Author: Allyson Plessner

Allyson Plessner is the digital editor for Cape Cod Life Publications. Born in Florida, Allyson has been a lifelong summer resident of the Cape. She is an alumna of the College of Charleston, located in Charleston, South Carolina, where she completed bachelor’s degrees in both English and Spanish. In her free time, Allyson is an avid sailor, beach-goer, and—like her fellow Cape Cod Life colleagues—a dog-lover.


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Mimi Schlichter

“My family first came from Pennsylvania on vacation to Megansett in 1967,” recalls artist Mimi Schlichter. “Little did I know…

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2020 Emerging Artists: Undiscovered and Unstoppable

Meet some new faces taking on the local art scene, and be sure to remember their names. Every year we…

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2020 Emerging Artist: Chatham Ivy

When you think about the true spirit of Cape Cod, what do you think of? Sand dunes? Beetle cats battling…

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New Beginnings

A home on Great Island gets a fresh start while paying homage to its historic roots.  If an artist were…

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A Century and Counting

Celebrating 100 years in Craigville, one family looks back on their treasured memories with a book filled with history, nostalgia…

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2020 Visionaries: Jonathan Thompson

Unofficial Mayor of Cape Cod; Instigator of Positivity “One love. One family. One community.” “I really mean that,” says Jonathan…

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Vintage Soul

Vintage is in! Artist Jeff Dinardo pulls from a fascination with history and a background in art to create striking…

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A Moment in Time

With a timeless appreciation for the Cape and a camera in hand, Mary Grace Leone puts the classic beauty of the…

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Hit Refresh

A beachy summer home gets a splashy update thanks to the color masters: Evolve Residential Capturing color is an art,…

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Get Wild

Bachelor buttons and daisies and wild rose bushes, oh my! Night falls and the sun sends an impassioned, fiery farewell…

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Hold on to Sixteen

Ben Skaar has found a true talent for photography and his fresh, youthful perspectives bring to life everything there is…

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What Dreams are Made Of

Chef Tyler LaChance and winemaker Joseph Carr make a formidable duo, outlining a spirited wine dinner to warm up even…

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Riding Toward Change

Charity bike events offer many incredible benefits, not the least of which is bringing people together towards a common goal:…

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Julian Cyr

State Senator  \\  Cape native dedicated to serving his community. “What is it like being a state senator? It feels…

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Darby Lyons

Filmmaker  \\  Bringing otherworldly adventures to the Cape As an adolescent, Darby Lyons spent his days dreaming up skits with…

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Matt Tropeano

Restaurateur \\  Serving up a true home cooked meal with unbeatable hospitality Ever the visionary, Matt Tropeano, owner of Spoon…

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A: Architecture

ERT Architects 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of ERT Architects, founded in 2000 by Erik Tolley. “I moved back to…

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B: Bars, Boats & Basements

Sand Dollar Customs “We always say to trust your gut instinct when choosing a contractor,” says Steve Bobola, co-owner of…

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