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How to Beat the Traffic to the Cape

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Do you love Cape Cod and the islands, but hate the traffic jams to get there? Here’s a solution: Fly!

How about a Cape Air round-trip for two from Boston to the Vineyard. That’s one of the fabulous items being auctioned off at this year’s Spread the Joy Luncheon on Wednesday, October 17.

Each week this blog will feature an in-depth look at some Silent Auction items that will be available during the Spread the Joy Luncheon on Wednesday, October 17 at the Tewksbury Country Club.

Cape Air has frequent flights to Martha’s Vineyard from Boston. Imagine soaring over long lines of motor vehicles from your comfortable seat aboard one of Cape Air’s planes. Picture a sea-gull’s eye view of lines at the island ferries as you relax and enjoy the scenery. Dream about getting to your MV destination in a fraction of the time and arriving cool, calm, and collected!

Some restrictions apply:

    • ? You must make your reservations by phone;


    • (Call 1-800-Cape-Air or 1-800-227-3247 or 508-771-6944).


    • ? You CANNOT make your reservations online.


    • ? The certificate is good for one year from the auction (so, you must use it before 10/17/2019).


    ? You cannot resell the certificate.

And what will you do with all the time you save getting to and from MV? Here are some ideas:

    • ?Take a Hike. (Or a stroll). There are many miles of beaches, bike paths, and trails on the island. Check out

    • for suggestions.


    • ? Christmas in Edgartown that runs from December 6 to December 9 has a host of activities, which help raise money for the various Island charities and non-profits. For specifics, see

    • .


    • ? In addition to museums and many art galleries, there is the Featherstone Center for the Arts, a community art center with year-round programs for all ages. Check out their website for schedules and details

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    • ? Lots of things for the kids to do, too. You might want to take them to the Flying Horse Carousel in Oak Bluffs. It was moved from Coney Island to Oak Bluffs in 1884 and restored to its original glory with real horse hair manes and tails and stunning glass eyes. A 1923 Wurlitzer Organ plays tunes on its original paper rolls. Find out more at

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    ? There are sports activates available galore on the Island: such as fishing, boating, tennis, golf and horseback riding.


For more ideas on what to do, where to stay and eat, and what’s happening during your visit go to

For more information on flying Cape Air, go to

See you on the 17th and Happy Bidding!

If you still don?t have your tickets for the event, get them now, before they sell out.