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Cape Cod’s Kindness Rocks Project

Finding just the right message of inspiration at just the right time might just change everything. For West Barnstable resident Megan Murphy—and countless others on Cape Cod and beyond because of her—these inspiring messages have come in the form of rocks.
In the spring of 2015, Murphy, 49, started the Kindness Rocks Project by displaying vibrantly painted rocks bearing inspirational messages…

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Special Places: Kent’s Point on Pleasant Bay

(originally published in Cape Cod LIFE, May 1999)

Naturalist Robert Finch takes us through the dynamic landscape of Kent’s Point


With this first installment of Special Places, we are proud to welcome celebrated essayist Robert Finch to the pages of Cape Cod LIFE. Mr. Finch has graciously offered to contribute the following regular column exploring the region’s many Capescapes. Although these areas…

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PLAY BALL! From the Cape Cod Baseball League to the Hall of Fame

(originally published in Cape Cod LIFE, Summer 1981)

‘SELDOM ANY SPLENDID STORY IS wholly true, thought Samuel Johnson. The official version of the Cape Cod Baseball League’s history points up what the English literary figure had in mind, but facts of the league’s past may well be more interesting than folklore.

The Cape League has boasted of “a long and proud history…

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Play Ball!

(originally published in Cape Cod LIFE, July 1999)

The Barnstable Bat Company hits a homerun with their custom baseball bats

Baseball, the tribulations of the Red Sox aside, is a very “user friendly” sport, welcoming every level and stripe of fan. The season begins before the crocuses with the ritual of spring training, and ends in the crisp October air. The 162…

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In A League All Its Own

(originally published in Cape Cod LIFE, April/May 1994)

For decades, one of the Cape’s most memorable summer attractions has been its own amateur baseball league. An organization made up of ten teams and boasting some of the best college players in the country, the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) has long been, as Boston Red Sox talent scout Bill Enos has said,…

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Sunset Is My Favorite Time

“When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I to go the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.” -Rainer Maria Rilke, poet
It’s no surprise the Cape and Islands have become a favored destination for artists. Our ocean-laden…

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2017 Life Annual Guide: Nantucket

Madaket, Nantucket, Siasconset

Magnificent and rugged, elegant and expensive, historic and eminently enjoyable: these are just some of the terms that come to mind when considering Nantucket. Located about 27 miles from Hyannis, the island offers a beautiful backdrop for many recreational endeavors to go with a healthy selection of restaurants and cultural venues.
Visitors who arrive on the ferry step off…

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2017 Life Annual Guide: Martha’s Vineyard

Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury (Vineyard Haven), West Tisbury

Martha’s Vineyard is a short ferry ride or flight from the mainland, yet with its unique geography and island charms, it’s truly a world unto itself. Famous for many reasons, including the celebrities and Presidents who regularly vacation on the island as well as a certain Steven Spielberg film that was shot…

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2017 Life Annual Guide: Outer Cape


Eastham, North Eastham

Known as the gateway to the Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham is home to breathtaking scenery, a bevy of beaches, and beaucoup opportunities for outdoor recreation. The town also has an exciting history—and some historically good restaurants.
Located at the entrance to the seashore, The Salt Pond Visitor Center provides information on the whole of the seashore—a U.S. National…

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