Sunday, July 31, 2011

Calling All Kids and Grandkids!

OMP Kids Party

all kids welcome!

Saturday, August 6 @11:00am

At Jane Sugden’s Windmill House

5 Strandway West

Questions? Call Fiona


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ah, July. The month stretches on to its finish this weekend but another month of summer still awaits our pleasure.

The OMP beaches are looking good this year, and seem to have a steady crowd enjoying them in all types of weather.

Yesterday was grey, but today the sun is shining. If you're on Cape Cod, get out in the sunshine and enjoy the cooler weather while you can. More heat is said to be headed our way later in the week...

Monday, July 11, 2011

Check Out the Summer Issue of CapeWomenOnline magazine

The Summer 2011 Issue of CapeWomenOnline magazine is here, just in time for your summer reading pleasure! For inspiring stories of artist journeys, roads to publication, and women making the leap to run their own businesses, check out our magazine!

Our lead image is entitled "Cheese Slice in Paradise," by Provincetown artist Katherine Fenwick. The publisher and I went to the opening of her new gallery and studio last month, and fell in love with her tongue-in-cheek images and humorous take on traditional still life paintings. For more of her artwork, check out her website at

The Cape is celebrating several important anniversaries this summer as well - The National Seashore turns 50, the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (PCCS) turns 35, Cape Cod Museum of Art turns 30, and the WE CAN center turns 10! We have stories and insights on all these events and more, to inform and inspire our readers.

Take a look, check it out, and send us an email to let us know what you think!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

More Parade Photos...and the Wagon Brigade

One of the things I like best about the annual Old Mill Point parade is the "floats." The largest ones are wagon-sized, with adorable little kids enjoying their first (or maybe second) expereince of "marching" in a parade. Soon enough they'll "graduate" to wanting to ride their own decorated bike or scooter, leaving their parents and grandparents on the side of the road to cheer.

This year there were more wagons than ever in the parade!

Usually it's only the person pulling the wagon who has the festive Red Cup in hand. But this Fourth of July, I noticed a surprising new trend amongst the "waggoneers"...

... in that some of the older "kids" seemed to be trying to relive their earlier parade experiences... and merging the Wagon Brigade with the Red Cup Brigade...

It was fun to see and I applaud the young people who jumped into those wagons! It certainly made me smile - and made me wonder what fun ideas will emerge in next year's parade!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Did You See the Fourth of July Parade?

The annual Old Mill Point Fourth of July parade kicked off a little after 6 p.m. last night, starting at the Doyle house on Pine Lane. The Doyle family organizes this annual event every year - and the whole neighborhood joins in!

The parade was led by a new vehicle this year, but no less festive than the old Jeep, and the music was just as loud! The start car is then trailed by an assortment of bicycles, strollers, wagons, scooters, and the Red Cup Brigade.

The neighborhood streets were lined with spectators, and lots of small children who merged with the parade as it rolled past their homes.

Most of the kids dressed up and decked out their vehicles for the occasion!

The Chatham parade may have the tiny Shriner cars, but we had a pink electric Barbie Jeep, decorated with red, white and blue trimmings.

Sometimes the simplest costumes are the best...

Some of the crowd were also dressed in festive attire, libations in hand to toast the parade. It was a great time to greet old friends and exchange holiday hellos throughout the neighborhood.

Another successful parade in Old Mill Point! Big thanks and kudos to the Doyle family for keeping up this wonderful holiday tradition!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth and Fireworks!

The predicted thunder never arrived last night, except in the form of fireworks shooting up over the neighborhood and over the ocean. There should be more tonight... !

For official parades and fireworks, I found a one-site-lists-all at , and it has links to each town site with details... but as a roundup:

Official Fireworks Displays tonight in:
Martha's Vineyard

Parades going on today in:
Chatham (the closest)
Hyannis Port

... and hopefully in Old Mill Point. Still no details. Listen for the music between 5-6, maybe ;-)

And have a happy, safe Fourth of July!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

A Glorious Fourth

Happy Fourth of July Weekend! I'm not sure I could have asked for better weather!

Friday night's cocktail party at the Volpe's beautiful home was a huge success - many thanks to Carol and Lou for hosting... and for getting Mother Nature to provide such a perfect evening!

Saturday - wow, what gor-geee -ous sunshine! The beach was freshly raked and the water sparkled. There was a bit of complaining about sunburn at bedtime, but there was really nothing else to complain about for the day!

Hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful Fourth of July with family and friends! I have no details on the neighborhood parade yet - but I'm hoping that flyers arrive in our doorways or posters are tacked to the telephone poles soon so we can plan to be there, camera in hand ;-)

Enjoy the rest of the weekend...