Intent on my hamster-mom-wheel of commuting & errands, I frequently forget to admire what a beautiful part of the country we live in. 

Not so this spring. The long {cold} rollout of the season has made finally getting on the water particularly perfect. I'm reminded what vibrant, charming harbors we have in Hingham, Cohasset, Scituate and Duxbury; all different, all admiration-worthy.

So get out to these events and getcher haaaabah on:

4th Annual Touch a Boat
June 4th 9:30 - 12:30
Iron Horse Park @Hingham Harbor

Help the Hingham Harbormaster kick off summer at Touch A Boat! Children are encouraged to climb aboard the Hingham Harbormaster boat, explore a working Lobster Boat, and enjoy a tour of Hingham Harbor, compliments of our friends Freedom Boat Club.

    •    Wear your own life jackets! The Coast Guard Auxiliary will make sure they fit properly, and you’ll be entered to win a family fishing adventure with South Shore Jr. Anglers, a new Kids’ Fishing Camp.

    •    The Boston Police Dive Team will share their cool dive gear and underwater rescue technology.

    •    NOAA/ Stellwagen Bank National Marine will help kids learn about the science under the sea, and how to become a Shipwreck Detective.

    •    A professional sand sculptor will share the secrets to building the biggest and best castles on the beach.

    •    There will be music, crafts, games, and water relay races.

    •    For the grown up kids, the US Power Squadron "Boating Skills Virtual Trainer" simulates driving a Boston Whaler.

Touch a Boat is fun for all ages, and a great way to start the summer at Hingham Harbor. For more information: www.hinghamharbor.org



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grapefruit 160  


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

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kayaks 160 x 140  


Some say it's a great core workout. I say it's a great way to ogle waterfront homes.

Kayaking 101>
Kayak the Weir River Estuary>



Why does Rhode Island seem so exotic? {perhaps it's the mobsters+hipsters vibe? Dunno}

Get your roadtrip on here> 


maine boats  


You can get theyah from heyah, so do!

Antiquing in Maine>
Shopping In Portland> 


green apple on books 160 x 140  


It takes a village, Betty. We can't do all the nagging, cajoling,  teaching on our own. Bring in the big guns.

Find tutors in calculus, Chinese & everything in between here>



Find day camps here, and near here with all manner of activities: sports, dance, drama, art, music and dirt biking...

Find the list here>


Find it, sell it, give it away on the Betty Board.  And get a sitter for the season, quick!

5 Things to do in Boston
Out of town guests? Find 5 things to entertain them in Boston.  Go here> for it.

Go here> to find Betty's Pinterest Boards:
Kid's Birthday Party Inspiration
Crafty Kid DIY Projects
Crafty Tween Girl DIY Projects
Veggie Garden Plans
Cape Cod Interiors 

South Shore Arts Festival Events:

Rockin’ Preview of the 61st Annual Arts Festival
Thursday, June 16
Under the Tent on Cohasset Common
6:30pm – 7:30pm: $250 VIP HOUR Champagne, Oysters and Raw Bar

7:30–9:30pm : $125 General Admission
Tickets & Info Here>

Friday Night Party
Featuring the Aldous Collins Band
Friday, June 17th  7:00pm
Art Center Galleries
119 Ripley Road, Cohasset
$30members $40nonmembers
Tickets & Info Here>

The 61st Annual Arts Festival
Saturday & Sunday June 18-19th
Cohasset Common
More Info Here>

Music Here & Near

June 5: Nathaniel Rateliff -HOB
June 8: The Convoy Hickies -Corib Pub
June 19: Ziggy Marley -CC Melody Tent
June 30: The Mavericks -SS Music Circus
July 8-10: Green River Festival -Greenfield, MA
July 9: Levitate Festival -Marshfield, MA
July 15: Michael McDonald -CC Melody Tent
July 16: Vince Gill -SS Music Circus
July 22: Chuck McDermott -Jo's Nautical
July 22, 23, 24: Newport Folk Festival
Aug. 7: Lyle Lovett -SS Music Circus
Aug. 23: Bonnie Raitt -CC Melody Tent
October 21: Patty Larkin -River Club
December 12: Ellis Paul -River Club

For more local music & art events go to McGrathPR.com. There you can sort "tags" to find updated, concerts, art & theater events.

School Info

Hingham Schools
East, South, PRS, Foster, HMS & HHS
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Hingham Education Foundation (HEF) 
Spelling Bee, Red Apple Program, Fete
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Cohasset Schools
Osgood, Deer Hill, CMS and CHS
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Cohasset Education Foundation (CEF)
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Norwell Schools
Events, Announcements,Bus routes, you name it.
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Scituate Schools
Aspen Log in, contact info, schedules
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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

The Link-fest

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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


Youth Sports information - go here>
High School schedules and info- go here>