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Island delights: Martha’s Vineyard inspired recipes!

From farm-to-table to family fare, Martha’s Vineyard epicureans are dishing out fresh, inspired creations in their latest cookbooks.

The Beetlebung Farm Cookbook • Spaghetti with Crab and Zucchini

By: Chris Fischer (with Catherine Young)
“Vineyard waters are full of crabs, but few are sold on the island these days. … That leaves plenty of crabs around for those of us willing…

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The Next Wave – Jonathan Jaxtimer

Profiles on emerging young professionals in the local housing industry

Jonathan Jaxtimer
E.J. Jaxtimer Builder, Inc.

Jonathan Jaxtimer, 26, serves as head project manager for E.J. Jaxtimer Builder, Inc., the company his father started 40 years ago on the Cape. In our conversation with the emerging young leader, he talks about the dynamic of working in a family business and looks ahead…

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Buzzards Bay Information Center gets a facelift by local Cape artisans

Visitors to Cape Cod are greeted by artisans’ interpretations of the region’s unique surroundings.

Summers on Cape Cod are for making memories. Travelers come from all over the world to wiggle their toes in the sand next to slowly rolling waves, explore the Cape’s many historical landmarks, or reel in a big striper along the Cape Cod Canal. But for tourists…

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New Seabury home designed by John Dvorsack exceeds family’s expectations

John Dvorsack designs a modest waterfront dwelling that is more than meets the eye

In Christopher Priest’s 1995 novel, The Prestige, which would later become a 2006 movie, the author explains that great magic tricks contain three parts. “The Pledge” introduces the audience to something that appears ordinary, but of course is not, then “The Turn” makes that item do something…

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It’s been 70 great years for the Cotuit Kettleers

A brief history of the Cape Cod Baseball League’s winningest team

Fans of the Cape Cod Baseball League who tuned in to the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians likely recognized some familiar faces between the foul lines.
Cleveland’s lights-out closer, Andrew Miller, once brought the heat for Chatham, while Cubs catcher David Ross called games for…

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Building a legacy, one step at a time

West Barnstable woodworker has crafted a niche making custom stairways and bannisters

When was the last time you really thought about a stairway you were descending, the feel of the handrail and the steps beneath you? It’s easy to overlook a permanent architectural fixture like stairs, and many people do. Matthew Kennedy is not one of those people.
A West Barnstable resident,…

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Create your own family cookbook

“Behind every recipe you love is a story you want to share.” With that philosophy in mind, longtime friends Bill Rice and Chip Lowell formed the Great Family Cookbook Project, a website for collecting recipes and creating cookbooks. What began 12 years ago as a way for Rice, a Wellfleet resident, to compile all of his family’s beloved recipes has…

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A Crash Course in Covering the Cape

There must be something in the water. Every summer Cape Cod Life Publications is lucky to have a number of talented local interns seemingly wash ashore to work with us from May until mid-to-late August. The interns are generally college students who are majoring in journalism, or communications, or history, and they arrive at our door with enthusiasm and determination—and…

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