Wareham, Fourth of July, BOLD Moves Real Estate

Wareham and Fairhaven 4th of July!

Wareham, Fourth of July, BOLD Moves Real EstateThe Fourth of July is fast approaching and Wareham and Fairhaven have many events planned to celebrate the holiday.  Onset will be having a spectacular firework display  over Onset Beach and Bay, Onset, MA.  The fireworks will be set off at dusk on Saturday, July 4th.

The Blessing of the Fleet will take place in Onset at 10 am on Saturday at Onset Pier. This is the second year the Blessing of the Fleet will take place in Onset.  The event had been put on hold since the 1990’s.  Twenty vessels are expected to take part in the boat parade,  many dressed up for the Fourth or any other theme.

At 8am is the 39th Annual Antiques Faire hosted by the Wareham Historical Society.  The Antiques Faire will take place on the Village Green on Main Street from 8am to2pm.  From 10am to 2pm, Frank McNamee will be giving appraisals for a fee.  One item is $5, three items for $10.   The Wareham Minutemen and Militia will muster at noon.

There will also be a “Bicycle Pet Doll Carriage Parade” from 1 to 3 pm in Onset Village.  Children can decorate their bike or pet or doll carriage for this free event.

End your evening finding a great spot to watch the spectacular Fireworks display at Onset Harbor!

Fairhaven, 4th of July, BOLD Moves Real EstateFairhaven, MA has some great events to celebrate the Fourth of July!   The Fourth of July Car Cruise will take place on Saturday.  The event takes place at Fairhaven High on Huttleston Ave.   The gathering for the Flag Raising starts at 8:30 AM at the school.  Classic and antique cars and vehicles will then depart at 9:00AM and cruise through town and stop at Fort Phoenix for the Annual Independence Day Ceremony.

The Fort Phoenix Independence Day Ceremony and Cannon Salute takes place on Saturday at 10 AM.  A program at the historical , Revolutionary War era fort will feature a brief history of Fort Phoenix, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, musical performances by The Showstoppers, and the singing of the National Anthem followed by the firing of the fort’s five 25-pound Seacoast Defense cannons.  This free event is sponsored by the Town of Fairhaven and the Fairhaven Village Militia.

Fourth of July is looking to be a spectacular day in Wareham and Fairhaven.

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Sixth Grade Activities at Rochester Memorial School!

Rochester Memorial School, BOLD Moves Real EstateRochester Memorial School in Rochester, MA had their senior activities last week to send the 6th graders off to the Junior High next year in style.  

The last week of school included a trip to Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday.  Each year the sixth graders and their families along with the sixth grade staff head to Martha’s Vineyard on the Woods Hole Ferry.  They spend the day on the beach, and spending time in Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven.  The Carousel is always a popular spot as well as the local ice cream parlors and souvenir shops.  It’s a great day for the students to spend with their family, teachers and fellow students.  Each year a t-shirt is designed for all the students to sign and wear for the outing.

Thursday night was the Sixth Grade dance.  The students have a chance to get dressed up, enjoy some good food and dance to music by DJ Danni Kleiman.  The cafeteria is decorated by the parents and staff and this year was “A Night to Remember’ theme giving the cafeteria a magical look.

The week ended with Graduation on Friday Morning as the Sixth Graders gathered with their families and teachers in the gym to reminisce about the year past and look forward to the year ahead.  Awards were given out and memories of each student shared by the teachers.  

It is a great tradition and a great way to send off the sixth graders to their new adventures in Junior High.

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Rochester Country Fair!

Rochester Country FairThe Rochester Country Fair will take place this year  from August 13 to August 16th on the newly-renovated  Fair Grounds located on Pine Street.  Each year a new theme is chosen.  The fair  this year will be centered around a “Prehistoric ” theme.

The Rochester Country Fair is a unique, country fair.  There will be many fun events such as Tractor Pulling, Woodsman Show, Pie Eating and Pie Bake Off, Dinosaur Dig Hunt, Pebbles and Bam Bam Contest, and the return of the Buana Iguana Reptile Show.  The Committee is also looking into a Highland Games Exhibition and a Lynyrd Skynrd Tribute Band.

The Country Fair is completely funded through local donations from residents and businesses alike. they also sell advertising in the Country Fair Booklet.

The Rochester Country Fair Committee includes: Dave Souza, Julie Koczera, Dianne Wood, Arthur Westgate, Chris Faustino, Duffy Clapp, Pat Lafleur, Slim Bernier and John Lafleur.

Mark it on your calendar for a great time!

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Family Biography Day at Rochester Memorial School!

BOLD Moves Real EstateThe Fifth Grade at Rochester Memorial School in Rochester, MA held its annual Family Biography Day!   Weeks ago, the project began with the Fifth graders picking an older family member to write a biography of their life.   Many students picked a grandparent to write about but their was also aunts and uncles and even Moms and Dads.

The student started the project by sitting down with their family member with a list of questions, such as where were you born, where did you go to school, what is your favorite memory, your greatest accomplishment, worst tragedy and so on.  It was a great opportunity for them to spend time with an older family member and hear about their life, and learn things about them they might not have known.  Also, to get a picture of what life was like when they were young and how things have changed.  Many were surprised they lived without TV and electronic devices until they were older.  It’s a great lesson in history as well as ancestry and family.

The students then took the questions and answers and rewrote them into a biography.  Most of the work was done in school.  The students also spent time with their teachers working on videos with groups of 4 students.  Each video depicted the 4 students dressed as their family member and meeting at different locations to tell a little about themselves.  The students wrote the scripts themselves and the teachers videotaped them.  The locations were as varied as an ice cream shoppe, diner, amusement park, Lowe’s, flower shop to name a few.  Jobs and grandchildren and children and hobbies were all discussed by the students in the role of their chosen family member.

Parents and family members were invited to school today to watch a presentation by their fifth graders.  It started with them taking turns reciting events and facts of the year their family member was 11, just as they are now.  There were interesting notes of the price of gas, bread, apartments and houses many years ago as well as important events, such as who was president, popular songs, musicians and sporting events.

They then watched the entertaining video each group of students made depicting their life, and what they looked like including a blooper reel as an added bonus.  The child then presented their biography all typed up neatly to the family member they depicted.

It was a great project by the fifth grade teachers, Mrs. Della Cioppa, Mrs. Hemenway, Mrs. Lefebvre and Mr. Huckabee.  It was a great treat for their families and a wonderful way to bring them closer.  Rochester Memorial School is truly a great place to learn.

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Pioneer Basement Visits BOLD Moves Real Estate!

BOLD Moves Real Estate!Pioneer Basement came to visit BOLD Moves Real Estate today during their weekly sales meeting.  Ken Daggett, Project Manager, explained the services that Pioneer Basement offers to homeowners, including those buying and selling a home.

Pioneer Basement has many solutions for all kinds of basement problems, including ground water control, moisture control, air quality, and maintenance to name a few.  They can help your home meet the criteria for a Healthy Basement Certificate and a Nationally Backed Warranty through Grate Products.  This Warranty is transferable to new owners when the house is sold.

The basement is an integral part of your house and a healthy basement environment benefits everyone and makes it possible to expand your living space or simply keeping the quality of the air in your house healthy for all the occupants.

This can also affect real estate sales.  A guaranteed healthy basement is a great reassurance for a buyer looking at a house and can help a seller when they are putting their house on the market.  A transferable Healthy Basement Certificate can add value to a house.

BOLDIES were happy to listen to the presentation by Ken Daggett to pass on to our clients.

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Graduation Time at BOLD Moves Real Estate!

graduationBOLD Moves Real Estate is proud of the graduates of our wonderful “BOLDIES”.  Kate Lanagan MacGregor’s Daughter Mariah graduated from Bishop Stang High School.  Here is a family picture at graduation.  She will be attending Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, studying nursing.






graduationTracey Lee’s son, Owen graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School.  Shown is Tracey’s family with Owen, including her daughter Maddie, Casey, son-in-law, Adam and her new grandbaby, Alice.  Owen will be attending UMASS Dartmouth to study English and Art.







graduationDenise Reuter’s son Jared graduated from Brewster Academy in Wolfboro, New Hampshire  and will be starting at University of Virginia this summer playing basketball.








Kristin Saccone’s son, Kevin,  graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School.  He will attend UMASS Lowell  in the fall on the track team.



graduationCarla Silva’s son Marciano graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School also. He will be attending Bristol Community College in the fall studying criminal justice.







BOLD Moves Real Estate wants to congratulate all the graduates and wish them well in all their endeavors.

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Summertime is Almost Here!

SummertimeSummertime is almost here!  The weather may be a little fickle, but it will soon be time for the kids to be out of school and hot, summer weather to be here.  After the tough winter that everyone experienced, it is a welcome change which passes way too quickly.

Flowers are blooming and gardens are starting to sprout.  It’s a promise of things to come.  Strawberries are here and soon roadside stands will be full of red, ripe cartons of strawberries.

Stopping at local farm stands and farmer’s markets are a great way to get fresh, local produuce and also support your neighborhood grower.  It keeps everything local and there is nothing fresher than produce off your neighbor’s fields.

Starting your own small vegetable garden is also another way to get the kids involved and away from the electronic devices.  Having them help plant and weed in the garden will get them outdoors and see the whole process of where vegetables come from.  Planting vegetables in different stages will assure you of fresh vegetables all summer long.

It’s important to keep your yard mowed and mulched, but it’s also important to take time to enjoy the summer with your kids.  These days pass quickly and now’s the time to take a summer vacation even if it’s only a few hours away. There are lots of great vacation destinations only hours away by car.  If money is tight, take a staycation and spend time at a local pool or beach or just camp out in your own backyard.  Kids love this and it’s a great way to spend time with them.

Take the time to enjoy the summer before it slips away.  It’s a great time of year!

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Rochester Memorial School Band Plays at Martha’s Vineyard!

The Rochester Memorial School 5th and 6th grade band traveled to Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday,  June 3rd to play with the Martha’s Vineyard Band.  The children took the ferry over to the Vineyard and then walked up to the hill to the school to play with the band.  The Martha’s Vineyard band consisted of children from Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven and Tisbury.  They all gathered at the school to play with the Memorial School Band.

The children had never played together but they had all practiced the same songs separately and then practiced together before the concert at 1:00PM.  They sounded great!  You would never know that they were not one cohesive band that had played together previously.

The band teachers from each school took turns leading the band for a total of eight songs.  The children enjoyed playing together and today, Friday, June 5th, the Martha’s Vineyard Band will travel to Rochester Memorial School in Rochester, MA to play together once again for the Memorial School.

This exchange is a tradition and occurs every two years so everyone in the band is able to experience it for 5th or 6th grade.

The kids had about an hour after the concert to walk around Oak Bluffs and take in the sights.  Ice Cream was a popular place where most of the kids stopped and then had some fun playing ball in the park before they headed back to the ferry and home.  The weather cooperated and a good time was had by all.  Chris Williamson and Sue Ellis headed the trip along with parent chaperones.  What a nice day!

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Fireworks Are Back in Marion!

fireworksFireworks are coming back to Marion, MA this Fourth of July.    The Marion Fireworks Committee recently announced that the $50,000 needed to pay  for the barge and fireworks has been met and the contracts signed to bring the fireworks back to Marion.  The event will take place on Saturday, July4th.  The rockets will be launched from a barge off of Silvershell Beach and light up Sippican Harbor.

Last year, the Marion Fireworks Committee did not meet their goal by $15,000 and the event was cancelled.  All the costs of the fireworks come directly out of the money raised by the Committee through fundraising and private donations.  They are always thankful to the generous donors who help to make this event a success.

Donations are still being accepted.  You can mail them to Marion Fireworks Committee at 13 Atlantis Drive, Marion, MA 02738.  Funds not used this year will help with next year’s fireworks.

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This blog was posted on on June 2, 2015.

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Memorial Day Weekend in Rochester, MA!

Memorial Day Weekend was a busy time in Rochester, MA.  The Memorial Day Parade kicked off from the Town Hall on Sunday, May 24th.  The parade included The Rochester Memorial School Band, the Rochester Firefighters, The Rochester Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts as well as the Rochester Girl Scouts and Brownies and Daisies.  The Town Selectmen as well as Representative Bill Straus read the names of the Veterans of Rochester who have ensured  our country’s freedom.  It is a Rochester tradition in every sense of the word.

Monday, May 25th brought the Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race.  It was a beautiful day for the race and 66 boats headed out from Gramma Hartley’s Reservoir, Snipatuit Rd. Rochester at one minute intervals starting at 8:30 AM.  They finished 2-4  hours later at the Mattapoisett Herring Run on Rt. 6, Mattapoisett.

The Awards ceremony was held at the Rochester Memorial School at 7:30 PM and was dedicated to the memory Charles “Chuck” Gonneville who was a custodian at the school and was an integral part of the Boat Race.  He was involved with every aspect of the planning and implementation of the race and he was sorely missed.  A flag was donated by the Shay family and hung in the gymnasium in memory of Chuck.  His family was present for the dedication.

The overall results for the race were:  First Place;  Billy Watling and Dave Lawrence, 2nd Place, Ian MacGregor and Jake Goyette and Third Place:  Andy Weigel and Jay Lawrence.  There were awards for Parent-Child, Co-Ed, Woman’s, Junior Girls and Boys, and Old Man of the River.

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