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Cotuit Park

For two short, perfect summer days, from August 14 to Saturday, August 15th, over a hundred sweet white tents full of arts and crafts will occupy the gently sloping park that surrounds the Cotuit Federated Church and the town library. It is the 39th Annual CraftFest in Cotuit – a compelling combination of local food, local crafts, and local performances. (more…)

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The bandstand was paid for and built by the volunteer amateur musicians who make up the Chatham Band.

Ever since the 1940s, families have gathered during the warm summer months on the gently sloping green of Kate Gould Park to attend the Chatham Band Concert. From 8 to 10 p.m., on Friday nights only, forty band members ranging in age from teens to octogenarians, all dressed snappily is red and blue uniforms, squeeze into the bandstand with their instruments in hand. As dusk settles over the town, the bandleader turns to face the crowd and shouts, “Hi-De-Ho!” and the audience merrily replies, “Hi-De-Ho!” and it is that call and response which begins every Chatham Band Concert, a tradition beloved by generation after generation. (more…)

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Clam Pie is one of the shorts made by A.S. Films that will be featured on July 2 at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod

Clam Pie is one of the shorts made by A.S. Films that will be featured on July 2 at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod

Tomorrow night (Thursday, July 2) the Cultural Center of Cape Cod will showcase the short films of local filmmakers Dan Boylan and Guy Taylor of A.S. Films. I thought it sounded interesting…I’m definitely going to check it out. Let’s support our local artists!

These are the details:

Film Festival by A.S. Films International
July 2, 7pm$10.00 suggested donation. In June 2008, A.S. Films International’s short film, Moment of Silence, won a CINE Golden Eagle Award in the Independent Fiction Short Division. The 15-minute film is a tragedy and was written, directed and produced by A.S. Films’ Dan Boylan and Guy Taylor, who also produced Clam Pie, a film that features the great Great Island Bakery in Bass River and other Cape locations. Both of these are among the short films that Boylan and Taylor will screen and discuss on the 2nd. Light refreshments will be served. This event supported in part by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.

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Cahoon CookingIt seems that there is nothing but a sad cluster of rainy days ahead of us, so let us find comfort and entertainment where we can. Few things lift my spirits better than the cheerful and whimsical mermaid paintings by the folk artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon. The Cahoon Museum, housed in a 1775 Georgian colonial farmhouse on Route 28 in Cotuit, where the artists’ once lived and worked, is a perfect place to shake off the soggy day blues. Though their paintings tend to evoke New England coastal scenes from the 19th century, Ralph and his wife Martha were painting in the second half of the 20th century, becoming two of America’s premier and successful primitive painters, collected by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Paul Mellon, and the DuPonts, among others.

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Summer Storm

Summer Storm by Anne Packard

Today is one cold, gray, and rainy day, but, no, I won’t let it get me down. Instead I will pay tribute to Anne and Cynthia Packard, a couple of exquisite Cape Cod artists who taught me that sometimes the beauty surrounding us is thrown into even greater relief by a muted gray sky.

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Strawberry Rhubarb is what's cooking at the Green Briar Jam Kitchen

Strawberry Rhubarb is what's cooking at the Green Briar Jam Kitchen

A cluster of tiny Eastern Phoebe chicks sit snugly in their nest as their protective parents, flitting amongst the nearby blossoming wildflowers, look on. Pots of strawberry rhubarb jam gently simmer on the stove. Children peek in on carmel-colored bunnies that look as soft as velvet. The most raucous this scene gets is the giggling coming from an 5 year-old’s birthday party, the sound of the laughter only occasionally punctuated by the croak of a Bullfrog. Where, may you ask yourself, is this Valhalla of sweetness and light? Welcome to The Green Briar Nature Center, part of the Thorton W. Burgess Society in Sandwich – a living ode to things past.

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Happy Koi Swim Amongst the Ceramics of Scargo Pottery in Dennis

Happy Koi Swim Amongst the Ceramics of Scargo Pottery in Dennis

I’ll fess up. I have a pottery addiction. Years ago I took a pottery class, hoping that I too could produce beautiful bowls, cups, and plates all on my own. But after a few weeks of diligent ineptitude, all I had to show for myself were two grossly misshapen bowls that each weighed about as much as a compact car. Oh, well. After that, I decided to leave the potting to the professionals. And, lucky for me, Cape Cod is a paradise for potters and the people who love what they do. One of my favorite places to succumb to my addiction is Scargo Pottery in Dennis. It is on a little street, fancifully named Doctor Lords Road, hidden off a slightly bendy bit of 6A, right across from Scargo Beach.

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