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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