The Cape & Islands Podcast

Hosted by Clarke

Welcome to the Cape & Islands Podcast where we cover local people, their stories, important community topics, interesting visitors, some history and most importantly work to build a stronger community within Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket collectively.

This podcast will have multiple series and hosts over time.  In addition to standard format interviews, one series I am excited about is the "Cozy Corner" where we'll have bands come into the Trove Art Gallery in Orleans and play live original music while also telling us a little about their band and history.  Cozy Corner videos will be posted on the Cape & Islands Podcast YouTube page and the audio will be streamed through the standard podcast streaming platforms.

I am your host Clarke (future hosts will be added to the stable) my back story is I am a washashore resident of Cape Cod and moved here in 2018.  I own Trove Art Gallery & Boutique in Orleans which I opened in 2019 as well as Checkpoint East Recording Studio and Safe Harbor Records which launched in 2020, also located in Orleans.  While I may not be from here originally, I hope to do a good job promoting all of the fantastic local people that I have the privilege of meeting often through my various businesses.  I am also a board member of WOMR Radio out of Provincetown.  Thank you for listening and please do share feedback and recommendations for topics or guests at any time.

Cozy Corner videos are filmed by myself and Meegan Minahan, and are edited by the very talented Meegan.  Sound engineering for Cozy Corner episodes by Logan Tichnor.  All podcast interview episodes are edited and produced by myself.

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Episodes

Housing, Stretch Code & Energy Efficiency with Constance Kremer, Hakim Janah & David Abel
Dec 18 2023
Housing, Stretch Code & Energy Efficiency with Constance Kremer, Hakim Janah & David Abel
In this episode we speak about the Massachusetts stretch building code as well as energy efficiency, fossil fuel dependence, housing capacity & struggles on Cape Cod and more with Constance Kremer, Hakim Janah and David Abel.  David joins us about half way through the interview.  This fall at the Orleans town meeting, the expansion of the stretch code failed the town vote and I wanted to further discuss the details of why, and what the upside is to this new structure should it someday be adopted.  At town meeting Hakim gave a great speech in support of this new measure, which led to Constance and I discussing the idea of making this episode to dig deeper on this topic.  Constance is on the Finance Committee in Orleans and also owns Kremer & Daughters interior design.  Hakim is on the Energy & Climate committee in Orleans and was prior an engineer in a large scale industry leading energy supplier.  David Abel is also on the Finance Committee in Orleans with Constance and works in housing management/development and planning .This is certainly a part 1 of two or three on this topic as there is much to be discussed.  Thank you so much for listening as always!If you like what we're up to please consider supporting us on Patreon by searching for "The Cape and Islands Podcast" or following this link: patreon.com/capeandislandspodcastContact: capeandislandspodcast@gmail.comInstagram and YouTube handles are: @capeandislandspodcast
Homeless for the Holidays Charity Drive with the Orleans Fire Department
Dec 2 2023
Homeless for the Holidays Charity Drive with the Orleans Fire Department
In this episode I speak with firefighters Gabby Parker and Ian Mack of the Orleans Fire Department about their charitable efforts surrounding the 2023 Homeless for the Holidays drive from December 6th through December 10th in Orleans.  They and their firefighting colleagues will be camping out for 103 hours straight to gather donations for this drive, the location will be directly next to the Red Balloon Toy Shop in Orleans, 116 Route 6A.   Accepted donations will be unwrapped toys, clothing, food, financial donations and more.  This year there is a greater need for teenage clothing and unwrapped toys, but all donations are greatly appreciated.  On Saturday December 9th from 9am to noon Santa will be there with the fire truck to meet local families and he'll be joined by many of our local firefights, please come out to show your support and donate if you can!  If you have questions or can't make it in person, reach out to OFD at homelessfortheholidaysofd@gmail.com. Bourne Fire started this charitable drive 22 years ago and has encouraged other departments, fire and police, to join their efforts.  Collectively Homeless for the Holidays has gathered over 100,000 toys, 106,000 pounds of food, over $600,000 in financial donations, and much more.  This is a great group effort from our local Fire and Police departments.  Also, if you can't support through donations this year, consider coming to support the Firefighters, say hello and share a high five, or even just share the information on social media to help boost exposure.Thank you to Gabby, Ian and of course Chief Geof Deering for supporting this effort.  Also thanks to Todd Thayer for donating the location for this drive.  Let's make this holiday season a good one for all of our friends, family and loved ones!Follow Orleans Fire Dept on Instagram at @orleans_fdIf you like what we're up to please consider supporting us on Patreon by searching for "The Cape and Islands Podcast" or following this link: patreon.com/capeandislandspodcastContact: capeandislandspodcast@gmail.comInstagram and YouTube handles are: @capeandislandspodcast
Shannon Davis & Molly Parmenter Album Release Celebration!
Nov 25 2023
Shannon Davis & Molly Parmenter Album Release Celebration!
In this episode I have the pleasure of speaking with two extremely talented musicians; Shannon Davis and Molly Parmenter, both Cape Cod natives.  We discuss their recent new album releases and their upcoming album release celebration on December 7th at 7pm at Cape Cinema, link to purchase your ticket below!  We also chat about their evolution as musicians, their songwriting process and a variety of other musical topics. The albums are titled:"Tell Me a Story" by Shannon DavisAlbum link:  https://open.spotify.com/album/3oGiSn6WULFuajKdcd6uBz?si=IqI7nNl0RGSKs2Bmw3iyjA "Gladly" by Molly Parmenter Album link:  https://open.spotify.com/album/3WNueZ01z9HqqzbflWGs3w?si=O9t1VHuTSwWRR36rjhH1xwOne throughline of these new albums is both were recorded and produced by the esteemed Jon Evans of the Studio at Brick Hill in Orleans who also played various instruments on each album.  Jon will also be playing bass at the album release party in addition to  David Ellis (drums), Rich Hill (keys), Tom Davis (guitar), Pat McDonough (guitar), Catie Flynn (background vocals).  I must say, Shannon and Molly have really created two incredible albums.  These singer songwriters have a deep understanding of what makes music important to us, and their music is heartfelt, deep and powerful.  Thank you so much to both Shannon and Molly for coming on the show!  Buy a ticket to the celebration below:https://capecinema.org/production/shannon-davis-and-molly-parmenter-album-release-show/Harvest Gallery Link!www.harvestgallery.coIf you like what we're up to please consider supporting us on Patreon by searching for "The Cape and Islands Podcast" or following this link: patreon.com/capeandislandspodcastContact: capeandislandspodcast@gmail.comInstagram and YouTube handles are: @capeandislandspodcast
Laura Kelley on Preserving Our Waters & Pesticide Reduction
Oct 14 2023
Laura Kelley on Preserving Our Waters & Pesticide Reduction
11th Generation Cape Codder Laura Kelly founded Protect our Cape Cod Aquifer (POCCA) www.poccacapecod.com  in 2013, showing her commitment to the local environment she cares so much about.  Laura is a highly influential environmental activist who has dedicated her life to sustainable living and collaboration with stakeholders to improve our environment. Laura is a leader in the Pesticide Reduction Initiative across Cape Cod.  Orleans is leading the pack with a vote on this Home Rule Petition 2023 to Reduce Pesticide Use with a Town vote on October 16th, 2023.  Laura started the petition to support this initiative, which has 3,400+ signatures and climbing, and you can sign the petition at the following link;  https://www.change.org/p/protect-our-environment-reduce-pesticide-use-in-orleans-maOwner of Littlefield Landscapes since 1992, Laura has been creating sustainable design using native vegetation, beneficial insects and feeding organisms in the soil.  She is an Organic Horticulturalist creating beauty with nature at every step of the way.  "Being non toxic in your body and on your land is the best thing we can do for every creature living in out environment and to protect our precious drinking water."   Her website link is below:https://littlefieldlandscapes.com/Also in this episode we discuss disposal of hazardous household waste, and there are HHW collections around the Cape along with a schedule and map to review.  You can find more information on HHW at the following link:http://www.loveyourlocalwater.orgThank you so much Laura for coming on the show and sharing your expertise, and thank you so much to all of the listeners for supporting this podcast.For further information on Pesticide Reduction beyond this episode, feel free to listen to Episode 3 where additional detail is given.  Again the link to the petition is below!https://www.change.org/p/protect-our-environment-reduce-pesticide-use-in-orleans-maIf you like what we're up to please consider supporting us on Patreon by searching for "The Cape and Islands Podcast" or following this link: patreon.com/capeandislandspodcastContact: capeandislandspodcast@gmail.comInstagram and YouTube handles are: @capeandislandspodcast
Pesticide Reduction Initiative: Orleans Home Rule Petition 2023
Aug 27 2023
Pesticide Reduction Initiative: Orleans Home Rule Petition 2023
In this episode I speak with Michael Herman, Edie Spiegel and Coleman Lincoln about their support of the Pesticide Reduction Initiative supporting the 2023 Orleans Home Rule Petition to reduce pesticide use.  Michael is Chair of the Orleans Select Board & Founder of Greenhouse by the Sea, a certified organic farm on Cape Cod.   Edie & Coleman are high school students and active volunteers working hard to support this effort.  If you'd like to support this effort there is a petition on change.org under the title Protect Our Environment: Reduce Pesticide Use in Orleans MA (link address at the bottom).  The 2023 Orleans Home Rule Petition if passed will likely be sponsored by State Representative Sarah Peake as she had sponsored the 2022 Fertilizer Bill for Orleans (H874).The town will be voting on this home rule at the fall town meeting on October 16th so if you are interested in this, please let your voice be heard and VOTE!  Thank you for listening as always.https://www.change.org/p/protect-our-environment-reduce-pesticide-use-in-orleans-ma?cs_tk=Am_uB0H3oAtWThsP4WQAAXicyyvNyQEABF8BvIDz-KuqSh6cb7K_a_zd3B0%3D&utm_campaign=c9c8b3e747244b81afa067aff23d88a3&utm_content=initial_v0_3_0&utm_medium=email&utm_source=petition_signer_receipt_welcome&utm_term=csIf you like what we're up to please consider supporting us on Patreon by searching for "The Cape and Islands Podcast" or following this link: patreon.com/capeandislandspodcastContact: capeandislandspodcast@gmail.comInstagram and YouTube handles are: @capeandislandspodcast
Growing Up Gen Z on Cape Cod with Logan Tichnor (Part 2)
Aug 11 2023
Growing Up Gen Z on Cape Cod with Logan Tichnor (Part 2)
In this interview (Part 2 of 2) Logan Tichnor and I discuss a bit more about technology but much more about growing up on Cape Cod as a Gen Z young man and how that has impacted his life.  Logan is a highly skilled sound engineer and guitarist who works in various studios, but primarily works in Checkpoint East Recording studio that I opened in Orleans in 2020.  Logan currently plays guitar in the band Solgyres and previously played in Canon Hill and Don't Act Bad.  Logan and I jointly operate the Safe Harbor Records music label out of Checkpoint East.  Since we both love music and both play music ourselves I wanted to start a series within the podcast titled the "Cozy Corner" (coming soon) where local bands like Nikki and the Barn Boys, Solgyres and many more play live music and speak about their band history, so stay tuned for future Cozy Corner episodes!  Two are already recorded and will be posted within the next few weeks along with the videos on the Cape and Islands YouTube page.  Thank you to Meegan Minahan for helping to shoot the Cozy Corner videos with me, and for doing the spectacular editing to make the videos shine.  Also thanks to Logan Tichnor for doing the sound engineering for the Cozy Corner episodes.I am you host, Clarke, a proud washashore resident of Cape Cod and local business owner.  Thank you so much for giving this a shot and listening, if there is feedback please send it along to capeandislandspodcast@gmail.com and I'll happily respond and consider your feedback.  If you like what we're up to please consider supporting us on Patreon by searching for "The Cape and Islands Podcast" or following this link: patreon.com/capeandislandspodcastContact: capeandislandspodcast@gmail.comInstagram and YouTube handles are: @capeandislandspodcast
Growing Up Gen Z on Cape Cod with Logan Tichnor (Part 1)
Aug 4 2023
Growing Up Gen Z on Cape Cod with Logan Tichnor (Part 1)
In this interview (Part 1 of 2) Logan Tichnor and I primarily discuss the impact technology has had on his life as a Gen Z young man growing up on Cape Cod.  Logan is a highly skilled sound engineer and guitarist who works in various studios, but primarily works in Checkpoint East Recording studio that I opened in Orleans in 2020.  Logan currently plays guitar in the band Solgyres and previously played in Canon Hill and Don't Act Bad.  Logan and I jointly operate the Safe Harbor Records music label out of Checkpoint East.  Since we both love music and both play music ourselves I wanted to start a series within the podcast titled the "Cozy Corner" (coming soon) where local bands like Nikki and the Barn Boys, Solgyres and many more play live music and speak about their band history, so stay tuned for future Cozy Corner episodes!  Two are already recorded and will be posted within the next few weeks along with the videos on the Cape and Islands YouTube page.  Thank you to Meegan Minahan for helping to shoot the Cozy Corner videos with me, and for doing the spectacular editing to make the videos shine.  Also thanks to Logan Tichnor for doing the sound engineering for the Cozy Corner episodes.I am you host, Clarke, a proud washashore resident of Cape Cod and local business owner.  Thank you so much for giving this a shot and listening, if there is feedback please send it along to capeandislandspodcast@gmail.com and I'll happily respond and consider your feedback.  If you like what we're up to please consider supporting us on Patreon by searching for "The Cape and Islands Podcast" or following this link: patreon.com/capeandislandspodcastContact: capeandislandspodcast@gmail.comInstagram and YouTube handles are: @capeandislandspodcast