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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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Making Connections

Cape Cod artist Denise Kelly enjoys the interaction of light and landscape—and more
Stepping into Denise Kelly’s home is like walking into a museum: interesting artifacts, including an ornate telescope, are displayed in abundance; large glass windows let in the afternoon’s fading light; and many of the artist’s framed paintings adorn the walls.
Upon viewing any number of Kelly’s paintings, one quickly…

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The Changing Shape of the Cape & Islands

The Gay Head cliffs, Martha’s Vineyard
Editor’s note: this is the tenth in a series of articles covering the region’s dramatically changing coastline.
Forty-six feet. In 2014 only 46 feet stood between the historic Gay Head Lighthouse on the west coast of Martha’s Vineyard and a retreating cliff face. Erosion had eaten away at the once ample cliff-side, leaving the historic light in…

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Hit the ground running!

Presenting 8 great reasons to run on the Cape and Islands
There are many types of runners: weekend warriors, marathon milers, casual joggers, and lightning-fast sprinters, to name a few. Running is an activity one can take on as an individual or in a group, and along the winding roads of Cape Cod or on the treadmill at the gym. This…

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Welcome to Main Street Chatham

For two days last summer, photographer Charles Sternaimolo and I explored Chatham’s lovely Main Street. We traveled from end to end, from the Chatham Lighthouse in the east to Main Street’s western culmination at the Harwich line. Naturally, we spent the majority of our time downtown, interviewing and photographing business owners, tourists, and locals—and lots of dog walkers. It was…

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Notes on the Summer of ’16, to date

Judy and I along with our son, Max, and his friend James Modic visited Martha’s Vineyard for four days early this summer. We stayed at the luxurious Charlotte Inn in Edgartown. If you have the opportunity, treat yourself to this “A Stay In Another Era” inn.
We rented a Jeep from Budget Car Rental in Vineyard Haven; the manager, Steve Cahillane,…

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Great teamwork—it’s a cause for celebration!

The June issue of Cape Cod LIFE was the 25th since we introduced our annual “Best of the Cape & Islands Readers’ Choice Awards” issue back in 1992. In my opinion it is our best “Best of” awards issue in 25 years. I would hereby like to thank the Cape Cod LIFE readers, our staff and many freelancers, the finest…

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