What’s Up – South of Boston

Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – December 2014

Employer costs for employee compensation in private industry among the four regions of the country ranged from $28.81 per hour in the South to $38.14 in the Northeast during December 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. In the other two regions, hourly employer costs for employee compensation stood at $28.85 in the…

Duxbury Garden Club celebrates spring March 21-22

Gerri Hanlon

Duxbury Community Garden Club Designer Gerri Hanlon displays her colorful arrangement which she created for last year’s Blooms at the Complex. If by now you are searching for signs of Spring, don’t forget this year’s Blooms at the Complex! Spring will most definitely be in the air when this popular event takes place on Saturday…

Archishop Williams High School looking for Host Families

Imagine yourself surrounded by classmates who speak a foreign language in a country 7,000 miles away from where you call home. What would you do? Our students experience this every day. Notre Dame Academy (NDA) in Hingham and Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree are home to 29 Chinese students exploring an international education. Highly…

Rick, Andy and Judy at Hingham’s CoffeeHouse-Off-The-Square

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February 21 – Rick, Andy and Judy Rick Fetters, Andy Daigle and Judy Daigle combine their instruments and voices to bring us the best of the Peter, Paul and Mary Song Book plus some original and traditional songs. After treating us to their well harmonized trio performances, they may surprise us with some beautiful solos.…

Massachusetts’ Norfolk County Real Estate Activity Jan. 2015

Massachusetts: Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell reported a mixed bag when it came to real estate activity in Norfolk County for the opening month of January 2015. “On one hand, the lending market had some very respectable numbers.” Register O’Donnell noted, “January 2015 saw a 19% increase in the number of mortgages…

Genealogists meet this Saturday – public welcome

The South Shore Genealogical Society February meeting will be Saturday, February 14th at the Hanover public library. Featured speaker Ric Murphy will speak about his family’s Massachusetts history and their connection to Cuffee Lane in Norwell. Murphy is an educator, businessman, philanthropist, political analyst and accomplished author of several historical publications. He was born in…

Graham Waste Services Hires Veteran Sales Representative

Stew Curran

Stew Curran Joins Massachusetts Industry Leader as Sales Associate Cohasset, MA –Graham Waste Services has hired Stew Curran as Sales Associate of the family owned and operated waste management company. Curran will be based out of the company’s Cohasset office, and will service the Eastern Massachusetts territory. Curran has worked in sales and sales management…

Feb. 7 – PossumHaw at Blue Moon coffeehouse in Rockland

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On Saturday, February 7th PossumHaw will play at the Blue Moon! PossumHaw is an award-winning bluegrass band out of Vermont known for their stunning harmonies, stellar acoustic instrumentation and original songwriting. Lead vocalist Colby Crehan was named Vermont Vocalist of the Year and her song “Road to Mora” was named Vermont Song of the Year.…

Patriots Mural by anonymous person

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This is going to make Patriots Fans really angry. particularly Mary Snow, of Cohasset. We don’t know that the Patriots cheated. But it was fun to walk through Cohasset Village this week and hear fans attempt to explain what happened, or didn’t happen. Nobody wanted to be quoted. Science explanation We think this happened. They…