Friends With Boats

Hingham author Alexandra Slater’s new book is a fun beach read. Hingham resident Alexandra Slater followed an interesting career path. A graduate from Columbia University and Northwestern University’s Medill Graduate School of Journalism, she cut her teeth as a journalist working as a reporter for The Patriot Ledger and NPR, where she received the Edward … Read more

Cut Fire Fund Awards Scholarships

A devastating house fire ignites a Hingham family’s passion for giving back to their community. By James Hanley On July 11, 2022, the Cutter family’s lives were changed in a heartbeat. Hingham firefighters responded to 4 Mann Street after receiving multiple calls of a house fire. Residents Haley Cutter and her husband Patrick had only … Read more

Hands-Free History

What’s bright yellow, has four wheels, and takes riders on a trip back in time? If you guessed the Hingham History Tour Cart, you’d be correct. Launched this summer by the Hingham Historical Society, a new street legal, low-speed electric golf cart offers guests a fun way to tour Hingham’s historical sites. Tours are 45 … Read more

If Walls Could Speak

A California couple breathes new life into a Historic Hingham home. By Laura DeSisto Photography by Kate Rogan San Diego natives Isabella and Stephane Voitzwinkler grew up in an arid landscape dotted with Spanish-style ranch homes. Though they enjoyed much about their coastal community, when Stephane’s company offered him a transfer to New England, they … Read more

The Carriage Road

The Carriage Road

Painting by Mary Gilmartin

Rich colors and delicate brushstrokes combine in artist Mary Gilmartin’s paintings to convey a sense of place. Growing up in a family of artists, Gilmartin always loved to draw and spend time in nature. Her appreciation for the outdoors led her to study Earth Science in college. While there, she decided to take a painting class and quickly realized that she had found her calling.

“The first painting I ever sold was a homework assignment,” says Gilmartin. “I guess I should have changed my major.” Fast forward to today and the Hanover resident is a successful artist, whose specialties include realistic wildlife and pet portraits as well as dynamic depictions of South Shore landscapes. World’s End in Hingham is one of her favorite local spots.

“I have four daughters and we take a lot of walks together,” says Gilmartin, who often snaps photographs of coastal views so she can paint them when she gets back to her studio. Her painting “The Carriage Road” was inspired by one such afternoon walk on the winding seaside paths at World’s End. The painting has won numerous awards, including 1st place at the Pembroke Arts Festival in 2020 and 1st place at The Nationals at Cape Cod Art Center in 2022. “I like to show people how I view nature and all of her beauty,” she says. “It’s my zen space.” To view more examples of Gilmartin’s art, visit

Plein Air Perspective

Artist Margaret McWethy’s paintings depict scenes from everyday life and capture the beauty of the Hingham landscape. By Maria Allen Photography by Jack Foley It’s 9 a.m. on a hot summer morning when Margaret McWethy arrives at Victory Park overlooking Hingham Harbor. With the sun rising in the sky, she sets up her artist’s easel … Read more

Smooth Sailing

Hingham Maritime Center builds community on the water. By Maria Allen Photography by Jack Burns For more than 50 years, Hingham Maritime Center has been a centerpiece of town life. Located on historic Barnes Wharf, the non-profit recreational organization is dedicated to nurturing a sense of community through a shared love for being out on … Read more

Taking it Outside

Founder of the first black-owned outdoor gear shop in New England, Intrinsic Provisions, Mark A. Boles
is passionate about mountain biking and supporting socially responsible brands.

Hear Them Ring

A small but mighty group of bell ringers helps to keep history alive at Hingham Memorial Bell Tower. By Jennifer H. McInerney Photography by Jack Foley and Jennifer McInerney For more than a century, a dedicated group of men and women with strong arms and steady hands has been ringing the enormous brass bells atop … Read more

Historic Hotel Reimagined

Architect Patrick Ahearn’s new book tells the story of a once-grand seaside resort and its transformation into an elegant home overlooking Duxbury Bay. By Dave Kindy Photography by Taylor Ahearn Aerial photo by Hawk Visuals If not for a fortuitous change in the wind, a jewel of the South Shore might have been lost forever. … Read more


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