Only in August!


Nope, we can’t believe it either. Summer is on the downswing so best to soak up every second of it while our biggest complaints are sunburns not snowdrifts. in this issue Five August Flavors. Cons = super hot days are torture. Pros = produce is absolutely going off at local farms and it’s inspiring all sorts of taste treats. Chat With A Local: Jordan Renzi is (at

5 Flavors in August


One of our favorite things to do during the Cape Cod summer is eat. All the food. From restaurants, farmers markets, and ice cream shops – and there are five flavors from a few of these fine establishments that we feel you must taste before the summer’s end. A dip and roll from The Local Scoop. Take one of their Cape Cod famous ice cream pops and roll them in

chat with a local :: Jordan Renzi


From the moment we heard the cool strains of her rendition of the Dead’s “I Know You, Rider” floating in the ether, we were smitten with local singer/songwriter Jordan Renzi. Then we heard her original song “September” and didn’t know just how far we could fall. Earlier this year, Jordan was named one of three 2017 Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Fellows, in the Performing Arts.

Talking SHIfT :: In Defense of Small Business

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Full disclosure: one of our three editors owns Shift, the long-established, Hyannis-based clothing boutique we mention in this piece … but that’s not the only reason we’re writing. Sure, our brand is dedicated to sharing the best of Cape Cod’s locally made and grown items, highlighting notable locals, and showing how easy it is to get out and explore the sandbar. We’re also passionate about

Local Blood Donation


  It often takes a man-made or a natural disaster for people to make the important decision of donating blood, but what many don’t realize is blood donations continually save lives and improve health in many different ways: for blood transfusions for women with complications of pregnancy and childbirth; for children with severe anemia often resulting from malnutrition; and for many complex medical and surgical

Symphony by the Sea


What could better than hearing Jung Ho Pak conduct the Cape Symphony at their usual venue of the Performing Arts Center at Barnstable High School? We think it would be experiencing a multimedia performance featuring the Symphony’s principal musicians and community choral groups under the stars at the Cape Cod National Seashore. On Friday, August 25 at 6:30 pm (rain date is August 26) the Symphony along

Epic Oyster


                              Freshly shucked oysters, tasty cocktails and delicious eats tucked inside an old Cape Cod diner? Sign us up! We are super excited about this summer’s new addition to North Falmouth, the Epic Oyster. Enjoy a beautiful selection of shucked-to-order oysters (changing daily), a Portuguese-inspired menu and an impressive wine list while

Jam Packed July!

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The moment we’ve been waiting for is here – summer 2017 on Cape Cod! These eight short weeks offer unique experiences that we don’t get to repeat in the off-season; we’re challenging ourselves to overcome our traffic loathing in order to soak up every bit of this special, fleeting season. We’ve rounded up some great ideas to share with you this month! in this issue

LLL’s Summer Bucket List

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Often, the LoveLiveLocal ladies are so busy promoting all the amazing things going on from Woods Hole to Provincetown that we don’t make enough time to just enjoy them ourselves. Thus, our Summer 2017 Bucket List, a not-exhaustive list of some of the events we don’t want to pass us by. Join us! Feast on seasonal flavors. So many of our favorites are staying open all

chat with a local :: Judy Laster + John Gamache

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We’re so lucky to have an incredible arts scene on Cape Cod, including two major film festivals. In recent years, the Woods Hole Film Festival has really come alive, in our view (we’re not alone – Yankee Magazine named it one of the “Top 10 Massachusetts Summer Events of 2017). Founder/director Judy Laster and associate director John Gamache gave us the skinny: Tell us how you found