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Featured Articles: August 2017

A Look Back at Smithfield Men’s Softball with Richard Zelano

By Tom Hines As the Smithfield Men’s Softball League puts a close on its 37th season, I sat down with Richard “Z” Zelano, the venerable Red team coach and longtime “commissioner” of the league. I sought out Z in order for him to address the rumor that this season would be his last after playing…

Donated Backpacks Lighten the Load for Smithfield Families

By Jane Fusco America may be one of the richest countries in the world, yet one in five children goes hungry, according to the nation’s leading hunger relief charity, Feeding America (feedingamerica.org). These children are not just in poverty-stricken areas; they could be the children next door, in the schoolyard around the corner, or our…

Great Wolf Lodge Perfect for Both Cubs and Parents

By Marilyn Busch “Let’s go to the Great Wolf Lodge for my birthday!” enthused my son as the TV commercial finished. He had seen just thirty seconds of colorful swimsuits, wild wave rides, costumed characters and overwhelmingly cheerful families and man, that boy was hooked. Of course, being the frugal mom that I am, I…

Heart of a Gypsy

A Small Shop in Scituate With Lots of Soul By Paul Lonardo Deborah Lewis Paine is a local artist with varying talents, including making jewelry and sewing. Last fall she opened her own retail store in Scituate to offer her handiwork to the public. Her store offers an eclectic mix of gifts, and besides her…

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