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

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

Holly Nichols Illustrations

Quincy artist Holly Nichols reveals the magic behind her fabulous fashion illustrations. By Maria Allen – Photography by Derrick Zellmann A rainbow of Copic Sketch markers fans out atop a desk in Holly Nichols’ home office. An artist who specializes in fashion illustration, she gently shifts the angle of her wrist and tightness of her … 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

A Sense of Place

Ben Eggers was sitting in a graphic design lecture at college and feeling a little bored and homesick when he started working on a design that reminded him of the South Shore. He began with an image of the Powder Point Bridge in his hometown of Duxbury. Eggers has since created an entire series of … Read more

The Write Stuff

A local pen craftsman’s story By Matt Tormey Photography By Jack Foley Weymouth’s Al LaFrance is undeniably a skilled craftsman and artist. In 1998, with years of craftsmanship under his (tool)belt, LaFrance came across a catalog for wood pen crafting kits and quickly became enamored. These kits were based on woodturning, a distinct set of … Read more

Honoring Dia de los Muertos at Native

The Scituate Harbor shop Native, which recently celebrated its 15-year anniversary, is filled with indigenous folk art, jewelry and accessories from diverse cultures around the world, including the American Southwest, Mexico, India, Africa, Nepal, Thailand, South America and New Guinea. Leading up to the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, the shop comes alive with … Read more

The Golden Hour

A Duxbury photographer captures the South Shore landscape at its finest. Written by Maria Allen Photography by Michael D’Amore Michael D’Amore was a senior in high school when he first started getting interested in taking pictures. The Duxbury resident went on to minor in photography at Marist College, where he learned the lost art of … Read more