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79 FOOD & DRINK Oysterville Vodka, Falmouth Cheese Shop 80 RESTAURANT PROFILE Etzy’s Wine Bar & Bistro, Dennis


13 13 CURRENTS News and notes from around the Cape 20  ON THE SCENE People at local events and parties 22 THEN & NOW Eastham Public Library 24 DATE BOOK Events you won’t want to miss


FEATURES 46 Romantic Beaches From Pleasant Bay in Orleans to First Encounter in Eastham, these six beaches will sweep you off your feet.

53 AmeriCorps to Cape Cod Three alumni credit the community-service program for giving them a start in their professional careers.

60 Breaking Barriers Meet five outstanding women who are making a difference 32 ARTS & CULTURE Profile of Sandwich woodcarver Paul White

in science, politics, police work and community service.

36 ART SCENE Openings and receptions across the Cape

Park Manager Nina Coleman says there’s more to the area than

70 A Guide to Sandy Neck just piping plovers and off-road vehicles.

82 RESTAURANT GUIDE 86 REAL ESTATE A Chatham Landmark 88 LAST WORD Excerpts from “Fire Muse: Poems from the Salt House,” by Cynthia Huntington ON THE COVER 14 Dancing With the Docs 17 Bike Path extends 3.7 miles 22 Eastham Public Library 53 AmeriCorps to Cape Cod 60 Breaking Barriers 70 Sandy Neck’s Secrets Cover: Meghan Donohue, mooring technician at WHOI, photographed by Julia Cumes

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Movers and Shakers


hen I opened the door to an upstairs studio at the Mid-Cape Athletic Club in South Yarmouth one recent Thursday night, “Hips Don’t Lie,” by Shakira played over the speakers while dancer Tracy Anderson glided across the dance floor with Dr. Kate Dalton. The duo was practicing salsa moves for Dancing With the Docs at Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee (see story, page 14). The black-tie fundraiser, modeled after “Dancing with the Stars,” pairs 10 Cape Cod Healthcare physicians with local dancers and benefits Cape Wellness Collaborative. As I watched the two shake their shoulders and move to the beat of the music, it reminded me of the common theme threaded through this issue: Movers and shakers across the Cape. For this month’s cover story, “Breaking Barriers,” I met five outstanding women who are dedicated to their careers and community. Turn to page 60 to learn more about these fascinat-

ing individuals, including a Dennis Police detective and a Provincetown selectman. Continuing with the on-the-move theme: I met with an Osterville woman who launched her own vodka company, Oysterville Vodka, and one of our staff editors, Kelly Chase, visited with a mother-daughter team who started their own handbag and home goods company, Anchor & Helm. In the world of nature, writer Bill O’Neill interviewed Sandy Neck Park Manager Nina Coleman, who has made it her mission to restore and protect the popular summertime spot. Every year, Cape Cod Magazine sponsors one of my favorite events, Girls Night Out, a benefit for WE CAN. We hope you’ll join us on March 29 at Puritan Cape Cod in Hyannis for a night of fun and networking. It’s also a chance to mingle with some of the women featured in this issue. Visit for more details. Thank you for reading!

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contributors DAN CUTRONA appears in Cape Cod Magazine frequently. For this issue, Cutrona photographed three AmeriCorps alumni who decided to stay on the Cape. Cutrona has also shot extensively for Cape Cod Magazine’s sister publications

JULIA CUMES is a South African-born photographer based on Cape Cod. Her work often appears in Cape Cod Magazine, as well as The New York Times and The Boston Globe. For this issue, she photographed five women for the cover story, “Breaking Barriers.” Her blog, “Apertures and Anecdotes,” which primarily focuses on her travel photography and photojournalism, features a range of images from around the world and the stories behind them.



Chatham Magazine, South Shore Living, Home Remodeling, Southern New England Home and Southern New England Living. He lives in Mashpee with his family.

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WILEY , who is a frequent contributor to Cape Cod Magazine and our sister publication Chatham Magazine, moved from Las Vegas, Nev., to Massachusetts nearly 30 years ago and quickly fell in love with the natural beauty of the area. For this issue, she photographed Sandy Neck and its Park Manager Nina Coleman. When Wiley is not out with her camera, she is often in the classroom as she teaches various software programs used for editing photographic images.

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BILL O’NEILL grew up in Centerville and got his start in the communications industry delivering the Cape Cod Times on his bicycle. When he was a bit older, he was the lifestyle editor at the Cape Cod Times for almost 10 years. As a freelancer, he writes about healthcare, pop music and lifestyle topics. He lives in Yarmouthport and enjoys biking, hiking and kayaking. For this issue, O’Neill profiled three AmeriCorps alumni who decided to stay on the Cape and also penned the story about Sandy Neck and its park manager.



Handmade With Love Gail Maciorowski and Lauren Elias are the mother-daughter team behind Anchor & Helm, a Yarmouth-based handbag and home goods company. Their nautically inspired products are conceived, designed and sewn by Maciorowski and Elias. The idea for the business came from a piece of leather hide Maciorowski had purchased four years ago. “I saw the hide and there was a spark,” says Elias, who with the help of her mom stitched together Anchor & Helm’s first fold-over clutch. “I’ve always had a crafty bone,” says Maciorowski, whose father was a master woodworker. During Elias’ childhood, she made an effort to bring crafts and art into their daughter’s life. “My mom would arrange arts and crafts activities and we’d always be making something; it really rubbed off on me,” says Elias. “I tried the 9-to-5, I worked in restaurants and felt claustrophobic. When we made our first bag, I felt really passionate about it.” Today, they have created a local line of bags, totes, clutches and home goods using leather from Waterhouse Leather in Hyannis, as well as plaid, cotton and any fabric that inspires them. One popular product is their Soggy Bottom Bag, which features a waterproof interior and easily packable size—the perfect place for a wet bathing suit on Cape beach weekends. “It makes me happy to know people love something that we put so much of ourselves into,” says Elias.—Kelly Chase Anchor & Helm products are available at Truro Vineyards and at the artist shanties in Hyannis. Their products are also available online at

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currents Dr. Kate Dalton of Cape Cod Healthcare and dancer Tracy Anderson practice their salsa moves at Mid-Cape Athletic Club in South Yarmouth for Dancing With the Docs at Willowbend Country Club on March 4. Below, Sarah Swain watches from the sidelines.

Dancing With the Docs



Founded in 2014, Cape Wellness Collaborative has helped more than 160 cancer patients by distributing $60,000 in therapies such as massage, yoga, acupuncture. All proceeds from the lively fundraiser will benefit CWC. “ ‘Dancing with the Docs’ has such a ring to it,” says Tracy Anderson, a dancer who will perform salsa moves with surgeon Kate Dalton, a member of the board of directors at CWC. “There’s so many people who love and enjoy dance on the Cape.” —Lisa Leigh Connors

“Dancing with the Docs” will be performed in front of a live audience at 6 p.m. on March 4 at Willowbend Country Club, 130 Willowbend Drive, Mashpee. You can also watch the performances at viewing parties around the Cape or from home on local cable channel 17. For more information and to buy tickets, visit or

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hen singer Sarah Swain, president of Cape Wellness Collaborative, first heard the words “Dancing with the Docs” during a Cape Cod Healthcare meeting to discuss fundraising opportunities, she nearly jumped with joy and immediately said, “Let’s do this.” Inspired by the popular TV show “Dancing with the Stars,” the black-tie gala fundraiser on March 4 at Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee will feature 10 Cape Cod physicians paired with locally trained dancers. A panel of three experts, including a ballroom judge, will be judging the performances. Viewers will also have a chance to vote for their favorite doctors through an app on their phone. “We knew we had to do some kind of gala for Cape Wellness,” says Swain. “But we didn’t want to do just another dinner with a live auction.” Each dance will last about a minute and half and will range from tango, waltz and swing to country western, salsa and fox trot.

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A new bridge over Station Avenue in Yarmouth is part of the first phase of the Cape Cod Rail Trail’s 3.7-mile extension.


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freshly minted portion of the Cape Cod Rail Trail, including a cool looking bridge constructed over Station Avenue in Yarmouth, is expected to be ready for cyclists to enjoy this spring and summer. The new portion extends from the existing trail at Route 134 in South Dennis along the railroad right-of-way to town land at Peter Homer Park in Yarmouth, adding 3.7 miles to the existing 22 miles. A second phase is expected to begin this year in Yarmouth, and eventually, a third phase will give riders the power to pedal from Barnstable to Wellfleet. “It’s going quite well, there’s a lot of enthusiasm for it,” says Glenn Cannon, director of technical services for the Cape Cod Commission. The commission has worked with the state

ment of transportation and local towns to move plans ahead. “I think people recognize the benefit of it,” says Cannon. “They see a real need for alternative modes of transportation, as well as the recreational aspect of it.” Cyclists often share the paths with runners, inline skaters and walkers, though anything motorized is not allowed. The hope is to connect 88 miles of trails from Falmouth, which has a beautiful trail starting in Woods Hole, to Provincetown. It’s no spin to say that a network of trails helps with tourism, especially with the number of cars that cross the bridges with bikes on racks. “The trails allow families to ride together in a safe environment,” says Cannon. —George Brennan

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Happy Anniversary, Nauset Newcomers! A community organization celebrates its 40th year


Its monthly meetings at Wellfleet Cinemas, free and open to the public, typically feature special guests. Last September, the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater performed a vignette from their East Coast premiere of “Alabama Story,” and a speaker from the U.S. Coast Guard discussed Cape Coast Guard activities and challenges in October. Nauset Newcomers also holds seasonal food and toy drives, donating proceeds to local nonprofit organizations. Meetings run from September through May, and are held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Wellfleet Cinemas on Route 6 in Wellfleet. For more information, visit—Marina Davalos


auset Newcomers is a social and community outreach organization based on the Outer Cape that’s been connecting Cape residents for 40 years. It began in 1977 with a group of six women who wanted to create opportunities for people to get together and form a stronger sense of community. Their husbands joined them, and interest grew community-wide. Today, the organization boasts more than 1,200 members. Activities range from book discussions and woodcarving to kayaking and wine aficionado groups, just to name a few. While the focus is mainly on Lower and Outer Cape residents, Cape Codders from all locales are invited to join.



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he Eastham Public Library began as a one-room building of 300 square feet in 1897. It had two major additions over the years: the first in 1961, the second in 1988. Then in 2014 demolition began with plans to restore the original building and rebuild the rest of the library to doubling its size. A project more than two years in the making, the new contemporary 18,000-square-foot library is finally complete. The building was designed by Boston-based architectural firm Oudens Ello with sustainability in mind: the roof was fitted for solar panels and much of the building has floor-to-ceiling windows that let light in year-round. The original 300-square-foot building remains, completely restored with beadboard and reclaimed pine floors. The new library boasts maple floors, a maple 22


staircase leading downstairs to the young adult and children’s rooms, and four conference rooms for meetings and presentations. From the selection of bathroom tile and rubber floors in the kitchen to the stylish and comfortable furniture, no detail was left unturned. “We spent two days at Boston Design Center just sitting in different chairs,” says library director Debra DeJonker-Berry. Most of the furniture is on wheels, as are some of the library stacks, should anything ever need to be rearranged, according to library trustee Mary Shaw. “We saw the need for the flexibility,” says Shaw. “Everything changes so quickly nowadays, we had to ask ourselves, ‘what will our needs be in 20 years?’” —Marina Davalos

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media works by Brewster artists will be on display in the Brewster Ladies’ Library auditorium. The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on March 4. Enjoy a variety of works by local artists. This exhibit is sponsored by the Brewster Cultural Council and the Brewster Ladies’ Library. Please call the library ahead of time, due to the exhibition room sometimes being in use for a program and not open for viewing. Brewster Ladies’ Library, 1822 Main St., Brewster, 508-896-3913,

Ladles are a young all-female trio from the Boston area and have perfected the three-part harmony, but their sound is much more than that. They are an amalgamation of their respective histories and influences, blending swing, old-time, neo-soul and choral music into a sound all their own. Using acoustic instrumentation and three voices, they create an atmosphere that draws audiences in and demands attention. These three talented women are the perfect fit for the warm, intimate vibe of Prez Hall’s stage. $15. 7:30 p.m. Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., Wellfleet, 508-349-1800,


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MAR 4: Woods Hole To Wellfleet film series presents Landfill Harmonic Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. However, when a natural disaster strikes their community, Chavez must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town. The film is a testimony to the transformative power of music and the resilience



MAR 1-31: Community Art Show at Public Library Mixed-

of the human spirit. $12. 7:30 p.m. Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., Wellfleet, 508-349-1800,

MAR 4: Barb’s Beer Fundraiser Funds generated by Barb’s Beer, an American pale ale, support GRACE (,) a charity founded by Dr. Howard West, Barb’s oncologist and one of America’s leading experts working for a cure for lung cancer, which claimed Barb’s life in 2013. The kick-off fundraiser will feature music, dancing and promotional giveaways signaling that Barb’s Beer is now officially being introduced in Massachusetts. $90. 6-9 p.m. Brookside Club, 11 Brigadoone Road, Buzzards Bay.

MAR 4: The Dynamic Dueling Pianos Duo Two talented performers face off on a pair of replica baby grand pianos, playing seamlessly from one

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MAR 4: Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Parade Now one of the largest and most-anticipated offseason events on the Cape, the annual Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Parade features dozens of floats, marching bands from all over New England, antique cars, Irish Step Dancers and tons of family friendly entertainment. The route begins at Long Pond Drive and Route 28 in South Yarmouth and ends at Town ‘N Country Motor Lodge, 452 Route 28, West Yarmouth. The road is closed off at Route 28 and Higgins Crowell Road/

Berry Avenue. The celebration will continue long after the parade at dozens of restaurants and establishments throughout Yarmouth. Parade starts at 11 a.m.

MAR 5: Poetry Out Loud All are welcome to this regional semi-final competition in which high school students from the Cape and South Shore recite some of the world’s finest poetry and vie for a chance to compete in Boston and eventually at the finals in Washington, D.C. Free. 1 p.m. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth, MAR 8: Provincetown Film Art Series The Provincetown Film Art Series presents 15 films on Wednesdays during Provincetown’s off-season. Howard Karren, a former editor of Premiere magazine, curates the series, introduces each film,

Jazz Icon Donna Byrne in Concert MAR 11: Donna Byrne can take

MAR 5: Brewster Ladies’ Library’s Sunday Concert series with Claudia Nygaard Claudia Nygaard is known for her unique style, which straddles the fence between folk and country. She delivers songs that are heartfelt, humorous, scrappy and sensual. Her experience consists of songwriting on Nashville’s Music Row, touring in all 50 states and nine foreign countries, and appearing at more than 200 fairs and festivals. Her latest album, “Let the Storm Roll In,” rose to No. 1 on the Cashbox Roots/Country chart and No. 8 on the Folk DJ chart. Free. 2 p.m. Brewster Ladies’ Library, 1822 Main St., Brewster, 508-896-3913, brewster-

her listeners on a journey down new musical avenues by using a wide range of deep, soulful vocal talents and a true artist’s feel for interpretation and improvisation. Her unforgettable performances have entertained audiences in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., as well as several tours in Hawaii with the Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra. $20. 7 p.m. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth,


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A Special Screening of “Almost Sunrise” MAR 14: A feature documentary by Michael Collins and Marty Syjuco, “Almost Sunrise” follows two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, both tormented by depression for years after they returned home and pushed to the edge of suicide. The two embark on an extraordinary journey—a 2,700-mile walk across the country from Wisconsin to California, in order to reflect on their haunting experiences of war and to ultimately save themselves. Collins is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and the founder of Thoughtful Robot, a New York City-based production company. $10. 6 p.m. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth, and leads a discussion afterward. Select Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (See online calendar for additional dates.) Waters Edge Cinema, 237 Commercial St., Provincetown, 508-487-1750,

MAR 11: 22nd Annual Cape Cod Natural History Conference Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary’s full-day conference featuring presenters from environmental organizations across Cape Cod, speak on a diversity of natural history topics. This conference continues to be an engaging, exciting 26


and fun way to learn about local research projects, conservation efforts and local environmental organizations. Check online for a schedule of presenters. Attendees are urged to bring a brown bag lunch and a mug for coffee to cut down on waste. Coffee and refreshments will be provided. $30. 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tilden Arts Center, Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, W. Barnstable, 508-349-2615, massaudubon. org/wellfleetbay

MAR 11: 17th Annual Poetry and Chili Fest Beat the winter MARCH 2017 

blues with an evening of great chili and cornbread, talented local poets, ice cold Cape Cod Beer, frosty margaritas, and DJ Keith Lemire spinning hot tunes all night. The evening begins with the chili and cornbread contest from 6 to 7 p.m. Samples of an eclectic array of chili and cornbread recipes are included in the price of admission. Contestants are invited to bring enough chili and/or cornbread for 150 or more small tastings. Cooks must register in advance, and must read the USDA’s guidelines on cooking for groups. Cooks are encouraged to provide chili toppings, such as cheese, guacamole, and sour cream, and to decorate their stations. Prizes will be awarded for best chili, best cornbread, and best decorated station. Acclaimed Cape Cod poet Christine Ernst leads the poetry portion of the event, which begins at about 7 p.m., followed by music and dancing. Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit, 508-428-0669,

MAR 11: Dreams of Freedom Irish Band “Dreams of Freedom” is a ballad band from North County Kerry, Ireland. Formed in 2001, this lively, hard-working, five-member band will sing songs like “Sean South of Garryown,” “The Galway Girl, Wagon Wheel,” “Celtic Symphony,” “Las Vegas In The Hills Of Donegal,” “The Rattlin Bog,” plus many more that will have you on your feet! Cape Codder Resort, 1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, 855861-4370, capecodderresort. com/theater

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MAR 14 Book Discussion: “Straight Man,” by Richard Russo The Brewster Ladies’ Library book discussion group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. to discuss a book chosen by the group. For the month of March, “Straight Man” will be discussed. 1 p.m. Brewster Ladies’ Library, 1822 Main St., Brewster, 508896-3913,

MAR 16: “Pastel Painters of Cape Cod: Masterworks” A juried/curated exhibition of the best recent work from the Pastel Painters of Cape Cod. The exhibition will run through April 30. Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis, 508-385-4477,

MAR 16: Free Members’ Workshop: Color Theory with Rosalie Nadeau Every winter, PAAM Teaching Artists volunteer their time and skills for a series of Free Members’ Workshops. A master plein-air painter and inspired teacher in both oil and pastel painting, Rosalie Nadeau balances powerful color with classical form. Paint from a still life designed to learn to see the light, or bring a painting you find too dull and Nadeau will help it shine. Registration is required. 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 460 Commercial St., Provincetown, 508487-1750,

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MAR 16: Food on Film Series presents Ulee’s Gold The film was written and directed by Victor Nunez and stars Peter Fonda, Patricia Richardson, Christine Dunford and Tom Wood. A swarm of disruptions are abuzz in Ulysses Jackson’s life. Will the bees help this independent-minded and terse loner turn his troubles into Tupelo honey? Peter Fonda’s astonishing performance has been called the finest work of his career. $18. 6 p.m. Wellfleet

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date book | MARCH MAR 17-18: Lenten Concerts Gloriae Dei Cantores Gloriae Dei Cantores presents a weekend of Lenten Concerts. The repertoire features choral gems including Durufle’s, Requiem, Part’s, L’abbe Agathon, and Poulenc’s Motets for the Season of Lent. The concerts take place at their basilica style home church, The Church of the Transfiguration, filled with frescos and mosaics, located at the Community of Jesus in Orleans. $35 adults/$30 seniors/ Free for students 18 and under. Pre-concert lecture at 6:45 p.m.; Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. 5 Bay View Dr., Orleans, 508-240-2400,

59th Annual Rotary Club of Hyannis Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show MAR 18-19:

For 58 years running, the Rotary Club of Hyannis has hosted this annual spring show, which has grown to include 160 exhibitors, reaching nearly 3,000 prospects over a twoday period, and generating much-needed dollars to benefit the service club’s Good Works fund. All proceeds from the Home and Garden Show are donated back into the community to address local needs and concerns, education and service projects and scholarships. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The event also includes a 5K at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Barnstable High School, 744 W. Main St., Hyannis. For registration forms and more details, visit

Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., Wellfleet, 508-349-1800,

MAR 17: Outermost Contra Dance The Outermost Contra dance happens on the third Friday of each month, and in different locations on the Outer Cape. There is a community potluck beforehand at 6:30 p.m. and the dance starts at 7:30 p.m. What is contra dance? Contra dancing is social interaction set to music, meet28


ing people, and making new friends. A caller, working with a group of live musicians, guides new and experienced dancers alike through a variety of dances. No need to bring a partner, but bring friends and family. Our dance is supported by a small grant from the Country Dance and Song Society and by donations. Suggested donation is $10. Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., Wellfleet, 508-349-1800, MARCH 2017 

MAR 22: Wildlife on Tap at Cape Cod Beer Is that a snake? If so, what New England snake is it? Using skulls, skeletons and skins, Joe Martinez and Rick Roth of New England Herpetological Society will examine the characters that make a snake the unique animal it is. Then they’ll review the snakes native to New England and guests will learn about their interesting adaptations and behaviors. Everyone will have the opportunity to touch and hold several live snakes and see additional live snakes on display. 6-8 p.m. Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinneys Lane, Hyannis, 508790-4200,

MAR 23-APR 9: “Nunsense” by Dan Goggin A hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit, 508-428-0669,

Stuffed Animal Sleepover MAR 17: Kids’ stuffed animals are invited for a sleepover at the Brewster Ladies’ Library. The stuffed animals will have the library all to themselves Friday night. What sort of fun will they have? Drop your stuffed animal off at the library Friday, and come back Saturday morning to see a presentation of all the fun they had the night before. Juice and doughnuts will be served Saturday morning during a slideshow of photos from the sleepover. Stuffed animal drop-off is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 17 at the Brewster Ladies’ Library. Viewing party is 11 a.m. to noon on March 18 in the auditorium. Brewster Ladies’ Library, 1822 Main St., Brewster, 508-896-3913,

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MAR 24: Friday Night Wine Down with Odin Smith It’s time to be inspired and to nourish your creative spirits and paint together with friends. Bring your own wine (or beer) and enjoy delicious appetizers with in-house chef Austin Peters while you relax and engage in the creation of a masterpiece by you with the lighthearted, interactive instruction of artist Odin Smith. $50. 6-9 p.m. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth,


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date book | MARCH MAR 25: Gregg Sullivan Quartet The Gregg Sullivan

MAR 23: Great Italian American Food Presentation Join food stylist, consultant and food writer John Carafoli as he speaks about his new book, “Great Italian American Food in New England,” in which he visits Italian enclaves in six New England states to learn about their history, traditions and culture. There will be books available for signing. Free. 7 p.m. Brewster Ladies’ Library, 1822 Main St., Brewster, 508-896-3913,

Quartet with Gregg Sullivan on guitar, Fred Boyle on keyboard, Rich Hill on bass, and Bart Weisman on drums, will perform R&B-jazz-groove tunes from The Crusaders, Steely Dan and Jimmy Smith. Sullivan will also play some solo acoustic fingerstyle guitar during the concert. Sullivan is a versatile guitarist and veteran sideman originally from the New York City area and now resides on Cape Cod and teaches at the Cape Conservatory. Sullivan has toured throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe playing at legendary venues including: The Hollywood Bowl, Birdland in NYC, B.B. King’s in NYC, The Fillmore in San Francisco and The Toronto Jazz Festival. Sullivan also performs as a solo musician playing acoustic fingerstyle guitar in the tradition of Chet

Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel, and Jerry Reed. $20. 7 p.m. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth,

MAR 25: Love, Laughter, & Lasagna with Loretta Laroche An acclaimed speaker, author and humor consultant, Laroche’s onewoman comedy show is the perfect recipe for dinner and laughter. With a large helping of humor, Laroche reveals the ingredients necessary to transform your frantic pace into a simpler lifestyle. Cape Codder Resort, 1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, 855-861-4370,

MAR 29: History on Tap presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens at Pilot House Restaurant and Lounge Grab a

drink and enjoy some fascinating and fun conversation with Heritage Museums & Gardens staff, who will bring interesting objects from

the Museum’s collection to share. Check out a piece of the past that most museum visitors don’t have the opportunity to see, and join in the discussion. Participation is free, and there are no reservations required. Food and drink purchases are each guest’s responsibility. 5-6 p.m. For more information, contact Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove St., Sandwich, 508-888-3300, Pilot House Restaurant and Lounge, 14 Gallo Road, Sandwich, 508-888-8889

MAR 30-APR 23: Sister Act When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be found—a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire

“Same Time, Next Year” MAR 26: Ron and Linn Jacoby will reenact the play “Same Time, Next Year.” This 1975 romantic comedy scripted by Bernard Slade centers on a man and a woman who meet by chance at a romantic inn. Sparks fly, and despite the fact that they have spouses of their own, they find themselves drawn to each other, agreeing to meet up once a year on the same weekend for the next two dozen years. Free. 2 p.m. Brewster Ladies’ Library, 1822 Main St., Brewster, 508-8963913,



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the choir, Van Cartier breathes new life into the church and community, but in doing so, blows her cover. Find out what happens next in this uplifting musical, nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Thursday evenings at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Harwich Junior Theatre, 105 Division St., W. Harwich, 508-432-2002,

Daniel Roth at the Church of the Transfiguration MAR 30: Widely acclaimed as one of the leading French organ virtuosos, Daniel Roth from Paris will perform at the Church of the Transfiguration. Roth has held numerous prestigious positions, including more than 30 years as Titular Organist at St. Sulpice in Paris and as artist-in-residence at the National Shrine in Washington, D.C. As a graduate of the Paris Conservatory, he studied with Rolande Falcinelli and Maurice Duruflé. Experience the musicality and rich interpretation of this renowned organist and improviser, performed on the “overwhelmingly breathtaking” E.M. Skinner Organ. 7:30 p.m. 5 Bay View Drive, Orleans, 508-240-2400,

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Paul White’s famous eagles are hand-carved with chisels and mallets. White then meticulously finishes them with quality paints and 23-karat gold.

An Artist with an Old Soul Sandwich woodcarver preserves longstanding tradition TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY LINDA MARIA STEELE


oday, quality craftsmanship with attention to detail seems to be a thing of the past—but not in Paul White’s woodcarving studio. Here, you can watch White create hand-carved eagles for which he has gained an international reputation. 32


White has been carving in the traditional way, using chisels and mallets, for nearly 50 years. As I listened to him recount fascinating stories about family, Cape Cod and artistry in his Sandwich studio—a charming 2,000-square-foot space attached to his Route 6A home—I sensed his deep-rooted passion.

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Five years out of college and working as a builder, White stopped into a sign shop in Yarmouth. There, he met sculptor David Holmes, and his love affair with woodworking began. “I bought an X-Acto knife on my way home and started to carve out my first piece,” says White, adding that he initially knew nothing about woodcarving. By reading about the craft, he learned about the physical aspect of woodcarving, the tools and gold-leaf lettering. But ultimately, he says, “I learned a lot from doing.” The art of fine woodcarving requires remarkable patience and respect for the craft. And, White says, “your tools must be sharp.” I teach students the basics of woodcarving, but they have to go home and be willing to practice.”

What began as a hobby soon developed into a full-time occupation, due in part to his need to make a living and his willingness to practice. His work, which ranges from small signs for homes to large commercial signs, is found in museums, private collections and businesses. He hand-carves his eagles using a variety of wood and meticulously finishes them with quality paints and 23-karat gold. His designs, he explains, are inspired by the traditional eagles that have adorned residential and commercial buildings for centuries. The majority of his commissions are for two-dimension eagles. White has been offering carving courses for nearly 40 years and has taught thousands of students, mainly at his Sandwich

Artist Paul White works out of a charming 2,000-square-foot space attached to his Route 6A home in Sandwich. White, who has been woodcarving for nearly 50 years, says he initially knew nothing about the craft so he started reading books about woodcarving. But ultimately, he says, “I learned a lot from doing.”

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Paul White’s work ranges from fine art work and architectural designs to maritime and eagle carvings.

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shop, but also all over North America. He explains that those who excel at the craft are, as he was in the beginning, diligent about practicing. A woman recently traveled all the way from New Zealand to Cape Cod to study under White. Reflecting on the visit, White expresses the “unique joy that comes from teaching and sharing one’s passion with others.” He welcomes apprentices, such as Dan Farrington, a young man who worked alongside him for more than a year. The national emblem of the United States, the bald eagle, offers a complex experience for woodcarvers. In 1994, Schiffer published “Carving an American Eagle with Paul

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White,” a book with text and photography by Douglas Congdon-Martin, in which White takes the reader through the process of carving a large, traditional bald eagle. He explains each step in detail and includes a picture drawn to scale. When not in his woodworking studio, White enjoys traveling with his wife and children, and sailing. “The water is where I really belong,” says White. He expresses his greatest hope: that his apprentices carry on the tradition of quality woodcarving into which he has poured his heart and soul.

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art scene Art Events

The Cahoon Museum of American Art in Cotuit hosted “An Evening of Art and Architecture” with Cape Associates on Dec. 8 to celebrate local art and architecture at the recently renovated and expanded museum.

March 5: The Creative Arts Center will host an opening reception and awards event for its members’ show, which runs through March 24. 4-5:30 p.m. 154 Crowell Road, Chatham, 508-945-3583, March 10: The Provincetown Art Association and Museum will host an opening reception for its members’ open and youth education show. 6 p.m. 460 Commercial St., Provincetown, 508-487-1750,

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March 16: The Cape Cod Museum of Art will host an opening reception for “Signature Works: The Best of the Pastel Painters of Cape Cod,” featuring a curated selection of work by signature members of the Pastel Painters of Cape Cod. 5:30-7 p.m. 60 Hope Lane, Dennis, 508-385-4477,



1) Paul Dunn, Lauren Diferdinando 2) Chris Raber, Amanda and Tim Sawyer 3) Carol Bergen and Barbara Stone 4) Dan and Amy Cutrona, Andrea Baerenwald

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Celebrating CAPE COD WOMEN

Paving the way for the future

2017 In the following pages you will learn about the variety of businesses & services driven by women. Whether they work with their families, have set off on their own, created something from a seed of an idea or taken over a long family tradition, the women in these businesses have led their companies to great success. As successful business women, these leaders continue to pave the way for women-owned companies. Their entrepreneurial spirit has flourished in the creative environment of Cape Cod.



Melinda Loftus Headrick

Catherine Martin



When did you open your businesses? Chatham Interiors, Inc. was founded in 2007. In 2014, I opened my second office in Chatham, the company’s namesake. In 2015, I expanded into retail, and last year I opened a new division called Chatham Exteriors, as I believe the marriage of in and out is so important in design. Last summer, I opened a completely separate business called the Chatham Design Center as I saw a great need for a unique design center on this end of the Cape. The doors are open to members of the trade or homeowners that prefer to do the interior design themselves. Between the two businesses, we have something for everyone. What services does Chatham Interiors, Inc. provide? We are a full service design firm. For new construction and remodeling clients, we assist with architectural plans and electrical layouts, selection and pricing of all fixed and decorating elements, and oversee the final installation. We also love assisting clients with simple decorating projects. How is your approach different compared with other designers? While I am focused on the design concept and end result, equally important to me is the process. I am always finding ways to streamline my company to make things feel effortless for the client. We truly embrace technology, offering clients a cloudbased design program which gives them access to their account at any time. Our clients love this. Explain the Chatham Design Center: Simply put, the Chatham Design Center is a design library that anyone can access through membership. All the vendors I use are now offered to members to make their own selections. Our expediting team handles the rest. Trade members can even hold meetings in the center, so it is like having their own office in Chatham. What’s ahead for 2017? Travel to secure new vendors for both companies, and this summer we will be introducing a Design Lecture Series to embrace education for all things design.

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When did you open Chatham Perk and what kind of items do you sell? We opened Nov. 15, 2014. We offer a full coffee bar, from medium roast to a robust bean. We also have an espresso bar, iced coffee and lattes, breakfast sandwiches, café sandwiches, soups, salads, pastries and desserts. Our testimonials have confirmed that we have succeeded at creating a warm and friendly atmosphere. What are some of your most popular items? Coconut iced coffee, hands down! For sandwiches, our Monomoy Island (roast turkey, Vermont cheddar, homemade stuffing, locally made cranberry chutney melted on cranberry pecan bread) or the Strong Island (ciabatta bread with beach plum jelly, Vermont cheddar, apple smoked bacon and thin sliced green apple panini). A big favorite is our Perk donut—a nutmeg donut rolled in butter, cinnamon and sugar. What has changed since you first opened? We added an outdoor patio for added seating, a large bakery case so we can get more creative with our pastry items, and we expanded our catering menu. In what ways are you involved with the community and local fundraisers? As employees are hired here, I share our mission to support nonprofits and find out what causes they support so as a team we can support each other, whether it be walking for a cause, giving a donation, or hosting fundraising events or information sessions. You also offer catering services. Can you give some examples of your catering menu? We offer breakfast and bagel platters, assorted pastries, cookie and brownie platters, gourmet desserts, sandwich platters, box lunches, lobster rolls and fresh salads. Will you be introducing new items this year? Yes! Juicing and smoothies, new gluten free items, and cold brew coffee!

307 Orleans Road, North Chatham 508.945.5005 •


Mary Martin

Beth Odence



How long have you owned Consigning Women? Twelve years. We opened in August 2005.

How many years have you been in business? I started in the interior design industry 12 years ago. The company was originally called BjtO Designs, which was meaningful to me as it’s my initials, but difficult for others to pronounce. We started out as a home staging company specializing in the multi-million dollar end of the real estate market.

What are some of your best-selling items? We do extremely well with casual women’s clothing and accessories, and our furniture and home decor department also does very well. I think the friendly, relaxed atmosphere in the store is appealing to our customers. Definitely not the typical “mall” experience! How has the consignment business changed since you first opened? Shopping consignment is becoming more mainstream. When we first opened, some of our consignors wouldn’t dream of shopping in the store, but they now drop off their items, grab a $2 consigning coupon, and head to the sales floor to see what’s new! In what ways are you involved with the community and local fundraisers? We do our best to support local school and community events, and we also have a wonderful partnership with WE CAN. We sponsor a yearly fundraiser for them, called Monday Funday, which was held Feb. 27. The event included many local businesses and restaurants, food and wine, and fabulous raffle prizes. All of the proceeds from this event go to WE CAN.

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What does your business specialize in? Today, DN5 specializes in interior design and renovation management. Each of our designers brings their own view and skillset to any of our projects. As a whole, the company is most known for our eclectic designs and our use of upcycling—making old and new work together. What are some design trends for 2017? The pantone color of the year is greenery, so we are starting to see a spring green color creep into wallpaper designs and fabrics. Bolder wall colors are back in vogue as well as jewel tones in upholstery, mainly in sofas. Who inspired you to open your own business? My mother taught me how to sew and knit. She was my inspiration for loving to work with fabrics and making things. But I would say my husband and children were my inspiration for opening my own business. Opening BjtO Kidstuff allowed me to do what I love—creating and working with my hands—and a lovely side benefit was that I could work from home yet fully run a business. Is there a special meaning behind the name? Design No. Five was my fifth business as an entrepreneur. The Hyannis location was my fifth location for storing my staging furniture. Plus, my favorite logo is Chanel No 5—so I’m hoping we are just as successful!

350 Kidds Hill Road, #2, Hyannis 508.827.4947 •


What inspired you to open a consignment store? I have always been in retail, and even went to college for retail! I lived in Naples, Florida, in the early 1990s, and there were quite a few nice consignment shops. I realized that it was a perfect business model. I only pay for the items that I sell! At that time, I owned a gift shop, so I was very aware of the cost of unsold inventory. I knew that I wanted to open a consignment shop someday, so when I thought my kids were old enough for me to go back to work, I opened Consigning Women!


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Jeannine Joseph




How long have you been a Realtor? I have been a Real Estate Broker for 18 years and love almost every minute of it! What is your background? Prior to moving to Cape Cod, I had a successful 20-year career in advertising and marketing. I became the leading East Coast rep outside of New York City for nationally known commercial photographers and illustrators. I was able to secure major accounts like Cole Haan, Gillette, a Calvin Klein billboard in Times Square, the re-design of Ragu Spaghetti Sauce labels, Celestial Seasons tea boxes and McDonald’s Happy Meals. I developed an interest in real estate before age 35 and my first purchase was an 11-unit commercial apartment building. That became the springboard to other rental investment properties. Do you specialize in specific areas of the Cape? My focus is on the Lower Cape towns of Chatham, Harwich, Orleans and Brewster. I work by referral with Realtors in other towns and states where I am not able to give personalized service. Local knowledge is paramount in real estate and an attribute that buyers and sellers value. I’m a strong negotiator with an even temperament. I study market trends and list-to-sell ratios to be able to guide my clients as their trusted advisor. Real estate is a personality business and these skills separate a good Realtor from a great Realtor. What are buyers looking for in a home? Buyers naturally look for value when searching for a vacation home or investment property. The trend I’m seeing now is toward turn-key properties that have upgrades for today’s lifestyle living. Some buyers still look for a renovation project if they find the right location, but the emphasis is on move-in quality. What do you love most about your job? What I enjoy most about my job is the lasting friendships I’ve made and the repeat clients who call me to assist them with their real estate needs.

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When did you open Hairworxs? August 15, 2016 What do you specialize in? Women’s short hair and all coloring. How did you get into the hair salon business? Did you always want to be a hairstylist? Hair was actually the last thing I ever thought I would do, but 30 years ago I discovered I had a talent and passion for it, so I never looked back! What are some of your most popular products? Balayage and Ombre color techniques continue to dominate trends, as well as pastel colors—which are also really hot right now. I came across the Kevin Murphy Color line that boasts a wonderfully rich honey base with no ammonia. The color is so natural and radiant that some of my clients are able to stretch an extra week between color services, which they love. How did you end up in Harwich? Where were you working before Hairworxs? Years ago, I worked in this location when it was PJ’s Hair Studio. When I felt I needed a change, I worked for a wonderful woman in Orleans who taught me the value of balancing life and work. Later, when the PJ’s location became available on the real estate market, I thought it was the perfect time to start my own business. My motto for Hairworxs: “Where the magic happens.” Everyone is going to get a great experience and a customized hairstyle designed for them. I want everyone who walks through my door to feel the same way every time, whether it’s the first visit or the 99th. Will you be offering any new items or services in 2017? My staff and I are planning to take a lot of classes this year to build our skillset to set us apart from other salons. Education is the key to staying current. As the year progresses, I am looking forward to building my team.

119 Route 137, East Harwich 508.432.3900 •


Cheryl Heinzmann & Mary Anne Fenney Cheryl Heinzmann & Mary Ann Fenney


THE OLD YARMOUTH INN You recently celebrated the inn’s 20th anniversary. Did you do anything special to mark the occasion? We gave away $20 gift cards and offered 20 percent discounts off dinner checks for the week of the anniversary. We also thanked our staff—we could not do it without them! In the 20 years of owning The Old Yarmouth Inn, what has changed and what has stayed the same? A lot has changed. Mainly, the public perception of the inn. It had a reputation of being the place that your grandparents would frequent. Since the renovation nine years ago, we amped up the menu and the wine list, and our demographic has changed considerably. What are some of your most popular menu items? Hands down, the most popular dish is the panko haddock with two jumbo shrimp, skillet potatoes asparagus and beurre blanc. The Old Yarmouth Inn is reportedly haunted. Have you ever seen any ghosts personally? Do customers ask you about this frequently? The ghost at the inn is more than legend; many of the servers have experienced sightings and I saw a ghost’s reflection on the storm door on Thanksgiving 2014! Is there anything new on the horizon for 2017? No, we are just working on staying consistent (no drama in consistency) and offering some creative dishes with Shelby at the helm. We have developed a very close relationship with Gustare Oils & Vinegars and Shelby has created a number of items using their products, such as pecan-encrusted chicken over beet and apple risotto drizzled with cara cara orange-vanilla balsamic reduction.

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Laser Aesthetics at Cape Cod Internal Medicine has been in How long have you worked for Laser Aesthetic Cape Cod business now for over 7 years. Their secret to success, “Happy Internal says Medicine? William Fenney, Mary Aesthetics Anne Fenney RN client’s” Cheryl Dr. Heinzmann RN, Medical Nurse and I, Cheryl Heinzmann RN, and Licensed Aesthetician, started and Laser Specialist. We listen to what our client’s want and give Laser the Aesthetics 10 years ago. them best treatments and experience possible. Laser Aesthetics specializes non-invasive skin and and minimally What do you specialize in?inNonsurgical body invasive, anti-aging and skin treatments including Laser Hair contouring including, Botox, dermal fillers, laser hair removal, removal, Photo-rejuvenation which removes brown spots and sun and age spot removal, skin tightening and wrinkle reduction, sun damage, Laser Skin Tightening for loose and sagging skin spider veinonremoval, peels, microneedling and platelet anywhere the face chemical or body, Non-ablative laser skin resurfacing, rich plasma, and vein Kybellaan injectable treatment chemical peelsCoolsculpting and laser spider removal. Neurotoxins and ® that dissolves under the chin. and Juvederm® are also a specialty. Dermal fillers, fat such as Botox “Our Coolsculpting®, is now very popular! It is the most What are some of your most popular treatments? Botox, effective non-invasive fat reduction treatment available,” dermal fillers, and laser hair removal continue to be the most Heinzmann states. This treatment actually removes targeted fat popular. the non-invasive body contouring cells from Coolsculpting, the body permanently without injections, surgery or treatment that freezes away fat cells, continues to grow. down time. Cheryl states that this treatment is great for diet and exercise resistant fatclients bulgeschanged such assince muffin tops, loveworking handles Have the needs of you started and back fat. The fat cells are broken down by the patented in the business? Clients want less-invasive treatments with cooling system and are naturally flushed from your body. minimal downtime. want to hours look like best possible Treatments can last They one to three andthe patient’s usually version of themselves. It’s about looking natural and watch TV, work on their laptops or read during therefreshed. treatment. Results can any be seen little as three weeks with theinbest Are there new in or as interesting trends happening the results occurring over two to three months. laser aesthetic field? The latest way to a fresh face is combining “We are proud of the results and happy faces we see”, say Mary multiple, non-surgical procedures-laser treatments, fillers, Anne Fenney RN, co-owner and manager. “Men and women neurotoxins and topicals-that together, overtime restores a who have cosmetic procedures at Laser Aesthetics notice the youthful appearance. We are also and getting great resultsFenney with microdifference. We know what works what doesn’t.” also needling and platelet plasma treatmentsShe for thinning hair. says, “Patients love rich Cheryl (Heinzmann). is enthusiastic about shelove does. She about prides your herself onIstaying current with Whatwhat do you most job? love making people her knowledge on the latest and best treatments and making sure feel better about themselves! We are proud of the results and the that clients are happy with their results.” happy faces we see! Check out their new website with a Before and After PhotoGallery, Patient Testimonials, videos of treatments, and more at Call for your Personal Consultation

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You recently moved your store from Provincetown to Orleans. What led to this decision? After six years, Oyster Bay moved to 47 Main St. in Orleans. It was a bittersweet decision. The shop is nearer to home—no more commuting! The good news is that many of Oyster Bay’s customers say they will remain loyal, and John Young, Oyster Bay’s talented artist, will still be with us!

Solstice Spa Day in Hyannis, owned open? by Sheryl Baba and When didDay Solstice Spa in Hyannis The first Solstice Kimberlee Schuler, has been in business for over 12 years as a opened in 2002. We had 1,500 square feet on Independence full-service day spa with 25 professionals on staff. Drive. Nine years ago, we moved downtown to Puritan clothing, To better serve their clients well-being, they are committed to and doubled our space and our staff! Recently, we expanded continuing specialized education. “We’ve always been committed north and opened a boutique spa at the RiverWalk Resort at to new techniques and staying up with trends, some of the classes Loonincluded, Mountainfor in estheticians, Lincoln, N.H.classes covering skin analysis, have acne types, and treatment techniques of acne,” says Sheryl. Who inspired you to open a day spa? Our previous employers Their whole massage alsoIn shut for told a and clients inspired us todepartment open Solstice. 2002,down we were weekend so the team could attend a workshop on, “medically it was a risky time to open a business. We believed it would be challenged clientworking care,” where thewetherapist riskier to keep the way were. learns how to reduce stress and discomfort in clients dealing with chronic pain, illness, What are some ofasyour popular services? and chemotherapy, wellmost as classes in products lymphaticand drainage to In both inflammation locations, clients seeking relaxing during and effective decrease and are increase relaxation these services totreatments.” address the symptoms of stress, relief from sore customized muscles and slowing signs ofTabatha aging. The newhas Champagne One of their massagethe therapists, Rubini, become ™ certified in Muscle Release Techniques . offers This aspecialized Facial addresses all those issues! This service back scrub, modality incorporates stretching to improve range of back massage and skinassisted soothing Oxygen facial. motion to muscle groups strained due to repetitive motion from You recently opened a second location in Lincoln, N.H. How various professions or sports. did that come about and does this location offer different As for the hair stylists, out of the seven on staff, five are master services? with Localdecades businessman Dennisbetween Ducharme invited us to hairstylists of experience them. They took consider establishing rootsadvanced in New precision Hampshire. The class RiverWalk part in a “Sharpened Skills” cutting led a dazzlingThe newworkshop resort located thestylists south how peaktoof‘see the the very byis Pureology. taughtatthe popular Loonand Mountain. we walked the property got hair as fabric, shape itOnce into fashion making the mostand of its a feel for the space thataswas dedicated to be the spa we natural texture’, as well classes on dimensional andlocation, corrective hair coloring. One of their stylists, Ricky Balestri, is a nationally were sold! Solstice North is only 1,600 square feet and does not certified colorist. have a hair department—yet! Currently, we offer massage, facials, Sheryl and says,nail “These are the was most impressed by waxing services, forthings locals that and Iresort guests. lately. The team is really pulling together and making the most of Have clients’ you In what these classes, oneneeds of the changed things thatsince makes meopened? proud of them is ways? Clients are a lot more spontaneous. To address those the dedication to help clients, and doing the best we can for them.” needs, let everyone aboutpolish our online booking and Solsticewe strives to reduce know your stress, your skin and color instant gift certificates. your world beautifully-seven days a week, year-round.

Is the retail space in Orleans different? It’s larger and has a patio, but still has that fun, eclectic atmosphere. What are some of your most popular items? ALEX AND ANI continues to be a wonderful presence. They gave Oyster Bay the exclusive rights to sell the Statue of Liberty bracelet and ring on Cape Cod. The copper in the sterling silver bracelet in the shape of the statue’s torch is preserved from its centennial restoration. When Oyster Bay was given the exclusivity from ALEX AND ANI, it brought tears to my eyes. As a little girl, I purchased a miniature copy of the statue while living in NYC. Lady Liberty represents freedom and hope and she was the first to greet my grandparents as they entered New York Harbor as immigrants. The Liberty bracelet is like a homecoming. You recently returned from a market trip to Atlanta. What were some favorite finds? Oyster Bay offers new, fun merchandise, including Melamine dishes with rubber bottom gaskets, great for home or yacht; Spicher and Co. coastal prints; boats with shelves; floor lamps in the shape of Old Salt donning his yellow sou’wester; and pens that speak “blab, blab, blab.” Other items include Oyster Rockefeller mixes and rain umbrellas, depicting rain with cats and dogs. So come in and be pleasantly delighted by the selection of wonderful goods, gifts and jewelry! Oyster Bay will never disappoint you!

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Susan B. Peavey

Nicole Palmer



When did you start Susan Peavey Travel? Susan Peavey Travel Inc. started Feb. 1, 2001.

When did you open Underground Fashion? November 2016 What kinds of items do you sell? Do you design clothes as well? We currently carry over 35 brands of clothing and accessories, including women’s contemporary clothing, handbags, and jewelry from France, U.K., and U.S. I don’t design clothes, but I have designed handbags and plan to do

Are there certain locations you specialize in? Yes, SPT specializes in all vacations in Mexico, Punta Cana, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, Hawaii, Europe, Bora Bora and Tahiti. SPT is not limited to these destinations, as we will plan all vacations Air, Land and Sea!

so in the future.

What are some of the top destinations of your clients? Turks and Caicos, Mexico, Jamaica, Hawaii, Bora Bora, Tahiti and Europe. What are the benefits of working with a travel agency? We are educated and have personal experience. We’ve built personal relationships, we help with cost savings and we are your safety net. We match you to the right destination and resort; it’s an ongoing mutually beneficial relationship. There is never a fee to book with SPT when planning a vacation package. SPT can price match all online pricing, so why not book with your local agency who is here to work directly with you and someone you can talk with? Where are some of your favorite spots to travel and why? My favorite island is Turks and Caicos. My family and I have been traveling to Turks since 2002 and we have watched the island grow. I plan on moving to Turks and Caicos in the next couple of years when my daughters are done with college. I also love Mexico and Jamaica—beautiful resorts, beaches and people.

Susan Peavey Travel Air, Land or Sea Book with SPT! 781.319.1960 • Marshfield 508.432.6200 • Harwich

What or who inspired you to open a clothing store? Visiting amazing and unique high-end boutiques in Hong Kong, New York, and Paris; they inspired me to bring this concept to Cape Cod. Is there a certain demographic or clientele that you cater to? The boutique was created for those who desire highend contemporary style—rare pieces not usually found on the Cape. We also offer private appointments for an intimate shopping experience. What do you hope to add to the Cape Cod fashion scene? My objective is to bring fashion not considered “Cape Cod style.” We seek simple, easy-to-wear mix-and-match pieces with attention to detail. My motto is: “Less is more, and quality over quantity.” What were you doing before you opened Underground Fashion? I worked as a fashion buyer in Hong Kong, traveling all over Europe and the U.S. discovering great designers and building relationships, which I still do to this day.


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What inspired you to launch a travel agency? I have always loved to travel and I used to work for the airlines. I thought planning people’s vacations would not only be fun, but rewarding.



Maureen Leavenworth

Wendy Harris



You have two locations, one in Provincetown and one in Orleans. Which opened first? I opened the first shop in Orleans in 2009. I started with my personal collection of what I call “antique vintage,” which is the clothing from the 1700s to the 1920s. Customers were so excited about the museum quality of garments, they started bringing in vintage clothing to consign. Two years later, I opened another location in Provincetown inside Whaler’s Wharf. Both locations offer the same base, which is vintage clothing. However, Orleans has a bridal boutique with wedding gowns from the early 1900s to the current day. The Provincetown store has an expanded men’s selection spanning the decades, with everything from top coats from the 1870s to vintage casual wear.

How many years have you been in business? We have been a family run business for over 35 years.

How did you get into the vintage clothing business? I’ve been collecting vintage clothing since the 1970s, when the 1940s era really caught my eye. I’m an artist and period seamstress, replicating dresses from most any time period. I work with my brides-to-be in recreating their wedding gown from the vintage they desire. I love keeping history alive through clothing. Where do you get most of your merchandise? I get most of my clothes from consignors. Although, I still love to go out and see what I can find. What are customers looking for today? Most customers are “connected” to a decade that they love. Others are professional collectors or designers coming in for inspiration. Customers are both young and older and everyone smiles when they come through the door—I love that the most! What’s the best part about owning a vintage clothing store? I am honored to be able to present these treasures from the closets of Cape Cod to finding the right person, the right collector or museum that will cherish these items going forward.

What does your business specialize in? As the local Hunter Douglas Gallery Showroom, we offer on display all the latest innovative window treatments, including all styles of shadings, blinds and shutters, as well as motorized options. We have discount designer fabrics in stock to create draperies, valances, upholstery, slipcovers, cushions and custom bedding. What are some design trends for 2017? Simplicity, straight lines and adding pops of accent color. In what ways have clients’ needs changed since you opened? Insulation, sun control and privacy have become much more important over the years. What are some of your most popular window coverings and fabrics? Roman shades, Duette shades and shutters are our most popular window treatments. Stationary Drapery panels add a warm design layer as well. The most popular fabrics are the print embroideries on cotton and linen—they are simply gorgeous. Many are in simple geometric shapes, but we have some that are reflective of nature with many different leaf patterns. How do you stay ahead of the competition? I focus on our business and our customers. With over 30 years of experience, I understand how to work with our customers to find the right design and fabric for them. We also offer free in-home consultations for clients or they may visit our expansive showroom to see all the styles of window treatments. We carry more than 500 sample books of fabric and accent trimmings from all the major vendors.

Window Express 31 Main Street, Orleans 237-241 Commercial Street, Provincetown 508.246.2559 •

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Penny Sampson

WISH GIFT CO. Who or what inspired you to open Wish Gift Co.? I’ve always enjoyed giving meaningful gifts and pulling together complementary items to say “thank you” or “I love you” in a thoughtful way. Having many years of retail experience, I have always dreamed of owning a gift shop. Part of our objective when creating Wish Gift Co. in June of 2016 was to support small, independent makers and curate custom gift boxes filled with unique, handcrafted items. A D V E R T I S I N G

What led you to open in Sandwich? My husband and I reside in Sandwich and supporting our local community is important to us. We love the location of the shop and we were able to completely transform the space exposing original wood beams, installing new floors and creating a bright and inviting atmosphere. What sort of items do you sell? Almost everything is handmade in the United States and is natural, eco-conscious, organic and free of harsh chemicals. Our customers can purchase individual items or we can assist with arranging gifts in a beautiful, slide-top pine box. We carry handcrafted items like whimsical greeting cards, journals and notepads, natural soy candles and gourmet treats. Our assortment also includes baby products like leather baby moccasins, rattles, and beautiful African Moses baskets. How did you come up with the name? As a child, one of my favorite activities was to make wishes on dandelions. Our logo design was inspired by a dandelion and also resembles a firework, which is a symbol of celebration. Wish Gift Co. is my personal wish come true.

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ndrea Spence, a professional freelance photographer, lives in Orleans with her husband and two golden retrievers. When she’s not lost on the beaches of Cape Cod with her dogs and camera, Spence volunteers at the National Marine Life Center in Buzzards Bay and Wild Care Cape Cod in Eastham. Her prints are available to purchase at

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They came, they served, and—in some cases—they stayed to serve some more.


ach fall, about 32 young people from across the United States spend 10 months as team members with AmeriCorps Cape Cod. A national community-service program, AmeriCorps is often referred to as the “Domestic Peace Corps.” It started in 1994 and came to Cape Cod in 1999. Since then, more than 400 team members have supported local communities through their work in one of AmeriCorps Cape Cod’s four focus areas: natural resource management; disaster preparedness and response; education; and volunteer engagement. About a third of the alumni have stayed on the Cape for at least a year or two, and about one in 10 has settled here, giving the Cape the ongoing gift of their talents and commitment to community. We spoke with three AmeriCorps alumni to learn about their time in AmeriCorps and why they decided to stay on Cape Cod.

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Amy Kukulya age 39, born and raised in Sayreville, N.J. AmeriCorps Cape Cod in 1999-2000

EDUCATION: Rutgers University, environmental policy TOWN: Lives in Falmouth MAKES HER LIVING AS: Senior engineering technician, department of applied ocean physics and engineering, at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution ASSIGNMENT: “I grew up watching ‘SeaQuest’ and knew I wanted a career in oceanography. I got paired up with Dale Leavitt [an aquaculture specialist]. He was a great teacher. I was working on the tidal flats and coming into the labs to do research on shellfish disease. The year I did AmeriCorps was the pioneer year on Cape Cod. There wasn’t an established program. It couldn’t have been a better opportunity for me. It got me ingrained in the Woods Hole community. That’s how I got my foot in the door with oceanography.” FAVORITE MEMORY: “My favorite part was getting up before sunrise and driving out to the P’town flats and seeing the beautiful low tides and walking out in such a peaceful landscape. Being one of only a few people out there—just being able to appreciate the environment and the landscape and Cape Cod at its core; the salty low-tide smell that I fell in love with. It was a place I knew I could call home.” AFTER AMERICORPS: “I had a contract at the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, doing some more shellfish disease research. I got hired as a contractor at Woods Hole in 2001. I spent two years doing zooplankton ecology research. I was introduced to engineering and technology, and I learned that I had an aptitude for that.” IN THE APPLIED OCEAN PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING LAB: Kukulya helps design autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), remote-operated underwater robots with cameras and sound detectors that are used in research and exploration. “I crossed disciplines to take my science background, my passion for the ocean and ecology, and my ability to use tools and found a niche where I could apply all the skills I’d picked up,” says Kukulya. VALUABLE LESSONS FROM AMERICORPS: “I learned survival skills, going through a program where you get shelter and a small stipend for food. I learned to live off so little and found such great happiness and had such a rich, fulfilling life that year that it set a path for me to explore. By taking on risks and pushing my comfort zone that way, I ended up in engineering with no formal training. It was the birth of becoming an adult and growing up real fast and learning how to take care of yourself and how to network. That was my greatest takeaway.” PLANNING TO STAY? “Things are really good right now in terms of technology and AUVs being hotter than ever. The applications are diverse and fun. The time is now to be in this field. I have no plans to leave any time soon because I feel like I’m just getting started doing science with AUVs. I love being on the water. I remember I bought my first boat for 25 cents from my grandfather when I was 5 years old. The next day I told him I wanted my quarter back because it was too much money. Now I’ve never not had a boat. Being on the water, going island hopping, fishing and lobstering—I’ve created a life here.”

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David Quinn age 33, born in Newton and grew up in Waltham AmeriCorps Cape Cod in 2007-2008

EDUCATION: Holy Cross, political science and environmental studies, and Tufts University, master’s in urban and environmental planning TOWN: Lives in Falmouth MAKES A LIVING AS: Regional waste reduction coordinator, Barnstable County Cooperative Extension ASSIGNMENT: “I had two placements. One was with a community group called Chatham Recycles, a local group with town officials, interested residents and local businesses trying to promote recycling in town. I also worked with the shellfish departments in Provincetown and Truro.” FAVORITE MEMORY: “I always loved the house dinners. Once a week, all 13 members had a house meeting and we’d rotate cooking schedules. Two people would cook a huge feast and everyone else would get to enjoy it. I remember spending the whole night laughing.” AFTER AMERICORPS: “My position at the county is funded through the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. My job is to work with all 15 towns on the Cape and the towns on the island on waste reduction—trash, recycling, composting. I do a lot of work helping the towns get grants to getting equipment, and I research recycling markets to help towns get the best value they can for the material that they’re collecting. The overall goal of my job is helping towns reduce their waste because it’s such an expensive thing to deal with.” VALUABLE LESSONS FROM AMERICORPS: “We worked with all of the towns’ conservation departments, shellfish departments and public works on all sorts of different projects. The connections I made with town officials were huge and a big help even to this day—being able to pick up the phone and call somebody and have a history with them. And there were all sorts of random skills, little pieces of information about how the Cape runs. Learning how shellfishing works was really interesting.” PLANNING TO STAY? “For the foreseeable future, definitely. I love the access to the outdoors. When I moved back down here, I lived in Eastham and I got into a routine of surfing every day. I grew up in the city, so it was a novel thing to me. Now I can’t imagine leaving.”



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Angela Hemmila age 30, born in Cumberland, R.I. AmeriCorps Cape Cod in 2007-2008

EDUCATION: Bryant University, communications major TOWN: Lives in Marstons Mills HER JOB: Co-owner of Solar Rising in Mashpee ASSIGNMENT: “I was assigned to Cape & Islands Self-Reliance [a nonprofit focused on energy education] where I did a little bit of everything. I also was the Junior Solar Sprint coordinator. It’s a program for middle-school students where we teach them how to build a mini racecar that runs on solar power. There was a lot of education, a lot of outreach and a lot of event planning.” FAVORITE MEMORY: “In addition to my individual placement, we had planned a COD Day – Community Outreach and Development Day. We were assigned Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The entire planning process from day one in September until MLK Day, we were racking our brains. It was awesome to see it all come together. The theme was Share the Warmth. We had school kids decorating quilt squares, then we had quilting clubs make quilts and then we presented the quilts to homeless shelters. To see it come together and make an impact in the community was great.” AFTER AMERICORPS: “During my individual placement, I got really interested in solar equipment because I was teaching the kids while I was learning about it myself. Someone I met had a solar business and needed help. I was thrilled I could stay because I really felt at home.” TODAY: She’s the co-owner of her own solar business, and one of her employees is another former AmeriCorps worker. VALUABLE LESSONS FROM AMERICORPS: “Before I was assigned to Self-Reliance, I knew very little about solar energy and now I’m part owner of a solar-installation company, so I owe my professional career to AmeriCorps. Living with 13 people, I met people from all over and became more open-minded than I was. I also learned patience, communication skills and teamwork skills. I feel like I use tidbits of AmeriCorps every day.” PLANNING TO STAY? “Yes, definitely. Cape Cod has a little of everything. The water is right there, but there are also a lot of hiking trails. In the off-season, it’s peaceful and in the summer it’s vibrant.”

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Cheryl Andrews, photographed at MacMillan Pier, says it’s an honor to represent Provincetown. “The people here have a long history of creativity, compassion and decency,” says Andrews. “I love how much people care about this place and I love that they have entrusted me to take good care of the town’s soul.”



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Dr. Cheryl Andrews

Provincetown Selectman and Dentist

Cheryl Andrews grew up in Barnstable, then moved to Provincetown in 1986 to start her dental practice. She joined the board of selectmen in 1998, served until 2007, and then rejoined the board in 2014. She was recently re-elected to the board of selectmen for a fifth term. Andrews also served seven years on the Provincetown Housing Authority and six years as a Barnstable County Assembly Delegate beginning when she left the board of selectmen in 2007. Andrews is also event chair for the Great Provincetown Schooner Regatta. You left the board of selectmen in 2007, then rejoined in 2014. What made you come back? My town was experiencing an amazing amount of political upheaval. Our police chief was fired. Our town manager had lost a great deal of support and resigned. There was a vigorous campaign to recall the chairman of the board of selectmen that winter. I knew in my heart that I had the experience and reputation of trustworthiness that people wanted to help Provincetown get through those difficult times. It was not my plan, but it felt like the right thing to do. Is affordable housing your biggest concern? The Outer Cape has benefited from an amazingly robust real estate market during the last 25 years. Unfortunately, as rental apartments have been converted to serve the summer market, workers can’t find yearround housing. Worse, they don’t qualify for affordable housing. Their incomes are above the range. So Provincetown has set a new goal of working to provide year-round apartments that middle-income workers can access. This is hard because the state and federal programs don’t help. Provincetown has lost over 15 percent of our year-round population during the last decade. My biggest concern is what happens to our town if we lose more of our year-round community. What are some of your proudest accomplishments as selectman? It’s not romantic, but I am proud of the 10 years of work I did to bring us the public sewer system. It was my idea to utilize “Title V use” for the betterment calculation instead of the commonly used “frontage.” This allowed a level of fairness when it came to cost, which is now being replicated on the Cape in other towns. I am also very proud of my vote to apply a residential tax exemption here. Only a small number of towns in Massachusetts have taken

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this step, but it means a great deal to the working class that spends the winter here and pays high infrastructure costs to maintain our summer economy. What do you love most about being a selectman? This question made me smile. Some days, I hate the job (mostly when it’s really cold out and I have to go downtown for another meeting!). Most days, I really love it. And I love it because I think the town is just grand and so beautiful and it’s easy to make a difference here because it’s so small. I love how much people care about this place and I love that they have entrusted me to take good care of the town’s soul. The people here have a long history of creativity, compassion and decency. It’s a great town and an honor to represent Provincetown. How long have you been a dentist? In what ways has your career helped you in your selectman role? I have been in practice here since July 1986. I remember one week that first summer. I had a dental patient that lived at the Cape End Manor (the town nursing home). She was 95. And then the same week, a young mother brought her baby in with a chipped tooth. And I remember thinking what a great job. I get to meet all these neat people. Over time, as more local people got to know me, I was asked to get more involved with town government. They trusted me. They still do. I understand you are a descendant of the Pilgrims. Are you involved with 2020 events tied to the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim landing? Ahh yes. I traced my grandmother’s family through Brooks Library in Harwich and discovered our lineage went right back to the boat. It was a lot of fun and made learning Cape Cod history another one of my favorite hobbies. The first Andrews in America was a selectman (on my Dad’s side) and the early settlers on my mom’s side were sailors and boat builders and life savers. So, it all fits together. The upcoming commemoration in 2020 provides Provincetown with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share the story of the Mayflower landing. The boat stayed at anchor in the harbor for five very interesting weeks. Many of the families that went to Plymouth ended up coming back to the Cape and settling here. I am thrilled to do what I can to see that the 400th anniversary is one we will all remember.



Meghan Donohue

Mooring Technician, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution As a mooring technician, Meghan Donohue is constantly traveling, meeting new people, seeing interesting places and learning new cultures and customs. Since joining Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution two years ago, she has been on about 15 trips at sea, from the Arctic to Taiwan. “It’s constant problem solving,” she says. “You always have some element that is going to change, from the weather to dealing with something that might break. It’s always different.” Donohue says she has always preferred technically challenging, risky and bizarre work—lucky for her, mooring work fits her criteria. As a mooring technician for WHOI, what are your responsibilities? My job entails building the components for moorings and making sure the design works. I am in charge of shipping and field logistics, deploying and recovering the mooring, and when on board I lead deck operations. For one project, I’m responsible for getting 22 shipping containers (mostly 40-foot containers) down to the southernmost city of Chile and back every year. How long are you away at sea and what’s a typical day like for you? I can be at sea anywhere from a day to 80 days. It all depends on the cruise. The cruise I just returned from was a month long, however, I was gone for two months. There was a long mobilization and demobilization period. On average, I am away from home for three to six months per year. Every year is different, but we try to keep it in the three-to-fivemonth range. A typical day at sea starts before daybreak getting everything prepped and checking weather. We make sure all of the winches are operational, get all of the tools and gear we need out on deck and staged. Then we spend the day either deploying or recovering the mooring with all of the instrumentation.   How did you end up as a mooring technician at WHOI? After I graduated from University of San Diego and Maine Maritime Academy, I applied for several jobs at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) and was offered a position as a shipboard technician (restech). My current boss John Kemp 62


and his mooring group are very well known and respected in the industry. For a long time, other scientists and technicians had been telling me that I needed to meet him. By chance, I was assigned to be the restech for a cruise on one of the SIO ships that he was going to be on. After that cruise, we stayed in touch and he offered me a job here a few years later. Is it true not many women go into mooring deck work? Yes. The mooring technician field is very small. Job openings don’t occur frequently. This isn’t a position that is well known. Oceanography and its support staff have many disciplines and many people don’t know all of the various jobs that make up this field. I don’t think it has to do with male or female—it comes down to skillset. As a new mom, how do you juggle a baby and a career at sea? Do you have a strong support system? My husband gets a lot of the credit for taking care of our daughter. He does an incredible job of taking care of her when I’m away or still at work. On top of that, I have a very strong support system through the Falmouth Hospital Breastfeeding Support Group, my family and my coworkers. It is very reassuring to have all of these people available who have words of wisdom or encouragement or just come over to take care of our daughter for a short bit. What do you love most about your job? The challenges and puzzles we are constantly faced with. Finding a solution to making something work is great, whether logistically related or having to do with working in rough seas and weather conditions or rigging related. It keeps the job from getting mundane. Also, I get to travel. Through your line of work, what message do you hope to send to women? Be positive, work hard and don’t back down from a challenge. Don’t be afraid to ask a question or answer a question. Be honest and direct. Speak your mind, not what you think others want you to say. Have the courage to change course. Be you and it will fall into place, but never ever take anything for granted nor that it’s easy.

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Meghan Donohue is surrounded by mooring equipment at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The yellow spheres in the background are used as flotation and are typically placed in line in the mooring near the anchor end. The orange spheres are syntactic foam, which is the top flotation of a subsurface mooring.

Dennis Police Detective Christine Hornby, who specializes in sexual assault investigations, also volunteers with Children’s Cove, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Cape Cod Athletic Club. She started the Dennis Police 5K Halloween Hustle in 2012 as a way to raise money and bridge the gap between the police and the community.



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Detective Christine Hornby Dennis Police Department

After college, Framingham native Christine Hornby worked for the Nantucket Police Department as a summer officer on its bike patrol unit in 1999. From there, Hornby moved to Dennis in 2001, worked for the Dennis Police Department, and later that year, she graduated from the Police Academy. In 2009, Hornby was promoted to detective. Outside of her police work, Hornby takes pride in community involvement. She started the Halloween Hustle 5K in Dennis in 2012 and volunteers for several organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters and Children’s Cove. How did you get into police work? Did you always want to work in the law enforcement field? My undergrad degree is in chemistry and I wanted to be a crime scene investigator. In college, I completed an internship at the crime lab and did not enjoy the work there as much as I thought I would. It was my first real exposure to police work. I did another internship with a detective unit of the Massachusetts State Police. It was during this internship that I knew I wanted to become a police officer with the hope of being a detective one day.

and I am constantly being challenged. I really enjoy working with the victims. I love helping to empower them, giving them the strength and support to take their life back or helping them find their voice.   You started the Dennis Police 5K Halloween Hustle in 2012. How did this come about? Our Dennis Police Association had limited funding and I was looking for a way to raise money and bridge the gap between the police and the community. I envisioned a fun, family-friendly community event, and everyone loves Halloween, especially the kids. In the past five years, we have been able to establish both a benevolent and a scholarship account. How many runners did it start with and how many did you have in 2016? In 2012, our first year, we had 200 runners and walkers. By 2016, more than 550 participated. How many scholarships have you handed out since it started? We have issued 10 $1,000 scholarships to local students.

What kinds of cases do you investigate? Working for a smaller department, I am involved in most major cases that come through, but I specialize in sexual assault investigations, crimes against children and high-risk domestic violence.

What other community groups and events are you involved with every year? I volunteer with Children’s Cove, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the LoveLocal Fest, Cape Cod Athletic Club and the Mighty Meehan 5K. I also coach a swim team, mentor victims of sexual assaults and teach self-defense to women. I’ve run several marathons to raise money for cancer research.

What are some of the more difficult aspects of your line of work? I work with victims of traumatic incidents on a daily basis. Once the criminal process is completed, there are limited resources and services for victims to assist them with the healing and recovery process.      What do you enjoy most about your job? I love that no two cases are the same,

Why is it important to you to be involved with the community? I became a police officer to help others and make a difference. It’s important to create a strong connection between the community and the police in order for us to be successful in solving and preventing crimes and keeping the community safe. Being involved allows me to establish relationships, build trust and show that I am a real person.

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Stacie Peugh

CEO and President, YMCA Cape Cod Stacie Peugh has vacationed on the Cape since childhood and it was always a dream of hers to work at the YMCA Cape Cod and in its surrounding community. In 2010, Peugh’s dream came true. The New York native, who got her start as a Y summer camp counselor in Schenectady, New York, was named CEO and President of the Cape organization. Since then, she has launched several successful programs, including an Achievers program for at-risk youth, helped plan the organization’s 50th anniversary last year, opened two new early learning centers and expanded its chronic disease prevention and support programs. What was it like planning and celebrating the YMCA Cape Cod’s 50th anniversary last year? The 50th anniversary served as a platform for us to honor our past, celebrate our impact and invest in our future. Most importantly, we have made new friends and reconnected with friends of the past that made our positive community impact possible on the Cape. As we look forward, we are poised to continue growing to meet the insatiable demand for serving the people of Cape Cod. You started the Y Achievers program for at-risk youth in 2015. Can you describe the program and share some success stories? The Achievers program is a college and career readiness mentoring and support program for low-income students who are the first generation in their families to pursue higher education beyond high school. In the first year of the program, we doubled our anticipated participation and gave 33 Barnstable students the hope and support they needed to believe in their futures. What other programs have you started and what programs are you most proud of at the Y? We have significantly expanded our non-facility based programs in an effort to bring services close to those who need us most. We opened two new early learning centers in Brewster and North Falmouth over the last three years. Additionally, we have significantly expanded our chronic disease prevention and support programs with the launch of LIVESTRONG at the Y for cancer survivors and the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention 66


Program. Nurturing the potential and healthy development of infants, preschoolers, school-age children, teenagers, young adults, adults and seniors with what they need to thrive on Cape Cod is what I’m proudest of. You recently took a trip with area leaders, including with Elizabeth Wurfbain (featured on page 69) to Portland, Maine, to learn about how that town deals with the homeless population. Did you walk away with helpful ideas? The journey to visit Maine opened doors to other communities that also struggle with serious homelessness issues. We learned about additional complexities involved in addressing homelessness and saw other examples of why this issue is so difficult to solve. We learned there are no simple solutions. We learned about each other and had an opportunity to reflect on the positive work we are doing in our own community with the resources and talent we have available to us. Some people might just look at the Y as a workout facility or a place to take their kids swimming, but the Y is so much more than that. What would you like people to know about YMCA Cape Cod? The Y responds to social and human needs in our community, and opportunities for living healthier is one of society’s greatest human needs we strive to support. I want the community to know that we are a charitable organization that never turns anyone away due to their inability to pay, including supporting their efforts to achieve a healthier lifestyle. The Y understands there are many barriers to leading a healthy lifestyle for the whole family, such as finances, relationships, mental health stressors, physical disabilities and many other challenges every human faces in life. We offer empathy and support for anyone’s journey to live well in spirit, mind and body. What do you love most about being CEO and president of YMCA Cape Cod? I love the people I’m surrounded by and that my purpose is to serve in supporting our community as a healthy place for people to thrive.

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The YMCA Cape Cod in Barnstable provides services and programs for all ages. From left to right: Tim Fialho, a Y Achievers program participant; CEO and president Stacie Peugh holds baby Arthur, who is enrolled in the daycare program; and Dorothy Connors serves as a board member and volunteers for the organization.

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Elizabeth Wurfbain aims to bring back the charm of downtown Hyannis with events such as the Village Stroll, Jazz Nights and Movies on the Green. This year, Wurfbain is excited about The Dress Up Downtown Campaign, which will add year-round festive string lights on Main Street. “Our goal is to make the downtown thrive,” says Wurfbain.



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Elizabeth Wurfbain

Executive Director Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District As executive director, Elizabeth Wurfbain is in charge of improving the mile-long Main Street in Hyannis. Wurfbain stepped into the position in 2010, following Cynthia Cole who had started the major project of fixing the streetscape and improving the attractiveness of the street. This process continues today. In addition, the job also entails fine tuning relationships with the town as well as state and local organizations. “The BID was started as a focused voice of the property owners to enliven Main Street and I am proud to be part of the movement that brings the downtown area to a higher level,” says Wurfbain. Where did you grow up on the Cape? Did you spend a lot of time in Hyannis growing up? My parents were from off Cape, but they moved to West Hyannisport because they had a dream to live a small-town Cape life with a boat and a slip. I went to Centerville Elementary, where my own children have attended. Remember, Main Street was the only shopping hub and it was novel to shop at Buttner’s department store. Puritan used to call our house when new suits came in. Later, I enjoyed visiting the bohemian shops—Mooncakes and Sunflower. I loved my first job seating patrons at the Cape Cod Melody Tent, where I met Lawrence Welk and Ben Vereen. At 14, I went to boarding school and then college, worked in New York, traveled around the world by myself, lived in Amsterdam, helped start a business, and now I am back in my mother’s house with my original phone number and P.O. Box. I am lucky to be here. But you only realize that by leaving. When you became executive director five years ago, what were your goals? Have you achieved them? I wanted to bring back the charm of the downtown through streetscape and events that would remind people of what is special about Hyannis. Our events, Halloween Trick or Treat, our Village Stroll, the Long Table, Jazz Nights and Movies on the Green are an infusion of inspiration.

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In what ways has BID been involved with the homelessness issue? We have been working on this for years, but most recently in the past year and a half with the escalation of opiates and housing costs, we put aggressive goals in place that reflect the best national practices. The shelters, now open 24 hours, conduct sobriety checks. They have also added services and food as well as medical help. The goal is to move people to the next level of recovery. The affordable housing dilemma and the concept of special disparity when it comes to social services are all crucial conversations, not just for Hyannis, but for all downtowns. What have been some of the economic challenges? The challenges are Capewide and even nationwide in nature. For instance, the Cape’s seasonal economy and expensive housing and a lack of year-round professional employers create a major challenge for traditional downtown retailers. Add to that the effect of internet retailers, such as and other online shopping, and you have your work cut out for you. What’s ahead for 2017? This year, we are excited about our Dress Up Downtown campaign, which we started by adding string lights year round to eight trees downtown and also showcasing local art in two Main Street alleys. We will continue to grow this campaign with more signage and lighting. We also hope to bring in quality retail and non-retail attractions that will enhance the positive experience and the excitement of living in the downtown area. To create this year-round atmosphere, we encourage residential occupancy above storefronts. We plan to continuously strengthen our relationships with developers and cornerstone local institutions, such as the hospital and the college. Our goal is to make the downtown thrive and eventually fill Main Street year round with residents as well as successful shops and restaurants.




Sandy Neck Park Manager Nina Coleman observes the area from her favorite vantage point.


t only takes a few minutes for the conversation to be interrupted. Sandy Neck Park Manager Nina Coleman stops her truck and hops out. “I just saw a piece of trash and I have to pick it up,” she says. “That’s who I am. I’m the woman who can’t drive by trash.” As we continue rolling along the beach and its network of dirt trails, she talks about herself and her job. Coleman is in charge of a 4,700-acre town property that combines barrier beach, dunes, maritime forests and marsh. “It’s like its own living, breathing entity and that is how I manage it,” she said. That management sometimes requires a balancing act between recreation and conservation, but she’s used to balancing acts. “Being a professional, being a manager, being a mommy—juggling all that has been hard and has been rewarding,” she says. She and her husband live in Marstons



Mills with their daughter, Ruby Lou, 11, and son, Finbar, 9. Coleman was born in Illinois and spent her teenage years in Vermont. She spent some time teaching horseback riding and training horses before finding her way to Cape Cod, where she got an associate’s degree at Cape Cod Community College. “I had a great biology professor and I was completely taken by the subject,” she says. “I’ve always been interested in the natural world. I discovered when I went to 4Cs that the more you know, the more you want to know. When you look at nature, it’s telling you so many interesting stories. That’s what hooked me.” She continued her studies at UMass Amherst, where she earned a bachelor’s in environmental science and a master’s in natural resources conservation. “My master’s degree research focused on a rare plant on Sandy Neck, so I was in the right place at the right time to land this position in 2003, and I’ve been here ever since,” she says.

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While many people associate Sandy Neck with piping plovers, the sprawling area is also home to deer, coyotes, weasels, otters, spadefoot toads and snowy egrets, says Sandy Neck Park Manager Nina Coleman. At left, Coleman picks up some trash, and later, kneels in a native cranberry bog she has worked hard to restore and protect.

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At Sandy Neck, she oversees two full-time, year-round employees and at least 25 seasonal employees. Summer workers include a biology staff that protects and researches diamondback terrapins and nesting shorebirds (“typically a college student who’s studying biology”), enforcement officers who can write citations, lifeguards, gatehouse attendants, and maintenance and cleaning crew. “It’s a happening place in the summer,” she says. The parking lot will often be filled to capacity (260 cars) with 500 or more off-road vehicles on the beach. While beachtime in ORVs is the biggest recreational use, portions of Sandy Neck are available for horseback riding, fat-tire mountain bike riding, birdwatching, shellfishing, hunting and camping (mostly for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts). 74


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A pool of water in the salt marsh area, snag trees against the sand dunes and a lichen field all highlight the ecologically diverse area of Sandy Neck.

“This place gets in your blood. It really does,” she says. “People get married out here. They’re raising their kids out here. There are services out here when people pass away. It’s a huge part of people’s lives. I think a big part of my job is to be respectful of how people are so connected to it.” Coleman is the first woman to become park manager at Sandy Neck. “Some things are easier because I’m a woman,” she says. “The enforcement stuff, if you have two strong alpha person-

alities, it can ramp up quickly. Sometimes when I roll up on a situation, I feel like I’m in a better position coming in as a short woman. But plenty of people look over my head and see a male employee behind me and start talking to him as if he was in charge. “My whole life, I’ve been in unusual positions. After I got out of high school, I was working at a gas station. I was always that girl who tried to take an unusual path. I’m used to it and I like the challenge.”

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As we drive along the beachfront, she points out a grey seal that’s popped its head above the water. “It used to be harbor seals and now I’m seeing a lot of grey seals,” she says. While many people associate Sandy Neck with piping plovers, whose nearshore nests lead to a shutdown of a portion of the beach each summer, the sprawling area is also home to deer, coyotes, weasels, otters, spadefoot toads, snowy egrets and many other creatures of the land, air and water. Between the six-mile-long peninsula’s northern beach and southern marsh side are miles of trails through dunes and forests, with patches of wetlands hosting small cranberry bogs. By now, we’ve crossed to the southern side of Sandy Neck and we’re driving along the marsh trail on our way back to the gatehouse. “The Great Marsh is the largest marsh on Cape Cod, the second largest marsh in Massachusetts and the most beautiful marsh in the world,” she says. “What I do when I lead hikes is try to show people this side of Sandy Neck. When you think of Sandy Neck, a lot of people think of off-road vehicles. That’s what it’s known for and that’s where people are. They’re all concentrated in one spot because the plovers close a lot of the beach. But there’s so much more going on here.”

Sandy Neck’s Secrets Some things that most people don’t know about Sandy Neck:

Although the approach road to Sandy Neck turns north off Route 6A in Sandwich, all of Sandy Neck is in Barnstable. “A lot of people think it’s co-owned by Barnstable and Sandwich,” says Park Manager Nina Coleman. “It makes me crazy when Channel 5 will be in the parking lot for a shark sighting or a storm coming in, and it will say at the bottom of the screen ‘reporting from Sandwich.’”

The beach is very rocky, but “the vast majority of Sandy Neck is sandy,” she says. “We also have these very mature forested areas. 76


When you get in them, you’re in dense forest. People don’t expect that.”

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There is no Trail 3. Trails 1, 2, 4 and 5 cross Sandy Neck running north and south, but Trail 3 was abandoned many years ago. You can’t get there from here—if you want to drive to the lighthouse at Sandy Neck’s eastern end. “The number one question at the gate is ‘How do I get to the lighthouse?’ The GPS tells you to drive down the

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beach and take a right. I’ve had sedans, muscle cars, motorcycles and minivans head down the access trail and get brutally stuck. You can hike to it or get to it by boat. We recommend that people who want to see the lighthouse, which is on private property, go out on a whale watch, which goes right by it.” —Bill O’Neill

Sandy Neck Lighthouse

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Saving the Turtles In 2003, there were 40 diamondback terrapin nests on Sandy Neck. Last year, there were 177. One of the keys to helping the turtles is the creative use of plastic milk crates. Researchers place the crates over eggs that mother turtles have buried in the dunes. Called capping, it prevents skunks, raccoons and other scavengers from digging up the eggs.



When the baby turtles hatch, they can squeeze through the crate’s plastic openings and make their way to the marsh. Some are collected for a Head Start program. The animals are raised by students and eventually released into the marsh. Unlike sea turtles, which migrate, diamondback terrapins stay close to where they were hatched. “The kids and adults get really invested in Sandy Neck because their turtle is out here,” says Sandy Neck Park Manager Nina Coleman. “That program has been wildly successful. I like to say that our terrapins are ambassadors. Not everybody likes a plover, but everybody likes a turtle.”—Bill O’Neill

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Oysterville Vodka When Charlotte Canzano’s husband-to-be Greg Hoffman was diagnosed with cancer three years ago, she started making healthier life choices—specifically, changes in their diets. Once Hoffman’s health improved and they could enjoy a drink together again, she researched low-sugar options. Beer and wine were packed with sugar and other spirits were too heavy. “Vodka is a great choice because it is very clean,” says Canzano, an Osterville resident, who became obsessed with the distillery process and finding a smooth, clean brand. “Every time I would try a different vodka, I would ask, ‘How is this made? What is it made from? What is the process?’” After two years of searching for a distillery partner, she met a husband-and-wife team who own a distillery in Florida. It was a perfect match because they shared her passion to produce a high-quality product. In September of 2015, they launched the gluten-free, corn-based Oysterville Vodka, distributed by L. Knife & Son in Kingston. In just one year, the vodka has increased distribution from 30 locations to 350 liquor stores and restaurants on Cape Cod, the South Shore, West and North of Boston, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The label was inspired by a watercolor painting of nautical flags painted by Hoffman’s daughter. “I do think people love it for that,” says Canzano, “but what I am most proud of is what’s in the bottle. Hopefully they try it and decide for themselves.”—Lisa Leigh Connors For more information, visit

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A New Local Gathering Spot Etzy’s in Dennisport offers a large selection of wine and beer on tap served in a fun, friendly atmosphere BY LANNAN M. O’BRIEN


Homemade pizza topped with mushrooms and green peppers

ETZY’S WINE BAR & BISTRO 697 Main St., Dennisport 508-258-0805 etzyswinebar



surround the adjacent dining room, which features dark wood tables and booths. About a third of the tables were filled when I visited on a recent Thursday evening—typical for a weeknight in the offseason. A DJ announced trivia questions to a few teams of customers scattered throughout the restaurant. I picked a seat among the trivia-playing crowd that boos and cheers depending on whether the DJ’s answer matches their own. If you’re looking to grab a beer in the area with friends, Etzy’s has a large selection on tap that ranges from your average Coors Light to Handline Kolsch, a local brew from South Dennis’ Devil’s Purse Brewing Company. It also offers the lesser-

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long Main Street in Dennisport is an unassuming plaza that out-of-towners would likely pass by without giving a second glance. It houses a liquor store, and since last spring, a year-round restaurant where locals gather for a good time paired with equally enjoyable food and drink. Etzy’s Wine Bar & Bistro (named such after its owner Dennis Etzkorn) has the feel of a local joint upon stepping inside. The shine of a unique silver tin ceiling is first to catch your eye, and second is a large bar bordered overhead with flat-screen TVs airing sports games. More TVs

Haddock sandwich fried in Japanese Panko breadcrumbs

known Artie’s Strong Arm Ale, a Hingham-made brew that, true to its name, is 10 percent-alcohol strong. And then there’s the wine list, which general manager Kelly Ugaz refers to as her “baby.” She spent a couple of months sampling each of the 70 wines before finalizing the list, and says, “[I’m] very proud of it.” Etzy’s wines represent nine different countries, ranging from a $26 bottle of Pinot Grigio to the $100 Cabernet Sauvignon called Caymus from Sonoma County. Clam chowder is a must at most Cape restaurants, and Etzy’s does it justice with a thick, creamy and flavorful rendition. Upon being served the homemade pizza—a buildyour-own combo of mushrooms and green peppers—I was pleasantly surprised by a delicious thin crust. Another Cape favorite, the haddock sandwich, arrived “golden brown,” as

the menu had described, coated in Japanese Panko breadcrumbs and fried. Perhaps even better than the sandwich itself were the hand-cut fries that came with it, fried and salted to perfection. Other standout menu items recommended by the staff include the Asian beef skewers and Portuguese littleneck clams for appetizers, and from the main menu, the Ahi tuna tacos and gourmet burgers. Customers with gluten allergies will be pleased to find a variety of gluten-free dishes. Since there is entertainment scheduled several days per week, it’s no wonder that Etzy’s has become a popular hangout spot. Locals meet at the restaurant at 7 p.m. on Thursdays for trivia, and on weekends there’s live music by area bands. The Cape might be quiet in winter, but this restaurant and bar guarantees good food and a fun night out.

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food drink | GUIDE DAN’L WEBSTER INN Traditional American in the more upscale dining room or casual in the tavern room. 149 Main St., Sandwich, 508.888.3622 $$ UC

RESTAURANT GUIDE The dining guide is compiled by Cape Cod Magazine editorial staff as a service to our readers. This directory is not intended as a recommendation of the establishments, nor does it include every restaurant in the region. We recommend you call ahead to check hours, prices and other details. Search our online database at

DEL MAR Daily blackboard specials and the woodfired brick oven are the backbone of this eclectic modern setting. Don’t pass up the fire-roasted Wellfleet oysters Rockefeller or fig and prosciutto pizza. 907 Main St., Chatham, 508.945.9988 $$ LC OC $ Entrées Under $15 $$ Entrées Under $15 – $25 $$$ Entrées Over $25


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AMERICAN 400 EAST Casual atmosphere and wide variety of menu items. 1421 Orleans Rd. (Route, 39), East Harwich, 508.432.1800 $$ LC

THE BARNSTABLE RESTAURANT AND TAVERN A prolific selection of menu items, ranging from Cape Cod seafood staples to unique twists on classic American dishes. 3176 Main St., Barnstable, 508.362.2355 $$ MC

BARLEY NECK INN Romantic upscale atmosphere. 5 Beach Road, Orleans, 508.255.0212 $$ LC BEAR IN BOOTS GASTROPUB Delicious global cuisine made in an all-scratch kitchen located in Falmouth’s historic downtown. 285 Main St., Falmouth, 508.444.8511 $$ UC

BELFRY INNE & BISTRO New American cuisine presented in this refurbished church in the village. 8 Jarves St., Sandwich, 508.888.8550 $$$ UC BILLYGOATS BBQ BAR AND GRILL Traditional, Southwestern barbecue in a rustic setting featuring local craft beers. 581 Main St., West Dennis, 508.619.3821 $$ MC

CAPE SEA GRILLE This old sea captain’s residence is home to exquisitely prepared New American and seafood dishes. 31 Sea St., Harwich Port, 508.432.4745 $$$ LC

C SALT WINE BAR AND GRILLE Farm-to-tablethemed restaurant where diners can enjoy locally inspired dishes, such as lobster and cod stew. 75 Davis Straits, Falmouth, 774.763.2954 $$$ UC

GLASS ONION Simple, elegant compositions featuring fresh local ingredients. 37 North Main St., Falmouth, 508.540.3730 $$$ UC HEARTH ‘N KETTLE Wholesome family dining in Hyannis and Yarmouth. Serving breakfast all day, lunch and dinner. Great kids’ menu. $ MC LC

MAD MINNOW A creative Cape gastropub with an innovative menu made from local ingredients. 554 Main St., Harwichport, 774.209.3977. $$ LC

CAPTAIN PARKER’S A family destination with a long heritage of winning regional “chowder” competitions. 668 Route 28, West Yarmouth, 508.771.4266 $$ MC CHART ROOM Killer sunsets and a classic New England menu are the norm at this Upper Cape standby. 1 Shipyard Lane, Cataumet, 508.563.5350 $$ UC CHATHAM SQUIRE Renowned local watering hole offers pub fare and full range of entrées. 487 Main St., Chatham, 508.945.0945 $$ LC

CLEAN SLATE EATERY A farm-to-table restaurant that stresses quality ingredients. An unforgettable dining experience. Reservations required. 702 Route 28, West Dennis, 508.292.8817. $$$ MC

BISTRO ON MAIN Wood-grilled meat and seafood are complemented by a handsome wine selection. 595 Main St., Chatham, 508.945.5033 $$$ LC

COLOMBO’S CAFE & PASTRIES The Italian eatery has earned a sturdy reputation for quality, flavor and an unbeatable atmosphere. Owner David Colombo and his kitchen staff teamed up to bring fresh, housemade pastas to the table. The cafe also offers a wide assortment of delicious pastries, from sea salted chocolate caramel tart to chocolate ricotta pie. 544 Main St., Hyannis, 508.790.5700 $$ UC


FIVE BAYS BISTRO Upscale New American in a contemporary atmosphere. 825 Main St., Osterville, 508.420.5559 $$$ MC

CAPTAIN LINNELL HOUSE Traditional American fare in an upscale atmosphere. 137 Skaket Beach Rd., Orleans, 508.255.3400 $$$ LC

BLACKFISH Modeled in a British “gastro-pub” style of eatery featuring an Italian and French-influenced menu. 17 Truro Center Rd., Truro, 508.349.3399 $$ OC


FINELY JP’S Creative American cuisine in a modern atmosphere. Definitely a favorite among locals and visitors year-round. 554 Route 6, Wellfleet, 508.349.7500 $$ OC

CAPTAIN KIDD Classic fare served indoors and out overlooking Eel Pond. 77 Water St., Woods Hole, 508.548.8563 $$ UC

fresh and local fried seafood, steak and pasta fill the extensive menu. 8 Upper County Rd., Dennisport, 508.394.6661 $$ MC

dining in a Civil War-era farmhouse. 2019 Main St., Brewster, 508.896.7644 $$$ LC

EMBER PIZZA Contemporary pizza and chicken wings. 600 Route 28, Harwich Port, 508.430.0407 $$ LC

KKATIE’S BURGER BAR Delicious and juicy burgers fill up this menu, with diverse and hearty appetizers and toppings. A family-run burger business with several locations on the South Shore. 334 Main St., Hyannis, 774.552.2951. $ MC

BLACK CAT TAVERN Casual waterfront restaurant located on the docks of Hyannis Harbor across from the Hy-Line ferries. The menu features everything from juicy burgers and garden-fresh salads to fresh native seafood and prime beef. 165 Ocean St., Hyannis, 508-778-1233 $$$ MC


EMBARGO Modern tapas and martini bar with dancing and live entertainment. Known for its stylish, urban atmosphere. 453 Main St., Hyannis, 508.771.9700 $$ MC

CLANCY’S RESTAURANT Cape Cod classics of

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MAHONEY’S ATLANTIC BAR AND GRILLE Chic and cozy dining room with lively bar and a menu featuring upscale comfort foods like local pan-seared lobster with brandy flambé, bistro-style roasted chicken, and filet mignon with Bordelaise. 28 Main St., Orleans, 508.255.5505 $$$ LC

MARSHSIDE This casual dining experience for the whole family includes a diverse menu and beautiful views of Sesuit Creek. 28 Bridge St., East Dennis, 508.385.4010 $$ MC MEWS Fine continental cuisine with a comprehensive fine wine and cocktail list. 429 Commercial St., Provincetown, 508.487.1500 $$$ OC MOONCUSSERS Wine, martini, and tapas bar and tavern. Extensive wine selection. 86 Sisson Rd., Harwich Port, 508.430.1230 $$ LC NAPI’S The varied menu features the famous Portuguese kale soup to Greek and Italian specialties. 7 Freeman St., Provincetown, 508.487.1145 $$ OC OCEAN HOUSE Steak and seafood served with panAsian accents along with views of Nantucket Sound. 425 Old Wharf Rd., Dennisport, 508.394.0700 $$$ MC OLD YARMOUTH INN Classic American dishes served in this historic inn and stagecoach stop. Don’t miss Sunday brunch. 223 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port, 508.362.9962 $$ MC



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Say Cheese! Dwyer, who previously worked in restaurants and retail wine shops, is happy to recommend wine pairings for specific cheeses that customers can find at the nearby North Falmouth Liquors. For those new to the gourmet cheese world, she enjoys educating them on different varieties—although sometimes, it’s best just to try it. Samples are available any time, and the store also holds tasting events on Saturday afternoons. Think you’ll forget your favorite? Not to worry—they keep a card with your name and past purchases on file! —Lannan M. O’Brien North Falmouth Cheese Shop 402 North Falmouth Highway/Route 28A, North Falmouth 508-356-3666;


A top-notch selection of local and imported cheeses is just one of the draws to North Falmouth Cheese Shop, which opened on Route 28A last summer. “We’re trying to provide products that people would have to go downtown or to Mashpee to get,” says owner Jennifer Dwyer, who runs the shop with her sister, Christine McCormic. The shelves hold a range of gourmet products like olive oil, chocolate, imported Italian sausage and freshly baked bread from the local French bakery, Maison Villatte (yes, even when it’s closed for the season!). But let’s be honest: The cheese itself is the main attraction. Top sellers include the extrasharp Honey Bee® Goat Gouda and the buttery, brie-style Fromager d’Affinois Double Cream. Lactose-free and vegan cheeses are available.

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food drink | GUIDE OLD JAILHOUSE TAVERN Once used as the town’s lockup, the American tavern has been recently renovated and features a revamped menu with seafood, ribs and steak. Customer favorites include codfish piccata and the veal Orleans. 28 West Road, Orleans, 508.255.JAIL $$ LC ORLEANS WATERFRONT INN The best views of Town Cove from this historic inn. 3 Old County Road, Orleans, 508.255.2222 $$ LC

ORLEANS PUBLIC HOUSE The culinary tavern is turning heads and tummies toward their revamped interior and upscale pub-style menu with dishes such as pan-roasted cod and shrimp and lobster risotto. 15 Cove Road, Orleans, 508.255.0287 $$ LC PATE’S Since 1957, this landmark eatery has been serving up steaks, prime rib, lamb chops and fresh local seafood. Route 28, Chatham, 508.945.1234 $$ LC QUICKS HOLE TAVERN Two-level tavern features a mix of nautical charm and elegance. Menu offers fresh catch entrees and innovative seafood dishes by chef Stephanie Mikolazyk. 29 Railroad Ave., Woods Hole, 508.495.0048 $$$ UC RED NUN Award-winning burgers along with soups, salads, sandwiches, and seafood. 746 Main St., Chatham, 508.348.0469; 673 Main St., Dennisport, 508.394.BUOY $ LC ROADHOUSE A heralded downtown Hyannis destination with consistently quality cuisine. 488 South St., Hyannis, 508.775.2386 $$ MC ROCK HARBOR GRILL Casual hotspot boasts an eclectic range of food, including seared Ahi and longbone short-rib pot roast. 8 Old Colony Way, Orleans, 508.255.3350 $$ LC STARS AT THE CHATHAM BARS INN Great steak and continental cuisine in one of the most beautifully situated dining rooms around. 297 Shore Road, Chatham, 1.800.527.4884 $$$ LC

TIN PAN ALLEY Chic restaurant in the heart of Provincetown is best described as seasonal New American, offering a mix of seafood, steak and chicken entrees. Restaurant showcases local and national singers every night from 9 p.m. to midnight during peak season. 269 Commercial St., Provincetown, 508.487.1648 $$ UC VAN RENSSELAER’S Casual atmosphere serving Cape Cod seafood and Wellfleet oysters. Route 6, South Wellfleet, 508.349.2127 $$ OC VIERA Sophisticated and classy restaurant near the Harwich/Dennis town line. Standout menu includes sautéed organic salmon, slow braised short ribs, and hangar steak. 11 Route 28, Harwich, 774.408.7492 $$ LC WILD GOOSE TAVERN Pub-style American fare inside the historic Wayside Inn. 512 Main St., Chatham, 508.945.5590 $$ LC

WINSLOW’S TAVERN New American cuisine served inside the dining room, on the front lawn overlooking Main St. or more casually upstairs by the bar. 316 Main St., Wellfleet, 508.349.6450 $$ OC YARDARM Serving lunch and dinner, including seafood, steak, soups and burgers. Route 28, Orleans, 508.255.4840 $$ LC YARMOUTH HOUSE Extensive menu and casual dining. 335 Route 28, West Yarmouth, 508.771.5154 $$ MC



ASIAN BANGKOK KITCHEN The flavors that chef Nick Phaenephom produces in this tiny, colorful restaurant are anything but diminutive. The star of the menu is the Pad Kee Mao, which features wide, chewy rice noodles tossed with organic vegetables and meat. 339 Barnstable Road, Hyannis, 508.771.2333. $ UC INAHO Expertly prepared sushi and Japanese fare in an upscale environment. 157 Main St., Yarmouth Port, 508.362.5522 $$$ MC MISAKI Authentic Japanese sushi bar and restaurant. 379 Main St., Hyannis, 508.771.3771 $$ MC

BREAKFAST/LUNCH BETSY’S DINER 50s-style diner. 457 Main St., Falmouth, 508.540.0060 $ UC CAFÉ CHEW A superb place for a quick bite or pastries in a post-and-beam setting. 4 Merchant’s Road, Sandwich, 508.888.7717 $ UC CENTERVILLE PIE CO. Visit the flagship bakery for more than 18 different flavors of sweet and savory pies. For breakfast and lunch, visit the restaurant right next to the pie shop and enjoy a classic entrée. Featuring a new location next to the Barnstable Municipal Airport. 1671 Falmouth Road, Centerville, 774.470.1406 $ MC LC

PICKLE JAR KITCHEN Don’t let the name fool you. It’s not all about pickles inside this cozy breakfast/lunch spot on Main Street in Falmouth. Menu includes omelet with ultimate hash, homemade soups and specialty “sammiches.” 170 Main St., Falmouth, 508.540.6760 $ UC RUGGIE’S Popular family owned breakfast and lunch spot in Harwich Center. Menu ranges from breakfast sandwiches and omelets to hot subs and burgers. 707 Main St., Harwich, 508.432.0625 $ LC SEA STREET CAFÉ Serving breakfast all day the old-fashioned way. All-scratch kitchen serving fresh, locally made bread and delicious lunch options including pizzas, club sandwiches and chowders made in house. 50 Sea St., Hyannis, 508.534.9129 $ MC

FRENCH/INTERNATIONAL BLEU Artistic flair describes not only the décor, but Chef Frederic Feufeu’s French cuisine. 10 Market St., Mashpee, 508.539.7907 $$$ UC C’EST LA VIE A cozy café and bakery, featuring French specialties made by an award-winning pastry chef and owned by Nathalie Tournier, a native of Southern France. Main St., Hyannis, 508.534.9055 $ MC KAROO KAFE South African-inspired atmosphere and fare featuring exotic vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. 3 Main St., Eastham, 508.255.8288, 338 Commercial St., Provincetown, 508.487.6630 $$ OC

CHATHAM PERK Coffee bar and cafe features espresso bar, iced coffee and lattes, breakfast sandwiches, café sandwiches, soups, salads, pastries and desserts, all served in a warm and friendly atmosphere. 307 Orleans Road, North Chatham, 508.945.5005 $ LC

L’ALOUETTE Owner/Chef Christian Schultz describes the menu as global cuisine with a French influence, featuring crepes and escargot, as well as Asian-inspired dishes, such as crispy spring rolls. 787 Main St., Harwich Port, 508.430.0405 $$$ LC

THE CORNER STORE Built-to-order burritos, wraps, salads and bowls in an industrial setting, along with home-baked goods and daily specials. Now featuring two locations: 1403 Old Queen Anne Road, Chatham, 508.432.1077 and 54 Main St., Orleans, 508.255.5454 $ LC

PAIN D’AVIGNON French café known for its bakery and bread. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner inside or out. 15 Hinckley Road, Hyannis, 508.778.8588 $$$ MC

THE DAILY PAPER The blackboard specials make this one of the Cape’s most popular breakfast joints. Also serving lunch and dinner. Ask for the breakfast burrito. 546 Main St., Hyannis, 508.775.9711 and 644 West Main St., Hyannis, 508.790.8800 $ MC GREEN LOTUS CAFÉ A bevy of options for the vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and raw diner who wants something a little more gourmet. 349 Main St., Hyannis, 508.775.1067 $ MC GRUMPY’S Serves breakfast and lunch with hearty meals and homemade soup. Available for functions. 1408 Route 6A, East Dennis, 508.385.2911 $ MC

THE LITTLE SANDWICH SHOP Much as the name suggests, this sandwich shop is small and welcoming, offering classic sandwiches, wraps and burgers made with fresh ingredients. 428 Main St., Hyannis, 508.771.3932 $ MC

PARKSIDE MARKET The restaurant focuses on producing sandwiches that are simple, tasty and homemade. The most popular sandwich is the Cab, a combination of chicken, avocado, bacon and homemade ranch dressing on a ciabatta roll. 281 Market St., Falmouth, 774.763.2066. $ UC THE PORTSIDE TAVERN Combining unique American meals with Mediterranean-inspired dishes. The bar boasts 22 beers as well as cocktails and a lengthy wine list. 72 North St., Hyannis, 508.534.9600 $$ MC MARCH 2017 

PB BOULANGERIE The bistro boasts an eclectic assortment of mouthwatering meat, fish and vegetable dishes while the scents of fresh bread permeate the cozy confines. 15 Lecount Hollow Drive, Wellfleet, 508.349.1600 $$ OC

ITALIAN/PIZZA ALBERTO’S RISTORANTE Northern Italian specialties in an upscale setting. 360 Main St., Hyannis, 508.778.1770 $$ MC AMARI BAR AND RESTAURANT Italian cuisine featuring a contemporary open kitchen setting. 674 Route 6A, East Sandwich, 508.375.0011 $$ UC BUCA’S Traditional Tuscan cuisine with a modern flair in a casual atmosphere. 4 Depot Rd., Harwich, 508.432.6900 $$ LC CIRO & SAL’S A landmark Provincetown sitdown serving up Northern Italian. We recommend the pasta Abbruzzi. 4 Kiley Court, Provincetown, 508.487.6444 $$ OC FANIZZI’S Italian-American specials on the water and open year round. 539 Commercial St., Provincetown, 508.487.1964 $$ OC GERARDI’S CAFÉ Creative and traditional Italian food from an inventive up-and-coming chef. 902 Route 28, South Yarmouth, 508.394.3111 $$ MC MONTANO’S RESTAURANT A warm, traditional Cape Cod atmosphere that captures the essence of

GUIDE New England seafood and Italian cuisine. 481 Route 6, North Truro, 508.487.2026 $$ OC

NAUSET BEACH CLUB The alta cucina, or high cuisine,

TREVI Spend a quiet evening sipping wine from the ample list and sampling tapas, or select from the menu. 25 Market St., Mashpee, 508.477.0055 $$ UC

of Northern Italy is complemented by an award-winning wine cellar. 222 Main St., East Orleans, 508.255.8547 $$ LC


OSTERIA LA CIVETTA Traditional food from Emilia

ANEJO Upscale Mexican food in a chic modern atmo-

Romagna, a Northeastern Italian region. 133 Main St., Falmouth, 508.540.1616 $$ UC

sphere. Try the chile Rellenos. 188 Main St., Falmouth, 508.388.7631 $$ UC

PALIO PIZZERIA Specialty pizza. 435 Main St., Hyannis, 508.771.7004 $ MC

BEECH TREE CANTINA Mexican-inspired dining

PIZZA BARBONE Delicious gourmet wood-fired pizza in casual setting. Owners use vegetables from their own rooftop garden. 390 Main St., Hyannis, 508-957-2377 $ MC

PRIMAVERA RESTAURANTE This fine-dining Italian restaurant has a modern twist on traditional Sicilian cuisine. The location is newly renovated and offers a charming familial atmosphere. 43 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port, 774.251.9062 $$ MC

SCRIBANO’S ITALIAN MARKET & DELI Serves authentic Italian dishes in casual setting. For those with a sweet tooth, Scribano’s also offers mini cannolis and a selection of creamy gelato and fruity Italian ice. 302 Route 28, Harwich, 774.408.7701 $ LC SIENA Big Italian portions. 38 Nathan Ellis Highway, Mashpee, 508.477.5929 $$ UC STONE L’OVEN Casual pizzeria and café. Salads, sandwiches and pasta served next to the stone-hearth oven in an open kitchen. Take-out and delivery available. 271 Main St., Falmouth, 508.548.1222 $ UC SWEET TOMATOES Thin crust “Neapolitan” style pizza with chunky tomato sauce and whole wheat flour blend crust. 155 Crowell Road, Chatham, 508.348.0200; 95 Route 6A, Sandwich, 508.888.5979; 456 Station Ave., South Yarmouth, 508.394.6054 $$ LC MC UC

VILLAGGIO AT THE REGATTA Hearty Italian, Tuscan steakhouse delicacies and creative appetizers all served in an upscale, but cozy Colonial-era restaurant. Casual pub fare served in their bar/tavern. 4631 Falmouth Road, Cotuit, 508.428.5715 $$$ UC

WICKED Organic restaurant open for lunch and dinner featuring steak, seafood, salads, pizzas, and burgers. 680 Falmouth Road, Mashpee, 508.477.7422 $$ UC


with an additional outdoor margarita bar and patio seating around the historic beech tree. 599 Main St., Hyannis, 508.534.9876 $$ MC

THE JERK CAFÉ A Jamaican oasis featuring traditional spices and special grilling techniques. 1319 Route 28, South Yarmouth, 508.394.1944 $ MC

BREWSTER FISH HOUSE This little restaurant on Route 6A serves some of the Cape’s best seafood and most elegant creations. 2208 Main St., Brewster, 508.896.7867 $$$ LC

PUB BOG PUB Cosmopolitan dining featuring inspired pub fare and a range of daily preparations. 618 MacArthur Blvd., Pocasset, 508.392.9620 $$ UC

BOBBY BYRNE’S RESTAURANT AND PUB This popular pub was conceived, designed, built, decorated and tended by a longtime bartender named Bobby Byrne. Mashpee Commons, Mashpee, 508.477.0600; Route 28 and Bearse’s Way, Hyannis, 508.775.1425; Route 6A and Tupper Rd., Sandwich, 508.888.6088 $$ UC MC

BRITISH BEER COMPANY English pub fare in a family environment. Extensive selection of imported English brews. 263 Grand Ave., Falmouth, 508.540.9600; 46 Route 6A, Sandwich, 508.833.9590; 412 Main St., Hyannis, 508.771.1776 $$ UC MC FLYNN’S IRISH PUB Great food and a vast selection of beers. It even offers a beer club for those who wish to compare tastes. 119 Cranberry Highway, Sagamore, 508.833.8626 $ UC

erine Markantonis introduce diversity to the Upper Cape’s dining scene. Located in Mashpee Commons, Estia is serving up authentic and traditional Greek dishes with a modern twist. Popular dishes include coal-fired pizza and pan-seared swordfish. 26 Steeple St., Mashpee, 508-539-4700 $$ UC

bowling lanes, full drink and food service lane-side, outdoor bocce court, and live entertainment. 9 Greene St., Mashpee Commons, 774.228.2291 $$ UC


BLUEFINS SUSHI & SAKE BAR New restaurant located in the former Celestino’s. Bluefins owner Andy Baler, who also owns Nantucket Fish Company and the Chatham Pier Fish Market, has exclusive access to day-boat and freshly cut seafood every day, so you know the fish served is top-notch. 513 Main St., Chatham, 508.348.1573 $$$ LC

BRAX LANDING Enjoy seafood favorites with the family on the deck overlooking Saquatucket Harbor. Route 28, Harwich Port, 508.432.5515 $$ LC

THE LANES Contemporary bistro and bar, with six

Offering pizza, market sides and seasonal Mediterranean-style entrees made by hand daily from simple, fresh ingredients. Dine in or order out. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner. 2642 Main St., S. Chatham, 508.430.5211 $$ LC

BAXTER’S BOATHOUSE Your choice of counter service or sit-down at this landmark “clam shack” on the pier. 177 Pleasant St., Hyannis, 508.775.4490 $$ MC

SAM DIEGO’S Mexican and southwest fare in a family friendly environment. 950 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, 508.771.8816 $ MC

ESTIA Seasoned restaurant owners Nick and Kath-

an antique atmosphere and terrific wine list. 230 Commercial St., Provincetown, 508.487.9715 $$$ OC

ACADEMY OCEAN GRILLE Affordable fresh fare, including seafood and other eclectic offerings. 2 Academy Place, Orleans, 508.240.1585 $$ LC

BOOKSTORE & RESTAURANT Lunch and dinner. 50 Kendrick Ave., Wellfleet, 508.349.3154 $ OC

ranean and Thai dishes. 89 Old Colony Way, Orleans, 508.255.8144 $$$ LC

FRONT STREET A blend of Mediterranean fusion in


BRAZILIAN GRILL Churrasco a Rodizio, consisting of a variety of grilled meats carved at your table. One price for all you can eat. 680 Main St., Hyannis, 508.771.0109 $$ MC

KELLY’S ON MAIN This fresh take on an Irish pub offers unique versions of traditional pub dishes as well as Irish-themed meals. There is a lively entertainment scene featuring local artists. 644 Main St., Hyannis, 508.775.1900 $$ MC

ABBA Chef Erez Pinhas presents an array of Mediter-

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LIAM MAGUIRE’S IRISH PUB AND RESTAURANT This authentic Irish pub was established in 1994. Liam often headlines the evening’s entertainment. 273 Main St., Falmouth, 508.548.0285 $ UC

DOCKSIDE RIBS N LOBSTER A great view of Hyannis Harbor and next to the Steamship Authority terminal with a casual indoor or outdoor atmosphere. 110 School St., Hyannis, 508.827.4355 $ MC DOLPHIN The locals love the bar while more formal gatherings dine on traditional American fare by the fire. 3250 Main St., Barnstable, 508.362.6610 $$ MC

FIN Casual seafood and contemporary American dining with an impressive wine list. 800 Main St., Dennis, 508.385.2096 $$$ MC IMPUDENT OYSTER Delicious seafood combos at downtown landmark. 15 Chatham Bars Ave., Chatham, 508.945.3545 $$$ LC MAC’S SHACK The seafood is the freshest since the owner is also the local seafood distributor. 91 Commercial St., Wellfleet, 508.349.6333; Mac’s Provincetown, 85 Shank Painter Road, Provincetown, 508.487.6227 $$ OC NAKED OYSTER Fresh Cape Cod Bay oysters highlight this bistro atmosphere. 410 Main St., Hyannis, 508.778.6500 $$$ MC THE OYSTER COMPANY Casual atmosphere featuring locally harvested Dennis oysters. 202 Depot St., Dennisport, 508.398.4600 $$ MC PEARL Specializing in classic Cape Cod fare. 250 Commercial St., Wellfleet, 508.349.2999 $$ OC RED’S AT SEA CREST BEACH HOTEL Savor flavors of Cape Cod classics in an array of unique seafood samplers, entrees, and elegant desserts while enjoying a view of Old Silver Beach. 350 Quaker Road, North Falmouth, 508.540.9400 $$$ UC

LOCAL BREAK A laid-back gastro-pub in an old iconic beach bar setting. 4550 Route 6, Eastham, 508.255.6100 $$ OC

THE SAGE INN & LOUNGE Enjoy inventive small plates and specialty cocktails in an urban atmosphere. Activities like interactive cooking classes and special events are offered year-round. 336 Commercial St., Provincetown, 508.487.6424 $$ OC

RED FACE JACKS PUB Fine pub fare served in a family friendly atmosphere with sports bar theme and plenty of game coverage. 585 Main St. (Route 28), West Yarmouth, 508.771.5225 $$ MC

THE 41-70 This restaurant strives to celebrate Cape Cod cuisine and New England’s regional culture using local ingredients and inspiration from Cape Cod’s history. 71 Water St., Woods Hole, 508.457.3100 $$ UC

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last word Path of Ghosts

Sea Glass

Coyote tracks in the jeep trail this morning: left there before dawn. I can see where she followed the path a mile or so, weaving from one wheel rut to the other, veering off to nibble the rose hips, or sniff after mice. There she was running, then walking, the prints straight, and close together.

The wind blowing across the dunes tosses up smallest grains of sand that tick at the sides of the shack. And windows take the scratch of stone across their surfaces, a thousand cuts baffling light.

How coyotes arrived on the Cape: “path followers,” they came down the highway, jogged across the bridge, like many another smart traveler, crossing at night to avoid crowds. So much we never see … Highland Light scans the dunes all night, sending its guardian beam over breaking waves and miles of shadowed hills. Who’s out there? Deer coyote owl skunk weasel hawk mouse gull fox. A few shack people like me, turning restless in our bunks under the white flash sweeping the window every thirty seconds.

Excerpted from “Fire Muse: Poems from the Salt House,” by Cynthia Huntington, published by Dartmouth College Press



The world makes us what we are out of everything that happens. When you stand inside a house built next to the sea, there is sky in every window, light and then dark. In morning, whales sprout and leap up in the dark blue, choppy waters. When you sit down to eat there by the window, in that narrow room, it is all before you. Never coming closer, grinding and grinding its parts, every movement undoing the last. And that ticking—like the smallest gold clock, like your father’s pocket watch, like the heartbeat of an insect before the first frost— you hear it and do not think how specks of the ground-up, cliff-washed, wind-borne world are flying toward you like meteors, each cutting a thin trail across your vision.

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