People & Places

People & Places

Marblehead jewelry store now a Newbury Street gem

Nine years after Lia Davis Lombara, of Marblehead joined forces with her daughters Lexi Colby Lombara and Taylor Davis Lombara to found their glass enamel jewelry company Colby Davis of Boston, the company opened its first retail store on one of Boston’s busiest commercial streets. At the business’ new 33 Newbury St. location, which opened […]

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An un-shellfish position

If you are familiar with Marblehead’s numerous volunteer boards and committees, there’s a chance you may or may not have heard of the Shellfish Constables. Even if you have, you might not exactly know who they are or what they do, but the constables actually play an integral role in activities involving shelled creatures in […]

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A Michelle of all trades

What do sailing, painting, writing, and clothes-designing all have in common? They’re all talents of Marblehead resident Michelle Brown.  While Brown’s main passion is sailing, which she has done since she was a young teenager, she has also started her own clothing line using her paintings and drawings, and she even has plans to write […]

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From coaching one sport to the next

Mike Giardi has been coaching since the late 1990s. Since 2017, Giardi has been the head coach for basketball, baseball, and an assistant coach for football at Marblehead. Once one season ends, Giardi quickly has to reset and get ready to coach the next sport. Giardi feels coaching other sports helps him during this transition. […]

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History made simple

Eric Jay Dolin, a full-time author since 2007, was born in Queens, New York, but has resided in Marblehead since 2002. It was love at first sight when Dolin went on his first date with his future wife Jennifer Rooks, whose family lived in Marblehead. “I fell in love with the town from the beginning,” […]

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Counselor helps applicants enter queue for college

Savanah Harshbarger, a Marblehead native, was approaching her junior year at Scripps College in Claremont, Calif. when she decided on a change of direction. She wanted to transfer — not because she was unhappy at Scripps, but because she wanted to a program with an exceptional neuroscience pathway. Compared to the resources provided for the […]

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Jacie Broughton of MHD Auto School

Jacie Broughton, the owner of Marblehead Auto School, has been teaching the town’s teens how to drive for the past 16 years. “I love this. I wouldn’t want to do anything else,” Broughton said. Teaching teens how to drive is an important job, she said. “You drive forever, and it’s the most dangerous thing you’ll […]

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