A Cause for Celebration

In celebration of announcing subscriptions to our digital editions, readers have the opportunity to win $100 vouchers and coupons when ordering print and/or digital subscriptions from October 1 to December 13. See page 13 in this issue or go to for more information. All this from an old-fashioned publisher who, only in recent years, has embraced the concept of e-mail. Now our web site is available in 50 languages. I can’t read even half that many languages.

Starting with this issue, my wife, Judy, is providing editorial help to Cape Cod Life in the areas of cooking and recipes. Before our boys Josh, now 16, and Max, 13, were born, Judy was food editor for Cape Cod Life. In this issue, the focus is on cranberries—find some delicious holiday recipes starting on page 99. And then for more recipes, once again, go to Judy loves to cook, collect, and organize recipes, and she is very good at all of those things. In planning the photo shoot for the cranberry recipes, Judy decided we needed a holiday floral centerpiece at the last minute. She called her longtime friend Allen at Allen’s House of Flowers in Falmouth. At 9 a.m. the next morning, Allen provided the floral design featured on the cover of this issue. Allen is very talented and very helpful. Thanks, Allen.

While this issue is at press in early October, Judy, Josh, Max, and I have plans to spend two nights at Race Point in Provincetown. We will stay in The Whistle House in the dunes by the Race Point Lighthouse. My son, Joshua, will be photographing the lighthouse, the dunes, the nearby Life-Saving Station if it is open, and our visit in general. The Race Point editorial and photos will appear in Cape Cod Life in the first half of 2011. Yes, and on-line, probably in 50 languages. Joshua also shot the color photography in the Pages of History article starting on page 42 in this issue.

While we are in Provincetown, I expect Max will focus more on the retail shops, restaurants, and businesses. He is very much a businessman and always inquiring about which businesses advertise in Cape Cod Life Publications.

Speaking of Provincetown, my nephew Christopher Shortsleeve, John’s and Susan’s oldest son, is an aspiring writer. Chosen from hundreds of applicants nationwide, Chris is one of eight writers in residence this winter at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. From October until May, he will focus on his writing. It’s a wonderful program. I’ve asked Chris to write an article for Cape Cod Life describing the program and his experience there, which finishes in the spring of 2011.

The year 2010 has been a busy one for Cape Cod Life Publications, our first year in our new office located in Mashpee Commons. We’ve been delighted with this change, the offices are very welcoming, and the neighboring shops and restaurants at Mashpee Commons create a New England village flavor which I find very comforting. The local economy certainly benefited from the warm summer weather of 2010. Hopefully our restaurateurs, innkeepers, and shopkeepers will have a profitable holiday season. I look forward to the village festivals and shoppers’ strolls.

We will kick off 2011 by converting the first regularly scheduled issue of Cape Cod Life to a special edition entitled Cape Cod GARDENS. We will be showcasing this exciting new regional publication at the Boston Flower Show in March. Hope to see you there. If you can’t make it, e-mail me and I will tell you where to find it on-line in 50 languages!

My best,
Brian Shortsleeve, President & Publisher


Brian Shortsleeve

Brian Shortsleeve is the President and Publisher of Cape Cod Life Publications.

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