Recreation & Activities

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…

Reap What You Sow

Reap What You Sow

By Susan Dewey | April 1, 2014

Starting your own vegetables from seed is time consuming—but worth the work—for Cape Cod gardens The pleasure of vegetable gardening never grows old. Even on Cape Cod—where variable soil conditions…

A Job That Really Counts

A Job That Really Counts – Bird Count

By Amanda Wastrom | February 18, 2014

A first-timer shares her experiences from the annual Cape Cod Christmas Bird Count While I have grown up with a healthy love of nature, often spending childhood afternoons in the…

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…

It’s a ChappyWrap!

By Matthew Nilsson | October 13, 2013

Martha’s Vineyard memories are woven into these stylish—and so cozy—blankets created by two entrepreneurial mothers. Everyone remembers their favorite childhood blanket. It protected you from whatever it was that lived…

antiques, vegetables, and much more

Cotuit shop sells antiques, vegetables, and much more

By Amanda Wastrom | October 7, 2013

A Cotuit couple’s shop is a celebration of their many passions. “Being involved in the basics is not a bad thing,” declares Anne Barrett. She would know. Anne and her…

Shellfishing 101

Shellfishing 101

By Susan Dewey | September 1, 2013

Recreational shellfishing is an easy Cape Cod pleasure: even for raw rookies who don’t know a cherrystone from a little neck. There is something so simple, yet deep-down satisfying about…

From Land And Sea

From Land And Sea

By Amanda Wastrom | September 1, 2013

CSA: Community Supported Agriculture is a win/win solution for Cape Codders in search of fresh fare. If you’re having trouble finding local fish on Cape Cod, you aren’t looking in…

Veiled Power

By Debbie Forman | September 1, 2013

At this year’s Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, the art of feminine illusion in the playwright’s famous—and little known—plays takes center stage. The intriguing female characters in Tennessee Williams’ plays…

Hidden Gem

Hidden Gem

By Jessie Kuenzel | August 1, 2013

Hidden Hollow at Heritage Museums and Gardens helps children step away from day-to-day distractions and reconnect with the world outside. Walking down the sloping path, the air fills with the…

Up and Away

Up and Away

By Sara Hoagland Hunter | July 9, 2013

A Cape Codder climbs into a biplane’s cockpit and rediscovers her home from a fresh vantage point. I climb cautiously onto the vintage fabric wing, having been warned by my…

Yoga For You

Yoga For You

By Mary Grauerholz | July 1, 2013

From loose limbs and solid abs, to mental clarity and emotional contentment, the perks of yoga have been extolled from the discipline’s ancient beginnings. but even with its rainbow of…

Allure of the Figawi

By Rob Conery | May 1, 2013

Our writer recalls his favorite moments from 18 Figawi races across Nantucket Sound “We are gonna hit that boat!” The man yelling those words over the wind, out in the…

A Fresh Angle

By Steve Larese | April 27, 2013

With freshly stocked kettle ponds all across the Cape, there’s no time like the present to cast a line and get the first bite of the season. The Cape’s waters…

Springtime Secrets

By Amanda Wastrom | April 1, 2013

Four local naturalists share their favorite places to savor the arrival of spring. Spring comes slowly to Cape Cod. Still, we know our surroundings are changing, waking up, and bursting…