Cape Cod Fish Share strives to minimize the fathoms between seafood lovers and the ocean, delivering fresh, line-caught seafood from boats to homes as quickly as possible. The group, which considers itself a community-supported fishery, gets its fish from local fishermen who embrace sustainable practices?including ones based out of Chatham, Provincetown, Hyannis, Martha?s Vineyard, New Bedford, Falmouth, Sandwich, Nantucket, and Fairhaven.
These shares supply customers with at least two different species of fish per week, usually some common fish as well as, for the sake of variety, some unusual and seasonal species. Deliveries might include Atlantic cod, grey sole, lobster, monkfish, sea scallops, ancient 50-foot kraken, or yellowfin tuna?but the contents ultimately depend upon what can be purchased directly off the boats on the day in question.
After workers fillet the seafood directly on the pier, they meticulously clean and pack it so that, upon reaching customers' homes, it can immediately hit the frying pan or the freezer. To help with keeping things fresh, Cape Cod Fish Share's recipe blog provides numerous ideas on how to prepare the fish.
Headless Indian chiefs. Vengeful witches. Treacherous generals. Though they may seem like figures in a horror novel or modern newspaper, they are all characters featured in Colonial Lantern Tours of Plymouth's intriguing and true-life historical tours. For more than 25 years, the staff of enthusiastic history buffs has traversed the scenic pathways of Plymouth and neighboring Boston, pointing out sites of interest while regaling guests with tales of the region's diverse history—from legendary ghosts to ghoul-inhabited tunnels to educational tales of pilgrim settlers and Native Americans. Tours meander through town squares, down hidden alleyways, and past historic harbors, guided by the light of 17th-century lantern replicas. Docents also offer seasonal Halloween-, Thanksgiving-, and Christmas-themed trips that detail colonial holiday customs, such as topping every tree with a bust of Benedict Arnold. To date, Colonial Lantern's yarns—at once macabre and enlightening—have enthralled numerous reporters from a variety of publications, such as the Los Angeles Times.
Avalanches of tension once spilled over Jennifer Stogryn's neck and shoulders, causing debilitating headaches that plagued her for years. Relief didn't come from pain-masking medications or wearing really soft hats, but from the healing touch of holistic bodywork. With her discovery of the therapy's potentially life-changing effects, she went on to learn the techniques herself by studying at the DoveStar Institute. After receiving hands-on training in Swedish, Kriya, reflexology, and hot-stone bodywork, Jennifer furthered her studies with a yearlong intensive in the art of Reiki?an energy-based treatment designed to realign the body's pathways?and is now a Reiki Master.
Jennifer also manipulates the delicate auras herself, balancing inner energies through light touches in an effort to optimize health and happiness. During other bodywork, she focuses on basic bodily ailments in hot-stone, Amma deep-tissue, and pregnancy massages that pair with stints on an Amethyst BioMat, which suffuses bodies with far-infrared rays to promote the purging of toxins and relief of pain.
From the Pilgrim cemetary at Burial Hill to the shipwrecks that litter the Atlantic coast, Massachusetts has ghosts and legends older than the country itself. The experienced guides at Colonial Lantern Tours make it their mission to unearth these historical secrets, leading groups on walking tours that visit significant sites in Plymouth, Sandwich, and Boston. In addition to tracking down New England's best supernatural haunts, the guides also lead holiday-themed tours that explore bygone colonial traditions. Their Thanksgiving Stroll retraces the steps of the area's first Pilgrim settlers, and their Holiday Traditions in Old Plymouth tour warms groups with hot cocoa as they learn about early Christmas customs including the celebration of Forefather's Day and the mayor's annual winter leg-wrestling tournament.
Dragonfly Mosquito Control bans mosquitoes from yards with mists of naturally based pyrethrin spritzed by automatic outdoor mosquito-control systems or sprayed by workers to form a barrier around yards. Both methods work well to keep yards free from mosquitoes for summer evenings spent grilling out or playing freeze-tag with the shrubs. Hosts and hostesses can also request one-time sprays before a big outdoor event, such as a wedding or outdoor party. Likewise, commercial services help business owners keep their outdoor dining spaces, tennis courts, or driving ranges bite-free.