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Keeping Things Rolling at Funtastics

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Falling in Love with Colorful Spaces

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Aqua and white giraffe print linen Hank pillow. Available at Trellis Home Design, 28 South St., Hingham, 781-385-7907, shop.trellishomedesign.com.     This bubbles chandelier by Regina Andrew Design radiates light through a cluster of hand blown glass globes. Available at Welch Company, 132 Front St., Scituate, 781-545-1400, welchcompany.com. Poly Adirondack Chairs, available at Chapin Sheds, … Read more

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Falling in Love with Colorful Spaces

Local designers reveal how vibrant paint, tile, fabrics and wallcoverings can add personality and an uplifting atmosphere to your home.  by Maria Allen We’re all spending a lot more time at home these days. If you’re tired of staring at white walls and looking for ways to beautify your surroundings, you might want to consider … Read more

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Bright, Bold and Blooming

10 expert tips for creating a sensational spring flower arrangement. By Maria Allen – Photography by Kate Rogan After a long, cold winter, one of the best ways to celebrate the arrival of spring is by filling your home with the color and sweet fragrance of fresh flowers. Depending on the blooms that you choose, … Read more

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Nectar Collective

A Plymouth native opens a clothing boutique focused on empowering women. Photos and story by Kate Rogan Nectar Collective170 Water St, PlymouthVillage Landing Marketplace508-591-7664 Situated in Plymouth’s bustling Village Landing Marketplace, Nectar Collective is a women’s clothing and accessories boutique with a strong sense of community. Every Monday, owner Maryann McClellan shares a “Stock The … Read more

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Just Add Salt Water

A passion for community and coastal living inspired a Kingston couple to create 3N3 Apparel and the Salty Harbor Shop. By Kate Sheehan  As the summer season kicked off in July-a mere four months into a global pandemic-Brandi and Jared Waitkus made the unlikely choice to leap into entrepreneurship by launching a boating-inspired apparel and … Read more

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A Fresh Look for Spring

Photography by Kate Rogan Want to say goodbye to drab “quarantine” hair? Charles “Buddy” Dudley, acclaimed hair color expert and cofounder of Charles David Salons & Spas in Hanover and Plymouth, has got you covered. Check out his helpful tips and hair color trends for golden blondes, smoke-show brunettes, gorgeous gray, and more. Sun-Kissed Blonde … Read more

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Getting Back to Baking

Quarantine offers a fresh start for a Kingston entrepreneur. By Jennifer H. McInerney – Photography by Jack Foley During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many South Shore businesses discovered that “business as usual” was no longer an option. This led to a dramatic reimagining of existing business models, with some entrepreneurs “pivoting” in … Read more

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From Tree to Taproom

High Limb Cider offers a unique food and drink experience in West Plymouth. By Kate Sheehan – Photography by Kjeld Mahoney At High Limb Cider’s West Plymouth taproom, a tattooed man in his 20s enthusiastically makes his way through a sampling of the brand’s offerings. “I’m not even a cider guy but, dude, that blew … Read more

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Not-Your-Average Doughnuts

By Maria Allen, Photo by Jack Foley   Longtime friends Janelle Brooks of Weymouth and Lynne Gray of Hanson are the founders of a boutique baking business known as The Doughnut Bar. The two friends, who have worked as bartenders for years (Brooks at Bay Pointe Waterfront Restaurant in Quincy and Gray at Stockholders Steakhouse in … Read more

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Feed the Hungry Gala

Interfaith Social Services held its 21st annual Feed the Hungry Gala on December 7 at Granite Links Country Club in Quincy.

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The Petal Peddler’s Shop

A local artist transforms antique book pages, maps and sheet music into one-of-a-kind flowers.

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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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