Take Your Pumpkin to Grape
by Katie Nisbet

From the Hingham Shipyard you can see Grape Island- a happy drumlin of green with a perfect dock- a cheerful {and easy} destination. So next time you're wondering what to do with your little ones, pack a picnic, a bug jar, a cardboard sword, bug spray and a bucket and head to Grape for an easy outdoor adventure.

Ferries leave Rowes Wharf at the Hingham Shipyard bound for the Boston Harbor Islands on a daily schedule {find it here.} Right now it's a bit of a construction zone, so give yourself some time to navigate the backhoes. Here's how it's done:  pull into Shipyard Drive as if you are going to the movie theater.  Ahead is the parking lot- pull in, note your stall and pay at the kiosks across from the dock. Now head across the street towards the water, duck into the ticket office on the right to buy a ticket and pick up a schedule for next time.  Ticket office closed? That means you make your way down the gangplank to the dock and pay your fare aboard the ferry. The boat is a kidtastic-treat in itself - ride on the simple bench seats outside and let them catch the breeze and watch the wake as you make the {very short} trip across to the island.

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Scoop one up now. We've created a "2014 Summer Sitter" category just for you.  Go here>

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They're favorite recipes given to us by friends in Hingham, Cohasset and beyond.

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If South Shore zenophobia is setting in {sympton: you find yourself in yoga pants 24/7} 

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It's an adult list of things to do in town.  Ok, good for out-of-town guests too. 

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Last minute ideas for summer day camps -

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Something for you both- a getaway to Ocean Edge Resort on Cape Cod. 

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- Ideas for kids' parties
- Garden plans
- Recipes
- Miscellaneous fabulousness

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Kayaking. Sure we're obsessed, we post this every summer– but until you've kayaked the Weir River Estuary we're going to keep on nagging you. 



New on the Betty Board: "I Want"...... It's a place to let everyone know what you want {Javier Bardem excluded}.

Kayak? A vacation rental? Maybe someone has your perfect match! Go here to see. 


Rec Center Yoga at The Bathing Beach
Saturdays 9:00am through August 21st
Behind the Iron Horse statue next to Red Eye Roasters
Hingham Bathing Beach
Bring a mat and a towel {it gets sandy Betty}

Yoga at Nantasket
Mon & Wed 6:00-7:00pm
Fri & Sat 7:00-8:00pm
15 Beach Ave, Hull
Jen Cataldo teaches this one - again, bring a towel for under your mat.

Yoga on the Beach
@ Minot
Tuesday & Thursday Mornings 7:00 am
(occasional weekend classes - TBD)
Minot Beach @Well Rock, Scituate
Bring a beach towel & water (sunscreen & sunglasses too!) to the perfect way to start your morning- with long-time yoga instructor Jen Murphy. $10 drop-in See the full schedule here>

Yoga on the Common
Thursdays, 5:00pm
Balance Studio offers evening yoga to help wind down your day.  On the Cohasset Common.  More at

Yoga at the River's Edge
Saturdays 8:30-10:00am
Rexhame Dunes, Marshfield
Taught by some of the area's finest teachers and sponsored by NSRWA Go here> for the schedule.

Yoga on the Farm

June 21 – August 30  (no class July 5)   
Saturday Mornings  8 am – 9 am
Holly Hill Farm 236 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset. 
10 classes for $100 for Members / 10 classes for $120 Non-Members
$12 drop-in for Members / $15 drop-in for Non-Members
Linda Storm teaches an energizing yoga class on the Farm for all levels. Bring your mat, towel, water, bug repellant and a friend to this popular series. 781-383-6565.

Pop Up Yoga
Everywhere from Hull to Plymouth
It's the answer to "I'm bored!" "it's so annoying!" pop-up, drop-in yoga for girls ages 9-12. The classes, taught by kid yoga gurus from various studios may be at the beach, on the Common, in a studio- the surprise location is half the fun. Sign up to find out where a class will pop up next. $10 per 1 hour class. More here>

Legoland Open in Somerville
Assembly Row Mall
100 Foley Street, Somerville
Lego-palooza with movies, a climbing maze wth a slide, 3 Lego building areas, a carnival ride, a cafe and private rooms for parties...whew! Geared to kids 3-10, and in a twist of the usual rules– adults must be accompanied by a child.  Tickets must be purchased in advance. More here> at LegoLand

Music & Movies at The Shipyard
Launch at the Hingham Shipyard 3A
The Shipyard hosts another summer of love with free movies and music.  Here's the schedule:

Movies- Thursday nights at dusk:

8/14 – The Karate Kid

8/21 – Frozen

8/28 – The Goonies

Music- Friday nights at 7:00:

8/15 – The Infractions

8/22 – The New Band

8/29 – The Love Dogs


South Shore Art Center

Cohasset, MA
Find a schedule at South Shore Art Center. To help you select a course right for you, read "How to Select a Painting Class: a 101 Guide"

Hingham Rec Center
All Ages classes
Hingham Recreation Center>
for a schedule

South Shore Community Center
Cohasset, MA
Go to South Shore Community Center> for classes

Norwell Rec Center
All ages programs
Go to Norwell Recreation Center> for classes

Cohasset Yoga
Go Here> for schedule


Click to visit....

Hingham Public Library

Paul Pratt Public Library {Cohasset}

Norwell Public Library

James Library {Norwell}

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Harvard Natural History Musuem

ICA {Institure of Contemporary Art}

Peabody Essex Museum

Eric Carle Museum of Picturebook Art

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Town Sports

Youth Sports information - go here>

High School schedules and info- go here>