Santa’s Workshop at ORR

Senior fundraiser brings Santa’s Workshop to ORR

Dec 18, 2017


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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RASEM President

Kate Lanagan MacGregor, RASEM President

RASEM PresidentKate Lanagan MacGregor, broker owner of BOLD Moves Real Estate and Agent Rising Real Estate School was installed as President of RASEM, Realtors Association of Southeastern Massachusetts.on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the 2018 Installation of Officers and Directors.

  The event was held at The Stoneforge Tavern in Raynham, MA.  It was a great evening with all the local real estate agencies represented.  Steve Medeiros of Keller Williams Real Estate, 2017 RASEM President, was ready to pass on the torch to Kate Lanagan MacGregor.  The passing of the gavel was performed by Paul Chasse, Chief Executive Officer.

 Kate was happy to take on the new role of President and challenged her colleagues to get involved and join a local RASEM committee.  With the support  of her family and her BOLD Moves tribe, it was a great evening of dining and dancing.  Kate is excited and ready for the new year ahead.  She loves every aspect of real estate and is happy to take the RASEM leadership to a new level and serve her real estate community.

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Dawn Andrews

Meet November ScholarSHARE Winner Dawn Andrews

Dawn AndrewsAgent Rising Real Estate School is proud to announce that Dawn Andrews of New Bedford is our newest ScholarSHARE winner for the month of November.

Dawn is excited to start the Agent Rising Real Estate online course, the first step in the journey to a real estate career.  Dawn has been serving the community for over 22 years, working in customer service in the medical field.  She focused on assisting those in need in any way possible.  Unfortunately, Dawn was faced with major health issues in 2014 and found her life turned around with the need for aggressive treatment which took a lot of strength and fortitude.

She is thankful now to be on the road to better health, and new beginnings.  Dawn is ready to chart a new course and start to get her life and independence back.  With her background in community service, real estate is a natural fit for her.  She looks forward to working with clients to fulfill their real estate wants and needs.

The online course fits in perfectly with her lifestyle right now, as she has the ability to complete her courses right out of her home.  Agent Rising is happy to be able to provide Dawn with this platform to start her life again, without the financial burdens of real estate school.

Are you ready to start your real estate career?  Let Agent Rising Real Estate School take the financial worry out of the equation.  Visit www.agentrising.com and click on the ScholarSHARE link and see how you can apply and tell us your story.

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This blog was posted on www.agentrising.com on December 7, 2017.


ORRHS Boys and Girls Basketball Season Begins

Boys basketball plays first scrimmage

By Tanner Harding | Dec 03, 2017


Photo by: Tanner Harding

MATTAPOISETT — The Old Rochester Regional boys basketball team took to the court for the first time this season on Saturday evening. Though only a scrimmage, the team showed Falmouth what its made of during a hard fought, back-and-forth game.

The team will look to continue on the success from last season. The Bulldogs went into the playoffs as the seventh seed, and made it to the Division 3 South Semifinal. They dropped that game 57-51, but ended the season with a 16-7 record.

The Bulldogs’ first official game of the season will be Friday, Dec. 8 at New Bedford, as part of the boys varsity jamboree. Tip-off is at 7:45 p.m.

The first home game of the season is Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. versus Bourne.

Loss, win for girls’ varsity basketball in first scrimmage

By Andrea Ray | Dec 02, 2017


Photo by: Andrea RayThe Old Rochester Lady Bulldogs varsity basketball team matched up against Falmouth and Bishop Stang on Saturday, December 2.

MATTAPOISETT — The Old Rochester girls’ varsity team began their unofficial season on Saturday, December 2, with a win and a loss in scrimmages against Falmouth High School and Bishop Stang High School.

The Lady Bulldogs won a 20-minute scrimmage against Falmouth, with an ultimate score of 22-16. The Lady Bulldogs led the scrimmage throughout.

Luck didn’t hold entirely though; the team did lose its second scrimmage, a 10-minute bout against Bishop Stang. The final score was 2-12.

The scrimmage sessions were good practice for the varsity team’s first official game, a non-conference matchup against Durfee High School in Fall River. The game will be played at Durfee on Friday, December 8. It will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Come on out and support your local girls and boys basketball teams.

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Kat Moulton

ScholarSHARE Recipient Kat Moulton Passes her Real Estate Exam

Kat Moulton

Agent Rising Real Estate School is excited to announce that ScholarSHARE Recipient Kat Moulton has finished her course and passed her real estate exam.  She is now on the road to a successful real estate career.

Are you interested in a real estate career?  Agent Rising is embarking on an ambitious Pay it Forward Program.  Every month they are giving a free real estate course to a deserving individual.  Tell them your story and you may be on your way to an exciting real estate career.

Visit www.agentrising.com and click on the ScholarSHARE link.  Tell us your story and you could be picked to start your free online real estate course.  Applications are due by the 15th of each month.  

Visit our website and see how a real estate career could make sense for you.  Traditional classes are starting in January and/or you can take part in the online class.

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This blog was posted on www.agentrising.com on December 1, 2017.


Rochester Tree Lighting

Local Christmas Tree Lightings

Rochester Tree LightingChristmas is drawing closer now that we are past Thanksgiving.  All the area towns are planning their annual Christmas Tree Lightings. Here are a list of the area towns and dates and times for their Festive Tree Lightings, many times with music  and events.

Mattapoisett’s 7th annual evening of free holiday fun returns to Shipyard Park on Saturday, December 8.    Holiday in the Park runs from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The tree lighting will follow in the park.  The event will feature will feature food, ornament making, and face painting as well as an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus at 4:15 p.m.       A number of musical groups will perform, including Rick LeBlanc, the Old Hammondtown Chorus and Concert Band, and the Showstoppers.                                                                                                                                                          The Mattapoisett Lions Club also asks that families bring an unwrapped present for a needy child and a canned good.

Marion’s Annual Christmas Stroll will take place on Sunday Dec. 11 beginning at 3 p.m.                                          Front Street will be closed during this time as the stroll makes its way towards the Town House.                            There, guests will be able to attend the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.                                                            The Marion Business Community has handled all of the planning for the annual event.

The Annual Rochester Tree Lighting will take place on Monday, December 4th at 6:30 in front of the Town Hall at the Town Green.  The Rochester Memorial School Band will provide music and a Fire Truck visit from Santa.

New Bedford’s Sun., 12/2, TREE LIGHTING At 4:30 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will lead a parade up William Street to the Main Library. The parade will feature the award-winning New Bedford High School Whaler Marching Band and the All-City Middle School Marching Band and Color Guard. The count­down celebration will begin at 5 p.m. with greetings from elected officials and an appearance by Santa Claus!

Fairhaven’s Benoit Square Lighting
Friday, December 1, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Benoit Square, opposite 267 Adams Street, Fairhaven                                                                                                The North Fairhaven Improvement Association will host its annual Sing-Along—this year featuring the Showstoppers—and light the decorated square and gazebo. Santa Claus will then visit North Fairhaven on a fire truck.

Wareham’s Tree Lighting                                                                                                                                                             The Main Street tradition continues — NEW ROUTE THIS YEAR.. Starting at High School then route proceeds down Main Street to its destination in Besse Park, where all present will have an opportunity to see the Besse Park tree lighting and greet Santa as he arrives by boat for photos!

Dartmouth’s Tree Lighting
Friday, December 5, 2014
Dartmouth Green
Please join them for Dartmouth’s annual Christmas tree lighting on the Green. The tree will be lit promptly at 5:15 pm. Cookies and hot chocolate, sponsored by the Office of the President, will be served.   Join Trumpeter Glenn Griffin and the 40th Anniversary Christmas Revels Youth and Adult Choruses for traditional Carols.
Come on out and support your town and take part in the festivities.
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Thanksgiving football

Local Thanksgiving Football Games

Thanksgiving footballThanksgiving is nearly here and that means Football!  What are the local area High School matchups?
Here they are:
Old Rochester Regional High School
 Apponequet Regional vs.Old Rochester Regional
 The Old Rochester Regional varsity football team has a home non-conference game vs. Apponequet Regional (Lakeville, MA) on Thursday, November 23 @ 10am
Old Colony Voke Tech High School
Old Colony RVT vs.Tri-County RVT
The Old Colony RVT varsity football team has an away non-conference game @ Tri-County RVT (Franklin, MA) on Wednesday, November 22 @ 6pm
Dartmouth and Fairhaven High School
Dartmouth  vs .Fairhaven
The Fairhaven varsity football team has a home non-conference game vs. Dartmouth (South Dartmouth, MA) on Thursday, November 23 @ 10am
Wareham High School
 The Wareham varsity football team has an away non-conference game @ rival school Bourne (MA) on Thursday, November 23 @ 10a.
Bishop Stang High School
Bishop Feehan vs. Bishop Stang
 The Bishop Stang varsity football team has a home non-conference game vs. Bishop Feehan (Attleboro, MA) on Thursday, November 23 @ 10am
New Bedford High School
New Bedford vs. Durfee
 Game Details – Durfee H.S.

The New Bedford varsity football team has an away conference game @ rival school Durfee (Fall River, MA) on Thursday, November 23 @ 10:15am

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This blog was posted on www.bbmpros.com on November 22, 2017.

Real Estate News Flash!

BOLDTown News Update! 

BOLD Moves Real Estate are your community experts.  We are sharing updates which impact your life and lifestyle.  We are dedicated to protecting  homeowner’s rights.  We can help solve this.  Take action!

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This new legislation means $850 less in Mortgage Interest Deduction on an average.
The future will become 1.5 TRILLION debt to pass on to our children and grandchildren.

Tell your Members of Congress you oppose any tax reform plan that would weaken the tax incentives for owning a home, such as the Mortgage Interest Deduction.   It makes no sense to let a tax reform plan increase taxes on homeowners by eliminating the state and local tax deduction.

The recently released tax reform framework is promising to lower taxes for the middle class and create economic growth. However, restricting the Mortgage Interest Deduction to just the top 5 percent and repealing the deduction for state and local taxes would eliminate the time-honored tax incentives of owning a home for current and prospective homeowners. It could also lower the value of all homes by more than 10 percent and inhibit growth.


Click here to make your voice heard! www.homeonershipmatters.realtor/taxreform

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This blog was posted on www.agentrising.com on November 16, 2017.


Thanksgiving and Early December Events in the Tri-town

It’s hard to believe but Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  There are many Thanksgiving events happening in the tri-towns of Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester.  Here are a few upcoming Thanksgiving and early Christmas happenings.

The Annual Tri-town Senior citizens Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, November 19th, in the Old Rochester Regional cafeteria.  Doors open at 11:15 and dinner will be served at noon.

MARION – (508) 748-3570
MATTAPOISETT – (508) 758-4110
ROCHESTER – (508) 763-8723

Over 100 door prizes. Served and assisted by Junior High Students.

The Marion Antique Auctions is holding its Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Auction on November 25, beginning at 10 a.m.

The auction will be held at the Marion Music Hall which overlooks Marion Harbor and is located at 164 Front Street.

This highly diversified auction has 440 lots and almost all are offered with no reserves. They are fresh to the market. For information call 508-498- 7136 or email frank@marionantiques.com


MARION — The Sippican Choral Society is inviting everyone to its 2017 Christmas concert.

This will be the 53rd consecutive concert that the Choral Society has held.

This concert promises to usher in the spirit of the season. Under the direction of Tianxu Zhou, Director of Musical Arts, and accompanist Michelle Gordon, the concert will include pieces such as “Christmas Day,” “O Gracious Light,” “Heilige Nacht,”  as well as a few others. In addition,  “Schubert’s Mass in G” will also be performed.

Concert dates are Friday, December 1  at 8 p.m. at St. Lawrence Church in New Bedford and Sunday, December 3 at 4 p.m. at Wickenden Chapel, Tabor Academy, Marion.

Ticket prices are $15  for general admission and $5 for students. Children six years and under are given free admission. Tickets may be purchased in advance from The Bookstall in Marion, The Symphony Shop in Dartmouth, No Kidding in Mattapoisett, Euro in Fairhaven, or at the door on the day of the concerts. Tickets can also be purchased online at BrownPaperTickets.com.

Call Nancy Sparklin at 508-763- 2327 with any questions, or visit www.sippicanchoralsociety.org.

MATTAPOISETT — Avoid busy parking lots and holiday traffic; visit the Mattapoisett Historical Society’s annual Holiday Arts & Craft Fair at 5 Church Street, Mattapoisett.

The fair will be held on Saturday, December 9, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. A large selection of handmade creations will be available, including art, notecards, soaps, woolens, photographs, jewelry and dried floral arrangements

For more information, call 508-758-2844 or email info@mattapoisetthistoricalsociety.org.

Come on out and join in the festivities and get into the spirit of the holidays.

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This blog was posted on www.bbmpros.com on November 14, 2017.



New Scholarshare Winners

David SantosMeet Agent Rising Real Estate School’s newest Scholarshare Winners.

Meet David Santos of Holyoke, MA.  David is not a stranger to hard work.  Since the age of 16, David has held various jobs to get ahead and now to support his wife and two-year old son.  David is excited to start classes and begin a new career in real estate.  This is the first step in his journey to financial stability and a meaningful career.  He has always enjoyed helping people and knows his real estate career will suit him perfectly and be a jumpstart to his future for himself and his family. David is excited to get started on his new courses and his future.


Meet Heidi Sanders of New Bedford, MA.  Heidi is  a hard worker and go-getter.  Heidi has been busy raising a family for many years before she got involved in being a rental agent.  She has always been interested in real estate and now that her family is growing, now is the time to make her goals of becoming a real estate agent a reality.  Heidi is now looking for the financial stability and making the time for herself to pursue a career rather than a job.  She has enjoyed working in the real estate field and is excited to begin her trek and education on her road to her real estate career.

Visit www.agentrising.com and tell us your story and apply to be one of our Scholarshare winners and start your real estate career.

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This blog was posted on www.agentrising.com on November 9, 2017.