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Past articles by Katherine:

Minority-owned businesses flourish despite pandemic and lack of diversity on South Shore

Despite the fact that minority businesses closed in disproportionate numbers during COVID, minority business owners on the South Shore are thriving. → Read More

In the weeds: Everything you always wanted to know about pot shops on the South Shore

Is there a dispensary near me? Is there a shop in every town now? Find answers to your questions about recreational marijuana retailers in the area. → Read More

Step right up: Marshfield Fair returns with animals, artisans, rides, music and fair food

A crowd came for out for the rides, fried dough, giant pumpkins and other attractions on opening day of the Marshfield Fair on Friday, Aug. 19. → Read More

'A time to remember': South Shore vigils will mark International Overdose Awareness Day

Marshfield FACTS to hold action-focused event and traditional vigil. Here is a list of groups' events to honor International Overdose Awareness Day. → Read More

Local soldiers among the 7,000 remembered with new Weymouth art installation

Seven thousand dog tags at Weymouth's Tufts Library recognize service members who died since the War on Terror began in 2001. → Read More

Jack-O'-Lantern festival to light up Marshfield Fairgrounds starting Sept. 23

Large-scale displays and a tunnel of jack-o'-lanterns will offer a new way to celebrate Halloween at the Marshfield Fairgrounds, opening Sept. 23. → Read More

Covered in history: Weymouth 400 wraps utility boxes with landmarks, historical photos

The latest effort in Mayor Robert Hedlund's ongoing beautification projects will wrap utility boxes with historical photos. → Read More

Original Dunkin' in Quincy balances history, modern additions with remodel

Cold brew tap service, a glass donut case and energy efficiency are among the new features at the Dunkin' Donuts at 543 Southern Artery in Quincy. → Read More

Here's what's new: Marshfield Fair to launch 154th season this month, welcome 150,000 people

The 154th Marshfield Fair will run from Aug. 19 to 28. This year, a variety of food trucks and a country music theme will add more flare to tradition. → Read More

'A beacon of hope': Doors of Chapman Middle School open to future parents, students

There was excitement in the air on Saturday, Aug. 6 when the doors of the new $164.2 million Chapman Middle School opened to the public. → Read More

'I like learning new things': Marshfield Hurricane football players get kids moving at summer camp

Semi-pro football players and the Massachusetts National Guard taught campers football and fitness skills at the Marshfield Boys and Girls Club. → Read More

Local action, global impact: Cohasset girls lacrosse team supports 13 Ukrainian refugees

Letters, clothing, lacrosse sticks and messages of love. The Cohasset seventh grade girls lacrosse team sent it all to Ukrainian refugees in Ireland. → Read More

South Shore thrift shops enjoy burst of popularity as shoppers push for sustainability

Looking for a more environmentally friendly way to shop for the back-to-school season? Check out the thrift and consignment stores on the South Shore. → Read More

Annual rib cook-off in Marshfield expected to welcome thousands of foodies Sept. 10

Ribs. Ice cream. Live music. The Marshfield Community Rib Cook-Off on Sept. 10 is a chance to relish the flavors of summer. → Read More

What to look for: Experts warn of disease spreading through South Shore beech trees

Dark stripes on leaves are the first signs of beech leaf disease, a mysterious and threatening disease discovered in Massachusetts beech trees. → Read More

'We're focusing on local here': Two-day CranFest to celebrate 'native berry'

The inaugural CranFest will come to the Plimoth Patuxet Museums in November to celebrate the history of cranberry growing on the South Shore. → Read More

'It's fantastic': Quincy special education students take the wheel at touch-a-truck

Firetrucks, police cars and even a helicopter pulled up for Quincy Public Schools' special education students to climb inside at touch-a-truck Tuesday. → Read More

'A shared experience of music': Saturdays in the Park concerts return in Quincy

Enjoy an afternoon of live music in Safford Park at the Wollaston Hill Neighborhood Association's series Saturdays in the Park, starting Aug. 6. → Read More

Boaters flock to Norwell for Great River Race, support local conservation efforts

The North and South Rivers Watershed Association celebrated local landscape and raised money to support conservation work with the Great River Race. → Read More

'Everyone leaves happy': South Shore residents hit the fields for berry-picking season

Local pick-your-own farms are open for business this summer. Tree-Berry Farm, The Blueberry Farm and Ward's Berry Farm all welcome eager pickers. → Read More