Arts + Culture

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

River of Inspiration

Photography by Kjeld Mahoney Photography Stepping out the back door of his new photography gallery in Scituate, located on the grounds of Kennedy’s Country Gardens, Kjeld Mahoney has a prime view of the North River and surrounding marshes. The river has always been a source of inspiration for Mahoney. Last year, he teamed up with … Read more

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

Endless Summer

    Cohasset resident Kimberley Majury is an award-winning monoprint artist whose colorful pop art has appeared in more than 20 regional shows in New England. With a passion for mixed media and a crush on Andy Warhol, her works invite viewers to escape the everyday and find joy in an endless summer.  Majury studied … Read more

Seaside Attraction

Paragon Carousel preserves a piece of the past while bringing joy to new generations. By Noelle Barbosa  —  Photography by Jack Foley Overlooking the sandy shores of Nantasket Beach in Hull, Paragon Carousel is the ultimate summertime entertainment spot for young families. The vintage carousel is filled to the rafters with nostalgia. It was once … Read more

A Brush with Greatness

Exploring Quincy Center’s Historic Landmarks

The Petal Peddler’s Shop

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