People & Places

People & Places

Love on four hooves

You have probably heard of therapy dogs, but have you heard of therapy miniature horses and donkeys? Well, thanks to Marianne Hartmann, a Swampscott resident and co-founder of nonprofit organization Minis With a Mission, you may just be able to meet some at events in town.  “Minis With A Mission, Inc. brings our trained miniature […]

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Food & Drink People & Places

A one-stop shop comes to Nahant

Residents will no longer have to travel across the Causeway to get a carton of eggs and a gallon of milk thanks to Turnstone Market’s mid-summer opening. The cozy store is filled with local, high-quality products like meats and seafood, as well as fresh vegetables and handmade pasta. Store Owner Leslie Intoppa also stocks curated […]

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People & Places

He’s creating a buzz in Swampscott

When Joe Douillette isn’t teaching at the high school or buzzing around local government meetings to broadcast them on Swampscott Cable Access TV, he can sometimes be found in his yard with a few hundred bees surrounding him. The media arts teacher and cable TV coordinator is also an amateur beekeeper. Despite the fact that […]

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People & Places

Mounting a comeback

At the beginning of the pandemic, the Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein ― who has been the Unitarian Universalist Church Of Greater Lynn’s minister since 2013 ― was on sabbatical and home between travels.  As the news came in about the COVID-19 contagion, cancellations and closures, she called the congregation’s board president, who said that staffers […]

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Warriors in the fight against hunger

Douglas Flores and Greg Perez may have only moved to the North Shore last year, but they are already making an impact. The Swampscott couple both work to address food insecurity locally and throughout Massachusetts, with Flores serving as chief operations officer for Project Bread and Perez as reverend at St. Stephen’s Memorial Episcopal Church […]

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Past & Present People & Places

Pisano had a hand in history

In August, a formal reveal of the Frederick Douglass sculpture by 99-year old Nahant artist Reno ‘Ray’ Pisano highlighted the official dedication of a new Lynn park named after the prominent African-American abolitionist.  The park and Pisano’s work is adjacent to the location where Douglass was thrown off a train on Sept. 29, 1841 for […]

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Tamy-Fée Meneide

When George Floyd was murdered by a police officer on May 25, 2020, Tamy-Feé Meneide heard a call to action. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 years in prison but activists like Meneide realized that their work is still not done. She was hired as a critical partner in diversity, equity, and […]

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Life & Style People & Places

This is a walk you’ll talk about

The Nahant Heritage Trail is a coastal walk where you can take a break from the loud traffic and bright lights and enjoy panoramic seascape views. The 1.4-mile trail brings walkers deep into Nahant and allows them to see local historic spots.  Jenna DeLisi walks it almost every day. “I have walked the trail countless […]

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Past & Present People & Places

A woman for all time

The reason 93-year-old Mary McGinn has stayed in Swampscott for so many years can be summed up in one word: pride. Although McGinn was born in New York, she has spent the majority of her life in Massachusetts. She has lived in her current home in Swampscott for nearly 70 years.  “The town has been […]

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People & Places

One chapter ends and another begins

When the town was first hiring for a position at the library, Alyce Deveau said she was asked if she would stay on for a full year. When she agreed, the town immediately hired her.  Now, 38 years later, Deveau is celebrating her retirement. “I’ve enjoyed every second of it here,” Deveau said. “I’m lucky […]

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