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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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Meet The Whales

“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it’s always ourselves we find in the sea.” ~ e.e. cummings Whether you grew up with them embroidered on your stylish Bermuda bag or your favorite belt, or you fell in love with them on a summer family outing where you scouted for glimpses of their flukes to emerge from the ocean, it’s likely safe to say, everyone loves whales. That’s especially true here on Cape Cod, where we are so fortunate that these majestic and mysterious creatures have taken up ...
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All Hands on Deck

Dedicated to bringing education & opportunity to residents & visitors—find out how this organization is turning the tide.

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Gunkholing: Home Is Where the Hearth Is

When I was in grammar school in Elmira, New York, my father used to build a fire in our living…

Home, shelter, refuge.

Artist Traci Harmon-Hay’s intricate & meaningful art reflects periods in her life.

Photo Portfolio: Katie Bartow

Katie Bartow captures Cape Cod’s beauty in her serene images.

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A Study in Ocean Hues

Interior designer Dee Elms wrangles all the ocean’s captivating colors in this Pocasset home.

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Hope Springs Eternal

It’s a busy time at Olde Homestead Farm with new growth and new life representing the optimistic start of spring.

Next Wave: Victor Rebello

Meet Victor Rebello, a master of color knowledge with years of experience to help you make the perfect paint selections and suggest decorating tips.

A Palate for Color

Interior designer Carole King, feeds a couple’s appetite for color and art in their Cape home.

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The Artist Whisperer

With the help of world-famous designer Ken Fulk, a storied Provincetown house for creatives opens its doors once more.

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Artist Profile: Debra Birtwell

“I don’t ever use black. I use the white of the paper,” Debra offers. “If you study painting with me,…

Artist Profile: Craig Caldwell

Nauset Break • Oil on canvas, 2019 • 30″x 40″ “My brain is 90 percent visual,” explains Craig Caldwell. The…

Artist Profile: Joseph Conrad-Ferm

Curroon • Canvas • 88″ x 92″ It was an art elective that kept Yarmouth Port painter Joseph Conrad-Ferm from…

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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.