Movies under the Stars

July 13, 2016 by Beth Colt

Movies start at dusk or approximately 8 pm. Enjoy dinner in one of Falmouth Village’s restaurants, then bring a blanket or chair and some snacks and plan to enjoy an outdoor family movie.  Check schedule at

Lobsters on the Lawn at St. Barnabas

July 11, 2016 by Beth Colt

This popular event is held every Monday night during July and August from 5-7 pm at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on the Green in Falmouth.  Lobster rolls, chips and pie on the big lawn across from the Falmouth Village Green.

Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod’s Garden Tours- Cranberry Bog View

July 11, 2016 by Beth Colt

Garden #1 Cranberry Bog View 
5 Norse Pines Drive, East Sandwich 02537
Working with an almost empty pallet of Cape Cod sand six years ago, this gardener has created a whimsical mix of raised beds, container vegetable gardens, wild cottage plots and formal plantings. Highlights are: a she-shed with overflowing window boxes, an Angel Trumpet tree, strawberries in an unusual resting place, various cages over raised beds to keep out the groundhogs, and five different varieties of hydrangea (‘Abracadabra’, ‘Endless Summer’ and ‘PeeGee’ among them).
Directions: Take Exit 3 off Rte 6, Head north on Quaker Meeting House Road to cross over 6A onto Spring Hill Road. Take the first right off Spring Hill Rd into Norse Pines. #5 is second house on left adjacent to cranberry bog.       Park in front of the house or in front of the wooded lot next door.


July 9, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival is an annual celebration of the region’s blue, pink, and white signature flowers! Enjoy tours of private gardens not normally open to the public, and feel good knowing 100% of the proceeds from the festival benefit a large variety of Cape Cod nonprofit organizations. Garden tours are $5 per person per garden.



July 8, 2016 by Beth Colt


Dance to the music of Blue Suede Boppers!

Bid on exciting adventures!

Enjoy appetizers by Chef Roland!

Silent auction of artwork by Falmouth Art Center members!

Featured exhibit, Rowland Scherman Then and Now Photography that captured our time – make your reservations early!!!

Lobster Roll Super

July 8, 2016 by Beth Colt

Lucious Lobster Roll, with chips, cold drink and dessert.

$17 Complete

FREE Hot Dogs for the KIDS!

Or Chicken Salad supper alternative $10

Eat in, Outside, or Take Home

Take-out Pick-up starts at 4:30

Supper starts at 5:00PM

Quantities limited. Don’t be disappointed!

Preorder by Wednesday, July 6

Calll 508-564-5628


July 7, 2016 by Beth Colt

Monologist Mike Daisey takes on the reigning world heavyweight of self-mythologizing, the short-fingered vulgarian who captured a nation’s heart through bullying, charm, one-syllable explosions, and occasionally telling the brutal truth: Donald J. Trump.

Movies under the stars

July 6, 2016 by Beth Colt

Movies start at dusk or approximately 8 pm. Enjoy dinner in one of Falmouth Village’s restaurants, then bring a blanket or chair and some snacks and plan to enjoy an outdoor family movie.  Check schedule at

Annual Falmouth Fireworks

July 4, 2016 by Beth Colt

Celebrate the 4th of July on the beautiful beach in Falmouth Heights.

Voted one of the 10 best fireworks displays in the country by Travel and Leisure Magazine, the fireworks are scheduled for dusk at Falmouth Heights Beach.

Cape Cods Largest Book Sale

July 1, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Friends of Falmouth Public Library will host its 25th annual Summer Book Sale on the front lawn of the Falmouth Public Library.  The Friends sale, one of the largest book sales in New England, features hard covers, paperbacks, children’s books, games, book in large print, and DVDs in all genres.  Readers of all ages will enjoy this event.  All books are donated and all proceeds are used to support the library’s programs and activities.

The Annual mashpee Wampanoag “People of the First Light” Powwow

July 1, 2016 by Beth Colt


The 95th Powwow, the longest running on the East Coast, is a traditional celebration of Mashpee Wampanoag culture featuring Native American dancing, drumming, games, food, art, jewelry, wampum, gifts, crafts and clothing.  Cape Cod Fairgrounds, East Falmouth

SandwichFest 2016

June 25, 2016 by Beth Colt

SandwichFest is a hometown street fair celebration featuring the Best Sandwich in Sandwich competition!

Rain or shine ~ we will be there having a great time…

Saturday June 25th, 2016 ~ 10am – 4pm 

The Seventh Annual SandwichFest will be celebrated on Saturday, June 25, from 10 am to 4 pm, rain or shine. This year’s street festival will be held on Water Street (Route 130) stretching from Town Hall Square to the Hoxie House.

Approximately 75 Juried Arts and Crafts, food and local non-profit organizations will take part in the event. The “Best Sandwich in Sandwich” tent will be located at the Hoxie House along with a “Beer and Wine Garden”.

To vote on People’s Choice Award and to sample the delicious sandwiches, purchase a $20 Ticket per person by registering and purchasing below. Fun and games with the Sandwich Recreation Department on the lawn of the former Thornton W. Burgess Museum, a Dog Costume Parade and Competition and much more awaits fair goers at this celebration of summer.

The Irvin Isenberg Lectureship- From Woods Hole and back: how an ordinary scientist navigated scientific mazes”

June 20, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Irvin Isenberg Lectureship – “From Woods Hole and back: how an ordinary scientist navigated scientific mazes” Wenying Shou, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Father’s Day Brunch at the Quicks Hole Tavern

June 19, 2016 by Beth Colt

Lets celebrate Father’s Day with a delicious brunch at the Quicks Hole Tavern!  Please call 508-495-0048 for reservations.

The Village Market, Woods Hole

June 18, 2016 by Beth Colt

Creative arts and fresh local produce in the heart of Woods Hole village every weekend from June through October.

Woods Hole has all the feel of a Cape Cod fishing village, and is still home port to a commercial fleet.  It is full of world-renowned scientific institutions such as the Marine Biological Laboratory and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

It is at the end of the Shining Sea Bicycle Path and is the way to Martha’s Vineyard.  With lots of fine dining as well, Woods Hole is visited by many during the summer.

If you are here on a weekend we hope you will drop in to the Market, located in the Old Fire Station Building next to the Community Hall on Water Street.

And, if it’s a bright day, you might be greeted by a pirate captain at his table of treasures from the deep, as you cross the bridge !

Walking Tour of Sandwich Village

June 14, 2016 by Beth Colt

Walking tours of Sandwich Village: Explore Back Roads and Back Stories.

June 14-October 8. 10am-11:30 on Tuesdays in June, July and August and Saturdays in September and October.

Led by knowledgeable docents. Free, donations welcome. Rain cancels. Tours last approximately 1.5 hours. Meet at the Sandwich Glass Museum. Good walking shoes are recommended.

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Sandy Neck Plover Walk

June 8, 2016 by Beth Colt

Discover hidden Piping Plover nests along the front beach with Barnstable Land Trust (BLT) and Sandy Neck Park Manager Nina Coleman on a 1-mile hike through the dunes of Sandy Neck. Learn about the Piping Plover’s lifecycle and conservation measures being taken to protect these endangered shorebirds as you explore barrier beach ecology. Wear hiking boots to walk over sand and uneven terrain. Free.

Pre-registration required for all walks and events. Walks are gauged for all ages and abilities. Call, email or visit the website to register.

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Liam Maguire’s Karaoke with DJ Andy

June 7, 2016 by Beth Colt

Head over to Liam Maguire’s in Falmouth for some fun karaoke and a music night scene.

Tuesday Tweets

June 7, 2016 by Beth Colt

Join our bird nerd, Gretchen Moran Towers, walk the trails and discover the wonderful world of Cape Cod birding. Whether you are experienced or a beginner, bring binoculars, wear appropriate footwear and come prepared to watch, study and enjoy our feathered friends in their natural habitats.

Tuesdays: 5/3, 5/17, 6/7

$2/member; $4/non-member.

Rain cancels the walk.

For further information, contact the Museum at 508-896-3867, Ext. # 133.

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Around the Sound Sunset Cruise

June 6, 2016 by Beth Colt

Getting ready for summer? Need a break before the hectic rush on the Cape?

Join us for a relaxing evening onMonday, June 6 as we take in the view of breathtaking sights around Vineyard Sound and the Elizabeth Islands. (The exact route will be dependent on the weather and tides.) Complimentary appetizers and light fare will be provided by Atria Woodbriar, and the evening will also include a cash bar and fabulous raffle!

The boat will leave promptly at 5:30 PM from the Island Queen dock, located at 75 Falmouth Heights Road. Please arrive by 5:00 and carpool if possible, as free dockside parking is limited. Dress is casual, but a windbreaker and/or sweater and rubber-soled shoes are recommended. The boat will return to dock at 7:30.

Tickets are $25 ($10 tax-deductible) and proceeds will benefit Falmouth Museums on the Green community programming. To register, visit ourwebsite or call 508-548-4857 ext. 11.

Cape Code Beer Run

June 6, 2016 by Beth Colt

Hanlon Shoes, SEMC Sports & Cape Cod Beer have joined forces to bring you the Cape Cod Beer weekly run club.

A fun social event whether your goal is to get started, get fit, get faster or just have fun. A pint for all runners (21+) at the end. 5:30-6:30PM Monday nights from June 6th-August 22nd (excluding Independence Day).

No registration required, no cost, just show up! Runners should pick a distance they can complete in under 45 minutes in order to meet us back at the brewery for a beer.

There will be two routes, both starting at the brewery. A shorter distance of 3.2 miles for slower runners and a longer loop of 4.2 miles for faster runners.

The short course will be Phinney’s Ln. to Old Jail Ln to 6A and back down Phinney’s. The long course is down Phinney’s Ln. to the beach and back. Courses will be marked and a runner will be in charge of each group, but the courses are simple.

Barby Ann’s will have a reserved area after 6:30 if people want to keep socializing!

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Fall Beer Bed & Breakfast Weekend (Nov 4-6th, 2016)

June 6, 2016 by Beth Colt

craft beer tasting Cape Cod fall 2016

Summer has just begun, but fall is around the corner and we are partnering with the Cape Cod Chamber to create a fabulous “Beer Bed & Breakfast” weekend on Cape Cod in November (4th – 6th, 2016).  As the season comes to a close, true Cape Cod lovers will gather for a fall weekend filled with romance, respite, delicious breakfasts and a killer craft beer dinner at Quicks Hole (Saturday Nov 5th at 7 pm).

You can read all about the menu here.  This craft beer noshfest will feature local draft beers, lobster taco bites, chicken tacos and a kale, corn & beans salad with cumin corriander lime dressing.  Finish the evening off with a taste of our famous “bag of donuts” all while looking over the ferry terminal from our year-round restaurant Quicks Hole Tavern, located next door to the Woods Hole Inn.

Woods Hole craft beer tasting

Fall in Woods Hole is all cozy & romantic, with low light, fireplaces lit and long walks on empty Cape Cod beaches.  Or hop the ferry across the street and visit Martha’s Vineyard after the crowds have moved on and sales are in full swing.  Cape Cod is fall’s best kept secret, but now you are onto it, so book today as this fab Woods Hole Beer Bed & Breakfast weekend will sell out for sure.

Details and pricing here.  The value of this craft beer dinner is $40 pp, but pricing is included in your two night stay. A limited number of seats will be sold to locals as supplies last.  Please call the restaurant 508-495-0048 to reserve.  Please note that service is not included, and we encourage you to tip your servers.

Craft Beer tasting at Quicks Hole Tavern


Water Street Kitchen – new fine dining in Woods Hole

June 5, 2016 by Beth Colt

Woods Hole food newsIn the heart of Woods Hole stands a charming old fish shack which has for decades operated under the name The Fishmonger but has recently been re-modeled, re-conceived and re-launched as the Water Street Kitchen & Public House.  Buzz on the street has been excellent, and I finally had some down time this weekend to catch a meal at the bar, less than a block from the Woods Hole Inn.

The old Monger  — as locals liked to call it — was rich with lore.  People still talk about the thick cut fresh toast, inventive pies baked daily, piping hot coffee served on wooden tables.  In it’s heyday in the 1970’s, the Monger was at the center of local life in Woods Hole.

So, it is totally fitting that the group behind this transformation are led by Molly and Chelsea Doohan (who grew up right here in Woods Hole) along with Molly’s husband, the talented chef John Wilson.  This new restaurant is truly a Woods Hole family affair, and you can feel the genuine warmth the minute you walk in the door.

new restaurants in Woods Hole

The dining room has been painted a glam slate grey, lit with low light creating a romantic atmosphere.  The curved bar is well stocked with craft and vintage bottles, and small plates are from a Victorian grandmother’s collection which when combined with delightfully chilled cocktail glasses add to the the authentic family feel.

Views are as dramatic as always, with the building perched on the waterfront close to the drawbridge.  The night I was there, the fog rolled in and created a seaside ambiance which made a great backdrop to attentive service.

new food in Woods Hole

And then there is the food.  Chef Wilson is a man of considerable talent, and his unfettered vision is in full swing here in the Water Street Kitchen menu.

Water Street Kitchen in Woods Hole

We started with the house baked bread with radish butter ($4), and added several “small plates” including a revelatory warm goat cheese in olive oil with a spicy cranberry relish and freshly sliced toasts ($8).

Water Street Kitchen Woods Hole

Then we tried the pan fried shishito peppers with a nori aioli ($9) and the yellowfin tuna tartare subtly flavored with Nobska Farm chilis, olive oil, lemon and sea salt ($15).  Both dishes were excellent, with well balanced flavors and just the right size portion.

Water Street Kitchen a new restaurant in Woods Hole Cape Cod

We opted to share the Water Street burger which is ground beef and brisket plus a braised short rib served on a sweet bun with a roasted tomato and a slice of gouda cheese ($17).  The inventive and delicious “togarashi frites” are on the side, and it’s worth a visit just to try these beauties.

Water Street Kitchen

While we were quite full, it was not possible to leave without trying the dark chocolate pretzel tart ($8), which was a salty sweet dream — crust made of crushed pretzels, rich dark chocolate and a peanut butter mousse filled with strawberries on top.  No Saturday evening is complete without an aperitif of which there is a thoughtful list — I went with the Burmester Ten Year Tawny Port – perfect preparation for the foggy walk home.

Woods Hole restaurants

The log line at the Water Street Kitchen is “modern flavor, local roots” and that does a good job of capturing the experience of eating here.  Check out the whole menu, and start dreaming about your next visit to our charmed village by the sea.

romantic dinner at the Water Street KitchenWe are excited to welcome the Water Street Kitchen to the roster of waterfront restaurants that cluster the harbor here in scenic Woods Hole.  Woods Hole Inn guests (and locals like me!) are lucky to have this option for fine dining during a stay in the Cape Cod village of Woods Hole, MA.

And best of all, the spirit of the Monger lives another day.




Falmouth June Jog

June 3, 2016 by Beth Colt

**Race shirt guaranteed with online registration until May 1st.  After that date, shirts will be available on a first come, first served basis only.

Starting at Falmouth Heights Beach and finishing at East Falmouth Elementary School (33 Davisville Rd.).

4 Mile Run/Walk and 10k Run Only.

There will be a Kids Fun Run at the Elementary School following the completion of the races.

The starting line is at Falmouth Heights Beach. ALL runners will be transported from the East Falmouth Elementary School down to the starting line.  Parking is available at the School.  There will be NO transportation back down to the starting line after the race.

Children under 14 are invited to participate with their parents in either the 4 mile walk or 10k at a special rate of $10.  At least one parent/guardian will need to accompany the racer throughout the race.

Speaker Cynthia Wigren, Director of the Atlantic White Shark Conservatory

June 2, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Salt Pond Annual Meeting: Thursday, June 2, 5:30pm at Bourne Farm

Guest speaker Cynthia Wigren, the Director of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy
Cynthia will give a talk on sharks, shark conservation and shark research

.  There will be a brief meeting and a presentation by the Falmouth Academy and Falmouth Public School students who won the Dr. Donald Zinn Scholarship awards for their Science Fair projects this year, prior to the guest speaker talk.
All members and the public are welcome.