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Hydrangea How-To

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Making the Grade

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Keeping Things Rolling at Funtastics

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Totally Turquoise

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Falling in Love with Colorful Spaces

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Hydrangea How-To

One of the showiest and ubiquitous of summertime blooms, hydrangeas are a popular choice for South Shore residents looking to add a pop of color to their yard. Here are a few tips from local master gardeners for keeping hydrangeas happy and cultivating bountiful blooms.   “Hydrangeas have the widest range of colors of any … Read more

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Totally Turquoise

Aqua and white giraffe print linen Hank pillow. Available at Trellis Home Design, 28 South St., Hingham, 781-385-7907,shop.trellishomedesign.com.     This bubbles chandelier by Regina Andrew Design radiates light through a cluster of hand blown glass globes. Available at Welch Company, 132 Front St., Scituate, 781-545-1400, welchcompany.com. Poly Adirondack Chairs, available at Chapin Sheds, 560 … Read more

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Falling in Love with Colorful Spaces

Local designers reveal how vibrant paint, tile, fabrics and wallcoverings can add personality and an uplifting atmosphere to your home.  by Maria Allen We’re all spending a lot more time at home these days. If you’re tired of staring at white walls and looking for ways to beautify your surroundings, you might want to consider … Read more

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Nectar Collective

A Plymouth native opens a clothing boutique focused on empowering women. Photos and story by Kate Rogan Nectar Collective170 Water St, PlymouthVillage Landing Marketplace508-591-7664 Situated in Plymouth’s bustling Village Landing Marketplace, Nectar Collective is a women’s clothing and accessories boutique with a strong sense of community. Every Monday, owner Maryann McClellan shares a “Stock The … Read more

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Just Add Salt Water

A passion for community and coastal living inspired a Kingston couple to create 3N3 Apparel and the Salty Harbor Shop. By Kate Sheehan  As the summer season kicked off in July-a mere four months into a global pandemic-Brandi and Jared Waitkus made the unlikely choice to leap into entrepreneurship by launching a boating-inspired apparel and … Read more

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A Fresh Look for Spring

Photography by Kate Rogan Want to say goodbye to drab “quarantine” hair? Charles “Buddy” Dudley, acclaimed hair color expert and cofounder of Charles David Salons & Spas in Hanover and Plymouth, has got you covered. Check out his helpful tips and hair color trends for golden blondes, smoke-show brunettes, gorgeous gray, and more. Sun-Kissed Blonde … Read more

Farmers Market

Farmers Market Guide

There’s no better place to discover the fresh flavors of summer than at a farmers market. Buying locally grown in-season produce is a healthy and delicious way to reduce your carbon footprint and it helps support the farmers and makers of artisanal food products in your community. Be sure to mark your calendar for a … Read more

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Getting Back to Baking

Quarantine offers a fresh start for a Kingston entrepreneur. By Jennifer H. McInerney – Photography by Jack Foley During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many South Shore businesses discovered that “business as usual” was no longer an option. This led to a dramatic reimagining of existing business models, with some entrepreneurs “pivoting” in … Read more

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From Tree to Taproom

High Limb Cider offers a unique food and drink experience in West Plymouth. By Kate Sheehan – Photography by Kjeld Mahoney At High Limb Cider’s West Plymouth taproom, a tattooed man in his 20s enthusiastically makes his way through a sampling of the brand’s offerings. “I’m not even a cider guy but, dude, that blew … Read more

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Making the Grade

As parents, it is our job to ensure that our children receive the best education possible. When it comes to choosing the right school for your child, one size doesn’t fit all.  We are fortunate to have amazing independent schools in our region that offer excellent educational programs and nurturing social experiences. Whether you’re looking … Read more

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Art Couture

Quincy artist Holly Nichols reveals the magic behind her fabulous fashion illustrations. By Maria Allen – Photography by Derrick Zellmann Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nichols frequently traveled to New York to take part in live sketching events and enjoyed taking trips to develop new ideas for her portfolio. One of her favorite vacation destinations, … Read more

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Keeping Things Rolling at Funtastics

By Jennifer H. McInerney – Photography by Jack Foley Patti Miller, the founder of Funtastics in North Scituate Village, remembers vividly (and fondly) the very first child who signed up for her gymnastics program in 1987-a 3-year-old girl named Siobhan. Fast-forward 33 years: Siobhan Karlberg now sits behind the Funtastics reception desk reminiscing with Miller about … Read more

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Stay Golden

A Scituate entrepreneur’s stylish lifestyle brand is an ode to New England. Story and Photography by Kate Rogan Scituate resident Robbin Mangano is a natural storyteller. Whether bringing a client’s story to life via her public relations and social media marketing company, Wave Collective, or documenting her life on the South Shore to her more … Read more

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Where the Heart Is

“Becoming Home” celebrates five generations of a Scituate family under one roof. Written by Jennifer H. McInerney Photography by Jack Foley Author Kirsten Hunt Kowalski, a self-proclaimed “Navy brat,” moved 10 times during her childhood before her family finally settled in Scituate. As Kowalski details in her debut novel of historical fiction “Becoming Home,” the … Read more

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