Old Colony

Career Awareness Days at Old Colony

Junior high students tour Old Colony during ‘Career Awareness Days’

By Zachary McMahon | Nov 05, 2017

Photo by: Jackie Machamer   Visiting students played games in Old Colony’s gym during Career Awareness Days.

ROCHESTER — From hair braiding to bikes that can turn on a lightbulb, Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School offers a little something for everyone.

That’s what area eighth-grade students found out during Career Awareness Days, which came to Old Colony from November 1-3.  On Career Awareness Days, eighth-grade students from area junior high schools visit Old Colony to tour the campus and learn more about the academics and technical programs that Old Colony offers.

Students who attend Old Colony learn a trade alongside their academic workloads; the school offers 13 different technical areas to choose from, including Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Automotive Technology, Graphic Communication & Design, Welding and health career training.

Students from four different junior high schools visited Old Colony, beginning on November 1. Seventy-nine students from Fort Middle School, in Acushnet, and 60 students from Carver Middle School visited on Wednesday, November 1.

On Thursday, November 2, 120 students from Freetown-Lakeville Middle School came to Old Colony. Last but not least, 160 students from Old Rochester Regional Junior High School visited Old Colony on Friday, November 3. Altogether, a total of about 419 junior high school students visited Old Colony’s campus.

The student groups visited a variety of different vocational areas. Some students stated that they enjoyed the Carpentry shop. Others tried out the Cosmetology area, where they could opt to have their nails painted, or their hair braided by Cosmetology students.

Meanwhile, in the Electrical area, students tried out a bike modified by the Electrical students; as they pedaled, a nearby lightbulb would turn on.

The students of Culinary Arts counted on the easiest way to a teenage heart: food. Culinary students gave out food to the eighth-grade visitors—those with a sweet tooth enjoyed the cupcakes and cookies on offer.

Several visiting students mentioned that they were considering Old Colony as an option for high school.

Students must apply to Old Colony for acceptance before they can attend. Students are required to have good grades, attendance, discipline, and a successful personal interview to receive admission.

Zachary McMahon is a sophomore student at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School.

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ORRHS

Old Rochester HS State Tournaments

Old RochesterOld Rochester Regional High School sports are at an exciting time right now!  There are some MIAA State Tournament games coming up over the next few days.

Friday, November 3, 2017:  MIAA Football South Division 6 semi-final  Rockland at Old Rochester 7:00 pm

Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors

Saturday, November 4, 2017:  MIAA Boys Soccer South Division 3 First Round

Joseph Case High School at Old Rochester 6:00 pm

Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students and senior

Monday, November 6, 2017:  MIAA Girls Soccer South Division 2 First Round

Scituate/Foxboro at Old Rochester 6:00 pm

Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students and seniors

Come on out and support your favorite Bulldogs.  It’s sure to be exciting games.

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fall and winter

Fall and Winter Selling Tips

fall and winterSpring is always advertised as the best time to sell a home but the fall and winter market is a great time too!  What should you do to keep your house looking it’s best and ready to sell?

Keep up with your system maintenance.  Now is the time to turn on the heat and and stoke up the fire.  Make sure your heating system is serviced and trouble-free and time to clean the chimneys and make sure your woodstoves and fireplaces are safe and in working order.  Regular maintenance will keep all your appliances working properly.

Keep up with the outside maintenance also.  Keep the grass cut, leaves raked, or snow shoveled so the yard looks its best and is safe for showings.

You might want to pull out some spring photos you have of the house.  The fall and winter look of your home may be cozy but you also want sellers to see what it looks like with flowers blooming and grass growing.

Take advantage of the seasonal decor.  Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas can show your home in a great light.  A cozy fire and great aromas such as potpourri simmering on the stove can add to the homey feel of the home.   Keep the decorations light and classic.  Halloween pumpkins and mums and gourds are a great look, but avoid the gore and scary aspects of Halloween, such as spider webs, Friday the 13th characters or scary masks.  For Thanksgiving and Christmas, less is more.  Classic decorations are in order rather than over the top lights and displays.

Lighting is important when we turn the clocks and it gets darker earlier.  Make sure there is plenty of lighting inside and out to keep the home bright and cozy.  Showings may be after dark, and a lit up yard can help potential buyers see the yard better.

There may be less showings at this time of year, but buyers are usually serious.  Try to be flexible with showings so buyers have the chance to get in and see the house according to their schedules.

The days may be getting shorter but there is still plenty of time to sell your home.

Visit www.boldmovesrealestate.com for a great team of realtors ready to help you get your home sold this fall and winter.

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

haunted hayride

Rochester Boy Scouts Haunted Hayride

The Rochester Troop 31 Boy Scouts held a Haunted Hayride on Friday and Saturday night at the Souza Cranberry Bogs on High St. in Rochester.  The weather was great and the tractor pulled hayride was a huge success.

The night was dark and there were all kinds of scary scenes to watch as the hay wagon went around the bogs.  There were scary witches, scarecrows, weird science experiments, a graveyard, chainsaw wielding creatures, and lots of scary characters popping up out of the dark.

There were lots of families in attendance and the wagon ran non-stop all night.   There was also a table of treats to end the night.  It was a screaming good time!  The scouts are already planning for next year so mark your calendars.

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changing the clocks

Changing the Clocks

changing the clocksDaylight Savings Time is coming to an end.  We moved the clocks forward one hour on March 12 at at 2:00 am and we will move them back one hour on November 5 at 2:00 am also.

Why do we do this?  Daylight Savings Time was created by William Willett in 1907 to stop wasting valuable hours of light in the summer months.

In summer the sun rises and sets one hour later than it would without daylight saving.

Germany became the first country to adopt the clock-changing plan on April 30, 1916, in order to save on coal usage, and on May 21, Britain followed, as World War One was underway.

The Summer Time Act of 1916 was passed by Parliament and the first day of British summer was reported as May 21, 1916.

People who supported the proposal argued the plan would save energy by reducing domestic coal consumption.

They also said it would increase supplies available for manufacturing the war effort during WW1.

It has been in place ever since – despite criticism from some groups. Some critics argue daylight savings time should be completely abolished .  Some argue there is little practical gain from changing the time twice a year and the process is disruptive to schools and business.

There is a point to be made from both sides of the argument.  It’s always a better feeling to Spring Forward in March and enjoy later sunsets.  However, falling back in November may give us an extra hour of sleep but the early darkness takes a little getting used to once again.  It does make for brighter mornings though.

Whatever side you fall on, be prepared to change your clocks one hour back on November 5th and stay ahead of the game.  I-phones and tablets update automatically as well as most devices.

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This blog was posted on www.bbmpros.com on October 25, 2017.

RASEM RED Expo

RASEM R.E.D Expo

RASEM RED ExpoThe RASEM R.E.D Expo was held last Thursday, October 19th at White’s of Westport.  RASEM or Realtor’s Association of Southeastern MA sponsored the event for local area realtors.  The theme of the day was “It’s a Jungle Out There”.  MC Kate Lanagan MacGregor, owner of BOLD Moves Real Estate kept with the jungle theme in clothing and a unique photo opportunity.

The morning started with the National Anthem sung by Mary Cardwell from Embrace Home Loans and a Keynote Speech by Mike Russell of Century 21.

There was also a Broker Panel Discussion from Brokers of local agencies and a great opportunity for the realtors to earn CEU’s on Realtor Safety and Open Houses,  and Alternative Dispute Resolution and Procuring Cause in the afternoon.

The day also included RED (real estate education development) Talks by some of the vendors and also real estate professionals.  There was also a Video Workshop and a Cocktail Reception.

It was a great day filled with networking, education ,friendship, and fun.

Some of the vendors included:  BBM Pros/ Agent Rising Real Estate School,  Office Technology Group, Embrace Home Loans, MAR, Bank Five, Percy Law Group, Shamrock Financial, SERVPRO of Dartmouth/NB, MLS Pin, Caliber Home Loans, First Choice Loan Service, All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services, Pawtucket Credit Union, First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union, A Better Insurance Agency, First Eastern Mortgage Corp., Paul Dion, CPA, Residential Mortgage Services, and  Southcoast Media Group.

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This blog was posted on www.agentrising.com on October 23, 2017.

RASEM RED Expo

Old Rochester Regional High School Football

Old Rochester Regional High School Homecoming

Lady BulldogsAccording to Sippican Weekly:

Big game, new mascot waiting at ORR Homecoming

Oct 16, 2017

MATTAPOISETT — Old Rochester Regional High School’s football team will face off against Seekonk at the school’s homecoming game, but there’s a lot of school spirit beforehand.

The high school’s annual pep rally will see each class face off by performing a homecoming skit on Friday, Oct. 19. The most creative skit will win; past classes have performed “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “Star Wars,” “Napoleon Dynamite,” “Elf” and “Monsters, Inc.”

The homecoming football game will begin at 7 p.m. on the same day. The Bulldogs have won their last three homecoming games, defeating Apponequet in 2016, this year’s foe Seekonk in 2015, and Wareham in 2014.

During half-time, high school principal Mike Devoll has said that ORR’s new official mascot will be revealed; earlier in the year, an online questionnaire was offered to tri-town residents, looking for their input in what they wanted in a mascot.

“We had so many different bulldog mascots,” Devoll said at the time. “For unity’s sake, it would be nice to have just one mascot.”

With the help of a New Bedford graphic design company, the new bulldog mascot is just waiting to be revealed on Friday night.

Homecoming weekend will be capped by the school’s homecoming dance, which will run on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 7-10 p.m. at the high school.

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This blog was posted on www.bbmpros.com on October 18, 2017.

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Real Estate is Hot!

BOLD Moves Real Estate

The real estate market is hot right now!  How do you navigate through the pitfalls of buying or selling a home without getting burned?

Join Dave Garro and Iva Lajoie of BOLD Moves Real Estate for an informal, no committment, casual conversation on your real estate goals, whether buying or selling.  Learn how to navigate through the busy buyer’s market or position your home to sell in this competitive market.

Dave and Iva can walk you through the steps and listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have.

Join them on Sunday, October 22nd from 11-1 pm at BOLD Moves Real Estate, 145 Fairhaven Rd. Mattapoisett, MA

Get all your real estate questions answered with plenty of time to spare to watch the Patriots in the evening!

Questions? Call Dave Garro at 508-400-7876

Iva Lajoie at 774-263-8257

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This blog was posted on www.agentrising.com on October 12, 2017.

 

haunted hayride

Local Halloween Events

haunted hayrideHalloween is quickly approaching and there are many events happening in the Southcoast Massachusetts area.

Looking for a Halloween costume?  According to the YMCA, “Save money this Halloween on your child’s costume by stopping by the Gleason Family YMCA on Saturday October 14th for our Recycled Costume Sale. We have a great variety of clean, gently used costumes in many different sizes for kids that will fit your Halloween needs this year without breaking the bank. Prices for complete costumes are $3 to $10 and accessories will also be reasonably priced. Our sale kicks off at 9:30 am in the lobby of the Gleason Family YMCA and will last until the costumes are sold out. Proceeds with benefit the YMCA Annual Campaign, which provides financial assistance for membership, programs, and summer camp to those in the community who cannot afford the Y experience on their own.

Many thanks to those who have already donated to the costume sale and we are still accepting costumes through Friday 10/13/17.”

For more information:  contact Cathy Longfield at clongfield@ymcasouthcoast.org.

Plumb Corner Halloween Spooktacular is Saturday, October 28th from 1-4 pm.   

Activities include a Haunted House(sponsored by Law Offices of Matthew Beaulieu), Dancing with DJ Howie, Arts and Crafts, Reptile Exhibit, Food Drive (bring a non-perishable item for Rochester Seniors, Creepy Experiments, Games, Pumpkin Pie Contest, Spooky Storytime with Amos, Plumb Library Reading Dog!  Trick or Treating and a Costume Contest at 2pm.

Sponsored by: Plumb Corner Merchants, Friends and Junior Friends of Plumb Library, Rochester Lions Club, Rochester Police Brotherhood, Rockland Trust and Rochester Women’s Club.

Haunted family friendly Hayride at the Souza Cranberry Bogs at 85 High St. in Rochester.  Benefitting the Rochester Boy Scout Troop 30.  October 27th and 28th from 6:00 -10:00 pm.  $5.00 per car donation.

It’s All About the Animals 3rd Annual Octopurr Fest  Sunday, October 15th 11:00 am -4:00pm, 103 Marion Road, Rochester, MA

Activities include: Huge Chinese Auction with  125+valuable prizes, Tom Cat Ball Drop with a $500 prize, 25+ local vendors selling crafts, jewelry, pet beds & accessories, gourmet pet treats & home goods, bake sale table with wonderful treats, burgers, hot dogs, soups, etc., face painting and balloon animals.

Put these great events on your calendar and bring the kids out for some great Halloween fun!

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This blog was posted on www.bbmpros.com on October 11, 2017.