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Mass Audubon's Farm Day has historic roots — There was a time when the people of Marshfield were welcome to roam the grasslands that belonged to Edward Dwyer.They could walk the pastures and enjoy the great outdoors.But then Dwyer became too old to mind his farmland and put it up for sale, a move that created an unforeseeable future to the land so many grew to adore.It took a grassroots effort in 1980, led by Dorothea Reeves and many Marshfield residents, to save Dwyer's farm from potential development or other changes that could

Marshfield Food Pantry needs help as busy season begins — Moments before Marshfield Food Pantry unlocks the door to a waiting crowd, volunteers quickly but carefully cover card tables with loaves of bread and produce.This week there are some extra items, such as an array of cake decorations, that guests can pickup with the staple foods as they pass through.There's enough food for shoppers to feed themselves or their family breakfast, lunch and dinner for a week."It's just eye opening to see the need in a town like Marshfield," Arlene

Marshfield landmarks partner to found Historic Triangle — The Daniel Webster Estate, Marcia Thomas House and Gov. Winslow House have two very distinct commonalities - all are among the town's most historic landmarks and are located on Webster Avenue.Recently, the leaders each decided to take advantage of those similarities and formed a sort of partnership for cross promotion that could boost their patronage.

Lost Boys talk history of Sudan with Furnace Brook students

Scituate Arts hosts painter Maureen Brookfield — It was luck that Maureen Brookfield came to illustrate her first children's book.Since then, she's been driven by a passion she didn't know she had.An author and friend asked the Marshfield artist to breathe life into her words with some of the iconic watercolor work that Brookfield is known for.

New restrictions pose threats for local lobstermen — Since he set his first trap in 1963, Bill Adler's life has revolved around commercial lobster fishing.But the future of the industry on which Adler and many others have thrived is in peril due to a new federal ban on fishing from January to April in Cape Cod Bay and part of Massachusetts Bay.Some lobstermen are estimating an annual loss between $50,000 and $70,000 due to the ban that is designed to protect endangered whales, according to Beth Casoni, executive director of Massachusetts

Blue Cross employees do volunteer work across South Shore — On Wednesday, 3,200 employees of Blue Cross Blue Shield did volunteer work at 45 work sites as part of the fourth annual company-wide service day.

Several from Scituate take a walk for Jimmy Fund — One will walk for his brother, another, for her friend. One will walk for herself to heal.Several Scituate residents will be lacing up their sneakers to join more than 8,500 people in walking the Boston Marathon route, either for five miles, 13.1, or the full 26.2, for the annual Jimmy Fund Walk on Sunday, Sept.

My Favorite Sister's 5K takes off Sept. 13 — Karen Auclair may be Lisa Jacobs' only sister, but that's a detail Jacobs gladly ignores when she calls her younger sibling her favorite sister.Jacobs, a Marshfield resident, said her world was abruptly shaken when she learned Auclair was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in January.The only settling thought for Jacobs after learning the disease spread across Auclair's organs is that maybe she can help her sister navigate the healthcare system.But Jacobs

Marshfield scout vies for top rank — David Geddes Jr. is following in his father's footsteps.The Marshfield teen has been putting in a stone paver patio outside First Congregational Church as he vies for his Eagle Scout rank, an achievement his father, David Geddes Sr., also had at age 15."I always aspired to do it and now I'm finally here," the younger Geddes said.Geddes is entering his 10th year of scouting this year.
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