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Quintessential Cape nestled on two acres of lawns, perennial gardens, stone walls and 300’ of shore frontage with sweeping water views. Four bedrooms, period detail, fireplaced living and dining rooms, two-car garage, shed and private dock. Offered at $2.6 million (adjacent one acre lot with guest house also available - call for details)

south NoNquitt estate

Circa 1850 ~ Charming Colonial on two acres with expansive views over pastures and stone walls to Buzzards Bay and beyond. Community amenities include golf, private beaches, tennis, swimming pier, mooring field and summer camp. Offered at $2,650,000.

92-acre Farm, south Dartmouth

Handsome antique Colonial (circa 1727), lovingly maintained. House and perennial gardens overlook meadows bounded by stone walls. Woodland paths lead to pristine salt marsh water frontage on Little River. Offered at $1,750,000

Westport - turtle rock Farm

NEW PRICE 40+/- Extraordinary acres of pristine waterfront land. Rolling meadows, woodlands, stone walls and wonderful, Westport River frontage. Includes two separate lots with designated building envelopes. Create a spectacular Westport retreat, gentleman’s farm, family compound or horse farm. Offered at $1,495,000

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50 acre riversiDe Farm ~ Westport

Pristine acres of waterfront property with supreme privacy and stunning Westport River views. Consists of two large waterfront lots (28 acres and 20 acres) and smaller Horseneck Road lot. Includes antique barn/tavern converted to sophisticated house. Dock. A rare offering. $5,395,000* *Pending approval of Conservation Revision Plan

mishaum poiNt, south Dartmouth

Commanding Ocean Views. Waterfront home offers fireplaced living room, dining room, fireplaced family room, study, five bedrooms. Meandering paths lead to private shore frontage. Association amenities include dock, tennis and swimming beach. Contact Patty Peelen 508.961.3367 Offered at $3.9 million.

For these and other distinctive properties please call William J. milbury at 508.525.5200 304 elm street, south dartmouth, ma 02748 c: 508.525.5200 o: 508.997.7400
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NeW listiNg ~ south Dartmouth
Rarely available, cozy cottage at water's edge. Non-stop water views from this charming house located on Padanaram Harbor. Living room, sun room with wall of windows facing harbor, galley kitchen with skylights, two bedrooms . . . Spacious decks, outside shower...half-acre, waterfront lot. Great little spot on the water as is or plenty of potential for expansion. Offered at $799,000.

NeW listiNg ~ Westport
Charming building in Historic District of Westpor t Point presently offers two first floor offices and second floor, one-bedroom apar tment with waterviews. Possibility of conversion. Ideal for owner/occupier or Westpor t Point star ter with rental income. Offered at $575,0 0 0.

NeW listiNg ~ saNDWich
T ruly unique, country estate on three, spectacular, private acres. This home definitely has "wow" factor in its design and layout. The living areas radiate out from a magnificent stone fireplace. Attention to detail is evident in the chestnut & white oak floors, wooden beams, cherry built-ins, wrought iron acccents.Three floors of living space plus a finished lower level, three-car garage & one-room summer cottage. Professionally landscaped grounds, plantings and glimpses of Cape Cod Bay -- and only an hour to Boston. Offered at $1,695,000.

NeW listiNg ~ south Dartmouth aNtique
Historic salt box nestled on five private acres overlooking picturesque mill pond. Off a private lane in quaint Russells Mills Village, this charming home is in need of restoration but a must-see for the antique enthusiast. Additional acreage available. Offered at $599,000.

hiDDeN Bay - exquisite WaterFroNt coNDomiNium
Views of Buzzards Bay. Hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, and three levels of living space. Four bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Offered at $639,000. Contact Patty Peelen at 508.961.3367

~ Happy Holidays from all of us at Milbury and Company~
Grace Rowe Collette Lester ~ Maureen Murray ~ Maggie Tomkiewicz Patty Peelen ~ Paula Hemingway ~ Donna Horrocks
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“May your holidays be bright and merry!”
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Capturing the essence of new england

From the Publisher
The Spirit of Giving
We all love Santa Clause but let’s not forget the real meaning of Christmas. Sometimes, we get caught up in all the fun and don’t give a second thought as to why we are celebrating Christmas. Christmas is season to celebrate a birth that was spectacular. Wise men came from afar. They had seen the star in their distant land and they knew that it had been foretold that this child would be born in Bethlehem. That is why there is often a star on top of the Christmas tree. The wise men came bearing gifts of frankincense, gold and myrrh. Hence our gift giving.
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This is the season of giving, giving from the heart. So in this spirit remember those whom are not as fortunate, those in need, as well as, those we love so dear. This issue features local individuals who give from their heart, donating time and money, often traveling to the far ends of the earth. Dr. Albert Fox of Dartmouth travels to China donating his time and skills to repair the facial deformities of children. From Newport we feature two young women who saw a need to change the way in which underprivileged children in Kenya were assisted and the amazing steps they have taken to make a long term difference in these children’s lives. A local Rochester resident, Jill Taylor, founded and runs a nonprofit charitable organization that has donated food, clothes and toys to area families in need for over the past 11 Christmas seasons. These individuals give unselfishly, inspire us and remind us that is better to give than receive. So in the midst of the Christmas festivities this year – won’t you remember the reason for this season …because THAT is what Christmas is all about. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to you and your family and may the joy of the season be in your hearts.

Coastal Life Magazine is published monthly by Coastal LifePublications, Inc. Advertising and business information can be obtained by calling 508.763.5310, Coastal Life, Inc., 2008. Reproduction of any photographs, artwork or copy prepared by Coastal Life. is prohibited without written consent of the publisher. The publisher will not be responsible or liable for any omissions, errors, typographical mistakes or misinformation within this publication. We will not knowingly accept any advertising which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings are available on an equal opportunity basis. All pictorial material reproduced in this magazine has been accepted on the condition that it is reproduced with the prior consent and knowledge of the photographer and people concerned. Coastal Life magazine is not responsible for any infringement of copyright or otherwise arising out of publication thereof.

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fter nearly a decade of owning and operating an art gallery in downtown historic New Bedford, Cheryl and Arthur Moniz are celebrating their presence in the city and marking the fifth anniversary of their Williams Street location. For the past eight years, the husband and wife team have not only run a successful small business in the downtown area, but also become the face of the city for many. While Cheryl oversees the gallery’s business end including its custom framing, Arthur paints subjects that inspire him

including images of New Bedford whalers, fishing boats, landmarks and various coastal scenes. The well-known artist has been working on the SouthCoast for more than 35 years and is famous for his realistic paintings evoking the region’s beauty. Local art lovers know the painter as the man who realistically portrays local coastlines and harbor views, not just in New Bedford but also in surrounding towns like Mattapoisett, Westport and Dartmouth. Tourists to the city also prize his work, many for its portrayal of historic whaling scenes and fishing industry life, but also for the representation of a city that hooks

them with its cobblestone streets, impressive architecture and historic feel. They see the best of the city in its landmarks and in Arthur’s paintings. So, while the Monizes are hoping that the potential and beauty of the city will eventually lead to a vibrant rebirth of the area. Even if doesn’t, the pair are firmly embedded in city life. “It’s the pride that we have in New Bedford,” said Arthur about what keeps the couple in the city. “There are a lot of positives here.” “Tourists do come to New Bedford. They just see it as such a beautiful place,” added Cheryl. “I’ve never had anyone who came in that is disappointed with what they see.”
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“Mending the Nets”

His work is prized his work by many for its portrayal of historic whaling scenes and fishing industry life, and also for the representation of New Bedford with its cobblestone streets, impressive architecture and historic feel.
“All of a sudden, it just happened,” Arthur said. “It was huge compared to our other space. I thought, we’re never going to fill it. Now there’s so much stuff there.” Although much of Arthur’s work is focused in the SouthCoast, the couple’s travels abroad and to other parts of the country have resulted in a variety of painting subjects including recent work focused on Nova Scotia scenery. When they travel, the Monizes keep a look out for ideas that can be used to boost New Bedford’s attractiveness. A recent trip to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, stopping in a small town called Niagara on the Lake, inspired them through the town’s abundant displays of flowers and greenery. The flourishing flowers made the town so inviting to visitors, they said. It was the flowers, lush centerpieces along sidewalks and town squares that led them to stop in the town after a friend recommended it. So, the Monizes began to wonder if New Bedford could become as inviting if the city invested in flower beds and hanging baskets in similar ways. Since they came back, the Monizes have been trying to stir up interest in pursuing the idea with city officials. It’s just one more positive to add to the city’s appearance. “That’s what we’re always thinking, ‘how can we make things better in New Bedford,” Arthur said. “This would add so much to make people shop,“ he added. Their continual improvement can be seen in the upgrade of the

Tourists also make up a good portion of the gallery business and are more likely to purchase original artwork, according to the Monizes. The whaling scenes are the most-prized and seem to sell the quickest, Cheryl said. Gallery business, which over the past five years has expanded to include gift items like jewelry, pottery and marble tiles featuring Arthur’s images, is a mix of local, national and international sales. An expanded web site that is being redesigned and will be up and running in a few weeks also sees increased traffic from all over the country and abroad. Prints of Arthur’s work sell alongside note cards, Christmas cards and a new item this year, a Christmas ornament featuring a whaling ship design. Helping the expansion is the fact that the current gallery on Williams Street is the largest the couple has operated. It is at least four times the size of the couple’s first New Bedford site, Arthur said. That gallery, a charming space on Centre Street practically around the corner from where they are now, was appealing but less centrally located than the current space which is just steps from tourist attractions like the Whaling Museum and the National Historic Park Visitor‘s Center. The spot was an exciting find that just seemed to fall into their hands when they were considering returning to their original gallery space in their Fairhaven home. But suddenly the Monizes found themselves with a brand new location and plenty of additional square footage.
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“Tenacity”

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“Ned’s Point Light”

Local art lovers know the painter as the man who realistically portrays local coastlines and harbor views

Moniz Gallery location and its merchandise, but those aren’t the only changes in the business over the years. According to Arthur, the general themes of what he paints haven’t changed drastically, but his own interaction with his fans has. Back before the gallery, Arthur wasn’t easy to engage in conversation about his work, mainly because he generally found the most out-of-the-way places to hide in during art shows, Cheryl said. He also wasn’t as recognizable in those days, she added, and so got away with avoiding contact with buyers. Arthur agreed, noting that even in the early days of owning a gallery, he sometimes avoided customers. “Cheryl was always the verbal one,” he said, laughing. “I would just hide behind the door and say, ‘oh crap’ when someone came in.” These days, due to his gallery interactions, it’s easier to talk about his work with customers, he said. He enjoys the interactions more and shares the need to hear a painter’s perspective when he is the buyer, he said. “I‘ll tell them about where I painted it and what I was thinking,”

Arthur said, “When I go to galleries I like to hear that.” Although he’s much more relaxed with customers, even chatty, Arthur said he still doesn’t like painting in front of an audience. He remembers talking to other artists in his early days of painting about their experiences interacting with crowds while painting outdoors. These were showmen, working the crowd, interacting charmingly with their audiences, he said, noting that was a foreign concept to him. “I told them I can’t do that,” he said. “To me, painting is a very personal act.” The sentiment holds true today, Cheryl said, although she added that the couple’s children and grandchildren are granted exemptions. “They’re the only people who get to see him paint,” she said.

The Arthur Moniz Gallery is located at 22 Williams Street, New Bedford. Artwork can also be viewed at www.arthurmonizgallery.com

Joe Vieiro Cows Crossing Rodd 14x20 Oil

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Triumphant Trappings of Tradition
“…I am sure I have always thought of Christmas as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely...” from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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aillancourt Folk Art has harvested some of the most enchanting histories and traditions of the holidays to offer every generation memories that they can keep in the form of vintage chalkware figures made from nineteenth century European confectionary molds. With the help of sixteen artists and three weeks time, these exceptional, solid plaster-like figures with vibrant oil paint finishes, exemplify the detailed artisanship prevalent in the late 1800’s. The business came about in October of 1984, stemming from three antique chocolate molds Gary Vaillancourt gave to his illustrator/historian wife, Judi, for her birthday. The incredible detail in the molds sparked an idea for Judi. Instead of filling the molds with chocolate, she used the chalkware substance to create lasting figures with painted details and emotive features which were impossible to convey through the medium of chocolate. These molds, prominently featuring imagery of Father Christmas and his evolution throughout art history, teach cultural, historical significance and give Christmas a beautiful old world feeling that is often lost in the rush of modern holiday commercialism. As Gary Vaillancourt explained, “these pieces are snapshots of history. The chocolate industry in the late 1800’s and early

1900’s was comparable to the pharmacy industry today where there are often numerous CVS pharmacies in one town. Chocolate was extremely popular and these European chocolate shops made works of art reflecting the time they were in- figures in vogue at that time as opposed to our STORY & PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNE CONVERSE Coca-Cola pre-conceived notions of Santa’s appearance. A three to four inch chocolate Santa was an elegant gift. A ten EXCLUSIVE TO COASTAL LIFE inch piece was a sign of successful social status. Many of the confectionary molds were made by Anton Reiche in the late 1800’s in Dresden, Germany by artisans of the highest order, similar to the artists at Germany’s Meissen and Dresden porcelain factories.” Reiche’s firm was at one time, the largest European manufacturer of baking tins and chocolate molds, supplying many cities all over Europe. “Our goal as a company is to create a product of permanency to be
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handed down through a family over the years,” Vaillancourt finishes. The figures, which feature the luster of oil paint as previously mentioned, are then antiqued; finished with a varnish that makes the piece already look as though it has had a hundred years to grow into its vintage beauty. Judi Vaillancourt’s designs also have a basis in her passionate pursuit of museums, historic sites and literature by authors such as Washington Irving to derive inspiration for the classic idea of Christmas and its origins. Even Charles Dickens himself drew inspiration from
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Washington Irving whom he reportedly read nearly every evening. Judi’s artistic influences and creative inklings are wellexplored in the Vaillancourt Catalogue which features the Chalkware figuresalso available in Easter and Halloween designs, Glass Ornaments, Clubs of figures- (corresponding items such as nativity figures), the Et Cetera section which combines Judi’s creativity with the talented internet and e-commerce skills of her son Luke- this beautiful section allows for imagery inspired by Judi’s paintings and molds to appear on acrylic coasters, aprons and other products; the Custom

Exclusives section features items made and designed specially for venues such as Colonial Williamsburg, The Metropolitan Museum in New York (design based on late 1800’s Louis Prang works) and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts ( design based on the painting Boston Common at Twilight by Childe Hassam), and finally the Museum Vault section of collectibles, features older and more unusual items. In addition to the Vaillancourt Catalogue is the Gallery Collection. Classic Christmas is the first category which features Judi’s lovely, yet simplified designs on historical creamware that is

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Above: Judi Vaillancourt Right: Owners Gary & Judi Vaillancourt microwave and dishwasher safe. A friend of the Vaillancourts’ has a factory in North Yorkshire, England by the name of Hartley Greens & Co. that has made creamware since the 1720’s. Thus, the pairing of the concept made creamware that is a desirable balance between elegant and casual. The second category features sculptures from artist Debbee Thibault; some of her creations were featured in Country Home Magazine. The third, features vintage Victorian paper goods and décor by artist Bruce Catt, who was a costume designer for major films such as Running on Empty and Power; a sampling of his decorations were featured in a cover shoot by Victoria Magazine. Fourth is Hartley Greens who uses simple, yet stately ivory, historically accurate creamware as a medium of distinctive dining. Fifth is Rachel Tufts whose country Christmas red-ware is made from red clay. Lastly, there is the Whimsical Whittler whose expertly carved wooden figures (Halloween and other holidays included as with Thibault and Catt’s work) capture the eye and mind. Gary Vaillancourt described having a working relationship with these artisans as having the opportunity to
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Vaillancourt products can be found via their website and through the stores and locations listed on their website. The Christmas House in New York is a Master Dealer and they can reached at 1-607-734-9547. This year select Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales stores will be among the locations where Vaillancourt Folk Art is sold. The web-address for Vaillancourt Folk Art is as follows: www.valfa.com

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work with “the most phenomenal artists of our generation.” Having many facets of their business which is one of a handful left in America who manufacture their own holiday figures and ornaments, they needed the ideal space to put everything together under one roof. The Manchaug Mills, origin place of “Fruit of the Loom” trade name, with ten thousand square feet in Sutton, MA, gives them this opportunity. Visitors can take behind-the-scenes tours and see the artists at work, glimpse some of the 3,500 designs, learn holiday history by country along with learning the history of Vaillancourt pieces on view in the museum, view demonstrations of how to decorate with Vaillancourt products, and purchase the unique items to take home for generations of enjoyment. Bus and group tours cost fifteen dollars per person, but each visitor gets a lovely personalized ornament worth thirty-dollars to keep. Individual tours are free as available, mainly Monday through Friday. With a desire to make all things festive, they have many events for their customers and collectors such as “Men’s Night” which has a German theme- beer, umpa band, sausage, onions, and a massage while purchases are wrapped. Each Friday through Dec. 19th, they will have live local musicians. Gearing up for their 25th anniversary, they are holding their annual Collector’s Weekend in April 2009 with seminars, a painting workshop, charity auction, mingling with fellow collector enthusiasts, a dinner, and a special Collector’s weekend Santa figure. The bay window of their store front is described as “magical”, akin to those

Judi Vaillancourt and son, Luke, hold some of the products created by Vaillancourt folk Art.

seen in the 1950’s and 60’s. Deeply involved with the community, Vaillancourt Folk Art participates in the Sutton Chain of Lights Festival, Halloween (children can bob for apples) and the Starlight Children’s Foundation which features one MA business per year. Vaillancourt, since 1990, has made an exclusive, rare edition Santa which is available only from May to December twenty-fifth. A portion of the proceeds goes to buy “fun centers”, mobile entertainment units, for ill children who are hospitalized. Gary Vaillancourt describes his sentiments on the charity work: “We are a Christmas company. We should be working to help children. It’s gratifying.” “This is a busy generation. Come Christmas, you want something that evokes that holiday feeling- that’s what we’re about,” Vaillancourt concludes.
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The sphere can track the 2004 tsunami from its underwater earthquake to its effect on all the continents. Another image shows real-time storm patterns, revealing a major cloud cover about to hit southeastern Massachusetts (it rained for the next two days). “It shows us real time data so if there’s a storm over the continent, it allows a global perspective on battening down the hatches so that you can see why,” said Smith. By January, Smith hopes to be installing a number of small tanks dedicated to elements or species displayed on the Science of the Sphere including living coral that will be compared to that of beach coral that has been damaged by global warming; and a Coastal Zone Touch Tank that will feature an array of sea creatures from small crabs to sharks and devil rays that will be able to be viewed and touched by people of all ages. Other exhibits existing or soon to come include the Arthur Moniz Murals, one of a salt marsh and estuary and the creatures that live among them and the other depicting actual local working waterfronts and the action that goes on during and behind the scenes. The Resource Room, Smith said, stocked with computers and sea maps, will help the student or adult to reach further into sea life and its impact on all of us while the Media Room, with its state-of-theart audio and visual equipment, will enable groups to watch live feed videos from research vessels. One such video shows the affect of research done on the ocean floor and its distribution of scallops that has helped to improve the scallop catch in the area by more than 30 percent. “Fishermen are now able to harvest more scallops that make their catch more sustainable while also creating a more lucrative catch,” said Smith. “This is how scientists and fishermen can work together.” The Explorium’s WOW (without walls) Mobile, which delivers structured programs to such places as the YMCA, YWCA, Boys and Girls Club and other youth organizations has also been making the rounds in the community not only at Summerfest, but at the recent Working Waterfront Festival and the Buttonwood Park Zoo. Smith said it is the mission of the Explorium to establish New Bedford as a center for ocean science public education, “with a particular emphasis on environmental stewardship and science literacy” and with the MCAS Science Exam becoming a fullfledged part of the mandatory tests overall scoring mechanism, the Explorium may not have come at a better time to allow the students to learn science in a way that will captivate them. “Many of these students have never traveled far or even left New Bedford and the Explorium allows them to experience things they have never seen or touched before,” said Smith. “We try to transmit to the student what we are doing here by providing a continuous connection to what they are learning and what they can do about it.” “The high-tech Science on a Sphere is operating and doing exactly what it was intended to do, which is to teach and inspire young people about the wonders of science and our global inter-

dependence,” said MacCormack, a member of the Oceanarium’s Board of Governors. “There are going to be terrific opportunities for our students to learn at the Explorium, but also to serve. I can envision our students, just as they go into urban schools to read to children, using the Explorium to excite children about science. Many of our graduate students in Marine Science have already been making presentations that excite students.” Like Smith before her, MacCormack said the Explorium offers things not only to young elementary, middle, high school or college students, but also to adults. “Well, we never stop learning. Every time I walk into the Explorium and talk to one of the staff, I learn something new about our planet and I leave wanting to know even more,” she said. “That will be an impact that cuts across all generations. We need to all be conscious of our responsibilities to preserve the ocean environment and I believe the Ocean Explorium will help with that.” As for the future, MacCormack sees the Explorium as a “must visit destination” for people all across New England and beyond, especially school children. “Just as our College of Visual Arts has brought the arts and patrons of the arts to downtown, the Explorium is bringing science and those of a curious nature to downtown,” she said. “I see the Explorium as being a key element of efforts to build the downtown New Bedford economy.”

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“You have to set the ambiance of your life.” In thirty years of friendship, Candy Cardoza and Sandy Angelini have explored their shared passion for the beauty, art, and design that surrounds the daily atmosphere around which our lives revolve- home. When asked what the most fundamental area to consider is when first assigned to design a room for a client, both women respond, “Personality.” Angelini and Cardoza go on to explain the importance of getting to know the clients; their needs, likes, dislikes… “We present our clients with a vision…with choices that incorporate their comforts and traditions. It’s important to create a space that is deeply personal and accessible, rather than something resembling a hotel room.”
heir comprehensive business, which offers interior design, home enhancement, staging, moving management and holiday décor, reflects the philosophy that there is a harmony to be struck between art and the individual. If art imitates life, then Arrangements, established by Angelini and Cardoza approximately one year ago, makes it possible for life to imitate and embrace art. “There is always the question, ‘Do best friends go into business together?’, but the way that we make it work is through respecting each other’s
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strengths. We embrace one another’s ideas and pay attention to the individual nuances we each pick up on,” Cardoza points out. “We like to offer a three-hundred and sixty degree service that attends to every detail. Walking into a room for the first time, we can see a particular color as a possibility hanging in the air. Both of us are so sensitive to color and design that we are able to feel it. It’s a gift to have the opportunity to do something you love. You have to twist my arm to go clothes shopping, but to travel and shop for items designated for a client’s home or my own,” Angelini says with

light exuberance on her face, “…is heaven.” Cardoza agrees. “We love the challenge of the hunt. The passion for art and design is always there. We can’t turn it off even if we wanted to.” The timing was right for their venture to begin. Both women dedicated themselves heartily to their families but as their children went on to college, they decided to blend their collective twenty years of experience of art school, function design, home staging, a tile business, and boutique ownership into a professional venture that reflected their deep

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inspirations and was ready to offer very personalized service. Angelini goes on to say, “We are fairly unique in the way that we have no agenda… we are not affiliated with any furniture store and we’re able to exercise the creative freedom that both we and our clients desire. Working with extremely talented tradesmen and artisans from our artistic community, we have a wealth of resources. And then of course there is Boston and New York to call upon. We’re always looking for the next great thing and that gives many new artisans and tradesmen opportunities as well as

offering the latest artistic innovation services to our clients.” Discussing trends both new and old, we come to wall coverings first and then fabric. “Subtle is key. Otherwise the client will tire of it faster or it will go out of fashion. Matte paint is a great way to go- it always depends on the space, but matte is forgiving to older walls and lasting in color. Paint with varying degrees of glossy finishes can be used for a dramatic effect or for pragmatic purposes, depending on the needs of the room. As to wallpaper, its definition has changed a bit. There

was a time when wallpaper was used almost exclusively as a design option in every room of a house. Clients today are presented with many options and often choose not to commit to wallpaper so completely as they might have in the past. A focal point on one wall is a great accent. There is a resurgence where wallpaper is being designed and made by hand with patterns that are state of the art works of art." In regard to the emergence of antique wallpapers and the look of history written upon the wall's surface, they recommend that in the instance of any tears or imperfections,

that the wallpaper be restored by a skilled painter's hand. “Fabric hung on a dining room wall or as a headboard also makes a great statement. We love working with fabrics and their various patterns. Two to three fabrics can work well in a room, depending on their patterns, simplicity, and how well they are incorporated with the different facets of the space. Fabrics are so individual, so subjective. We enjoy working with linens. Classic Chinoiserie is also very popular. A client of ours went to Nepal and came home with two beautiful prayer rugs for which we had customized ottomans made to fit their dimensions. Chosen well, the right accents and fabrics can pull a room together beautifully.” Fabric, texture, scale and color are dependent on the unique needs of each individual space. Both women agree that it is an artistic decision. With the upcoming holidays in mind, I ask about the palettes they incorporate into their holiday decorating. “We try to bring in something unusual…off the beaten path. For example, we spotted some chartreuse bushes to merge into a Christmas display. We like to combine traditional with something new.” “It’s nice to be eclectic…” Angelini adds with a smile. So what about when all of the Christmas decorations come down and its simply cold outside with long hours of darkness? “Flowers!” they reply. “Fresh, fragrant flowers can cure nearly anything. Also, we like to incorporate a bit of green to say that spring will come again. I love to entertain, and winter is a time for a great deal of candlelight, good wine, and lots of great food!” Angelini declares. Cardoza shares with warmth her own sentiments of candlelit dinners and sharing a bottle of wine with her husband. “The effect the right amount of candlelight creates is nearly mystical,” Angelini concludes. Drawn past the enchantment of the seasons to the current housing market, the beauty of staging and the management of a client’s move is revealed. “Staging is different in that we try to make the home look appealing to a first time viewer. It’s clearing, simplifying, and rear44
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ranging so that anyone could see themselves living in the space. We are very upfront about what needs to be done for success in this competitive market and we hold our client’s hand through the process because the transition involved with moving is emotional enough. Clients are leaving their homes. You have to be diplomatic.” Cardoza adds to Angelini’s explanation: “'You can't say their personal photos and collections just don't cut it! You must explain that these intimate nuances could turn a prospective buyer off.” Angelini nods in agreement and continues: “People need to listen in this market to make their homes a showcase. Staging is a quick turnaround and has deadlines. We’re so in sync with what we have to do that we embrace the project and finish in record time.” Cardoza discusses the next phase- moving management. “Moving management- yes, we have a thousand tricks to make it all easier for the client. Sometimes a job will piggyback- someone happy with our staging will want us to manage their move once their home sells. We are physical and extremely detailed in this process. The house is unpacked, put away and livable by the fourth day.” Angelini adds that it’s great to have meticulous, trust-worthy, and efficient individuals by your side as you move. “We stand at either end of the move- directing movers with boxes that are marked and labeled. If there is a missing pair of candlesticks that the owner needs, we’ll know what box they’re in. This is second nature to us with our collective experience. It is an art just as design is and we both have an art background.” It is no surprise that these women have histories steeped in artistic appreciation. Both in appearance are lovely and polished as we sit in elegant chairs surrounded by the visually stimulating surroundings that serve as Angelini’s living space located in Mattapoisett, MA. “We were exposed to amazing art and significant pieces when we were growing up. Our parents appreciated beautiful surroundings. My mother was both a painter and an excellent cook. My sister and I took our keen sense of design and made porcelain tiles, traveling and working with

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designers. My father built homes, so I was actually able to visit construction sites and see the formation of a home. Our passion for design was inbred in both of us. We were fortunate to have those wonderful things around us.” There is a beautiful flowing motion in the paintings hanging on the wall. Entranced in the color, light and feeling of them, I learn that Angelini’s mother is the artist responsible for their inner and outer beauty. After Angelini offers a bit of her history, Cardoza shares a bit of hers. “'Our home was filled with magnificent antiques and treasures. My parents, who loved to entertain, surrounded me with interesting and artistic people. My earliest memories are of jumping into the car with my mother, who was a realtor, to go look at homes for sale. To me, this was more fun than playing. It was no surprise that I went to art school to follow my passion.” Living their artistic dreams through their business, these women emanate confidence and passion towards shaping the spaces that house our hopes, ourselves, our comfort and our happiness. Angelini listens as I describe the room in my home that I had initially struggled to define. I described its lovely aesthetic appearance now and the harmony of the colors and textures. She gently interrupts and asks, “Most importantly, are you happy there?” Happy? A difficult and easy word. I envision the room… “yes” slips from my mouth before I can think about it and between the two of them, I can see how they understand what a space is supposed to be.

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Facing East
Dartmouth surgeon travels to China to repair facial deformities
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hen a group of u.S. doctors traveled to China recently to help children with facial deformities and injuries, a Dartmouth surgeon was among them, fulfilling a dream he’d had since medical school. eight surgeons traveled to linYi, China in October, spending 10 days with Chinese colleagues there, repairing deformities for patients and educating Chinese doctors on specialized surgical techniques. The trip abroad was conducted through Face to Face, a humanitarian program of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The trip was a first for Albert J. Fox, MD, a cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon with a practice on Faunce Corner Road in Dartmouth; one he had been hoping to make since he first learned of the exchange program back in medical school in the late 1990s. The experience did not let him down. “We were welcomed with open arms,“ said Dr. Fox. “They were so generous and so warm - just the whole reception that we received, it gave you a really good feeling.” While there, the group of surgeons, who
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came from all over the uS, operated on 10 patients, each with more than one problem to be corrected and each taking anywhere from two to four hours, Dr. Fox said. They also spent two days lecturing to Chinese surgeons. Patients and their families, he said, were very grateful. They were excited to see the Western surgeons and eager to be helped. it was somewhat humbling, Dr. Fox said.

“I’d never met these people before, yet they were putting their trust into my hands,” he said.
Some parents were literally placing their infants, some as young as five or six months, into the American doctors’ hands. “it’s pretty amazing to be able to have that trust almost instantaneously with someone you’ve never met before,” he said. Afterwards, seeing the look of joy in a parent’s eyes or on their faces when they saw their child’s deformity corrected was what stays with him, Dr. Fox said. Through the Face to Face program, surgeons travel all over the world treating

facial deformities such as cleft lip and palate, birth defects and injuries resulting from trauma. The program also provides an opportunity for educational exchange among facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons in an effort to create a lasting impact in the communities they serve. During this trip, patients with congenital cleft lip and palate deformities, palatal and nasal fistulas, and scars were treated. More were there to be treated than the group could attend to, according to the Dartmouth doctor. “You kind of always wished that you could do more,” he said. But he added, that only serves to inspire him to return to linyi with the next scheduled trip in 2010. located in eastern China in the Shandong Province, linyi faces the Yellow Sea to the east. The hospital facility there had recently been modernized, so much of what Dr. Fox saw looked fairly similar to u.S. hospitals. But some of the precision tools he and fellow surgeons were used to using were not available, he said, adding he was glad he had brought his own instruments. “They were modern (operating rooms),

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but they lacked the finer instruments we take for granted and use everyday in our plastic surgery procedures,” said Dr. Fox. There were other differences that struck him as well. “i was amazed when the patients were wheeled into the operating room in the same street clothes that i saw them in preoperatively the day before,” he wrote in a descriptive article on the trip. “They were placed under anesthesia, draped, and after surgery, they were taken to the recovery area in their own clothes. Often family members would help with their post-operative care as well.” A facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who performs both cosmetic and reconstructive work, Dr. Fox is dual board certified in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Born in Queens, N.Y., he grew up in Windsor, Conn., attended Yale university as an undergraduate and the university of Connecticut School of Medicine, later completing training in Otolaryngology surgery and a fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. When looking to join a practice, he and his wife fell in love with the Dartmouth area, he said. it was while he was in medical school that he first became interested in Face to Face programs, particularly after seeing other specialists, some of them his mentors participate in trips. One doctor in particular motivated him. At age 72, Dr. John M. Hodges, of Tennessee,
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manages a full-time practice and also participates in multiple trips abroad each year. He has been going to linyi, China since 1994, only two years after the face to Face program was started. “He’s been an awesome inspiration that this guy has been doing this for the longest time,” Dr. Fox said. Dr. Hodges’ explanation for his devotion to the extra trips, Dr. Fox said, centers on the intangible but important rewards that come from the work. “He said they far outweigh anything you could otherwise hope to accomplish,” Dr. Fox said. For Dr. Fox, rewards from the China trip came from making a significant impact in the life of a 21 year old man suffering from a cleft palate - a deformity from birth that had never been repaired. The deformity is caused by a malfunction in the way the two sides of the palate initially form. The gap makes it difficult to speak or eat properly, Dr. Fox said. in comparison, he added, in the uS a child with a similar deformity would likely have had it corrected before the child celebrated his first birthday. Another girl, just entering her teens, had a malformed nose with unattached outer edges in the nostril area. She was being picked on in school for her difference, according to her parents and was struggling. An unexpected case, the girl’s situation had the surgeons consulting with each other on the best approach. “We were all kind of debating what the best way to treat this girl was,” Dr. Fox said. That need to take each case individually and find the technique that will work best to both correct the problem and restore harmony to the patient’s face is one of the reasons Dr. Fox was attracted to the field. “it’s thinking on the fly,” he said. “it’s not a cookbook. You’re recreating something that’s not there, restoring both form and function.” Balancing aesthetic and technique is not only exciting, it is also creative, he said. “That’s what i love about it - it is the creativity and just the joy that you get in seeing the end result and how that impacts someone’s life,” he said. in addition to the surgeries they performed, the doctors gave lectures that attracted about 100 surgeons from several provinces in China. “it was pretty cool. We talked about everything from congenital deformities to aesthetic surgery,” Dr. Fox said.

And, the trip wasn’t all work related. The group also spent time in Beijing and saw the Great Wall the Forbidden city, the site of the emperor’s palace. They also were treated to many wonderful Chinese meals and delicacies. Although Dr. Fox said with a smile, “The caterpillars were not for me.” Some delicacies, he added, like caterpillars, turtle soup and other foods foreign to Americans he chose to stay away from. “They definitely had some very interesting fare,” he said.

Although this was his first Face to Face trip, Dr. Fox has participated in the organization’s u.S. programs, working within the domestic violence program to help disfigured victims. He will definitely return to China in 2010, he said, and is also thinking about joining other groups beforehand, possibly traveling to the Philippines this spring or india in the fall. “it’s just like Dr. Hodges said,” he said, quoting his mentor. “if you go, the bug will bite you and you’ll never want to stop.”

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ituated in the oldest town on Cape Cod, this private, near-five-acre, three home estate is a perfect haven for those looking for seclusion, yet itching to get down to business working the land or spending some quiet time gazing at flowers, plants and shrubs that surround the property. Known in the town as the old Spring Hill Farm on Route 6A and Gulley Lane, the land’s main house is a 1790 saltbox that features a detached two car garage that was once a thriving dairy in the town. Purchased by her family in 1946, Ellen Swain’s father Robert's dairy business included a total of 15 cows, 13 in the barn that was converted into a two-car garage and another two cows stayed underneath the garage. “We used to produce 72 quarts of milk a day,” said Swain, showing off the milk room in the garage where milk was bottled each night. Many other features of the 1940 structure remain virtually unchanged today, including a hay loft and cow stanchions. With the federal government beginning pasteurization

requirements for dairy farmers, Swain said her father sold the business in the 1950’s to a competitor, Roberti Dairy, and her father set to work on creating much of the landscaping you still see today, with his footprints everywhere across the land. Adjacent to the barn-turned garage is the foundation where once stood a greenhouse, Robert Swain’s first passion, which will be come quickly apparent for anyone who visits the inside or outside of the home. Current owner Ellen Swain, a former buyer for Lords & Taylor of New York, purchased the entire 4.75 acre property in 1990, two years after her father Robert’s death, and like her father before her, reveres the land and cares for it. The 3,270-square-foot main house, built in 1790, features three bedrooms with a master bedroom on the first floor, large living room with working fireplace, dining room, kitchen, plant room, a sitting room, two and a half baths and a full attic. Realtor Betty Allen of Decoy Realty said the floors and much of the wood in the house is original pine. Bedrooms measure from 144-square-feet to the 240-square-foot master bedroom.

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StORY BY JAY A LEx AN d ER
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For those in search of a home in the midst of the Garden of Eden, it just may just be right under your nose along Route 6A in Sandwich. Think we're kidding?

The master bedroom side of the main house was added on to in the early 1800’s and then the plant room, which is temperature-controlled, was added on to the house in the 1970’s. Each year multiple plants are spawned throughout the winter inside the room before being planted elsewhere on the property in the spring and summer, one of many reasons for the abundance of plants scattered throughout the property. Swain’s plant collection includes Clivia, cactuses, grapefruit, hibiscus, Rhodesia rhododendrons, elephant ears and many more. “It never goes below 50 degrees in here,” said Swain of the plant room. The plant room makes way to the 300-square-foot living room/music room, where Allen felt a great majority of entertaining could take place in the main house. “Many old houses don’t have the kind of room to fit a baby grand piano, but this space has more than enough,” said Allen. With no storage available in the basement, Swain said she has more than made due with the nooks and cranny spots around the old house that provide for that storage, including a Cape Cod Cellar upstairs that she said could easily be converted into a walkin closet. “You can never have enough storage,” Swain said. In her kitchen, Swain shows off dozens of “Best in Show” prizes she has garnered over the years for her flowers, jams and pies that she has created off her land.

Right outside the main house, century old stonewalls abound, leading to a nearby lily pond near the spring house that feature four goldfish and four children with more likely hiding somewhere around the rocks.
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“In the winter, they just disappear under a rock until spring feeding time,” Swain said of the goldfish. The former milk house, abutting the main house, that once stored the milk before it was placed into the milk trucks, has been transformed into a beautiful spring house with large windows and a captivating skylight. Renovated with water, electrical and cable attachments, Allen suggested the room would be perfect as a future sauna. Living alone, Swain said in selling the home she is looking to downsize to something a little more manageable, but you could easily catch a little regret in her voice when she talks about parting with the place that's been in her family for 62 years. “When I purchased this in 1990 I was just going to fix it up and sell it, and here I am 17 years later and I’m still here,” Swain said. After a scenic stroll behind the main house, the property leads way to two guest houses, both of which are currently rented and command from $800 per month for the small one to $1,250 for the larger one. The smaller of the two houses is roughly 400 square feet with a living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and laundry/office area. The second home, at 1,200-square-feet, features two bedrooms, a kitchen/dining room, den, living room, fireplace and sun room that overlook the land. Both tenants share a common land and even a garden, all in seclusion. The entire lot was recently updated with a new septic system, Swain said. “For anyone that would be interested, this property would make a great bed and breakfast or a home for a large extended family,” said Allen.

Near the two guest houses, Swain shows off her raspberry patch that grows more than six feet high each summer. She picks an average of 240 half pints of raspberries that she sells each year to the nearby Crow Farm.
Located in between the two cottages is a Mesa Sequitur Tree, a rare find considering its height once used centuries ago as a mast for sailboats. Trying to determine if it was the largest one in the state, Swain contacted a Master of Large Trees for the state that determined her tree was the second largest version in the state just behind one at the Smith College Campus in Northampton. While lots C1 and C2 contain existing houses, lot C3, totaling 77,118-square-feet, offers potential buyers another chance for development on the site and what a sight it is. Featuring waterviews from a distance and abutted by dozens of acres of conservation land, the walk that takes you to the land is enough to make you want to live on it. Although Swain is asking $1.99 million for the entire property, she is willing to break up the parcels, with $925,000 for the main house and garage with 1.75 acres; $495,000 for the undeveloped lot and $585,000 for the two cottages overlooking two acres. “The setting is absolutely spectacular here, and it’s located

HOME OVERVIEW
Address: Contact: Agency: Telephone: Bedrooms: 245-246 Route 6A, East Sandwich Betty Allen Decoy Realty, Ltd., Sandwich 508-888-6545 Main house has 4 Guest cottages have 4 Bathrooms: Main house has 3.5 Guest cottages 2 Year Built: Main house 1790 and 1850 Cottages 1910-1920 Living Area: Main house 3,270 Land Size: 4.75 acres including lot Utilities: Two separate furnaces, oil heat Price: $1,997,000 Main house alone $925,000

in the best part of Sandwich,” said Allen. “In spring, this property is absolutely gorgeous. People drive by it in the winter and don’t see that much but come spring, when everything is in bloom, people are frequently stopping and taking pictures,” said Allen. The property features dozens of various flowers including flower crabs, peonies, dogwood, azaleas, tulips, daffodils, lilacs and more. Walking along a wooded path along her property, Swain said of anything, she will miss the gardening and the land the most especially the look of the place in full bloom. “The property itself is absolutely beautiful. I love the outside and I have absolutely enjoyed every aspect of my time here,” Swain said. “It’s like paradise.”•

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dermal filler that reduces the effects and appearance of aging by replacing the collagen you’ve lost with naturallysourced collagen that lasts at least 6 months. Desired results are immediately achievable in one visit, when applied by an an eVOleNCe® STAR™ (Specialized Training for Accurate Results) physician such as Dr. Albert J. Fox. unwanted wrinkles and folds, and restores structure and facial contour in volumedepleted areas. The visible, natural|

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Collagen is nature's most fundamental and abundant building block. in fact, collagen makes up 70% to 80% of the skin's dermis, providing structure, strength, and support. Collagen depletes naturally over time as we age, leading to a tired or aged appearance. This happens through the formation of new wrinkles and folds, and changes in facial contour and structure. The natural pace of collagen loss can be accelerated by such factors as sun exposure, genetics, hor-

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eVOleNCe® is recommended for the correction of moderate-to-deep facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, the ones that appear from your nose to the corners of your mouth ("smile lines").

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The naturally sourced porcine collagen used in eVOleNCe® is the most genetically similar to human collagen and has been used for decades in various medical applications, including heart valve replacement.

Dr. Albert Fox will help you determine the best treatment approach for achieving your desired results. Together, you may decide eVOleNCe® dermal filler is right for you if you are seeking a refreshed and naturally younger-looking you. The visible results are immediate.§

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"The image of a kite flying through the air invokes feelings of freedom and excitement that we believe every child should have a chance to experience."
There are those that work hard to maintain the status quo and there are others that look to change it, one day or one child at a time.
STORY BY JAY ALEXANDER
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or Newport, R.i.-based Flying Kites creators Justine Axelsson and leila de Bruyne, both just 24, they have already had an impact in just a few short years. Don’t let the name “Flying Kites” fool you. it has nothing to do with seeing an actual kite fly through the air, but instead, its about children-surrounded by hunger and poverty in war-torn regions in Africa, that are soaring to new heights through the Flying Kites child care and school program and the non-profit groups efforts to improve the lives of the estimated 100,000 orphaned, homeless, and abused children in Kenya. “We chose the name 'Flying Kites' because we wanted our efforts in Kenya to speak to the carefree, innocent, and magical aspects of childhood,” said Axelsson. “The image of a kite flying through the air invokes feelings of freedom and excitement that we believe every child should have a chance to experience. This is what we want for our children in Kenya.” The idea behind Flying Kites was spawned in 2004 while both students were at Salve Regina College in Newport.
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Axelsson, a communications major and de Bruyne, an anthropology major, along with some other students teamed up to work on a research project for a introductory course in global poverty, but the project, and the groups findings on plight of what African children were up against, changed many of them. When most college students were taking the summer to catch some much needed sleep or party with friends not seen in many months, de Bruyne took trip to Africa to see the conditions for herself, and as bad as she had thought they would be, up close they were far worse. “You wouldn’t believe it if you saw it yourself. Bad pollution, total overcrowding, no access to fresh water, wide-spread disease,” said Axelsson. For the next three summers, the pair would spend more than a month each summer in Kenya, planting the seeds of Flying Kites. upon graduation, they would pursue their passion full-time. Recent studies found that there are over 2 million orphaned children in Kenya, and those that weren’t taken in by grandparents or aunts and uncles, roam the streetsan estimated 60,000 of them. Axelsson said the children living on the streets are trapped in a cycle of despair and poverty of which they could never, without assistance, get out of. They believe that the only way to break that cycle was to raise the standard of care in the country, and that’s exactly what they have done, establishing Flying Kites Kinangop Children's Center which currently occupies just over nine acres where the children, onsite staff, and volunteers stay in a large central house with about 7 bedrooms. “We expect construction to begin on the first new familystyle dormitory within the next six month,” said Axelsson. Axelsson said her group’s efforts are surviving on numerous small78
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Their main initiative was to have a significant and lasting impact on the children they do care for by not looking for a short term fix to the problem.

scale fundraisers that the partners and their friends have established throughout the country to keep the mission going as well as private donations, individual sponsorships that help provide the children with basic necessities, schooling and 24 hour medical care. “We’re looking into grant writing right now,” Axelsson said. With the Kinangop Center, orphans who recently lived on the street, now come to live at the center now have access to medical care and education. Axelsson admitted that being able to care for all the orphaned children in Kenya was impossible and their main initiative was to have a significant and lasting impact on the children they do care for by not looking for a short term fix to the problem. They currently house 16 children at the site that came about

by chance in July 2007. The pair was in Kenya looking for land in which to set up a children’s home with Rahab Mithithi, a long-time homeless children advocate, when they met Benson Nderitu, a local businessman who invited them to his land in Kinangop. With a house overlooking six acres of well-irrigated land, the group was captivated by the beautiful landscape and access to water and resources that were essential to establishing the children’s home they envisioned. Axelsson said Benson had already been involved in the community and was concerned at the lack of programs to assist orphans and abandoned children. But that would all soon change. in August, 2007, Benson agreed to donate his land to Flying Kites, and the group also purchased five acres of land adjacent to Benson.
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The children reading in the site's outdoor poetry corner The group realized that despite the fact that a lot of money goes into running an orphanage, the center would do no good without access to water or medical services. “We realized the problems would only mount unless we made the center outside the city and made sure to promote the best care we could, from within,” she said. “it’s not just about survival, its about change.” The Kinangop Center employs 7 full-time workers including teachers and childcare workers and cooks with a Board of Directors overseeing the program. The group aims to create 10 separate houses assisting 150 children in lieu of giant orphanages like the one they first experienced in Kenya. When they began their efforts a few years ago, they began assisting an orphanage in Kenya where they sunk thousands of fund-raising money into the place by improving the electricity,
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building new kitchens, purchasing food supplies or helping with the rent but Axelsson said it was clear early on that more, larger-scale assistance would be needed. The only way to have the impact they wanted was to improve the children’s quality of life, was by getting them away from the high crime, pollution and prices of the city, they believed. in proposing small family houses on their land in Kinangop, Axelsson said the group is going with a “more family-oriented environment” instead of the traditional institutionalized look to childcare and orphanages. each of the buildings will house no more than 14 children and each staff member will be carefully chosen and extensively trained. each child will explore their own cultural traditions and celebrate their countries heritage. “education is the only route for these children to break out of the

cycle of poverty permanently,” said Axelsson. in addition to their center work, Flying Kites also works with families to keep children off the street by strengthening their actual family component by assisting the children in school and the relatives at home who love them. The Center provides small grants ranging from $9 to $14 that helps keep the family going, allowing the children to remain with their extended family. One particular case study told the story of a grandfather, Samuel Mwaangi, a sole caregiver to Mary, who asked the Center to take care of Mary because he felt she would have a better life without him. Mary was not attending school because her grandfather could not afford the uniform or proper food for the pair despite the fact that he was working two jobs and the one room house they

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lived in was unsuitable for living. in an effort to keep the two together at all costs, Flying Kites gave Samuel a grant that he used to pay the $3 for Mary’s uniform, $7 for school books and $14 for furniture and bedding in their home. Samuel also receives weekly rations of milk, eggs and vegetables from the Flying Kites self-serving farm. Today, Mary no longer comes by the center in need of assistance because it is now she who is doing the assisting, helping the younger children with their homework. When asked why they didn’t focus their attention on orphans living within the united States, Axelsson said the u.S. government has established programs in tact that assist orphans and abandoned children, programs that are nonexistent in Kenya. “With an average wage of $12 per week, its easy to understand how difficult it is to raise a family or how some families are leery about taking orphans into their home,” Axelsson said. On June 26-29, 2009, Flying Kites will hold its first Childcare Forum, uniting local care-providers, politicians, decision-makers of large agencies, representatives from the community to focus on how common obstacles undermine educational efforts in children’s homes and to come up with strategies to minimize their impact. For the group, it seems where many would take decades to have the sort of impact Flying Kites has only had in just under three years, Axelsson pledges that what is seen now, is only just the beginning. “i am most proud of our team, how we've come together, how much we've accomplished at a rather young age,” said Axelsson, “and our willingness to continue to fight for the rights of children in developing countries despite the constant hurdles.§

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eautiful house reflecting an easy style of living. This 4,500 sq. ft. Rochester residence offers superior craftsmanship & the finest of quality for the discriminating buyer. A stately home situated on a country lane lined with century old stone walls, magnificent hardwoods, fields and ponds. Features include: 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, luxurious au pair suite, private office, library, imported Italian marble, high end appliances, granite countertops, 2 fireplaces, central vac, air conditioning, alarm system & sprinklers. A mahogany deck, fountains, koi pond and mature gardens accentuate the beautifully landscaped grounds. New roof & driveway. Set on 1.5 acres just minutes from the water and convenient location to the Cape, Boston or Providence. Minutes to the t. Owner/Broker. Call for a private showing.

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made. Whether year-round or as a summer get-away good times will be had in this great location. Easy access to Shopping, Marina, Village, Beach and boat launch. Eat in kitchen, living room w/fireplace, 1st Floor MBR, 2 baths, finished lower level, beautiful fenced in yard on a quiet cul de sac, town water and sewerage. Be sure to call for a private showing. $429,900

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enovated and converted granite building in Middleboro. Spacious floor plan features ten office units with shared receptionist. fully leased produces an annual gross income of $60,000. Handicap accessibility compliant. Convenient in town location minutes to the MBTA and 495. INVITING PROSPECT FOR INVESTORS. PRICE REDUCED! $525,000 Office space for Rent. Utilities and conference room included. $395 a month.

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ou may not instantly see through what I am about to convey to you. But, imagine a singular and simple solution to so many of life’s little problems; blocking out the visually unappealing property next door, creating privacy without blocking out light or uniquely accenting the form and function of the space you live or work in. Hum, perhaps I’m not being transparent enough? Then, ahem, see the light for yourself. Visit the new SGO Designer Glass studio in Mattapoisett where you’ll be instantly dazzled like a kid in a

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glass shop by so many possibilities! The SGO Designer Glass studio is a wonderful one-stop-shop offering you a wide variety of decorative and architectural glass. Incorporating glass into your home or business design or décor really does provide varied solutions to many average or unique problems. Need privacy while enhancing the beauty of your interior space or structure? The solution is glass! It can be completely customized to your size requirements, taste or functional needs. Glass enhances nearly any surface from countertops and tabletops, to walls, windows and doors. Yes, even ceilings and floors can be more thrilling. Transparent, translucent or opaque. Smooth, variegated or design theme. Traditional, modern or classic. Stained glass, multi-paned leaded glass or large single sheets of glass. The material, style and color combinations are endless. As soon as you see what SGO has to offer, your preconceptions about glass will be shattered forever. Anne Hedblom and Dan Moniz went into the glass business because they wanted a business that spoke to both their individual talents. Anne comes from an art and design background while Dan is a civil engineer. As Anne says, “I’m the creative one. He’s the numbers guy. We’re both very hands on.” And, although they’ve only

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been open since the end of August, they believe their future success will be the result of their talents, a great product line and lots of customer attention and determination. Their designer glass studio offers homeowners, businesses and anyone who needs to solve a functional or design problem a viable solution. Although the real estate and building industry sectors are currently in a slump, “Many people are opting to stay in their current home and remodel. Our products fit into remodels beautifully and are perfect for new construction, too” says Dan. Every glass solution offers you an “off the rack” or a total custom option. SGO Designer Glass can take any image & reproduce it on glass using their wonderful process. The process supports tradition with phenomenal technology. “If a customer wants an image of his wife

riding a seahorse across the ocean, we can do it!” says Anne. Some businesses, such as kitchen and bath shops, offer a limited choice of decorative glass. Glass artisans can provide stained “art” glass. However, Dan says it’s rare to find the range of glass products that are available from SGO Designer Glass where they’ll work with you to come up with the best design or solution within your budget.

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EXCLUSIVE TO HOMEGALLERy

"Making Spirits Bright" is not just a line from a Christmas song for Rochester resident Jill Taylor. It's the name of a non-profit charitable organization she founded and runs that has donated food, clothes and toys to needy area families during the past 11 Christmas seasons. It's also the philosophy behind her efforts. "I've learned this is my passion," Taylor said. "If you've sat at enough tables with these families and heard their stories and seen their faces, it motivates you. Board members who have interviewed the families, they'll never forget the stories. It makes you want to go out and make something happen for them." The effort started the year Taylor helped out a Rochester woman with two children and two adopted children who had lost her job just before Christmas. Taylor enlisted the help of friends to help the woman out and collected enough donations to help out more than one family. So the next year she repeated the effort, helping out a larger local family. Because of another year of generous community support, she realized she could have helped out 10 more. Every year since, she has. With the help of volunteers and a variety of donating businesses and organizations, "Making Spirits Bright" has grown to serve from 25100 families per year. The families who qualify receive a personally delivered Christmas dinner with all the fixings, even vegetables and fruits and homemade cookies and boxes, as well as other food staples such as cereals. Gifts delivered include clothes as well as toys. "I've walked in with jackets and food and seen the kids as excited by those packages

as by the toys," Taylor said. The qualifications for receiving help are unique, and, she said, part of her motivation for forming "Making Spirits Bright". She said that as a working single mom there were programs she needed that she couldn't qualify for because of her income as a traveling nurse. "I felt I was being left out of the loop," she said. The criteria to qualify for her program try to fix that. Those who qualify include families in financial trouble, where members are working for a better life but not making ends meet, children who have lost a parent or legal guardian, and children who are terminally ill. Her prime helpers are her board of directors: vice-president and cousin Alison Finnerty, treasurer Sandra Belli and Secretary Michelle Humphrey. They operate out of a basement office in her home, aided by storage space in other area locations. The number of families helped each year fluctuates based on the amount of support and donations. However, her regular supporters are generous. Among them are Lloyd's Market in Rochester, for food, and area nail salons that display the group's giving trees, where cards that display specific children's specific gift needs are hung. The Holy Family Holy Name School in New Bedford also regularly helps. Every Christmas season, each class must pick one charity to focus on, and "Making Spirits Bright" is always one of the choices. The St. Anthony's Church, New Bedford, youth group has helped out, and the Old Rochester Regional High School drama club has held

food drives for the charity. Taylor's favorite stories about community support, however, include the Dartmouth girl who, after learning not every child has an American Girl Doll, wrote letters to friends and her school to donate to provide them for area needy children, and the volunteer who responded to a newspaper article about the charity and has been a regular volunteer ever since. Taylor's two children, Aryanna, age 12, and Cody, age 15, also are regular part of the yearly effort. However, this year, they've had go delay some of the "Making Spirits Bright" works because they won auditions to perform in the Thanksgiving Day Macy's Parade. During Thanksgiving week she was with them in New York City, where they will walk the 2.5 mile parade route then welcome Santa Claus at the end of the parade in Herald Square. She said the charity effort is important to fit in despite how busy the rest of her life is. "I just think no matter where you are in life, you should give back to your community," Taylor said. "And you should teach your kids this is what being a mcommunity all is about." For more information on "Making Spirits Bright" or to volunteer to help out, contact Jill Taylor at 508-965-8890

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features bar tables and views of the large kitchen to your immediate left and a half a dozen dining tables on a platform before you reach the lower room. The Moon Goddess and I started by sharing an appetizer, the Coconut Shrimp ($8). It was served on a bed of orange ginger sauce, which was perfect as a dipping sauce and added a tart sweetness to the large and crunchy servings of shrimp. The Moon Goddess apparently enjoyed the sauce so much she picked as her entre' the scallops seared in orange sauce ($17). A perfect taste combination. The side she chose, corn on the cob, was buttery tasting without having to put butter on it. I picked the Atlantic Salmon Scampi ($18). The large piece of fish, which was cooked with garlic and lemon and white wine sauce and served over linguini and sun dried tomatoes, was delicious but spoiled by being a lot colder around the edges than in the center. The same was true of the Moon Goddess's scallops and spinach side-order. "Waterfront Grille" redeemed itself with its desserts. The Moon Goddess's blueberry pie ($5.50) was a deep dish kind loaded with blueberries. My rice pudding ($5.50) was deliciously creamy and featured a pinch of coconut. The total bill, including coffee and a strawberry daiquiri, was $67.20. In summary, we enjoyed the food, we enjoyed the view. The grille's hours are 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, until 9 p.m. Sunday. Functions rooms are available. Reservations accepted for parties of six or more. Call (508) 997-7010. RATING
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incarnations as "Louie's On the Wharf" and "Twin Piers". The large dining area has been divided by four. A smaller, cozier-feeling yet noisy dining room next to the bar greets you from the entryway and directly faces the aforementioned view. Past the wall of glass doors to the left are two separate enclosed dining rooms and an open deck dining area (which we can't wait to try in the summer!). This area leads to a separate sushi bar called "Summer Sushi". The entryway corridor that was little used by previous owners now

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cedarville, Mass. 508-888-8101
Steve BelSito
Plymouth, Massachusetts

PLYMOUTH, MA - Huge 4 BR on Cul-de-sac in Pine Hollow! Kitchen has Corian counters with maple cabinetry and sliders to deck with fenced in back yard. Kitchen opens to family room with custom marble fireplace surround. Hardwood floors, crown molding and wainscoting make the dining room incredible. Formal living room, office and 2 story foyer with a grand chandelier complete 1st floor. On 2nd floor is laundry room and 4 BRS, including Master suite with jacuzzi tub and the walk in closet of your dreams! $424,900 508-888-8101

PLYMOUTH, MA - On top of the world!! This unique contemporary is situated on 10.18 acres w/incredible skyline views. This home features enormous open floor plan for entertaining, Italian marble floors, fireplace, cathedral ceilings, Poggenpohl cabinets imported from Europe, Miele, Gaggenua, Subzero Applicances, beautiful master suite with hot tub, custom Pella windows, solar, balcony and decks. $989,000 508-888-8101

PLYMOUTH, MA - Clark Estates! Custom built colonial! Features a Gourmet kitchen w/red birch cabinets, granite counters & hardwood floors. Breakfast area overlooks deck & 2 acres of land! Huge Family room w/FP & vaulted ceiling! Anderson windows! Laura Ashley carpets! Extras: recessed lighting, wainscoting, crown moldings, window seat, cherry vanity, irrigation & beautiful stone work. Easy access to rte 3,shopping & golf course at Pine Hills! Just minutes to Ocean Beach. Best Of All Worlds! $499,900 508-888-8101

PLYMOUTH, MA - Located on a dead end street, this Nantucket style Colonial home boasts beautiful ocean views and is steps to the white sandy beach. 3 levels of living including a fantastic master suite with a private balcony off the sitting room and views, views, views. The main living area offers a large, open floor plan with expansive views out to the deck and ocean beyond. Lower level includes 2 bedrooms, bath and laundry. A gorgeous property waiting to be seen. $569,000 508-888-8101

PLYMOUTH, MA - NEW CONSTRUCTION Stunning Custom Built Nantucket Style Colonial located in this fabulous TREE LINED neighborhood "SHIPPONDESTATES". Gourmetkitchenwith"WOW FACTOR" custom cabinets & granite counters. Open floor plan with enormous family room/kitchen, 1st floor office, 1st floor washer/dryer, Master suite for a King and Queen; his/her walk in closets, jacuzzi tub & double sinks. Hardwood flooring throughout 1st floor, walk out basement and minutes to the ocean. The list goes on. $529,900 508-888-8101

PLYMOUTH, MA - There's room for the family to spread out in this BRAND NEW Colonial in Clark Estates just a quick ride to Route 3. You'll enjoy 3BRS, 2.5 bathrooms, a welcoming family room, sophisticated DR & home office w/wood floors, MBR suite w/ walk-in closet, walk-in shower, dual sinks, eat-in kitchen with breakfast area, granite countertops & stainless steel appliances. Full basement, 2 car garage & more! $439,900 508-888-8101

PLYMOUTH, MA - Sprawling Executive Colonial Home located in one of Plymouths most sought after neighborhoods. Double Story Foyer welcomes you, huge kitchen w/ maple cabinets & center island opens to the large family room w/ warm FP. 1st floor office w/ french doors. Formal LR & DR window box molding, hardwood flooring & enough room to host any party. Master suite offers double sinks, soaking tub & enormous closet. 2nd fl laundry. Fabulous finished basement. Must See!!! $439,900 508-888-8101

PLYMOUTH, MA - Plymouth Pond Front Paradise! This estate features 7 pond front properties. The main house is located on Little Long Pond & 6 pond front cottages are located directly on the sandy beach of Full Rec Long Pond. Fisherman come from all over to fish here. The cottages feature 1 & 2 BDRS & new septic systems. This is an incredible property. Ideal for corporate or foundation getaway, perfect for an B & B, great rental property! $1,950,000 508-888-8101

PLYMOUTH, MA - Looking for the quintessential log cabin in the woods? Look no further! Four BRS up, possible MBR on 1st floor, wide pine floors, exposed cathedral ceilings, open layout, wood stove w/add. stovepipe for basement family room, finished basement w/ additional BR & bath, great for guest suite, oversized garage out back, fenced play yard & on almost 3 acres!! WOW! $399,900 508-888-8101

belsito & associates
PlyMouth, Mass. 508-746-8100
#1 in Plymouth real estate For over 30 years
100 court steet, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Steve BelSito

PLYMOUTH, MA - One of Plymouth's most desired locations, close to town, Shops at 5, walk to beach, Rte 3 access, near hospital, stainless steel appliances, eat in kitchen, hardwood floors, corian, 1st floor MBR Jacuzzi tub, formal DR, 20x12 deck, new carpet, 2 working FPS, central AC, 2x6 walls,4 rooms up, Exercise Room, Professional office w/lavatory, 2 car garage w/ plumbing, finished basement, electric pet fence & views of Plymouth harbor. All the amenities for today's living. $549,900 508-746-8100

PLYMPTON, MA - Picture Perfect landscaping surrounds this 4BR/3.5-bath home complete w/ irrigation & greenhouse/potting shed. This home offers an Open & inviting floor plan & a finished basement for extra living space. Gleaming hardwood floors & staircases, Formal DR, Huge Family room w/ gas FP off kitchen& an impressive MBR Suite complete w/ sitting area, walk-in closet, whirlpool tub, dual sinks & linen closet. Come & be Impressed! $410,000 508746-8100

KINGSTON, MA - What a great find!! This 2 year young Colonial, nothing to be done, but move in! Located in desirable oceanside community w/ a great a great Open floor featuring marble, tile & hardwood flooring. This Property includes an eat in kitchen plus a separate formal DR, A generous size MBR suite w/ walk in closet, 2nd floor laundry & a full in law apartment in finished basement. All this w/ seasonal Ocean Views & steps away from private association beach. Do Not Miss Out!! $369,900 508-746-8100

PLYMPTON, MA - Plympton Contemporary Beauty w/3455 GLA, 3 levels, custom built home. Over sized Master suite w/ full bath jacuzzi & 5x3 shower, walk-in closet & office and private balcony, 32X16 in ground pool w/loop lock cover, recessed lighting, maple kitchen cabinets, Passive solar heat-window walls & skylights face south, 2 FPS large finished LL w/game room & exercise room, walk-out to pool,Anderson windows, Kohler fixtures, security system, central vac, surround sound system. $515,000 508-746-8100

PLYMOUTH, MA - Set in one of Plymouth's most prestigious locations this property offers 2 houses, Elegant 3700sqft 5 BR Greek Revival & Charming 1500sqft 3 BR guest house w/kitchen & Bath. Excellent flow, butler's pantry, french doors, music parlor, sunroom, breakfast room. Open, spacious, natural light pouring in. Old world charm, period FPS, hardwoods, coffered ceilings & antique details. Recently updated for today's living,1st floor MBR, finished attic, Mahogany deck, hot tub, landscaped garden. Great in law, family compound or B&B. New septic, fresh int/extr paint. $899,900 508-746-8100

PLYMOUTH, MA - No, this is not Vermont, less than 1 mile from route 3,off exit 4. Watch the moon and the sun come up over the Pine hills from the covered porch. Bring the inlaws. This is a lot of house, with 9 foot ceilings, and hardwood throughout. Having been a B&B for 15 years, this was originally part of the Jordan Estate, circa 1900, one of the few buildings remaining,and very historic! $759,000 508-746-8100

PLYMOUTH, MA - Exceptional circa 1904 antique colonial. Beautifully restored property boasts 6 bedrooms, refinished oak & maple floors, 2 fireplaces, period mantles & trim, 5 panel pocket doors, flowing floor plan, oversized parlors, formal dining, high ceilings, pool parlor, steam room, hot tub, slate roof, brand new red cedar shingles, resorted trim, gutters, downspouts, new front porch & balcony, captains walk, town sewer & water, Natural Gas heat, Graceful old world charm with all the in town amenities. $699,900 508-746 -8100

KINGSTON, MA - ANTIQUE REPRODUCTION with MODERN APPOINTMENTS, family room w/ period FP mantel&overmantel,vaulted,beamedceiling&wainscoting. Kitchen w/ maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances & granite countertops. Gorgeous central staircase with large foyer, hardwood floors, central AC & vacuum, security system & 1st floor laundry. Spacious hardwood deck, private well for lawn sprinkler system, shed w/water & electric and new septic system in 2000. Free Home Warranty to buyer for year. $485,000 508-7 100 46-8

PLYMOUTH, MA - Welcome home to this gorgeous in town Victorian Antique with farmer's porch! Completely redone with all fresh paint inside & out, New windows, heat, electric, gourmet eat-in kitchen & showcase baths! Beautiful wood floors throughout, pocket doors, pantry, Morning staircase, built ins. Full walk up attic & walk out basement just waiting to be finished. Spacious yard w/ custom stone walls. Peek a boo ocean views, just a hop skip to the beach, downtown & waterfront! $379,000 508-746-8100

HAPPENIN

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Spectacle of Lights extravaganza Sugar Plum Fantasies is the theme for our visitors on Friday of Thanksgiving Weekend and close Sunday, December 28. On Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 5 – 9pm, Heritage will be lit up with millions of lights, its beautiful garden landscapes spectacularly transformed for the holidays. Sixth Annual Spectacle of Lights. Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA. 5:00PM - 9:00 PM take a holiday stroll outside with your family through the wonders of the Candy Cane Maze, by the Lollipop Garden at the Windmill, past a magical castle outside the American History Museum, and the Gum Drop Forest. Your final stop will be Santa’s Cottage at the Art Museum, where you can walk through the Enchanted Forest, ride the glittering carousel, visit Santa’s toy workshop and, of course, have your picture taken with Santa." General public ticket prices are: $10.00 Adults, $5.00 Youth 4 – 12 years old, 3 and under are free. November 28 - December 30
christmas at blithewold - This bright and merry Wood. As we celebrate Blithewold Mansion's Centennial year, each room is bright and merry with glistening trees, bountiful flowers, garden fairies and woodland whimsy all capturing the spirit of Blithewold's family. Masses of poinsettias and thousands of lights adorn the 18' tree in the entrance hall, a preview to the grand holiday display which includes 30 more trees throughout the house. Wed.-Sun., 1 pm to 8 pm; Mon. & Tue., 10 am to 2 pm. Location: Blithewold Mansion, 101 Ferry Road (Route 114) Bristol, RI Phone: 401253-2707 Admission: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $6 Ages 6-17; Children
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christmas Festival of Lights Visit the largest light display in New England with over 7 million lights throughout the park, a 2-mile train ride, animated holiday displays, an indoor play area, visits with Santa, and Friday fireworks in December. Closed Christmas Day. 4-9pm weekdays; 2-9pm weekends Edaville USA, 7 EDA Avenue , Carver, MA. 508-866-8190 www.edaville.com

Highlight the Sixth Annual Spectacle of Lights Where: Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA Time: 5:00 PM Contact Name: Heritage Museums & Gardens Phone: 508-888-3300 http://www. heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/

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Sixth annual Spectacle of Lights Nutcrackers and Sugar Plum Fantasies

cape cod Twirlers Square Dancing We meet at the Bourne Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd. (just over the Bourne Bridge) every Friday 8pm. We dance the Callerlab Plus program with an A1 star tip. Call 508-759-2666 or 508-866-3055 for info. Club Caller: Charlie Trapp; No Rounds. Casual attire

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Holiday Lantern Tours, Newport Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames Street. Discover the authentic history of Newport's holiday traditions during a lantern-lit stroll, led by professionally trained guides from the Newport Historical Society, through the exquisitely preserved streets of central Newport. On a visit inside the 1697 Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, learn about changing approaches to holiday decorations and home festivities.Adults, $12; children or members, $8. Call (401) 846-0813, or visit the Newport Historical Society website for more information. Providence Performing arts center mamma mIa! …….is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it's your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA's greatest hits, including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "Super Trouper," "Take A Chance on Me" and "The Winner Takes It All," with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it's your first visit or your fourteenth see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA! Tickets: $44.00 - $71.00 Providence Performing Arts Center 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903 401.421.2997

New year's eve Gala, Newport This New Year's joint is jumpin' as you sneak into a Roarin' '20s Speakeasy where the jazz is hot, the drinks are cold, and fun is in the air! Dinner buffet, dancing, live music, champagne toast, cash bar. 8:30pm–11:59pm. Astors' Beechwood Mansion, 580 Bellevue Avenue. Reservations required. Call (401) 846-3772, email tours@ astors-beechwood.com, or visit the Astors' Beechwood website for more information.

begin at noon. More information: (508) 945-1122 or www.firstnightchatham. com. First Night boston 2009 First Night Boston is the country’s oldest and largest New Year’s arts celebration. On Dec. 31, 2008 from 1 p.m. to midnight, First Night presents a day-long festival of art, music, dance, ice sculpture, fireworks and more. First Night is an alcohol-free event that welcomes children, families and revelers of all ages to celebrate community and unity through the arts. First Night 2009 will feature over 1000 artists in 200 exhibitions and performances in over 40 locations in downtown Boston. Times and exact locations can be found at www.firstnight.org...http://www. firstnight.org 617.542.1399 various event locations The resolution ball Your night to remember starts with a cocktail reception and your choice of either a scrumptious all-inclusive dinner or a delicious hors d'oeuvres reception. Then, slide over to the dance floor, where the Felix Brown Band and DJ Samuel L. will provide you with Motown, 80s, 90s, and current top-40 dance & club hits to get you dancing. As the clock strikes 12, ring in the New Year with tons of party favors from our sponsor. Watch the ball drop on huge multimedia displays! All guests will receive a goody bag filled with items from our sponsors when they depart. Black Tie Optional. Premium Cocktails. Festivities begin at 7:30pm. http://bostoneventguide.com/events/ nye06/nye06ed.htm.781-444-7771 elexa@bostoneventguide.com The New Four Diamond Rated Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer Street, Boston Back Bay Gala (New Year's Eve party) Your night to remember starts with a cocktail reception option and your choice of either a scrumptious allinclusive dinner or a delicious hors d'oeuvres reception. Then, slide over to the dance floor as the live band, The Love Dogs, and a DJ help you dance the night away with swing, Motown, Soul, R & B, 70s, 80s, 90s and current top-40 dance hits. *Don't let the name fool you this is one of Boston's bestVolume 5 Issue 5
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First Night Newport, Newport Downtown Newport. Family-friendly event showcasing Newport's rich art and cultural community, culminating with a fireworks display over Newport Harbor. 5:00pm–9:00pm. Call (401) 8482400, or visit the First Night Newport website for more information.

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bright Night Providence, Providence An artist-run, arts-oriented New Year's Eve celebration, Rhode Island's biggest and best New Year's Eve Party! Featuring hundreds of the best local singers, actors, dancers, acrobats, musicians, magicians, and clowns. Admission: $10 in advance; $15 at the door; $50 Family Four-Pack can be purchased at the door. Call (401) 351-2596, or visit the Bright Night Providence website for more information.

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New years with The Dan Lawson band New Years Eve Party on Cape Cod with the Dan Lawson Band. Cape Cod's national touring blues artist! Cost: $35/ couple Times: 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM. Location: The Weary Traveler - 77 Valley Bars Road Bourne MA. Contact Information: Brenda@DanLawson.com or 508-472-9782. For more information, visit http://www.DanLawson.com

New year's eve ball, Newport Belcourt Castle, 657 Bellevue Avenue. Dance to the sounds of Larry Brown's Swing Lane Orchestra in the French Gothic Ballroom. Top-shelf beverages, Magnificent Midnight Chocolate Buffet. 9:00pm–1:00am. Call (401) 846-0669 for reservations, or visit the Belcourt Castle website for more information.

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First Night chatham on the cape Centered on Main Street, First Night Chatham offers something for everyone -- a circus, musicians, presentations by local artists, theater, opera, entertainment, a bonfire, a noise parade, and a fireworks finale! Events

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known bands playing a great variety of Swing, Motown, Soul, R&B, and rock & roll. As the clock strikes 12, ring in the New Year with tons of party favors and a complimentary toast from our sponsor as we watch the ball drop on huge multimedia displays. 7:30pm Black-Tie Optional. Premium Cocktails. This event will sell out! http://bostoneventguide. com/events/bbg.htm 781-444-7771 elexa@bostoneventguide.com astors beechwood New years eve Gala This New Year’s joint is jumpin’ as you sneak into this Roarin’ 20’s Speakeasy. The jazz is hot, the drinks are cold, and fun is in the air ... Join the Beechwood Theatre Company as they swing in the New Year! You’ll tour the mansion while sipping your “tea” and nibbling hors d’oeuvres, enjoy dinner and fabulous singing, and even get a chance to take a turn across the ballroom floor before the New Year begins. Come celebrate with old friends and new. Live music, sit-down dinner, dancing, open bar, champagne toast. Please note this event is for adults only – children will not be admitted. Dress - Suits/cocktail dresses, black tie, or 20's themed attire. 8:30 PM until 12:00 AM. $225 per person/$400 per couple.Tickets available online at the Astors Beechwood website. Location: Astors' Beechwood Mansion - Printable Version Address: 580 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI Phone: 401-846-3772 New Years Eve Celebration Newport, RI Gala includes, one (1) bottle of wine per couple or 2 drinks per person, party favors, one (1) additional bottle of Chandon on ice (for every two people) and live entertainment and dancing from 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM. $125.00 per person. Location: Hotel Viking. Address: One Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI Phone: 401-848-4824 New year's Day Polar bear Plunge, Newport, rI Begins at 12:00pm. Easton's Beach, Memorial Boulevard. Folks from the local Polar Bear Club race to dip into the icy waters at Easton's Beach, all to benefit charity. Call (401) 846-0028, or visit the Newport Polar Bears website for more information.
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Jamestown Penguin Plunge, Jamestown, RI Begins at 12:00pm. Mackerel Cove. Swimmers risk hypothermia in the name of charity. Call (401) 823-7411 for more information, if you dare. Happy Zoo year!, Providence Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue. Help us welcome the New Year wild style with free admission for all! Beat cabin fever by bundling up and enjoying beautiful winter scenery. It's a wonderfully different zoo experience! See the snow leopards, penguins, and many other cold-hardy animals in a winter wonderland. Or, soak in the heat in Rhode Island's only indoor rainforest. The Tropical America building features free-roaming monkeys and more. Call (401) 785-3510, or visit the Roger Williams Park Zoo website for more information. boston Harbor Seafarer's Island Holiday (boat trip and island exploration.) Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands host this annual event.Travel to Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor. Enjoy both the outdoors and the indoor Visitor Center. Explore on your own or take a guided walk with a Friends volunteer. Bring a picnic lunch; warm beverages will be available on the island. Park policy is no pets and no alcohol. There will be a book sales table of Harbor Island and lighthouse related books. Ticket prices: adults $25.00; FBHI members and seniors (65+) $22.00; Child (312) $17.00. Advance paid reservations suggested due to limited boat capacity. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis one hour before departure. The boat departs from Rowes Wharf Water Transport located behind the Boston Harbor Hotel, 60 Atlantic Avenue, Boston. There are two trips: if you leave at 11:00 you return to the pier at 3:00; second trip is departing at 12:00 returning to the dock at 4:00. Rain or shine we go! http://www.fbhi.org 781740-4290 fbhi@earthlink.net Lloyd center's 18th annual New year's Day beach Walk Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to get outside and walk or to learn more about the natural world around you? If yes, this is the perfect trip for you.

Plymouth Philharmonic orchestra’s celebrating their 10th anniversary season. The PFC will kick off their concert series with their first ever Christmas choral-themed concert honoring works by composers Charpentier and Saint-Saëns. Known in the area as collaborators with the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra’s Holiday POPS program, this concert is a first venture for the organization. “This holiday season, we have an opportunity to embrace our own rich choral repertoire that will expand on the performance opportunities we enjoy with Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra,” said Richter, “We feel fortunate to offer a concert devoted solely to choral Christmas music of the French Baroque and Romantic eras. The audience will be treated to the sounds of the season with choral music we have longed to showcase.” The concert features Christmas Oratorio, work of composer Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) written in 1828 when he was just 23 years old. The piece is said to be written in the style of Sebastian Bach, recalling his own Christmas Oratorio. Also in the program is the Messe de minuit pour Noël (Midnight Mass for Christmas Eve) by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704), composed in 1690. Charpentier is the most recorded French baroque composer in the last half century, with more than half of his 550 works now available on disc. Tickets for the performances are priced at $15.00 in advance and $18.00 at the door. Advance tickets are available at The Golden Gull Studios at 17 South Park Avenue in Plymouth, 508-746-8091; Frame It Studio and Gallery at The Pinehills, Meeting Way in Plymouth, 508-209-0550; The Plymouth Philharmonic office on North St. in Plymouth, 508-746-8008; and from PFC members. To reserve tickets by phone, please call Cyndy Dorchester at 781-4474865. For more information on the concert or PFC, please visit their website at www. pilgrimfestival.org

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Celebrate the start of the NewYear with a relaxing walk on Gooseberry Neck beach! The walk will focus on coastal ecology and bird identification. Winter is a wonderful time to walk the coast and observe the effects of wave action on the slope and shape of the beach. Join Research Director, Mark Mello for a Lloyd Center tradition. Mark will explain how the beach changes from summer to winter and will identify the winter waterfowl. The program will be held on Thursday, January 1, 2009 and is free to all. The walk will take place from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Participants should dress warmly and wear hiking boots; binoculars and cameras are also suggested. Participants will meet at the Gooseberry Neck Parking Lot in Westport. Follow Route 88 south until the very end, turn right and proceed across the causeway to the parking lot. No registration is required. If you have questions about the program, call Mark Mello at 508-990-0505 ext.22. Start the New Year off “on the right foot” by walking the beach and enjoying our unique coastal habitats. Location: Gooseberry Neck Parking Lot. Go to end of Route 88, turn right, cross Causeway. Westport, MA 02790 Woods Hole Film Fest presents Dinner & a movie After a successful opening weekend, The Woods Hole Film Festival Winter Film Series Dinner & A Movie returns for a new season. The series takes place every other Saturday from November 22, 2008 through April 18, 2009 at the Cap'n Kidd, Waterfront Dining Room. Reservations are still available. Dinner & a Movie is a great way to enjoy a night out with friends and family. This year, the Cap’n Kidd offers a community table as a great way to come alone and meet new people. 05:30 PM - 09:30 PM Location: The Captain Kidd, 77 Water St. Woods Hole MA 02543 Contact Information: Woods Hole Film Festival (508) 495-3456 info@ woodsholefilmfestival.org http://www. woodsholefilmfestival.org Fee: $25

Line. Contact Information: 508-4203172 http://www.sonsofitalycapecod. com $7.75 per Adult Reservations are suggested for parties of 8 or more.

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Divine Performing arts - chinese New year Spectacular – boston Inspired by the spirit of an ancient culture, Divine Performing Arts brings to life classical Chinese dance and music in a gloriously colorful and exhilarating show. With an elite company of dancers, singers, and musicians, the New Yorkbased Divine Performing Arts comes to Boston Opera House on Saturday, January 10, 2:00pm, 7:30pm; Sunday, January 10, 1:00pm. The company’s masterful choreography and graceful routines range from grand classical processions to ethnic and folk dances, with gorgeously costumed dancers moving in stunning synchronized patterns. Its themes are drawn from the pages of history as well as our world today. State-of-the-art backdrops conjure celestial palaces and pastoral vistas, while groundbreaking music combines the best of Chinese and Western composition.Taking inspiration from ancient heroic legends and modern courageous tales, the breathtaking beauty of Divine Performing Arts is not to be missed. Sat., Jan. 10, 2:00PM & 7:30PM Sun., Jan. 11, 1:00PM (music, theatre, ballet, dance, Chinese New Year, holiday event, performance arts) http://divinearts.org 617-848-2996 arT GarFuNKeL with the rI Philharmonic Blessed with what The New York Times described as a 'beautiful countertenor,' singer Art Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled, Grammy Award-winning Simon & Garfunkel. Their greatest hits collection, which includes "Mrs. Robinson," "Scarborough Fair," "The Sound of Silence," "The Boxer," and "Bridge Over Troubled Water," among others, is the biggest selling album ever by a duo. Mr. Garfunkel has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry, and recently released his 12th solo album, titled Some Enchanted Evening, on Atco Records. Some Enchanted Evening is a musical

celebration of material from the 20th century's greatest songwriters, including Rodgers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and George Gershwin. 8:00pm Tickets: $40.00 - $75.00 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St. Providence 401-421-ARTS www. ppacri.org

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The 18th annual boston Wine expo The largest trade and consumer wine event in the country, the Boston Wine Expo offers wine enthusiasts an unparalleled educational and entertaining wine and food experience. The Grand Tasting showcases over 450 international and domestic wineries from 13 countries pouring over 1,800 different wines. Special features include an exclusive Grand Cru Wine Lounge; Reserve level wines will be featured in this separate and sophisticated setting for the most serious wine enthusiast. 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. http://www. wineexpoboston.com 617.488.2892 damenta@regancomm.com

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H a P P y D ay S P r o v i d e n c e Performing arts Goodbye gray skies, hello blue! Happy days are here again with Richie, Potsie, Ralph Malph and the unforgettable "king of cool" Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli. Based on the hit Paramount Pictures' television series, HAPPY DAYS - A NEW MUSICAL reintroduces one of America's best loved families, the Cunninghams, and the days of 1959 Milwaukee complete with varsity sweaters, hula hoops, and jukebox sock-hoppin'. The famed drive-in malt shop and number one hang-out, Arnold's, is in danger of demolition, so the gang teams up to save it with a dance contest and TV-worthy wrestling match. This perfectly familyfriendly musical will have you rockin' and rollin' all show long! Tickets: $60.00 - $33.00 Performance Times:Friday at 8pm Saturday at 2pm & 8pm Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903 401.421.2997

Sons of Italy Lodge Pasta Night Thursday night is Pasta Night, 5pm to 8:30pm. See the complete menu online. Location: Route 28 Mashpee/Cotuit

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