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Climate change and the ocean threaten to unearth centuries-old graves

Rising sea levels may not have impacted them in life, but inhabitants of a New England coastal cemetery were slipping underwater in death.

More: Boston Tea Party rebels and shipwrecked souls rest here. The ocean had other ideas, though.

Oink and cheers: Harwich pig wins beer label contest

HARWICH -- Bartholomew the pig seems to admire Bartholobrew, the limited edition beer from the Provincetown Brewing Co. that features his portrait. The pig won a pet label contest that raised funds for the Carrie A. Seaman Animal Shelter in Provincetown.
HARWICH -- Bartholomew the pig seems to admire Bartholobrew, the limited edition beer from the Provincetown Brewing Co. that features his portrait. The pig won a pet label contest that raised funds for the Carrie A. Seaman Animal Shelter in Provincetown.

A Harwich pig that had long been overshadowed by a diva sibling has risen to celebrity status and beer label glory. A stirring portrait of Bartholomew, a 200-pound half-Julianna, half mini pig now graces the cans of a new offering from the Provincetown Brewing Co.

More: Oink and cheers: Harwich pig wins beer label contest

🔒First poll ends in tie: Vote for the Cape Cod High School Field Hockey Player of the Week

High school sports fans can vote for which field hockey players they think were standouts during the previous week. The polls will be open through Monday. Votes are unlimited. Head to the link below to vote for this week's Cape Cod high school field hockey Player of the Week! 🏑

First poll ends in a tie: Vote for the Cape Cod High School Field Hockey Player of the Week here

Sandwich Blue Knights lose to Abington Green Wave in high school football

Week 3 of the high school football season is upon us and there are some intriguing matchups this week. Six Cape teams play on Friday and six more on Saturday.

More Cape Cod high school sports:

🔒Boston Tea Party rebels and shipwrecked souls rest here. The ocean had other ideas, though.

A stone cross covered in lichen marks a grave at Cohasset Central Cemetery, which experienced flooding to the point that nearly 150 graves were impacted.
A stone cross covered in lichen marks a grave at Cohasset Central Cemetery, which experienced flooding to the point that nearly 150 graves were impacted.

Above a shimmering green harbor glazed by the hot sun, a sculpted ship's anchor wrapped in a chain rises up out of an old gravestone. When the season turns cold, silvery winds come in harsh over gunmetal gray water and sweep over the haunting ornament, a reminder of a long-gone soul once tied to the sea.

Read the full story: Boston Tea Party rebels and shipwrecked souls rest here. The ocean had other ideas, though.

🔒The climate future is now. Humans navigate a ‘Perilous Course’ on the East Coast.

The Rev. James E. Taylor, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Mamaroneck, stands in the church sanctuary March 9, 2022. The church was closed after being severely damaged by several feet of flooding caused by Hurricane Ida in 2021.
The Rev. James E. Taylor, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Mamaroneck, stands in the church sanctuary March 9, 2022. The church was closed after being severely damaged by several feet of flooding caused by Hurricane Ida in 2021.

People along the East Coast are feeling the climate crisis: in deadly heat, repeated floods, rising seas and shifting ground. Is adapting possible?

Read the full story: The climate future is now. Humans navigate a ‘Perilous Course’ on the East Coast.

50 migrants flown to Martha's Vineyard, DeSantis takes credit. What we know

A receptionist at Martha’s Vineyard Community Services looked up late Wednesday afternoon to find a group of 50 people – men, women and children – standing in the center’s parking lot.

The migrants from Venezuela didn't speak English but, with the help of a Spanish translator from the nearby Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, community services staff learned the group was from Venezuela and had been put on a plane with nothing but a brochure from the island's service center.

Gov. DeSantis sends migrants to MA: 50 migrants flown to Martha's Vineyard could move to Cape Cod military base: Here's what we know

🔒 Who is the Cape Cod High School Football Player of the Week? You decide - vote now

Falmouth fullback/linebacker Cooper Young.
Falmouth fullback/linebacker Cooper Young.

Welcome to our latest Cape Cod and Islands high school football Players of the Week Poll! High school sports fans can vote for which football athletes they think were standouts during the previous week.

Read the full story: Who is the Cape Cod High School Football Player of the Week? You decide - vote now

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe member practices Indigenous tattooing

Kerri Helme, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, can often be found practicing traditional, Indigenous tattooing out of her New Bedford apartment.

NEW BEDFORD-- 08/06/22-- Kerri Helme goes over her husband's tattoo in their home on a Saturday afternoon.
Sophie Proe/Cape Cod Times
NEW BEDFORD-- 08/06/22-- Kerri Helme goes over her husband's tattoo in their home on a Saturday afternoon. Sophie Proe/Cape Cod Times

Yardbirds fly to Cape Cod

Legendary rock band the Yardbirds are coming to Cape Cod. Original drummer and founder Jim McCarty talks about the band and all its history.

The current lineup for the famed Yardbirds rock group, including original drummer Jim McCarty (center) will start a new tour Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Music Room in West Yarmouth.
The current lineup for the famed Yardbirds rock group, including original drummer Jim McCarty (center) will start a new tour Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Music Room in West Yarmouth.

More: 'We loved the excitement': Original Yardbirds drummer talks about current tour and Cape gig

9/11 ceremonies happening on Cape Cod

Bagpiper Dave Knauer leads the procession down Main Street from the Barnstable Fire Department to St. Mary's Episcopal Church.
Bagpiper Dave Knauer leads the procession down Main Street from the Barnstable Fire Department to St. Mary's Episcopal Church.

Towns across the Cape will be remembering 9/11 with a series of different events.

More: Want to attend a 9/11 memorial event? Several Cape Cod towns make preparations

🔒 Who is No. 1? Ranking all the Cape high school football teams heading into the 2022 season

BOURNE 08/24/22   Upper Cape Tech tailback Noah DeMirando takes a handoff.  football
BOURNE 08/24/22 Upper Cape Tech tailback Noah DeMirando takes a handoff. football

From playoff teams, to winless teams, to teams with new coaches calling the plays, these are the season's first power rankings before things kickoff.

Read the full story: Who is No. 1? Ranking all the Cape high school football teams heading into the 2022 season

Live coverage of Primary Election 2022 on Cape Cod

DENNIS -- 08/17/22 -- Dennis Town Clerk Theresa Bunce interfiles received ballots in preparation to go to the precincts on primary election day next month. Bunce, her staff and election workers have been working to process mail-in ballots in preparation for the upcoming primary election next month. 
Merrily Cassidy/Cape Cod Times
DENNIS -- 08/17/22 -- Dennis Town Clerk Theresa Bunce interfiles received ballots in preparation to go to the precincts on primary election day next month. Bunce, her staff and election workers have been working to process mail-in ballots in preparation for the upcoming primary election next month. Merrily Cassidy/Cape Cod Times

Get all of the latest Primary Election news here as it happens on Cape Cod.

Orleans

Turnout was brisk in Orleans despite the rain. As of about 10:30 a.m. 439 voters had voted. That includes some mail in ballots that were being counted alphabetically as the day goes on.

While as always a plethora of signs lined the drive into the polls at the Senior Center, only one candidate and her supporters were on-site. State Rep. Sarah Peake (D-Provincetown) was there waving to folks as they drove in. She was surrounded by supporters and unbrellas.

Sarah Peake surrounded by supporters in Orleans.
Sarah Peake surrounded by supporters in Orleans.

More: Live coverage of Primary Election 2022 on Cape Cod: No ballots at poll locations in Barnstable due to broken vault door

Cape Cod restaurants use tech to balance dine-in and takeout customers

HYANNIS  09/02/22 Nicky Baumler bags up a take out order during a busy morning at the Daily Paper on West Main Street in Hyannis. Steve Heaslip/Cape Cod Times
HYANNIS 09/02/22 Nicky Baumler bags up a take out order during a busy morning at the Daily Paper on West Main Street in Hyannis. Steve Heaslip/Cape Cod Times

Although restaurants have been fully opened for two years, the increased appetite for takeout continues. The pandemic has changed the service at Cape restaurants, including the advent of online ordering for places from coffee shops to three-star restaurants. The technology is helping restauranteurs to better serve both takeout and dine-in customers.

More: Balancing act: Why it matters to you when restaurants juggle takeout, dine-in orders

'Reboot' program offers holistic healing to female active duty military, vets, spouses

WEST BARNSTABLE  08/30/22   Machelle Jordan provides Holistic Healing for Heros in Transition in their own space or places like Sandy Neck.  Here she is working on her daughter Madailein Burke,10.
WEST BARNSTABLE 08/30/22 Machelle Jordan provides Holistic Healing for Heros in Transition in their own space or places like Sandy Neck. Here she is working on her daughter Madailein Burke,10.

MASHPEE — When Machelle Jordan joined the Navy in 1996, she quickly rose through the ranks, and was sent on top secret missions to just about every country surrounding the Persian Gulf.

Read the full story: 'Reboot' program offers holistic healing to female active duty military, vets, spouses

🔒 Where to eat in Sandwich: 6 newish restaurants, cafes and bakeries to try

SANDWICH—07/12/22— The Local Tavern and Grill is located off of 46 RT-6A.Sophie Proe/Cape Cod Times
SANDWICH—07/12/22— The Local Tavern and Grill is located off of 46 RT-6A.Sophie Proe/Cape Cod Times

The town of Sandwich has been a popular place for restaurants to start fresh over the past year.

Read the full story: Where to eat in Sandwich -- 6 newish restaurants, cafes and bakeries to try

Cape Cod House Hunt: Falmouth Airpark home with pool at $1.495M

You can fly in to this lovely home at the Falmouth Airpark, park your plane in the hangar and then take a dip in the saltwater pool.

More: Falmouth Airpark home for sale at $1.495M comes with saltwater pool and hangar

Closed Chatham theater property slated for renovation and expansion

CHATHAM 08/24/22 The former site of the Monomoy Theater. Steve Heaslip/Cape Cod Times
CHATHAM 08/24/22 The former site of the Monomoy Theater. Steve Heaslip/Cape Cod Times

Developers of the Monomoy Theatre plan to connect the Washington Taylor House to the existing building and add a new lobby and restaurant.

More: Redevelopment plans for historic Monomoy Theatre in Chatham taking shape

🔒 Bourne High football's strong finish last season a jumpstart on 2022 goals

Fairhaven's Dominic Ramous drives into Bourne's Owen Beals in the Blue Devils 35-14 victory over Bourne.
Fairhaven's Dominic Ramous drives into Bourne's Owen Beals in the Blue Devils 35-14 victory over Bourne.

The Bourne High School football team is taking this season one step at a time.

A strong finish to the 2021 season has the Canalmen feeling like they've got a headstart on the 2022 season.

Read the full story: Bourne High football's strong finish last season a jumpstart on 2022 goals

Harvesting more than tomatoes: Cape Abilities farm employs, trains those with disabilities

Cape Abilities' farm in Dennis provides employment and training for people with special needs who live on Cape Cod.

More: Harvesting more than tomatoes: Cape Abilities farm employs, trains those with disabilities

'A story of hope, longing and sacrifice': 'My Dearest Darling' takes readers back in time

SOUTH YARMOUTH  08/22/22  Lisa Franco found 150 WWII love letters in a Cape antiques store and has since returned them to the family and written a book about the couple's romance
SOUTH YARMOUTH 08/22/22 Lisa Franco found 150 WWII love letters in a Cape antiques store and has since returned them to the family and written a book about the couple's romance

Author and journalist Lisa Franco published her first book, “My Dearest Darling: Letters of Love in Wartime,” in July. The book, containing more than 135 love letters written by a couple during World War II, chronicles an incredible true story.

Read the full story: 'A story of hope, longing and sacrifice' -- 'My Dearest Darling' takes readers back in time

🔒 How Cape Cod restaurant workers defeat the heat and keep cool amid rising temperatures

OSTERVILLE  08/22/22  Chef Zachariah Supka brings out a pizza from the wood fired oven at Crisp in Osterville.
OSTERVILLE 08/22/22 Chef Zachariah Supka brings out a pizza from the wood fired oven at Crisp in Osterville.

With temperatures hitting more than 90 degrees and humidity reaching almost 100%, days on Cape Cod can feel as if they’re overheating. Especially for those behind a grill, manning an oven or prepping in the back of any kitchen, summer heat waves impact restaurant environments more than most places.

Read the full story: How Cape Cod restaurant workers defeat the heat and keep cool amid rising temperatures

Pandemic-era voting accessibility clears way for ballot access in Massachusetts

There is clear evidence that pandemic-era changes to voting options in Massachusetts gave people more time to vote and allowed them to cast ballots in different ways, said Matt DeRienzo of the Center for Public Integrity.

"That's good for democracy, and in theory, gives us a more accurate reflection of what the people want," said DeRienzo, editor-in-chief of the nonprofit investigative news organization that focuses on government accountability.

Read More: Pandemic-era voting accessibility clears way for ballot access in Massachusetts

Mashpee High School football preview

MASHPEE  8/19/22  Mashpee runningback Aidan Cuozzo takes a pitch out in practice Friday.  football
MASHPEE 8/19/22 Mashpee runningback Aidan Cuozzo takes a pitch out in practice Friday. football

Check out Mashpee High's upcoming schedule, key matchups, top players and insight for 2022 season.

More: Mashpee High football: Schedule, key matchups, top players and insight for 2022 season

Readers choose best burgers

Chatham  02/08/12   The Red Nun burger at the Red Nun Bar and Grill in Chatham.  PrimeTime   020812rs11
Chatham 02/08/12 The Red Nun burger at the Red Nun Bar and Grill in Chatham. PrimeTime 020812rs11

You voted these restaurants the top five best places to get a burger on Cape Cod. Chow down!

More: You voted these restaurants the top five best places to get a burger on Cape Cod

Truro home for sale: Spectacular waterfront views at $4.6M

HOUSE DETAILS
Address: 10 Wellsweep Lane, Truro
Price: $4,600,000
Rooms: four bedrooms, one full bathroom, one half bath
Square feet: 2,448
Year built: 1952
Lot size: 1.51 acres
Additional features: waterfront on Cape Cod Bay
MLS#: 22204033
Contact: Ashley Fawkes, Kinlin Grover Compass, 508.237.1986
HOUSE DETAILS Address: 10 Wellsweep Lane, Truro Price: $4,600,000 Rooms: four bedrooms, one full bathroom, one half bath Square feet: 2,448 Year built: 1952 Lot size: 1.51 acres Additional features: waterfront on Cape Cod Bay MLS#: 22204033 Contact: Ashley Fawkes, Kinlin Grover Compass, 508.237.1986

This waterfront home on Cape Cod Bay with stunning coastal views has hit the market. Take a look inside!

More: Truro home for sale for first time: Spectacular waterfront views at $4.6M

‘It means everything to us’: Carnival parade shows out for the first time since pandemic

PROVINCETOWN  8/18/22  Floats travel along Commercial street in Provincetown for the Carnival parade with the theme of Monsters, Myths & Legends Thursday afternoon.
for a photo gallery: https://www.capecodtimes.com/picture-gallery/news/2022/08/19/provincetown-carnival-parade-2022-cape-cod-lgbtqia-celebration-monsters-myths-legends/7839025001/
PROVINCETOWN 8/18/22 Floats travel along Commercial street in Provincetown for the Carnival parade with the theme of Monsters, Myths & Legends Thursday afternoon. for a photo gallery: https://www.capecodtimes.com/picture-gallery/news/2022/08/19/provincetown-carnival-parade-2022-cape-cod-lgbtqia-celebration-monsters-myths-legends/7839025001/

The Carnival parade hit Commercial Street at 3 p.m. Thursday with a complete array of floats, costumes and onlookers. Through the revving sound of police escort ATVs, float DJs and booming speakers, revelers bedazzled with jewels, covered in body paint and decked out in wigs, feathers and masks danced their way through the streets.

Read the full story: ‘It means everything to us.' Carnival parade shows out for the first time since pandemic

Sandwich High's Emma Abramson is one of the best golfers around

Emma Abramson of Sandwich High is making a name for herself on the golf course. See what she's been up to and how she's taking the lead.

MASHPEE -- 10/15/21 -- Emma Abramson, of Sandwich, tees off on the second hold of the Cape & Islands High School Individual Golf Championship at Willowbend.
MASHPEE -- 10/15/21 -- Emma Abramson, of Sandwich, tees off on the second hold of the Cape & Islands High School Individual Golf Championship at Willowbend.

More: Sandwich's Emma Abramson is an ace on the golf course, no matter who she competes against

Best things to do on Cape Cod when it's rainy, too cold or just lousy

So it's not a beach day? Don't fret! There are still plenty of different fun activities to do on Cape Cod.

HYANNIS -- 11/22/21 -- The walkway is empty at Kalmus Beach as rain clouds move in Monday. Merrily Cassidy/Cape Cod Times
HYANNIS -- 11/22/21 -- The walkway is empty at Kalmus Beach as rain clouds move in Monday. Merrily Cassidy/Cape Cod Times

More: The best way to spend a lousy weather day on Cape Cod

Cape Cod House Hunt: Epic marshfront in West Barnstable

Take a look at this week's Cape Cod House Hunt selection, a marshfront gem with incredible views at $1.95M.

More: West Barnstable home for sale: Marshfront gem with incredible views at $1.95M

Former AG Holder pushes for importance of voting in midterm elections

Former U.S. Attorney and author Eric Holder, right, was interviewed about voting rights Thursday night by Cathy Hughes, founder and chairman of Urban One/TV One, as part of the Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival.
Former U.S. Attorney and author Eric Holder, right, was interviewed about voting rights Thursday night by Cathy Hughes, founder and chairman of Urban One/TV One, as part of the Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival.

In a talk on Martha's Vineyard, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said this year's midterm elections matter more than any in U.S. history.

More: 'We are the cavalry': Former AG Holder pushes for importance of voting in midterm elections

Portuguese man-of-wars found in Chatham and Yarmouth: What you should know

DO NOT USE
DO NOT USE

Several Portuguese man-of-wars, a close relative of the jellyfish, were found in Chatham and Yarmouth Monday and Tuesday, temporarily closing beaches in those towns to swimmers.

Read the full story: Portuguese man-of-wars found in Chatham and Yarmouth. What you should know

Live updates: Provincetown sewer failure -- what we know on Friday

PROVINCETOWN -- 08/11/22 -- A sign is posted on the front doors of the Canteen telling patrons they are closed during the sewer emergency.
PROVINCETOWN -- 08/11/22 -- A sign is posted on the front doors of the Canteen telling patrons they are closed during the sewer emergency.

Late Thursday evening, the town of Provincetown reported progress on repairs to the sewer vacuum system, and lowered wastewater flows that allow repairs to be made.

Read the full story: Provincetown sewer failure -- what we know on Friday

More than just swimming: What to do at Cape Cod National Seashore that's not at a beach

EASTHAM --An August sunrise at Coast Guard Beach.
EASTHAM --An August sunrise at Coast Guard Beach.

With more than 40 miles of shoreline and six wide, sandy beaches backed by windswept sand dunes, what more could there be to occupy visitors to Cape Cod National Seashore?

Read the full story: More than just swimming — what to do at Cape Cod National Seashore that's not at a beach

'Next generation': $7M campaign launched to replace iconic Martha's Vineyard educational tall ship Shenandoah

VINEYARD HAVEN—07/30/22— The Shenandoah boat sways in the water on a sunny Saturday morning in Vineyard Haven.Sophie Proe/Cape Cod Times
VINEYARD HAVEN—07/30/22— The Shenandoah boat sways in the water on a sunny Saturday morning in Vineyard Haven.Sophie Proe/Cape Cod Times

VINEYARD HAVEN — The iconic educational tall ship Shenandoah has been sailing from Vineyard Haven since 1964. Its new owners say it is time to build a new tall ship to replace Shenandoah and preserve its legacy in the coming years.

Read the full story: $7M campaign launched to replace iconic Martha's Vineyard educational tall ship Shenandoah

Readers recommend 5 places for Cape Cod's best fried clams

SANDWICH - 07/30/21 --  Seafood Sam's Fried Whole Belly Clam Platter comes served with Cole Slaw and fries. The restaurant has been sourcing their clams from the Kneeland family for 50 years. Caroline Brodt/Cape Cod Times
SANDWICH - 07/30/21 -- Seafood Sam's Fried Whole Belly Clam Platter comes served with Cole Slaw and fries. The restaurant has been sourcing their clams from the Kneeland family for 50 years. Caroline Brodt/Cape Cod Times

We asked readers where the best Cape Cod fried clams are, and most of their choices were decades-old favorites. Some food is even gluten-free.

Provincetown’s Surf Club restaurant reopens five years after 2017 fire

PROVINCETOWN—08/02/22— Leonard Enos III (Len) (left) and his father Leonard Enos Jr (Lenny) (right) pose for a portrait outside on the deck of their restaurant, The Surf Club in Provincetown.Sophie Proe/Cape Cod Times
PROVINCETOWN—08/02/22— Leonard Enos III (Len) (left) and his father Leonard Enos Jr (Lenny) (right) pose for a portrait outside on the deck of their restaurant, The Surf Club in Provincetown.Sophie Proe/Cape Cod Times

Opened in 1958, the Surf Club was closed by a 2017 fire. It took five years to rebuild the restaurant that evokes the old but has modern conveniences.

More: Provincetown’s Surf Club restaurant reopens five years after 2017 fire

🔒  Crazy colored crustaceans: Rare lobsters wash ashore at Cape Cod markets

Cape Cod has lots of visitors in the summer, but the rarest ones are strangely colored lobsters.

Read the full story: Crazy colored crustaceans: Rare lobsters wash ashore at Cape Cod markets

From hake to skate: Behind the push to bring 'unknown' fish to New England's dinner table

Whole scup are pictured at a donation site in Rhode Island, as part of an effort to connect struggling fisherman during the pandemic with those needing nutritious food.
Whole scup are pictured at a donation site in Rhode Island, as part of an effort to connect struggling fisherman during the pandemic with those needing nutritious food.

Salmon, cod and tuna dominate the plate in the U.S. – but why? The world's oceans are home to more than 30,000 species of fish, and most of the edible ones have never been marketed to the average consumer's tastebuds.

Read the full story: Behind the push to bring 'unknown' fish to New England's dinner table

Want a water view with your Cape Cod dinner? Readers recommend 10 (and more!) places to go

The view from The Chart Room in Falmouth
The view from The Chart Room in Falmouth

Few things on Cape Cod in the summer can beat a water view. When it’s hard to pull yourself away from the beach or the boat, but you need to eat, several restaurants in every town offer the chance to dine while still watching and staying close to the ocean.

Read the full story: Want a water view with your Cape Cod dinner? Readers recommend 10 (and more!) places to go

🔒 The top 5 human-made structures on Cape Cod

The glorious Art Deco railroad bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal, which opened way back in 1935, is a big draw, especially when it lowers for a train and then raises for boat traffic.
The glorious Art Deco railroad bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal, which opened way back in 1935, is a big draw, especially when it lowers for a train and then raises for boat traffic.

An offbeat look at cool Cape Cod structures, including some you may never have heard of.

Read the full story: The top 5 human-made structures on Cape Cod

Musicals, Shakespeare & for-adults-only stories: 15 shows at Cape Cod theaters

Jack Baumrind, left, plays Michael Banks and Mia Nadeau is sister Jane Banks in the Academy of Performing Arts production of the musical "Mary Poppins."
Jack Baumrind, left, plays Michael Banks and Mia Nadeau is sister Jane Banks in the Academy of Performing Arts production of the musical "Mary Poppins."

There are a couple of classics opening at Cape Cod theaters this week, but several shows are area premieres or debuts of some kind so audiences can take a chance on some unfamiliar territory. The two shows on the Outer Cape come with a warning about adult situations and language, so leaving the young family at home for those.

Read the full story: Musicals, Shakespeare & for-adults-only stories: 15 shows at Cape Cod theaters

Poll: Vote for your favorite Cape Cod places to eat vegan

This photo taken Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, shows lemon cupcakes on display at the Baby Cakes bakery in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. When vegan bakery BabyCakes NYC opened a satellite shop in downtown Disney World, honesty wasn’t a virtue. The shops teal signs touting their dairy- and egg-free treats proved too much for the mostly middle American, indulgent vacationers passing by.  Within a few days, the word vegan was made much smaller on their sign.   (AP Photo/John Raoux) ORG XMIT: NYLS164
This photo taken Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, shows lemon cupcakes on display at the Baby Cakes bakery in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. When vegan bakery BabyCakes NYC opened a satellite shop in downtown Disney World, honesty wasn’t a virtue. The shops teal signs touting their dairy- and egg-free treats proved too much for the mostly middle American, indulgent vacationers passing by. Within a few days, the word vegan was made much smaller on their sign. (AP Photo/John Raoux) ORG XMIT: NYLS164

Let's see who is turning out the tastiest vegan meals on Cape Cod. Here is a list of places that list vegan selections in their menus or do all vegan food. Choose your favorites!

Read the full story: Vote for your favorite Cape Cod places to eat vegan

Whale jumps on boat in Plymouth: What to know as harbormaster issues safety warnings

Whales have been making a splash in Manomet for over a week now, leading to dozens of striking photographs and videos being shared on social media and local news outlets.  In the excitement, perhaps, of just getting a little bit closer, boaters have been seen getting a little too close.

An incident around 10 a.m. Sunday morning (July 24) underscored the importance of keeping a safe distance from the mellow-but-massive creatures. A whale breached and landed on the bow of a small 19-foot vessel.

Read More: Whale jumps on boat in Plymouth: What to know as harbormaster issues safety warnings

There's officially a drought on Cape Cod. How gardeners can deal with these dry conditions

Drought status map published July 16
Drought status map published July 16

As of Thursday, Barnstable County has entered the "moderate drought" category, according to the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS). The status change reflects a deterioration from the previous "abnormally dry" category.

Read the full story: There's officially a drought on Cape Cod. How gardeners can deal with these dry conditions

🔒 Find out who made the 2022 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star teams

BREWSTER   6/30/22   Travis Honeyman of Orleans races down the first baseline after getting hold of a Brewster pitch.
BREWSTER 6/30/22 Travis Honeyman of Orleans races down the first baseline after getting hold of a Brewster pitch.

With about two weeks left in the Cape Cod League Baseball regular season, players get a small break with the All-Star game Saturday.

Read the full story here: Who made the 2022 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star teams

Want a full-body workout? The Cape Cod Nordic Walking Club meets for strolls with poles

The newly-formed Cape Cod Nordic Walking club hit the trails at the Bell's Neck Conservation Area in Harwich -- some call it a pole stroll!
The newly-formed Cape Cod Nordic Walking club hit the trails at the Bell's Neck Conservation Area in Harwich -- some call it a pole stroll!

Walking is a great way to explore Cape Cod and ramp up your fitness level, but did you ever notice that your arms have nothing to do? Enter the Cape Cod Nordic Walking club.

Read the full story: Want a full-body workout? The Cape Cod Nordic Walking Club meets for strolls with poles

🔒 No-hitters, walk-offs, playoff wins: Meet the 2022 Cape Cod H.S. Baseball All-Stars

NORTH EASTHAM  05/17/21 Nauset reliever Noah Clark delivers against St. John Paul II.   baseball
NORTH EASTHAM 05/17/21 Nauset reliever Noah Clark delivers against St. John Paul II. baseball

The 2022 high school baseball season has come and gone and plenty of the teams from the Cape and Islands had successful years. Here are the best of the best, the 2022 All-Stars.

Read the full story: No-hitters, walk-offs, playoff wins -- meet the 2022 Cape Cod H.S. Baseball All-Stars

🔒House Hunt: Renovated antique cottage on marsh in Sandwich for $595K

You'll swoon over Swan Cottage, a completely renovated antique home on Mill Creek within easy walking distance of all the delights of one of Cape Cod's most delightful villages.

Read the full story: Renovated antique cottage on marsh in Sandwich for $595K

Chatham's Pier Host Program offers birds-eye view of working fish pier

CHATHAM -- 07/12/22 -- A crowd gathers as a fishing crew offloads its catch at the Chatham Fish Pier Tuesday morning. Merrily Cassidy/Cape Cod Times
CHATHAM -- 07/12/22 -- A crowd gathers as a fishing crew offloads its catch at the Chatham Fish Pier Tuesday morning. Merrily Cassidy/Cape Cod Times

Fishermen in the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance talk to visitors about the fishing industry and changes over the years

How cold is the water on Cape Cod? Here's one swimmer's attempt to get an answer

Cape Cod Times news intern Ella Adams takes notes at Long Nook Beach in Truro.
Cape Cod Times news intern Ella Adams takes notes at Long Nook Beach in Truro.

How cold is the water on Cape Cod? Surprisingly warm, pretty chilly and nearly perfect, all in a day.

Read the story: How cold is the water on Cape Cod? Here's one swimmer's attempt to get an answer

The possibilities are endless: Macmillan Wharf home listed for $9.75 million

House Hunt: 16 Macmillan Wharf, Provincetown
House Hunt: 16 Macmillan Wharf, Provincetown

The iconic home at 16 Macmillan Wharf in Provincetown is on the market for $9.75 million, and with this property, you get a bang for your buck.

More: The possibilities are endless: Macmillan Wharf home listed for $9.75 million

The Fab Four brings the Beatles sound, a jam for Ukraine + 5 more top concerts to see

The Fab Four, a Beatles tribute band, will be back July 10 at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis.
The Fab Four, a Beatles tribute band, will be back July 10 at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis.

The Fab Four plays a tribute concert to the Beatles at the Melody Tent, plus Jacob Moon headlines Ukraine fundraiser, Michael Glabicki and Jacob Moon.

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New training mandates reduce the number of summer officers on Cape

ORLEANS 7/01/22  Orleans community service officers Ethan Boyle (left) and Christian Ziemba
ORLEANS 7/01/22 Orleans community service officers Ethan Boyle (left) and Christian Ziemba

Cape Cod police department are adjusting to lower summer staffing levels amid new training requirements.

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Vote for Cape Cod's best fried scallops in our poll

Falmouth  6/25/14   Fried scallop plate  at Silver Shores Shanty in Falmouth. Cape Cod Times/Ron Schloerb
Falmouth 6/25/14 Fried scallop plate at Silver Shores Shanty in Falmouth. Cape Cod Times/Ron Schloerb

We are asking our readers to vote on their favorite Cape place for fried scallops. Check out the list of candidates and choose your favorite.

More: Time to vote: Choose the Cape's best fried scallops in our poll

'Opportunity of a lifetime': Centerville singer to compete in NYC's Amateur Night at the Apollo

Centerville's Tracy Howerton will realize a longtime dream on July 6 when he competes in Amateur Night at The Apollo theater.
Centerville's Tracy Howerton will realize a longtime dream on July 6 when he competes in Amateur Night at The Apollo theater.

Centerville's Tracy Howerton first started singing in a church choir in his hometown in Virginia when he was just a 6-year-old boy. Now, at 52, he is ready to perform Wednesday at the legendary Amateur Night at The Apollo theater in New York City.

More: 'Opportunity of a lifetime': Centerville singer to compete in NYC's Amateur Night at the Apollo

A floral 'reward': Hundreds of blooms in 70+ gardens part of Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival

WEST BARNSTABLE - 07/08/21 -- The Annual Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival is July 9th through the 18th. One of the private gardens this year is owned by Joanne Wallace, from West Barnstable. Caroline Brodt/Cape Cod Times
WEST BARNSTABLE - 07/08/21 -- The Annual Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival is July 9th through the 18th. One of the private gardens this year is owned by Joanne Wallace, from West Barnstable. Caroline Brodt/Cape Cod Times

More than 70 homes on Cape Cod will open their garden gates to the public during the eighth annual Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival, which will take place July 8-17 and benefit more than two dozen nonprofits helping local people and animals.

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Cheers to pets: Label contest could land your furry friend on a special Provincetown beer

A portrait of Brewski, the rescue dog that has a doghouse on the patio of the Provincetown Brewing Co.
A portrait of Brewski, the rescue dog that has a doghouse on the patio of the Provincetown Brewing Co.

Could there be anything more glorious than seeing your pet's picture on a beer label? Well, how about a free case of brew!

Read the full story: Cheers to pets! Label contest could land your furry friend on a special Provincetown beer

Yarmouth sea captain took part in Boston Tea Party, receive commemorative plaque

YARMOUTHPORT  06/29/22 Deb Bianci, left, a volunteer with the Friends of Ancient Cemetery, and Ryan Stack, portraying Captain Joseph Bassett pose with the Tea Party commemorative medal at the grave of Captain Bassett after a short ceremony there. Denise Coffey /Cape Cod Times
YARMOUTHPORT 06/29/22 Deb Bianci, left, a volunteer with the Friends of Ancient Cemetery, and Ryan Stack, portraying Captain Joseph Bassett pose with the Tea Party commemorative medal at the grave of Captain Bassett after a short ceremony there. Denise Coffey /Cape Cod Times

Tea Party patriot Capt. Joseph Bassett's grave in Yarmouth was decorated with a brass marker by the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum.

Read the full story: Yarmouth sea captain took part in Boston Tea Party, receive commemorative plaque

Opening day for Brewster's First Light Beach draws plenty of interest and visitors

BREWSTER  07/01/22 Early arrivals stake out their spots on opening day in this bird's eye view of the First Light Beach in Brewster on the grounds of the old Cape Cod Sea Camps which were purchased by the town last year. Steve Heaslip/Cape Cod Times BREWSTER  07/01/22 at opening day for the First Light Beach in Brewster on the grounds of the old Cape Cod Sea Camps which were purchased by the town last year. Steve Heaslip/Cape Cod Times DCIM\100MEDIA\DJI_0008.JPG
BREWSTER 07/01/22 Early arrivals stake out their spots on opening day in this bird's eye view of the First Light Beach in Brewster on the grounds of the old Cape Cod Sea Camps which were purchased by the town last year. Steve Heaslip/Cape Cod Times BREWSTER 07/01/22 at opening day for the First Light Beach in Brewster on the grounds of the old Cape Cod Sea Camps which were purchased by the town last year. Steve Heaslip/Cape Cod Times DCIM\100MEDIA\DJI_0008.JPG

The opening day for Brewster's First Light Beach drew plenty of interest and residents. “It's really such a unique opportunity because when do you have an opportunity to create a new beach?" Assistant Town Administrator Donna Kalinick said. "Like, there's just no land. That doesn't happen often.”

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'Everyone going into the ocean should exercise caution': Reduce the risk of a shark attack

Photo of a great white shark taken from an Atlantic White Shark Conservancy research vessel in 2016.
Photo of a great white shark taken from an Atlantic White Shark Conservancy research vessel in 2016.

With summer in full swim on Cape Cod, the Cape Cod National Seashore has issued a guide on reducing the risk of an unpleasant interlude with a shark.

Read more: 'Everyone going into the ocean should exercise caution': Reduce the risk of a shark attack

French Cable Station Museum in Orleans celebrate anniversary

One of the last three cable station buildings in existence, the French Cable Station Museum in Orleans is a piece of the past and a reminder of how modern communication across oceans came to be. Learn more about its past and the impact it had.

More: What's 50 years old this weekend? The rare French Cable Station Museum in Orleans

Tides and crumbling cliffs cause concern at Wellfleet beach

WELLFLEET -- A gentle high tide laps at the backing dune south of Newcomb Hollow Beach, where erosion and potentially dangerous walking conditions have raised concern.
WELLFLEET -- A gentle high tide laps at the backing dune south of Newcomb Hollow Beach, where erosion and potentially dangerous walking conditions have raised concern.

Tides and crumbling cliffs cause concern at Wellfleet beach for beach-goers and life guards, giving a reminder of a problem that is not going away for Cape Cod.

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Find out how 10 cold-stunned sea turtles were returned to the ocean on Cape Cod?

WEST DENNIS    6/29/22  A Loggerhead Turtle heads for the water after being released by New England Aquarium at  West Dennis beach Wednesday evening. for a gallery:  https://www.capecodtimes.com/news/photo-galleries/
WEST DENNIS 6/29/22 A Loggerhead Turtle heads for the water after being released by New England Aquarium at West Dennis beach Wednesday evening. for a gallery: https://www.capecodtimes.com/news/photo-galleries/

Loggerheads, Kemp’s ridley and green sea turtles were brought from the New England Aquarium to West Dennis Beach, where they were deposited on sand mere feet from Nantucket Sound. From there they waddled to sea, flippers flapping, as cameras clicked and caregivers and passersby cheered.

More: Want to find out how 10 cold-stunned sea turtles were returned to the ocean on Cape Cod?

🔒 Want a great view with your dinner? 7 Cape Cod restaurants worth a look

DENNIS  6/21/22  Marshside restaurant marsh views
DENNIS 6/21/22 Marshside restaurant marsh views

Locals who live on Cape Cod know that even though our beloved peninsula is surrounded by water on all sides, waterfront restaurants are not the norm. Private properties and conservation laws have limited waterfront development in most towns.

That said, there are certainly some wonderful waterfront views that you can enjoy with a meal. And keep in mind that an oceanside view isn’t the only perfect view.

More: Want a great view with your dinner? 7 Cape Cod restaurants worth a look

Hyannis Harbor Hawks at Bourne Braves Cape Cod Baseball League

Bourne reliever Tyler Vogel is knock down as Mitch Jeff of Hyannis arrives safely at home on a wild pitch. Hyannis went on to win 5-1

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🔒 Cape & Islands Distillers opens tasting room to feature 'Made on Cape Cod' spirits

MASHPEE—06/23/22— The Cape and Island Distillers have various alcohol beverages lined up on the table.
MASHPEE—06/23/22— The Cape and Island Distillers have various alcohol beverages lined up on the table.

MASHPEE — The folks at Cape & Islands Distillers hope to ride the trends in the spirits and alcohol beverages market with a new still for making craft spirits and a tasting room at the distiller's Mashpee location.

More: Cape & Islands Distillers opens tasting room to feature 'Made on Cape Cod' spirits

🔒 Poll results: Six sizzling places for the best French fries on Cape Cod

Canteen fries
Canteen fries

Although there is no documented record, food lore — and National Geographic — say the idea of french fries was likely brought to the United States by World War I American soldiers who encountered the fried potato dish in the south of Belgium. Residents there spoke French, hence the name french fries.

What we wanted to determine in this poll was which restaurants on Cape Cod make the best french fries and why is that so?

More: Poll results: Six sizzling places for the best French fries on Cape Cod

Fireworks, parades & music: When and where to celebrate July 4th on Cape Cod & the Islands

ORLEANS--07/02/17--The Lulley family watches fireworks over Rock Harbor. Cape Cod Times file
ORLEANS--07/02/17--The Lulley family watches fireworks over Rock Harbor. Cape Cod Times file

Most of the Fourth of July celebrations across the country had to be postponed for the past two years, due to concerns about coronavirus spread. This year, towns and organizations across Cape Cod and the Islands are going all out with celebrations, rejuvenated to celebrate the 246th Independence Day.

More: Fireworks, parades & music: When and where to celebrate July 4th on Cape Cod & the Islands

Blessing of the Fleet an important tradition for Provincetown fishermen

PROVINCETOWN -- 06/26/22 -- The statue of St. Peter is carried down MacMillan Pier as the procession of fishing families and others follow. 
The 75th Blessing of the Fleet, part of the 25th anniversary of the Portuguese Festival, was held Sunday. The statue of St. Peter was carried from St. Peter the Apostle Church after a Mass to MacMillan Pier where the blessing was held. 
To see more photos, go to  www.capecodtimes.com/news/photo-galleries. 
Merrily Cassidy/Cape Cod Times
PROVINCETOWN -- 06/26/22 -- The statue of St. Peter is carried down MacMillan Pier as the procession of fishing families and others follow. The 75th Blessing of the Fleet, part of the 25th anniversary of the Portuguese Festival, was held Sunday. The statue of St. Peter was carried from St. Peter the Apostle Church after a Mass to MacMillan Pier where the blessing was held. To see more photos, go to www.capecodtimes.com/news/photo-galleries. Merrily Cassidy/Cape Cod Times

PROVINCETOWN - Fishing boats on MacMillan Pier were bedecked with American, Portuguese and Azorean flags as their owners readied for Sunday's Portuguese Festival and Blessing of the Fleet.

More: Blessing of the Fleet an important tradition for Provincetown fishermen

Falmouth Demonstration against overturn of Roe v. Wade

Protesters took to the streets on Cape Cod to make their feelings known after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade's protection of abortion.

More: 'A dark day': Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade sparks protests on Cape Cod

🔒 Have you seen the Abelew sisters on the streets of Provincetown? They're known for costumes, dogs and loyalty to live performers

PROVINCETOWN — Beth and Bonnie Abelew are seated at a table in the shade of Joe Coffee patio on Commercial Street with their dog, Neptune, who is chewing on a bone under the table.

Bonnie Abelew does most of the talking with Beth nodding in approval or tilting her head to question a statement. The sisters operate like a team.

More: Costumes, dogs and more: Have you seen the Abelew sisters on the streets of Provincetown?

Roe v. Wade has been overturned. What this means for abortions in Massachusetts.

ORLEANS  6/24/22   Roe v Wade demonstrators wave at honking vehicles at the Orleans/Eastham rotary Friday afternoon.
ORLEANS 6/24/22 Roe v Wade demonstrators wave at honking vehicles at the Orleans/Eastham rotary Friday afternoon.

In Suzanne Brock's eyes, the majority of Americans only get half the truth about abortion.

"A lot of the news that you get when people talk about abortion, particularly people against it, they make it sound like it’s a whimsical kind of a decision that people make," Brock said.

As someone who has had an abortion, and knows others who have, this narrative couldn't be further from the truth, she said

Continue reading: Roe v. Wade has been overturned. What this means for abortions in Massachusetts.

Chatham Anglers vs. Cotuit Kettleers Cape Cod Baseball League

In a makeup game, the Cotuit Kettleers (9-0-1) came out on top over the Chatham Anglers (3-6-1), 9-2, at Lowell Park.

More: CAPE LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Cotuit stays undefeated after beating Chatham

🔒 Remember Jarrod Saltalamacchia? The former Red Sox catcher is spending summer on Cape Cod

Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (39) is introduced prior to game one of the American League Championship Series baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park on Oct. 12, 2013.
Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (39) is introduced prior to game one of the American League Championship Series baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park on Oct. 12, 2013.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia has deep ties to Massachusetts.

Nearly 10 years ago, he was the primary catcher for a Boston Red Sox team that completed an improbable worst-to-first tale. One year after finishing last in the division, Boston rebounded to win the World Series title in 2013.

Now he's back in the Bay State.

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'No quit in the team': Sandwich High boys lacrosse team's stellar run ends in state final

WORCESTER  6/22/22    Caleb Richardson of Sandwich expresses his frustration as his goal that would have tied the match against  Wahconah Regional is called off with time running out in the  boys Division 4 Final lacrosse match.  See more photos in gallery: https://www.capecodtimes.com/news/photo-galleries/
WORCESTER 6/22/22 Caleb Richardson of Sandwich expresses his frustration as his goal that would have tied the match against Wahconah Regional is called off with time running out in the boys Division 4 Final lacrosse match. See more photos in gallery: https://www.capecodtimes.com/news/photo-galleries/

WORCESTER — Too little, too late

The Sandwich High boys lacrosse team's comeback effort, which more accurately might be labeled a Tim Souza rally, fell just short on Wednesday in the Division 4 final against Wahconah, 8-7.

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West Barnstable cyclist rides 180 miles of Cape Cod in a day, dedicated to mental health

SANDWICH—06/21/22— Connor O’Reilly puts oil on his bike chain before beginning his 180 mile bike ride at Sandwich Marina Park. O’Reilly is biking to “launch” his and his partners nonprofit and to raise awareness for the importance of addressing mental health struggles.
SANDWICH—06/21/22— Connor O’Reilly puts oil on his bike chain before beginning his 180 mile bike ride at Sandwich Marina Park. O’Reilly is biking to “launch” his and his partners nonprofit and to raise awareness for the importance of addressing mental health struggles.

WEST BARNSTABLE — Cycling enthusiast and West Barnstable resident Connor O’Reilly went for yet another bike ride on Tuesday — this time, for over 180 miles around the Cape.

O’Reilly left at sunrise with the hope of finishing his ride by sunset that same day. “Longest day of the year and longest ride of my life,” O’Reilly said.

More: West Barnstable cyclist rides 180 miles of Cape Cod in a day, dedicated to mental health

CAPE LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Yarmouth-Dennis continues hot streak with comeback over Bourne

Following a slow start to the season, the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox are now surging.

On Tuesday, the Red Sox pulled out of a 4-0 hole by scoring seven unanswered runs in a 7-4 win over the Bourne Braves. The win puts the Red Sox (4-3-2) above .500 for the first time this season after starting 0-3-1.

More: CAPE LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Yarmouth-Dennis continues hot streak with comeback over Bourne

A bluegrass version of the Who's 'Tommy'? The Hillbenders will play the 'opry' at Payomet + 5 more concerts

Playing a bluegrass version of the Who's "Tommy" on June 25 at Payomet Performing Arts Center will be the Hillbenders, who are, from left, Nolan Lawrence, John Anderson, Jim Rea, Chad Graves, Gary Rea and Mark Cassidy.
Playing a bluegrass version of the Who's "Tommy" on June 25 at Payomet Performing Arts Center will be the Hillbenders, who are, from left, Nolan Lawrence, John Anderson, Jim Rea, Chad Graves, Gary Rea and Mark Cassidy.

As tributes to classic rock go, the Hillbenders have one you might not immediately think of at Payomet Performing Arts Center this weekend. See the story below, and here are three more concerts to consider for your listening pleasure:

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🔒 Sandwich boys lacrosse heads to the state championship with a comeback win

Sandwich goalie Shane Corcoran is joined by his teammates after beating Dover-Sherborn 7-6 in boys Division 4 final four lacrosse.  To see a photo gallery: https://www.capecodtimes.com/news/photo-galleries/
Sandwich goalie Shane Corcoran is joined by his teammates after beating Dover-Sherborn 7-6 in boys Division 4 final four lacrosse. To see a photo gallery: https://www.capecodtimes.com/news/photo-galleries/

NORWELL - Ten players from the Sandwich championship boys ice hockey team had the opportunity to win their second title of the year.

The top-seeded Sandwich boys lacrosse team defeated the No. 5 seed Dover-Sherborn 7-6 in a thriller at Norwell High School Saturday.

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🔒 Sandwich girls lacrosse historic season ends in Final Four with loss to Dover-Sherborn

Claire Moniz of Sandwich turns on Courtney Maoney of Dover-Sherborn in Division 4 final four lacrosse game at Norwell.
Claire Moniz of Sandwich turns on Courtney Maoney of Dover-Sherborn in Division 4 final four lacrosse game at Norwell.

NORWELL - The Sandwich girls lacrosse team's road to a state championship came to a halt on Saturday. The No. 2 Blue Knights lost 14-4 to the No. 3 Dover-Sherborn Raiders in the Final Four of the Division 4 MIAA state tournament.

"This is the best team we've faced this season and we knew we had to do everything right and have a perfect game and they had to be off their game to win," Sandwich head coach Kelsey Beaton said. "I can't take anything away from them. They're talented and deep, it wasn't just one player."

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🔒 Coastal ecologist says handling of piping plovers is a major Massachusetts success story

A piping plover female sits on her nest while the male stands guard nearby.
A piping plover female sits on her nest while the male stands guard nearby.

Piping plovers can be a touchy subject. The bird, protected at the federal level and also by the state of Massachusetts, builds its nests on beaches, and people have to give them space to raise their families.

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🔒 Way beyond bowling: Ryan Family Amusements expands its game plan for fun and profit

SOUTH YARMOUTH -- 04/06/22 -- Managing partner Michael Crowley, right, and Pete Campbell, partner and manager of the South Yarmouth location, talk about the new axe throwing area at Ryan's South Yarmouth. 
Ryan's South Yarmouth has expanded its bowling and arcade with the addition of axe throwing, cornhole and a new arcade room. 
Merrily Cassidy/Cape Cod Times
SOUTH YARMOUTH -- 04/06/22 -- Managing partner Michael Crowley, right, and Pete Campbell, partner and manager of the South Yarmouth location, talk about the new axe throwing area at Ryan's South Yarmouth. Ryan's South Yarmouth has expanded its bowling and arcade with the addition of axe throwing, cornhole and a new arcade room. Merrily Cassidy/Cape Cod Times

YARMOUTH  — The candlepin bowling lanes at Ryan Family Amusements in Yarmouth were packed last Wednesday morning.

Twenty-four women from the Flower Shoppe bowling league took up six stations. The sounds of bowling balls rolling down the lanes, pins being knocked down and reset mixed with laughter and conversation.

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