Take a Tour of Ptown with the Mayflower Trolley!

Take a Tour of Ptown with the Mayflower Trolley!

Seriously. Do it. You don’t have to be a tourist to enjoy a trolley tour, and you’ll probably learn something you didn’t know along the way. And if you’re visiting Provincetown, there’s no better introduction than to get an overview of the town, past and present,...
ptownie Profiles: Meet Boo-Boo!

ptownie Profiles: Meet Boo-Boo!

ptownie founder Mike Miller’s father had grown up on a farm in Ohio and, along with his sister Mindy, Mike spent a month or two on the farm every summer throughout his childhood and adolescence. He remembers his grandmother with fondness. “She was a saint,” he says...
ptownie Profiles: Meet Shane Landry… and Connie’s Bakery!

ptownie Profiles: Meet Shane Landry… and Connie’s Bakery!

Shane Landry has an egg beater tattooed on his arm. “I learned everything about baking from my grandmother,” says the owner of Connie’s Bakery “I lived with her a lot when I was young, and I absorbed her passion for food. When she died I inherited her egg beater. It’s...
ptownie Profiles: Meet Amy Raff!

ptownie Profiles: Meet Amy Raff!

Becoming the director of the Provincetown Library is, for Amy Raff, “literally, a life-dream come true!” It wasn’t her first try: she’d applied in the past for the position, but the timing wasn’t right. Now it seems like she’s more ready for Provincetown—and...
Meet Zoë Lewis!

Meet Zoë Lewis!

“I’m having the best winter of my life!” Zoë Lewis exclaims, her enthusiasm infectious. One has the feeling that she would say the same thing of many seasons: Lewis is someone who always manages to look on the positive, if not downright delightful, side of situations...
Meet Susan Blood!

Meet Susan Blood!

Susan Blood—aka Opera Betty, aka Trout Towers—grew up in a small mountain town in Colorado. Her parents were both from Boston, though, so the family spent a few weeks on the east coast every summer, with a couple of those weeks on Cape Cod. “When our cottage rental...
Meet David Panagore!

Meet David Panagore!

You could say that David Panagore was born to be in local government: his father was a redevelopment authority director in Marlboro, Massachusetts, in the 1970s, and young David’s first-ever paper, researched when he was in the seventh grade, was on urban renewal. The...
Meet John Braden!

Meet John Braden!

John Braden moved to Ptown in 1991 and started volunteering at the local community radio station, WOMR, within a couple of weeks of “washing ashore” here… and he’s stayed there ever since, first as a DJ and then as operations manager before finally becoming the...
Meet Chip Capelli!

Meet Chip Capelli!

“I was probably,” remembers Provincetown accountant Chip Capelli, “the only kid in America to be told to stop reading and go outside. My mother used to say to me, You’re not going to come home and just sit inside and read!” It’s a telling picture. Growing up in a...
Meet Christine McCarthy!

Meet Christine McCarthy!

It was her grandmother’s influence, in part, that led PAAM executive director Chris McCarthy to Provincetown. “She very insistent that arts—museums, theater, opera—should be a significant part of our lives,” she remembers. “She encouraged me to study languages and...
Meet the Shor Guys!

Meet the Shor Guys!

Both Kevin Miller and Herbert Acevedo have always been passionate about creating beautiful spaces. They used to live and work in Marblehead, with a weekend retreat in Wellfleet, but by 2005 had had enough of the commute: it was time to move to the Cape for good. Kevin...
Meet Ric Ide!

Meet Ric Ide!

Ric Ide started out on the other end of the camera. “When I was in my early twenties, I did some fashion modeling for a while,” he remembers. “I was working for amazing photographers and got a real sense from them of what they were looking for. It inspired me. The...
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