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CO N TE N T S NANTUCKET • 6 MARTHA’S VINEYARD • 14 CAPE COD • 20 PROVINCETOWN • 22 BOSTON • 26 MAINE • 30 NANTUCKET: A day on the job — last year Nantucket harvested around 6,000 bushels of scallops, a number that is expected to increase this year. The season ends on March 31. Photo by Cary Hazelgrove

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS: World Series Champs: 2011, 2006, 1982, 1967, 1964,1946,1944, 1942, 1934, 1931,1926 Opening day is April 5, with ticket prices starting at $15 and up to $60 if they play the Cubs. From the St. Louis International Airport a MetroLink train takes you directly to Busch Stadium.

MONTANA: What does the groom do on his wedding day in Montana? Fly fishing of course. Photographer Allison Kazmierski, of Font & Figure, caught up with Montana native & avid fly fisherman, Drew Hedrick, along with his groomsmen and his dog, Rio, heading to the Yellowstone River in Paradise Valley on his wedding day.

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Dan leads a Cape Air team in a Habitat for Humanity house build in Cape Cod.

Wearin’ of the green takes on an entirely new meaning in Chicago—Cape Air’s newest hub city. The Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day the Chicago River is dyed green. Depending on which direction the wind is blowing, the water can stay green for up to a few days. Reliable sources say the crews dump about 40 pounds of environmentally friendly orange powder into the river. How it turns green is said to be top-secret.

A CAPE AIR WELCOME to our newest cities in Illinois, Decatur and Chicago. On behalf of the entire Cape Air team we are excited to expand our singular brand of MOCHA HAGoDTI* beyond our hub city of St. Louis and the Missouri communities of Kirksville and Fort Leonard Wood; Marion, Illinois; and in the state of Kentucky, the town of Owensboro. We thank the entire region for its longtime support of Cape Air’s service, and we intend to continue our commitment to affordable air fares and convenient connectivity to the national air transportation system. As the nation’s largest independent regional airline we understand the transportation issues when living and doing business in small geographically challenged areas. Ensuring seamless connections at major hub cities like Albany, Boston, St. Louis and now Chicago is a major priority for our scheduling department. For another hub city it is a different set of challenges. San Juan, Puerto Rico, is still rebuilding following the devastation of back-to-back hurricanes. We continue to support our Caribbean gateway with air service to 2

Macon County History Museum, Decatur, Illinois — In the late 1830s, Abraham Lincoln’s legal career began here at Macon County’s first courthouse.

Mayaguez, Vieques and the Virgin Islands and remain hopeful for the region’s recovery. Giving back to the communities is a huge part of our mission at Cape Air, be it the Habitat build pictured here, support of the arts, donated flights for medical care, or the recent call from our newest destination in Decatur requesting a donation for their local food pantry. Our support of the places where you live, work, and visit is as important as solid dependable air service. For the past 29 years that has been our mission and we thank you for your support that makes it all possible.

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Happiness Is: Dylan and Jacob at Cape Cod’s only indoor water park.

know a crocus croaker could be just around the bend, but I cannot resist a spring quote from one of my favorite authors. Barbara Kingsolver’s 1998 novel, The Poisonwood Bible, is for me one of the greatest reads of all time. If you haven’t had the pleasure, tuck a copy under your arm and take any one of the wooded walks featured in this issue, where you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the first lady slippers of the season. I made a great discovery in Martha’s Vineyard with a trifecta trail perfect for walkers, beach lovers and mountain bikers. Speaking of the Vineyard, its annual film festival prides itself on showcasing films that engender discussion. That should be no problem this spring with the opening selection, Chappaquiddick. Nuf said. Pop quiz: What is the fastest growing segment in the travel world? Answer: Grandparents traveling with the kids, and don’t you dare call us “aging baby boomers”! In this issue check out a doozy of a getaway in the Cape Cod town of Barnstable featuring a giant indoor water park, wave pool and, if you are hardy enough, an outdoor heated saltwater pool. For those holding on to the last bit of winter there is no shortage of spring skiing in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. Also in this issue the lights are back on in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and there are vacation deals everywhere. Check out our affordable Caribbean escapes now on for Spring.

Executive Editor, Bird’s Eye View Michelle.Haynes@capeair.com

“Spring is made of solid, fourteen-karat gratitude, the reward for the long wait. Every religious tradition from the northern hemisphere honors some form of April hallelujah, for this is the season of exquisite redemption, a slam-bang return to joy after a season of cold second thoughts.” — Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life 4

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he dainty clusters of daffodils alongside the Nantucket roadways are quite the contrast to the zaniness happening downtown during the island’s annual homage to spring, the Nantucket Daffodil Festival. Gourmet magazine’s late publisher, Jean MacCausland, founded what was a modest little affair in 1974 to celebrate the blooming of her favorite flower. As the years progressed, an antique car parade and swellegant tailgate picnic joined the lineup of what is today nonstop action all centered around daffodils. Events include a window-decorating contest, a family picnic at Children’s Beach, dance exhibitions, art shows, a Daffy Hat Contest and probably the most serious event of the weekend, the daffodil judging contest. Reach out to daffodilfestival.com for a schedule of the Daffy happenings.

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For your tailgate picnic:

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• 1¼ cups of milk • ¾ cups vegetable oil • 2 large eggs

• 3 tsps. lemon oil •½  piece diced crystallized ginger

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine the flour, the sugar, the baking powder, and the crystallized ginger in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix the milk, the oil, the eggs, and the lemon oil. Stir the milk mixture into the dry ingredients. Line standard muffin tins with foil cupcake liners. Divide the batter into the cups and bake for 20 minutes, or until the top springs back when touched lightly. Transfer the muffins to a rack to cool.

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Too yellow, too white, too skinny, too dull — zany hats and wild costumes are part of the fun at Nantucket’s annual Daffodil Festival but it all gets serious during the daffodil judging.

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PHOTOS: COURTESY OF THE NANTUCKET ANTHENEUM

NANTUCKET FROM LIFE AS A SLAVE on a Maryland

plantation to the storied hall of the Nantucket Athenaeum, orator and noted abolitionist Frederick Douglass made an unscheduled speech in Nantucket in 1841, the first time the famed antislavery leader had ever spoken to a white audience. “As a runaway slave Douglass was putting his life in peril and could have been captured by any number of bounty hunters,” says the Athenaeum’s Amy Jenness. “His impromptu address was incredibly well received and one audience member, publisher William Lloyd Garrison, was so impressed that he swept Douglass up and took him on a lecture tour around the country.” Concerned for his safety, Douglass sought safe haven in Europe where he was eventually able to buy his freedom. The Athenaeum, which is actually the island’s library, is proud of the Douglass connection and has several exhibits related to his time on the island.

The Nantucket Athenaeum’s latest acquisition— Frederick Douglass by famed sculptor David Englund, who based his work on images of Douglass’s appearance after he moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1838.

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antucket’s Squam Swamp trail is open and accessible to everyone and a great excuse to venture out for an early spring adventure. Under the protection of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, the loop trail is just a little over a mile and a half but there are connecting paths to larger properties if you want to get all of your steps in. Waterproof shoes are a good idea for, true to its

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name, the trail is swampy, along with grasslands and a hardwood forest. Although the trail is well marked, you are surrounded by a lot of dense woods so wandering astray is not a good idea. Visit nantucketconservation.org for a free trail map. Entrance to Squam Swamp Trail is about a fifteen-minute bike ride from the cobblestones lining Nantucket’s Main Street.

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Edgartown’s Caroline Tuthill Preserve MAP AND PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE SHERIFF’S MEADOW FOUNDATION

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t all began in the 1850s with a meadow in Martha’s Vineyard owned by Sheriff Isaiah Pease, whose name now stands as protectorate over 3,000 acres of land known as the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation. The Foundation owns land in every one of the six towns on Martha’s Vineyard, including guided nature walks and miles of hiking trails through the woods and along the waterfront. Its mission is straightforward: preserve, protect and share with everyone some of the island’s most spectacular geography. I literally stumbled across one of its pastoral escapes located just beyond the bustle of Edgartown. The Caroline Tuthill Preserve is the largest single gift of land received by the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation and is home to a number of trails including a self-guided nature walk. For a perfect picnic spot make your way to the stone bench tucked in the forest, or if the sun cooperates, find the section of trail that fronts a small sandy beach overlooking Sengekontacket Pond. If you want more of a workout, the 1.7-mile purple trail is specifically for mountain bikers, who can expect a challenging and winding course including a 200-foot elevation change. This is a fun little detour for bikers as many of the trails connect with the bicycle path along Beach Road. The Preserve is open to one and all, free of charge, from dawn to dusk.

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M ARTHA’ S VI N E YARD A spring walk to a specific destination, the split rock at Lambert’s Cove Beach

REJUVENATE, READ AND EXPLORE A WOMEN’S WEEKEND AT MARTHA’S VINEYARD’S HOB KNOB APRIL 13–15, 2018

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t is an all-inclusive spring weekend at Edgartown’s Hob Knob featuring first-time author Holly Hodder Eger, whose novel, Split Rock, is centered in Martha’s Vineyard. Seeing her novel published was a right-time, right-place occasion for Eger, who had a 20-year gap from the time she began the book until she finished. “When my last child went off to college, I said the time is now to finish this thing and I stopped procrastinating, and put it out to the world.” The storied journey of her quest to find an editor and publisher, and what followed is part of the women’s getaway weekend, which also includes a field trip to some of the island locations in the book including the landmark north shore boulder, Split Rock, found near Lambert’s Cove Beach. “I love taking people out there,” says Eger. “That whole area of the island is so breathtakingly beautiful with the ocean and walking trails. So much of our land here on the island is preserved, protected and open to all.”

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Celebrating spring at Edgartown’s Hob Knob Hotel and Spa.

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TIME TO ROLL OUT PINK AND GREEN IN EDGARTOWN MAY 11–13, 2018 “Like the rest of New England, all of us on Martha’s Vineyard long for spring,” says Erin Ready, executive director of Edgartown’s Board of Trade, who leads the town’s annual Pink & Green Weekend. “Since Mother’s Day falls on our celebration weekend, we feature a few special salutes to mothers including a Mother’s Day brunch at the Harborview Hotel,” says Ready. “This is also the opening weekend for a

number of businesses in town who are offering plenty of incentives to shoppers with sales.” Other events include a 5K pink-and-green road race, a pink-andgreen dog show, and a pink-and-green children’s event. You get the idea: Don’t pack any black. For a day trip or overnight if you need a dose of spring and a reason to wear your vintage “Lily,” this is the perfect escape.

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Eight-year-old Runar Finn Robinson reads his winning essay, reprinted with his permission

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My mom, Betsy, is the best because she comforts me when I am sick and makes me chamomile tea. She is a really good cook and makes a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner for my family every day. In the summertime she cooks for a lot of people. She finds clothes for me at the Dumptique instead of buying them. She sews white clothes for me in the summertime to stay cool and they are made out of bed sheets. Before bedtime she reads to me. She gets up early in the morning and goes into the kitchen where it is warm and makes me breakfast. My mom is always smiling and she loves lambs and honey bees. Written By: Runar Finn Robinson, 2nd Grade Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School 17


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ne of the more understated promos in film history—the tag line for Chappaquiddick: “Ted Kennedy’s life and political career become derailed after he is involved in a fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.” The tragedy linking the island of Martha’s Vineyard and the infamous Chappy Bridge to the rest of the world is one of the featured movies in the upcoming Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. “We knew this was a film that we had to present,” says Festival founder Thomas Bena. “A huge part of our mission is to showcase films that engender debate and thoughtful discussion in a safe space where issues can be discussed openly and honestly.” This discussion following this film should be a doozy. The film is set for nationwide release this spring, and there is early buzz on outstanding performances including that of the venerable Bruce Dern as patriarch Joseph P. Kennedy.

The opening film of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival

MARTHA’S VINEYARD FILM FESTIVAL he fact that the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival has a ticket category called a “couch” pass is the first hint this is an island-style movie experience. No klieg lights or red carpets in the tiny Vineyard town of Chilmark, where the after parties happen in the Hay Café with actual hay bales doubling as seats. A hunger for good movies and what is described as an “alternate movie experience” provided the impetus for a small group of island friends back in 2001. “Whether it is a Hollywood blockbuster or a small independent film, we want a film festival that inspires discussion and debate in a positive way that truly connects people,” says Festival artistic director Brian Dichfield. “We live in a world where movies and media are incredibly accessible and what we try to do is provide a sense of community and give folks a low-key place to gather, discuss and meet the filmmakers.” The festival is also accessible price-wise, with tickets starting as low as $5 and the all-access couch pass topping out at $250. The full lineup is at tmvff.org.

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Pick a hay bale: Although they take the movies seriously, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival is a casual affair.

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COUPLES OF ALL STRIPES AND PERSUASIONS, singles, girlfriend getaways and seniors: There is a travel category for whatever floats your boat. And jumping into the market are Baby Boomer grandparents. According to Forbes magazine, multigenerational travel (grandparents) consistently tops the lists as one of the most popular travel trends. Google “grandparent travel,” and there is no shortage of specialty travel catering to doting grandparents with kids in tow. Cape Cod is no exception with one of the region’s most popular resorts offering a “come on down” to grandparents and the kids. The Cape Codder Resort & Spa in the town of Barnstable offers a gigantic Water Park attraction that will keep the kids wet and happy for hours. The “Grandparents RULE!” package includes accommodations for one night with a choice of room or family suite, a welcome gift for each child, admission to both the indoor Water Park and the Rainbow Falls heated outdoor pool, which is open year round. Also included are vouchers for the on-site restaurant and arcade and a free t-shirt for the kids. Lots more at CapeCodderResort.com. 20

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On the set of the Food Network with host Eddie Jackson and Cape Cod baker and contest winner Doug Alley

Doug Alley’s cake magic. Yes, this is a cake, not a hot dog.

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e all love it when a teacher makes good, and for Doug Alley “good” means the $10,000 grand prize for winning the Food Network’s “Cookie Challenge.” A culinary arts teacher at the Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School, Alley says the one-day competition was an exhausting 18 hours that kept him on his toes. “You have to be ready for whatever they throw at you, and the competition is not the time to try something new. I stayed with what I know, shortbread cookies, with my own twist, rosemary and lemon zest, which proved to be a hit with the judges.” In spite of the tension, Alley says he valued the experience and sang the praises of his competition. “From beginning to end it was a phenomenal and amazing experience, and we all became friends and actually ended up helping and rooting for each other.” As for the prize money, Alley knows exactly how he will spend it. “I am taking my family to Disney World!”

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Rosemary & Lemon Shortbread Cookie Recipe Oven Temp: 350 • Time: 12 –15 minutes • 2 cups Flour • ¼ tsp Salt • ½ cup Confectionary Sugar

• 1½ tsp Lemon • 1 cup Butter Juice (fresh) (cubed & chilled) • 1 tblsp Lemon Zest • ½ tsp Almond Extract • 1 tsp Rosemary (finely chopped)

THE AWARD 2. Sift flour, salt & confectionary sugar. Set aside. WINNING 3. Place butter, lemon zest, rosemary & flour mixture in a mixer and blend on low speed until cornmeal consistency. RECIPE TK Do not over mix. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

4. Add lemon juice & almond extract. Mix until blended. 5. Place between two (2) sheets of parchment paper and

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6. Chill for 1 hour. 7. Remove from refrigerator, and cut to desired shapes 8. Bake 12–15 minutes until lightly golden brown on the edges. 9. Let cool & Enjoy!

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Follow the six-foot bunny to the Easter egg hunt at Provincetown’s Pilgrim Monument at 10:30 a.m. on March 31. If you arrive at 9 a.m., a free breakfast awaits nearby at Seashore Point. Details at Pilgrim-Monument.org.

THE HUNT IS ON, and kids of all ages are invited to the annual Easter egg hunt at Provincetown’s Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM). “Last year was such a rousing success we had to make it an annual event,” says PMPM executive director David Weidner. “We welcome all kids, and our wide expanse of lawn features a special section for each age so they can expect to find hundreds of eggs. We guarantee no one goes home empty handed.” They also won’t go home hungry, since the event also features a free breakfast at Seashore Point, with the Easter Bunny fulfilling the hosting duties. “This is a true community event with everyone getting in the act, including Seashore Point, and a number of folks from the Provincetown Police and Recreation departments and the Provincetown Parent/Teacher Association. It is a wonderful showcase for our Monument and a great launch to Spring,” says Weidner. E A R LY

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Post Stonewall, a gay rights march down the streets of New York City, circa 1970

E N O U G H WA S E N O U G H By Michelle Haynes

1:20 A.M. ON JUNE 28, 1969, MARKED A GALVANIZING MOMENT.

The New York City police raided The Stonewall Inn should not mean that we do not pause and actually in the heart of Greenwich Village and, in an all-tooacknowledge our long, colorful history and the struggle familiar scene, began rounding up and arresting of those who fought for the rights we enjoy today,” says the mostly gay patrons. Fred Latasa-Nicks, president Homosexuality was a of the Provincetown crime, as was two men Business Guild. “We are dancing, men in dresses, the nation’s leading LGBT women in men’s clothes. community, and many The list of arrestable different groups have left offenses was long, but on their footprint here. Their this night a small group of achievements and their resisters had had enough legacy need to be recognized and pushed back. Their and remembered, and what numbers swelled to the better way to do this than thousands, spilling into to initiate our own Pride the streets, and for the celebration.” To that end next three days the world the Guild, whose mission is watched the Stonewall to encourage, support and On June 24, 2016, President Barack Obama designated the Riots unfold, marking the promote LGBT tourism, is 7.7-acre area around the Stonewall Inn a national landmark, birth of LGBT liberation. working on a new LGBT the first LGBT national park site in the United States. During the month of June center in the heart of town. the Stonewall uprising is remembered with a number “This will be a place where we can gather, learn, and of Gay Pride events in cities across America. Curiously share our history while celebrating who we are, what enough, a notable exception is the town dubbed “the we have done and our diversity,” says Latasa-Nicks. gayest town in America,” Provincetown. For a list of events for Provincetown’s first ever Pride “Just because we are all about gay, all the time, celebration check out ptown.org. 24

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Lest we forget. A Provincetown Tea Dance takes advantage of what was illegal in 1969, the freedom to dance together.

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AUDRA IN CONCERT he broke our collective hearts with her awardwinning portrayal of Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. There are a number of reasons why Audra McDonald’s prize closet holds more Tony awards than any other performer in history, along with an Emmy and a couple of Grammys. I was fortunate enough to be in

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the audience for the Audra McDonald experience and will never forget Gershwin’s Summertime soaring to the rafters. I swear I spied a spectral Ira and George joining the teary standing ovation. Get yourself to Boston’s venerable Symphony Hall on Friday, April 13, for what will surely be one of the most extraordinary concerts of the year. B I R DS E Y E V I E WM AG A Z I N E .CO M

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The Brown Sisters — Bebe, Heather, Mimi and Laurie, have posed together every year since 1975. “It is a way to look at time that we don’t usually have. We often tend to fast forward in life, rather quickly and superficially. This series of photos is a slower way of looking at the passage of time and the beauty of aging.”— photographer Nicholas Nixon

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by acclaimed photographer Nicholas Nixon continues through April 22 at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). Persistence paid off for the Bostonbased photographer whose ongoing project The Brown Sisters began in 1975. Nixon captures the same sisters in similar poses year after year. Also featured are Nixon’s images of the city of Boston along with a number of evocative images centered around the passage of time. Located on Boston’s waterfront and easily accessible from Logan International Airport, the ICA takes the stuffy out of the word museum with a number of fun programs, free guided tours and classes to let you to tap into your own inner artistic muse.

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The Brown sisters’ reaction:“The sisters are all rather private people so in the beginning they complained a bit with little gripes about how they looked, but that has melted away in the face of bigger things and now they love it and, according to my wife (Bebe), this series holds them together.” —Nicholas Nixon

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LIFTING US out of our winter’s malaise is one of the world’s best loved dance companies. The Boch Center Wang Theatre is hosting the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on March 22–25.

PHOTO: ANDREW ECCLES

“Unbelievable. Go see Ailey. It’s changeyour-life good.” —NBC’s TODAY Show

JUST IN TIME for Mother’s and Father’s Day — Cape Air is giving away the perfect gift for kids to give their parents, two new books by Cape Cod author Helen McCarthy who is a grandmother to four and a family day-care provider. “I have devoted my life to the wellbeing and happiness of children and I am happy to donate a supply of my books to Cape Air passengers in honor of Mother’s and Father’s Day.” The book giveaway happens in Nantucket for passengers departing the annual Daffodil Festival on Sunday, April 29. E A R LY

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Everyone loves a bargain, especially when courtesy of the government: Acadia National Park Fee-Free Day is April 21, the first day of National Park Week.

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rotecting, preserving and recognizing the importance of our night sky is the mission of one of the premier night sky events on the eastern seaboard. The 10th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival happens September 5–9, but we are telling you about it right now to give artists and photographers time to compete in the pre-festival poster contest. “We’re looking for a unique take on what we see every night,” said Alf Anderson, co-chair of the Acadia Night Sky Festival marketing committee. “Art submissions should portray the night sky above Acadia and/or Downeast Maine. This is one of our favorite contests of the year and we look forward to seeing how others throughout the country, not just the locals, view our amazing night skies.” The winning image will be featured on the 2018 festival poster, brochure, and website. Cape Air is proud to support the event with two free round-trip tickets between Bar Harbor and Boston to the lucky winner. acadianightskyfestival.org 30

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IF IT MOVES IN ANY FASHION, you can probably find it at Maine’s Owls Head Transportation Museum, which is about three minutes from your Cape Air arrival into the adjacent Knox County Regional Airport in the tiny town of Owls Head. Most folks head on to the towns of Rockland, Camden or Rockport, which are hubs of activities and action, but do not pass up a visit to an amazing collection of pre-1940 aircraft, cars and other moving contraptions of the day. This is a fun way to learn and see first-hand the history of transportation.

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THE THREAT OF EXTREME WEATHER (AND WHAT WE’RE DOING ABOUT IT)

For us, For us, nothing but nothing green skies. but

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ccording to the 2018 continue to affect families, businesses their homes more comfortable and the Global Risks Report and governments. energy bills more affordable. In 2017 released in January at So, are we on Earth forever doomed we hosted an in-house presentation by the World Economic to pick up the wreckage from a local community solar development, Forum in Davos, Switzerland, increasingly powerful weather events, prompting twenty employees who “extreme weather events” represent or are there actions we can take procould not install solar panels on their the number one most likely risk actively to moderate the severity of homes, to support the project. They to the global economy during the storms in the decades to come? are now receiving 15% discounts to next 10 years. The report makes We’ve learned that there are things their net annual electricity costs, a strong case to global economic that can be done! We have produced while reducing the carbon impacts leaders that the intensity of storms is over 3 million kilowatt hours of clean of their own consumption. Finally, increasing, which means we should electricity from the sun, tightened as always we are finding ways to expect more damage and negative our facilities to make them 25% more support worthy environmental economic impacts from each event. energy efficient to heat and cool, causes in our communities. The majority of climate scientists made lighting changes that are saving We’ve learned that our carbon have attributed the worsening storms over half a million kilowatt hours reduction efforts produce ongoing to man-made activities, specifically of electricity annually, and installed benefits on our annual bottom line. humanity’s release of carbon dioxide new technology and procedures in That’s the kind of truth that helps us (CO2) into the earth’s atmosphere. A fuel-efficient our fleet of aircraft that are saving us to weather the storms and continue Cessna 402 proclaims our commitment to sustainability. We at Cape Air need no further 125,000 gallons of avgas annually. The to invest in a cleaner carbon future. 12 EPAto join us by making RENEWING convincing. In 2017 the historically flight simulator pictured here has not We invite20you powerful twin punches of hurricanes only streamlined our Cessna 402 pilot investments to reduce your CO2 Irma and Maria swept through the training, but it also saved over 35,000 impact, and we wish you all calmer REDUCING A fuel-efficient Cessna 402 proclaims our commitment to sustainability. Caribbean. The economic impacts gallons of fuel in 2017 alone! weather ahead! from these events have affected our Additionally, more than 400 12 EPA PARTNERING RENEWING 20 operations, our employees, and all employees have received residential of the communities we serve. These energy audits and subsequently made challenges are ongoing and will significantCONSERVING improvements to make REDUCING ta Committed to Sustainability. lM Aw En

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We fly to some beautiful places and want to help keep them that way. To “green” our planet and have a good time doing it. That’s our commitment. Because we recognize Creative are part of what make our approach to sustainability unique. that our own ability to thrive hinges on the health ofpartnerships our natural environment.

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Where the magic happens, a Vermont sugar shack. Something to think about the next time you dig into a plate of pancakes: Vermont is the largest maple syrup producer in the United States, generating about six percent of the global supply.

By Michelle Haynes Come mid-March and continuing through April the sweet scent of maple wafts across the Vermont countryside like a soft blanket of spun sugar. As the country’s largest producer of maple syrup, the state of Vermont is home to dozens of maple festivals encouraging visitors to come sample the arrival of this season’s syrup. “There is nothing like it in the world,” says Kathy Avellino of the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce. “The natural sweetness cannot be imitated, and the entire process is so amazing. Visit one of our local sugar houses and watch what goes on. Our maple producers work so hard, and the sights and smells are wonderful. It is a true Vermont experience.” 34

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Woodstock, Vermont’s Maple Madness includes tours of the sugar houses and maple-themed events on the village green including maple popcorn and sugar on snow. Think snow cones with a maple flavoring.

Visitors can enjoy the entire maple experience during Woodstock’s Maple Madness Festival March 24 and 25.

NOT YOUR USUAL POTLUCK is happening in the bucolic town of Woodstock, Vermont, as a precursor to the Covered Bridges Half-Marathon on Sunday, June 3. The night before the race the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce hosts a pasta supper with many of the area’s finest restaurants making the sauces and various other food dishes. It all happens at the Suicide Six Ski Lodge with three seatings, at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. It is that popular. A great dinner and road race against the backdrop of the Vermont’s Green Mountains makes for a great welcome to spring. Consider Bird’s Eye View favorite The Lyme Inn for a place to stay, as both the inn and the town of Woodstock are a short drive from your Cape Air arrival at the Lebanon Airport with direct flights from Boston’s Logan Airport and Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York.

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BANGING DOORS, MISTAKEN IDENTITY AND MADCAP ACTION on the stage of the acclaimed Northern Stage this spring with the British hit Noises Off. The comedy runs April 11 through May 13 at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, minutes from your Cape Air arrival in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

“Every person I have ever spoken to about Noises Off says it is the funniest play they have ever seen! The play has nonstop laughs from start to finish. I am looking forward to working with our very talented cast on this comic masterpiece!” — Peter Hackett, director

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HARTFORD, VT Exceptional one-floor living home. View of NH mountains. Hardwood and radiant heat. Extra windows, large deck. Studio space. 2 car garage. 2 BR, 2 BA. $359,000

LYME, NH South facing contemporary. Views! Wrap around deck. 2 BR 1.75 BA on 16+protected acres. 1.5 miles to Lyme Common. $595,000

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Described as a “modern touch with the feel of Gatsby”, the renovated Hotel Saranac features a variety of dining options from elegant to an indoor campfire.

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private bath with every room. What? Unheard of in 1927 when the Hotel Saranac opened its doors and welcomed the “Gilded Age” glitterati. Swells from New York and Hollywood followed the Rockefellers and Carnegies and flocked to the Adirondack splendor of Saranac Lake. The centerpiece in the area was the elegant Hotel Saranac. Many owners later, the hotel is emerging from a four-year $30 million restoration and is now part of the Hilton Curio Collection. Now there’s a reason to take advantage of those Hilton Honors points you’ve been saving. A quick check of prices in late April shows rooms averaging $189 per night and even lower for Hilton Honors folks.

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After a day of hiking, the Hotel Saranac’s Ampersand Salon and Spa is the perfect respite.

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There is no shortage of dive and snorkel adventures in the Virgin Islands and one of the best can be found in the heart of St. Thomas at beautiful Coki Beach. Check them out and find out why the Coki Beach dive guides have been recognized as “Best in the Virgin Islands� on numerous occasions.


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he U.S. Virgin Islands is poised to welcome you back! With the return of the cruise industry and major airlines offering daily flights, a majority of our shops, restaurants, activities and attractions are operational. Six months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, USVI residents are opening our doors and our hearts, welcoming you back Lisa Hamilton with Cape Air Captain John Herr to the home we have nurtured and restored. While we still have obstacles to overcome, with the accommodations offers guests everything from luxury assistance of incredible organizations and volunteers, brands to quaint, picturesque properties. our commitment to America’s Paradise has shown Properties currently taking reservations include that we can weather any storm. As the territory Lindbergh Bay Hotel and Villas; Mafolie Hotel; Island continues to recover, we invite you to visit the healing View Guesthouse; Windward Passage Hotel; Gallows shores of the beautifully restored Magens Bay. Gather Point Resort; and most St. Croix accommodations. the whole family for an exciting day at Coral World. Properties taking reservations in the first quarter of 2018 Plan a romantic marine excursion on the glistening include Emerald Beach Resort; Marriott Frenchman’s turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Cove; Margaritaville Vacation Club, Wyndham; The Several of our internationally Ritz-Carlton Club, St. Thomas; and renowned timeshare properties Renaissance St. Croix Carambola as well as small and mediumBeach Resort & Spa. Visit sized properties are also ready usviupdate.com to learn about to welcome you for overnight property openings throughout the www.usvihta.com stays. The variety of available year and more great opportunities.

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An Intimate Tropical Inn Surrounded by History & Beauty Overlooking Cruz Bay, located among early 18th century Dutch plantation ruins, Estate Lindholm is the perfect island getaway. Relax in the freshwater pool with harbor views, and in a brand new, serene garden spa. Enjoy a wide range of water activities and boat rentals close by. Explore the adjacent National Park and ruins. Walk to downtown shopping and restaurants. Estate Lindholm is the perfect point from which to enjoy all the beauty and activities that St. John has to offer.

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he ultimate know-it-all when it comes to tropical islands is the fabulous online Caribbean Journal. Sign up this minute at caribjournal.com. It is free, informative and well respected and we are not just saying this because they named two Cape Air islands to their coveted list of top vacation getaways for 2018. In the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), St. Croix took home the honors, and across the water the get-away-from-it-all island paradise, Anegada, garnered a top spot on the list for the British Virgin Islands (BVI). A tip of our sailor’s hat to Wendy Solomon and her team at GoToStCroix.com for their fun and informative newsletter on all things St. Croix. Subscribe this minute and while you are at it, check out her 24 hour live web-cam at St. Croix’s Christiansted Harbor, guaranteed to send you packing.


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RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET Built in Boston in 1925, this 137-foot beauty began as a Grand Banks fishing schooner before a second life in 1941 as a Boston Harbor pilot boat. The historic ship is now offering sunset sails in St. Croix.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF GOTOSTCROIX.COM

On board the Roseway everyone can get into the act. The sunset tours happen from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday through Friday. This is popular, so reservations are a must. Adults are $50, or $40 for seniors and children.

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BECAUSE IT IS THERE: THE TORTOLA TORTURE APRIL 14, 2018 DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THESE SMILING FACES! The 54K (33.74 miles) ultra-marathon known as the Tortola Torture defines grueling with total change in elevation of 12,000 feet and, as for the heat, let’s just say it is up there. Last year’s record for the men was 4 hours, 45 minutes and 5 seconds and for the women, 4 hours, 58 minutes and 26 seconds. If you wish to join the runners for the before and after parties, the official race hotel is Tortola’s Nanny Cay. With fewer than 100 runners you are apt to make a number of new friends. 50

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“Life was getting a little drab, and this was the perfect way to put some color and sparkle back in. Learning a new skill was rewarding on many levels.” — Paul Sheldon, Whitecourt, Canada

OffshoreSailing.com 888-852-2127 Sailing Lessons and Courses for Beginner and Advanced Sailors Team Building Sailing Activities | Group Regattas BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: Scrub Island, Tortola FLORIDA: Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach, St. Petersburg, Cape Coral PHOTO: NATASHA CHALWELL

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ne of the largest bioluminescent bays in the world is returning to life and Black Beard Sports is ready to take you there. Night trips to Vieques’ famed biobay and diving excursions are just a few of the adventures offered by a longtime member of the Bird’s Eye View family, Black Beard Sports. Fun and knowledgeable guides are standing by to take you snorkeling, kayaking or hiking. If you want to go on your own, Black Beard has equipment rentals for every conceivable sport. Reach out to them at blackbeardsports.com.

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o you dream of snorkeling with sea turtles? Riding horseback along a black-sand beach? Witnessing the bright glow of a bioluminescent bay against a night sky full of stars? Do it all and more on Vieques. This tropical paradise is just a twenty-minute Cape Air flight from cosmopolitan San Juan, but it feels a world away from the distractions of every day. On Vieques, an island roughly eight miles to the east of mainland Puerto Rico, visitors can experience the natural world as it was meant to be. Tourists and locals bond over beers as awe-inspiring sunsets provide evening entertainment. The melodic calls of coqui frogs lull the island to sleep at night. And who needs to hit the gym when there are miles of uncrowded coastline ripe for runners and crystal-clear waters ready for daily swims? It all sounds idyllic — and it is — but it’s just another day on Vieques. A day on the beach for freelance travel writer Amy Gordon. Originally from New York, Amy now lives on Vieques. “I am grateful every day to call this magical island home.” Read more of her work at amygordonmedia.com.

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INDEX WHERE TO STAY, EAT, SHOP OR PLAY? Join us in thanking our family of advertisers. Please call upon them and let them know the Bird’s Eye View sent you, and if you cannot get to their door in person, many offer their singular products online. Find their live link at birdseyeviewmagazine.com. —Michelle Haynes

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ST. CROIX The Buccaneer.............................46

ST. JOHN 340 Real Estate Co......................42 Estate Lindholm...........................43 Gallows Point Resort....................44 Islandia Real Estate......................42

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Crown & Anchor.........................25

Macdonald & Wood Sotheby’s....29

Provincetown Tourism Office.......25 The Red Inn.................................23

CAPE COD AJ Marks Jewelers........... back cover

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Cape Leisure.........inside front cover

Guide Boat Realty........................39

Chatham Sign Shop.....................19

Paul Smith’s College....................39

MARTHA’S VINEYARD Harbor View Hotel.......................17

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The Lyme Inn...............................36

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BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Offshore Sailing School ...............51 Sol Y Sombra...............................49

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