Art & Nature Archives - Cape Cod LIFE Publications

“You get what you give!”

For 22 years, painter Marieluise Hutchinson has utilized her artistic talent to benefit local non-profits

Marieluise Hutchinson travels old New England roads searching for perfect scenes to paint. She is drawn to landscapes and rural architectural scenes, whether a Cape Cod barn or a rural farmhouse in Maine. She photographs a variety of potential scenes; then, when she returns to her…

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When the temperature drops, go take a hike!

Details on five invigorating walks on the Cape & Islands

The warm weather has come and gone, and the tourists and seasonal residents of summer have left the Cape and Islands a quieter place. Although winter may not be the ideal weather for a “beach day,” our region’s coastal settings offer those looking for outdoor activities plenty of options. For example,…

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There’s a lot to like about alpaca

Vineyard farm spreads the word about this gentle animal’s many attractive qualities

Let’s call this a story of love at first sight. A little over ten years ago, Barbara Ronchetti of Edgartown came across a few cute faces while perusing the animals and exhibitions at the annual Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair. How cute are we talking? Very, very cute! The animals attached to…

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The Changing Shape of Siasconset, Nantucket

The village of Siasconset sits on the east coast of Nantucket. A distance from downtown, the area offers stunning scenery and a unique culture and history. Due to its location, though, Siasconset (or “Sconset”) also regularly feels the wrath of the Atlantic’s rough waters beating along its shoreline. Sankaty Head Lighthouse, perhaps the village’s best known attraction—it’s a white light…

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A very festive holiday lineup!

Previews of five upcoming events on the Cape & Islands—and details on 21 more

Here’s a few easy holiday-themed questions for you. Are you in the mood for any of the following seasonal niceties?

Gazing upon impressive displays of holiday decorations?
Enjoying a festive train ride with family and friends?
Sampling delicious Cape Cod cookies and other homemade treats?
Heading over to Nantucket or the…

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Upcoming Cape & Islands Fairs and Festivals

Previews of six upcoming fairs and festivals—with details on many more

As you leaf through the following pages, we think you’ll find—as we have—that although the crowds on the Cape and Islands may thin out some after Labor Day, the schedule of activities taking place across the region remains robust and strong all autumn long. And there is such a variety…

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Mashpee Wampanoag are Reviving A Long-Lost Language

Local tribe learning to speak the words of their ancestors

It started with a vision. In 1993—some 14 years before federal recognition of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe—Jessie little doe Baird, a member of the tribe, began having dreams in which people were speaking a language she had never heard. In one dream, they were chanting in this mysterious tongue, and someone said,…

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Summer Love Stories from Nantucket Island

Writer Elin Hilderbrand discusses her work, her love for the Island, and how she made her dreams come true

There are few places in the country that conjure images of sun, sand and summertime more than the island of Nantucket. And it’s on this charming, timeless playground where novelist Elin Hilderbrand makes her home.

Hilderbrand, 46, is the author of a number…

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The Changing Shape of Ballston Beach, Truro

The Changing Shape of the Cape & Islands

For two days in February of 2013, a blizzard packing hurricane force winds pounded Cape Cod. One of the areas that suffered the most damage was Ballston Beach, a popular spot on Truro’s Atlantic-facing coastline. When high tide struck on the evening of February 8, the storm surge broke through the dunes, pushing…

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Cape Cod art gallery events—August 1 to October 30

Here’s a list of 90 days of Cape & Islands art gallery exhibits, receptions, and more!

August 1
BRIX Nantucket unveils “Palates and Palettes”
Visiting painter Deidre Tao’s new collection of Nantucket paintings, “Palates and Palettes”, will be displayed for the first time at a special wine tasting Saturday, August 1, from 4-6 p.m. at BRIX Nantucket Wine Shop, at 1 Windy…

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