Category Archives: The Area

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 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 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.

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

Specific Special One Night Wonders:

Thursday August 20th: Lawrence Queen Guestroom

Sunday August 23rd: Hatch – Premium King Guestroom

Tuesday August 25th Nye – Queen Guestroom

Wednesday August 26th: Robinson – Premium King Guestroom

Monday August 31st: Tuscany – King Guestroom

Monday September 7th: Forbes, Lawrence and Nye-all are Queen Guestrooms

Thursday September 10th: Forbes Queen Guestroom

Monday September 14th: Nye Queen Guestroom

Tuesday September 15th: K.L. Bates – Premium King Guestroom

Tuesday September 15th: Canopy – King Guestroom

Wednesday September 16th: Hatch – Premium King Guestroom

Saturday September 19th: K.L. Bates – Premium King Guestroom

Thursday September 24th: Robinson – Premium King Guestroom

Monday September 28th: Hatch – Premium King Guestroom

Monday September 28th: Lawrence – Queen Guestroom

Thursday October 1st: Hatch – Premium King Guestroom

Thursday October 1st: Lawrence – Queen Guestroom

Saturday October 3rd: Bates – Premium King Guestroom

Sunday October 11th: Nye – Queen Guestroom

Friday October 16th: Hatch – Premium King Guestroom

Monday October 26th 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.

Highfield Hall Garden Programs

March 27, 2014 by Trish Robinson

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 12, 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

 

Storm Quintus in Cape Cod

February 16, 2014 by Trish Robinson

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.

 

 

National Chocolate Month

February 1, 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.

Top things to do in Falmouth

January 31, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Top things to do in Falmouth …well that is a hard list to put together as there is so much to consider. We have done our best to compile the top 5 (in no particular order) based on much input from visitors to Falmouth and our personal experience.

Things to do in Falmouth Shining Sea Bikeway  Travel the 10.7 mile Shining Sea Bikeway which spans from the historic seaside village of    Woods Hole up through North Falmouth. This scenic bikeway winds through beautiful marshes and cranberry bogs in the North and along the scenic Vineyard Sound shoreline to the South. The trail is the only bikeway on Cape Cod to skirt the shore. For all who enjoy the pleasure of nature this bikeway is set back off the main roads and follows the Old Colony rail trail avoiding the busy roads except for a few road crossings along the route.

Explore treasures of our 68 miles of coastline surrounding Falmouth. Since you can’t see it all we bundled three different coastline locations into this spot on the list of things to do. The three coastline spots are the Knob, Nobska lighthouse and Old Silver Beach. The knob has eventhings to do in Falmouth Nobska lighthouse been highlighted by the Boston Globe as a great spot to watch a sunset to cap a Cape Cod vacation. The trail to The Knob overlook is just less than one mile from the parking area and close to 100 bird species have been identified in the area. When you reach the tip of The Knob you will enjoy gorgeous views of Buzzards Bay. Knobska lighthouse is an active U.S. Coast Guard lighthouse which was established in 1829. The views of Vineyard Sound and Martha’s Vineyard from the lighthouse are incredible. Old Silver Beach is located in North Falmouth on the Bay side of Falmouth and is known to be the widest beach in Falmouth and featuring the whitest soft sand.

things to do in Falmouth Falmouth Village Main StreetStroll along the picturesque Main Street in Falmouth Village. The historic village of Falmouth is an absolute treasure of unique locally owned shops and restaurants as well as art galleries. You can find special treats from our very own French bakery or chocolatiers on Main Street or perhaps a good book at the famous Eight Cousins Bookstore who among other activities spearheaded the national Where’s Waldo scavenger hunt with local bookstores. Whether you are looking for comfortable or classic dress clothing there are a number of wonderful clothiers in Falmouth Village. The choices are vast for anything you have in mind while strolling Main Street in Falmouth Village

things to do in falmouth sail the Island Queen

Sail away for a day trip on the Island Queen ferry or Steamship Authority ferry to the island of Martha’s Vineyard. This top pick by visitors of things to do while visiting Falmouth is just a short 45 minute trip over Vineyard Sound until you arrive on the shore of Martha’s Vineyard. Once on the Vineyard spend the day visiting Edgartown, Oaks Bluff and Vineyard Haven. The gingerbread houses in Oaks Bluff are one of the most photographed spots on the island. Edgartown is known for its beautiful ship captain homes and great shopping and restaurants. If you have time a trip out to Aquinnah would be great with its iconic lighthouse and red clay cliffs.

things to do in falmouth walk the Highfield Hall Sunken GardenVisit the Falmouth Museums on the Green and Highfield Hall and Gardens to include things to do in falmouth explore Falmouth Museums on the GreenBeebe Woods 382 acres of walking trails. Highfield Hall was the home of the historically important Beebe family of Boston and Falmouth. This 1878 home has been lovingly restored and is now a key cultural and community center for upper Cape Cod as well as a special venue for weddings and other celebratory gatherings.

So that is a list of the top things to do in Falmouth yet we would be remiss if we did not suggest spending some time in the village of Woods Hole to visit the Aquarium, and Woods Hole Oceanagraphic  Institute’s Titanic education display featuring Alvin the submarine involved in Titanic exploration.

Holidays at Highfield Hall Falmouth

November 29, 2013 by insideout

Holidays at Highfield Hall

International Creche Display

Holidays at Highfield Hall once again showcases incredible holiday decor in the beautiful historic Beebe family home in Falmouth.  This lovelingly restored 1878 home of the Beebe family has been transformed into a wonderland where top decorators and designers have clamored to showcase their talents in the elegant halls and rooms of Highfield Hall.

For a nominal five dollar admission for adults (children free) you can tour Highfield Hall and learn about its history while getting holiday decorating ideas. A gift gallery will also be featured at this event and will contain items ranging from Hostess gifts & crafts to a wreath sale. In the new Highfield, reading room. the any soldier project will be featured. A tea shop will be part of the festivities with homemade goodies and the brand-new “Highfield Blend” tea.

Some of this year’s special exhibits will include Bill Hendel’s impressive international crèche collection, a Victorian Regina music box with numerous musical desks, a re-creation of a Victorian Christmas parlor and Salley Mavor’s Pocketful of Posies Christmas tree and dollhouse. Just around the corner from The Captain’s Manor Inn this is a favorite place to visit not just during the holidays but all year long!

For more information go to: http://www.highfieldhall.org/event/the-holidays-at-highfield/

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