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Turkeys on Cape Cod

December 20, 2015 by Trish Robinson

turkeys in cape cod stopping traffic on main street

Turkeys stopping traffic

Turkeys on Cape Cod have become a not so uncommon sighting on Cape Cod right here in Falmouth Village. They have been known to stop traffic and be quite brazen about it.

Click on this funny link Huffington Post video to see how one of our local Falmouth postman has taken to carrying a long rod with him to ward off his new “friends”.

 

 

The turkeys have hit big time most recently with video footage on Boston TV stations such as WBZ as well as a story in the Boston Globe. The highlight of their notoriety though was in the Jimmy Fallon monologue in mid December.

The highlight of their notoriety though was in the Jimmy Fallon monologue in mid December.

turkeys in cape cod sitting in flower pot in front of Bearin Boots gastropub

Turkeys at Bear in Boots

One of their favorite hangouts in Falmouth Village early in the morning is at Bear in Boots Gastropub. We recently found out why….someone had left out some peanuts in shells and some corn shaved off the cob. So we are thinking one of our neighbors did a bit of research on favorite foods for turkeys.

You may not know that these birds do sleep up in trees. Many have been caught off guard on their early morning walk down main street when they go by our public library

turkeys in cae cod by falmouth library

Turkeys near the library

where we have numerous large trees and all of a sudden a noise is heard and down swoop the turkeys (mind you is is not a graceful flight).

 

All in all these birds have a rather interesting past as well. I certainly did not know until recently that they were Ben Franklin’s choice for the United States national bird.  I for one am very glad that the bald eagle won out and is our national bird seeing as they are certainly a more majestic bird!

Some other interesting facts are that it is only the male turkey that will display his ruffled feathers and fanlike tail. The mail bird also has a bright beard and their gobble has a distinctive sound that can be heard a mile away.  As for the female turkey they may lay 4 to 17 eggs. The mom will feed her chicks after they hatch—but only for a few days. The young turkeys have to learn pretty quickly to fend for themselves as part of  a mother/child flock can be well over a dozen.

So on your next visit to Falmouth be sure to be on the lookout for our famous flock of turkeys 🙂

Wine and Music Wednesdays

December 16, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Wine and Music Wednesdays

Jordan_WMWine and Music Wednesdays happen every third Wednesday of the month at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. The first event was held in March of 2010 and it has grown each year in popularity. Held in the gallery, wine and music Wednesdays are an open house from 6pm-7:30pm with wine tasting and live music. Cotuit Center for the Arts was founded in 1993 and has worked since to create a welcoming environment for artists, performers, and audiences to appreciate and partake in the creation of art. The center offers a variety of educational programs, performances and exhibitions.

This is the perfect stop on your way to dinner; have a drink while looking at beautiful art which will make fantastic dinner conversation. Tickets are $10 and available only at the door.

Wine and Music Wednesdays

November 18, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Wine and Music Wednesdays

Jordan_WMWine and Music Wednesdays happen every third Wednesday of the month at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. The first event was held in March of 2010 and it has grown each year in popularity. Held in the gallery, wine and music Wednesdays are an open house from 6pm-7:30pm with wine tasting and live music. Cotuit Center for the Arts was founded in 1993 and has worked since to create a welcoming environment for artists, performers, and audiences to appreciate and partake in the creation of art. The center offers a variety of educational programs, performances and exhibitions.

This is the perfect stop on your way to dinner; have a drink while looking at beautiful art which will make fantastic dinner conversation. Tickets are $10 and available only at the door.

Village of Scarecrows

November 11, 2015 by Trish Robinson

The Village of Scarecrows was once again a wonderful Fall celebration in Falmouth Village. Over 20 different and creative scarecrows were set up to adorn the lightposts throughout the village. Children and adults of all ages have been strolling along Main Street over the past couple of weeks to enjoy, snap pictures of and vote for their favorite scarecrow. Voting ends on November 15th. If you would like to participate in the voting and see all of the scarecrows for 2015 all you need to do is to go to the Falmouth Village Association facebook page and enter your vote for favorite.

In addition to the scarecrows on Main Street a scaredy crow contest is underway. The contest involves searching in various merchant restaurants and shops for their scaredy crow and finding out it’s name to complete the scavenger hunt form. All completed forms will be handed into the Eight Cousins bookstore where a winner will be drawn. The winner wins a shopping spree for over 10 different retailers on Main Street.  Happy scaredy crow hunting to all 🙂

We put together a sampling of the many scarecrows for your viewing below. We hope you enjoy!

Village of Scarecrows Pickle Jar

Pickle Jar

Village of Scarecrows Cupcake Charlie

Cupcake Charlie

Village of Scarecrows Bank of Cape Cod

Bank of Cape Cod

Cape Chic Scarecrow

Cape Chic

 Country Fare Scarecrow

Country Fare

Quarterdeck Scarecrow

Quarterdeck scarecrow

Wine and Music Wednesdays

October 21, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Wine and Music Wednesdays

Jordan_WMWine and Music Wednesdays happen every third Wednesday of the month at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. The first event was held in March of 2010 and it has grown each year in popularity. Held in the gallery, wine and music Wednesdays are an open house from 6pm-7:30pm with wine tasting and live music. Cotuit Center for the Arts was founded in 1993 and has worked since to create a welcoming environment for artists, performers, and audiences to appreciate and partake in the creation of art. The center offers a variety of educational programs, performances and exhibitions.

This is the perfect stop on your way to dinner; have a drink while looking at beautiful art which will make fantastic dinner conversation. Tickets are $10 and available only at the door.

Sunday Estate Walks

October 18, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Sunday Estate Walks BeebeWoods-Trail-Map

Sunday Estate Walks around the Bebe Woods at Highfield Hall take place on the first and third Sunday through October. Listen to docents tell the story of the Beebe family who built both Highfield Hall and its sister mansion Tanglewood on their magnificent 700 acre estate. Still today, Beebe Woods hosts an extensive network of walking trails that cover miles of varied terrain. The woods explore ridges and hollows and encircle the picturesque pond know as the “Punch Bowl” that lies deep within the Woods. The trails also connect at the southern end of Beebe Woods to Peterson Farm.

Learn about the role the Beebe family played in the history of the town of Falmouth, and how their land later became Beebe Woods, Falmouth Hospital, Falmouth Academy and so much more.

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings, stretch your legs and learn some history about the legacy of the Bebe family at their renowned Sunday estate walks.

$5 suggested donation.

 

 

 

John Salerno Trio

October 2, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Jazzfest Falmouth happens Friday, October 2nd and we could not be more excited to th4host The John Salerno Trio on our very own front porch! The evening for your ears begins at 5:15 at Museums on the Green. Come down town early and have a listen to the Bart Weisman Group as they play their ‘Keeping Jazz Alive on Cape Cod’ set. After this Jazzfest Falmouth kick-off concert, we suggest stopping for a bite to eat at one of Main Street’s many restaurants. If you choose to dine outside, you’ll be able to hear Jazzfest happening all around you; more than fifteen local businesses will be playing host to amazing musicians. Wherever your night takes you, just make sure you’re at The Captain’s Manor Inn by 7pm for a world renowned music sensation.

Fgallery1-13-lgJohn Salerno, originally from the Boston area, has traveled the globe perfecting his craft. From Italy and England to Turkey and Greece, John Salerno has studied all types of music and has taken bits and pieces from his travels and incorporated them into his one-of-a-kind sound. The front porch of the Captain’s Manor Inn will come alive with the IMG_9126-427x640sounds of swing, big bang, and maybe even some show tunes! Bring your suggestions, and your auditory appetite for smooth Jazz. We’ll offer seasonal refreshments under the stars!

The John Salerno Trio will play until 8:15, but that’s hardly when Jazzfest Falmouth ends. Enjoy live music until 11pm in Falmouth Friday night. We couldn’t think of a more wonderful way to welcome the fall than with great music for the whole community to enjoy. Hope to see you Friday night!

Jazzfest Falmouth

September 29, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Jazzfest Falmouth happens Friday, October 2nd and we could not be more excited to th4host The John Salerno Trio on our very own front porch! The evening for your ears begins at 5:15 at Museums on the Green. Come down town early and have a listen to the Bart Weisman Group as they play their ‘Keeping Jazz Alive on Cape Cod’ set. After this Jazzfest Falmouth kick-off concert, we suggest stopping for a bite to eat at one of Main Street’s many restaurants. If you choose to dine outside, you’ll be able to hear Jazzfest happening all around you; more than fifteen local businesses will be playing host to amazing musicians. Wherever your night takes you, just make sure you’re at The Captain’s Manor Inn by 7pm for a world renowned music sensation.

Fgallery1-13-lgJohn Salerno, originally from the Boston area, has traveled the globe perfecting his craft. From Italy and England to Turkey and Greece, John Salerno has studied all types of music and has taken bits and pieces from his travels and incorporated them into his one-of-a-kind sound. The front porch of the Captain’s Manor Inn will come alive with the IMG_9126-427x640sounds of swing, big bang, and maybe even some show tunes! Bring your suggestions, and your auditory appetite for smooth Jazz. Enjoy seasonal refreshments under the stars!

The John Salerno Trio will play until 8:15, but that’s hardly when Jazzfest Falmouth ends. Enjoy live music until 11pm in Falmouth Friday night. We couldn’t think of a more wonderful way to welcome the fall than with great music for the whole community to enjoy. Hope to see you Friday night!

Jazz Fest Falmouth

September 26, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Jazz Fest Falmouth – September 26 – October 4 th1

Enjoy lectures, recitals, concerts, jam sessions, a jazz brunch and a jazz stroll during the eight day celebration presented by Arts Falmouth. The jazz stroll will take place on Friday, October 2nd and promises to be a night full of great music. Jazz Fest Falmouth will help downtown Falmouth come alive on Friday night. The shops and restaurants from Queen’s Buyway and along Main Street will showcase an assortment of groups ranging from classic swing to avant-garde with a little blues thrown in. Just wander in and out;  it’s all free.  The 2015 line up features both local favorites and award winning ensembles. Each performance time is staggered giving you an opportunity to hear a variety of jazz styles throughout the evening. Click here for the 2015 Jazz Stroll lineup.

September 26:  Robert Wyatt on Louis Armstrong
September 27:  Pianist Jon Weber on almost everything else about jazz
September 30:  Toni Lynn Washington, Queen of the Blues
October 2:  Jazz Stroll along Main Street
October 3:  Denise Donatelli in concert at Highfield Theater
October 4:  Goodis & Glenn Jazz Brunch at Persy’s

Sunday Estate Walks

September 20, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Sunday Estate Walks BeebeWoods-Trail-Map

Sunday Estate Walks around the Bebe Woods at Highfield Hall take place on the first and third Sunday through October. Listen to docents tell the story of the Beebe family who built both Highfield Hall and its sister mansion Tanglewood on their magnificent 700 acre estate. Still today, Beebe Woods hosts an extensive network of walking trails that cover miles of varied terrain. The woods explore ridges and hollows and encircle the picturesque pond know as the “Punch Bowl” that lies deep within the Woods. The trails also connect at the southern end of Beebe Woods to Peterson Farm.

Learn about the role the Beebe family played in the history of the town of Falmouth, and how their land later became Beebe Woods, Falmouth Hospital, Falmouth Academy and so much more.

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings, stretch your legs and learn some history about the legacy of the Bebe family at their renowned Sunday estate walks.

$5 suggested donation.

 

 

 

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