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Welcome to Main Street in Falmouth

For two days last August, photographer Charles Sternaimolo and I explored Falmouth’s lovely Main Street, attempting to capture the color and charm of the village for the photo essay on the following pages. We took in some great sights and met a lot of interesting people along the way, including a waiter from Macedonia, bowling fans from New Jersey, and…

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Unforgettable Moments: 8 great Cape Cod venues and businesses help couples celebrate the weddings of their dreams

It’s springtime on the Cape and Islands. The temperature is steadily rising, restaurants and resorts are reopening or reenergizing, and soon the summer will be here. Love, too, is in the air.
The Cape and Islands are wonderful spots for weddings because the scenery, first and foremost, is amazing. The region also boasts a variety of fantastic venues where couples can…

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The overwhelming power of natural beauty

My son Max called me from school recently and told me that one of his recent Cape Cod Life Facebook posts reached 102,000 people. It was one of our beautiful photos plus one of the quotes from our “Harboring Thoughts” collection.
I am learning from the younger members of our Cape Cod Life Publications staff. Last  I knew “social media” meant…

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Inspired by love, History & the Sea

My husband Peter and I have always loved the stories of the days of whaling ships, sea captains and shipwrecks. Taking inspiration from these visions of old world New England, we celebrated the ocean-side Cape Cod wedding of our dreams last summer.
Peter is as drawn to the sea as I am. A Barnstable native, he grew up spending his summers…

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Dressed to inspire, astonish & impress

Love him or hate him—and most people love him—one of the most memorable movie characters of the 21st century is Captain Jack Sparrow of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Brought to life by Johnny Depp, the charismatic Sparrow is a cross between an inebriated Keith Richards, cartoon character Pepe Le Pew and gentlemanly “Black” Sam Bellamy, the famous pirate…

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Donald MacMillan, Provincetown’s Heroic Explorer

Remembering the man for whom MacMillan Pier is named

MacMillan Pier (or Wharf) in Provincetown, home of one of the world’s natural deep-water harbors, is a familiar landmark to Cape Cod residents and tourists. Perhaps less well known is the person for whom the pier is named, Donald Baxter MacMillan. A native son and local hero, MacMillan worked much of his…

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The Changing Shape of Sandy Neck Beach Park, Barnstable & Sandwich

(Editor’s note: this is the eighth in a series of articles covering the region’s dramatically changing coastline.)
Sandy Neck Beach Park encompasses more than 4,700 acres of land in West Barnstable (and a small portion in Sandwich) overlooking Cape Cod Bay and Barnstable Harbor. Boasting six miles of shoreline, the park features vast beaches, massive sand dunes, forests, marshland, and…

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Get out there, hit the road and explore!

Enjoy some fresh air and exercise on a scenic Cape and Islands day trip

Day trips can arise spontaneously or are planned—and anticipated—weeks in advance; both scenarios offer opportunities to de-stress, disconnect and spend time outdoors. Naturally, Cape Cod and the Islands are perfect destinations for fun and fulfilling daytrips.

“Whether main streets or back roads are your preference, the Cape offers…

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Golfers might call this a safe approach

With a change in ownership, many club members now own equity in TGC in Falmouth

There are many fantastic golf courses on Cape Cod, the Islands and the South Shore, but there’s only one that goes by the name “The Golf Club.” Located in East Falmouth, TGC—as the club is now officially known—is a private, top-of-the-line golf-only club, meaning few distractions…

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