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For What it’s Worth

Local art and antique dealers share a few appraising tips

  Almost 10 years ago, a woman walked into Kahn Fine Antiques in Chatham carrying a crumpled paper bag in her hand and with her daughter and granddaughter at her side. For Richard Kahn, the business’s owner and a longtime art collector and appraiser, this was not an unusual situation—until he…

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One Man’s Trash is this Man’s Treasure

At Chatham’s Atlantic Workshop, Scott Feen transforms lobster pots, boat rudders, and pretty much anything else into custom furnishings and decorative pieces

Scott Feen hates to throw anything away. In fact, the West Yarmouth resident is so averse to waste that he spends a good part of his time rescuing items that others want to throw away. The founder and owner…

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Into the Great Wide Open

The Eastham Painters Guild heads outdoors to capture nature on the canvas

Of all the members of the Eastham Painters Guild, Robin Wessman might look the most like “a painter”—or at least a bohemian version thereof. He wears old jeans and a paint-flecked fleece; he even has some paint specks on his neck. A resident of Eastham, Wessman, 62, enjoys working…

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Talk About A Family Tradition – Monahan Jewelers

Monahan Jewelers of Harwich celebrates 200 years in business

Situated among a lineup of traditional looking stores and eateries on Harwichport’s vibrant Main Street (Route 28), one shop may appear slightly out of place. Built circa 1850, the rustic, wood-paneled building at 540 Main Street evokes the past—and a sense of nostalgia; visitors and customers who walk through the front door…

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An Uplifting Interview With Dorothy Torrey

Sandwich resident spreads the word about healthy eating habits

Twelve years ago, Dorothy Torrey was not in a good place. She was depressed—and had been for several years. She was overweight and out of shape, and, as she recalls, “at the bottom of the well.” Then came more bad news: cancer.
Her diagnosis came as a wake-up call, and Torrey did not…

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Catching up with Siobhan Magnus

Cape Cod singer has been busy since her successful run on American Idol

When Siobhan Magnus sang her way into millions of Americans’ homes and hearts during Season 9 of American Idol in 2010, the nation and the world sat up and paid attention. A 2008 graduate of Barnstable High School, Magnus wowed viewers—and the show’s judges—with her big voice, unique look,…

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Savoring 35 years of Local Flavor- Cape Cod Potato Chips

Cape Cod Potato Chips celebrates a big anniversary in 2015

Move over, JFK Museum. Give way, harbor cruises. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Hyannis has nothing to do with Kennedys, or the sea. It’s the Cape Cod Potato Chips factory tour, which draws some 250,000 visitors annually.

This year, Cape Cod Potato Chips celebrates its 35th anniversary. The late…

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There are so many reasons to celebrate!

The Cape & Islands offer an endless variety of wedding venues, vacation options, and fun-filled daytrips

Matthew Gill — Wedding Articles

Erin Murray — Vacation Articles

Mary Stanley — Day Trips Articles
Setting out to cover “great wedding venues” on the Cape and Islands is akin to scanning through all of the local history materials in the Sturgis Public Library; browsing in all of…

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Wedding things in LIFE


1. Cape coasters—great for gifts or centerpieces
Looking for a gift that’s fun, creative, and says “Cape Cod?” These unique ceramic coasters ($5.25 each) may do the trick. Created by Paint the Town, Inc., the 4- by 4-inch, cork-based coasters are customized with the name of a different Cape Cod town—or “Cape Cod” itself—in a sandy script. The coasters also feature…

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Strong to the Finish

Cape Cod’s Pairpoint Glassworks completes a special Boston Marathon project, while mourning a painful loss

The oldest working glassworks company in the United States, Pairpoint Glassworks has made its home for the last four decades in Bourne’s Sagamore village, tucked alongside the canal and situated nearly beneath the Sagamore Bridge. Pairpoint’s glassblowers spend their days transforming large gobs of superheated glass…

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