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Village LIFE: Explore the village of Falmouth

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On the Scranton Avenue side of the harbor, the venerable Flying Bridge Restaurant, which had always been a seasonal favorite, transitioned to a year-round operation in 2017. Now, lovers of their mouthwatering seafood and other delicacies can enjoy the waterfront views any time of the year. Also on Scranton Avenue, Windfall Market offers a uniquely defined shopping experience for anyone who ventures in. A full-service floral department greets visitors with wafts of fresh flowers and explosive colors as soon as they walk through the door. Not to be outdone, the bakery is the next sensory experience, and their cases of freshly made, high-quality baked goods, including a large array of ever-changing breads, will easily stop you in your tracks. A large produce section, with plenty of locally or organically sourced options, is found just beyond the cheese department, that is adjacent to the prepared food department, that precedes the butcher department. Get the picture? And they have groceries. And beer and wine. Windfall is where we shopped when Whole Foods was but a dream. In Falmouth, it is where we still shop.

At the eastern end of Main Street, a new multi-use building designed, built and owned by Falmouth’s Longfellow Design Build, is taking shape with a much-anticipated tenant, Eat Your Heart Out Cafe and Gourmet Market. Owner Sean Dailey is about to offer his delicious food to the public in his new café market, where he will be featuring prepared foods and meals. The new venture is expected to open its doors by the summer of 2019.

As you cross Shore Street, where the sailors patiently awaited their small fortunes at The Counting House, the village starts to affirm its historic charm. One side of the street finds tall shade trees that watch over the library and its sprawling green. A center walkway that leads up to the original entrance of the library (now relocated to the opposite side of the building) is dotted with flags and plaques commemorating a Falmouth service member who gave their life in each war dating back to the American Revolution. The impressive granite structure of the library runs the length of the block, and after some recent renovations it provides a world of information, both in historic and contemporary formats.

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