Allow us to introduce ourselves! We're Hilary Jenison and Laura Winters: local residents, moms, and the owners and operators of The Hingham Anchor, a hyper-local news and lifestyle digital resource for this town we call home. Gingham, Swingham, Blingham–we’ve heard it all, but the truth is, we love this seaside oasis and want to celebrate all that it has to offer.
The goal of the Anchor is to be a relevant, local news hub to keep you informed of town happenings in a way that is fresh, engaging, and most of all, fun! Our goal on this maiden voyage is to introduce you to new people, keep you in the know on town developments, celebrate Hingham’s heritage and provide the skinny on the latest local restaurants, shops, events, and more.
You may know someone’s name from the Pinboard–heck, you might have bought something from them off Yardsale! The Hingham Anchor wants to take these cherished, helpful (and, let’s be honest, sometimes comical) town forums a step further. Let’s get to know our neighbors and get informed by local experts on topics we care about. We hope you’ll hop aboard with us; we can’t always promise smooth sailing but let’s all try to enjoy the ride.
Laura and Hilary
Welcome to the Hingham Anchor.
About Laura: Laura Winters, a native of Shreveport, Louisiana has lived in Hingham for seven years and owns Harper+Winters Strategies, a fundraising and marketing consulting firm based in Hingham with clients across the United States. Laura loves to entertain but is a terrible cook which can be vouched for by her husband Randy, three daughters, Harper, Gracie and Elizabeth, and countless friends. Laura can be found, more often than not, holding court at Scarlet Oak, a haunt which she lovingly refers to as her "office."
About Hilary: Hilary Jenison was born and raised in Hingham, MA. After brief stints out of the area, Hilary and her husband, Lee, moved back to Hingham in 2011 to raise their three children, Eloise, Alice, and James. A career publicist, Hilary loves the art of storytelling and has always had a fascination with media. Prior to launching Anchor, Hilary managed business development for a global PR Firm and managed public relations efforts for top brands across the U.S.
Special thank you to Sarah Hinchey Photography for the above Anchor photos.
Carol Britton Meyer, News Editor: Carol Britton Meyer is a multimedia journalist who covered The Hingham Journal news beat for many years. She is now a reporter for The Hull Times, a freelance journalist, and a blogger for Harbor Media, most recently joining the Hingham Anchor team as a writer. Carol is a mom of two grown boys, a Hingham resident, and her passion is community news.
Josh Ross, Managing Sports Editor: Josh was raised on the South Shore and he and his family have lived in Hingham for the past 13 years. Josh owns Joshua Ross Photography and been activity involved in town sports and high school sports, as well as a volunteer within the Hingham Schools for more than 6 years. He has covered and taken photos of all levels of sports in town from T-Ball to High School Varsity. He and his wife Sara have 2 kids, Noah and Lily, who are currently actively involved in youth and high school sports.
Ally Donnelly, Contributor and Voice of The Hingham 'Cast: Ally Donnelly is an award-winning broadcast journalist. She spent nearly 20 years at NECN and NBC Boston holding the powerful accountable and amplifying the voices of the abused, neglected and marginalized. Her work has been recognized with multiple Edward R. Murrow, Emmy, Associated Press and Gabriel Awards. Ally and her husband Patrick moved to Hingham in 2005. They are busy raising their two beautiful daughters Izzie (12) and Lucy (9) and apologizing for their wacky dog Sugar.
Michael Page, Meteorologist: Michael grew up in Hingham, running his own local weather website throughout his childhood. After graduating from Hingham High, he obtained his degree in Meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University, starting a nearly 10 year career in local television news. He spent two years at ABC22 and FOX44 in Burlington, VT, before working for 5 years at NECN and NBC10 in Boston. He currently freelances and forecasts privately, while also working full-time in his family jewelry business. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @MichaelPageWx.
Gabrielle Martin, Lifestyle Contributor
Gabrielle Martin has lived in Hingham for several years, relocating from her hometown in Central Massachusetts the summer before her sophomore year of high school. Since then, Gabrielle has since graduated and gone on to obtain her BA from Emerson College, where she studied Writing, Literature, and Publishing. During her four years at college, Gabrielle attended two study abroad programs: one in the Netherlands and one in Athens, Greece! She has since moved back to the South Shore. There’s nothing Gabrielle loves more than a good cup of coffee, a lazy Sunday, or traveling, but no matter how far she goes, Gabrielle always is happy to call Hingham her home.