Category Archives: The Area

Holidays by the Sea

December 3, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Holidays by the Sea is once again promising to be a fun filled weekend in Falmouth Village.

The festivities officially being on Friday December 5th at 5:30 with a carol sing at the iconic Nobska Lighthouse. Hot chocolate and cookies will be on hand to fuel you for participating in the festive seasonal sing along.

At a very reasonable 9:30 am on Saturday December 6th you can join in on the 3rd annual Jingle Jog 5K sponsored by Dunkin Donuts and Anytime Fitness. Festive outfits are actually encouraged for the race and our very own son-in-law donned a Santa outfit a couple of years ago. The Elf Run for participants 12 and under starts at 9:30 and the Jingle Jog for those 13 and over starts at 9:45.

Jingle jog 5K

Jingle Jog

After joining in the race or just cheering on the runners you can head over to Marine Park at Falmouth Harbor to welcome Seafaring Santa! The Falmouth High School Chorus will be on hand singing Christmas carols. All are invited to join in the activities ofย  the annual children’s bike raffle, hot chocolate & treats courtesy of Dunkin’ Donuts.

Also on the 6th at noon there is a public viewing of the Nobska Lighthouse which is sponsored by the Coast Guard Auxiliary and goes unti 2 pm. As a little incentive we share that Santa visits at 12:30 pm!

Holiday Stroll for Holidays by the Sea

Holiday Stroll

After a little afternoon rest get ready for the Holiday Stroll along Main Street and Queens Buyway. Hop on the trolley to the Falmouth Historical Society for a visit with Santa until 6:30. There will be face painting by Mrs. Claus, along with hot chocolate and cookies. The Falmouth Historical Society will also have additional craft activities for the kids. Take the trolley to the Queen’s Buyway, and visit the Petting Zoo! (In the courtyard behind Cape Chic and Pink Polka Dot from 5-6:30) Enjoy live music by the Donnie Cross Trio at Headlines on Main Street. The movie Frozen will also be streaming throughout the evening at Peg Noonan Park. Also keep a look out for Elsa and Anna! The Very Merry Dickens Carolers and the Falmouth High School Band will perform along Main Street. Ride the Trolley down Main Street while the Falmouth High School A Capella Group sings Holiday songs! Just look for the trolley stop signs. Snacks and refreshments can be found at your favorite local shops! Information cards will be available at most Main Street Shops.

The official festivities conclude on Sunday December 7th with the 51st annual parade. The Parade starts at noontime at the Falmouth Mall and proceeds down Main Street to the Village Green. Our parade is Southeastern Massachusettsโ€™ largest holiday parade with theme decorated floats, marching bands, live animals, costumed characters and Santa Claus!

Holidays by the Sea 51st annual parade

Holiday Parade

Trick or Treat

October 26, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Trick or Treat with Patches the firedog

Patches the fire dog and Olivia

Trick or Treat at Eight Cousins Bookstore in Falmouth Village

Ladybug Girl and Sara the good witch

Trick or Treat in Falmouth Village was celebrated in grand fashion with the 17th annual Trick or Treat stroll along Main Street on Saturday October 25th. Hundreds of youngsters and their parents came dressed for the occasions in costumes ranging from policemen and fireman to goblins, witches and beloved characters like Elsa of Frozen. We had parents dressed as superheros and sports figures as they escorted their little ones along the street. Restaurants and Retail shops alike offered up goodies to the trick or treaters.

Patches the firedog and Olivia as red riding hood led the parade down Main Street in Falmouth Village.

Eight Cousins Bookstore had Ladybug Girl and Sara the good witch to hand out fun pencils for their treat.

 

 

Thank you to the Falmouth Village Association for sponsoring such a family friendly and fun event!

Trick or Treat at Eastman's Hardware in Falmouth Village

The beginning of the trick or treat parade line.

Trick or Treat in Falmouth Village

Trick or Treat at Homespun Gardens

Trick or Treat at La Osteria in Falmouth VIllage

Osteria La Civetta’s Spooky Spider web with Cauldron of Treats

Falmouth Village Scarecrows

October 24, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Falmouth Village Scarecrows make their appearance again this Fall and Halloween season on iconic Main Street. Over 20 different creative oversize scarecrows are located on the lamposts in front of restaurants, retail shops, the local fire station and several bed and breakfasts in Falmouth Village. The scarecrows went up on October 15th and will remain until late November.

Port Cargo retail shop's scarecrow on the lampost in Falmouth Village of Scarecrows

Port Cargo

Each year the members of the Falmouth Village Association enjoy showcasing their talents in coming up with a scarecrow character to represent their unique business.

Pickle Jar Restaurant scarecrow in Falmouth Village of Scarecrows

Pickle Jar Restaurant

Scarecrow at La Cucina Restaurant iin Falmouth Village of Scarecrows

Village of Scarecrows

This year some of the unique characters include an oompa loompa scarecrow from Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory located in front of Ghelfi’s Candies, a cocktail serving scarecrow in front of the Quarterdeck restaurant, a leprechaun in front of Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub, and Popeye the Sailor Man in front of The Captain’s Manor Inn. We encourage you to take a stroll along Main Street and enjoy the fun and creative scarecrow’s while you stop in to shop at our local shops and restaurants.

Popeye scarecrow at the Captain's Manor Inn in Falmouth Village of Scarecrows

The Captain’s Manor Inn

 

Jazz Stroll

September 13, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Jazz Stroll 2014 is set for October 3, 2014 in lovely Falmouth Village. This free event takes place at numerous retail and restaurant locations in Queen’s Buyway and along Main Street. Groups performing range from duos to trios as well as quartets and even the big band group Stage Door Canteen at Liam Maquire’s Irish Pub to close out this fabulous night. You might even choose to enjoy a jam session to be held at Jacks located at 327 Gifford Street.

Make a night of it and come for a stroll where you can mix musical pleasure with dinner and dessert or a little retail therapy while on for your jazz stroll.

This evening is one of many events that make up 2014 Jazzfest. One of this year’s highlight performances will be Grammy Winner Catherine Russell who will be performing at Highfield Theater on Saturday, October 4th at 7:30 pm. Russell is celebrated as a genuine jazz and blues singer who can sing virtually anything. Her Grammy was awarded for her featured work on the soundtrack of the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. Catherine has performed with Steely Dan, Paul Simon, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper and numerous other musical talents.Jazz stroll at Vagabond View

Falmouth Historic Walk

August 28, 2014 by Trish Robinson

A Falmouth historic walk is enhanced this year with the beautiful ceramic birdhouses created by Falmouth High School students in collaboration with the Falmouth Museums on the Green.Falmouth High School Ceramic Birdhouses at Highfield Hall This is a self guided tour through historic Falmouth Village and 28 different homes have these unique birdhouses located in trees in their front yards. Each of the birdhouses was painstakingly created and inspired by architectural, cultural or historic significance of the particular house they selected.

The Captain’s Manor Inn is proud to be a part of this endeavor. We are listed as number 12 on the tour and are under the name of Mostly Hall. The Inn was dubbed Mostly Hall back in the 1800’s when a young man visiting the home with his mother said “look ma, it’s mostly hall” upon stepping into the grande entrance. The name became part of town lore and the house is actually on the National Historic Registry under the name of Mostly Hall.

We share some pictures below and a video of students who made a birdhouse: http://youtu.be/BoNLHNVH2OM

Captain's Manor Inn ceramic birdhouseTo the left is a picture of the ceramic birdhouse for Consider Hatch house's ceramic birdhouse

The Captain’s Manor Inn (aka Mostly Hall)

and to the right is the ceramic birdhouse for

the Consider Hatch house. Below is a picture

of the ceramic birdhouse for St. Barnabas

Church.St. Barnabas ceramic birdhouse made by Falmouth high school students

Cape Cod Canal Centennial Celebration

July 29, 2014 by Trish Robinson

 

arial mma canal 3Cape Cod Canal Centennial Celebration activities are well underway with concerts, boat parades, maritime exhibits, fireworks, tall ships and more!

There have been a lot of events that have been underway since July 25th with major activities today which marks the official US Army Corps and Canal Centennial Dedication Ceremonies.

You can tour the T S Kennedy ship today from 9am to 5 pm at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.T S Kennedy was originally built in 1964 and renamed T S Kennedy in 2001 in honor of the Kennedy family. The T S Kennedy served for over 20 years including several tours to the Persian Gulf as part of the First Gulf War and in 2001 it was moved to Buzzards Bay, MA for use as the training ship for the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Most recently the ship was deployed to New York Harbor in support of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts with a mission of housing first responders and FEMA personnel.

You can also tour the tall ship Kalmar Nyckel from 9am to 5 pm today and the Schooner Mystic Tall Ships all tours are at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

At 4 pm the Tugboat parade begins and will wind through the entire Cape Cod Canal and about 12 tugboats are expected to participate.

The official Canaliversary celebration also starts at 4 pm with concerts , games , antique cars and more culminating in a spectacular fireworks show over the railroad bridge starting around 9 pm. David Mugar and B4 productions who have put on some of the most fabulous fireworks shows will be producing the show.

For complete up to date information visit www.capecodcanalcentennial.org

Cape Cod Baseball League Falmouth Commodores

July 1, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Cape Cod Baseball League otherwise known as CCBL is celebrating its 130th year in 2014. The Cape Cod Baseball League is the premier collegiate summer program in the country. The stellar reputation of the league attracts star ballplayers from the best collegiate baseball programs in the United States. A great night can be spent watching these talented young players while enjoying homemade clam chowder from Artie’s Catering at the snack shack right at the game. Perhaps a short trip across the street to Dairy Queen for one of their famous blizzard ice cream treats may be in order too.

Very exciting news as of June 29, 2014 is the Royal’s taking on Brandon Finnegan as a top draft pic (number 17) with a sign on bonus of over $2.2 million. Brandon is a left handed pitcher who made is debut with the Cape Cod Baseball League a year ago in June when he pitched a game winning 6-2 opener over the Harwich Mariners.

Some trivia for you around the impact of the Cape Cod Baseball League:Cape Cod Baseball League Falmouth Commodores

over 1000 alumni are playing professional baseball at difference levels

over 200 alumni are in the Major League Baseball

one in seven players currently on Major League Baseball rosters once played in the Cape League

more than half a dozen former CCBL players manage in the major leagues

Directions to the Guv Fuller Field.

Schedule of Games

 

Arts Alive

June 11, 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 atย  http://www.artsfalmouth.org/d7/arts-alive.ย ย  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 6, 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 tripadvisor1Captain's Manor Inn

click here to book your stay.

September 10th – K.L. Bates – Premium King Guestroom

September 16th – Canopy – King Guestroom

September 17thย  K.L. Bates – Premium King Guestroom, Robinson – Premium King Guestroom

September 18thย  Tuscany -King Guestroom, Lawrenceย  -Queen Guestroom

September 21thย  K.L. Bates – Premium King Guestroom

September 25thย  K.L. Bates – Premium King Guestroom, Hatch – Premium King Guestroom

September 26thย ย ย ย  Canopy – King Guestroom

September 28th Robinson – Premium King Guestroom

October 2ndย  K.L. Bates – Premium King Guestroom, Lawrence – Queen Guestroom, Robinson – Premium King Guestroom

October 5th Hatch – Premium King Guestroom, K.L. Bates – Premium King Guestroom

October 15th Canopy – King Guestroom

October 16th Hatch – Premium King Guestroom

Falmouth Village Blooming

April 24, 2014 by Trish Robinson

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.

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