Things To Do On Cape Cod
Thomas Lomenzo chats about "Things to Do" on Cape Cod for the over 21 crowd!
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
Mark your calendars for the Dennis Village Strollon Sunday, December 9 starting at noon! Bring the family and join in the holiday festivities! There will be refreshments, food sampler, music playing on the band stand, crafts, hayrides, trolley rides and SANTA! Please remember to bring your food pantry donations or a toy for the Toys for Tots.
Other Christmas Events happening are:
- 7th Annual Holiday Cookie Stroll in Historic Bass River, South Yarmouth, from 12/8/12 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00
- Chatham Christmas Stroll, from 12/7/12 to 12/8/12
- Christmas in Harwich, from 12/7/12 to 12/9/12
- Yarmouthport Christmas Stroll, Route 6A, Yarmouthport, from 12/2/12 1:00 p.m. to 4: 00 p.m.
- Brewster for the Holiday, from 12/1/12 to 12/2/12
- Hyannis Main Street Stroll and Harbor Lighting/Boat Parade, Hyannis Village, from 12/1/12
No matter where you live, a farmers' market is not too far away. Farm fresh foods and a cheerful atmosphere should certainly offer something for everyone. From spring until late fall, local growers display their freshly-harvested fruits and vegetables. An array of farm products is often available, including produce, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, honey, jams and jellies, maple products, cut flowers, potted plants, and specialty foods.
Buzzards Bay Farmers' Market
70 Main Street, near Chamber of Commerce, Buzzards Bay, MA July to October - Friday, 10 am - 2 pm WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted
Chatham Farmers' market
Ocean State Job Lot, 1652 Main St. Rt 28, South Chatham, MA May 15 to October 29 - Tuesday, 3 - 6:30 pm
Falmouth Farmers' Market
Peg Noonan Park, 300 Main Street, Falmouth, MA May 24 to October 11 - Thursday, 12 - 6 pm WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted, EBT-SNAP Accepted
Green Harvest Farmers' Market
Barnstable County Fairgrounds, Route 151, East Falmouth, MA June 5 to mid November - Tuesday, 12 - 4 pm
Harwich-Brewster Farmers' Market
Harwich Historical Society, 80 Parallel Street (Rte 39), Harwich, MA June 14 to October 11 - Thursday, 3 - 6 pm
WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted
Hyannis/Mid Cape Farmers' Market
Baptist Church, 486 Main Street at corner of High School Rd, Hyannis, MA June 6 to October 31 - Wednesday, 2 - 6 pm WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted, EBT-SNAP Accepted
Orleans Farmers' Market
21 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA May 12 to November 17 - Saturday, 8 am - Noon July 7 to September 1 - Wednesday, 4 - 7 pm
WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted, EBT-SNAP Accepted
Osterville Farmers' Market
155 West Bay Road-Osterville Historical Society, Osterville, MA June 1 to September 28 - Friday, 9 am - 1 pm WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted
Provincetown Farmers' Market
Commercial St & Ryder St- next to Town Hall, Provincetown, MA May 19 to November 17 - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted
Sandwich Farmers' Market
6 Coast Guard Road-Village Green, 164 route 6A, Sandwich, MA
June 5 to October 30 - Tuesday, 9 am - 1 pm WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted
Sandwich/Oak Crest Cove Farmers' Market
34 Quaker Meeting House Road-Oakcrest Cove, Sandwich, MA
April 25 to October 10 - Wednesday, 8 am - 12 pm
South Yarmouth/Bass River Farmers' Market
307 Old Main St. Bass River, South Yarmouth, MA May 24 to September 27 - Thursday, 9 am - 1:30 pm
WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted
Wellfleet Farmers' Market
Behind Preservation Hall, 355 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA June to October - Wednesday, 8 am - 12 pm
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.
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!
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