Provincetown History Snippets: The Barnstormers

Provincetown History Snippets: The Barnstormers

After several years living and performing in Ptown, the Provincetown Players decided to move back to New York. One of the Players, an editor and bookseller names Frank Shay, didn’t go with them; instead, he converted his barn into a playhouse and named it the...
Week of February 22nd. The ptownie Dispatch!

Week of February 22nd. The ptownie Dispatch!

Snowbound Leather Weekend February 23 – February 25 The theme week(end)s officially begin for the 2018 season in Provincetown. Mates Leather Weekend takes over Provincetown this weekend with SnowboundLeather Weekend. Gear up in leather and head down for three...
Cabaretfest Returning this Spring to Provincetown

Cabaretfest Returning this Spring to Provincetown

PROVINCETOWN – The popular CabaretFest is returning to Provincetown from May 31st to June 3rd. Cabaret veterans from around the country will join with newcomers to present ten shows, focusing on the soulful, sophisticated music and glamorous nightlife of the 1950s....
Provincetown Cemetery to Recognize its Revolutionary War Heroes

Provincetown Cemetery to Recognize its Revolutionary War Heroes

PROVINCETOWN — A raw sea fog snaked inland under the pines as Amy McGuiggan picked her way among the gray stones of the Winthrop Street Cemetery, looking for a familiar name. Joshua Mayo’s headstone was half-buried in a thick duff of pine needles. The blue-gray slate...
Provincetown History Snippets: February 17

Provincetown History Snippets: February 17

Back in the 1970s, Provincetown attracted people who lived deliberately on the fringes of everyone else’s society. Channing Wilroy said about that time, “The crazy people came to Provincetown, the people who didn’t fit in Cleveland, or wherever else they were...
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum Names Consulting Curator

Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum Names Consulting Curator

The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) announced today that it has named Sam Tager as Consulting Curator, a newly established position to support the Museum’s collections and exhibitions.  Tager, a part-time Provincetown resident, has worked on previous...
Provincetown Pot Shop Looks for New Joint

Provincetown Pot Shop Looks for New Joint

PROVINCETOWN — Heal Inc. of Newton, the company that received the go-ahead to open a medical marijuana dispensary at the Gately McHoul Funeral Home at 94 Harry Kemp Way, wants to relocate its proposed business to 48 Shank Painter Road with an eye toward selling...
The Story of Smallpox in Provincetown

The Story of Smallpox in Provincetown

Smallpox was one of the deadliest diseases ever known to mankind. Its roots were traced back as far as the 3rd Century BC in the Middle East. It included fever and vomiting with the development of painful, fluid-filled sores which typically would scab over. Though not...
Week of February 15th. The ptownie Dispatch!

Week of February 15th. The ptownie Dispatch!

PIFF Film Submission Deadline February 15 for Provincetown International Film Festival Work on a recent film that you wish to showcase in Provincetown this summer? Make sure to get your submissions in today for 20th annual Provincetown International Film Festival...
New Source for Used Books Opens in Northampton

New Source for Used Books Opens in Northampton

NORTHAMPTON — Used bookstores have always fascinated Tim Barry. For him, a hole-in-the-wall shop, the scent of old bindings and shelves of forgotten gems are irresistible. Surrounded by books while growing up in Framingham, Barry, 60, was an avid reader, but not much...
Provincetown Theme Weeks 2018

Provincetown Theme Weeks 2018

Provincetown Theme Weeks & Events EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR 2018 ptownie lists the best of theme weeks, events, festivals, and more! View the Full Calendar APRIL 2018 Gays for Patsy Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April 29 An annual spring hoedown featuring dancing,...
Public Asked to Participate in Documentary

Public Asked to Participate in Documentary

PROVINCETOWN – Twenty four hours of life in Provincetown will be documented by the public again this year. The time period will start on February 24th at 6:00 AM. The multimedia portrait is a collaboration between Provincetown Community Television and LIPTV.US. Amy...
A Fire in the Heart of Provincetown, Remembered

A Fire in the Heart of Provincetown, Remembered

PROVINCETOWN — Twenty years ago on Feb. 10, fire shattered the calm of a mild winter night. It ripped through the commercial district and drew hundreds of firefighters from as far away as Plymouth to save the town. “I’ll never forget it,” Wendy Christern says about...
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