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September/October 2023


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Celebrating Cape Cod

“Your Vision Is Our Brand”  With over 20 years of experience, Cape Cod Celebrations owner, Jamie Bohlin and her team of planners, have an unmatched passion for the wedding industry on Cape Cod and are pros at bringing unique visions to life. “When I was little, my mom used to buy me the big, heavy bridal magazines—the ones with about 400 pages—for long plane rides to keep me busy,” reminisces Jamie Bohlin. It was that nostalgia and a knack for planning that led her to a serendipitous position as a catering manager at the Chatham Bars Inn. “I didn’t even ...

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If the Walls Could Talk

Portraits of the past found tucked into the walls of historic homes in Provincetown rock the local art community. Famed French impressionist artist Claude Monet said, “The real subject of painting is light,” and Charles Hawthorne must have agreed. Hawthorne, an American portrait and genre painter founded the first art school in America, the Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown in 1889, and was renowned for teaching outdoor figure painting. Hawthorne taught the value of incorporating the natural light as a painting technique, instructing his students to focus on ...

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A Place to Play

By Lindsey Friel | September 5, 2023

For 65 years, Ryan Family Amusements has created fun times for the whole family.

Devil in the Details

By Hannah Eaton | September 5, 2023

Small craft brewery Devil’s Purse Brewing Co. creates partnerships and collaborations that expand their brand. 

Build Something for the Town

By Julie Craven Wagner | September 5, 2023

For more than 85 years, Mezza Luna in Buzzards Bay has been the heart of the local community.

All Roads Lead to Osterville

By Allyson Plessner | September 5, 2023

A couple chooses their beloved village to share their special day with friends and family.

Engage Your Guests with…

By Cape Cod Life Publications | September 5, 2023

Celebrate good times and memorable moments with these vendors.

Photo Portfolio: Gabriel Beaton

By Leslie Hatton | September 5, 2023

Chatham’s Gabriel Beaton indulges his quest for light and his passion for photography.

Through The Eyes of Children – Then and Now

By Cape Cod Life Publications | September 5, 2023

The new exhibit at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum examines childhood on the island 100 years ago.

Good Things in LIFE: Contessa At Home

By Leslie Hatton | September 5, 2023

No longer do local residents need to wait to get a table at Boston’s Contessa Ristorante—now they bring their cuisine and service to you.

Gunk’holing: Letter From A Friend

By Brian Shortsleeve | September 5, 2023

I have been friends with Nancy and Brian Donohoe for about 50 years. Nancy’s daughter Heidi and her great-grandmother are in the cover photo of the second issue of Cape…

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Focus: The Glenn Miller Orchestra

By Cape Cod Life Publications | September 5, 2023

A night of nostalgia and romance is coming to Harwich this fall. The Glenn Miller Orchestra, the direct continuation of Glenn Miller’s iconic band, travels throughout Northern America and the…

Focus: Butterfly Effect Farm

By Cape Cod Life Publications | September 5, 2023

Emily Dutra’s unique approach to growing and gardening has a positive impact, locally and beyond. When you drive onto Butterfly Effect Farm located in Westport, you’ll find a captivating departure…

Focus: Scout Vintage

By Cape Cod Life Publications | September 5, 2023

Bringing old world French charm to Dennis village. Giving a nod to its name, Scout Vintage remains rooted in its antique origins, scouting for items in France and the United…

Focus: Love Yoga Fest

By Cape Cod Life Publications | September 5, 2023

LOVE YOGA FEST COASTAL RETREAT · OCTOBER 14TH, 2023  Empowering the community in joy, peace & unity. Join us on October 14th for a day of yoga, community and love…

Focus: Mia Patrick Photography

By Cape Cod Life Publications | September 5, 2023

Photographer Mia Patrick sets her clients at ease for beautiful results. “Laughing, smiling!” says Mia Patrick to clients when snapping the camera. Fake giggles quickly transform into genuine joy and…

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After moving to Orleans 35 years ago, fine art photographer Marcia Joy Duggan found inspiration in the beautiful natural light of the Cape and Islands.

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The Tides of Talent

By Michael Muroff | August 14, 2023

The turn of the 20th century saw a wave of artists and other creative types flood the Outer Cape for inspiration and community.

A weekend to remember…

By Leslie Hatton | August 14, 2023

Nantucket’s own Elin Hilderbrand gives reason to get away with friends in her new novel “The Five-Star Weekend.”

Ready, Set, Hang Ten

By Christina Galt | August 14, 2023

Since 2011, local surf school, Sugar Surf has been empowering women and encouraging the community to get out on the water.

Legacies of Line and Light

By Julie Craven Wagner | August 14, 2023

Artists Anne Packard & Sam Barber have spent years enhancing Cape Cod’s art community with their talent & spirit.

Serving Up 70 Years

By Jaime Argyriadis | August 14, 2023

A tribute to the beloved, iconic Cape Cod restaurant, Kream ‘n’ Kone, as seen through a daughter’s eyes.

Become One With The Herd

By Hannah Eaton | August 14, 2023

Getting Your Zen on with Alpaca Yoga on Martha’s Vineyard.

The Agway Way

By Susanna Graham-Pye | August 14, 2023

A family’s third generation celebrates 30 years of serving  the community and their pets.

Jim Holland: Tripping the Light Fantastic

By Kelly Cloonan | August 14, 2023

Jim Holland’s innate artistic talent shines through in his paintings of coastal reflections.

Taking Their Sweet Time

By Lindsey Friel | August 14, 2023

Legendary Murdick’s Fudge celebrates 45 years in business on Martha’s Vineyard bringing smiles with their tasty treats.