Monday, December 3, 2012
Hundreds of Manomet residents, representing several generations, gathered on the Manomet Commons at the Simes House last Friday evening to witness the annual lighting of the “Charlie Brown” Christmas tree as he is affectionately known.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Traditionally held on the first Friday after Thanksgiving, this was the first time since the tree was relocated from the previous site at State and Manomet Point Roads. The transplanting was necessitated by the realignment and signalization of the intersection near Luke’s Liquors. The management at Luke’s was a major contributor helping to offset the relocation costs. At dusk, the Manomet Commons took on a festive air as the inflatable lawn decorations sprung to life and the yard filled with early arriving adults and children who enjoyed the hot chocolate and goodies provided by the K of C. Shortly after Santa Claus arrived, riding an ATV atop the back of a Gellar’s Service Station flat bed, the line of eager smiling faces waiting to sit …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF0 tornado touched down in Manomet during violent thunderstorms Tuesday, July 24.
The violent thunderstorms experienced by Plymouth last Tuesday featured strobe-lights of lightning, pounding rain, and a tornado. Actually, three tornadoes. National Weather Service survey teams have confirmed that a EF0 tornado touched down in Manomet July 24 during violent thunderstorms experienced that afternoon. The tornados had its start off White Horse Beach as three waterspouts witnessed by beachgoers according to the Manomet Current. No injuries were reported due to the tornado, and very minor damage was done to umbrellas and windows and awnings. "Technocally, a waterspout moving onshore and causing damage is classified as a tornado," according to the NWS release. The tornadoes' path was about 45 yards onshore and 15 yards wide. …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
It's Thursday, the Bruins lost, and there's some things still happening.
1. The Manomet Village Steering Committee Meeting meets tonight at 7 p.m. 2. The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra concludes its 96th season with a super Pops event. Award-winning, Billboard-charting, singer-songwriter Amanda Carr joins conductor Steven Karidoyanes and The Phil in Amanda Carr presents "America's Women of Song." The orchestra also performs Salute to Ol' Blue Eyes, a collection of tunes made famous by Frank Sinatra, and a Big Band-style medley of music by Duke Ellington. Limited cabaret-style table seating is still available. Click here for details and to buy tickets. 3. Hat Trick Theatre presents Cheat, Lie & Genuflect, a fast paced comedy, downstairs at Kendall Hall, The First Parish Church, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and…
Friday, April 20, 2012
Retired news photographer Bill Harrigan shot this video of his motorcycle ride out to White Horse Beach.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Manomet's Charlie Brown tree was moved last weekend to it's new home at Manomet Commons
The Simes Foundation, a tree removal company, and many volunteers, moved the 30-odd-foot Douglas fir from its former home in front of Luke's Liquors to its new home at Manomet Commons, in front of the Simes House. Now, the state is signalizing the intersection and with Charlie’s life is at risk, the village, and volunteers from the Simes Foundation raised money to move the tree to a new home. Last weekend, Charlie was finally moved, check out all the photos of the move on the Simes Foundation's Facebook page.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
A 71-year-old Brookline man is charged with motor vehicle homicide in the death of 26-year-old Brendan Kennedy.
A 71-year-old Brookline man will face two misdemeanor charges in the accident that killed Manomet resident Brendan Kennedy last Friday. Carl Zelnik, 71, of Brookine was cited at his home Wednesday afternoon by Plymouth Police. He is charged with motor vehicle homicide and failure to yield to oncoming traffic. The charges are misdemeanors since Zelnik was not intoxicated nor operating the vehicle negligently. He will appear in court at a later date. Zelnik faces up to 2 1/2 years in jail and a $3,000 fine. Kennedy, 26, of Trask Road, was killed when his motorcycle collided with a BMW sports utility vehicle making a left turn onto Route 3 North from Clark Road.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Brendan Kennedy, 26, of Trask Road was killed Friday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a BMW sports utility vehicle making a left turn onto Route 3 North from Clark Road. The driver of the BMW was traveling south, while Kennedy was traveling nor
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The downpour is over, and Manomet had one of the highest rain totals in Eastern Massachusetts.
Manomet received more than four inches of rain during Monday's downpours, according to WHDH-TV. The village totalled only 0.05 less rain than East Falmouth (4.3 inches), and nearly an inch more than East Sandwich (3.37 inches). Residents reported flooding on Hedges Pond Road at the Route 3 overpass. In comparision, Boston only received 1.43 inches of rain yesterday. The rain continues today with occasional showers.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
On the 75th anniversary, looking toward the future at Priscilla Beach Theatre
A wide-hipped cow bell clangs. Children, ranging in age from five to 12, pack up their plastic lunch containers and gobble the last thin wisps of stringed cheese. “Time for vocal warm-ups!” Artistic director of Priscilla Beach Theatre Geronimo Sands calls out. The new acting company for The Priscilla Beach Theatre’s production of The Little Rascals walks into the temperature-controlled black box theatre with a professional gait. This is their first day of rehearsal, July 11, and their final performances will be July 22, 23, 29, and 30 at 10:30 a.m. There are no slumping shoulders, just utter poise and a precocious sense that they have found a life calling. PBT Managing director Andrew Neilson primes the actors. Marnie DeMarsh, a PBT 1981-…
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Three men were arrested for trespassing after they were found fishing off the breakwall at the nuclear power plant.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Three men were arrested Monday afternoon after they were found fishing off the breakwall by the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant, according to the Manomet Current. The jetty is inside the exclusion zone in which no unauthorized people or vehicles are supposed to enter. Police were notified by plant security of the intruders, according to Capt. John Rogers. The three men, all age 23, were taken into custody and released on their own recognizance. The trio were detained by plant security before police arrived, according to Carol Wightman, a spokesman for Pilgrim. the breakwater is located near the parking lot, in what she termed an "owner-controlled" area, as compared to the "protected area" around the plant itself. According to Jeff Berger, …