Faces + Places

Resurfacing: Sisterhood, Sharks and Storms

Writer Laura DeSisto’s recently published memoir “Resurfacing: Sisterhood, Sharks and Storms” is an inspiring story of self-discovery. We recently chatted with the Cohasset author to find out more about her creative process and hear how learning to scuba dive brought her a sense of peace and a new lust for life. Q: What inspired you … Read more

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Perfect Harmony – A Q+A with Guitarists Jon and Juli Finn

Husband-and-wife guitarists Jon and Juli Finn reveal how a shared passion for music brought them together and continues to inspire them each and every day. By Maria Allen Photography by Sam Haddix Photography Jon and Juli Finn are accomplished guitarists, singer/songwriters and recording artists who have graced the stages of prestigious concert venues around the … Read more

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Chasing the Cup With Charlie Coyle

Local Athlete makes it big playing with the Boston Bruins. By Dave Kindy    Photography by Derrick Zellmann From the time he was a young boy playing pond hockey and street hockey, Charlie Coyle has dreamed big. Like countless other young people from across New England, the Weymouth native was smitten with the storied Boston … Read more

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NVNA and Hospice’s The 12 Celebration

Molly and Fedor Smith Christine Falvey, Anthony Messina, Gina Vita, Thom Baer Jane Steinmetz, Renee McInnes, Ellen Zane Elena Kirkiles, Laura Winters Jack Falvey, Patty Krumholz, Josh Krumholz Gerry Lynch, Jeff Lynch, Linda Hooley, Kitty Pinch Kristen Walker, Richard Walker, Dana Norton, Tom Norton Joe DeStefano, Michelle DeStefano, Jason Clifford, Tracy Clifford, Sarah Crossman PJ … Read more

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Hello South Shore

After over a year of staying close to home due to the pandemic, this summer is going to be all about getting outside, supporting local businesses and enjoying the wonderful things to see and do on the South Shore. If you need a little inspiration, South Shore Chamber of Commerce is launching a new initiative … Read more

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Keeping Things Rolling at Funtastics

By Jennifer H. McInerney – Photography by Jack Foley Patti Miller, the founder of Funtastics in North Scituate Village, remembers vividly (and fondly) the very first child who signed up for her gymnastics program in 1987-a 3-year-old girl named Siobhan. Fast-forward 33 years: Siobhan Karlberg now sits behind the Funtastics reception desk reminiscing with Miller about … Read more

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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

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Where the Heart Is

“Becoming Home” celebrates five generations of a Scituate family under one roof. Written by Jennifer H. McInerney Photography by Jack Foley Author Kirsten Hunt Kowalski, a self-proclaimed “Navy brat,” moved 10 times during her childhood before her family finally settled in Scituate. As Kowalski details in her debut novel of historical fiction “Becoming Home,” the … Read more

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Great Expectations for Cohasset Harbor

Cohasset Hospitality Partners is aiming to breathe new life into the town’s waterfront district by restoring the glory to several seaside restaurants and enhancing harbor access for tourists and locals alike. Written by Moira McCarthy Like any classic beauty, Cohasset has great bones. Its quaint downtown lends itself to browsing through shops, sipping lattes at … Read more

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The Enduring Legacy of Polly Thayer Starr

An acclaimed artist and ‘quiet philanthropist’ helped preserve the natural beauty of a bucolic Hingham hilltop. Written by Jennifer H. McInerney |Photography by Jack Foley Throughout her 101 years of life, Hingham artist Polly Thayer Starr reveled in the natural beauty of her family’s homestead on Turkey Hill and the adjacent Weir River Farm. During … Read more

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Chasing the Tides

Ursula Balmer’s work ethic and salty ways help her lead the farm crew at Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury. Written by Lannan O’Brien Photography by Julia Cumes If there’s an early tide, Ursula Balmer might have to wake up at 3 a.m. to make her 40-minute commute to work—but you’ll never hear her complain. Her … Read more

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Right on Target

Hanover’s Crazy Axes offers a fun form of stress release. By Matthew TormeyPhotography by Jack Foley  The South Shore’s sharpest new entertainment destination is Crazy Axes Ax Throwing in Hanover. The family-run business was open for less than six months before the coronavirus shutdowns began but has already proven to be a South Shore favorite. … Read more

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Race to the Top

We chatted with Randolph native Femita Ayanbeku about her journey to become the fastest female amputee in the United States. Written by Maria Allen Photography by Derrick Zellmann From tragedy to triumph, Femita Ayanbeku’s life story is a testament to the power of positivity and hard work. At 11 years old, Ayanbeku and her sister … Read more

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The Descendants

Genealogy buffs discover family ties to Mayflower passengers. Written by Dave Kindy  |   Photography by Derrick Zellmann Are you a Pilgrim? A descendant, that is. Odds are you might be. An estimated 35 million people worldwide can claim that their ancestors sailed aboard the Mayflower in 1620. Many Americans are able to trace their … Read more

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Another Crossing

Artisans from both sides of the Atlantic come together to create works inspired by the Mayflower voyage. Written by Lisa Cavanaugh Michelle Erickson Ceramist Michelle Erickson is a scholar and celebrated ceramist whose work involves deep research into historical techniques. This interest was sparked early on by her exposure to Native American, Asian, British, and … Read more

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