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When President Obama touched down in Cape Cod for his 2011 Martha’s Vineyard getaway, Cape Cod Life Publications’ office manager was there with her triplet granddaughters to greet him!
Seaside living at its best can be found in this exquisite five-bedroom architect designed home in peaceful Cataumet. Take in marvelous sunsets and south west breezes, or head out from your own mooring float to picturesque harbors and sandy island beaches. Relax and enjoy the fishing, shellfishing, birding and sunbathing right outside your door.
Don’t be fooled by the simple exterior of the Ocean House in Dennisport. A fancy meal awaits—leave your car with the valet and enjoy an unforgettable evening. On a recent visit with a table overlooking Nantucket Sound and Friday night’s musical entertainment in full swing, a great start to our meal was the New Age Bento Box. This tasty appetizer offers something for everyone—five mini servings vary each night. Shiso fried oysters, tagliatelle pasta, hoisin grilled lobster tail, heirloom tomato and fresh mozzarella salad, and grilled bison sliders put our hungry stomachs at ease as the entrees were prepared. The menu is full of mouthwatering selections. The two-pound roasted lobster was extraordinary, and its four unique dipping sauces added an unusual kick. The grilled swordfish over jade rice and baby bok choy was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. From the elegant interior design and waterfront view right down to the last bite of dessert, an evening at the Ocean House should be added to any discerning Cape Codder’s dining-to-do-list.—Emma Haselton Read more…
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Picnic At Ascot designed this fully equipped canvas picnic carrier and cooler. The navy exterior with crisp white trim coupled with the classic plaid interior accents is handsome for all seasons. A leak proof and thermal-shielded inner compartment features an insulated cooler with separate sections for wine and food. Also included are dishes, cutlery, drink-ware, napkins, and even a corkscrew. This perfect picnic tote ($78)—a great gift for a wedding, a birthday, or for a perfect beach day—is available at Chatham’s Picnic Fashion, 726 Main Street, 508.348.0588, www.picnicfashion.com.
This is an inspirational tale of the brave Sammy Scallop and his underwater adventures. Sammy is popular among his friends at Reef Shellementary School until an accident makes the young scallop different from his classmates and he must find a way to overcome these differences. With colorful illustrations, Carol Hamblet Adams’ book is the perfect story to help your little ones learn about accepting themselves and others in a fun and engaging way. For information, visit www.harvesthousepublishers.com. —Ciara Megan
Snappy Sea Fever Fun
Sea Fever Gear, a cottage company in Chatham, celebrates its 15th anniversary this summer with a range of creative items ranging from kids hats, like this fun shark-themed chapeau to nautical shower curtains—all made from recycled sails. Every product is made from a different piece of sail, custom and designed to highlight the uniqueness of each sail with batten pockets, stitching, reef points, numbers, and hardware. The products are all handcrafted in the United States. Sea Fever, West Chatham, in the Shop Ahoy Plaza. For information, go to www.seafevergear.com.
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Mood elevation in Mashpee Commons
Studies show that upon receiving flowers, one’s mood is elevated for up to three days. We believe sending flowers has the same effect. Let us help you elevate that certain someone’s mood. Make our day by letting us make yours. Be sure to ask about our Floral Rewards Program.
Verde Floral Design
19 Fountain Street
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Nantucket will host the Opera House Cup, August 18 to 21, part of the North American Circuit of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. The Opera House Cup takes its name from the eponymous venue whose owner, in 1973, had the idea of organizing a regatta reserved for wooden sail boats. It is the oldest regatta of this kind to take place along the East Coast. Every year, a large fleet of vintage boats gathers in a thrilling spectacle. The Opera House Cup has become a summer spectator tradition as the Rainbow Fleet escorts the boats past Brant Point lighthouse to the start.
Past participants include former America’s Cup winners (Intrepid, Weatherly, Columbia), well-known competitors (Shamrock, Endeavor) and other notable yachts like the Mystic Seaport schooner Brilliant and General Patton’s When and If. On the smaller side, prestigious boats in the Dragon class and the classic Herreshoff-designed and Nantucket-built Alerions also often participate. Yachts must be made in wood or metal, built according to traditional designs and methods, with wood or aluminium spars.
The North American Circuit of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge takes place in three locations throughout the season: the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta in Marblehead, the Opera House Cup in Nantucket and the Museum of Yachting Classic Yacht Regatta in Newport.
For each regatta, an Officine Panerai prize is presented to the overall winner and to the winners of each class. The overall winners for each of the three regattas receive their prizes in a ceremony held during the Museum of Yachting Classic Yacht Regatta in Newport. To compete for the final trophy, each boat must participate in at least two of the three events in the schedule, one of which must be the Museum of Yachting Classic Yacht Regatta.
The Opera House Cup Regatta is the grand finale of Nantucket Race Week, and the events culminate with the OHC Awards Party, held under the tents on Jetties Beach on Sunday evening. Good food, drinks, videos of the OHC race, a silent auction, presentation of the awards and music keep the party going late into the evening. The OHC Awards Party is one of “the parties of the season” on Nantucket.
For information on the Opera House Cup, go to www.operahousecup.org.