were very colorful and imaginative this year and every scout names his car.  There was Captain America, The Monza Machine, and Team Roscoe to name a few.  Every boy receives recognition for the uniqueness of their car and the top four winners received trophies and will move on to The District Pinewood Derby to race again.

The track is a hand-crafted track built by Joe Valente (a past Scoutmaster)  and his students at Greater New Bedford Voke and is one of the best-made in the area.  It is now stored by Kevin Thompson from Bold Moves Real Estate and Rochester Pack 30 for use every year.  The track was originally low tech.  Leaders would sit at the end and determine first, second, third, and fourth place. Now the track is connected to a high tech computer program which determines the winners for each race and also randomly places the cars in order for each heat so each car gets a chance to race on each of the four tracks.  It is a fun day for the boys and they learn how to work on a wood project and use various tools.

Parents and grandparents were on hand to cheer the boys on and take part in a hot dog lunch which included hot chili and soup on a cold day.

Every boy has his own method for making their car unique and fast.  There is no tried and true recipe and you never know which car will be the fastest for the day. Aerodynamics and weight all come into play but the boys are always excited to make a car that is special to them.

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This blog was originally published on www.boldmovesrealestate.com on January 15,2015

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Fairhaven Polar Plunge 2015 at Fort Phoenix!

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 About 250 people took part in the Fairhaven Polar Plunge at Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven on New Year’s Day to help raise money for scholarships.  This included the Allen family, pictured above. Terry Allen and his son Josh, and daughter Chelsea took part in the icy challenge.  Kathy Lopes is the chairwoman of the Fairhaven plunge.  She said the event awards a $1000 scholarship to a Fairhaven student majoring in either psychology, sociology or law enforcement.

The past two years scholarship has been awarded to a Fairhaven High School Student who was majoring in law enforcement.  This year students who attend Greater New Bedford Regional, Vocational, Technical High School in New Bedford are also able to apply for the scholarship.

This is the events third year since it took over after the 2010 cessation of the former Fairhaven Polar Plunge at Fort Phoenix, which was held in memory of Nancy Schonheinz who was killed in a domestic violence incident.  Schonheinz was a Fairhaven resident and physical therapist.

Lopes said the mission of the plunge is still to call attention to domestic violence as well as to raise money for scholarships.

Donations can be sent to Dollars For Scholars, at 100 Cedar St., Fairhaven, MA 02719 according to Southcoast Today.

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