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July 2022


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Harwich’s New Ray of Light

With The Seal Pub & Café, Harwich Center flickers with commerce once more. There is a tangible energy when guests enter The Seal Pub & Café. Its cozy atmosphere, fresh pub-style menu and inventive cocktails ignite instant joy in every visitor. With its café lights twinkling at the edge of Main Street, this lively hot spot has sparked new life in sleepy Harwich Center. Owners Bob Young, Mike Scott and Josh Winston invested in the historic site at 703 Main Street with the hopes of fulfilling their own dream to utilize their diverse backgrounds and bring a thriving new business ...

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Foggy Memories

In Cape League’s Famous “Fog Game,” Pitcher Andrew Miller Tossed a Modern Masterpiece In the introduction to Eric Enders’ colorful, comprehensive coffee-table book, Ballparks: A Journey Through the Fields of the Past, Present and Future, the author writes, “That’s the thing about ballparks: Context Matters. An otherwise ordinary ballpark can become a place where the extraordinary happens.”  While there’s nothing ordinary about Chatham’s idyllic Veterans Field, something extraordinary did happen at this charming ballpark–at least for four innings–on a misty, magical night 18 summers ago. The context, in this case, was ...

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Re-imaging a Cape Cod Classic

By Susanna Graham-Pye | July 18, 2022

Anthony Silvestri of the iconic Chatham establishment, PATE’S, brings personal flair & a new menu that is emblematic of the changing tides that create our Cape Cod landscape.

The Craft of Comfort

By Chris White | July 18, 2022

Rod & Rail serves up comfort food and a creative drinks menu, made with love and passion by veterans of the business.

Goddess of the Hearth

By Rachel Walman | July 18, 2022

Estia’s recent expansion at their Mashpee location allows for patrons to enjoy old world classics in a modern atmosphere.

Of Ink and Bone

By Chris White | July 17, 2022

At a new exhibit at the Cahoon Museum of American Art, history is recorded through scrimshaw by the whalers who knew their quest better than anyone else.

Plein Air Painting is Life Imitating Art and Vice Versa

By Mary Stanley | July 17, 2022

Nothing entices the painting muses more than nature. Their story brings painting and floral design together in a very unique way.

Day Trip: 6A from Brewster to Orleans

By Julie Craven Wagner | July 17, 2022

Part two of our trip down Old King’s Highway reveals the many places that offer a memorable stop & a reason to return.

Photo Portfolio: LIFE Reflections

By Christina Galt | July 16, 2022

Whether you’re a born-and-raised Cape Codder, a washashore or a summer visitor, you have felt the hold the Cape & Islands has on one’s heart. Every year, we receive thousands…

You Are Invited to Craigville’s 150th Birthday Celebration!

By Emily Baxter | July 16, 2022

You are invited to Craigville’s 150th birthday celebration! The story behind the first vacation community on Cape Cod.

Gunkholing: Cuttyhunk

By Brian Shortsleeve | July 16, 2022

When I began publishing Cape Cod Life 43 years ago, photography was a hobby of mine. I enjoyed photographing locations I most admired on the Cape & Islands. I had…

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Paradise at the Edge

By Julie Craven Wagner | July 19, 2021

Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club is a world-class destination and a treasure for those who live and play here. One of the most impressive and historic properties on Cape Cod is the former mansion of Samuel Mayo Nickerson, now home to Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club since 1986…

A Homecoming to Remember

By Brenna Collins | July 19, 2021

The intricate restoration of America’s most famous ship, the Mayflower II, and its journey back home to Plymouth. On April 20, 1957, Mayflower II set sail from Plymouth, England to Plymouth, Massachusetts. The ship was gifted from the people of the United Kingdom to the people of the United States to…

Savoring Every Bite

By Elizabeth Shaw | July 19, 2021

A young couple puts their own spin on the well-known FIN Restaurant in Dennis and brings influences from around the world to the Cape. In the center of quiet Dennis Village sits an antique home. From the outside, it simply looks like a well-kept abode of years past, with a…

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Remembering a Wash-A-Shore

By Tom Dirsa | June 19, 2022

Cape Cod native Tom Dirsa honors the memory of his late father, Joseph Dirsa.

Halcyon Days of Yore

By Chris White | May 31, 2022

Creating Cape Cod: A new exhibit is a tour of vacation history at Heritage Museums & Gardens.

Seafaring Saviours

By Joe O'Shea | May 26, 2022

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Sea Tow Cape and Islands, and TowBoatU.S. Cape Cod/Plymouth provide maritime-support services for the region.

From PT Boats to Leisure Craft

By Julie Craven Wagner | May 26, 2022

Kingman Yacht Center has been at the center of Cape Cod maritime activity since 1932.

Home for all Seasons

By Susan Dewey | May 26, 2022

A debut book traces an author’s journey to self-awareness shaped by 50 years of Craigville summers in her family’s Cape Cod cottage.

Day Trip: Hingham

By Julie Craven Wagner | May 26, 2022

Just a short ride away from the Cape is Hingham, a quaint community with surprising finds in the many boutiques, shops & stops.

From the Whims of a Wave

By Rachel Walman | May 26, 2022

Sara Jane Doberstein brings the often unnoticed sea life found at the ocean’s edge into the glittering spotlight.

Gunkholing: Photos by Josh Shortsleeve

By Brian Shortsleeve | May 25, 2022

We have just introduced a new section in our online shop under our Photography Prints: Photos by Joshua Shortsleeve.

At The Helm: Meet Sarah Chace

By Julie Craven Wagner | May 4, 2022

Mashpee Commons was originally conceived by Buff Chace in the early 1980s. Today Buff’s daughter, Sarah Chace, is at the helm.