Thursday, November 29, 2012

Melissa Ann Goodwin comes to Cape Cod!

Melissa Goodwin will be on Cape Cod - in Yarmouth - tomorrow night to sign copies of her wonderful childrens book, The Christmas Village.

Here are the details:

Friday, November 30, from 6 to 8pm
One Centre Street Inn
1 Center Street,Yarmouth Port MA 02675 
If you're a fan of Melissa's blog, stop over there to give her a shout out! If you're going to be on Cape Cod for one of the wonderful Christmas Strolls going on this weekend, stop by the Inn and say hi in person! Center Street is right off 6A in Yarmouth Port, easy to get to.
She's a wonderful and warm person, and I've had fun getting to know her as we've gone back and forth online about her visits to Cape Cod, among her various travels over the past year. Melissa also wrote a wonderful article for the Holiday Issue of CapeWomenOnline magazine - check it out in our Literary Women section.
And Don't Forget to send her some love ;-) 

When 12-year-old Jamie Reynolds comes to his grandparents' Vermont home for Christmas, he just wants things to go back to the way they were before his dad disappeared. Time and again he is drawn to Grandma's miniature Christmas village, where he imagines that life is perfect.

Late one night, his fantasy of escaping into it becomes very real indeed.

Jamie discovers that the village is called Canterbury, where the year is 1932. He becomes fast friends with Kelly and Christopher Pennysworth, and is taken in by Ida, who runs the local boarding house. But he also makes a dangerous enemy of the mysterious and menacing Jim Gordon, whose return to town is nothing but trouble.

As Jamie desperately races against time to find his way back home, he is suddenly faced with a terrifying choice: to go ahead with his plan to leave, or to stay and help his friends, at the risk of never going home again.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Construction in the Point

Jane Sugden stopped me in the street this weekend and asked if I would take some photographs of the rennovations going on at the Donovan/Hale house (where Jack  and Norma Carney used to live.) I guess she's talked to several people who were interested in updates, so here's are the latest photos...

Exciting to watch the changes as the team is moving along at a rapid pace!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Remember Our Veterans

The Harwich Veterans Day will be held Sunday, November 11th at 11:00 a.m. at the Island Pond Cemetary, off Main Street in the middle of Harwich Center.

Parking is available along the cemetery roads, the ceremony will be held at the Veteran's Memorial - if you haven't been before, follow the crowds.

There will be a World War II veteran as the main speaker, as well as a color guard of Harwich Scout troops. All are welcome (and it should be warm this year.)

For our friends and neighbors off-Cape, remember to take a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m. to honor our the service and sacrifices made by our veterans.

America is the land of the free because of the brave men and women that have fought to keep it this way.