Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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
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! 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
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.)