May 2017

Greetings. Last month I told you how I have been adding Acushnet attractions to the listings of places to visit on the Fairhaven Office of Tourism website. Since then I have turned my gaze to the east and started putting together pages for some nice spots in Mattapoisett. The list includes the Ned’s Point Lighthouse, the Mattapoisett Historical Society Museum, some of the nature trails on properties held … [Read more...]

April 2017

Greetings. Fairhaven and Acushnet have always been closely connected. In fact, before 1860 we were parts of the same town. Our histories and geological lines are intertwined. The Neighb News and The Advocate cover both towns. The Fairhaven-Acushnet Land Preservation Trust and the Fairhaven Acushnet Youth Baseball league are examples groups serving the two communities. Many Acushnet students attend … [Read more...]

March 2017

Greetings. I guess the first news to report is that since last month’s column, when I wrote asking for donations to help support the Monday Morning Fun programs, I got a whole bunch of generous contributions. This means there will be a bounce house on each of the eight Mondays and a giant water slide on a couple of them. The donations will also help pay for some of the special presentations. Here’s a … [Read more...]

February 2017

Greetings. At the Office of Tourism, February and March are when many of the details for the coming year are planned and finalized. Already I have made arrangements for some of the advertising. Most of my advertising budget is spent between now and April to pay for the ads that will appear from April through the fall/winter holidays. There will be a half-page Fairhaven ad in the South Coast … [Read more...]

January 2017

Greetings. To make it easier for the public to find out what’s going on at the Office of Tourism throughout the year, I am reviving an old idea by bringing back “Notes from the Visitors Center.” For a few years in the 1990s this was a weekly column I wrote for one of the local newspapers. This new version will be put out monthly. It will be posted at, on the Facebook page of the … [Read more...]