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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.

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.

Volunteers lifeblood of Marshfield Senior Center

marshfield.wickedlocal.com — Working busily and mostly behind the scenes, the volunteers help make Marshfield Senior Center the thriving and vibrant facility it is today.The Webster Avenue center had 285 volunteers between July 1, 2013 and June 30 helping with everything from program instruction and data entry to food shopping and home repairs, said Donna Weinberg, the Council of Aging's project coordinator for volunteers."Without them, we wouldn't operate," Weinberg said.

Mass Audubon's Farm Day has historic roots

marshfield.wickedlocal.com — 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

marshfield.wickedlocal.com — 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

marshfield.wickedlocal.com — 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

marshfield.wickedlocal.com — 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

marshfield.wickedlocal.com — 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
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Oct 31, 2014

Cemeteries can be pretty cool. Just see this video: Tales from the Crypt with John Galluzzo ow.ly/DD4KY

Oct 30, 2014

The news release about the event that inspired this story put "Seasons of Love" in my head. How's that @BillFondaWL? ow.ly/DzjcU

Oct 30, 2014

A #Marshfield woman is making hand-drawn coloring books to raise money for the Cancer Support Community. My story: ow.ly/DziIw

Oct 29, 2014

RT @nicholashuba: One thing I remember from covering #Sandy 2 years ago was @sherlonapp working by lantern after the power went out @OglesbyAPP @kfunder

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