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Editor, Marshfield Mariner and Scituate Mariner

Editor for the Marshfield Mariner and Scituate Mariner, part of Gatehouse Media. Contact me at kfunderburk[at]wickedlocal[dot]com.

Students at Scituate's Inly School win World Peace Game

scituate.wickedlocal.com — World peace has been achieved, at least at the Inly School.It took all eight weeks for students in two classrooms at the Scituate Montessori school to attain the namesake goal of the World Peace Game, a unique educational opportunity packed with an array of lessons from diplomacy to teamwork.The accomplishment didn't come easy.

NOAA Fisheries delays lobster ban to Feb. 1

marshfield.wickedlocal.com — A new ban on lobster and pot fishing has been delayed one month, Beth Casoni, executive director of Massachusetts Lobstermen's Association, said Friday.The Scituate-based group has been waiting to hear if a plea to delay a newly proposed closure - which would have run Jan. 1 to April 30 - since Oct.

Webster Estate undergoes holiday makeover for annual Show House

marshfield.wickedlocal.com — It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Daniel Webster Estate. Volunteers are flurrying through the halls, wreaths and ornaments in tow, to dress up the home for its 10th annual Victorian Christmas Designer Show House. Starting Saturday, Dec. 6, guests are invited inside for tours of 15 intricately designed rooms and hallways.

Marshfield program readies wrestlers for high school

marshfield.wickedlocal.com — Eleven boys form a circle on the mat and follow the lead of their coach, Matt King, as he stretches for that night's wrestling practice.Stretching, he tells them, is a critical part of the sport so they are loose and ready to go.

MEET THE ARTIST: Kukstis carves career for himself in Scituate

scituate.wickedlocal.com — The master carver on Front Street was once a man whose knowledge of woodcarving was restricted to a sixth grade wood shop class.Then, three decades ago, Paul Kukstis moved to Scituate and met a woodcarver that set him on a path he never anticipated for a career he'll never regret."I like everything about it," he said.For one, there's the shop - Kukstis Woodcarving on Front Street - that he loves.Seated in the heart of the downtown at Scituate Harbor, Kukstis, a

Scituate couple behind Boston's Christmas in the City

scituate.wickedlocal.com — Sometimes Santa Claus needs help in making Christmas magical and here, he has Jake and Sparky Kennedy.The Scituate couple have made the sugar plum dreams of homeless and disadvantaged children come true for 25 years through an elaborate and exclusive party they call Christmas in the City.The Kennedys work with social service groups and volunteers to find kids they can whisk away from their homes for a special evening filled with dinner, gifts, carnival rides, sleigh rides, and, of course,

Inly School takes on World Peace Games

scituate.wickedlocal.com — Hydroxia is at risk from a volcanic eruption.Kiwi nation is trying to resolve a massive oil spill.Peace for All is facing a potential civil war.Land for Peace is rampant with an infectious disease.Welcome to the World Peace Games, a complicated test packed with a wide array of lessons from diplomacy to teamwork.For the next several weeks, 52 Inly School students will try to save a world caught in this whirlwind of chaos.This generation failed, teacher Bruce Frost instructed one class.

Scituate High students join Model UN at State House

Scituate's St. Frances parishioners celebate 10-year vigil

scituate.wickedlocal.com — Five million minutes and counting.That's how long the Friends of St. Frances X. Cabrini have been keeping vigil in the Scituate church that the Archdiocese of Boston called to close in 2004.The group commemorated its milestone Sunday with an open house, but even after 10 years, the Friends haven't been able to throw the re-opening celebration they really want."We still have work to do," said Jon Rogers, spokesman for the Friends.St.

Marshfield woman's coloring books to help Cancer Support Community

scituate.wickedlocal.com — Marcia Ballou was watching children run in the Nylon-and-hanger butterfly wings she made when the idea came to her.She has made coloring books before, but the focus was always traditional animal motifs or Aesop's Fables. This time, she thought, why not butterflies?So Ballou created a coloring book filled with hand-drawn pictures of butterflies and flowers on pages that beckon a splash of color.
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Dec 19, 2014

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Dec 19, 2014

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Dec 18, 2014

Just finished season 1. @serial thank you for reminding the world what good journalism is. can't wait till the next season.

Dec 18, 2014

@TheGoalieNet I love many, but I think "Silent Night" brings the best memories of Christmases past with family. Never gets old. Yours?

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