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Cherie Mittenthal

Cherie Mittenthal

By Cape Cod Life Publications | May 16, 2014

As a little girl in Norwalk, Connecticut, Cherie Mittenthal lived and breathed art. “Growing up, I was never without a sketchbook in my hand,” the artist says. A talented musician—Mittenthal…

Joan Kirchner

Joan Kirchner

By Cape Cod Life Publications | May 15, 2014

In modern American culture, it can be difficult to escape the perception that bigger is better. For soprano Joan Kirchner, Renaissance music offers a respite from this ethos. “In a…

A Page from Real Life

A Page from Real Life

By Eliott Grover | May 12, 2014

Sara Hoagland Hunter has worked as a journalist and a teacher in her career as well as a documentary film producer and a writer of both songs and children’s books.…

Beautiful Things

In Search of Beautiful Things

By Amanda Wastrom | April 16, 2014

One of the triumphs of Provincetown is that in the face of ever rising real estate values and a national trend to cede downtown retail spaces to national chains (see…

Home By All

Home By All

By Laura McMahon | April 15, 2014

 September 28, 2013 marked the completion of one of the most ambitious building projects the Cape has seen in years. Known as Blitz Build, the Home Builders and Remodelers Association…

A Permanent Legacy

By Matthew J. Gill | April 7, 2014

JFK, Falmouth’s pink granite, and a special memorial Every year, millions of people visit John F. Kennedy’s gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, paying respects to the late president…

Eden by the Sea, Cape Cod HOME Spring 2014 | capecodlife.com

Eden by the Sea

By Sara Hoagland Hunter | April 7, 2014

Rachel “Bunny” Mellon and her husband, Paul, could have chosen any exquisite corner of the globe as the summer holiday retreat for their growing family. They were the original post-war power…

As She Sees It

As She Sees It

By Lilly Lowe | April 5, 2014

Valerie Leri’s home studio glows with beams of sunlight streaming in from several windows. The sun’s warming effect, however, is not the only brightness illuminating the residence: the artist’s many…

Adelaide Cummings

The Adventures of Adelaide Cummings

By Matthew J. Gill | April 1, 2014

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…

A Grand Synergy

A Grand Synergy

By Laurel Kornhiser | April 1, 2014

A Pleasant Bay home combines the best of nature with Polhemus Savery DaSilva’s architectural innovation, creating a showcase for the homeowners’ art and furniture collections—and a cherished retreat for their…

35 and Going Strong

We’re 35 and Going Strong!

By Matthew J. Gill | March 31, 2014

This year Cape Cod LIFE Publications celebrates its 35th anniversary. In 1979, Brian Shortsleeve, our publisher, had an idea for a magazine he thought readers and advertisers would like, one…

Spring Eternal

Spring Eternal

By Susan Dewey | March 15, 2014

A photo essay on the perennial pleasure of spring flowers that thrive on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket Spring comes so slowly to the Cape and Islands. The frigid…

Freeze Frames

Freeze Frames

By Cape Cod Life Publications | December 15, 2013

Most folks head for cover when a blizzard bears down, but photographers—like meteorologists—view the slippery scenario differently, as an opportunity, and often set out amidst the flurries to capture the…

a Nantucket Scrimshaw Artist

Lyrical Island Treasures

By Matthew J. Gill | December 15, 2013

For those unfamiliar with the craft, the art of etching or carving designs into whale’s teeth (ivory) or bone is known as scrimshaw, and those who practice this art are…

A Seamless Connection

A Seamless Connection

By Mary Stanley | December 1, 2013

A distinctive home in cummaquid is the foundation for a new cape cod design/build team. Tucked away at the end of a small road off Route 6A in Cummaquid is a…

Family Fun-ctional

Family Fun-ctional

By Matthew J. Gill | December 1, 2013

A resourceful Osterville homeowner helps an architect and a builder design her multi-generational kitchen. Imagine a new kitchen that is comfortable, spacious, and user-friendly for adults. Now, picture that same…

This Club Hops!

This Club Hops!

By Ashleigh Bennett | December 1, 2013

Cape Cod Girls’ Pint Out club introduces women to craft beers at local restaurants. Adorned with decorative pint glasses brimming with hops, a sign welcoming visitors to The Nor’East Beer…

Chatham Charmer

Chatham Charmer

By Nancy E. Berry | November 5, 2013

Tim Smith, owner of Minglewood Homes, puts a fresh face on a timeworn 1930s Cape cottage. Sitting vacant for years, a 1930s Chatham cottage was in dire need of some…