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Cape in The Summer [Washashore]

Some great music about the Cape on you tube.

Yarmouth Kicks off Summer [Washashore]

It was fun....

The White Turned to Waves of Green and Celebration [Washashore]

 A cold 32 degrees didn't keep the people of Cape Cod from picking up their last minute decorations and party essentials. Not even a sweeeping snowstorm with white out condtions hours before the parade kicked underway. Rick and Dick Hoyt know adversity and have been facing and overcoming it, in long before they started their run in 1977. Rick was born in 1962 and diagnosed with spastic quadraplegia and cerebral palsy. He and his father have participated in more than 1000 races. Today they were the Grand Marshalls of the 7th Annual Cape Cod St.Patrick's Parade. The Sons of Erin had their Colleen Pageant Float which in conjunction with the Cape Cod St.Patricks's Parade committee awards a $1000 scholarship to their queen and three runner ups get $500 scholarships. They also had a Ms Senior Collen who this year was awarded to Mary Kennedey O'Leary. Its was politics as usual with lots of candidate solicitations to give us something to think about. Scott Brown and his wife Gail Huff showed up to inspire and support the cause. People along the parade route built their snowmen from the remaining snow that clinged along the route and a cold breeze kept everyone moving and singing. It was chilling to see those brave men in their kilts march along playing those wonderful irish tunes laced with bagpipes. Even more chilling was the Ancient Mariners, a fife and drum troupe who usually march barefooted keep the tradition with three members quickly moving their frozen feet on the rough pavement. It was great to see the Dennis Yarmouth Dolphins who were the state champions as well as the Dennis Yarmouth Hockey Team aboard their float with Hockey Sick and Penalty Box. Just seeing everyone dressed in green and showing their support even though it was cold  was fast fun. I know they will be planning for the next parade and I will be there.

Missed the Parade then see clips on You Tube

Fall into Fun and Enjoy the Season

Get out and enjoy the sights and smells of Fall. What's your favorite thing about Fall??? For me its just about everything and the Cape is full of things to do during the Fall. Hope you are enjoying it all.

Oktoberfest - Pumpkin People in the Park, a Chatham Merchants Association sponsored event
Oct. 15 - Oct. 31

Pumpkin People in the Park. Kate Gould Park and the bandstand are surrounded by the creative and innovative Pumpkin People fashioned by local businesses, organizations or just plain folk. They are on display from Oct. 15th until Halloween! However, these larger-than-life creations are just the frost on the pumpkin the day of the festival.

 Don't forget just about any soup can be a harvest treat when you clean out a pumpkin shell and bake it in the oven at 350 degrees for about an hour.

                                                                                        Candy Corn Fudge

8 oz cream cheese                                               2 tsp pure vanilla extract                             3 cups white chocolate chips

2 cups confection sugar                                  2 cups mini pretzels                                          1 cup dried cherries

1 cup candy corn

1. Line a 8 or 9 inch square pan with parchment paper.

2.Using an electric mxer blend cream cheese,sugar and extract.

3.Melt chocolate then add to the cream cheese mix.

4.Fold in preztels and cherries.

5. Refrigerate 2 hours.

6. Top with Candy Corn and serve.

A Zip Trip through Yarmouth

It was a cloudy but warm morning last friday when the Morning Fox News Team set up on Bass River Beach to show their viewing audience where they visited for their Zip Trip. Proud neighbors and friends join them as they showed their viewers just what Yarmouth had to offer. The second oldest town on Cape Cod has alot to be seen by the weary traveler. Packed within its 17 square mile area its three villages each have their own personalities.

South Yarmouth, West Yarmouth, and Yarmouthport each have a special charm of their own, if one is willing to venture off the beaten path of route 6. Golf, minature golf, go carts, beaches, ponds, kayaks, restaurants of all types, ice cream, bike paths, nature walks, fishing, boat rides, history adventures, gift shops, antiques,gift shops, baseball games and lots of breathtaking scenery await at every turn. Its no wonder that the population triples in the summer.

Thanks to Fox for Zipping Through!!!!

Check their Link for a View of what you missed.




Its a Doggy Easter



It was a Doggy Easter at the Brewster Ladies's Library today. The children gathered  early this morning to watch the dogs model their Easter Hat creations and learn about the duties they perform. They learned about these very special therapy dogs who have special duties. These activities include, but are not limited to, visits to hospitals, special needs centers, schools, and nursing homes. This happens because of a network of caring individuals who are willing to share their special animals in order to bring happiness and cheer to people, young and old alike. And sharing was what is was all about today. As the owners and their wonderfully behaved dogs allowed us to share in their day. The children watched in amazement as each dog showed that they could sniff out the special egg with their hidden treat. And together they shared an Easter Story and made new friends.

Happy Easter to all !!