Norwell is a very nature-loving town and several old families have donated acreage for preservation and for public enjoyment. One such area is across the way from our office which is the Norris Reservation which is a natural park area running along the historic ship-building North River. It is a very popular area with paths through the woods leading to the river’s edge. Residents enjoy walking their pets all season and also enjoy cross-country skiing in the winter. There is also a pond for ice skating.
The James Library and Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization offering programs in music, art and literature. Housed in a landmark 1874 Victorian building in historic Norwell Center, the James features a 90-seat concert hall, a free lending library and an art gallery featuring new exhibits each month. Visit us here.
The Norwell Public Library opened at its current location in 1975. The library serves the town of Norwell, a community of over 10,000 residents located about 20 miles south of Boston, and the surrounding area. A variety of programs are offered for people of all ages and interests, from toddler story times and puppet shows to adult book discussion groups, independent film nights, author visits, gardening programs and more. Norwell Reads, our annual town-wide reading event, takes place each spring and offers programs and activities for all ages that are inspired by the current book selection. Regarding the Norwell Public Library–in addition to supporting it, I am also a former Trustee
The South Shore Natural Science Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the natural and cultural environments of the South Shore. Our mission is to provide natural science experiences that educate, excite, and commit every generation to preserve the environment and to encourage responsible use, stewardship and enjoyment of our natural resources.
The North and South Rivers Watershed Association, Inc. (NSRWA) was created by a handful of river-lovers bound together by an intense devotion to the natural beauty of the area and a strong commitment to protect these natural resources for their own and future generations.
The mission of the NSRWA is to preserve, restore, maintain and conserve in their natural state, the waters and related natural resources within the watershed. I am a supporter as a ‘River Guardian‘