We are happy to be hosting a number of runners this weekend for both the half marathon on Saturday and the full marathon on Sunday. This year marks the 35th annual occurance of the marathon where Falmouth welcomes runners from around the country and around the world. Today is a picture perfect day and it seems to be the calm before the storm of Sandy which is expected to arrive here on the Cape on Monday.
Best wishes to all the runners !
The inaugural Cape Cod Brew Fest will be held on September 29, 2012 at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds. There will host be 30 breweries with over 60 styles of beer to sample from. The event will have two, three-hour sessions from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m and 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Each session will feature live music.
Barnstable County Fairgrounds
1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy, Route 151
East Falmouth, MA 02536
Visit www.capecodbrewfest.com for ticket information
Wonderful weather promises to make this one of the best weekends of the summer. For a complete schedule of events and a map of all car viewing locations please click on this link http://www.falmouthdreamcruise.com/event%20info.html
While enjoying breakfast on the veranda yesterday our guests had the pleasure of seeing a majestic hawk sitting in a tree in the back gardens watching the activity at the Inn. After a mad dash for the camera we were able to capture this shot of our visitor. It may be the new baby doves or the baby rabbits that caught his attention. We are just brimming with wildlife :) See the hawk in the picture below sitting in the V of the branches in the center of the photo.
The gardens have been popping at The Captain’s Manor Inn and some recent rain helps. We thought you might enjoy seeing some of the new daylily species in the garden this year.
A good friend and recent guest at The Captain’s Manor Inn took a drive over to the Sydenstricker Glass Gallery in Brewster, Cape Cod to add to her collection. Lucky us she brought us a beautiful piece from the gallery that is pictured below. The colors and shape of the glass dish is exquisite.
For some history, in the mid 1960′s Bill Sydenstricker developed a new craft that was inspired by research he conducted while at MIT on early Egyptian art. This new glass design process involves taking two sheets of glass cut to fit a mold made of high fire terra cotta clay and the first sheet is decorated by sifting powdered colored glass through a stencil. The stencil is then removed and the second sheet of glass is placed over the decorated first piece. Then both are placed on a mold and put into a 1500 degree kiln for hours where the two pieces of glass fuse and lock in the colored design.
What a beautiful gift. Thank you Kathy!!! !
- Sydenstryker Glass Plate
We are pleased to share that we have a new offering thanks to the newly established organization Electric Ride in Falmouth. We all know that a long bike ride for some is quite enjoyable where for others who love to go and enjoy the scenery and exercise they tire after several miles. Now there is a solution for that. Rent an electrically assisted bicycle and enjoy the ride! What better way to fully conquer our beautiful Shining Sea Bikeway and go the entire 10.7 miles.
For a special night out try the Woods Hole History Cruise on the OceanQuest. The cruises depart on Tues and Wed at 5 pm and on Friday at 6:30 pm. You will see such sights as the Crane Estate and Nobska Lighthouse as well as learn about the whaling industry, Pirates and more. This trip was awarded the Best of Boston 2011 by Boston Magazine. Reservations are recommended 1-508-385-7656. www.oceanquest.org
An excellent couple of events are planned to benefit Highfield Hall and celebrate wonderful architecture on Cape Cod. Starting with an Architect’s Preview Salon on Thursday, July 19th from 5 pm to 7 pm you will enjoy a cocktail reception with the architects and explore their design approaches to architecture on Cape Cod. The tickets for this event are $25. On Friday,July 20 from 10 am until 4 pm there will be a rain or shine event where ten unique architecture-designed homes will be featured on a house tour in Falmouth. You are also invited to enjoy beautiful gardens at these homes. For your tax deductible $75 ticket you will receive a brochure describing each property and a map so that you may complete the 10 home tour on your schedule between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm. Reservations for both events can be made by contacting Highfield Hall at 508-495-1878, ext 303 or on-line at www.highfieldhall.org.
Featured architects for the events are Kit Wise, (Wise Surma Jones Architects) , Jill Neubauer (Jill Neubauer Architects), Denise Bonoli (Denise Bonoli, Architect), John Dvorsack (John Dvorsack, Architect), Mark Hutker (Hutker Architects), Greg Jones (Wise Surma Jones Architects),. Landscapes at several of the homes include work by Mary LeBlanc (Mary LeBlanc Landscape Design) and Stephen Stimson (Stephen Stimson Associates).
Photo of Dvorsach designed home is credited to John Moore