Arts + Culture

Painting Through Quarantine

The last few months have been filled with a mix of emotions for Hull artist Pamela Copeman, who documented her time in quarantine by creating a COVID-19 series of paintings. Thus far, she has created six paintings, each with a specific focus and dedication. The first few images in the collection are dark and moody, … Read more

Hot Summer Reads

Written by Maria Allen  Photography and styling by Kate Rogan of Ellie Finn Photography Summer is the perfect time to dive into a good book. We asked the staff at Buttonwood Books and Toys in Cohasset to share some of their personal recommendations. From beautiful children’s books to quintessential beach reads, this list has you … Read more

Telling the Native Story

Kerri Helme helps preserve Wampanoag culture at Plimoth Plantation and beyond. By Lannan M. O’BrienPortrait photography by Julia Cumes Many people have heard the story of the English colonists’ journey to Plymouth in 1620 and their first interactions with the Wampanoag people. But too often, the portrayal of native history barely scratches the surface. Known … Read more

Pop-up Bookshop

Two Duxbury women have started a new type of independent bookselling business. Booked. is a hybrid virtual bookstore that specializes in hosting pop-up book sales and special author events. Founders Jane Robbins and Sallyann Roberts got the idea for their business after Duxbury’s beloved Westwinds Bookshop closed its doors last year. Robbins had worked at … Read more

Sailing Into History

After years away, Mayflower is returning to Plymouth Harbor Perched above Mayflower II’s decks on a cold February afternoon, rigger Don Heminitz is working on what is among the final stages of preparing the iconic ship to set sail for the first time since 2014. “It’s really something to look up and see the sailing … Read more

Fish Tails

A Norwell artisan’s love for the sea makes a lasting impression Written by Laura DeSisto  Photography by Jack Foley When recounting that one time they went fishing and reeled in a “big one,” people are often accused of exaggerating the size of their catch.  South Shore residents who want to prove that their fish stories are … Read more

The Shape of Love

Inspired by the thoughtfulness extended to them during a difficult time, the Hague family pays it forward with lovingly crafted one-of-a-kind gifts. Story and Photography by Kate Rogan In 2015, Keith Hague, the owner and artisan at StoneHeartStudio in Norwell, was on a mission. He was determined to carve 32 heart-shaped stones for a group … Read more

The Whittlin’ Wahlberg

Hingham’s celebrity chef soothes his soul by carving decoys and other wood creations By Dave Kindy   Photography by Derrick Zellmann When Paul Wahlberg gets home to Hingham after work, the house is usually dark and quiet. His wife and two children have gone to bed and the celebrity chef is alone with his thoughts after … Read more

A Storied Career

Last spring, freelance writer David Kindy paid a visit to Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough to chat about American history, his latest bestseller and his ancestral connection to Hingham. By Dave Kindy  |  Photography by Derrick Zellmann It is a spectacular spring day in Hingham and David McCullough is enjoying it. The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning … Read more

The Romance of Writing

Practicing the art of modern calligraphy By Maria Allen   Photography by Julia Cumes If you’ve ever admired the delicate, swirling script on a holiday gift tag or bespoke wedding invitation, you’re not alone. In an age consumed by digital devices, there is something alluring about an elegantly handwritten letter. The art of calligraphy is making … Read more

Winter Warm Up

21 Ways to keep cozy and entertainedwhen the weather is frightful Written by Moira McCarthy There’s something about winter that is just so … cozy. Thankfully, the South Shore has no shortage of inviting indoor destinations. Whether you feel like sipping a warm drink by a fire, playing a round of golf (for real!), or … Read more

“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

Revealing Rivershed Records

By Gabrielle Martin The Southern-style restaurant The Rivershed in Scituate is known for hosting talented musicians from the South Shore and beyond on its barn-board stage. Owner Kara Tondorff started the label Rivershed Records in May of this year in an effort to increase her involvement in the music industry. She wanted to make it … Read more

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

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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