Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Cape & Islands - Just an Old Fashioned Christmas
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. Put away those credit cards, stay away from the malls and shopping plazas! Take a break from all the commercialism (shopping!) of the Holiday season and enjoy some old-fashioned Holiday magic in the spirit of family, friends and community.
Monday, September 23, 2019
Cape & Islands - Fall Fun!
Labor Day marks the (un)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 rising later and setting earlier, the days are getting shorter, and 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 hunker down inside just yet...
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Cape & Islands - Sounds of Summer!
Cape Cod has a most enviable talent pool of musicians, including (but by no means limited to) high school bands, town bands, rock bands, choral groups, big band swing, a professional symphony orchestra and even an American Idol finalist! Rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, classical, country, folk are just some of the genres that can be heard year round... Join us as we listen to and support our local Cape Cod musicians.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Cape Cod & Islands - Celebrate 4th of July 2019!
4th 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 field events! - Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket offer it all. For a posting of Cape Cod Fireworks and Parades, see our list at AllCapeCod.com
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Cape & Islands - Happy Memorial Day 2019! Are You Ready for Summer?
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.
Monday, April 29, 2019
Cape & Islands - Spring 2019 has Sprung!
The calendar says Spring! Mother Nature's signs are all around... The daffodils are in full bloom and the trees are sprouting leaves and buds. Most of Cape Cod's Route 6A from Sandwich through Brewster, and the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket will soon be in full bloom.
Monday, March 04, 2019
March is Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month! Famous Cape Cod women include Barnstable-born, Mercy Otis Warren, a highly influential writer and Patriot activist for the American Revolution. She is honored with a statue on the lawn of the Barnstable County Superior Courthouse; her portrait is currently on display in the Art of Americas Collection at the MFA.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Cape and Islands - Valentines Day 2019
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.)
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