Author: Chris White

Chris White is a frequent writer for Cape Cod Life Publications and has written on topics ranging from the history of Smith’s Tavern on Wellfleet Island to the sinking of the SS Andrea Doria off Nantucket. Chris also teaches English at Tabor Academy in Marion.

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From Nepal to Truro, with love

Couple puts down roots in farming community In Nepal, sweet potatoes can grow as large as a man’s thigh. Perhaps…

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Building Business: The Meeting House at Redbrook

Plimoth Plantation, the second permanent English settlement in America, was also an early example of an intentional, planned community, though…

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Savoring the seaside

An Osterville kitchen remodel of refined elegance Online only: See more photos of this kitchen In the culinary arts, the…

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The colorful history of Cape Cod postcards

New exhibit and book showcase 100 years of local postcards “Greetings from Cape Cod”—one vintage postcard reads—“a neck of land…

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Living at land’s end

Ralph Cataldo gets creative as he crafts an awe-inspiring home perched on Cuttyhunk Island Online only: See more photos of…

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Whalers once headed to Smith’s Tavern in Wellfleet for food, drink and fun

Excavation in 1969-1970 found evidence of a tavern on the Outer Cape in the early 1700s Editor’s note: Prior to…

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Developing stories: These Cape Cod artists are just beginning their journey

Learn about Leah Bares, Tim Ellis Cole and Caroline & Olivia Brodt Spring is nature’s ultimate expression of creativity, the…

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Sandwich archaeology: Family has found 10,000 artifacts in their backyard

  In 2010, Tom and Melissa Keyes embarked on a new project in Sandwich, with their purchase of the “Old…

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Cape Cod has long been a hot spot for birding enthusiasts

Race Point, Fort Hill and other locales on the peninsula are popular sighting areas “For birding, no other place on…

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New Seabury home designed by John Dvorsack exceeds family’s expectations

John Dvorsack designs a modest waterfront dwelling that is more than meets the eye In Christopher Priest’s 1995 novel, The…

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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,”…

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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…

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Bells will be ringing

Martha’s Vineyard shop owner revives a Fourth of July tradition Each Fourth of July in the Martha’s Vineyard town of…

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A Place to Call Home

A renovated family house in Osterville now offers space for multiple generations Each spring, David Herrlinger meets his neighbors to…

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An Oasis in the Dunes

Designed by Patrick Ahearn, Trelawny House is a majestic family gathering place on Martha’s Vineyard Imagine exploring vast grasslands nestled…

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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…

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Chatham Airport: One Man’s Field of Dreams

Founder Wilfred Berube’s grassroots effort paved the way for the airport we know today Imagine that you and some friends…

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Following their own Flight Plan

Local women pilots share their love for aviation Amelia Earhart’s disappearance in 1937 remains one of America’s greatest mysteries. Nearly…

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