Fairhaven is as sweet as it sounds; a small town created from the fabric the rest of the country was tailored from. Dated as one of the first settlements founded in the newly discovered land mass of New England, colonists arrived at the SouthCoast in the early 1600’s and included a member from the original Mayflower families who first settled in Plymouth.
Over the last four and one-half decades, Ken Richards has entertained, and been followed by thousands upon thousands of loyal fans.
From the docks of the New Bedford Seaport to castles overseas, this affable and notably talented Renaissance man not only intrigues audiences who span generations but is known as a person who unites people—in part—because of his love for life and family and the positive outlook he is known to project.
Richards has been grounded by an exhaustive search for the “creative-self.” As an explorer, traveler, and performance artist, he is a man who strives to improve his innate abilities, often to resemble waves building from the sea, each delivering iridescence beauty when they arrive at the shore.
He’s on a journey in self-discovery; but, what is most notable about Richards is that he wants to take everyone along for the ride. And, if lucky enough to be invited—enjoy the experience—you won’t be disappointed.
For now, take a moment to learn where this easy going and multi-talented personality finds himself within the scope of his painting. We caught up to Richards at home relaxing before an evening gig; here is what he had to say.
On Saturday, August 4, hundreds of people clad in white will scatter on a sprawling green lawn against a backdrop of soaring trees and a 15th century Gothic-style bell tower that stands 114-feet above the ground. China and sterling will be set across meticulously decorated tables while music fills the air and guests mingle over glasses of champagne.
Located on the idyllic shores of the Westport River, and set upon some 50 plus acres of fields, stone walls, and open space, this one-of-a-kind waterfront estate is an extraordinary example of architectural splendor and exceptional living. Atop an elevated bluff allowing expansive views of the river and the Atlantic Ocean, the home is hidden from view except at great distances; even then, it offers only a small glimpse of its astonishing grandeur.
Seven, Fremont Street is one of the most desirable residences within the boundaries of a peninsula known—only to a few—as Ricketson’s Point. Jetting out into Buzzards Bay, it forms the starting point of the breakwater (a local landmark for navigation) and the eastern shoreline of the prestigious harbor of Padanaram Village.
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.