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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

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 the shops, boutiques, and places to eat along Hyannis’s Main Street; or counting…

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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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Thanksgiving football rivalries on Cape Cod and the Islands

Very early on Thanksgiving morning in 1987, a few years after he had stepped down as head football coach at Barnstable High, Don Dorr gathered his young son, Jayme, and daughter, Lyndsey, out of bed, and drove with them to his sister and brother-in-law’s house in Falmouth. A holiday visit, for sure, but this was no social call. Dorr’s sister,…

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Journalist had a Dramatic Start

In his travels around the globe as a correspondent for CBS News, Seth Doane has covered stories in South America, Africa, and beautiful Bali, Indonesia. What’s better? The 1996 Harwich High School graduate is currently on a two-year assignment in Beijing, China and when the weather is nice, he bikes to the company’s news office in the city’s diplomatic region.

Before…

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Chatham Bars Inn – 100 Years of Luxury

When the Chatham Bars Inn opened for business in June of 1914, the new resort was the picture of luxury. Situated high on a bluff overlooking Aunt Lydia’s Cove—and the Atlantic beyond—the inn offered farm-fresh ingredients in the dining room, and soundproofed plastered walls and running water in the guestrooms—luxuries of the time. The grounds also featured two pools—one freshwater,…

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The Adventures of Adelaide Cummings

In 1938, Tennessee native, Adelaide Cummings, resigned her post as a reporter for Life magazine to travel the world for a year with her mother, Martha. The pair visited Adelaide’s twin brother, Joe, who was stationed with the U.S. Army in Manila. They met John Foster Dulles and his wife Janet aboard a cruise liner and Adelaide played Ping Pong…

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A Childhood Remembered

When I was a child, the tiptop of the Sagamore Bridge loomed like a giant Ferris wheel on the last mile of Route 3—a bridge between the school year and sweet summer that never failed to send my stomach into orbit. Crossing the canal was the passage to freedom. Behind us were the duties and predictability of stately, staid suburbia.…

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Time Lapse & Cape Maps

On Chatham’s Main Street, past the bustling strips of gift shops and restaurants, there lies a treasure trove of history. With an unassuming buttercup yellow exterior, the Maps of Antiquity shop seems to creak under the weight of thousands of maps. Some maps are yellowed and cracked with age, some carefully restored and framed. Some hang on every wall of…

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