Matthew Gill - Cape Cod LIFE Publications

There’s a lot to like about alpaca

Vineyard farm spreads the word about this gentle animal’s many attractive qualities

Let’s call this a story of love at first sight. A little over ten years ago, Barbara Ronchetti of Edgartown came across a few cute faces while perusing the animals and exhibitions at the annual Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair. How cute are we talking? Very, very cute! The animals attached to…

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Cape coffee company has bold intentions

Falmouth resident launches coffee company with a cause

Here’s an easy prediction: if Thomas A. Baxendale were alive today, Bob Taft would buy the man a cup of coffee. A longtime resident of Falmouth’s Megansett village, Taft has long admired Baxendale, who lived on Amrita Island in nearby Cataumet just about a century ago. During the 1890s, Baxendale and his wife,…

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Good things are brewing at Cape Cod Coffee Roasters

Mashpee company offers a variety of roasts and flavors, facility tours, and more

Like most endeavors, success in the world of commercial coffee roasting requires a focus on and a commitment to the fundamentals. And in the coffee business, everything begins and ends with the beans.

At Cape Cod Coffee Roasters in Mashpee, the company uses beans imported from more than a…

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A day in the life of a Cape Cod tuna fisherman

Hitting the high seas with Tyler Macallister and the Cynthia C!

The directions come down from above. “One o’clock—six boats. Twelve o’clock— three boats, two boats . . .” As pilot Dan d’Hedouville spots individual or schools of tuna while circling in the sky above, he radios the fish’s coordinates to the crew aboard the Cynthia C below.…

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An Uplifting Interview With Dorothy Torrey

Sandwich resident spreads the word about healthy eating habits

Twelve years ago, Dorothy Torrey was not in a good place. She was depressed—and had been for several years. She was overweight and out of shape, and, as she recalls, “at the bottom of the well.” Then came more bad news: cancer.
Her diagnosis came as a wake-up call, and Torrey did not…

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There are many great ways to exercise — at any age

Cape Cod Seniors are involved in a variety of sports and activities

THE CAPE AND ISLANDS OFFER SEEMINGLY ENDLESS opportunities and venues for people young and old to exercise, get some fresh air, and get or stay in shape. In this article, a handful of Cape Cod seniors talk about the sports and exercise activities they enjoy, and what drives them…

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A Cape Cod Classic

This summer, try the Shore Dinner at Falmouth’s Sea Crest Beach Hotel

There is nothing like a clambake.After a day of swimming and sunbathing or otherwise adventuring around Cape Cod, relaxing in the sand to enjoy some fresh, succulent seafood as the sun goes down is a special experience. When someone else is preparing the food, it’s even better.

This summer, on…

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Cape Cod Past and Present

A Series of 17 photos – one for each Cape town & the Islands – showcasing scenes from yesterday and today.

In planning this Past & Present photography project, Dan Cutrona, one of our ace freelancers, suggested we ask Charles Sternaimolo to take on the assignment. Charles, after all, had completed similar work for his hometown of Fitchburg and has photographed…

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The Changing Shape of Sandwich’s Town Neck Beach

It will be a long time before the winter of 2014-2015 is forgotten in these parts. In November, snowstorms began to dump record amounts of the white stuff on communities across Massachusetts, including Cape Cod and the Islands. For some areas, particularly those with existing erosion concerns like Sandwich, the severe weather could not have come at a worse time.…

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Springtime on Chappaquiddick

Peaceful gardens, colorful wildlife and a dynamic coastline are just an island away

When considering the places you might go to relax, to enjoy nature or just to get away from it all, what scenes come to mind, and what are the details you envision? Do you see a quiet, sunny spot offering a warm, Atlantic breeze? Are you near the…

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