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August 2, 2012

Queen of Versailles comes to Woods Hole

Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield was in Woods Hole this week, this year’s “Artist in Residence” and invited guest of the Woods Hole Film Festival.  Greenfield screened her hot new film “Queen of Versailles” to a sold-out crowd at Redfield Auditorium on Sunday night. “Queen of Versailles” won the prestigious best-director award at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and is being released in theaters by Magnolia Pictures this month.  This cutting edge documentary follows the riches-to-rags story of billionaires Jackie and David Siegel, who were building the largest house in America before the crash of 2008 left them scrambling and […]
July 12, 2012

A Marine Life Themed Fourth of July

Fourth of July in Woods Hole is, to put it simply, unique. Think graduate students dressed as green florescent sporozoites (whatever that is!) and you will start to get an idea.   Combining the love of marine biology and patriotism, local scientists come out in force for a fun and quirky parade. I got to Woods Hole early, thinking I could grab a coffee with plenty of time to find a spot on Water Street. By the time I got there, the streets were already flooded with people, jostling for spots to watch this distinctive show. From socks to hats, the […]
July 2, 2012

A Woods Hole Tradition

At first a bakery may seem an odd spot for music and spoken word performance, but this isn’t any old bakery, it’s the heart of Woods Hole.  Since 2001, Randy Gummow has MC-ed “Open Mic Night” at Pie in the Sky bakery in Woods Hole.  Gummow is a devotee of the format, as he said, “because it gives everyone an opportunity to shine.” Gummow has an unusual claim to fame – in his ten-year tenure, he has never missed a performance at this quirky local bakery.   Open 364 days a year, “Pie” (as the locals call it) is always packed […]
June 28, 2012

Red White and Blue

It’s safe to say that the Fourth of July Parade in Woods Hole is one of the most unique parades in America. The event is filled with water themed floats and everyone dresses up to reflect their love of Woods Hole’s marine life. The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) organizes the parade. Locals and researchers dress up in the quirkiest ways – posing as amoeba, lobsters, crustaceans, squid, etc. Those wishing to get in on the action gather at 11:30 at the School Street parking lot to suit up in costumes. The parade starts at 12 o’clock along Water Street and […]