I’ve always seen ptownie the way I might a longtime treasured friend. You know the kind of friend I’m talking about—you don’t see them regularly, but when you do, you just pick up where you left off: you want to sit down with a coffee or a cocktail and really catch up on the changes in each other’s lives. This issue is just that. We tell you what’s new, what’s different, and give you the information, ideas, and people we think you need to know about. We all love this quirky wonderful town and want to feel like a local (even if technically we’re not!), and this issue will connect you to all that.
I’m most excited about the work of Andy Baker, Alex MacLennan, and Alex Stadler—a zookeeper, a nature writer, and an artist. They all collaborated on our “Six Great Walks” over the past eight months. Alex Baker writes about six walks in Provincetown we all love (or may have never done); Andy writes some fun and informative facts about the animals you’ll see on your walk; and Alex Stadler drew the animals and painted the page. (And Alex Stadler is also the very talented artist who created our cover!)
When we were putting the issue together, we sat down to talk about the things we love about Provincetown and know others might not yet know about: the Center for Coastal Studies, the film festival, Truro Vineyards, Land’s End Inn, a new wellness locale, and more. And we’ve included some of our favorite people, like Mike Glasfeld of Bay State Cruise Company, whose ferry may have brought you here. We hope we’re introducing you to some things you didn’t know about, even if you are a regular in town.
Also in this issue are the results of our annual “Best of Provincetown” online survey. It is chock-full of information, especially if you are new to Ptown.
I want to give a special shout-out to Jeannette de Beauvoir for her work on this issue. She has been with—and believed in—ptownie from Day One. Like that old friend, I rely on her, trust her implicitly, and appreciate all she does.
George Rodgers is back with Art We Love, which has become a favorite visual feast in the magazine. If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to sign up for our Art We Love blog!
Like I said, there’s nothing like an old friend—and we hope that’s what you’ll take away from this issue: a special feeling of love we all share for this quirky, wonderful town.