Archive for the ‘General Cape Musings’ Category

Woods Hole Film Festival

July 16, 2018

The 27th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival starts Saturday, July 28 and runs through Saturday, August 4, 2018. It is eight fun-filled days of screenings, music, workshops, panel discussions, parties, special events, and more!

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Hydrangea Days on the Cape

July 11, 2018

If you a love Hydrangea’s or any flowers you’ll love seeing the gardens of Cape Cod in Full bloom. All of the Cape takes part in this two week celebration of beauty. The prices are reasonable and the opportunities will suit your schedule. Check out the list and make plans now.

Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival.

Hydrangea

 

Enjoy Summer on Cape Cod – Tips from Cape Codders

June 24, 2015

traffic-cape-codTraffic:  When a Cape Codder gives advice to their guests the biggest tip is always a tip about traffic. Yes, there is traffic, coming on and off the Cape. But if you are smart, you can deal with it. Don’t try to head on Cape Friday at 5:30 or Sat. at 11:00 AM. And conversely, avoid leaving at 11:00 AM Sat or Sunday at 5:00. Seems obvious…but that is when you get the 2 mile back ups. Have dinner at home…then head over the bridge. Or get up at 5:00 AM. Believe me, that is what those of us that live here do. We plan to avoid the lines. The same strategy applies to grocery shopping and going to the beach. You know what they say about that early bird!  For updates check here:  http://www.capecod.com/newscenter/traffic/

nauset-beach-orleans-cape-cod-2Beaches: There isn’t a bad beach on Cape Cod. It depends what you are looking for. Snack Bar? Playground? Waves? When you stay at one of the InnSeason Resorts Falmouth, you can walk to the beach, and frankly that can NOT be beat.  A complete list of beaches can be found on the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce website. Although, as mentioned, they are all great, we all have some favorites. The Cape Cod National Seashore has beaches that are without question worth the trip.  http://www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvisit/guide-to-beaches.htm  Nauset Light Beach is awesome, as is Nauset Beach. There are waves. Cold Wates and wonderful views. A true Cape experience, plan to make a day of it.

sesuit harborDining: Where do we start. Everyone has favorites. Sometimes the best place is the one that you can walk to…think British Beer Company or one that you go to every year: Seafood Sam’s because they have the BEST fried clams and onion rings! Sometimes it is that special spot on the water: http://www.capecodtravelguide.com/dine/waterfront-dining. One delightful waterfront spot: The Ocean House, Dennis. Great cocktails, wonderful service, gourmet choices and a waterfront view…but you will need reservations! And people love The Sesuit Harbor Cafe. No reservations, no bar (bring your own), always a line. But awesome lobster rolls!!

 

 

Summer is coming to and end! Grab your Clubs and head to Falmouth.

August 27, 2014

For those of us that live and work here…we breath a sigh of relief. Traffic eases up. We can get into our favorite restaurants without making a reservation two weeks in advance. And the air is…well perfect. Still warm and sunny…and the beach is still a perfect escape, but the nights are cooler.  That said…what are some of our favorite things?

Golf. Cape Cod has great golf courses (and most drop their weekday rates after Labor Day), and Falmouth is no exception.

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Falmouth Country Club 

A challenging 27-hole, year-round, public course not far from beaches, cranberries and all that is Cape Cod. Walk or ride the championship 18 hole, par 72 course, or enjoy the 9 hole, par 37 “Talon” course. Flat terrain, lush fairways and our immaculate greens will bring out the best in your game.

And right now…InnSeason Resorts HarborWalk has a special including tee times at this local favorite.

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Cape Cod Country Club

This golf course was laid out with an interesting variety of undulating fairways and subtly sloped greens wandering through a landscape with charming vistas of lakes and woods. Home of 3 USGA Massachusetts Opens and the annual host of the Cape Cod Senior Open golf tournament.

Ballymeade Golf Course

Ballymeade’s championship 18-hole golf course is known for its scenic views of Buzzards Bay and excellent playing conditions.  It holds Golf Digest’s coveted 4-star rating.

And there are more…Paul Harney’s a great “executive” course. And some on the way on the Cape. Pinehills and Waverly Oaks in Plymouth And Brookside in Bourne.

What can we say…we are literally the perfect spot for a golf get-a-way. Grab your clubs and head to Falmouth this Fall.

Happy Mother’s Day

May 12, 2013

MUSIC AND MORE: TRIPPING LILY

March 14, 2013

March 17

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

508-385-4477 ext. 15

Website: www.ccmoa.org

2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m.

This young quartet might be described as a string band with pop music sensibilities – or, perhaps, a cutting-edge vocal quartet with acoustic instruments. Tripping Lily features Monica Rizzio (fiddle/ukulele/piano/vocals), Alex Becrelis (mandolin/guitar/washboard-/vocals), Demetrius Becrelis (guitar/ukulele/mandolin/vocals) and Laird Boles (stringed bass). Last year, the group won two Independent Music Awards – for Best Folk Record and Best Acoustic Song. They’ve made guest appearances in pops concerts with Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra and have appeared on the Showtime series “The Big C.”Tickets: $12.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY AT LIAM MAGUIRE’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT

March 14, 2013

March 17

Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 273 Main Street, Falmouth

508-548-0285

Wear something green and come down for the BEST DAY OF THE YEAR at Liam’s!!! Joining us on-stage will be Danny Quinn, Bob & Kat, Rossacroo-Na-Loo and of course, Liam, Himself! There will be bagpipers here and there too… all this for only a $5 cover charge to benefit a local non-profit organization! Get here early to avoid the line- festivities begin at Noon!

YARMOUTH SPRING POTTERY MARKET

March 14, 2013

March 16 & 17

Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth
508-394-7100

Website: www.cultural-center.org

Saturday: 10a.m. – 5p.m., Sunday: 12p.m. – 4p.m.

Come join us for a show and sale of pottery from some of the finest potters on Cape Cod.

PLIMOTH PLANTATION PRESENTS: OPENING DAY

March 14, 2013

March 16

Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave, Plymouth

508-746-1622 EXT. 8365

Website: www.plimoth.org

9a.m. – 5p.m.

Parade: 9a.m.

As Plimoth Plantation opens for another season of fun, ewe and the kids are invited to join Museum staff for our annual salute to spring with a celebratory walk and “Rare Breeds Animal Parade” from the Henry Hornblower II Visitor Center to the 17th Century English Village. Join us as we escort our four-legged and feathered friends to their “home away from home” for the 2013 season. Families are encouraged to create and bring signs to carry in the parade, welcoming our animals home. This event is FREE to Museum members and is included with Museum admission. Get up close with rare breeds including goats, sheep, chickens and cows and meet our newest pack of baby animals! Admission: Adults:  $25.50, Children (6-12): $15, Seniors: $23

WOODS HOLE THEATER COMPANY PRESENTS: “NEXT” AND “NORTH OF PROVIDENCE”

March 14, 2013

March 14-16, 21-23, 28-30

Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street,  Woods Hole

508-540-6525

Website: www.woodsholetheater.org

8p.m.

The Woods Hole Theater Company, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, has been in residence in the village of Woods Hole, MA since 1974. Its purpose is to engage in and promote the cultural growth of the community of Woods Hole and vicinity. The two plays are short plays diected by Tom Lyons. “Next” is a comedy about a middle-aged man who mistakenly receives a draft notice and must report for a physical. While, “North of Providence” is a play about a domestic crisis with a surprising conclusion. Tickets: $15, half-price opening night