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Concrete by Design

A Hingham company breaks with tradition by transforming homes with highly customized concrete decor. By Laura DeSisto Photography by Jack Foley In a warehouse workshop just behind Derby Street Shops in Hingham, Peter Somers spends his days making all sorts of objects out of concrete–some practical and others whimsical. Somers never planned on becoming a … Read more

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A Floral Affair

Written by Maria Allen   Photography by Rachel Buckley Weddings There is something magical about hosting an outdoor cocktail party or farm-to-table dinner and being surrounded by nature, whether it be in a beautiful garden, beneath a forest canopy or by the water’s edge. Last October, local event planner Jessica Hennessey of Jessica Hennessy Weddings in … Read more

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Painting With Purpose

A Scituate artist discovers a love for art and a way to bring comfort to cancer patients By Jennifer H. McInerney Photography by Jack Foley In the devastatingly short span of three years, Scituate resident Becky O’Toole endured the “double lightning strike” diagnoses of breast cancer and acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive cancer of the … Read more

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“Cecelia Cicada” Art at The James Library

“Cecelia Cicada” Part of The James Library’s exhibition “In Noticing,” this captivating mixed-media creation was made using gold candy wrappers and oil paints on canvas. Artist Elizabeth Noble, who lives outside Boston and frequently visits family in Plymouth, often incorporates found scraps of paper and other objects into her works. “Cecelia Cicada” is part of … Read more

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Look Who’s Talking

Listening to a podcast can be a great way to pass the time during your daily commute (or while you’re folding laundry). Here are three locally produced podcasts that offer great tips for small businesses and provide a platform for local experts to share inspiring stories. By Maria Allen Liz on Biz The Host: Abington … Read more

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Fall Fashion Trends

Crisp autumn air has arrived, which means it’s the perfect time to update your wardrobe. Get inspired by these easy-to-wear fall looks from South Shore boutiques. Nic + Zoe — 92 Derby St., Hingham nicandzoe.com Fringe Cuff Sweater, Honeycomb Pant and Calle Suede Mule Nic + Zoe — 92 Derby St., Hingham nicandzoe.com Sealed With … Read more

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Bread Winner

One man’s backyard bakery in Scituate evolves from a passion project into a full-time business By Kelly Chase Photography by Kjeld Mahoney Photography At 3 a.m., the town of Scituate is still and dark. But there’s a light on inside a barn off of Country Way. Twice a week, before the sun comes up, ovens … Read more

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New Flavors at a Landmark Restaurant

The Grill at Fairview Inn delivers a delicious combination of creative comfort food and a beautiful ocean view. By Gabrielle S. Martin  Photography by Jack Foley Earlier this year, a pair of local restaurateurs set out to breathe new life into a landmark Marshfield restaurant. Situated on the edge of the Brant Rock peninsula, The … Read more

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Worth Her Salt

Lily Leedom and her team at Duxbury Saltworks tap into one of the South Shore’s most obvious resources.  By Kelly Chase — Photography by Derrick Zellman “There’s a long history of salt-making in this region and, of course, in the world, with the proliferation of oyster farms in Duxbury, I thought, why are we importing salt … Read more

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The Petal Peddler’s Shop

A local artist transforms antique book pages, maps and sheet music into one-of-a-kind flowers.

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Better Together

She’s Local launches the first annual South Shore Conference for Women By Maria Allen After driving from her home on Cape Cod to attend the sold-out She’s Local MetroWest Conference for Women last year, Michelle Woodbrey, CEO of 2Sisters Senior Living Advisors, felt both inspired and motivated. Marching up to the event’s organizer, She’s Local … Read more

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Walking in Her Shoes

Having served as the executive director of Plimoth Plantation for the past 10 years, Ellie Donovan reflects on the importance of public history, the much-anticipated return of the Mayflower in 2020 and what inspires her most about the South Shore’s famed living history museum. By Maria Allen and Photography by Dan Cutrona Can you describe … Read more

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Entrepreneurs with Empathy

Three women-owned startups based on the South Shore have made environmental and social responsibility part of their business model. By Jennifer H. McInerney Photography by Julia Cumes and Rosemary Tufankjian We live in an age where conscious consumers are beginning to influence the way many businesses operate. Three women-owned startups here on the South Shore … Read more

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