Dawn Andrews

Meet November ScholarSHARE Winner Dawn Andrews

Dawn AndrewsAgent Rising Real Estate School is proud to announce that Dawn Andrews of New Bedford is our newest ScholarSHARE winner for the month of November.

Dawn is excited to start the Agent Rising Real Estate online course, the first step in the journey to a real estate career.  Dawn has been serving the community for over 22 years, working in customer service in the medical field.  She focused on assisting those in need in any way possible.  Unfortunately, Dawn was faced with major health issues in 2014 and found her life turned around with the need for aggressive treatment which took a lot of strength and fortitude.

She is thankful now to be on the road to better health, and new beginnings.  Dawn is ready to chart a new course and start to get her life and independence back.  With her background in community service, real estate is a natural fit for her.  She looks forward to working with clients to fulfill their real estate wants and needs.

The online course fits in perfectly with her lifestyle right now, as she has the ability to complete her courses right out of her home.  Agent Rising is happy to be able to provide Dawn with this platform to start her life again, without the financial burdens of real estate school.

Are you ready to start your real estate career?  Let Agent Rising Real Estate School take the financial worry out of the equation.  Visit www.agentrising.com and click on the ScholarSHARE link and see how you can apply and tell us your story.

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This blog was posted on www.agentrising.com on December 7, 2017.

Old Rochester

ORRHS Boys and Girls Basketball Season Begins

Boys basketball plays first scrimmage

By Tanner Harding | Dec 03, 2017

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Photo by: Tanner Harding

MATTAPOISETT — The Old Rochester Regional boys basketball team took to the court for the first time this season on Saturday evening. Though only a scrimmage, the team showed Falmouth what its made of during a hard fought, back-and-forth game.

The team will look to continue on the success from last season. The Bulldogs went into the playoffs as the seventh seed, and made it to the Division 3 South Semifinal. They dropped that game 57-51, but ended the season with a 16-7 record.

The Bulldogs’ first official game of the season will be Friday, Dec. 8 at New Bedford, as part of the boys varsity jamboree. Tip-off is at 7:45 p.m.

The first home game of the season is Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. versus Bourne.

Loss, win for girls’ varsity basketball in first scrimmage

By Andrea Ray | Dec 02, 2017

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Photo by: Andrea RayThe Old Rochester Lady Bulldogs varsity basketball team matched up against Falmouth and Bishop Stang on Saturday, December 2.

MATTAPOISETT — The Old Rochester girls’ varsity team began their unofficial season on Saturday, December 2, with a win and a loss in scrimmages against Falmouth High School and Bishop Stang High School.

The Lady Bulldogs won a 20-minute scrimmage against Falmouth, with an ultimate score of 22-16. The Lady Bulldogs led the scrimmage throughout.

Luck didn’t hold entirely though; the team did lose its second scrimmage, a 10-minute bout against Bishop Stang. The final score was 2-12.

The scrimmage sessions were good practice for the varsity team’s first official game, a non-conference matchup against Durfee High School in Fall River. The game will be played at Durfee on Friday, December 8. It will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Come on out and support your local girls and boys basketball teams.

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Kat Moulton

ScholarSHARE Recipient Kat Moulton Passes her Real Estate Exam

Kat Moulton

Agent Rising Real Estate School is excited to announce that ScholarSHARE Recipient Kat Moulton has finished her course and passed her real estate exam.  She is now on the road to a successful real estate career.

Are you interested in a real estate career?  Agent Rising is embarking on an ambitious Pay it Forward Program.  Every month they are giving a free real estate course to a deserving individual.  Tell them your story and you may be on your way to an exciting real estate career.

Visit www.agentrising.com and click on the ScholarSHARE link.  Tell us your story and you could be picked to start your free online real estate course.  Applications are due by the 15th of each month.  

Visit our website and see how a real estate career could make sense for you.  Traditional classes are starting in January and/or you can take part in the online class.

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

 

Rochester Tree Lighting

Local Christmas Tree Lightings

Rochester Tree LightingChristmas is drawing closer now that we are past Thanksgiving.  All the area towns are planning their annual Christmas Tree Lightings. Here are a list of the area towns and dates and times for their Festive Tree Lightings, many times with music  and events.

Mattapoisett’s 7th annual evening of free holiday fun returns to Shipyard Park on Saturday, December 8.    Holiday in the Park runs from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The tree lighting will follow in the park.  The event will feature will feature food, ornament making, and face painting as well as an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus at 4:15 p.m.       A number of musical groups will perform, including Rick LeBlanc, the Old Hammondtown Chorus and Concert Band, and the Showstoppers.                                                                                                                                                          The Mattapoisett Lions Club also asks that families bring an unwrapped present for a needy child and a canned good.

Marion’s Annual Christmas Stroll will take place on Sunday Dec. 11 beginning at 3 p.m.                                          Front Street will be closed during this time as the stroll makes its way towards the Town House.                            There, guests will be able to attend the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.                                                            The Marion Business Community has handled all of the planning for the annual event.

The Annual Rochester Tree Lighting will take place on Monday, December 4th at 6:30 in front of the Town Hall at the Town Green.  The Rochester Memorial School Band will provide music and a Fire Truck visit from Santa.

New Bedford’s Sun., 12/2, TREE LIGHTING At 4:30 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will lead a parade up William Street to the Main Library. The parade will feature the award-winning New Bedford High School Whaler Marching Band and the All-City Middle School Marching Band and Color Guard. The count­down celebration will begin at 5 p.m. with greetings from elected officials and an appearance by Santa Claus!

Fairhaven’s Benoit Square Lighting
Friday, December 1, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Benoit Square, opposite 267 Adams Street, Fairhaven                                                                                                The North Fairhaven Improvement Association will host its annual Sing-Along—this year featuring the Showstoppers—and light the decorated square and gazebo. Santa Claus will then visit North Fairhaven on a fire truck.

Wareham’s Tree Lighting                                                                                                                                                             The Main Street tradition continues — NEW ROUTE THIS YEAR.. Starting at High School then route proceeds down Main Street to its destination in Besse Park, where all present will have an opportunity to see the Besse Park tree lighting and greet Santa as he arrives by boat for photos!

Dartmouth’s Tree Lighting
Friday, December 5, 2014
5:00pm-5:30pm
Dartmouth Green
Please join them for Dartmouth’s annual Christmas tree lighting on the Green. The tree will be lit promptly at 5:15 pm. Cookies and hot chocolate, sponsored by the Office of the President, will be served.   Join Trumpeter Glenn Griffin and the 40th Anniversary Christmas Revels Youth and Adult Choruses for traditional Carols.
Come on out and support your town and take part in the festivities.
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Real Estate News Flash!

BOLDTown News Update! 

BOLD Moves Real Estate are your community experts.  We are sharing updates which impact your life and lifestyle.  We are dedicated to protecting  homeowner’s rights.  We can help solve this.  Take action!

It takes only 2 minutes to submit your letter to your elected officials!
This new legislation means $850 less in Mortgage Interest Deduction on an average.
The future will become 1.5 TRILLION debt to pass on to our children and grandchildren.

Tell your Members of Congress you oppose any tax reform plan that would weaken the tax incentives for owning a home, such as the Mortgage Interest Deduction.   It makes no sense to let a tax reform plan increase taxes on homeowners by eliminating the state and local tax deduction.

The recently released tax reform framework is promising to lower taxes for the middle class and create economic growth. However, restricting the Mortgage Interest Deduction to just the top 5 percent and repealing the deduction for state and local taxes would eliminate the time-honored tax incentives of owning a home for current and prospective homeowners. It could also lower the value of all homes by more than 10 percent and inhibit growth.

ACT NOW!

Click here to make your voice heard! www.homeonershipmatters.realtor/taxreform

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

Scholarshare

New Scholarshare Winners

David SantosMeet Agent Rising Real Estate School’s newest Scholarshare Winners.

Meet David Santos of Holyoke, MA.  David is not a stranger to hard work.  Since the age of 16, David has held various jobs to get ahead and now to support his wife and two-year old son.  David is excited to start classes and begin a new career in real estate.  This is the first step in his journey to financial stability and a meaningful career.  He has always enjoyed helping people and knows his real estate career will suit him perfectly and be a jumpstart to his future for himself and his family. David is excited to get started on his new courses and his future.

 

Meet Heidi Sanders of New Bedford, MA.  Heidi is  a hard worker and go-getter.  Heidi has been busy raising a family for many years before she got involved in being a rental agent.  She has always been interested in real estate and now that her family is growing, now is the time to make her goals of becoming a real estate agent a reality.  Heidi is now looking for the financial stability and making the time for herself to pursue a career rather than a job.  She has enjoyed working in the real estate field and is excited to begin her trek and education on her road to her real estate career.

Visit www.agentrising.com and tell us your story and apply to be one of our Scholarshare winners and start your real estate career.

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This blog was posted on www.agentrising.com on November 9, 2017.

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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Old Rochester

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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