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Rochester Man Wins $50,000

Rochester man wins $50,000 with Publisher’s Clearing House

Apr 15, 2019

ROCHESTER — John Hall learned two important things when he opened the door on April 15. One: he had just won $50,000 with Publishers Clearing House and two, that it’s best to put on shoes before answering the door, because there just may be a camera crew filming.

“I don’t even have any shoes on!” was one of Hall’s first comments after he realized what was happening.

The Rochester resident is a retired member of the Air Force, who also served as the last elected Treasurer in town for 10 years. He said that there are lot of good people in Rochester’s government. Hall plans to use the money to pay off some debts.

“That will take most of it,” he explained.

Publisher’s Clearing House sells magazine subscriptions and other merchandise to participants that enter its drawings for prizes between $1,000 and $1,000,000. The hugely popular company has around 10 million visitors to its online network monthly and also offers participants the chance to win by promotional mailings, apps, emails, or mail.

Its representatives travel around North America, from Canada to California, delivering prizes to winners each week.

Hall frequently enters the sweepstakes by mail because, as he says “this stuff just costs me a stamp.”

Though Hall was taken by surprise at first, he also had some fun with the camera crew. When asked if he had anything else to say, he simply said, “hi camera!”

The Hall family owns the Camp Snipatuit area along Snipatuit Road. Hall said that he was selected to look after his family’s property, and hopes to eventually start a non-profit around the land, to “have it go on to someone to use.

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Old Rochester Hires New Head Football Coach

Old Rochester hires new head football coach

by Grace Ballenger

Mar 25, 2019

Old Rochester Regional High School has hired one of its assistant coaches, Bryce Guilbeault, as head coach after Justin Kogler accepted a position at West Bridgewater high school.

Kogler left his position at Old Rochester for family reasons, since he has two young children and Bridgewater is closer to home for him.

Guilbeault has been assistant coach at Old Rochester for three years now, and said he is excited to work with the players as head coach next season.

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Bishop Stang Spartans are Heading to TD Garden

Bishop Stang has a lot to celebrate! The second-seeded Spartans  clinched  a 72-61 win over No. 4 Burke in the Division 3 South Finals.  Now it’s on to the TD Garden!

The Spartans put a lot of preparation into this game and the focus was definitely there! No one wanted their season to end and it definitely paid off.

The Spartans used strategic game plans offensively and defensively and frustrated and confused the Burke team.

Coach Colbey Santos gave his players a lot to to work on this week and they responded with flying colors.  Everyone was laser focused and played their best.

Junior Guard Joey Silva III, was a key player who drew charges on Burke point guard Devante Jamison causing him to spend the final 11 minutes of the first half sitting the bench.

It was definitely a head game and the strategy worked.   What a game it was to watch! Spectators were on their feet in this nail-biting extravaganza!

Dame Perry also had a great game!

The Spartans now hold the Division 3 South Sectional Championship and can’t wait to move onto the TD Garden and see where they can go from there!

Come on out and cheer on your favorite Spartans!

BOLD Moves Real Estate holds a special place in their heart for Bishop Stang and the Spartans. They are a great part in our BOLD Community.

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Pan Mass Cranberry County Kids Ride

A fitting tribute for a fearless fundraiser

Feb 27, 2019

The fifth year of the Pan Mass Cranberry County Kids Ride will mark the first time that the Dana Farber fundraiser will be held in honor and memory of a single person: Rochester’s Chloe Harding.

Harding passed away Feb. 17 at the age of 8 of acute lymphatic leukemia.

The Harding family has previously  participated in the fundraiser, which takes place at Oak Point in Middleboro, and allows children to ride around the tennis courts, ride 1.6 miles, or take on a 2.8 mile course, before enjoying face paint, balloon artists, a DJ, bouncy houses and a pizza party to celebrate the riders.

Though the fundraiser asks children to raise a minimum of $30, Chloe went far beyond that, taking the first place for fundraising two years that she participated, and coming in second another year.

Chloe raised $7,825 in her own name over three years and her brother Wyatt raised $3,825 in the same three years.

Kids Ride organizer William Goldsmith describes the Hardings as a “close-knit, supportive, loving family.”

He reached out initially to the Hardings to introduce himself when he saw how much money Chloe and Wyatt were raising.

“Normally when children raise the amounts of money that Chloe and Wyatt were raising in their first year, it typically means a family member has had cancer. When Lindsay explained to me that Chloe was the cancer survivor I was surprised.” Goldsmith explained. “Normally you think in terms of a parent or grandparent, not a child.” 

As the ride got closer, Goldsmith got to know the Hardings better, and asked if they would share Chloe’s story and their experiences with Dana Farber at the opening ceremony of the Kids Ride.

“Her remarks touched everyone that day. It helped to make clear the importance of the ride,” Goldsmith explained.

Like many others, Goldsmith was deeply saddened by Chloe’s passing.

“When I learned of Chloe’s passing I reached out to say how sorry I was to hear the news. Lindsay’s response was ‘we’re going to fundraise harder than ever this year,’” Goldsmith recounted.

While this year’s ride will be different without Chloe riding, Lindsay still wants to share her family’s story, as she has in previous years. Wyatt will still be riding in his sister’s honor, and Lindsay and her husband Harrison will volunteer at the event, as they have done in previous years.

Goldsmith admires their response to Chloe’s illness, “they were not about to give into their daughter’s illness and wanted her to live as normal a life as possible”  and said, “it’s amazing how deeply you feel about them.”

He regularly does school visits to increase participation in the ride, and said that visiting Chloe’s old school, Rochester Memorial School to raise awareness for the June 2 fundraiser will be one of his most emotional visits this year.

Beyond inspiring Goldsmith, Chloe’s fight with cancer also inspired the Rochester community to rally around her with a Caring for Chloe Team that has raised $41,686 in the previous three years.

Bryan Bastoni, a Rochester resident and father of twin boys who were close to Chloe, has participated in the Cranberry County Kids Ride since its founding. He said that the ride “has all the more meaning in the world because my boys were friends with Chloe.”

He also tried to describe the impact that Chloe had on the community.

“If any child is battling anything, the Rochester community will rally around them — but more so than that with Chloe. Her family lives in Rochester, and has family roots in Rochester,” Bastoni explained.

Chloe’s personal magnetism also played a role.

“If you hadn’t been to the doctor with Chloe, you never would have known that she was sick. She never complained about anything, always looked great, was always running around,” Bastoni said.

The charismatic girl inspired many people, and the Caring for Chloe team accounted for 80 riders out of last year’s 200.

“It would not surprise me in the least if more registered this year,” Goldsmith said.

He explains that the ride makes kids realize that “they don’t have to wait to be an adult to make a difference,” adding that, “once you empower kids, you have no idea where that goes.”

Goldsmith explains that older kids regularly stop on the course’s hill to help younger kids who might be struggling. It seems like exactly the type of gesture that best honors Chloe.

For more information about the Cranberry County Kids Ride, or to register, visit: http://www.kids.pmc.org/cranberrycountry.aspx

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Tops in Sales and Listings at BOLD Moves

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BOLD Moves Real Estate is happy to share Tops in Sales and Tops in Listings for the month of January.

January started the year off fresh and was a busy month at the BOLD office.

Tracey Lee earned Tops in Sales with her hard work and customer satisfaction.  Tracey always goes the extra mile to investigate all aspects of the transaction and make sure her clients are informed every step of the way.

Betty Tripanier was happy to earn Tops in Listings for her distinction.  Betty is happy to help her clients list and sell their homes quickly and with less stress and anxiety.  She always works with her clients to put their needs first whether buying or selling a home.

Visit www.boldmovesrealestate.com or call 508-999-9800 to reach Tracey or Betty or the other BOLD agents at the BOLD Welcome Center in Mattapoisett.

Tri-Town Happenings

Things to do: Enjoy lectures, an author talk, music, go on a date

Feb 8, 2019

There’s a lot happening in the tri-town on any given week, and with St. Valentine’s Day coming up there are a few Valentine’s Day events as well. Visit SippicanWeekToday.com for your itinerary.

Thursday, February 7

Enjoy some jazz.

The Old Rochester Regional High School Music Department will be hosting a fundraiser concert by The Southcoast Jazz Orchestra to raise money for a trip to Nashville this April. The 17-piece Southcoast Jazz Orchestra is led by Bob Williamson.

The performance will be at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at The Symphony Music Shop or can be reserved at OldRochesterMusic@gmail.com. They will also be available at the door.

Explore cultures from around the world.

The Old Rochester Regional School District will celebrate the cultural and ethnic diversity of its schools with Family Night. From 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., there will be music, dance, food samples, photographs of a vacation, a coin collection, crafts, and more. Email Lisahoran@oldrochester.org or Lisadix@oldrochester.org to RSVP for the event.

See a fresh set of artists.

Artists from the Wareham/Bourne Art Association will display their art in Marion’s Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center for the month of February. An opening reception for their art, with food and the chance to meet the artists, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.

Friday, February 8

Hear an author speak.

The Sippican Woman’s Club will host author Catherine McLaughlin at Handy’s Tavern for a discussion on her novel, “Blue Collars,” about a large working-class New Bedford family. McLaughlin will read from her book and speak about the writing process and how she keeps busy in her retirement. Lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m. followed by a brief business meeting before McLaughlin’s presentation.

Enjoy food, music and games.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with dinner, music and a game night at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church’s Open Table. The event will be held at the Congregational Church’s Reynard Hall. There is no charge for the meal. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the meal is served at 5 p.m. Participants may stay after for Game Night at 6 p.m.

Learn to stop ticks.

The Sippican Lands Trust will host a special workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 152 Front Street to review basic tick biology, scientifically proven protection methods, and bust any commonly held myths.Blake Dinius, the entomologist educator for Plymouth County Extension, will speak at the talk.

See a classic film.

The Classic Film series continues with the showing of “A Streetcar Named Desire” the Marion Music Hall at 7 p.m. Arrive early and listen to music before the film. David Pierce will offer comments at the movie’s conclusion.

Saturday, February 9 

Go to a farmer’s market.

Need meat, produce, soaps, or bread? You may be able to pick up all of these things at the Old Rochester’s Winter Farmers’ Market, which is held at the Old Rochester Junior High School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

See more new art. 

Anthi Frangiadis will be hosting her last trunk show in Marion on Saturday, to feature Brenda Morrison of Wareham and Janice Kissinger of Dartmouth. The Valentines-themed show will last from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and feature wearable art made of repurposed clothing, glass jewelry and other glass utensils. The show will be held at The Drawing Room, 11 Spring St., Marion.  

Leave the kids behind for a date.

For parents who have been struggling to find Valentine’s date time, the First Congregational Church of Rochester may have a solution. From 6 to 9 p.m., adults at the church will entertain your children with crafts, games, dinner, and a movie while you enjoy the time out. Leave your children in Fellowship Hall at 11 Constitution Way in Rochester. To register, visit https://vbspro.events/p/moment.

Sunday, February 10

Eat grilled cheese.

The Fearons and Costa families are holding a grilled cheese fundraiser from 5  to 7:30 p.m. at the Bay Club in Mattapoisett. Families can enjoy grilled cheese and adults can have a drink while children watch “The Incredibles” and munch on popcorn. Tickers are $15 per person, with the proceeds benefitting SouthCoast Health Pediatrics.

Monday, February 11

Learn about neuroscience.

P.h.D student Sage Aronson will talk about how the brain processes signals and how that can lead to teenage depression at Tabor Academy’s ScienceNow lecture. The talk will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Stroud Academic Center.

Thursday, Feb 14

Learn art observation tips over lunch

Take a visual journey into the world of art observation Jill Sanford, who will present a lecture to the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club at 11 a.m. in Reynard Hall at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. Sanford will review the basics of line, color, form, texture and composition, then the audience can apply that knowledge to specially selected art images.

Watch ‘Heathers: The Musical’ open.

Tabor Academy will host their high school edition performance of their winter musical, “Heathers: The Musical” on February 14 to 16 at 7:30 p.m. “Heathers: The Musical,” a satire dealing with the challenges of teen life, became an Off-Broadway hit in 2014.

The show will be in Tabor’s Fireman Center for the Performing Arts in Hoyt Hall.

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Changes this Spring at No Kidding in Mattapoisett

For No Kidding owners, it’s time for a change

Jan 24, 2019

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

Marion Turkey Trot 5K

The Marion 5K Turkey Trot was held on Sunday. The weather was chilly but nice.   All proceeds from the race benefit the Marion Recreation Center and its events.

There were runner of all ages including some of the canine variety.  First place went to Zachary Bentley ,20,  of Acushnet in 17 minutes and 8 seconds. Graham Poirier, 19, of Marion came in second. Third place went to Mark Comorosky of Marion.  The first female participant was Marion resident Lauren Fereshetian with a time of 21 minutes and 26 seconds.

It’s a great family event.  The Morgan family with Caleb, Sarah, Molly and Olivia finished as a family.  Fourteen year old Sean Lund of Rochester came in 8th.

Kate Lanagan MacGregor, broker, owner  of BOLD Moves Real Estate was out to watch her family take part in the event including her Dad and brother.

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Marion Turkey Trot