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Celebrate Independence Day with local history at antique faire
The Wareham Historical Society is hosting their 45th Annual Antique Faire on Tuesday, July 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Antiques will be at the Village Green (Center Park) on Main Street and in the Methodist Meeting House, 495 Main Street. The admission...
Upper Cape names Wareham students in honor roll
Upper Cape Regional Technical High School has announced its High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for Term 4 of the 2022-23 school year.
High Honor Roll
Hannah Marobella Baylee Osswald Aidan...
Seniors ‘chair’-ish their volleyball victory
In the Multi-Service Center, community members enjoyed cake, many laughs and an intense game of chair volleyball. Chair volleyball is a modified version of the sport in which players have to remain seated the entire time. Each game of the tournament...
Reconstruction of Marion-Wareham bridge creates concerns over its height, the estuary’s health and traffic safety
MassDOT plans to rebuild the bridge connecting Marion and Wareham along Route 6 . However, community members and a local business owner have concerns about the bridge’s design. They want the bridge’s causeway, or center island, to be removed to...
A ‘full boat’: Cardsharks kayak Onset Bay
When playing a round of poker with Onset Bay as the cardroom, speed is inconsequential to the hand gathered during the paddle. “If speed counts, I’ll be the last one,” said Carol Sadeck, who explored the bay with her husband Michael on Sunday, June...
Minibike massacre: tikis, tread marks and teamwork
There was competition, community and a motorized picnic table. All were on display at the 12th annual Goma’s Minibike Massacre at 45 N. Carver Road on Saturday, June 24. “Most of us are competing against one another, but it’s still a family...
That’s no fish tale: Derby nets success for youth group
Despite less than ideal weather conditions, about 200 people spent the early hours of June 4 on Tihonet Pond in Wareham for the Annual Wankinquoah Tihonet Pond Fishing derby hosted by Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club in Middleboro. A.D. Makepeace was...
Two dogs deemed ‘dangerous’ by Select Board
The Select Board voted to adopt animal control’s recommendations for two dogs deemed “dangerous” during its meeting Tuesday, June 13. The two dogs, Buoy, a brindle Dutch Shepherd, and Bushido, a white Dogo Argentino, are owned by Russell and Shannon...
Local environmental group thanks A.D. Makepeace
After 10 years of partnership, Cleanup Agawam Mill Pond, Inc. presented A.D. Makepeace with an award recognizing the company and its employees for its commitment and dedication to the improvement of the pond’s water quality and natural habitat...
Special Town Meeting to be held July 24
The Select Board has scheduled a Special Town Meeting to be held July 24 at 7 p.m. to vote on more than $30 million in sewer system repairs and improvements – as well as potentially other issues. At its Thursday, June 22 meeting, the Sewer...
Residents voice concerns at Route 6 redesign hearing
The state is forging ahead with plans to reconstruct a section of Route 6 from a point east of Cromesett Road to Town Hall to have only one travel lane in each direction. At a Wednesday, June 21, virtual public hearing on design plans, a number of...
High school names Term 4 Honor Roll students
Wareham High School has announced its High Honor Roll, Honor Roll and Achievement Roll students for Term 4 of the 2022-23 school year:
High Honor Roll
Bottino, Julia Mary Cobb, Ethan James Alexandre Corey...
Get revved up for Elks car show
Classic cars will fill the parking lot of the Wareham-New Bedford Lodge of Elks #73, 2855 Cranberry Highway, on Sunday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The show, held by the Downshifters Car Club of New England, will benefit the Cleanup Agawam Mill...
Agawam Mill kayakers paddle into summer
You can say that Wareham Free Library Director Patrick Marshall wrote the book on kayaking. He has kayaked for over 30 years, along rivers in western Massachusetts, Maine, New York, Idaho, Washington and Hawaii, but there’s no place like home. For...
A detective and his dog solve a mystery at the library
The Wareham Free Library’s Mystery Book Club will discuss the book “Open and Shut” by David Rosenfelt on Tuesday, July 18 at 6 p.m. “Open and Shut” is the first in a series of mystery novels revolving around the acerbic defense attorney Andy...
Midcentury music coming to the library
The Steve Rudolph Trio, a central Pennsylvania jazz group specializing in big band and rock hits from the 1940s to the 1960s, will perform an outdoor concert at the Wareham Free Library on Monday, August 7 at 7 p.m. It will be the final performance...
Summer reading meets ‘Toe Jam’ at the library
Despite its, shall we say, evocative name, New Bedford’s Toe Jam Puppet Band has provided family fun throughout New England for over 20 years. The band will come to the Wareham Free Library on Thursday, August 10 at 4 p.m. for a musical finale to...
Crack open some history at Beer Can Museum lecture
Yes, you read that right. There is, in fact, a Beer Can Museum located in East Taunton. Its collection contains over 5,000 beer cans, as well as beer can-themed arts, crafts, clothing, books and other artifacts. Beer Can Museum Curator Kevin Logan...
Library going country for outdoor concert
Sarah Martin was born in Massachusetts, but her music has a rich Nashville sound. The country singer-songwriter, who was nominated for the 2022 New England Country Artist of the Year Award, will perform at the Wareham Free Library on Monday, July 24...
Cape Cod musicians will rock the library
Cape Cod rock musicians Robert Emmet Dunlap and Kathi Taylor will perform a free outdoor concert at the Wareham Free Library on Monday, July 17 at 7 p.m. Dunlap and Taylor, who are also husband and wife, have played in such bands as Orpheus Reborn,...
Travel writer will share adventures at the library
The life story of award-winning travel journalist and author Peter Mandel sounds more like a rejected plotline for an Indiana Jones movie than a series of true-life events. In his career with the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, National...
A history lesson to die for at the library
The “Gravestone Girls,” a pair of central Massachusetts women who create artwork and give lectures honoring the historic tombstones of New England’s colonial cemeteries, will discuss the history of Wareham’s cemeteries at the Wareham Free Library on...
Get folksy at the library
Hungrytown, a Vermont-based folk music duo consisting of Rebecca Hall and her husband Ken Anderson, will bring its Celtic-inspired brand of psychedelic Americana to a free outdoor concert at the Wareham Free Library on Monday, July 10 at 7 p.m. The...
Take ‘The Ride of Her Life’ at the library
The Wareham Free Library’s Non-Fiction Book Club will meet on Wednesday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the book “The Ride of Her Life” by Elizabeth Letts. The book tells the true story of Annie Wilkins, a 63-year-old Maine woman who, when told she...
Spin records and turn pages at library dance party
Summer reading season has begun, and what better way to celebrate than with a dance party? Kids of all ages can dance to the music of “DJ Ooch” at the Wareham Free Library on Thursday, June 29 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Along with music and dancing,...
‘Mr. Sandman’ will bring a dream to Onset Beach
Expert sand artist Rodney “Mr. Sandman” Johnson is making his return to Onset Beach for a sand sculpture competition. On Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., sand artists of all ages and experience levels can join Johnson in creating beachside...
Go Hawaiian at minibike music festival
What do rock bands, Hawaiian shirts and minibike races have in common? No clue, but all of them and more can be seen at the 12th annual Goma’s Minibike Massacre festival at 45 N. Carver Road from 10 a.m. to dusk on Saturday, June 24. The tiki-themed...
The ships will come in this Fourth of July weekend
The annual Blessing of the Fleet will return to Onset Pier, 186 Onset Ave., on Saturday, July 1 at 10 a.m. A priest from St. Margaret’s Church in Buzzards Bay will sprinkle holy water onto a parade of passing boats, decked out in their finest...
Sing the blues at Onset VFW picnic
No need to go down south to hear the blues. The Dudley L. Brown VFW Post 2846, 4 Gibbs Ball Park Road, will hold a Blues Picnic on Saturday, July 22 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Blues greats Willie J. Laws, Cheryl Arena, Gil D. Correia and Toni L...
Dance and laugh the night away at Onset VFW
The Onset Bay Association will hold “Carolee’s Comedy Corner,” a comedy and music fundraiser, at the Dudley L. Brown VFW Post 2846, 4 Gibbs Ball Park Road, on Saturday, July 1 starting at 9 p.m. Comedians Drew Dunn, Annie Powell and Chris Tabb will...
Storyteller brings one-woman show to library
Rona Leventhal, a movement storyteller and improv performer based in Florence, Massachusetts, will dazzle audiences of all ages at the Wareham Free Library on Thursday, July 6 at 4 p.m. Leventhal is known for her one-woman shows telling traditional...
Hear the birds sing at Douglas S. Westgate
The Wareham Land Trust and the Wareham Free Library will host a bird walk at the Douglas S. Westgate Conservation Area, 29 Papermill Road, on Monday, July 10 at 10 a.m. As part of the library’s “Find Your Voice” theme, hikers will listen for bird...
Bird is the word for master carver
“There’s a loon behind you.” It was an odd thing to hear, standing in the Tarpaulin Avenue home and studio of carver Larry Bertrand. And yet, Bertrand’s warning was accurate. There were indeed loons — aquatic birds found in North America, Europe and...
Wareham natives named to Roger Williams dean’s list
Three Wareham natives have been named to the Spring 2023 dean’s list of Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. To get on the dean’s list, Hannah Caple, Mickey Sooy and Isabella Wierzbicki had to complete 12 or more credits in the...
Middle school names June Students of the Month
A “natural artist,” a “natural leader” and “the mayor of the seventh grade hallway” are Wareham Middle School’s Students of the Month for June 2023. Fifth grader Ava Ostiguy, sixth grader Cameron Wilson and seventh grader Madilyn Kisielius received...
Dog Park fire hydrant has a new name
Here’s a wee bit of good news. After 24 kids submitted their ideas in a townwide contest, the Wareham Dog Park ’s fire hydrant mascot has a new name: Wayne. Ten-year-old Rylee O’Cleary submitted the name, explaining that he chose it “because if dogs...
Raptor show will be a hoot at the library
Live birds of prey will come to roost at the Wareham Free Library on Tuesday, June 27 at 1 p.m. The program will be presented by Julie Anne Collier and Jim Parks of Wingmasters, a group which rescues, rehabilitates and shelters birds of prey. The...
Book it to the library for weekend sale
Summer is here, which means it’s time for some beach reading. The Wareham Free Library is holding its annual used book sale on Thursday, June 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, June 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Saturday, June 24 from 9:30 a...
After 30 years, house fan company is staying cool
Tucked away in the warehouses on Patterson Brook Road in West Wareham, Tamarack Technologies has been making and selling products for 30 years. The company, started by venture capitalist Mark Bernfeld, sells whole house fans, an energy-saving...
New Cape Cod Canal Cruises boat to replace the Viking
The Viking, the boat that has taken countless passengers on tours of the Cape Cod Canal since 1979, is being replaced, Hy-Line Cruises has announced. The Viking will return to its original location in Hyannis and begin taking passengers on cruises...
Make like a tree and walk with the land trust
The Wareham Land Trust will lead hikers on a tree-themed walk through the Tweedy & Barnes Conservation Area, 231-299 Blackmore Pond Road, on Tuesday, August 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hikers will learn how to identify different species of tree,...
Six legs are better than two at land trust bug walk
Wareham Land Trust Executive Director Elise Leduc-Fleming will take hikers on a trip through the world of insects at Agawam River Trail, 12 Knowles Ave., on Monday, August 14 at 10 a.m. A diverse range of insects, including beetles, aphids and moths...
Flutter by Great Neck Sanctuary for butterfly walk
With over 120 species of butterfly calling Massachusetts home, it can be hard to tell which is which. That’s why butterfly aficionados Andrew and Lauren Griffith are leading a butterfly walk at Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, located at the...
Damselflies aren’t in distress at the library
Dragonflies, damselflies and spreadwings do more than just fly around and look pretty: They are a valuable part of any backyard ecosystem. To learn more about the role that these skinny summer insects play in nature, visit the Wareham Free Library...
Gatemen have busy week ahead
The Wareham Gatemen, who recently started their 96th season in the Cape Cod Baseball League, will be playing four home games in the coming week. The Cape Cod Baseball League brings elite college baseball players from across the country to...
Onset preparing for 15th Summer of Love
Onset’s Summer of Love concert series will return for its 15th year, starting on Wednesday, June 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thee Midnight Society (not a typo), which bills itself as “Cape Cod’s most original party/cover band,” will perform hits...
One injured in Onset marina boat fire
One person was injured when a 32-foot powerboat caught fire in the Safe Harbor Marina in Onset on Friday, June 26. The cause of the fire is still under investigation but is not believed to be suspicious, said Onset Fire Department Deputy Captain...
New student assessment tools target pandemic learning loss
Wareham Public Schools has taken new steps to identify the needs of students who are struggling with learning loss due to the Covid pandemic, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Andrea Schwamb said at the School Committee meeting on Thursday, June 15...
2010, 2023 basketball champs face off in alumni game
Friends, families and fans filled the Wareham High School gymnasium on Saturday, June 17, itching to know who would be the winner of the alumni basketball game. Though alumni games have been held in the past, this game was like no other. This time,...
Minot Forest trails now open for exploring
Despite the dreary weather, attendees of the Minot Forest Committee’s dedication of three new trails on Saturday, June 17 were all smiles. The trails, which were refurbished over the past year, are now officially open to the public. All three trails...
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Restored Early American Colonial in Rochester
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Sold! 13 Barker Rd, Wareham
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SOLD! 6 Camp St
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SOLD! Swifts Beach
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New Construction in Sagamore Highlands
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