Empowering Women: Joanne Conway

Joanne Conway Realtor, Sales Vice President William Raveis Real Estate 40 North St., Hingham 781-248-7041 raveis.com/joanneconway What are three words people might use to describe you? Honest, knowledgeable and diligent. How long have you been a realtor and what excites you most about the business? I have been a top selling real estate agent for 33 … Read more

Empowering Women: Kim Nawoichik

Kim Nawoichik Certified Dental Assistant and Practice Manager, Artistic Dentistry 125 Webster St., Hanover 781-878-7333 artisticdentistryhanover.com How has your role evolved over the years? I started working at Artistic Dentistry 32 years ago as a lab assistant. I was 17 years old and in my junior year of high school. After graduating, I attended dental … Read more

Empowering Women: Katy Gaenicke and Michelle Manware

Katy Gaenicke and Michelle Manware Co-founders of Uva Wine Bar 46 Main St., Plymouth 774-283-4211 uvawineplymouth.com What inspired you to open up a self-serve wine bar?  A few years ago we were on vacation in Grand Cayman and we visited a wine bar that featured self-serve WineStations. We were instantly amazed by the technology and … Read more

Empowering Women: Diana Cousineau Aveni 

Diana Cousineau Aveni

Diana Cousineau Aveni Artist, Author, Chef, Designer  Owner of Hingham Furniture & Design and Framing Concepts    44 North St., Hingham; 36 Finnell Drive, Weymouth 781-875-3255 hinghamfurnituredesign.com What is unique about your Hingham showroom? I purchased the historical property in August of 2015, renovated the entire building, and was open for business that November. The shopping experience … Read more

Empowering Women: Rosemarie Brown

Rosemarie Brown Co-owner of The Blueberry Muffin 2240 State Road, Plymouth 508-888-9444 bluebmuffin.com How has your business grown over the years? We opened The Blueberry Muffin back in March of 1998. We created a great niche and have been very successful with three stores and currently looking for a fourth. Through hard work, perseverance and … Read more

Empowering Women: Renee McInnes

Renee McInnes CEO of NVNA and Hospice and the Pat Roche Hospice Home 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell 781-659-2342 nvna.org What inspired you to pursue a career in nursing/healthcare? I was always fascinated by science, in particular anatomy and physiology. I considered a science major in college and then quickly realized I had a passion for … Read more

Empowering Women: Danielle G. Van Ess

Empowering Women: Danielle G. Van Ess

Danielle G. Van Ess Owner, Attorney and Counselor at Law, DGVE Law®  61 South St., Hingham 781-740-0848 dgvelaw.com What inspired you to open your own law firm? I founded my law firm, DGVE law, in September of 2008 to practice law the way I believe it should always be. My vision was for a new … Read more

Culinary Inspiration

Expert kitchen remodeling tips for every budget By Maria Allen The kitchen is the heart of most homes. It is the room where we prepare our daily meals, pack lunches for the kids and entertain our family and friends. After a while, even the most well-designed kitchens can begin to appear worn and outdated. While … Read more

Beach Bound

If you’re planning on driving out on Duxbury Beach (or spending a day on one of the South Shore’s other sandy shores) you’ll need to pack appropriate gear. Here are some great items that will help make your beach excursion an enjoyable experience.  A stainless steel Rambler Wine Tumbler by Yeti is built for laid-back … Read more

Worth Her Salt

Lily Leedom and her team at Duxbury Saltworks tap into one of the South Shore’s most obvious resources.  By Kelly Chase — Photography by Derrick Zellman “There’s a long history of salt-making in this region and, of course, in the world, with the proliferation of oyster farms in Duxbury, I thought, why are we importing salt … Read more

New England Clambake

The perfect entertaining menu for casual summer celebrations By Kate Bowler When I set out to write my cookbook, “New England Invite: Fresh Feasts to Savor the Seasons,” I was determined to bring to life the things that I cherish most about entertaining throughout the year. Living on the South Shore, it’s no surprise that … Read more