Arts Alive

June 11th, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Arts Alive is a free three day event taking place annually in Falmouth Cape Cod. This year the festivities begin on Friday, June 20th and continue through Saturday, June 21st and Sunday, June 22nd.

This year promises to be extra special with over 50 artisans and craftspeople showcasing their wares. From watercolor artists to pottery masters and photographers to stain glass artisans they will ArtsAliveall be on hand to offer you the opportunity to admire their work and purchase a gift for yourself or others.

There will also be over 60 different performances of dance, theater and music to include jazz, folk, fiddle, classical and show tunes. The hours for this year’s festivities are on Friday June 20th starting at 5 pm and continuing until 9 pm, then on Saturday, June 21st from 10 am until 9 pm and finishing on Sunday, June 22, from 11 am until 5 pm.

For an up to date schedule of Arts Alive events and participants you can go to the ArtsFalmouth website link dedicated to Arts Alive at  http://www.artsfalmouth.org/d7/arts-alive.   The Arts Alive events all take place in beautiful Falmouth Village near numerous restaurants and boutique shops. Falmouth is a vibrant year round community in Cape Cod that benefits from an incredible amount of activity spearheaded by ArtsFalmouth to encourage art in its many forms to be shared and enjoyed.

 

One Night Wonder Getaways

June 6th, 2014 by Trish Robinson

One Night Wonder Getaways are those rare open single nights especially on a weekend and during the summer in Cape Cod. Perhaps you have a chance for one night, just the two of you, away from the kids or maybe you need to make a business trip to Falmouth and only need to be in town for one night. We may have that one night getaway available and you can enjoy a respite with us in quaint Falmouth Village.

If you find you are looking for just that single night …. check what we have available below and then Captain's Manor Inn

click here to book your stay.

Many weekdays in April, May and October are available for 1 day just check the availability calendar.

Specific Special One Night Wonders:

Friday May 20th:        Tuscany (King Guestroom)

Saturday May21st:      Nye (Queen Guestroom)

Wednesday June 1:     Forbes Cupola Suite (Premium King 2 story Suite)

Thursday June 2:        Nye (Queen Guestroom)

Thursday June 9:        Tuscany (King Guestroom)

Sunday June 12:          Nye (Queen Guestroom)

Wednesday June 15:  Robinson (Premium King Guestroom0

Thursday June 16:      Forbes Cupola Suite (Premium King 2 story Suite)

Sunday June 19:          K.L Bates (Premium King Guestroom)

Friday June 24:           Canopy (King Guestroom)

Monday June 27:        Nye (Queen Guestroom)

Wednesday June 29th:  Hatch (Premium King Guestroom)

Thursday June 30:     Nye (Queen Guestroom)

Tuesday July 5th:       Lawrence (Queen Guestroom)

Thursday July 14th:   Nye (Queen Guestroom)

Sunday July 17th:   Nye (Queen Guestroom)

Wednesday July 27th:     Robinson ( Premium King Guestroom)

Thursday Aug 11th:      Lawrence (Queen Guestroom)

Wednesday Aug 17th:  K.L. Bates (Premium King Guestroom)

Sunday Aug 21st:        Lawrence (Queen Guestroom)

Monday Aug 22nd:     K.L. Bates (Premium King Guestroom)

Monday Aug 22nd:     Tuscany (King Guestroom)

Wednesday Sept 28: Canopy (King Guestroom)

 

Falmouth Village Blooming

April 24th, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Highfield Hall Open House

Falmouth Village BloomingFalmouth Village Blooming is a celebration of all that is Spring. The spring celebration kicks off on May 1st with a self guided tour through Falmouth Village to view May Baskets on display.

You have a chance to vote on the Falmouth Village Facebook page for your favorite as participants vie for the People’s choice award.

Enjoy Flower Power Happy Hours at participating restaurants from 3- 5 pm during the first two weekends of the May. Throughout the Village be on the lookout for Blooming Bargains at all the participating retail shops.

Some of the very special scheduled events include: Cinco de Mayo celebration at Anejo’s Mexican Bistro on May 5th, Ring around the Maypole at Highfield Hall on May 4th, Annual Falmouth Beautification Sale on May 10th, Just for Kids Colonial Gardening at Falmouth Museums on the Green on May 10th and the Falmouth Bed & Breakfast Association Garden Tour on May 10th from 1 – 3 pm.

There is something fun for everyone during Falmouth Village Blooming. For the latest information and schedule click here to go to the Falmouth Village website.

Highfield Hall Open House

April 5th, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Come to the Highfield Hall Open House and celebrate spring! This free event is open to the public and offers a variety of activities for all ages. Refreshments are being offered courtesy of Atria Woodbriar who is the sponsor of the open house and the spring art exhibitions at Highfield Hall.

Family Fun events from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm include a self-guided Highfield architecture scavenger hunt and fun crafts to make with children’s program teachers.

At 12:30 pm docents Jean Wentzell and Bobbi Miner will host an estate walk of the Highfield property where you can learn about the Beebe family and the expansive property they owned in Falmouth.Falmouth High School Ceramic Birdhouses at Highfield Hall

Highfield Hall art exhibitFrom 1:00pm until 3:00 pm there will be an artist reception for the spring exhibits as well as a painting demonstration, music and refreshments. The artist exhibitions include A House for all Seasons, Ambient Light Domestic interiority, Fragment House and All around the House. A lovely collaboration between Falmouth High School ceramic students and Falmouth Museums on the Green resulted in the exhibition entitled If These Houses Could Talk.

At 2:00 pm enjoy a poetry reading from the new book, Domestic Interiors and then at 3:00 pm relax to Robert Wyatt performing his favorite songs of spring on the grand piano.

Highfield Hall Garden Programs

March 27th, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Highfield Hall Open House

Highfield Hall Garden Programs start on May 17th from 10-11:30 am with a special lecture by Louis Raymond. His lecture is titled Plays Well with Plants: Creating a Garden of a Lifetime. Louis is a professional landscape designer located in Rhode Island and he has had his work highlighted in major publications as well as being featured on various national and local television shows.

Following the Louis Raymond lecture there is a special fund raising luncheon opportunity being offered at an elegant home in Gansett where you can view gardens especially designed by Mr Raymond. The fund raising for this special event will benefit the plantings and gardens of Highfield Hall. Gardens of the Museums on the Green in Falmouth Cape Cod

On June 21st the next presentation at Highfield Hall will be held and will be given by rose expert Gretchen Ward Warren. Her presentation is titled Historic Roses of Woods Hole and she will share the remarkable history of the rambler rose varieties which were developed in Woods Hole over a century ago by Michael Walsh. She will also share historic photographs of the rose garden on the Fay estate in Woods Hole where Michael Walsh was the Head Gardener.

Cape Cod Hurricane Photos

March 12th, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Cape Cod Hurricane Photos from 1944 were part of a number of recently discovered historic photos many featuring The Captain’s Manor Inn formerly known as Mostly Hall. We came across a number of very impressive photos while working with the Falmouth Historical Society and we are going to be doing a few postings so we can share with you a little bit of Falmouth history.

In this posting we are sharing pictures of some of the devastation on Cape Cod here at the Captain’s Manor Inn during the 1944 Hurricane. This storm carried winds peaking at 145 miles per hour and as a category 2 storm. Because the storm was so massive in both its size and intensity it was given the title the Great Atlantic Hurricane and it was the first storm to get a name by the National Hurricane Center then based in Miami and known as the Miami Hurricane Warning Office. One sad fact is that the storm was famous for sinking what was known as the lightship LV Vineyard Sound killing all 12 men who were on board.

Cape Cod Hurricane 1944 at Mostly HallCape Cod Hurricane 1944 at The Captain's Manor Inn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cape Cod Hurricane 1944 at Mostly HallCape Cod Hurricane 1944 at Mostly Hall

 

Master Chefs teach at Highfield Hall

February 22nd, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Master chefs teach at Highfield Hall this spring for the sixth year running. During the months of April through June, a number of local and not so local chefs will be on hand at Highfield, teaching the art of cooking.

Alan Zox personal chef teaches at Highfield Hall in FalmouhOne of the exciting offerings is with Personal Chef, Alan Zox. Allen’s recipes will focus on vegetables and are very much in sync with America’s growing interest in learning to eat less meat. This is a three-part series or you can opt to register for a single class. The classes include demonstrations, tastings and product information. You will learn how to make featured recipes from the award winning cookbook, Jerusalem . Classes are held at 3 PM on April 2, April 23, and May 14.

 

Highfield is thrilled to have Chef Jean-Jacques Paimblanc  demonstrate some of his favorite dishes on April 6 at 1 PM. Chef Paimblanc is a founder of the certificate program in the culinary arts at Boston University along with Julia Child and Jacques Pepin.

Chef Feufeu the Chef/Owner of Bleu Restaurant will host a cooking class at HIghfield Hall in FalmouthJoin admirers of Chef Frederic  Feufeu for a delectable experience. Chef Feufeu is the owner of Blue, an award winning restaurant in Mashpee Commons just a 20 minute drive from Falmouth. This April 27th at 1 pm will mark Chef Feufue’s sixth teaching appearance at Highfield.

During June there are three offerings with different experts in the Seafood Specialties Series.

On Sunday, June 1st at 3 pm a Seafood Specialties Series will be conducted. Linda Depres will be your teacher. Linda spent 40 years in our own Woods Hole at the National Marie Fisheries Service as a fishery biologist. She will provide you with insight into how to choose the seafood you purchase and answer any questions you might have on the art of cooking with fish. This claScallops cookbook event at Highfield Hallss includes wine tastings along with the seafood offerings.

Come to cook on June 8th at 3 pm with Elaine and Karin Tammi who have shared their extensive experience in the cookbook Scallops.  The class will provide instruction, tastings and a wine pairing focused on all you need to know about preparing and cooking scallops.

The third in the Seafood Specialties Series will be held on June 15th at 3 pm with David Shahzade  the owner of Falmouth Fish, a highly regarded local fish market in Falmouth for over 25 years. This class will include seafood and wine tasting and David will talk about endangered species and local seafood.

For more information or to register for any of these foodie events please click here.

Storm Quintus in Cape Cod

February 16th, 2014 by Trish Robinson

St Barnabas in Falmouth after Storm Quintus

Storm Quintus in Cape Cod was packed with heavy wet snow and strong gusty winds. It is always fun to head out all bundled up after the storm and get some snapshots. The photo collage below was taken as we headed out from The Captain’s Manor Inn to Main Street in Falmouth Village. We felt very fortunate to have dodged the bullet of most snow on the Cape which went to neighboring Sandwich with 15.5 inches and also to miss the heavy toll of power outages that hit Yarmouth with 25 percent of the town without power. During the height of Storm Quintus we were getting an inch an hour in Falmouth and down the Cape in Sandwich they were getting over 2 inches and hour.

This is the sixth winter storm for Cape Cod in 2014 which is certainly much more winter weather than we have had since we purchased the inn in 2010. The weather forecasters are predicting a dry and warmer than usual summer and right about now that sounds really good.

 

 

Carriage House Construction

February 4th, 2014 by Trish Robinson

The carriage house construction is well underway here at The Captain’s Manor Inn in beautiful Cape Cod. We are hopeful for an April 1 completion in line with the contract and yet it could be April Fools on us. That being said we are very much looking forward to completion of the Carriage House at which time Kevin and I will move over from the Inn to the Carriage House and the current apartment in the Inn will become available for an Assistant Innkeeper that we plan to hire this Spring.

The carriage house doors have been crafted to look authentic and we are in the process of looking for antique hinge hardware to finish them off. We made a trip to New Bedford to the Salvage Warehouse where they have incredible artifacts from old houses, barns and buildings that have either been demolished or remodeled. We have not found the hardware yet but we keep looking. Take a look at where we are now and how we got there.Carriage House Construction Progress

Captain's Manor Inn Garage

The garage prior to our newest poject

Captain's Manor Inn Garage Demo

The garage as it is being demolished

Captain's Manor Inn Carriage House Framing

The new framing work underway

Captains Manor Inn Carriage House LIving Room

The 1st floor of the new Carriage House

Captains Manor Inn Carriage House 2nd Floor

The upstairs of the new Carriage House

Captains Manor Inn Carriage House Back

The back of the Carriage House

 

National Chocolate Month

February 1st, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium store in Falmouth VIllageNational Chocolate Month is February and it is a time to celebrate for Ghelfi's Candies in Falmouth Villageall of us chocoholics! Pretty much a day does not go by that I don’t have a little bit of chocolate. We are lucky here in Falmouth, Cape Cod that just a short stroll down from The Captain’s Manor Inn on Main Street in Falmouth Village are two great places to satisfy your chocolate cravings.

You may stop in at Ben and Bill’s Chocolate Emporium or Ghelfi’s Candies or like many guests visit and sample both. At Ben and Bill’s many of our guests love the mocha chip ice cream which has the largest pieces of chocolate you can enjoy. A favorite of guests who frequent Ghelfi’s Chocolates are there different flavored salted caramels from milk chocolate to dark or white chocolate and even crème brulee.
You don’t have to wait for Valentine’s Day to search for that special chocolate treat any time this month will do. The healthy benefits of chocolate are being lauded in all sorts of magazines such as Women’s Health, and even the Wall Street Journal had a story.
Chocolate is even being talked about as a superfood. Of course for us chocoholics, National Chocolate Month is not even enough. So if you need a reason to justify why you are eating chocolate why not follow the national chocolate day calendar.

THE YEAR IN CHOCOLATE HOLIDAYS


January 3:               National Chocolate-Covered Cherries Day
January 8:               National English Toffee Day

January 10:             National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

January 27:             National Chocolate Cake Day

February:                National Chocolate Lovers Month
February 1:             National Dark Chocolate Day

February 14:           National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day

February 19:           National Chocolate Mint Day

February 28:           National Chocolate Soufflé Day
March (week 3)       American Chocolate Week
March 19:               National Chocolate Caramel Day

March 24:               National Chocolate-Covered Raisins Day

April 21:                 National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day

May:                      National Chocolate Custard Month
May 1:                   National Chocolate Parfait Day

May 2:                   National Chocolate Mousse Day

May 3:                   National Chocolate Custard Day

May 12:                 National Nutty Fudge Day

May 15:                 National Chocolate Chip Day

June 3:                  National Chocolate Macaroon Day

June 7:                  National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
June 16:                Fudge Day

June 26:                National Chocolate Pudding Day

June 22:                National Chocolate Eclair Day
July 7:                   Chocolate Day

July 8:                   National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day

July 28:                 National Milk Chocolate Day
August 4:              National Chocolate Chip Day
August 10:            S’mores Day

August 20:            National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

September 12:      National Chocolate Milkshake Day
September 13:      International Chocolate Day

September 22:      National White Chocolate Day

September 27:      National Chocolate Milk Day
October:               National Caramel Month (with Chocolate)

October 18:           National Chocolate Cupcake Day

October 28:           National Chocolate Day

November 7:         National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
December 12:       National Cocoa Day

December 16:       National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day

December 28:        National Chocolate Day
December 29:        National Chocolate Day

Source: National Confectioners Association, Foodimentary, CandyUSA.com.

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