Faces + Places

Better Together

She’s Local launches the first annual South Shore Conference for Women By Maria Allen After driving from her home on Cape Cod to attend the sold-out She’s Local MetroWest Conference for Women last year, Michelle Woodbrey, CEO of 2Sisters Senior Living Advisors, felt both inspired and motivated. Marching up to the event’s organizer, She’s Local … Read more

Walking in Her Shoes

Having served as the executive director of Plimoth Plantation for the past 10 years, Ellie Donovan reflects on the importance of public history, the much-anticipated return of the Mayflower in 2020 and what inspires her most about the South Shore’s famed living history museum. By Maria Allen and Photography by Dan Cutrona Can you describe … Read more

Entrepreneurs with Empathy

Three women-owned startups based on the South Shore have made environmental and social responsibility part of their business model. By Jennifer H. McInerney Photography by Julia Cumes and Rosemary Tufankjian We live in an age where conscious consumers are beginning to influence the way many businesses operate. Three women-owned startups here on the South Shore … Read more

Painting With Purpose

A Scituate artist discovers a love for art and a way to bring comfort to cancer patients By Jennifer H. McInerney Photography by Jack Foley In the devastatingly short span of three years, Scituate resident Becky O’Toole endured the “double lightning strike” diagnoses of breast cancer and acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive cancer of the … Read more

Empowering Women: 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

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 kind … Read more

Better Together: She’s Local launches the first annual South Shore Conference for Women

After driving from her home on Cape Cod to attend the sold-out She’s Local MetroWest Conference for Women last year, Michelle Woodbrey, CEO of 2Sisters Senior Living Advisors, felt both inspired and motivated. Marching up to the event’s organizer, She’s Local President Jen Maseda, Woodbrey shook her hand and said, “We need a conference like … 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

Seaside Attraction

Paragon Carousel preserves a piece of the past while bringing joy to new generations. By Noelle Barbosa  —  Photography by Jack Foley Overlooking the sandy shores of Nantasket Beach in Hull, Paragon Carousel is the ultimate summertime entertainment spot for young families. The vintage carousel is filled to the rafters with nostalgia. It was once … Read more

A Brush with Greatness

Exploring Quincy Center’s Historic Landmarks

History Beneath our Feet

An Archaeological dig unearths evidence of an early Pilgrim settlement.