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Take a ride on Nantucket’s wildside

A bumpy beach road leads visitors to the stunning Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge.

Drivers attempting to make their way out to the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge and Great Point Light on the northern tip of Nantucket are well advised to follow protocol should they wish to make theirs a return trip. At the Wauwinet Gatehouse, just south of The Wauwinet resort, drivers are…

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An afternoon at Eastham’s Cove Burying Ground

During a recent visit to Cape Cod, my husband and I decided to visit the Cove Burying Ground in Eastham, and we were greeted enthusiastically by Robert Carlson, who was clearly looking forward to telling us the story of the historic cemetery. Carlson, 82, is a member of the Eastham Cemetery Commission, and volunteers as a tour guide at Cove.…

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She Made a Smooth Transition

Mid-career change was key for the owner of The Chatham Fiddle Company.

While not everyone can turn a passion into a life’s work, Rose Clancy has turned her love of violins and Irish music into a thriving business in downtown Chatham. “My life would be completely different without music,” Clancy says.
Before launching the Chatham Fiddle Company in 2011, Clancy had a successful career…

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At Cape Cod Life Publications we have a new web designer; Jenn Shurkus is her name. Jenn comes to us after working as a web designer at Providence College for five years. She had previously lived on the Cape for 10 years, working for a small business and is happy to be living near the ocean again. She enjoys being…

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We are always learning

Cape organizations offer a diverse palette of enrichment courses for students of all ages.

September has arrived, bringing with it cooler air, quieter streets, and a return to routine. For many, this particular month signals a fresh start, a sentiment that may harken back to younger years when Labor Day marked the end of summer and the beginning of a new school…

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The Changing Shape of the Cape & Islands: The tidal flats of Brewster, Orleans, & Eastham

Editor’s note: this is the 11th in a series of articles covering the region’s dramatically changing coastline.
Measuring approximately 12,000 acres at low tide, the tidal flats that run along the coastline of Cape Cod Bay are the largest flats in North America. The unique area extends some 9.7 miles along the shore from Brewster to North Eastham. As many…

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Her star is on the rise

Michele Ragussis is a reality TV celebrity and an executive chef at a popular P-town restaurant
Even though celebrity chef Michele Ragussis has appeared on seven major TV food shows and has more shows in the works, she has not let stardom go to her head. When guests dine at Central House at The Crown & Anchor Hotel in Provincetown, the gregarious…

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Six decades in the making

Highfield Hall & Gardens exhibits “Kanreki: A 60 Year Journey,” a colorful collection of Japanese prints
An exhibition of world-class contemporary Japanese prints may seem like an odd fit for the local art scene, and conversely, a cultural center on Cape Cod might seem an unusual venue for a Japanese print exhibition. But Cape Cod has two parallel artistic traditions: the homegrown and…

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Where angelfish fear to tread

Cape Cod native explores the world’s oceans to photograph rarely seen marine life
Ethan Daniels is not your ordinary photographer. He’s not even your ordinary wildlife photographer. A native of Orleans, Daniels travels the world to snorkel in exotic locations and capture images of rarely seen species of marine life.
“I prefer to shoot areas that other photographers don’t, or won’t, or can’t,”…

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“A noble and primitive wood”

Thoreau was impressed by Naushon Island’s old-growth forest
Henry David Thoreau visited Cape Cod and the Islands on at least five occasions during the mid-1800s, “wishing,” as he would write in Cape Cod, “to get a better view of the ocean.” On his December 27, 1854 trip from New Bedford to Nantucket to give a lecture, the writer “was obliged to…

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