cardboard boats

Cardboard Boats Fill Mattapoisett Harbor

Students take over Mattapoisett Harbor with cardboard boats

By Tanner Harding | Jun 15, 2017

Photo by: Tanner HardingStudents race across the harbor in homemade boats.

MATTAPOISETT — If the Titanic had sailed into Mattapoisett Harbor, it wouldn’t have sank. There are no icebergs in Buzzards Bay, afterall. At least, this is the reasoning of a group of Old Rochester Regional Junior High students who named their cardboard boat the JHS Titanic.

“We named it that because it looks unsinkable,” Ethan McElroy said about naming the boat after the doomed ship.

It seems McElroy, his brother Lucas McElroy, Max Vivino and Caleb Devoe were onto something, as they had one of the fastest race times of the day.

The foursome was part of the junior high group that took to the seas instead of the woods, choosing to take part in cardboard boat races in Mattapoisett Harbor, rather than participating in the Survival camping trip.

Students were free to design their boats however they saw fit, with a few exceptions: it could only be made using cardboard and duct tape, and the tape can’t cover the entire boat.

Alyssa Fornaro, Savannah Texeira, Hanna Texeira, Haley Andrews and Maya Mcleod, creators of the fan-favorite boat Aquafart, decided to use cardboard tubes in their design.

“We used tubes because they have air in them so they’ll help us float,” Fornaro said.

The group of Matthew Curry, Ethan Scully and Benjamin Preece-Santos focused more on the aesthetics, and went for a Viking-themed boat.

“Dragons are cool and we saw a lot of Viking boats online, so we did that,” Curry said.

However, Viking flags and dragon designs aside, they didn’t ignore the practical side either.

“We put a lot of layers,” Scully said. “Just a ton of layers of cardboard.”

Not all the boats held up in the water. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)

Caleb Devoe, Max Vivino, Ethan McElroy and Lucas McElroy hope the JHS Titanic has a more successful maiden voyage than its namesake. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)

(Photo by: Tanner Harding)

Fan-favorite Aquafart heads to the water. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)

Alyssa Fornaro and Savannah Texeira row as hard as they can. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)

Matthew Curry, Ethan Scully and Benjamin Preece-Santos get ready to take to the high seas.(Photo by: Tanner Harding)

Ethan and Lucas McElroy celebrate their win. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)

(Photo by: Tanner Harding)

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This blog was posted on www.bbmpros.com on June 20, 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

 

Marion fireworks

Marion Fireworks are a Go

Independence Day fireworks will return to Marion

By Andrea Ray | May 19, 2017

Photo by: Georgia Sparling

MARION — Fireworks will brighten the night skies over Silvershell Beach once again.

With four days left to go in its extended campaign, the Marion Fireworks Committee’s Twenty from Many campaign officially reached its goal of $40,000 on Friday morning.

The listed total on the campaign’s GoFundMe page is at $40,100. The ‘Marion Fireworks 2017’ Facebook page posted notice that the fireworks would return early Friday morning.

On Thursday, the campaign was still about $12,000 short of its goal – until Tabor Academy donated $10,000, on top of a previous donation made earlier. The large donation left the campaign only a few thousand dollars short of the goal.

The Tabor donation spurred further donations, with the small gap closed by Friday morning, and the official goal reached.

Now it’s time to sit back, enjoy the fireworks, and maybe set aside $20 for the next campaign. Any donations made to the campaign now will be set aside to begin next year’s campaign fund. The GoFundMe page can be found at https://www.gofundme.com/marion-fireworks.

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Marion fireworks

Marion Fireworks Needs Your Donations

Fireworks campaign in its final week

By Tanner Harding | May 08, 2017

Photo by: Georgia Sparling

MARION — The Marion Fireworks Committee has raised about $30,000 so far for this year’s Fourth of July fireworks display. That’s about $20,000 short of their goal, however $4,000 of that was raised just over the weekend.

The Twenty From Many campaign was launched in March, and intended to solicit $20 from each person who had enjoyed the fireworks in the past.

The deadline for the $50,000 is May 15.

Last year’s fireworks were canceled because the committee received only $13,000 in donations.

If you’ve ever enjoyed the Marion fireworks, consider donating to keep the local show going this year.  It’s a local tradition!

To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/vmvhus-2017-4th-of-july-fireworks.

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This blog was posted on www.bbmpros.com on May 9, 2017.

spring

Spring Events in Marion and Rochester

springLearn how to prevent tick-borne diseases May 4

MARIONLyme Disease is the most prevalent infectious disease in Massachusetts and is now considered to be a public health crisis. In addition to Lyme, deer ticks can carry the pathogens which cause babesiosis, anaplasmosis, relapsing fever and Powassan virus.

Visit Taber Library on Thursday, May 4, at 4PM as Entomologist Larry Dapsis reviews the basic life cycle and ecology of ticks, disease incidence rates and distribution of tick-borne illnesses. A three point protection plan will be presented: Protect Yourself, Protect Your Yard and Protect your Pet. Tick-borne diseases are preventable.

Larry Dapsis received his B.S. in Environmental Science & Biology at Fitchburg State University and an M.S. in Entomology at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. Mr. Dapsis has thirty-five years of professional pest management experience including vegetables, cranberries, and household Insects. He joined Cape Cod Cooperative Extension in 2011 as Deer Tick Project Coordinator and Entomologist. For more information, please call us at 508-748-1252.

 

Rochester Historical Society yard sale May 20

Apr 23, 2017

The Rochester Historical Society will hold a yard sale at the East Rochester Church / Museum, 355 County Road, Rochester on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Items may be donated for the sale on each Friday morning in May from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. No clothing or electronics, please.

Please call 508-763-2122 with any questions.

“Dorothy in Wonderland” at Sippican School

Apr 25, 2017

Dorothy in Wonderland: The Musical is coming to Sippican School on Thursday May 4th.

This fantasy story takes place when, trying to return home to Kansas, Dorothy gets trapped in another tornado. She ends up in Wonderland, where she meets Alice and they have many adventures together as they try to return home.

The play will take place in Sippican School’s Multipurpose Room at 5:00. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for seniors/students. There is a family cap price of $30.

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Rainy Day Showings

rainy day

Rainy Day Showings are inevitable!  While they may not be the best situation, there are ways to put the home in a good light despite the gloomy weather.

Getting a shower as you walk in can turn off a buyer.  Make sure the gutters are clean and working properly and diverting the water away from the house.  Any leaks or drips will show up at this time, and while this may be an advantage for a buyer, it’s important to get the repairs done before the showings begin.

Wet weather can also mean flooded basements.  Check on your sump pump and make sure it’s in good working order.  You may even want to replace it to make sure the water stays out of the basement where it belongs.

Puddles are the norm after a heavy rain, but you may want to make note of huge puddles in the yard after a major storm and try to divert the water before your showings begin.

Good lighting is important!  Show how bright and cozy your home can be in dreary weather.  Turn on all the lights, change bulbs if needed.   Turn up the heat and light the fireplace if you have one.  Cold, damp weather can make a home seem cold, so turn up the cozy factor.  Light candles or simmer potpourri on the stove to stave off the cold, damp smells.  Fresh flowers can also help with delightful smells and the promise of better weather.

You can always have the buyers come back on a better day to check out the yard and exterior of the house if they are very interested.

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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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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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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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