Outdoor Archives - Cape Cod LIFE Publications

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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2016 BRICC Awards • E.J. Jaxtimer Builder, Inc.

E.J. Jaxtimer Builder, Inc. of Hyannis offers custom building, landscape, millwork, and property management services on Cape Cod. Now entering its 40th year in business, the company places emphasis on client satisfaction and top-notch workmanship with every project. The following projects delivered on both fronts and received gold recognition at the 2016 BRICC Awards – giving Jaxtimer the honor of…

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Celebrating 2016 BRICC Awards!

November 10, 2016 was a glamorous night for the ruler and tool belt crowd as over 240 attendees gathered at the Wequassett Inn and Resort to celebrate the 3rd BRICC Awards. With a greater submission response than any other year, over 80 awards were presented to architects, builders, designers and trade professionals as the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of…

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‘Seaview Secret Garden’ is Osterville’s Avalon

A memorial garden provides a tranquil, hidden retreat filled with splendor

Just up the coast from Hyannis Port’s “Cape Cod Camelot,” a family has created a secret garden that would seem right at home in the story of England’s most famous legend.
Arthurian lore tells of The Once and Future King, as author T. H. White put it, who will one day return…

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Osterville Captain’s Compound

Architect Patrick Ahearn reimagines Captain’s  Compound as a Gatsby-esque Cape Cod cottage

Jay Gatsby has grown in stature from a tragic character in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic book, The Great Gatsby, to a symbol of wealth and the fulfillment of the American dream. High school students across the country continue to read the 1925 novel. In 2013, Leonardo DiCaprio updated the…

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Rise and shine, it’s game time!

The Dennis Women’s Flag Football League offers competition, camaraderie, and some early morning exercise on the gridiron

When watching members of the Dennis Women’s Flag Football League (DWFFL) in action, the classic Irving Berlin song “Anything You Can Do [I Can Do Better]” immediately comes to mind. “When I was growing up, women could ‘only’ play soccer, softball, or field hockey,”…

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Boiling down to the details

Homeowner and mason team up to render the ultimate outdoor dream kitchen

It is said that too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the broth, but when building a dream outdoor kitchen, it takes many hands to create a culinary masterpiece, as was the case with this spacious outdoor kitchen in Falmouth.
Situated under a large pergola, this multi-station, three-season kitchen features a fireplace…

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Are you in the market for a fire pit?

Here are a few suggestions and tips—and one Cape resident’s installation account

Imagine gathering around a roaring bonfire in the backyard with family and friends—roasting marshmallows and cracking a few cold ones on a breezy summer night. Laughter fills the air as stories are told for hours on end while the memories being made are just as palpable as the warmth…

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