Tiffany, Stan, Laura and I have the night off and we’re repeating one of our favorite shows tonight: DUX. It gives us a chance to spend some time with our loved ones, prepare a kick-ass show next week and give YOU a chance to hear all about Duxbury. While we won’t be live, you can always email us here to give us your feedback and to check in with us. We’d love to hear from you!
What’s up in DUX? We spoke with the folks over at Island Creek Oysters about their world-class operation and their upcoming Island Creek Oyster Festival, an afternoon-long, sustainable event, on Sept 12. This festival is spectacular! It’s the fourth year the folks at Island Creek are throwing a major bash on Duxbury Beach and you’re invited – tickets are still available. ICO invited 18 of Boston’s most celebrated chefs to dish up small plates for the crowd. This years festival will highlight the best in local oysters, food, live music and cold beer. Ticket sales support an amazing cause: The Island Creek Oysters Foundation which supports tons of local charities.
Just down the street from the world headquarters of The Island Creek Oyster Company is a wonderful school called Bay Farm Motessori Academy. We learned a ton about the montessori system and about the amazing programs that are available at Bay Farm. Bay Farm is an independent, co-educational school serving kids aged 12 months to 14 years old (8th grade). Some of the keys of the montessori system include mixed-aged classrooms where kids can learn from those older and younger than themselves, encouraging independence and fostering healthy social development in a hands on learning environment.
In addition to the strong education curriculum the school is alive with music, art and drama. Throughout the year the campus is a buzz with theater and dance performances as well as live exhibits of the student art projects. This is one special place that really fosters growth and development.
It’s an exciting year for Bay Farm because they are opening a brand new middle school. Not many montessori schools in Massachusetts offer this option but after years of research and planning, forums with current students/families and future candidates, the board of trustees voted unanimously to open the middle school and are excited to welcome the schools first crop of seventh and eighth graders to the Bay Farm family.
Interested in learning more? Drop Head of School (and a good friend of SSLive) Kevin Clark a line. And though school starts this week, you can arrange a tour of the campus anytime.