Greetings for All Seasons

By Maria Allen Photography by Anne Holden at Shipyard Photography Anne (Andi) Schroeder was still in high school when she first began doodling whimsical characters with long legs and arms in her notebooks. Over the years, she refined her illustrations and when she was in her 20s she was encouraged to copyright her unique designs. … Read more

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

Learning the history behind the 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 … 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

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

Pie Baking 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. By Maria Allen 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, … 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