Written in the Stars

Offering a unique blend of reiki and astrology, Colleen Marie Healing aims to soothe the body and inspire the soul. Written by Maria Allen Photography by Kjeld Mahoney On Monday nights, after preparing a quick dinner for her three children (age 10, 7 and 1), Colleen Marie Schilpp passes the parental baton to her husband … Read more

Vintage Jewelry Trees

Artist Jessie Fries started making vintage jewelry Christmas trees back in 2020 and now sells her festive creations at The Art Shoppe in Plymouth, a business she runs with fellow artist and business partner, Eddy Murray. “We are a working studio, where we create original artwork, jewelry and other creations that are relatively affordable for … Read more

Winter Reads

When the days get shorter and the temperature drops, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book. Here are a few recently published page-turners penned by South Shore authors. Before the Mayflower Set 33 years before the Mayflower’s Atlantic crossing in 1620, this meticulously researched work of historical fiction incorporates the stories … Read more

Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls Inside Daniel Webster Estate’s Christmas Designer Show House Photography by Laurie France The Daniel Webster Estate’s Christmas Designer Show House showcases the historic 1880 Victorian mansion in spectacular festive splendor. Each year, talented decorators come together to transform the Marshfield estate with creatively themed holiday decor. While some rooms are decorated in … Read more

The Art of Afternoon Tea

Written by Jennifer H. McInerney Photography by Kate Rogan When strolling down Court Street in Plymouth, visitors now come upon a sight they’ve probably never encountered in America’s Hometown before: a gleaming red replica of a traditional British telephone booth. This seemingly out-of-place “phone box” fits right in on the sidewalk outside Shelly’s Tea Rooms, … Read more

Local Author Spotlight: Kevin V. Symmons Reveals How Writing Became His “Second Act”

Have you always enjoyed writing? Yes. I wrote my first “short story” when I was 11! But like many I took the road more traveled and got a BS and MBA then worked in industry for many years. What inspired you to start writing novels?  I had the good fortune to leave my business at … Read more

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Artwork Hingham

Artist Jen Kelly’s paintings capture the essence of summer and bring joyful pops of color into local homes. Written by MARIA ALLEN Photography by KJELD MAHONEY Hingham artist Jen Kelly has painted many seaside landscapes over the years, often taking an easel down to World’s End to paint en plein air with a small group … Read more

Woman and Machine

By Maria Allen Metal artist Karen Sullivan is the founder of Woman And Machine (WAM), a Plympton-based trade school that teaches women (and men) the art of welding. When Sullivan first launched her business in 2018, she was working with several other women to hold single-day welding and automotive workshops all around the United States. She … Read more

Images of Autumn

Scenic fall photography by Heather Tradd   Marshfield resident Heather Tradd has a passion for landscape and nature photography. Living close to the beach, she heads out to take pictures nearly every morning at sunrise, and often again at sunset when the landscape is bathed in golden light. Fall is one of her favorite seasons … Read more

Local Color

Local Color Photograph by Mark Grandmont of MPathImagery Mark Grandmont has been passionate about photography for as long as he can remember. “I have a memory of my parents giving me a Polaroid SX-70 camera for Christmas when I was a young boy,” says Grandmont. “Although it hasn’t been used in decades, I still own … Read more

Rediscovering the Art Complex Museum

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10 Reasons to visit Duxbury’s newly renovated cultural gem. Written by Judy Fosdick Photography by Jack Foley Looking for an enriching fall excursion?  Consider a trip to the Art Complex Museum (ACM). Nestled in the woods of Duxbury, this museum recently reopened following a two-year closure for renovations of its elegant building and surrounding grounds. … Read more

Women Who Rocked History

Plymouth author Nancy Rubin Stuart details the lives of strong women who challenged the norms of their days. By Dave Kindy Photography by Jack Foley If it’s true that “Well-behaved women rarely make history,” then you might think that Nancy Rubin Stuart’s books are all about fractious females. They are not—at least not by modern … Read more