Diane Fortin-Curtin

BOLD Moves Real Estate Welcomes Diane Fortin-Curtin

Diane Fortin-Curtin

DianeBOLD Moves Real Estate is pleased to announce that Diane Fortin-Curtin has joined the real estate team.  After working in the human resources field for over 25 years, Diane decided to embark upon a new journey in real estate.  As a real estate investor and vacation property manager, Diane brings a unique perspective and skill set that can help buyers evaluate their real estate strategies.  If you are looking for someone to take time with you and really listen to your wants and needs, you have come to the right place.

Diane is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and a graduate of UMass-Dartmouth. She has lived in Germany, Texas, Florida, Louisiana and Connecticut.   She is a graduate of UMass-Dartmouth and has an extensive amount of experience in working with people. She is also a member of the Southeastern Massachusetts Association of Realtors and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Diane is a past president of the American Business Women’s Association in New Bedford and is a member of SouthCoast Community Church in Fairhaven.  As a native of Fairhaven, Diane is very familiar with the greater New Bedford area and has lived in Mattapoisett with her husband for the past 19 years.  She has a daughter and also two grandchildren.

Diane looks forward to offering her strong work ethic, honesty and integrity in every real estate transaction.

Diane’s goal – to serve you!

Diane can be reached on her cell phone (508)951-0652, office phone (508)999-9800 or at

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This blog was posted on on May 25, 2016.

Tour de Creme

Tour de Creme

Tour de Creme

Mattapoisett Tour de Crème

The Tour de Creme was held yesterday, Sunday, May 22nd in Mattapoisett. Not just a bike ride, the Tour de Crème is 3 pedal-powered tours of SouthCoast creameries and a seaside party. It’s a biking and ice cream extravaganza!   The Mattapoisett Land Trust and the Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path bring you the Tour de Crème, a fundraising event combining SouthCoast’s fabulous cycling with a selection of the best ice cream shops along the route. 

The event included 13, 25, and 48-mile routes on scenic country roads and the Mattapoisett-Fairhaven Bike Path.  There is a ride for everyone and cyclists were invited to stop at local creameries along the way to try their ice cream.

The ice cream stops included Captain Bonney’s in Rochester, Country Whip  and Acushnet Creamery in Acushnet, The Slip and Oxford Creamery in Mattapoisett, to name a few.

BOLD Moves Real Estate of Mattapoisett was there. BOLDIES Tracey Lee, Iva Lajoie and Susan Gorden Ryan were on hand to help out at the end and had a great time.  The rain held off and it turned out to be a great day.

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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


boat race

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

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Kate Lanagan MacGregor

Kate Lanagan MacGregor on the Road

       Kate Lanagan MacGregor  Kate Lanagan MacGregor of Agent Rising Real Estate School and BOLD Moves Real Estate has been on the road!  Kate has recently held real estate training at Northeast Association of REALTORS® and also REALTOR ®  Association of Southeastern Mass on various topics, including Webutation, Gratitude Marketing, Contract Law and Paperless Transactions.  In Kate’s words, “My goal is to help as many REALTORS®  as possible to enhance the professionalism with the tools that I have learned.  The water in the “ocean” elevates all boats, and my passion is to elevate the ocean for all Realtor friends.  In doing so, we will better serve all of our communities and help with their real estate

Kate is pictured here with Linda Kody, the President of Northeast Association of REALTORS® and former Educator of the Year.

            Besides all this, Kate still earned the distinction of Tops in Listings for the month of April at BOLD Moves Real Estate.  The saying goes, “If you’d like something done, ask a busy person.  Kate is always available to help her fellow realtors.  She can be reached at


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Realtors conference

Northeast Association of Realtors Conference and Expo

Kate at expo

The Northeast Association of Realtors Conference and Expo was held last Wednesday, May 4th at the Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford, MA.  This conference is designed for realtors with tips and strategies to get the most return out of your investment.  The conference was packed with informative sessions and incredible speakers from local companies.

Kate Lanagan MacGregor from BOLD Moves Real Estate, Beyond BOLD Media and Agent Rising Real Estate School was one of the scheduled speakers.  BOLDIES from BOLD Moves Real Estate were in attendance to listen to Kate’s informative sessions:

What’s Your Webutation?   Discovering your online reputation and using tools to create and support the webutation you’d like to portray online.  The tools include Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, Google+, You Tube, Periscope, Instagram and Snap Chat.

Gratitude Marketing.  As high tech as Kate is, she still believes in balancing technology with high touch marketing.  This means personal heartfelt,  hand written notes to people you interact with on a daily basis.  She shows how to create a marketing system and get into the habit of a handwritten note a day in her BOLD Day Challenge.

The conference made for a great day of real estate learning and interacting with fellow real estate agents and all the people involved in the industry.

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This blog  was posted on on May 13, 2016.

Realtors conference




RMS Sixth Graders Visit Museum of Fine Arts


The Rochester Memorial School 6th Grade visited the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston yesterday.

 The weather was sunny and warm and the students had a great day exploring the museum.  The day started with a fairly long bus ride for the students, teachers and chaperones.  We arrived at the museum at 10am and the students were divided into groups of 10.  Each group was given a museum tour guide who walked us through the museum pointing out areas of interest and answering all the students’ questions.  One of the guides was familiar to many of the students and teachers at RMS.  It was Jay Ryan, former principal at RMS.  It was great to see him again and some of the students were lucky enough to have him as their tour guide.  We were then set loose to explore on our own.  The bejeweled mirror room was a great favorite with all the kids as well as the Egyptian exhibit with the tombs and actual mummies.

Then it was time for lunch and another long ride home back to Rochester.  It was a great field trip and a great day.  The sixth graders are looking forward to the end of the school year with a Martha’s Vineyard Trip, the Sixth Grade dance and Graduation.  It sounds like a great end to their RMS years.

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Mother's Day Tiara Race

Mother’s Day Tiara Race

Mother's Day Tiara Race

The Sixth Annual Tiara Classic Mother’s Day 5K Race and Walk took place on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, with the start and finish at Oxford Creamery in Mattapoisett.

Pre-Registration and bib pick-up will took place on Saturday, May 12 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oxford Creamery.

Race Day registration opened at 7 a.m. The Children’s Fun Run started at 9 a.m. and the 5K Classic started at 9:30 a.m.

Individuals and teams registered for the race.

The Women’s Fund  asked participants to bringing a non-perishable food item for donation to the Mattapoisett Food Pantry.

All kind of teams participated young and old and it was a great turnout.  There were parents, children, families, strollers and even grandparents in the race.

BOLD Moves Real Estate had a team ready to hand out water at Ned’s Point.  Although it was a chilly day, the water was a welcome relief to the runners and walkers.  Kate Lanagan MacGregor was on hand to cheer everyone on and take lots of pictures.

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Mother's Day Tiara Race



BOLD Moves Real Estate Welcomes Betty Tripanier

Betty TripanierBOLD Moves Real Estate is pleased to introduce Betty Tripanier, new agent.  Elizabeth (Betty) Tripanier has lived in Rochester with her husband Edgar for 38 years. She originally grew up in Fairhaven.  Betty has three incredible grown children, 9 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Betty is excited to have a great new opportunity to work with The BOLD Moves Team.  She has worked in Cooperate America for Avon Products as a District Sales Manager  for over twenty years.

Currently Betty and her husband  own and operate NEVER HOME BAIT AND TACKLE and have for the past 12 years.

She  will do her best to treat you with honesty, integrity, and professionalism.  Buying a home is one of your most important life events.   Let Betty help your Dreams be Bright and Bold.

Call or Text Betty at 508-728-7997

Realtor, Broker,Bonded

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This blog was posted on on May 5, 2016.

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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