Local Tri-town Events

Even though the holidays are over, there are still some fun events happening in the tri-town to keep you busy.

According to the Sippican Weekly:

Saturday, January 26, 2019 – 7:45am to 12:30pm

ROCHESTER — Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School Cross Country team and National Honor Society are jointly hosting the 7th annual Frosty Runner Road Race on Jan. 26 for runners who don’t mind the cold.

Options for the Frosty Runner include a 10.5 mile run and a 3.1 mile run/walk. All races begin and end at the school, located at 476 North Avenue, Rochester, MA.  Race maps are posted below.

Registration and number pickup begins at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the race. Post-race food and refreshments will be served to all registered participants. There will be awards for top and divisional finishers.

Register online at https://www.runreg.com/frostyrunner or download the form below and mail it to Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School

Event Date:

Saturday, January 26, 2019 – 7:45am to 12:30pm

Event Location:

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School

Friends of Old Rochester Music to host brunch

Jan 14, 2019

MATTAPOISETT — The Friends of Old Rochester Music will host its third annual brunch at The Inn On Shipyard Park on Jan. 27.

The brunch will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature live music from Old Rochester student musicians.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for kids, with proceeds going to benefit the group.

For more information and to reserve tickets, email orrform02739@gmail.com.

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Monday Morning Meeting

BOLD Moves Real Estate had a productive Monday morning meeting. The January birthdays were celebrated including new partner Patty McArdle with a traditional cupcake.

Besides new listings and closings, Monday morning meetings are a great time to connect and learn from each other’s transactions.  There are always unique situations that come up that are a great learning experience for everyone.

We were also lucky to welcome Bonne  DeSousa from the Mattapoisett Bike Path.  Bonnie has earned the distinction of Mattapoisett Person of the Year for all her hard work for the Mattapoisett Bike Path.  Bonne has a Go Fund Me Page to support the Marion-Mattapoisett Bike Walk Connector. It is a cause she is passionate about.  This connector will make a huge difference in the length of the bike path.

Visit Bonne’s Facebook page for the link to her Go Fund Me Page.

Visit https://www.gofundme.com/the-mattapoisettmarion-connection?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_dn_cpgnstaticsmall_r&fbclid=IwAR0rTXe45hQGZ

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Monday morning

Winter Safety Tips

Winter has been pretty calm so far.  We haven’t had to deal with lots of snow but winter is far from over.  Here are some winter safety tips to keep you and your family safe.Keep an eye out for frostbite. It can come on quickly when the temperature dips.  Make sure you are covering all your extremities. Mittens are better than gloves to prevent frostbite.  Wear a warm hat and make sure your ears are covered.

Watch out for slippery walks and driveways.  Falls can be especially hazardous for the elderly.  Make sure you wear shoes with good traction.  You can always bring your fancy shoes with you to wear once you get to your destination.  Kitty litter and sand are great for adding traction and don’t skimp on the salt to melt the ice.

Be careful when shoveling snow.  Warm up your muscles and take frequent breaks.  Pushing snow is easier than lifting if at all possible. Volunteer to help your older neighbors with their snow removal.

Make sure you have working carbon monoxide detectors on every floor of your home.  With homes being closed up and heating systems working hard, carbon monoxide buildup could be an issue.  Only use heaters approved for indoor use and check the batteries in your detectors twice a year.

Fire can also be an issue with woodstove and fireplace use.  Make sure you have your chimney inspected and cleaned before you start using it.

Keep you and your family safe with these great safety tips.

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Kate Lanagan MacGregor Director-at-large of MAR

Mattapoisett broker elected director-at-large of Massachusetts Association of Realtors

Dec 30, 2018

MATTAPOISETT — Real estate broker Kate Lanagan MacGregor has developed an impressive juggling routine — and after being elected to a top position in her profession, she will be asked to juggle even more.

As the broker-owner of BOLD Moves Real Estate in Mattapoisett, MacGregor has recently been named the director-at-large of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR), adding to her long list of responsibilities. On Dec. 4, the Rochester resident was elected to the two-year position with the organization.

“It’s absolutely an honor to be able to help our community like this because that is the whole reason why I am passionate about being a realtor ‘evangelist,’” said MacGregor.

MacGregor, who grew up in Mattapoisett, said she initially received her real estate license in 1985 but took a break from the job because she was unsure if it was the right fit for her. “But when I became a mother I reactivated my realty license because it seemed like a good position to partner with being a mom,” she said.

After reactivating her license in 2000, she set out with the goal to help her family and friends. In response to a declining housing market, MacGregor decided to start BOLD Moves Real Estate.

Since the inception of BOLD Moves, MacGregor has held various leadership roles on the state and national level. MacGregor has been heavily involved with training realtors across the state and nation, and also owns the Agent Rising Real Estate Training School.

On the local level, MacGregor served as the 2018 President of the Realtor Association of Southeastern Massachusetts. She was also named the MAR Realtor of the year for 2018, a designation that MacGregor is proud of. 

“It was a huge honor,” said MacGregor. “Our vision of success has always been how can we serve our consumer or families our friends, so I never thought that would be something to come to me.”

To continue her efforts on larger scale, MacGregor turned toward the director-at-large position of MAR. As director-at-large, she will serve as a state director and a voting member of the executive committee. “I will be representing the state rather than a small region,” she added.

The world of realty has three tiers: local, state, and national. The Massachusetts Association of Realtors is a trade organization operating at the state level and, as the director-at-large, MacGregor will act as the governing body of the board. Her main responsibilities are finance, government affairs, and education.

MacGregor also said that being involved in the community is important to her and BOLD Moves. The Friends of the Mattapoisett Bicycle and Recreational Path have held meetings at the BOLD Moves Welcome Center, and the Old Rochester football team held their pre-championship banquet there as well.

“We want to be a part of he community and we that’s the best way to serve,” she said. “That’s where we get the realtor of the year and the director-at-large position, the whole thing all comes back to serving — serve and elevate, and the rest just follows.”

What a great story! We are so proud of Kate at BOLD Moves and look forward to this next step in her real estate goals.

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Plumb Corner at Christmas

Plumb Corner helps for the holidays

Dec 22, 2018

Pending Sales in Real Estate Up in November

According to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors Facebook page

 December 12, 2018

The number of single-family homes put under agreement in the month of November rose two percent over the last year, marking full year of year-over-year increases. However, condominium pending sales for the month fell from this time last year. From November 2017, the median price for pending single-family homes and condominiums saw over a four percent hike to $397,000 and a one percent hike to $375,000, respectively. 

“Thanksgiving preparations and Black Friday shopping didn’t stop home buyers from finding time in November to make offers on single-family homes,” said 2018 MAR President Rita Coffey, general manager of CENTURY 21 Tullish & Clancy in Weymouth. “Even though prices are ticking closer to the $400,000 mark, with pending sales being up for the past 12 months, home buyers are showing us that the demand is still there.” 

Read more in the November 2018 Future Indicators Report

November Pending Sales:

Single Family November 2018 November 2017 % Change
Sales 4,126 4,036 +2.2%
Median Price $397,000 $380,000 +4.5%

Pending sales have been up for the past 12 months 

Condominium November 2018 November 2017 % Change
Sales 1,510 1,572 -3.9%
Median Price $375,000 $369,000 +1.4%

Pending sales have been down or flat for five of the last 12 months 

Interested in more real estate news? Visit https://www.marealtor.com

and check out their Facebook page.

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Installation of RASEM’s New President

Last night was a big night for RASEM (Realtor Association of Southeastern Massachusetts).  A delicious dinner was had at the Stoneforge Tavern and Publick House in Raynham.

It was time for RASEM President Kate Lanagan MacGregor of BOLD Moves Real Estate to pass the gavel onto new incoming President Dave Dubak.

Kate had a great year of leadership and thoroughly enjoyed her reign as RASEM President.   Passing the presidency on is bittersweet but she knows the association is in good hands with Dave Dubak.  She will continue to be  an active member of the RASEM family.

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Upcoming Holiday Events in the Tri-Town

The holidays are fast approaching and there are many events going on in the tri-town!  Don’t miss out!  Here are some local events happening in the days ahead!

Holiday Happenings

by Daniel Monahan
Dec 6, 2018

Thursday, Dec. 13

Make a Candy Lighthouse

Move over gingerbread houses! The Mattapoisett Library will be allowing children to build a candy lighthouse starting at 3:30 this year.

Cookie Swap at the library

Join the Elizabeth Taber Library for the Annual Cookie Swap at 4 p.m. Event organizers ask participants to bring a dozen or so cookies, and promise coffee, good company and the chance to sample a few cookies.

Friday, Dec. 14

Inside the Pages of “The Nutcracker”

The Mattapoisett library will host its second holiday event for children at 3:30, bringing in dance instructor Kay Alden to let workshop participants dance to “The Nutcracker” instead of just watching.

Gift Wrapping at Elizabeth Taber Library

From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Elizabeth Taber Library will also hold holiday gift wrapping sessions to help patrons prepare for the holidays.

Annual Holiday Luncheon and Party

Looking for a festive way to fill you belly? The Rochester Council on Aging will host its annual holiday party, with a complimentary meal at noon. Sign up in by calling 508-763-8723.

Saturday, Dec. 15

The Occasion Singers Holiday Concert

Midway through the month the First Congregational Church of Marion will host a holiday concert by the Occasion Singers at 7 p.m.

Guests must purchase tickets for the concert, but tickets will include appetizers, wine, and the chance to sing along with the group.

Sunday, Dec. 16

Lessons & Carols

The next night will feature another 7 p.m. concert, this one from the Tabor Academy Choristers at Wickenden Chapel.

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Staging Your Home to Sell at the Holidays

Christmas is almost here but the real estate market marches on and there are still buyers and sellers looking to buy or sell their home.  It can be a little daunting at this time of year when you have your home on the market and are looking to make it look its best for the holidays.  You’d like to enjoy your last holiday at your home but also know less is better when you have a home to sell.

What to do? Here are some tips.

Subtle touches are best like a simple Christmas wreath on the door, pretty centerpiece on the table and maybe some homey Christmas smells. Keep to one theme.  Maybe your decorations are earthy like cranberries and real Christmas greens or a certain color like white lights and white decorations.  Keep to the theme so everything looks clean and cohesive.

You may have some special features you’d like to highlight like a fireplace mantel or crown moldings or an attractive doorway.  Place some simple decorations to accent the feature and draw the eye to it but not so much that it is hidden and hard to see.

Put up some simple white lights and forgo the tacky decorations and don’t over do it.  Simple is better.

A Christmas tree is a nice feature but consider your room.  You may not mind if your tree takes up a lot of your room, but your buyers will think the room is small.  If your ceilings are high, pick a taller tree to accent that.  You may want to go with a smaller, thinner tree this year if your space is limited.  It will make the room look bigger.

Turn your heat up.  You want the home to feel warm and toasty.  If you have a fireplace, keep a fire going.  It really makes the home feel cozy and you buyers will want to stay and look around.

Food is always a great touch! At this time of year, warm drinks and sweet treats are desirable.  Hot cider, hot chocolate and homemade cookies make the house smell good and everyone loves a warm, tasty treat.

Enjoy your holidays and your selling journey and your buyers will feel the same way.

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Bulldogs Play at Gillette Stadium on Saturday!

Bulldog’s perfect season hinges on Super Bowl matchup

 
 
 
 
Nov 25, 2018
 
 

After winning 14 straight games, the Old Rochester Bulldogs will look to top off their impressive season with a win against Stoneham in the Division 6 Superbowl on Dec. 1 at Gillette Stadium.

Back in September, the Bulldogs opened up their season with a crushing 42-0 victory over the Wareham Vikings. Their dominance on the scoreboard did not end there, and it took two more weeks before the defense let up a single point. 

The Stoneham Spartans head into the championship game at 11-0, with the one loss coming in overtime against Reading Memorial High School. The Spartans are not strangers to the end zone this season, as they have had seven games with 40 or more points. 

Both teams have the ability to run up the score or to play lights out defense, suggesting that the matchup has the right ingredients for an instant classic. 

“We need to make sure we’re ready to go and we have to have great practices like we have all year,” said Bulldogs coach Justin Kogler when asked about his preparation. “We have to be super focused coming into the week and ready to play.”

The showdown against Stoneham will be the final game in a Bulldogs uniform for the 22 seniors on the roster, who graduate from Old Rochester in the spring.

As part of the MIAA State Football Championships, fans will also be treated to an NFL-caliber game presentation with music and replays on the stadium’s high-definition video boards. The Kraft family will again donate the use of Gillette Stadium’s field for the games.

Tickets for are on sale via Ticketmaster, and will be available on game day at the Gillette Stadium Ticket Office, located outside the Patriot Place Gate. Tickets sold at the ticket office for Friday’s game will be available beginning at 9 a.m. and tickets for Saturday’s games will be available beginning at 8 a.m.

All fans will enter the stadium via the Patriot Place Gate in NRG Plaza, located near the ticket office. Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for students and senior citizens. Children 5 years old and younger will receive free admission.

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What a great accomplishment for these boys and what a great thrill to play at Gillette Stadium!  

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