Monday, November 06, 2017
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".
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
As Tropical Storm Jose moves up the east coast, a tropical storm warning is in effect for parts of Cape Cod & Islands. Cape Cod will most likely experience heavy rain, damaging winds, high surf and rip currents, possibly power outages and some coastal flooding. Weather forecasts are calling for rain with high winds from Tuesday through Wednesday. Visit NOAA to track the storm and the National Weather Service for local forecasts. As always, during hurricane season, Cape Cod & Islands residents, along with our New England neighbors, should take a few simple but necessary precautions.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Baseball, Beaches, Boating, Concerts, Fishing, Hiking, Ice cream, Lobster roll luncheons, Mini-golf, Theatre, Wine and more - Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket offer so much to do... Best to make a list as summer is but a few short weeks.
Friday, May 26, 2017
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 (un)official start of the summer season on Cape Cod and the Islands.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
The calendar says (almost) Spring! Mother Nature's signs are all around... The crocuses are in full bloom and the daffodils are sprouting leaves and buds. If all goes well (no more snow storms), the island of Nantucket and most of Cape Cod's Route 6A from Sandwich through Brewster will soon be in full bloom.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
February is traditionally the month of LOVE; right in the middle falls Valentine's Day. According to one legend, Valentine, a 3rd century Roman priest, performed marriages despite Emperor Claudius II's ban on marriage. Claudius believed unmarried men made better soldiers, and martyred Valentine. Valentine's Day was originally celebrated with hand written "valentines" and love letters. Fancy valentines made of fine papers and decorated with satin, ribbon and lace appeared in the 1830's. Now, Valentine's is the 2nd most popular day for sending greeting cards (Christmas is the first.)