The Southcoast

I just love the Southcoast!

There’s something special about this place. From Fall River to New Bedford and the small towns surrounding this area, I just can’t get enough of our special nook. For me it’s the amazing people in this area that make this place home.

Southcoast posts

Reimagining New

Is there a better way? If you haven’t visited recently, you aren’t missing much. Trust me. I live here, visit the website often, and wish it could amount to something much more than it currently is. The most frustrating aspect of this website is making an online payment. It’s so hard to find sometimes!…

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AHA! New Bedford Content Audit

I recently had the opportunity to explore best practices for developing content on the web. I wanted to research the effectiveness of, a local institution in New Bedford, Massachusetts. AHA! New Bedford is a nonprofit organization that focuses on developing a monthly art festival celebrating New Bedford’s art, history, and architecture. The celebrations increase traffic…

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Visualizing Massachusetts’ Vaccination Population

Flowers are blooming, sun shining, and Massachusetts lifting of COVID-19 restrictions gives us a sense that a typical summer returns. Massachusetts became a national leader due to its COVID-19 response and vaccine rollout. Each week, the Massachusetts Department of Health releases a COVID-19 Dashboard, a document consisting of 52 pages that relays information to the…

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Visit NBMA- Prototype Application

A Development Journey

In the past month, I’ve set out on a journey to develop a functional cell phone application prototype. The app, ‘Visit NBMA,’ seeks to provide information for visitors and residents of New Bedford, Massachusetts. The city’s poor website informed the decision to develop an application that could better tell the story of New Bedford, including…

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Padanaram 11x17 Poster

Summer in the Southcoast Poster Series

It’s officially June, and summer is around the corner! To celebrate the start of summer, I have released some new summer-inspired posters that embody summer in the Southcoast. The series includes three new posters and three reworked posters and includes scenes from Massachusetts’ coastal cities and towns: New Bedford, Padanaram Village in Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett,…

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From Port to Plate: A Scallop Infographic

Admittedly, I am not a scallops fan. Despite living so close to the ocean, I dislike the majority of seafood. However, I love the stories of scallop fishermen in the Southcoast area. This profession gets my admiration and respect! If you love scallops, more than likely the scallops you eat might have come from New…

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The Whaleman: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Constructed in 1913, the Whaleman lives in Downtown New Bedford, Massachusetts, just outside the New Bedford Public Library.  The monument features a whaler at the stern of his boat, poised to strike a whale with his sharp harpoon. The statue honors those who lost their lives in the whaling industry, and whose prosperity built the…

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Restart 2020, Official Selection Wood’s Hole Film Festival

I’ve got some exciting news regarding my documentary film, Restart 2020. The Woods Hole Film Festival selected Restart 2020 to screen during this year’s 30th annual festival! I’m honored Restart 2020 will be included! REstart 2020 The documentary film, Restart 2020, tells the story of three New Bedford artists navigating large art projects through the…

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‘Restart 2020’ Nominated for Boston Regional Award

Boston Regional Emmy Awards I’m so excited to share with you that today the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences New England Chapter released the 2020 nominee’s for this year’s Boston Regional Emmy Awards. NATAS announced the nominations for documentary films Monday afternoon and included our documentary film, ‘Restart 2020’. The film highlights the…

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“Slowly Getting There” A Photo Essay

15 months after limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, life is beginning to feel closer to normal. Massachusetts vaccinations are increasing, positive COVID-19 infections are decreasing, and all restrictions have been lifted. It’s starting to feel like summer again. While COVID-19 impacted many industries, a lesser reported industry suffered the brunt of preventative restrictions; barbershops…

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Gooseberry Beach, Westport, Massachusetts

Gooseberry Island, Westport, Massachusetts

Gooseberry Island, located in Westport, Massachusetts, has a special place in my heart. The nestled shore offers visitors the quintessential New England view of the Atlantic Ocean. My grandfather would often bring me here after a day of fishing for Striped Bass in the Westport River. Last summer, my nine-month pregnant wife and I visited…

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Fall River Travel Poster

Revisiting Fall River

There’s a new artist trend happening lately, and quite frankly, I love it. Artists like Taylor Swift and The National are remastering and re-releasing updated versions of prior work. This practice got me thinking about revisiting work that I’ve released and needs updating. Fall River: City on a Hill In 2012, I started seeing people…

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Overcoming COVID-19 in the Classroom

Many educators across the country could not fathom how the Coronavirus would impact schools. Since March of 2020, 48 states closed all of their schools, millions of students became digital students over night, and educators morale has plummeted. When schools shut down, students lost crucial services such as nutrition, special education resources, and most importantly…

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