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Spring 2013 Contributing Writers:

Kim Baker
Jane Bourette
Rebecca Bruyn
Nicola Burnell
Nicole Cormier
Lynne Delaney
Grace Finch
Maggie French
Kathleen Geagan Ryan
Debbie Ann Hagen
Mimi Haigh
Diane Johnson
Diane Kovanda
Annie Krohe
Sherri Mahoney-Battles
Kathleen Mueller
Linda Ohlson Graham
Kathy O'Keefe Kanavos
Katie O'Sullivan
Saralee Perel
Donna Ritvo
Beverly Ryle
Jacquie Scarbrough
Kate Sheehan
Constance Wilkinson


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Literary Women

Literary Women

Exquisite Fifty by Kim Baker
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? - Mary Oliver
Fifty. Fifty states. Fifty-fifty. Fifty Gates of Wisdom. Well, with all due respect to the Kaballah and the good ole U.S.A., the best thing about the number 50? The age I started writing poetry.

The Write Way: A Plethora of Homos by Katie O'Sullivan
Homonyms vs. Homophones vs. Homographs. I still have vivid memories from elementary school, where they tried to make learning the intricacies of the English language a "fun" experience.

Announcing The Marion Vuilleumier Creative Arts Award

Readers Share Their Spring Poetry

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Creative Women

Creative Women

Harnessing The Power Of The Sun by Rebecca Bruyn
Exploring the Art of Cyanotypes. The sun. Sometimes I think to myself, how fantastic is it that the light we all take for granted can do so many things? It truly is an incredible resource.

Unwind At A Ladies Paint Party: A Fun Twist On The Women's Night Out by Nicola Burnell
From palette to painting in under three hours. Local artist and Dennisport gallery owner Hans deCastellane had a hunch that Cape Cod was ready for an event that has been drawing women into New York and Boston galleries for a while now.

The Massachusetts Cultural Council Honors The "Creative Community" of Barnstable
This Spring, the Town of Barnstable received the Commonwealth Award given by the Massachusetts Cultural Council in recognition of being a "Creative Community."

Packed In A Trunk No More! Readers Respond to Jane Anderson's article Packed in a Trunk



A Farm Fare Share by Nicole Cormier, RD, LDN
Farm Fare Market, Delicious Living, Inc. and Cape Cod Heirlooms Farm got their "farm fare share" on this winter by coordinating a community supported food program that brings local foods to the table.

Spring Air by Grace Finch
It's finally here! Feeling the warmth of the sun on your face in early spring is one of the most invigorating and uplifting times of the year.

APCC Sponsors Gardening For Life: Cape Cod Native Plants Lectures
The group Friends of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is presenting a Sunday lecture series this spring, covering different aspects of gardening with native species here on Cape Cod.

Working Women

An Inherited IRA: Some Things To Consider by Jane Bourette
Be sure you understand your options. When the owner of an IRA passes away, his or her heirs must be aware of the rules and regulations affecting the inherited IRA. Ignorance could lead you straight toward a tax disaster.

30 Years At Nauset House And Still Inn love With The Cape by Diane Johnson
"It is wonderful to have personal hopes, but magic occurs when two people arrive at the same momentous dream together. That is what happened to my husband, Al, and me."

Rebirth Of An Entrepreneurial Nation: Entrepreneurial Elements Of Success by Sherri Mahoney-Battles
Most people contemplating starting their own business know that the failure rate for business start-ups is incredibly high. Indeed, more than fifty percent of start-up business will fail within the first five years.

When "I Don't Know" Is The Only Answer You Need by Debbie Ann Hagen
When someone asks me "What do you do?" I find it difficult to know how to answer them.

Holistic Health

Holistic Health

Taking Time to Smell the Rosa Rugosa by Diane Kovanda
In our culture it is so easy to get caught up in the challenges of a tough economy, a bitter political climate, and the many requirements of daily life, that we often do not take time to savor the profound beauty that surrounds us here on Cape Cod.

The Department of Meditation:Spring Fever? by Constance Wilkinson
Spring fever: A feeling of restlessness and excitement felt at the beginning of spring. True enough, the coming of spring is exciting, especially after all our overly exciting wintery windy blizzardy chilly frigid power-outage-y beach-and-dune-chomping-stormy recent weather events here on Cape. Whew.

Living Whole: Real, Not Forced. . . by Maggie French
It is again Spring. The daffodils along Route 6A are in bloom. Cape Cod reemerges from its winter slumber this time each year, bubbling up from deep beneath the sands of our beaches.

A Message from Spirit: Springtime in Your Soul Channeled by Lynne Delaney

Cancer Q & A Kathy O'Keefe Kanavos addresses your concerns about Cancer

Life Stories

Life Stories

Ah… April! by Kathleen Mueller
My mother's birthday in early March always signals the onset of spring for me.

Sad Song Made Better by Beverly Ryle
I grew up to the Big Band sound, the same sound that WW II soldiers and their girls back home fell in love to, in a time when separation meant under fire in Normandy or North Africa.

Bob's Very Own Spring Ritual by Saralee Perel
This extraordinary season of rebirth is commemorated in our house by the annual ceremony I call, "The Sowing of the Seeds of Death."

A Word To The Wise And Caring by Jacquie Scarbrough
If you know and care for someone experiencing a dramatic or a gradual decline in his/her mobility, here is a secret: he/she is almost for certain lonely and lacking spontaneity. I know, as I was suddenly paralyzed from the waist down three and a half years ago.

The Mariner: Rewrite of a Legacy by Mimi Haigh
For all my life I loved the ocean and her gifts; especially whales. As a child I would play in the pounding surf, sail across breath-taking oceans of splendor, or walk within sandy pillars of dunes at twilight and all the while dream of whales.

Community Action

Community Action

Creative Energy And Business Is Blooming In Dennisport by Kate Sheehan
After a decade in Washington D.C., Carlyn Carey returned to Cape Cod in 2006. The downtown Dennisport she found bore little resemblance to the one she remembered.

WE CAN Opens New Doors
New Facility Enables WE CAN to Meet Growing Demand for Programs and Services for Women across the Cape

Barbara Nagle Named 'Hospice Volunteer Of The Year'
When CapeWomenOnline named Barbara Nagle a "Woman to Watch" in our Winter 2011 issue we knew she was an inspiration to her community.

Welcome to the Spring issue of CapeWomenOnline! While you were hunkering down for what seemed like an endless winter we were busy making some exciting changes to our magazine. CWO is blooming with new features, from a new logo designed by Amy Mason, to the integration of social media plugins. Read the Publisher's Letter…

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