Creative community shines at Showcase

Now in its 42nd year, Showcase celebrates our creative community, and will be held this Sunday, from noon – 5 p.m. Rain or shine, and admission is free. This outdoor art walk and street festival features fine art and crafts, music and dance, maritime heritage, and a variety of tasty treats and sweets along historic […]

Dorchester Garden Club’s WWII Memorial Garden

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester Garden Club, which will celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2020, has a long history of service and community involvement to the Dorchester County community. This is the first in a series of articles to highlight the civic improvement gardens the club members are actively engaged in to help protect and restore […]

Celebrate the arts at Showcase

September is here – the month that heralds not only back to school but also one of the community’s treasured annual events: Dorchester Showcase! Now in its 42nd year, Showcase celebrates our creative community and will be held rain or shine on Sept. 23 from noon – 5 p.m. Admission is free. Showcase is an […]

Gardening on the wild side

In these long, hot, last days of summer, it may not be too late to find surprises in your yard, particularly if parts of it have been abandoned to Mother Nature. Last month, I went away and left my yard to its own devices for about five weeks, apart from the lawn. A friend kindly […]

Kids’ power on the air at WHCP

CAMBRIDGE — Ok, there are lots of letters coming up, but we’ll explain. WHCP and the YMCA teamed up last week to create WKPR. So … local station WHCP, located on Race Street, supported the YMCA’s summer Media Camp with a joint project, the creation of “Kid Power Radio” — WKPR. “Show grown-ups how easy […]

Colorful, versatile hydrangeas

On a recent trip to northern France, I was blown away by hedges of brilliantly colored hydrangeas, often planted alongside thatched cottages and other traditional country dwellings. The pom-pom flower heads, set against deep green leaves, resembled a child’s drawing made with pink, blue, purple and green crayons. In the past, I’d considered hydrangea blossom […]

Model builder Hughes keeps history alive

CAMBRIDGE – When Lee Hughes first picked up woodworking tools as a young boy in Andrews, it must have seemed like a natural thing to do. After all, his father was a waterman, and the men in the village were all good with their hands, so putting together model workboats fit right in. Now, several […]

Artful August at DCA

August heralds the return of opera to DCA with the performance of The Old Maid and the Thief Aug. 5, at 2 p.m. A comedy of errors and small town morality, The Old Maid and the Thief is presented by the Young Artists of WOW!, the Wye Opera Workshop, which is a division of the […]

Wise and Beard in concert in Oxford Sunday

OXFORD — The Church of the Holy Trinity, Oxford, presents Melissa Wise Slacum and Thomas Beard in concert on July 29, at 4 p.m. This will be an afternoon of vocal music featuring classical music, opera arias, inspirational music (hymns, spirituals), Broadway songs, and jazz/blues. Melissa Wise Slacum is a professional soprano, who resides in […]

Pursue your art interests at DCA!

Dorchester Center for the Arts offers a variety of artful interest groups that support creativity in an unstructured format. Groups for drawing, painting, fiber arts, literary arts, clay and photography all meet regularly at DCA. Some are open to DCA members only, others are open to all, although membership is encouraged. All are open to […]