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ORRJHS Seventh Grade “Survival”

Seventh graders ‘survive’ wilderness trip

By Tanner Harding | Jun 19, 2016

Photo by: Tanner HardingFamily members wait for the seventh graders to arrive.

MATTAPOISETT — The families of 120 seventh graders waited excitedly outside of Old Rochester Regional Junior High on Saturday afternoon. Some had signs while others had balloons. All were waiting to welcome the students back from the 44th annual Survival week.

The students spent seven days in a field in Northfield. Three of those days were spent on outdoor education, such as learning navigation, learning the history of the environment around them and studying the mountains. The rest of the days were spent hiking.

Their first time out of the wilderness in almost a week, the students all seemed to agree on two things: Survival was a lot of fun, and the hiking was really hard.

“We hiked all day,” Jared Achorn said. “We didn’t get a lot of breaks.”

Ultimately, toughing it out is what Survival is all about.

During the hiking part of the trip, “the kids get limited food,” one of the organizers, Rory McPhee, said. “They get an apple in the morning and a cup of soup in the evening.”

But on top of learning wilderness skills and how to go to bed hungry, Survival also serves as a way for students to bond as the school year comes to an end.

“My favorite part was definitely the campfires,” Achorn said. “All the singing, getting to become closer with your friends, the whole experience was cool.”

Survival was started in 1972 by science teachers who wanted to teach students about the local environment. At the time they only went as far as Rochester. That field trip turned into an overnight trip, and continued to grow and evolve. The trip, as it currently operates, is more educational than the militaristic vibe it used to have.

The students were accompanied by 55 chaperones of all ages, including police officers, college students and eighth graders who participated in the trip the year before.

“I would definitely want to come back and chaperone,” seventh grader Carly Drew said. “It was fun.”

The packs the students lived out of for the week. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
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Fieldstone Farm Market

Walls Up at Fieldstone Farm Market in Marion

Construction  of Fieldstone Farm Market is well underway.  The walls are going up as planned in preparation for a fall opening.  Fieldstone Farm Market, owned and operated by Arnie Johnson of Rochester will offer fresh fruits and vegetables as well as an ice cream window.  Stay tuned to our website for more updates as construction continues.  Arnie is very excited to be bringing a new, customer friendly market to Marion with local and fresh produce.

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Visit www.fieldstonefarmmarket.com for more updates as construction continues for a fall opening.

This blog was posted on www.fieldstonefarmmarket.com on June 21, 2016.

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Graduation Day in Southcoast Massachusetts

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It’s Graduation time in Southcoast Massachusetts and many schools held their graduation ceremony this past weekend.  Saturday’s weather cooperated for area outdoor ceremonies and was a beautiful sunny day.  The schools that opted for graduation on Sunday did not fare so well.  Sunday brought with it drizzle and showers and rain by the end of the day.

Here is a list of area graduation dates for local high schools and colleges.

UMass Dartmouth held their ceremony on Friday, May 13th

Bristol Community College: Saturday, June 4th

New Bedford Voke: Wednesday, June 1st

Wareham High School:  Friday, June 3rd

Old Rochester Regional High School, Saturday, June 4th

Bishop Stang High School:  Saturday, June 4th

Fairhaven High School:  Sunday, June5th

Old Colony Voke:  Sunday, June 5th

Dartmouth High School:  Sunday, June 5th

New Bedford High School:  Thursday, June 9th

BOLD Moves Real Estate was proud to share BOLDIES Sarah Holick’s son Aaron Holick graduating from BCC and Tracey Lee’s daughter Maddie Lees from ORRHS.  Great job and good luck.

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day in the Tri-town

Memorial Day in the Tri-town.  Rochester held their Annual Memorial Day Parade on Sunday. Rochester fared far better with its Memorial Day celebration than Marion and Mattapoisett did on rainy Monday. Sunday, May 29, was a great day for a parade, warm and sunny. At the Town Hall,  the names of the fallen soldiers were read aloud and the Rochester Memorial School Band played patriotic songs before heading out for the parade. Rochester’s oldest living veteran, Hormidas “Butch” Boucher, was honored as well. Bouchard is 97 and a submarine veteran of World War II.

Mattapoisett was not able to hold their traditional Memorial Day Parade on Monday due to the heavy rains, but remembered the veterans with an indoor ceremony at Center School’s gymnasium.   The theme of this year was honoring World War II Veterans, although all veterans from the Civil War to the present day were honored.  Florence Eastman Post 280 American Legion hosts the annual celebration and Legion Commander Michael Lamoureux was the Master of Ceremonies.

Marion continued its 84 year Memorial Day tradition.  The Benjamin D. Cushing VFW Post 2425 members led groups of scouts and residents to the cemeteries in Marion to plant flowers at all the graves of departed veterans.  This year was met with sadness, since VFW Post 2425 will most likely be dissolved by next year.  The community as well as the Marion Recreation Department and the Marion Firefighters’ Association stepped up to show their support and have pledged to carry out the tradition in the coming years.  Each veteran’s grave will continue to receive a flag and a flower every Memorial Day.

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Fieldstone Farm Market

Fieldstone Farm Market of Marion Update

Here is the latest update for Fieldstone Farm Market of Marion.  The foundation has been poured and Arne Johnson, owner, is hoping to see the walls start to go up next week.  There is lots of activity at the site of the former Frigate Restaurant on Rt. 6.

The fruit and vegetable market will have fresh produce with an emphasis on fresh and local.  Having worked in the local produce field for many years, Arne has lots of experience in bringing the best possible fruits and vegetables to the community.

There will also be an ice cream window with local flavors.  Look for the fall opening of Fieldstone Farm Market and more updates as construction continues.

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Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race

Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race Winners

River racers row against rain, Goyette, MacGregor take overall win

By Georgia Sparling | May 30, 2016

Photo by: Georgia SparlingJake Goyette and Ian MacGregor unseated three-time winners Dan Lawrence and William Watling III.

ROCHESTER — The on again, off again torrential downpour on Monday didn’t deter competitors in the Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race. It may even have helped them along.

Monday race saw several boats shaving minutes off of last year’s times, and two new champions.

“We’ve had nothing for water. The river was wicked low,” said Ian MacGregor of his practices leading up to the race with partner Jake Goyette. “Now…you have tons of water, it’s like night and day.”

MacGregor a Rochester native who now lives in Acushnet and Goyette, a Rochester resident, took home the overall first place prize, unseating three-time winners Dan Lawrence and William Watling III.

MacGregor and Goyette, in boat 6, finished with a time of 1:52:14, more than two minutes ahead of the reigning champs.

The win comes after narrowing the gap between themselves and Lawrence and Watling in the past several years.

The timed race, which begins at Grandma Hartley’s Pond in Rochester and ends at the Mattapoisett Herring Weir, is a tradition among many in the area and is plenty of friendly competition.

The guys in boat 6 were once competitors themselves, each rowing with their fathers. When their dads retired, the two teamed up and have rowed together for five years.

They said this year’s weather and water conditions took some expertise.

“You never know what’s going to happen,” said Goyette. “You had to know what you were doing.”

Still a little stunned by their victory, the guys weren’t sure what comes next for them.

Joked MacGregor, “Now what do we do? Do we retire?”

Lawrence and Watling came in second overall with 1:54:35 followed by Jay Lawrence and Andy Weigel in third with 1:55.

The race is sponsored by the Rochester Fire Department.

The race is always a favorite of BOLD Moves Real Estate and the MacGregor family.  They have been participating in the race for many years.   This year Eli, 12, and Rylan, 11, MacGregor won first place in the Junior Division.  It was Rylan’s first year and while Eli has participated for about 5 years, it’s always been with his Dad.  The boys did a great job despite the driving rain.

Other first place division winners included:

Alex and Lucy Milde-Co-Ed Division

C.J. Hedges V and C.J. Hedges IV- Parent-Child Division

Kasandra Gonet and Amanda Eldridge- Women’s Division

Rebecca Milde and Daphne Poirier- Girls Junior Division

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Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race

 

Survival

Lady Bulldogs Celebrate League Title

Old Rochester track hopes to follow up seventh consecutive league title with strong performance at states

The 2016 Old Rochester Regional girls team gathers in the infield at Bourne High School to celebrate another league title.

Adam K. Ellis – Courtesy photo

The 2016 Old Rochester Regional girls team gathers in the infield at Bourne High School to celebrate another league title. The Bulldog seniors on this roster never lost a meet in their entire high school careers.

By Adam Ellis
aellis@wickedlocal.com

Posted May 26, 2016 at 1:36 PM
Updated May 26, 2016 at 1:39 PM

BOURNE – Asked if winning ever gets old, Cindy Tilden smiled and shook her head.
“Nope,” said the Old Rochester Regional girls track coach.
The Lady Bulldogs wrapped up their seventh consecutive South Coast Conference title with a win over Bourne on Monday, which came on the heels of Friday’s victory at the SCC Championships – also an annual occurrence. In fact, the current group of Old Rochester seniors never experienced a regular-season defeat in their distinguished four-year careers.
“I always go back to this – they don’t want to be the ones to end the streak,” Tilden said.
ORR went 8-0 during the regular season, with only Seekonk giving the Bulldogs a battle.
“They were better this year than they had been in the past,” the coach said.
Long term, the Warriors represent the most likely challenge to disrupt ORR’s fantastic run of perfection.
“Their program is really moving in the right direction,” Tilden said. “In the past, they were strong in the throws, but this year they had some more talent in other areas.”
Still, the Bulldogs managed to consistently pile up victories of large margins due to their depth and top-end talent. On Saturday, ORR will put that skill to the test in the MIAA Division 4 State Championships, which will be held at Norwell High School at 9 a.m..
“It’s not very common for us to have a meet after the SCCs,” she said. “So for that reason, we sat a lot of our kids [against Bourne], holding them out for fear of injury and really just to get them some rest. At this point of the year, it’s really important to have the kids well-rested.”
A slew of Bulldogs are peppered throughout the performance list for the meet (found at http://miaa.ezstream.com), including a number of top-10 athletes.
Senior Zoe Smith is ranked second in the high jump, while classmate Maddie Meyer is seventh in the two mile. Smith is also third in the 100 hurdles, followed closely by sophomore Brooke Santos, whose personal best of 16.39 places her seventh in the event.
Smith is also headlining a 4×100 relay team currently sitting in eighth. She is joined by Lauren Ovian, Rachel Demmer and Maya Doonan. The 4×400 and 4×800 teams are each third.
“I expect us to do well,” Tilden said. “Our relay teams are really, really strong. And we have some kids who certainly have the potential to place.”

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Fieldstone Farm Market

Fieldstone Farm Market Update

Fieldstone Farm Market construction is moving along! The foundation has been poured and the forms removed.  Construction of the building itself will follow.  It’s exciting to see the progress which has been made so far.  It’s been a long road for Arne Johnson of Rochester to see his plans come to fruition involving permits and site work, but Fieldstone Farm Market is on its way to Marion, MA.

Fieldstone Farm Market will offer fresh fruits and vegetables, unpackaged for hands on selection as well as some packaged, ready to go food products.  It will also offer an ice cream window for cool treats.

Arne is hoping for a fall opening date and is excited to get his venture off and running.  Look for more updates as construction continues and the new building takes shape.  We will keep you posted every step of the way!

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Fieldstone Farm Market

 

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Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race

 

boat raceIt’s almost Memorial Day and that means it’s time for  The Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race on the Mattapoisett River.

The boat race takes place on Monday, May 30, starting at 8:30 a.m. at Grandma Hartley’s Reservoir on Snipatuit Road, in Rochester and finishes at the Herring Weir on River Road at Route 6 in Mattapoisett.  The Rochester Fire Department always does a great job sponsoring the event led by Chairman, Arthur Benner.
The minimum age for contestants is 6 years old by Memorial Day. There will be two persons to a boat. The boat must be a homemade river racer, design of any material you choose.  A blend of canoe and kayak works best.  It is not intended to be an’ anything that can float’ event.There are no limitations or restrictions on types of paddles.
There are a number of Divisions, and trophies are awarded to the first, second and third place finishers in each division.  Divisions include Open/Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys, Junior Girls, Co-ed and Parent/Child. Junior division teams are both contestants under 14 years old. Parent/child is for a parent with his/her child (child under 14 years old) or an adult (25 or older) with a child (child under 14 years old). Trophies are awarded to the first, second and third place finishers in each division.
Pre-registration is required. Contestants may register between 6:30 and 8 p.m. at the Rochester Grange Hall, located at 205 Hartley Road.  The first registration was on Friday, May 13.   This Friday May 20, will be the last day to registry.   No registrations will be accepted after 8 p.m. on Friday, May 20.

The boat race is a great family tradition in Rochester, Marion and Mattapoisett and surrounding towns.  Year after year, many of the same families return year after year and the tradition passes on to younger family members.  It’s a great family event.
Rules and registration forms may be obtained at Lloyd’s Market, and at the registration sessions. A signed registration form must be submitted by each contestant for a team to be eligible to draw a starting position.

The annual Boat Race Ham and Bean supper will be served on the Saturday evening of the Memorial Day weekend, May 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rochester Memorial School, located at 16 Pine St. Tickets for the supper may be purchased at the door. Proceeds from the supper, along with donations, fund the expenses of the race. There is no registration/entry fee to race. Trophies and prizes will be awarded at 7:30 p.m. on Memorial Day at the Rochester Memorial School. For further information, contact Boat Race Chairman Art Benner at 508-763-2024 or email Art at artbenner@comcast.net

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Fieldstone Farm Market Breaks Ground in Marion

Fieldstone Farm Market in Marion, MA.  has broken ground and started work on the future building.  Watch this video by Marie Greany from BBM.  The heavy equipment has moved in and started their work and owner Arne Johnson is hoping to have the foundation in soon, so construction can begin.

Fieldstone Farm Market is hoping to open up in the fall with fresh fruits and vegetables and much more as well as an ice cream window.  Stay tuned here for more updates as construction gets underway.

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