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Rochester Country Fair!

Variety of events keep fairgoers busy

Aug 15, 2015

Photo by: Matthew BernatJoshua Molt of Taunton is determined to last as long as possible on top of a mechanical bull ride at the Rochester Country Fair on Friday.

ROCHESTER — There was wrestling, cow wrangling and bull riding during the second day of the Rochester Country Fair on Friday evening.

Live music provided by Aaron Norross Jr. and The Old Dogs was heard under the big tent from 5 to 7 p.m. Starting at 7 p.m., Top Rope Promotions wrestlers took to the ring.

Fans got into the action, jeering for the heels and cheering on their favorites during several matches.

The fair continues through Sunday. View a complete schedule of events at

Teddy Goods takes a moment to visit with fans during his bout. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)

Jaden, left, and Hannah Drinkwater of Wareham laugh as they feed a cow hay. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)

During the first wrestling match put on by Top Rope Promotions, crowd favorite Teddy Goods is trapped in a hold. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)

Tractor pulls are being held on all four days of the fair. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)

A fan holds up a sign for wrestler Vega during the night’s second match. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)

Stella Leeds wins first place in the 5 to 6-year-old category of the pie eating contest. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

Tayton Keezer pushes wheels into a zucchini for the vegetable race. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

Mia D’Almeida reaches for the sky on the rock climbing wall. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

Ten-year-old Josephine Eleniefsky celebrates coming in second place in the pie eating contest. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

Musicians jam under a tent at the fair. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)
This was posted in the Sippican Weekly on August 15, 2015.
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Back to School in Southeastern Massachusetts!

Back to school, BOLD Moves Real EstateBack to School Time is almost here.  For many parents it’s a time to rejoice, for others it’s a sad time signaling the end of the carefree days of summer.  It’s nice to get back into familiar routines, but school also brings nightly homework and the craziness of sports schedules.

September seems to be the month for Back to School this year.  Labor Day falls a little later this year and most schools in the Southcoast are heading back on the First of September rather than a late August start date.

Here is a schedule of start-up dates for area schools in the Southcoast Massachusetts area:

The Old Rochester Regional District Schools: Tuesday,  September 1st

Old Colony Vocational School:  Tuesday, August 26th

Fairhaven Public Schools:  Tuesday, September 1st,  Freshmen Orientation:  Monday, August 31st.

New Bedford Vocational School:  Tuesday, September 1st, Freshmen Orientation:  Monday, August 31st.

New Bedford Public Schools:  Tuesday, September 1st.

Acushnet Public Schools:  Tuesday, September 1st

Dartmouth Public Schools:  Tuesday, September 1st.

Westport Public Schools:  Tuesday, September 1st.

Freetown-Lakeville Public Schools:  September 9th.

Wareham Public Schools:  Monday, August 31st

So grab your school lists and head on out.  Back to Shopping is here!

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ORYF Cheerleading Car Wash!

ORYF, BOLD Moves Real EstateThe Old Rochester Youth Football Cheerleaders are holding their annual car wash at the Mattapoisett Fire Department on Saturday, August 15th from  10am to 2pm.  The cost is $5 per car.

Come and support the Old Rochester Youth Football Cheerleaders.  The funds raised will help the cheerleaders with all their expenses for the season and hopefully an end of the season celebration.

The ORYF League is gearing up for their first game on August 30th.

Personally speaking, the girls do a great job.  I brought my extremely dirty car last year and came away with a sparkly, clean vehicle.

BOLD Moves Real Estate has many agents involved in the ORYF program.  Come on out and support  a great cause.

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Adult Wharf Dance in Mattapoisett!

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Hosted by Hannah O’Day and Michelle Franklin

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Mattapoisett Town Wharf

10 Water St, Mattapoisett, Massachusetts 02739
If you would answer yes to any of the following categories then this event is just for YOU! Are you trying to relive your junior high glory days doing the cotton eyed joe and cha cha slide on the wharf? Are you a parent looking to have a fun night of dancing in the open air away from your kids? Are you just looking for something GREAT to do on August 14th?

THEN JOIN US at the Mattapoisett Town Wharf for the one and only summer event you’ve all been waiting for. Our 18+ adult wharf dance complete with music, dancing and fun. SO parents, book your babysitters and grads, take a night off from the job search and boogie with us like it’s the 20th century. Brought to you by the Mattapoisett Track Club. INVITE ANYONE AND EVERYONE.

$10 tickets to be sold at local entities: The Slip for more info.

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Fort Taber 5K!

Fort Taber 5K, BOLD Moves Real EstateIt’s almost time for the Fort Taber 5k!  The race will take place Saturday,  August 29, 2015 at 6:30 pm.  This is a great twilight event. It is a beautiful run around historic Fort Taber in New Bedford, MA and along the ocean as the sun sets.  What a great time for a race!

The race director is Geoff Smith.  Goeff is a British long-distance runner who won the Boston Marathon in 1984 and 1985.  He competed in the Olympics for Great Britain in the 1980 10,000 m race.

Geoff currently lives in Mattapoisett and is a middle school teacher.  He is currently  active coaching local runners.

Come and be a part of the race or a spectator and experience the magnificient water views from Clark’s Point.  After the race, enjoy the local bars and restaurants in Downtown Historic New Bedford.

T-shirts will be given out to the first 500 entrants.

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Draft Horses!

equestrian properties, draft horsesDraft horses, they are the gentle giants built to work.  A draft horse is a large horse bred to be a working animal doing hard tasks such as plowing and other farm labor.  There are a number of different breeds of draft horses with varying characteristics but all share the common traits of strength, patience and a docile temperment.  They were invaluable to past generations of farmers and loggers.

Today, draft horses can serve a number of functions, such as farming, logging, maple syrup production, and recreation.  They are also commonly used for breeding to lighter riding breeds such as the thoroughbred for sport horses.  Most draft horses are used for driving but they are also great riding horses due to their gently nature.

Draft horses are generally taller and have an extremely muscular build.  They tend to have broad, short backs with powerful hindquarters best suited for pulling. Draft breeds range from 16 to 19 hands high and from 1,400 to 2,000 pounds.  They are costly to feed because of their size, but do well on good quality grass.

There are many breeds of Draft horses.  Belgians are the most popular breed of draft horses.  They are big, strong, kind-natured and beautiful.  Some other breeds include:  American Creams, Brabants, Clydesdales which we all know from the Budweiser franchise, Percherons who are generally black or grey, Suffolk Punch, Shires, and Halflingers to name a few.

They are truly beautiful, gentle giants in the horse world and very loyal animals to own.

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Beyond BOLD Media and Septic Preservation Enjoy Scenic Sail!

septic preservation, BOLD Moves Real EstateBeyond BOLD Media was graciously offered a relaxing sailboat ride on Wednesday night  by Bob Silva and Roberta Murphy of Septic Preservation.    The weather was perfect, winds were steady  and the sunset was beautiful.  Kate Lanagan MacGregor, Sonia Amaral, Kevin Thompson and Marie Greany of Beyond BOLD Media joined Bob and Roberta for a great night together.  They left from the Cove Restaurant in Fall River and sailed under the Braga Bridge headed to the Mt. Hope Bridge.  It was truly a fabulous night and Beyond BOLD Media is grateful to Bob and Roberta for the opportunity to spend some great time together out in the harbor on a beautiful night.

Beyond BOLD Media and Septic Preservation have enjoyed a great business relationship, but it was nice to enjoy some casual time together. It truly was a magical night!

Septic Preservation Services specializes in residential and commercial septic system inspections, repair, recovery and preservation.  Call them today for any Septic questions or concerns at 866-378-4279 or

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Feast of the Blessed Sacrament 2015!


Feast-goers of all ages are drawn by the wonderful aromas wafting through the air to our giant outdoor Carne de Espeto barbecue pit. Do it yourself!


Feast of the Blessed Sacrament

Madeira Field, 50 Madeira Ave New Bedford, MA 02746

101st Annual Celebration - July 30 – August 2, 2015


    The 2014 Feast of the Blessed changes history by adding hours.
For those who have stayed away from the annual Feast saying, “Oh,
it’s too crowded and noisy for me” . . . the Feast will now be open
on Friday afternoon from 12 Noon to 6 PM in additional to all other
hours. Feast committee members have dedicated even more time
to make sure all of the food and beverage outlets will be open and
serving the foods that make the Feast such a great success. With
Friday night feast goers still at work, parking will be easier, lines
will be short or none at all . . . and the live entertainment will reflect
a quieter atmosphere.


The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament commences Thursday with the assembly of the Festeiros (Feast Committee Members) at the intersection of Earle Street and Acushnet Avenue. Led by the Feast President, the Festeiros march in a special procession down Earle Street to Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church which is located at the corner of Earle Street and Madeira Avenue. At the church, Father Daniel O. Reis celebrates a special Benediction to the Blessed Sacrament.

The sincere best wishes of the church are then bestowed upon the Festeiros and the Club Madeirense S. S. Sacramento, Inc. for hosting the Feast and for contributing to the well being of the entire community. The Festeiros also receive the church’s blessing and are reminded to pay homage to the Feast’s religious origins honoring the Blessed Sacrament. Following the Benediction, the Festeiros march to the memorial area at Madeira Field where they honor the original founders of the Feast and initiate the opening ceremonies. Since its beginning in 1915, this feast has celebrated the rich culture of the Portuguese people and in particular the heritage of the people of Madeira, a Portuguese island in the Atlantic Ocean.


Continuous live entertainment on three stages featuring top
name entertainment plus cabaret style music and Fado singers in
the quiet atmosphere of the Courtyard Café at the Museum of
Madeiran Heritage. Full entertainment schedule will be posted
soon on the website

Traditional Madeiran Portuguese dinner with numerous menu choices for full dinners in the main pavilion.  Cook-you-own barbecue beef (carne d’espeto), sweet malassadas (fried dough)plus linguica (sausage) and baccalau (codfish) sandwiches. Hamburgers, hot dogs and French fries.  Madeira wine imported in giant casks by special agreement with the Madeiran Government.

Kids day and half-price senior specials on Saturday afternoon- Saturday, Free admission to the Museum of Madeiran Heritage, 5K road race (cash prizes- entry form on website), largest and longest parade in New Bedford starting at Brooklawn Park, traditional folk dances, family oriented carnival midway, street vendors and much more!

The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament will host its annual parade on Sunday, in the City of New Bedford. The parade will start at 3 p.m.
Over forty different organizations will march the one mile route
from Brooklawn Park to the Feast grounds at Madeira Field.

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Fresh from The Garden!

garden, BOLD Moves Real EstateIt’s a great time of year!  There are so many vegetables that are ready fresh from the garden right now. Buying vegetables in the right season is a good idea.  There are many local farmer’s markets which are brimming with summer vegetables.  Buying from your local farmer’s market will help the local farmers and will assure that you are buying vegetables that are in season and fresh out of the garden.

Right now zucchinis and summer squash are plentiful.  Cutting them into spears, drizzling with olive oil and parmesan cheese and grilling is a great way to enjoy these vegetables.

Tomatoes are also in season as well as green beans, cucumbers, lettuce and kale.  There is no better way to eat healthy than salads incorporating all these vegetables.   All kinds of peppers will soon be ready for harvest, such as bell peppers, jalapenos, habaneros, and chili to name a few.  Sweet corn is also a great treat that is available now and who doesn’t love watermelon.

The next stage of vegetables will ripen more toward the end of summer.  These include butternut squash, potatoes, gourds, and of course pumpkins.

Visiting your local farmer’s market will keep you well supplied with the vegetables and fruit of the summer as they become available.  It’s also a great idea  for gifts.  A basket full of fresh fruit and vegetables is a great gift for a family member or friend or even a client.

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NYC Fresh Air Fund Children Arrive in New Bedford!

NYC Fresh Air Fund Children Arrive In New Bedford

Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Nearly 60 children have made the annual pilgrimage from New York City to New Bedford to spend a few weeks with their “second” families. Families from all over Greater New Bedford picked up their assigned Fresh Air Fund children at Buttonwood Park Zoo Monday, and are anxious to begin spending time with each other.

Alicia Bredberg and her family were awaiting the arrival of their summer-time friends, Tanner and Fatima. She tells WBSM News the few weeks spent together don’t have to be educational, just fun. “It’s just an enrichment opportunity. I don’t feel like we need to give them anything they don’t have. Just the experience, just memories,” said Bredberg.

Darren Costa and his family have hosted now 13-year-old Kenyon Spencer for six years. Costa recalls the first time they brought Kenyon to the beach. “He stepped inside the sand and he started to grab onto the wall and grab us. He thought he was going to sink all the way through! He’s never stepped in sand before. When he went in the water, he tasted salt. He wanted to know how come the water was salty. He didn’t know what salt water was,” explained Costa.

Many of those same first time experiences will be shared with host families and the children from New York over the next two weeks.

The Fresh Air Fund has provided children from New York City with vacations with laid back settings since 1877.

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