Welcome, 2015! It’s exciting to meet you, and all the adventures you promise. To our readers: thank you for an incredible 2014. We wish you health and good fortune in the new year!

This month we’re giving ourselves a little more room to write, so you’ll notice only two feature stories. Last year’s LLL take on approaching popular new year’s resolutions from a local perspective was a hit, so we’re refreshing that for 2015 with new ideas to help you make this your best year yet! Our co-founder Amanda Converse, owner of Shift Eco Boutique and editor of The Current Quarterly, is going to put her money where her mouth is by chronicling her commitment to doing the majority of her shopping locally this year. She kicks off that journey in this issue by setting the stage.

We have a new obsession – we think you’ll be in ‘Love’ as well. When it’s this cold, to ‘Live’ well is to be inside with a movie … or four! ‘Local’ manufacturing has largely faded away in the US, but we have really GOOD news for Cape Codders!

Already starting the countdown to Memorial Day? We get it. Even we are willing to admit feeling the post-holiday, dead-of-winter-blues-on-Cape-Cod creeping in over the past couple of weeks. Never fear; we won’t let you sink. Just a sampling of the good-vibe inducing activities to keep your spirits up this month:

-Catch up-and-coming songwriters Billington Sea (Hayley Sabella and Jake Hill) hosted by Vinegrass at O’Shea’s. (1.8)

-Local favorite chanteuse Molly Parmenter has taken it to a new level with a backing band – don’t miss them at The Compound! (1.9)

-Check out Sean Shea’s art opening at ARTichoke Eastham and grab dinner at The Local Break. (1/9)

-Sharpen up your blades of glory and hit the rink with Cape Cod Beer’s Brew Crew for their FREE family ice skating hour at HYCC. Rentals free too (thanks for being so nice)! (1.17)

-Listening to 6 East at Harvest Gallery and Wine Bar makes us feel like spring is near – head over for a cocktail, a snack and a music break. (1.17)

-Get the scoop on the Cape’s famed aquatic darlings from Dr. Greg Skomal at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History’s Atlantic White Shark fundraiser and presentation. (1.22)

-MORE music: choose the SuperStar songwriter showcase at The Island Merchant or the monthly Feed Your Love open mic at Wellfleet’s Preservation Hall. (1.24)

-Yogis, Love Yoga Fest is hosting an awesome workshop-style class with live music! Get a pass for 30 To LYF to benefit local non-profit Calmer Choice. (1.31)

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