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Wareham Land Trust Storywalk: ‘We are water protectors’
Wareham residents are encouraged to stop by the Wareham Land Trust’s Agawam River Trail, located at 20 Knowles Ave., to follow along with the children’s book “We are Water Protectors.” The Land Trust describes the book as “beautifully written and...
Boatload of outdoor fun planned for April vacation week by nature groups
The Buzzards Bay Coalition’s Onset Bay Center, Mass Audubon, and the Wareham Land Trust are teaming up to offer a number of outdoor programs for the April school vacation. On Saturday, April 17, read the book “Clam I Am” on Onset Beach at a...
Controversial ‘Hospitality District’ defeated at town meeting
Julie E. Enzian, 44
Town Meeting paves the way for Wareham Tigers’ plans at Westfield property
Nancy J. Joseph, 60
Lt. Walter Correia tapped to be new police chief
Sen. Marc Pacheco says rezoning proposal is ‘a 756-acre red flag’
Onset Fire Chief hopes new station will be 'part of the heart of the community'
Manuel F. “Jay” Gomes, Jr., 66
George E. Peck, 86
Train employee shot with pellet gun
Dollar Days at Mission Thrift Shop
The Mission Thrift Shop will hold its bi-annual Dollar Day Sale from Thursday, March 25, through Saturday, March 27. All items will be reduced to $1. The thrift shop is located at Wesley United Methodist Church at 462 Main Street, and is open from 1...
Applications available for Dr. Thomas Gleason scholarship
Applications are now available for the 2021 Dr. Thomas Gleason Scholarships. Two scholarships -- one for $1,000 and one for $500 -- will be awarded to Wareham residents who are accepted or currently enrolled in a college, university, or professional...
$1 Weekend at the Next-to-New Thrift Shop
The Next-to-New Thrift Shop at the First Congregational Church of Wareham will be having a $1 Weekend sale on March 11, 12, and 13. All men’s and women’s clothing will cost $1, and kid’s clothes will be three pieces for $1. The thrift store, located...
Friends to accept donations for book sales
The Friends of the Wareham Free Library will be accepting book donations for their future used book sales during limited days and times. The book donation cart will be outside the entrance at the Main Library at 59 Marion Road. Donations will be...
Veterans Conversation Group
A Veterans Conversation Group for veterans and their families will resume meeting on Tuesday, April 27. The group brings together veterans and families to talk, and is always looking for new members. The group will meet at 10 a.m. at the track at...
StoryWalks are coming to Onset Beach
Go for a walk on Onset Beach while reading a story at a series of StoryWalk events. The Onset Bay Center and the Wareham Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Council are hosting a series of four StoryWalks this spring. A StoryWalk is a guided...
Free family playgroup to meet on Onset Beach
A new free family beach playgroup program is set to begin on Onset Beach. The program is sponsored by the Onset Bay Center and the Wareham Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Council. Each meeting of the play group will feature sensory...
‘Teachings from the Trail’: Land Trust to host educational walks
The Wareham Land Trust is hosting a variety of walks with volunteer naturalists focused on educating participants about the great outdoors. All the walks are free, but the number of participants is limited due to covid-19 so pre-registration is...
Garden Club to offer scholarships
The Wareham Garden Club will be awarding $1,000 scholarships for graduating high school seniors and college students. Applicants should have been legal residents of Wareham for at least a year and have a minimum B (or 3.0) average. Scholarships are...
Spring 2021 youth soccer registration is open
Registration is now open for boys and girls youth soccer. Children ages 4 to 13 are invited to register at www.warehamsoccer.com . Wareham Youth Soccer will continue to follow Massachusetts Youth Soccer’s covid guidelines. The fee schedule for youth...
Post-holiday covid surge appears to be slowing, official says
Town Administrator Derek Sullivan said Wareham seems to finally be emerging on the other side of the post-holiday spike in covid-19 cases. “The actual number of positive cases has declined,” Sullivan reported during the Jan. 26 Board of Selectmen...
February Virtual Book Club
The Wareham Free Library’s Virtual Book Club will be reading and discussing the non-fiction New York Times bestseller “Furious Hours” by Casey Cep at its upcoming February meeting. Copies of the book in regular print, large print and audio CD are...
Valentine’s Day sale at the Next-to-New Thrift Shop
The Next-To-New Thrift Shop at the First Congregational Church of Wareham will be celebrating Valentine’s Day all February. All red or pink colored clothing for women, men and kids will be half price. The thrift store, located at 11 Gibbs Ave., is...
Council on Aging’s January activities and programs
Although the Wareham Council on Aging remains closed because of covid-19, a variety of outreach programs and appointments are available, according to a Council on Aging press release. Meals on Wheels will continue to be delivered to homes of seniors...
Next to New Thrift Shops’s January sale
The Next to New Thrift Shop’s January sales event will begin on Friday, Jan. 1. For the month of January, all clothing with black tags in the men’s, women’s and children’s shop will be half price. The shop is open Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to...
Thrift shop at Wesley United Methodist Church to hold clearance sale
The Mission Thrift Shop at Wesley United Methodist Church will be open for its January clearance sale on the following days: Thursday, Jan. 7 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 8 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 9 from 10 a.m...
VFW Christmas Dinner for seniors, veterans, and those in need
The Onset VFW at 4 Gibbs Ball Park Rd. will be hosting its sixth annual Christmas Dinner for seniors, veterans, and people in need from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23. Due to the pandemic, the dinner will be take-out or delivery only. The VFW has...
December Digital Book Club
The Wareham Free Library’s Digital Book Club will be discussing “NOS4A2” by Joe Hill at its December meeting. “NOS4A2” is a supernatural suspense novel the library described as “spine-tingling” and “bone-chilling” in its description. Hill is also...
Drive-thru Christmas on the Pier
The Onset Bay Association is hosting a drive-thru Christmas event on the Onset Pier from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13. Children ages ten and younger will be given a free gift bag. Letters to Santa will be accepted! For more information, to make...
Community Market at the YMCA on Dec. 11
The Gleason Family YMCA at 33 Charge Pond Rd. will be hosting Y Community Markets through the Greater Boston Food Bank’s Full Plate Program each month. The market will be open on Friday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until food runs out. The...
Winter garden therapy for seniors
With Wareham seniors unable to meet in person for their monthly garden therapy sessions at the Council on Aging, the Wareham Garden Club plans to distribute flower arranging holiday kits. Interested seniors will be able to request a kit to complete...
Wareham Fire Department food drive at Shaw’s
The Wareham Fire Department is hosting a food drive to benefit Turning Point from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Shaw’s Supermarket. Members of the department will be stationed outside to collect non-perishable goods, and mask and social...
Stuff-a-Bus for Turning Point
Wareham Public Schools bus drivers will be hosting a Stuff-a-Bus event to benefit Turning Point’s Holiday Outreach program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5. Donations of new, unwrapped toys, books, clothing, gift cards, and non-perishable...
Dedication ceremony to be held on Cole Property Conservation Land
A dedication ceremony in honor of the late Robert (Bob) ‘Grumpy’ Conway will take place on Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. at the perennial stream recently named Grumpys Brook. Grumpys Brook is located on the Cole Property Conservation Land, and can most easily...
Office of Beyond School Time plans virtual events
The Office of Beyond School Time is hosting a variety of virtual events for kids over the next few weeks. On Thursday, December 3, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. kids can learn how to make Swedish Christmas Ornaments from tissue paper that is cut, folded,...
Garden Club to host Christmas Holly Faire
The Wareham Garden Club will be hosting a modified version of their annual Christmas Holly Faire from 9 a.m. to noon on December 5. The club will be selling decorated wreaths, table designs in three sizes, bundled holiday greens, outdoor decorated...
Sunset Family Owl Prowl at Great Neck
Gina Purtell, Mass Audubon’s South East Community Science/Coastal Resilience Program Manager, will lead an exploration to identify nocturnal wildlife as it awakens on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary in...
Covid-responsible Christmas fair and luncheon at Wesley United Methodist Church
Wareham’s Wesley United Methodist Church is holding its Annual Christmas Fair and Luncheon in a covid-responsible fashion on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will consist of homemade crafts, silent auction, ticket purchase...
Beyond School Time to offer virtual Community Cafes
Community Cafes are going virtual! Community Cafes — structured small group gatherings that focus on conversations and other activities — hosted by the Wareham Public School's Office of Beyond School Time will be held via Zoom for the foreseeable...
Sleeping bag, blanket drive
On Saturday, Nov. 14, sleeping bags will be collected for distribution to those in need. The drive will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Onset Pier. Sleeping bags and blankets will be washed and donated to the Wareham Coalition for the Homeless, which...
Congregational Church plans drive-thru Christmas Fair
The First Congregational Church of Wareham, located at 11 Gibbs Ave., will be hosting a preorder-only drive-through version of their annual Christmas fair with popular items available. Jams, jellies, assorted homemade candy, crafts, and the lobster...
Virtual Event: An Antiracist Community Conversation
Wareham residents are invited to attend a virtual antiracist event on Tuesday, Nov. 17 th , hosted by The Tritown and Beyond Community Read Committee. The event will include a live, virtual Q & A with local leaders to discuss antiracism and...
Community market at the YMCA
The Gleason Family YMCA at 33 Charge Pond Rd. will be hosting Y Community Markets through the Greater Boston Food Bank’s Full Plate Program each month. The market will be open on Thursday, November 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.or until food runs out...
Pie sale to benefit First Congregational Church
The First Congregational Church of Wareham will be hosting a homemade pie fundraiser, with pick-up scheduled for the Sunday before Thanksgiving. A homemade apple or pumpkin pie in a 9-inch glass pie dish costs $12. Orders can be made until November...
Onset Bay Association raffling off two guitars
The Onset Bay Association is raffling off two guitars made and donated by David Gurney of Yenrug Guitars to support the Onset Blues Festival and the Summer of Love Concert Series. Tickets for either the Yenrug Les Paul guitar or the blue Joycaster...
Garden Club to sell cookbooks Nov. 5
The Wareham Garden Club has compiled a cookbook, which they are selling to support their work beautifying the town and providing scholarships to students. Recipes include appetizers, beverages, breads, soups, salads, main dishes, veggie soups, and...
Trick-or-treat at the Onset Fire Department
The Onset Fire Department is hosting a no-contact drive through trick-or-treat event from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 31. All trick-or-treaters must be both in costume and in a vehicle to receive a bag of treats. The fire department asks trick-...
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