mark abatuno and bart blumberg sharing an envelope donation

Conway Supports

Conway Realty Supports the Nantasket Center for the Arts. Mark Abutano (left) representing the Hull office of Jack Conway Realty presents a check to Bart Blumberg, President of Hull Artists to help fund the campaign to convert the vacant former DCR Police Barracks into the Nantasket Center for the Arts. [Photo courtesy of Susan Hagstrom]

mandala on nantasket beach made in the sand


A temporal mandala offered a creative surprise for beach walkers on Nantasket Beach last Thursday. A mandala is a powerful spiritual symbol used by both Hindus and Buddhists to represent the universe. The destruction of the mandala serves as a reminder of the impermanence of life. It is seen as a gift to the mother…

Local comedian’s virtual show, staged locally, to air this month

“Humor for Humanity,” subtitled “Jimmy Tingle’s 20/20 Vision: Why Would a Comedian Run for Office?”, is a one-hour comedy special and documentary that will air (virtually) later this month. It is billed as a funny, thought-provoking, and hopeful look at contemporary life and politics through the experience of comedian, commentator, and erstwhile political candidate Jimmy…

gazebo lit up with christmas lights and lit menorah


Illuminating the darkest days of year, the glowing lights of the Hanukkah menorah, festive colored bulbs on the Christmas tree, and twinkling lights on the gazebo, are a most welcome seasonal sight on the grounds of Memorial Park. Tonight the last of the candles on the large menorah will be lit as the eight-day holiday…

Robert Brian Norton Jr., 53

Robert Brian Norton Jr., 53

Robert Brian (“Bob”) Norton Jr., of Hull, died suddenly at his home on Dec. 3. He was 53. Born in Quincy on May 13, 1967, he was raised in Hull and was the son of Robert B. Norton of Naples, Fla., and the late Beverly A. (Stewart) Norton. Bob attended local schools and graduated from…