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Girls Got Gills

After nearly 10 years of coordinating programming for young girls interested in sharks and marine life, coordinators of the Gills Club are seeing their efforts pay off in incredible ways. During the pandemic, the Lower Cape-based Gills Club wasn’t able to do in-person activities, but found a silver lining in virtual programming. With social media and online podcasts, they have reached a wider audience around the region, the nation, and the world. Now in its third season, the “Gills Talk” podcast features interviews with female shark scientists, sharing the scientists’ ...

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Timeless Traditions

Interior designer Mary Maloney takes on a Dennis project that transcends time and space. “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway During the early days of the newly formed America, the town of Dennis was a bustling hamlet, mostly due to the reinvigoration of sea-faring trade after the 1814 peace settlement that brought the 1812 war with the British to an end. One of those busy and hard-working captains of industry was Sea Captain ...
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Helping Hands & Caring Hearts

Meet ten nonprofits whose efforts are devoted to strengthening our community.

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Good Reads in LIFE: Rising From the Bunker

Local author Matt Fitzpatrick returns with a Chatham-based thriller.

Gunk’holing: The Changing Coast Line 

gunk’holing is the art of getting a boat into any small shallow cove, forbidden to boats of deeper draft and…

Season of Lights

Celebrating 20 years of Gardens Aglow at Sandwich’s Heritage Museums & Gardens.

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The Heights of Family 

A collaboration between architect and builder Polhemus Savery DaSilva and interior designer Lisa Hilderbrand results in a family home for generations to come.

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Smart Cookies

Hatchville Baking Company in Mashpee Commons has success baked into their recipe.

Southern Charm

Old Main Mercantile is the store you’ll want to return to again and again.

Shorethings: ChappyWrap

Whether it’s for comfort or snuggling, ChappyWrap aims to be your favorite blanket for all of life’s moments.

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Our feelings of support and gratitude for what the art community contributes to this unique landscape are deep. Therefore, all the content in this year's Cape Cod ART is available for everyone to read!

2023 Artist Profiles

Artist Profile: Andrew Kusmin

It was only a couple of years after Andrew Kusmin opened his first dental practice that he fell back into…

Artist Profile: Odin K Smith

Chatham-based painter Odin Smith comes from a Cape Cod family of distinguished artists. Her grandparents, who met at the Chicago…

Artist Profile: Alla Zbinovsky 

“I think I’ve always been a really visual person,” says Alla Zbinovsky. A self-described “potter and painter,” Zbinovsky is no…

Artist Profile: Paula David

After a long career as a senior-level marketing executive and brand strategist in financial services and higher education, Paula David…

Artist Profile: Erna Partoll

“It’s hard to leave Provincetown,” says painter Erna Partoll. “Every season is beautiful, even the winters.” In her 53rd year…

Artist Profile: Yukimi Matsumoto

Glass artist Yukimi Matsumoto grew up in the bustling city of Osaka, Japan. Her extended family ran a sushi restaurant…

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By King or Storm

Two Cape growers, Sandwich’s Bob King and Provincetown’s Stormy Mayo, share the straight scoop on growing magnificent Dahlias.

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Sea & Soil and Frost & Found

Two floral designers interpret their passion for flowers and the natural world with unique perspectives.

Blooming at the Water’s Edge

Landscape Designer Maria Hickey sets a seaside embankment ablaze with blooms!

Encompassed by Nature

Sudbury Design Group transforms a tranquil property on Fox Island in Osterville, a project that reflects the natural allure of this Cape gem.