November/December 2018

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Harbor LIFE: Provincetown

By Bill O'Neill / November 15, 2018

 Expect the unexpected in this historic seaside escape We’ve all done it. Someone asks where on the Cape we live or visit, or maybe they want to know the location of our favorite not-quite-secret beach. So we teach a geography lesson by raising our…

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Village LIFE: The Magic of Mashpee

By Blair Miller / November 15, 2018

A hidden treasure no more The true essence of any classic village is found at its center, or trademark downtown. In the dynamic hub of Mashpee, community spirit is on full display, since it is the people of Mashpee who have transformed this town into…

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Pages of History: Soldiers of the Surf

By Chris White / November 15, 2018

Cape & Islands surfmen were among the courageous heroes of the U.S. Life-Saving Service Photos courtesy of Coast Guard Heritage Museum It’s just after dusk, an evening in late November, circa 1880, and the winds of a fierce nor’easter whip and howl against the drafty…

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Photo Portfolio: The Sky’s the Limit

By Haley Cote / November 15, 2018

  Aaron Gormley Aerial Photographer Photo PortfolioThe Sky’s the Limit Aaron Gormley takes his passion, and adventurous spirit, to new heights. Check out his work at! **Scroll down for a full photo gallery!**   The day began as most do for Aar…

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More Than Just a Dress: Pocket Full of Posies

By Elizabeth Hilfrank / November 15, 2018

Pocket Full of Posies encourages individuality through their stylish children’s clothing Since her own youthful years, Pocket Full of Posies owner Jennifer Wass knew she wanted to one day own a children’s boutique. Her teenage summers were spent as a sales associate for …

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All Aboard to Snow Country

By Chris White / November 15, 2018

From New England to across the pond, Cape Cod Ski Club finds adventure and comradery on the slopes Photos courtesy of the Cape Cod Ski Club “Snow trains,” now legendary amongst skiers, used to transport adventure seekers from cities directly to mountain town destinations…

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Keeping it Local

By Julie Craven Wagner / November 15, 2018

Customers have a choice of where and how to spend their hard-earned dollars. But local businesses are an investment in everyone’s future. As we embrace another holiday season here on the Cape and Islands—putting checks next to names on our shopping lists—the hunt for m…

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Cookie King

By Gabriella Messina / November 15, 2018

Upper Cape Tech teacher Douglas Alley reflects on his Food Network victory, and how family got him to where he is today Growing up on a small island off the coast of Maine left little for teacher and winner of Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge,…

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LIFE’s Canvas: Notecards Next Door

By Allyson Plessner / November 15, 2018

Liz Neighbors colors the Cape with a joyful hue “Good neighbors make a huge difference in the quality of life.” -Robert Fulghum Liz Neighbors has been visiting the Cape since she was just 3 years old. She remembers the first place she stayed in Hyannis—the Anchor&…

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The Curious Tale of Peter Rabbit

By Diane Speare Triant / November 15, 2018

Both Cape Cod and England lay claim to the beloved childhood character Photos courtesy of the Thornton W. Burgess Society Imagine that an unknown American author publishing his first young adult novel in 2018 decides to name his central character Harry Potter and endow him&h…

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Gunkholing: Celebrating Village LIFE

By Brian Shortsleeve / November 15, 2018

In the last issue of Cape Cod LIFE, we began our new series, “Village LIFE,” by focusing on the village of Dennis on Route 6A, also lovingly known as the Old King’s Highway. In this issue, Village LIFE focuses on Mashpee. We invite our readers…

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Everything Old is New Again: Holidays at Highfield

By Julie Craven Wagner / November 12, 2018

Designer Rita Pacheco reimagines Highfield Hall for the holidays The holiday season at Highfield Hall & Gardens in Falmouth is always a showcase of old traditions and new trends in the world of festive decoration. This year’s experience is no different, yet entirely ne…

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