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Come on out and join the class! Lots of things to learn.  Classes will cover things such as building and establishing credit, applying for loans, how mortgages work, all of the benefits of home ownership, and many more practical things about starting a starting a successful life early.  The class will include guest speakers such as author, Patricia Akins, who will provide real world examples and answer questions about buying your first home.  At the end of the three classes, Troy and Jordan will be able to work one on one with attendees to help create a plan for your future in homeownership.  Check out the times and dates below and call Troy or Jordan to sign up or any questions you may have.  Don’t delay! Classes start tomorrow.  

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Mattapoisett Road Race 2018

It was a sweltering, hot day but that didn’t stop the racers at the Mattapoisett Road Race.  Joe Farrand of Mattapoisett was this year’s winner in almost 27 minutes.   Kim Bolick of Marion was this years winner for the women with a time of just under 30 minutes.

The Mattapoisett Road Race is a great Fourth of July tradition through the village of Mattapoisett.  There were many spectators cheering them on and offering water and even donuts.

Kate Lanagan MacGregor of BOLD Moves Real Estate was there cheering on family members and friends.  It is a tradition she never misses in her BOLDTown.

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Fourth of July Events on the Southcoast

Fourth of July is the unofficial beginning of summer and local towns are planning many festivities.  Here is a list of local events.

Fairhaven–  Fourth of July Car Cruise and Parade.  Classic and antique cars and vehicles gather at Fairhaven High School for the raising of the Big Flag at 8:30 am. They will then depart to cruise through town at 9 am, ending with a ride south on Green Street to Fort Phoenix. At Cushman Park, a parade of floats and marchers will step off to follow the car cruise to the fort for the annual Independence Day Ceremony. Free.

The Fort Phoenix Independence Day Ceremony and Cannon Salute will take place on Wednesday, July 4 at 10 am.

Fall River:  Fireworks at Battleship Cove on Wednesday, July 4th from 7:30 to 10:00 pm.

Freetown:  Fireworks Festival at Hathaway Park, Water Street, Assonet beginning at 6 pm on Tuesday, July 3rd, fireworks begin at 9:30 pm.

Parade is on July 4th stepping off at 10 am.

Marion:  Parade will kick off on July 4th at 9am at the corner of Spring and Main Streets.  Marion will not be having fireworks this year.

New Bedford:  Fourth of July with Frederick Douglas on July 4th from 10am to 2pm at Custom House Square, Barkers Lane.

Fireworks will go off on July 4th at 9pm over New Bedford Harbor.  Fireworks will be set off on a barge off of State Pier.

Onset/Wareham:  Blessing of the Fleet will kick off at 10:30 am with the vessel parade at 11 on Saturday, July 7th.

Fireworks will begin at 9pm.  Rain date is Sunday, July 8th.

Westport:  Fourth of July Parade will begin on Wednesday, July 4th at 10am from the corner of Main Road and Hixbridge Road and ends at the Westport High School.

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RASEM Awards Breakfast

The Realtor Association of Southeastern Massachusetts RASEM held their awards ceremony and business breakfast yesterday at the Rosebrook Event Center in Wareham.

A delicious breakfast buffet was served before the ceremony began.

David Wluka of Wluka Real Estate was the keynote speaker.  He is also the 2018 National Association of REALTORS Region 1 Vice-President.  He delivered a great message.

Awards included  REALTOR Party Advocate of the Year:  Ron Rusin of RE/MAX Right Choice

Affiliate of the Year:  Bill Dawson of Pawtucket Credit Union

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REALTOR of the Year:  Kate Lanagan MacGregor of BOLD Moves Real Estate and also 2018 RASEM President

 It was a great morning celebrating friendship and real estate accomplishments.

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Real Estate Agent Tips

Here are some real estate tips to keep your real estate career fresh and vibrant, whether you are a seasoned agent or a brand new agent.  Tune in to www.boldmovesrealestate.com for all your real estate news and events in your BOLDTown.
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No Marion Fourth of July Fireworks

No fourth of July fireworks in Marion this year due to lack of funds

By Bryan Bowman | Jun 19, 2018

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Photo by: Tanner Harding  Fireworks during Marion’s 2017 Fourth of July celebration.

MARION — There will be no Fourth of July fireworks show in Marion this year due to a lack of funding.

Town Administrator Paul Dawson told the Board of Selectmen the news during its Tuesday evening meeting. Dawson said that it typically costs about $50,000 to put on the show, and that the town currently only has $9,548 in its fireworks-funding account.

“It’s nowhere near the amount necessary to hold the annual fireworks event,” Dawson said. “So, I regret to have to inform the board that there will be no Independence Day fireworks in Marion this year.”

The Fourth of July fireworks show returned to Marion last year after a one-year hiatus that was also due to a lack of funding. Last year’s show, however, was funded largely through the Marion Fireworks Committee’s “Twenty from Many” campaign and a $10,000 donation from Tabor Academy.

Organizers launched the effort on donation website GoFundMe with the hope that if many residents and visitors donated $20 to the cause, the group would raise the tens of thousands of dollars needed to put on the fireworks show. Things got down to the wire, but the $10,000 donation from Tabor put the committee within $2,000 of its goal, and the community footed the rest.

Dawson said the town will hold the money that’s currently in its fireworks account and increase fundraising efforts so the show can return next summer.

Visit www.sippican.villagesoup.com for more local news in the tri-town.

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VeoRide is Here

What is VeoRide?   A Whole New Experience!  Hassle Free Bike Sharing!  No Stations!  Pickup a Bike Along The Bike Path or on Route 6 and enjoy the Riding on the Bike Path!

BOLD Moves Real Estate met with Bonnie DeSousa on Monday to try out the bikes and see what it was all about.  It was really fun and convenient.  Two colorful blue bikes join our Table out front.

How Does it Work?

You need a smart phone and a credit card

One phone only unlocks one bike. You can’t use one phone to unlock multiple bikes.

You must be 13 or older to use the bikes.

Helmets are recommended.  The town is working on making loaners available.  State law requires all cyclists 15 and younger to wear bike helmets.

To access the bikes, download the app and put a few dollars in your account to start.  Once you unlock the bike, it will draw down your account in 50 cent increments every 15 minutes.

One way riding is allowed.  Just make sure 1) You lock the bike when you are done (or it will keep charging you)

2) Park it where someone from the general public can see it and don’t block driveways, sidewalks, or entries.  Parking it near other bikes is helpful. 

3) You can only ride in Fairhaven or Mattapoisett.

If you haven’t been on a bike in awhile, practice in a parking lot first.

Still have questions? Call 1-855-VEO-2256 or visit hello@veoride.com

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Starting Your Real Estate Career

You’ve finished your real estate course and passed your test! Congratulations!  What comes next?  Choosing a real estate company which fits your philosophy and goals is important.  Do your research and interview the companies you are interested in before you make up your mind.

Now is the time to make a plan.  What are your goals for the week, month, year?   You can decide how successful you will be.  You are the driver of your bus.  If you work full time at your business, you will build a successful career.  Your income potential is basically unlimited.  You can work part-time if that works for you but  the more time you put in, the more benefits you’ll reap.

Go to the office everyday.  Make a plan for how many calls and outreach you will do daily.  Stick to it.  

Start your marketing plan also.  Business cards, postcards introducing yourself to the community, social media marketing are all part of this.  Get yourself out there. Pick a brand and use it as a marketing tool.   Attend your office meetings and spend as much time at the office as you can.  Consider volunteering to shadow other more experienced realtors.  Help them out and learn from them.  Working side by side with other realtors is a great learning experience.  

Working weekends is usually necessary, but carve out time for yourself.  Working one day on the weekend and keeping the other open for family and friends is a great compromise.  Turn your phone off at meals and after 7 pm for peace of mind.  You want to be available to your clients, but you also need some time for yourself.  It will make you a better realtor.

Be your community expert.  Get out in your community and volunteer.  You will meet all kinds of new people which leads to more business, not to mention the good feeling of giving back to your community.

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ORR Girls Lacrosse

ORR girls lacrosse team is one win away from the state championship

By Bryan Bowman | Jun 08, 2018

Photo by: Tyler McNeil       The 2018 Old Rochester Regional Girls Lacrosse team after beating Milton High School on June 5, 2018.

DUXBURY —

The Old Rochester Regional High School girls lacrosse team is one win away from playing in the state championship.

The Bulldogs upset third ranked Duxbury High School Friday 14-13, continuing their historic season.

ORR is now 21-1 overall in their first season after being moved up to Division I, and will play second ranked Wellesley High School for a chance to play in the state championship. The date and time of that game is to be determined.

Following ORR’s previous playoff game against Milton, Head Coach Scott Tavares said his team is playing with “a chip on our shoulder” after being ranked sixth going into the tournament.

“Our girls are really locked in right now. We’re a team on a mission,” Tavares said.

The girls will be playing today against Wellesley today away.  Cheer your local girls on!

Visit www.sippican.villagesoup.com for all your local stories in Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester.

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Graduation Time!

It’s that time of year again. Many local high schools held their graduation ceremonies last week and some are scheduled for the coming week.  Here is a list of some of the area schools that have already graduated or scheduled for this week.

Old Colony Regional Vocational High School held their graduation on Sunday, June 3rd.  The ceremony was held outside and graduates were not only leaving with high school diplomas but special skills to last their lifetime.

Old Rochester Regional High School held their graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 2nd.  The weather cooperated and the ceremony was held outside. Under clear skies,  ORRHS graduation included 200 students.

Fairhaven High School graduated 145 students on Sunday, June 3rd underneath a fairly clear sky.

Dartmouth High School held their graduation on Sunday, June 3rd.

Westport High School held their graduation on Sunday, June 3rd also.

New Bedford High School will be holding their graduation on Thursday, June 7th at 7 p

New Bedford Vocational High School will hold their graduation on Friday, June 8th at 6 pm.

BOLD Moves Real Estate is happy to support our local communities and BOLDTowns! We live and work in the communities we serve. We are your community expert.  Let us take the worry out of your transaction.

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