21 Turner St.

New Listing in New Bedford, MA

21 Turner St.

New Listing in New Bedford, MA.  Adorable ranch in a quiet neighborhood.  Farmer’s porch and large back deck.  Landscaped back yard with two sheds and a fenced in yard.  Amenities include an attached carport, hardwood floors throughout, with central air and central vac.  Move-in ready.  No showings until Open House, Sunday, May 21st, 12-2 pm.  Come on out and view this cute gem.  Call Carolyn MacGregor 508-742-8314

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Old Colony Voke

Snow Day Message at Old Colony Voke

Old Colony superintendent announces snow day in song

Mar 14, 2017

Courtesy of: YouTube

ROCHESTER — Lots of people have covered Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” but who knew it would make such a great snow announcement? Check out this video from Old Colony Vocational School’s superintendent Aaron Polansky.

 

This great video made The Sippican Village Soup as well as ABC News.  What a great No School Announcement!

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Old Rochester Regional High School Football

All-State Track

All-State Track: Dartmouth’s Colin McCabe and Old Rochester’s Danny Renwick capture state titles

 

It’s official.SouthCoast is home to the top high jumper and shot putter in the entire state.

Dartmouth’s Colin McCabe and Old Rochester’s Danny Renwick emerged victorious in their respective events Sunday, with McCabe taking the shot put and Renwick winning the high jump during the MIAA All-State Track and Field Championship at the Reggie Lewis Center.

With six athletes still competing at 6-foot, 6-inches, Renwick faced some of his toughest competition of the year and rose to the occasion, popping off a school-record jump of 6-10, breaking the previous mark of 6-09 set by Peter Asci in the mid 2000s.

“They were really pushing me to jump my best,” said Renwick, a senior.

“It was good competition for him, which he hasn’t had. A lot of kids jumped really well at high jump for both boys and girls,” Old Rochester girls track coach Cindy Tilden. “He liked having the competition there. Having the other boys jumping well pushed him on. That helped a lot.”

Tilden said Renwick made each height — starting at six feet — on his first jump until 6-10 when it took three attempts.

“I felt good today. I had a lot of pop in my jumps,” he said. “I knew I could jump high.”

The possibility of jumping 6-10 didn’t cross Renwick’s mind at the start of the season.

“I’m really happy to get the school record, but I wasn’t expecting it,” he said. “I worked hard in the offseason. I didn’t do cross country, but I lifted a lot. And Cindy (Tilden) helped with my form and approach.”

McCabe, a senior at Dartmouth, felt good during warmups and it showed in his first throw — a winning distance of 55 feet, 7.25 inches, more than three feet further than second place. But he wasn’t able to come close to that in his next five throws, leaving the All-State champion hungry for New Englands.

“I’m happy with the victory, but not with the way I performed today,” McCabe said. “The first throw felt really good. After that throw, it was a bad day for me.”

“It’s nice to see an athlete not be satisfied with first place,” said Dartmouth track coach Jeff Reed. “It’s nice to see Colin isn’t going to settle for first; he wants the PR. He wants to get 60 feet. He’s definitely focused on throwing a lot better (at New Englands) than he did today.”

Still, Reed wanted McCabe to enjoy this moment — one so many can only dream of.

old him, ‘Take a step back and enjoy the fact that you’re a state champion,'” he said.

McCabe and Renwick will head to New Englands on Saturday, along with Old Rochester’s Will Hopkins and Eli Spevack.

Renwick was one hundredth of a second away from an All-State title in the 55-meter hurdles, finishing second (7.65) to Brookline’s Andrew Chabon (7.64).

“It’s a little disappointing because you’re so close and you think if I went a little faster, I could have won, but I got a personal best so I can’t be too upset with that,” said Renwick.

Hopkins came in sixth (7.84) in the hurdles in front of Spevack (seventh; 7.88). All three ORR hurdlers recorded personal-best times.

ORR’s 4×400 relay team of Spevack, Adam Sylvia, Anthony Childs and Renwick took 10th (3:30.57), cutting off three seconds and moving up 11 spots from their seed.

“They did awesome,” Tilden said.

As a team, the Old Rochester boys finished sixth with 23 points, the most at All-States in recent memory. Newton North won with 34 points.

For the ORR girls, Brooke Santos took 14th in the 55 hurdles (9.08) and 22nd in the high jump (5-00) while Mikayla Chandler ran 11.12 in the 55 dash and threw 16-09.50 in the adaptive shot put.

“She’s a role model for a lot of people in adaptive sports,” Tilden said. “In the 55, she runs with the top dogs. Same with the shot put, she’s in the same flights.”

Apponequet’s Sam Ferreira took 10th in the high jump (6-00) while teammate Caitlin Sardelis was 18th in the 55 hurdles (9.15). GNB Voc-Tech’s DJ Amado came in 15th in the 55 dash (6.72). For Dartmouth, Ben Paine placed 17th in the 600 meters (1:25.41).

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Bus Service Begins in Marion and Mattapoisett

New bus route begins Monday for Marion, Mattapoisett

By Georgia Sparling | Jan 31, 2017

Courtesy of: GATRA/SRTAThe new bus route follows Route 6.

A new bus service from Wareham to New Bedford will begin soon, including service for Marion and Mattapoisett.

The Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA) and Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA) collaborated on the new route, which begins Feb. 6.

There will be two round trips in the morning and two in the afternoon, Mondays through Wednesdays.

“This is a very exciting chance to link social services, businesses and the people of our collective communities to new employment and educational opportunities,” SRTA Administrator Erik Rousseau wrote in SRTA Administrator Erik Rousseau wrote in an email.

As the program is grant-funded, there won’t be any cost to the communities through which the buses will travel.

“It’s been a need,” GATRA Administrator Frank Gay said in 2016. “It’s been something that’s been identified for a number of years and something that we’ve been trying to figure out how to fund.”

Half of the funding, about $42,000, came from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, with the transportation services matching the amount.

Awarded in July, the grant will last one year, but GATRA can apply for a second year.

Gay said the transportation authority usually like to assess a new program over two to three years.

The program will be a boost for Marion and Mattapoisett residents in need of public transportation.

Council on Aging departments in the three towns offer some public transportation, and SRTA provides limited on-demand service for Mattapoisett residents who qualify for assistance to get to medical appointments. Marion and Rochester, however, do not belong to GATRA or SRTA, and unfortunately, the Route 6 route won’t improve public transportation for Rochester unless residents can get to the route on Marion or Mattapoisett.

While there are not specific bus stops in Marion and Mattapoisett, the bus can be stopped along the route ad there are approximate times the bus will pass prominent corners in each town.

In Marion, the corner is Route 6 and Route 105. Eastbound times at that location are 8:06 a.m., 10:06 a.m., 2:36 p.m. and 4:36 p.m. The approximate time buses will reach that corner going westbound are 8:40 a.m., 10:50 a.m., 3:20 p.m. and 5:20 p.m.

In Mattapoisett, the corner is at Route 6 and North Street. Eastbound stops are at 7:55 a.m., 9:55 a.m., 2:25 p.m. and 4:35 p.m. Westbound stops are 9:01 a.m., 11:01 a.m., 3:31 p.m., and 5:31 p.m.

Riders should arrive at least five minutes early.

There are a total of seven stops on the route: The New Bedford Terminal, the Southcoast Health System in Fairhaven, Shaw’s/Greater New Bedford Health Center in Wareham, the Wareham Multi Service Center and Cranberry Plaza, also in Wareham.

The fare is $1.50 each way and 75¢ for senior citizens 60 years and older, children ages 6 to 11, those with a registered disability and Medicare recipients. Children under 6 travel for free.

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University of Virginia

Jarred Reuter of University of Virginia Play at Boston College Tonight

At College: Marion’s Jarred Reuter is the quiet Cavalier at Virginia

University of Virginia

 

 

winter

Winter Home Staging

Winter Home-Staging

Selling homes during the winter months can sometimes be difficult.  Winter weather has a lot to do with this. Although many sellers may be hesitant to put their home on the market in January and February,  proper staging can ensure a quick sale and a good price.  Although buyers can understand barren trees and snow piles in the yard, accessibility is key to a good showing.

Agents can provide alternate directions or postpone the date of a showing or open house  if heavy snow is forecast. Also,  a safe path should be cleared from the street to the front door and  pathways  cleared to allow buyers to see certain outdoor areas, such as guest houses or storage sheds. Also, use the cold, snowy season to show how cozy the house can be.  Make sure each room is  warm, with windows and holes sealed and furniture moved away from vents to ensure proper air circulation.  If the home has a woodstove or fireplace, a crackling fire can add to the ambience of the home.  This is the best time to show them off.

Fabrics, rugs, curtains, bed linens, and tablecloths can all contribute to  the goal of creating visual warmth. Throws, pillows, and richly textured materials can be used to create a cozy image.  Winter-blooming plants can be placed near the entry, on the dining room table, or side tables around the couch to suggest the warmer months ahead.  Fresh flowers can also add to the hint of spring to come.

Don’t forget the sense of smell.  Mild winter scented candles or simply potpourri simmering on the stove can add to the warm, winter feel and can also mask any unpleasant odors of day to day living.

Decluttering and cleaning up can go a long way toward putting the home in the best light for potential buyers.  Let the perks of the season enhance rather than hinder the sale and this can mean less days on the market.

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Kathy Eunsuk Song joins BOLD Moves Real Estate

Kathy Eunsuk SongBOLD Moves Real Estate is happy to announce that Kathy (Eunsuk) Song  has joined the BOLD Moves Real Estate team.  Kathy  characterizes integrity, hard work ,and  detail to  service.  Although just starting out,  Kathy has the energy and dedication to help you through every aspect  of your real estate transaction. She is excited to work all facets of the real estate market including representing sellers, buyers, and investors in both the residential and commercial market.

Kathy is fluent in Korean and greatly values  family with a devotion to God. She resides with her husband and two teenagers. She loves to cook and enjoys feeding her family and friends with diverse menus, such as Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, etc..

She has been trained and inspired in sales by Kate Lanagan MacGregor and Agent Rising Real Estate School.   She uses her experience and foresight to proactively address details before they become a problem. She works with love, integrity, commitment and  passion.   She is  fun to meet and prides herself on “100% Customer Satisfaction” because she treats her clients as a King or Queen.

Kathy can be reached at 413.313.4165 or Kathysong@boldrealtors.com

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Digging out after the Storm

Tri-town residents dig out after storm

By Georgia Sparling | Jan 08, 2017

Photo by: Georgia SparlingThe fluffy flakes didn’t exactly make great snowballs, but Christian Monty of Rochester had a great time trying to throw it anyway.

Tri-town residents woke up Sunday morning to find a winter wonderland and lots of snow, but for many it was good to be outside again.

“He’s been dying for snow,” said Susan Hagan said of her son Griffin.

The pair did make the most of Saturday’s snowstorm from their Marion home.

“We went sledding, had a snowball fight, made some cornbread,” she said.

The pair also had a painting project, but first they had to find the paint, which was delivered sometime after the snow started to fall.

“We had to go dig it out of the snow,” Hagan said as she shoved out her driveway.

Across the street, firefighters made their rounds, shoveling out hydrants.

Marion Firefighter Joel Waters said there were 250 to 300 hydrants in town that needed to be cleared of snow, in case of an emergency. About an hour into the job, Waters said, “So far, so good.”

During the blizzard, he noted that there had been some accidents on 195 as people slipped on the road.

In Mattapoisett, Fire Chief Andy Murray said it was relatively quiet during the storm.

“Seems like everyone was well prepared and stayed off the roads for the most part,” he said.

Mattapoisett resident Joanne Lane just moved back to the area after spending the past 20 years in Arizona.

“I had to learn how to drive in the snow again,” she laughed. “The snow was beautiful and lightweight. It was the perfect first snow.”

Other residents seemed to agree that it was the perfect snow.

“This is my kind of blizzard,” Sandy Hering said.

People felt lucky that the storm happened on a Saturday, allowing them to stay inside and off the roads.

“It’s unavoidable, so this was a beautiful way for it to happen,” Don Bamberger said. “And nobody lost power.”

Now, let’s see how long it takes to melt!

Tim Bolick doesn’t let the cold weather or snow keep him from training. “It’s just my normal training routine,” he said. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

The Dubreil kids have an adventure in Rochester. (Photo by: Heidi Dubreil)

Susan and Griffin Hagan enjoy the snow. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

This Mattapoisett snowman is the cat’s meow. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

Joel Waters and Dylan Glavin of the Marion Fire Department dig out fire hydrants. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

Sara Audette captured this photo of her niece Lila. (Photo by: Sara Audette )

Jim Wheeler and his dog Annie out for a walk after the storm. “We walked everywhere yesterday,” he said. “The roads were treacherous.” (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
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winter

Winter is Best Time to Sell

winterWinter Is Best Time to Sell, Study Shows

The housing market doesn’t hibernate in the winter. Sellers who list and buyers who buy often find the winter season the most advantageous time to make a move in real estate, according to a new study by the real estate brokerage Redfin. The winter season officially takes place between Dec. 21 and March 20, and real estate professionals should be ready for a season that often brings in more focused and active sellers and buyers.

Winter Sales

In an update to a two-year analysis it completed last year, Redfin researchers studied nationwide home listings, sales prices, and time-on-market data from 2010 through October 2014.

The study found that February is “historically the best month to list, with an average of 66 percent of homes listed then selling within 90 days,” according to Redfin’s research.

Even in cold weather cities – such as Boston and Chicago – researchers found that home sellers were better off listing their homes in the winter than during other seasons.

The winter tends to net sellers’ more than their asking price during the months of December, January, February, and March than listings from June through November. Listing during those four winter months has resulted in higher percentages of above-asking-price sales than listing during any months, other than April and May.

Redfin researchers found that in 2012 December listings were producing the highest percentage of above-asking sales for the entire year at 17 percent.

Researchers say the winter market is less competitive for sellers since many people tend to wait until the spring to list. The smaller inventory of active listings help sellers get more attention from buyers on their properties. Also, many large corporations often transfer employees or hire new ones early in the year, creating opportunities for winter sellers from very motivated purchasers.

Homes that are “priced right and show well can sell any time” of the year, says Nela Richardson, chief economist for Redfin. Winter buyers tend to be “serious buyers… Most people are not window-shopping” in December and January, like they do in the spring months, Richardson adds.

Sellers shouldn’t worry about the holidays hampering their chances either. A 2011 study conducted by realtor.com® found that 60 percent of real estate professionals advise their sellers to list a home during the holidays because they believe it’s an opportune time to sell. Nearly 80 percent of the real estate professionals surveyed said that more serious buyers emerge during the holidays, and 61 percent say less competition from other properties makes it an ideal time to sell.

As for buyers, they may find winter a good time to make a move too. Sellers often are more flexible about negotiations over prices and terms than they would in the spring, real estate professionals say.

“People get more realistic at this time of year,” particularly if their homes hadn’t sold during the summer and fall, says Mary Bayat, a broker in Washington, D.C., and chairwoman-elect of the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS®.

Source: “Best Time to List a Home for Sale? Winter, Redfin Says,” Los Angeles Times (Dec. 14, 2014)

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Freezin" for a Reason

Freezin’ for a Reason

Freezin’ for a reason

By Tanner Harding | Jan 01, 2017

Photo by: Tanner HardingResidents run into (and out of) the water quickly at the polar plunge.

MATTAPOISETT — Hundreds of brave residents welcomed in the new year with a quick dip in the ocean on Sunday afternoon.

The polar plunge was hosted by the Huggins family to raise money for the hidden costs cancer patients and their families face, such as childcare, gas, parking and food.

Michelle Huggins said she wasn’t sure the exact number of participants, but that she had 500 prayer ties at the entrance of Mattapoisett Town Beach and all of them were gone.

“At the entrance we give each person a prayer tie, so they can make a wish for the new year,” she said.

The prayer ties were then tied to ropes that were strung from the tent to a lifeguard stand.

Last year, the event raised $10,000, and so far, it has raised $10,800 this year.

“It’s a huge group effort,” she said. “One hundred percent of the money goes to tri-town families with cancer diagnoses.”

This year, the event added a DJ to amp swimmers up before running into the cold ocean.

It’s the event’s fifth year, and Huggins is grateful to see it grow year after year.

“It’s an amazing act of compassion and kindness when people come out on a holiday,” she said. “It just shows you that humans are kind in their intentions.”

To donate, go to www.gofundme.com/PolarPlunge2017.

Hundreds turned out for the event at Mattapoisett Town Beach. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)

Hundreds of colorful prayer ties fly in the wind. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
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