Our Carnegie Hall

May 20, 2011 12:03 pm0 comments

by Steve Desroches Almost since the day it opened, Provincetown Town Hall has been an important entertainment venue attracting big names and hot acts to the Cape tip. With about 700 seats, it is the town’s, and indeed the Outer Cape’s, largest performance venue. If you’re invited to perform at [...]

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Celebrate Maritime Days on the Outer Cape

May 5, 2011 6:00 am0 comments

Jutting out into the northern Atlantic, Cape Cod has a rich and fascinating maritime heritage. For the 18th year, the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce is presenting Maritime Days, a month-long, Capewide celebration of our maritime history. The month of May is packed with a long list of entertaining, educational, [...]

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Ellie December 1, 1931 – April 7, 2011

April 8, 2011 7:40 pm0 comments

altEliot Stanton Castillo, age 79, known as “Ellie”, Provincetown entertainer, died peacefully Thursday, April 7th, at the McCarthy Care Center in East Sandwich, MA, after a valiant fight 56 days after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by family throughout that time.

Eliot is survived by his first wife, Irene Illing Fariss, the mother of his first four children, Andree Clearwater of Shelburne Falls, MA, Lisa Andrews of Halver, Germany, Peter John Castillo of Northampton, MA and Thomas Castillo of Amherst, MA. He is predeceased by his second wife, Kay Castillo. Their son,  Sergeant First Class James Castillo resides in Oceanside, CA. Eliot is survived by his older sister Gloria of Malden, MA, twelve grandchildren, two nieces and countless friends.

Eliot was born in Malden, MA on Dec.1, 1931.  He spent summers with his family at their summer home in Clementsport, Nova Scotia. He graduated from Malden High School , attended Bates College for two years and graduated from Tufts University in 1954. He was the founding minister of the First Baptist Church in Wilmington, MA in 1957. He pastored an Assembly of God church in Middleton, MA in 1959. He received a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Gordon  Divinity School  in South Hamilton, MA in 1961. He pastored the First Baptist Church in Framingham, MA from 1960-1966. During his tenure, he opened the door to the ecumenical movement, inviting Richard Cardinal Cushing to speak to a standing room only congregation. Time Magazine hailed this as the first time a Roman Catholic prelate had been invited to speak in a Protestant church.

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Pilgrim Monument Opens for the 2011 season

April 1, 2011 3:06 am0 comments

Climb to the top of the Pilgrim Monument on April First

March 21, 2011-Provincetown, MA – The tallest all granite building in the United States kicks off the season with a bargain, free climbs to the top of the Pilgrim Monument and free admission to the Provincetown Museum located at the base of the Monument.

“What better way to keep your New Year’s ‘get in shape’ resolution than with a 116 step trek to one of the few 360 degree views of Cape Cod,” says Program Manager Laurel Guadazno.

“After your climb be sure to stop in the Museum and visit our newest exhibit on Provincetown’s role in the Great Rebellion, better known as the Civil War. One hundred and fifty years ago Provincetown’s young men marched from the tip of Cape Cod to Boston to fight for the North.  The exhibit features the banner they proudly carried along with vintage photographs and objects from that era,” Guadazno added.

Also at the Museum is a preview of the special exhibit, Souvenir of Provincetown, featuring artwork from the collection of Helen & Napi Van Derek, one of the largest private collections of Provincetown art, combined with objects, photographs, and other materials from the collection of Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum.

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Wedding Announcement

March 15, 2011 4:06 am0 comments

Provincetown Magazine is now accepting free wedding announcements. Please email your announcement to : [email protected]     and include in the subject line, free wedding announcement.  congratulations and thanks !!

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