“Drones” by Daniel Dejean
Though the great civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was born on Jan. 15, 1929, his birthday is memorialized on a federal holiday on the third Monday in January each year. In 2020, that Monday is Jan. 20. On the Outer Cape, commemorative activities and exhibits throughout the weekend are mostly located in […]
Stargazing in winter is not for the faint of heart. Who would choose to stand out in the freezing cold for hours, staring up at the sky for a glimpse of some tiny wonder of the universe? Amateur astronomers, that’s who. But why in winter? Why not take a break for the season, polish one’s […]
“Cafe” by Mary DeAngelis
Mila Fae Davies became the first Outer Cape baby of the new decade on Jan. 8, 2020. Mila’s parents, Justine Ives and Edward Davies, braved snowy conditions on Route 6 as they inched along behind a snowplow towards Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth at 1 a.m last Wednesday. Thirteen hours later, Mila was born. […]
Confirmed rare bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the seven days preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Jan. 14 included the following, recorded on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s eBird website: Pacific Loon, Gavia pacifica. Two scoped at Race Point on Jan. 13. Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus. One at Race Point on Jan. 13. […]
“Warm Suit” by Daniel Dejean
“They showed up early and left quickly,” said a Provincetown harbormaster. “Shortfin squid are everywhere,” said Owen Nichols of the Center for Coastal Studies. “For longfin, the Nantucket Sound fishery was late and short this year.” So there you have it, from two great sources: squid were everywhere and nowhere at the same time. They […]
“The Outermost Unaffordable House” by A. Crock
It seems like nobody suggests dinner at our place these days. But I’ve got a great mushroom bisque from the old days that is definitely company-worthy. It came originally from Front Street, and it’s one of those recipes that is not a secret: I got it from a friend in the 1980s, and later it […]
EASTHAM — The Cape Cod Furies started out five years ago as a co-op ice hockey club for girls from three Lower Cape high schools: Nauset, Monomoy, and Cape Cod Tech. Because it was a club — not school-funded — the girls had to pay to play. “It was $500 just to play, plus equipment […]
The January puzzle from Sophia Maymudes spotlights the year in review. Need some answers? We send out the solution in our Friday newsletter. You’ll find the signup for our newsletter right here on our home page!
Of all the ways to begin a new year, fitness-wise, there is one I think deserves to be at the top of the list. It’s simple and central. And it’s not just about aesthetics. It will improve your athletic performance and reduce your risk of back pain. What is this all-powerful place to start? Strengthening […]
Lose weight. Get a new job. Exercise more. These goals have been on my New Year’s resolutions list over the years, and maybe yours, no? Personal development and improvement seem a necessary part of life — after all, without the desire to do and be better, we’d become complacent. But why then do so many […]
About 50 people gathered on Provincetown Harbor on January 7 to let go of their material and metaphysical stockpiles at the annual Re-Rooters Day ceremony organized by Jay Critchley.