Category Archives: General Interest

How on Earth?

By Pamela Denholm Today is a sad day. Over my morning coffee, I found out that the store and cafe, ‘How on Earth‘ in Mattapoisett is closing down effective Labor Day. Owners Margie and Michael Baldwin sent out a poignant…

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CRANBERRIES: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

Every October, people from all over the United States visit the historical town of Acushnet, Massachusetts.

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Massachusetts Ballot question 3, op-ed

My family and I raise meat for sale in Massachusetts, and our customers are increasingly asking us for our thoughts about Massachusetts Ballot question 3. A yes vote would prohibit any confinement of pigs, calves, and hens that prevent them … Continue reading

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Buoy The Winter Blues

  Interested in an entertaining distraction from the winter doldrums? Buoy the Winter Blues may be just what you need to set you sailing toward spring. Brainchild of Gay Gillespie, a longtime supporter of Westport River Watershed Alliance (WRWA), Buoy the … Continue reading

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Get a Buzz on at Bee School

Want to take the sting out of a long winter? As the cool weather sets in, take advantage of indoor time and learn a new hobby. If you’ve ever considered bee’ing a beekeeper, or just want a better understanding of … Continue reading

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Make the Most of the Farmers’ Markets This Season

By Katherine Blessis “It’s more than just a shopping trip.” There is nothing like a freshly picked, juicy tomato from the farmers’ market. Or a loaf of cheese bread that is still slightly warm in the middle because it was … Continue reading

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Make It Easy for Yourself! Here’s Your Go-To List of Juice Bars In the South Shore

By Katherine Blessis   Have you found your favorite new juice bar yet? They have been popping up all around the South Shore. We are so excited about it, we had to share a list of all the juice bars … Continue reading

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“I Cooked, I Wrote, I Cried”

By Katherine Blessis If you’re like Azorean cookbook author Maria Lawton, you have experienced the wonderful feeling you get from reliving memories through old family recipes. You can recreate Sunday mornings in your grandmother’s kitchen and family barbecues in late … Continue reading

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Kids in the Kitchen—Five Ways to Start Cooking with Young Children

A collision with my overzealous toddler, wielding a butter knife to cut cherry tomatoes, gave me pause: had I been too foolhardy in getting my child in the kitchen so soon? Continue reading

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What’s All The Buzz about Bee Keeping?

A handmade sign at the back door announces ‘BEE SCHOOL’. I walk in to a large swarm of South Shore residents anxious to learn the secrets of beekeeping. There are many hearty souls in attendance eager to learn the secrets of bees! Continue reading

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