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Dining Out: A New Pheasant Soars in Dennis

SUMMER FUN Windsurfing, Kiteboarding Paddleboarding + More

Celebrating 20 longtime advertisers

The Incredible Fulk Celebrity designer feels at home in Provincetown Nantucket Author Elin Hilderbrand turns a page





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64 Water World

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While many people flock to Cape Cod beaches to unwind and soak up the sun, others come seeking ocean thrills.

76 70 A New Pheasant Soars in Dennis

A young couple renovates and revamps the iconic restaurant located inside a 200-year-old red farmhouse on Route 6A in Dennis.

Dining Out: A New Pheasant Soars in Dennis

SUMMER FUN Windsurfing, Kiteboarding Paddleboarding + More

76 The Incredible Fulk

Despite the glamorous life in New York and San Francisco, celebrity interior designer Ken Fulk feels the most at home in Provincetown.

Celebrating 20 longtime advertisers

The Incredible Fulk Celebrity designer feels at home in Provincetown Nantucket Author Elin Hilderbrand turns a page

84 Volunteers Run the Race

Off the course, 2,000 pitch in to make the Falmouth Road Race a success. A few share why they do it, year after year.

August 2018, Volume 27, No. 7, Cape Cod Magazine (ISSN 2167-4604) is publishing monthly, except bimonthly in November and January for $14.95 per year by Lighthouse Media Solutions with offices at 396 Main Street, Suite 15, Hyannis, MA 02601. Periodical Postage paid at Hyannis, MA and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send Change of Address to Cape Cod Magazine, Subscription Services, PO Box 3000, Denville, NJ 07834-3000. @Copyright 2015 Lighthouse Media Solutions. Cape Cod Magazine is a registered trademark of Lighthouse Media Solutions. All rights reserved. Publisher is not responsible for omissions or errors. Contents in whole or in part may not be reproduced without the written consent of the Publisher. Publisher disclaims responsibility to return unsolicited material, and all rights in portions published thereof remain the sole property of Cape Cod Magazine and Lighthouse Media Solutions.

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News and notes from around the Cape


On The Scene

People at local events and parties


Then & Now

World War I on Cape Cod shores


Date Book

Events you won’t want to miss




Arts & Culture


A brush with Odin K. Smith: Yarmouth artist finds inspiration all around

100 Real Estate


Art Scene

Openings and receptions across the Cape


Food & Drink

Chequessett Chocolate in North Truro, Local Scoop in Orleans


Restaurant profile Grill 43 in Yarmouth Port

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Restaurant Guide

A slice of heaven in Harwich Port

104 Last Word

Catching up with author Elin Hilderbrand






editor’s note

Behind the Mic During a recent radio interview on Cape Cod’s WXTK (95.1) about my work as a magazine editor, host Chris Boyd asked me, “What stories do you save for yourself?” I loved this question because I do tend to keep some subjects all to myself! My favorite topics to write about include people who reinvent themselves to live on the Cape or are making a difference in their community. I also love spotlighting people you may not know about who are doing cool and interesting work. Erica and Adam Dunn, new owners of The Pheasant restaurant in Dennis, are perfect examples of all of the above. For this issue, I sat down with the young couple to talk about their journey from New York City to Dennis, where they ended up buying the iconic Red Pheasant Inn. Four years ago, they got married at the Cape Cod Museum of Art and never dreamed they would be settling down less than a mile away. The revamped restaurant is an exciting addition to Dennis Village, an area where a lot of young business owners are cropping up. Check out their story in “A New Pheasant Soars in Dennis.” Over the past year, celebrity interior designer Ken Fulk’s name kept popping up on my radar. The part-time Provincetown resident designed interiors for the town’s popular restaurants “Strangers & Saints” and “Liz’s Café.” Fulk is famous for his over-the-top parties and designing mansions from Pacific Heights, California, to estates in Provence. When he isn’t in New York or San Francisco, he is relaxing in Provincetown and volunteering his time at places like the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Writer Joseph Porcari caught up with Fulk, who is beloved by local residents and loves spending time on the tip of the Cape. “I am like a kid on summer vacation, always beyond excited to get there and heartbroken to leave,” says Fulk. Also in this issue, we have a special section profiling longtime advertisers for our 20th anniversary year. A big, heartfelt thank you to them for all of their support over the years! Thank you for reading,


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ROBIN CLARKE, a graduate of Emerson College with a BFA in creative writing, has written about the environment, international development and healthcare issues for more than 20 years. She is also a poet and a screenwriter, and has been published in print, online and on-screen. Often found chasing the wind and surf along Cape Cod’s shorelines, her passion for ocean sports inspired the feature story “Water World.”

JOSEPH PORCARI is a Massachusetts native, graduate of Boston College and a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow. A founding partner of The Artful Hand Gallery in Chatham, he is interested in writing about artist entrepreneurs. He is also a frequent contributor to Cape Cod Magazine’s sister publication Chatham Magazine. For this issue, he sat down with celebrity interior designer Ken Fulk in Provincetown for the feature story “The Incredible Fulk.”

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DAN CUTRONA appears in Cape Cod Magazine frequently. For this issue, Cutrona photographed celebrity interior designer Ken Fulk in Provincetown for the feature story “The Incredible Fulk.” Cutrona has also shot extensively for Cape Cod Magazine’s sister publications Chatham Magazine, South Shore Living, Home Remodeling and Southern New England Home. He lives in Cotuit with his wife and three young children.



JULIA CUMES is a South Africanborn photographer based on Cape Cod. Her work often appears in Cape Cod Magazine, as well as The New York Times and The Boston Globe. Her blog, “Apertures and Anecdotes,” focuses on her travel photography and photojournalism. For this issue, she photographed “Water World,” which highlights water sports across the Cape, and “A New Pheasant Soars in Dennis,” a story about the new owners of the Dennis restaurant.

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Meadow Hilley was photographed in the Brewster meadow she considers her primal place, while musician and Cape Wellness Collaborative co-founder, Sarah Swain, is photographed in her Harwich home with her children, from left, Jessie, 10, Lucy, 12 and Stanley, 4. Both Hilley and Swain are part of a photo exhibit by Julia Cumes called “Rise Above,” which explores the many faces of breast cancer on Cape Cod.

Rise Above


“My hope is that this portrait series will create awareness and stimulate dialogue about breast cancer and its impact on women’s lives in our Cape Cod community, and lastly, inspire people visually and emotionally,” says Brewster-based photographer Julia Cumes. As a photographer, Cumes is particularly invested in capturing stories about the struggles women and girls face around the world. Her new photo exhibit, “Rise Above,” explores the many faces of breast cancer on Cape Cod through 16 large-scale photographs printed on aluminum. “The intent behind the choice of this print medium is to create the effect of the women being present in the gallery space, as if to participate in the show and give voice to their own experiences,” says Cumes, who collaborated with Sarah Swain and the Cape Wellness Collaborative on the project. A reception for “Rise Above: A Photo Exhibit Exploring the Many Faces of Breast Cancer on Cape Cod,” will be held 6:30-9 p.m. on Aug. 7 at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth. The event will include music, food, drinks and a variety of speakers. Tickets available at All proceeds benefit Cape Wellness Collaborative.

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17 Number of Hookers Balls that have taken place since its inception in 2001.


Number of attendees throughout the years.

Over $300,000 Most raised at one Hookers Ball: 2011

The event has grown from a backyard raw bar to a 15,000-square-foot tent on the Chatham VFW outfield.

Served more than


pounds of seafood since it started in 2001.



Million Raised

Number of people at the most attended Hookers Ball in 2008 people under one tent!

The Hookers Ball is an annual fundraiser for the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance. The money raised at the event helps to enhance economic development, further ocean reseach and advance fisheries’ policy work. This year’s event will be held on Aug. 4 under a big white tent at the Chatham VFW, 150 George Ryder Road. At the 17th annual event, enjoy dancing, auctions and seafood provided by local fishermen. For more information, call 508-945-2432 or visit 12




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The Perfect Cape Cod Party From cocktails and small bites to main courses and baked goods, the new book “A Little Taste of Cape Cod” features more than 30 classic and traditional recipes—some with new twists—that will surprise and delight your summer guests.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble Serves 8

With its elephant-ear leaves and gem-red stalks, rhubarb is a welcome and often whimsical sight, and grows easily and prolifically in many Cape Cod gardens. It can be too tart on its own, but famously paired with its best friend, the strawberry, rhubarb gets tamed enough to shine. In this crumble, a double dose of almond and lots of cinnamon takes it over the top.

The following recipes have been excerpted from A Little Taste of Cape Cod: Recipes for Classic Dishes, by Annie B. Copps, published by Bluestreak, $12.95. Recipes reprinted with permission.

2 pounds rhubarb stalks (about 10), ends trimmed and stringy bits removed, cut crosswise into slices about 1/2 inch thick 1 cup packed dark brown sugar 1 pound strawberries, hulled and cut into slices about 1/2 inch thick 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1-1/2 cups packed light brown sugar 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 3/4 cup slivered almonds 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a medium bowl, combine the rhubarb with 1/2 cup of the dark brown sugar; set aside. 2. In a large bowl, combine the strawberries with the remaining 1/2 cup dark brown sugar; set aside. 3. After about 10 minutes, drain and discard any rhubarb juice that accumulated in the bowl and add the rhubarb to the strawberries. Add the cornstarch, lemon juice, and almond extract to the fruit and stir gently until thorough14


ly mixed. Transfer the fruit mixture to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish and spread in an even layer. 4. In another bowl, combine the butter, light brown sugar, flour, oats, almonds, cinnamon, and salt and toss, using your fingers or a pastry cutter, until large (2-inch) clumps of dough form. Evenly distribute the clumps of dough on top of the fruit mixture. Bake until the topping is golden brown and the juices are bubbling, about 45 minutes. Let rest for 15 minutes, then cut into squares and serve.



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Stuffed Quahogs Serves 2 to 4

Buttery Ritz crackers are traditional in this filling and add a rich crunch that is hard to beat, but feel free to substitute panko bread crumbs or other cracker crumbs, if you prefer. To keep the clams upright while baking, place each on a nest of salt. 12 large Quahog clams, scrubbed and rinsed 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus 1 tablespoon, melted 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 1/4 cup seeded and finely chopped green or red bell pepper 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 12 Ritz crackers, finely crushed (about 1/2 cup) 1 cup kosher salt or sea salt Paprika for garnish 1. Put the clams in a large stock pot and add enough water to cover by about two inches. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to maintain a simmer. Cover and cook until the clams are wide open, 6 to 10 minutes. Remove the clams from the pot and let cool. Discard any clams that did not open.

3. In a sauté pan over medium heat, melt the four tablespoons of butter. Add the onion, celery and bell pepper and cook, stirring gently, until softened and fragrant, about five minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the parsley, Parmesan cheese, ground black pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Add 1/4 cup of the cracker crumbs and mix well. Pour off any clam liquid that accumulated on the plate and reserve. Add the minced clams to the vegetable mixture. If it seems dry, add the reserved clam liquid as needed. Divide the filling among the 12 shells and pack firmly. In a small bowl, stir together the remaining cracker crumbs and melted butter and sprinkle over the filling.

2. When cool enough to handle, remove the clam meat, transfer to a cutting board and mince finely. Set aside on a plate. (If not serving within an hour, cover and refrigerate.) Break apart the clamshells at their hinges; rinse and dry. Choose 12 of the cleanest, best-looking shells and set aside. Discard the remaining shells. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

4. In another small bowl, combine the salt and, working in a teaspoon or two at a time, add just enough water to create a sandy paste. On a rimmed baking sheet, make 12 salt “nests” and place each clam on top of a nest. Bake until the crumbs on top are crunchy and deep brown in color, 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with paprika and serve hot.

Summer Wind

Serves 6

This special drink is summer in a glass—you just might hear Frank Sinatra’s crooning voice in your head while you sip. Beach roses (Rosa rugosa) in various hues of pink and white grow wild all over Cape Cod. The petals are edible and can be used in a great range of recipes. If you are picking petals, be sure they are not on private property and that they have not been treated with chemicals. Ingredients: About 40 beach rose petals brushed clean 12 ounces blueberry-flavored vodka (try Triple Eight from neighboring Nantucket) 10 ounces lemonade Ice 1/2 pint blueberries, for garnish About 20 fresh mint leaves, for garnish 16


1. In a large pitcher, using a muddler or wooden spoon, muddle the rose petals with a splash of vodka, gently mashing to release the essential oils and subtle aroma in the petals. Add the remaining vodka and the lemonade. Stir well, then taste and adjust the flavors. 2. Pour into six ice-filled tall glasses. Garnish with the blueberries and mint leaves and serve right away. AUGUST 2018

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Chatting with

Ceci Hadawar, Owner of If the Shoe Fits When did you open? In the spring of 2002 in Orleans. I opened a second location this April in Chatham. What do you sell besides shoes? Clothing, costume jewelry and bags. We cater to stylish women, young and mature, who are looking for something that reflects current fashion trends without being trendy. How did you get into the shoe business? In 1981, I moved to Provincetown, and my husband and I opened a shoe repair store. We eventually moved to Orleans and got into the orthopedic shoe/repair business. Over the years, I noticed customers desiring more fashionable yet comfortable shoes. I started bringing comfort fashion into the shoe repair shop and it was so well received that when a space came up on Main Street, I decided to open up a shop.  How many pairs of shoes do you own? You will probably find this amusing, but I’m a minimalist. I keep a small collection of iconic shoes from each year. What are some popular styles for the summer? Pointed toe slides, mules, kitten and block heels and the ever-present gladiator caged bootie. What do you look for when choosing merchandise? My daughter, who is 30, is my inspiration! When buying, I think of her. How will she wear it? Will it make her feel good? I travel to half a dozen trade shows to Chicago, New York and Boston every year. I am always on the lookout for new designers in their infant stages. But I’m also careful not to follow extreme fashion trends.


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All-rubber perforated slip-on, in blue and yellow, by Ilse Jacobsen $78


Open-toe wedge bootie, by Bettye Muller $120

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Kaanas slides in a variety of colors, $120-$130


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If you love the game, you’ll love our course. TGC at Sacconnesset was designed with your enjoyment of the game in mind. Our membership, which has doubled in the past two years, is drawn to the versatility of the course layout and multiple tee boxes on every hole for a game-day decision to be challenged or to relax. In addition, we meticulously maintain every fairway, first-cut rough, bunkers and greens. Frankly, we’re obsessed. We offer the most comprehensive memberships on Cape Cod, designed to meet your unique needs, whether you play several rounds of golf each week or just a few; live on the Cape or 50 miles away; or simply enjoy sharing your golf experience with family, friends, or business associates. Speaking of courses, dining at the Sacconnesset Grille is fabulous. We offer three distinct dining experiences - an elegant dining area, a newly expanded pub, and an outdoor patio with full bar and incomparable views of the 18th and 17th holes. For additional information, please contact Charles Passios, Chief Operations Officer or Joanna Alessi, Membership Director. Membership applications require a referral from a TGCS member or club management.

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Trinity Christian Academy held its gala Hope & Future May 4 at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis.





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1) Su Ballantine, Debbie Stephens, Deborah and David Hunt 2) Kent and Jennifer Hevenor 3) Al and Nancy Freeman 4) Matt and Sarah Rowles 5) DeeDee and Dale Robbins 6) Don and Barbara Lynde, Ann Marie Agers and Connie Nobles 7) Bill and Suzanne Powers 8) Earl and Kim Range 9) Margaret Boles, Peg and Ben Haskell and Dr. Russell Boles






The sixth annual Cape Cod Women’s Music Festival was held May 12 at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis. All proceeds benefited Cape Wellness Collaborative.











1) David, Pam and Kate Troutman 2) Molly Parmenter, David Ellis 3) Lydia Bell, Cathy Waisman 4) Jackie Barber, Kathi Ryder, Tracy Anderson, Bill O’Neill 5) Jesse Swain, Ellen Clancy, Lucy Swain, Brianna Cruz, Ella Cutter 6) Amanda Converse, Jen Villa 7) Sue Landers, Andi Genser 8) Allison Argo, Jim Holland 9) Beth and Kevin Howard 10) Shawn Vecchione, Tricia Duffy, David Roth


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THEN & NOW •••


World War I On Cape Cod Shores

Languid summer Sunday mornings at the shore are commonplace for Cape Codders, but 100 years ago residents of Orleans near Nauset Beach experienced something quite extraordinary and not in the least relaxing. On July 21, 1918, a German long-range submarine, the U-156, surfaced just southeast of the beach and began firing upon a tugboat, the Perth Amboy, and the four barges it was pulling. World War I came to Cape Cod shores that day, as a crowd of nearly 1,000 people perched on the cliffs looked on in amazement. “The German Navy essentially operated all over the world. The North Atlantic was no exception,” says Jake Klim, author of “Attack on Orleans: The World War I Submarine Raid on Cape Cod,” and one of the featured speakers at a week-long commemoration of the event’s centennial hosted in July by the Orleans Historical Society. The U-156 shelled the five ships, as the men, women and children aboard the barges climbed into lifeboats. Some shells overshot their target and actually hit the 22


beaches and the marshes of Orleans. “It was the only time during the entire First World War that foreign shells landed on American soil,” says Klim. A surfboat from Coast Guard Station No. 40, a couple of miles south of Nauset Harbor, headed out to help survivors to shore, while two seaplanes from the Chatham Naval Air Station attempted to bomb the submarine, but their missiles proved to be duds. The military response was enough, however, to cause the U-156 to re-submerge and slink out of Cape Cod waters. Everyone aboard the five boats survived. The four barges sunk, and although the Perth Amboy sustained damage it remained afloat. In fact, years later it was retrofitted and put into service across the Atlantic in the WWII evacuation of Dunkirk. —Lisa Cavanaugh

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A sign at Nauset Beach commemorates the 1918 attack of a German submarine on a tug and barges three miles offshore. Several shells struck the beach during World War I. At left, a German crew on top of the U-156.




Aug. 4 & 5: Pan-Mass Challenge

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WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL The Woods Hole Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing the work of independent filmmakers who have a relationship to Cape Cod. At the event, visitors will have the chance to see more than 100 feature-length films and will be able to celebrate their love for all things film-related. Ticket prices depend on event. For more information, visit

WALKING TOURS OF SANDWICH VILLAGE: THE BACK ROAD & BACK STORIES Take a walk through historic Sandwich Village with knowledgeable and engaging docents as they share stories of the famous residents of Sandwich. Starting at the Sandwich Glass Museum, you will make your way through the quaint village during a 1½-hour tour. Tours are free, but donations are welcome. 10 a.m. Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main St., Sandwich, 508-888-0251,

SUMMER SOIREE AT LONG PASTURE Support Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary’s conservation and education work at the annual chef’s tasting event and celebration. The gala will feature delicious food prepared by distinguished chefs who use the freshest ingredients on Cape Cod. During the gala, there will be live auctions, music and dancing under the stars. $125. 5:30-9 p.m. Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, 345 Bone Hill Road, Barnstable, summersoiree

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Sixty sharks have been on display in front of the Eldredge Library Public lawn all summer. This month, they will be auctioned off online. The Sharks in the Park auction and bidding will end at noon on Aug. 17. ( Also this year, there will be 36 whales in the shops for visitors to “hunt� and find to win a basket filled with gifts from the Chatham Merchants Association members.

2-4 Aug BAYBERRY QUILTERS 37TH ANNUAL QUILT SHOW Features more than 300 quilts and distinct exhibits of local quilters and vendors. At the event, there will be daily lectures and demonstrations of new ideas and techniques. A quilt on display will be included in a raffle. All proceeds go to scholarships for Cape students. Tickets $10 for all three days, Thursday and Friday: 9:30 a.m.4 p.m., Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, visit



2 Aug

3 Aug

GORDON LIGHTFOOT IN CONCERT For more than 50 years, Gordon Lightfoot has been making hit songs and selling his albums internationally. He is now heading to the Cape for a concert that will feature his biggest hits and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-year musical career. 8 p.m. $49-$79, Barnstable High School Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main St., Hyannis. For tickets, visit

STAND-UP PADDLE BOARD EXPLORATION Join MassAudubon naturalists for a stand-up paddleboard trip into Grays Harbor in Yarmouth or out onto Scargo Lake in Dennis. During the explorations, viewers will see birds, fish and wildlife that play essential roles in the Cape Cod Bay ecosystem. 9:30-10 a.m. Scargo Lake Boat Ramp, located directly across the street from 952 Main St., Dennis, 508-362-7475,

2 Aug HYDRANGEA SUCCESS SERIES: PROPAGATION Mal Condon, curator of hydrangeas at Heritage Museums & Gardens, will share the details of plant propagation techniques for the home garden. Even though hydrangeas are the main focus of the demonstration, these techniques can be applied to other plants. $15 to $25, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove St., Sandwich,

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4 & 5 Aug TRANSFIGURATION ORGAN CONCERT Dr. James Jordan and Dr. David Chalmers will be performing works by Bach, Sowerby and des Prez on the E.M. Skinner Organ. 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. The organ has been restored by Nelson Barden and is made from 17 different E.M. Skinner organs. This particular organ is the only one in the world that has this specific surround sound configuration. Enjoy a night of lovely music at the Church of Transfiguration in Rock Harbor, Orleans. Tickets can be purchased at 508-240-2400 or

4 Aug HOOKERS BALL Join the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance at their 17th annual summer fundraiser to help support the fish and fishermen of Cape Cod this summer. The money raised at the event will help enhance economic development, further ocean research and advance fisheries’ policy work. Enjoy dancing, auctions and delicious food. All seafood will be provided by local fishermen. 6-10 p.m. Chatham VFW, 150 George Ryder Road, 508-945-2432,

4&5 Aug

PAN-MASS CHALLENGE Support the Pan-Mass Challenge in its 39th year. This charity bikea-thon supports cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The institute aims to raise $52 million this year. Bikers will ride more than 192 miles from Sturbridge to Provincetown during this challenge. The PMC is still seeking volunteers. If interested, contact sarah@pmc. org. For more information, visit


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5 Aug

6 Aug

SUNDAY SUMMER SOCIAL Join Cape Cod Healthcare for a charity event that helps support both Cape Cod and Falmouth hospitals. This event will feature a family-style supper and a live musical performance. Highfield Hall & Gardens, 56 Highfield Drive, 508-495-1878, Falmouth. 4-8 p.m. For more information, visit events/2018summerevents

LES SAMPOU AND SAVIOR FAIRE, IN CONCERT Experience a new era of jazz as Les Sampou brings a unique interpretation of history’s most well-known jazz tunes to the Cape with Savoir Faire. Les Sampou has opened for music legends such as Aretha Franklin, Heart and Sugarland. Guitarist Jim Gordon arranges classics made famous by artists such as Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. John Hagerty will fill out the rhythm section with his 173-year-old acoustic bass. $20 member/$25 non-members. 8 p.m. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth. Tickets available at or 508-394-7100.

5 Aug CAPE COD QUAHOG CHALLENGE Quahogs are a staple on Cape Cod. During the challenge, restaurants all around the Cape allow participants to taste their delightful creations and vote on the best-stuffed quahog. Live music by Four Guys Cape Cod. Funds raised will benefit Housing Assistance Corporation’s housing programs on Cape Cod and the Islands. Tickets $25 prior to event/$30 at door/$5 for kids 10 and under. 1-4 p.m. Trader Ed’s, 21 Arlington St., Hyannis, and click on events.



including the flute, sax, piano, bass and drums. 8 p.m. $20, with complimentary refreshments. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth. 508-394-7100,

7 Aug CAPE COD WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION SUMMER SOCIAL OUTING Network with fellow women across the Cape. Guests can enjoy games, snacks, Cape Cod Beer’s signature brews, Cape Cod Soda Root Beer, Truro Vineyards and First Crush Winery wine and hard cider from Shoalworks Cider. $15$20, 5-7 p.m., Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinneys Lane, Hyannis, ccwasocial

7-18 Aug 6 Aug CAPE COD JAZZ QUINTET IN CONCERT One of Cape Cod’s most renowned jazz quintets will perform tasteful music and pays tribute to Massachusettsborn Chick Corea. The quintet is comprised of Steve Ahern, Bruce Abbott, Fred Boyle, Ron Ormsby and Bart Weisman. These talented musicians will be playing many instruments,

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SOUTH PACIFIC See love surpass the harsh realities of war and prejudice in a tale centered around two unbelievable affairs. The performance will feature stunning music, including “Some Enchanted Evening” and “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.” $20. Cape Playhouse Box Office, 820 Main St., Route 6A, Dennis, 508-385-3911, capeplayhouse. com

7 Aug RISE ABOVE: A PHOTO EXHIBIT BY JULIA CUMES EXPLORING THE MANY FACES OF BREAST CANCER ON CAPE COD The talented Julia Cumes will be revealing her new photo exhibit “Rise Above” at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod during Cape Cod Wellness Collaborative evening of “art, inspiration and education.” Viewers can enjoy music, art, food, drinks and a variety of speakers. 6:30-9 p.m. Tickets available at All profits will benefit Cape Wellness Collaborative. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth, 508-394-7100.

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PETER RABBIT’S ANIMAL DAY Bring your family to see Peter Rabbit at the Green Briar Nature Center. There will be animal exhibits, games and crafts, a pet rabbit show and animal story times! 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. 6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich, 508-888-6870,

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9 & 13 Aug 14TH ANNUAL PROVINCETOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL Experience some of the nation’s most renowned jazz players at the festival of the year! Concerts will be held on Thursday at the Provincetown Town Hall, and Monday at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. Check online for more information and to purchase tickets.

11 Aug ZOE LEWIS—“THE BAND IN THE BODY”—IN CONCERT! Be amazed as award-winning singer-songwriter Zoe Lewis performs her high-energy originals. Part circus-act, part storyteller, Lewis will deliver her vintage jazz with a superb sense of humor. Her music can be played on everything playable, from the piano to the spoons! She will be joined by Mark Chenevert on the clarinet. Get ready for a fun and hilarious night! 8 p.m. $25. Complimentary refreshments. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth, 508-394-7100,

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Natural Inspiration Meets Indy 500 Excitement Experience this year’s feature exhibit, Start Your Engines! Cars and Stars of the Indy 500 - an exciting collection of Indy race and pace cars, race memorabilia, and more. Plus a heartwarming look at over 150 works by beloved children’s book illustrator Wendell Minor. Just part of Heritage’s 100 acres of gardens, family fun, and exploration.

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11 Aug MONOMOY YACHT CLUB BOAT PARADE Watch or join the parade. All small boat operators are welcome! Participants decorate their boats and crews in a way that

will catch the eye of spectators and judges. Prizes will be awarded to the most creative boats. Rain date: Aug. 12. For more information, visit

11 Aug THE 6TH ANNUAL CAPE COD FOOD TRUCK & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL Check out an assortment of cuisine from more than 20 of New England’s finest food trucks! While eating the delicious food, enjoy some of the region’s most delicious craft beers. Noon-5 p.m. $5 general admission. Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway (Route 151), E. Falmouth,

INTRODUCING THE CAPE & ISLANDS REAL ESTATE & HOME SERVICES DIRECTORY The Cape & Islands Home Services Directory is your new destination to find service providers that can help you throughout the entire homebuying process, from preapproval to closing, to home maintenance services long after you’ve bought your home. Businesses listed on the directory are trusted by Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket REALTORS® to help them work in the real estate field every day. Visit to find a local service provider with convenient, mobile-friendly category and location search tools.

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11-17 Aug ANNUAL CARNIVAL WEEK Provincetown Carnival 2018 is a week-long celebration of LGBTQ life—parties, art fairs, a costume ball–and culminates in the Carnival Parade on Aug. 16. While the yearround population of Provincetown tops out at 3,000 people, the Carnival Parade attracts nearly 90,000 visitors annually. The week consists of dance parties, social events and special performances, as well as Carnival Week favorites, such as the sunset cruise and pool party. This year’s theme is Mardi Gras by the Sea! For more information, visit provincetown-carnival

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be able to see 60 meteors per hour! The shower peaks on the night of Aug. 12.

17-19 Aug 12 Aug CITIZENS BANK POPS BY THE SEA This year’s guest conductor will be Dermot Mulroney. The beloved Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra has played in the Hyannis Village Green for more than 30 years. This year will be no exception. Enjoy a night of celebration and music in support of the Cape Cod Arts Foundation. Their mission is to support, promote and celebrate the arts and culture of Cape Cod yearround. Lawn seating, premium festival seating and VIP tickets available to purchase online. 5-7 p.m. (Gates open at 1 p.m.), Hyannis Village Green, 508362-0066,

47TH FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS More than 100 exceptional artisans and craftsmen showcase their fine art, jewelry, sculpture and woodwork. Spectators can enjoy food trucks, children’s tent with activates and a lovely park to walk around. This is one of Chatham’s must-see events! Organized by the Creative Arts Center. Chase Park, Cross Street, 508-945-3583,

18 Aug SOIRÉE BY THE BAY GALA: ANNUAL GALA & ART AUCTION Cape Cod Museum of Art’s annual event is held on the museum’s beautiful grounds. A spectacular gala under a tent that includes dinner, silent and

live auctions, and the MUSE Awards, which recognizes winners for outstanding contributions to the museum and art community. Stop by for a lovely evening filled with divine food and great art. The painting, “Roses and Blue,” by acclaimed Falmouth artist Julia O’Malley Keyes (pictured below), will be offered in the live auction. You can visit the auction preview exhibit at CCMoA starting Aug. 9 or bid early online at 5-10 p.m. Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis, 508-385-4477, ext. 21.

18 Aug FALMOUTH WALK The Falmouth Walk benefits several Falmouth area charities and nonprofit causes. Last year, the walk raised more than $30,000. The walk is 3.2 miles long starting at Town Hall Square and ends at the beautiful St. Barnabas church grounds. $20. 10 a.m., Town Hall Square, Falmouth,

12 &13 Aug NANTUCKET METEOR SHOWER PARTY Experience one of the brighter meteor showers of the year with the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce. The Perseid Meteor Shower at Surfside Beach. Families will




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18 Aug AGAINST THE TIDE: PADDLE, SWIM, RUN, WALK, KAYAK Support the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition by competing in several swimming, running and kayaking events. All ages and abilities can choose one to three of these competitions! Participants may register as an individual or as a team. Check online for registration information. DCR’s Nickerson State Park, 3488 Main St. Brewster, mbcc. org/breast-cancer-prevention/ against-the-tide

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HENRY ACKER GYPSY JAZZ TRIO Stop by the Cultural Center of Cape Cod to experience the exciting world of gypsy jazz with the young Henry Acker. He is only 13, but is gifted with talent far beyond his years. He has shared the stage with jazz legends such as Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignol and Vinny Raniolo. Acker performs with his father, Victor Acker, who plays the guitar, and his uncle, Dana Acker, an upright bassist. This perfor-

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NEW BALANCE FALMOUTH ROAD RACE Established in 1973, the New Balance Falmouth Road Race has been the premier event of the summer. Each year, the race draws more than 12,000 runners, including past Olympians! The seven-mile race starts in front of the Woods Hole Community Center and ends at Falmouth Heights Beach.


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22-29Aug POP-UP ARTISTS 2018 Gallery 444 PTown showcases various works by contemporary artists. Displaying national, regional and emerging artists on a weekly

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rotating basis and pop-up exhibitions throughout the season. The gallery’s select group of year-round core artists are painters, printmakers and photographers. From Aug. 22-29, photographer Alex Hillman will be showcasing his landscapes and portraits at the gallery. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. on Aug. 24. 444 Commercial St., Provincetown, 617-710-2026,

23 Aug CELEBRATE SUMMER MEMORIES AUCTION The annual auction raises money for families and patients experiencing Alzheimer’s disease. At the event, authors Lisa Genova and Greg O’Brien will be the guest speakers. Enjoy silent and live auctions, gourmet food, dance music and spectacular views of Pleasant Bay. Help make a significant difference. 6 p.m. Wequassett Resort & Golf Club, 2173 Route 28, Harwich, 508-432-5400,

24 Aug SYMPHONY AT THE SEASHORE 2018 The National Park Service and the Cape Symphony will be collaborating for a nostalgic summer concert overlooking the Cape Cod National Seashore in Eastham. Experience this new summer tradition as music and nature collide to create a beautiful night. Free. 7 p.m., Salt Pond Visitor Center Outdoor Amphitheater, 50 Nauset Road, Eastham.

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25 Aug JOE MONGELLI PRESENTS A MILES DAVIS/JOHN COLTRANE RETROSPECTIVE For the past 30 years, Joe Mongelli has been drawing on his exceptional jazz experience to deliver a fantastic and unforgettable performance. From small jazz bands to symphony orchestras, Mongelli has done it all with his trumpet and flugelhorns. Listeners of his music will hear the subtle style of Miles Davis and the lyricism of Clifford Brown. Classics from the American Songbook will be played with a unique twist created by Joe himself. 8 p.m. $20 with complimentary refreshments. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth, 508-394-7100,

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24& 25 Aug GLORIAE DEI CANTORES CONCERT Celebrate the past 30 years of choral artistry with Gloriae Dei Cantores! There will be two concerts this month, featuring Arvo Pärt’s Passio with guest soloists and orchestra. Make sure to head to the venue early in order to hear the pre-concert lectures starting at 6:45 p.m. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Hosted by the Church of the Transfiguration, Rock Harbor, Orleans. Tickets available at 508-240-2400 or

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4TH ANNUAL WELLFLEET PORCHFEST Take time to relax and take a self-guided stroll through the porches and lawns of Wellfleet. For four hours, viewers will see acoustic live music being played on porches and lawns throughout the town. The musicians of Cape and beyond will be playing many genres of music. Stay and listen at one porch or move from porch to porch—it’s all good! The event will be held from 2-5 p.m. Free admission. Rain date: Aug. 26. More details available on the event’s Facebook page.

STONY BROOK GRISTMILL’S CORNBREAD FESTIVAL Stony Brook Gristmill is hosting its annual cornbread festival with samples of fresh cornbread and sweet jam. Visitors can stock up on organic cornmeal and explore the museum upstairs. It is a great place to bring the family! Free admission. Stony Brook Gristmill, 830 Stony Brook Road, Brewster,

7TH ANNUAL KILL TIDE ARTS & CRAFT FESTIVAL Artisans will be displaying and selling their wonderful arts and crafts, including jewelry, pottery, scarves, quilts, photography, vintage chic, metal, sea salt scrubs, wall hangings, fiber art, candles and soap. Enjoy free samples of delicious food while browsing the handcrafted merchandise. Rain or shine, the craft festival will be in session. Pets on leashes are welcome. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Drummer Boy Park, 773 Main St, Brewster,

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Lecture – Mark Dion – Wellfleet Preservation Hall, Wellfleet $25

Aug 11 Castle Hill Annual Live & Silent Benefit Art Auction – A night of original artwork, live music and cocktails, Edgewood Farm, Truro Aug 22 Lecture – Stephen Kinzer – 10 Meetinghouse Rd, Truro $20 non member free for members

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Research shows looking at art gives the same pleasure as falling in love. Beyond becoming the focal point of a room, original art can take one to another place, bring back memories of a cherished place or experience, foster peace and joy. Collecting can connect you with a community of artists and like-minded patrons while expressing yourself and your interests. The Addison Art Gallery assists new and experienced collectors choose ideal works by many of the Cape’s most sought-after artists, as well as masters from across the Americas and France. Known for discovering emerging artists as well as for a plethora of opportunities to meet established artists, the Addison Art Gallery offers a comfortable atmosphere in which to explore options for your home and business. PAUL SCHULENBURG

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At her opening reception this spring for her show at OldCape Sotheby’s in Orleans, artist Odin K. Smith had nearly 50 pieces on display. The subjects of her acrylic paintings reflect her love for Cape Cod.

A Brush with Odin K. Smith

From teaching the popular “Friday Night, Wine Down” classes to painting dozens of pieces for art shows, this Yarmouth artist finds inspiration all around her. TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARJORIE NAYLOR PITTS In her upstairs studio at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, acrylic artist Odin K. Smith works tirelessly to create new pieces for upcoming shows. During a recent visit, Smith demonstrated one of her techniques for building layers and texture while working on a stunning seascape. “It’ll

go through many changes, sometimes up to 14 layers of paint,” says Smith, who then takes the large canvas from the easel, places it flat on the studio floor and begins flicking drops of rubbing alcohol on its surface. “I just love the way it opens up and does its own thing,” says

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At her popular monthly classes, “Friday Night, Wine Down,” Odin K. Smith helps her students create an original painting they can take home at the end of the night. At right, Smith works inside her studio at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth.

Smith. “How cool is that?” At her spring show, “State of Being,” hosted by oldCape Sotheby’s in Orleans, Smith had nearly 50 pieces on display, the subjects of which reflect Smith’s affinity for her home turf. “I love Cape Cod. I love painting it: Everywhere you turn—I mean everywhere—there is something beautiful.” Her current show, “State of Being Continued,” opened July 28 and runs through the summer at Gallery Antonia in Chatham. For budding to accomplished artists and everyone in between, Smith teaches a variety of painting classes at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in Yarmouth, the Cape Cod Art Center in Barnstable, the Creative Arts Center in Chatham and the Harwich Cultural Center. At Smith’s popular monthly class “Friday Night, Wine Down,” participants bring their own beverage of choice and dig into a delicious spread of light noshes while Smith provides the materials and step-by-step guidance in the creation of an original painting that participants take home. “It’s fun and lighthearted,” says Smith. “We have a blast.” Born in Provincetown to a family with deep connections to the artist community (her paternal grandparents were part of the town’s art colony with ties to Charles Hawthorne), Smith began painting when she was a 20-something stay-at-home mom, pregnant with her third son. “My sister set me up with some watercolor paint and brushes, and I was hooked!” says Smith, who now has five grown children. After success with watercolors and penand-ink drawings, including book and magazine covers and more than 125 pieces of published work, Smith shifted 42


to pastels, a medium she enjoyed until she developed asthma from breathing in the pastel dust. Ultimately, she took up acrylics, where she found her niche. “Working in acrylic has been very freeing for me,” says Smith. “It’s very forgiving, changeable.” Odin K. Smith paintings are on display at Gallery Antonia, 1291 Main St., Chatham, 508-469-4020,, through the summer. Smith’s class, “Friday Night, Wine Down,” will be held 6-8:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth, 508-394-7100, Find more information about Smith’s artwork online at


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So much to do right here, you may never want to leave CAPE CODDER RESORT & SPA

What are your customers looking for today? Our customers, especially families, look for a resort that is not only family-friendly, but one that offers a lot for kids (and adults) to do! They also appreciate having wholesome, reasonably priced dining choices right here, eliminating the need to leave the resort. In fact, one guest wrote in a Facebook review that he “never moved his car until it was time to go… it was wonderful!” What sets you apart from the competition? The amenities at the Codder Resort & Spa, including: • The Cape Codder Water Park—an indoor park open rain or shine, day and night, year-round with a retractable roof for warm, sunny days. The water park boasts four body slides, a wave pool, stormy river and kiddie play area. • Four on-site restaurants. • Beach Plum Spa: For grown-ups and kid services, too. • Fun kids activities scheduled over school vacations in summer including live animal shows, magic, ballooning, crafts and movies. • Live music outside on “The Deck” in season and every Friday and Saturday night in the Grand Cru Wine Bar & Grill on weekends, year round. • Huge arcade.

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We serve wholesome, madefrom-scratch New England cooking, at reasonable prices, in a cozy, comfortable atmosphere. HEARTH ’N KETTLE 1973

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Introduction of “H’nK Approved” concept, which means every menu item has to be made with wholesome ingredients, taste great and be priced competitively.

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What is Hearth ’n Kettle’s mission? In 1973, our founder, Vincent “V.J.” Catania opened the first Hearth ’n Kettle Restaurant on Cape Cod. His mission: to serve wholesome, made-fromscratch New England cooking, at reasonable prices, in a cozy, comfortable atmosphere. Hearth ’n Kettle soon became a Cape Cod tradition for summer visitors and locals alike. Many guests who came to Hearth ’n Kettle as kids vacationing on the Cape now they take their own kids to “H’n K.” What are customers looking for today? People want healthy choices, and they want a restaurant they can trust. H’nK meals are still made from scratch, but today many of our entrées are prepared using all-natural, antibiotic/hormone-free and gluten-free ingredients, staying true to our “H’nK Approved” concept. Times may change, but our customers still appreciate the quality; reasonable prices and warm, friendly greeting they receive at Hearth ‘n Kettle.


It has to be wearable and it has to function. CHATHAM CLOTHING BAR CHATHAM KIDS 1978

Sandy Wycoff opens a clothing store on Main Street, Chatham T Co., which features iron-on T-shirts. It’s the only store in town selling T-shirts. She eventually moves the store to 534 Main St. in 1983, its current location, and later renames it Chatham Kids.


Wycoff opens Marge’s Place, 583 Main St., which offers women’s clothing. She changes the name to Chatham Clothing Bar in 2010.


Expands Chatham Kids into old Kennedy Studio space next door.

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How do you choose your inventory? It’s a relationship with the company. If something doesn’t perform, we take it back and replace it. It has to be comfortable and it has to have good lines. It has to be wearable and it has to function. For instance, I carry Teva sandals because of the molded foot bed, made of recycled tires. We carry some eco-merchandise, made out of recycled plastic bottles. Those kinds of things are really important. What do you offer at Chatham Kids? We provide clothing that lasts for kids. We don’t sell throwaway clothes. For ages 7-14, we have created a store that the kids like. When you hit that age, starting at 8, 9 and 10, they have their own tastes and only wear what they like. We have found that sweet spot. We have a beautiful selection. We do try to follow trends for the kids, but keep in mind what’s appropriate. We carry brands such as Under Armour and Johnnie-O, and its contemporary.

A consistently good product and fast and friendly service! CHATHAM PERK

What are your customers looking for today? A consistently good product and fast and friendly service! I hear daily how friendly the staff is—and that means a lot. We have frequent meetings about how important it is to be welcoming to everyone. We understand that our working customers may only have 30 minutes for a break, so getting their lunch in a timely manner is always important to us. The same with families going to the beach in the summer. We make sure to be prepared for the calls early in the morning so they can fill their coolers. What sets you apart from the competition? We are open seven days a week year-round and are the only place to get lunch in North Chatham in the winter. We have a great local following and it allows my employees to have year-round jobs. Our catering menu offers items that are great for any event. Perfect for a pre-wedding lunch, breakfast or after party snack. We offer breakfast and sandwich platters, salads, fresh fruit and dessert platters. A big part of Chatham Perk is supporting the local non-profit community. We participate in the Taste of Chatham, and donate to Woman of Fishing Families, Chatham Historical Society, Care for The Cape and Islands, HopeHealth and many more.

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Chatham Perk’s doors open in November. “Making it through the first year is a huge success, and now looking toward our fifth, it is equally as exciting and rewarding and validates the long hours and hard work,” says owner Catherine Martin.


Added a patio for outside seating and a large bakery case to offer a wider selection of cakes, eclairs, cannolis and cupcakes.


New juice bar opens, and in 2018, Martin installs new floor and adds a display shelf for bags of coffee, K-cups, jams and jellies and crackers. It’s proven to be a big hit!


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Gracious hospitality and attention to detail! DAN’L WEBSTER INN & SPA

What sets you apart from your competition? Gracious hospitality and attention to detail! The centerpiece of Sandwich Village, this 300-year-old inn maintains an elegant, historical ambiance while providing guests with the modern amenities of a boutique hotel.

Catania Hospitality Group purchases the property. But the inn on this site has offered Cape Cod lodging in one form or another for more than 300 years.


The Dan’l Webster Inn receives Trip Advisor’s “Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame Award.” This award marks the Inn’s fifth consecutive year of receiving a Certificate of Excellence.


What services does the inn offer? The award-winning restaurant and tavern serves incredible chef-prepared meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as Sunday Brunch. Each of the 48 guest rooms and suites is individually appointed with exquisite furnishings. Luxurious fireplace suites feature oversized whirlpool tubs, heated tile floors and other pampering amenities. There is also a Beach Plum Spa, where professional staff are committed to offering a superior spa experience. The award-winning cuisine, spa, elegant guest rooms, beautiful gardens and reputation for exceptional service make the Dan’l Webster a sought-after venue for weddings and other celebratory functions.

149 Main St., Sandwich, 800-444-3566

The ultimate in luxury for men and women, from nourishing body treatments and relaxing massages to soothing facials.


The Hyannis Beach Plum Spa is conveniently located at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa, close to great shopping and perfect for a girls’ getaway!


Centered in historic Sandwich, the Beach Plum Spa at the Dan’l Webster Inn enhances the luxury amenities of this elegant boutique hotel.


The Beach Plum Spa at the John Carver Inn in Plymouth also offers a complete array of spa treatments for men and women; the perfect relaxation after a day of sightseeing.

Hyannis: 508.534.5501 Sandwich: 508.833.3211 Plymouth: 508.591.8213



What are your customers looking for today? A tranquil, clean, safe environment and professional/aestheticians who are licensed, certified experts in the field. Customers expect spa staff to keep current, and each member of our professional staff is continually trained in the most advanced spa methods and committed to the wellbeing of all guests. Customers also look for a full range of services from which to choose… services that RESULTS-ORIENTED – like our facials that are customized for the individual’s skin type. What sets you apart from the competition? Our professional staff and the high quality of our services certainly set us apart, but we also offer MORE than the competition! Because each of our 3 spas is located in a hotel, spa guests can take advantage of our pools, Jacuzzis and restaurants and can even book an overnight spa package. We also offer a full array of wedding services at each location – manicures, pedicures, make-up, hair, bridal showers and de-stressing massage! What does the Beach Plum Spa specialize in? The ultimate in luxury for men and women, from nourishing body treatments and relaxing massages to soothing facials. The spa is open to the public for individual treatments and day packages. Overnight packages are a popular offering – from the “Girls Getaway” package to “Countdown to Baby” and the “Beach Plum Romance Package”. All body products and oils have been carefully chosen using the finest ingredients and are all- natural or 100% certified organic.


What makes us truly special is that we develop relationships with our clients and offer them personalized design and management plans that reflect their individual wants and needs. GARDENS BY BARBARA CONOLLY


Gardens by Barbara Conolly opens and begins the design and installation of perennial gardens.


After receiving a Bachelor of Science in horticulture, Barbara Conolly is awarded a fellowship and obtains a Master’s in Public Garden Leadership, both from Cornell University.


Gardens by Barbara Conolly moves into a new shop while Barbara’s son, Ben Conolly, joins the team as account manager.


Anticipating outgrowing our current location, we intend to purchase land and a new building that will enable us to grow rare and unusual plants exclusively for our clients.

What are your customers looking for today? Our clients are looking for the next level of expertise in garden design and sustainability. Working with an educated and informed team is of vital importance to achieve their desired results. No longer willing to settle for superficial looks upon initial planting, our clients want gardens that are both aesthetically pleasing and a good long-term investment. What makes the business unique? Gardens are a symbiosis of art and science. For many, art is the only focus: how things look on the surface. We, on the other hand, plan for their constant state of change knowing that gardens reveal themselves over time. We are experts in the integration of soil, environmental conditions, and plant selection. This expertise helps ensure that our clients’ gardens will continue to reflect the beauty designed into them. What does Gardens by Barbara Conolly specialize in? We specialize in creative designs that are both beautiful and sustainable. Our seasonal containers are exceptional and imaginative. We also excel at corrective pruning that brings plants back to health and shape, but what makes us truly special is that we develop relationships with our clients and offer them personalized design and management plans that reflect their individual wants and needs. What inspired you to start your business? My first memory of my dad is the two of us planting a Spirea. As that tradition continued, gardening began to represent family to me. In fact, several of the plants that grow in my yard today are offshoots of my grandmother’s! I personally feel such joy in my own garden that I dream of helping others to experience that feeling as well.

774-302-4876 •

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It’s important to us that we are a positive reflection of the community. CHATHAM ORPHEUM THEATER

What is the theater’s mission? To educate as well as entertain. It’s important to us that we are a positive reflection of the community. It shouldn’t feel like you are in any movie theater. Audiences come here for the friendliness, a glass of wine, the décor, our café and all-local staff. One of the greatest things for us is when locals bring visitors here and take pride in their local theater. In what ways to do you serve the community? We host community events, annual meetings and fundraisers. Every year, we show “Jaws” to educate people about sharks and run a preview video with shark expert Greg Skomal, who is studying sharks in our own waters. We work with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and promote the nearby Chatham Shark Center, which is a great resource. The theater also offers educational experiences, such as the Hungry Traveler’s series and a fall/winter art series. This year, we are partnering with the Creative Arts Center to highlight the center’s artists and their classes and programs.

Opened as Chatham’s first and only movie house.


The movie theater closed and eventually became a CVS.


The return of the Chatham Orpheum Theater started in November when CVS left the building on Main Street. The theater officially re-opened to the public on July 26, 2013.

What do you offer for kids? Everyday matinees at 9:30 a.m. from June 29 through Labor Day for $5. Movies are 90 minutes, so you are out by 11 a.m. The schedule is online and we run a different movie every week, such as “The Muppets Take Manhattan” or “Despicable Me 3.”


637 Main St., Chatham 508-945-4900 (Showtimes) 508-945-0874 (Box Office)

I have always tried to build a family atmosphere in a business environment and we have been pretty successful. JOHN C. RICOTTA & ASSOCIATES


John C. Ricotta opens his office in a rented storage closet at a local attorney’s office, where he had enough room for two desks. “I had a phone number, but I didn’t have a phone. The attorney’s office would answer the phones and it made it sound like I had a secretary and here I was working in their storage closet. There were just two of us at the time.”


Ricotta says the business grew quickly. He bought one of the two buildings at 1181 Main St. in 1991. To accommodate his growing rental business, he bought the building next door in 1995. His offices continue to operate sales and rentals at this location today.


Ricotta is one year away from celebrating 30 years at his current location. “Back when I first started in real estate in 1979, I’m guessing there were 15 to 25 real estate brokers in town. Now we are pushing 250 to 300. It’s dramatically different.”

7 Ridge Cove Lane, Chatham MLS Exclusive: $750,000 3 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms (2/1) John C. Ricotta, (508) 237-3888

What are buyers looking for? New, new and new. The market has really been strongest in the $400,000 to $600,000 price range. Even the high-end buyers want new. They don’t want to go through significant or even minor restorations. What markets do you cover? Chatham, Brewster, Harwich and Orleans. But 90 percent of our business is in Chatham. We cover a variety of price points, but most of our listings are high-end. Right now, out listings range from a $449,000 condominium to a $1.5 million renovated home near Eastward Ho! Country Club. What sets you apart from your competition? The most important thing, real estate companies have a lot of changeover. We have agents that have been with us since the beginning. There is consistency in terms of personnel and who people deal with. I have always tried to build a family atmosphere in a business environment and we have been pretty successful.

1181 Main St., Chatham 508-945-5000 (sales) 508-945-0440 (rentals)



Words of wisdom for Realtors just starting out: You have to be patient and you have to listen to people. If the No. 1 priority is making money, you are never going to be successful. If you’re attentive to your client base and listen and are forthright, then the financial rewards take care of themselves.


The people who created the Cultural Center were inspired by the potential of an old, neglected bank building to be something wonderful and useful. Their idea produced one of the most accessible and responsive institutions on Cape Cod … or anywhere. CULTURAL CENTER OF CAPE COD


A group of people in the neighborhood determine a need for a cultural center and initiate a fundraising campaign.


The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is founded in the renovated former Bass River Savings Bank Building. Within a year, the center becomes so busy, a major expansion begins.


New staff is added to make the center an even more critical asset to the community, leading efforts to install public art throughout Yarmouth, tightening the bond between the arts and human service organizations, and offering the widest possible range of opportunities for all ages, abilities and incomes.

What are your visitors looking for today? Our patrons want to get deeply involved in art, culture and community. They want to be engaged! They want to cook, sculpt, throw pots, paint, write, read ... get their hands dirty ... experience the visual, literary and performance art that others create ... meet others who share their passion for creativity and creation. All of that. What makes the Cultural Center of Cape Cod unique? The Cultural Center’s endless commitment to serve in meaningful ways makes it, if not unique, then certainly ever-changing. It is reactive, responding to the needs of the community by evolving as those needs evolve. It is always looking for new ways to be relevant and helpful. The arts are powerful tools. The Cultural Center works hard to put those tools into the hands of everyone possible. What does the Cultural Center of Cape Cod specialize in? The Cultural Center specializes in diversity. It engages a balance of emerging and established artists and performers, hosts hundreds of events of all kinds, and offers classes in culinary arts, pottery, photography, ballroom dance, creative writing, languages, painting and much more. Its Rise and Shine Program for youth at risk and Sober Socials prove the power of the arts to address social concerns.

307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth • 508-394-7100 •

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We believe in quality over quantity and our goal is to build lasting relationships with our clients, many of whom have become lifelong friends. E.J. JAXTIMER BUILDER, INC

What are your customers looking for today? Trust, honesty, presentation, quality work and communication.

E.J. Jaxtimer Builder Inc. is established in Hyannis.


E.J. Jaxtimer Builder Inc. wins three Gold BRICC Awards for excellence in Remodeling, Outdoor Living Space, Historic Renovation/Restoration


“At our 40th year in business, we have a new web site, a new internal technology system and we’re engaged in social media. E.J. remains as zealous about building as the day he began the business and he continues to be intimately involved with every component of the company.”


What sets you apart from the competition? We define custom building by craftsmanship, creativity and customer satisfaction. Our goal is to build lasting relationships with our clients. We work with them to design, build and maintain a home that provides a lifetime of special memories. Our professional in-house team and full time office staff are always available to answer questions. The common thread in all of our projects, regardless of scope, is our dedication to customer service. What does E.J. Jaxtimer Builder, Inc. specialize in? We are the only company on Cape Cod that offers multifaceted services: custom building, remodels and additions, new home construction, historic renovations, kitchens & baths, millwork, fine woodwork, property management, concierge services and home improvement.

48 Rosary Lane • Hyannis • 508-778-4911 •




The ability to create an outdoor living space that meets the needs of the client using both plants and stone is the most amazing feeling of accomplishment when the project is done. JAXTIMER LANDSCAPING, LLC




E.J. Jaxtimer Building establishes a landscaping division, Jaxtimer Landscaping, LLC, after recognizing their customers’ need for landscape services.

Jaxtimer Landscaping, LLC wins a Gold BRICC award for Excellence in Landscape/ Garden Design over $50,000

“We recently hired a new General Manager and a ISA Certified Arborist; we plan to provide more arbor-care services in house, including detailed tree and shrub care, plant health management and tree removal. We are adding more irrigation installation and service work in house and increasing our numbers of certified/and or licensed technicians in all areas of the business.”

What does Jaxtimer Landscaping, LLC specialize in? In a nutshell, we specialize in worry free outdoor living. Our services include landscaping maintenance, design and construction, fine gardening, snow removal, outdoor living and estate management. Our distinctive all-inclusive services offer our clients the ability to have many choices with one phone call. What do your clients seek? Our clients rely on us to provide them with a place for their family to relax and enjoy. We work out all the details outside of their home, which allows them to relax and enjoy Cape Cod. Who makes up your landscaping team? Landscape designers, certified irrigation specialists, arborists, landscape managers and snow-removal experts. Our talented professionals are passionate about building and maintaining beautiful outdoor spaces and about horticulture. We work closely with customers to develop a customized maintenance program that meets their every need.

48 Rosary Lane • Hyannis • 508-778-4911 •

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Our goal is to make the new space feel like it has always been there. LEWIS & WELDON Business founded by Chuck Hart. “One of the most important events in our eyes is having made it through the recession and had the ability to have kept our entire team together. There are no greater assets than our talented team of craftsman and designers.”


We entered the Building & Remodeling Industry of Cape Cod Awards, which recognizes excellence in building, remodeling, design, sales and marketing, and won four Gold BRICC Awards for Excellence in Design.


We want to continue doing what we love, working hand in hand with our clients to create inspiring spaces.


What does Lewis & Weldon specialize in? We build extraordinary Custom Cabinetry for all areas of the home. Our goal is to create a seamless finished product that feels like it has always been there. With our custom shop, we have the ability to replicate something historic and match existing styles. In a recent project, a staircase in an 1880’s home had to be reconfigured. We were able to match the existing staircase details and the new pieces blend perfectly with the old. What are your customers looking for today? Organization options, quality and detail of the construction, creative design, unlimited colors and finish options and visualization of space before starting project. What sets you apart from the competition? We work hand-in-hand with all of the tradesmen to create a stunning finished product. It’s always exciting when more than half of our business comes from repeat clients or referrals. What inspired you to start your business? We wanted to create an environment that our clients knew they could count on for a quality finished product and for them to be able to work with someone that takes a lot of pride in what they do. No one should have to settle for less when they are either building a new home or remodeling their existing one.

111 Airport Road, Hyannis, 508-778-5757,




Robert E. Guertin Jewelers is a fullservice jewelry destination with attention to personalized service for all of our customers.



Bob Guertin founded his jewelry store in the Cape Cod Mall in a 300-square-foot space. Joanne joined him soon after as a jeweler and worked alongside him until three years ago when Bob passed away. As a jeweler, Guertin carried on the family tradition. His father, Emile, and Uncle Valmore started Guertin Brothers’ Jewelers on Main Street in Hyannis.


After 27 years of repairing and selling jewelry in the Cape Cod Mall, Bob and his wife, Joanne, decided to move their small shop to Merchant Square in Sandwich. They settled at 8 Merchant Road in a spacious location that complements the full line of jewelry and highlights their new Guertin Signature Collection.


Robert E. Guertin Jewelers, Inc. is proud to be located in Sandwich, the oldest town on the Cape. The location boasts a gallery of platinum, 14K & 18K gold, diamonds and other precious stones. Our collections also include Jewelry, hand-blown glass, pottery and gifts from local artisans.

What do you sell at your store? We are a full-service jewelry store, selling everything from engagement rings and precious gems to a beautiful collection of nautical jewelry, ever-changing estate jewelry and sterling silver jewelry. We also carry gifts and accessories. 8 Merchant Road, Sandwich 508-833-9670 facebook @robertguertinjewelry instagram @robertguertinjeweler

What are some of your best-selling pieces? Our Signature diamond cuff bracelet, custom fit just for you and the Hand-crafted Collections by the Touch, Compass Rose, Sailors Valentine and Mariner.

Every day is an inspiration! To be able to work with amazing seashells and create beautiful designs is a wonderful experience.


What inspired you to start your business? My business unfolded in 1988 at the kitchen table. I’d been working in Boston as an accountant, and on weekends, I ran an antiques shop in Hingham. I left both jobs and moved to Florida. I visited a shell shop in Sanibel Island, Florida, looking for a craft to take up my time, and befriended Jean Karabin, who made sailors’ valentines. I was inspired by her work and decided to make my own. I now have two studios and my work is for sale in several galleries.

Sandy Moran moves to Sanibel Island, Florida, and discovers the art of Sailor’s Valentines. Opens Sailor’s Valentine Studio.


Sandy Moran wins a first place for her sailor’s valentine at shell shows in Sanibel and Naples, Florida.


Sailor’s Valentine Studio offers a new class called Flower Power, a workshop where participants learn to create flowers from seashells and sea life.


What is unique about your business? Sailor’s valentines were created in the 1800s by Barbadian people and purchased by sailors who brought them home as gifts to their loved ones. I create modern pieces, using thousands of natural shells placed into unique designs to create heirloom quality pieces of art. They are then encased in handmade cases of cherry or tiger maple. I also do restoration and repair work. What was one of the most exciting moments for your business? I was a guest on Martha Stewart’s television show. When the show was over, the telephone began to ring from people in New England. All day, calls keep coming in. The last call late in the evening was from Guam!

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Yarmouth Port and Florida 508-221-8410



Being centrally located literally at the halfway point of Cape Cod, we are part of a community that still looks to the inn as a gathering place, just as it did in 1696. Our history is our future.


What are customers looking for? People are looking for value—and sometimes what they value is the experience of dining out. People will often forgive an overcooked steak or a meal that isn’t perfect, but they will not forgive poor service. So, what the Old Yarmouth Inn offers is an experience that encompasses consistently good food with really good and caring service from a team of professionals that have all been here for 5, 10, 15 years. It is our mission to make sure that every guest has the best experience as possible from start to finish. We nurture the relationships with our guests and that is how we foster our long-term alliance with our clientele.

Sheila FitzGerald and her husband, Arpad Voros, bought the inn the year that it turned 300 years old.


The inn stopped offering overnight accommodations and underwent a large restaurant renovation to expand the bar and tavern area.


The inn was voted Best Brunch, Best Wait Staff and Best Place for an Intimate Wedding by Cape Cod Magazine.


What sets you apart from the competition? Not just the service as mentioned above, but the Inn itself. The inn has stood along the Old King’s Highway since 1696 and as stewards of this beautiful building for the past 22 years, we have become part of Cape Cod’s fabric. Being centrally located literally at the halfway point of Cape Cod, we are part of a community that still looks to the inn as a gathering place, just as it did in 1696. Our history is our future.

223 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port 508-362-9962

The industry is fast-paced and exciting, and it gives you the opportunity to work with and learn from new people.


The Valle Group (TVG) was founded in 1997 by Joe and Joan Valle as a real estate consulting firm. The company began offering construction and remodeling services when their son, Christian, joined the company in 2005.


The company became the first building partner of A.D. Makepeace to build in their 1,250 home community called Redbrook in Plymouth. This partnership allowed TVG to transition into a building and development firm and tripled the size of the company.


The Valle Group has begun working closely with the Buzzards Bay Coalition (BBC), a non-profit dedicated to the restoration and protection of Buzzards Bay. TVG is currently in the process of building the BBC’s new Field Operations Facility in Marion and renovating a 1920s Bath House in Onset to become a sailing and recreation center.

70 East Falmouth Highway, Suite 3, East Falmouth, 508-548-1450,



What inspired you to pursue a career in the home-improvement industry? The industry is fast-paced and exciting, and it gives you the opportunity to work with and learn from new people. We wanted to introduce a business model whose criteria showed care and concern for everyone we worked with. By nurturing our subcontractors and employees to make them as good as they can be, our clients ultimately benefit. There is also the joy one gets out of building something that will last beyond your own lifetime and into future generations as well. What sets you apart from the competition? First and foremost, we take great care in building and nurturing relationships with people; whether they are our clients, employees, partners or subcontractors. We strongly believe that our company is a reflection of the people we work with, and if we give our employees and subcontractors the tools to succeed, everyone can and will do their best.


Our clothing is not vacationwear. It’s for everyone, every day. SUNDANCE CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES


April Cabral buys Sundance, Chatham, a clothing and accessories store. The store’s original owners opened the shop in the 1990s and had decided to retire.


Second Sundance location opens in Sandwich at Merchant’s Square. “I live in Sandwich and there are not a lot of clothing options in town and when this space opened up next to Café Chew, I jumped at the opportunity. It’s been incredibly received!” I have more year-round customers there.


In Chatham, I want to stay where I am and keep making it better. Sandwich has a lot of potential and I’m excited about that.

What does Sundance Clothing specialize in? Clothing and accessories for a range of women, from age 20 to 80, that’s trendy, casual, but not necessarily vacation wear. In Chatham there are a lot more nautical-themed and preppy clothing stores and our style is a little more casual, unstructured and relaxed. What are your customers looking for today? Unique, but wearable. I’m always trying to find something different. I have this line called Skull Cashmere. They do skulls on cashmere sweaters, and also Wooden Ships, which carries sweaters and tops with fun graphics and sayings. I keep an eye on trends and look for the next big, key item. For example, last year it was fleece-lined leggings. We sold 24,000 pairs! This year, I’m seeing a lot of embroidery on jeans, tank tops and shirts. What makes the business unique? We provide excellent customer service, which is the key to running a small business and maintaining a customer base. We play fun music and even have a microphone, often women bop over from the Squire (next door) to sing along (and shop). I have seven full-time employees (15 total) who have been very loyal to me, and some college girls who work in summer. Everyone is so invested in their jobs here. I’m so grateful.

497 Main St., Chatham, 508-945-5096 4 Merchants Road, Sandwich, 774-338-5191

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My father, my brothers, my grandfather and his brothers were all carpenters. I have a natural knack for it. TOM TURCKETTA Attended North Bennet Street Industrial School in the North End of Boston. “It was an important part of my life,” says Tom Turcketta. “I took carpentry, cabinetry and furniture-making classes. I was there for 2-1/2 years. When I got out, I knew I didn’t want to build furniture for a living. I wanted to do exactly what I am doing. I have been very fortunate that I created a niche for myself.” Started my company on the North Shore, where I grew up. There was an area called the Diamond District. They had a lot of antique houses, the high-end houses in Lynn along Ocean Street. I had a historic house on the Lynn/Salem line.

What does your business specialize in? Historic restoration. I have an extensive background in historical homes. Ninety percent of our work is historical houses. We do major projects as well as minor ones. I’ve established a good client base and clients call me back for everything. Most of the projects we work on range from $150,000 to $2 million. We do a pretty good annual gross for a small company.



Moved the business to Brewster. “I’ve been visiting the Cape since the early 1970s,” says Turcketta. “When my in-laws moved here, my wife and I would come down to visit and figured we would retire here. Back in 1996, I had so much work, I was looking for a lifestyle change. So, I moved to the Cape to do it all over again.”


Awarded Best of Boston Home Finest Designers & Resources.


How did you get involved in this line of work? I have been in carpentry my whole life. My father, my brothers, my grandfather and his brothers were all carpenters. It’s kind of in the blood. I have a natural knack for it. What are customers looking for today? Highly skilled workers, someone who will actually show up and do the work and somebody who has the knowledge and background in antique houses. Where are your clients from? I get calls from all over the country. I worked on a year-long project for a client from France at their home in Centerville. Most of my clientele are not New Englanders. They are from Ohio, Minnesota, Chicago, New York, Virginia and Maryland. What sets you apart from the competition? The dedication to the trade. I love what I do and not everybody can say that. I am not run of the mill. We do a unique style of work and most of the guys on the Cape—the carpenters, contractors—they speak highly of us. We have an ability to cross trades, from cabinetmaking to millwork to custom building.

508.385.3672 • •




One of my greatest joys is selling someone their first home. There’s nothing more exciting. PINE ACRES REALTY


Pine Acres Realty opens in downtown Chatham, in a space now occupied by Sweet Tomatoes. The business has had four owners since and has remained independently owned and operated. It is the oldest independent real estate business on Cape Cod.


Lori Fanning Smith and Chris Rhinesmith, both brokers at the business, buy Pine Acres Realty from Lori’s mother, Toby Merk. Lori previously worked as a broker in Brookline and Boston before joining the firm; Chris worked in finance before moving to the Cape and joining Pine Acres as a broker. “When I first came here in 1994, we had these giant MLS books. I told some agents I wanted to do a website. Some said it would never replace a fax.”


We have two offices, 26 brokers and manage 200 rentals in the summer and are the exclusive affiliate for Christie’s International Real Estate for Chatham, Harwich Port and Orleans. Our concierge service offers catering, provisioning, linen and child gear services, professional photographers, spa services and florist delivery to our homeowners, summer visitors and home buyers.

Who are your homebuyers? Mainly second or third home buyers and they range from a Boston or South Shore area-based couple in their 40s with a couple of kids, or a 65-year-old former executive whose sold their company and wants a substantial property. Most buyers have some kind of connection to Chatham: going to the Squire, attending a wedding at Wequassett or Chatham Bars Inn or spending a summer here. The more affluent buyer can also find a low-key lifestyle here and enjoy being anonymous; they can go into a coffee shop and no one recognizes them. It’s a funky market right now, with little inventory. Buyers are not willing to overpay and sellers think they should get top dollar. What range of properties do you sell? Currently, a $17.9 million property to a parcel of land selling for $229,000. Waterfront is always the most desirable, but an emerging market is downtown. Many buyers live in their cars all week and want to walk to everything, easily. Chatham’s downtown sets us apart from other towns, with its restaurants and shops, sidewalks and parking. Chatham sells itself and always has. Why is Pine Acres Realty unique? The relationships we build. We’re still a local business, we know the area. It’s fun watching people move up in the market. I’ve seen people buy their first cottage then their dream home, and eventually downsizing. I’m now selling their kids homes. I also love to show people the hidden potential in renovating older homes. I get really excited about reinventing what’s here, repurposing and keeping the history in them.

938 Main St., Chatham • 508-945-1186 •

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Being on my own allows flexibility and also a legacy for my family to carry on. WINDOW TREATMENTS ETC. Since 1985 we have been creating beautiful window treatments for our clients, we continue to do so with all the new window fashion trends.


A second store opens in Harwich Port.


The two stores employ six people, including John and Carrie Fahles’ daughter, Danielle. “She’s become very involved in the business and hopefully is following in our footsteps to provide excellent customer service and products.”


What inspired you to pursue a career in the home improvement industry? I was always working for companies that supplied different services for the home. I love talking to people, helping the customer get the most enjoyment from their homes, but I was seeking a business that allowed me to be more flexible and give me more time with my family. After I took over the business, I became more interested in the design side and obtained a certificate in interior design from New England College of Art. What are your customers looking for? Quality, custom-made window treatments from a local source, which they can look to for designing advice and service. We do all measuring, installation and make any repairs. We sell Hunter Douglas shades and blinds (and service them) and also Soft fashions. We carry a large selection of beautiful designer fabrics. We also offer upholstery and custom bedding. What are some of the products trending now? The new technology for power shades provides people with the ability to connect the operation of them from their phones or other devices. It’s perfect for our area where we have a lot of second-home owners traveling in and out of town and they can close or open their shades remotely. Child safety features have become more standard for blinds and shades. A lot of customers are choosing side panels instead of drapes, but valances are still popular. Both give windows a pop of color or pattern.

2504 Main St., South Chatham 508-432-0558 306 Main Street (Route 28) Harwich Port, 508-432-7712




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While many people flock to Cape Cod beaches to unwind and soak up the sun, others come seeking ocean thrills. Whether you crave surfing, scenic stand-up paddle boarding or exhilarating windsurfing and kiteboarding, there are plenty of Cape businesses ready to fulfill your quest for ocean adventure.


Fun Seekers, 2480 Old Kings Highway, Wellfleet 774-722-0764,





Fun Seekers

It is the perfect morning for a surf lesson at White Crest Beach in Wellfleet— warm sun, incoming tide and beginnerWellfleet friendly waves. A group of teens sits on the shore listening intently, if a bit impatiently, as instructor Eric Gustafson reviews the basics of wave and board dynamics, paddling and the “pop-up” on their surfboard that would launch them on their first thrilling ride. For 26 years, Gustafson has been introducing locals and visitors to water sports through his company, Fun Seekers. Gustafson loves the Outer Cape for its excellent waves. “We have fantastic kitesurfing conditions,” says Gustafson. “With ponds, tidal rivers, the ocean and bay, there are lots of choices for water sports.” In addition to surf lessons, he teaches kiteboarding, windsurfing and stand-up paddle boarding. He also leads SUP tours along the scenic marshes of Wellfleet, Truro and Eastham. Every lesson begins with a safety talk: “What’s the weather doing? What are my obstacles?” He discusses surf etiquette, rights-of-way and safety for students. During windsurfing lessons, he begins on land with a simulator rig demonstration. Then he follows students on his SUP board and gives instructions while they’re out on the water. Even when it doesn’t seem very windy, students are thrilled with their progress as they sail back and forth along the shoreline. Gustafson also welcomes the opportunity to teach people who are disabled or facing personal challenges. He works with the organization First Descents, which brings patients from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to the Cape for surf and SUP lessons. He finds this type of work very rewarding. “It’s as satisfying as having a great day on the water myself,” he says. Every new student renews his enthusiasm for the sport. “As experienced windsurfers, we’ve forgotten the excitement beginners feel just being propelled by wind on the water. No motor, just mother nature, propelling you,” says Gustafson. His favorite pastime is kiting waves in the ocean, where he sometimes sees whales breaching in the distance. A sport can’t get more exciting than that! 



Inland Sea Windsurf Co. West Dennis



Phil Mann teaches kiteboarding and windsurfing along Nantucket Sound in West Dennis and on the bay side at Chapin Beach. At age 13, Mann began windsurfing in Lake Champlain, Vermont. He opened his first windsurfing shop in 1996 in Lake Champlain and eventually moved the business to West Dennis in 2003. When interest in kiting started to grow with “outliers” as he calls them, he began selling kiting gear as well. Mann and his instructors provide kiteboarding, windsurfing and SUP lessons. In most cases, the student and instructor are equipped with helmet-tohelmet communication. “People pick it up much faster that way. You can tell them immediately what they’re doing wrong,” says Mann.


Inland Sea Windsurf Co., 291 Main St., West Dennis, 888-465-2632,

One chilly but sunny day last November, a student named Max was working on his kiting technique at Chapin Beach. He was just learning to get up on the board, which isn’t easy since they’re typically the size of a fat skateboard. After his instructor Noel waded in the shallow water and talked him through his attempts on a headset, Max eventually got some satisfying rides out into the bay and back. “I love the fact that no matter what’s going on in your day, it’s time to disengage from everything,” says Mann. “All you’re thinking about is being on the water. “ Mann also loves the camaraderie of the sport. Last year, he helped arrange for a group of kiteboarders to gather at West Dennis Beach for a “downwinder” to Hardings Beach in Chatham. They kited down the shoreline in a colorful squadron. The event, named the Cape Crusade, raised a little over $8,000 as part of the Joe Sharron Challenge, named for a kiteboarder who was paralyzed in Mexico from an unrelated injury. At his store, Inland Sea, just a seagull’s swoop from West Dennis Beach, Mann sells kiteboarding and windsurfing gear, and sells and rents SUPs. His new obsession is foils—a smaller fin that attaches underneath a surfboard or kiteboard. “You can kick off a wave and start pumping, then go around and catch another wave,” says Mann. Basically, as long as there’s some swell, you can keep riding an endless wave.




Sailworld Buzzards Bay

A stone’s skip over the Bourne Bridge, Pam and Jim Ballantyne run Sailworld in Buzzards Bay. After beginning his career as a certified windsurf instructor in Austria, Jim followed his passion for the sport to Lake George in New York, the Florida coast, and briefly, to Hatteras, North Carolina. Jim opened his first Sailworld store



in Hood River, Oregon, with his bride, Pam. In 2001, Jim and Pam settled in Buzzards Bay because they felt it would be a great place to bring up their young son, Kaylen. Today, Sailworld has become a family business. Kaylen, now 25, helps run the store and give lessons while Pam stocks beach clothes and swimsuits

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in their shop. Jim and his crew give windsurfing lessons on Buttermilk Bay, a protected inlet nearby where it’s easy to learn. “What I love most about teaching is that in one hour I can have you going back and forth,” says Jim. “The key is having the right equipment and instruction.”

Jim sells the right equipment through his shop. “Worldsails are our design,” says Jim. “We’ve been building them longer than we’ve had the store.” Now, he’s added a custom-designed SUP called Covester that can be used with a sail to windsurf, or as a paddleboard. Named after their cocker spaniel, the Covester has a paw-shaped pad on the front where a dog or child could sit. “It’s conducive to tooling around, and if the wind dies, you can paddle back,” says Jim. Sailworld also sells and rents mountain bikes since Kaylen has turned pro at the sport. “The mountain biking scene has exploded,” says Jim. “It’s a completely new market for us, but complements windsurfing in that it gives thrill seekers a land sport” when the wind and waves aren’t happening. Still, windsurfing is Jim’s favorite sport. “I love the sensation of flying across the water,” says Jim. “It’s one of the most thrilling sports there is with the least amount of danger. It’s thrilling, it requires skill and it is safe.” Beth McLacklan, owner of Ebb and Flow Wellness (second from left in purple tank), teaches a stand-up paddle boarding class for Sailworld at Monk’s Cove in Bourne. Sailworld has been offering SUP yoga classes for the past seven summers.

Sailworld Cape Cod, 139 Main St., Buzzards Bay, 508-759-6559,

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A new Pheasant soars in Dennis A young couple renovates and revamps the iconic restaurant located inside a 200-year-old red farmhouse on Route 6A in Dennis. BY LISA LEIGH CONNORS PHOTOGRAPHY BY JULIA CUMES




Erica and Adam Dunn, the new owners of The Pheasant, mixed the old with the new by renovating the inside of the restaurant, but leaving this stained glass door intact.

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The Pheasant’s new interior is bright and modern with a newly added bench along the wall of windows. The menu offers something for everyone: Grilled carrots paired with local honey and pistachio pesto, and a snack plate with duck confit and house pickles.




he stars have aligned for Erica and Adam Dunn. Four years ago, when the two exchanged vows at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, little did they know they would eventually move from New York City to Dennis and end up buying the Red Pheasant Inn, located less than a mile

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from where they were married. “We are excited to call the Cape our new home,” says Erica, who is expecting their first child this summer. Last September, Erica and Adam, both 32, noticed the iconic restaurant was for sale by longtime owners Denise and Bill Atwood, and it piqued their interest because they were

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The seasonal and uncomplicated menu created by executive chef Toby Hill features a hand-ground burger (at top) with spicy tomato jam, gouda and herbed shoestring fries, and gnocchi (above) with mustard green gremolata, shiitake mushrooms and English peas.



exploring business opportunities. In Brooklyn, Adam co-founded a seafood business, and Erica over the years worked as a marketing specialist for various publications in Manhattan, including Architectural Digest and New York Magazine. After several years of dealing with the subway and other aspects of big-city life, they were ready to put down roots and start a family somewhere more peaceful. Since Adam grew up spending summers in Dennis with his family in a rented house on Osprey Lane, a stone’s throw from the restaurant, the Cape was a logical choice. Ironically, he celebrated special occasions and birthdays at the Red Pheasant. His parents now own a house nearby. When the opportunity came along to relocate to Cape Cod with their chocolate Lab, Georgia, the couple seized it. They put in an offer at the end of last October, closed on the deal in February and hit the ground running to renovate the restaurant and revamp the menu. They ripped up carpeting, installed new wide-plank floors and brightened up the interior with a fresh coat of paint in time for their June 1 opening.


The freshly painted dining room features the original wood floors, tables and chairs. At right, the signature cocktail Farm to Mesa includes tequila, carrot juice and cracked black pepper.

One of the first things they did was change the name to, simply, The Pheasant. “The building is very special to us and a lot of people,” says Erica. “Our vision is to build upon the legacy of the restaurant, but with our own take on it.” To that end, the Dunns hired executive chef Toby Hill, formerly of the Brewster Fish House and the Belfry Inn & Bistro, bring to life their vision of a seasonal and uncomplicated menu, offering options for every palate—from a hand-ground burger topped with housemade jam and pickles to seared scallops with fiddleheads and mustard greens. For dessert lovers, there’s a chocolate parfait made with Chequessett chocolate from Truro and warm honey cake with honey sourced from E&T Farms. Hill uses local ingredients from nearby farms such as Not Enough Acres, Cape Cod Organic Farm and E&T, and also from the restaurant’s own garden of tomatoes, rosemary, thyme, parsley, basil and mint. The herbs are also used in specialty cocktails created by bar and floor manager Dylan Cannon. “The cocktails are something you might find more in a city,” says Cannon, who says they use the freshest ingredients, including housesqueezed juices.

One of the couple’s goals is to push diners in new directions. The lobster roast with clams, Chatham mussels, corn, grilled scallions and fingerling potatoes served in a cast iron pot, for instance, is listed as an entrée for two, but it could also be the perfect appetizer for a group. “We want to make this a spot where it’s not so formal,” says Adam. “It’s still really nice, hospitality and service are excellent and the food is high quality, but it’s approachable and you can choose your own adventure.” Meanwhile, former owners Denise and Bill Atwood, who still live in Dennis, are enjoying life in retirement and spending time with their grandchildren. “We feel Erica and Adam are the perfect couple to carry on the legacy of the [Red] Pheasant,” says Denise. “I love the changes— things are updated but remain warm and inviting. I wish them as much fun and challenge as we have enjoyed the past 40 years! It’s a lifestyle and a beautiful place to live and raise a family.” The Pheasant, 905 Main St., Dennis, 508-385-2133,, also on Facebook and Instagram

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Despite the glamorous life in New York and San Francisco, celebrity interior designer Ken Fulk feels the most at home in Provincetown. I walked to the end of Miller Hill Road in Provincetown and followed a woodland path lined with twinkling white lights, up the hill to the Hawthorne Barn. The historic structure was the site of a chowder and chili barn dance hosted by part-time Provincetown resident Ken Fulk for the benefit of Twenty Summers, a festival of live concerts, artist residencies, and talks, which pops up Brigadoon-like at the barn every year in May and June. With rock-star status in the design world, Ken Fulk is famous for his over-thetop parties and events like his “Lord of the Rings”-themed wedding for Silicon Valley titan Sean Parker, set in a giant redwood forest near Big Sur, and the party honor-

ing fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, which featured a burlesque act. While there were no burlesque dancers at the barn dance in Provincetown, the piles of bandanas at the door for guests, informal line dancing and bluegrass music broke the ice and ensured a good time. Fulk’s thoughtful attention to detail is grounded in the philosophy of living in the moment: “Life all goes by in a moment’s notice, so I want everything to be a celebration.” Less than 20 years ago, Fulk was staging houses for Realtors in the Bay Area. Today, he heads an army of interior designers, architects, stylists and event planners, with headquarters he calls “magic factories”

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Interior designer Ken Fulk, with his beloved English cream golden retrievers Sal and Ciro at his Provincetown home, stands next to a selfportrait by Charles Webster Hawthorne, founder of the Cape School of Art in Provincetown in 1899. Below: The front parlor of Fulk’s gently restored circa 1900 home.






At left, Ken Fulk and his wire-haired dachshund Wiggie hang out on the back porch. Fulk’s home provides a gallery space for his treasured collection of dog portraits and WPA-era painted panels above the stairway. An old typewriter is on display in the Mary Heaton Vorse house, which Fulk purchased recently. Vorse was a major figure in Provincetown’s cultural history.

in both San Francisco and New York. His work has included mansions on Pacific Heights to estates in Provence. He has designed everything from the interiors of private jets to floral headdresses for Dolce & Gabbana. Despite his glamorous life in San Francisco and New York, Fulk and his husband, Kurt Wooton, love nothing more than hanging out on their porch overlooking Provincetown Harbor, watching the sunrise, curled up with their five dogs. TVs are banished and summer evenings are spent with

friends sitting around the captain’s table in the dining room or at dinner parties on their dock illuminated by lanterns and strings of colored lights. Cool and quiet evenings are spent in front of a fire, reading or playing cards. During a recent visit, I found the house to be welcoming and unpretentious, with dogs underfoot and the scent of sandalwood in the air. It had the feel of a clubhouse with friends casually coming and going. When I asked where I could set down my coffee mug, the answer was “any-

where.” Although home to an Elle Décor A-list designer and filled with treasures, it’s not a museum, but rather, a place to relax. Wanting to be part of Provincetown’s fabric and to be able to give back, Fulk’s fondest wish is to be viewed as a “townie” and

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The library is painted with Benjamin Moore’s “Dash of Curry.” Overhead is a ceiling fixture fabricated from a salvaged boat hatch.




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The dining room wall mural, painted by Rafael Aruna, depicts Provincetown Harbor. At right, a collection of antique dinnerware, glass and silver is on display in the dining room.

not just “summer folk.” He regularly volunteers his time to organizations like the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, the Provincetown International Film Festival and Twenty Summers. He has also provided fresh designs, inspired by the town’s history, for restaurants like Liz’s Café and Strangers & Saints. In matters of taste and design, Fulk exhibited early signs of prodigy and genius. He says that since age 4 he frequently arranged his family’s living room, decorated his own room according to the season, chose his own clothes and advised his mother on her wardrobe. With an instinctive self-confidence and unquestioned authority, he became the chief deco82


rator of his family’s holiday traditions. “I was the self-anointed creator of experiences for my family from the beginning,” he says. This meant trimming the tree, setting the table and gathering everyone around the TV to watch “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Recently, he and Wooton purchased the Mary Heaton Vorse house across the street from their harbor-front home. “We purchased the house to save and protect it, in the hope it can serve as a testament to the disappearing architectural history of Provincetown.” Vorse, a pioneer of labor journalism, feminist and war correspondent, who lived in town from 1907 until her death in 1966, was a major figure in Provincetown’s cultural history. Her AUGUST 2018 

house, which originally belonged to a family of sea captains, was witness to a pantheon of artists and writers like Eugene O’Neill, Edna St. Vincent Millay and John Dos Passos. Fulk first fell in love with the natural beauty of Provincetown more than 20 years ago, describing it as “this heartbreakingly beautiful sliver of sand at the tip of Cape Cod.” He is inspired by a certain indefinable substance he calls a “secret sauce,” which attracts an extraordinary range of creative people to the town, and he is dedicated to protecting and enhancing Provincetown’s uniqueness as a living cultural landmark. As he continues to spread his magic dust around Provincetown, this

Ken Fulk’s backyard overlooks Provincetown Harbor. He first fell in love with the natural beauty of the area more than 20 years ago. At right, the interior of Strangers & Saints restaurant in Provincetown was designed by Fulk.

already beloved local figure known for his kindness and generosity and an essential ingredient in its secret sauce, seems destined to be remembered here as not just a famous designer, but also as a “Townie.”

Although he could hang his hat in any of his other three residences—the “tree house” perched on the highest point in San Francisco, the 76-acre Napa Valley ranch surrounded by vineyards and olive AUGUST 2018 

groves, or the Tribeca loft—his first love is the house on the harbor in Provincetown. “When I am in P’town, I am like a kid on summer vacation, always beyond excited to get there and heartbroken to leave.” CAPE COD MAGAZINE


Off the course, 2,000 pitch in to make the Falmouth Road Race a success. A few share why they do it, year after year.




A group of volunteers works together to raise the flag at the finish line.

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2,000 volunteers fulfill myriad roles each year to make the Falmouth Road Race a success.

If there are “eight million stories in the naked city,” as the 1940s film claimed, then there are nearly 13,000 tales to be told at the 46th Annual New Balance Falmouth Road Race. A centerpiece of summer, the 7-mile run from Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights is Sunday, Aug. 19. The official field is 12,800 and everyone has a story.

For the elite, it’s a dash for cash ($10,000 each for the men’s and women’s winners, plus bonuses) and the crown as champion of one of the country’s top races. For most everyone else, it’s personal: improve a past performance, beat a friend or simply finish. Behind the scenes, it’s an army of 2,000 volunteers who set the stage for the day’s drama. While the competitors are in the spotlight, it’s the volunteers who really run the race. Without their contributions, Falmouth would not function. Volunteer manager Nicole Spencer and the race committee pull the pieces together with a comprehensive manual. Her motto is “Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success!” The volunteers’ reward is a T-shirt and a gift, an invitation to an appreciation party and pure satisfaction. “It takes a village to have an awesome event, and the volunteers play an important part in making this so suc-



cessful,” says Chris Montross, a senior executive with the healthcare company Aetna, which sponsors the volunteer operation. “It’s a remarkable commitment and it could never happen without their dedication.” The race is the main event, but there is so much more to the week. The health and fitness expo opens Thursday at Falmouth High School and continues through Saturday. That’s where the runners arrive for their numbers and goodie bags. There is an annual track festival, including a family fun run, and high school and elite mile races, on Saturday afternoon. This all requires planning. The expo needs to be set up. There are thousands of T-shirts to fold and 13,000 souvenir bags to be assembled. The expo is where you’ll find Elaine Curtis. The mother of two teenage athletes and a physical therapist in the Falmouth schools, she first volunteered when her kids were in middle school. She’s now in her sixth year and


serves as a team captain overseeing groups at the expo. Curtis’ daughter assists with traffic and parking. Her son works the Monday after the race cleaning up loose ends. “I grew up in Falmouth and have run the race, so I appreciate how important it is to the community,” says Curtis. “The first year I was with my kids at the finish line lugging crates of bananas. I thought it was important for them to be involved and give their time. The race helps a lot of people.” Race day Sunday begins early, around 3 a.m.—well before the start—with distribution of water for five stations along the course. There is also the organization and setup of the start and finish lines, runner transportation, ballfield vendors, parking, security, awards ceremony, recycling, and finally, cleanup. Dina Pandya, an information systems associate at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, has been a vol-

unteer since 2012. She works at the starting line, assisting elite runners and wheelchair competitors. “They all have their routines. We’re there to help in any way we can,” she says. “The main thing is to communicate with the other groups and make sure everyone gets to the start on time.” Pandya arrives in Woods Hole early, around 5:30 a.m. Once her responsibilities are completed, she runs the race. “It’s a fun day I look forward to.” All roads lead to the Heights, where thousands of spectators at the ballfield and the beach cheer on the runners. However, the euphoria of finishing can be tempered by the strain of running seven hot miles. That’s when the medical operation springs into action. Phil Motta of East Falmouth, an Emergency Medical Technician and assistant chief at Joint Base Cape Cod Fire Department, has been part of the team since the 1970s.


EMT Phil Motta of East Falmouth (right) lends a hand on the medical team. “It’s rewarding to have a small part,” he says.

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Above: Volunteers stand ready to award runners’ medals. Left: Elaine Curtis (center) works as a team captain at the road race expo. Her children, too, volunteer at the event.

Doctors Robert Davis and John Jardine are the medical directors. They coordinate with athletic trainer Chris Troyanos and other professionals and volunteers in excess of 200 to provide coverage and care. “I got involved in the early years and found my niche at the finish line because that’s usually where the action is,” Motta says. “Heat and humidity are often an issue. With my EMT background, it’s where I can help the most.” Motta keeps a close eye on runners as they finish. Some only need a helping hand and recover quickly, while others require more attention in the nearby medical tents. He is also in radio communication with personnel along the



final stretches of the course and on the adjacent ballfield. Together, they can respond rapidly to any situation. “The key is we’re prepared,” says Motta. “We’ve come so far since those early years, and everything is well organized. We want a safe day for everyone. The race has so many feel-good and positive stories. It’s rewarding to have a small part.” And then Monday, the day after, the committee will meet to review and begin planning for 2019, seeking ways to make a great event even better. One constant they can count on: volunteers will be ready, as always, to run the race.


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Cape-Crafted Chocolate Chocolate lovers on the Cape have much to celebrate with the re-opening of Chequessett Chocolate in North Truro, where all of their chocolate is made entirely on site using direct trade cacao beans. “We started with a backpack full of beans that we brought back from Costa Rica,” says Katherine Reed, who co-owns the business with Provincetown native Josiah Mayo. A burst pipe flooded the building last January, necessitating a complete renovation— and an opportunity for expansion, doubling the café and production space. In addition to their craft chocolate bars and confections, Chequessett offers a mouthwatering line of coffee drinks, fresh juices (the “Get Up & Go Green” is a must-try), creative smoothies such as “Cacao Bliss” (almond milk, banana, cacao and almond butter) and Mexican or New England-style hot cocoa. “What’s cool about chocolate is that it’s equal parts art and science,” says Reed. “It’s fascinating.” —Marjorie Naylor Pitts Chequessett Chocolate, 8 Highland Road, North Truro, 774-538-6249,

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A Welcome Addition to Yarmouth Port Grill 43, sister restaurant to Rock Harbor Grill, offers wood-fired pizzas, elevated snacks and creative cocktails. BY MARJORIE NAYLOR PITTS If you are seeking high-quality cuisine and a refreshing cocktail in Yarmouth Port, look no further than the newly opened Grill 43, sister restaurant to the popular Rock Harbor Grill in Orleans. When the property became available last year, bar manager Stephen Baroni, formerly of the Ocean House Beach Bar, pitched the Grill 43 idea to Rock Harbor Grill owner Chuck Konner, and the two soon worked tirelessly to open its doors this spring. “There’s no venue like Grill 43 in this area,” says Konner. “We’ve created a menu where every item has a purpose, sourced from the best purveyors.” Under the direction of executive chef Stuart Hirsch, a Culinary Institute of America graduate who worked with Wolfgang Puck for several years, the broad range of menu items mirrors those he developed for Rock Harbor Grill, with some variation in nightly specials. “The chef is amazing,” says Konner, “and he travels all 92


over the world and brings back different ideas.” From smoked seafood chowder and wood-fired pizza to chargrilled salmon and heritage pork tenderloin, Grill 43 has something to satisfy all tastes—including an extensive menu of gluten-free options. If you’re craving an elevated snack, try the nostalgic house-fried potato chips, served with homemade French onion dip, or the G43 Quahog, the chef’s unique take on the Cape classic, stuffed with lamb Merguez sausage, onion, peppers and Ritz crumbs. If you’re in the mood to share a few plates, dig into the lobster and bacon mac & cheese or wood-fired chicken wings. Equipped with an infrared wood fire oven, Grill 43 offers 10-inch pizzas: build your own or bite into one of their signature pies, like the wild mushroom with caramelized onions or Chourico with shaved red onion and pickled hot cherry peppers. Thirsty yet? Shimmy up to the bar, where Baroni and



staff prepare all of their specialty cocktails with freshly squeezed juices. A must-try is the Grill 43 Mule, available on tap and made inhouse with fresh ginger, syrup, lime and Rock Town vodka: So refreshing! “We’ve done spins on classic cocktails, like the Pistachio Mai Tai and our Rocky Bog—our version of a Cape

Codder, more tart, less sweet,” says Baroni explains. Also not to be missed: the In-Di-GoGo, made with blueberry vodka poured over a stunning—and delicious—butterfly tea ice cube that turns blue upon contact with the liquid. Chart a course for Grill 43 today!

GRILL 43 43 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port, 508-255-5440,

Grill 43 offers a range of menu items, including pasta primavera with shrimp and grilled salmon with creamy roasted corn polenta (opposite page). Below, stark crimson pear pizza with arugula and cranberries and beef sliders with smoked Vermont cheddar.

Featuring Fresh, Local and Seasonal Ingredients.


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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. Featured listings (highlighted in shaded box) are part of an advertising package. We recommend you call ahead to check hours, prices and other details. Search our online database at

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



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AMERICAN 400 EAST Casual atmosphere and wide variety of menu items. 1421 Orleans Road (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

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

BLACKFISH Modeled in a British “gastro-pub” style of eatery featuring an Italian and French-influenced menu. 17 Truro Center Road, Truro, 508.349.3399 $$ OC BISTRO ON MAIN Wood-grilled meat and seafood are complemented by a handsome wine selection. 595 Main St., Chatham, 508.945.5033 $$$ LC BRAMBLE INN & RESTAURANT Intimate dining in a Civil War-era farmhouse. 2019 Main St., Brewster, 508.896.7644 $$$ LC BRINE A contemporary American restaurant with a strong French influence. Breakfast, small plates, and dinner. Items made in-house using high-end local ingredients. 4100 Route 6, Eastham, 774-561-2967. $ LC

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 BISTRO ON MAIN AND CHATHAM RAW BAR A low-key spot offering an eclectic menu and great people watching. Chatham Raw Bar offers local shellfish and seafood in its purest form. 593 Main St., Chatham, 508-945-5033, bistroonmainchatham. com; $$ LC



CHATHAM WINE BAR & RESTAURANT Offering more than 150 wines by the bottle, craft beers and artful entrées for brunch and dinner in the elegant dining room. Also features outdoor seating. Executive chef Regina Castellano and celebrity chef Rock Harper (overall winner of “Hell’s Kitchen,” Season 3) marry classic and contemporary techniques using the finest local and seasonal ingredients. 359 Main St., 508-945-1468. $$$ LC CLANCY’S RESTAURANT Cape Cod classics of fresh and local fried seafood, steak and pasta fill the extensive menu. 8 Upper County Road, Dennisport, 508.394.6661 $$ MC 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. $$$ MC CLEAT & ANCHOR Enjoy a new twist on your favorite New England classics while surrounded by a nautical atmosphere. Stay into the evening and choose from an array of delicious wines and draft beers, as well as specialty cocktails like the Wind Surfer, High Seas and Wash-Ashore. 243 Lower County Road, Dennis Port, 508-258-0175, $ MC COLOMBO’S CAFE & PASTRIES The Italian eatery has earned a sturdy reputation for quality, flavor and an unbeatable atmosphere. Owner David Colombo and his kitchen staff teamed up to bring fresh, housemade pastas to the table. The cafe also offers a wide assortment of delicious pastries, from sea salted chocolate caramel tart to chocolate ricotta pie. 544 Main St., Hyannis, 508.790.5700 $$ UC CRISP AND CRISP TOO Mouth-watering pasta and wood-fired pizza made with local and organic ingredients. The sophisticated atmosphere is paired with an outdoor patio complete with a fire pit and games. Crisp, 791 Main St., Osterville, 508-681-0922, and Crisp Too (for express takeout), 770 Main St., Osterville, 508-681-0922, $ UC

CAPE SEA GRILLE This old sea captain’s residence is home to exquisitely prepared New American and seafood dishes. Now open year round. 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 CAPTAIN KIDD Classic fare served indoors and out overlooking Eel Pond. 77 Water St., Woods Hole, 508.548.8563 $$ UC CAPTAIN LINNELL HOUSE Traditional American fare in an upscale atmosphere. 137 Skaket Beach Road, Orleans, 508.255.3400 $$$ LC CAPTAIN PARKER’S A family destination with a long heritage of winning regional “chowder” competitions. 668 Route 28, West Yarmouth, AUGUST 2018 

CSHORE KITCHEN + BAR Formerly Finely JP’s, CShore serves fresh local farm to table-dock to table fare. Seafood, raw bar, poke bowls, hush puppies, burgers, steaks, pizza and daily specials. Beer, wine and cocktails. Outdoor dining and fire pit. Dinner nightly 5-9:30 p.m. 554 Route 6, Wellfleet, 508-349-7500, $$ OC


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

MEWS Fine continental cuisine with a comprehensive fine wine and cocktail list. 429 Commercial St., Provincetown, 508.487.1500 $$$ OC

ROADHOUSE CAFÉ A heralded downtown Hyannis destination with consistently quality cuisine. 488 South St., Hyannis, 508.775.2386 $$ MC

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

MOM & POPS BURGERS A fun, vibrant hangout spot that offers fresh, delicious and high-quality food. Standout items include pressed and steamed burgers, bacon-wrapped hot dogs and Mom’s homemade Lumpia— hand-rolled Filipino pork eggrolls served with sweet chili sauce. 1603 Main St., Chatham, 774-840-4144 $ LC

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

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

ETZY’S WINE BAR AND BISTRO Open year-round, the restaurant serves homemade pizza, creamy clam chowder and haddock sandwiches. Etzy’s also features a large selection of wine and beers on tap. A fun hangout spot with large flat-screen TVs, live music and trivia nights. 697 Main St., Dennis Port, 508.258.0805 $ MC

MOONCUSSERS Wine, martini and tapas bar and tavern. Extensive wine selection. 86 Sisson Road, 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

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

HEARTH ‘N KETTLE Wholesome family dining in Hyannis and South Yarmouth. Serving breakfast all day, lunch and dinner. Great kids’ menu. Hyannis: 508.568.2935 and South Yarmouth: 508.394.2252 $ MC LC

KELLY’S 134 The owner of Kelly’s on Main in Hyannis shares his warmth of his Belfast hometown with dishes such as Shepherd’s Pie and the Irish Cigar, an egg-roll appetizer made from corned beef and sauerkraut served with whiskey mustard. 50 Route 134, Dennis, 508.258.5418 $ MC 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 THE LANDING BISTRO & BAR Recharge with craft cocktails, savor one of the many outstanding wines and feast on lunch or dinner at Provincetown’s farm-to-table restaurant. Located inside the Pilgrim House, formerly the Sage Inn. 336 Commercial St., Provincetown, 508-487-6424. $ LC LIZ’S CAFE, ANYBODY’S BAR Comfort food served in warm, sunny atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 31 Bradford St., Provincetown, 508.413.9131 $ LC

MAD MINNOW A creative Cape gastropub with an innovative menu made from local ingredients. 554 Main St., Harwich Port, 774.209.3977. $$ LC MAHONEY’S ATLANTIC BAR AND GRILLE

VAN RENSSELAER’S Casual atmosphere serving Cape Cod seafood and Wellfleet oysters. Route 6, South Wellfleet, 508.349.2127 $$ OC OCEAN HOUSE Steak and seafood served with pan-Asian accents along with views of Nantucket Sound. 425 Old Wharf Road, Dennis Port, 508.394.0700, $$$ 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 $$ MC OLD JAILHOUSE TAVERN Once used as the town’s lockup, the American tavern has been recently renovated and features a revamped menu with seafood, ribs and steak. Customer favorites include codfish piccata and the veal Orleans. 28 West Road, Orleans, 508.255.JAIL $$ LC ORLEANS WATERFRONT INN The best views of Town Cove from this historic inn. 3 Old County Road, Orleans, 508.255.2222 $$ LC PATE’S Since 1957, this landmark eatery has been serving up steaks, prime rib, lamb chops and fresh local seafood. Route 28, Chatham, 508.945.9777 $$ LC THE PHEASANT The restaurant formerly known as The Red Pheasant is under new ownership. Erica and Adam Dunn have created an approachable menu featuring dishes made with high-quality ingredients from local farms and purveyors. 905 Main St., Dennis, 508.385.2133, $$ MC

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

QUICKS HOLE TAVERN Two-level tavern features a mix of nautical charm and elegance. Menu offers fresh catch entrées and innovative seafood dishes by chef Stephanie Mikolazyk. 29 Railroad Ave., Woods Hole, 508.495.0048 $$$ UC

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

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



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 $$$ LC TIN PAN ALLEY Chic restaurant in the heart of Provincetown is best described as seasonal New American, offering a mix of seafood, steak and chicken entrées. Restaurant showcases local and national singers every night from 9 p.m. to midnight during peak season. 269 Commercial St., Provincetown, 508.487.1648 $$ UC

GLASS ONION Simple, elegant compositions featuring fresh local ingredients. 37 North Main St., Falmouth, 508.540.3730 $$$ UC

INDUSTRY ALE HOUSE You can’t go wrong with the namesake Industry Burger, topped with Vermont cheddar, fried leeks, shallots and truffle oil. The rotating draft menu of 20 lesser-known craft beers is sure to impress. 79 Route 130, Sandwich, 774-361-6851. $ UC

SCARGO CAFÉ A comfortable, old world atmosphere that serves “eclectic American” cuisine. Offering a great selection of wines and a menu with favorites like the seafood strudel and steak marsala. 799 Main St., Dennis, 508-385-8200, $$ MC

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VERS New location! Located in the former Orleans Public House, Chef Jonathan Haffmans, and his wife, Karen, intend to stay true to the concept and vibe of its former Chatham location. Expect to see some favorites, such as homemade pastas, signature tuna tartare and the Truth or Dare dessert. 15 Cove Road, Orleans, 774-561-2185 $$-$$$ LC 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 THE WELL TAVERN AND KITCHEN Serving lunch and dinner along with live music, The Well has it all. The menu includes fresh ingredients from local farmers and fishermen, and boasts a fun, cozy and welcoming environment. 70 Main St., Wellfleet, 508214-0038, $ LC TWENTY-EIGHT ATLANTIC Chef James Hackney’s menu at the resort’s signature restaurant celebrates native and seasonal ingredients with an award-winning, creative flair. Waterfront location. Wequassett Resort & Golf Club, 2173 Route 28, Harwich, 508-430-3000, $$$ LC WINSLOW’S TAVERN New American cuisine served inside the dining room, on the front lawn overlooking Main St. or more casually upstairs by the bar. 316 Main St., Wellfleet, 508.349.6450 $$ OC YARDARM Serving lunch and dinner, including seafood, steak, soups and burgers. 48 South Orleans Road, Orleans 508.255.4840 $ LC YARMOUTH HOUSE Extensive menu and casual dining. 335 Route 28, West Yarmouth, 508.771.5154 $$ MC



Fish & Chips. Cash only. 75 Old Harbor Road, Chatham, 508.945.4380 $ LC

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

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

INAHO Expertly prepared sushi and Japanese fare in an upscale environment. 157 Route 6A, 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 Merchants 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. 1671 Falmouth Road, Centerville, 774.470.1406 $ MC LC CHATHAM FILLING STATION Baked goods, breakfast and lunch in a retro diner environment. Located in the former Old Harbor Bakery location, next to Chatham

THE CORNER STORE Built-to-order burritos, wraps, salads and bowls, 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 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

KARMA A popular menu item is the Burger Bowl—a rice and quinoa-based burger that’s seared nice and crispy just like the “real” thing. Offers sustainable, health-driven food and drink, but also yoga, meditation and massage. 2628 Main St., Brewster, 508-896-8805 $ LC


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 THE PEACEMAKER The owners of the popular Lost Dog Pub in Orleans and East Dennis have opened a casual breakfast and lunch spot behind their East Dennis location. Serves hearty breakfast sandwiches and subs in a relaxed, neighborhood atmosphere. 1366 Route 134, East Dennis, 508-258-0350 $ MC 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 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 an 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

Perk Up! Everything you need to get going! • smoothies • fresh juices • hot coffee • espresso • cappuccino • a box of perk! • pastries

• breakfast sandwiches • muffins • bagels • perk donuts • soups • panini

• café sandwiches • lobster rolls • clam chowder • sandwich platters • cakes • catering

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When longtime Orleans resident Mary DeBartolo opened The Local Scoop in 2012, she wanted to support the local community and create delicious frozen treats. The “make your own sundae” shop not only carries frozen yogurt, housemade ice cream and more than 60 toppings, but also dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free options. DeBartolo says that she wanted people to have the ability to “create what you want to create” and not be limited to the typical ice cream experience. Some of the toppings and ingredients found in the shop’s frozen dessert bar are locally sourced from Cape vendors, including granola from The Hole in One and honey from E&T Farm. This summer, DeBartolo is rolling out a new line of popsicles that includes fresh herbs, flowers and honey from Chatham Bars Inn Farm in Brewster and E&T Farms in West Barnstable. Flavors include: Cucumber lime, mint watermelon, pink grapefruit marigold and lavender honey. Located near Rock Harbor Beach, The Local Scoop is the perfect place to stop and grab an ice-cold treat after a day of surf and sun! —Sara Osborne At top: The Local Scoop offers more than 60 toppings at its frozen dessert bar. Above: Cookie dough and vanilla ice cream cupcakes.

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BLEU Artistic flair describes not only the décor, but Chef Frederic Feufeu’s French cuisine. 10 Market St., Mashpee, 508.539.7907 $$$ UC

ALBERTO’S RISTORANTE Northern Italian specialties in an upscale setting. 360 Main St., Hyannis, 508.778.1770 $$ MC

KAROO KAFE South African-inspired atmosphere and fare featuring exotic vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. 3 Main St., Eastham, 508.255.8288, $$ OC

AMARI BAR AND RESTAURANT Italian cuisine featuring a contemporary open kitchen setting. 674 Route 6A, East Sandwich, 508.375.0011 $$ UC

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

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



BUCA’S Traditional Tuscan cuisine with a modern flair in a casual atmosphere. 4 Depot Road, 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 New England seafood and Italian cuisine. 481 Route 6, North Truro, 508.487.2026 $$ OC AUGUST 2018 

NAUSET BEACH CLUB The alta cucina, or high cuisine, of Northern Italy is complemented by an award-winning wine cellar. Along the way to Nauset Beach. 222 Main St., East Orleans, 508.255.8547, $$ LC OSTERIA LA CIVETTA Traditional food from Emilia Romagna, a Northeastern Italian region. 133 Main St., Falmouth, 508.540.1616 $$ UC PALIO PIZZERIA Specialty pizza. 435 Main St., Hyannis, 508.771.7004 $ MC PIZZA BARBONE Delicious gourmet wood-fired pizza in casual setting. Owners use vegetables from their own rooftop garden. 390 Main St., Hyannis,



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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

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

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

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

PUB BOG PUB Cosmopolitan dining featuring inspired pub fare and a range of daily preparations. 618 MacArthur Blvd., Pocasset, 508.392.9620 $$ UC BOBBY BYRNE’S RESTAURANT AND PUB This popular pub was conceived, designed, built, decorated and tended by a longtime bartender named Bobby Byrne. Mashpee Commons, Mashpee, 508.477.0600; Route 28 and Bearse’s Way, Hyannis, 508.775.1425; Route 6A and Tupper Road, Sandwich, 508.888.6088 $$ 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 KELLY’S ON MAIN This fresh take on an Irish pub offers

MEDITERRANEAN ABBA Chef Erez Pinhas presents an array of Mediterranean and Thai dishes. 89 Old Colony Way, Orleans, 508.255.8144 $$$ LC

unique versions of traditional pub dishes as well as Irishthemed meals. There is a lively entertainment scene featuring local artists. 644 Main St., Hyannis, 508.775.1900 $$ MC

THE LANES Contemporary bistro and bar, with six bowling lanes, full drink and food service lane-side, outdoor bocce court and live entertainment. 9 Greene St., Mashpee Commons, 774.228.2291 $$ UC

ESTIA Seasoned restaurant owners Nick and Katherine Markantonis introduce diversity to the Upper Cape’s dining scene. Located in Mashpee Commons, Estia serves 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

This authentic Irish pub was established in 1994. Liam often headlines the evening’s entertainment. 273 Main St., Falmouth, 508.548.0285 $ UC

FRONT STREET A blend of Mediterranean fusion in an antique atmosphere and terrific wine list. 230 Commercial St., Provincetown, 508.487.9715 $$$ OC

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

THE TALKATIVE PIG AND MARKETPLACE 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

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

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


BRAZILIAN/MEXICAN CARIBBEAN ANEJO Upscale Mexican food in a chic modern atmosphere. Try the chile Rellenos. 188 Main St., Falmouth, 508.388.7631. New Location: 599 Main St., Hyannis $$ UC BRAZILIAN GRILL Churrasco a Rodizio, consisting of a variety of grilled meats carved at your table. One price for all you can eat. 680 Main St., Hyannis, 508.771.0109 $$ MC MI PUEBLO This hidden gem serves delicious and authentic Mexican cuisine, arguably the best on the Cape! 459 Main St., Hyannis, 508-771-1575. $ MC

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

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


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

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 $$ MC BLUEFINS SUSHI & SAKE BAR New restaurant located in the former Celestino’s. Bluefins owner Andy Baler, who also owns Nantucket Fish Company and the Chatham Pier Fish Market, has exclusive access to day-boat and freshly cut seafood every day, so you know the fish served is topnotch. 513 Main St., Chatham, 508.348.1573 $$$ LC BOOKSTORE & RESTAURANT Lunch and dinner. 50 Kendrick Ave., Wellfleet, 508.349.3154 $ OC BRAX LANDING Enjoy seafood favorites with the family on the deck overlooking Saquatucket Harbor. Route 28, Harwich Port, 508.432.5515 $$ LC BREWSTER FISH HOUSE This little restaurant on Route 6A serves some of the Cape’s best seafood and most elegant creations. 2208 Main St., Brewster, 508.896.7867 $$$ LC AUGUST 2018 

THE WICKED OYSTER Conveniently located in Wellfleet Center and serving a wickedly delectable breakfast, lunch and dinner, this sophisticated and lively atmosphere captures the essence of the Cape. 50 Main St., Wellfleet, 508-349-3455, $$ LC





A Slice of Heaven

18 Snow Inn Road, Harwich Port Price: $9,995,000 Living Area: 6,041 square feet Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 7 full bathrooms, 2 powder rooms Lot size: 1.65 acres Listing Agent: Jack D. Bohman / Jo-Ellen Erickson, oldCape Sotheby’s International Realty, Jack’s cell: 508-237-5039 and Jo-Ellen’s: 508-237-6328


“I find this house to be comfortable,” says Christine Denault of Summerhill Developers, the company that designed and built the home at 18 Snow Inn Road. “It looks stately on the outside, but the inside living is comfortable and understated.” A masterpiece of design and craftsmanship, this casual yet elegant “smart home,” located across from the Wychmere Beach Club, will exceed even the most discriminating buyer’s expectations. The spectacular gourmet kitchen on the





This beautiful new home overlooking Nantucket Sound in Harwich Port is a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship. “It looks stately on the outside, but the inside living is comfortable and understated,” says Christine Denault of Summerhill Developers.

main level features two oversized quartz perpendicular islands. A wine cellar, located in the front entryway, has its own dedicated refrigeration system and holds 450 bottles of wine. A private butler’s pantry is fully equipped with a farm sink, Miele dishwasher, refrigerator drawers and ample storage. Not a detail is overlooked in the indoor/ outdoor wet bar, which thoughtfully includes a built-in Miele plumbed coffee system. Shiplap Gambrel cathedral ceilings adorn the great room where guests can relax by the gas fireplace and enjoy the mesmerizing water views of Nantucket Sound or the serene in-ground saltwater pool and outdoor living patio area. Custom LED lighting enhances the stone wall by the outdoor fireplace while the pool provides its own brilliant show of lighting effects when the sun begins to set. Two grand master suites on both living levels offer expansive walk-in closets and magnificent master baths. The expansive lower level has been finished to include a private gym, full bath and great room with custom bar—ideal for a game or media room. There’s also a unique outdoor area designed for practicing yoga, meditation and massage. An unforgettable home that will render you speechless!

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What Your Money Can Buy When we think of Wellfleet, many of us think “quaint” and “rustic,” where fishermen live by the tides and artists paint en plein air. Its beaches boast striking cliffs and are home to world-class surfing and serene sunsets.. Besides beautiful beaches, Wellfleet also has kettle ponds and every local has his or her favorite. And who can think of Wellfleet without thinking about OysterFest? Charming Wellfleet has a year-round population of around 3,000, which climbs to around 17,000 every summer, says Wellfleet Realtor/broker Lynn McDermott, add-

$400,000 - $500,000 A little house, cottage or condo. You’re likely to find something you can put a little TLC into, but you can also find a stunning condo, for example in the Bradford, an old antique home turned condos, with picturesque views of Duck Creek. The photo in our example shows a 3-bedroom cottage in the woods. Note its unique rooftop deck.


ing that people love the local galleries, shops and restaurants that are mostly within walking distance of each other. After attending Manhattan’s prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology, McDermott worked for many years in New York. Her mother, Virginia Polak, started V.I.P. Real Estate in Wellfleet in 1982. Growing tired of the city commute, McDermott decided to join her mother, eventually taking over the business in 1995. Here is a snapshot of what your money can buy in Wellfleet, according to McDermott.

$600,000-$700,000 You’ll find an upgraded threebedroom home, and in many cases, newer construction. Usually no water views, but a short drive to the ocean. As Wellfleet’s architecture is so varied, no style really “typifies” this or other price ranges. In this range, you’re likely to find an antique close to town or a more funky design tucked away in the woods.

$1 million to $2 million From stately, upgraded antiques, to brand-new construction with cathedral ceilings or expansive porches, in this price range you get a larger home with more rooms and living spaces, including a great room, den or library; and more water views. Perhaps bay-front, as in our pictured example, which is on Kendrick Avenue—but maybe in need of some updates.

$750,000-$900,000 Though harder to find than in the previous price range, in this range are larger, four- and five-bedroom homes with more water views, either of the bay or the marsh. New construction or antique. Occasionally, an immaculate newly constructed home in a residential neighborhood comes on the market in this price range.

$3.9 million The most expensive listing currently on the market in Wellfleet is this 2,500-square foot, five-bedroom home on Bound Brook Island, a hilltop on the bay side within the National Seashore– it’s as secluded as they come. Situated on 5.62 acres, this uniquely designed home sits in the middle of dune forests with not a neighbor in sight.

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CHATHAM. Gracious 5BR/5.5BA on 0.65 acres of iconic Shore Road. Offers extra spacious living areas, firstfloor Master enSuite with fireplece, bright eat-in kitchen, Guest Suite above 2-car garage with separate entrance, and much more! Close to Chatham’s Main Street for great restaurants and entertainment. Deeded rights to Chatham Harbor. MLS Exclusive: $2,995,000

CHATHAM WATERFRONT LOT. Fabulous 1.34 acre waterfront lot on Oyster River offering over 180’+ of water frontage. This is the perfect location to build your dream home to your specifications! A privately situated elevated lot with incredibale water views, deep water access to Nantucket Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. MLS Exclusive: $1,600,000

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Catching Up With Elin Hilderbrand BY MICAELA RYAN

New York Times best-selling author Elin Hilderbrand is well known for her summer beach reads. Hilderbrand does all of her writing on Nantucket, which she has called home for 25 years. In her books, she perfectly captures the essence of island summers and has published 23 books, starting with “The Beach Club” in 2000. We recently caught up with Hilderbrand to chat about her new book and first murder mystery, “The Perfect Couple,” writing, workout routines and what makes summer on the Cape and Islands magical.

and my kids and I can all still gather there to reminisce about the hermit crab pond we used to dig and our frequent trips to Cobie’s for the onion rings.

If you could tell your younger self something, what would it be? Every experience you have in life is eventually going into a novel, so pay close attention. Do you still run 6 to 7 miles every day? Do you find running helps you write better? It used to be running and the gym, but these days, it’s running followed by barre class. It’s a discipline that sets up my work days. I don’t skip days working out and I don’t skip days writing. What’s the last great book you read? “This Could Hurt,” by Jillian Medoff. It’s a work novel, it takes place in an office and it made me wonder why there aren’t more work novels. I worked in an office right out of college and had I known I could someday write a novel about it, I would have paid closer attention. In what ways does Nantucket inspire your writing? Nantucket is my spirit animal. I love the beaches, the town, the history, the restaurants, the shopping and most of all, the people. It’s a community. I have lived on Nantucket for 25 years. My fellow residents are like family to me. Where did you vacation on the Cape with your family when you were growing up? Brewster. I have so many fond memories of summers on “the lane.” I won’t tell you which lane, only that it’s off 6A and my sister has bought the family house, so my siblings and their spouses/kids 104


Are any of your kids following in your writing footsteps? How old are they? My boys are 18 and 16. Not writers. (Not even readers.) My daughter is 12 and she is going to be a far more successful novelist than me because I’m teaching her that everything she sees and does will someday be in a novel, so she should pay close attention. How is your own life reflected in the lives of the characters that you write about? I believe the summer is magical. And, with apologies to the rest of the country, the best summer happens on the Cape and Islands. This notion is the backbone of every single one of my novels. I believe in outdoor showers, blueberry pie, corn on the cob, sand in the sheets, taking the top off the Jeep, long beach days followed by a splash in the pool. I believe in flip-flops and white pants, lobster rolls, bike rides and treating each sunset over the water like a Broadway show. What’s next? I’m writing my summer 2019 novel entitled “Summer of ’69.” I was born on July 17, 1969, so I’ll be turning 50 and this novel is the present I’m giving myself. It’s about a family on Nantucket in 1969 who will deal with Vietnam, civil rights, Woodstock, Teddy Kennedy and Chappaquidick. One of my characters gives birth to twins in Boston on July 17, so I am, in essence, writing the story of my own birth. I figured, why not?


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