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A Crash Course in Covering the Cape

There must be something in the water. Every summer Cape Cod Life Publications is lucky to have a number of talented local interns seemingly wash ashore to work with us from May until mid-to-late August. The interns are generally college students who are majoring in journalism, or communications, or history, and they arrive at our door with enthusiasm and determination—and…

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Would you like to live with this view?

New Cataumet condos to offer one-of-a-kind views of Red Brook Harbor and Buzzards Bay

Are you in the market for a brand new home? Are you looking for something with a fantastic view of the water? Would you care to live in a serene community that’s within walking distance of nature trails, conservation land, and a marina that has available slips…

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May we always have general stores

My first trip to Cape Cod was in 1955 just after finishing second grade, for the second time, in Elmira, New York. My father’s family is from Elmira, and for a few years he and my mother had been talking about this place called Cape Cod.
Within walking distance of Craigville Beach, we rented a Victorian, three-story cottage looking out on…

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Warm memories, quality goods & community spirit

These beloved country stores offer gifts and goodies, and make for friendly gathering spots

Scouting a variety of country and general stores on the Cape and Islands made me happier than a kid in a candy shop. Not only did research entail filling a penny candy basket with childhood favorites, I also met the hardest working business owners I have ever known,…

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This holiday party never ends!

Monty’s of Provincetown sparkles with dazzling Christmas ornaments, Yuletide nostalgia, and holiday cheer all throughout the year

He grew up poor in a housing project. His father died when he was young, and his mother worked in a factory. He was one of six children at home, and sometimes there wasn’t enough food to go around. Despite the challenges his family faced,…

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Presidential visits to Cape Cod and the Islands

From Grant to Obama, Presidents have been traveling to the region since the 1870s

When the President of the United States goes on vacation, it’s big news. This past summer President Barack Obama put Martha’s Vineyard in the national spotlight once again when he and his family arrived for their seventh summer getaway on the island. But Obama is hardly the…

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Rise and shine, it’s game time!

The Dennis Women’s Flag Football League offers competition, camaraderie, and some early morning exercise on the gridiron

When watching members of the Dennis Women’s Flag Football League (DWFFL) in action, the classic Irving Berlin song “Anything You Can Do [I Can Do Better]” immediately comes to mind. “When I was growing up, women could ‘only’ play soccer, softball, or field hockey,”…

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Hitting all the high notes

The Falmouth Chorale’s members enjoy performing and improving—but most of all they just love to sing!

In the orchestra pit, the musicians, all dressed in black, tune their instruments. The sound of violins fills the auditorium at Falmouth Academy as bows fly across strings, and the deeper notes of cellos reverberate. The orchestra is warming up for the Falmouth Chorale, soon…

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