Daytripping to the Cape is a favorite weekend activity for a lot of folks who live an hour or two from the bridge. Most bring their kids; many bring their dogs.
Eight-year-old Elizabeth, a Dachshund from Boston, truly knows how to travel in style. Sporting a fierce pair of Doggles, the wind in her fur, she hitch’s a ride on her dad’s back…and bike!
Elizabeth loves the trip, one she has made several times, down to the tip of the Cape, firmly ensconced between her parents. The trio stopped by Truro Central Village on Route 6 to stretch their legs–all eight of them.
House sizes on the Cape run the gamut from tiny two-person cabins to sprawling marvels. Going green and an ever-shrinking carbon footprint are big these days and some folks are looking for home-designs that are both good for the environment and highly-functional. In some areas, it is space and population alone that dictates square-footage.
Recently, The Mother Nature Network, featured the top ten smallest homes in the world. The list contains both cozy cabins and futuristic pods. As the number of “free” land parcels continues to shrink on the Cape and on the Outer Cape more specifically, might we some day see some of these diminutive designs on our sandy shores?
I had the unexpected pleasure of attending a show yesterday which can best be described as Lewis & Clark: The Musical at the Truro Central School. The proud mother and grandmother of one of the 5th grade stars invited me to the pint sized production.
It really took me back. It’s been years since I’ve attended such a performance. After all, my “baby” will be a senior in high school next year.
The kids did a wonderful job and it made me think of the great things the local school systems do. The local town recreation departments, Truro and Wellfleet in particular, should also be commended.
Sports, arts & crafts and other forms of enrichment are an incredibly important part of a child’s development.
Both towns offer great after school and summer programs. Not only are summer programs open to both resident and visiting children, but the recs offer fun activities and events for all ages.
Band concerts, square dancing, yoga and workshops not only enrich the lives of the people in town, but bring the community together in a very positive way.
Click here for more information on the Wellfleet Recreation Department, and here for the Truro Recreation Department.
When most people think of Cape Cod, the first thing that springs to mind is quite often seafood. Or perhaps the beach. Why not add theater to that list?
Last night was the opening of the 84th season of the historic Cape Playhouse in Dennis. The venerable old stage has hosted the likes of Basil Rathbone, Bette Davis and Julie Harris.
The first time I attended a show at the theater, it was July of 2002. We saw Kathy Lee Gifford and Diana Canova in “Thumbs”. Frank and Cody were in the audience just a few rows down.
The Playhouse draws pretty big names and puts on equally impressive productions. Last night it was Stephanie Zimbalist in “Tea at Five”, a one-woman show about Katharine Hepburn based on her memoirs. It was quite good. I look forward to the rest of the season which includes “The 39 Steps”, “Hairspray” and “Grey Gardens”. Our own little sandy slice of the Great White Way.
Read a review of last night’s performance here.