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In Good Company: The Gift Shop That Keeps on Giving

By Ginger DeShaney In Good Company at 653 E. Broadway is so much more than a gift shop. It’s also a safe space, a supportive environment, and a meeting place. “The goal is to build a presence in the community around the shop that is a space where people go to feel good,” said owner Kait McKenna. “I want the [...]

By |October 7th, 2021|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|0 Comments

50 Years of Memories: South Boston Boys & Girls Club Celebrates Anne Gordon

By Ginger DeShaney Owen Rogers has known Anne Gordon since he was 6 years old.  “Anne has been right next to me the whole time,” Owen, 17, said. “She made me the person I am today.” Owen was just one of many people who attended the celebration Saturday of Anne’s 50-year career at the Edgerley Family South Boston Boys & [...]

By |October 7th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Life-Changing Experience: Gym Owner Finds Burnin’ Passion to Help Others

By Ginger DeShaney Helping a friend lose 50 pounds put Ray Peleckas on track to turn around his own life and dedicate himself to his passion for helping others through fitness.  His studio, Burnin’ by Ray, helps his members have a better life. “By coming to Burnin’ by Ray, by being part of the community, they were able to live [...]

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Blessing of the Animals

Rev. Christopher Boyle performed the Blessing of the Animals Sunday afternoon at Gate of Heaven Church. The Blessing of a gorgeous array of dogs and cats -- and even a couple of stuffed animals -- was held in honor of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals. Photos by Ginger DeShaney ** ** ** ** ** [...]

By |October 3rd, 2021|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Blessing of the Animals

Art in the Park: Free Class Draws People to Pappas Way

By Ginger DeShaney The setting was amazing, the weather was perfect, the class was a blast, and people were happy to be outside.  Almost 50 people gathered at the Rec Station at Pappas Way last Saturday for an afternoon of exploring color and paint.  Local artist Erica Goldstein, founder of the Blank Canvas Co., led the free community art class [...]

By |September 30th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Art in the Park: Free Class Draws People to Pappas Way

Boston Microgreens: This Business is Literally Growing

By Ginger DeShaney There are a lot of growing businesses in South Boston, but only one is an actual farm. “I feel like it would be cool for more people to know [about the farm] because this is something really unique and special in Boston and in the city,” said Boston Microgreens cofounder and CEO Oliver Homberg. “It’s the most [...]

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