ANNOUNCEMENTS: October 4 – 10, 2012

October 3, 2012 5:00 am0 comments

Record-setting week of rescues for Provincetown disentanglement team In the space of one week, the Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (PCCS) successfully freed six individual animals belonging to endangered populations, including two humpback whales and three leatherback turtles, from life-threatening entanglements in [...]

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Announcements: September 27 – October 3, 2012

September 26, 2012 5:00 am0 comments

Castle Hill Offers Free Fall Classes for Seniors

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill is pleased to announce that the ever popular series of complimentary workshops for those 60 and older will once again run this September/October at 10 Meetinghouse Road at Castle Hill.

Four different classes will be held:

Painting with Joan Hopkins Coughlin, Tuesdays & Thursdays:  9:30 a.m. -12 p.m.,  Sept 25, 27 and Oct 2, 4, 9, 11.

Portraiture in Clay with Joyce Johnson, Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Oct 16, 23, 30 and Nov 6, 13.

Poetry with Keith Althaus, Mondays & Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Oct 22, 25, 29 and Nov 1, 5, 8.

Ceramics with Brian Taylor, Tuesdays & Thursdays:  9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Oct 30 and Nov 1, 6, 8, 13, 15

Castle Hill will hold a lottery to ensure a fair selection of participants in the Senior Program. To apply, please call with your name, address, and workshop title. Castle Hill also encourages all participants to become members of the Castle Hill Community.

* IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to participate you MUST be 60 years of age or over and be a year-round resident of Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, or Orleans. The Senior Program is made possible through funding from the Civil Society Institute. For more information call or to sign up call: 508.349.7511 or visit www.castlehill.org.


Provincetown Children’s Theater Open House for Outer Cape Families

The Provincetown Theater and the Provincetown Children’s Theater invite you to their first ever Open House for Outer Cape Families. 

What does the Provincetown Theater offer to families on the Outer Cape?  Are there productions for children to be in?  Are there productions that the whole family can go to?  Are there classes for young artists?  Is anyone interested in what families need?  How can we get involved?  

Come to The Provincetown Theater on Sunday, September 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to have all your questions answered.  Representatives from the Board of Directors and the Children’s Theater will be present and there will be a tour and refreshments. For more information please call 508.487.7487.


Women’s Week Volunteers Needed

Meryl Cohn’s Reasons to Live is the biggest production the Provincetown Theater has taken on in several years.  They need your help to make it a success!  If you have an hour or two to deliver postcards to guesthouses, give out cards on Commercial Street, or meet the ferries during Women’s Week, please call the box office: 508.487.9793 or e-mail [email protected]


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Farewell to The Count

September 5, 2012 5:00 am0 comments

  Jerry Nelson July 10, 1934 – August 23, 2012 For members of Generation X, Jerry Nelson was a hero, even if you never knew his name or recognized his face. But most everyone knows his voice, or more appropriately, his voices. Nelson was a puppeteer and voice-over actor whose [...]

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ANNOUNCEMENTS: August 30 – September 5, 2012

August 29, 2012 5:00 am0 comments

PCCS Disentangles a Humpback Whale

Earlier this month, on August 18, the Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (PCCS) disentangled a young humpback whale outside Chatham Harbor. The whale was found and reported by tuna fishermen, who then stood by the animal until the responders arrived from Provincetown. When the MAER team arrived on scene, they found Hiatus, a relatively young humpback, firmly anchored in place by an entanglement that consisted of many wraps of rope through its mouth and around the body. The responders, working from a small inflatable boat, used a 20-foot pole and hook-shaped knife to make numerous cuts in the entanglement, eventually freeing the whale from the rope and gear.

The team is well-acquainted with Hiatus: they disentangled this whale at nearly the same spot on July 5, 2012. “This was very unusual and not a pleasant coincidence” said Scott Landry, director of the entanglement response program. “We’d like to think that whales could learn to avoid entanglements, but we know that the issue may be more complicated than that. Hopefully Hiatus will have a bit of time to heal from these events.”

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August 15, 2012 5:00 am0 comments

Vice President Joe Biden Is On His Way to Ptown

There will be an Obama Victory Fund 2012 reception at the Pilgrim Monument with Vice President Joe Biden, hosted by Bryan Rafanelli, on Sunday, August 26 at 9 a.m. Tickets for this fundraising event range from $250 up. To attend or see more information, visit my.barackobama.com/August26Provincetown.



Provincetown 10 Days of Art 2012 Festival presents 

10 Days That Shook the World: the Centennial Decade

Friday, September 28 to Sunday, October 7, 2012

Herring Cove Beach Bathhouse in the Cape Cod National Seashore will house a multi-media exhibition before its demolition, Ten Days That Shook the World: the Centennial Decade, set for September 28 to October 8, 2012. 10 Days of Art Festival, artist Jay Critchley, and the Provincetown Community Compact  (The Compact) invite proposals for art and performance events. We are thrilled to offer this unprecedented opportunity to occupy the iconic Herring Cove Bathhouse structure before it is wiped away, on its last days, as the sea moves in!

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Announcements: The Lady of the Dunes

July 25, 2012 5:00 am0 comments

On July 26, 1974, the body of a woman who had been savagely murdered was found by a woman walking her dog in the dunes about a mile east of the Race Point ranger station. The victim’s hands were missing and her head nearly severed from her body. The left side of her skull had been crushed from a blow to the head that was determined to be the cause of death. Her body was lying on a beach towel with her head resting on a folded pair of jeans. There was no sign of a struggle and no weapon found at the scene. Estimates at the time say her body had been in the dunes anywhere from 10 days to three weeks before being discovered. Thirty-eight years later, the victim remains unidentified and the crime unsolved. Every single tip has been investigated. Every lead explored. Local, state, and federal, as well as the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) have worked to solve this case to no conclusion.  The disturbing crime has been the subject of news reports and television specials worldwide. The mystery has become known as “The Lady of the Dunes.” 

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October 19, 2011 6:43 pm0 comments

Memorial Bench in Front of Town Hall Dedicated to Ellie On Sunday, October 23, the town dedicated a memorial bench with a plaque in front of Town Hall in memory of the beloved Provincetown street performer Ellie, who passed away in April. The ceremony included remarks by Town Manager Sharon [...]

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September 21, 2011 6:42 pm0 comments

PAAM Unveils New Program…
The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) announces the launch of NEXUS Youth Arts, PAAM’s free education programs for children, teens, and young adults, to begin this month.
In 2008, PAAM embarked on a collaborative initiative with local schools to deepen connections with the young people of Outer Cape Cod and to provide engaging, accessible learning opportunities in the arts.  Two free programs were launched:  Art Reach, a multi disciplinary afternoon program for youth, 15 years and up; and the Art on the Edge Saturday program for 12-15-year-olds.  In 2010, the Reaching Forward Student Mentor Program was developed for 17-21-year-olds and serves as a bridge between Art on the Edge and Art Reach; student mentors receive professional development training, a stipend, and serve as mentors to Art on the Edge students.

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Provincetown Declared The “Gayest” Town in America

August 31, 2011 8:20 pm0 comments

The news might induce a smirk followed by a declarative “duh!,” but based on data released from the 2010 United States Census, Provincetown is the “gayest” place in America according to recent headlines in both the gay and mainstream presses. In other news, the Pope is Catholic and bears crap in the woods.
What seemed like a forgone conclusion never had any statistics or comparative demographics to prove that Provincetown has the highest per capita gay and lesbian population in the country until the 2010 census, which was the second time the federal government specifically tried to count same sex couples. And the Williams Institute, a think tank affiliated with the UCLA School of Law that is solely dedicated to the study of sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy, has synthesized the data showing Provincetown overwhelmingly has the most same sex couples per capita of any municipality in America. So now we can declare that Provincetown is indeed the “gayest” place in America, right?

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