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A roundup of cozy coffee shops, local brands that made it big and expert brewing tips.
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40 Culinary Night Out
Hands-on cooking, demos and live shows entertain guests at Bar Rustic in Kingston. Plus, delicious recipes to try at home.
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The Sweetest Things A Bakery and Chocolate Shop Continue Their Family Traditions
46 Labors of Love
Montilio’s Baking Company and Hilliards Chocolates continue their family traditions of creating decadent sweets.
54 Beauty in the Balance
Culinary Night Out
Discovering The Kindness Cure
The Healing Power of Tai Chi
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Students from all walks of life experience enhanced physical strength and improved mental well-being through the practice of tai chi.
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News and notes from the South Shore
Living It Up
Photos from local fundraisers
Local arts, crafts, music and books
Events you won’t want to miss
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The Kindness Cure
Author Tara Cousineau reveals how the science of compassion can heal your heart and the world.
A welcoming Cohasset home
Blizzards we remember
Front Porch Pies Wine and cheese pairings
“Frosted Bridge” by Dianne Panarelli Miller
Mallebar, a Modern French Brasserie
Where to dine in the region
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Sweet Dreams Let’s face it: New England winters can be tough to endure. Midway through producing our February issue, the South Shore was slammed by a brutal storm that ravaged the coastline and turned waterfront streets into icy rivers. At times like these, I find myself dreaming of cozy coffee shops where the brew is strong and the service is friendly. Our editorial intern Brianna Winters followed a caffeinated trail to visit four local establishments with a loyal local following. Her story, “For the Love of Coffee” also includes brief spotlights on a couple major brands with local roots and some helpful brewing tips for budding baristas. From there, our February issue takes readers on a delicious trip behind the scenes at two venerable local businesses with a history of producing delightful sweets. Writer Jennifer McInerney’s article “Labors of Love” reveals how the handcrafted candies are made at Hilliards Chocolates and how mountains of flour, sugar and frosting are transformed into decadent wedding cakes, pastries and cookie creations at Montilio’s Baking Company. If you’re looking for a way to exercise your mind, body and soul, you’ll want to read Judy Enright’s story, “Beauty in the Balance,” and learn about the healthful benefits of practicing Tai Chi. Lastly, this issue includes a fascinating Q+A with the author of a new book called “The Kindness Cure: How the Science of Compassion Can Heal Your Heart & Your World.” It’s nice to know that even at a time when much of society seems battered by hate and negativity, there are still good people out there spreading the love—and you may just be one of them. As always, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @SSLivingMag.
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Dishware by Design Hingham resident Allen Arseneau was visiting his grandfather at an assisted living facility several years ago when he noticed how the simple action of picking up a cup of water caused his grandfather to have pain in his hand and wrist. Looking around the room, Arseneau noticed that many other people were struggling to grasp the handles of their teacups as well. Resolving to find a solution to the problem, Arseneau and his wife Diana set out to design an ergonomic mug that would be comfortable for anyone to hold. They call their new-and-improved mug the Jamber. The design for the mug took two and a half years to perfect. The Arseneaus teamed up with the former president of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Dr. Karen Jacobs, and began poring over hand-grip data and creating prototypes. After nearly 100 design iterations and countless 3D-printed trials, the couple successfully launched the Jamber mug in May 2016 at a conference for senior living communiAllen and Diana Arseneau are the founders of Jamber. ties. Just this past December, Jamber mugs were made available to the general public. Available in a few different colors and sizes, the Jamber mug is specifically designed to reduce strain and stress on hands, fingers and wrists by putting the individual’s hand into a neutral, relaxed position. The mug also features a stabilizing foot to reduce the incidence of spills. These subtle changes make a big difference to how a person’s hand feels when holding the mug. Made in America, Jamber mugs are currently used in senior living facilities in almost 50 states and in Canada, but the hope is to introduce the products to a much wider audience. The company’s newest product, the Vivian Mug, is making its debut this month. The new mug is named after Vivian Wilson, a 5-year old girl suffering from Stage 4 High-Risk Neuroblastoma. Jamber is donating $2 from every Vivian Mug sale to the family. Jamber mugs can be purchased locally at Carolann’s in Hingham and online at jamber.com.
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Preparing for a Polar Plunge PHOTOGRAPHY BY JACK FOLEY The 20th annual Nantasket Beach Polar Plunge is scheduled to take place on February 24 at Nantasket Beach in Hull. This event raised over $191,000 for Special Olympics Massachusetts last year. Whether you’re a veteran plunger or getting your feet wet for the first time, jumping into frigid ocean waters in the middle of winter requires a little preparation. Here are a few helpful tips to make your polar plunge a success.
WEAR CLOSED-TOED SHOES – Covering your feet helps regulate the temperature of your extremities and will help you avoid stepping on rocks or shells.
PACK POST-PLUNGE ESSENTIALS – Bring a towel, warm clothes and shoes to change into, and winter weather gear such as gloves, jacket and a hat.
DRESS TO IMPRESS – Participants are encouraged to come in costume. You could win a prize.
BRING FRIENDS OR FAMILY – Even if your friends aren’t interested in participating, they can help by holding your towel and taking pictures or video so you have proof of your plunge.
ASK FRIENDS FOR SUPPORT – All participants who raise $100 in donations will receive a commemorative Polar Plunge long-sleeve shirt. 12
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When: February 24 Where: Nantasket Beach, Hull Why: Show your support and help raise money for Special Olympics Massachusetts.
CHOOSE YOUR TECHNIQUE – Whether you prefer to run, skip and jump or carefully tiptoe into the water, once you do get wet, it’s wise to get out quickly.
POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA – Let your friends know that you beat them to the beach in 2018. Or, better yet, invite them to plunge with you.
REMEMBER TO BREATHE – The shock of jumping into cold water is enough to make you gasp or hold your breath. Keep breathing and you’ll get through it.
BRING AN AUTOGRAPH BOOK - Special Olympics athletes who have competed at the state, national and international level will be at the event and they love to sign autographs.
HAVE FUN – After the plunge, participants can warm up while enjoying food, music and awards.
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Joan Lyons Owner of 3 Daughters Jewelry, Apparel and More When did you open 3 Daughters and what is your specialty? We opened in September of 2014. We carry jewelry, womenâ€™s clothing, accessories and gifts. I love how the store brings people together. Customers come in to browse and conversations often lead to people realizing that they have something in common. What do you look for when choosing items to bring into the store? We strive to find unusual items that our customers love to keep for themselves or enjoy gifting to others. We also love sharing the stories behind the merchandise we select for the store. It brings us such pleasure when our customers tell us how they received compliments or how much they truly enjoy a purchase they made with us.Â Why was it important to you to have local artisans represented in the shop? We have so many talented artists and authors in this area and I enjoy giving them a platform to share their talents with others. Do you have any special shopping events planned for 2018? We typically schedule an event each month. This year we are working on hosting paint nights, art classes, local author spotlights, jewelry trunk shows and specialty shopping nights.
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LIZZY JAMES JEWELRY Made in California, most of these pieces can be worn as a necklace or a bracelet.
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SEA GLASS ART Plymouth artist Maryann Elsner makes adorable bird images by arranging pieces of sea glass.
SIMPLY NOELLE COAT This deliciously soft faux fur coat was a bestseller this season.
DOVERA BRACELETS Designer Susanne Greelish makes each bracelet by hand, using sterling silver and 14K gold-filled beads and Swarovski crystals.
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The Duxbury Rural Historical Society held a holiday party on December 8 at the King Caesar House in Duxbury. Historical society members were invited to mix and mingle while enjoying food and drink inside the historic King Caesar House, which was festively decorated for the holidays.
1) Dee and Brian Riley, Erin and Tim Bottomly 2) Paul and Renee McInnes, Carol and Chuck Dockendorff 3) Sarah Davis and Molly McAuliffe Smith 4) Steve Dwyer and Dorothy Dwyer 5) Michael Page, Stacey Page, Sara Page and Dave Page 6) Kathy Tedeschi, Sara Abbott, and Kelly Berkeley
1) Dr. Dennis and Vickie Jodoin 2) Joy Bannon, Erin McGough, Jill Cooney 3) Eliza Tuffy and Xandra Corey 4) Evelyn and Mark Goddard 5) (Front) Corey Wisneski, Molly Mazanek, Mary Kate Kenealy (Back) Bridget Pratt, Jodi Enggasser, Amber Allaire, Kara Lovett, Cherly Gleason, Pam Earle 6) Woody and Sam Lawson
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Norwell Visiting Nurse Association (NVNA) and Hospice held its annual Festival of Wreaths fundraiser on December 1 at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy. The event included dinner, dancing and an auction to help raise funds for the Cancer Support Community Massachusetts South Shore.
Interfaith Social Services 20th Annual Feed the Hungry Gala took place on December 8 at the Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy. Attendees enjoyed delicious dishes prepared by local chefs, wine, beer and spirit tastings, live entertainment, carnival-style games and an assortment of auction packages. The event raised nearly $390,000 that will help meet the growing demand for emergency assistance currently being experienced on the South Shore.
1) Donna Mavromates, John and Molly Fabiano 2) Kara Bianchi, Victoria Souza and Amanda Kennedy 3) Ryan Wade and Laine Fitzpatrick 4) Deb and Dan Sullivan 5) Amilcar and Michelle Cardoso 6) Ally Donnelly, Robin Organ and Chris Buchanan 7) Peter and Priya Howell 8) Katie and Jay Catlender
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America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration’s VIP reception took place on November 17 at Memorial Hall in Plymouth. Attended by parade volunteers and local dignitaries, the annual event kicked off a weekend of celebratory events that included a patriotic concert, Thanksgiving parade and food festival.
1) Kevin and Amy Heffernan, Nancy and Joe Rooney 2) Ken Tavares, Brian Logan 3) Donna Serina, Joyce Gubata 4) Ollie deMacedo, Dusty Rhodes, Therese Murray 5) Bill Mitchell, Amy Naples, Bob Nolet 6) Meaghan Doherty, Patrick Admirand ssliving.com
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Metal Rose Artistry BY MARIA ALLEN PHOTOGRAPHY BY JACK FOLEY Adam Parent was raised in a family where creativity was cherished. The son of artist Donna Green, known for her ethereal illustrations and paintings, Parent has always had an appreciation for the beauty of nature. A landscaper by trade, and the farm manager at his mother’s nonprofit, the Magical Moon Foundation, Parent spends his days designing gardens, fixing fences and working with his hands in the earth. In his spare time, his artistic tendencies led him to dabble in fine art painting and metal work—creating romantic floral sculptures out of sheets of cold, hard steel. “Both of my parents are very creative,” says Parent. “I’ve been watching my mother paint since I was a kid.” He first got the idea to make a metal rose as a gift for a friend who was obsessed with the story “Beauty and the Beast.” Experimenting with different techniques, he gradually taught himself how to shape metal into lifelike flowers. “I build the stem first,” says Parent, who spends hours heating and hammering a metal rod into shape before cutting out pieces of steel for the leaves and petals. He painstakingly smooths and curls the edges until they’re just the right shape and welds them into a bloom. Rather than painting his sculptures, Parent torches them to bring out the gold, purple and blue hues in the metal. As an added touch for friend’s “Beauty and the Beast” rose sculpture, Parent encased the flower inside a glass globe and surrounded it with “fallen” metal petals. Each rose takes Parent at least a day to make. So far, he has created 20 flowers of various sizes and has sold several at art shows and through the gallery at Magical ssliving.com
Moon Farm in Marshfield. He is occasionally commissioned to create custom flower sculptures. Most recently, he designed a metal water lily for his mother’s birthday, complete with a carved metal frog that he forged from an old railroad spike he found on the property. While Parent doesn’t currently have a website for his art, examples of his sculptural work can be viewed at Donna Green’s studio at Magical Moon Farm in Marshfield. For more information, call 781-837-1618 or visit donnagreen.com.
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Hello ! y r a u r Feb 1 Feb - 4 March MEMBERS SHOW AT PLYMOUTH CENTER FOR THE ARTS Art lovers are invited to visit The Plymouth Center for the Arts to view “Opportunity” a showcase of different types of artwork created by members of the Plymouth Art Guild. Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St., Plymouth, 508746-7222, plymouthguild.org
3 Feb CLASSIC STONES LIVE FEATURING THE GLIMMER TWINS The Company Theatre presssliving.com
ents a rousing performance by Rolling Stones tribute band Classic Stones Live™ featuring The Glimmer Twins. What truly makes Classic Stones Live unique is their attention to detail and the spot-on renditions of favorite Rolling Stones tunes, from the signature saxophone solo in “Brown Sugar” to the unforgettable vocals in “Gimme Shelter.” The band’s stunning resemblance to these iconic musicians is also amazing. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30. The Company Theatre Center for the Arts, 30 Accord FEBRUARY 2018
Park Drive, Norwell. To order tickets, or for more information, call the box office at 781871-2787, or visit companytheatre.com.
3 Feb STEWARDSHIP SATURDAY, WORLD’S END Join other park stewards and help enhance native ecosystems and natural processes at World’s End. The Natural Resource Partnerships Team is directed to maintain, restore, and/or preserve the cultural and natural resources of the park. Participants will explore the local flora and fauna and discuss the ecology, natural SOUTH SHORE LIVING
history and cultural significance of landscapes in the park as they work to improve habitat for the native birds, bugs, trees, and flowers of the Boston Harbor Islands. Working in the cold requires subtle adjustments throughout the day to stay comfortable and safe, please dress in layers during wintertime. Conditions can be unpredictable so please monitor the weather in the days leading up the event and dress appropriately. What to bring: Please bring a lunch and reusable water bottle. Sunscreen and a hat are always recommended. Tools will be provided. Event will run rain or shine, but may be cancelled due to severe weather. Due to limited parking availability at World’s End, the group will meet at the Town Boat Ramp in Hingham and shuttling volunteers to the park. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call 617-9135349 or email rachel_vincent@ nps.gov.
3 Feb PSYCHIC COMEDY SHOW WITH JON STETSON Join Jon Stetson, America’s master mentalist, for an evening of intelligent and interactive fun. Stetson will keep the audience mesmerized and thoroughly entertained. Mindreading has never been this much fun. Guests enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and premium seating for the show. Cash bar. Show only: $25 per person. Dinner and show: $59.95 per 22
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person. Doors open at 7 p.m. A limited number of showonly tickets are sold. Those with show-only tickets will be seated at 8 p.m. For reservations, call 888-906-6181. John Carver Inn & Spa, 25 Summer St., Plymouth, 866-280-4717, johncarverinn.com
3 Feb SOUTH SHORE WINTER FARMERS AND ARTISANS MARKET This winter farmers market promotes locally grown and crafted products with an emphasis on conservation, organic products and sustainability. There’s live entertainment and many of the vendors are from the South Shore. The market takes place at St. Luke’s Church on the first and last Saturday of the month. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 465 First Parish Road, Scituate. For more information, call 561-307-2221 or visit southshorewinterfarmersandartisansmarket.com.
3 Feb THE LADLES IN CONCERT The Ladles have three-part harmony perfected, but their sound offers much more than that. Members Katie Martucci, Caroline Kuhn and Lucia Pontoniere blend swing, oldtime, neo-soul and contemporary choral music into a sound all their own. Using acoustic instrumentation and vocals, the group’s otherworldly music FEBRUARY 2018
captures the attention of audiences. $20 for members; $22 for non-members. 8 p.m. Beal House, 222 Main St., Kingston, 781-585-3051, southshorefolkmusicclub.org
3 Feb - 13 May BROTHER THOMAS— SEEKING THE SUBLIME The exhibit Brother Thomas: Seeking the Sublime will celebrate the life and legacy of Benedictine monk Thomas Bezanson. This remarkable artist worked masterfully with porcelain and created an astounding range of glazes and forms. The exhibition will feature a range of his pottery, from tea bowls to large platters and elegant vases. It will also include work created by select recipients of the Brother Thomas Fund, a charitable legacy program that fulfills Brother Thomas’s dream to support struggling artists in the Boston area. Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St., Brockton, 508-5886000, fullercraft.org
4 Feb - 22 April DUXBURY ART ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL WINTER JURIED SHOW Duxbury Art Association is pleased to announce its 44th Annual Winter Juried Show, ssliving.com
one of the most prestigious juried competitions in the region. The popular exhibition encompasses artwork created by artists from all over New England, but predominantly from Boston, the South Shore and Cape Cod. Bengtz Gallery at Duxbury Art Association, 64 St. George St., Duxbury, 781-934-2731, duxburyart.org
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8 Feb SOUTH SHORE CHAMBER’S WINTERFEST Join the South Shore Chamber of Commerce for Winterfest 2018, a night of premier sipping, sampling and socializing on the South Shore. Guests can mix and mingle while enjoying delicious food and drink from the finest local food purveyors, wine merchants and craft brewers. Tickets $45 in advance/$60 at the door. 5:30-8 p.m. Lombardo’s 6 Billings St., Randolph, southshorechamber.org
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8 Feb NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY MEETUP Local photographers will come together on this day at the Bradley Estate in Canton. Participants will meet at the main house and learn what the topic for the day is. They will then take photographs outdoors at locations across the 90-acre property and return to the house after one hour. Afterward, tea will be served. Photographers will be invited to submit 3-5 images for consideration for an upcoming exhibit and photography competition at the Bradley Estate. Experienced photographers and beginners alike are welssliving.com
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come. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, 2468B Washington St., Canton, 781-784-0567, thetrustees.org
8-11 Feb SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE Shake, rattle and roll your way into the national tour production of Smokey Joe’s Cafe, the hit Broadway review with songs by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The musical features the greatest hits of the ‘50s and ‘60s, served up nightly at Smokey Joe’s Café. On the menu of tunes are “Jailhouse Rock,” “Stand by
Me,” “On Broadway,” “Hound Dog” and “Fools Fall in Love.” Tickets: $41 Thursday; $43 Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 8 p.m. Company Theatre, 30 Accord Park Dr., Norwell, 781-871-2787, companytheatre.com
9 Feb VALENTINE’S DESSERTS PARTY Visit the James Library for a dessert and wine tasting fundraiser. This evening will feature an old-fashioned sweetheart photo booth, live jazz, fine wines and craft beer, and a variety of indulgent sweets
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JOHN HALL AT THE RIVER CLUB The River Club Music Hall proudly welcomes John Hall, founder of the band Orleans.
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John has collaborated in the studio or on stage with artists like Little Feat, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Graham Nash, Chet Atkins, James Taylor and Michael McDonald. His environmental concerns led him into community activism, which also got interested in politics (he was elected to Congress in 2006 and representing five counties in the Lower Hudson Valley from January 2007-2011). Hall’s optimism comes through in his memoir “Still the One: A Rock ’n’ Roll Journey to Congress and Back.” Tickets $35. 8 p.m. 78 Border St., Scituate, theriverclubmusichall.com
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EIGHTH ANNUAL VALENTINE GALA This is a black-tie optional event and will include dinner, dancing, live music and live and silent auctions. All proceeds from the event will go to the Plymouth Education Foundation. During the event, the PEF will be presenting the Adele Manfredi Excellence in Education Award to a distinguished citizen who exemplifies extraordinary commitment to education. 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Hotel 1620 at Plymouth Harbor, 180 Water St., Plymouth, plymoutheducationfoundation.org
KRIS DELMHORST PERFORMS AT THE SPIRE Kris Delmhorst is an American songwriter, singer and instrumentalist. She has released six full-length records on the respected indie label Signature Sounds, as well as many Eps and side projects and collaborations. An eclectic artist, her recordings have included intimate acoustic sets, rock band renderings, unexpected sounds and works of classic poetry refigured and set to music. Tickets $25. 8 p.m. 25 ½ Court St., Plymouth, 508-746-4488, spirecenter.org
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE: MUSIC OF THE BEATLES Join South Shore Conservatory in Duxbury for a night of love and music by The Beatles. This interdepartmental concert is coordinated by Mark Goodman and the performance features Beatles tunes everyone knows and loves performed by various combinations of instrumental and voice faculty members. 4-5 p.m. 781749-7565, 64 St. George St., Duxbury, sscmusic.org
MOBFELLAS DINNER THEATER AT THE JOHN CARVER INN Mob boss Carmine Pelagatti is set to bestow a great honor on one of his top men, but in a world where murder comes with a smile, the night is bound to include betrayal, double-dealing and even death. Dinner theater guests will need to keep their wits about them to keep up with the cast of fast-talking fastshooting characters. Figure out who whacked who and maybe you’ll have it “made.” For reservations, call 866280-4717. John Carver Inn & Spa, 25 Summer St., Plymouth, johncarverinn.com ssliving.com
16 Feb LIZ LONGLEY PERFORMS AT THE RIVER CLUB Liz Longley has a gift for culling musical treasures as FEBRUARY 2018
though straight from thin air. The Berklee College of Music graduate and award-winning songwriter is set to share them with listeners on her self-titled album—her first after signing with Sugar Hill Records in December 2014. While Longley’s songs and vocals invite comparisons to artists like Shawn Colvin, Paula Cole and Nanci Griffith, her latest effort spotlights a style and confidence that’s all her own. You can hear it in her subtleyet-soaring vocals on the song “Memphis,” the directness of “Skin and Bones” and the bittersweet farewell that drives “This Is Not the End” (featured in the 2012 season finale of the television series “Army Wives”). Tickets $35. 8 p.m. 78 Border St., Scituate, theriverclubmusichall.com
16 Feb ANNUAL SEA AND SKY ART SHOW OPENING GALA The public is invited to attend the opening reception of The Hull Lifesaving Museum’s 21st annual Sea & Sky regional juried art show. The annual event features the work of several dozen regional artists and celebrates the beauty SOUTH SHORE LIVING
of our coastal environment. It is a marvelous opportunity to purchase original artwork, paintings, photography, drawings, sculpture and fabric art and support the local art community. 7 p.m. 1117 Nantasket Avenue, 781-925-5433, hulllifesavingmuseum.org
17 Feb MARDI GRAS MASQUERADE February is Mardi Gras season and masquerade balls were a tradition that Ralph and Eleanor Bradley were known to enjoy in their day. Guests are invited to the first annual Bradley Estate Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball. Whether you choose to come as a Venetian duke, a queen or a sequined cat, dress in your best. There will be games, dancing and traditional Cajun dishes and treats to sample. Be sure to try the specialty cocktail (one complimentary with admission). Tickets are $32 members (adults); $40 non-members (adults). 7-9 p.m. 2468B Washington St., Canton, 508-776-4432, thetrustees.org
17 Feb SOUL CITY PERFORMS AT THE SPIRE When you see Soul City on stage, you are watching 10 people that genuinely love to be around one another
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and that absolutely comes through in their performance. Much of the band’s time is spent traveling throughout the New England area, delivering high-energy performances with four-part vocal harmonies and the only four-piece horn section in Boston. Tickets are $15. 8 p.m. 25 ½ Court St., Plymouth, 508-746-4488, spirecenter.org
20 Feb WORLD’S END EXPLORERS February vacation week is a great time to get out and explore nature! Time to bundle up in your winter gear and hit the trails. World’s End is an exciting place to experience the winter landscape and what better way to do that than to investigate the shores and woodlands for signs of the season. Bring your child just for just one session or come every day during the week. Each child will receive one explorer pack to aid their expedition and each hour-long session will include a short nature lesson by World’s End staff and time for “show and tell,” where the explorers can share what they found with the group. Explorer packs include a shovel and pail, a pair of gloves, a notebook and a Trustees keychain. This is not a drop-off program. Caregivers should plan on accompanying their children at all times. $15 per child (members); $20 per
child (non-members); Adults are free. 10-11 a.m. Martin’s Lane, Hingham, 781-740-7233, thetrustees.org
20 Feb FARMER FOR A WEEK Experience life as a farmer this February vacation. Weir River Farm invites children to learn what it takes to care of the farmyard friends in winter during a half-day camp session Tuesday-Friday of February break. Farm “chores” like feeding goats, brushing ponies, collecting eggs are just a few of the fun activities to be completed each day. Campers will get plenty of time with the animals and will also enjoy farm-themed crafts, games and activities. This is a drop-off program appropriate for children ages 6-10. If your child is younger or older, please call the office to discuss further. Space is limited and registration is required. Please check your child in with the staff each day and pack a nut-free snack and a water bottle for your camper. Program runs from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Weir River Farm, 227 East St., Hingham, 781-740-7233, thetrustees.org
[SENSE]ATION DAY WITH ARTIST ROSE CLANCY Families are invited to join art-
ist Rose Clancy at the Fuller Craft Museum as she creates “Dangerous Objects Made Safe.” Help the artist wrap objects and place them in a sculptural form and make your own project to take home. On the next [SENSE]ation Day on April 19, 2018, the artist will unwrap and reveal the results. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St., Brockton, 508-588-6000, fullercraft.org
24 Feb SOUTH SHORE WINTER FARMERS AND ARTISANS MARKET This winter farmers market promotes locally grown and crafted products with an emphasis on conservation, organic products and sustainability. There’s live entertainment and many of the vendors are from the South Shore. The market takes place at St. Luke’s Church on the first and last Saturday of the month. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 465 First Parish Road, Scituate. For more information, call 561-3072221 or visit southshorewinterfarmersandartisansmarket.com.
24 Feb LASZLO GARDONY PERFORMS AT THE SPIRE Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist and composer, Laszlo Gardony is celebrating his new solo piano CD “Serious Play” (Sunnyside Records). Gardony has performed in 27 countries and released a dozen albums during his distinguished career. Gardony’s 2015 Sunnyside recording “Life in Real Time” was named one
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of the 10 Best Jazz Albums of 2015 by the “Boston Globe” and Serious Play has already garnered critical acclaim including a 4-star review in “DownBeat,” which calls it “a distinctive amalgam of central European folk strains and majestic classical piano.” Tickets $25. 8 p.m. 25 ½ Court St., Plymouth, 508-746-4488, spirecenter.org
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WAMPANOAG HISTORY EXHIBIT Pilgrim Hall Museum’s exhibit “Wampanoag World: Patuxet to Plymouth” captures the vitality and persistence of the Wampanoag people of Patuxet through the 10,000 years leading up to the founding of Plymouth Colony in 1620. Visitors can view displays of Native artifacts and learn about their traditional crafts, trading networks, family experience and agricultural lifeways. As an added highlight, the museum is hosting “Our Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History,” a traveling exhibition based on Wampanoag perspectives, presented by Plymouth 400 Inc. and produced by the Indian Spiritual and Cultural Training Council and SmokeSygnals Marketing and Communications. Pilgrim Hall Museum, 75 Court St., Plymouth, 508-746-1620, pilgrimhall.org
25 Feb -13 May IRENA ROMAN—SECOND WIND In this exhibit, Scituate artist Irena Roman challenges stereotypical views of aging by focusing on the vitality and creativity of individuals who have found a new creative ssliving.com
vocation after 65 years old. For the past few years Irena has concentrated on transparent watercolor still-life paintings that feature vintage glass objects. In addition to being a painter and illustrator, Irena is a professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design with over twenty years of teaching experience. An opening reception will be held Feb. 25 from 1:30 3:30 p.m. The Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St., Duxbury, artcomplex.org
27 Feb SOUTH SHORE CONSERVATORY’S CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS THE ELAN MAHLER Trio Jazz, cabaret and burlesque collide in this one-of-a-kind group of artists who will showcase jazz standards with a twist. The concert will last about an hour. Seating is limited. To reserve seats, call Anne Smith at 781-452-7455 x210. Coffee break concerts include complimentary coffee, tea and light refreshments. Doors open at 10:30 am for seating and socializing. Performance begins at 11 a.m. Sponsored by the Village at Duxbury. Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George St., Duxbury, ssac.org.
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Love of Coffee
There’s nothing like the aroma and taste of freshbrewed coffee to perk you up and get you ready to face the day. Here in New England, people are pretty passionate about their favorite java joints— and there’s quite an assortment to choose from. We took a look inside four South Shore coffee shops that entice customers to come in out of the cold and stay a while. With comfortable seating and locally roasted brews on the menu, they are the sort of places where the regulars are known by name and where the lattes look like works of art. In addition, we’ve compiled some helpful coffee brewing tips for budding baristas and interesting facts about two major coffee brands with local roots.
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Seabird Coffee & Co. Situated in the heart of Cohasset Village, Seabird Coffee & Co. is a relative newcomer to the neighborhood, but it has been creating a buzz ever since the doors opened in August. The atmosphere is cozy and refined, with exposed brick and wood, and potted succulents scattered about. Snag one of the hightop counter seats or sit on the bench beside the front window to soak up some sunlight and gaze out at the street’s upscale boutiques and businesses. “There’s a huge transformation going on in coffee and I wanted to highlight the craft and the local roasters,” says owner 32
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Brian McLaughlin, who developed a passion for coffee while working as an apprentice for Bob Weeks, the owner of Redeye Roasters in Hingham. Seabird Coffee & Co. features a different New England roaster each month, allowing customers to sip chestnutcolored artisan brews from places like Speedwell Coffee in Plymouth, George Howell Coffee in Acton and Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters in Brewster. For customers looking to sample something extra special, the team behind the counter is happy to offer suggestions, such as Mexican hot chocolate or an activated charcoal and raw honey latte—a well-balanced drink that not only looks cool, but is also said to have detoxifying health benefits.
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ages as the popular frozen cocoa and chewy bagels smeared with inventive cream cheese flavors (like spicy buffalo chicken and maple bacon with bits of real bacon.). For an added perk, this community-focused cafe recently started putting inspirational labels on their drinks, sending customers out into the world with a little extra love, gratitude and kindness with every cup.
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When Jenn and Donny Ormond established Coffee Break Cafe (CBC) in 1996, their goal was to offer topnotch customer service and an even better cup of coffee. The couple must have done something right, because the local brand is still going strong, with two locations in Quincy and another in Milton. “The secret is being welcoming, friendly and really getting to know the customers and community,” says Jenn, who sources high-quality ingredients from specialty micro-roasters and local dairy farms and bakeries. For hot coffee drinkers, there’s a delicious hot mint mocha latte flavored with a touch of chocolate and a hint of mint. But the thing that keeps customers coming back is the iced coffee, which is served year-round. “It’s a true New England staple and we pride ourselves on consistently making our customers’ favorite drinks,” says Donny. The menu includes such specialty bever-
Lucky Finn Cafe With its all-white décor and spectacular perch on scenic Scituate Harbor, Lucky Finn Cafe is the ultimate seaside coffee shop. Norwell residents Mary Ellen and Chris Stoddard became the new owners in July and have since worked to develop the coffee shop’s menu and social media presence. While head barista Brianna Bovill turns out Instagramworthy salted caramel lattes, guests enjoy their drinks by the windows and enjoy the view of fishing boats and Scituate Lighthouse in the distance. “Customers love taking photos of the harbor from the back deck, even in the winter,” says Mary Ellen. In addition to the many coffee creations on the menu, Lucky Finn has a good-sized food selection. This fall, Mary Ellen came up with a fig, bacon and Havarti grilled cheese sandwich, affectionately known as “The Figgy,” which has been a customer favorite. “It sounds sophisticated, but it’s good comfort food,” says Bovill. The owners have made an effort to stay connected to the local community. They source the beans for their Cosmic Debris espresso from Redeye Roasters in Hingham and sell delicate ssliving.com
macaron cookies made by a baker in Scituate. Local artwork is displayed on the cafe walls and merchandise bearing the company’s logo is stacked on shelves. “We started a Lucky Finn clothing line and whenever I see people wearing our gear it reinforces to me that we’re a landmark in the community,” says Mary Ellen. This winter, keep an eye on their Facebook page for news of a special collaboration between Lucky Finn Cafe and Untold Brewery in Scituate. 206 FRONT ST., SCITUATE | LUCKYFINNCAFE.COM FEBRUARY 2018
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Redeye Coffee Roasters 3 OTIS ST., HINGHAM REDEYEROASTERS.COM From single-origin brews to specialty espresso drinks, you’ll find it all at Redeye Coffee Roasters in Hingham. Owner Bob Weeks began roasting his own coffee in 2006 and has travelled across the world—from Ethiopia to Guatemala—to bring the best beans back to the South Shore. The harborside cafe attracts coffee lovers from around the South Shore and beyond. “I wanted to create a place where people can mingle with friends or just sit and read,” says Weeks. There’s no Wi-Fi in the cafe, and that’s intentional. Weeks says that most cus36
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tomers don’t mind because it gives them a chance to get to know their community. One of the South Shore’s coffee roasting experts, Weeks has his own evaluation form for qualities like flavor, aroma and texture or body of the coffee. “When I first sample a new coffee, I taste a light roast because the process exposes the flavors and also the defects. If you do a dark roast, it will kill the coffee’s bright notes.” Weeks keeps a variety of single-origin coffees in stock, which customers can purchase and percolate in their homes. What sets
Redeye Roasters apart is the “slow bar,” where the baristas manually brew the coffee. “The slow bar is a more personal interaction. Everyone gets a fresh, custom cup and we get to educate the customer,” says Weeks. The coffee shop
also offers a nitro brew from a cold brew system where the coffee is stored in kegs and infused with nitrogen. “It gives the coffee a frothy head and makes it look thick and creamy, like Guinness, when it’s poured.”
BY THE NUMBERS
9,000 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the United States
1,150 Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Massachusetts
46 Countries in which Dunkin’ Donuts has restaurants
25,000 Ways to order your coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts
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Year that the first Dunkin’ Donuts opened
You may know it as the coffee that “America runs on,” but did you also know that Dunkin’ Donuts was established in Quincy? William Rosenberg founded the company in 1948 (originally named Open Kettle) and charged five cents for donuts and ten cents for a cup of coffee. A lot has changed since then, but the core mission is the same: to serve fresh coffee and donuts, quickly and courteously. In an effort to bring a little extra love this Valentine’s Day, Dunkin’ Donuts is dressing up its donuts with festive names and designs, including the Boston Dream, Donut Be Jelly, Chocolate Double Date and Choc Full o’ Love.
1972 Year Dunkin’ Donuts introduced Munchkin® treats
2.7 billion Donuts and Munchkin® treats sold per year
2 billion Cups of hot and cold coffee sold per year
70 Types of donuts on the menu
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5 Coffee Brewing Ti ps No matter if youâ€™re making coffee with a French press, Melitta, percolator or ordinary coffeemaker, these basic principles from coffee roaster Derek Anderson, owner of Speedwell Coffee in Plymouth, will help ensure consummate flavor.
CHOOSE YOUR COFFEE - Buy fresh wholebean coffee within 30 days of roast for peak freshness. Look for a local, quality-focused roaster that puts a roast date on the packaging. Â 38
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USE GOOD WATER - Coffee is 98 percent water, so the quality of the water you brew with will have a major impact on the taste. We suggest always using a carbon filter, or buying mineral or spring water. Do not use distilled water as you need the minerals from filtered water to extract great flavor.
GRIND FRESH - If you haven’t already, it’s time to ditch the stale, pre-ground stuff. Burr grinders are the best for consistency and are available as manual hand grinders for tighter budgets, or electronic versions for those willing to spend a bit more on their morning coffee. INVEST IN A SCALE - Treat yourself to a pocket gram scale (you can thank us later), which will allow you to consistently hit your brew ratio, or the amount of water to coffee. You should weigh your coffee and the water used. Trust us, this chemistry is key in great coffee, and we love a 16:1 water to coffee ratio for most home methods.
KEEP IT CLEAN - Always keep your equipment clean. Coffee oils build up fast and you don’t want those oils and old grounds comingling with your fresh coffee. *FOR THE BUDDING BARISTA Speedwell Coffee’s barista training classes are great for coffee enthusiasts and individuals looking to work in a coffee shop. The hands-on two-hour workshops are limited to four students and cover everything from proper espresso dosing to milk texturing and espresso beverage preparation. Speedwell offers the classes once a month in their Plymouth training lab. For more information, visit speedwellcoffee.com.
Pretty in Pink The first Marylou’s coffee shop opened in Hanover in 1986. The brand now has more than 40 locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Known for their bright pink décor and checkerboard floors, each coffee shop aims to serve “the best coffee in town” and provide convenient, friendly service. The drink menu offers a large selection of flavored gourmet coffees and specialty drinks, like Blueberry Cinnamon Crumble iced coffee or the fabulous “Frostylou,” a frozen drink that combines strawberry, mocha and vanilla flavors. Customers who join the Marylou’s Coffee Club can get two varieties of fresh-roasted coffee, either whole beans or freshly ground, delivered to their door each month.
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HANDS-ON COOKING CLASSES AND LIVE SHOWS MAKE FOR AN ENTERTAINING DATE NIGHT. Ever since opening its doors at the Kingston Collection last year, Bar Rustic has offered South Shore diners an unparalleled choice of culinary experiences. In addition to serving delicious meals and cocktails in the main dining room and bustling bar area, the restaurant hosts live cooking shows in the adjacent Studio Kitchen, as well as hands-on classes in the Chef’s Hall. Whether guests are seeking a unique date-night idea or something fun to do with friends, these interactive programs are both educational and entertaining. ssliving.com
The Chef’s Hall cooking classes are designed to be intimate affairs, offering groups of up to 10 guests the opportunity to don an apron and get their hands a little dirty while preparing a delicious meal. Participants learn expert knife skills and the secrets to executing recipes—all while getting to know Chef Liz Bramwell (host of The Cooking Show) a little better. A Braintree native, Bramwell first became interested in cooking when she attended home economics classes in middle school. She later FEBRUARY 2018
went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park New York. For the last eight years she has been the host of the Emmy® Award -winning television series The Cooking Show, entertaining audiences with her vast culinary knowledge and brash sense of humor. Inside the Chef’s Hall, however, Bramwell is able to give guests her undivided attention. “I teach them about the ingredients and give them enough work so that they’re not just assembling things,” says Bramwell. There’s something about cooking that brings people together, and by the end of each class, participants are sharing laughs with new friends over a gourmet meal they prepared together. SOUTH SHORE LIVING
One of Bramwell’s favorite dishes is a homemade ricotta cavatelli pasta. This recipe is made using a cavatelli pasta machine, but can also be prepared using store-bought cavatelli. In addition, there’s a delightfully simple fried green tomatoes appetizer to enjoy. CHEF TIP: “It’s important to remember that whenever you’re making a dough with soft cheese like ricotta, you must drain it before you use it,” says Bramwell. “Otherwise, the dough will be wet and you’ll have to keep adding more flour, which will result in a tough dough.”
HOMEMADE RICOTTA CAVATELLI
with Sage and Brown Butter Sauce and Root Vegetable Ragu Makes 2 servings Ingredients: 2 cups root vegetable ragu (see recipe) 4 Tbsp. unsalted Butter 2 Tbsp. sage, chiffonade 1 cup pasta water 2 Tbsp. chives, sliced 3-4 Tbsp. grated parmesan cheese 2 Tbsp. ricotta salata shavings 12 ounces cavatelli pasta (see recipe or use store-bought) Salt and pepper to taste
Directions: 1. Bring large sauté pan up to medium-high heat. 2. Add butter and begin to brown, be careful not to burn. 3. Quickly add sage and ragu to pan, sauté a few minutes until hot. 4. In a separate pot, boil water and cook cavatelli for approximately 3-4 minutes, then add cooked pasta to your sauté pan. 5. Season with salt and pepper. 6. Add pasta water and stir to combine. 7. Add parmesan cheese and finish with chives. 8. Shave ricotta salata on top of finished dish.
HOMEMADE RICOTTA CAVATELLI Makes 8 servings Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour + additional for kneading 1 cup ricotta cheese-drained overnight (you want it very dry) 42
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Directions: 1. M ix together flour and ricotta cheese and then form a well shape at the center. 2. Crack the egg in the well and season with salt and pepper. Slowly incorporate the egg into the flour and cheese to make a dough. Once incorporated, knead the dough for 5 minutes. 3. Wrap the dough in plastic and allow to rest for 30 minutes, or refrigerate overnight. ssliving.com
4. After the dough has rested, roll it out and cut into Â˝-inch strips, using the excess flour to keep the dough from sticking to the bench. 5. Pass the strips through a cavatelli pasta maker, placing finished pasta onto floured sheet trays. (You can also form pasta by hand by rolling the dough into a long tube, snipping into 1/2-inch sections and pressing each piece with your thumb down a ridged gnocchi board.) 6. Freeze pasta or cook immediately.
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ROOT VEGETABLE RAGU Makes 2 servings
Ingredients: 1/3 cup carrots, diced 1/3 cup Spanish onions, diced 1/3 cup celery, diced 1/3 cup purple turnips, peeled and diced 1/3 cup yellow turnips, peeled and diced 1/3 cup Idaho potatoes, peeled and diced 1/3 cup sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 1/3 cup parsnips, peeled and diced 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste
Directions: 1. B ring large sauté pan to a medium high heat. Add olive oil and bring up to its smoke point. 2. Add all of the vegetables and season with salt and pepper. 3. Sauté vegetables over low heat, just until cooked through so they are still slightly al dente. 4. Place on a sheet tray and cool.
FRIED GREEN TOMATOES Ingredients: 2 green tomatoes, sliced ½-inch thick Egg-wash as needed (whole eggs mixed with water) Panko breadcrumbs as needed Flour as needed Salt and pepper Vegetable oil, for frying
Directions: 1. P lace your sliced green tomatoes on a rack on top of a sheet tray. 2. Liberally salt tomatoes and allow to rest overnight in the refrigerator to remove excess moisture. 3. Dip each tomato slice into flour so it is coated, followed by the egg-wash and then roll them in Panko bread crumbs. Place breaded tomatoes on sheet trays lined with parchment or wax paper. 4. Heat oil in a pan to 350 degrees and fry tomatoes until golden brown and crispy. 5. Season immediately with salt and pepper. 6. Enjoy with creamy basil aioli
CREAMY BASIL AIOLI Ingredients: ½ cup basil leaves, packed ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar 1 cup mayonnaise Salt and pepper to taste
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Directions: 1. P lace basil leaves in a blender. Add white balsamic vinegar and pulse blender to incorporate. 2. Pour into a bowl and mix in mayonnaise. 3. Season with salt and pepper. 4. Store aioli in the refrigerator (covered) until ready to use. FEBRUARY 2018
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HILLIARDS CHOCOLATES TRADITIONS.
At the Hilliards Chocolates headquarters in North Easton, batches of golden caramel are stirred in copper kettles while chocolate waterfalls flow over rows of soft candy creams. Judy Hilliard McCarthy, the third-generation co-owner of the family business, casts an expert eye over the candies cascading through the kitchen’s machines, which were designed by her grandfather, Perley Hilliard, who founded the candy business with his wife, Jessie, in Quincy. In the early days of candy making, the chocolate was tempered using bare hands against a marble slab. But McCarthy’s grandfather, a gifted inventor, envisioned a process that would be much more hygienic and efficient in formulating the ideal texture, sheen and flavor for chocolate-dipped candies. Her father, Alan, ultimately adapted the equipment for distribution. “My grandfather’s candy machinery became the gold standard for chocolate making,” says McCarthy. “Chocolatiers all over the country have ordered the Hilliards Chocolate System. Godiva uses them, too.” McCarthy was immersed in the chocolatemaking business from a young age. Her parents and aunts and uncles worked together in the family business, operating 14 stores throughout the region, as well as locations on Martha’s Vineyard and in West Hartford, Connecticut. In 1950, her parents opened a Hilliards Kitch-InVue Candy shop, an open-concept retail space
Hilliards Chocolates owners Judy Hilliard McCarthy and Charlie McCarthy
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in North Easton where the candy was made within view of the customers. In high school, Judy helped out at the Martha’s Vineyard store during her summer breaks. In 1981, Judy and her husband, Charlie, bought the business from her aunts and uncles, essentially preserving the family legacy. In addition to the original North Easton location, Hilliards now has stores in Norwell and Mansfield. Over the years, McCarthy has become well-versed in the analytics of the business—gauging sales and inventory to determine which items will sell well. Close to 20,000 caramel apples fly off the shelves between mid-September and Thanksgiving and in the weeks leading up to Christmas, the kitchen churns away like Santa’s workshop. Before the Valentine’s Day holiday, the skilled chocolate makers assemble heart-shaped boxes filled with assortments of dipped chocolates. Other favorites include chocolate-covered strawberries, solid milk chocolate roses and chocolate sweetheart bears. The McCarthy’s daughters have now officially part of the family business—the fourth generation to work in the family’s chocolate shop. Their older daughter, Erin, is currently the company’s director of social media and photography. And their younger daughter, Maegan, recently began mentorship under the direction of her parents. “It’s great to know that our kids grew up in the family business and that they know it well,” says McCarthy. “We’re very proud that the Hilliards name has carried on and we’re thrilled that the business is going into a new generation.” Later this spring, Hilliards will break ground on a new twostory kitchen facility that will add 13,000 square feet of work and warehouse space to the company’s North Easton headquarters. The existing building be reorganized to accommodate the design and mail order departments as well as ice cream sales. Above: Almond Toffee Crunch is one of Hilliards’ most popular confections. Below: Assorted candy centers are enrobed in chocolate.
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Montilio is clearly in his element among the giant mixers, mammoth ovens and dough-rolling machinery. He’s equally comfortable discussing fancy fondant flowers with cake decorators as he is rolling towering racks of croissants in the pastry division. “We make everything from scratch and deliver a fresh product every day,” he says. At Montilio’s, it’s not just about the quality of ingredients or the quantity and variety of baked goods on the menu—it’s also about magnitude. Over the past five decades, the bakery has been commissioned to create special-occasion cakes on a
George Montilio winds his way through the nooks and crannies of his bakery’s Brockton headquarters, stopping frequently to chat with employees and admire their handiwork. Each area of the bakery serves an integral role in the production of the company’s wellloved desserts and pastries, which are delivered twice daily to its retail stores in Weymouth, Braintree and Quincy, as well as to high-end restaurants, hotels, and venues like Gillette Stadium and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Having essentially grown up in his father Ernie’s bakery in Quincy,
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grand scale for the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti, Boston Pops conductor Arthur Fiedler, and Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and John F. Kennedy. “I’ll never forget the cake for the Queen of England,” says Montilio. “It was an enormous replica of her ship, the Brittania.” Queen Elizabeth visited Boston for the Bicentennial celebration in 1976—only two years after Montilio took over the family business from his father. Following the ceremonial cutting of the first piece of cake, the queen requested that her cake be moved onto the Brittania. “The cake was too wide for the gangway, so it had to be transported by a crane over the water using four chains and a steel plate. They could only move it a few inches at a time because it wouldn’t stop rocking,” says Montilio. “I was certain that cake was going to end up in the ocean. But they managed to get it safely onboard in one piece.” Montilio’s continues to be a family affair, with George’s
sister, Ernestine, working in the order-entry division, and his daughter, Elissa, managing the bustling wedding department. Special occasion cakes, particularly wedding cakes, are the bakery’s specialty. During peak season, anywhere from 50 to 70 wedding cakes are created each week. For Valentine’s Day, heart-shaped cakes and cupcakes are always popular, as are the gourmet cheesecakes, bite-sized eclairs, French macarons and miniature cupcakes, which are perfect for sharing. “We like to say that three million people have eaten our cake,” says Montilio. “There’s so much history in this business. It’s so great to see the family tradition continue.” 134 Spark St., Brockton 703 Granite St., Braintree 638 Adams St., Quincy 19 Union St., Weymouth montilios.com
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Peter Trenouth and Fang-Chih Lee, owners of Tai Chi and Qi Gong with Fang Association.
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Incorporating slow, deliberate movements as graceful as a heron or crane, Tai Chi and Qi Gong are disciplines suitable for every age and physical ability. Ever since Fang-Chih Lee established the Tai Chi and Qi Gong with Fang Association in Plymouth in 2001 (headquartered at The Spire Center for Performing Arts since 2014) she and her team of instructors have been teaching the ancient martial art to people from all walks of life. Some of the benefits of practicing Tai Chi include memory enhancement, enhanced feelings of tranquility and improved physical strength, balance and flexibility. Qi Gong emphasizes the proper breathing essential for meditation but utilizes a less intricate sequence of
motions. “Chi is benevolent energy that falls from the stars,” says Fang. “You need to get it moving through your body, and slow breathing and movements do that.” A national martial arts champion in her native Taiwan, Fang is a Tai Chi Master and certified international coach. She first came to Massachusetts in 1993, to work toward a master’s degree in physical education at Springfield College. After graduating, Fang returned to Taiwan to teach, but returned four years later, then widowed, and settled with her two young sons in Plymouth. After buying a house and enrolling her sons in school, Fang began looking for “something to do.” She decided to use her expertise and background to offer Tai Chi
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classes. “Not many people knew about Tai Chi 16 years ago, so I started slowly,” says Fang. When she wasn’t busy teaching or parenting, Fang found support at Christ Church in Plymouth, and it was there that she met her now-husband and fellow instructor, Peter Trenouth. “There was something so confident, personal and engaging about her sweet nature,” says Trenouth, a champion competitor who won gold at the 2016 Tai Chi Chuan World Federation Tournament in Taipei. “It was magic from then on.” With its home studio located in the basement of The
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Spire, the Tai Chi and Qi Gong with Fang Association prides itself on offering flexible class options for students of all ages, who currently range from 5 to 94. Ten instructors lead group classes at various locations in the community and Fang also teaches private lessons. Students can take classes focused on self-defense techniques or work on the control and concentration necessary for wielding swords, fans and sabers (dao). Plymouth resident Sherry Malone has studied with Fang for 16 years and was among 2,000 participants from 30 countries to compete at the World Federation Tai Chi
Chuan World Cup Tournament in Taiwan in 2016. Malone took home a number of medals, including the world gold for her double sword performance. While some students enjoy the thrill of competition, the majority of Fang’s students take classes for fun and to improve their health and overall well-being. “Scientific studies have shown that if people do Tai Chi two or three hours a week, their flexibility and immune system strengthens, their balance is tremendously improved and arthritis is slowed down,” says Trenouth, who leads classes for seniors. Practicing the precise, fluid
motions and coordinated breathing exercises is also said to improve mental focus, concentration and memory. Whether training serious martial arts competitors or leading gentle exercise classes at local assisted living complexes and nursing homes, the secret, says Fang, is about finding balance. Looking to the future, she hopes to introduce even more people in the community to the healthful benefits of Tai Chi and Qi Gong with public demonstrations that include traditional drumming and lion dancing at Plymouth’s 400th anniversary in 2020. For more information, visit taichiwithfang.com.
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TARA COUSINEAU, PH.D., DISCUSSES HER NEW BOOK, “THE KINDNESS CURE: HOW THE SCIENCE OF COMPASSION CAN HEAL YOUR HEART AND YOUR WORLD.” Milton resident Tara Cousineau is a clinical psychologist, meditation teacher and well-being researcher and social entrepreneur who is dedicated to spreading kindness. The founder of BodiMojo.com, Cousineau develops digital wellness tools for youth and is affiliated with the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is a mindfulness trainer and chief science officer at Whil, a digital mindfulness company, and serves as a scientific advisor to kindness.org. Her new book, “The Kindness Cure: How the Science of Compassion Can Heal Your Heart and Your World,” is out this month (New Harbinger Publications, February 2018)
What inspired you to write “The Kindness Cure”?
Is the book aimed at a particular audience?
One day I found myself asking, “What happened to kindness?” It seemed the world was just falling to pieces, both in my little world raising kids and in the world at large. My frustration spurred me on. As a therapist and researcher, I know that we are wired to care and that empathy is part of our human blueprint. But we must nurture it. We need to practice it. Modern science tells us that we can grow kindness and compassion from the inside out, like a habit. It’s largely a matter of where we direct our love and attention. I wrote the book because I wanted to showcase everyday stories that elevate kindness as a core ingredient for well-being and happiness— rather than seeing kindness as sentimental, saccharine or suspect. I wanted to share the science of kindness in a compelling and friendly way.
The book is written for a general audience, for those who feel overwhelmed by the needs and suffering of the world and who are like me: perpetually frustrated by a cool-tobe-cruel culture and passive acceptance of human indignities. We can do better. I purposely included stories from children, teens and adults to show how kindness is natural and how it also takes a lifetime of joyful effort.
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Is everyone born with the same kindness quotient? The way I look at it is that we are all born with a blueprint for caring, kindness and compassion. After all, our species evolved and survived from generation to generation because of a fundamental need for love and belonging. Yet, it is also true that our life experiences, family environment and our core beliefs shape how we express empathy and show kindness.
What are the side effects of being kind? I define kindness as love in action. A direct effect of being kind is an upswell of positive emotions. Even in moments when a kindness may not be acknowledged or reciprocated, the action and attitude is what matters. Having a kind orientation to life is about understanding that we all belong to one another. Often, we will never know how a kindness may have had a ripple effect. Yet, the benefit is also for us.
Are there benefits to witnessing acts of kindness? Absolutely! One of the challenges in today’s world is that our attention is immediately drawn to dangers and woes. Our news cycle and dramatic entertainment culture feed on media ratings, eyeballs, clicks, shares and likes. Our brains are also wired to scan our environment for threats. This quirky inclination is called the “negativity bias.” It is a rather cruel trick of nature that we can find ourselves overloaded with bad news, bad images and bad vibes, when in fact our actual life is not being threatened. It helps to know the difference and we can override this bias. Witnessing acts of kindness and compassion certainly help. Engaging in kind acts and having role models at home, school and in the community also make a big difference. The more we can sense the benefits to others, the more we can offset this “negativity” bias. We need to train ourselves to see and do good in the world. Repetition matters.
What is the best way to deal with unkind people in your life? We will always have challenging people in our lives, at home, work or in rush-hour traffic. One tip is to not take things so personally. People are often having a bad day that has nothing to do with you. Another tip is to ask yourself, “How can I bring kindness to this moment?” And that may very well be setting a personal boundary, too. Self-kindness is something we also need to practice. That means being mindful of the type of people we want to connect with. I say to my teenage daughters, “Your friends can bring you up or they can bring you down. Choose wisely.”
high. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and go into survival mentality or fight-or-flight mode. We can forget to pay attention to the very things that matter and bring us joy. It takes practice to redirect attention to the people and moments we can appreciate in our daily lives. There’s a ton of good in the world if we are open to seeing it.
Can you give an example of a scientific study that reveals the benefits of kindness? Volunteering is really good for well-being and health. This is shown repeatedly. Volunteering is a better preventative than aspirin for heart disease. People who regularly volunteer live longer, and helping others outside your family prevents teenage substance use. Just imagine what 1-2 hours a week could do for you and your community? Another neat scientific observation is that your attitude and behaviors, whether positive or negative, have an impact on others in far-reaching ways. Here’s the upside: your act of kindness or generosity will positively influence three people, and those three people will positively influence another three people. There is a social network effect. Keep that in mind the next time you share a post, buy junk food or say something unkind in front of your kids.
Can you share a few simple tips for becoming more kind? Here are 5 ways to kick-start kindness that may take a little more effort than paying for a toll or buying a stranger a cup of coffee (which is great, but a tad too easy). 1. Compliment three people for their positive attitude or efforts. 2. Say “I love you,” offer a hug or give a high five—and mean it. 3. Send a thank-you note or email to one person a week. 4. Get to know someone who is not like you. 5. Set a daily kindness reminder on your phone and track your actions.
Do you think people are more or less kind than in previous generations?
Notice what happens over time. A little more kindness in daily life may spread in more ways than you ever imagined.
I think humans are humans. We are capable of cruelty and we are capable of kindness—and everything in between. These days, our attention is much more scattered. We’re addicted to business and stress levels are chronically
For more information on “The Kindness Cure” or to take a quiz to discover your own kindness quotient, visit taracousineau.com.
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American Pie Just last May, mother and daughter Beth Burke and Aubrey Schwartz launched Front Porch Pies—full-size pies, pockets and bites stuffed with fruit and other scrumptious fillings—and the handcrafted baked goods have already made a name for themselves in Scituate and neighboring communities. The idea for the business was inspired by the PBS documentary “A Few Good Pie Places,” an hour-long portrait of several little-known pie makers across America. Beth, always up for a challenge and urged on by Aubrey, enrolled in the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts and began baking sweet creations and selling them in small batches at the Cohasset Farmers Market. The pies were snapped up so fast that Beth doubled her output, but even that hardly met the demand. These days, when someone is craving America’s most famous dessert, made from scratch, they simply call or email Front Porch Pies and the flavor of their choice will be ssliving.com
ready for pick-up within days. The growing business is a family affair, with pies named for family members like Mathilda’s Blueberry, Nutty Uncle Frenchie’s Maple Walnut and Caroline’s Sweet Potato with a gingersnap crust. The company’s charming logo was designed by dad, James, Aubrey leads the marketing effort, and sons, Cullen and Jack, handle the all-important job of taste-testing. Elevenyear-old Olivia pitches in wherever needed. A sought-after Caramel Apple Galette is one of 10 varieties that is always on rotation, and seasonal offerings including Strawberry Rhubarb and Peach. Prices range from $5 for a two-pack of Pie Bites to $20 and $22 for full-size pies. Pie Pockets, sold by the halfdozen for $30, are the finest version of a Pop-Tart you will ever taste. To place an order, call 774-275-0504 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit fppies.com.—Janice Randall Rohlf
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A Modern French Brasserie A new destination for upscale cuisine and creative cocktails opens in Plymouth. BY RACHEL ARROYO | PHOTOS COURTESY OF EGGSY PHOTOGRAPHY
By all accounts, Chef Jim Casey and his wife, Heather, could’ve rested on their laurels. This year, the enterprising pair celebrated 10 successful years as owners of The Blue-Eyed Crab Caribbean Grill & Rum Bar in Plymouth. (Over the years, you may have seen the popular local eatery profiled by Food Network star Guy Fieri or The Phantom Gourmet.) Chef Casey has even prepared dishes for culinary icons such as Jacques Pépin and Julia Child during his three-decade-long career. “I was a very comfortable chef,” says Casey. “Life was good. We lived right down the road. The Blue-eyed Crab was supporting us very well.” But the couple felt stifled. “As much as I love the Blue-Eyed Crab, people come there for specific dishes,” says Casey. “It would be hard to do different dishes because we’ve been open for 10 years.” To shake things up, the couple opened their second Plymouth restaurant, Mallebar Brasserie, in late November. The new restaurant, which is within walking distance to the Blue-Eyed Crab, serves as a creative outlet for the couple and provides Chef Casey with the opportunity to get back to his cooking roots—the classical French cuisine he studied in culinary school. “I don’t want to be known for one dish,” says Casey. “I want to be known for a menu that’s constantly evolving.” The menu at the new restaurant puts creative twists on French classics, and everything from the sauces and soup stocks to the honey butter that spreads effortlessly on freshly baked baguettes and hand rolls are made from scratch. One of Casey’s favorite dishes is the cassoulet. Tarbais beans are cooked down with hearty chunks of bacon, red wine and lamb stock and served with succulent duck confit and house-made lamb sausage, with crispy pork belly on top. Another irresistible item that flies out of the kitchen is the duck fat frites appetizer, served on
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a smoldering bed of pine with a side of cold Béarnaise sauce. “We wanted the aromas to just flow out of the kitchen,” says Heather. While Casey plans to change the menu six times a year, there are a few items that will be permanent fixtures—such as the lobster bisque with fresh truffles and fried lobster. “I cooked that for Julia Child when I was 25 years old, and she loved it, so that dish will always be on the menu.” Along with its French wine list, the brasserie (which translates to “brewery,” in French) offers 12 beers on tap and close to 20 craft beers. For the after-work crowd, there are $1.50 oysters and $1 clams offered Monday through Friday and plenty of creative cocktails to try. We like the Modern Manhattan: bourbon is served in a rocks glass with a 2-inch-thick ice cube made of cherry juice, cherry-vanilla bark bitters and sweet vermouth with a Bing cherry frozen in the center. Heather, who works the front of the house, designed the décor for the restaurant, which was completely renovated. The existing bar was moved to the other side of the restaurant and the walls were covered in reclaimed wood to give the dining room an upscale, rustic feel. The sleek blue booths and cushioned dining chairs are so comfortable, guests are sure to lounge long after dinner has been served.
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FOOD & DRINK GUIDE
The dining guide is compiled by South Shore Living editorial staff as a service to our readers. This directory is not intended as a recommendation of the establishments, nor does it include every restaurant in the region. We recommend you call ahead to check hours, prices and other details. Featured listings (highlighted in blue) are part of an advertising package. Information relating to new or closed restaurants can be sent to email@example.com. $ Entrées Under $15 $$ Entrées $15 – $25 $$$ Entrées Over $25
AMERICAN ABBY PARK Modern American cuisine with European influences served with upscale city style. 550 Adams St., Milton, 617-696-8700 $$
DISCH’S ROUTE 53 TAVERN Dishing out bold flavors with fresh spins on refined American classics and seafood, like lobster quesadillas and jambalaya and wood-fired pizzas. 615 Washington St., Pembroke, 781-826-2532 $$ 88 WHARF Upscale riverside dining spot offering
AROMA TAVERN AND GRILL Upscale renditions of classic American dishes. 739 State Rd., Plymouth, 508-224-1514 $$
EMBER Chic contemporary American. 459 Plain St., Marshfield, 781-834-9159 $$$
BAR RUSTIC AND THE STUDIO KITCHEN A culinary destination featuring industrial-chic decor, new American cuisine and an onsite television studio kitchen. 101 Kingston Collection Way, Kingston, 781582-1010, barrustic.com $$
and high stools, serving creative American cuisine. 24 Chestnut St., Quincy, 617-471-4363 $$
BGOOD Fast, casual restaurant that aims to make healthy choices easy by using fresh, local ingredients. 94 Derby St., Hingham, 781-741-5393 $
BRANT ROCK Hop A 50s-style eatery serving up classic American dishes just steps from the beach. 269 Ocean St., Marshfield, 781-536-8064 $
creative New England cuisine. 88 Wharf St., Milton, 857-598-4826 $$
FAT CAT A snug brick-walled bar packed with tables
FOX & HOUND WOOD GRILL AND TAVERN American comfort food with a contemporary twist. 123 Sea St., Quincy, 617-471-4030 $$
GREENSIDE GRILLE AT THE SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB Casually elegant American fare. 274 South St., Hingham, 781-749-1720 $$
HARBOR FIRE BAR AND GRILL A marina eatery in the heart of Green Harbor serving up refined, Cajun-inspired dishes like fried alligator bites, hearty burgers and fresh-off-the-dock seafood. 239 Dyke Rd., Marshfield, 781-536-4158 $$ HINGHAM BEER WORKS American favorites and
BURTONS GRILL Creative contemporary American cuisine. 94 Derby St., Hingham, 781-749-1007 $$
homemade micro-brews. 18 Shipyard Drive, Hingham, 781-749-2337 $$
CARMEN’S CAFÉ Nicole “The Cafe on the Bay” Mexi-
KKATIE’S BURGER BAR Serving award-winning
can and American breakfast and lunch. 114 Water St., Plymouth, 508-747-4343 $$
CASK N’ FLAGON Nachos, wings, burgers and handmade pizzas. 804 Plain St., Marshfield, 781-834-2275 $$
CORNER CAFÉ A casual restaurant with great breakfast bowls, hearty lunches, and dinners to go. 2000 Ocean St., Marshfield 781-837-8150 $$
CORNER STOP EATERY A neighborhood eatery serving modern American food with a fresh, healthy and bold take on tried and true favorites. 235 Hull St., Cohasset, 781-875-3065 $$$
CRAVINGS CAFÉ Artisan pizzas, paninis, soups, salads, and homemade bakery items. 1853 Ocean St., Marshfield, 781-834-1853; 150 Summer St., Kingston, 781-585-7711; 9 Grove St., Norwell, 781-561-7355 $ CROW’S LANDING Upscale, casual dining with a healthy spin on traditional comfort food. 6 Crow Point Ln., Hingham, 781-749-2400 $$
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MILEPOST RESTAURANT AND TAVERN Classic New England fare. 581 Tremont St., Duxbury, 781-934-6801 $$
PARAGON GRILL AT NANTASKET BEACH RESORT Fresh seafood, steaks, pastas and more, located across from Nantasket Beach. 45 Hull Shore Drive, Hull, 781-925-6650 $$
PJ’S COUNTRY HOUSE RESTAURANT & PUB Casual, fine-dining establishment serving American fare and regular live music. 227 Chief Justice Cushing Highway (Rte 3A), Scituate, 781-545-1340 $$
POOPSIE’S A casual restaurant serving up burgers and pizza. 243 Church St., Pembroke, 781-826-5282 $
ALDEN PARK An American menu with a bit of Asian fusion, extensive spirits list and $5 bar appetizers M–F, 4–6 p.m. 160 Colony Place, Plymouth, 508-830-6777 $$
BARKER TAVERN Intimate dining in a historic building overlooking Scituate Harbor. 21 Barker Rd., Scituate, 781-545-6533 $$$
MARTINIS BAR AND GRILL Urban atmosphere with creative American cuisine and whimsical martinis. 50 Court St., Plymouth, 774-773-9782 $$
certified Angus specialty burgers with unique side dishes like deep fried green beans. 38 Main St., Plymouth, 774-773-9444; 1899 Ocean St., Marshfield, 781-837-0012 $$
LIBERTY GRILL Comfortable family dining. 8 North St., Hingham, 781-749-2444 $$ LITTLE RED SMOKEHOUSE Known for their authentic Southern barbeque. 145 South Main St., Carver, 508-465-0018 $$
LOCAL 02045 A newly renovated dining spot overlooking Sunset Bay Marina. Dinner guests enjoy a menu of creative New England seafood and Italian dishes and spectacular city views. 2 A St., Hull, 781- 773-1253 $$
MARSHLAND 3A Offering guests a welcoming dining atmosphere and a menu filled with home-cooked comfort foods, including award-winning chowder and stuffed quahogs. 986 State Rd. 3A, Plymouth, 508-224-9400 $$ FEBRUARY 2018
PORT BISTRO A cozy bistro serving upscale comfort foods. 114 Main St., Kingston, 781-936-8764 $$ PRECINCT 10 A modern take on an early Prohibitionera speakeasy, this restaurant pairs culinary excellence and an entertaining atmosphere, complete with dim lighting and plush seating. The menu features American favorites and craft cocktails. 110 Main St., Weymouth, 781-335-0010, precinct10restaurant.com $$ RESTAURANT ORO Innovative cuisine featuring fresh meats, local produce and seafood. 162 Front St., Scituate, 781-378-2465 $$ RINATO BISTRO Overlooking the ocean and Nantasket Beach, this new-American eatery offers a range of wood-grilled meats, flatbreads, burgers and fresh seafood dishes. There’s casually elegant dining downstairs and more formal dining upstairs, and a romantic fire pit and patio for alfresco meals. 145 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, 781-925-6336 $$ RIVERSHED All-natural, creatively-crafted burgers, barbecue and a wide selection fo craft beer served up in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. 17 New Driftway, Scituate, 781)-378-2438 $$ RYE TAVERN Classic New England fare with a twist, served inside a cozy country farmhouse. 517 Old Sandwich Rd., Plymouth, 508-591-7515 $$ SCARLET OAK TAVERN Contemporary American comfort food. 1217 Main St., Hingham, 781-749-8200 $$$ SOLSTICE Creative American cuisine featuring fresh, local ingredients. 63 Summer St., Kingston, 781-585-2221 $$ SQUARE CAFÉ Located at the heart of Hingham Square, this casually elegant establishment has a reputation for culinary excellence and customer service. 150 North St., Hingham, 781-740-4060 $$$ STARS A modern-casual restaurant serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner across from Hingham Harbor. 2 Otis St., Route 3A, Hingham, 781-749-3200 $ STEEL & RYE Refined upscale dishes served in a one-of-a-kind urban-chic space. 95 Eliot St., Milton, 617-690-2787 $$ STOCKHOLDERS CHOPHOUSE AND SEAFOOD Large urban-style steakhouse offering upscale American dishes at reasonable prices. 1073 Main St., South Weymouth, 781-335-3100 $$
STRAWBERRY FAIR Creative home cooking in a cozy farmhouse. 14 Pond St., Norwell, 781-878-7878 $ ssliving.com
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SUN TAVERN Located in a quaint farmhouse, this restaurant delivers fine dining and rustic charm. 500 Congress St., Duxbury, 781-837-1027 $$ T-BONES ROADHOUSE Hearty smokehouse BBQ chicken, ribs, pulled pork, and Sunday brunch. 22 Main St., Plymouth, 508-747-2667 $$ THE 1803 WINSOR HOUSE INN AND RESTAURANT Creative New England fare served up inside a cozy antique inn. 390 Washington St., Duxbury, 781-934-0991 $$
THE FOURS Restaurant and sports bar with bigscreen televisions and serving classic American favorites. 285 Washington St., Norwell, 781-659-4414 $$ THE JETTY “For those who don’t just love to watch sports but who also participate...a sports bar for participants.” Impressive SoCal-inspired dishes served up in a friendly, surf shack-style eatery in Brant Rock. 278 Ocean St., Marshfield, 781-319-2181 $$ THE RANGE BAR & GRILLE A lively restaurant designed to appeal to sports enthusiasts, serving contemporary American cuisine. 306 Whiting St., Hingham, 781-875-3382 $$ THE TAVERN AT GRANITE LINKS Creative twists on American standards in a casually elegant setting. 100 Quarry Hills Dr., Quincy, 617-689-1900 $$ THE TOWNSHEND Rustic, seasonal-inspired menu comprised of sharable snacks and savory dishes and a dining atmosphere that is chic, welcoming and a perfect spot for gathering with friends. 1250 Hancock St., Quincy, 617-481-9694 $$
THE QUARRY RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE City-style eating on the South Shore. This all-scratch fine dining restaurant specializes in American favorites with a sprinkling of Italian influence. 415 Whiting St., Hingham, 781-340-7300 $$
THE BISTRO & WINE BAR Located on the premises of Mirbeau Inn and Spa, this restaurant offers delicious dishes and a casually elegant atmosphere. 35 Landmark Dr., Plymouth, 508-209-2324 $$$ WAHLBURGERS Modern/retro fast food joint featuring local ingredients and a hint of Hollywood style. 19 Shipyard Drive, Hingham, 781-749-2110 $ WATERFIRE TAVERN Cozy and colorful décor and a menu featuring fondue and tapas. 25 Summer St., Plymouth, 855-580-5665 $$
ASIAN AOYAMA Snug Japanese restaurant with a great raw bar. 14 Webster Sq., Marshfield, 781-837-6688 $$
BANGKOK THAI Fresh, spicy and exotic flavors are in every dish at this traditional Thai restaurant.10 Court St, Plymouth, 508-746-3299 $$ BEIJING HOUSE Beijing Szechuan Hunan cuisine. 456 Washington St., Norwell, 781-659-8188 $$ BISTRO CHI Traditional Chinese cuisine offered in a comfortable, contemporary ambiance. 37 Cottage Ave., Quincy, 617-773-3000 $$
GOURMET GARDEN Authentic Japanese and Chinese food with live music Thursday-Saturday at 9 p.m. 48 Whiting St., Hingham, 781-740-0688 $$
FENG SHUI Upscale Asian cuisine with popular buffet and sushi bar. 380 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, ssliving.com
Cohasset, 781-383-3328 $$
FUJI AT WOC Serving a variety of sushi and Japanese specialties with daily lunch specials. 1546 Hancock St., Quincy, 617-770-1546 $$ FUJIYAMA Classic Japanese and Thai dishes. 434 Washington St., Norwell, 781-659-1388 $$ KOGI BAR & GRILL Owned by a mother-daughter duo, this place serves up fresh sushi and authentic Korean barbecue specialties in an chic, downtown atmosphere. 8 Court St., Plymouth, 508-927-4105 $$ LA DALAT RESTAURANT Elegant Japanese, Vietnamese, and Cambodian eatery. 181 Nantasket Ave., Hull, 781-925-4587 $$
LIME LEAF A large range of Thai food, including varieties of noodles, fried rice, and seafood. 435 Columbian St., Weymouth, 339-499-5350 $$ MANDARIN TOKYO RESTAURANT A local favorite for great sushi and Chinese food right by the water. 43 Careswell St., Marshfield, 781-837-4440 $ PHO PASTEUR Authentic Vietnamese cuisine. 1462 Hancock St., Quincy, 617-770-3300 $$
CROSSROADS CAFÉ AND DELI Family-friendly breakfast and lunch. 216 Rockland St., Hanover, 781-826-9921 $ FITZY’S WAKE AND SHAKE This hidden gem is known for their homemade corned beef hash and tall stacks of pancakes. 1 Proprietors Dr., Marshfield, 781-837-9253 $ FRENCH MEMORIES Fresh-baked breads and pastries, and custom-made sandwiches. 459 Washington St., Duxbury, 781-934-9020 $ FRENCH MEMORIES BAKERY AND CAFÉ Gourmet Parisian breads, pastries, and sandwiches. 64 South Main St., Cohasset, 781-383-2216 $ JOLLY BEAN CAFE Great for breakfast and lunch. Known for creative breakfast sandwiches and great coffee. 88 Camelot Dr. #24, Plymouth, 508-747-2328 $ KRISTIN’S Serving up morning favorites and specialty pancakes including cookie dough, Oreo, and even M&M! 349 Washington St., Braintree, 781-843-2022 $
SHABU RESTAURANT Upscale Japanese hot pot restaurant. 397 Hancock St., North Quincy, 617-689-0288 $$
THE PLATE Their top-notch menu is filled with madeto-order sandwiches, hearty homemade soups, seasonal salads and “homey” baked goods. 27 Central Ave., 617-698-8900; 10 Basset St., Milton, 617-690-3494 $
SIAM CUISINE Casual Thai cuisine. 370 Columbia Rd., Hanover, 781-826-1115 $$
TOAST Creative breakfast and lunch menus with an ocean view. 121 Nantasket Ave., Hull, 781-925-5221 $
STAR OF SIAM Revered by locals as having one of the best Pad Thai dishes. Classic Thai food. To-go only. 589 State Rd., Manomet, 508-224-3771 $$
WATER STREET CAFÉ Classic breakfast and brunch favorites just steps from Plymouth Harbor. 25 Water St., Plymouth, 508-746-2050 $
SUSHI JOY Classic Japanese fare including sushi, fried noodles, and steamed dumplings. 124 Colony Place, Plymouth, 508-732-9288 $
WHEELHOUSE DINER Unique landmark diner serving breakfast and lunch standards. 453 Hancock St., Quincy, 617-328-3666 $
TOKYO JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE Japanese hibachi, sushi bar, and Shabu hot pot. 250 Granite St., Braintree, 781-380-4040 $$ TSANGS A modern Asian restaurant with fresh sushi and Chinese favorites. 644 Washington St., Hanover, 781-826-0202; 45 Depot St., Duxbury, 781-934-8222 $$
WILD GINGER Thai entrees and desserts. 124 Washington St., Norwell, 781-347-4072 $$ ZENDO ASIAN BISTRO AND LOUNGE Contemporary Asian bistro with sushi bar and teppinyaki tables, 25 Shipyard Drive, Hingham, 81-749-8484 $$
BREAKFAST/LUNCH ASSINIPPI EATING ESTABLISHMENT A cozy little hole-in-the-wall with a rustic feel, serving home-style breakfast at cheap prices. 2103 Washington St., Hanover, 781-982-7124 $ ATLANTIC BAGEL AND DELI Fresh baked bagels and sandwiches. 47 South Main St., Cohasset, 781-383-2902 $
BLUEBERRY MUFFIN Breakfast and bakery. 2240 State Road, Plymouth, 508-888-9444 and 164 Summer St., Kingston, 781-936-8848 $ BRUEGGER’S BAGELS Freshly baked bagels, deli sandwiches, and coffee. 211 Lincoln St., Hingham, 781-740-4871 $ CORNERSTONE CAFE A cozy, family-owned cafe in downtown Plymouth, serving homemade breakfast favorites and fresh baked goods. 65 Main St., Plymouth, 508-746-7773 $
INDIAN INDIAN DELIGHT Serving Indian specialties, freshbaked naan bread and a variety of tandoor dishes. 428 Washington St., Weymouth, 781-331-0700 $$ PUNJAB CAFÉ Fine Indian cuisine. 653 Southern Artery, Quincy, 617-472-4860 $$
COURT STREET BISTRO An intimate restaurant serving up refined French-inspired cuisine in a historic downtown building. 23 Court St., Plymouth, 774-283-4801 $$
ITALIAN AVA CUCINA Cozy family owned Italian restaurant, serving up from-scratch classics like lasagna and pizza. 107 Ripley Rd., Cohasset, 781-383-8300 $$ ALMA NOVE Mediterranean-style waterfront restaurant featuring Italian favorites for lunch and dinner. 22 Shipyard Drive, Hingham, 781-749-3353 $$ BOATHOUSE BISTRO A family-friendly eatery located in Hingham Shipyard that serves up refined Italian classics and creative brick oven pizzas. 19 Shipyard Dr., Hingham, 781-749-3777 $$ CAFÉ STREGA Italian cuisine in a romantic environment. 16 Main St., Plymouth, 508-732-9996 $$$ SOUTH SHORE LIVING
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CAPONE’S Prohibition-era styled pub with pizzas and subs. 254 Church St., Pembroke, 781-837-1677 $ CARMELA’S Home-style Italian. 138 Main St., Kingston, 781-585-2148 $$ ECCO TRATTORIA Northern Italian cuisine at reasonable prices. 1169 Main St., Weymouth, 781-335-5600 $$ CP’S WOOD FIRED PIZZA Features a custom-made brick oven, which allows pizzas to cook to 850 degrees while dough is made from 00 Flour imported from Naples, Italy. 17 New Driftway, Scituate, 781-378-2743 $$ LEENA’S KITCHEN A casually elegant dining room and sleek bar entice guests to relax and enjoy a taste of Italy. The menu features tasty renditions of classic dishes made with seasonal ingredients. 63 Long Pond Road, Plymouth, 774-404-7470 $$
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CAFFE TOSCA A modern trattoria serving upscale creative fare in a casual, friendly setting. Full menu available for take-out. Specials posted nightly. 15 North St., Hingham, 781-740-9400 $$
Wine lovers will appreciate visiting the Milton restaurant Novara on a Monday or Tuesday night to enjoy specialty wine and cheese pairings. After guests decide if they would like to drink white or red wine, they are served a delectable cheese sampler and wine flight carefully selected by the sommelier. The selection of wines and cheeses change each week. Pairings may include a taste of brie with Limoncellosoaked pomegranate, Grana Padano with crostini or gorgonzola over granny smith apple slices. The wine and cheese pairing costs $15 and are designed for one person to enjoy, but can also be shared. 556 Adams St., Milton, 617-696-8400, novararestaurant.com
MAMMA MIA’S Classic homemade pasta, pizza and more. 93 Careswell St. Marshfield, 781-834-3050 $$ MARIA’S RESTAURANT A long-standing restaurant serving traditional Italian, Greek, and American standards. 240 Quincy Ave., Braintree, 781-843-3730 $$ MARSHFIELD FAMOUS PIZZA A popular local spot that is known for their extensive pizza and calzone list. 1941 Ocean St., Marshfield, 781-834-6517 $ MEZZO MARE Cozy Italian restaurant lodged in an old sea shack. 265 Nantasket Ave., Hull, 781-925-0584 $$ MIA REGAZZA Italian and American favorites with daily specials and an extensive wine list. 287 Washington St., Abington, 781-871-5800 $$ NOVARA The restaurant features a large bar, private dining room, hidden patio and a theater-size screen that hangs above the open kitchen. The menu features creative takes on traditional Italian dishes. 556 Adams St., Milton, 617-696-8400 $$ ORTA A hip Italian restaurant serving delicious wood fired Neapolitan pizza, pastas, and meat entrées. 75 Washington St., Pembroke, 781-826-8883 $$ PACINI’S ITALIAN EATERY Italian pastas, lasagnas, and pizzas. 2053 Washington St., Hanover, 781-982-0440 $ PATRIZIA’S ITALY TRATTORIA A cozy restaurant serving up traditional Italian favorites made from scratch. 170 Water St., Plymouth, 508-747-0015 $$ PEEL PIZZA COMPANY Serving up crispy, thin-crust pizzas using a creative variety of ingredients, as well as Italian classics such as homemade lasagna and fresh calzones. 73 South St., Hingham, 781-740-2775 $$ RIVA Serves up authentic Italian cuisine in a comfortable and casual atmosphere. 116 Front St., Scituate, 781-545-5881 $$ RUSTIC KITCHEN Serving up creative Italian dishes that are seasonally inspired and made with wholesome local ingredients. 94 Derby St., Derby Street Shoppes, Hingham, 781-749-2700 $$$ SIRO’S RESTAURANT Contemporary Italian cuisine. 307 Victory Rd., Quincy, 617-472-4500 $$$ SORELLE BAR AND GRILL This new restaurant celebrates Italian cuisine in fresh, creative ways. Recently renovated, the space features a brand-new bar, outdoor patio and a more contemporary look. 1400 Bedford St.,
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Abington, 781-421-6156, sorelleabington.com $$$
STRACCO’S SUBS AND MORE A cozy sub shop serving up hearty Italian favorites made from family recipes. 85 Sandwich St., Plymouth, 774-343-5968 $ TERRA This rustic Italian restaurant features a creative menu inspired by the cuisine of southern Italy. Guests FEBRUARY 2018
can watch as their meals are created using fresh, seasonal ingredients in the open kitchen and wood-fired oven. 10 Cordage Park, Plymouth, 774-343-5120 $$
TOP CRUST PIZZA A destination for specialty pizzas, subs and wraps with Mayflower Beer on tap. 15 Court St Plymouth 508-747-6000, $$ ssliving.com
LISTINGS FOOD & DRINK
TOSCA Upscale Italian dining and an extensive wine menu. 14 North St., Hingham, 781-740-0080 $$$
A cozy pub serving creative bar bites and craft brews. 39 Court St., Plymouth, 508-927-4060 $$
TRATTORIA SAN PIETRO Authentic Italian fare in a romantic dining room. 376 Washington St., Norwell, 781-659-2009 $$
FINNA’S TAVERN A cozy casual restaurant serving up classic American comfort foods like ribs, burgers, and chicken wings. 6 Pembroke St. Kingston, 781-582-1022 $$
ZEF CICCHETTI & RAW BAR Rustic Italian small plates and fresh seafood. 1472 Hancock St., Quincy, 617-481-4848 $$
FLYNN’S IRISH PUB Creative pub fare, colossal burgers, Irish favorites, and live music at a new location. Stop in for a pint. 2240 State Rd., Cedarville. 508-888-0041 $$
JAMIE’S GRILLE AND PUB Neighborhood pub offering laid back atmosphere, fresh local seafood, and daily specials including roast prime rib. 360 Gannett Rd., Scituate, 781-545-6000 $$
ALBA RESTAURANT Modern European cuisine with extensive wine list and private wine cellar. 1486 Hancock St., Quincy, 617-376-2522 $$$ ANNA’S HARBORSIDE GRILLE A blend of traditional Greek and American cuisine. 145 Water St., Plymouth, 508-591-7372 $ BIA BISTRO This intimate restaurant serves up Mediterranean cuisine with a unique twist and a seasonal patio. 35 South Main St., Cohasset, 781-383-0464 $$
CEDAR CAFÉ Authentic Greek sandwiches and salads. 2053 Washington St., Hanover, 781-871-6747 $ OLYMPUS GRILLE Authentic Greek dishes like spanakopita and chicken and beef gyro served in a cozy atmosphere. 132 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Cohasset, 781-923-1917 $$
MR. DOOLEY’S OLD IRISH VILLAGE Traditional pub offering a wide range of Irish comfort food and a fine selection of seafood dishes. 9 Depot Court, Cohasset, 781-383-3366 $$ NEW WORLD TAVERN A spacious gastro-pub with an expansive list of craft beers on tap. 56 Main St., Plymouth, 508-927-4250 $$
SPEEDWELL TAVERN Fresh tavern fare and a wide selection of specialty craft brews. 47 Main St., Plymouth, 508-927-4724 $ T.K.O. MALLEY’S A sports bar with an Irish empathy overlooking Scituate Harbor with seasonal outdoor seating and a boat dock. 194 Front St., Scituate. 781-545-4012. $ THE COTTAGE BAR & RESTAURANT This inviting
SINTRA An elegant bistro serving a unique blend of Mediterranean and American classics. 906 Washington St., Braintree, 781-848-1151 $$$
dining establishment serves up authentic Irish fare, frothy brews and live music. 26 Union St., South Weymouth, 781-812-2083 $$
SOLSTICE Fine dining served in an elegantly con-
THE SNUG Irish-influenced dishes in a cozy pub.
verted Kingston train station. 63 Summer St., Kingston, 781-585-2221 $$$
114 North St., Hingham, 781-749-9774 $$
SPAZIO Intimate restaurant serving a fusion of fresh
TINKER’S SON Rustic Irish pub fare and live entertainment. 707 Main St., Norwell, 781-561-7361 $$
Mediterranean and Italian dishes. 200 Quincy Ave., Braintree, 781-849-1577 $$
MEXICAN/LATIN CANCUN Mexican meals and drinks. 145 Main St., Kingston, 781-585-0060 $$ CIELO Authentic Mexican dishes and tasty margaritas. 1209 Washington St., Braintree, 781-519-4454 $$
EL SARAPE Authentic Mexican cuisine from original recipes, 15 margaritas and a long tequila list. 5 Commercial St., Braintree, 781-843-8005 $$ LA PALOMA Mexican Restaurant Traditional Mexican. 195 Newport Ave., Quincy, 617-773-0512 $$ PLAZA AZTECA Authentic Mexican cuisine served in an upbeat but casual restaurant. 6 Whiting St., Hingham, 781-875-3079 $$
SAM DIEGO’S Authentic Mexican food and drink in a fun fiesta-style ambiance with outdoor patio. 51 Main St., Plymouth, 508-747-0048 $$
SEAFOOD 42 DEGREES NORTH Creative seafood dishes and New England favorites. 690 State Rd., Manomet, 508-224-1500 $$
ATLANTICA Romantic upscale seafood restaurant with views of Cohasset Harbor. 44 Border St., Cohasset, 781-383-0900 $$$ BLUE EYED CRAB Grill and Raw Bar Fresh seafood with a Caribbean twist and creative cocktails served up in a brightly colored dining room. 170 Water St., Plymouth, 508-747-677 $$ CABBYSHACK Casual dining with fun summer foods like hand-battered onion rings, colossal shrimp cocktail and golden fried clams. 30 Town Wharf, Plymouth, 508-746-5354 $$ CAPTAIN FISHBONES New England seafood. 332 Victory Rd., Quincy, 617-471-3511 $$
EAST BAY GRILLE A great place to enjoy fresh seafood and cocktails on the town wharf. Snag a seat on the patio for prime water views and live music performances. $$ ERICH’S CLAM SHACK Located on the Roht
BRITISH BEER COMPANY A relaxed English-style pub serving pizza, burgers and great beer. 15 Columbia Rd., Pembroke, 781-829-6999 $$
Marina dock, this clam shack offers summer favorites and picturesque sunsets. 2205 Main St., Marshfield, 781-837-2322 $$
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GALLEY KITCHEN & BAR A casual harborside
restaurant specializing in globally inspired small plates and raw seafood appetizers. 95 Front St., Scituate, 781-545-3663 $$
HADDAD’S OCEAN CAFE A local seafood spot for fishermen & families, located in a historic old fishing village. 291 Ocean St., Marshfield, 781-837-2722 $$ JAKE’S SEAFOOD A seafood market with a dining room on the water. 50 George Washington Boulevard, Hull, 781-925-1024 $$ LEGAL C BAR A casual restaurant and bar serving seafood and custom cocktails. 96 Derby St., Hingham, 781-556-0010 $$ LEGAL SEA FOODS Variety of local seafoods served fresh in an upscale atmosphere. 250 Granite St., Braintree, 781-356-3070 $$ LOBSTER POUND Steps away from Green Harbor beach, this popular joint has outdoor seating and fresh lobster rolls. 131 Beach St., Marshfield, 781-834-4571 $ MARSHFIELD TAVERN Fresh seafood, Italian classics, and healthy options served in a friendly clean atmosphere on Proprietor’s Green. 1 Proprietor’s Dr., Marshfield, 781-837-0000 $$ MILL WHARF RESTAURANT Fresh seafood dishes on Scituate Harbor. 150R Front St., Scituate, 781-545-3999 $$ OYSTERS BAR AND GRILLE A modern take on a New England oyster bar serving creative seasonal dishes made from scratch. 254 Church St., Pembroke, 781-924-1065 $$ POLCARI’S BRIDGEWAYE INN Harborside restaurant serving up New England seafood specialties. 1265 Ferry St., Marshfield, 781-834-2020 $$ PORT 305 Enjoy upscale pub-style dishes and local seafood specials while seated by Quincy Harbor. 305 Victory Rd., Quincy 617-302-4447 $$ SATUIT TAVERN Old-fashioned seafood. 39 Jericho Rd., Scituate, 781-545-2500 $$ TAVERN ON THE WHARF A casual yet classy establishment offering fresh seafood and water views. 6 Town Wharf, Plymouth, 508-927-496, tavernonthewharf.com $$ THE FIELDSTON Intimate seaside restaurant serving creative cuisine. 882 Ocean St., Marshfield, 781-834-2909 $$ TRIDENT GALLEY & RAW BAR This Hingham Shipyard eatery features creative, seafood-centric small plates as well as raw bar specialties. 23 Shipyard Dr., Hingham, 781-374-7225 $$
TAPAS HOLA FLATBREADS AND TAPAS Spanish small plates and flatbreads. 10 Library Plaza, Marshfield, 781-837-2900 $$ KAMA LOUNGE Imaginative tapas cuisine and a chic lounge atmosphere. 37 Cottage Ave., Quincy, 617-773-3000 $$ OFFICE BISTRO A cozy atmosphere offering creative tapas and drinks. 114 Water St., Plymouth, 508-746-9100 $$ PASSPORT A creative menu of small plates from around the world and wines on tap. 61 Washington St., Weymouth, 339-201-4189 $$ SOUTH SHORE LIVING
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126 Border Street, Cohasset Price: $3,195,000 Living Area: 5,753 square feet Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 full /1 half Lot size: 2.85 Listing Agent: Frank Neer at Coldwell Banker 1 S Main St, Cohasset, Frank.Neer@NEMoves. com, 781-775-2482
Situated on almost three acres of land, this beautiful estate offers spectacular water views and direct access to Cohasset Harbor and the ocean beyond. Thoughtfully renovated in 2006, this one-of-a-kind home possesses all of the charm of a 1780s colonial and all of the modern-day amenities a homeowner could desire. The home’s features include beautiful hardwood floors, eight fireplaces that give the home a cozy feel and an inviting and spacious kitchen equipped with top-of-the-line appliances. There’s a convenient wine closet for storing bottles of your favorite red of white wine and the formal living and dining rooms are designed to make entertaining guests easy.
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Homeowners can enjoy relaxing in the beautiful sunroom, covered porch and deck areas, which tie the home into its natural surroundings and provide tranquil spaces for enjoying the fresh ocean air. There is a luxurious master suite, an office, media room and an expansive and versatile family room that provides plenty of space for leisurely activities and entertainment. Outside, thereâ€™s a four-car garage and water frontage for a dock. Located a short walk from historic Cohasset Village, residents can easily enjoy the townâ€™s many gourmet restaurants, high-end boutiques and cozy cafes.
Marshfield $1.2 Million Norwell $1.2 Million Scituate $2.2 Million Marshfield 781-837-5600 Manchester-by-the-Sea 978-704-9406 Scituate 781-544-2000 Weymouth 781-331-3900
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STEPPI N G BAC K I N TI M E: S C IT UATE
Blown Away by the Blizzard BY JOHN GALLUZZO
The old-timers of the South Shore used to talk about the Minot’s Light Gale of 1851 and say that nothing measured up to its ferocity. The next generation remembered the Portland Gale of 1898 as the worst storm in the history of the South Shore. Then, on February 6, 1978, Mother Nature decided to rewrite history once again. The Blizzard of 1978, as it was simply called, flooded Hull, paralyzed the region under a blanket of snow and stranded 3,500 cars and trucks on Route 128 as they tried to get home. There were 14 commuters that died of carbon monoxide poisoning as they tried to stay warm. Along the coast, winds and waves
blasted homes off foundations and threw ships ashore. Just last month, another powerful storm hit the South Shore, causing devastating flooding in waterfront neighborhoods and inspiring many people to draw comparisons to its powerful predecessor. In remembrance of the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ‘78, the Scituate Historical Society will recall the dangers and the heroics of the infamous storm at their annual meeting on February 10. For more information, visit scituatehistoricalsociety.org.
Scenes like this one on Rebecca Road in Scituate played out up and down the coast. Why some houses survived and some didn’t, we will never know. This photo was taken on the “return” side of the Scituate Lighthouse and Cedar Point loop. The three houses on the left still stand today (one is tucked behind the wreckage of the fourth) and a new one has replaced the onceproud “cottage” on the shore.
Snow-blasted from the east and coated with ice like many structures along the shore, Scituate Lighthouse mostly withstood the storm. The one section that did not fare well was the covered walkway between the house and the lighthouse. It has since been rebuilt. The parking area, which was covered with rocks, sand and debris, is now bordered by a riprap stone wall on the eastern side.
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Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis dispatched members of the National Guard to the state’s worst hit areas, including Scituate. Navigating downed power lines and who knows what else lay under the snow, ice and debris, they worked to clear roads and restore access to local neighborhoods.
Eleven days after the storm, David Ball, a longtime Scituate school teacher and the president of the Scituate Historical Society, had to get special permission from the Scituate police to access his home on Rebecca Road. He still has the makeshift passes in his collection today—memories of an amazing experience he hopes never to relive. In the immediate aftermath of the storm, neighbors met neighbors in the streets and offered to share food and shovel pathways. An unusual camaraderie of survivorship arose that is still felt today. If anyone states that they’ve been on the South Shore since 1977 or earlier, the question naturally arises: where were you when the blizzard hit? ssliving.com
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Frosted Bridge PAINTING BY DIANNE PANARELLI MILLER
Cohasset resident Dianne Panarelli Miller has been painting for over 35 years. The full-time artist generally spends her mornings teaching at local art associations, including in Cohasset, Marshfield and Duxbury, and her afternoons painting on location and finishing up projects at her studio. Her painting “Frosted Bridge” was inspired by a winter visit to Ames Nowell State Forest in Abington. “I cross-country skied into the park after it snowed and I loved the way the bridge looked with a fresh coating of snow,” says Miller, whose artistic style is influenced by the “Boston School” of painting, which is known for its use of Impressionistic techniques. “The original Boston School 72
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way of painting combines the truth of impressionist color with good drawing, sound composition and skillful paint handling,” says Miller, whose images express a harmony of color and design. Miller is the recipient of many local and national awards and is a member of the New England Plein Air Painters. She also enjoys painting at live events, including weddings, and leading artists on immersive retreats to Europe. Her 5th annual solo show will be on display at South Street Gallery in Hingham throughout the month of March. For more information or to view more of her artwork, visit diannepmiller.com.
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