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O’Connell’s Cheesecake

O’Connell’s Cheesecake Recipe This decadent cheesecake recipe is the perfect compliment to your Valentine’s Day dinner. This is a recipe that I have been making for special occasions since Bill and I were first married fifty-one years ago. It was the desert we would serve when we had company. The recipe has now been passed down…

Cape Cod Saltworks

Saltworks and Cape Cod’s History In 1832 there were 881 saltworks on Cape Cod. That time was the height of salt production. Cape Cod Saltworks has brought back that historic Cape Cod industry. They have revived the original method of producing salt through evaporation. They make artisanal salt using old fashioned, small-scale techniques. Because the…

Cape Cod Museum Trail – The Cape Cod Museum of Art

Cape Cod Museum of Art By Mary Moran The Cape Cod Museum of Art’s mission is “to collect, study, interpret, and exhibit works by outstanding artists with a regional association. The museum’s collections and exhibitions also include works drawn from a broader context, providing a more comprehensive understanding of our regional artistic heritage. Through its…

Cape Cod Museum Trail – Chatham Railroad Museum

Chatham Railroad Museum By Mary Moran | Photography by Pat O’Connell Founded in 1886, the goal of the Chatham Railroad Company was to build one train yard, three stations, and a seven mile stretch of track from the Old Colony Railroad Mainline in Harwich to the town of Chatham. Upon completion of the stations and…

Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum, Cape Cod’s 1st Museum By Mary Moran | Photos by Pat O’Connell Located in the mid-Cape town of Barnstable, is the bustling and popular village of Hyannis. On the village’s waterfront the Maritime Museum is Cape Cod’s first museum. It is completely dedicated to the maritime history and the seafaring culture of the…

Holiday Ginger Snaps Recipe

Holiday Ginger Snaps Recipe Before owning the Palmer House Inn, Bill and I lived on boats. I enjoyed making these  holiday ginger snaps recipe because ginger is calming to the digestive system. Many folks were concerned about sea sickness. This recipe makes about 5 dozen. Ingredients: 3/4 cup shortening 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup…

Heritage Museum & Gardens

Heritage Museum & Gardens a Wonderful Daytrip By Mary Moran | Photos by Pat O’Connell Founded in 1969 by J.K. Lilly III, Heritage Museum and Gardens is a place of exploration and discovery for all ages. Located in the historic Cape Cod town of Sandwich, Heritage offers a vast array of American culture-based exhibits, gardens,…

Friends of Nobska Light

Restoration of Nobska Lighthouse The “Friends of Nobska Light”was founded in 2015, when the United States Coast Guard made the decision to sell the property. Several organizations were interested in taking over the project, however, the cost of restoring the tower and adjacent buildings was daunting. As a result The “Friends of Nobska Light” was…

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