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Cape Cod: Surviving the winter blues

We can all identify with the winter blues.  The long days and weeks when the sun doesn’t shine and we are desperately seeking a little vitamin C.  Cape Cod can be a tough place to live come January, February, and March.  The memories from the previous summer have faded, the excitement of the holidays has come and gone, and the first day of Spring seems like it will never arrive.

You start to wonder if your neighbors really still live next door, you haven’t seen them in weeks.  An occasional trip over the bridge begins to look like a vacation.  You think to yourself where has everyone gone and why didn’t they take me with them?  And for a brief moment you ponder the decision you made to live on Cape Cod year round.

Those days are over! During the past couple years there has been a great local movement happening on Cape Cod.  From community-supported agriculture to festivals promoting local artisans, musicians, and shops, the Cape has become a “happening” place to be no matter what time of love live local cape codyear.  Even better than that is the creation of a phenomenal new resource called “Love, Live, Local” which offers a comprehensive marketplace of ideas, events, businesses, restaurants, and inspiration from all over the Cape.  Founded by 3 local girls, Jen, Kate and Amanda, Love.Live.Local highlights all of the wonderful things that are happening on Cape Cod, and inspires people of all ages to explore what it is that makes the Cape such an ideal place to live, work, and play.  Through newsletters, social media, and events, the girls are providing cape residents and tourists alike with a unique look at what it’s really like to live and love locally!

This month they have some great ideas for field trips and events, all sure to pull you out of your winter slump.  Some of our favorites include; a trip to Chequessett Chocolates, a performance by the girls of Brazen Belles Burlesque, or one of the many great exhibits at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum.  So if you haven’t been to their website, attended one of their events, explored one of the many local businesses featured in their newsletter, get going! The time to enjoy, contribute, and take advantage of this great place is now!