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Onset VFW giving away turkeys to veterans, seniors
The VFW Dudley L. Brown Post 2846 and Auxiliary in Onset is giving free Thanksgiving turkeys to veterans, seniors and families while supplies last. The turkeys, donated by Walmart, will be available for pickup at the VFW’s location on 4 Gibbs Ball...
Free Thanksgiving dinner in honor of first responders
The First Congregational Church of Wareham will give a free Thanksgiving dinner in honor of first responders. The dinner, which is open to all of the community, will be served on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24 at 12 p.m. Ham, turkey, mac and...
Wareham High School gives monthly awards
Wareham High School is proud to announce its monthly award recipients for October 2022. Freshman Rakeem Black Todd won Student of the Month, and senior Da’kodah Girardin won the Scotty Monteiro Jr. Foundation Award. The “Scotty Award,” as it is...
Buzzards Bay Coalition events celebrate nature
The Buzzards Bay Coalition is offering two very different activities this week. First, at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, the Coalition will hold its weekly Wednesday Walkabout at Marks Cove, 37 Nicholas Drive. Marks Cove Conservation Area features a...
A night of stories and songs at Wareham Free Library
Nationally touring artist Marc Berger comes to the Wareham Free Library for a special evening of music, stories and songs on Friday, Nov. 18th at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The concert is free and no registration is required. Marc has...
Toys for Tots at the Wareham Village Funeral Home
The Wareham Village Funeral Home will be hosting Toys for Tots with the Marine Corp Reserve. The event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop off a new unwrapped toy at 5 Center Street, Wareham, MA 02571.
Head Start program to move to the East Wareham School
The abandoned East Wareham School has not welcomed students in over 10 years— but that is about to change. The South Shore Early Education Head Start program plans on making the old East Wareham School their new permanent residence. On Oct. 27, The...
Winter coats for children in need
Kids’ winter coats will be distributed for free on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p,.m. in the Wareham High School parking lot. This coat distribution is being sponsored by Dr. Chris Thornell from New England Family Chiropractic, with...
Remembrance Trees in the park
Remembrance Trees are available to sponsor. For $50.00 you can sponsor a Remembrance Tree in Besse Park or if your loved one was a Veteran you may choose to decorate a tree at the War Memorial at Town Hall. The Onset Business Association will have...
Vaccine trial gives Wareham a shot at stopping Lyme disease
After Jonathan Finn participated in a Wareham-based clinical trial for Pfizer’s new Lyme disease vaccine, he received a bag of potato chips as a “prize” from the nurse. Finn was happy to receive the chips, but that wasn’t the only reason he got the...
Wareham Middle Schooler receives Scotty Award
Wareham Middle School student Caiden Byron has won the Scotty Monteiro Jr. Award for the month of October 2022. The “Scotty Award,” as it is called, is given by the Scotty Monteiro Jr. Foundation. Established in memory of its namesake, a 21-year-old...
Stellar students honored by Wareham Middle School
Wareham Middle School has named sixth grader Lily Woodside and seventh grader Aliana Kennedy its Students of the Month for October 2022. Woodside’s and Kennedy’s teachers spoke at length about their exemplary academic and personal qualities. The...
Veterans Day Celebration
The Town of Wareham will be celebrating Veterans Day oat 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 at the Dudley Brown Onset VFW Post, 4 Gibbs Ball Park Road. The ceremony is sponsored by the Wareham Veterans Council and will include a tribute to town veterans, as...
OSHA gives ‘star’ to Chatham Village Foods
The U.S. Department of Labor has recognized Chatham Village Foods for workplace safety and health excellence with a ‘Star’ designation. A division of the T. Marzetti Company, Chatham Village Foods has about 200 workers in Wareham who produce...
Town announces second Remembrance Trees fundraiser
The Remembrance Trees fundraiser is returning to Wareham this holiday season, Town Administrator Derek Sullivan announced at the Tuesday, Nov. 1 meeting of the Wareham Board of Selectmen. Seventy-four trees are available to decorate in memory of a...
Select Board approves increased stabilization fund
Wareham will now have more money set aside for emergencies and retirees. The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to accept and approve changes requested by Town Administrator Derek Sullivan to the town Stabilization Fund and Other Post Employment...
UPDATED Surplus school buildings sold at auction
*This article was updated on 11/2/22 The historic West and East school buildings of Wareham will be repurposed under new ownership. Both school buildings were sold at auction on Thursday, Oct. 27. The closing date for the sales of the properties is...
Elementary school celebrates life on Day of the Dead
When Wareham Elementary School art teacher Nancy Newton first heard about Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), she thought the traditional Mexican holiday was “creepy.” She quickly realized that the festival, which honors departed loved ones and...
First Congregational Church to host Harvest and Holly Fair
The First Congregational Church of Wareham, 11 Gibbs Avenue, will hold a Harvest and Holly Fair on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Fair will feature baked goods, candy, fudge, crafts, a raffle, vendors, a silent auction and rounds of...
Puppies party at Wareham Crossing on Halloween night
Jen Adams’ dog trainer likes to say that owners should treat their dogs like purses; they shouldn’t walk away from them. With that in mind, Adams dressed her mastiff, Maggie, like a purse for Halloween. “My dogs dress themselves,” Adams said. “They...
Holy Halloween: Bridge Church holds Fall Fest
Pastor Barry Hanson of the Bridge Church in Onset wants his Fall Fest, like all of his church’s offerings, to “make the world a better place.” Dressed as “Jesus with a mullet,” munching on a hot dog and handing out candy from his dinosaur-themed...
Local students win medals at FFA convention
Five Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School students, including two students from Wareham, competed in the 95th National FFA Convention and Expo last week in Indianapolis, Indiana. The school Horticulture team competed against 65,000 students from...
Salsa lessons bring Latin flair to Bay Center
“I love the fact that dancing is communication,” said Debbie Israel as she shimmied and sashayed on the crowded dance floor with her partner Domenic Arduino. “You’re a team! You’re in it together.” The dance floor was an unlikely one — the Onset Bay...
Mystery Book Club to meet at Library
The Wareham Free Library’s Mystery Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Mov. 15 to discuss the book “Murder, She Wrote: A Date with Murder.” Written by Donald Bain and Jon Land under the pseudonym “Jessica Fletcher,” it is the 47th in a series...
Pumpkin paddlers parade around Wicket’s Island
The Buzzards Bay Coalition in Onset hosted their first ever paddle parade on Oct.29. Participants dressed in costumes embarked on a journey around Wicket’s Island by kayak, paddle board, or boat. “I think I have frostbite,” yelled one small kayaker...
Trunk-or-treating across Wareham
Trunk-or-treaters took over Wareham on Oct. 29. The Gleason Family YMCA and The Community Youth Empowerment Group both invited families to safely trick-or-treat from decorated cars. The Gleason Family YMCA held their event in the YMCA parking lot,...
‘Anything chocolate’: Trick-or-Treaters take over Main street
The chilly weather did not stop trick-or-treaters from taking over Main street on Oct. 28. Businesses along Main Street opened their doors for video game characters, creepy clowns, and princesses. The annual event sparked joy for many, especially...
Wareham early voting matches ‘historic’ 2020 turnout
Election season is in full swing in Wareham. As of Nov. 1, 4,619 Wareham residents have taken advantage of early and mail-in voting, said Town Clerk Michele Bissonnette. She has not seen this many early and mail-in votes since the “historic” 2020...
A.D. Makepeace donates $10,000 to Library
When Christopher Makepeace helped present a $10,000 check from the A.D. Makepeace Company to the Wareham Library Foundation, he had a famous proverb in mind: “It’s better to raise strong children than to fix broken adults.” “That kind of puts it all...
Elementary schoolers bring books to life with pumpkins
You would be forgiven for thinking that Jacoby Pellegrini drew the pumpkin with Harry Potter’s face on it. The Wareham Elementary School second grader was dressed just like the boy wizard, complete with wand, glasses and hair dyed black...
Redmen Hall hosts monthly meat raffle
Redmen Hall will host its monthly meat raffle at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 at the hall, 745 Main St. Doors open at 6 p.m., and a lasagna meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. The meal cost is $8. Raffles start at 7 p.m. The Redmen Hall meat raffle...
Wareham Police Association hosts blood drive for Rochester child
The Wareham Police Association hosted a blood drive on Wednesday, Oct. 26 in honor of a local child’s battle with a chronic illness. Rylie Dion is a Rochester resident and patient of Wareham Pediatrics who is struggling with Chronic Cervicofacial...
Pumpkin Paddle Parade coming to Onset Bay Center
Join us at the Onset Bay Center for the Pumpkin Paddle Parade on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Carve a pumpkin, dress up in your spookiest costumes and paddle with your pumpkin around Wickets Island! This family-friendly event is free...
The devil’s in the detours
Road work on Monday, Oct. 24, had a portion of Onset Avenue torn up and traffic detoured onto side streets. Alas for this rubbish hauler, the height clearance on Hammond Street was . . . a little tight. Resident Tom Bicki snapped this photo of the...
Something to crow about: Area businesses get spooky with scarecrow competition
Judging for the annual scarecrow contest will take place on Oct. 28 during the Trick or Treat Main Street event. Anyone can participate in the contest including businesses and individuals. To participate in the contest, email Tracy at Info@...
Wareham Historical Society to host Holiday Craft Faire
The Wareham Historical Society invites the public to a Holiday Craft Faire on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Methodist Meeting House, 495 Main Street. Gifts made by local artisans and a variety of handmade crafts will be available...
Town votes to keep appointed Redevelopment Authority
When Brenda Eckstrom petitioned to change the Wareham Redevelopment Authority from an appointed board to an elected one at last fall’s Town Meeting, she hoped that her idea would bring more power to the citizens of Wareham. Instead, opponents of her...
Town votes not to accept Decas committee recommendation
The most controversial issue at Monday, Oct. 24’s Fall Town Meeting was the one that the town’s vote had the least amount of power to decide. In a narrow vote, the town decided 65-55 not to approve and accept the recommendation of the Decas School...
Roof fixes, new boilers, sewer system get millions
It was Infrastructure Night at Town Meeting on Monday, Oct. 24. Six million dollars to replace a 2-mile sewer main. Four million for engineering work to prep for replacing two aging pieces of the sewer plant. Two million to redo sewer pipes serving...
Senator Marc Pacheco Awards $40,000 to the Council on Aging
Senator Marc Pacheco Awards $40,000 to The Council on Aging State Senator Marc Pacheco awarded the Wareham Council on Aging $40,000 in funds on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The funds were part of the budget authorization Pacheco had arranged for community...
Local organizations to hold Trunk or Treats Saturday
The Gleason Family YMCA and the Wareham Community Youth Empowerment Group will hold separate Trunk or Treat events on Saturday, Oct. 29. The Gleason Family YMCA Trunk or Treat will take place in the parking lot from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Guests are...
Social Harmony Lodge celebrates Halloween
The Social Harmony Lodge, 2509 Cranberry Highway, will celebrate Halloween with several family-friendly events on Sunday, Oct. 30. At 5 p.m., WBSM’s Spooky Southcoast hosts Matt Moniz and Andrew Lake will present “A night of true ghost stories” from...
Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo give $3,800 to food pantry
The combined Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches location on 2899 Cranberry Highway has donated $3,853.81 to Damien’s Place Food Pantry of East Wareham. “The Wareham community has been showing us love since 1973,” said Deena McKinley...
Wareham High students arrive in style to homecoming dance
Wareham High School students arrived in style to the school Homecoming Dance on Saturday, Oct. 22. The night was an opportunity for students to show off their finest fashions, from trendy prom dresses to glamorous floor-length gowns to goth and...
Wesley UMC showcases local artists
Al Garrity never had his portrait done before. It was hard for the retired policeman and firefighter to describe the feeling of being brought to life on cardboard-colored paper, sitting still while artist Herby Thompson delicately penciled in his...
Sensational School Spirit at Wareham High
“We can’t hear you,” yelled the Wareham High School senior class at the rival juniors during the cheering contest. But they were both drowned out by the high-pitched screams of eighth-graders, who won the contest hands down. The pep rally capped off...
Wareham High School students recognized for excellence
Wareham High School is proud to recognize the students who received qualifying scores on their Spring 2022 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams. AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced...
School Committee debates solutions to pandemic learning loss
After hearing a report of increased absenteeism and poorer-than-average MCAS scores , the Wareham School Committee, along with all three Wareham school principals, debated possible remedies to pandemic learning loss at their meeting Thursday, Oct...
Absentee rate at Wareham schools skyrockets due to pandemic
The percentage of “chronically absent” students in the Wareham School District has sharply increased since 2019, according to a report given by Assistant Superintendent Dr. Andrea Schwamb at Thursday, Oct. 20’s meeting of the Wareham School...
Wareham Village Funeral Home hosts food and clothing drive
The Wareham Village Funeral Home will be conducting a food and clothing drive beginning the week of Sunday, Oct. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 20. “When Dolores and I decided to make Wareham our home 24 years ago,” said Wareham Village Funeral Home owner...
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