She has turned a "group of tired, silly first-graders into stars" and "literally and figuratively gives the kids their voice," including severely learning disabled students. For the impact she's had on her students over the course of a 38-year career, Marianne Oien, music teacher at Quinn Elementary School in Dartmouth, has been selected as the 2014 SouthCoast Teacher of the Year. This is the seventh year the honor has been bestowed on a SouthCoast teacher by the Community Foundation in partnership with The Standard-Times. To read the full Standard-Times story
- Summer's Last Blast X was a smashing success! Held on Sept. 5 at the beautiful Destruction Brook Farm in South Dartmouth, the annual gala celebration attracted a record 460 guests and raised more than $110,000 for Community Foundation operations! Many thanks to our hosts. George J. Leontire, Esq., and Will J. Milbury, and to our many sponsors, including Gold Sponsors Joseph Abboud Manufacturing Corp., Barry Investment Advisors, BayCoast Bank, and Old North Advisors.
The SouthCoast Urban Indicators Project is a website launched by the UMass Dartmouth Urban Initiative to gather and analyze data related to quality of life issues in New Bedford and Fall River in order to promote informed conversation and decision making. Visit the website at www.southcoastindicators.org for more information.
Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Women's Fund Tiara 5K, which will start at the Oxford Creamery in Mattapoisett on Mother's Day, May 10. Join hundreds of runners/walkers and their families beginning at 9 am for the Kids Fun Run and at 9:30 am for the run/walk. To register
More than 12,000 SouthCoast residents are now taking the SouthCoast Energy Challenge and are committed to reducing their energy consumption. The Energy Challenge, a project of SEEAL, is a region-wide energy efficiency campaign to mobilize 15% of SouthCoast households to take energy saving actions.