Kindness Rocks

BOLDtown is Out in Your Community with Kindness Rocks

BOLD Moves Real Estate is out in your community.  It’s all part of their BOLDtown Kindness Rocks initiative.  BOLD Moves is your local real estate agency.  Our agents live and work in the communities they serve.  It’s all a part of BOLDtown.  We are your community experts.  We want to take the stress out of your real estate journey.

BOLD Moves agents have been busy painting Kindness Rocks with inspiring messages.  Valentines Day was a great opportunity to get out in the communities and spread some Kindness.  The rocks were placed in many public spots throughout BOLDtown.  Check them out!  If you find a Kindness Rock with the BOLDtown logo, log onto Facebook and let us know.  Feel free to spread the Kindness and put the rock in a new spot or simply leave and enjoy the message.  Let’s spread Kindness.  It is desperately needed in our world today.

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This blog was posted on www.boldmovesrealestate.com on February 15, 2017.

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Girls Hockey Qualifies for First Championship

Shoot and score: hockey team qualifies for first championship

By Andrea Ray | Feb 12, 2018

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Photo by: Andrea Ray
Goalie Megan Nolan, a student at ORR, tries to block the play of fellow ORR student Elsie Buckley.

After eights years, the Bourne/Mashpee/Wareham/ORR girls’ ice hockey team is making headway into the game—the team qualified for its first South Coast Conference (SCC) championships this year.

“Yes, this is the first year we’ve qualified,” said the team’s head coach, Kristyn Alexander, as players went racing by her at Tabor Academy’s Travis Roy Ice Rink on Feb. 11.

“It’s really exciting to make it to the SCC,” said junior Old Rochester student Chelsea Peterson, of Rochester. “We’ve never been before.”

“Yeah, usually we’re the underdog,” added fellow student Elsie Buckley, also of Rochester.

Peterson started playing ice hockey around the age of three. Buckley, like so many others in Rochester, got her start skating on cranberry bogs.

Fellow player Kaitlin Kelley, an Old Rochester student from Wareham, said she had a choice. “I was playing gymnastics, and my brother was doing ice hockey. I had to pick one, and I chose hockey.” She’s been playing ever since.

Head Coach Alexander has been with the team since it began; Old Rochester Regional High School players joined the team three years ago.

The teammates say the best part of being on the team is getting to meet people from other schools. “We don’t all go to the same school,” Peterson explained, “so it’s really nice to meet people from other schools and make new friends.”

Players are capitalizing on a banner year; they also took home the Canal Cup earlier this year.

The playoff game is a traditional face-off between the Bourne/Mashpee/Wareham/ORR teams and Sandwich’s ice hockey teams. Both teams are headquartered at Gallo Ice Arena in Bourne.

“The boys’ rivalry has been going for awhile; the original Canal Cup started years ago,” Alexander explained. “The girls’ teams started playing four years ago. We won the first edition, then lost the next two, and now we’ve won again.”

That’s thanks to great plays in the net by the team’s goalies, Alexander said. “A lot of the times they’ve kept us in the game.”

The hockey team will play its next game against Scituate at Gallo Arena in Bourne, on Wednesday, February 14.

Bourne High School’s Avery Hathaway is all business during practice. (Photo by: Andrea Ray)

Abby Ariagno of Bourne faces off against ORR student Madison Guinen. (Photo by: Andrea Ray)

The cavalry is coming! ORR student Meg Berg leads players as they run suicide drills near the end of practice. (Photo by: Andrea Ray)
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This blog was posted on www.boldmovesrealestate.com on February 13, 2017.
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Madeleine Lee is Heading to Africa

Mattapoisett student’s service work bringing her to Africa

By Andrea Ray | Feb 01, 2018

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Photo by: Andrea Ray
 Madeleine Lee, a resident of Mattapoisett and sophomore nursing student at UMass Dartmouth, is headed to South Africa this fall on a service program meant to aid single-parent families.

MATTAPOISETT — Madeleine Lee learned more than even she expected as a student volunteer in Old Rochester Regional High School’s special education room; the hours spent there led to a mission to be in service to others less fortunate.

After several years of volunteering at Parker Elementary in New Bedford, as well as the city’s Work Education Program, the UMass Dartmouth sophomore nursing student is traveling to South Africa for two weeks to provide aid to single-parent families in need of sustainable income.

Lee marveled at where her early years of volunteering have taken her. “I had no idea that any of this would come out of volunteering in the special education room,” she said. ” The extra shots to go to Africa are worth it!”

She will be joined by three friends from UMass—Brianna Lynch and Sarah Backstrom of Acushnet, and Rebecca Boros of New Bedford.

The group is traveling from May 29-June 11 as part of a program called “Volunteer Eco Students Abroad.” The program was established in 2009, and brings students to areas of the world where charities and other types of aid don’t traditionally operate. The volunteers perform hands-on work to improve infrastructure and sanitation in impoverished areas, and work on conservation issues in those areas.

Lee, Lynch, Backstrom and Boros will spend two weeks in St. Lucia and Swaziland. In St. Lucia, they’ll be building school buildings for children, as well as public kitchens and bathrooms. They’ll also teach basic hygiene to St. Lucia’s children.

“I’m really looking forward to helping build sustainable farming units for the families,” Lee said. “I think that will be my favorite part. It will be something they can use long after we’ve gone home, and it makes them independent.”

In Swaziland, the group will work on ways to help protect populations of the area’s crocodiles and cheetahs. “I saw a photo from another person who went, and they got right up close to the animals. I mean, when else am I going to have the chance to wrangle a crocodile?” Lee laughed.

The service trip will be Lee’s first independent foray out of the United States. “I thought, if I don’t do it now, I never will,” she explained. “I have the resources to go help, so I should go help.”

The students are funding their expedition solely through donations. They have already raised a portion of the money needed through bake sales at local supermarkets, and intend to raise the rest through a variety of different activities. They will be providing the lunch and refreshments at the Mattapoisett Antiques, Vendor, and Craft Fair on February 3, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

Lee has also set up a GoFundMe account, “My Service Trip to Africa,” at www.gofundme.com/hn8zj3-my-service-trip-to-south-africa, where she is aiming to raise $2,000.

Maddie is the daughter of BOLD Moves Real Estate’s Tracey Lee.  We are your community experts in your BOLDtown.  Visit www.boldmovesrealestate.com

This blog was posted on www.boldmovesrealestate.com on Feb. 6, 2017.

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Rochester Memorial School Teacher, Student Basketball Game

Rochester teachers beat students 60-56 in annual basketball game

By Tanner Harding | Jan 27, 2018

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Photo by: Tanner HardingStudents chase down a loose ball.

ROCHESTER — Teachers at Rochester Memorial School were worried – a 16-year tradition was on the line.

But in the loud, family-filled gymnasium on Friday night, the teachers were triumphant: The sixth-graders were defeated once again.

It was the annual Teachers versus Sixth Graders basketball game at Rochester Memorial. The teachers secured a 60-56 win, despite some moments that were real nail-biters.

“I was a little scary there when they took the lead,” said fifth-grade teacher Scott Huckabee. He joked: “I think something must have happened with the scoreboard there.”

The bleachers were full of students of all grades and their families, and the fans cheered for both sides.

“It’s amazing,” third-grade teacher Julie Cabral said. “It’s a great way to bring the community together. It’s great sportsmanship and great fun for everyone.”

The game raises money for the Nurse Thayer Scholarship Fund, in honor of a former school nurse. High school seniors who live in Rochester and plan to pursue a career in the medical field can apply for the scholarship.

 

A teacher gets some height on his jump shot. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)

One teacher takes on many students in a drive to the basket. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)

Students congratulate teacher Scott Huckabee. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)

Teacher Julie Cabral chats with students after the game. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)

Scott Huckabee teaches math and science, so he went with pi for his jersey number. “It’s so nerdy,” he said. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
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This blog was posted on www.boldmoveserealestate.com on January 30, 2017.
Kindness Rocks

Kindness Rocks at BOLD Moves

Kindness Rocks

BOLD Moves Real Estate is out in our local communities everyday.  They are your community experts in our BOLDtowns.  The BOLDIES Team is painting rocks in their Kindness Rocks initiative.  Words of encouragement and kindness.  We can all use that.  They are almost done and ready to be placed out in the community.

Stay tuned for more updates as the rocks are placed out in our BOLDtowns by our team members. and see if you can spot any.  If you turn them over and see the BOLDtown logo, you know you found a BOLDtown Kindness rock.

We can all use words of encouragement, love, and kindness everyday.  At BOLD Moves, we are dedicated to helping take the stress and anxiety out of your real estate transaction and help unknot those knots in your stomach.

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This blog was posted on www.boldmovesrealestate.com on January 24, 2017.

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Frosty Road Runner Race

Run like the wind (but stay warmer) in Frosty Road Runner Race

By Zachary McMahon | Jan 14, 2018

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Courtesy of: Bethany Botelho
Not looking quite so frosty! Runners in the 2017 Frosty Road Runner race, held at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School, look positively toasty.

ROCHESTER — A blanket and a fireplace aren’t the only ways to keep warm in the depths of winter. An alternative method? Lace up those running shoes and hit the snowy streets for a good cause.

Old Colony Regional Technical High School is hosting an annual Frosty Road Runner Race. Old Colony’s Cross Country team and its National Honor Society are joining together again this year to organize the race which is a fundraiser for both groups.

The race will be held on Saturday, January 27, beginning at 10 a.m. In the case of (more) bad weather, the rain or snow date for the race will be February 3.

This is the sixth year of the Frosty Road Runner Race. Old Colony Cross Country Coach Bethany Botelho typically uses the proceeds to purchase needed equipment for the team’s next fall season.

Botelho would like to eventually give out scholarships from the proceeds of the race, but explained that the funding “isn’t quite there yet.”

The National Honor Society also benefits from fundraising, using their portion of the proceeds to fund community activities and to attend conferences.

Botelho came up with the idea for the Frosty Road Runner Race in 2012. The race ran from 2012-2014, but was not held in 2015.

However, it resumed in 2016 and has continued running ever since. In 2016, the National Honor Society joined the cross country team in organizing the race.

The Frosty Road offers two different runs, a 10.5-mile run course,  and a 5k (3.2 mile) run/walk course. Male and female winners are crowned at the end of each race. Botelho said she is hoping to get 250 participants in the race this year.

As of January 8, there are 13 sponsors for the race, Botelho said, and more are always welcome. The businesses support the race in a variety of ways. Some sponsor or co-sponsor a mile of the race, while others give gift bags to the racers.

Sophomore cross country runner Catherine Ashley noted that the race is “good training during the off season,” for the cross-country team, which is a fall-season sport. Ashley ran the race last year, and said it was “a great experience.” She’s planning to run the race every year of her high school career.

Those who want to run the race are advised to register online by Thursday, January 25. The cost for registration is $25 on or before January 25, but registering afterwards (up to the day of the race), will cost $30.

Both course maps and a link to register can be found on the Old Colony website (www.oldcolony.us) under the “Community” menu, or Frosty Road Runner page, https://www.runreg.com/frostyrunner. On the page there is a link for registration of the race.

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Christmas tree

Christmas Tree Pickups

Christmas Tree

Christmas is over and it’s time to take down all your decorations and Christmas tree.  What do you do with your Christmas tree now?  Here are some local town pickup days and times.

Mattapoisett – Christmas trees will be picked up from January 2-12th.  Christmas trees should be placed curbside by 7:00am on the day of your regularly scheduled rubbish pick-up.  Trees are also accepted at the Transfer Station on Tinkham Hill Rd.  Trees in plastic bags or with ornaments will not be picked up.  Questions-contact the Mattapoisett Highway Department at 508-758-4181.

Marion– Christmas tree pick is scheduled for the week of January 8-12th.  Christmas trees should be placed curbside by 7:00am on the day of your regularly scheduled rubbish pick-up.  Trees are also accepted at the Transfer Station on Benson Brook Rd.  Please be sure trees are free of all ornaments and tinsel. Questions- Call the DPW Office at 508-748-3540 ext. 101.

Fairhaven–  Christmas tree pickup will be between January 9th-12th.  Christmas trees will be picked up one day after your regular rubbish pick up.

Monday Pick up day– Christmas trees will be picked up Tuesday, January 9th

Tuesday Pick up day– Christmas trees will be picked up Wednesday, January 10th

Wednesday Pick up day– Christmas trees will be picked up Thursday, January 11th

Thursday Pick up day– Christmas trees will be picked up Friday, January 12th.

Missed trees may be dropped off at the gate at the Recycle Center, 5 Arsene St.

 

New Bedford– Christmas trees will be picked up the week of January 8th-12th.  Put your trees curbside on the weekday after your trash and recycling collection.  This is the ONLY WEEK for curbside pickup of Christmas trees.  If your usual trash/recycling day is Friday, your Christmas tree will be collected on Monday, January 8th, etc.

If you miss curbside pickup, you can drop off your tree at 3 locations:

  1. East Rodney French Blvd. beach parking lot, between Hudson St. and Seymour St., December 26th to January 11th.
  2. Brooklawn Park, near Pon League Field, enter at Irvington Street, ends January 11th.
  3. Shawmut Avenue Transfer Station, 1103 Shawmut Ave.  Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12pm-5:00pm and Saturday, 7:30am to 3:00pm.                                                                                                                                               Don’t delay,  get your trees out there for pickup.   Visit www.boldmovesrealestate.com and meet our team of community experts.  Find the magic in your BOLDtown.BOLDtown

 

 

 

blizzard

Blizzard Warning for Southeastern Massachusetts

blizzardSnow is in the cards for our area tomorrow.
The biggest storm of the season is expected tomorrow.  In the last 24 hours, the nor’easter has trended closer and stronger… That means some hefty snow totals and possible blizzard conditions Thursday.

Most of New England will see snow.  The Cape and Islands will start with rain tomorrow morning then flip to snow in the afternoon too, with the risk of a flash freeze when that happens.  This will be an all-day storm with heavy precipitation at times, particularly 7 AM – 7 PM.

Eastern MA is under a BLIZZARD WARNING where 10″+ snow is expected along with gusts 50+ mph.  Visibility will be terrible.  If you have the option of staying home and limiting travel Thursday, that’s the safest choice.  Snow will be heavier and stickier in southeastern MA in the morning where temperatures will be in the lower 30s.  There will likely be power outages from the combination of snow load and strong gusts.

A widespread 6-10″ is the forecast now from central MA to southern NH.  Temperatures there will be colder and the snow will be lighter and fluffier.  That doesn’t mean you’ll pass on power loss… Winds will still gusts 40-50 mph at times.

Stock up on food and water.  Have bottled water on hand and food to last a few days.

Have an emergency medicine bag. Think ahead about which medications you and your family members will need, and which medications you should have on hand in case of emergency. Double check any drugs needed to treat a chronic condition, such as insulin or statins, to make sure you’re not in need of a refill. It’s also smart to keep an emergency kit stocked with acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and Benadryl. Stores could be closed for a day or two.

Stay indoors.  Weather experts recommend you stay inside if at all possible. Driving can be treacherous, and roads may shut down. Stay off the roads so the road crews can plow and keep the roads cleared especially for emergency vehicles.

Watch for frostbite. If you do have to go outside, dress properly. Dress in layers.  Even the warmest clothing becomes ineffective if it gets too damp from absorbing sweat. Be sure to wear a hat and gloves, as the parts of the body most vulnerable to frostbite are the ears, earlobes, tip of the nose, cheeks, fingers, and toes since they’re at the edges of blood circulation. If you experience tingling or numbness, get inside and put the affected area in warm, not hot, water.

Know the signs of hypothermia. If the body’s core temperature dips below 95 degrees, hypothermia could begin to set in. It’s usually marked by shivering, pale skin, and nails turning blue.  Check on your elderly family members and neighbors.

Clear snow carefully. Dress in layers and wear your hat and gloves.  Take frequent breaks and watch your back.  A snowblower may be a good investment.

Power outages are a good possibility.  Investing in a generator may be a good idea.  Fill the tub with water for toilet flushing and dishwater if you rely on a well for your water supply.  Consider having a backup heat source f0r when the power goes out.

Lastly hunker down and enjoy the time indoors to catch up on reading or play some family games.  It will all be over in a day or so.

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Mattapoisett Town Beach Christmas Polar Plunge

Swimmers brave ice, snowstorm for charity

By Andrea Ray | Dec 25, 2017

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Photo by: Andrea RayA mad dash for the beach after jumping into the December ocean at Helping Hands and Hooves’ annual Christmas Swim.

MATTAPOISETT — It was a frigid Christmas morning, marked by a short but strong snowstorm. The downed trees and choppy waters left several families undaunted, however, as they dove headfirst into the waters at Mattapoisett’s Town Beach for charity.

The 26 swimmers arrived at Town Beach wrapped in down jackets, wool hats and scarves, bathrobes, blankets and towels, often all at once. They paid a $15 fee to swim, the proceeds of which benefited Mattapoisett equine therapy center, Helping Hands and Hooves.

The swimmers agreed that the swim didn’t count unless the swimmer’s hair was wet. Dry hair meant another trek into the ocean.

The air temperature on the beach was a frosty 29 degrees, and the younger group participants shivered as they stripped down to their swimwear and posed for a group photo. Several other swimmers—those out of their teen years—kept their blankets and bathrobes on until the last possible moment.

When the whistle blew, there was a mad dash for the icy waters, followed by shrieks as the cold set quickly in. Almost as quickly as it began, the swim was over and the swimmers scrambled for the shore, only one participant pausing to take a leisurely swim.

Swimmers were met on the beach by friends and family with blankets and hot water bottles—and Santa, who was recovering from a night of delivering presents by handing out warm cider to those emerging from the ocean.

Posing for photos with a hot water bottle and a bathrobe before the swim. (Photo by: Andrea Ray)

The chance to jump into the water is just seconds away—but darn, the air is cold! (Photo by: Andrea Ray)

A smile of relief from one swimmer after finding a warm blanket. (Photo by: Andrea Ray)

(Photo by: Andrea Ray)

Some chilled swimmers, next to a few well-bundled spectators. (Photo by: Andrea Ray)
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Santa’s Workshop at ORR

Senior fundraiser brings Santa’s Workshop to ORR

Dec 18, 2017

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Courtesy of: Erin Bednarczyk

MATTAPOISETT — The Old Rochester Regional High School senior class hosted a Santa’s Workshop on December 15, to raise money for class activities.

The idea was originally pitched by Class of 2018 president Gabe Shriver, alongside Vice President Rachel Demmer, as a fundraiser for the class. “Plus,” Demmer explained, “it’s a good way to get a little Christmas shopping done.”

Parents dropped off their children at Old Rochester for a night of fun activities, incuding games, movies and crafts. Senior class volunteers were on hand to babysit the children while Mom and Dad searched for gifts. Parents were in turn asked to donate a small fee of their choosing to the senior class.

(Courtesy of: Erin Bednarczyk)

(Courtesy of: Erin Bednarczyk)

(Courtesy of: Erin Bednarczyk)
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