Cape Cod LIFE May 2016

May 2016


Articles from Current Cape Cod LIFE issues




Did you know?

17 fun trivia items about the Cape & Islands

Nantucket – 2016 island profile

Many visitors to Nantucket feel that when they step off the ferry, they are taking a step back into history. And with good reason!

Martha’s Vineyard – 2016 island profile

Martha’s Vineyard is a short ferry ride from both Woods Hole and Hyannis . . . and a very special place.

Provincetown – 2016 town profile

Located on Cape Cod’s outermost tip, Provincetown is a vibrant community with a fascinating history, a colorful arts scene and some great shops, restaurants and beaches.

Truro – 2016 town profile

If you’re looking for peace and quiet, you have come to the right place.

Wellfleet – 2016 town profile

There are several common threads running through Wellfleet.

Eastham – 2016 town profile

The town of Eastham—located on the “forearm” of the Cape Cod peninsula.

Orleans: 2016 town profile

Beautiful, classy, historic and relaxing: these are some of the terms that come to mind when pondering the town of Orleans.

Chatham: 2016 town profile

Tucked in Cape Cod’s southeastern corner, Chatham is a popular spot for many reasons: from stunning scenery and great locally caught seafood…

Harwich: 2016 town profile

Located along Nantucket Sound and featuring a topography that includes ponds, harbors and flatlands, the town of Harwich is often referred to as the birthplace of the Cape’s cranberry industry.

Brewster: 2016 town profile

Named for Elder William Brewster, a Mayflower passenger and one of the Pilgrim’s first religious leaders, the town of Brewster is a mecca for nature lovers and outdoor explorers.

Dennis: 2016 town profile

Located in the center of Cape Cod, the town of Dennis boasts a variety of cultural venues and historic sites, endless beaches and several great restaurants.

Yarmouth: 2016 town profile

One of the Cape’s oldest towns, Yarmouth has thrived off the ocean since it was incorporated in 1639.

Barnstable: 2016 town profile

Barnstable, Cape Cod’s largest town in both geographic size and population, offers a variety of unique attractions—and some fantastic dining options.

Mashpee: 2016 town profile

The town of Mashpee has a fascinating history—and boasts a well-known shopping complex as well as relaxing beaches and open space areas.

Falmouth: 2016 town profile

Traveling to Falmouth? Here’s a few things to bring to best enjoy your experience: a bicycle, a book on marine life, a bathing suit, a big appetite, and a few extra hands to carry your shopping bags.

Sandwich: 2016 town profile

Settled in 1637 and incorporated two years later, Sandwich is Cape Cod’s oldest town, and visitors will find little tastes of history throughout the community.

Bourne: 2016 town profile

The first community most visitors experience, or at least drive through, when they arrive on Cape Cod is Bourne.

She wrote of oceans and whales and other tales

Young Edgartown girl kept a journal while traveling with her family on a three-year whaling expedition

Finding poetry in the commonplace

Edward Hopper’s interpretive paintings of everyday scenes continue to influence—and inspire—today

A brief history of the cranberry—Cape Cod’s most important fruit

The Pilgrims were quick to embrace the versatile red berry Native Americans called sasumuneash, and American whalers and mariners used the fruit to prevent scurvy.

The fascinating story of Fernbrook

Historic Centerville inn has ties to Hollywood, the Oval Office and more!

Prisoners on the peninsula

During World War II, Cape Cod had a busy POW camp

CAPE COD LIFE’s 2016 student art contest–winners, details, and a slideshow

Inspired by the entries we received last year, we decided to host another art contest to help us illustrate the six local history articles in this issue, our 2016 Annual Guide.

Cape Cod LIFE April 2016

The Changing Shape of Popponesset Beach, Mashpee

Located in southeastern Mashpee, Popponesset is a small, quiet and scenic village with a population of just 220, according to the most recent U.S. Census.

The Changing Shape of the Cape & Islands: An introduction to our series

“Rather suddenly, about 12,000 years ago . . .

A simple man, an extraordinary talent

Harwich’s A. Elmer Crowell—the father of decorative bird carving

Inspiration, joy and a whole lot of color

Falmouth resident reaps a bounty of rewards from his backyard garden

Cape Cod is “Coyote country”

Once foreign to the area, this wildly resourceful animal can now be found across the peninsula

Start your own garden!

Cape Cod farmers offer 10 tips to help you get started

Upcoming Cape & Islands events: April through September

Check out this robust listing of unique, fascinating and fun upcoming events on Cape Cod and the Islands!

A real-life blockbuster

Author Nathaniel Philbrick discusses the disaster of the whale ship Essex—and the new film bringing the story to life

Visit our Editorial Archives!

Hundreds of Cape Cod LIFE, HOME, and ART articles dating back to 1979

25 Best Recipes!

Savor this recipe collections shared by chefs at 25 “Best Restaurants” as voted by Cape Cod LIFE readers

Photo portfolio: The light of spring

A collection of Robert Manz’s springtime photography

“Best of Cape Cod & the Islands”

After tallying our biggest collection of ballots to date, our readers have weighed in with their region-by-region favorites from throughout the Cape & the Islands