Taste of Spring

Taste of Spring

Taste of Spring

Join the American Business Women’s Association ABWA, for a Taste of Spring, a Southcoast Wine Tasting Fundraiser.    Join them:

Wednesday, May 3rd

from 6 to 8:30 pm at the

     Travessia Urban Winery

        760 Purchase Street, New Bedford,  MA

Tickets:  $25 in advance per person

  $30 at the door

Flight of wine

                                                                Light Hors d’oeuvres


For Further Information: Click ABWASOUTHCOAST@gmail.com

Come on out and support this great fundraiser and enjoy good food and drink in the Southcoast.

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Tour de Creme

Tour de Creme 2017

Tour de CremeOn Sunday May 21, 2017, the Mattapoisett Land Trust and the Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path will once again host the popular Tour de Crème, a fundraising event combining the SouthCoast’s fabulous cycling with a selection of its best ice cream shops along the route.  Approximately 160 cyclists and 75 volunteers participated in last year’s inaugural event.  If you want to see how much fun we had in 2016, see the pictures on our Facebook page.  The 2017 Tour de Crème promises to be even bigger and better!  If you joined us in 2016, we hope you will ride again this year and bring your friends.  If you are new to the Tour de Crème, welcome.

In addition to the fun, of the most important parts of this is that we are keeping participation affordable for individuals and families, while enticing our riders (and non riders too) to fundraise with some very nice incentives.  A quick ask for $25 earns the enterprising fundraiser a free tee-shirt.

Registration in Now Open!  Click  link to Register.

So Far

*26 registered for 50-miler

* 46 registered for 25-miler

* 17 registered for 19-miler (5 individual, 3 family)

*20 registered for 11-miler (4 individual, 4 family)

All proceeds raised in 2016 — over $5,000 — benefited walking and biking trails in Mattapoisett.  This year the Mattapoisett Land Trust will use their portion of the proceeds to help purchase the Hammond Quarry property on Mattapoisett Neck Road and the Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path will use their portion to help build a section of bike path to connect Mattapoisett to the Marion bike path.  You can support these causes by riding and participating in fundraising, by supporting a rider, or by donating directly to these causes.  To donate directly, you can use the Donate button to give a contribution by credit card or make out a check to the Mattapoisett Land Trust, P.O. Box 31, Mattapoisett, MA 02739.  Please write “Tour de Crème” in the memo line of the check so we can be sure the proceeds go to these two uses.  Thanks!

According to Bonne DeSousa:  Fundraising: I’m looking for a few riders to join me on the fundraising team “Team Elite”  Team Elite members pledge to raise $500 and earn the elite TdC Yellow Jersey.   If 8 more people join my team  together we will raise $5000.

This year we have a new feature:  We’ll have human powered smoothies (blended on the back of a bicycle) served on the 11 mile ride.

We also need volunteers to help put the event on.  It takes quite a few: teams at the start and at each creamery, we need ride “ambassadors”  People who will ride one of the routes and make sure that all of the riders have a great experience…break the ice for riders of similar speeds so they become comfortable riding together..

Businesses can get involved as sponsors.  All our major sponsor needs are met (Tee Shirts and Jerseys) . We are now building a line of sponsorship flags that will decorate the start (Town Beach AM)  and the finish (Munro Preserve  PM) Each 18×18 logo sheet  represents a $125 donation (5 for $500) and will fly on a festive line of colors along the fences there.

This year’s Tour de Creme sponsors include:  BOLD Moves Real Estate, Mahoney’s. Mattapoisett Boatyard, First Citizen’s Federal Credit Union, Nye Lubricants, OxCart, Chase Canopy and Velofix.

Visit www.tourdecreme.org to donate and visit the website.

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This blog was posted on www.bbmpros.com on March 28, 2017.

staging tips

Staging Tips for Spring

Staging Tips for Spring    by  HGTV

Brighten up your home and bring in buyers with these easy ideas.
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Springtime brings sunshine, showers — and plenty of opportunities for home staging. Make the most of the season with these fresh updates that are sure to attract buyers.
Whip your yard into shape. When you’re selling in the spring, you need to get your yard in shape as quickly as possible. Clear winter yard debris, and get frost-resistant plants that won’t be affected if a late cold spell hits. Or, invest in silk flowers for a touch of color that you don’t have to worry about watering.
Do some spring cleaning. It’s natural to want to spruce up your space in the spring, so scrub away! A sparkling home will impress buyers and make your home seem even more appealing.
Box up your winter wardrobe. Bulky winter clothes take up lots of space, so move them out as you de-clutter your closets. You’ll impress buyers with all that space.
Spruce up the entryway. If your welcome mat is covered with winter dirt, pick up a new one. A clean, pretty doorway will help set the tone for the entire showing.
Bring spring aromas indoors. Spring is not only a colorful season, but a fragrant one, too. Bring the aroma indoors. Scents have a profound effect on mood, so infusing scent into your decor with diffusers, candles, fresh cut plants/flowers, or incense can change the overall feeling of a space.
Bring out the bright colors. Tuck away the heavy, winter flannel comforter and pull out crisp linens with coverlets for color. Bring in the spring with floral-designed spreads or colorful solids. Don’t forget accent pillows for added style and comfort.Click below for more great tips for your home by HGTVhttp://www.hgtv.com/design/real-estate/staging-tips-for-spring

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This blog was posted on www.agentrising.com on March 24,2017.

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Dining for a Cause

Dining for a Cause at 99 Restaurant in Fairhaven

Dining for a Cause

Come on out for a great cause tonight!   The Ninety Nine  Restaurant in Fairhaven, MA is holding a fundraiser to benefit Better Community Living.  A percentage of the sales between 4-9 pm will go to this great cause.

So come on out tonight, have some great food and support a great fundraiser!

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Bulldog Hockey Streak Ends at TD Garden

Bulldogs play TD Garden, lose 3-1

By Georgia Sparling | Mar 19, 2017

Photo by: Georgia Sparling The Bulldogs take the ice.

BOSTON — The Bulldogs put up a great fight on Sunday afternoon but the bigger, faster Shrewsbury Colonials took home a 3-1 win at the state championships at TD Garden.

Although the loss was tough for the Old Rochester/Fairhaven hockey players, head coach Eric Labonte said he was proud of his team.

“It’s a storybook ending. Obviously you want to win the state finals, but no one expected us to be here. It’s a really great ride for these players that they’ll never forget,” he said.

The guys had their sights on the Garden before their first game, getting T-shirts made to wear under their uniforms that read “100 Legends Way,” the stadium’s address.

“The road to the Garden has been their theme for the entire season. They achieved that, now take the pressure off, go out there, play your best hockey,” said Athletic Director Bill Tilden before the game. “I think this is the team that’s going to make us play our best all year.”

Wearing red, the Bulldogs’ fans were many, and as the game got underway the nervousness was palpable, but Lori Labonte said, “the whole team was really positive going into today.”

She would know. As the mother of varsity players Zakary and Tayber Labonte and the wife of the head coach, she’s had a front row seat all season.

“This is his dream to come here,” she said of her husband.

In the first period, the Bulldogs kept the Colonials at bay, with goalie Chase Cunningham never taking his eye off the puck. Neither team scored, but the real battle began in the second period.

“I was actually happy with the first period,” said coach Labonte. “Our goal was really to keep everything in front of us. Then, they exposed us in the second period.”

He said the defense was strained and Shrewsbury wore his players out.

“We were out there with band-aids on trying to make it work,” Labonte said. “Yeah we got run down.”

Shrewsbury scored twice in the second period and a third time in the first minute of the third. ORR quickly answered with a goal by team captain Sam Henrie. But, despite a number of tries, the Bulldogs couldn’t manage to get on the board again.

Said Labonte, “I think at the end of the day, how tired our legs were cost us on the power play. We were all thumbs out there. It felt like we weren’t patient enough on the power plays.”

Overall, Labonte said there are some things that need to change in the league. As part of Division 3 South, the Bulldogs played six games post season, compared to four for Shrewsbury. He said the extra games cost him some players as a few of his athletes were injured, including his son Zackary, who broke his collarbone during a matchup with Dartmouth.

Additionally, Labonte said, while the two schools are both D3, they aren’t drawing from the same size pool.

“They’ve got two thousands kids in their school,” he said. “If you’ve got sixty kids trying out for your hockey team, how hard is it to find fifteen hockey players? I had nineteen kids try out for my team this year.”

That his guys made it this far “is almost a miracle.”

Labonte was also quick to acknowledge that Shrewsbury was a formidable team: “They’re better than us. They outplayed us. They deserved to win.”

The coach also had positive things to say about his players. Among those he highlighted was Henrie, calling him a “one man forecheck.”

He also praised Landon Goguen: “He’s probably the most patient, smartest kids I’ve ever coached in twenty-three years of high school hockey.”

While the loss was emotional, both of Labonte’s sons said making it to the Garden was amazing. Both have played since they were 3 years old, coached by their father all along the way.

“He told me it was a once in a lifetime opportunity and just to take in the atmosphere and have fun,” said Tayber Labonte.

The brothers, who are twins, noted that they won’t have another team like this next year as many of the key players graduate. That made the loss particularly bittersweet, but Zackary said, “Win or lose, it was a great experience.”

The game begins. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

The ORR fans were decked out in red. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

(Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

Hockey moms Karin Henrie, Kim Goguen and Lori Labonte. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

The coaches survey the game. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

The start of the game from the jumbotron. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

Noah Strawn takes the puck. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

Captain Sam Henrie and coach Eric Labonte receive the trophy for state champion finalists.(Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

ORR’s fan section was a sea of red. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)
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This blog was posted on www.beyondboldmedia.com on March 21, 2017.
Agent Rising

Agent Rising Online Real Estate Course Still Available

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It’s not too late to sign up.  Visit www.agentrising.com for more information and the links to sign up for the S.O.A.R  online course or the live course beginning in May.  Take charge and begin your career today!

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

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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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Fairhaven High Cheerleaders

Fairhaven High Cheerleaders State Champs

The Fairhaven High School Blue Devils  are 5 times state Champions.  TheFairhaven High Cheerleaders received the tradition of a police escort back to Fairhaven.  The girls and guy of the cheerleading squad competed Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Wachusett Regional High School.  They were crowned the champs and now will move on to the New England’s on Saturday, March 14th in Providence.  Let’s wish these champions good luck on Saturday!

This blog was posted on www.boldmovesrealestate.com on March 14, 2017.

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Fairhaven High School Cheerleaders


Winter Is Back

Buy This Winter

We saw many hints of spring lately and the warmer weather had us convinced it was right around the corner, but winter came back this week.  The cold weather and especially the snow is a reminder that winter still has a little punch left.  We will be changing the clocks this weekend, but we still have some more cold, snowy weather to deal with this month before it’s officially spring.

Spring will be here soon, and typically in the real estate market this means more homes and a busy season.  This is great for the buyers but if you are selling your home ,right  now is the time to list your home.  Inventory is low and buyers are out looking.  Many are frustrated with the lack of homes on the market.  Winter buyers tend to be more serious and ready to buy. Listing now means less competition and less days on the market.

Clean, declutter, paint if you feel that is necessary, but act quickly and get your home on the market before the spring market hits.  Buyers do not expect the yard to be pristine at this time of year, but make sure the driveway is plowed and the walks are shoveled.  Play up the warm, cozy aspects of the home.  Have a fire burning in the fireplace, and potpourri simmering on the stove.  Use this time of year to your advantage.  Changing the clocks means more daylight hours for showings.

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This blog was posted on www.agentrising.com on March 10, 2017.


ORR Boys Basketball and Hockey Move to Playoffs

Hockey, basketball moving on in playoffs

By Tanner Harding | Mar 07, 2017

Courtesy of: Rick Manning    Players fall to their knees in celebration.

MATTAPOISETT — The Old Rochester Regional winter teams have begun their playoff runs. The boys hockey and basketball teams won their first two games in the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 3 South Tournament.

ORR/Fairhaven hockey beat Foxboro 9-0 on March 1, and went on to beat No. 4 Hopkinton 4-3 in a double overtime game. The team will play No. 16 Dartmouth in Bourne at Gallo Rink on Wednesday at 6:45 p.m.

The boys basketball team came back to beat Cardinal Spellman 68-66 on March 2 after falling behind by 16 points. ORR got the tying basket with 10 seconds to spare and managed to sink the winning basket at the buzzer. The team then went on to beat No. 2 Mashpee 69-64 and will play Hanover on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. in Brockton.

The girls basketball team played Rockland on March 1 and lost 51-32, ending its playoff run.

Both the boys and girls track team went to the Division 5 State Championship and the boys made history and took home the win.

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This blog was posted on www.beyondboldmedia.com on March 7, 2017.