June 2012 – Best of Cape Cod & Islands

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Cape Cod Life features the 2012 Winners of Best of Cape Cod & Islands in the June 2012 Issue as well as several other stories. Our readers pick the region’s best shops, restaurants, and  activities…

Cape Cod LIFE - June 2012


Snapshot of a Stranding

Cape Cod sees more marine mammals wash ashore than anywhere else in the country. Now all that’s left is to figure out why.


Three Vignettes

Cape Cod is rarely invoked in the same breath as Antietam, Shiloh, or Gettysburg when the subject turns to the American Civil War. Yet the region quietly did its part when it came to quelling… continue reading »

The Foundation of Three Centuries

To experience the 300 years that transformed Chatham from farming village to vacation destination, just explore its historic buildings.

Here’s to Sake

At Karen and Sean Terrio’s wedding reception, guests toasted with cups of sake instead of flutes of champagne. It was fitting—the couple had just bought a Japanese restaurant. Now five years later, the Terrios, who… continue reading »

Our 20 BEST OF Years…and Counting!

This summer,  Cape Cod Life is celebrating the 20th anniversary of our Best Of Readers’ Awards poll. Since 1992, we’ve reached out to our readers for their Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket favorites. In… continue reading »

Best of Memories

My first visit to Cape Cod was in 1955 when I was eight years old. For two weeks in August, my family rented an older three-story “cottage” in the village of Old Craigville within walking… continue reading »

First Taste of the Season

The beach peas are in bloom. Each day when I walk Sally up over the dune to see her grandparents, there are more—scribbles of purple and pink in a wash of green. We look carefully,… continue reading »