Exhibit celebrates ‘Black Panther’ costume designer; Puppies on Parade in Quincy

From “Selma” to “Do the Right Thing,” an exhibit of Ruth E. Carter’s cinematic costumes will be on display starting May 1 at the New Bedford Art Museum.



Ruth E. Carter wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: In this Jan. 15, 2019 photo, designer Ruth E. Carter poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)


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In this Jan. 15, 2019 photo, designer Ruth E. Carter poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)



Ruth E. Carter holding a sign posing for the camera: Ruth E. Carter poses with the award for best costume design for "Black Panther" in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)


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Ruth E. Carter poses with the award for best costume design for “Black Panther” in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Carter, a Springfield native, made history in 2019, becoming the first Black person to win an Academy Award for costume design for her Afrofuturistic designs in Ryan Coogler’s blockbuster film, “Black Panther.” It was her third nomination.

The exhibition, titled “Uncommon Threads: The Work of Ruth E. Carter,”  will explore Carter’s groundbreaking 30-year career and showcase costumes from past movies, including “Dolemite is My Name,”  “Do the Right Thing” and “Malcolm X.”  Sketches, mood boards and other items representing Carter’s creative process will also be on view.

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Love of gardening, sharing recipes leads to cookbooks, website for Quincy woman | Lifestyles

QUINCY — A retirement plan to start a hobby garden for sustainably-grown fruits and vegetables led to a second career for a Quincy woman — and reinforced her love of cooking.

Rebecca Bobier and her husband Dave retired in 2015, moving from South Dakota to Quincy to be closer to family, and started raising strawberries, organic blueberries, tomatoes and other crops.

“I started a little Facebook page just to let people know where we were selling our produce,” Bobier said. “We called ourselves the Farm Stand. It was a mobile operation. We’d pick, and then we’d go sell.”

A request for a recipe led Bobier to start posting seasonal favorites to go along with the produce available for sale, then someone asked her how to make homemade noodles.

“I told Dave about it and said I’m not sure I can just tell her and she’d be able to do it,” Bobier said. “He said let’s just make a video, put it on the page and she can watch it. That was our very first video.”

Before long, the Facebook followers asked for a cookbook, and Bobier compiled right at 100 of her family favorites.

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