Faces + Places

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

Hometown Heroes

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused hardship for people around the world, including here on the South Shore, but it is heartwarming to know that there are individuals and organizations working tirelessly to help our community rise and thrive during this difficult time. We recently teamed up with the South Shore Chamber of Commerce to recognize … Read more

Telling the Native Story

Kerri Helme helps preserve Wampanoag culture at Plimoth Plantation and beyond. By Lannan M. O’BrienPortrait photography by Julia Cumes Many people have heard the story of the English colonists’ journey to Plymouth in 1620 and their first interactions with the Wampanoag people. But too often, the portrayal of native history barely scratches the surface. Known … Read more

Ode to a Raindrop

“Areas of Fog” (Etruscan Press, 2017) is a collection of short essays by South Shore writer Will Dowd that reflects upon the beauty of New England weather. Dowd earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston College, a master’s degree from MIT and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from New York University. “Areas of Fog” is … Read more

Heartfelt Illustrations

By Maria AllenPhotography by Jack Foley By day, Molly Fabiano works as a creative director for MavroCreative, a boutique graphic and web design firm based in Hingham. But during her off hours the young mother of two shifts her focus to creating whimsical, quirky illustrations. Sketched on an iPad using Procreate software, Fabiano’s colorful graphics … Read more

Ocean of Opportunity

Two local women aim to resurrect Scituate’s mossing industry By Judy Enright   Photography by Jack Foley Most people look out at the ocean and see only the surface of the water. That was not the case for Kathleen McEachern of Scituate and Susie Gillis of Marshfield—they saw an opportunity to resurrect a local industry. The … Read more

The Shape of Love

Inspired by the thoughtfulness extended to them during a difficult time, the Hague family pays it forward with lovingly crafted one-of-a-kind gifts. Story and Photography by Kate Rogan In 2015, Keith Hague, the owner and artisan at StoneHeartStudio in Norwell, was on a mission. He was determined to carve 32 heart-shaped stones for a group … Read more

The Whittlin’ Wahlberg

Hingham’s celebrity chef soothes his soul by carving decoys and other wood creations By Dave Kindy   Photography by Derrick Zellmann When Paul Wahlberg gets home to Hingham after work, the house is usually dark and quiet. His wife and two children have gone to bed and the celebrity chef is alone with his thoughts after … Read more

A Storied Career

Last spring, freelance writer David Kindy paid a visit to Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough to chat about American history, his latest bestseller and his ancestral connection to Hingham. By Dave Kindy  |  Photography by Derrick Zellmann It is a spectacular spring day in Hingham and David McCullough is enjoying it. The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning … Read more

The Rise of Rustic Marlin

Q+A with owners Melanie and Brian O’Neil By Maria Allen Product styling and photography by Ladybug Photography Portraits by Jack foley Specializing in hand-painted signs, decorative wood blocks and personalized home accessories, Rustic Marlin is mecca to seasonal decor lovers. The Hanover-based company is an inspiring made-in-America success story. We sat down with owners Melanie … Read more

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

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