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Cape Poge Light Station

Cape Poge Light Station – Martha’s Vineyard By Mary Moran An island located east of Martha’s Vineyard, named Chappaquiddick, is home to the Cape Poge (or “Pogue”) light station. In 1801, Congress appropriated $2,000. in order to construct the lighthouse at the northeast tip of the island to help make a safe entrance for ships into the…

Cape Cod’s Hydrangea Festival 2016

From July 8th through 17th the upper Cape Cod towns will be celebrating hydrangeas. All colors and shapes. A full schedule can be found here. Here is a sampling of the planned activities and events on the upper Cape: On July 9th at 1:00 pm, author Joan Harrison will be talking about her  book ,…

Oysters on Cape Cod, Part 1

Part I: The Growing and Harvesting of Oysters on Cape Cod Folks visit Cape Cod for a number of reasons. Some come because of our beautiful beaches with their warm sand and gentle waves. Others are looking for a quiet restful place to unwind. However, without a doubt one of the primary reasons for a visit…

Cape Cod Cottage Cakes Recipe

Cape Cod Cottage Cakes In April we visited The Inn at Manchester in Vermont, a fellow Select Registry B&B. They served their version of old-fashioned cottage cakes. We were delighted with their presentation and decided to add our version, the Cape Cod Cottage Cakes recipe to our collection for 2016. It’s quick and easy to prepare.…

Cape Cod’s Long Point Light

Long Point Light By Mary Moran First settled in 1818, Long Point is located in Provincetown, the furthest town east on Cape Cod. Long Point’s location, right off Provincetown Harbor, contributed to a growing fishing industry in the area. As the industry quickly grew, so did the population, and consequently, so did water traffic coming and going from…

Arts Alive Festival

Arts Alive Festival in Falmouth Arts Alive is free 3-day celebration of the arts in Falmouth and the Upper Cape. Friday, June 17, 5 to 9pm; Saturday, June 18, 10am to 9pm; Sunday, June 19, 11am to 5pm 60 performances of Theater, Spoken Word, Dance and Music for all tastes – jazz, classical, folk and…

Cheddar & Potato Breakfast Casserole

Cheesy Cheddar & Potato Breakfast Casserole Recipe This is another wonderful breakfast casserole you can prepare the evening before and bake just before serving. Ingredients 30 oz bag of frozen shredded potatoes 1 Can cheddar soup 1 1/2 cups milk 1 Tsp salt 1 Tsp pepper 1 Tsp garlic powder 1 Tsp onion powder 1…

Martha’s Vineyard’s Edgartown Lighthouse

Edgartown Lighthouse By Mary Moran In the late 1700’s to the early 1800’s, whaling was a major industry on the east coast of America and particularly along the Massachusetts coast. In fact, during that time, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket owned approximately a quarter of America’s whaling fleet. There were one hundred local Edgartown men who were…