Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy on her way to Cape Cod!

urricane Sandy on her way...

These were taken this morning about 2 hours before the mid-day high tide. I'll try to get back up at high tide to take more photos. You can see that the waves are already surging well over the jetty. 
As of this moment, we still have power, although I've heard there are outages around the Cape. Some gas stations sold out of gas yesterday as people stocked up and/or left Cape Cod. Schools all over the Cape were cancelled for today, and some of the schools (like Nauset High School) are being used as
emergency evacuation points.

Stay safe!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Frankenstorm headed toward Cape Cod?

Looking out at the calm ocean, it's hard to believe that a giant storm is on its way, barreling toward the East Coast as I type. The local media has nicknamed it "Frankenstorm" as it's about to screw up everyone's Halloween plans.

That's a new thing - the weather service has decided to start officially naming storms so it's easier to hash tag them. But that system hasn't gone into effect yet, so we're still getting the fun, made-up names, like last year's "Snowtober" storm. And now, Frankenstorm. Go ahead, say it. It's fun to say.

I guess I haven't lived through a "real" coastal storm yet. I've been lucky in my years on the Cape. The insurance company keeps telling us that when they raise the rates in preparation for The Big One. I remain skeptical of just how bad a storm could be around here. I mean, it's not Haiti. It's Cape Cod.

And then I look at my sister's experience last year in Killington, another upscale resort community. Her house made it through unscathed, but her road was washed away. As were many of her friends homes, cars and possessions. And the Woodstock Inn (where she works) took forever to recover from the flooding and the mud damage. The state of Vermont is still in the process of recovering, more than a year later.

So maybe I will move the patio furniture, and bring the pumpkins inside. And keep my fingers crossed that the storm goes out to sea instead of crashing on my shore.

Although it does have a cool name.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Send Us Your Holiday Stories!

In the last week the weather outside our offices has turned decidedly chilly - Fall is definitely here. And you know what that means.... The Holidays are approaching faster than you think!

We're busy putting together the Holiday Issue of CapeWomenOnline magazine - and althought the official deadline has already gone by, we are still searching for a few good stories!

Check out our submission guidelines HERE - and email your stories to Katie or Nicola @ today!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

See You Tonight at ABWA!

ABWA logo

Date: October 9 - TODAY!
Time: 5:30-8:00 pm 
Location: NEW DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Cod (former Radisson) at 287 Iyannough Road, Hyannis on Route 28
Nicola Burnell, Publisher, and Katie O'Sullivan, Editor of CapeWomenOnline, will be the guest speakers!

This is a fabulous opportunity to network with members of our local chapter, who meet monthly to bring together business women of all ages and stages of their careers. This diverse group of women works hard to provide opportunities to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.

Our presentation will contain a brief overview of our expanding online and offline community, and will invite YOU to ask us questions about anything relating to the magazine. This is your chance to talk directly with us, to share your ideas and learn how you can become involved in our dynamic community of exceptional women.

Networking begins at 5:30pm. The meeting starts at 6:00pm and will adjourn at 8:15pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!  DON'T FORGET TO BRING QUESTIONS!