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Kindness Rocks! The Mayflower II Under Renovation Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

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Town Spotlight: Saving a National Treasure The Mayflower II recently embarked on a restoration project that will take approximately two-and-a-half years. Read about how its makeover is progressing. RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partners Meet the newest members of our Marketing Partners program. Learn about current members Bonnie Templeman (Shaklee), Tanner Guimond (Green Home Solutions), Jeff Cohen (One Stop Painting), and Nicole Perry (Powerful Women Revealed).

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Find out about an inspirational movement called The Kindness Rocks Project that started on the Cape and is now crossing the globe. Learn about Bob Hollis’s plans to start an opioid rehabilitation center in Plymouth. Join the Pembroke Titans Against Drugs (PTAD) in offering community support and awareness of the opioid epidemic. Visit Tiny’s Memorial Square in Pembroke! Learn what the Sacred Heart school has to offer.

24 RE/MAX Spectrum Featured Real Estate View real estate on the South Shore and Cape. 39 RE/MAX Spectrum Agent Spotlight Read about why agent Shawn Costa is achieving accolades from his clients and his community.


40 RE/MAX Spectrum Tips for Homeowners Discover tips for preparing your home for the spring season. 42 Welcome to Town Learn about new businesses on the South Shore. 45 Business Spotlight Enrich your life through dance at Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Get ready for Alden Park’s annual Kentucky Derby Party to benefit the Plymouth Youth Foundation. 50 South Shore Events Find out what’s going on across the South Shore communities. 54 Leisure Living on the South Shore Discover the Village at Duxbury. 58 Family First The Plymouth Lobster Crawl is the perfect family event this spring and summer! 60 Kids & Contests Find out who won contests from the last issue, and what the newest contests are for kids and adults. 62 Directory Contact information for businesses listed in this issue. 64 Coupons Money-saving coupons for your family.



A Message from the Publisher Three years ago, RE/MAX Spectrum Real Estate incorporated into our vision what we consider a very important aspect—bringing community involvement and promotion of local businesses into our overall goal. Growing up on the South Shore and raising a family in a town where I now do business presents me with not only the privilege but the obligation to give back to the community. It seems the perfect match, as Real Estate is not just about structures, it’s about lifestyle. The Spectrum Magazine provides us that vehicle to tie our business closer to the community, and I would like to thank all of our readership for your enthusiastic response. Your comments are always welcome, and your participation in our contests, geared for the entire family, enthusiastically overwhelm our staff, giving us an exciting time during review of your entries. Our latest coloring contest, “create your own lobster,” had over 60 entries from children ages four to nine. Thanks kids! “Helping homeowners realize their dreams is a blessing, not a job.” — Mike Guimares

In addition, our marketing partners, as well as our local advertisers, have experienced exponential growth in their business ventures, which was one of our main goals in community development. There’s always room for your business to be highlighted as well, and we would welcome the chance to speak with you in that regard.

I thank you for allowing us to enter your homes via The Spectrum Magazine. Our mission is two-fold and you have helped us achieve the goal of superior Real Estate service, and community service as well. Thank you.

— Mike Guimares, Publisher of The Spectrum Magazine and Owner of RE/MAX Spectrum

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The Spectrum Magazine is a division of RE/MAX Spectrum. Publisher Mike Guimares, RE/MAX Spectrum Production Manager Vanessa Moore, Moore Media, Inc. Marketing & Sales Contact Cara Cipullo, Marketing Director 508-746-8402 Editorial Contributions Jill Duffy Cara Cipullo Editorial Assistant Christina Trabucco Cover Photographer Denise Barker Interior Photography Contributor Denise Maccaferri The Spectrum Magazine is a trademark of RE/MAX Spectrum. All rights reserved. The publisher is not responsible for omissions or errors. Contents in whole or in part may not be reproduced without the written consent of the publisher. Publisher disclaims responsibility to return unsolicited material, and all rights in portions published thereof remain the sole property of The Spectrum Magazine and RE/MAX Spectrum. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1540, Pembroke, MA 02359

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Plymouth spectators bid a temporary farewell to Mayflower II as she headed out to Mystic on November 1.

Saving a National Treasure Mayflower II Gets a Makeover at Mystic Seaport lthough the original Mayflower no longer exists, Plimoth Plantation’s full-scale reproduction, Mayflower II, was built beginning in 1955 in Brixham, England based on drawings by renowned Naval architect William Avery Baker using carefully researched methods of construction and materials. The brainchild of Englishman Warwick Charlton, Mayflower II commemorates the historic ties between England and America, which were strengthened during World War II. The ship set sail from Plymouth, England on April 20, 1957 with a crew of 33 men and arrived on the shores of Plymouth, Massachusetts on June 13 to a crowd of 25,000 spectators. Sixty years later, the ship has lost none of her luster as an international destination. Since that time, an estimated 25 million people have stepped aboard Mayflower II and imagined the Pilgrims’ experience on that historic crossing in 1620. Today’s visitors to the ship sense the perils of the 1620 voyage and methods of maritime travel of the time, observe the tools of 17th century navigation, and are reminded of their own ancestors who may have made similar voyages to America. The ship, one of Plimoth Plantation’s three main outdoor living history sites, is a floating classroom essential to its

Keeping Mayflower II seaworthy poses numerous preservation challenges, however, and now she must undergo a major refit expected to take approximately two-and-a-half years of work necessary to ensure that she can continue to fulfill her educational mission for many years to come.

Preserving History A comprehensive marine survey completed in 2014 by Captain Paul Haley of Captain G.W. Full & Associates—the same firm that surveyed several vintage vessels within the tall ship community—concluded that while Mayflower II has lasted for six decades thanks to Plimoth Plantation’s attentive maintenance, the time has come for a major rebuild. Since 2014, Plimoth Plantation has collaborated with shipwrights at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, the nation’s leading maritime museum, on stabilization efforts that have enabled Mayflower II to remain at her berth as one of the Museum’s primary exhibits.


Photos courtesy of Plimoth Plantation and Mystic Seaport.


educational mission and an economic anchor in the town of Plymouth. Mayflower II is also a historic ship in her own right, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Landmarks.

The Mayflower II being worked on in Mystic in March 2016.

The 60-year-old ship left her berth at Plymouth’s State Pier on November 1 for this once-in-a-lifetime journey pulled via the tug Jaguar, and arrived the following day at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut. Now in dry dock at the maritime museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard, Mayflower II is expected to return to Plymouth—at some points under sail once again—in 2019, ahead of the 400th commemoration of the Pilgrims’ arrival on New England’s shores.

90 live oak knees (which come from the curved branches of the tree and must be in excellent condition), and a Douglas fir mast—not to mention associated rigging, as well as custom-crafted ironwork and fasteners.

Skilled shipwrights at Mystic Seaport will work alongside Plimoth Plantation’s maritime artisans to fully restore the ship according to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Vessel Preservation Projects. Vital to this effort is a plan to systematically replace timbers, planking, structural frames, knees and beams that, despite excellent care, have succumbed to the natural deterioration process expected of any organic material exposed to natural elements over the course of 60 years. The team will use a combination of traditional and modern tools and techniques in keeping with the ship’s original construction. Not surprisingly, materials for a project of this magnitude are another challenge. Sourcing wood is a priority, with hard-to-find white oak needed for logs as well as at least

A month into the massive effort, Mayflower II’s masts have been removed, as well as her “beak,” and 120 tons of ballast from her hold. Soon, the team will build a cover for weather protection to ensure they can work through the winter months. Plimoth Plantation’s MayflowerCam provides a look at the work being done ( Preserving a national treasure is an investment in the future. To learn more about you can get involved with this exciting project, please contact Courtney Roy-Branigan, Plimoth Plantation’s Director of Development, at 508-746-1622, ext. 8203. Visit for ongoing updates about Mayflower II’s restoration.




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Bonnie Templeman

Live Healthy Longer H

ealth is a state of complete mental and social wellbeing, not merely the absence of disease.

In 1977, Bonnie Templeman began using a simple nutrition program that came with a money back guarantee to feel better in 30 days. She was already using another vitamin brand, but after she switched to this new one, she experienced quite the difference! A few years later, she decided to build a business and market this elite line of nutritional, anti-aging skin care, and green-safe cleaning products from Shaklee Corporation. After building her business, Bonnie found that she continued to get paid every month, even during the times she couldn’t work. She found that Shaklee offers many benefits beyond improved health, such as benefits to income and lifestyle for anyone and everyone who joins their team. What is the Shaklee difference? For over 60 years, everything they do has been designed to be in harmony with nature. n

SAFE: Their products undergo a screening process that surpasses even the standards of the United States Pharmacopeia.


PROVEN: Their products are backed by 71 patents and patents pending, over 120 published scientific papers and presentations, and are also part of the Landmark & Telomere study on aging.


GUARANTEED: They stand behind their products with a 100% money back guarantee—no questions asked.

Shaklee is a company that “walks their talk.” Bonnie has learned from experience that if you use their products, you’re going to be healthier. Simple as that. As a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in 2015, Bonnie also offers health coaching, and specializes in working with women who feel stressed from the pressures of life and want to find hope, joy, peace, and more healthy energy. Do you know anyone like that? Contact Bonnie Templeman at 508-747-0284.

Take your Free Health Assessment today at Your Personalized Health Builder Your health goals are unique to you, which is why you need a plan designed specifically for you to achieve optimal health. Shaklee Healthprint is a powerful tool that harnesses the work of awardwinning Shaklee doctors, scientists, and nutritionists to create nutrition plans customized for you.

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reen Home Solutions® is proud to bring products and services that protect families and pets from insect and air-quality threats, help us feel better, and enjoy life. We strive to find natural and safe solutions to life’s issues—solutions that are made in the U.S. Being comfortable inside and outside of our homes is a part of truly enjoying life. When a simple pleasure like being able to enjoy an evening with family and friends outdoors in the warm months is taken away from us, it can be very stressful.


Our service is guaranteed. If your issue persists, we will re-treat for as long as needed, at no cost.

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We use natural garden repellant and ornamental landscaping protector to harmlessly keep deer and other herbivores away from your garden.


We use a natural spider web repellant that simply makes it difficult for webs to stick, so spiders build elsewhere.

At Green Home Solutions, we are here to help. We offer fast, easy, and effective ways to solve the problems that cause distress and restore life’s enjoyment. We guarantee it.

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We use an EPA-registered ultra-fine misting system that kills mold.

And fixing these problems doesn’t have to mean that you are introducing harsh chemicals into the environment or around your family and pets. Green Home Solutions specializes in using products for our services that use natural ingredients and are safe when used as directed. Our services include:


Working with other natural and plant-based ingredients, also helps control inanimate airborne impurities such as pet dander, pollen, dust mite matter, and insect waste.


Our product works through sheetrock to get behind walls. It also circulates throughout your home’s heating or cooling system. Natural odor control molecularly eliminates common household odors including smoke, pet odors, waste, spoiled foods, and trash. It does not just cover odors.

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Using natural, plant-based ingredients, our spray programs control harmful mosquitoes, ticks, and other annoying biting insects.



Our product and application methods are safe for beneficial insects like bees, and help plants to retain moisture.

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We design our programs to match the insects’ breeding cycles.


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“ Tails” of America’s Hometown Plymouth, Massachusetts

Written by Claudine LeBlanc Reid Illustrated by Jan Walsh Designed by Moore Media, Inc.

The Lobsters Have Landed! Don’t miss your chance to own this whimsical 32-page, 8 × 10 book in paperback, professionally illustrated and featuring each of the lobsters that are part of the Plymouth Lobster Crawl. Business sponsors and artists are listed; a map of the Lobster locations is also included in this official Lobster Crawl book. Pick up your copy at the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, 134 Court Street in Plymouth. Or for bulk orders, call Claudine Reid at 508577-8277.


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one stop painting & renovating Welcome back One Stop! A returning Marketing Partner!

One Stop Does It All O

ne Stop Painting & Renovating truly does do it all—for both residential and commercial painting and renovation services.

When working in commercial spaces, they go the extra mile to work around any situation you have. They pride themselves on making every effort to accommodate your time frame and individual needs—be it a tight schedule for a store opening, or working after hours so as to not inconvenience your customers or employees. They also understand the importance of safety, having worked on many hospitals and nursing homes. Keeping tools safe and out of the way to avoid accidents is always common practice. The always use OSHA-approved staging and have it installed by certified contractors when needed.

Along with this, came learning marketing skills, management techniques, and honing his customer-relation skills—all things that any successful business person must accomplish. As his reputation became known, and his quality of work showed, his business continued to grow.

Whether at a business or at a home, they are used to working around tight quarters, furniture, pets, and children, and keeping all materials out of the way while doing so. They always aim to be quiet, neat, and clean.

Today he employs approximately 20 fulltime painters, providing them with a safe environment, and the best tools and products available.

One Stop, now in their 31st year, has tackled a wide variety of projects over the years. From the dome atop the Carver Town Hall, many flagpoles, restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, and office buildings, their commercial and residential work quality speak volumes for what you can expect from them. Owner Jeff Cohen started One Stop back in 1986, when he purchased his first truck for $100, borrowed a few ladders, and off he went! He spent his early years expanding his product knowledge, striving to be the best at what he did.

Jeff Cohen and One Stop have also become very well known for their charitable work in South Shore communities, especially in Plymouth. The Jeff Cohen Charitable Foundation sponsors non-profit events (such as their annual Halloween Bash and New Year’s Masquerade Ball), which are 100 percent volunteer, because Jeff believes in Plymouth and the South Shore, and wants to bring something special to the community. He has served on local boards including Plymouth Boys and Girls Club, Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, PACTV, YMCA, and is also a member of The Plymouth Rotary Club.




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Powerful Women Revealed

POWERFUL WOMEN REVEALED Every Sunday at 12:15 on 95.9 WATD-FM The Powerful Women Revealed Marketing Program is for the woman in business who has a powerful mission, service, product, and/or story and wants creative marketing and more visibility. It is for the woman who wants to have her voice heard by bringing awareness and education to the community. We all know that marketing you and your business in a variety of places is essential, but in today’s world, we can also see quite clearly that marketing yourself in as many creative ways as possible is essential to capturing who you truly are and your sincere intentions. That’s what makes creative marketing so valuable. Now that you know your business inside and out, and who your ideal client is, it’s the perfect time to help even more people outside of your existing circle. This is an opportunity to build your following and boost your presence. With my support I focus on you and your mission and if you need me to, I can help you step outside of your comfort zone, so you can continue to achieve fresh top-of-mind awareness and be a step ahead of your competitors. It’s time to solidify yourself as the expert in your field to attract more like-minded clients and professionals. Ultimately, I can help you market you and your business, authentically. Join me, Nicole Perry, and Powerful Women Revealed.

Because every woman, who has a powerful mission, deserves to be heard.

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in the news

Kindness Rocks Worldwide! ou may have seen curious piles of them in your town—lots of colorful rocks with messages of love and hope. The Kindness Rocks Project website has 28 locations pinned on the South Shore and Cape alone! (See find-rocks.) But this phenomenom is not found just in Massachusetts any more. The Kindness Rocks Project is rolling across the country and world like a massive wave, with “Inspiration Gardens” now appearing in approximately 12 countries. What is Kindness Rocks? The project has only two simple goals: n

Goal 1: Inspire others through randomly placed rocks along the way.


Goal 2: Recruit every person who stumbles upon it to join in the pursuit of inspiring others through random acts of kindness.

The Kindness Rocks Project was started by Megan Murphy of Cape Cod to spread inspiration and motivation to unsuspecting recipients. Murphy says, “Living near the ocean, I walk the beach daily. The beach is where many go when they seek insight or a peaceful place to think. Losing my parents at a young age meant losing my advisers, my sounding board, and my role models. During difficult or stressful moments in my life, I found myself looking for ‘signs’ on my morning walk, such as a heart-shaped rock or a piece of sea glass. I perceived this ‘sign’ as a divine message or the random inspiration I needed to signify that things would be okay. Maybe I wasn’t the only one looking for such signs!”

Murphy started the project as a hobby, simply painting and placing a few rocks at a time. But then something amazing happened. She began receiving communications from complete strangers who happened across her rocks. When she realized that the little messages she was leaving behind were inspiring and comforting for others, she decided to kick the hobby up a notch, creating a facebook page and website to encourage others to join in the movement. So how do you participate? Here are some tips for newcomers: n

Step 1: You will need some rocks! Flat smooth rocks work best. Search on your beach or local craft store or garden center.

Thus, the Kindness Rocks Project was born.


Photos courtesy of The Kindness Rocks Projects and Denise Barker Photography.



Step 2: Prepare the rocks by spraying or painting them with non-toxic spray/ paint (available at any craft or hardware store). This will prepare the rock surface for your artwork or writing and seal the rock so your paint will last longer.


Step 3: Use oil-base Sharpie paint pens to create your artwork. They seem to work best and last a long time. Prismacolor Premier non-toxic dual-tip markers work best for writing.


Step 4: Finally, paint a final coat of non-toxic clear sealant. This will protect the artwork on the rock from the elements and the paint from altering the environment. Modge Podge outdoor sealant works great!

Remember, when dropping your rocks or installing an Inspiration Garden, be sure to acquire permission. It is important to promote respect and consideration for others while spreading kindness. It is frowned upon to drop anything in our National forests and National Parks, where they have a LNT (Leave No Trace) policy for visitors. Please visit our blog for further information on respecting our environment. (Never leave behind markers or paint, as you cannot be sure what others will use them for.) Murphy explains on her website how the positive energy surrounding the project is contagious, and what was once a hobby has now become her full-time purpose. She now receives hundreds of messages daily with heartfelt stories, which of course inspire her to keep going. She even plans on writing a book about her experience. If you would like to share your story in her book, you can send it to her through the website at __________________ Megan Murphy is a Mindful Parent Coach concentrating on raising strong women. She is a business mentor for SCORE, freelance writer, occasional traveler, Founder of The Kindness Rocks Project and Vice President of Flower Angels USA, a non-profit located on Cape Cod where she resides with her husband, three teenage daughters, and two giant dogs (Sugar & Luna). Visit them online ( for details on how you can start your own Kindness Rocks Inspiration Garden. Photos courtesy of Denise Barker Photography, and the Kindness Rocks Project.



In the News (cont)

Fighting the Crisis in Plymouth Coming Together for Plymouth Recovery Center Your life is going great. It’s not perfect, but it’s good. You have a partner that you’re planning a future with, parents that love you, and dear friends. Suddenly, an enemy takes over your mind and body. It now controls your emotions, cravings, logic, and sense until you find yourself complacent with a life out of control. It takes over the person that was once there. Somewhere deep down you’re clawing for life, for air, for help. Where can you turn? There’s nowhere to go. After a 10-year battle with drugs, Bob Hollis’s son Rob succumbed to a drug overdose in September of 2016. Robert Hollis leaves behind his mother, father, sisters, and girlfriend. He was a 30-yearold construction worker and a 2004 Plymouth South High School graduate. Injuries obtained from his work led to his habitual use of prescription painkillers, and eventually a downward spiral from there. The Hollis family did all that they could do. Rob became sober for two years, but one relapse with heroin and he was gone. The system failed Rob and his family. The end of this life for Rob became the beginning of his father’s work on the upcoming recovery center in Plymouth. What is a father to do? Bob Hollis is going to fight this epidemic, he is going to help those in recovery, but he needs the help of this community—his community. Whether this hits home for you or not, whether we can overcome the stigma or not, the problem is real and these people are your friends, neighbors, and family. Hollis emphasizes there is still a great deal of misunderstanding in our community surrounding the impact that opioid addiction has on individu-

als, saying that “many still view addicts as a product of continual bad choices who are responsible for their own condition and do not deserve the help we are seeking for them. Nothing is further from the truth! Many started as a means to relieve chronic pain or after surgery.” This new recovery center is going to be a place of hope for these recovering addicts. Hollis and the board are currently working with Gandara, Inc. (a non-profit which operates three centers) to run the peer-to-peer counseling service, and staff the site six to seven days per week. The center has three goals: (1) accept these individuals for who they are and let go of the attached stigma, (2) give them direction in an otherwise chaotic system, and (3) treat them properly with the appropriate steps. Other programs will include faith-based initiatives and help for families with members fighting addiction or for those who have lost loved ones. The main goal will be to create a community of caring for those in recovery. “I believe we still have a long way to go to make our community fully aware of the crisis, as well as the physiological effects opioids have on people. They need to understand that they are not merely statistics; they have a face, a life, a community of affected friends and family,” Hollis said about the town of Plymouth, which had 20 opioid-related deaths in 2016. For the state of Massachusetts, this number rises to 2,000, excluding overdoses treated with Narcan and all those currently in addiction and affected by it. The community will be hearing a lot more from the recovery center over the next few months and what the exact

process will be. The board for the center includes state Rep. Mathew Muratore, R-Plymouth, Advisory and Finance Committee Chairman John Moody, and Gandara Center Director Virginia Mercure. Hollis lost his child and there is no deeper emotional pain, but he can offer a pledge to those in addiction and to those in recovery looking for help. He wants to offer our community a pledge that he will never quit; he will never give up on them, on this recovery center—he cares and it will be established! “To those in addiction, no matter what you are going through, know that you are loved and that you are worth it! Families and friends, always remind them of this. Keep up the fight; it is hard and we are coming to know how hard it really is, but keep fighting. Talk to people, especially those that support you. And never take your sobriety for granted, not for one day! You will regain your life, your purpose. Your friends and family will find the real you again, just like we had with our son in his last two years. It was great! It is how we will always remember him.” Hollis and the board must raise $100,000 by summer to open in the South Shore Community Action Council Building. If you can help out, even with the smallest amount, please go to the following: checks may be mailed to Plymouth Recovery Center, Inc., at P.O. Box 922, Manomet, MA 02360. Online donations may be made at community-fundraising/plymouthrecovery-center/x/4650694. Or you can go to and search for Plymouth Recovery Center.


Fighting the Crisis in Pembroke


The numbers continue to rise everyday. How has this epidemic affected you? The opioid crisis continues to affect millions each day— thousands in our state—and takes the lives of our friends, family, as well as those of perfect strangers. Whether you can directly relate, or you feel that connection, it’s hitting the heart. Massachusetts is set to break a record this year with opioid deaths reaching a new high. It continues to climb, and shows no rate of slowing down, with more substances becoming available all the time.

A PERCENTAGE YOU CAN’T FORGET… 44% of Pembroke Kids/Teens feel they

don’t have a trusted adult in their life.

Source: Youth Risk Behavior Survey, given to grades 7–11, 2015/2016 stats.

Here’s the question: What do we do as a community? And, most importantly, when the substance abuse awareness programs get cut due to budget constraints, what happens next? Who will be there to help you? It’s left up to the residents to work with local law enforcement, to those individuals that want to lend a hand, and that’s exactly what Pembroke Titans Against Drugs Founder Mike Cogburn had in mind when he started PTAD in 2014. Cogburn, not only holds a full-time position, but works as a REALTOR® for RE/MAX Spectrum, among many other obligations. He saw the need for a community program, a need to raise money, and a need to bring these programs back. Since the organization started, PTAD has raised thousands from local fundraisers to various outreach programs and has reached new heights in 2016. New sponsors, new ideas, but always the same goal—to encourage healthy decision-making, educate our youth on the dangers of these drugs, and provide a helping hand. PTAD is an organization you can turn to and depend on.

Officer Kirby, Mike Cogburn, and Chief Wall.

“I know that I have a difficult time sleeping at night without knowing that I’ve done whatever I can to maybe help one kid make a decision that they may otherwise not have made without being affected by what PTAD is doing. Just one kid and it is worth it, whether it’s my own son, my neighbor, one of the kids I’ve coached over the years, or one of their friends,” Cogburn says about his continued passion toward this organization. If there is anything he would tell the youth out there it’s that we are here to help them, and as a community we want them to succeed in life. They don’t need to be perfect, but need to always be aware of their choices. No matter where they stand, there is help. Now, into 2017, Cogburn continues his hope for this organization and plans to keep moving forward with new ideas. It’s not only about educating teens, but also about talking to parents. Let PTAD be an open ear for you. “For those of us that are frustrated that our children should have more education on drug prevention and wellness, we all agree. That is why PTAD exists. I think it takes a community effort to attack the substance abuse issue correctly—it’s on us as parents, it’s on their teachers, their coaches, our police officers, government, our community leaders, and everyone in between,” said Cogburn about reaching out to parents going through this crisis. You can help. We can all help and now is the time. You’re not alone. PEMBROKE TITANS AGAINS DRUGS  v  Working toward a drug-free community…



$2000 toward Pembroke Police Department, Narcan (an opioid overdose reversal)


Major Expense: Speaker Chris Herren, Herren Foundation


$3500+ for Drug-Free Pledge Program


$1000 for DARE camp


$800 for breathalyzer device (alcohol detection)


$700 for parent education workshops


$1000 for scholarship fund


$500 for Prescription Drug Take Back Day (with Eagle Scout Patrick Spring)


Misc Expenses: Titans awards, marketing materials, surveys, etc.

If you would like to donate, visit the website at


In the News (cont)

James “Tiny” Brown’s car shown here at the intersection where the sign for Tiny’s Memorial Square will be placed.

Pembroke Honors James “Tiny” Brown


f you’ve shaken his hand, then you’ve instantly become his friend. If you had the pleasure to meet his late father, then you’ve become a better person for it. You know them as Tiny and Peter L. Brown. Now Tiny is finally becoming a part of Pembroke, officially. In January 2017, Gov. Charlie Baker honored the late James “Tiny” Brown by presenting son Peter L. Brown, now owner of Tiny & Sons Auto Glass, with a ceremonial bill signing. The intersection is now officially called James “Tiny” Brown Memorial Square and is located between Routes 53 and 14. The actual sign and event will be held this spring.

Now, 40 years later, Peter takes his dad’s legacy with him wherever he goes—his skill, technique, kindness, and charm. More importantly, he takes his love and support of his community to a new level. Peter says the thing he loves most about his dad was “his ability to look past people’s negativity, to always strive to be positive and help anyone in need no matter the situation.”

His recent journey up to the State House was a proud moment for Peter and for the entire community of Pembroke. Peter Brown relaxing at Governor He describes Governor Charlie Baker Charlie Baker’s desk, during his recent as down to earth, and reflects on his visit to the State House. proud moment with his friends by his side. State Representative Josh Cutler, It all started back in 1976 when Tiny & who filed the piece of legislation, Senator Vinny deMacedo, Sons opened. Jim Brown used to work different junkyards, State Representative Jim Cantwell, and State Representative saving used auto glass for different places on the South Mathew Muratore all stood by his side as the bill was signed Shore, and Peter along with his brothers used to ride along into place. with him on the weekends. “My dad taught us the trade and how to get along and work together,” Peter said of his dad. 20  THE SPECTRUM MAGAZINE SPRING 2017

State Rep. Jim Cantwell, Arthur Boyle, Peter Brown, and State Rep. Josh Cutler.

Peter Brown and our state officials during the signing of the legislation.

Much like his father, Peter isn’t too long under the spotlight, but his pure acts of kindness, like a crack in glass, will quickly spread. His love for his community will never cease, nor will his love for the industry and new techniques. Peter says the most valuable lesson his father ever taught him was “to always remember the people that helped you when you were down, to forgive and move on.”

“ Always remember the people that helped you when you were down . . . forgive and move on. ”

continue his work at his now second location in Plymouth, which you can find inside Cape Auto Body’s Collision Center located on Sandwich Street.

Now, after a pivotal moment in his business, what lies ahead for Tiny & Sons? Peter has announces that he will be the upcoming chair for the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, after many years as board member and vice chair. He will also

He’s accomplished it all, but there’s still one item of business left to attend to. When asked if he could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? With a smile on his face he answers, “Uma Thurman.” Thank you, Peter.



In the News (cont)

Sacred Heart: Fostering Compassion, Integrity, and Character At Sacred Heart High School you’ll find: n

300 outstanding students from 35 local communities, representing 7 countries around the world n Small class sizes, a diverse and talented faculty, 10 Advanced Placement courses, a world-class science and innovation center, diverse virtual high school programs . . . And a 100% college acceptance rate. Sacred Heart Elementary School students enjoy: n

Sacred Heart High School has been providing students in preschool through grade 12 with a top-tier, private Catholic education for 70 years. We’re proud to offer rigorous academics, outstanding teachers, an expansive selection of extracurricular activities, and a nurturing environment where students feel comfortable challenging themselves. Our students are also engaging in the school community in a way that transcends the classroom, whether it’s through service, athletics or the arts. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact our admissions office at 781-585-7511 ext.338 or email us at

Amazing experiential learning opportunities and fully integrated cutting-edge technology n A wide variety of extra-curricular activities in the arts, athletics, and more n Specialized learning in subjects such as Spanish, music, digital literacy, and art . . . And the best possible preparation for success in high school and beyond. Sacred Heart’s Early Childhood Center offers: n

A facility designed specifically to foster the development of preschool to kindergarten aged children


Flexible schedules, including full- and half-day preschool options


A staff of dedicated and passionate early childhood development experts


Unique programming, including Kindergarten Robotics and foreign language learning

Three buildings, one school, all bound by a common thread—a foundation of faith that fosters compassion, integrity, and character development. These traits are hallmarks of a Sacred Heart education and a key part of what sets our students apart.




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featured real estate

MIKE GUIMARES, Broker/Owner 115 Center St., Pembroke, MA 02359 781-293-2900 | (cell) 774-200-0120 | (office) 781-293-2900

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• Single-Family • 3100 sqft/0.92 ac • 3 beds/2½ baths • Mike Guimares 774-200-0120 INTERACTIVE 3D TOUR! This amazing 2-yr young Colonial is located in Tall Timbers Estates on a professionally landscaped retreat lot. The open floor plan provides a natural flow from the kitchen to the fireplaced living area so you can entertain with ease. Flexible layout also provides options for private office or playroom on the main floor. Finished walkout basement makes a perfect game room/media room and overlooks the private yard and above-ground pool. Spacious!

PLYMOUTH $489,900 • Detached Condo • 2300 sqft • 3 beds/2½ baths • Mike Guimares 774-200-0120 Located in the heart of Plymouth Center, close to Nelson Park, beach, and harbor. This unit has a 1-car garage and is situated in the most private location within the 14-unit development overlooking Dyer Pond. Hardwood floors on main floor, custom kitchen, granite counters, and upgraded moldings. Large family room for entertaining. Finished basement with walk-out. Master suite upstairs has large closet and private bath. This is absolutely the best location in town!


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KINGSTON  $619,900

Welcome to Adelaide Farms

9 Adelaide Way  •  $630,000

6 Adelaide Way  •  $570,000

4 beds, 2½ baths, 2518 sqft

3 beds, 2½ baths, 2200 sqft

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SPECTRUM HOMES is the fastest growing custom builder on the South Shore. With a primary focus of helping families design their dream home, we take great pride in keeping home ownership costs low. Our project management background, along with our loyal subcontractor relationships, allows us to streamline the home building process which reduces expenses—that savings is passed on to our clients. We specialize in creating builder packages for buyers on any lot in Massachusetts, but also have several subdivisions under construction in South Shore towns, such as lovely Adelaide Farms in Marshfield. ADELAIDE FARMS is a new 15-lot subdivision, conveniently located off Webster Street, central to Marshfield Center shopping, Brant Rock, and Route 3 (exit 11). These Colonial-style detached condos can be modified to meet your needs. Meet with our architect and tweak the existing designs, or use another design! These spacious homes come with hardwood flooring, tile floors in baths, carpeted bedrooms, custom-designed kitchen cabinetry, Stafford moldings, granite countertops in kitchen and baths, and gas fireplace. Kitchens come with stainless steel appliances (dishwasher, range, microwave). Master suites boast private bath and large walk-in closet. Harvey windows, central air, 30-year roof shingles, and garage door openers. You’re sure to love this tree-lined street with decorative street lights and professional landscaping. Reserve your lot now! Contact us at 781-293-2899.

7 Adelaide Way  •  $600,000

26 Adelaide Way  •  $725,000

3 beds, 2½ baths, 2200 sqft

4 beds, 2½ baths, 2900 sqft




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181 Court Street (Rte. 3A) Plymouth, MA 02360 508-746-8402 508-415-0509

BOURNE $239,900

BOURNE $393,000

•  Condo •  1520 sqft •  2 beds/2 baths Just remodeled! Nothing to do but sit back and enjoy your surroundings! Close to Cape Cod, the canal, and beaches. Nice open floor plan with fireplace, deck in front and back of unit. Walk-in pantry, all bamboo hardwoods, granite counters in kitchen with island. Master bedroom has double vanity and nicely tiled shower, with a bonus loft above! Condo complex has a pool and tennis courts. Additional storage in basement and carport. Smell the ocean breeze or go fishing at the nearby canal!

• Single-Family • 2108 sqft/0.23 ac • 3 beds/3 baths Want ocean views, private beach access, and views? How about an inground pool? You will love the decks from all three levels! Home abuts private wooded open space and has a flexible floor plan. Great for entertaining with two living rooms, two fireplaces, and vaulted ceilings. Updates include a new boiler last year, all new windows and expanded and upgraded septic system. Large master bedroom on the third floor with unobstructed distant views of the ocean. Close to the Cape and Route 3.

CARVER  $304,900

FAIRHAVEN $234,900

• Single-Family • 1431 sqft/0.69 ac • 3 beds/1 bath One-level living in this sprawling ranch with farmer’s porch. Open kitchen/living room with pellet stove. Tons of cabinets in the kitchen, which flows into the large family room with cathedral ceilings and sliders to the deck outside. Ample closet space and updated bathroom with extra large shower stall. The unfinished basement has many possibilities! Updates include newer hot water tank, sump pumps, water pump, and oil tank. This inviting home is set back off the road with a nice back yard and newer deck.

•  Single-Family •  1493 sqft/0.10 ac •  3 beds/1 bath Motivated Sellers! Main level with living room, dining room, large kitchen with plenty of cabinets and a large picture window, a four-season room to be used as family room, exercise room, mud room or play room with plenty of windows for bright light! Three bedrooms with hardwood floors and updated bathroom upstairs. A carport with extra large shed attached with electricity, space for a garden and patio area make your fenced-in backyard a nice retreat! All of this and within walking distance to center of Fairhaven!


PLYMOUTH $279,900

• SIngle-Family • 1400 sqft/0.26 ac • 3 beds/2 baths Situated on a nice lot overlooking conservation land, you will find peace and serenity in this Princeton model! Open living area and eat-in kitchen. Need extended space? Sit out on your screened porch or large back deck watching the birds or sipping your morning coffee. Complete with a two-car garage and back-up generator. Oak Point is an active adult community with activities, clubs, social gatherings, swimming pools, tennis courts, and billiards! Come see this freshly painted home awaiting its new owners!

•  Single-Family •  1163 sqft/0.35 ac •  3 beds/1½ baths At the end of a dead end street and backing up to a church parking lot you will find this antique charmer with all the current updates you desire! Wraparound farmer’s porch, updated kitchen, spacious bedrooms, and a beautifully redone full bath! Freshly painted, new boiler and water heater. Deck overlooks a fully fenced-in yard. This up-andcoming area is in high demand! This home has been lovingly cared for the last 11 years and is ready for its new owners to love it just as much!



DOTTIE GAY, REALTOR®, CRS, CBR, SRES, GRI 181 Court Street (Rte. 3A) Plymouth, MA 02360 508-746-8402 E

• • • • • • • • Call Dottie Gay for a FREE CMA! • • • • • • • • BOURNE  $260,000

•  Single-Family •  1144 sqft/0.46 ac •  3 beds/2 baths Bright ranch in Weldon Park. Nicely landscaped, cul-de-sac lot with large back yard and huge deck for entertaining or just relaxing on a cool summer evening. Eat-in kitchen, vaulted ceiling living room, master bedroom with double closet and master bath. Large family room wired for surround sound with recessed lighting. Small office area too! Two-car attached garage. Sold as-is: septic failure is buyer’s responsibility. SH


PLYMOUTH $329,000 •  Single-Family •  1492 sqft/0.34 ac •  3 beds/1 bath The WOW factor! Charming home that has recently been refurnished. Open living area concept for great entertaining, gourmet kitchen with large center island, granite counters, and upgrade cabinets. Light and bright dining room. Large bay window living room, hardwood flooring, master bedroom with walk-in closet and custom built-ins. Basement is partially finished with potential for bath and living expansion. Fenced back yard. Great location! Close to downtown Plymouth and waterfront!

PLYMOUTH $255,000 •  Single-Family •  936 sqft/0.25 ac •  2 beds/1 bath What more can you ask for? Great in-town location surrounded by higher priced houses! One-level living—great for a starter home or condo alternative. Large entertainment-sized living room, dining area, oak floors, full basement for expansion, and screened 18 × 8 foot porch. Newer gas furnace, central air, one-car garage under, town water and sewer. Solid built, and good possibility to expand up if needed.

WAREHAM  $79,900 • Mobile Home • 924 sqft • 2 beds/2 baths Quick closing for this rare find! Family Park close to shopping and downtown Wareham. Summer at the beaches too!! This light n’ bright unit offers an open floor plan with vaulted ceiling. Less than 10 years old. Refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher included. Enjoy the large deck on summer evenings in this great location in Wareham.


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HAROLD F. TAYLOR II, GRI, SRES, REALTOR®, CBR, LMC, Notary 508-776-4117 Residential | Commercial | Business Opportunities

CAROL KING, REALTOR®, CBR® 181 Court Street (Rte. 3A) Plymouth, MA 02360 508-746-8402 508-965-4204


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181 Court Street (Rte. 3A) Plymouth, MA 02360 508-746-8402

KELLY WOOLSON, REALTOR®, CPDE, LMC, CBR Email Kelly Anytime! Or Call/Text Her Directly at 508-566-2504

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181 Court Street (Rte. 3A) Plymouth, MA 02360 508-746-8402

PEMBROKE  2 UNITS: $130,000 & 145,000

PLYMOUTH $1,850/mth

•  Commercial •  1788 sqft/0.46 ac •  3 beds/2 baths Outstanding office condominium with three levels. The first floor has two offices. The second floor also has two offices with kitchenette and bathroom. The lower level is totally usable as an extra office, or rental space—ideal for professional, or an off-site business. Owners motivated!

•  Commercial General commercial space for rent in the heart of Cedarville. Located on State Road, next to busy restaurants, stores, grocery, and gym. Space was previously occupied by a salon. Many possibilities! Lease covers taxes, water, exterior maintenance, landscaping, plowing of parking lot. Lots of parking for customers!

PLYMOUTH $239,900

PLYMOUTH $319,900

•  Single-Family •  1200 sqft/0.15 ac •  2 beds/1 bath DIRECT WATERFRONT! Enjoy coming home and relaxing on your large deck overlooking Fresh Pond with your own private beach area! This freshly painted home has central air, large fireplaced living room, and spiral staircase to second floor. Also a garage and large shed. Title 5 approved.

•  Single-Family •  1152 sqft/0.92 ac •  3 beds/1 bath Charming threebedroom, one-bath Cape in a desirable neighborhood. This home has a beautiful three-season room overllooking the private back yard with deck, large shed, fire pit, and abbutting conservation land for years of privacy!

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PLYMOUTH  $235,000

•  Single-Family •  1183 sqft/0.12 ac •  3 beds/1 bath In-town location! Old world charm in this antique home. Open floor plan, large kitchen, good size front living room, dining room with large bay window, threeseason room for relaxing! Newer roof, wall-to-wall carpet, and new shed. This is a great first time home buyer house!

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PLYMOUTH  $359,900

•  Single-Family •  1580 sqft/0.46 ac •  3 beds/1½ baths Light and bright ranch in sought after neighborhood. Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors throughout, large family room, utility room, walkout basement, and beautifully landscaped yard with irrigation. Shed, deck, and patio as well!


D&S Filter Service Kitchen Exhaust Filters THIS IS YOUR CHANCE! Well-established business available! D&S Filter Service, a 30-year business, is looking for a new owner to step right in. They currently have 800 active accounts ranging from the North Shore to the South Shore and three delivery trucks. This is the largest filter cleaning business in the region. Contact Kelly Woolson for more info.



LEON LOPES, Broker Associate, REALTOR®  |  (cell) 508-345-8127 or (office) 781-785-3011



• Single-Family • 2488 sqft/0.51 ac • 4 beds/2½ baths • Leon Lopes 508-345-8127 Almost sold out! This BURPEE-BUILT Colonial has 2×6 construction, high-efficiency heat/cool, Energy Star Andersen windows, gas fireplace, lawn irrigation, attached 2-car garage, and a 2-year warranty. Kitchen with island, pantry, and SS appliances.

• Single-Family • 2061 sqft/0.14 ac • 2 beds/2½ baths • Leon Lopes 508-345-8127 This Milton-style home at Great Island (55+ in The Pinehills) has stainless steel appliances, gas stove and fireplace, hardwood floors, granite counters, crown molding, and master suite with a walk-in closet and master bath.



• Single-Family • 2368 sqft/0.46 ac • 4 beds/2½ baths • Leon Lopes 508-345-8127 Burpee-built Colonial with 2-story foyer, open floor plan, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, and gorgeous kitchen featuring granite counters and SS appliances. Master bath with double vanity, glass shower, and marble floor. Wow!

• Single-Family • 3300sqft • 4 beds/2½ baths • Leon Lopes 508-345-8127 Walk to Triangle Pond or the beach at Great Herring Pond. This gorgeous Colonial will feature a gourmet kitchen with pantry, family room with gas fireplace, formal living and dining rooms, front and rear staircases, spacious master suite..

PLYMOUTH $319,900

PLYMOUTH $359,900

• Single-Family • 1596 sqft/0.47 ac • 3 beds/2 baths • Leon Lopes 508-345-8127 Move-in ready home set at the end of a quiet cul-desac. Enjoy the gas fireplace, hardwood floors, newer kitchen appliances, efficient propane heat, central air, large back deck, newer windows, ceiling fans, recessed lighting, and more.

• Single-Family • 1812 sqft/0.47 ac • 4 beds/2 baths • Leon Lopes 508-345-8127 Welcome to this charming Chiltonville Gambrel Cape. Hardwood floors throughout, open kitchen and dining room, front-to-back living room with fireplace, spacious master bedroom. The walkout lower level offers great space!



• Single-Family • 1714 sqft/0.34 ac • 2 beds/1½ baths • Leon Lopes 508-345-8127 Lovely Micajah Pond. Take a kayak ride or just relax on your own dock. Features include cathedral ceilings, triple window views of the pond, maple cabinets, corian counters, and SS appliances. Master bedroom/bath with views. Plus hot tub!

• Condo • 2200 sqft • 2 beds/2½ baths • Leon Lopes 508-345-8127 Welcome to Chilton Park Village, a small 55+ community. This Colonial detached condo has an open floor plan, first floor master suite, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, central air, granite counters, 2-car garage, porch, deck and more.


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181 Court Street (Rte. 3A) Plymouth, MA 02360 508-746-8402


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181 Court Street (Rte. 3A) Plymouth, MA 02360 508-746-8402 508-922-5235

KIM OUELLETTE, REALTOR®, CDPE 181 Court Street (Rte. 3A) Plymouth, MA 02360 508-746-8402 508-728-1700




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181 Court Street (Rte. 3A) Plymouth, MA 02360 508-746-8402


JEN SYLVESTER, REALTOR® 181 Court Street (Rte. 3A) Plymouth, MA 02360 508-746-8402


NK BA 508-331-0965



• • • • •


• Single-Family • 1958 sqft/ 0.23 ac • 4 beds/2 baths Much potential in this four-bedroom bank-owned Cape. Newer kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Hardwood floors in living room and kitchen. Will not qualify for FHA or VA. Sold AS-IS. Buyer responsible for smoke and Title V inspections. NK BA

Single-Family 2132 sqft 0.46 ac 4 beds 2½ baths

Bank owned Garrison Colonial in desirable West Plymouth neighborhood. Full walk-out basement. Seasonal pond views. Sold AS-IS. Cash or rehab loan only.

PLYMOUTH  $229,900


Email for info. Jen Sylvester | 508-331-0965

Email for info. Jen Sylvester | 508-331-0965

PLYMOUTH $289,000

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• Single-Family • 1811 sqft/ 0.47 ac • 3 beds/2 baths Terrific location— minutes to Route 3 and steps away from Hedges Pond Recreational Park! Light and bright kitchen with maple cabinets and ceramic tile floor. Spacious oversized raised ranch with over 1800 square feet of living area (including the finished lower level). A very solid house (steel “I” beam support system) that needs a new family to give some love and attention!




(not including broker/owners) 781-775-9573 |

KATHIE PALM, REALTOR® 181 Court Street (Rte. 3A) Plymouth, MA 02360 508-746-8402 508-320-5115


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115 Center St. Pembroke, MA 02359 781-293-2900

#1 REALTOR® in Pembroke for 2015

Arts & Entertainment Studio Americana Offers Programs to Inspire Your Child’s Creativity


apping a child’s creative voice is critical to their imagination, opportunities for learning, and contentment. Does your child aspire to becoming a young actor? The South Shore is home to inclusive theatre arts programs offered by Americana Theatre Company (ATC). Based in Plymouth and run by actors and teachers alike, ATC is regarded as the region’s go-to company for their children’s theatre education and performing arts program, Studio Americana. Parents are eager to share their enthusiasm for the program, saying: “The teaching staff at Studio Americana create a very positive learning environment. They inspire an atmosphere infused with encouragement and sensitivity. Chloe now has an outlet to express herself outside of her peers at school, building confidence and self-esteem, fostering creativity and learning new skills that are challenging and fun as well!” ~ Michelle T., mom to student Chloe (left), age 9

Spring 2017 Programs: n

Mini Starz—Elementary school students discover the magic of the stage, learning stage presence, confidence, and basic vocal technique as they perform a show.


Page to Stage—Students ages 7 to 11 learn the mechanics of theatre from start to finish as they write, direct, and perform an original story.


Let’s Make a Musical—Middle and high school students walk through the process of writing, directing, and performing a musical.

Ongoing Programs:

About Americana Theatre Company Americana Theatre Company (ATC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit professional theatre company serving the Greater Plymouth region since 2011. ATC is also home to Studio Americana, educational arts programs for budding performing artists. Managing Director David Friday, Artistic Director Jesse Sullivan, and Director of Education Erin Friday and continuing founder, Derek Martin’s work together to fulfill the vision of opening a professional theatre in America’s Hometown, with a commitment to hiring directors, actors, and designers of the highest caliber. ATC’s audiences discover that story is paramount. Stories entertain, teach, and thrill us—inspiring the betterment of mankind and aid in revealing the hidden mysteries of life. ATC’s mission is to enliven the cultural atmosphere of the Plymouth community by offering excellent, entertaining performances and theatre education to residents and visitors alike. For more information, visit, call 508591-0282, or follow Americana Theatre Company on Facebook or Twitter.


Performing Your Song—A class for elementary school children, teaching vocal mechanics, character development, and how to understand and portray songs in a showcase performance.


Musical Theatre—Middle and high school students discover the magic of the stage! Students learn stage presence, confidence, and basic vocal technique as they perform a Broadway-style song in a showcase performance.


Acting—Middle and high school students learn how to engage their imagination and deliver a genuine performance through exercise, preparation, and scene-work.

Spring 2017 programs are now registering, classes begin on April 3. For complete program descriptions, schedules, pricing, and more, visit, call 508-591-0282, or follow Americana Theatre Company on Facebook or Twitter.




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agent spotlight Shawn Costa: Achieving Accolades from His Clients and His Community


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E/MAX SPECTRUM is extremely proud of Shawn Costa who has earned the Million Dollar Guild Recognition award from the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, an achievement awarded to residential real estate professionals who excel in the million dollar and above market. The select few that achieve this recognition must first earn the exclusive Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation, proving that they have the experience and unique skills to meet the needs of the most discerning clients. So why would this be important to a potential buyer or seller? With so many realtors eager to earn your business, RE/MAX SPECTRUM recognizes that buyers and sellers are faced with a daunting task. Often, we make choices based on emotion rather than reason. Your best friend or family member may not always be your best business partner. However, fulltime agents such as Shawn who achieve high recognition have shown their capability to deal with some of the most difficult financial acquisitions, utilizing negotiating skills and attention to detail to achieve outstanding results. Shawn began his real estate career six years ago. After graduating from The George Washington University, he went on to obtain his MBA from Providence College with a concentration in finance, which has provided an undeniable advantage to his clients. Working successfully with non-profit institutions in the area of development and fundraising, he successfully led campaigns which often culminated in new construction and capital improvement projects. An example is the Build the Future Campaign, which resulted in the

construction of a new Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield located off Route 139 in Marshfield. In addition Shawn has made continuing education a priority earning the prestigious REALTOR® designations of CBR and CLHMS. In doing so, he displays his commitment to his clients and providing them with top-tier service at every price point. A lifelong resident of Plymouth, he resides with his wife Rebecca, a teacher in the Plymouth school system, and his one-year-old son. He is the Vice President of SHAWN COSTA, the Plymouth Education REALTOR®, CBR, CLHMS Foundation and is 181 Court Street (Rte. 3A) passionate about their Plymouth, MA 02360 accomplishments. When (cell) 508-364-7453 asked how he successfully (office) 508-746-8402 manages such a busy schedule, he spoke of the importance of giving back to the community and to the children who grow up in the same town that he did. In his words, “It’s important to do whatever you can…to put in the effort to leave your community just a little better for the next generation.” Shawn covers the market area of Plymouth and surrounding communities. When making the important decision of choosing a REALTOR®, consider Shawn, as expertise matters! He looks forward to working with you.



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tips for homeowners

Positioning Your Home for the Spring Market The Spectrum Magazine is published by RE/MAX Spectrum Real Estate. You know our name, see our signs, and hopefully recognize the care that we give to our clients and to our community. We are proud to share this Tips section and hope that our valued readership will benefit from the expertise gained in our field. We also welcome your questions on homeownership including maintenance, financing, or the process of buying and selling. We look forward to serving the community through our years of experience and embrace the possibility of making homeownership less stressful and more informed. ____________________

advertise your property, will provide an appealing landscape with more curb appeal and therefore more value. However, it could actually cost you time and financial return. The reality is, by that time, you will be competing with substantially more homes and most of them will have green lawns and flowers as well. Successful real estate transactions are simply the result of supply and demand. The more supply, the more choice for buyers, giving them the upper hand in negotiating on price and terms. And don’t forget that as interest rates rise, buying power is reduced. Makes sense, right?

uring the winter months with snow flying, heat bills rising, and backs breaking from shoveling, many homeowners begin to consider selling. There’s plenty of time, or is there?

Getting a jump start on the spring market provides the seller the advantage. Currently, the inventory, or supply, is at an all-time low. In fact, in January of this year there were only 13,000 homes for sale in Massachusetts. Over the past four years, winter or early spring listings sold above asking at 17.5% and 46.2% were under contract within 20 days. Buyers need housing all year round; many can’t wait until spring. See the advantage?


Don’t be deceived by the term “spring market,” as that terminology refers to the time of year well before the crocuses or daffodils are in bloom. There is a common misconception that waiting until meteorological spring to

Spring! Coming to a Latitude Near You . . . Sooner Than You Think!


Right now we’re experiencing a seller’s market with the highest “foot traffic” since February 2016. For that reason, if selling is your goal, the acceleration of listing could provide an enormous financial benefit in the shortest period of time. Still, the preparation to market your home takes time. We’ve compiled some of the best tips from our professional agent staff to assist you so that you don’t miss out on a great opportunity. Now is the time to sell at the highest value and before interest rates increase, while taking advantage of a large pool of buyers.


Research properties within your price range and your desirable locations through or reputable sites like that of RE/MAX Spectrum. You will soon realize that aligning yourself with a local REALTOR® will make that process much easier as they have the most current information and local resources readily available.


Now, hire a REALTOR® to assist. Your choice is extremely important; this is a business transaction and dealing with friends or relatives is not always to your advantage. RE/MAX Spectrum has the most highly qualified fulltime professionals and we’d love to work with you. The interview process is important: many sellers contract with agents because of their “inflated” value of property and then deal with constant requests for price reduction. A true price evaluation with proof and documentation to substantiate is always in your best interest, but can only be provided by a reputable, local REALTOR®. Do not rely on national statistic online providers who don’t calculate value based on local market values and accurate comps.


Set up an acceptable method of communication with your REALTOR®. After all, you are a team working toward the same goal and discussion on a regular basis is important.


Consider the recommendations of your REALTOR® with regard to “staging” your home and professional photography to show it at its best.


Open houses are at your discretion, but obviously to your benefit. Be prepared to be off site during this time and allow your REALTOR® to do his or her job.




First and foremost, when you make the decision to sell, evaluate your property for necessary repairs and the clean out to allow buyers to see a “clean palate.” Remember, they are buying space, not your personal property. Putting your home on in early spring requires exterior landscape clean up as well, probably before your customary time frame. We can’t make the grass greener or flowers pop before their time, but neat and tidy landscape is all that is necessary at this time of year. Hiring a home inspector ahead of time might help you identify issues before dealing with a buyer’s inspector. A proactive approach works. Speak with a mortgage broker to determine your buying value based on your assets. This is of primary importance if you will be financing your next home. Dealing with a local mortgage broker is to your advantage, as they understand the conditions of the local market and will provide a pre-approval letter necessary to accompany your offer. RE/MAX Spectrum will provide assistance based on reputable relationships and proven results.

Hopefully, the offers will be coming in and you will be on your way to a successful sale. Trust your REALTOR®—our full-time, experienced professionals at RE/MAX Spectrum are here to guide you through the process. Give us a call. Your satisfaction is ours.



welcome to town Join us in welcoming these new businesses to our communities.

Hanover: Rosa Farms

Kingston: The Studio Kitchen

Rosa Farms is a year-round market, delicatessen (catering), and organic coffee and juice bar. They focus on carrying as much local product as possible, and their door is always open to local entrepreneurs, farmers, and craftsmen to sell their items to the community. At Rosa, they enjoy meeting people and building a network among local businesses. They also try to donate as much product as they can to different groups within the community, and believe in active charity above all. Rosa Farms is located at 965 Washington Street, Hanover (Route 53 across from the Salvation Army).

The Studio Kitchen is a one-of-a-kind culinary entertainment destination. Guests step into a dream kitchen, television studio, restaurant, cooking school, wine cellar and more, all at once! The Studio Kitchen offers a taste of both Hollywood and Rockefeller Center, yet in a comfortable and approachable setting. They welcome anyone to come and experience the live dinner shows and classes inspired by their award-winning television program. Cozy up to the same counter as seen on TV and enjoy seasonal New England dishes that are treats for the whole body. Located at Kingston Collection, Kingston, and online at

Kingston: Big Y

Pembroke: Arrow

Big Y is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. They are a familyowned and family-oriented retail food company serving people’s at-home food needs. Their goal is to exceed their customers’ evolving expectations by constantly seeking better ways to create and deliver world-class service and value. Join them at their new location at 182 Summer Street (formerly Hannaford’s location), Kingston.

Arrow Restaurant offers American, family-style dining at an affordable price. The chicken parmesan soup is not to be beat! They have a wonderful outdoor deck for fun gathering during seasonable weather. Arrow is located at 300 Center Street in Pembroke. They are open 11:00am to 1:00am every day. Visit them online to see their full menu, at


If you know of a new business on the South Shore that would like some free publicity, please let us know! Email the magazine at

Plymouth: Leena’s Kitchen

Plymouth: Southern New England Eye

Plymouth natives Daniel Casinelli and Lisa Marsh, along with Executive Chef Kevin Buckley (formerly of Orta Restaurant of Pembroke) wanted to focus on creating the ultimate dining experience for their guests, consisting of delicious food and impeccable service. They are excited to bring you Leena’s Kitchen, a farm-to-table concept restaurant offering only the freshest local ingredients. They are located at 63 Long Pond Road, Plymouth. Visit them online to read their scrumptious menu offerings, complete with extensive gluten-free choices, at

With over 50 years combined experience the professionals at Southern New England eye will be able to answer your questions while providing for all your eye care needs in one location. They provide direct primary eye care, including urgent, specialized, and routine care. They specialize in contact lenses, offering a wide variety of lenses including soft contacts, multifocal lenses, lenses for astigmatism, and gas permeable lenses. Whether you need glasses for full-time wear, reading glasses, bifocals, progressives, transitions, prescription sunglasses, sports glasses, or safety glasses, you’ll be able to find it in our full-service optical dispensary. Located at 147 Court Street, Plymouth, and online at

Plymouth: Electrical Wholesalers Plymouth: Local Yolk Company Local Yolk Company is a locally-owned, locally-sourced breakfast and lunch restaurant located in the heart of the downtown historical Plymouth waterfront. They are committed to providing the highest quality ingredients with an emphasis on serving sustainable, healthy, and wholesome selections including vegetarian and glutensensitive options. Come and check-out their original “made from scratch” breakfasts (such as Key Lime Crepes or ham, egg, and brie on a croissant) and lunch offerings and find out just how they are bringing local back to America’s Hometown. Located at 186 Water Street, Plymouth, and online at

Backed by an experienced and knowledgeable team, EW provides quality service to construction, commercial, institutional, and residential sectors alike throughout New England with counter pick-ups in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Maine. They recently relocated their Rockland office to Plymouth and are excited to move into their modern 10,000-sqft facility, which includes a 2,000-sqft showroom and interactive home automation center. Located at 430-1 Court Street, Plymouth, and online at



welcome to town (cont) Plymouth: ALDI

Plymouth: Terra Terra is a rustic Italian restaurant run by Chef Owner Taylor Naples and featuring wood-fired cooking. The menu is inspired by bold and bright flavors from southern Italy, showcased through the best of New England’s seasonal, local ingredients. They offer handmade pastas, as well as many entrees cooked in the wood-fired oven. Terra is located at 10 Cordage Park Circle in Plymouth. Hours of operation are Wed/Thur from 5:00–10:00pm; Fri/Sat from 5:00–11:00pm; and Sunday from 4:00–9:00pm. Visit them online at to find out more.

Plymouth: Planet Fitness Planet Fitness Plymouth is thrilled for their re-opening at 84 Shops at 5 Way in Plymouth. Make yourself comfy. Because they are “Judgement Free”! It doesn’t matter if your legs have never seen a squat machine before. Planet Fitness believes how you work out is totally up to you. Take advantage of their unlimited fitness training programs or just do your own thing on the treadmill; they’ll cheer you on either way. Call them at 508-732-8900 if you have questions regarding classes and membership.

ALDI, a leading discount supermarket, recently opened a new location at Colony Place in Plymouth. You might be familiar with the chain if you are a European transplant to New England. Founded in 1946 in Germany, it has become one of the world’s largest privately owned companies, now with close to 10,000 stores worldwide. They pride themselves on being able to keep prices low for their customers. They do so by offering a single brand for most food choices (though their cheese section is extensive enough for the most serious party planner), as well as having customers bag their own groceries in their own reusable shopping bags.

If you know of a new business on the South Shore that would like some free publicity, please let us know! Email the magazine at


business spotlight Enriching Your Life T hrough Dance “Some people seem to think that good dancers are born, but all the good dancers I have known are taught or trained.” — Fred Astaire


 atherine (Casey) Baird, her husband and business partner Forrest Burke-Moran, and the entire staff of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Plymouth, live and teach by these words from the Master of Dance himself, Fred Astaire. It was Astaire’s belief that anyone and everyone can learn to have fun on the social dance floor that inspired Forrest and Casey to open up their own Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studio back in 2008, and those words of wisdom continue to drive their business today. What Forrest and Casey strive to help their students understand is that dancing isn’t just about the steps and music. It is a perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation, and dancing can enhance your life in so many ways! How? Read on.

Confidence—Dancers possess an aura of self-confidence and an ability to enjoy themselves more in social situations. When you learn how to dance, your entire mental outlook takes on a fresh sense of creativity, motivation, and energy. This new self-confidence in your dancing abilities will transfer to other aspects of your life as well.

Self-Expression—Dance provides an emotional outlet so that you can express your feelings through your body movements with passion and flair. Dancing will bring out, improve upon, and strengthen your ability to permanently use these expressive qualities, even when you are not dancing.

Social—Dance lessons are an easy, low-pressure way to meet people. Fred Astaire Dance Studios provide weekly practice dance parties, nights out on the town, and regional and national competitions, as well as fun trips to many different locations.

Relaxation—In today’s fast-paced world, we sometimes forget to take a moment for ourselves. Dancing provides an enjoyable escape from your normal daily routine, plus a chance to relax, relieve stress, and concentrate on yourself.

Health—When you dance, your cardiovascular system improves, your muscle tone increases, and you burn calories. This low-impact aerobic activity also increases flexibility, strength, and balance. Dancing is great exercise, and a dance studio filled with fun, happy people is a great atmosphere in which to learn.

Fun—Moving to music is just plain fun! Period.


So, whether you’re 8 or 88, you to can dance! Let Casey, Forrest, and their dance instructors take you away from the outside world and onto the dance floor. Let the music carry you away and your imagination take over. It’s your time to shine!


business spotlight Alden Park to Hold Kentucky Derby Party to Support the Plymouth Youth Foundation


oin Alden Park for the ultimate Kentucky Derby Party on May 6 at 3:00pm. This is the social event of the season! Every year this party has gotten better and better, so you won’t want to miss it. This event will include paparazzi, photographers, red carpet, photo booth, door prizes, 50/50 drawings, silent auction, chance to win a brand new jeep, best dressed and best/worst derby hat contests with it all culminating in the most exciting 2 minutes in racing—the running of the 143rd Kentucky Derby! Last year, Alden Park raised over $30,000 for the Kingston Education Foundation. This year’s cause will be the Plymouth Youth Foundation (formerly the Manomet Youth Center), which is much in need of funding. This is sure to be an afternoon you will remember all year. So, put on your fancy hats and sear sucker suits and enjoy the afternoon sipping on a mint julep at Alden Park while supporting the Youth Foundation.

to go. The majority of the proceeds go to the charity. These seats are $200 each. Tickets for the Infield are limited to 30 total and they are allocated to dedicated hightop tables (bench seats) around the bar and in the private dining room. The majority of the proceeds from these tickets go to charity as well. Please note some of the chairs will be pulled from high-access areas so the seats around the bar at hightops will be set on the built-in booth side while the other side of the table will be for stand up access only to provide better flow through the establishment. These seats are $100 each and will include table service. The General Admission tickets will be the remaining tickets and they are $65 in advance and $75 at the door (if available). This includes a souvenier ticket, complimentary drink of the day, food served throughout the afternoon, and a swag bag full of goodies. Dj

Resque will be spinning tunes all afternoon for those that want to dance up a storm prior to the running of the derby. Tickets are limited so get yours before they are gone. You can buy them online at Note: 50/50 drawings (i.e., the “betting”) will be at four different levels to provide for participation with all our guests. The lucky people that draw the winning horse in the derby will take half of the purse for their respective level of participation. The remainder of the money goes to the charity. If you would like to donate an item to be raffled off or would just like to make a donation to the charity, please contact Alden Park at 508-830-6777. The restaurant is located at 160 Colony Place Road in Plymouth.

Tickets are being sold at three different levels: Millionaires Row, the Infield (sold out), and General Admission. Tickets for Millionaires Row are limited to 20 total and they are allocated to dedicated bar seats with a special party favor bag 46  THE SPECTRUM MAGAZINE SPRING 2017

Shakespeare in the Park  Hamlet

Sunday, August 20, 7:30pm, at Pilgrim Memorial Park Join the Brown Box Theatre Group for Shakespeare in the Park this summer! This free event is brought to you by the Plymouth Bay Cultural District. Before the performance, there will be a free actors’ workshop at the Plymouth Center for the Arts (11 North Street) at 4:30pm, suitable for children and adults. Various acting and sword-fighting techniques will be demonstrated. Join other downtown Plymouth venues who will also be involved with the Shakespeare theme. Just take a stroll down Main Street to find Shakespeare-themed foods and drinks, and store discounts. If your business would like to be a sponsor, or be involved with this event, please contact the Plymouth Bay Cultural District online at or by phone at 508-982-7523.

About Brown Box Theatre


Since its formation in 2009, Brown Box Theatre Project has been dedicated to bringing professional, high quality theatre to communities with little or no access to the preforming arts. Through our initiatives, including the annual Free Shakespeare tour and productions of new works, modern plays, and musicals, Brown Box strives to create theatrical experiences that challenge and excite audiences as we tour our productions to a diverse array of locations across four states. Learn more about them at

Buy Your New Home Today! FAST Full Approvals Embrace Home Loans Michelle Solomon & Linda Heenan 8 Samoset St., Plymouth 508-591-4801 | NMLS ID#2184. Licensed in MA (Lic #MC2184)




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Bark in the Park is the ultimate fun-filled day for pet lovers and a day packed with loads of excitement for our furry friends! Bark in the Park starts the day off with a 2-mile run, walk, and wag race along the beautiful rail trail (a well maintained dirt path that runs along beautiful Plymouth Bay) and then after the race, the festival begins. Event activities include approximately 30 pet-related vendors and non-profit organizations, food vendors for both pup and people alike, live entertainment, adoption parade, contests, rabies vaccine, Police k-9 demonstration, blessing of the dogs, and so much more! This event puts the “wow” in “bow wow”!

When: Saturday, May 6, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Nelson Park, Nelson St. & Water St., Plymouth, Please contact the PACC for vendor opportunties.



South Shore events Sunday, Apr 2, 2:00– 4:00pm  Presentation Margot Cheel: Aerial Photography. Margot Cheel is an award-winning photographer, private pilot, and arts educator. Location: Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St., Duxbury. Find out more online at sundaysalonseries.htm.


Monday, Apr 3 & Tuesday, Apr 4, 7:30pm  Auditions for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Location: Theater Location First Parish Church, 842 Tremont St., Duxbury. Find out more online at Monday, Apr 3, 10:00–11:00am  Power Stretch with Melissa. Improve balance and strength with a variety of stretches and toning exercises for the whole body. Location: Duxbury Senior Center, 10 Mayflower St., Duxbury. Cost: $5. Find out more at


Friday, Apr 7 10:30–11:15am Puppet Storytime with Leigh. Children of all ages are invited to join Leigh and Friends for a playful puppet storytime. Location: Kingston Public Library, 6 Green St., Kingston. Find out more at Thursday, Apr 13, 7:00–9:00pm Author Talks with Howard Axelrod. Author Howard Axelrod discusses his book, The Point of Vanishing. Cost is free, but reservations are requested. Call 781-585-0512. Location: The Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen St., Kingston.

Saturday, Apr 8, 6:00–9:00 pm  The Duxbury Art Association Winter Juried Show Awards Reception. Four hundred submissions from across the region were juried into an impressive selection of 83 distinct and talented artists. Location: Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St., Duxbury. Cost: $35. Find out more and purchase tickets online at https:// Apr 18–21, 10:00am–4:00pm  Teen Rock Camp. Middle and high school singers, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, drummers, and songwriters are invited to unleash their inner rock star at South Shore Conservatory’s April Vacation Rock Camp. Location: SSC Duxbury campus, 64 St. George St., Duxbury. Call Nancy Meredith at 781-934-2731 x11 for more information. Sunday, Apr 23  Jazz Brunch Featuring the Jim Mazzy Trio. See menu at Cost: $29/pp. Location: Windsor House Inn, 390 Washington St., Duxbury. Reserve your seat online at winsorhouseinn. com/eventreservations. Wednesday, Apr 19, 10:00–11:30am Historic New England for Children. Children ages 5–12 are invited to sign up and celebrate Patriots Day with Historic New England. You can dress up in colonial-era clothing, examine artifacts from the era, and create a paper tricorn hat and tin lanterns. Please call the Kingston Library at 781-585-0517 x111 or register online at Saturday, May 6, 8:00–10:30pm Sarah Borges in Concert. Come and exerience this soulful singersongwriter Sarah Borges. Location:

Saturday, May 6, 9:00am–12:00pm  King Caesar Clean Up. Join dedicated members and volunteers in cleaning up the lawns and gardens at the three main house properties: King Caesar, Nathaniel Winsor, Jr., and Bradford House. Lunch served at the Nathaniel Winsor House at noon. Find out more at events/drhs-spring-clean-up-day. Sunday, May 28  Jazz Brunch Featuring the Williams Reunion Jazz Band. See menu at Cost: $29/pp. Location: Windsor House Inn, 390 Washington St., Duxbury. Reserve your seat online at winsorhouseinn. com/eventreservations.

South Shore Folk Music Club, Beal House, 222 Main St., Kingston. Cost: $20–$22. Purchase tickets online at event/2585132. Friday, May 12, 10:30–11:00am Chickens & Gardening with the South Shore Natural Science Center. Children of all ages are invited to visit with the South Shore Natural Science Center and learn about chickens and gardening. Location: Kingston Public Library, 6 Green St., Kingston. Find out more at


Saturday, Apr 8, 7:00–Midnight Pembroke Youth Baseball Comedy Night! Comedians include Jerry Thornton ( and Frank Santorelli (The Sopranos). Raffle, auction, and DJ to follow. Location: Halifax Country Club, 100 Country Club Drive in Halifax. Cost: $25 for one; $40 per couple; $200 for a table of 10. Tickets can be purchased online at the Pembroke Youth Baseball website,

Tuesday, May 9, 5:30–7:30pm  After Hours Event—Brick Kiln Block Party! Grab your business cards and meet at this month’s After Hours Event. Enjoy some good food and drinks while meeting other professional business associates. Location: Brick Kiln Place, 31 Schoosett St., Pembroke. Register online at http://events.r20. ;jsessionid=B00E4A82E3F8BB4AE0B 324206AFB86BB.worker_registrant? llr=jz8zfumab&oeidk=a07edjqf4mk 7f464975.

Monday, May 15  Annual Golf Classic. This tournament will benefit the Pembroke Education Foundation, a private, non-profit organization that raises funds for enrichment in academics, activities, and the arts for the entire school system of Pembroke. Location: Indian Pond Country Club, 60 Country Club Way, Kingston. Call the club to find out costs and to register, 781-585-9117.

Sunday, Apr 2,10:00am–6:00pm Healthy Living Expo! Join for a daylong celebration marking 15 years of Healthy Living Magazine at their 12th annual Healthy Living Expo. Location: Hotel 1620 at Plymouth Harbor, 180 Water St., Plymouth. Free event. Find out more at https://

Saturday, Apr 8, 9:00am–2:30pm Backroads of the South Shore 13th Annual History Symposium— Church & State: Religion in Architecture and Politics on the South Shore. Explore the cultural influence of English Protestantism on South Shore communities through a series of mini-lectures by local historians. Location: The Spire Center, 25½ Court St., Plymouth. Cost: $15 admission includes breakfast refreshments. Reservations recommended. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Paula Fisher at 508-747-0100 or

Saturday, Apr 15, 10:00am–2:00pm Indoor Farmer’s Market. Peruse local farmers, bakers, crafters, musicians, and artisans to make your day delightful. Location: Marshfield Fair Grounds, 140 Main St., Marshfield.

Saturday, Apr 8, 8:00pm  Jake Hill & Deep Creek and Friends. Jake Hill, Dave Robertson, Kit Carlyle, and Larry Anzuoni are a band searching for truth. Their music is considered “Americana.” Location: The Spire Center, 25½ Court St., Plymouth. Cost: $20. Purchase tickets online at

Saturday, Apr 8, 11:00am–6:00pm & Sunday, Apr 9, 11:00am–5:00pm Plymouth Home Show Expo. This home show is a dynamic showcase of home products and home services that will help you with all your home building, design, and improvement needs. Location: Plymouth Sports Complex, 8 Natalie Way, Plymouth.


Saturday, May 20, 1:00pm Cornhole Tournament at the South Shore Country Fest. Please Join us at the South Shore Country Fest for the Cornhole Tournament. Cost: $20 per team to enter. Cash Prizes! Location: Marshfield Fair Grounds, 140 Main St., Marshfield. Find out more at


Saturday, May 20, 12:00pm  South Shore Country Festival. Lonestar, Parmalee, Alec MacGillivray, Southern City Band, Houston Bernard Band, Devri Gone Country with the Big Bamboo, Kathleen Regan. Location: Marshfield Fair Grounds, 140 Main St., Marshfield. Prices vary. Purchase tickets at event/1315669.


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events (cont) Thursday, Apr 13, 2:30–6:30pm Plymouth Farmers’ Market. Location: Plimouth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth. Friday, Apr 14, 8:00pm  Joshua Tree, a U2 Tribute. Come and experience the Joshua Tree album performed in its entirety by the nation’s premiere U2 tribute band. Location: The Spire Center, 25½ Court St., Plymouth. Call the Spire for ticket prices and purchases at 508-746-4488.


Tuesday, Apr 18 – Thursday, Apr 20 All-Day Educator’s Appreciation Spa Special. Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills is thanking those who work in education by offering a special deal: book any massage, body treatment, or facial and receive 25% off the second booked treatment. Please call 877-MIRBEAU for reservations. Location: Mirbeau Spa, 35 Landmark Dr., Plymouth. Friday, Apr 21, 5:30pm  Annual Pot Luck Supper. Enjoy home cooking and a presentation of new acquisitions and rarely displayed artifacts. Location: Chiltonville Congregtional Church, 6 River St., Plymouth. Cost: $8/pp or $5 for PAS memebers. Find out more at events.htm.

Saturday, Apr 22, 9:00am 26.2-Mile Challenge Team Marathon Relay. This is an outand-back style course where each leg of the race is the same distance. Location: Cordage Park, Plymouth. For costs and registration, go to events/262-challenge-marathonrelay-2017-2017-04-22.

Friday, May 5, 8:00pm  Session Americana, with Kaiti Jones Opens. Session Americana (Boston) is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. Location: The Spire Center, 25½ Court St., Plymouth. Cost: $25. Buy tickets online at bcbad1cb9d8e343fe56116daff6f64a1. Saturday, May 6  Plymouth Comic Con. This event showcases video games, comics, toys, anime, manga, comic-related apparel and accessories, and more! Location: Plymouth Elks Lodge, 52 Long Pond Rd., Plymouth.

Apr 22 & Apr 23  Plymouth Pet Expo. This event showcases pet foods, pet services, pet apparel, decorative accessories, and more. Location: Plymouth Sports Complex, 8 Natalie Way, Plymouth. Friday, Apr 28 & Saturday, Apr 29, 8:00pm  The Best of Classic Rock with Joe Merrick. Joe Merrick is an award-winning singer/songwriter who has worked in the Boston area for over 20 years. Location: Studio G at The Grove in Plymouth, 50 Shops at 5 Way, Plymouth. Cost: $20. Buy tickets online at event/2875536.

Saturday, May 13, 8:00pm  Spring POPS! An Evening with Livingston Tayor. The finale to the 101st season is a true celebration! American singer/ songwriter, Livingston Taylor joins the Phil for a special evening of heartfelt storytelling. Location: Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth. Cost: $20. Buy tickets online at plymouth-philharmonic-concert-6.asp.

Friday, Apr 28: 6:00–11:00pm  “At the Copa” Gala at Plimoth Plantation. Cocktails will be available from 6:00 to 7:30pm and dinner will begin at 7:45pm. A live auction will be held and Bill Gagnon will be the master of ceremonies. Music by Mark Greel and Sambita. Cost: $125 per person or $1,250 per table. Funds to benefit the Phil’s education and outreach programs. Location: Plimoth Plantation Pavilion, 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth. For information, visit

Saturday, May 13, 10:00am–4:00pm Bark in the Park. The ultimate funfilled day for pet lovers, packed with loads of excitement for our furry friends and their humans! Location: Nelson Park, Plymouth. (see p. 49) Monday, May 15, 1:00pm Antiquarian Golf Benefit. Help preserve local history while you enjoy an afternoon on an award-winning scenic New England course. Location: Southers Marsh Golf Club, 30 Southers Marsh Ln., Plymouth. Find out more at events.htm.


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Leisure Living on the South Shore

The Village at Duxbury You may have noticed in the past few issues of The Spectrum Magazine, that we have incorporated a new editorial page designed to assist our readership in their search for alternative lifestyle options. Whether your goal is to downsize or to lighten the maintenance burden common with traditional home ownership, our spotlights on different communities throughout the South Shore will hopefully guide and assist you in your decision. Our full-time professional staff of Realtors is available as well, so please don’t hesitate to give us a call for further information. This issue’s spotlight recognizes a community offering a totally different concept, allowing the refreshing approach of something for everyone; whether seeking the privacy of garden homes offering single family-style living, one- or two-bedroom spacious and open floor plan apartments, or assisted living with 24/7 nursing staff supervision. Designed for residents 62+, The Village at Duxbury is truly a shining jewel, conveniently located midway between the Cape and Boston with easy access to major highways, shopping, and the beautiful beaches of Duxbury. Residents enjoy the benefits of home ownership through a cooperative and free from the burden of property maintenance. Offering 142 one- and two-bedroom apartments, 30 garden homes, and assisted living accommodations as well, this community has truly captured maintenance-free transitional lifestyle.

Perhaps one of the most attractive features of this community is its size. With only 200 residents, the fully trained staff is able and most capable of providing fivestar service to each person in the community. Pick and choose from a multitude of in-house activities, take part in organized trips to the Symphony or Boston theaters, enjoy the full-size indoor pool, the fitness center, hair salon…well just too many to mention. Harriet Voyt, Marketing Director, describes the experience as similar to “being on a cruise ship” with concierge and butler service at your fingertips. When you think of cruise lines, you think of food, right?! Well, the dining service available at The Village is more than up to par. With a formal dining room as well as pub service and a menu to entice, that is another wonderful amenity. Optional dining packages are available as well. Developed in 1994 by the Welch Healthcare and Retirement Group, The Village at Duxbury is now home to a medical office building with Physicians and Nurse Practioner’s affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth. The Village at Duxbury is located at 290 Kingstown Way (Route 53) in Duxbury.





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RE/MAX SPECTRUM welcomes our new team members! Congratulations on bringing your business to the next level.

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Debi Barnes 181 Court Street (Rte 3A), Plymouth 617-999-7110

Doug Gilmore 181 Court Street (Rte 3A), Plymouth 781-710-4286

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family first The Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Plymouth Lobster Crawl, a major public arts, tourism, and charitable event that will be displayed throughout the waterfront and downtown areas of Plymouth. The Lobster Crawl features 29 unique structures measuring 5 feet tall. The fiberglass structures are sponsored by local businesses and organizations; each is custom designed and hand painted by local artists. The Lobster Crawl is the perfect family event for an afternoon. Bring the kids around and they’re sure to have fun posing with the colorful Lobsters of Plymouth! When visiting each Lobster, you are encouraged to post your photos on your social media channels. Be sure to use #PlymouthLobsterCrawl when doing so. So come out with the family . . . and do the Crawl!

Photos © Denise Maccaferri Photography




kids & contests Last Issue “Create Your Own Lobster” Kids Contest Winners Congratulations to Riley, Hannah, Kalani, and Sophie who have all won a $25 gift certificate to Toys R Us! Way to go!

Riley, age 5, Plymouth

Kalani, age 4, Plymouth

Hannah, age 7, Plymouth

Sophie, age 9, Plymouth

Last Issue “Find the Lobsters” Contest Winner Congratulations to Mike Porter of Plymouth. You’ve won a $25 gift certificate to the business of your choice that was shown in the last issue. 60  THE SPECTRUM MAGAZINE SPRING 2017

The Kids & Contests pages are brought to you by . . .

This Issue “Find the Dogs” Contest Can you find all the dogs, hidden or out in the open, in this issue? Email us your list with the page/location of each dog to Those who guess correctly will be entered in a drawing to win a $25 gift card to your choice of a restaurant or business in this issue.

This Issue “Draw Your Dream Home” Kids Contest Hey kids, it’s time for a new spring contest. Draw a picture of your “dream home” and send to us. We’ll choose a winner from the 4–6 age group, and also from the 7–9 age group. Good luck! Winners will be notified by phone, and shown in the next issue. Mail to: RE/MAX Spectrum, P.O. Box 1540, Pembroke, MA 02359.



directory P = Plymouth 

P = Pembroke  C = Carver 

H = Hanover  M = Marshfield  D = Duxbury  K = Kingston



P Cape Auto  |  Dave & Kevin Gallerani, 3rd & 4th Generations

Service: 53 Samoset St.  |  Collision: 115 Sandwich St. 508-746-0330 | See ad on page 3 and coupon on page 64. RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partner


RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partner Tiny & Sons Auto Glass  |  Peter Brown 575 Washington St., Pembroke 781-826-6163 | Auto glass replacement and pre-insurance inspections. See article and ad on pages 20 and 21.


P Plymouth 400, Inc.

508-747-6306 | See ad on page 6.

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P VERC Car Rental |

63 Samoset St., Plymouth, 508-747-1997 650 Plain St., Marshfield, 781-837-8372 137 Main St., Weymouth, 781-331-7000 231 Southern Artery, Quincy, 617-770-0007 344 Centre Ave., Rockland, 781-878-0888 353 West Grove St., Middleborough, 508-923-0000

See ad on page 53.

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Residential Mortgage Services  |  Jack O’Riordan “We’ll Guide You Home” 857-453-5906 (office)  |  781-718-1366 (cell) See ad on page 57.

Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank 888-225-4636   | See ad on page 47. RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partner

P Embrace Home Loans  |  L. Heenan & M. Solomon 508-591-4801 | See ads on pages 10 and 47.

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P First Citizens’ Credit Union  |  Giselle Crowell

508-990-4289 | | See ad on page 13. RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partner

P Residential Mortgage Services  |  Vernon Miles III 508-717-6161 (office)  |  508-850-6332 (cell) See ad on page 57.

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Crayon College 109 S. Meadow Rd., Plymouth  |  508-747-5437 24 Main St., Kingston  |  781-585-5437 254 Shore Rd., Bourne  |  508-759-6620 | See ad on page 59.

P Fred Astaire Dance Studio

508-732-6790 | See article and ad on page 45.

K Sacred Heart Schools

781-585-7511 | See article and ad on page 22.


P Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth 275 Sandwich St., Plymouth  |  508-746-2000 | See ad on page 29.

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P Guided Living Senior Home Care 52 Court St., Plymouth  |  508-927-1213 | See ad on page 9. RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partner

P Hair by Catherine

345 Court St., Plymouth  |  774-454-0664 See ad on page 15.




Long Pond Physical Therapy  |  B. Faghan & A. Burke P 110 Long Pond Rd., Ste 111, Plymouth  |  508-746-6922

P PILC  |  Lloyd Rosenberg, Esq.


81 Samoset St., Plymouth 508-746-1023 (p)  |  800-245-1023 (toll-free) | See ad on page 53.

31 Schoosett St., Ste 300, Pembroke  |  781-924-5289 | See ad on page 9.

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P A Healing Touch, Holistic Massage  |  Amy Ericson 159 Samoset St., Plymouth  |  508-273-5332 | See ad on page 7.


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P Shaklee: Embrace One Change  |  Bonnie Templeman 508-747-0284 | | See article p. 9 and ad p. 7.

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P Neal Pest Control, Inc.

800-526-9101 | 508-746-4577 | See ad on page 13.

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P Sabel Adjusters  |  Jeff Sabel

P SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham

Loss Consultants for the Insured Fire. Water. Wind. Flood Damage. 115 Sandwich St., Ste 5, Plymouth  |  508-746-0918 | See ad on page 11.

198 South Meadow Rd.  |  508-746-9500 | See ad on page 2.


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774-270-3445 | See ad on page 39.

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P Denise Barker Photography

508-843-5641 | See ad on page 38.

P The House Keepers of MA

59 Samoset St., Plymouth  |  781-318-3717 | See ad on page 7.

P Denise Maccaferri Photography

774-444-5770 | See ad on page 15.

RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partner

P Interior Bliss Designs  |  Cheryl Terrill

RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partner

617-990-6909 | See ad on page 55.

P Moore Media, Inc.

RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partner

508-888-2875 | See ad on page 3.

P One Stop Painting & Renovating

800-440-1552 | 508-888-3500 | See article on page 13 and ad on page 53.



P Powerful Women Revealed  |  Nicole Perry Every Sunday at 12:15pm on 95.9 WATD-FM See ad on page 15.

RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partner

America’s Flag Company 443 Webster St., Rockland  |  781-871-3133 | See coupon on page 64.

P BestPromoSource

Dream Kitchens and More 217 Water St., Pembroke  |  781-826-9663 | See ad on page 55.

RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partner

Green Home Solutions  |  Tanner Guimond (cell) 401-744-4312  |  (office) 508-779-5501 | See article on page 11.

Colony Moving & Storage 45 Barlows Landing Rd., Pocasset  |  508-563-7300 | See ad on page 11. RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partner

RE/MAX Spectrum


115 Center St., Pembroke  |  781-293-2900

P 181 Court St. (Rte 3A), Plymouth  |  508-746-8402




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Photo Š Denise Maccaferri Photography

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Spectrum Magazine - Spring 2017  

We are a community-based magazine focused on providing resources for finding local small businesses, real estate, community events, and news...

Spectrum Magazine - Spring 2017  

We are a community-based magazine focused on providing resources for finding local small businesses, real estate, community events, and news...