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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This blog was posted on May 23, 2016.

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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This blog was posted on on May 18, 2016.

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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This blog was posted on on May 10, 2016.

Mother's Day Tiara Race


Old Rochester Little League Opening Day

Old Rochester Little League held its Opening Day on Saturday at Gifford Park in Rochester, MA.  The weather was warm and sunny and the skies were blue when the players, coaches and parents stepped off from Dexter Lane to parade to Gifford Park for Opening Day Ceremonies.  Glenn Lawrence did his  annual flyover to start off the ceremonies. The first balls were thrown and the season began.   This year there are almost 300 kids playing Little League in the towns of Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester.  This includes Majors, Minors, Triple A, Double A, and Single A.

This is the fourth year that the three towns have combined into Old Rochester Little League.  The games are played at the fields in all three towns.  It’s been a great success and a great opportunity for all the local players.

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This blog was posted on on May 3, 2016.