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July 25, 2014

Woods Hole Celebrates a 23-Year Film Festival Tradition

Woods Hole is perhaps best known as the point of departure for vacationers heading to Martha’s Vineyard, not to mention scientists heading out to do research at sea. But each summer, the community becomes a major destination for filmmakers and film lovers alike during the Woods Hole Film Festival, the oldest film festival on the Cape and Islands and one of the longest running festivals in New England. This year, from Saturday, July 26 to Saturday, August 2, the sidewalks, restaurants, and auditoriums transform into a place where films, music, science and summer meet. Now in its 23rd year, WHFF […]
June 23, 2014

Fourth of July Cape Cod style in Woods Hole

The fabulous Woods Hole Fourth of July celebration is right around the corner, so make your plans to be in the Hole that day if you enjoy small town festivities.  Woods Hole’s parade is organized by the Marine Biological Laboratory, and all the students come out in festive costume often with a marine or biology inspired theme.   Since Falmouth is the birthplace of Katherine Lee Bates (who penned “America the Beautiful”), Woods Hole takes it’s patriotic role seriously.  Where else might you glimpse the original “sea to shining sea” on the 4th of July Cape Cod style? Old cars join […]
October 15, 2013

Calcutta Fishing Derby

The 2013 Calcutta Fishing Derby has come to a close, and the winners were announced last night at a party at the Landfall Restaurant.  Fishermen and women from all over Falmouth and Woods Hole gathered to share the delicious bounty including fried bluefish and striped bass bites with cajun dipping sauce, baked striped bass, roasted bluefish with mayonnaise, homemade clam chowder, several salads and cole slaw. Winners were as follows:  Dave Ponelli (Bass @ 27.75 lbs,  Bluefish @  12:00 lbs),  Lisa Danburg (Bass @  8.85 lbs, Bluefish @   7.75 lbs) and in the child’s division,  William Kelleher with a […]
August 31, 2012

OceanQuest

Woods Hole is home to some of the largest scientific organizations in the world – so who wouldn’t want to experience a little bit of science while visiting? One of the best ways to discover the environment around Woods Hole is aboard OceanQuest. OceanQuest is a 90-minute discovery cruise that provides an introduction to oceanography.  The discovery cruises provide a hands-on learning environment where passengers are encouraged to involve themselves in collecting data, working with equipment, and dealing with live creatures. Time during the cruise is divided among three stations: One station takes place in the stern of the ship […]