Hometown Designer

Raised on the South Shore and trained in Italy, Mya Royal returns to her roots to launch a bespoke apparel business on the Plymouth waterfront. By Kelly Chase Photography by Julia Cumes and Ella Farrell Photography A salty sea breeze blows off the harbor as fashion designer Mya Royal opens the doors to her second-floor atelier … 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

Charmed by Jewel Box Homes

The latest custom home trend sparkles at The Pinehills. By Jennifer H. McInerney Photography by Dan Cutrona and Eric Roth courtesy of The Pinehills Showcasing expert craftsmanship, top-shelf materials and high-end finishes, “jewel box” homes prove that bigger isn’t always better. While small in comparison to grand “McMansions,” these custom homes feature all of the … Read more

The Poop Pouch

THE POOP POUCH A great gift for any dog owner on your list, THE POOP POUCH™ is a compact and convenient 2-in-1 poop bag carrier. Designed by Patti Ann Coughlin of Weymouth, it is made with Silvadur™, an antibacterial, deodorizing medical grade fabric with a waterproof liner featuring and front pocket that holds and dispenses your plastic poop bags. Never … Read more

Clink for Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and New England’s only self-serve wine bar, Uva Wine Bar in Plymouth, is supporting the cause with a month-long “Clink for Pink” campaign to help raise funds for Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital’s Plymouth Breast Center. The cause is near and dear to the hearts of Uva’s two owners, Michelle Manware and … Read more

Inspiring Women In Business: Nancy Virta

Nancy Virta Broker at Preferred Properties 617-719-1483 nancyvsuccess@gmail.com virtahomes.com Nancy Virta has been helping people find their ideal home for 33 years. A proud mother of three and grandmother to seven, she is what you would call a “people person.” Blessed with an abundance of patience and a mothering instinct, she finds great satisfaction in … Read more

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

Finding Plymouth’s Holy Grail

Archaeologists uncover evidence of the early Pilgrim settlement By Dave Kindy Photography courtesy of David Landon If there was a holy grail in Plymouth, this would be it. Last summer, archaeologist David Landon and his team found what they believe to be evidence of the palisade wall that surrounded the settlement and first fort of … Read more

Local Books Celebrate Plymouth

“Plymouth Then & Now” Born and raised in Plymouth, Dan Rapoza is a self-taught photographer known for capturing dynamic wedding images, band photographs and family portraits. Fueled by a love for his hometown and an interest in local history, Rapoza published a photography book last year, titled “Plymouth Then & Now,”  (Wicked Whale Publishing, 2019). … Read more