Sunday, December 07, 2014

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas on Cape and Islands!

Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard are the places to get away from the hustle and bustle of the malls and settle into a slower pace of church fairs, and Holiday Strolls featuring horse-drawn rides, hot cider (or better yet, chocolate) and carolers on lovely Main Streets of yesterday. Take a break from all the commercialism of the Holiday season and enjoy some old-fashioned Holiday magic in the spirit of family, friends and community.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cape & Islands - Happy Thanksgiving 2014

The first "Thanksgiving" in 1621 was a traditional three day English harvest celebration to which the Pilgrims invited Massasoit, Chief of the the Wamapanoag. It wasn't until the nineteenth century that this event became identified with the American Thanksgiving holiday. Visit Plimoth Plantation to learn about the "First Thanksgiving".

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Cape & Islands - Waiting for the humidity to break...

Labor Day, this year - the earliest it can ever be, marks the official end of the Summer season. The college students have left their summer jobs and are back to classes. The buses are rolling and K - 12 students are enjoying school and fall sports. The sun is setting earlier, the days are getting shorter, Cape Cod is still waiting for the air to turn cooler and drier... When will the humidity break?!. The traffic has eased up on the major roads, and most of the out of state plates are gone. Don't close up the summer cottage or bunker down inside just yet...

Friday, August 01, 2014

Cape Cod & Islands - Summertime and the livin' is easy!

The calendar reads August, but don't despair. It's not too late to plan a Cape Cod family vacation or stay-cation. There are still a few weeks of summer with good weather and lots to do! August is a great month to be outdoors! Cape Cod is known for it's wonderful beaches - pack a cooler, your sunscreen, boogie board, a sun umbrella, some blankets and beach chairs and head for the beach!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Cape Cod & Islands - Happy 4th of July 2014!

patriot star4th of July fireworks bursting over Cape Cod Bay, Buzzards Bay, Nantucket Sound, even the Atlantic Ocean; Parades on Main Street, Band concerts on the green, Community picnics and even a tropical storm turned hurricane! - Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket offer it all. For a listing of Cape Cod Fireworks and Parades, continually updated for weather, see our list at AllCapeCod.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Cape & Islands - Memorial Day 2014 - Let Summer Begin!

Centerville parade Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. It is also a day that we remember our own deceased relatives and friends. Memorial Day weekend has come to be the official start of the summer season on Cape Cod.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cape & Islands - Desperately Seeking Spring!

The calendar says Spring, but warmer weather is still much awaited after the coldest snowiest winter on record. The crocuses are up with a late start, after sadly being frozen and buried in snow - let's hope for a better daffodil showing.

daffodils in bloom Despite the too cold weather, there are several signs of Spring...

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

VOTE! - Scale of New Hyannis Fire Station

Attention Registered Voters in the Hyannis Fire District:
Voting on Wed March 5th - 7:00 PM
at Barnstable High School's
Knight Auditorium
Can't find a sitter, bring the kids!

The new fire station will affect your taxes! If your rent, your rent may go up.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Cape & Islands - February School Vacation Fun!

For most Cape Cod schools, traditionally starting with Presidents day, February 17th through the 23rd is February School Vacation week! Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket public school students will enjoy winter recess the following week. Cape Cod offers lots to do in the winter, both in and outdoors, for Cape Cod kids, as well as visiting families and grandchildren.