Peter Lomenzo introduces us to the proprietor of the newly opened Italian speciality foods shop!
Peter catches up with James Barnes of Cape Abilities Farm in Dennis Village.....
I had the pleasure last week of attending the reception held at the Cape Cinema to welcome Mark Cuddy, the new CEO and Producer of the Cape Cod Center for the Arts in Dennis. See this article about Mark in the latest issue of The Register, but may I just say that the man is so talented, creative and charismatic that he made you want to write a check to support the arts right then and there! Lots of exciting things in store for CCCA future, but one that I am particularly enthused about is what he called the "education" aspect of what will happen at the Center going forward. This will include sessions immediately preceding all performances, in which there will be discussion about behind the scenes, context of the production etc. to help the audience better understand and enjoy their theater experience. Love it! Stay tuned to hear lots more about Mark and his plans to make our Dennis "gem" a world class campus for artful entertainment.
By now you may have heard about our puppy, Riesling, whom we are raising to be a service dog for Canine Companions for Independence. Have we told you that these dogs are provided free of charge to their handicapped recipients? The cost of raising and training these special animals is $50K - that's right - per dog! To aid Canine Companions in their efforts, we are the chairpersons of a fundraiser called Dog Fest Walk 'n Roll to be held on October 5 at 1:00 at Johnny Kelley Park in South Dennis. There are lots of ways to participate:
Grab a leash and be part of Canine Companions DogFest Walk 'n Roll! It's a community dog walk that supports the mission of Canine Companions for Independence. Register just yourself, or put together a group of friends, family members or coworkers and walk as a team.
Then fundraise! Your fundraising efforts will transform the lives of people with disabilities and earn you an awesome DogFest Walk 'n Roll prize. If you raise $100, you get a bandana to sport at our event. Register today, you're sure to have a tail-waggin' good time!
DogFest Walk 'n Roll Cape Cod will take place Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Johnny Kelly Park. Please call us here at Lomenzo Properties for more information! 508-385-4944
This month's issue of Cape Cod Magazine has a feature article entitled "40 Secrets of Seafood" which is really terrific! It's full of fun information such as the fact that Wellfleet oysters are descendants of transplanted oysters from CT and Chesapeake Bay. Who knew? Ever wonder why lobsters, unlike some other New England seafoods, never seem to be "overfished"? According to the article, that's because of the inefficiency of lobster traps - only 6% of lobsters who encounter a trap will ever actually be caught. Plus the current traps are very easy to escape from - it's a wonder we ever get a lobster on the table at all! :) Perhaps my favorite "fun fact" is the meaning of the word SCROD - I knew that scrod is not actually a type of fish, but loved the way they give to remember that it is a way to describe the catch of the day: Specially Caught Right Off the Dock! The article also has tips from local chefs such as the two things people do wrong when making a Newburg sauce or the key to making perfect oyster stew. Be sure to pick up the magazine to find out for yourself how Yuji Wantanabe, chef/owner of Inaho, chooses his fish! :)
You might recall around this time last year, I did a video blog on a new business that opened in the Village - Nancy's Candy, Etc. (Click on the link in case you missed that one!) Located just west of the Dennis Village post office on Route 6A, Nancy has a new neighbor right next door - a gourmet food shop called NORTHSIDE FINE FOODS. Proprietor Jane Mason says " I truly enjoy perusing through gourmet food shops - wherever I am...and that will reflect in the products you'll find in Northside Fine Foods. Honey from Savannah, delicate oils from Italy, Black Lava Cashews from Hawaii, exotic dips from an organic farm in Florida." Here is a video of Jane as she tells you all about her new venture.
I know....it must be a slow news day if this item is big, BUT if you have been among those of us waiting interminably for the old Christy's to reopen, yesterday was a red letter day! After over a year of construction shrouded in mystery, the new CAPE COD FARMS opened yesterday (not sure about that name as not a tomato in sight....) on the corner of Route 6A and Old Bass River Rd. here in the Village. No longer must we head to East Dennis or Yarmouth Port to gas up - we now have our very own station PLUS a convenience store right here in the Village. The design is attractive and in keeping with the historic nature of the "northside" so all in all, a great new addition to our Village life! P.S. $3.49 per gallon.........and no FULL SERVE.
Every year at this time various Cape Cod villages go all out with their annual Christmas Strolls - and it is worth the trip here to experience them!! No one does Christmas like Cape Cod - right out of Currier and Ives :)
Here are a few highlights in the Mid-cape area:
Sunday December 4:
BREWSTER FOR THE HOLIDAYS - 2:00 P.M. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History - Family Party! Santa, story telling, exhibits, music crafts. Tree and Windmill lighting Friday at 4 in Drummer Boy Park !
YARMOUTH PORT CHRISTMAS STROLL 1-4 p.m. Businesses, restaurants and residents are decorated for the holidays along Route 6A. Treats and music of the season! Tree lighting on the common at 4:15 p.m.
CHATHAM CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA - Events kick off with Santa's arrival at the Fish Pier, Shore Rd. followed by Chatham Town Band and an evening of dinner and dancing at Chatham Bars Inn.
Sunday, December 11:
DENNIS VILLAGE CHRISTMAS STROLL - 1-4 p.m. The Village is transformed into a winter wonderland, with Santa AND Mrs. Claus and the not-to-be-missed annual craft fair at the Dennis Memorial Library. And don't forget to visit us here at Lomenzo Properties for a sprig of FRESH MISTLETOE!
Great article in Wall Street Journal Weekend a few days ago taking you on a fun, four day tour of the Cape. Reading it made me consider for a moment taking a few days off to enjoy and explore this incredible place we get to live....
August 13. Dennis Union Church Auction. The much-anticipated auction by Eldred's Auction. Bazaar with toys, tools, jewelry, furniture and much more! Summer cookout food available throughout. Dennis Village Green , 9-2 (auction begins at 10). Free admission
August 13. Alice in Wonderland Tea Party! Join Alice and her friends in the enchanted meadow behind the Yarmouth Port Post Office on Route 6A. Refreshments will be served. Fancy dress is suggested. Tickets $20 per person, members and their guest $15. Yarmouthport, 2-4 pm. For reservations, call 508-362-3021.
August 15-19. Woodsong Farm pony kids camp! Have a horse-crazy child in your family? Or one that wants to learn about horses? Sign up for this camp and choose from morning or afternoon programs, Monday-Friday, Tuesday & Thursday, or Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Our daughter's love for riding came from this program many summers ago--we highly recommend it.
August 16. "Tom Sawyer" at the Harwich Junior Theater. A spectacular rendition of the classic summer tale of childhood and what it means to grow up. Harwich, show times on website.
August 18. "Sarah's Key" at the Cape Cinema. Treat yourself to a wonderful theatre-going experience at this fabulous Cinema. The riveting film based on the novel by Tatiana de Rosnay delves deep into the roundup of Jews in Paris in 1942 and an American journalist's ties to a little girl named Sarah. PG-13. Dennis Village. Thursday is final showing, but plays all week.
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