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One Man’s Trash is this Man’s Treasure

At Chatham’s Atlantic Workshop, Scott Feen transforms lobster pots, boat rudders, and pretty much anything else into custom furnishings and decorative pieces

Scott Feen hates to throw anything away. In fact, the West Yarmouth resident is so averse to waste that he spends a good part of his time rescuing items that others want to throw away. The founder and owner…

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Cape Cod art gallery events—August 1 to October 30

Here’s a list of 90 days of Cape & Islands art gallery exhibits, receptions, and more!

August 1
BRIX Nantucket unveils “Palates and Palettes”
Visiting painter Deidre Tao’s new collection of Nantucket paintings, “Palates and Palettes”, will be displayed for the first time at a special wine tasting Saturday, August 1, from 4-6 p.m. at BRIX Nantucket Wine Shop, at 1 Windy…

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Into the Great Wide Open

The Eastham Painters Guild heads outdoors to capture nature on the canvas

Of all the members of the Eastham Painters Guild, Robin Wessman might look the most like “a painter”—or at least a bohemian version thereof. He wears old jeans and a paint-flecked fleece; he even has some paint specks on his neck. A resident of Eastham, Wessman, 62, enjoys working…

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Talk About A Family Tradition – Monahan Jewelers

Monahan Jewelers of Harwich celebrates 200 years in business


Situated among a lineup of traditional looking stores and eateries on Harwichport’s vibrant Main Street (Route 28), one shop may appear slightly out of place. Built circa 1850, the rustic, wood-paneled building at 540 Main Street evokes the past—and a sense of nostalgia; visitors and customers who walk through the front door…

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Edgartown, Chappaquiddick and the break—and restoration—of Norton Point Beach

The Changing Shape of the Cape & Islands
(Editor’s note: this is the fourth in a series of articles covering the region’s dramatically changing coastline).
In April of 2007, a powerful storm on Patriots’ Day caused a break near the center of Norton Point Beach, a barrier beach that runs along the southeastern tip of Martha’s Vineyard dividing Katama Bay from…

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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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Cape & Islands Events: August 5 to September 6

Out & About — Events this year on the Cape & Islands
August 5
Tour the beautiful and historic homes and gardens of Nantucket’s Darling Street as part of the Nantucket Garden Club’s 61st Annual House Tour. The event takes place Wednesday, August 5, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., rain or shine. For more information,…

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Good Things in LIFE

1. Ready, set, read—about the Falmouth Road Race!
One of the biggest events on Cape Cod in August is the annual Falmouth Road Race. In A History of the Falmouth Road Race: Running Cape Cod, ($21.99) sportswriter and running enthusiast Paul Clerici guides readers through the race’s start with less than 100 runners in 1973, through today’s event which draws thousands…

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Catching up with Siobhan Magnus

Cape Cod singer has been busy since her successful run on American Idol

When Siobhan Magnus sang her way into millions of Americans’ homes and hearts during Season 9 of American Idol in 2010, the nation and the world sat up and paid attention. A 2008 graduate of Barnstable High School, Magnus wowed viewers—and the show’s judges—with her big voice, unique look,…

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Looking for a Change of Pace? Start Paddling!

Local business owners discuss kayaking, paddle boarding and more

Whether drifting softly along a creek letting the wind move the kayak along, or standing on a board and paddling against the current for a solid core workout, water activities are a must-do or at least a must try— especially for those who live on the coast. Because the basics of kayaking…

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