Archive for June, 2008

Woods Hole Film Festival

June 24, 2008

 The Woods Hole Film Festival

The 17th Woods Hole Film Festival will be held from Saturday, July 26th  thru Saturday, August 2nd, 2008.  The Festival is an eight day showcase of independent films featuring daily screenings, workshops, panel discussions, staged readings, special events, parties, awards ceremony and more. Check their site to see the exciting events and people that will be a part of the summer celebration! You can see all the details at www.wooodsholefilmfestival.org

The Woods Hole Film Festival is held annually for a week beginning on the last weekend of July and is the oldest independent film festival on Cape Cod and the Islands. 

Like Nowhere Else!

June 16, 2008

Provincetown’s slogan is “Like Nowhere Else”, and there never was a truer statement. Just a short ride from our Falmouth resorts, it’s a good spot for a day trip, but there are lots of nice guest houses to spend a night if you have the time. P-Town is a town that you can easily spend more than one day. It’s a can’t-miss destination for all ages and interests.

Stop in at the Portuguese Bakery on Commercial Street for a freshly-made malasada (Portuguese donut) and a coffee, and then sit on one of the many benches around the corner to enjoy the morning and look out over the pier. (Get there early! They go fast!) The pier is a great spot to go out for whale watching or sport fishing.

Go for a walk at Race Point Beach or the Dunes. Art’s Dune Tours offers one hour guided tours through National Seashore Park in the air-conditioned comfort of a fleet of Chevy Suburbans. They pick up in the center of town near the MacMillan Pier.

Hungry? Most people go to the Lobster Pot for lunch or dinner (The Ultimate Veggie Sandwich is out of this world!) but if you’re looking for a quick bite, stop in at Spiritus Pizza. Not only are they open late, but the pizza is indescribably delicious, and the ice cream is pretty great, too!

There are just loads of shops from great independent bookstores to pet supplies, and great vintage collectibles. As a former DJ, my favorite store is P-Town Spin. Stocked with the best and rarest vinyl and CDs, it’s dance music heaven.

Provincetown is a very open community, and the nightlife there reflects that diversity. Summertime nightlife is abundant in P-Town. There’s a hotspot to match just about every interest – just walk down Commercial Street on a warm summer night and you’ll see that there’s lots of interesting sights and sounds overflowing into the street…

The Pilgrim Monument is rich in history, as is the town library. There is a major restoration going on at the library right now. The whole community is renowned for its art and theater. The Provincetown Film Festival is taking place this year from June 18-22.

Just one trip all the way up Route 6 to Provincetown will prove to you that that community is truly Like Nowhere Else!  

We all scream for Ice Cream.

June 9, 2008

I just read “Washashores” post about stopping for Ice Cream and I had to drop everything and tell you all about the best home made Ice Cream on the Cape. Mind you it’s in Yarmouth…a few minutes from our Falmouth Resorts. but it is worth the trip…and the calories. http://www.capecodcreamery.com/ My favorite flavor is the Hyannis Heath Bar.

Lazy Sunday Afternoon…

June 9, 2008

Yesterday was the perfect day to be out for a Sunday drive. There was no traffic on Route 28 as we headed down Cape shortly after noon without any real destination in mind.

We had a late breakfast in Yarmouth (Highly recommended. Worth the drive even if we weren’t in the area already.) and headed out toward Chatham. We stopped at the beach for a walk around, but it was much too hot to stay outside of the air-conditionitioned car for long. We ended up in Orleans, and stopped for an ice cream cone before beginning the leisurely ride home – taking time, of course to stop along the way for a little shopping. Don’t you just love a bargain?

Sometimes the nicest days are spent just taking a ride and seeing where the day takes you. No agenda, no list of things to do, just  

Siena – Great Dining in Mashpee

June 6, 2008

This past Saturday, we went to Siena Italian Bar and Grill in Mashpee Commons for dinner. The restaurant was pretty full, but not super busy – at 5:00pm were able to walk right in without reservations and immediately get a table for six in front of the large bank of windows overlooking the outdoor dining area, and beyond to the bustle of the Commons.

The wait staff was extremely attentive and friendly – Always a smiling face, but never an empty water glass. My dining companions enjoyed the crispy fired calamari (“Excellent! The best I’ve ever had,” raved my brother-in-law) while I sampled the fried zucchini. We were brought fresh baked rustic bread and olive oil for dipping while we waited for the main course. The wait was a pleasantly short one while we chatted and enjoyed the beautiful Tuscan atmosphere.

Our entree choices ran the gamut from simple and delicious brick oven pizzas, to an incredible spicy Tuscan Seafood Stew, Baked Chicken, and a Chicken and Penne dish with a pepperoncini and Marscapone sauce. The portions were enormous – a fantastic value for the money.

Siena is a fabulous spot for fine dining at affordable prices. The have a great lunch menu, and can accommodate private parties. As we only live around the corner, getting there was no problem. It’s only a short ten-minute drive from all of our resorts in Falmouth. Be sure to try Siena the next time you visit Mashpee Commons. You’ll be sure to retun again and again!

Island Queen Tickets Available at all 3 Inn Season Falmouth Properties

June 3, 2008

We are pleased to announced that Island Queen Ferry tickets will be sold at all 3 Inn Season Falmouth front desks. The tickets can be purchased from 7am to 11pm. The discounted rates are available to all InnSeason guests as well as any Owners who may be in town and looking to go visit Martha’s Vineyard. Please note that due to rising fuel prices the ticket prices are subject to increase without notice.

Adult round trip: $14.00 per person

Child round trip: $7.00

Bicycle round trip: $6.00

If you have any other questions about this wonderful announcement please contact any of the Falmouth Front Desks or vist the ferry website at www.islandqueen.com .

Harbor Walk- 508-548-4300

Captains Quarters-508-548-1010

Surfside 508-548-0313

Spring Cleaning Is Inn Season

June 3, 2008

Next time you find yourself in the Falmouth area please by sure to stop by all 3 Inn Season properties. We have recently cleaned and groomed all lawns as well as planted flowers that are just now begining to come into bloom and will be a site to see in the coming weeks.

Historic Nobska Point Lighthouse

June 3, 2008

 

 

Historic Nobska Lighthouse will be opening its doors to the public for a few select dates this summer. The lighthouse is located at Nobska point and offers a unique look at the way ships would negotiate the Cape Cod coast line in yester years. Below please find the schedule for publice viewing of the Light House.

June 7th Saturday- 9:30am to 11:30am

July 3rd Thrusday-9:30am to 11:30am

July 17th Thrusday- 9:30am to 11:30am

July 31st Thrusday- 9:30am to 11:30am

August 7th Saturday- 9:30am to 11:30am

August 9th Saturday- 9:30am to 11:30am

August 21st Thrusday- 9:30am to 11:30am

December 6th Saturday- 9:30am to 11:30am

Addmission Regulations:

Children must be at least 6 years of and and 45″ tall to enter

Shoes and shirt are required

No food or drink permmitted in lighhouse.