Arts + Culture

Thanksgiving 400 – Learning the History Behind the Holiday at Plimoth Patuxet Museums

Learning the history behindthe holiday at Plimoth Patuxet Museums. By David Kindy Think you know about Thanksgiving? Think again. This fall, Plimoth Patuxet Museums will be commemorating the 400th anniversary of the First Thanksgiving with the launch of a new exhibit, “We Gather Together: Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and the Making of an American Holiday.” On display … Read more

Flag Therapy – A Milton resident finds peace and purpose creating rag flags.

By Maria Allen, Photos by Julie Ryan Photography Outside Kimberly Butler’s Milton home, a one-of-a-kind flag waves in the breeze. Artfully assembled using long strips of red and white Gingham and a rectangular patch of blue fabric with white stars, this “rag flag” is both beautiful and meaningful to its creator. A dental hygienist by trade, … Read more

Little Bat in Night School

The magic of a great children’s book hinges on the writer’s ability to engage the imagination of the young, distractable minds. The beautifully written and illustrated picture books created by Duxbury author Brian Lies are the perfect example of this. Lies has become well known for producing books with clever storylines and vibrant depictions of … Read more

Hospital Gala Helps Fight The Stigma

By Matt Tormey Gala photo by Kjeld Mahoney South Shore Hospital’s 19th Annual Moonlight and Miracles Gala will once again light up the night on October 15th at Weymouth’s Union Point. Contributions from this annual fundraiser are dedicated to further expanding the array of services offered by the hospital’s Grayken Center for Treatment. Behavioral health … Read more

Saving Face – Paula Hoss, Founder of CLN&DRTY Natural Skincare Shares Her Daily Self-Care Regimen

Paula Hoss, founder and CEO of CLN&DRTY Natural Skincare, shares her daily self-care regimen. By Maria Allen Photos by Ben Eaton Kingston resident Paula Hoss has always been interested in health and wellness but it wasn’t until she became a mother and began reading the labels on her skincare products that she had a wake-up call. … Read more

Creating Community at The Collective Co.

By Maria Allen, Photo by Megan Kubasch For more information on The Collective Co., visit Working remotely certainly has its perks, but when your office space is a kitchen table it can end up being distracting and socially isolating. Such was the case for Marshfield resident Rachael Meyers, who upon having children decided to leave … Read more

100 Years of Caring for the Community

NVNA and Hospice Celebrates Anniversary with Grace Campaign By Matt Tormey, Photo by Scott Eisen Left to Right: Michelle Cully, Renee McInnes, Barbara P. Bush, Mike O’Reilly, Jane Steinmetz, Bob Terravecchia. ⁣ Over the past year, NVNA and Hospice has been celebrating its 100th anniversary. To commemorate this incredible milestone, the NVNA and Hospice Charitable Fund … Read more

The Great New England Pumpkin Pie Contest

Plimoth Patuxet Museums invites professional and amateur bakers to submit their best pumpkin pie recipe for a chance to win prizes! Plimoth Patuxet Museums is delighted to gather the New England region around a very special table this fall that will celebrate pumpkin pie and reward bakers for their prize-winning creations. The Great New England … Read more

30,000 Stitches: The Inspiring Story of the National 9/11 Flag

Local author and art educator Amanda Davis discusses her debut nonfiction children’s book. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and offers an opportunity to remember and honor the lives lost that day as well as the courage of the first responders. For Weymouth resident Amanda Davis, the anniversary … Read more

Modern Macrame and More

Plymouth artist Jaimee Cooke creates sustainable products inspired by nature. Story and Photography by Kate Rogan Jaimee Cooke is what you would call a local “maker.”  An elementary school art teacher who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design and a master’s degree in studio art education, she fills her free time by … Read more

Making Waves

Painting has become a passion for South Shore musician Aldous Collins. Story by Maria Allen Photography by Jack Foley Hanover resident Aldous Collins was an artist long before he became known as a singer-songwriter and front man of the Aldous Collins Band. A New Hampshire native, he got his degree in studio art from the … Read more

Summertime Guests

Quincy author Wendy Francis talks about her new novel, “Summertime Guests” (Graydon House; April 6, 2021)-the perfect beach read. How does “Summertime Guests” compare with your previous books? Summertime Guests falls firmly into the summer escape category. The novel takes place over one long weekend in June, at a swank hotel in Boston. Cocktails are … Read more

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

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

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