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6 Amazing Women: Michelle Hantman

March is women’s history month. At South Coast Almanac, we’re digging into our (short) history to bring you the profiles of 6 amazing women from the inaugural 2016 issue.

Today, we introduce Michelle Hantman from the United Way of Greater New Bedford. Michelle flirted with the idea of becoming a news anchor and even interned at CNN and Extra in Los Angeles before realizing that she wanted to make a difference back home on the South Coast. Check out her story here: Michelle Hantman

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6 Amazing Women: Dr. Ann Partridge

March is women’s history month. At South Coast Almanac, we’re digging into our (short) history to bring you the profiles of 6 amazing women from the inaugural 2016 issue.

Today we present Dr. Ann Partridge, an internationally renowned Dana Farber oncologist, who lives right here in New Bedford. Find out why she chose a 60 mile commute.  Check it out here: Ann Partridge

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6 Amazing Women: Gail Fortes

March is women’s history month. At South Coast Almanac, we’re digging into our (short) history to bring you the profiles of 6 amazing women from the inaugural 2016 issue.

This week, meet Gail Fortes who detoured from a career in dance to a career empowering girls and women. Find out why she’s got rolling suitcases packed at the office at all times. Check out her story here: Gail Fortes. 

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6 Amazing Women: Ashley Bendiksen

March is women’s history month. At South Coast Almanac, we’re digging into our (short) history to bring you the profiles of 6 amazing women from the inaugural 2016 issue.

Our hero today is Ashley Bendiksen, a young woman who passionately works to make sure other young women know they can survive domestic abuse. Check out her story here: Ashley Bendiksen.

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6 Amazing Women: Louise Bastarache

March is women’s history month. At South Coast Almanac, we decided to dig into our own history (alright, alright…with just one issue out so far, we don’t really have to “dig” very far) to bring you the profiles of 6 amazing women from the inaugural 2016 issue.

First up, the baby whisperer: Tobey Hospital’s Louise Bastarache. People drive from as far away as Boston and Provincetown to have Louise as their midwife. Check out our story about her here: Louise Bastarache.

 

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Five South Coast Couples We Love

We love the South Coast. We’re also fond of many people who call it their home. In honor of Valentine’s Day on Sunday, we present South Coast Almanac’s favorite local couples:

10534706_925220094160599_7120482378008824614_n (1)Mayor Jon Mitchell and Dr. Ann Partridge

Together since 1996

Why we love them: A few weeks after they met at a wedding, the mayor drove from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia for a date with Ann. On that first date, she ran into a group of friends and introduced him to everyone as “Bill”.

We love that there was a second date.

 

 

 

image2Josh Lemaire & Amelia Ruvich

Together since 2012

Why we love them: The owners of dNB Burgers are super fun. Just take a look at their burgers’ names (Don’t Let Winter Win 2.0; a Chive Called Quest; the Flavor Bible…) Amelia moved to New Bedford from Western Mass because she heard it was a cool place to live. She met Josh. They fell in love. They decided to open up a business. It’s bursting at the seams with happy burger fans.

They make everything look easy. And fun.

 

 

FullSizeRenderBob & Chris Williamson

Together since 1982

Why we love them: When Bob yearned for the live sound of a big band, he decided to create it himself. He persuaded his wife Chris, a professional clarinetist, to play the tenor saxophone because he wanted her in the band (“It’s our night out,” he says.) They gathered 15 other musicians (including two other couples: Phil and Karen Sanborn; Bill and Karin Kingsland) and created Southcoast Jazz Orchestra, a big band that plays around the South Coast (usually on Monday nights) and kills it every time.

 

 

erin-kofi@barnKofi Ingersoll & Erin Koh

Together since 1998(ish)

Why we love them: The farmers at Bay End Farm have introduced us to kohlrabi and mustard greens, tomatillos and purslane. And whenever we see them – even at the height of the summer planting and harvesting — they are friendly and gracious despite the mountains of back-breaking hard work in front of them, or just behind them.

 

 

 

 

C+V2Chris Demakis and Vince Cragin

Together since 1995

Why we love them: We love that Vince agreed to move from Boston to Chris’ hometown of Mattapoisett. And that he then agreed to open up the Town Wharf General Store which cheerfully livens up Shipyard Park. And we love, love, love that they live above the shop and can pop down anytime for some cocktail fixin’s.


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