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Teddy Mathews releases long-debut EP, ‘Sorry I’m Late’
At the stroke of midnight June 9, Singer Teddy Mathews could finally breathe again. Mathews, a Wareham native who went on “American Idol” in 2018, released his debut EP, “Sorry I’m Late,” after years of delay and held a listening party Friday night...
Middle schoolers sing, dance and draw at art and talent show
Ever since he was in first grade, Wareham Middle School fifth grader Gavin Pittsley has loved the video game “Team Fortress 2.” In the game, characters frequently do the prisyadka, a traditional Russian folk dance involving kicking out one’s feet...
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William C. Decas, 77
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Onset holds its first Pride Month ceremony
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High school softball team wins first playoff game since 2007
‘American Idol’ alum holding album release party in Onset
Teddy Mathews, the Wareham singer whose 2018 star turn on “American Idol” was left on the cutting room floor , is throwing a party to celebrate the release of his debut EP, “Sorry I’m Late.” The party will take place at the Dudley L. Brown VFW Post...
The middle school’s got talent – and art
Wareham Middle School students will put on an art and talent show on Thursday, June 8 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Guests can see student artwork on display starting at 4:30 p.m., and the talent show will begin at 5 p.m. The middle school Student...
Landscape artist makes a splash at Dartmouth Cultural Center
Landscape artist Susan Gilmore finds inspiration from her backyard in Wareham. A glimpse into her reality can be seen at the Dartmouth Cultural Center, 404 Elm St., from now until Monday, June 26. Gilmore has been an artist “ever since [she] was a...
Local kids will sing in New Bedford choir concert
Wareham kids will perform with the South Coast Children’s Chorus, a choir of over 50 students from schools throughout southeastern Massachusetts, at the First Unitarian Church in New Bedford, 71 Eighth Street, on Thursday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m. The...
Walk the line at library Johnny Cash concert
In a legendary career spanning over half a century, Johnny Cash was everywhere, man. However, the Man in Black never came to Wareham — until now. New England singer-songwriter Matt York will perform the classic songs of Johnny Cash at the Wareham...
Taunton author to give talk at library
Taunton author Kerrin Willis’s novel “Strange Arithmetic” will be the subject of a talk at the Wareham Free Library on Saturday, June 24 at 1 p.m. At the talk, Willis will discuss her novel, which takes place in Taunton between 1944 and 2015. It...
Musical duo sings through American history at library
From 1754’s “Yankee Doodle” to 2013’s “Happy,” Tom and Sheila Monaghan sang through America’s “history and her-story” at the Wareham Free Library on Wednesday, May 24. The pair, who both hail from Wareham and have been singing professionally for 35...
Onset Chalkfest looking for artists, vendors
The Onset Bay Association’s Chalkfest, to be held on Saturday, August 19, will be chalk full of artists, music, food and drink. The association is still deciding where to hold the festival, but is still looking for vendors and chalk artists to be a...
It’s full STEAM ahead at elementary school fair
Nine-year-old Markus Gougeon has been interested in science and art from an early age. “When I was 5, I started watching documentaries,” he said. “I started making sculptures out of clay. I started to flip over rocks to investigate bugs.” Markus...
High school bands, chorus say aloha to spring
Wareham High School senior James Houghton, who plays the saxophone in the school’s jazz ensemble and jazz workshop, is known for performing pieces that one wouldn’t normally expect to hear at a school concert. At a concert in March , Houghton...
Solve an English mystery at the library
The Wareham Free Library’s Mystery Book Club will discuss the novel “The Long Call” by Ann Cleeves on Tuesday, June 20 at 6 p.m. “The Long Call,” the first novel in Cleeves’s “Two Rivers” series, tells the story of a detective who was raised in a...
Hear America singing at the library
Entertainers Tom and Sheila Monaghan will perform a medley of patriotic tunes during “Sing for America,” a free concert at the Wareham Free Library on Wednesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. “Sing for America” is a humorous overview of the history of American...
First Congregational Church holds benefit concert for Ohio train derailment victims
East Palestine, Ohio, a town with a population one-fifth the size of Wareham’s during the off-season, made headlines this February due to a massive train derailment. The derailment, and subsequent fire, released hazardous materials into the...
Folk band brings sounds of Scotland to Library
The rich, full voices of Scotland filled the Wareham Free Library on Sunday, May 14, as the folk band North Sea Gas performed to an enthusiastic audience. The band, which previously performed at the library in 2022 , enthralled its audience with...
A fairy good time at high school art show
Willow Hegarty may have glittery purple wings, and little hearts under her eyes, but that’s not pixie dust on her fingers — it’s chalk dust. Willow, an eighth grader at Wareham High School, helped turn the high school courtyard into Fairyland for...
Go down in library history with a collaborative poetry challenge
Poetry doesn’t have to be a solo act. A new challenge at the Wareham Free Library encourages friends and family to write poetry together, one word at a time. The library accepting submissions for its “Exquisite Corpse” poetry challenge from now...
Hibernian hoofers learn moves at Irish dance school
For Irish dancers, there’s no busier time than March. Over the course of two weeks, the Kanaley School of Irish Dance on Cranberry Highway had 27 St. Patrick’s Day performances. Students of the school, which opened just before St. Patrick’s Day,...
Cultural Council grant recipients announce plans
Puppeteer Mary Wilson received a $500 grant from the Wareham Cultural Council for her upcoming Puppets Paul & Mary musical variety show at the Wareham Free Library — and nobody was happier about it than Sally, one of Wilson’s puppets. “I am so...
Library puppet show will be deeply felt
Puppeteer Mary Wilson of Pitter Patter Puppets will join singer-songwriter Paul Kehoe for a special edition of their “Puppets, Paul and Mary” act to the Wareham Free Library on Thursday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. The “musical and interactive puppet...
Music from Land’s End is Bach for the summer
Music from Land’s End, Wareham’s classical music maestros, will perform two concerts this summer. The first, “Melodious Noise,” will be at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 74 High St., on Sunday, July 30 at 5 p.m. It will feature works by Johann...
Library poster exhibit features art of labor movements
Stephen Lewis has collected over 30,000 posters from labor and activist movements around the world, and not one is a duplicate. During a recent visit to France, a local labor union gave him 110 unique posters. “That’s called international solidarity...
Attend the tale of ‘Sweeney Todd’ at the High School
For Wareham High School senior Sage Kidder, the role of Mrs. Lovett, the deranged pie shop owner in Stephen Sondheim’s macabre musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” is far from a cinch. In fact, the only thing cinched is her...
Fairy tales will come true at the High School
Fairies and gnomes will inhabit the halls and grounds of Wareham High School on Wednesday, May 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. During the Fairy and Gnome Art Walk, guests can hunt for fairy and gnome houses throughout the high school, while also...
Rise, comrades, and view May Day posters at the Library
Workers of Wareham, unite! You have nothing to lose but your boredom. Stephen Lewis will exhibit historic pro-labor posters from six continents at the Wareham Free Library from Friday, April 28 to Tuesday, May 30. May 1 is celebrated as...
See a Scottish folk show at the Library
No need to walk 500 miles (or 500 more): A bit of Scotland is coming to Wareham. The Scottish folk band North Sea Gas is returning to the Wareham Free Library on Sunday, May 14 at 2 p.m., promising an afternoon of music, storytelling and good humor...
Help make Onset Bay sing at open mic night fundraiser
The Onset Bay Association will hold an open mic night fundraiser at the Glen Cove Hotel’s 1883 Lounge, 167 Onset Ave., on Thursday, May 11 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. All proceeds will go toward Onset’s summer concert series.
FCC to host benefit concert for Ohio derailment victims
Tenor David Won and pianist Timothy Steele will perform a benefit concert at the First Congregational Church of Wareham, 11 Gibbs Ave., in support of those affected by the East Palestine, Ohio train derailment. The concert, entitled “Safe Within...
Improv at the Library? ‘Yes, and’ it’s free
This spring, Gateway Improv is offering six weeks of free improvisational theater classes. The workshop runs on six Saturdays — May 6, May 13, May 20, June 3, June 10 and June 17 — from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Wareham Free Library. To register,...
Ukulele-playing chimney sweep gives lessons at Council on Aging
Peter Gugliotta acknowledges that, outside of “Mary Poppins,” musical chimney sweeps are a rare breed. And yet, there he was, strumming his ukulele in Room 227 of the Council on Aging, wearing a Guns N’ Roses T-shirt under his Atlantic Chimney...
Make the sunset last forever on Onset Bay
Want to be the envy of your Instagram followers? Join the Onset Bay Center for a sunset photography class on Saturday, April 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Photographers will meet at the Center, 186 Onset Ave., then go for a walk from Onset Beach to...
Main Street photographer elected president of state group, wins award
When Cassandra Sullivan looked up at the vaulted ceiling of Siena Cathedral in Italy, painted with hundreds of tiny stars, she knew that she was looking at something extraordinary. Over a million tourists visit and photograph the cathedral each year...
High School theater students win awards at festival
Two Wareham High School students, members of the school’s Viking Theater Company, won acting awards at the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild’s High School Theater Festival semifinals, held in Weymouth on Saturday, March 18. Sage Kidder and...
Middle schoolers go wild for ‘The Jungle Book’
Your job may be stressful, but at least you’re not “the one with the giant butt.” That’s how Wareham Middle School fifth grader Charlie Avila describes her role as Baloo, the big, fun-loving bear, in the Middle School’s production of “The Jungle...
For ‘Beth the Bagpiper,’ St. Patrick’s concerts are March madness
When Beth Butts told her husband Mike that she wanted bagpipe lessons for her 40th birthday, his response was too obscene to be printed in this newspaper. That was in 2017. Mike is now strongly supportive of his wife’s hobby, which she jokingly...
Bangers and mash: Couple croons Irish tunes
The town of Wareham is 2,992 miles from the town of Tipperary, Ireland. You might say “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary.” In fact, you might even sing it. And that’s exactly what Tom and Sheila Monaghan did. In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, the husband-...
Don’t be a starving artist: Apply for this scholarship
The Bourne-Wareham Art Association is once again giving its annual Art Achievement Award to a graduating senior planning to pursue a career in the visual arts. The winner(s) will receive the award, usually $500-$1,000, once they present evidence of...
Onset sand sculptors go against the grains
When Rodney Johnson went to the beach with his family, he would spend the day relaxing while his children built sand castles. All of that changed 17 years ago, when he saw a girl on Revere Beach making a sculpture out of sand. “I said, ‘She’s five...
Tattoo studio celebrates art on and off the body
The Dusk Till Dawn tattoo studio, which opened at 3065 Cranberry Highway in January, offers more than just body art. Between a rotating art gallery, live music and freestyle painting events, owner Liz Chasse wants the studio to be a “creative...
Look out! Upper Cape Tech presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors’
BOURNE — On the 10th, 11th and 12th days of the month of March, in an early year of the exact same decade as our own, the human race will suddenly encounter a deadly threat to its very existence. And this terrifying enemy surfaced, as such enemies...
Horror thrills, jazz chills at ‘Experiment’-al High School show
Weird science and cool jazz collided at the Wareham High School auditorium on Wednesday, March 1. The hep cats of the High School Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Workshop performed a medley of big band tunes, followed by a psychologically probing performance...
Singer-songwriter pens ‘love letter’ to hometown
While she was in Texas recording her latest album, “Maybe Modern,” Wareham-born singer-songwriter Grace Morrison missed the salty air of her hometown. “I don't want to insult anyone from Texas,” she said, “but it was driving through [there] when I...
A winter wonderland with the Elementary School band and chorus
The fourth grade band and chorus of Wareham Elementary School embraced the winter weather with a concert of catchy tunes on Wednesday, Feb. 8. For many of the students, it was their first time performing on stage. “It’s so much fun to watch them and...
Rodent raconteur: Onset entertainer tells groundhog’s story
It’s hard to pin down exactly what Jackson Gillman does. It’s even harder to pin down what he doesn’t do. Gillman, who lives in Onset, is a storyteller, singer, songwriter, musician and actor. He describes himself as a “stand-up chameleon.” He has...
Middle School musicians take stage at Winter Fest Concert
For some of Wareham Middle School’s young musicians, the Winter Fest Concert held on Thursday, Jan. 17 was their first time playing in front of an audience. The concert, directed by music teacher Caitlin Francese, began with “Reading the Notes,” a...
Middle Schoolers express talents at Art Show
Pencil shading, water color, and handmade stamp prints were only a few of the techniques on display during Wareham Middle School’s Winter Fest Art Show on Thursday, Jan.19. “We wanted a chance for the community to see the amazing artwork that our...
Ancient music, drink mark winter ceremony
It sounds like the perfect way to spend a cold winter’s night. A warm, dark, cozy room, soothing music and a warm cup of cacao — wait, cacao? Not cocoa? Yes, you read that correctly. In Mesoamerica, drinks made of cacao, the unroasted seed of the...
Fast footwork at the Council on Aging
“I’ll dance all the way until they close the lid,” said dance instructor Dedee Royale to her students during her first class at the Council on Aging on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Council on Aging members joined Royale’s dance class for fun and exercise...
Roman a club: Onset author tells Alzheimer’s story through golf
Onset-based author Steve Rogers says that his new book, “Still Lost,” is a probe into the depths of his soul. With experiences taken from his own life, he says that the book will “bury” those who have wronged him in the past (with fictional names,...
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