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Girls Got Gills

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’ research and advice for young girls interested in sharks and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and...

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Washday Blues

For homeowners, Drs. Lorna and Rich Morel, it was important that their Cape house was unlike their primary residence in New York. For the design and construction of their summer home, they entrusted Falmouth’s Clancy Construction—an experience in which everyone involved describes as collaborative. “They were truly fantastic clients,” says owner and project manager Greg Clancy.  When it came time to design the laundry room of the home, that later won Clancy Construction a 2023...
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Helping Hands & Caring Hearts

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

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Season of Lights

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

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…

Creating Camelot

JFK’s legacy and how it has shaped our understanding of an era 60 years after his assassination.

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The Beauty of Balance

Doreve Nicholaeff merges a client’s vision with her sophisticated respect for design and symmetry.

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Mastering the Trade: Mike Duffany 

With a new year comes change; the inclination to revamp, update and make modifications that strengthen and improve us. In…

Somewhere, beyond the sea…

Improvements to the Cape’s premier oceanfront destination makes Wychmere Beach Club the ultimate seaside beach haven.

There’s a Summer Place

BRICC award-winning landscape architect creates a new design for a historic home, inspired by a family’s childhood memories of Hyannis Port summers.

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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: 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: Jackie Reeves

Jackie Reeves finds herself “working back to front on a canvas rather than left to right, top to bottom,” she…

Artist Profile: Claire Kendrick

Looking outwards onto the blustery Atlantic Ocean amid a storm from both America’s easterly outcrop and Europe’s westerly outcrop brings…

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: Yukimi Matsumoto

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

Artist Profile: Cynthia Cruz 

As a little girl, Cynthia Cruz fell in love with color perhaps without realizing it. Born in New Bedford and…

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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.