Gingerbread Man

By day, James Kukstis makes his living penning stories for Wicked Local, covering the Marshfield beat. In his off hours, however, he swaps his writer’s hat for a brightly colored knit beanie and fires up the oven at his Scituate home to pursue his other passion—baking. Known as Mr. Butterscotch, Kukstis operates a small-but-mighty side … Read more

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

Cattivo

A South Shore boutique specializes in youthful fashions for the whimsical, wicked and wild. Text and photography by Kate Rogan of Ellie Finn Photography Model: Emma Sullivan “Fashion,” says Mary Marathas, owner of Cattivo, “is a way of speaking without saying a word.” For the Chicago native, whose first job at 16 was working as an assistant … Read more

Riverfront Revolution

A Norwell home gets a first-floor update. By Jennifer Sperry, Photography by Derrick Zellmann Gordon and Annellen Pulsifer have owned their Norwell property on the North River since 1999. “We knew right away it was a special place, with water views from every room,” explains Gordon. Over the years, while raising their two sons, they updated … Read more

Healing Horsepower

Harnessing the power of equine-assisted therapy, three inspiring women open Stable Ground Wellness in Duxbury. By Jennifer H. McInerney, Photography by Jack Foley Though Tupelo Hollow Farm in Duxbury has been in existence for four centuries, the 30-acre property has recently become a haven for people seeking creative solutions to their mental health concerns. Visitors … Read more

2021 Empowering Women In Business: Liz Theresa

Liz Theresa Owner of LizTheresa.com Host of Liz on Biz Podcast Even the savviest business owners can struggle to get their message across. It is in these situations that Liz Theresa, owner of LizTheresa.com, works her magic. An online business coach, website designer and copywriting queen, she specializes in helping entrepreneurs and small business owners … Read more

2021 Empowering Women In Business: Valerie McSorley

SSHLS Empowering Women 2021 Valerie McSorley

Valerie McSorley Owner of south shore Hive southshorehive.com An award-winning special event producer with a knack for networking, Valerie McSorley has dedicated her career to bringing people together to learn, collaborate and form meaningful connections. She is the Owner & Founder of South Shore Hive, a unique and stylish coworking facility in Marshfield. Offering versatile workspaces equipped … Read more

2021 Empowering Women In Business: Danielle Costello

Danielle Costello Owner of Sugarplum Nannies sugarplumnannies.com Sometimes necessity is the mother of invention. Such was the case for Danielle Costello, a Duxbury resident who spent 25 years working in the biotech industry before having children and subsequently establishing Sugarplum Nannies, a boutique childcare placement agency. Back in the spring of 2020, Costello found herself … Read more

30,000 Stitches: The Inspiring Story of the National 9/11 Flag

Local author and art educator Amanda Davis discusses her debut nonfiction children’s book. By Maria Allen This year marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and offers an opportunity to remember and honor the lives lost that day as well as the courage of the first responders. For Weymouth resident Amanda Davis, … Read more