Award-winning author, novelist, and highly acclaimed lecturer to speak on the SouthCoast this month
James Carroll may arguably be one of the greatest modern minds to have taken on the task of deciphering the relationship between Christianity and Judaism over the last 50 years.
His background; the son of an Air Force general—who served as the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, may at first glance, appear to be an odd influencer on a man who has been described as sensitive and thoughtful. However, in reality, what shaped this man’s morality and understanding of humankind, may be traced back to his time spent at Georgetown University and St. Paul’s College, (the Paulist Fathers’ seminary in Washington). Ordained into the Catholic priesthood in 1969—who later left the order to write in the mid-seventies, he shares his passion for teaching and discussing his views through volumes of published articles, best-selling novels, and non-fiction works.
Recently, the 12th Annual Author’s Brunch sponsored by the Claire T. Carney Library Associates drew a full complement of guests.
Those in attendance spanned a surfeit of careers, which included politics, literature and other vital affiliations. But it is their interest in the written word that continues to unite this group and keep them returning year after year.
As quiet and unobtrusive as an insect drawn to a flame, The Moth—an NPR affiliate, and live storytelling performance company, took the stage at UMASS-Dartmouth in April.
After a comedic introduction of the program’s theme, “Giving is Living,” by Ophira Eisenberg, it wasn’t long before a few hundred fans in the audience held their collective breath for what would be a touching communicative performance.
This quintessential waterfront home is well beyond an ordinary dream of paradise. A short drive from nearly everywhere in New England, and serviced by convenient jet-ports at three nearby facilities, Point Road in Marion, Massachusetts is an integral part of an inspiring settlement of quiet lanes and private compounds.
A grand oceanfront home, the property consists of a 9,088 square-foot primary residence, offering exceptional modern-day living due to its astonishing conceptualization and thoughtful planning. Its extraordinary form was designed and built in 1999, conceived by a team of architects and designers, with the assistance of the owner’s flawless attention to detail and refined taste.
We hope to find the answer to this perplexing question when ArtWeek opens across Massachusetts with a ten-day event, encompassing one-thousand venues, held in over 70 cities and towns, and supported by nearly $2.5 million of in-kind media advertising and editorial support.
Other than this small feat, the organization, and its partners intend to entice hundreds of thousands of people to get up, get out, and take the opportunity to explore and create.
The eminent and desirable South Coast of Massachusetts, with its pristine ocean, scenic outlooks—positioned along the coastline, and its rolling fields spreading across the countryside, remains the most enchanting locality for a person, couple, or family in search of a unique home. And whether it will serve as a primary residence or a luxurious summer retreat, it’s a place worth discovering.
By Natalie Miller
Volvo Ocean Race to Stop in Newport
A few hundred or so miles off the coast of southeast Brazil, nearly 100 men and women are racing toward their dream —sailing 45,000 nautical miles around the world.
Sailors from all over the globe train for years, even decades, to try to win the storied Volvo Ocean Race, which takes crew members across four oceans, six continents, and 12 landmark host cities in an eight-month, leg-by-leg, all-out, around-the-clock ocean marathon through the world’s toughest waters.
Bristol County Savings Bank opens its doors at the New Bedford Seaport with an impressive restoration
New Bedford Seaport Welcomes Bristol County Savings Bank to a New Home
The Candleworks building, circa 1810, located across from the New Bedford Harbor, is now home to Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), which was founded in 1846. One of three locations in New Bedford, this newly opened branch is the gem in its collection.
The building, which housed a factory that made candles from whale oil, has been transformed into bank offices atop a restaurant that has also opened recently. This new location has already begun to play an important role in New Bedford’s renaissance.
Housed at 70 North Water Street, alongside the cobblestones where whalers and sailors walked the history-worn streets—to and from the sea—the newly renovated offices are best described as works of art by any and all measurements.
Mechanics Cooperative Bank has been selected to participate in the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston’s, (FHLB), Equity Builder Program, which assists homebuyers with down-payment and closing costs, as well as counseling and rehabilitation assistance.
FHLB is a cooperatively-owned wholesale bank for housing finance in the six New England states. Its mission is to provide highly reliable wholesale funding and liquidity to its member financial institutions in New England.
The Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF), marks its 50th anniversary with two special exhibitions; Designing for Doris: David Webb Jewelry and Newport’s Architectural Gems, and To Preserve and Restore: Newport Restoration at 50.
The two programs—running simultaneously—a first for the organization, will be open to the public during their regular season; until November 11, 2018.