Archive for March, 2012

7TH ANNUAL CAPE COD ST. PATRICK’S PARADE

March 9, 2012

March 10

Dennis/ Yarmouth Rte 28

508-362-7239

Website: www.capecodstpatsparade.com

11a.m.

Mark your calendars, get your green on and gather your friends! The 7th annual Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Parade will take place on Saturday, March 10. The parade will step off at 11 AM on Route 28 (at School Street) in Dennis and proceed over the Bass River Bridge into Yarmouth, ending at Forest Road. Now one of the largest and most anticipated offseason occasions on the Cape, the parade drew upwards of 30,000 spectators from all over the country last year. This year’s event, themed “The Arts of Ireland”, will feature marching bands from all over New England, colorful floats created by local companies, antique cars, special guests and plenty of family friendly entertainment.

LIVE MUSIC: CHRISTA DULUDE

March 9, 2012

March 9

Cape Cod Chat House, 593 Rte 6A, Dennis Village

508-694-7187

Website: www.capecodchathouse.com

7p.m.

Described as “Cape Cod’s Joni Mitchell” by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Christa Dulude performs original music that is “poetic, folky, semi-jazz, semi-classical with a smattering of humor.” Cape Cod Times’ Bill O’Neill calls her “Cape Cod’s version of Diana Krall…among the best performers…impressive vocal skills, open-eyed realism, and a wry sense of humor.” Free!

March 5, 2012

Good Afternoon!  Hope everyone is enjoying the day!  Just snapped a photo down at Captain’s Quarters looking out onto Falmouth Heights Beach & the Casino Wharf F/X.  It is beautiful here today, although it is somewhat windy down by the water. The temperatures for the next couple days are looking good! Wednesday and Thursday show highs in the low 50s!   

Captain Dick’s Green Pond Fish Market – Review

March 4, 2012

Enjoyed a wonderful meal from Captain Dick’s Green Pond Fish Market last night.  Not only are they a fish market, they cook food as well!  We called in for take-out, and it was ready not long later.  We ordered the fish & chips plate and the shrimp scampi dinner.  It was great!  The plate came with fries and coleslaw, the fish was very mild and cooked well.  The shrimp were on the smaller side (perfect for me!) and were excellent.  We also got two stuffed quahogs.  They were good, however my favorite stuffies (as I like to call them) are from The Clam Man on Gifford St. in Falmouth.  The Green Pond Fish Market also offers fried clams, calamari, fried shrimp and scallops, sides (mozzarella sticks, sweet potato fries etc.), lobster, smelt and so much more!  They are located next to Kenyon’s Market off Route 28 in East Falmouth, and if driving from the resort on the beach roads it would only take about ten minutes to get there.  If you are visiting Falmouth- stop by and enjoy some good seafood at Captain Dick’s!

BRIDGE WORK ALERT: SAGAMORE BRIDGE

March 3, 2012

 

*The US Army Corps of Engineers released this bridge work alert for the Sagamore Bridge yesterday-

Steel repairs to start on or about March 20

Lane restrictions scheduled for Sagamore Bridge

For Immediate Release:
March 2, 2012
Release No. MA 2012-019

CONCORD, Mass. –Steel repairs on the Sagamore Bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, Mass., are scheduled to start, weather permitting, on or about March 20, 2012, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials.

During the scheduled time for repair, travel over the Sagamore Bridge will be reduced to ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION. Traffic control will be in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through mid-to late-May 2012 (except for two weekends) to perform work above the road surface on the Sagamore Bridge. Motorists planning to use the Sagamore Bridge during this timeframe should be aware that travel delays are likely to occur during the morning and afternoon peak travel periods each day.

During the periods of Easter Weekend, April 7-8, and Patriots Weekend, April 14-16, all equipment will be removed from the Sagamore Bridge and all lanes will be open to traffic. The Bourne Bridge will be fully open to traffic as well for these weekends.

The $8.5 million Sagamore Bridge and Bourne Bridge repair project involves the removal and replacement of structural steel secondary members, strengthening of existing structural steel members, replacement of structural fasteners, removal of selected existing welds, and strengthening of selected gusset plates. Completion of steel repairs is critical to maintaining the integrity of the bridges, vital components of the transportation system for the Cape, the Islands and southeastern Massachusetts. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2012.

Signage will keep motorists advised of travel restrictions. Accessing the Canal website (CapeCodCanal.US, then Bridge Alerts) will inform motorists of schedule changes. Those who want to be notified of changes to the work schedule can sign up for the Bridge Alerts email notifications. Send an email to: CapeCodCanalBridges@usace.army.mil with the subject title “Bridge Alerts.” An email alert is sent when there are major changes to the bridge work status or schedule.

The Corps will use Facebook at www.facebook.com/CorpsNewEngland and Twitter at http://twitter.com/CorpsNewEngland to give updates to the bridge work, as well as answer questions or concerns about the bridge repair work or its other activities in New England. For more information about the bridge repairs contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Public Affairs Office at 978-318-8238.

 

Updated: 02-Mar-2012

WINTER CRAFT WORKSHOP: HAND PRINTED TEA TOWLELS WITH LAUREN LEVEQUE

March 3, 2012

March 8

Woods Hole Public Library, Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole

Website: www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org

7p.m.
Join Lauren Leveque to create a set of 3 unique hand printed tea towels.  Blank tea towels, design templates, materials and tools will be provided, as well as an instruction sheet to bring home.  Lauren can also show you how to create your own design templates. Class size is limited to 12 participants, so please call (508) 548-8961 early to pre-register and to get a short list of materials to bring. Sponsored by the Woods Hole Historical Collection and Museum. Free parking. Cost: $15

AFTER SCHOOL LEGO CLUB

March 3, 2012

March 6

Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main Street, Falmouth

508-457-2555 x 5

Website: http://www.falmouthpubliclibrary.org/

4p.m. – 5p.m.

Use your imagination and build something fantastic at the library. For ages 6 and up, drop in. Please leave your own Legos at home so they don’t get lost or broken. This event will be held in the Children’s Program room.

THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF CAPE COD WITH JIM COOGAN

March 3, 2012

March 5

Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane, off Route 6A, Dennis

508-385-4477

Website: www.ccmoa.org

1p.m.

Friends of Cape Cod Museum of Art present A Fascinating History of Cape Cod with Jim Coogan. Following the presentation, Coogan’s books will be available for sale and signing. Coogan, award-winning author and popular Cape historian, will present a lively program of stories about ordinary people who make up the rich fabric of Cape Cod and who have added their character to the Cape’s colorful and interesting history.  From an early age, he absorbed the atmosphere of the early Cape, having grown up in Brewster surrounded by the sons of sea captains.  A “researcher by trade”, Coogan has searched libraries and archives, conducted interviews and reviewed personal materials to compile a fascinating collection of anecdotes and stories about Cape Cod people and places. Jim Coogan was raised in Brewster and educated in local schools. After graduation from Boston College and service in the Navy, he began a career as a high school history teacher. Retiring in 1999, after almost 30 years in the classroom, he joined with his writing partner, Dennis author Jack Sheedy, in launching Harvest Home Books. He has since written eight books about Cape Cod, including three for children. His Sail Away Ladies: Stories of Cape Cod Women in the Age of Sail, won the 2004 U.S. Maritime Literature Award. A popular speaker on the subject of Cape Cod history, Coogan, also a regular columnist for the Cape Cod Times, lives and writes in Sandwich.  Refreshments are served following the program. Admission: $15-

MUSIC AND MORE: TRAVELS AND DREAMS- AN AFTERNOON WITH JINNY SAGORIN AND DOUG HAMMER

March 3, 2012

March 4

Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane (off Route 6A), Dennis Village

508-385-4477
Website: http://www.ccmoa.org

2:30p.m.

Jinny will be performing beautiful songs from some favorite musicals, the Great American Songbook and contemporary gems. Doug will be performing his original solo piano pieces from Travels, his new double CD.  It will be a double-header of inspiring piano compositions and gorgeous songs to warm the heart on a winter’s afternoon. Tickets: $15/non-members, $12/ members

 

OPEN HEATH COOKING CLASS BY MAUREEN LEAVENWORTH

March 3, 2012

March 4

Caleb Nickerson House, 1107 Orleans Road, North Chatham

Maureen: 508-255-8821

Website: www.nickersonassoc.org

9a.m. – 4p.m.

Learn colonial American hearth cooking techniques using authentic 18th and 19th century methods, kettles and recipes. Hands on experience takes you from building a fire to enjoying the completed meal. Menu includes learning of roasting, kettle soups, bread rolls, vegetable dish and dessert. Admission: $65 per person includes food and take-home recipes. Reservations and advanced payment required.