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75 Bullivant Farm Rd. Marion MA

Check out this great listing at 75 Bullivant Farm Rd. Marion MA.  A warm place to call home.  Call Kate Lanagan MacGregor at 508-728-3648  for you own private showing.  Not to be missed.

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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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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.

 

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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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Rochester Memorial School

Vocabulary Day At Rochester Memorial School!

Vocabulary Day at Rochester Memorial School

Photo by: Georgia SparlingFourth grade teacher Stephanie Cyr gets photobombed by her students.

ROCHESTER — Third and fourth grade students dressed as their favorite vocabulary words for Rochester Memorial School’s annual Vocabulary Day.

The students had a small parade during the all-school meeting on Tuesday morning, and shared their word with the rest of the school.

Kids in each grade also submitted their favorite vocabulary words for consideration. The person who chose the favorite word in each grade received a prize.

See more of the vocabulary costumes below.

Euan Fredricks’ word was bioluminescence. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

Matthew Eby embodies the bi-plane. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

Ethan Bauer is ready to calculate large sums. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

Steven Morrison came up with his own costume for the word deluge. He even knit his own hat. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

Part good and part evil? Delaney Veilleux and Ella Lawrence chose the word agathokakological for Vocabulary Day. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

Hunting enthusiast Daniel Bertrand chose ghillie suit for his word. Ask him what it means…if you can find him. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

Third grader Evan LaPointe chose jabberwocky for his word. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)

Ethan Furtado was a human x-ray machine for his word radiography. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)
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Summertime

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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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.

For more information call Marion Recreation Department at 774-217-8355 or fireworks@marionrecreation.com

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This blog was posted on www.destinationhometown.com on June 2, 2015.

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Summer in the Tri-Town!

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There are many events going in the tr-towns of Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester this summer.  Mattapoisett will be seeing a new ice cream truck  at the beach and in their neighborhoods.  Chris Johnson and Jaime LeBlanc of Jaime’s Hawaiian Ice will be driving through Mattapoisett with real bells and Nice Songs.  They have promised not to blast the music.  The location of the truck is posted on their Facebook page daily.

Plumb Library in Rochester is launching their Summer Reading Program.  This Year’s theme is Heroes.  Mrs. Lisa, your own Library League Hero will be at the RMS Book Fair to invite all students to join Plumb Library’s Summer Hero Training Camp!  This is for kids of all ages. Every child at RMS will be given a bookmark and an invitation with details on how to join.  Bookmarks will also be available at the Jr. High and the library for older kids and adults.

Plumb’s Hero Training Camp will have a mix of weekly activities, workshops and shows for focusing on sharpening skills needed to be a hero.  Prizes and awards can be earned.

Online Registration opens on June 1st to July 4th.  Programs begin when school ends on June 20th.  Register as a family. 

Elizabeth Taber Library in Marion will be holding The Bubble Show Summer Reading Kick-off Event on June 22, 2015 at 2:00 to 3:00 PM at the Music Hall at Front Street and Cottage Street in Marion.

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This blog was posted on May 28, 2015 on www.lovethemtellthem.com

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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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Get Your House Ready for the Spring Market!

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Spring is officially here!  Although it may not seem like it, now is the best time to get your house ready to sell! The Spring Market is ready!  Inventory is still low and now that the weather is starting to cooperate, it’s time to think about sprucing up your home and boosting its curb appeal.

Studies have shown that renovations that improve a home’s function may not be worth the investment. Small cosmetic changes that cost little may give you the best bang for your buck.

Many buyers do judge a book by its cover.  The front of your house is their first impression and many buyers will turn away and look elsewhere if they are not pleased with the look of the house.

While there are certain features you can’t change, there are some things you can do inexpensively to make your home look like the gem of the neighborhood it is.

A new front door, or simply painting the front door can add a whole new look to your home.   A fresh coat of paint on the house itself or powerwashing the shingles or clapboard can make a big difference.  You want your home to look clean and fresh.  Don’t forget the garage door too.

Check your mailbox.  Does it need some sprucing up or a coat of paint also?  You may even want to replace it if it’s in rough shape.

Landscaping can also make a big difference.  Although it’s not time to cut the grass yet, as the snow melts you may be able to clean up the flowerbeds of debris and weeds.  Soon it’ll be time for putting out some nice pots on the porch or front steps with some colorful annuals.  The key is to keep your yard as manicured as possible with freshly cut grass and mulched flowerbeds and shrubs.  If your yard lacks for color, you may want to plant some flowering trees or shrubs to help.

It’s also time to wash the front windows.  This will let the sunshine into the house and also make the outside look fresh.

Lastly, don’t forget the driveway.  Spray away the winter’s grime and oil stains with a powerwasher.  It will add to the clean, sparkly look of the house.

Now’s the time to spruce up and get your house on the market.  Rates are still low!  It’s a great time!

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This blog was originally posted on www.agentrisng.com on March 26, 2015

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Old Rochester Boys Basketball State Champs!

OLD ROCHESTER 61, HOOSAC VALLEY 47
Old Rochester pulls away to win Division 3 boys’ basketball state titleOld Rochester's Jason Gamache (20) and Jacob Chavier celebrate with teammates after they defeated Hoosac Valley.

Old Rochester’s Jason Gamache (20) and Jacob Chavier celebrate with teammates after they defeated Hoosac Valley.

WINSLOW TOWNSON FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

 

By Eric RussoGLOBE CORRESPONDENT MARCH 14, 2015
WORCESTER — Old Rochester coach Steve Carvalho wanted his players to work from the inside out. He didn’t want them forcing bad shots from behind the 3-point line.

But Carvalho did leave open the possibility of the Bulldogs shooting from downtown if the game warranted in the second half.
And when Hoosac Valley cut the Bulldogs’ lead to 2 late in the third quarter, Carvalho let his players loose. Old Rochester drained three consecutive 3-pointers to bury Hoosac Valley’s comeback bid and capture the Division 3 state title, 61-47, on Saturday at the DCU Center.

“We talked in the first half a little about not settling behind the arc,” said Carvalho. “I think they came in and felt we weren’t too much of a 3-point-shooting team. We do have 3-point shooters but it’s still a tough shot in a place like this.”

After Hoosac Valley made it 41-39 with less than a minute remaining in the third quarter, freshman guard Noah Fernandes stepped up to the arc and drained the first three. On the first possession of the fourth, senior guard Ryan Beatty made another, and after Hoosac Valley (17-8) converted two free throws, Fernandes ended the flurry with a three to give the Bulldogs a 50-41 advantage.

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Globe photos from Saturday’s state title games.

“That was the difference, when they hit a three and then another one,” said Hoosac Valley coach Bill Robinson, whose team trailed by as many as 11 points in the first half. “But I was super proud of my guys that competed here today. They just wouldn’t quit. We at least made them earn it today.”

Beatty (12 points) hit another 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter that put Old Rochester (23-3) ahead, 55-45, and sealed the Bulldogs’ first state title.

“I knew if I got my shot I was going to take it,” said Beatty.

Fernandes was a force for the Bulldogs, scoring a game-high 20 points — including four 3-pointers — and hauling in six rebounds.

Check out this great article on the Old Rochester Boys Basketball State Championship Win published in the Boston Globe.

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