Dennison Memorial Community Center in New Bedford is a safe haven for youngsters in the South End. It provides youngsters with recreation and educational opportunities throughout the year. On September 27, Dennison celebrates 150 years of helping youngsters in New Bedford at its annual Founder's Dinner at the Whaling Museum. The event will honor the children of Dennison, along with Lee Blake of the New Bedford Historical Society. Blake is being honored for her work in raising awareness about the abolitionist movement in New Bedford, Frederick Douglass' years in New Bedford, and the creation of the Abolitionist Row Park. Dennison President Jim Mathes, Board Member Lisa Stratton, and Lee Blake will visit Townsquare Sunday this week to discuss the Founders Dinner, and the importance of Dennison for children in New Bedford.

Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program highlighting individuals and community groups that are working to improve the quality of life here on the Southcoast.  The program airs every Sunday morning at 6 am on 1420 WBSM. If you miss the broadcast, interviews can be accessed on, the WBSM App, the WBSM Facebook page, and on YouTube at WBSM-TV.

If you have a public event, festival, or neighborhood activity you want to publicize, submit your information here. You can also send an e-mail to Jim Phillips at This program can also be heard by downloading the WBSM app.

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