Breast Cancer Walk

Avon 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer

 Breast Cancer Walk

JOIN AVON 39 FOR A TWO-DAY, 39.3 MILE WALK TO FIGHT – AND FUNDRAISE – TO END BREAST CANCER.

Now, more than ever, so many of us are looking to make a difference and take on a personal challenge. AVON 39 is the event for you. Breast cancer will take 40,000 lives in the U.S. this year. Walking and fundraising for AVON 39 means you’re helping to power research and fund programs that support those in need.

The power of 39 is in you. Come on, we’ll show you how and will be with you every step of the way…

BOSTON

JUNE 24-25, 2017

From Boston’s harbor to lovely neighborhoods like Back Bay and Beacon Hill, those earning their 39 in Boston get an experience like no other. Faneuil Hall, countless charming neighborhoods, Boston Common, and the amount of iconic landmarks are too numerous to mention on this historic walk.

2 DAYS, 39.3 MILES

39ers banding together in Boston have one goal: to take breast cancer down.  AVON 39 is a force of change that can’t be stopped, and you’re part of it.

OPENING CEREMONY: Saturday, June 24, 2017 Ceremony starts at 6:30am CARSON BEACH HARBORWALK 125 William J. Day Boulevard Boston, MA 02127 Bright and early to crush your 39.

BASECAMP 39: Saturday, June 24, 2017 Primetime 39 Entertainment starts at 4:00pm REEBOK WORLD HEADQUARTERS 1895 J W Foster Boulevard Canton, MA 02021 Home is where the heart is.

FINISH FESTIVAL AND CLOSING CEREMONY: Sunday, June 25, 2017 Our Iconic Closing Ceremony starts at 2:00pm CARSON BEACH HARBORWALK 125 William J. Day Boulevard Boston, MA 02127 Come one, come all..

 Visit www.avon39.org  Come join this great event.  You can visit the website for more information.  Join in the walk, donate and stop in at one of the Cheer Stations and cheer on your favorite participant.

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

graduations

Local High School Graduations

graduationIt’s graduation time and many area high schools held their graduation ceremonies last weekend.  Old Rochester Regional High School graduated approximately 176 students on Saturday, June 3rd. Despite cloudy skies, the rain held off and the graduation was held outside.   149 will go on to higher education and 7 have chosen the military.

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School in Rochester graduated 132 students from Acushnet, Rochester, Mattapoisett, Carver, Freetown and Lakeville on Sunday, June 4th.   Superintendent Aaron Polansky and English Teacher Gina Despres both had words of wisdom for the graduates.

Fairhaven High Graduation was held on Sunday June 4th.  The graduation was also held outside due to the good weather.

Dartmouth High School  held their graduation ceremonies on Sunday June 4th also as well as Bishop Stang High School in Dartmouth.

New Bedford Vocational Technical High School  in New Bedford  will be holding their graduation today June 7th at 6 pm at the football field.

Friday, June 9th will be graduation day for Wareham High School Seniors.

Tabor Academy held an early graduation on Monday, May 29th Memorial Day at 2 pm.

Good luck to all the area graduates as they continue on to the next step in their journey we call  life.

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This blog was posted on www.bbmpros.com on June 7, 2017

 

Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race

Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race

Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race

Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race

The Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race on the Mattapoisett River, sponsored by the Rochester Fire Department, will take place on Monday, May 29, starting at 8:30 am at Grandma Hartley’s Reservoir, Snipatuit Road, in Rochester and finish at the Herring Weir, River Road at Route 6, in Mattapoisett.

The minimum age for contestants is seven years old on Memorial Day. There will be two persons to a boat. The boat must be a homemade river racer design of any material you choose. There are no limitations or restrictions on types of paddles.

Divisions include open men’s/women’s, junior boys, junior girls, co-ed and parent/child. Junior division teams are both contestants under 14 years old. Parent/child is for a parent with his/her child (child under 14 years old) or an adult (25 or older) with a child (child under 14 years old). Trophies are awarded to the first, second and third place finishers in each division.

Pre-registration is required. Contestants may register at the Rochester Grange Hall, 205 Hartley Road, on Friday, May 12 and Friday, May 19 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. No registrations will be accepted after Friday, May 19 at 8:00 pm. It may be prudent for contestants that raced last year to submit their paper work on the first night of registration in the event of unforeseen circumstances that prevent them from attending the last registration and losing the starting position they earned based on last year’s finish position. This would also make the work load on the registration staff a bit easier on the last night of registration.

Rules and registration forms may be obtained at Lloyd’s Market and at the registration sessions. A signed registration form must be submitted by each contestant for a team to be eligible to draw a starting position.

The Boat Race Ham & Bean supper will be served on the Saturday evening of the Memorial Day weekend, May 27, 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Rochester Memorial School. Tickets for the supper may be purchased at the door.

William Watling III has again offered to make two carbon fiber racing paddles – one straight shaft and one bent shaft – to be raffled separately at the supper. Raffle tickets are $5 each per paddle and may be purchased at the registration sessions and at the supper. Proceeds from the supper, along with donations, fund the expenses of the race. (There is no registration/entry fee to race.)

Trophies and prizes will be awarded on Memorial Day at the Rochester Memorial School at 7:30 pm.

For further information, contact Boat Race Chairman Arthur F. Benner at 508-763-2024.

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This blog was posted on www.bbmpros.com on May 16, 2017.

New Scoutmaster for Rochester Boy Scouts Troop 31

Scoutmaster Retires, Passes the Torch

Rochester Boy Scouts Troop 31 said a fond farewell to its scoutmaster of nine years, Michael Blanchard, and inducted its new scoutmaster, Kevin “KT” Thompson, on April 3 at the Rochester Grange Hall.

Blanchard was the guest of honor for this special occasion, having been invited as a special guest only to be surprised by a crowd that gathered to honor him for his years of service and dedication to the boys of Rochester.

During the ceremony, the scouts and parent scout volunteers presented Blanchard with a number of gifts, some silly, some sentimental, and the Rochester Firemen’s Association was on hand to present Blanchard with an American flag that the Fire Department had flown outside the fire station that day.

Some things spoken about Blanchard that night: apparently he doesn’t like to wear socks (but he did that night), he always has his bug spray, and, as Thompson put it, the shoes he must fill are enormous ones – socks, or no socks.

The leader reflections on Blanchard’s service given by other scout leaders were, at times, emotional as they read poems that reminded them of Blanchard’s character and his contribution to scouting.

Blanchard thanked those who were in attendance and turned to his scouts, saying those boys “…Would forever be my boys.”

Before cutting the giant cake with an uncanny likeness of Blanchard on top fashioned out of frosting, Thompson took the oath and the torch was passed from Blanchard to Thompson.

“You are relieved,” said Thompson to Blanchard. “I am relieved,” Blanchard replied.

By Jean Perry

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

Easter egg hunt

Easter Activities in the Tri-town

Easter is almost here and the tri-town of Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester each have Easter Egg  Hunts in their respective towns.

MATTAPOISETT– The Mattapoisett Lions Club will be hosting the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15, 2017.  The event will be held at Veteran’s Park at Ned’s Point Lighthouse from 11:00 to 12:00.  Weather permitting.

ROCHESTER – The Plumb Corner mall will host an Easter event on Saturday, April 8, from noon to 12:30 p.m. that will include an Easter Egg Hunt, hay rides, parade, crafts, DJ Howie for tunes, Vinny the Bubble Guy and – most importantly – the Rochester Police Department will be conducting a food drive for Rochester seniors so patrons are asked to bring a non-perishable item to stuff the cruiser. Donations for the food drive can also be dropped off anytime at the Law Offices of Matthew H. Beaulieu, 565 Rounseville Road, Suite 5.

MARION – The Sippican Lands Trust’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by RO Parker Electric, will be held Saturday, April 8 (rain date, Saturday, April 15), 10 a.m. at Peirson Woods, Point Road.

For ages 3-10 – bring your Easter Basket.

So come on out with your Easter Baskets and join in the fun!

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This blog was posted on www.boldmovesrealestate.com on April 5, 2017.

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

                                                                     Raffles

For Further Information: Click ABWASOUTHCOAST@gmail.com

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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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ORR

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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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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Old Rochester Regional High School Football

Old Rochester Girls Claim Sixth-straight SCC Indoor Track Title

That’s a half-dozen in a row for the Old Rochester girls.The Bulldogs indoor track team claimed its sixth-straight South Coast Conference Indoor Track championship on Saturday, easily out-pacing the rest of the field with 109 points. Dighton-Rehoboth was second with 58 and Fairhaven, Apponequet and Wareham tied for third with 37. Seekonk (21) placed sixth, Bourne (8) was seventh, Case (2) was eighth and GNB Voc-Tech (1) was ninth.

ORR got wins from Madeline Scheub in the 600 (1:51.27), Madison Martin in the 1-mile (5:52.76), Avery Nugent in the 2-mile (12:43.54) and Brooke Santos in the 55 hurdles (9.09). The Bulldogs’ 4×400 relay was also first in 4:35.82.

Apponequet’s Emilia Lauzon won the 300 in 44.65, while teammate Vayna Doyle won the high jump at 5-foot-0.

Wareham’s Chayla Ewing defended her conference title in the 55 with a 7.75 time, beating the Lakers’ Jordan McClowsy by a thousands of a second. The Vikings got third-place finishes from Renneanna Dillen in the 1-mile (6:00.59), Taylor Gerbig in the high jump (4-10) and their 400 relay team (Adriana Santos, Natalia Moulding, Rawding, Ewing) in 4:45.64.

For Fairhaven, Sam Hathway won the 1,000 in 3:25.42, Sam Fernandes was second in the 1-mile in 5:53.05 and Brooke Douglass was third in the 55-meter hurdles in 9.39. All three will compete in the Div. 5 State Championship on Friday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.

On the boys side, Dighton-Rehoboth claimed a conference crown with 85.5 points. Old Rochester placed second with 65, followed by Case (59) in third, GNB Voc-Tech (42) in fourth, Apponequet (28) in fifth, Seekonk (14) in sixth, Wareham (10) in seventh, Fairhaven (6) in eighth and Bourne (0.5) in ninth.

The Bulldogs’ Danny Renwick won the 55 hurdles (7.96) and the high jump (6-foot-6), while Apponequet’s Aidan MacSweeney won the 1-mile (5:11.68) and Wareham’s Bradley Harunkiewicz won the shot put (45-11). The Bears got wins from Dejury Amado in the 55 (6.71), Noah Martni in the 300 (38.13) and the 4×400 relay (Devon Santos, Amado, Matt Cummings, Martin) in 3:45.91.

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