Girls Hockey Qualifies for First Championship

Shoot and score: hockey team qualifies for first championship

By Andrea Ray | Feb 12, 2018


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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Still Time to Register for Weekend Warrior Class

Weekend WarriorThere is still time to join!!! Start your real estate career this weekend!

Weekend Warrior Prelicensing Course Weekend Warrior Prelicensing Class for Brokers and Salespersons. February 10th and 11th from 8-6:30. Interested in a real estate career or upgrading to a broker but feel you don’t have the time? Join Agent Rising Real Estate School’s Weekend Warrior course at the BOLD Moves Welcome Center on 145 Fairhaven Road in Mattapoisett.

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Beautiful Sunrise in Rochester


It was a beautiful sunrise in Rochester this morning before the unsettled weather moved in.  It’s important to stop and take notice of the beauty surrounding us in our communities.  We are lucky to live along the Southcoast with all the beauty of the ocean, the fields, and the woods.  It truly is a great BOLDtown community!

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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


Photo by: Andrea RayMadeleine 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, 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

BOLD Moves Real Estate Welcomes Chris Muldoon

BOLD Moves Real Estate is happy to introduce Chris Muldoon to our BOLD Moves Real Estate team. Chris has considerable real estate expertise over the years  buying, renovating and selling properties.  He has worked with designers, architects and builders and can help you navigate through the new home building process from site selection to moving in.

Chris also has experience in the rental market as well as with first time home buyers.  He has developed relationships with attorneys, home inspectors, contractors and appraisers to help his deals flow smoothly.

Chris was born and raised right here on the South Coast.  He graduated from UMASS Dartmouth with a Bachelor’s in Economics and earned his Master’s in Human Resource Management from Emmanuel College in Boston.  He currently resides in Rochester with his wife and two children.

Chris enjoys volunteering at his children’s school as well as the Pan-Mass Challenge Kids Rides and is a member of the Rochester Land Trust.  Chris is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, and the Realtor Association of Southeastern Massachusetts.

Chris is your skilled negotiator and problem solver and is the last agent you will ever need to call.  He provides honest, direct, and straightforward information so that clients can make and educated decision regarding their homes.  

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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

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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Weekend Warrior Prelicensing Course at Agent Rising

Weekend Warrior Prelicensing Class for Brokers and Salespersons.  February 10th and 11th from 8-6:30.  Interested in a real estate career or upgrading to a broker but feel you don’t have the time?  Join Agent Rising Real Estate School’s Weekend Warrior course at the BOLD Moves Welcome Center on 145 Fairhaven Road in Mattapoisett.

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This blog was posted on on January 25, 2017.


Kindness Rocks at BOLD Moves

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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Getting Your House Ready for Winter Showings

winterWinter is here and it is still a good time to sell your home.  Buyers are more serious in the winter and are ready to make an offer.  Get your home ready for the inevitable showings.

Make sure you shovel well.  Use a good old shovel or snowblower to clean all the paths going all around the house.  People will want to peek in the garage and see the entire property.  If there is ice, break out the ice melt to keep the paths clear and slip free.

Houses tend to look a little drab in the winter.  Add some curb appeal like a colorful, seasonal wreath or topiaries on the porch.  Do this early, so they can be included in your listing photos.

Scrub your windows to let as much light in as possible and don’t forget to turn lights on.  They can really brighten up a home on a cold, winter day.

Don’t scrimp on the heat.  Make sure you turn it up for the showings so the house is warm and cozy.  If you have a woodstove or fireplace, light them up.  This can greatly enhance the appeal of the home.

Try to be flexible for showings.  The more the house is shown, the better possibility a buyer will love the home and decide to put an offer in.  Winter buyers are serious.  There is a reason they are looking now.  Make sure you are showing ready.

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Snowy Day in the Tri-Town

snowy day

Today was another snowy day in the Tri-town.  It started out pretty snowy but the buses still came and the kids were off to school.  By 10:00, the snow had ended and changed to a light rain.  With temperatures rising above freezing, the roads are pretty passable and black ice is not an issue, as it was for the last couple of days causing numerous accidents locally.

Snowy days are always particularly pretty in the Tri-town of Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester, whether it is the lighthouse at Ned’s Point, or the beach in Mattapoisett or a snowy field in Rochester.

They are all part of our BOLDtown!  We are the community experts in the tri-town and surrounding communities.  We are excited every day to share the beauty of our communities and our BOLDtown.

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