SOUTH SHORE — Our man Bill Brett has been practicing his social distancing, but as life has taken him outside he usually takes along his camera or uses his phone. This lead photograph of the Divas With a Twist group singing was taken by Bill on March 7, 2020, at the River Club in Scituate, one of the last public concerts on the South Shore. Other images are from Hingham, Braintree and Marshfield. All photos…

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DORCHESTER — 500 guests attended the County Sligo Association of Boston’s 12th annual St. Patrick’s Day banquet on Sunday, March 1, 2020 Florian Hall in Dorchester. The Association honored Dianne Colleary at the event. The afternoon gathering included a traditional corned beef and cabbage meal and music by the Andy Healy Band, which has performed for several years, and the Heavey Quinn Academy performed traditional Irish dance. The banquet turned out to be one of…

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RANDOLPH — 600 guests attended the Friendship Home’s 12th annual Circle of Friends Gala, which was held on March 5, 2020, at Lombardo’s in Randolph. The gala raised more than $500,000 to support the Norwell-based organization that has as its mission “to enrich the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by providing quality respite care and support services in a safe and caring environment.” All photos by Bill Brett

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KINGSTON — 250 guests attended the Emmy’s Angels 3rd annual Hearts for Hearts gala at Indian Pond Country Club on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The gala was held in memory of Emily Cipolletti and was organized by her siblings (Peter, Kate and Charlotte, who are featured in Bill Brett’s sixth book, “Boston: Game Changers”) in support of Boston Children’s Hospital. Emily passed away in 2016 from a rare heart disease. The money raised will support…

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