The Spectrum Magazine—Spring 2018

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4 RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partners Learn about the businesses that have teamed up with RE/MAX Spectrum to become trusted and valued community resources.  6 Town Spotlight

Discover some of the statues and monuments located around Plymouth.


40 Welcome to Town Learn about new South Shore businesses. 42 RE/MAX Spectrum Tips for Homeowners Kicking It to the Curb—Here are some tips from Black Diamond Residential to get your yard looking its best. 44 EXTRA: Just for Dads! Check out these pages full of events, grilling recipes, coupons, and home pro tips from Michael Greene Painting & Home Improvements, just for the guys.

In the News  8 Find out how eight amazing women from Plymouth and Pembroke continue to support their communities. 13 Discover how dressing in alignment with your true self will help you feel increased confidence.

49 RE/MAX Spectrum Agent Spotlight Read about agent Kelly Woolson and how her success comes from her clients’ satisfaction.

14 Find out about the selfless giving of a few local heroes on the South Shore.

Arts & Entertainment

17 Discover how to be more than just an image of success, how to be authentic and true to yourself. 18 Read about the Empower (me) nt program offered by the Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless.

Business Spotlights

19 3 Daughters Jewelry: A Hidden Gem 23 Hollis Insurance Agency: Clients & Community Above All 25 Mortgage Minute Peter Fickeisen of Luxury Mortgage Corp. provides professional advice on getting ready to buy or sell.

52 Find out the line-up for the Levitate Music & Arts Festival and the Duxbury Music Festival. 54 South Shore Events Find out what’s going on across the South Shore. 58 Family First Discover the best places for Springtime hiking along the South Shore.

20 1620 Winery Opens Facility at Cordage Park

26 RE/MAX Spectrum Featured Real Estate View real estate on the South Shore and Cape.

50 Learn about the Fairy Door Trail in Plymouth, part of the ArtWeek celebration.

60 Kids & Contests Find out who won contests from the last issue, and what the newest contests are for this one. 62 Directory Contact information for advertisers in this issue. 64 Coupons Money-saving coupons for your family.


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RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partners Joint marketing efforts with these reputable vendors will allow our homebuyers and homesellers the resources to make easier choices when searching for assistance. Please help support these vendors as they assist us in providing great service to our communities.

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town spotlight As Strong As Metal and Stone

The National Monument to the Forefathers (dedicated in 1889), thought to be the world’s largest solid granite monument, is located at 72 Allerton Street. Its original architect, Hammatt Billings of Boston, originally conceived of the monument as a 150foot high structure (about half as tall as the Statue of Liberty). Its plan was later revised by the sculpting team to become the 81-foot high monument that it is today, which sits atop Allerton Hill overlooking Plymouth Harbor.

The Pilgrim Mother Statue fountain (1921) was sculpted by Paul Jennewein. It was a gift from the Daughters of the American Revolution for the 1921 Tercentenary Celebration, and is dedicated to the heroic women of the Mayflower. Its inscription reads, “They brought up their families, in sturdy virtue and a living faith in God, without which Nations perish.” On the back are listed the names of the women who came across on the Mayflower.

Courtesy of Dsdugan

According to the Smithsonian American Art Museum, America has an estimated 5,575 outdoor public statues depicting historic figures, but only 559 of these are of women. Here on the South Shore of Massachusetts, the towns of Carver, Duxbury, Kingston, Marshfield, Plympton, Pembroke, and Scituate all have monuments dedicated to and depicting figures of the brave men who have fought for our freedom throughout history. But Plymouth is different. It is one of the few locations in the state that has at least four public art monuments depicting women.

As a side note, an estimated 100,000 people, including President Harding and Vice President Coolidge attended the celebration marking the 300th year of the landing of the Pilgrims. Plymouth 400, Inc. puts that number at around 3 million for the year of the upcoming 2020 celebrations!

The Pilgrim Maiden Statue (1924) is a bronze statue of a young woman sculpted by Henry Hudson Kitson. She stands upon a large boulder The National Monument to the at the edge of a pool in Brewster Forefathers, Allerton Street. Gardens. Though the statue is not of any particular Pilgrim, it most closely fits Mayflower Pilgrim Elizabeth Tilley Though the women carved into in age. Dedicated by the National Society of New England this monument are figurative in nature (not depicting Women, it honors “those intrepid English women whose actual persons), it does contain three separate female courage and devotion brought a new nation into being.” representations. The 36-foot high “Faith,” the dominant figure on top, is depicted with her right hand pointing toward heaven and her foot firmly planted upon Plymouth Rock. Four additional figures—”Mortality” (also a woman), “Education” (also a woman), “Law,” and “Liberty”—surround her. These figures represent “the principles upon which the Pilgrim Fathers proposed to found their Commonwealth.”

The Immigrant Memorial (2001) by Martha’s Vineyard artist Barney Aeitz is a stainless steel sculpture honoring Plymouth’s immigrant settlers from 1700 to 2000. The approximately 12-foot high monument is located in Brewster Gardens. It honors all the men and women from all over the world who came to Plymouth after the original

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settlers. Aeitz deliberately designed the six faces on the monument to reflect the different backgrounds of people who have immigrated to the United States. Its inscription, a quote by the Reverend Peter Gomes, reads, “To the enduring memory of those immigrant settlers of Plymouth who, as latter day Pilgrims from many cultures and countries over the course of three centuries, helped build upon these shores a robust and hospitable community. At great personal sacrifice, they established new homes in a new world, and, by their hard work enriched and transformed this town of their adoption. Precious to a grateful posterity is the remembrance of their lives and labors.” According to CNN, there has lately been a new effort to bring more women into the fore on public landmarks, such as monuments and street names. And while having figurative female sculptures dedicated to the lives of heroic women of the

past is quite important, and a step in the right direction, it is certainly time to have more outdoor public statues and monuments that represent real women. According to the New York Parks Dept., of the almost 200 figurative statues in the New York City area, only four of them represent real women. Boston fares a bit better at six, according to Curbed Boston online.

The Pilgrim Mother Statue fountain, corner of North and Water Streets.


On a personal note, as I research this data while writing today, I come across the amazing coincidence that today is actually International Women’s Day (March 8). I find that there are many movements in progress nationwide to bring women into more public art and landmark settings. I encourage all of you who want to be involved as artists and sponsors in Plymouth’s many upcoming public arts initiatives to take this into consideration. Submitted by Spectrum Magazine Production Manager and Plymouth Bay Cultural District Board Member Vanessa Moore.

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in the news

Integrity  is doing the right thing,

even when no one is watching.” — C.S. Lewis


umble, passionate, and dedicated define the eight women featured here. The Spectrum Magazine chose them for their outstanding leadership and commitment to our communities; they are extraordinary both in business and in outreach. We asked each of them the same questions, and although we got back a variety of answers, they all have ONE mission and that is to help their fellow neighbor. The following women from Plymouth and Pembroke were chosen for a list of reasons, including the following: Christie Nelson—Plymouth Area Coalition board member, founded the Laila & Henrik Teddy Bear Program in 2017.

Sarah Cloud—Key partner in the development of Project Outreach (now Plymouth County Outreach). Theresa Harmon—Started “To the Moon and Back,” a support group that gathers at the Plymouth Recovery Center, for children born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) or substance exposure. Pam Smith—Volunteer at the Plymouth Area Coalition and annual Relay for Life; also lends her graphic design expertise (at no charge) to a list of local non-profits, including the Plymouth Recovery Center.

Dr. Cassandra Kelley—Makes frequent trips to the Montego Bay Animal Haven Shelter in Jamaica, to deliver supplies to animals in need. Dr. Kelley and the team at the Cat Clinic also produce care package shipments for this shelter and others in the Dominican Republic. Maria Wood—Started the Powerhouse Program, a free confidence-building program for children and teens. Peg Struzik—Founder of Pembroke Soup Connection and co-founder of the Pembroke Firehouse Food Pantry. Julie Caruso—Founder of the Pembroke Military Support Group, helping to support local military families.

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Christie Nelson

Sarah Cloud

Branch Manager, AVP Rockland Trust 508-830-3280 |

Director of Social Work, BID Hospital-Plymouth President, At Home Hearing Healthcare 508-250-9324  |

What is your definition of success? Success to me is happiness and balance. If I am happy with what I do, whatever that may be, I consider myself successful. What is your passion? I feel passionately about helping others, both in my role as a branch manager and in my role as a community member. I love seeing my customers expand their businesses and know that I had a little part in helping them get there. Their success is, in a way, my success. It is a relationship I take very seriously. Why do you feel that your community is a part of that passion? How can it not be? I love Plymouth and the people who live here even though I was not born here. This little town became my home and it is important to me that it is all that it can be for all of us who live here. Who is your role model? How do they inspire you? I do not think that I have one specific person that I look up to as a role model. Really, any woman who does her best, personally and professionally, and is not afraid to own up to her mistakes. We women try so hard sometimes to pretend that we have it all together. Vulnerability and the ability to stay humble are characteristics I look for in other women I surround myself with. How do you stay motivated? I do not always stay motivated; I have my moments. But then something happens—a new project comes along, a new event—and I get excited and motivated. There are still a few people out there that I haven’t met and built a relationship with; that motivates me. What would your mission statement be? My mission is to enthusiastically be all that I can be as a person and as a banker. To help where I can and strive, not toward perfection, but toward a solution for those who are unable to advocate for themselves. My mission is to be brave, kind, and live my life as a genuinely happy person.

What is your definition of success? To me, success is finding purpose in life, loving what you do, and sharing the joy with people you love and respect. I have been fortunate to have had many professional and academic achievements but my greatest accomplishment is being a mom, and my greatest joys are my daughters. They’re strong, confident, intelligent young women who are beautiful inside and out. What is your passion? My passion is bearing witness to people realizing their true potential and self-worth. This is often borne from pain or a personal crisis, making the transformation that much sweeter and more beautiful—we are all perfectly imperfect together. Why do you feel that your community is a part of that passion? I am fortunate to both live and work in a community where leaders—representatives from faithbased, health organizations, police, EMS, sheriff, schools, courts, public representatives, and most importantly parents, and individuals in recovery—work together toward a shared vision. If there is a silver lining in the opioid epidemic, it is the relationships that have been forged across the community: Everyone working together, rowing in the same direction against the rising tide. Who is your role model? How do they inspire you? A number of years ago, my business and life partner introduced the concept of a personal board of directors. My father, even now in spirit, has a permanent seat as the chairman. He keeps me grounded by reminding me to be humble, grateful, kind, and always stay curious. I gain wisdom, honest feedback, strength, and direction from the board, and while membership may change over time, all inspire me to do better, know better, and be better. How do you stay motivated? Hope, above all, keeps me motivated. I find inspiration and focus in people’s stories of success, recovery, resiliency, and finding purpose from unimaginable heartache. The courage of leaders like Theresa Harmon, Katie Morini, Mary Peckham, Anne Marie Winchester, Veronica Mahoney, “Coach” Mike Ferullo, the Hollis and Merrill families, and so many others who share their stories and make a difference in our community keep me focused forward. What would your mission statement be? My mission statement is simple and borrowed: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi


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Loryn Photography

Theresa Harmon,


Pam Smith

Clinical Social Worker for Brigham and Women’s   Physician Organization 941-391-0746 |

Owner, Creative Pear Marketing & Design Co-owner, Sixteen Twenty { Hometown Apparel } 508-317-1310 |

What is your definition of success? Having someone thank me for helping them to get through a difficult time in their life. Walking side by side with someone through the hard times and hopefully making it a bit easier on them is the most rewarding thing a person can do in their lifetime. It is truly a blessing.

What is your definition of success? Success for me means living the life I like to live. At the end of the week, I like to reflect on the positive moments, whether it is completing a design project for a client or laughing with the kids at the shelter. If my actions bring positivity to others, then that is success.

What is your passion? Educating people about Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and the needs of these children across their life span. Services and research for this population focus primarily on children as neonates up until age 3. However, there is a huge need for continued medical, developmental, and behavioral health services as these children age. These littlest victims of the opiate epidemic should be of particular focus, given that the South Shore has the highest rate of children born addicted in Massachusetts. Why do you feel that your community is a part of that passion? I’m a three-time cancer survivor who was diagnosed at age 13, 15, and most recently January of this year. With each diagnosis, this community has wrapped their arms around me with support. It gives me no greater pleasure than to pay it forward. Who is your role model? How do they inspire you? I have several! My grandmother who was a social worker before her time; she taught me to be empathetic, non-judgmental, and kind. Bob and Donna Hollis, who taught me about turning unimaginable grief into action. Sarah Cloud, the Director of Social Work at BIDMC-Plymouth, who has been a wonderful mentor and has taught me about assessing the unmet needs of a community and developing programs to meet those needs. Katie Morini, for being one of my greatest supporters and seeing the great passion she puts into all her work in honor of her sister. How do you stay motivated? My husband and son! My husband pushes me to be the best I can be and I am so grateful for that. I want my son to grow up knowing that his parents were firmly invested in their community and want him to grow up with that same investment in his community.

What is your passion? Making a difference has always been something I’m passionate about. I’m a creative person, and I like to use my creativity to help others and go the extra mile for a cause I believe in. Why do you feel that your community is a part of that passion? There is a lot of need and opportunity to help in our community, and I’ve met so many amazing people through volunteer work. My volunteer roles allow me to use my creativity in a positive way. My volunteer friends and I plan all sorts of arts and crafts activities for the children at the shelter. Relay For Life is a very creative event; we plan many activities and each year choose a fun theme that is implemented at the event. This year’s theme is “County Fair for a Cure.” I am also fortunate to be able to offer my design services to some non-profit organizations in our community. Who is your role model? How do they inspire you? I’ve been a volunteer committee member with Relay For Life for over 13 years, and I can say that the survivors that participate are my role models. I have four good friends that are breast cancer survivors and another inspiring lifelong friend that is a leukemia survivor and now works for the American Cancer Society. Their journeys have not been easy but seeing them proudly walk the track during our Survivor Lap is so inspiring. I relay for them and also for those that I’ve lost to cancer, my dad and my mother-in-law. How do you stay motivated? I love to research, read, and learn. I find success stories of non-profits and unique fundraising ideas to be motivating. I’m always looking to incorporate new ideas in whatever I’m involved with and I love a challenge. What would your mission statement be? If I were to write my own mission statement, it might be something like, “Dedicated to creating hope in our community.”

What would your mission statement be? Something I tell my 4-year-old son all the time, “Be a helper.”

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Dr. Cassandra Kelley

Maria Wood

Owner and Medical Director, Cat Clinic of Plymouth |

Owner, Fashion Focus (Confidence • Inner Beauty) 781-826-0241 |

What is your definition of success? Success is living a life of purpose surrounded by love and laughter. Creating joy and satisfaction sprinkled with moments of awe, for me, is the recipe for a great life! What is your passion? My passion is to help others achieve a great life through health and wellness. Whether it is helping my feline patients by educating their pet parents on the best medical choices, volunteering through Rotary to help causes here and abroad, or helping a friend or colleague as a Shaklee distributor, I enjoy seeing the positive outcomes. Why do you feel that your community is a part of that passion? I have lived in this community for most of my life. This is home to me and the community is my family. Who is your role model? How do they inspire you? My father passed away just over a year ago. He was always my biggest fan. He instilled in me that hard work, kindness, and a firm handshake is all you really need. He was a big animal lover too! How do you stay motivated? Knowing that I am helping keeps me motivated. Otherwise, I rely on my strong friends and family to remind me. What would your mission statement be? I believe that everyone deserves great health, and I am passionate about helping them achieve it. Otherwise I’ll steal a quote from Bob Marley, “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”

What is your definition of success? For me, success in life is achieved by living a life of purpose. This Martin Luther King quote really speaks to me: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” What is your passion? I am passionate about being the best role model and mother I can be for my three children Alexandra, Gabrielle, and Gregory. My passion for them flows naturally into the love I have for my business and for the thousands of girls I have mentored over the past 20 years. Why do you feel that your community is a part of that passion? Because my community is my family, too. I feel great love and concern for the well-being and happiness of the people that surround me. Who is your role model? How do they inspire you? My role model is my mother, Diana DiFrancesco. Although she passed away in 2011, she is still my constant source of love and support. She inspires me every day because she loved her children and all people unconditionally. She had such a big heart and I carry her love with me in all I do. How do you stay motivated? Honestly, motivation is simple for me. I love what I do so it never feels like “work” for me. Work is not what I do for a living, but rather what I do with my living. What would your mission statement be? To help as many people as I can to discover their true potential, so they may feel the power and contentment of their own selfconfidence.

Helping others is the way we help ourselves. — Oprah Winfrey


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Peg Struzik

Julie Caruso

Assistant Town Clerk, Pembroke  | Founder Pembroke Soup Connection Co-Founder Pembroke Firehouse Pantry

Founder & Chair of Pembroke Military Support 2001–2017

What is your definition of success? Two things: Ending each day with the knowledge that I did everything I could to make life a little easier for someone else. Another is seeing your children and grandchildren become adults of which you are not only proud but that others enjoy being around. What is your passion? Being part of the solution. In 2014, myself and a group of volunteers began building the Pembroke Soup Connection. This program continues to be an outreach program that delivers food to those living on the streets of Brockton. Word of our work spread and parents began calling us for leftover food. Our group saw this need and we were determined to fill it; in November 2015, we opened Pembroke’s Firehouse Pantry that now feeds almost 700 families. Why do you feel that your community is a part of that passion? Even though myself and Joann Brown’s names are on the Incorporation Papers, the Firehouse Pantry belongs to the community. The best volunteers anywhere, together with residents of Pembroke past and present, its business owners, civic organizations, town committees, and generous neighbors hold us up. We stand side by side, committed to the idea that anyone in need has a place to come. Who is your role model? How do they inspire you? The adults that impacted my life: I’m one of nine children who, like most baby boomers, grew up in an even bigger extended family. We lived for the summers when, en mass, we’d move to the beach where our families occupied five cottages around the lake and spent every minute in and out of each other’s lives. During those days when kids learn to be adults, we had ten sets of parents who brought each of us up as their own; we were given unconditional love, with one condition—we needed to be good people. All 250 of us now hope we continue to inspire children of their legacy.

What is your definition of success? Happiness and shared love and respect with family and friends. What is your passion? Support of all those connected with the military and their families. Why do you feel that your community is part of that passion? From the beginning, Pembroke has embraced our mission; so much so that at the passing of Matthew Bean, his commanding officer went out of his way to remark that he has never seen a community turn out as Pembroke did the day of his funeral. The PMSG has also put three memorial benches in memory of Matthew Bean, Brian Mc Phillips, and Jesse Crudup with the support of Pembroke citizens. Who is your role model? How do they inspire you? The Bean, McPhillips, and Crudup’s Pembroke Residents who have lost their sons through combat injuries and/ or complications of PTSD. They went through this horror with dignity and grace and have continued to support the Military Support Group’s cause every way they can. How do you stay motivated? Members of the group who give 100 percent to make sure that our military heroes and their families continue to receive what they deserve. They are an amazing group of people that I am proud to call my friends. What would your mission statement be? To continue to be a support to those in need whether connected to the Military Support Group or Pembroke Firehouse Pantry.

How do you stay motivated? Never settling! My next goal is a coffee shop that gives the young people in Pembroke High’s Adult Transitional Program a place to work while highlighting their abilities and strengths. Anyone willing to help, call me, we can talk. There is strength, power, and peace in knowing what you want to be when you grow up. What would your mission statement be? When given a choice, be kind. You can’t change the world, but you can make your corner of it a softer place to land. 12  The Spectrum magazine SPRING 2018

Dress to Express  Your  True  Self  for the Workplace Do you get stressed out each morning looking through your closet? Imagine how good it would feel to look in your closet and know that you love everything in it, and everything looks well on you because it all reflects the true you. Every day we send a silent but powerful message to the people in our workplace. When we dress in a manner that is not true to our energy, people can get the wrong idea about us. When we lie to ourselves, or pretend to be someone else, when we wear clothes that don’t feel ”right” just because they are in style, we live a life that is not in harmony with who we really are, and it shows. Although we can’t see it ourselves, everyone else can, they can sense it. If you want to succeed, people need to trust in you and you have to trust you too. If people are going to believe in you, you must believe in yourself. So who are you?

If your dominant energy is oxygen, you will be sensitive, subdued, calming, soft, and subtle. To be in harmony with your true self, you will look beautiful in fluid, flowing, comfortable clothes in soft, blended colors and patterns. The jewelry for you is brushed silver; pewter is nice too. Dress for work in grays, navy, neutrals, or charcoal black. Scarves in muted, connected patterns are a nice touch to keep your feminine look. Jackets should be comfortable and relaxed, not stiff or structured.

What’s Your Energy?

Everyone and everything on Earth is made up of four elements: nitrogen/air, oxygen/water, hydrogen/fire, and carbon/earth. You have all of these four elements in you, but you lead with just one of them. That one is called your dominant energy. It is what makes you—you. Think about these four elements for a moment. Notice the vibration and movement of each one is different: n n n n

Nitrogen—a bright, bubbly, light, upward energy. Oxygen—a fluid, flowing, subdued, relaxed energy. Hydrogen—a hot, active, reactive, swift energy. Carbon—a constant, structured, bold, still energy.

If your dominant energy is nitrogen, you will be a bubbly, outgoing, light, and bright woman. To be in harmony with your true self, you will look great in cute, animated designs, bright colors, light fabrics, and gold jewelry. At work, ditch the black clothes. They will not help you to look professional. Instead, go with browns or navy. Wear winter whites to keep things nice, light, and bright—just like your energy. Find some professional, yet fun, eyeglasses for an accessory.

If your dominant energy is hydrogen, what comes to mind? Hot, fiery, active, reactive, and abrupt are certain qualities. You look dynamic in textured, substantial fabrics, and rich earthy colors. Peacock blue is a great color for you. Look for asymmetrical or swift lines in clothing, and animal prints too! Rich copper, brass, bronze, and gold jewelry are great. At work, you can tone your look down a bit. No black, navy, or gray for your active energy. Embrace the rich, dark shades of burgundy and browns; olive greens are good for you too. If your dominant energy is carbon, you will have that same kind of stillness about you. Because your energy has such a low movement, you really look stunning in stark black and stark white. The energy of black has no movement, just like your energy. That is why you are in harmony. Bold colors look good on you too. White shirts are a must. Structured and simple black suits are perfect for you at work. Please don’t wear any gray, but navy is a must! You look striking in high shine silver jewelry. Living in alignment with who you really are, and being in harmony with your dominant energy, will help you feel a tremendous increase in confidence. When you become aware of who you really are, it shows. You develop a positive attitude about yourself and that attitude ladies, is your power. The way you look at yourself is how people will look at you. Contact Deborah O’Brien to find out your DOMINANT ENERGY. She can help YOU dress to express your true self.


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Our Local Heroes—Honoring Those Who Honor Others For the past 24 years, South Shore Community Action Council has recognized those individuals and organizations that demonstrate extraordinary commitment to fighting poverty and improving the lives of low-income residents on the South Shore. This year, six individuals received recognition at the 2018 Local Heroes Awards on March 28 in Plymouth. These individuals are a diverse cross-sampling of the South Shore— store managers, veterans, emergency volunteers, moms, and students—each from different walks of life, yet all possessing the common goal of wanting to better the lives of others. Liz Stefan is a manager at BJ’s Wholesale Club in Plymouth. For 10 years, the BJ’s corporation sponsored a “Giving Tree” during the holidays. Preschoolers wrote their names and wishes on tags for the tree and customers would purchase for gifts. Three years ago, when the BJ’s corporation ended its “Giving Tree” tradition, Liz organized her employees to continue it on their own. These generous BJ’s employees went even further to make sure that each and every child received toys, coats, boots, clothing, hats, mitten, and pajamas during the holidays. Hundreds of children on the South Shore had a brighter Christmas morning thanks to the efforts of Liz Stefan and her BJ’s team. Bob Davidson of Plymouth has supported Plymouth service members and their families for many years. During Desert Storm, Bob initiated a campaign to send care packages to our service members. He is also responsible for the beautiful Memorial Tribute to Fallen Soldiers at Plymouth Memorial Hall. Bob, a U.S. Navy veteran and retired teacher started working on the display after taking over as curator of the American Legion Museum. Through his selfless efforts, he completely revamped the American Legion room, now loaded with memorabilia representing our fallen heroes. Bob was also instrumental in the “Welcome Home” ceremony for Vietnam War veterans, offering support and kindness in quiet yet deeply meaningful ways. Craig Wolfe of Hull volunteers as an emergency response coordinator. During January’s “Bombogenesis,” Craig was the first responder on the scene as 26 families and individuals were flooded out of their homes. He helped them connect with the Red Cross, MEMA, and emergency housing so that they are all out of crisis today. During winter storm Nemo in 2013, he worked as a Meals on Wheels Storm Trooper, rescuing 12 people and distributing meals to food banks, schools, senior centers, and apartments. Beyond this incredible service, “Wolfie” has served

as Hull’s park and recreation commissioner, founded Hull youth soccer and basketball, and started an academic award night in the high school, along with many other notable achievements. Lisa Adams has been a great partner to SSCAC in its efforts to fight children’s hunger in Plymouth and on the South Shore. For many children, the breakfast or lunch they receive at school is their only meal of the day. In 2015, at Indian Brook Elementary School in Plymouth, Lisa spearheaded the SSCAC’s “Backpack Food for Kids” initiative. She organized food pick-ups each week to fill backpacks for school children to make sure they had enough to eat during weekends and school vacations. In its first year, the backpack initiative provided 250 meals to the children, and nearly 4,100 meals by its second year! Lisa champions many other notable causes for our community and continues to give of herself and help out whenever and wherever she can. Harley-Anne Hamilton lives on her family’s farm in Carver. She is a 20-year-old college student whose life has revolved around service, since an early start in the 4H and Girl Scouts. She has donated handmade quilts to hospital children, and raised funds for Boston Children’s Hospital’s cancer ward. Soon after joining Future Farmers of America, Harley achieved Massachusetts Miss United States Agriculture in 2017. She has helped organize blood drives, fundraisers, toy drives, food deliveries, and much more. After her recent trip to South Africa with FFA, she returned home with a broadened world view and even greater motivation to bring about changes. Harley-Anne is the kind of young person who gives us all hope for the future! Charlie Schena’s life is an anthology of service. Having served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, Charlie has dedicated over 40 years to advocating on behalf of veterans and people with disabilities at the local, state, and regional levels. For 30 years, he has been a member of the New England Paralyzed Veterans of America. Closer to home, Charlie served on the Commission on Disabilities in Plymouth and is currently the Commander of the local William J. Bonney Chapter of the MA Disabled American Veterans. For years, Charlie has spoken at schools to share his stories of military service and raise awareness about disabilities with countless students on the South Shore.

You can find out more about South Shore Community Action Council and what you can do to help out in your community by going to, following SSCAC on Facebook and Twitter, or calling 508-747-7575 x6255. #OurCommunityInAction 14  The Spectrum magazine SPRING 2018

Liisa Budge Johnson—A Lifetime Achievement of Educating, Entertaining, and Supporting Others Liisa Budge Johnson’s passion for public service and charitable work has been lifelong. She has taken her family’s history of service to another level. Since she was a young girl, she’s been involved in activities that would benefit others. From her work in Girl Scouts, through her fundraising efforts to benefit cancer patients, to her devotion to any cause having to do with animals, and subsequently to her work with the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, Liisa has taken her enthusiasm and talents to great heights in order to help others. Working with senior citizens is a joy for her. She has developed imaginative programs for our seniors in her position as Outreach Coordinator for the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department, working closely with the Councils on Aging in Plymouth County. Her endless work with Safety Net provides assessments and home visits so that seniors and those with disabilities can continue to be safe.

She is a board member of the Plymouth Networking Group and is always the one that comes up with fundraising event ideas that bring the group together to have “FUN,” while never loosing site of PNG’s mission to provide “Service to Seniors.”

Liisa has worked tirelessly to fight cancer and has been instrumental in running the tournaments for “Score for a Cure,” a non-profit charity that she co-founded that helps women undergoing treatment for breast cancer in eastern Massachusetts through an annual fundraising women’s soccer tournament.

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Lisa has been instrumental in fundraising for many causes, including “You’ve Been Flocked” by a heard of pink flamingos, Plymouth Networking Group golf tournaments and bowling, “Puttin’ on the Ritz” Senior Dance, and many other worthwhile community events. Liisa’s attitude has always been “I can do that” when many would not or could not volunteer. Liisa was honored recently by her family, friends, and community for her ongoing volunteerism. Thank you Liisa, for all that you do to educate, entertain, and support others.

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live your very best life now LIVING THE DREAM? As a senior executive woman in a male-dominated global organization, I was living the dream of a six-figure income, lucrative bonuses, promotions, new suits, new cars, international travel, CEO awards, and so on.

COULD THIS BE YOUR STORY? This my story, but it is not unique. In honor of all the amazing women that play an important role in or outside of the home, or both, I encourage you to be self-aware, embrace your unique identity, and live your life as defined by you.

I had secured the image of success and I knew it would be maintained as I consistently achieved my highest level During the 2018 International Women’s Day in March, of performance and exceeded everyone’s expectations. experts revealed that there has been a rise over the last It was an adrenaline rush and a learning opportunity decade regarding “imposter syndrome.” Questioning that was easily fueled by many challenges, new projects, self-worth and minimizing success achieved, has been a enhanced goals, and organizational changes. If I found consistent trend with a majority of women. myself in a state of “business IMAGE vs. AUTHENTICITY as usual,” I could always rely on my constant quest to gain more Choose Authenticity! Our image is the face (or faces) responsibility which guaranteed we wear for people around us to “Criticism can’t hurt or affect our authentic self. me the opportunity to achieve see—the self that we conscioushigher levels of success! You can be negatively impacted when you are ly project to the world. Our operating at an image level because you know authentic self is the true essence Success was my identity and results were my legitimate you’re relying more on how you look rather than within, the inner woman—who we really are, especially when no validation. Success guaranteed expressing your real self to the world” one is looking. acceptance, reinforced my value, and became the air that reminded me I was living. n BE TRUE & AUTHENTIC TO YOURSELF—Let go of the Leading others in maximizing their performance and past, your stories, and anything that no longer serves achieving success, justified my own existence. My team you. optimistically followed in my footsteps and took pride in n COMMIT TO WELLNESS & BALANCE—Recognize our extreme dedication to each other. Failure was not a that all four systems (mental, emotional, physical, and consideration for the “Dream Team” that reveled in calling spiritual) are interconnected and lack of wellness in themselves a “Work Family.” one area impacts all the others. Success was our team addiction and our identity. In ren BE WILLING—Take an honest look at yourself and turn, our company graciously accepted our self-sacrificing identify where you need the most balance and ways, excess hours, and increased results year after year. It growth. became clear our self-imposed standards were unsustainn CREATE AN ACTIONABLE PLAN—Hold yourself able as other areas in our lives began to suffer. accountable and engage an Accountability Partner REALITY CHECK to join you on your journey. n

Exceptional results were achieved at the high cost of our family, our friends, and our true identity.


Our work family existed because we neglected the relationships outside of our career.


I became exhausted developing methods to maintain my integrity while also conforming to everyone’s specific expectations.


I realized that all money and material gains could never replace the moments I lost with my only child.


No award or form of recognition could ever compare to the feeling of loving myself and the special people in my life.


It became time to redefine success and transform into who I was always meant to be—The True Me.



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Empower (me) nt Empowering the Lives of the Plymouth Area Homeless Through Education Contributed by Suzanne R. Giovanetti CEO, Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. “Empower(me)nt” is the client education and support program of the Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless. Designed to strengthen individuals and families, Empower(me)nt is an inspirational collection of learning opportunities for some of our most marginalized neighbors. The program’s goal is to empower the adult residents of the Pilgrim’s Hope Shelter by providing a diverse curriculum of educational, enrichment, workforce development, and wellness classes. These are areas that have been identified as crucial to helping clients (mostly homeless head-ofhousehold women) break the cycle of poverty by developing the necessary skills and confidence to lead self-sufficient lives. At the Plymouth Area Coalition, we believe that by expanding a client’s skill set, personal health practices, and emotional health, they will experience increased self-confidence through achievement. The Empower(me)nt Program is designed to deliver life-changing services and to promote personal and family stability, dignity, and self-sufficiency. Weekly, one-hour classes in parenting, personal health, and nutrition are held at Pilgrim’s Hope in the Education/Homework Room. The classes, taught by professional instructors follow a designated curriculum and residents are expected to attend. At the end of each 7-week course, clients are presented a Certificate of Completion. Personal Health class graduates, receive a bound manual that includes valuable reference materials and resources for various services related to class content.

The Plymouth Area Coalition Empower(me)nt Program staff are also formulating career development opportunities that they plan to implement later this year. Among them, “Get A Job” (developed and produced by Women’s Empowerment, San Francisco, CA). Offered one day a month, this powerful, all-in-one job readiness program, will motivate and strengthen client job skills. Each attendee will receive a “Get A Job” kit portfolio that includes reference material on how to prepare for a job search, secure a position, and excel in the workplace. The course will follow the curriculum prepared by Women’s Empowerment. To complement the ”Get A Job” program, the Coalition will offer seminars in resume writing, job interviewing and workplace attire, speaking with confidence, and personal finance and banking. Partnerships with professionals from BID Plymouth and local business women will further strengthen the impact of Empower(me)nt. Plans are also being made to offer personal enrichment opportunities in computer skills, art, yoga/meditation, and cooking. ESL and GED, as needed. The Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless is a multiservice agency, serving 22 South Shore communities. The Coalition was established in 1985, in direct response to the rising number of homeless families and individuals living in cars within the local state forest. The organization has grown, and currently consists of Pilgrim’s Hope Shelter, Food Pantry, Children’s Holiday Fund, F.A.I.R. (Family and Individual Resource), and A Voice in the Night (24/7 emergency referral).

This Mother’s Day . . . Consider honoring your mom, by making a gift in support of a homeless mom living in our local community. Your gift will help to provide essential care products to these incredible women, who struggle daily to provide for their children through the most difficult of circumstances, yet always with an abundance of love. Gifts in-kind are always welcome at the Pilgrim’s Hope Family Shelter. Gifts may be sent/delivered to: Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless, 149 Bishops Highway, Kingston, MA 02364.

Donation Suggestions: Small plant or flowers


Hand cream

Hair spray

Body lotion

Sanitary products




Gift cards for a haircut


Baby wipes


Baby monitors

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Business Spotlights 3 Daughters Jewelry: A Hidden Gem Tucked back, on the right, behind the famous Isaac’s Restaurant you will find a charming little store. As soon as you walk in, you’re greeted by one woman, every time and with a smile. She is your very own personal shopper, instant friend, and local fashion icon. 3 Daughters Jewelry (apparel and gifts), owned by Joan Lyons, is now a successful retail boutique on the Plymouth waterfront. Joan opened the business four years ago and the community has kept with her every step of the way. Joan enjoys finding small boutiques when traveling where she can connect with the shop keepers and find something wonderful to bring home that reminds her of that experience. Her passion for these unique items, whether local or from afar, is what sets her boutique apart from the rest. Although Joan’s background is not in retail, but in education, she has fond memories of watching her mother get ready to attend a special event or pick out what to wear for church each Sunday. She remembers from her childhood that her mother always put together a classy outfit and carried herself confidently because she knew what looked good for her size, color, and personality. Owning 3 Daughters has taught Joan that not every woman has the confidence and ability to pick the right pieces for their wardrobe or for a special occasion. Any person coming into the store receives her special attention, guidance, and direction.

The boutique also carries gifts. In a time where online purchasing simplifies life, the store offers an alternative where you have an opportunity to shop by touching, smelling, and trying on what interests you. Many customers take their time shopping due to the relaxing nature and nopressure atmosphere. Many customers are looking for that last-minute gift for a special someone. Need it wrapped? She can help with that too. It’s all in the details! Joan is also excited to bring shoppers local made, one-of-akind pieces, giving shoppers a chance to bring home a piece of Plymouth. The store offers a platform for many talented local artists and authors. 3 Daughters also holds events at the store to give people a chance to meet those local talents, and enjoy a comfortable afternoon of socializing. The store also enjoys supporting various non-profits with donations throughout the year. Joan is heavily involved in the Plymouth business community, lending her accessories and apparel to various events as well. Joan finds each day to be a new learning experience, and treats her customers, as she would want to be treated. She enjoys meeting new people (who end up becoming friends), finding new items and being part of the Plymouth shopping experience for those near and far! The store is located at 108 Water Street in Plymouth. Visit them online at; contact them by phone at 508-747-3330, or email at


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1620 Winery

Opens Facility at Cordage Park


he universe has a great sense of humor. Robert and Raquel Mullaney were looking for their next great, business adventure when they stumbled upon the old Plymouth Winery for sale. After two-plus years, their vision has finally come to fruition what is now the 1620 Winery & Wine Bar. Robert comes from a long line of Sicilian winemakers, most notable was his Grandfather, Giuseppe! The 1620 Winery produces over 22 wines (red, white, rosé, fruit wines) all individually bottled, labeled, and corked by Robert, Raquel, and their assistant winemaker, Donnie Beland. After months of winemaking in an 800-square-foot space at the Plymouth waterfront location, Robert realized he needed more space. The Mullaney’s fell in love with the old, historic Cordage Park rope factory that was built in the 1800s, located in North Plymouth. They chose to open their second location with over 13,000 square feet of winemaking and event space! The 1620 Winery is proud to announce the grand opening of its new location at Cordage Park, as of May 3, 2018! This large historic building will be the new home for the Winery’s

production line, as well as a large, state-of-the-art function facility. The Winery is the perfect venue for weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, birthdays, and more. The Mullaneys restored much of the historical architecture of the building. The venue has the original brick, wooden beams, and floors from the 1800s giving it a very authentic feel, accented with industrial features. Located against the rustic train tracks with a view of Plymouth Harbor makes it the ideal spot for a spectacular event. The elegant barrel room is perfect for intimate dinners or business meetings. The winery will be offering wine tastings and tours at this location, which will be reservation only. Come on down and find out how you can become a member of the exclusive “1620 Wine Cult”! For any additional information, please visit their website or email Follow them @1620winery on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to ALWAYS be in the know of what is the next “must-attend” event. Cheers!

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Hollis Insurance Agency: Clients & Community Above All


ollis Insurance Agency, owned by Bob Hollis, is an independent insurance agency located in The Pinehills of Plymouth. They handle it all from insurance and investment products, to homeowners and auto insurance, to workers’ compensation and business owner packages. The Hollis Insurance Agency also offers special expertise and insurances for churches, contractors, and the hospitality industry. Here are a few TOP qualities that make-up Hollis Insurance Agency:

The Boutique Agency Hollis provides products and services that go beyond what people expect from an insurance agent. Because they work with fewer clients than a typical mass-clientele insurance company, they are able to provide thorough and personal quality service. Hollis works with home and business owners who are the decision makers, and can best benefit from the education and expertise the agency can provide. Since Bob Hollis himself has a background in financial services, he can bring his business experience when discussing the needs of a business owner.

Renaissance Alliance Affiliation

All About Community

It’s about choices at Hollis Insurance Agency, and that’s what sets them apart. Through their affiliation with the Renaissance Alliance, clients have access to 11 auto insurance carriers, 16 homeowners insurance carriers, and over 30 carriers involved with business insurance. They are in a much better position to get the best deal for their clients, and if an insurance company raises prices too much upon a policy renewal, they have many others to compete for their client’s business.

Bob Hollis, over the past years, has come far in his community work. This is a huge priority at the agency; it’s about giving back. Hollis wants to be successful enough where they can use their talents and earnings to help community projects. The goal of the agency is not to be rich, but to be available.

A Family Atmosphere Bob’s wife Donna came into the agency 15 years ago simply to help out—and, at the time, was his only business partner. She now manages their personal lines needs and staff, while Bob handles their business clients and overall operation. They have achieved great success in their partnership. His daughters, Erika and Jillian, are also involved in the agency, taking on different full-time roles in this family business.


You might know Hollis best from his first involvement in The Spire Center, followed by the Plymouth Recovery Center. The prior service laid the groundwork, which enabled these projects to be the success they are. They often joke that the insurance business is just the means to this end, to build and expand upon these important pieces of the community. Hollis finds it much easier to ask for financial support for these vital efforts knowing how important they are and how many people have benefited from them along the way. His daughter, Jillian, is also heavily involved with the efforts at the recovery center. (Learn more about the Plymouth Recovery Center on page 22. )

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MORTGAGE MINUTE Pete’s Mortgage Minute

Getting Ready to Buy or Sell This Spring Contributed by Peter Fickeisen Senior Loan Originator, Luxury Mortgage Corp.


he 2018 market has been very good for most homesellers so far, but the biggest issue remains: No Inventory! Most sellers are afraid to list their home, because they need a home to buy as well. Instead of being afraid, we say, have a plan with your realtor and mortgage professional. Here are some things to think about before you list. 1. Know before you list—Speak with a mortgage professional to outline your mortgage plan so you can be ready to move on a purchase quickly. Knowing your abilities to buy without a home sale contingency is a must in a competitive purchase market. With a quick call to your mortgage professional, you will be on the right path.

2. Buy before you sell—Make sure your home is “listing ready.” Get pictures taken before winter, have your paperwork signed, do your Title V and get your home organized to sell. Work with an agent that has this forward thinking and has worked with others in your situation. 3. Access to equity—Review mortgage options like getting an equity line before you list, or refinancing to get the money needed to buy before you sell.


Even if your home is selling the same day, you will need on average 5% total to put down before you close on the property. There are so many options out there for buyers and sellers to attain their dream. The first step is to get your mortgage options in place so you can make the correct moves. Having a plan will put you in the best position to win the deal. #itallstartswithaconversation

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re/max spectrum

featured real estate

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

new construction—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 appointed with stainless steel appliances (dishwasher, range, microwave). Master suites with private bath and walk-in closet. Reserve your lot now! Contact Spectrum Homes at 781-293-2899. 7 Adelaide Way  $599,900

26 Adelaide Way  $699,900

plymouth $529,900

plymouth $529,900

• Condo • 2300 sqft • 3 beds/2½ baths Located in the heart of Plymouth Center, close to parks, beach, downtown. This unit has a 1-car garage and situated in the most private location within the development overlooking Dyer Pond. Hardwood floors on main floor, custom kitchen with granite counters, upgraded moldings. Large family room for entertaining, open from the kitchen. Finished basement with walk-out. Master suite with large closet and bath is upstairs. Rarely found desirable privacy in an in-town location. Landscaping and plowing included.

•  Condo •  2011 sqft •  3 beds/2½ baths Located in the heart of Plymouth Center, close to parks, beach, downtown. This unit has a 2-car garage. Hardwood floors on main floor, custom kitchen with granite counters, upgraded moldings, and stainless steel appliances. Open floor plan for entertaining. Upstairs has master suite with his/hers closets and bath. Upstairs also has laundry, two more bedrooms, and another full bath. Fantastic in-town location, providing easy access for commuting while allowing privacy.

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If your home is currently listed with another broker, this is not intended to solicit that listing.

6 Adelaide Way  $569,900

4 lots land only: $190,000–$210,000

pam shields, REALTOR®, ABR

If your home is currently listed with another broker, this is not intended to solicit that listing.

181 Court Street (Rte. 3A) Plymouth, MA 02360 508-746-8402 774-454-9126

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


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

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

plymouth $439,900

plymouth $165,000

• Single-Family • 2306 sqft/0.7 ac • 3 beds/2½ baths Well-kept Colonial. Bright open foyer; kitchen with center island, granite counters and SS appliances; family room with wood floors, skylight, fireplace; formal dining and living rooms. Master bedroom upstairs has a ¾ bath, skylight, and sliders to a private balcony. Enjoy your morning coffee looking out over your beautiful fenced back yard with Gunite pool, deck, gazebo, and pool house! The basement is partially finished into a game room with pool table. Attached garage, irrigation system, wired for generator.

• Condo • 942 sqft • 2 beds/1½ baths Tired of paying rent? Welcome to The Groves at Summer Hill! This twobedroom condo with 1½ baths offers large, open living room and dining room area. Central air and gas heat! Enjoy the view from your private second-floor balcony. Located just minutes off exit 6 on Rte 3, close to historic downtown Plymouth, beaches, harbor, shopping, and restaurants. Laundry facilities in building have new stackable unit.

Dottie Gay, REALTOR®, CRS, CBR, SRES, GRI 181 Court Street (Rte. 3A) Plymouth, MA 02360 508-746-8402 | 781-291-9396 |

plymouth $410,000

plymouth $177,700

• Single-Family • 2400 sqft/0.9 ac • 4 beds/2 baths Raised ranch with lots of living space for all. First level has beautiful oak flooring, living room with wood-burning fireplace. Fully applianced oak kitchen opens to dining area and relaxing sunroom off the back, overlooking large private back yard. Good size bedrooms, two full baths! Lower level family room. Extra features: 2-car garage, an extra “car port/boat“ area, large in-ground pool. Central a/c, newer replacement windows, sprinkler system. Close to shopping, Rte 3, and downtown historic Plymouth.

• Condo • 968 sqft • 2 beds/1 bath Lovely move-in ready condo unit remodeled in 2007 with Harvey replacement windows, Bruce flooring, kitchen with maple cabinetry and all appliances to stay. Bright and sunny and well maintained! Two wall unit a/c, washer/dryers in lower level of condo building, where there is also a large separate storage unit. Complex has a tennis court and in-ground pool. Pet friendly. Close to shopping and easy access to highway. Close to Kingston train station and historic downtown Plymouth waterfront.

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If your home is currently listed with another broker, this is not intended to solicit that listing.

Call 833-REMAXSP (833-736-2977) to list your house with RE/MAX Spectrum.

Sandra Smith, REALTOR®, SRES 181 Court Street (Rte. 3A) Plymouth, MA 02360 508-746-8402 508-415-0509

bourne  $ 264,000

plymouth $329,900

• Single-Family • 1484 sqft/0.17 ac • 4 beds/1 bath Nestled on a corner lot near a pond/ beach, you will find this charming home close to Cape without going over the bridges! Some of the work has been done for you and some is waiting for your special touches. Updated kitchen, tankless water heater, heated garage, and generator hook up are some of the updates. Fenced corner lot with shed and in-ground pool! Walk to neighborhood beach area, close to canal, highways, and the Cape! Some final touches needed.

• Commercial & Residential • 2352 sqft • 3 acres Commercial property on State Road in Manomet with high visibility and residential unit. There are many possibilities with this versatile property. Own your business and live behind it or rent it. Mixed use on 3 acres of land. Former fruit stand in past as well as spa—what will your next venture be? Plenty of parking and high exposure. Opportunities await you. Priced below assessed value! Roll up your sleeves, and get your dream going at this great location!

If your home is currently listed with another broker, this is not intended to solicit that listing.

CARVER $549,900 • Single-Family • 2900sqft/5.5 ac • 3 beds/2½ baths Breathtaking pond views from this expanded home! The welcoming farmer’s porch greets you; french doors lead to deck overlooking the pond; or sit in the gazebo to take in the view! First floor with grand entrance; large family room with gas fireplace; office/den with separate entrance; first-floor master bedroom with patio, walkin closet and full bath; formal dining room with bay window flows into the large kitchen with center island, breakfast nook, SS appliances, double sinks and ovens, and plenty of cabinets!


If you had listed with Sandra and RE/MAX Spectrum, your property would have been seen here in 34,000+ homes and businesses!

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

in-law apartment west plymouth  $414,900

warren cove plymouth $780,000

• Single-Family • 2339 sqft/1 ac PE • 4 beds/3½ baths E L SA This home has an open kitchen and living area with cathedral ceilings, skylight, access to the back deck, plus full bath with cathedral ceiling and skylight. Open finished stairway leads to lower level which includes a family room, full bath, huge storage area, and twocar garage. Master bedroom with double closet. The in-law has open living room and kitchen, two bedrooms, full bath with laundry, and half bath off one of the bedrooms. Peaceful wooded setting, back from road and partially fenced. Lovely!

• Single-Family • 0.80 ac Imagine building your brand new home right here at Warren Cove where you’ll enjoy over 150 feet of water frontage and amazing views of Plymouth’s Long Beach and beyond. Easy access to the water for swimming, fishing, boating, and more. With almost an acre of land, it may make the most sense to build a new home slightly back from where the current home stands, or keep the existing home as a sleeping space for guests. The possibilities are endless. If you need to consult a builder or architect, we can help!

PLYMOUTH $382,500

PLYMOUTH $289,900



• Single-Family • 1897 sqft/1 ac • 3 beds/1 bath Welcome to this beautiful West Plymouth home with in-ground pool. The interior has been freshly painted and new carpeting installed in the bedrooms. Hardwood floors throughout living and dining rooms. The master bedroom has an adjoining hot tub room, perfect for relaxing after a long day. Lower-level play room is great for the little ones. Attached garage and storage room, easy vinyl siding, and newer roof. Minutes to shopping, golf, Rte 3, commuter rail, beaches, and downtown.

• Single-Family • 1536 sqft/0.12 ac • 4 beds/2 baths Well cared for Gambrel Cape on a corner lot, close to the local amenities of Manomet Village. Brand new carpeting in bedrooms and stairs. Many recent updates include roof, windows, bulkhead, vinyl exterior trim, and hot water heater. Convenient first-floor bedroom, which could also be an office or den. Brand new septic to be installed prior to closing. Short distance to swimming at Fresh Pond or the ocean at White Horse Beach. Perfect for a starter home or if you’re looking to size down!


in-law apartment PLYMPTON $689,900

• Two-Family • 1672 sqft/0.49 ac • 3 beds/2 baths Attention investors and owner occupants! This two-family home has had all the major work done for you. Both units have been gutted and updated throughout. First-floor unit with hardwood floors, tile bath, large kitchen with plenty of cabinetry. Second-floor unit includes an open kitchen/living area, bedroom, and bath. Each unit has its own furnace and separate circuit panel. Newer oil tanks, updated plumbing and electric, newer roof, red cedar exterior, extra large lot. Great location, walk to town!

• Single-Family • 4064 sqft/2.71 ac • 5 beds/4 baths Beautiful Colonial with spacious in-law apartment above garage! Set back from the road, full front porch, 3-car garage, and pool. Inside has open floor plan for the kitchen, dining area, living, and family rooms. Office and full bath with laundry on first floor. Upstairs has master suite with walk-in closet, bath with double sinks and full tub/ shower. Bonus space on the third floor includes a bedroom and den. The in-law apartment offers a huge kitchen island and open living/dining/kitchen area; large bedroom and bath!

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

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

plymouth $274,900

plymouth $371,250

• Single-Family • 1829 sqft/0.39 ac • 3 beds/1½ baths You’ll love this raised ranch with a sunny, large eat-in kitchen, and a large fireplaced living room on the main floor. The lower level has a finished family room and finished space for an in-home office, as well as the laundry, half bath, and a garage. This home is located on a side street with a private lot. From here, it’s just a short stroll to Micajah Pond. Pack your ice skates and fishing poles for some winter fun, or put on your swimwear for some great family fun in the summer too!

• Single-Family • 6432 sqft/4.9 ac • 5 beds/4½ baths Situated on almost 5 acres of pond frontage land sits this sprawling ranch with an attached 3-car garage. This large home has direct pond frontage on Big West Pond! This property will not pass FHA or VA financing. Value could possibly be in the land. Also includes an oversized detached garage with oversized garage doors. This house has some great Mediterranean archictural details such as rounded archways throughout and tiled floors. Attention contractors— talk about potential!

plymouth $339,000

plymouth $256,900

• Single-Family • 1536 sqft/0.7 ac PE • 3 beds/1½ baths E L SA Welcome home to desirable Ponds of Plymouth. Nothing to do but move in to this nicely remodeled hip roof Colonial featuring all new flooring, and SS appliances. First-floor has living room, separate dining room, kitchen, half bath, and office/den. Large master bedroom on the second floor has a walk-in closet and a vanity area connected to the full bath. Other features include new stateof-the-art heating system, new shingles, freshly painted inside and out, new roof, and large deck great for entertaining.

• Single-Family • 1774 sqft/0.24 ac PE • 4 beds/1 bath E L SA This is the one you have been waiting for! Charming raised ranch with a sunny, large eat-in kitchen, large fireplaced living room with custom built-ins, and large deck for entertaining. Lower level has finished family room with 2nd fireplace, laundry, and 4th bedroom that could be used as an in-home office. Newer, energy efficient windows. All located on a side street with a private lot, just a short stroll to Micajah Pond for kayaking or fishing. New septic will be installed prior to closing.


If your home is currently listed with another broker, this is not intended to solicit that listing.

508-360-6902 | |


Wareham $229,900 • Single-Family • 2364 sqft/1.39 ac • 4 beds/2 baths This antique home is located in the desirable Little Harbor Area. Loads of Wareham history in these walls! Great corner lot. Nearby amenities include access to saltwater, close to golf course. This is a very large house with two separate living spaces. Possible in-law apartment. Town currently has it as single-family residence. Buyers to do their own due diligence. Will not pass for FHA or VA financing.



“I will treat the sale and purchase of your home as if it were my own.” — Brenda Sutherland

If you are looking for a Realtor® with compassion and caring, call Brenda at 508-360-6902.


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Mary Elizabeth Pacheco  |  Jennifer Castello  Karin Cruz Bianchi  |  Caryn Wennerberg

plymouth $589,000 Caryn Wennerberg  508-524-4534

pinehills $849,000 Caryn Wennerberg  508-524-4534

•  Single-Family •  2241 sqft/1.77 ac •  3 beds/3 baths Contemporary home nestled in Chiltonville. Open floor plan, gourmet 8 Jacobs Ladder kitchen, 6-burner gas stove, custom hood, quartz counters, SS Bosch appliances, and breakfast bar. Spacious great room with fireplace, cathedral ceilings, opens to mahogany deck. Lovely master bedroom with high-end bath, & much more!

•  Single-Family •  4251 sqft •  3 beds/3½ baths Custom Whitman Home in Great Kame. Upgraded kitchen with 38 Great Kame granite counters and SS appliances opens to vaulted ceiling family room with built-ins and gas fireplace. Lovely library with wall of built-ins and French doors. First-floor master bedroom ensuite. Partially finished lower level walk-out!

pinehills $689,000 Caryn Wennerberg  508-524-4534

pinehills $1,170,000 Caryn Wennerberg  508-524-4534

•  Single-Family •  3342 sqft/0.26 ac •  3 beds/3½ baths Bradford model home by Thorndike Homes. Open floor plan provides easy 14 Barnswallow Lane living and entertaining. Hardwood floors throughout, cathedral and vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, skylights, and butler’s pantry. The cook’s kitchen has granite counters. Firstfloor master suite has double closets and a luxurious bathroom!

•  Single-Family •  3400 sqft •  3 beds/2½ baths Custom Whitman home in premier Ryecroft neighborhood. Open 116 Ryecroft floor plan flows from the chef’s eat-in kitchen to the fireplaced great room & out to a patio. First-floor master ensuite with luxurious bath with jetted tub. Custom features: 3M Window film, CAT6 fiber optic, Hunter Douglas windows & more!

pinehills $660,000 Caryn Wennerberg  508-524-4534

pinehills $835,000 M.E. Pacheco  508-524-1922

•  Condo •  3494 sqft •  2 beds/3½ baths B model townhome in Winslowe’s View. Live and entertain on the first 5 Pennington Rise level; offer a private guest retreat on the second. Gourmet kitchen with SS appliances, granite counters. Living room with cathedral ceilings, gas fireplace with a custom mantle. Dining room with crown molding. Courtyard fountains & firepit!

•  Condo •  3132 sqft •  3 beds/3½ baths Stunning pond views from all 3 levels of this C model in Rebecca’s 42 Hidden Cove Landing. Open floor plan features a grand foyer with winding staircase, formal dining room and living room overlooking pond. Gourmet kitchen has maple cabinets and granite. Master ensuite with cathedral ceiling. Second level for guests.

pinehills $679,900 Karin Cruz Bianchi  508-280-1479

pinehills $619,900 Karin Cruz Bianchi  508-280-1479

•  Condo •  3746 sqft •  3 beds/3½ baths Pristine Dartmouth style home in Seton Highland, a 55+ community. Two 26 Inverness master bedroom ensuites on first floor. Entertaining floor plan with open area Gourmet kitchen and cathedral family room. Walk-out lower level with office area, bedroom, and full bath. The HOA includes club house pool, exercise facilities & more!

•  Condo •  2173 sqft •  3 beds/3 baths Picture-perfect, Fresco III style condo. Hardwood floors throughout the first 4 Jamison Way level. Large quartz center island in open kitchen Elegant dining room, living room with custom-mantled fireplace. Retreat into the master suite with large his-and-her bathroom. Second bedroom and bath on first floor, second floor private loft.

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Contact Seagate at 508-524-1922.

Mary Elizabeth Pacheco  |  Jennifer Castello  Karin Cruz Bianchi  |  Caryn Wennerberg

If your home is currently listed with another broker, this is not intended to solicit that listing.

Contact Seagate at 508-524-1922.

pinehills $539,000 Caryn Wennerberg  508-524-4534

pinehills $1,260,000 Jen Castello  781-864-3376

•  Condo, detached •  2294 sqft •  2 beds/3 baths Seton Highland 55+ in Pinehills! Private corner lot. Bright and sunny 83 Seton Highlands kitchen with BOSCH appliances, a large pantry, granite oversized island. Master suite with double vanities and a frameless tiled shower. Your guests will enjoy the second-floor bedroom with private shower. Hardwood floors, A/C, much more!

•  Single-Family •  4330 sqft/0.64 ac •  3 beds/3 baths, 2 half Stunning custom home by Whitman Homes. Custom woodworking, 43 Boulder Ridge floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace & beautiful, cherry hardwood floors. Gourmet kitchen with Wolfe and Subzero appliances, quartz counters. Four-season room off kitchen, large study with built-ins, expansive first-floor master ensuite. Amazing!

pinehills $599,000 Jen Castello  781-864-3376

pinehills $597,000 Jen Castello  781-864-3376

•  Condo •  2577 sqft •  2 beds/3½ baths Detached T model townhome, with stunning views in Winslowe’s View. 1 Dillingham Way Open floor plan with spacious rooms. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters and SS appliances. First-floor master suite with master bath. Second floor is perfect for guests. Partially finished walk-out lower level with home theater surround sound!

•  Condo •  2464 sqft •  2 beds/2½ baths B model townhome with views and open floor plan. Hardwood floors, 11 Minter Court gas fireplace, and lots of windows. The great room opens to private, mahogany deck overlooking the golf course. Gourmet kitchen with upgraded cabinetry, double ovens, gas cooktop & granite counters. First-floor master bedroom and bath.

pinehills $595,000 M.E. Pacheco  508-524-1922

pinehills $629,000 Jen Castello  781-864-3376

•  Condo •  3261 sqft •  3 beds/3½ baths Popular U townhome with many upgrades including gleaming 27 Rigsdale Way hardwood floors, cozy library with gas fireplace, and a finished walk-out lower level with great room, fireplace, large bedroom, and full bath. Open floor plan, custom kitchen, first-floor master ensuite. Second floor is a guest suite and loft.

•  Condo •  3474 sqft •  3 beds/3½ baths B model condo in Winslowe’s View. Wooded views, with peace and 7 West Trevor Hill quiet. Open concept living room/dining room. Upgraded kitchen with SS appliances & granite counters. Firstfloor master suite! our overnight guests can retreat to the spacious second floor loft, bedroom, & full bath. Finished lower level too!

pinehills $719,000 Jen Castello  781-864-3376

pinehills $522,000 M.E. Pacheco  508-524-1922

•  Condo •  3356 sqft •  3 beds/3 baths RARE Fresco 4 condo in The Greens at the Pinehills! This “true” 33 Conifer Hill end unit condo offers the ultimate in privacy. Charming front porch, spacious courtyard. Open concept floor plan with two ensuites on the first floor, including the tucked away private master bedroom! Stunning golf views!

•  Condo •  1814 sqft •  2 beds/2 baths FRESCO II townhome in Rebecca’s Landing. ONELEVEL LIVING. Private 12 Red Canoe courtyard and wooded view. Bright and open, hardwoods throughout. Master bedroom suite with walk-in closet, spa bath with double vanities and a large shower with river rock floor. White, open kitchen with granite island! Lovely!


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MARIE NEGUS, REALTOR® 781-775-9573 |

If your home is currently listed with another broker, this is not intended to solicit that listing.

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

$10 MILLION+ Total Volume in 2017!

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HAROLD F. TAYLOR II, GRI, SRES, REALTOR®, CBR, LMC, Notary 181 Court Street (Rte. 3A) Plymouth, MA 02360 508-746-8402 508-776-4117 Residential | Commercial | Business Opportunities

kingston  $259,900

Plymouth  $529,000

• A buildable muliti-family lot. • 0.75 ac One 2-bedroom unit and one 1-bedroom unit. This lot has an existing paved driveway, level lot, electric service on site, town water and sewerage betterment, and natural gas at street. Potential renovation or expanding of accessory building. Lot has mixed use zoning, residential multi-family as well as commercial. Buyers and buyer’s agents to due diligence in verifying all documents, permitting, and zoning applications. Builders’ package available.

•  Single-Family •  1822 sqft/0.35 ac PE •  2 beds/3 baths E L SA Ocean views and beautiful sunsets in a desirable oceanside community. One owner, custom built in 2007 for his personal use as a getaway retreat. The home is a contemporary Colonial design with a third-story observation deck that maximizes both it’s ocean and sunset views. There may be the potential to add another room off the living area over the garage. This home is truly turnkey, low maintenance (inside & out), and has had minimal use throughout the years. A unique property, in a great location and priced to sell. I ND


If your home is currently listed with another broker, this is not intended to solicit that listing.

plymouth $699,900 •  Single-Family •  3094 sqft/0.49 ac •  3 beds/3½ baths First-floor master with massive bath, twin walk-in closets, jet air tub, glass shower, and exercise area. Kitchen designed for the chef with its ease of flow, island, peninsula seating, tin ceiling feature, and walk-in bay for casual dining. Elegant formal dining room, butler’s pantry, with wet bar. Family room with white-beamed cathedral ceiling, raised hearth wood fireplace. Off the family room a three-season porch overlooking gardens. Large home office with built-ins, and coffered ceilings. Mudroom, three-car garage, much more! fer of ys! da t4 s ju Accepted in


If you had listed with Harold and RE/MAX Spectrum, your property would have been seen here in 34,000+ homes and businesses!

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allison bean, REALTOR® 181 Court Street (Rte. 3A) Plymouth, MA 02360 508-746-8402 508-577-2909

South braintree  $559,000 •  Single-Family •  2332 sqft/0.22 ac •  5 beds/2 baths Beautifully maintained split-level ranch convenient to highways, commuter rail, shops, restaurants, and a short walk to Liberty Elementary. Gorgeous hardwood floors throughout main level. Spacious living room opens into a bright dining room that leads to a sunken sunroom with access to a huge exterior deck. Remodeled kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite counters, SS appliances, tile floor. Renovated bathrooms. Large family room with brick fireplace. Brand new roof! Also possible in-law potential.

Bourne $295,000 •  Condo •  1871 sqft •  3 beds/2 baths Meticulously maintaned Condo in desirable Sagamore Beach! Spacious, open concept living/ dining area with bay window. Spacious, bright kitchen with plenty of cabinets. Flooring has been updated throughout. Full bath and laundry on main level. Upper level with sun-lit master bedroom and ample closet space. Newer energy efficient Veissmann heating system and portable air conditioners make heating/cooling the condo very affordable. Minutes to gorgeous beaches and canal!

•  Single-Family •  1472 sqft/0.49 ac •  3 beds/2 baths Tastefully updated Cape maintained by the same family for over 40 years. Gorgeous wide pine flooring throughout. Remodeled kitchen with granite counters, SS appliances, ceramic flooring, a picture window, and plenty of high-end white cabinetry. Huge first floor master with his and her closets. Full bathrooms on each floor have been updated. Large living room with fireplace. Huge, level back yard with fire pit and sitting area. New septic recently installed. New windows throughout. Beach community!

If you had listed with Allison and RE/MAX Spectrum, your property would have been seen here in 34,000+ homes and businesses!

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sagamore beach  $424,900

shawn costa, REALTOR®, MBA, CBR, CLHMS Million Dollar Guild

If your home is currently listed with another broker, this is not intended to solicit that listing.

181 Court Street (Rte. 3A) Plymouth, MA 02360 508-746-8402 508-364-7453

Call 833-REMAXSP (833-736-2977) to list your house with RE/MAX Spectrum.


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The Anticipation Begins. Find Out More at:

Selling your home requires a creative marketing strategy and RE/MAX Spectrum has the answer. Ask us about our  “Coming Soon” premarketing plan and why positioning your home to be seen by prospective buyers a minimum of two weeks prior to actual showings creates a distinct advantage. n

Time to achieve “show ready” status.


Time to prepare a complete 360° marketing plan.


Time enhances anticipation by buyers who are anxious to view your home as soon as it “goes live” in MLS and you are ready to have it “on market.”


Pent-up desire in a low-inventory market drives multiple offers of higher value.


MLS Approved—Client Satisfaction Guaranteed. Call any of our RE/MAX Spectrum offices and give your home this distinct advantage.

PEMBROKE   115 Center St.  781-293-2900

PLYMOUTH 181 Court St. (Rte 3A) 508-746-8402

New Bedford 174 Union St. 508-997-5757

MARSTONS MILLS 167 Lovells Ln. 508-428-2300

EASTHAM 180 Brackett Rd., Ste 1 508-255-8666

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

Kingston: Orangetheory Fitness

Pembroke: Gather

Orangetheory Fitness offers 60-minute workout sessions split into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training with heart rate monitors to track intensity and maximize metabolic burn. Increase energy, get visible results, and burn more calories, even after leaving the studio. That’s the Orange Effect! At Orangetheory, no weight is impossible; every goal is possible. The center is located at 160 Summer Street in Kingston. Sign up for a free 1-hour workout by registering online. Visit their website to find out more at

The team at Gather consider themselves culinary nerds, social butterflies, and business-minded friends who believe in the value of spending time around the table together. They have been called “farm house chic,” and there is no denying their menu looks scrumptious. As three families with young children, they are passionate about people coming together over great food and a welcoming experience! Gather offers special Sunday dinners by reservation, event space for gatherings, and even cooking classes! They are located at 35 School Street in Pembroke. Find out more about them online at

Plymouth: sixteen twenty sixteen twenty was founded by Alyssa, a fashion merchandising and marketing student, Rob Smith, and Pam Smith, Alyssa’s mom and owner of creative pear marketing & design. Their unique, quality clothing line includes certified organic clothing and some apparel made from recycled bottles, and all made in the USA. In addition to providing sustainable clothing, they want to give back to their hometown community, and they have some great ideas in the making on fun ways to do this! Visit them online at

Plymouth: Mallebar Brasserie Finally, a modern French brasserie in the heart of Plymouth. What could be better than crispy pork belly risotto, duck and ricotta ravioli, baked oysters, or aged steaks (just to name a few of the tempting items on the menu), and of course with a variety of mouth-watering sauces and sides to round it out? Mallebar Brasserie is located at 15 Main Street Ext. in Plymouth. Call 508-747-0471 for more information.

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Plymouth: Churchill & Tilden P.C.

Plymouth: Achieve TMS East

Churchill & Tilden, P.C. is a full-service law firm with a principal office in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Their areas of practice focus on personal injury representation, criminal defense, and family law including divorce and divorce mediation. Whether you are injured in an accident, confronted with a criminal prosecution, or contemplating leaving your spouse, they will be happy to answer your questions and handle your legal matters. Their new office is located at 121 Sandwich Street in Plymouth. Visit them online at, or call them at 508-747-6363.

Achieve TMS East is a facility that offers a new hope for those suffering from major depression. The center proudly offers the revolutionary Deep TMS therapy (transcranial magnetic stimulation)—an FDA-approved and highly effective form of depression treatment. TMS sends magnetic pulses to the mood centers of the brain. As the country’s largest Deep TMS providers, their clinical staff has helped over 2,000 patients! Learn more about them online at Or visit their facility located at 225 Water Street, Ste 200, in Plymouth.

Plymouth: Children Making Strides

Plymouth: 1620 Winery at Cordage Park As one of the longest standing wineries in Plymouth, the 1620 Winery is proud to announce its new location at Cordage Park. This 13,000 square foot, historic building will be the new home for the winery’s production line, as well as a state-of-the-art large function facility. In addition, experience the barrel room and its unique space for smaller corporate meetings, private dinners, and events. 1620 Winery at Cordage Park is located at 49 Cordage Park Circle in Plymouth. Contact them at 508-746-3532. (Read more about 1620 Winery in the article on page 20.)

Children Making Strides is Southeastern Massachusetts’ premier ABA agency, and has been providing services for children on the autism spectrum since 1999. Services provided from Children Making Strides are clinical in nature. This is not a replacement for the services that a child should be receiving in his or her local school, but rather an adjunct to those services, helping that child reach his or her full potential. The parent support programs provide resources where parents can exchange ideas, get information, and provide support to each other. Through the parent support groups, training seminars, and mentoring program, there is always a place that a parent can find help and encouragement. Children Making Strides is now located at its new offices at 6 Resnik Road in Plymouth. Contact them at 508-563-5767, or find out more online at


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re/max spectrum

tips for homeowners

Kicking It to the Curb! While this phrase calls to mind various connotations, there is no denying that paying close attention to your property’s “curb appeal” could make a significant difference in the value of your home. This value is not only to you, but also to your neighbors and to potentially buyers. After all, you only have one shot at a first impression. The good news is that the winter storms are behind us and spring is finally here. As one of our favorite landscape firms, Black Diamond LPM, LLC pays particular attention to “springing forward” when it comes to the aesthetic value that curb appeal can bring to your home. With their focus on residential property management and creating the ambiance to accomplish beauty from the outside in, Black Diamond is here to assist your property’s visual perception. Black Diamond owner, and fellow RE/MAX Spectrum Realtor®, Joe Pothier is an expert at creating these visuals. In his words, “When it comes to Real Estate, first impressions make all the difference. Drive-bys can become drive-ons unless care is taken to establish a warm and welcoming feeling. A little effort goes along way to create value.” This is often overlooked by homeowners who spend thousands of dollars on interior spaces, while ignoring the exterior landscape viewed by others. Whether buying, selling, or just planting family roots, here a few simple but cost effective ways to present your property to its best advantage. n SPRING CLEAN-UP: Remove your leaves and debris left by winter storms, allowing your lawn and shrubs grow. They are waking up and want to breathe. n EDGE AND MULCH: Recut sharp lines around your beds and freshen up the color with a new bed of mulch. Don’t overdo the depth; about an inch will suffice to provide character and design to your landscape.

Residential Project Management

n SHRUBS AND TREES: Prune or trim your bushes and decorative trees. They need haircuts just like you and me. n LAWN CARE: Cut your lawn once a week, but set your mower at 3.5 inches. Anything lower may scalp your grass, leaving it vulnerable to burnout. Make sure you water well during the dry season. n WALKWAYS AND DRIVEWAYS: Brush or blow dirt and debris away. Just like hardwood floors, they require attention and need to be maintained. Remember, outside in for ambiance and visual appeal. n EXTERIOR LIGHTING: Change the light bulbs at your entry and your garage areas. Let your house shine. n FRONT DOOR ENTRY AREA: Add a few potted or hanging seasonal plants. Your front door should make a statement . . . Welcome to my home, please come in! n WINDOWS: Make sure to clean them ‘til they sparkle. They are meant to allow the light in, and visually allow the beautiful exterior to be seen from within. n MAILBOXES, FENCES AND POSTS: Enhance your landscape fixtures by cleaning them. Use a bleach/water solution to remove winter dirt and mold. Black Diamond is committed to servicing all of your property needs. They also proudly invest in our vocational students. With the help of these enthusiastic youth, their mission statement is to “treat every property as our own.” Curb appeal, as well as customer service, is their measuring stick and benchmark for continuous improvement. Contact them at 617304-1128 or Let’s remember that homes that present well, sell well. By taking advantage of these tips, you will maximize the value of your home, not only for your family, but for all that take pleasure in viewing the rewards of your efforts.

Get your coupon for Black Diamond’s services on page 47. Cleanup services include: n Residential n

Curbside pickup

n Commercial n Estate n Industrial n Foreclosures

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Just for Dads

In honor of Father’s Day on June 17, we’ve pulled together some special pages just for dads . . .

Father’s Daze at the Spire Center Friday, June 15, 8:00pm Location: The Spire Center, 25½ Court Street, Plymouth Cost: $25. Buy tickets online at How many shows has your dad sat through for you? Dance recitals, school plays, and other such exciting outings? Now you can finally repay him by bringing him to a hilarious and heartwarming show designed specifically for dads and the people who love them. Father’s Daze is a delightful view of the world through the eyes of three Dads who just happen to be highly accomplished humorists, storytellers, and performers. Don White, Bil Lepp, and Bill Harley, join forces to take you on a wild journey of love and laughter through the “dad experience.” Storytelling at its best!

Father’s Day Craft Beer Brewery Tour Sunday, June 17 Location: 31 Main Street, Plymouth Your dad doesn’t need another tie. What he needs is an afternoon of brewery tours, swag bag of goodies, and lunch. Join Baystate Brew Tours and a bunch of thirsty dads on June 17 as you travel to four breweries for private tours, samples, and cheer. Box lunch is included. All participants must be 21 with valid ID. Tickets and more information will be available online by mid April at

4th Annual North Star Pro Rodeo June 23, 6:00–8:30pm and June 24, 2:00–4:30pm

Location: Marshfield Fairgrounds, 140 Main Street, Marshfield Cost: $25–$45; kids under 8 are free. Buy tickets online at This family-fun event is sanctioned by the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association), the largest multi-event rodeo association in North America. Events include the saddle bronco riding, bareback bucking horses, bull riding, team roping, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, and barrel racing. The PRCA always donates to worthwhile local causes. Proceeds from the 2018 rodeo will go to Active Heroes, a charity helping veterans, active duty military, and their families. So bring dad and the whole family out for this great event! 44  The Spectrum magazine SPRING 2018


Put Your Home’s Best Foot Forward This Spring 3. Flora Galore

Contributed by Michael Greene Michael Greene Painting & Home Improvements, Inc. Spring means warmer temps, more daylight, and finally enjoying your outdoor spaces after a long New England winter. But hold on! Before you pull out the grill and deck furniture, check out our top tips to help you get the most enjoyment out of your outdoor space all season long. 1.  Bring Your Spring Cleaning Outdoors It’s time to open the windows, clear the clutter, and give your home a thorough cleaning—but don’t stop there! Exterior surfaces such as siding, decks, patios, and outdoor furniture have weathered the season and are also in need of some TLC. But what’s the best and safest cleaning method? We recommend soft washing, a low-pressure method that safely and thoroughly cleans most exterior surfaces, making them look new again. 2.  Clean, Inspect, and Repair Your Gutters After a long winter, you may be surprised what has found its way into your gutters. Blockages can lead to water in your basement or crawlspace, as well as damage to your trim and siding. Oftentimes, you won’t even notice the damage until you need an expensive repair. Take these proactive steps to keep water damage at bay: n

No need to wait for a rainy day—simply run a hose on your roof to check for proper drainage and that downspouts are channeling water at least five feet from your foundation.


Check gutters for holes, separated seams, corrosion, sagging and missing fasteners.


If your gutters are pulling away from your house, this could be a sign of fascia board damage.


Once issues are addressed, a good exterior gutter cleaning will remove any tiger-striped staining, leaving your gutters looking BRAND NEW again!

Window box planters are an inexpensive way to add color and style. If you have limited yard space for plantings, they provide great gardening space for both decorative plants and herb gardens. Plantings can also be changed seasonally to bring life to flat and lackluster surfaces. Look beyond your windows and you’ll find some other areas that could use some lush décor. Flower box planters look exquisite on decks, fill dull areas, and seamlessly connect your space with nature. Planters can help create that backyard oasis you’ve been dreaming about! 4.  Get Decked Out Naked porch or deck? Put a skirt on it! Wrap your deck foundation with a lattice skirt to finish off the space and bring thoughtfulness and appeal to your beautiful surround. Not only does it visually anchor your home to the ground, it also prevents leaves and debris from building up underneath. If your deck is tall enough for storage, a lattice door can be created for easy access. Tidy, stylish, and functional! Need help with these tips or any other painting or home improvement projects? Call or e-mail Michael Greene Painting & Home Improvements for a free quote, where we pride ourselves on providing quality and value. 774-269-3055 |


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Recipes by Michael Greene, Michael Greene Painting & Home Improvements, Inc. Photos by Caitlin Greene, Food Infinitude, IG: @starinfinitefood,

Honey Soy Boneless Chicken Thighs

Tasty Turkey Burger Wraps

Serves 4

Serves 4



2 lbs boneless chicken thighs

1 lb ground turkey (not breast) 2 T butter

6 oz Bragg® Liquid Aminos (Natural Soy Sauce Alternative)

1 medium Vidalia onion

½ tsp sea salt

½ C pure honey

½ head of garlic, minced

½ tsp fresh ground black pepper

2 tsp onion powder


½ tsp fresh ground black pepper

1. Let ground turkey temper outside of refrigerator for 30 min.   2. Preheat sauté pan on medium high, then add 2 T butter.   3. Sauté minced garlic for 1 minute, add diced onion, and cook until translucent. Set aside and let cool.   4. Add onion, garlic, salt, and pepper to ground turkey. Mix well.   5. Preheat grill on high heat.   6. Form 4 equal patties from turkey mixture, flatten and press a dimple into center of each patty.   7. Lightly brush each patty with olive oil.   8. Place patties on grill and lower heat to medium/high.   9. Close lid, grill 6–7 minutes. Flip burger when it’s able to release cleanly and then grill 4 minutes on the other side. 10. Remove burgers from heat, cover will foil, and let rest for 5 min. 11. Heat dry sauté pan on medium heat. Warm wraps one by one for 30–40 seconds on each side. 12. Cut turkey burgers in half and place inside wrap with your favorite fixings.

One-gallon zip-top bag Directions: 1. Clean, rinse, and pat chicken dry. 2. Place chicken in a one-gallon zip-top bag. 3. Add remaining ingredients, close bag, and work into chicken with your hands. 4. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours (4 hours max). 5. Preheat grill on high heat, then lower to medium heat. 6. Grill 6–8 minutes per side with lid closed, until cooked through and juices run clear. 7. Remove from heat, cover with foil and let rest for 5 minutes before serving. PRO TIP: We recommend serving these savory thighs on a bed of crisp chopped romaine lettuce, lightly tossed with Caesar dressing and sprinkled with hulled pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, and almond slivers.

PRO TIP: For the juiciest grilled meats, remove from heat and let rest for 5–10 minutes before serving to allow the flavorful juices to redistribute.

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agent spotlight Kelly Woolson: Process + Communication = Success Choosing your Realtor® should be considered one of your most important decisions—right up there with choosing your doctor, attorney, or financial planner. Why? Your Realtor® will become your trusted representative partnering with you in what will likely be your greatest lifetime investment. Wow, sounds like an ominous decision, and truthfully it is. When you think about it in those terms, serious consideration should be given to assure the best representation possible, perhaps before jumping to your niece or nephew or even your best friend who may hold a real estate license. Since 2006, Kelly Woolson has been earning the respect of her clients by repeating a proven process for success. With a background in sales, accounting, and business ownership, she is able to combine all of these business acumens and transfer them into a strength for her numerous clients. She has, over the years, continued to grow her business through knowledge of the industry and applying that knowledge to buyers and sellers—whether residential, commercial, rental, or land transactions. Not too many agents can tout that level of success in that number of arenas. Want to know her secret? Kelly’s approach is based on dedication to satisfaction. She takes a personal interest in each of her clients and treats each transaction as if it were her own. There is no limit to what she can accomplish when looking at it from this perspective. From your first appointment with Kelly, to the joyful conclusion, she establishes clear communication goals, identifies your criteria, and brings realism into the mix. And then she gets to work to satisfy in ways unheard of by others.

She has been known to knock on doors, call “FSBOs” (for sale by owners), or even contact expired listings just to search for the perfect property for her clients. Boundless energy produces results, so it’s no surprise that her clients come back to her time and time again and refer others seeking the same kind of exceptional service. There’s another aspect to her business approach that differs: communication between herself and those that she caters to. The number-one consumer complaint about real estate agents is that they put a sign in your yard and Kelly Woolson, REALTOR® then you barely hear REALTOR, CPDE, LMC, CBR from them again. Kelly’s 181 Court Street (Rte. 3A) approach is radically Plymouth, MA 02360 different, being available (cell) 508-566-2504 by email, text, or phone (office) 508-746-8402 pretty much 24/7 with a response time that exceeds expectations. She is always there to answer your questions, calming the waters while bringing logic and reason through her strong communication skills. In her words, ”My clients feel safe and comfortable with the process, knowing that I am there for them every step of the way.” Pretty reassuring! Kelly is a trusted advisor with RE/MAX Spectrum, and one that we are truly proud to have on our team. When buying, selling, or investing, consider Kelly as a part of your team as well. Kelly can be reached through our Plymouth office or at her contact information provided above.


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Arts & Entertainment

Awinning innovative festival rtWeek is an award-

featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive, or offer behind-the-scenes access to arts, culture, and the creative process. Now an annual statewide festival, ArtWeek was born in Boston in 2013 and recently expanded its footprint across the Commonwealth. This year, Plymouth will play host to the only ArtWeek celebration between the Cape and Boston.

trail, they can turn in their lists for an Official Fairy Finder’s Certificate at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North Street (where you’ll also find the last door on the trail). These official certificates were designed by Plymouth North art student Stephanie Ward. The list of businesses participating as fairy door hosts can be picked up at New Again, located at 32 South Park Avenue on April 28 starting at 11:00am. And also at that location, from 11:00am–2:00pm, Keyhole Studio, along with New Again owner Gail Farrell, will offer a free Fairy Door Craft Event and a display of handcrafted fairy homes. Little fairy seekers are encouraged to wear their fairy attire!

ArtWeek in Plymouth promises to create a trail of magic and art in the downtown area, starting with the Plymouth Fairy Door Trail. Why fairies? Because Here is a sneak peek at the fairy door located at the Pilgrims weren’t the only Something for Your Dust, 16 Court Street. ones who came to Plymouth hundreds of years ago! Fairies, Some of the local artists who gnomes, and sprites will be have lent their talent include Jessie Fries, Terry Kole, Jill making an appearance during ArtWeek, though you’ll have Voelker, Judy Smith, Jennifer McCarthy, Jane Kelly, Kathleen to look hard to find them. Burgess Nolan, Christine Almeida, Joanne Meeks, Gail Farrell, Malissa Kenney, and Susan St. Marie. You can find their Launching on Saturday, April 28 and continuing throughout magical doors at these participating locations: Something the year, several area businesses and local artists have for Your Dust, The Art Shoppe, Water Street Cafe, 3 Daughters joined in on a fun new Plymouth experience, The Plymouth Fairy Door Trail. Initiated by Keyhole Studio’s Jane Kelly, in Jewelry, Plymouth Candy Company, Town Crier Gift Shoppe, partnership with the Plymouth Bay Cultural District, the John Alden Gift Shop, Windemere Gift & Book Shoppe, The Plymouth Fairy Door Trail is a magical route that weaves its Exchange, Whimsical Wishes, Laurie Jean & Co, Mum’s Secret way through the downtown and waterfront. Closet, Oh My Gallery!, The Fine Line, The Plymouth Center for the Arts, New Again, Middle Street Music, Bumblee Music Along the way, fairy door seekers will be looking for Shop, and Peaceful Meadows. More locations are sure to join beautifully handcrafted fairy doors, created by some of in, as the trail is still growing! Plymouth’s talented artists, and hidden within the nooks and crannies of participating shops. When seekers complete the Join the quest and see why Plymouth is magical place!

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July 19  All-Bernstein Faculty Concert In honor of composer’s birth centenary; SPECIAL EVENT for DMF scholarships; soloist, Oxana Yablonskayam, 7:30pm, Ellison Center for the Arts (64 St. George Street, Duxbury), cost $125. July 20  Beatles on the Green In a magical (musical) tour. Opening Act: SSC student rock band Toast, 7:00pm, Duxbury Town Green, cost $15/$5. July 21  Rhythm & Blues on the Green Dinner Dance with In the House dance band, 6:30pm, Duxbury Town Green, cost $90/pp, or $720/table. July 22  Family Fest SSC ImagineARTS band, interactive activities, food, and more, 10:30am, Duxbury Town Green, $10/$5. July 22  Sunday in the Park DMF students and faculty in recital concessions available, 5:00pm, Duxbury Town Green, free. July 23  DMF Faculty Concert and Reception 6:30pm, private home (TBA), cost $125. July 24  Festival Recital July 13  Blues Cabaret Concert Specialty cocktails and light bites. Two seatings, 6:00 & 8:00pm, Ellison Center for the Arts (64 St. George Street, Duxbury), cost $60. July 15  Festival Overture Concert and Reception Performance of Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale in honor of its centenary premiere, 6:30pm, Ellison Center for the Arts (64 St. George Street, Duxbury), cost $75.

4:30pm, Ellison Center for the Arts (64 St. George Street, Duxbury), free. July 25  The Last Tango in Duxbury Music inspired by the spirit of South American and Cuban dances, Duxbury Wine & Spirits tasting, 7:30pm, Ellison Center for the Arts (64 St. George Street, Duxbury), cost $60. July 26  Festival Recital

July 17  DMF Faculty Concert and Reception

4:00pm, Village at Duxbury, free.

6:30pm, private home (TBA), cost $125.

July 27  Winners Concert and Farewell Reception

July 18  Festival Recital

Duxbury Wine & Spirits tasting, 7:00pm, Ellison Center for the Arts (64 St. George Street, Duxbury), cost $60.

4:30pm, Ellison Center for the Arts (64 St. George Street, Duxbury), free.

For box office information please call 781-934-2731, ext. 11.


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South Shore events Saturdays, May 12, 19, 26 10:00am– 3:00pm  All Things Duxbury. Join this weekly informal discussion panel for people who love Duxbury history and want to share their knowledge with residents and visitors. Anyone can introduce a subject for discussion. Location: Duxbury Room, Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St., Duxbury.


Friday, May 11 & Saturday, May 12, 8:00pm; Sunday, May 13, 3:00pm That Depends. The story takes place in the “Over The Hills” retirement home. Cost: $15 group sales (all ages, 10 or more pre-paid tickets); $18 students/seniors; $20 general admission. Location: First Parish, 842 Tremont St., Duxbury. To reserve tickets and pay at the door, send an email to or call 781-269-9885.

Saturday, May 12, noon–5:00pm Pickleball ALS Fundraiser. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America. Let’s combine this fun new sport with ALS fundraising efforts to bring awareness to this disease. Cost: $50. Location: Kingsbury Club, 186 Summer St., Kingston. For more information, call 508-759-9696.


Saturday, May 26, 2:00–4:00pm Strawberry Shortcake Social. This will be a fun time to reminisce and helping to continue to preserve the history of the Jones River Village Historical Society. RSVP by May 22 to 774-454-4699. Location: Bradford Barn, 50 Landing Rd., Kingston. Cost: $5.

Sunday, May 20, 3:00–7:00pm Duxbury Oyster Festival. Join in for this great event that helps support the Duxbury Student Union and the Duxbury Education Foundation. Cost: $100. Enjoy local oysters, wines and cocktails, music, and more all in the lovely setting of the Windsor House Inn. This event is always a hit! Location: The Windsor House Inn, 390 Washington St., Duxbury. Call 781934-0991 for more information. Sunday, May 20, 4:00–5:00pm  SSC Youth Chorus Concert. The mission of SSC Youth Chorus is to bring students together to sing and learn in a supportive environment and foster a sense of community and joy through music. Location: South Shore Conservatory, Duxbury Campus, 64 St. George St., Duxbury.

Sunday, June 3  Kingston Farmers’ Market. This is the debut season of the Kingston Farmers’ Market. The market will take place the first Sunday of the month, June through October. The market will feature quality food vendors to highlight local fresh and in-season produce, along with select local artisans and crafters. Location: Kingston Collection Mall in Kingston. Find out more about the various vendors and how you can be involved at

Saturday, June 9, 11:00am–4:00pm Liberty Pole Day. Join this American Revolutionary War Living history day with 18th century reenactment units, demonstrations, fife and drum music, and more. Location: Alden House Historic Site , 105 Alden St., Duxbury. Call 781-934-9092 for more information. July 13–27  13th Annual Duxbury Music Festival. South Shore Conservatory proudly presents the DUXBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL, an intensive program for solo and chamber instrumental performance, unique to all of New England. See the entire schedule and ticket costs online at (and on page 53 of this issue).

Sundays, July 8, 15, 22, 29, 9:00– 11:30am  Old Fashioned Bradford Breakfast. Come enjoy good food with good people in the 17th-century setting of the Major John Bradford Homestead. Offered every Sunday in July and August. All the proceeds go toward the preservation of the Bradford Homestead. Cost: $10 adult; $5 child (age 3 and under free). Location: Bradford Homestead, 50 Landing Rd., Kingston.

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Fridays in May, 11:00am–noon Toddler/Pre-school Open Gym. Join us for Toddler/Pre-school Open Gym every Friday in May and June. This is a great alternative to the playground. Bring your little ones to the gym to run around and burn off that energy. Instructors are available to help when needed, however the structure is very flexible. Cost: $8 for Massachusetts Gymnastic Center members, $10 for non-members. Location: MGC Pembroke, 300 Oak St., Pembroke. Sunday, May 12, 10:00am–3:00pm Pembroke Soup Connection Spring Flea Market. Location: 100 Center St., Pembroke. Call Firehouse Pantry at 339-933-8781 for more information.

Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 10 2nd Annual South Shore Striper Tournament. Join NSRWA for a fun weekend of fishing! Lots of cash prizes! Cost: adults are $65; children 12 and under are $35. Location: Roht Marine, 2205 Main St., Marshfield. Learn more and register online at Tuesday, June 12, 5:30–7:30pm A.J. Tomasi Barbecue. Join this afterhours business event sponsored by the Pembroke Chamber of Commerce. All businesses are welcome! Bring your business cards and an appetite. Location: A.J. Tomasi Nursery, 299 Oak St., Pembroke. Call the chamber to register, 781-293-6500. Sunday, June 17, 12:30–3:30pm 3rd Annual Father’s Day Car Show. Food, music, and children’s area. Raffles for the public as well as raffles for drivers every half hour. Cost: free to public; $10 registration fee for drivers. First 50 registrations receive a free dash plaque. Location: North River Community Church, 334 Old Oak St., Pembroke.

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Saturday, July 7 & Sunday, July 8, 12:00–10:00pm  6th Annual Levitate Music & Arts Festival. This two-day event showcases homegrown music and arts. Cost: $15–$370. Location: Marshfield Fairgrounds, 140 Main St., Marshfield. Find out more online at (and on page 52 of this issue).


Sunday, May 20, 8:00am–4:00pm Tri Town Rotary Flea Market. Welcome to the South Shore’s largest spring flea market. Over 7,500 attend this fine exhibit of antiques, tool, furniture and just about everything. Dealers, merchants, and the public are invited. Cost: $5; children 12 and under are free; free parking. Location: Marshfield Fairgrounds, 140 Main St., Marshfield.

May 25, 26 & 27  The Festival of the Arts. This festival, brought to you by the North River Arts Society, is a celebration of regional and community creativity, diversity, and art across the South Shore. It has been a highlight of Memorial Day weekend since 1977. Each year features different art and artists, entertainment, food, and special activities that appeal to all ages. Location: Old Main Street in Marshfield Hills. Call 781-837-8091 for more information.

Saturday, June 23, 6:00–8:30pm and Sunday, June 24, 2:00–4:30pm 4th Annual North Star Pro Rodeo. This family-fun event is a large multievent rodeo. Cost: $25–$45; kids under 8 are free. Buy tickets online at Location: Marshfield Fairgrounds, 140 Main St., Marshfield.

Sunday, July 29, 12:00–4:00pm 10th Annual Family Fun Day. FREE admission, though some activities have a minimal cost. Pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, balloon animals, bounce houses, children’s ID program, music, and food. Location: Daniel Webster Estate, 238 Webster St., Marshfield.

Sunday, June 24  Town Beaches Open. Town beaches open for the 2018 season on June 24, 2018. Signups for swimming lessons will be held that week at the Town Landing on Wampatuck Street and at Little Sandy Beach on Woodbine Avenue, June 24 through June 30 from 10:00am to 4:00pm daily. Please come meet with a lifeguard to register for swim lessons or call the lifeguard house for more information, 781-293-3082.


Saturday, May 19, 9:00am–1:00pm Walk for Wildlife Free Family Fun Day. Join Mass Audubon and the South Shore Bird Club for this 33rd annual event to celebrate the spring season and the stunning property of the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary. Whether you’re interested in birds, bugs, plants, or just being outdoors, there will be fun for all ages at this free day of discovery. Drop in any time and stroll the trails at your own pace. Location: Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, Winslow Cemetery Rd., Marshfield. Call 781-837-9400 for more information.

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May 10, 11, 12  Priscilla Beach Theatre Presents The Last Five Years. This emotionally powerful and intimate musical is about two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. Check online for exact show times, Call the box office for tickets, 508-224-4888. Location: Priscilla Beach Theatre, 800 Rocky Hill Rd., Plymouth. Thursday, May 10, 7:30pm  Air Supply in Concert. The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock’s soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell’s simple yet majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply. Location: Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth. Cost: $69–$89. Tickets are available at eventperformances.asp?evt=103.


Thursday, May 17, 10:00am– 3:00pm The Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce Presents the 2018 Empowering Women’s Panel Luncheon. This event highlights the position of women as strong and powerful employees, consumers, and leaders in the workforce. A Women’s Business Showcase will take place before and after the presentation. Cost: $55–$75. Location: Waverly Oaks Golf Club, 444 Long Pond Rd., Plymouth. Registration and payment are required. For more information contact Meg at the Plymouth Chamber at 508-830-1620. Saturday, May 19, noon–8:00pm Open House at Mayflower Brewery. The whole brewery will be open for the public to roam an enjoy. Snacks to be served as well. Location: 12 Resnik Rd., Plymouth.

Saturday, May 19, 7:30pm Spring Pops! Broadway, Our Way. Why go to Broadway when Broadway can come to you? Spring Pops meets the Big Apple when Will and Anthony Nunziata join the Phil for its big Broadway-styled finale to the 102nd season! There will also be a pre-concert soiree ($20) from 6:00– 7:00pm before the concert. Location: Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth. Buy tickets online at Monday, May 21, 1:00pm Antiquarian Golf Benefit. Help preserve local history while you enjoy an afternoon on an award-winning scenic New England course. To learn more, email or call 508-746-0012. Registration required. Cost: $125/pp; $500 for foursome. Location: Southers Marsh Golf Club, Federal Furnace Rd., Plymouth. Wednesday, May 23, 4:00–7:00pm VetWork Job Connection Mixer. Unlike a regular job fair, VetWork is a social mixer combined with employment resources in a range of industries. Free to attend and open to veterans and military spouses looking for employment or a new career. Hosted by Heidrea For Heroes and Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce. Location: Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor, 180 Water St, Plymouth. Wednesday, May 23, 5:00–10:00pm Dining for a Cause. Join your fellow animal lovers at the NinetyNine Restaurant to eat and drink to raise funds for the animals of Black Feather Horse Rescue. There will be a raffle and sales of BFHR apparel and products! The Ninety-Nine will donate 15% of each supporter’s tab to BFHR, but you must present your Dining for a Cause coupon to qualify. Download coupon at PDF/99dinein.jpg. Location: NinetyNine Restaurant, 19 Home Depot Dr., Plymouth.

Friday, May 25, 7:30pm Saturday, May 26, 7:30pm Sunday, May 27, 2:00pm Plymouth Rock Jazz Fest 2018. Friday features Donna Byrne & the Marshall Wood Trio; and the Stan Strickland Quartet. Saturday’s performers feature Alexei Tsiganov; and the Rhythm Future Quartet. Sunday afternoon highlights Suede (back by popular demand!). Prices vary. Location: Spire Center, 25½ Court St., Plymouth. Find out more and buy tickets online at Saturday, May 26, 9:00am  5th Annual Heroes Live Forever 5K. On April 1, 2014, Officer Gregg Maloney lost his life in the line of duty. Officer Maloney was a 17-year veteran of the Plymouth Police Department and left behind his wife and two sons. The first Heroes Live Forever 5K was created in Officer Maloney’s memory to raise funds for his family. Today the race donations go to the Maloney Family Pay-It-Forward fund. Location: Pilgrim Memorial State Park, 79 Water St., Plymouth. Cost: Adult $25 online or $30 race day. Register online at www. html.

Saturday, May 26, 2:00–5:00pm South Shore Summer Wine Fest. Come enjoy a grand tasting of some amazing wines, including a variety of lighter summer styles. Wines will be paired with amazing food from some of the area’s premiere chefs. This event will help benefit the Plymouth Antiquarian Society. Tickets are presale only and will sell out fast!. Location: The Hedge House, 126 Water St., Plymouth. Go online to to find out more and purchase tickets online.

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Sunday, June 10, noon–2:00pm Sullivan Tire & LHK9 Adoptable Dogs Event! All dogs at the event are available for deposits, so stop by the dealership and meet your new best friend! Please note applications need to be submitted via website ( prior to the event if you wish to put a deposit on a dog. Deposits can only be done in person at the event. Location: Sullivan Tire, 5 Pilgrim Hill Rd., Plymouth. Friday, June 15, 8:00pm  Father’s Daze at the Spire. Father’s Daze is a delightful view of the world through the eyes of three Dads who just happen to be highly accomplished humorists, storytellers, and performers. Don White, Bil Lepp, and Bill Harley, join forces to take you on a wild journey of love and laughter through the “dad experience.” Storytelling at its best! Location: The Spire Center, 25½ Court St., Plymouth. Cost: $25. Buy tickets online at Sunday, June 24, 10am  PMC Rides Charge Pond in DCR Myles Standish State Forest. This ride is for ages 2–15, Registration begins at 9:00am. There will be an after-party at 11:00am. Registration fee: $10. Mandatory fundraising minimum: $30, suggested minimum $50. Contact Katie Dayie at for more information.

Thursday, June 28, 8:00–11:00pm Tavern on the Wharf Present Ayla Brown and Rob Bellamy. Ayla Brown and Rob Bellamy will perform an acoustic show. Both Massachusetts natives found each other 2,000 miles away in Nashville while writing songs together. They clicked together musically and personally and began recording demos, uploading videos on Facebook and YouTube of their songs, and booking shows together along the East coast. Location: Tavern on the Wharf, 6 Town Wharf, Plymouth. Call 508-927-4961 for more information. Sunday, July 1, 8:30–11:30am Pilgrim Breakfast. Costumed servers dish out piping hot fishcakes, baked beans, cornbread, and other tasty fare, while strolling singers share songs, riddles, and 17th-century cheer. This hearty New England breakfast is a local tradition not to be missed! Proceeds benefit the preservation of the 1677 Harlow House. Cost: $12.50; $10 members; $45 family (2 adults & up to 3 children). Reservations encouraged. Location: Harlow Old Fort House, 119 Sandwich St., Plymouth. Call 508-7460012 for reservations.

Wednesday, July 4, 9:30am–9:15pm Plymouth’s Fourth of July Festivities. Always a great time to be in America’s Hometown! Parade route begins (9:30am) at Cordage Park Marketplace on Court Street in North Plymouth and winds its way down Court Street through downtown Plymouth and Main Street, continuing onto Main Street Ext. to Water Street. Concert at the waterfront (7:30pm) will feature patriotic favorites. Fireworks will begin at around 9:15pm. SPRING 2018

Thursday, July 5, to Saturday, July 21  Priscilla Beach Theatre Presents Guys and Dolls. Hailed as the perfect musical comedy, this award-winning classic gambles with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway. Check online for showtimes at Call for tickets, 508-224-4888. Location: Priscilla Beach Theatre, 800 Rocky Hill Rd., Plymouth.

Thursday, July 12 to Sunday, July 15  Annual Bass & Blue Fishing Tournament. Join in for a familyfriendly fishing tournament with additional activities for children and families, like education stations with aquatic demonstrations and a culinary event featuring seafood, all of which take place in downtown Plymouth. The Bass & Blue tournament is open to all ages, and includes opportunities for team registration this year. Participants can win up to $1,000 dollars for the largest catch. Participants may fish in any Massachusetts waters and the weigh-in station is located at Cordage Park Pier in North Plymouth. Find out more online at


June 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16 Priscilla Beach Theatre Presents The Drowsy Chaperone. When a die-hard theatre fan plays his favorite cast album, the characters come to life in this hilarious musical farce. Check online for show times, Call for tickets, 508-224-4888. Location: Priscilla Beach Theatre, 800 Rocky Hill Rd., Plymouth.

Sunday, July 15, 9:30am Mayflower Brewing Summer 5K. Reasonably flat course, with a memorable hill or two mixed in. Great route through the friendly back roads of Plymouth. Cost: $28–$35. Start and finish at Mayflower Brewing, 12 Resnik Rd., # 3, Plymouth. Find out more online at http://events.racewire. com/mayflower-summer-5k or call 508-746-2674.

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family first

Hiking along the South Shore Southern Plymouth County and the Upper Cape are peppered with scenic ponds, pine forests, cranberry bogs, and beaches. With spring on the way, we yearn to be out there enjoying the crisp air and scenic outdoors, and hiking is the perfect opportunity. The hikes in our area vary from short (up to 2 miles) to longer ones in the range of 5 to 13 miles. Trails can be found in nature conservation areas, along beaches, around cranberry bogs, in town parks, and in state forests.

There are several hiking books for the Plymouth area written by Dr. Frank Werny. These books cover hikes from Hanover to the north, down to the Upper Cape to the south. Within the books, you’ll find suggested hikes, with GPS directions to the trail head, and discussions on the difficulty and features of the hike, followed by a Google map of the hike and an overlaid trail map. You can find these books for sale online at Amazon at amazon. com/author/frankwerny.

In addition, the Town of Plymouth provides several different trail maps for download. These cover areas n Manomet Hill, in the Pine such as the Beaver Dam Hills, which is one of the Conservation Area, which is highest points along the approximately 783 acres and coast at 395 feet. It offers provides stunning views of challenging trails. Little Island Pond and Great The trails around Halfway Pond in Plymouth n Plymouth’s Long Beach Island Pond; the Center Hill offer hikers serenity and beauty. offers a 6-mile hike Preserve, a 98-acre property going out at low tide fronting on Cape Cod Bay, on the eastern side and which is divided into two areas separated by Center Hill Road; returning on the western side facing Plymouth. and the Crawley Woodlands Preserve, which is approximately n Myles Standish State Forest, covering 26 square miles, is 70 acres in area, located off Billington Street and situated part of the Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens and offers many between two excellent fishing ponds. These trails and many challenging and scenic hikes. more are available for download from the town at is certainly a great way to spend quality time with the plymouth-trail-maps. (Trail maps for the town of Pembroke family, and get some exercise at the same time. Try packing can be found online also at picnic and taking a short hike with your kids during this pembroke/pages/maps-pembroke-hiking-trails.) season where everything is renewing and thriving. Spring surely offers many educational opportunities with the little So now’s the time! Get out there with the whole family and ones as well. (But please be sure to use tick repellent even in enjoy the scenic, lesser known areas of Plymouth and the the coolest months of the season!) Upper Cape. It takes just an afternoon to make memories that last a lifetime. In Plymouth, special areas of interest include:

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here we grow again!

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

Denise Oloskey 181 Court St., Plymouth (cell) 508-916-1340

Joe Pothier 115 Center St., Pembroke 617-304-1128

Zack Barnett 181 Court St., Plymouth (cell) 781-588-7624

Cindy Callahan 115 Center St., Pembroke 781-626-1822

Welcome Home Seagate Properties Team! Karin Cruz Bianchi, REALTOR®  Seagate Properties Team (cell) 508-280-1479 | (office) 508-746-8402 | 181 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360 MARY ELIZABETH PACHECO, BROKER  Seagate Properties Team (cell) 508-524-1922 | (office) 508-746-8402 | 181 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360 CARYN WENNERBERG, REALTOR®  Seagate Properties Team (cell) 508-524-4534 | (office) 508-746-8402 | 181 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360 JENNIFER CASTELLO, REALTOR®  Seagate Properties Team (cell) 781-864-3376 | (office) 508-746-8402 | 181 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360


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kids & contests Last Issue “Valentine’s Day Card” Kids Contest Congratulations contest winners! You have both won a $25 gift certificate to Target! Way to go!

Winner: Freddy, in age 7–9 group.

Winner: Kelly, in age 4–6 group.

This Issue “Find the Paintbrushes” Contest In honor of all the upcoming South Shore arts festivals, we’ve hidden paintbrushes throughout this issue. Email us your list with the page/location of each paintbrush (like the two on this page) 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.

Last Issue “Find the Hearts” Contest Congratulations to Patty Haigh and her daughter, Audrey, for finding all the hearts in the last issue of this magazine. They’ve won a $25 gift certificate to the business of their choice that was shown in the last issue.

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This Issue “Draw a Fairy Door” Kids Contest

Name: _____________________________________ Age: _______ Phone: ____________________

Hey kids, it’s time for a new spring contest! In honor of the Fairy Door Trail in Plymouth, we want you to draw your idea of a fairy door in the tree trunk below. What do you think the entrance to a tiny fairy’s home would look like? We’ll choose a winner from the 4–6 age group, and also from the 7–9 age group. Good luck! Winners will receive a $25 gift card to Target. Winners will be notified by phone, and shown in the next issue. Mail to: RE/MAX Spectrum, 181 Court St., Plymouth, MA 02360.


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directory P = Plymouth

P = Pembroke  C = Carver

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



King Collision Centers P 48 Holman Rd., Plymouth  |  508-747-2005

P Plymouth 400, Inc.


508-747-6306 | See ad on page 24.

38 Schoosett St., Pembroke  |  781-826-7575 See coupon on page 47.

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

RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partner

P 1620 Winery at Cordage Park

49 Cordage Park Circle, Plymouth 508-746-3532 | See ad and article on page 20.

Service: 53 Samoset St.  |  Collision: 115 Sandwich St. 508-746-0330 | See ad on page 15 and coupon on page 64. 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 ad on page 51 and coupon on page 64.

Children & Learning



Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank 888-225-4636 | See ad on page 37. RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partner

P Edward Jones, Sandy Childs Financial Advisor 617-571-9217 See ad on page 21.

P Embrace Home Loans, L. Heenan & M. Solomon 508-591-4801 | See ads on pages 15 and 34.

RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partner

P Luxury Mortgage Corp., Peter Fickeisen 508-240-4418 | See ad and article on page 25. RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partner

P Rockland Trust

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 62.


P Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth 275 Sandwich St., Plymouth  |  508-746-2000 | See ad on page 5.

RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partner

BTransformed, Coaching & Consulting  See article on page 17.

P Catherine’s Hair

345 Court St., Plymouth  |  774-454-0644 See ad on page 21.

P Deborah O’Brien, Self Image Consultant 774-255-0247 |

See article on page 13 and coupon on page 12.

P Embrace One Change, Bonnie Templeman 508-747-0284 | See coupon on page 64.

32 Long Pond Rd., Plymouth 508-747-4650 | See ad on page 47.

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P Guided Living Senior Home Care, Patrick Flaherty

P Michael Greene Painting & Home Improvements

P Kur Village Massage

P One Stop Painting & Renovating

508-927-1213 | See ad on inside front cover.

774-269-3055 | See ads on pages 29 and 45; article on page 45.

800-440-1552 | 508-888-3500 | See ads on pages 3 and 21.

225 Water St., Ste B-120, Plymouth 508-317-1748 | See coupon on page 64.

RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partner

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


D Waste Away Junk Removal 781-971-0024 See ad on page 42.

31 Schoosett St., Ste 300, Pembroke  |  781-924-5289 | See ad on page 51.

RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partner

RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partner PERSONAL INJURY LAW

K Simply Soothing Sanctuary

P PILC, Lloyd Rosenberg, Esq.

84 Summer St., Kingston  |  617-962-9775 See coupon on page 64.

81 Samoset St., Plymouth 508-746-1023 | 800-245-1023 (toll-free) | See ad on page 15.

K Skin Esteem Med Spa

431 Country Club Way, Kingston 781-422-1509 | See coupon on page 64.

RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partner PEST CONTROL

P Neal Pest Control, Inc.


800-526-9101 | 508-746-4577 | See ad on page 29.

P Hollis Insurance Agency

1 Village Green North, #121, Plymouth 508-209-0400 | See ad and article on page 23.

RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partner

P Karl Crowell Insurance


10 Cordage Park Cir., Ste 239 508-747-7744 | See ad on page 43.

P Alexis Marie Photography & Designs

P Moore Media—Custom Artwork, Graphic Design,

P Sabel Adjusters, Jeff Sabel

and Publishing Services 508-888-2875 | See ad on page 3.

Loss Consultants for the Insured 115 Sandwich St., Ste 5, Plymouth  |  508-746-0918 | See ad on page 37. RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partner



RE/MAX Spectrum

617-304-1128 | See article on page 42 and coupon on page 47.


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

Green Home Solutions, Tanner Guimond 401-744-4312 | 508-779-5501 | See ad on page 15.


Seagate Properties @ RE/MAX Spectrum 508-524-1922 | See ad on page 59.

P Black Diamond, Residential Project Management

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

RE/MAX Spectrum Marketing Partner RETAIL



3 Daughters Jewelry 108 Water St., Plymouth  | See article and ad on page 19. The Spectrum magazine  63


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