2022 Entertainment (Best of the South Shore)

BOSS Photography-3

Art Gallery

Winner: Kjeld Mahoney Photography Gallery

83 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Scituate, 781-545-0600

Runner Up: Front Street Art Gallery

BOSS Beach


Winner: Duxbury Beach

435 Gurnet Road, Duxbury, 781-837-3112

Runner Up: Nantasket Beach

BOSS Indoor Games

Bowling / Indoor Games

Winner: Boston Bowl - Hanover

58 Rockland St., Hanover, 781-826-5263

From bowling leagues to birthday parties, you can have a great time with your family and friends at Boston Bowl-Hanover. In addition to candlepin and tenpin, there’s a full arcade and tasty food and cocktails too. Before you go, check out the Kids Bowl Free program, which allows kids two free games of bowling, every day, all summer long. Head to kidsbowlfree.com and select Boston Bowl or Boston Bowl - Hanover.

Runner Up: PiNZ Bowl

BOSS Dance Studio

Dance / Ballet Studio

Winner: Etoile Dance + Yoga Studio

125 Church St. #100, Pembroke, 781-285-9226

Runner Up: Pembroke School of Performing Arts

BOSS Family Hangout

Family Hangout

Winner: Paragon Boardwalk

189 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, 781-925-0011

Runner Up: Peter Igo Park

BOSS Golf Course

Golf Course

Winner: Widow’s Walk Golf Course

250 Driftway, Scituate, 781-544-0032, widowswalkgolf.com

When it comes to playing golf, this course next to the scenic North River in Scituate is in a league of its own. Widow’s Walk is challenging, beautiful and an environmental standout as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

Runner Up: Pinehills Golf Club



Winner: The Company Theatre

30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, 781-871-2787

Audiences have been applauding performances at The Company Theatre for more than 40 years. This beloved arts organization stages everything from Broadway musicals with lavish costuming and set design to original plays and live music acts. They also offer outstanding theater education programs.

Runner Up: Moonrise Cinemas


Fair / Festival

Winner: Marshfield Fair

140 Main St., Marshfield, 781-834-6629

Held in August, the premier fair on the South Shore continues to draw tens of thousands of visitors each year for its 4-H competitions, arts and crafts, agricultural and horticultural events, midway, food trucks, demolition derby, live music and more.

Photo: Kjeld Mahoney

Runner Up: Levitate Music and Arts Festival

BOSS Performing Arts

Live Music Venue

Winner: Spire Center for Performing Arts

25 1/2 Court St., Plymouth, 508-746-4488, spirecenter.org

Runner Up: The Music Circus

BOSS Talk Show

Local Radio Personality

Winner: Matt Siegel, Matty in the Morning, Kiss 108 WXKS-FM


Runner Up: Jackson Blue at Country 102.5

BOSS Museum


Winner: Plimoth Patuxet Museums

137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, 508-746-1622, plimoth.org

When it comes to exploring the South Shore’s past, few places beat the history lessons offered by this multi-faceted series of educational sites. Pilgrim and Wampanoag stories come to life in recreated settlements, a 17th-century grist mill and aboard the Mayflower II, a full-scale reproduction of the tall ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth in 1620.

Runner Up: Heritage Museums & Gardens



Winner: Roht Marine

2205 Main St., Marshfield, 781-837-2322, rohtmarine.com

Where else can you get the best in boat repair, marina services and fried clams? Roht Marine on the North River in Marshfield has it all, including boat rentals, livery, launching, a fueling station, fishing charters, not to mention the River Inn B&B and Erich’s Clam Shack.

Runner Up: Hingham Shipyard Marinas

BOSS Nature Trail

Nature Trails

Winner: World’s End

Martin’s Lane, Hingham, 781-740-7233

Runner Up: Blue Hills Reservation

BOSS Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure

Winner: Starland Sportsplex & Fun Park

637 Washington St., Hanover, 781-996-3053

Runner Up: Dalby Farm

BOSS Sports Complex

Place for Kid Parties

Winner: South Shore Sports Center

55 Recreation Park Drive, Hingham, 781-740-1105

More than just an athletic facility, South Shore Sports Center is also a place where children can party down at the indoor play area while older youngsters celebrate with sports themed birthday parties. Adults can have fun on the turf or court or relax in the Skybox Lounge.

Runner Up: Starland Sportsplex & Fun Park


Radio Station - AM

Winner: WMEX 1510 AM

781-834-9639, wmexboston.com

Runner Up: WBZ NewsRadio 1030


Radio Station - FM

Winner: 95.9 WATD

781-837-1166, 959watd.com

Runner Up: Country 102.5

BOSS Lighthouse

Tourist Attraction

Winner: Scituate Lighthouse

100 Lighthouse Road, Scituate scituate-light.com

Few places on the South Shore are as recognizable as Scituate Lighthouse. This beacon for mariners and visitors alike has been lighting the way to this coastal community for more than 200 years.

Runner Up: Plimoth Patuxet Museums