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The Changing Shape of Popponesset Beach, Mashpee

Located in southeastern Mashpee, Popponesset is a small, quiet and scenic village with a population of just 220, according to the most recent U.S. Census. The village is situated along Popponesset Bay, which is fed by the Mashpee and Santuit rivers, which lead out to Nantucket Sound through a channel around the Popponesset Spit, a lengthy yet narrow extension of…

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A simple man, an extraordinary talent

Harwich’s A. Elmer Crowell—the father of decorative bird carving

In 1874, a son of a Harwich cranberry farmer receives a gift of his first 12-gauge shotgun. He’s 12 years old, but this is a different era for fish and game hunting, when it would not have been uncommon for a Cape Cod farm boy to hunt waterfowl in his spare time.…

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Inspiration, joy and a whole lot of color

Falmouth resident reaps a bounty of rewards from his backyard garden

Meandering through Dave Lynch’s luscious gardens in midsummer is a delight to both eyes and nose. Outside Lynch’s Falmouth home, colorful annuals and perennials dance on either side of a stone walkway that winds its way through the flowers, wraps around a frog pond, and disappears into tall stalks of…

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Cape Cod is “Coyote country”

Once foreign to the area, this wildly resourceful animal can now be found across the peninsula

Amy Blake moved to Cape Cod from a small town in Ohio in the summer of 2005, renting a cottage beside scenic marshlands in West Barnstable. One evening she heard an unfamiliar sound coming from the yard: wild animals were howling in the darkness. “I…

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Start your own garden!

Cape Cod farmers offer 10 tips to help you get started

Imagine it’s a late summer afternoon. Outside, a garden in the backyard overflows with ripe tomatoes, fragrant basil, bountiful salad greens and zucchini. With a basket in hand, it’s a simple and gratifying task to meander through the garden to pick a few lush vegetables for the night’s dinner.
For many,…

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Upcoming Cape & Islands events: April through September

Check out this robust listing of unique, fascinating and fun upcoming events on Cape Cod and the Islands!

Through September 1
CAPE COD MUSEUM OF ART CELEBRATES 35 YEARS!
In 2016, the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis celebrates its 35th anniversary. The museum is hosting exhibits and events during the year, including a national juried exhibition, the Annual Gala & Art…

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A real-life blockbuster

Author Nathaniel Philbrick discusses the disaster of the whale ship Essex—and the new film bringing the story to life

In the 2015 Warner Bros. film In the Heart of the Sea, Chris Hemsworth and other actors portray crewmembers of an early 19th-century whale ship in hot pursuit of their prey in the Pacific. During one day’s hunt, a particularly large and…

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Many are making the choice to eat healthier

With so many food options available these days, choosing the best tasting and healthiest products can be a bit overwhelming. From grass-fed beef to organically grown fruits and vegetables, the choices are seemingly endless. As consumers become more and more aware of the different ingredients included in packaged foods and how additives and preservatives can impact their health, the more…

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Cape coffee company has bold intentions

Falmouth resident launches coffee company with a cause

Here’s an easy prediction: if Thomas A. Baxendale were alive today, Bob Taft would buy the man a cup of coffee. A longtime resident of Falmouth’s Megansett village, Taft has long admired Baxendale, who lived on Amrita Island in nearby Cataumet just about a century ago. During the 1890s, Baxendale and his wife,…

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