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The Glow of Antiquity

The rich history of candlemaking is a seasonal attraction in the Nantucket Historical Association‘s Hadwen & Barney Oil & Candle Factory.

The immaculate brick and hardwood interior of the Nantucket Historical Association’s Hadwen & Barney Oil & Candle Factory is a beautifully preserved reminder of the island’s vital role in America’s candlemaking history. Standing under a mammoth lever press that dominates the room, it’s easy to imagine the odor of whale oil and the greasy, smoky faces of the workers who once transformed raw oil into a product that helped build an island. Read more…

Where Fairy Tales Are True

A spectacular almost century-old child's "playhouse" is a treasure for artists, nature lovers - or fairy tale fans of all ages.

Where Fairy Tales Are True

The house  is hard to see from the road, camouflaged amidst the shrubbery along Centerville River, but it’s there, up on a wooded rise. It transports all who see it back in time, to an era when technology didn’t rule the world, when life moved as slowly as the tidal river that winds its way around marshes surrounding the house, like a moat around a castle. Read more…

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Heirloom Farmhouse

Hutker Architects designs a modern island farmhouse in Edgartown for a family of five which incorporates rustic touches.

Just a short drive down a winding lane outside of the bustle of Edgartown, and you feel as if you’ve arrived in a magical spot. Set at the edge of a billowing meadow and birch tree woodland, a charming new farmhouse complex designed by Hutker Architects is the perfect getaway place for a couple and their three grown daughters. Read more…

Fall into Place

Fall is the Perfect Season for exploring Cape Cod...

Fall into Place

With warm weather and a fraction of the crowds, fall is the perfect season to explore  Cape Cod. In this edition of our annual autumn activities round-up, we’ve compiled weekend itineraries outlining some of the best celebrations from the Upper Cape out to the Islands as well as must-do diversions to enjoy during your trip. We’ve also gathered insights from experts to make your experiences as rich as possible, like the physical characteristics of bird species making a southerly migration through the region to the flavors that distinguish one variety of oysters from the next.After another bustling summer, the off-season is here. Savor it! Read more…

Provincetown in Style

When a New York couple purchased their town house in Provincetown’s coveted West End, it had little personality, let alone style. The partners are in the design industry, one an executive at a leather company, the other an executive at a jewelry company. “They have refined tastes and didn’t want the typical seaside décor,” says Herbert Acevedo, interior designer and owner of Shor Home Furnishings, who was called to design the perfect getaway house for the duo. Read more…

Wampanoag Wisdom

For Chief Flying Eagle, sustainability is as old as the dunes.

As he walks the rows of his bountiful garden outside his humble Mashpee home with shears and deadheaded blossoms in hand, Earl Mills, Chief Flying Eagle of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, is a man attuned with nature. A candid delight washes over Mills’s face as he points out the ivory-white hydrangeas and bouquet-ready zinnias that stand proudly among Black-Eyed Susans and delicate Yarrows, drawing in butterflies and bees. The fluttering, buzzing, rustling, and chirping of the fauna drawn in by the garden provide a pleasant accompaniment to the incessant drone of June bugs high above. Read more…

Modern History

Forgotten furniture and abandoned antiques get a second life at Modern Vintage Design Studio in Sandwich.

No piece of furniture is as alluring or romantic as the vanity table, an artifact from a bygone era. Vanity tables, with elegant drawer pulls, large mirrors, and intricately carved legs, were once a staple in every bedroom, places where women spent hours primping. It’s not hard to imagine that every vanity was once the scene of an interesting personal story. Read more…

Birds of a Feather

In the autumn, Cape Cod is a birdwatcher's paradise.

Last September, Mike O’Connor’s endless curiosity about the bird world and hunger for surprise sent him to Sandy Neck Beach in Barnstable, a birding locale that rarely disappoints. What winged creatures on this fall day would be making their way along the long stretch of sand as they eventually head further south, like so many (human) snowbirds? Read more…

Cape Cod Dining Guide

Cape  Cod Dining Guide
A Guide to Summer Dining with reviews of favorite restaurant spots from Sandwich to Provincetown – including a guide to 96 waterview restaurants on the Cape & Islands…
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Paddle Up!

Riding The Cape's Paddleboard Wave

Paddle Up

Bob Babock stood up on a stand-up paddleboard because sometimes it was tough to stand up anywhere else.

In late 2003, Babcock was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. The subsequent treatment literally left him out of balance. “I was having a hard time even walking sometimes, or driving a car,” says the Carver resident, now 54. “Normal things became very difficult for a while.” Years of doctor-prescribed exercises produced little improvement. Then one autumn day in 2007, Babcock’s older brother, a former windsurfer, arrived with a gift: a stand-up paddleboard. Babcock was a “typical suburban dad,” he says. He had never surfed, but he had a lifelong love of the ocean. And the ocean seemed a better place for rehabilitation than a doctor’s office. Read more…

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