South Shore Brew

“We’ve always had this thing together of, you know, a rising tide lifts all ships.” –Dino Funari, Vitamin Sea Brewing The Brewers: Mike Dyer (Untold Brewing), Russ Heissner (Barrel House Z) and Dino Funari (Vitamin Sea Brewing) are no doubt competitors, but they are fierce supporters of each other first. “We’ve always had this thing … Read more

Two Carnivores Walk Into a Plant Bar…

“I get a little inquisitive, concerned, I’m not sure how do they do it.” –Ben Cutler, Meat Eater The Concept We bring two of Hingham’s biggest meat-eaters to Cambridge to check out Plant Pub. The concept restaurant is a new eatery from Hingham native Pat McAuley and celebrated chef Mary Dumont. Along with a thoughtful … Read more

Storm Warning: Are You Covered?

    “And the guy said, ‘Do you have sump pump failure insurance?’”–Homeowner Rory Early Damage Done Thirty-five dollars. That’s what would have been added to their annual homeowner’s insurance policy says Rory Earley. “We just moved here two years ago from a high rise in the city,” the Hingham mom said. “We didn’t know … Read more

Hingham ‘Cast Profile: John Serafini

“A lot of our work occurs both in the classified and confidential realm.” –John Serafini   HawkEye 360 Hingham’s John Serafini is the CEO of a company called HawkEye 360. It’s a radio frequency and data analytics firm that uses space-based satellites to detect, locate and analyze data from devices like walkie-talkies, satellite phones and … Read more

Update: Hingham Public Schools

“Every day is a new challenge that we may not have an answer for.” – Interim Sup’t Gary Maestas Gary Maestas has been on the job for just two months. He says he spends most of his time as interim superintendent of Hingham Public Schools putting out fires. “There was a void, not having a … Read more

Mad Love

“It was incredibly important to the two of us that cancer not define our family.” –Kathleen Jodka

A Love Story:

“Mad Love,” It’s how Kathleen and Dave Jodka would sign their notes to each other. The young couple had built a wonderful life–living in Scituate, raising their four children by the ocean. And then it came: cancer. “It rocked our world, totally rocked our world,'” said Kathleen. Though Dave’s initial prognosis was good, things took a turn in 2014 and Dave would not survive the year. “Our babies were babies,” Kathleen said.

But this isn’t a story of sadness. As Dave lay dying, he and Kathleen planned for their children and what they could do to keep them connected to Dave and their memories. “He and I decided early on–it was incredibly important to the two of us that cancer not define our family.” Their family would instead be defined by joy and music and community. And so came the seeds of The Mad Love Music Festival.

Rock ‘n Roll is Here to Stay:

Listen in to this week’s episode. I sit down with Kathleen who shares stories of her husband and the teenage dream of being a rock ‘n roll star he could never shake. We meet one of the first recipient’s of the Dave Jodka Scholarship for Future Rockers, Darcy Milligan. Darcy auditioned in 8th grade to help launch the teen rock band Toast. He says the band laid the foundation that helped him embrace his authentic self. We also talk with Erik Calderone, the band’s coach at the time. The conversation is beautiful and, in many ways, unexpected. Join us! 

Pride of Ownership: Affordable Housing

“You’re just trying to cover the rent and then you pay the rent and you’re short on money for food.” –Andre Lavoie DEEP ROOTS IN HINGHAM The Lavoie family has lived in Hingham for more than a century. Andre, now 51, used to play with his brother in the woods off Central Street. But when … Read more

Nature’s Great Escape

“I’m not depressed, but I’m not exactly happy. I’m meh.” The Great Escape This episode was absolutely selfish. I’ve been in a really funky space lately. I’m not depressed, but I’m not exactly happy. I’m meh. I feel like I’m in this weird in-between. It doesn’t feel like the height of Covid, but it still … Read more

The Human Cost of Help Wanted

“I’m just treading water trying to figure out what I can do for him.” –Beth McDaid Beth McDaid and Kim Cross are no strangers to obstacles. Mothers to Cormac and Jenna, respectively, they know the strain on facilities that serve people with disabilities. But the pandemic has brought painful and complicated new hurdles. Children with … Read more