Welcome Back! Highfield Hall Open House

May 7, 2017 by Beth Colt

This event is free!  Tour the gardens and the estate, celebrate around the Maypole, music demonstrations and so much more going on all afternoon!

Falmouth Village Blooming

April 30, 2017 by Beth Colt

Welcome spring back to Falmouth Village!  May baskets, bargains, cinco de mayo and more!

MV Chamber Music Society Spring Concert

May 29, 2016 by Beth Colt

Annual Spring Concert. Pianist Delores Stevens will be joined by other talented musicians. Kick off spring with an impressive line-up of musicians.

Tickets available at Ticketsmv and  sold at the door on evening of concert $35 for adults (or $30 on presentation of an Island Club Card); students FREE. Cash or check ONLY at door; NO credit cards.

Rhododendron Festival

May 21, 2016 by Beth Colt


Thousands of world-famous rhododendrons in over 100 varieties and an explosion of color cover 100 acres with spectacular blooms at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, MA.  Enjoy a peaceful walk surrounded by walls of flowers, learn more about Heritage’s storied rhododendron legacy, participate in activities with horticultural experts, and take one of these signature plants home with you from the special plant sale.

Neighborhood Falmouth Annual Spring Gala

May 13, 2016 by Beth Colt

We hope to see you at the Neighborhood Falmouth Annual Spring Gala on Friday, May 13 at the Falmouth Yacht Club.


Plentiful hors d’oeuvres

Music by The Familiars

Silent Auction

Cash Bar

It’s an evening of music and friendship with a beautiful sunset.

Join us for an upbeat, happy time, with others like you who believe in helping this terrific organization that’s making a BIG difference to Seniors throughout Falmouth.

Join the fun!

$75 per person.  Purchase your tickets now:

Trad-Stroll Woods Hole

May 7, 2016 by Beth Colt

An afternoon and evening of traditional music in Woods Hole. The Stroll begins at the Woods Hole Public Library then moves along the streets of Woods Hole to hear nine traditional music groups play. End the day listening to an open session and then take to the floor of the Community Hall to twirl to the music of John Alden and the Woods Hole Folk Orchestra. All music is free.

Annual Pink & Green Weekend

May 6, 2016 by Beth Colt

The annual Pink & Green Weekend, which is a celebration of Spring and Mother’s Day, will be held in Edgartown May 6-8, 2016. Enjoy the Pink & Green Prom, Mother’s Day Brunches, sales, promotions and the 4rd Annual Pub Crawl and more! Details coming soon – all events will be posted to this page as they become available.

Cinco De Mayo Celebration

May 5, 2016 by Beth Colt

Celebrate this event in Mexican history and the Mexican culture with the staff of Añejo at their outdoor street festival on Academy Lane! Fun for the whole family. 1 part friends…2 parts fun!

Maypole Celebration at Highfield Hall

May 1, 2016 by Beth Colt

Maypole Celebration
A traditional maypole dance for children as well as family activities including an estate walk, art reception, crafts, games and garden activities. 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm.

“Taste of Spring” Centerboard Series

April 6, 2016 by Beth Colt

Centerboard Series @Quicks Hole Tavern 3-Course Menu, $55pp “Taste of Spring” CALL 508-495-0048 to make your reservation.

Easter Brunch at the Quicks Hole Tavern

March 27, 2016 by Beth Colt

Be sure to call and make your Easter Brunch reservations at the Quicks Hole Tavern!

Farm to Table Series: Salad Daze with Gustari Oils & Vinegars

July 15, 2015 by Beth Colt

Another summer of “Buy Local, Eat Local” and we will give you lots of ways to “Cook Local.”  Vendors from local markets and farms will supply the ingredients and we will work with these high quality products in order to help you put the best tasting and freshest dishes on your table at home.   Some artisans may join the classes to promote their products and answer any questions you might have.  Recipes and tastes are provided. Each class will feature a different theme.

Register early, menus TBD, register on-line or call, 508-495-1978, ext. 2.


June 24, 2015 by Beth Colt

Feast on a fine Jamaican buffet of locally produced food, in the Cape Cod night air, while listening to the upbeat sounds of steel drum music by Vernon.  Explore the beautiful grounds of Coonamessett Farm complete with Alpacas and countless rows of delicious veggies.

Wednesday Evenings through September 16th

5 – 8 pm



CF Caesar
Jamaican Tossed
Spanish Town Style Potato
Millie’s Cucumber
Tropical Fruit
Rasta  Pasta
Jalapeno Cornbread
One Down Soup 

Curried Goat
Seasoned Rice and Peas
Fried Plantains
Festival Dumplings
Corn on the Cob

Batata  Pudding

From-the-grill:  Jerk Chicken and Pork with fresh fruit salsa

Iced Tea and Damian’s Elixir!
Farm Members: Adults, $21.95
Non-Farm Members: Adults, $24.95
Children 4 to 9 yrs old: $12.95
Children 3 yrs old or less: Free
All prices are subject to a 7% Mass meal tax

Violinist Irina Muresanu @ Highfield Hall

June 21, 2015 by Beth Colt

Romanian violinist Irina Muresanu has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike with her exciting, elegant and heartfelt performances of the classic, romantic and modern repertoire. The Los Angeles Times has written that her “musical luster, melting lyricism and colorful conception made Irina Muresanu’s performance especially admirable.” Muresanu and pianist Donald Enos, founder of the Meetinghouse Music Festival forty-two years, will perform music of Maurice Ravel and American composers Scott Joplin, Ned Rorem, William Bolcolm and Dan Welcher.

Reserve tickets online here



Ten Signs of Spring in Woods Hole

June 10, 2015 by Beth Colt

Graffiti on a boat house in Woods Hole MA on Cape Cod

As winter comes to an end, there are relentless signs of spring here in Woods Hole, in fact Woods Hole spring is made famous by the writings of environmentalist Rachel Carson whose research for her world-changing treatise “Silent Spring” started right here. For me, the signs of spring Woods Hole are everywhere, so I will list my top ten (Letterman style) saving the best signs of spring on Cape Cod for last.

10. Fog

The water remains cooler than the air for some time, and this causes these intense clouds of fog to roll past even on a bright sunny day.  It’s really fun to sit on the beach and just watch, but remember a sweatshirt because when you are enveloped by a cloud it gets chilly quickly.

red boat overturned on harbor Cape Cod Woods Hole

9. Roofers

Spring is the time for house repairs and the village rings with the sound of hammers, scrapers and the comforting blast of commercial radio loud enough for everyone on the crew (and the neighborhood) to enjoy “Paint it Black” and other classics.

Green tarp covers Woods Hole House for roofing in the spring.

8. Osprey

I have heard that these huge hawks gave Buzzards Bay it’s name back when Gosnold passed through, and they return each spring to make their sprawling nests.  If you want to watch them up as they spawn, I recommend the WHOI OspreyCam for a Cape Cod dose of wildlife viewing.  And thanks to Woods Hole’s own Rachel Carson- without her work which raised the alarm about the over-use of DDT in our environment back in the 1960’s, we might not have osprey around anymore.

WHOI osprey cam

7. Bright Colored Rowboats

As the snow recedes, the bright colored bottoms of the stored row boats and kayaks pop with color off the newly green grass.  In April, the Woods Hole historical museum hosts a model boat show — you can see one of the model boats racing across Eel Pond in the background here.

romantic getaway Cape Cod

6. Rolling Bags

More than a million people take the ferry from here to Martha’s Vineyard each summer, and about this time the streets start to become full of people walking with their rolling bags, their distinctive lopsided gate followed by a gravelly roar of rubber.

Woods Hole hotel

5. Coffee Roasting

At Pie in the Sky Bakery, our neighbor here in Woods Hole, the busy coffee season is marked with extra roasting.  A lovely smell of fresh coffee drifts over the village when the wind blows the right way, and with a deep sniff you feel energized and alive.

coffee roasting

4. Clear Water

The colder water of spring is especially clear, so photos from the beach make the waters look downright Caribe-like, and debris from the winter becomes uncovered (thank goodness for “Clean Up Eel Pond Day” as this rubber tire is long gone).

romantic vistas Cape Cod

3. Daffodils

The daffodils burst improbably out of the brown leaf litter lining the road sides like toy soldiers.  Each year as I drive around admiring them, I think about the person that dug them into these woodsy locations and how they disappear for most of the year, only to emerge in spring with their sunny surprise.

Close up of bright yellow daffodils with the words "Woods Hole Colors"

2. Landfall Cocktails

The Landfall re-opens in mid-April, and this is the time to get in for that perfect fresh-squeezed cocktail on the dock looking out over the Woods Hole passage with the ferries coming and going.

Landfall restaurant in Woods Hole

1. Lobster Tacos at Quicks Hole

The ultimate sign that spring is in full swing is when Quicks Hole re-opens their famous Taqueria and I enjoy my first lobster taco of the season.  So glad winter is over, so happy summer is almost here.

Lobster Tacos in Woods Hole

Pianist Sara Daneshpour @ Highfield Hall

May 31, 2015 by Beth Colt

Pianist Sara Daneshpour has been dazzling audiences throughout the world for the past decade. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music studying under Leon Fleisher, she earned her Master’s degree from the Juilliard School. She has won first prizes in numerous international competitions and is of only 2 pianists to be accepted to the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 2013. Ms. Daneshpour has toured Europe, playing in Russia, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Denmark and Sweden. More at

Woods Hole May Festival

May 23, 2015 by Beth Colt

Join Woods Holes for the annual spring time kickoff!  Join in at Taft’s Playground for music, crafts, food, and games.

Maypole Celebration at Highfield Hall

May 17, 2015 by Beth Colt

Highfield Hall celebrates the arrival of spring with our annual maypole celebration for families.  The event begins with garden games in the Sunken Garden and craft activities