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Cape Cod Scallop Fest 2016

September 23, 2016 by Beth Colt

3 fun filled days!

Famous Fried Scallop & Chicken Dinners

Food Court – Beer & Wine Garden, Chowder, Lobster Rolls, Raw Bar, Hotdogs, Burgers, Salads, Wraps, Fried

Music at the Festival – Captain Kidd

August 6, 2016 by Beth Colt

Saturday, August 6th – Bittersweet brings it on home at 11 p.m. at the Captain Kidd Restaurant, 77 Water Street, Woods Hole

Woods Hole Film Festival 2016

July 30, 2016 by Beth Colt

Festival 2016

Welcome to the Woods Hole Film Festival, the oldest Festival on Cape Cod and the Islands, now celebrating our 25th year, from Saturday, July 30th through Saturday, August 6th, 2016.   The Woods Hole Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the best independent film from emerging filmmakers.  Each summer over 8 days, the Festival will present over 100 films from around the world in the quaint village of Woods Hole.  Filmmakers and patrons alike come to Woods Hole from around the world to see great films, meet interesting filmmakers, support our sponsors and bask in the best of summertime on Cape Cod. Click here to see photos of the 24th Woods Hole Film Festival.

Support the Festival by becoming a Member or by purchasing a hat or t-shirt. Member discounts apply to the Festival and Year Round Screenings. Click here for more information about our Membership program. For more information about Festival merchandise contact us at info@woodsholefilmfestival.org

Festival passes and ticket packages will go on sale shortly. Pass and ticket package holders will be able to select tickets before they go on sale to the general public.

The Festival program guide will be posted mid-June and individual tickets go on sale June 30th.

Lobsters on the Lawn @ St.Barnabas

July 25, 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.  www.stbarnabasfalmouth.org

Guided Walking Tours of Woods Hole

July 19, 2016 by Beth Colt

Take a guided walking tour of Woods Hole Tuesdays in July & August, or take a self-guided tour using a guidebook available for purchase in our Museum Shop.  Virtual tours are also available on our website.

www.woodsholemuseum.org

508-548-7270

Science made public – The power of waves at Martha’s Vineyard

July 19, 2016 by Beth Colt

During July and August, WHOI’s Ocean Science Exhibit Center and Information Office at WHOI sponsor a series of public talks by WHOI scientists and engineers designed for a lay audience. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Power of Waves at Martha’s Vineyard

Anna Wargula, Joint Program Student, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering
Department

Norton Point, the southern barrier beach of Martha’s Vineyard, is one of the most dynamic coasts in Massachusetts. In April 2007, an inlet breached during the Patriot’s Day storm, exposing Katama Bay to tides and waves from the Atlantic Ocean. In August 2011, Hurricane Irene struck Martha’s Vineyard with 18-foot waves and 40-mile-per-hour winds and stopped the normally two-knot tidal flows out of the bay. Learn how WHOI scientists make measurements in breaking waves and strong currents and what these measurements tell us about ocean waves’ impacts on tidal flows in inlets and bays.

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.  www.stbarnabasfalmouth.org

Lobsters on the Lawn @ St.Barnabas

July 4, 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.  www.stbarnabasfalmouth.org

The Village Market, Woods Hole

June 25, 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 !

Friday Evening Lecture Series: “Fishing for the Secrets of Stickleback and Human Evolution” David M. Kingsley, Stanford University; Howard Hughes Medical Institute

June 24, 2016 by Beth Colt

Lecture Abstract:

How do new traits evolve in nature? Can we find particular genes and mutations that underlie dramatic differences in colors, or skeletal structures, or the nervous system in wild species? Are evolutionary mechanisms predictable, or are there many different ways of evolving new traits? For many years the answers to such questions were largely unknown. However, in recent years, new methods have begun to reveal the detailed genetic and genomic basis of evolutionary change in natural species. Dr. Kingsley will describe the insights that have come from his pioneering genetic and genomic studies of very young fish species that adapted to many new environments around the world. He will also illustrate how the lessons learned from this system can now be applied to many other organisms, including studies of modern human variation, and the search for key mutations that have contributed to the unique traits and capabilities that have evolved in the human lineage.

WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center

June 20, 2016 by Beth Colt

Welcome to the Ocean Science Exhibit Center at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Visitors to the Ocean Science Exhibit Center will learn about the Institution’s ocean science research and the vessels and tools developed by WHOI engineers and scientists for use in that research. Visitors will also find WHOI merchandise in the Gift Shop located in the Ocean Science Exhibit Center.

Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, the center is open Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

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

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 !

The village market, Woods Hole

June 11, 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 !

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.

WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center

June 6, 2016 by Beth Colt

 

Welcome to the Ocean Science Exhibit Center at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Visitors to the Ocean Science Exhibit Center will learn about the Institution’s ocean science research and the vessels and tools developed by WHOI engineers and scientists for use in that research. Visitors will also find WHOI merchandise in the Gift Shop located in the Ocean Science Exhibit Center.

Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, the center is open Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

The Village Market, Woods Hole

June 4, 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 !

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.

Cape Cod sunset sail on the Liberté

August 7, 2015 by Beth Colt

If you’re looking to get out on the water and do it in style, you’ve got to book a ride on the Liberté. Watching the sunset over the westernmost part of Cape Cod from the deck of a beautiful 74’ three-masted schooner is easily one of my best memories from this summer.

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My friend Bonny and I had been waiting for some good weather to go out for a relaxing evening after work, and last Thursday turned out to be the perfect day. The air had that perfect end-of-July warmth, and there was enough wind to fill the sails and keep us cool as we made our way out into the Vineyard Sound. The crew was composed of Captain Chris and two experienced and friendly young women. Their teamwork allowed us to get our sunset sail underway quickly, and all we had to do was sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds while reclining in one of the boat’s many comfortable seating areas.

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Once we were out of the harbor and all the sails had been raised, the crew offered full bar service with a selection of wine, beer, and cocktails. With glasses of pinot grigio in hand, Bonny and I toasted to the dog days of summer and laughed as we listened to Captain Chris’s tales from his time at sea.

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Captain Chris Tietje and his wife Jane had this sail boat designed and built just for them, and they live on it for most of the year. In the summers, they keep the boat docked in Falmouth Harbor (a 10 minute drive from the Woods Hole Inn) and take people out for a one-of-a-kind Cape Cod sailing experience. While on the boat, Captain Chris treats the passengers to stories about the birth of the Liberté and the history of Martha’s Vineyard and the surrounding waters.

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There were about 35 other passengers with us that evening, but the boat never felt crowded. It seemed that each separate party was able to have their own intimate moments while still harmoniously coexisting with the rest of the group on board. There was plenty of room to move around, and I made sure to get photos from each part of the top deck.

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The Liberté sails three times a day, seven days a week throughout the summer and can be booked for private charters or parties. If you’re looking for a memorable Cape Cod sailing experience, you don’t want to miss out on a chance to ride aboard the magnificent schooner, Liberté. Check out www.theliberte.com for more information about the Liberte and how you can plan your sailing trip.

— from guest blogger Sam Frawley

Musings from the Midwest

July 15, 2011 by Beth Colt

This dispatch by Casey Manning, a wonderful writer who is here with us for the summer:

“There’s something internal that breeds in those who grow up in landlocked states — something that fascinates them about water. For those who age watching blurred cornfields out of passenger windows, it’s hard to fathom the expanse of endless blue that must exist along the far-reaching coasts. For those who can’t claim a single acquaintance with a boating license, the term “lost at sea,” etched here in so many memorial park benches and aging gravestones, is both haunting and intangible.

And so when I arrived in Woods Hole mere weeks ago, Ohio born and raised, I was equally fascinated and slightly unsettled by the ever-presence of water at every turn. A cool evening spent on the bike path lent countless bodies of ponds, bogs, and marshes new meaning to what I had always clumped together easily as “lakes.”

And when, on a jog along that same path, tempting dark-clouded faith to get in a tempo run for my Falmouth Road Race training, it started to rain, something pulled me off the paved path and toward a beach. I sat mesmerized in the downpour for what felt like hours by the monstrous churning of the ocean and the dissolving of sea and sky. Like many things of terrible beauty, what sparkles on the surface merely hints at what immeasurable force and incomprehensible fervor lies beneath.

I’ve spent countless summers sunning myself on pool decks, relishing the first hint of chlorine smell on my skin and knowing won’t fade until September, splashing around in hopes that my pre-teen crush will notice, and flying past the ever-present “NO RUNNING SIGNS” that I never failed to disobey. And by the age I could stand on my tippy toes in the deep end, I thought I had conquered water in its most magical, otherworldly-blue form.

But an infinite ocean, like the myth concerning Eskimos and their words for snow, lends its reveler countless new definitions of the shade we call blue. My first summer defined on a scale, variably hued.

When I talk to friends back home (who are just as amazed as I that I’ve found myself on Cape Cod for the summer), the first thing they never fail to ask is if I’ve been to the beach.

“Of course!” I respond, giddily detailing minutes walks, breezy bike rides, and quick ferries to beach after beach after beach.

But I know what they envision — white sand and sparkling water under a bountifully blazing sun — and it no longer matches my own mind’s painted scene. For now my Midwestern sensibilities can appreciate not only the postcard-perfect calm of an ocean moment frozen in time, but the live, vicious churning that can surround; teasing to pull me in and never let go so that I too could dare to become a shade of blue.”

–Casey Manning, Cape Cod Summer 2011

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