Thanksgiving in the Tri-Town

ThanksgivingThanksgiving in the Tri-town of Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester is almost here.  Here are some local events.

The Marion Council on Aging has tickets available to the yearly Old Rochester Regional Thanksgiving dinner. The event will be held on Nov. 23. The doors open at 11:15 a.m. and students serve dinner at noon. Call the Council on Aging at 508-748-3570 if you need a ride. Meals will be delivered to homebound elders.

6th Annual Guard Oil Turkey Trot 5K

This 5K is on a fairly flat course along Sippican Harbor. This is a timed event, and results are available for all runners. All runners will receive a complimentary T-shirt, and top finishers in each age group will receive medals. Register prior to Nov. 19 for $18 online at or register in-person the day of race for $20. The race begins at 10:15 a.m. It starts and finishes at Tabor Academy.

Open Skate at Tabor Academy

Grab your ice skates and take a turn on the rink during open public skating at Tabor Academy. Cost is $5 per skater or you may purchase an individual season pass for the discounted rate of $45. Visit for more information.

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Buzzards Bay Coalition

Buzzards Bay Coalition Watershed Ride

Young Rochester cyclist pedals for Buzzards Bay

By Georgia Sparling | Oct 03, 2016

Photo by: Tanner HardingWendy and Emma Keller prepare for their 35-mile ride with the Buzzards Bay Coalition.

ROCHESTER — Fresh off completing her first 35-mile ride with the Buzzards Bay Coalition, 15-year-old Emma Keeler is already planning to come back next year – with friends.

The Rochester resident and Falmouth Academy sophomore participated in the annual Watershed Ride on Sunday to raise money for the Coalition’s efforts to protect the bay.

“I thought it would be great to raise awareness at my school, then next year more and more people will think, ‘maybe I should do it.’”” said Keeler.

Her parents, Russ and Wendy Keeler, have done the ride for many years, and it inspired their daughter.

“I thought there must be something really nice about it if they kept doing it,” Keeler said.

Over the summer Keeler trained with her parents in the Rochester area as well as on the Falmouth bike path, but she never did the full 35 miles.

Keeler also had to prepare by raising funds for the ride. Every rider must raise $300, which she admitted was a tough part of the preparation.

“My dad’s really up front and blunt about asking people. I don’t like doing that,” Keeler said.

She did get up the gumption to announce her ride during a school assembly and put out a box so the school community could donate to her ride. Her dad also sent out an email asking family, friends and acquaintances to donate to his daughter’s first ride.

“The health of this watershed is very important to us,” said Russ Keeler.

Their efforts paid off with Keeler in sixth place among individual fundraisers and a total of $2,004 in donations.

On Sunday, she finally took to the road for the Watershed Ride with her mom, cousin and uncle, while her dad did the 75-mile route.

Keeler said the ride went quickly, since she had family to chat with along the way.

Now that the ride is complete, Keeler is working on her peers at Falmouth Academy to have their own team next fall.

Keeler wasn’t the only top fundraiser from the tri-town. Gary Johnson of Mattapoisett was the ninth highest fundraiser with $1,725 in donations.

Overall, more than 150 cyclists rode in the event, which ended with a party at Wood’s Hole and raised almost $100,000.

Team Girl Power sets out from East Over Farm in Rochester. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)

Emma Keeler wrote the names of her supporters on her helmet. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)

Team Girl Power dressed in tutus and colorful socks. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
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This blog was posted on on October 4, 2016.
Walk to End Alzheimer's

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Tomorrow

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Dear Dave,

2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Southeastern Massachusetts Walk – New Bedford, MA is just days away and we can’t wait to see you! Here are some event details to help you get there and enjoy this inspirational event.

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Fort Taber

1000 Rodney French Blvd.

New Bedford, MA 02744
Registration opens: 8:30am
Opening ceremonies: 9:30am
Parking information: Parking is located on East Rodney French Blvd, before the gate to Fort Taber, in the North, Middle East and South East Beach Parking Lots.
Additional event information: Click Here

Don’t forget to wear your purple!

Congratulations to our current leaders
Top fundraisers as of today
1) Barbara Meehan
2) Rose Grant
3) Jim Mitcheson

Top teams as of today
1) Team Lourenco
2) Mind Over Matter
3) Jack’s Pack

To date we have raised $80,558.80 of our $138,000 goal! THANK YOU! goal. 

Have all of your team members registered? It’s not too late! Ask them to sign up on our website today! 


Thank you again for signing up for Walk to End Alzheimer’s. We look forward to walking with you at the New Bedford Walk to End Alzheimer’s!


Marissa Bresnahan

Development Officer, Southeastern, MA Walk to end Alzheimer’s

Here is the great email Dave Garro of BOLD Moves Real Estate received.  Dave will be participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s tomorrow and has raised money for his team.  BOLD Moves Real Estate is happy to help Dave in his fundraising effort with a check to help his team.

Dave will be walking for the team of John and Christine Gallagher.  John has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  It’s not too late to donate.

Click on the link below to donate.;jsessionid=FAE273EA7D021EAD5D4E82632BD7B51F.app234a?df_id=31124&PROXY_ID=11808557&PROXY_TYPE=20&FR_ID=9041


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This blog was posted on on September 23, 2016.


Rochester Memorial School Presents “Twelfth Night”

Twelth Night The Rochester Memorial School Drama Club Presents:”Twelfth Night”

Friday, tonight, at 7:00 PM
Tickets are $9.00
To reserve tickets in advance, please call the RMS Office at (508-763-2049)
Come on out and see the 5th and 6th Graders from the Rochester Memorial School present  “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare.
The students have worked really hard and had countless rehearsals to prepare for the show.   The costumes are beautiful and their lines are memorized for the show.
Directed and Adapted by Danni Kleiman, it is a yearly tradition not to be missed.
Come on out to the Rochester Memorial School and have a spectacular night.
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This blog was posted on on April 29, 2016.
Fairhaven Short Film Festival

Fairhaven Short Film Festival!

Fairhaven Short Film FestivalContact:  Doug LeClaire Tele:  718.510.6929 eMail:


The 2nd Fairhaven Short Film Festival at Town Hall on March 4 & 5th!

Presented by Howe Allen Realty. Benefit for The Fairhaven Animal Shelter.


(Fairhaven, MA. Feb 9, 2016) The 2nd Annual Fairhaven Short Film Festival will “reel in” at Town Hall in Fairhaven, Massachusetts on Friday March 4th and repeated on Saturday, March 5th. Main presenting sponsor Howe Allen Realty will once again team with Asbury Shorts USA to present a highly entertaining screening of world renowned, award winning short films from the past and present. Net proceeds from these two shows will benefit The Fairhaven Animal Shelter. Doors open at 6:30pm and the first film blasts on to the screen at 7:00pm both nights.  Masters of Ceremonies will be Ashley Bendiksen of the ONE Theater Group and Tim Evans of Howe Allen Realty.

Asbury Shorts USA combines award-winning short films from past years with new international festival honorees, creating a rare opportunity for audiences to view amazing films on a real cinema screen instead of You Tube, smart phones or computers. Academy Award nominated director Jason Reitman (JUNO, Up in the Air, Thank You for Smoking, Young Adult) calls Asbury Shorts: “The best short film show I’ve ever seen.” The fast-paced and fun showcase features the best in comedy, drama and outstanding animation. Highlights of the two-hour program on March 4th and 5th at Fairhaven Town Hall include:

  The Girl and the Gondola – British director Abbe Robinson’s poignant and charming story of a young Venetian girl dreaming of becoming a gondolier like her father while battling 900 years of tradition. This short was recently awarded the Best International Short Film at The Garden State Film Festival and Best Short Film at The Martha’s Vineyard Short Film Festival.

Rust – A short documentary following an artist in Nova Scotia, Canada who creates pieces from found metal in and around his property. He lets the metal rust utilizing nature as his “co artist.” Director Ben Proudfoot from Halifax won “Best Short Film” at the Shelburne International Film Expo this past September in Canada.

Fait d’Hiver – A classic dark comedy short from Belgium director Dirk Belien. The film was nominated  for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film a few years back.

In all, there will be 10 world-class shorts in the festival including Oscar nominees, “Best of Show” winners from various US film festivals and international honorees. Asbury Shorts USA programs have been presented at: The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Lake Shore Theatre in Chicago, Summer Stage in Central Park, The Director’s Guild Theatre in Manhattan, The AERO Theatre in Santa Monica, Royal Festival Hall in London, The Alamo Draft House in Dallas, and the Leminske Theater in Berlin to name a few of the prestigious venues where audiences have enjoyed the world’s best short films.

Howe Allen Realty is proud to sponsor the Fairhaven Short Film Festival. Howe Allen Realty is a boutique style real estate firm whose agents demonstrate exemplary service and attention to their clients whether they are buying or selling. From Westport to Wareham, Howe Allen Realty is the fastest growing real estate firm on the Southcoast. They are proud to be a part of the Fairhaven community and to sponsor such events as the Picnic on the Lawn for the Fairhaven Historical Society, various 5K runs, ONE Theater Group productions at Fairhaven Town Hall, and Concerts Under the Stars. 

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This blog was posted on February 25, 2016 on

Winter farmers' market

Winter Farmers’ Market

Winter Farmers' Market

Visit the Old Rochester Winter Farmers’ Market for all your local goods and produce all winter long.  Support your local farmers and growers.

Vendors Include:

Amir’s Natural Food- A variety of hummus, tabouli, bulgar wheat salads, falafel, baba ganoush, pita breads, spinach pies, and cucumber salads.

Carberry Kitchen- With pumpkin in season we have lots of Pumpkin Peanut Butter Treats! Made with local, organic pumpkin.

Cervelli’s Farm- Winter Squash, Carrots, Cranberries, Sparkling Cider and Apples.

D’Lectables- D’s will have; Coffee Cake, Brownies, Cookies, Granola Bars, Granola, Dinner Rolls, Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread

Foss Farms- Homemade Spaghetti Sauces.

Hearth Artisan Bakery- Fresh baked breads.

Lowly Bookworm- Artwork made from recycled folded books.

No Joke Smoke BBQ- This week NJS Bbq will have our full cast of Fall Flavors: Cranberry Smooth – That’s a Spicy Pear – Boozy Apple & Brown Sugar and our Signature Sauce, Saweet Heat! Along with our newest spice rub, “The Missing Link”. We will also be serving some good homemade eats.. Come on down to see what’s cooking!?

Omega Olive Oil- Natural Olive Oils and Vinegars. Start your x-mas shopping with decorative wrapped Olive Oils.

Patty’s Patch/ Peter’s Cranberries- Cranberries, Winter Squash and Apples, Honey and Farm Fresh Eggs.

Pies by Moira- I’ll have with me Old Fashioned Apple Pies, Apple Crisp Pies, Deep Dish Pumpkin Pies, Wild Maine Blueberry Pies. I’ll also be taking orders for Thanksgiving Pies and will have flyers available.

Running Brooke Vineyards- A variety of wines from the local vineyard grapes, keeping it local.

SEMAP will be at the market this week with Local Food Guides, Buy Fresh Buy Local Bumper Stickers, Fall CSA listings, and other great information about local food!

Sippican River Farm- Sippican River Farm will be back again to help keep you warm and cozy with our Alpaca products.  Hand crafted and machine made, Hat’s, scarves, gloves, mittens, socks, yarn, dryer balls etc.

Skinny Dip Farm- We will have a great selection of certified organic veggies: salad greens, kale, chard, cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli, winter squash, sweet potatoes, potatoes, carrots, beets, radishes, turnips, parsnips, onions, shallots, garlic, leeks and more! Come stock up for the next few weeks, and for Thanksgiving! Winter vegetables store very well!

Smackadoodles- We will have our Org, Choc Pecan Pie, Caramel Apple Pie, Mornin’ Scrambler (Egg, Bacon, Ham, Sausage, Cheese) & will be bringing the microwave to serve warm.

Solar City- Ways to save on your electricity bill

Sweet and Salty Farm- We will be there with our yogurt, grass-fed veal, and cheese. We’re excited to introduce a brand-new cheese with a soft, thin rind and a fresh, creamy interior. We’ll also have our Peach Fuzz, a washed-rind cheese that’s aged for 6-8 weeks. Our Plain Whole Milk Yogurt is also especially thick and creamy this time of year as the cows graze the fall grasses.

Terry’s Tasty Treasures- Strawberry and peach sweet jam. Green tomato salsa. Hot pepper jellies: Blueberry, raspberry, peach, habanero gold, red pepper habanero, cranberry habanero, garlic, onion, strawberry blush wine and apple.

What’s from the Earth- Hand made all natural aluminum free deodorants, petroleum free muscle rub, chapsticks, infinity scarves, and incense. Also fresh grown peagreens when the weather permits.

Wyandotte Farm- Wyandotte Farm will be offering: Fresh chicken, duck, & eggs, from the Farm From the Farm Kitchen we offer: French Meat Pie, Chicken Pot Pie. Chicken Liver Pate’, Pulled Pork, Apple Crisp & more Smith’s Craft Cured Bacon, in Classic, Pepper & Ginger Snap as well as Bacon Mac’n’Cheese. Fresh Local Honey. We will also be featuring our Holiday Take Out & Catering Menu and taking orders for pick up or delivery.

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This blog was posted on on November 26, 2015.

cranberry picking

Cranberry Picking and Helicopters!

How Cranberries Grow: “Cranberries 101” – Dry Harvest

Dry harvested cranberries represent the fruit that is sold as fresh fruit at farmer’s markets, road-side stands and grocery store shelves. This traditional method of harvesting now represents about 10% of the Massachusetts cranberry harvest. The other 90% of the crop is picked wet and is used to make juice, sauce, sweetened dried cranberries, among other products. Even though fresh fruit represents a small fraction of the total harvested crop, it nevertheless is an important aspect of the cranberry industry and for many growers, a way of life.

In order to pick the fresh fruit, the vines must be completely dry. Even a slight shower the night before, heavy dew, or damp conditions from a frost night is enough to delay harvest until the conditions improve on the bog. Depending on the harvest season, these conditions can provide more than enough challenges to growers.

Today, dry harvested bogs are picked using mechanical pickers with styles named Darlington, Furford or Western. These self-propelled harvesters all work in a similar manner, combing through the bogs and the fruit is then conveyed into a burlap bag or wooden box. In previous generations, wooden boxes were the collection device of choice but today most growers utilize burlap. Once the bag is full, the operator stops the machine, removes the bag and sets it on the bog, places an empty bag onto the machine and continues harvesting. After a sufficient amount of bags have been filled, the bags are then generally transported into larger containers. Some growers carry the bags off of the bog by hand, some by tractors with trailers, while others empty the bags into large plastic bins that can hold about 300 pounds of fruit. They they stack two more bins on top of the original bin, filling each bin as they proceed. The stack of three bins is then flown off of the bog via helicopter and onto waiting flatbed trucks for delivery to the screening plant or storage barn.

Growers use helicopters to reduce the damage caused by driving equipment on the bog. Most helicopter use consists of lifting ditch mud, making crop inspections, applying fertilizer and lifting dry-picked berries.

Some pesticides, especially herbicides may also be applied with helicopters. Pesticides and fertilizers are applied early in the morning by helicopter when the air is calm.

This information is courtesy of the  Cape Cod Cranberries Growers Organization.  Visit for more information.

This blog was posted on on October 29, 2015.

Halloween, tri-town

Halloween in the Tri-Town!

Halloween, tri-townHalloween in the Tri-Town!  There is always lots to do in the tri-town of Mattapoisett, Marion, and Rochester and Halloween is no exception,



Come join the Jr. Friends of Plumb Library at the annual Plumb Corner Mall Halloween Party. Free Family Fun! Party will kick off at 12 with the costume contests. Then you can: BOO-Gie with DJ Howie, Trick or Treat, Make a ghostly craft, Decorate a pumpkin and a cookie, Visit the Haunted House, and Catch Giant Bubbles from Mr. Vinny The Bubble Guy. The Jr. Friends will be providing Photo Opps with Characters and a Puppet Show!

Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 12-3 pm.


The Sippican Lands Trust is planning a super spooky, extra scary Halloween event for kids 8 years and older on Friday, October 30 beginning at 5:00 pm. Renowned scary storyteller David Mello will be featured as we walk through Aucoot Woods, property managed together by the Sippican Lands Trust and the Marion Open Space Acquisition Committee (MOSAC). More information to come.

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The volunteer witches of the Marion Art Center have been brewing up plans for the annual Halloween Parade around the Town on Saturday, October 31. Costumed characters of all ages are welcome to be a part of this fun family event. Everyone should meet at the Marion Music Hall (corner of Front and Cottage Streets) at 4:00 pm. Under the direction of Hannah Moore, the Sippican Elementary School Styxx Drum Corps will lead the parade followed by witches, goblins, princesses, ghosts and all sorts of spooky and amusing spirits. The parade route goes south on Front Street, then up Main Street, right on to Spring Street and back down Cottage to the Music Hall. Marchers are invited into the Music Hall where surprise goody bags will be handed out by the good, kind witches of the Marion Art Center. Come one, come all!

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This blog was posted on on October 17, 2105.

New Bedford High School Football, BOLD Moves Real Estate

New Bedford High School Football!

New Bedford High School Football, BOLD Moves Real EstateNEW BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT SPRING 2014/15

SPORT: Varsity Football

COACH: DeBrito

9/11 Friday Taunton Away 6:00

9/18 Friday Everett Home 7:00

9/25 Friday Bridgewater-Raynham Away 7:00

10/2 Friday Barnstable Home 7:00

10/9 Friday Barrington Away 7:00

10/16 Friday Dartmouth Home 7:00

10/23 Friday Brockton Home 7:00

11/26 Thursday Durfee Away 10:15


SPORT: Junior Varsity Football

COACH: Grande

9/12 Saturday Taunton Home 11:00

9/26 Saturday Bridgewater-Raynham Home 10:00

10/3 Saturday Barnstable Away 12:00

10/12 Monday Barrington Home 10:00

10/19 Monday Dartmouth Away 4:00

10/24 Saturday Brockton Away 12:00

11/2 Monday Durfee Away 4:00

11/7 Saturday Dartmouth Home 12:00

11/14 Saturday Brockton Home 12:00

11/20 Friday Durfee Home 4:15


SPORT: Freshman Football

COACH: Estevez/Pimental

9/12 Saturday Taunton Home 9:00

9/18 Friday Everett Home 5:00

9/24 Thursday Bridgewater-Raynham Home 4:00

10/3 Saturday Barnstable Away 10:00

10/16 Friday Dartmouth Away 4:00

10/24 Saturday Brockton Away 10:00

10/30 Friday Durfee Away 4:00

11/7 Saturday Dartmouth Home 10:00

11/14 Saturday Brockton Home 10:00

11/19 Thursday Durfee Home 4:15

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This blog was posted on on September 15, 2015.

Old Rochester Regional High School

Old Rochester Regional High School Sports Schedule!

Old Rochester Regional High School

Old Rochester Regional High School Sports is in full swing with Football, Field Hockey and Soccer to name a few.

Here is this week’s schedule.  Come to a game and support your local athletes!

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015
3:30 pm Football: Freshman Game  vs. Cardinal Spellman @ Old Rochester Regional High School

3:30pm Golf: Varsity Match   (Rescheduled from 09-22-15) Apponequet @ Lakeville Country Club


Friday, Sep 11, 2015
Time Event Details
3:30pm Field Hockey: Varsity Game  vs. Fairhaven @ Old Rochester Regional High School

3:30pm Soccer:Girls Varsity Game Bourne @ Bourne

3:30pm Soccer:Girls JV Game Bourne @ Bourne

3:30pm Soccer:Boys Varsity Game  vs. Bourne @ Old Rochester Regional High School

3:30pm Soccer:Boys JV Game  vs. Bourne @ Old Rochester Regional High School

3:30pm Volleyball:Girls Freshman Game Bourne @ Bourne

5:00pm Field Hockey: JV Game  vs. Fairhaven @ Old Rochester Regional High School

5:00pm Volleyball:Girls JV Game Bourne @ Bourne

6:00pm Volleyball:Girls Varsity Game Bourne @ Bourne

7:00pm Football: Varsity Game Cardinal Spellman @ Cardinal Spellman


Saturday, Sep 12, 2015
Time Event Details
10:30am Soccer:Boys Varsity Game  vs. Bishop Stang @ Old Rochester Regional High School

10:30am Soccer:Boys JV Game  vs. Bishop Stang @ Old Rochester Regional High School


Sunday, Sep 13, 2015


Monday, Sep 14, 2015
Time Event Details
3:30pm Football: JV Game Cardinal Spellman @ Cardinal Spellman

3:30pm Golf: Varsity Match   (Rescheduled from 09-24-15) vs. Bourne @ The Bay Club

3:30pm Soccer:Boys Varsity Game Fairhaven @ Hastings Middle School

3:30pm Soccer:Boys JV Game Fairhaven @ Hastings Middle School

3:30pm Soccer:Girls Varsity Game  vs. Fairhaven @ Old Rochester Regional High School

3:30pm Soccer:Girls JV Game  vs. Fairhaven @ Old Rochester Regional High School

3:30pm Volleyball:Girls Freshman Game  vs. Fairhaven @ Old Rochester Regional High School

5:00pm Volleyball:Girls JV Game  vs. Fairhaven @ Old Rochester Regional High School

6:00pm  Volleyball:Girls Varsity Game  vs. Fairhaven @ Old Rochester Regional High School


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