Women to Watch: Amy DuFault and Amanda Converse

by Katie O'Sullivan

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Amanda Converse & Amy DuFault

A year ago, their friends and colleagues thought they were a little bit crazy.

Who opens a new store on Cape Cod during the winter off-season? In the midst of a recession? A women's clothing boutique, no less, featuring upscale fashions by eco-conscious designers?

Amy DuFault and Amanda Converse were determined to make their eco-fashionista dreams into reality.

In November 2009, they opened Shift (http://www.shiftboutique.com/), a conscious clothing boutique at the far end of Hyannis's Main Street. Their timing, it seems, was far from crazy.


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The Gift of Nature Conservation

by Katie O'Sullivan

Cape Cod is teeming with natural beauty and wildlife, from our vast stretches of sandy beaches to the white cedar swamps on the Outer Cape to the migrating shorebirds out on Monomoy Island.

Our unique environment is what makes us a tourist destination as well as a great year-round place to live, play and work.

There are many individuals and organizations who strive to keep Cape Cod beautiful, preserving our land and history for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.

Some organizations are specific to certain towns, others are active Cape-wide. All of them could use our help and support.

As we ponder our gift-giving options this holiday season, why not consider making Cape-specific donations to honor a friend or loved one?

Information is available at each website to make tax-deductible donations and help protect waters, wildlife, woodlands, and the quality of life on Cape Cod.


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White Cedar Swamp, Eastham.  Photograph by Claudia Robinson
White Cedar Swamp, Eastham. Photograph by Claudia Robinson
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