Cape Cod Comedy Festival 2015

The third annual Cape Cod Comedy Fest is heading for the shores of Falmouth again this year featuring stand up, musical comedy and a recent winner of the Boston Comedy Festival! 

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The Nauset Conference Center at the newly renovated Sea Crest Beach Hotel will once again serve as the host location for this unique and diverse comedy line-up. A night you won’t forget because you’ll be laughing all the way home! The Cape Cod Comedy Festival takes place April 11th and is the perfect excuse to get out of the house for an evening with friends and laughter.

About the Performers:

Tom Briscoe: After a ridiculous number of false starts in other careers – from billboard painter to national sales trainer to beer truck driver – he has gained the comedic fodder for his critically acclaimed and appropriately named 1 Man Show: So…I Got Fired From THAT Job!

Hilarious slants and rants on trying to be a manly-man in a girly-girl house with his wife, two daughters and a spoiled little dog keeps audiences laughing and his career flourishing. If he’s not at one of his home-town comedy clubs in New York, he can be seen headlining shows nationwide, performing at corporate events and on cruise ships worldwide. His travels have brought him to over ninety countries and he is allowed back into seventy-three. He can be heard on XM Radio and seen on The Comedy Channel in Canada. He also regularly performs in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. The Tom Briscoe Comedy Show is hilarious, original stand up comedy from One Of The Best.

World Gone Crazy: World Gone Crazy rocks today’s news for laughs! Launched 5 years ago for lovers of stand-up comedy and live rock & roll song parodies – there is simply no other live show like World Gone Crazy…period! Now one part original (Gary “Stickyfoot” Michaels), 2 parts inevitable (Will E. Focker & Joe Long) and one part adorable (Monica Saviolakis) – it’s loyal following continues to grow as it tours resorts, casinos, spe- cial events and fundraisers.

What is the World Gone Crazy Comedy Band (or a comedy band in general for that reason?) This side splitting show skewers today’s current events and issues with rapid fire song parodies, stand-up comedy, hysterical impressions, audience interaction and commercial spoofs all performed by a live band. Think of it as a rock & roll version of Capital Steps or a comedic version of Bare Naked Ladies! If you love live mu- sic, stand-up comedy and therapy ALL performed by 4 extremely funny comedic personalities World Gone Crazy is the show for you! Special guests and stand up comedians all tend to show up on World Gone Crazy’s stage – you never know who will join the party!

Al Park: Al Park has quickly emerged as a rising talent on the national comedy scene. He recently won both the 2014 Boston Comedy Festival and the 2014 Cleveland Comedy Festival. In 2013 he was the Comic-in- Residence at the legendary Comedy Studio in Cambridge, MA, and won the annual Summer Showdown Comedy Contest at the Rhode Island Comedy Connection. Additionally he has been a featured performer at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival and North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. He now travels the country captivating audiences with his world-wise attitude and storytelling flair. Blending personal observation and cultural satire into a unique, authentic comic voice, Park delivers a show that will make you think, feel, and laugh the whole time.

Produced by Harmon Marino Live

Since January 1995, live-show production company Harmon-Marino has produced over 800 comedy, music multi media and theme events. Our clients are the resort, corporate, special event and fundraiser / benefit markets.

We’ve also worked with major Hollywood Studios, producing casting showcases for Disney-Touchstone, Car- sey-Werner and 20 Century Fox Studios. As an agency Harmon-Marino has worked with such artists as co- median Dane Cook, NBC Sports’ Matty Blake and frequent White House performer Jon Stetson.

In 2004, Harmon-Marino launched its own national non-profit aimed at getting children and adults healthi- er. Thus far the Generation Excel Foundation has produced 4 breathtaking campaigns across the country reaching over 80 million Americans. These inspirational, educational and colorful campaigns have been fea- tured in USA Today, People Magazine, FOX News as well as multiple appearances on ABC’s “Live With Regis & Kelly”.

Book a Comedy Weekend Package at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel! 

For those looking for a weekend escape to the Cape, Sea Crest Beach Hotel is offering guests a Comedy Weekend Package including two tickets to the show, an overnight stay on Saturday, April 11th, two complimentary cocktails, and an order of Wings from Red’s Restaurant & Lounge with rates starting at just $209 per night. Sunday night stays are also available with rates starting at just $99. For more information, call 1-800-225-3110 or book online.

Buy Tickets

Yu can buy tickets to the Cape Cod Comedy Festival here.

Supporting the West Falmouth Library

” Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.” - Vera Nazarian

This past January 22nd we had the pleasure to present the West Falmouth Library with a check to aid in their library needs. This check, for the amount of $2,000, was sourced from proceeds of our New Year’s Eve Party at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel.  Our very own Clark GuinnRegional Director of Operations of Scout Hotels, hand delivered the check to the library on a sunny January day. 

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The vision of the West Falmouth Library is: “A thriving library that is an integral part of the lives of the community” – and one we agree with 100%. Talking to Clark as we walked into the library, you could sense that books meant the world to him and as Regional Director of Operations for Scout Hotels, he wanted to make sure that the Sea Crest Beach Hotel was giving back and supporting its local community.

Supporting the West Falmouth Library

The West Falmouth Library’s focus of mission is rooted in its history as a local library and community meeting place in the village of West Falmouth. Throughout its history it has served the village and the greater Falmouth community with library services and educational, informational and entertaining events. We are so very proud to have this outstanding library in our area, for it not only provides books to individuals, but a personal sanctuary to those in need of peace and quiet.

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Clark spoke fondly of books, remembering how in the past books would always elevate his mood, create an escape for when times were tough, or just guided him during personal times. A man that reads countless books a year, Clark talked about how he has educated his children and family on the importance of reading and making time to read, no matter how busy you are. Because we know that next to the word “busy” in the dictionary, Mr. Guinn’s photo is shown, thus his stance on making time to read, no matter what.

Supporting the West Falmouth Library

We hope that the next time you visit Sea Crest Beach Hotel, you’ll make time to stop by the West Falmouth Library. It’s the perfect place for rainy day activities, quiet time with kids, and in general, the perfect space to treat yourself to a good book. You can check out their annual events, as well their library services. Leave a comment below letting us know what you’re currently reading!

Massachusetts Lobstermen Weekend

This past weekend we were host to the  Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association’s 2015 Annual Weekend and Industry Trade Show and it was a fantastic success! 

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A little background information on this association: The Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association is a member-driven organization that accepts and supports the interdependence of species conservation and the members’ collective economic interests.

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The Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association was established in 1963 by the fishermen, for the fishermen, and is presently the leading commercial fishing industry association in New England. On behalf of the 1,700 members, the MLA works to maintain both the industry and the resource. The MLA strives to be proactive on issues affecting the lobster industry and is active in the management process at both the state and federal levels.

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Our Executive Chef Dan Kenney executed a delicious lobster cooking demo, where our guests had a chance to ask questions about how to cook the best lobster, as well as other seafood techniques.

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His recipe for lobster risotto with shaved winter asparagus salad and warm lobster vinaigrette can be found below – it’s a recipe that takes a bit of time, but is well worth the effort!

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For the past 51 years, the MLA has become a trustworthy voice for the industry on important issues, and is looked to by both the fishing industry and the management community. We are honored to be able to host them.

For photos of the weekend, click here to check them out on Facebook.

Oyster Symposium

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The view was breathtaking from the windows of the Ocean Room at the Sea Crest Beach Hotels  for the 6th International Oyster Symposium, Grand Tasting event.  Described simply as a “Gastronomic Celebration of Oysters.”

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Oyster enthusiasts came from all over the world for the event, including the oysters!

The oysters were the star of the show with such flavors as cape cods, Vers’ prosecco foam and sweet gelee (Above) or Pan D’avignon’s Oyster Stew, and our own Red’s Restaurant & Lounge fried oyster tacos.

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Our sister property on Martha’s Vineyard, the Harbor View Hotel showcased their island local Honeysuckle Oysters sous vide and pickled with pork belly, brioche crumbles, radish, and American trout roe.

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Included in your ticket price was a glass of champagne which paired ever so nicely with the oysters (Below.)

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Brittish Sculptor Andrew Nichhols displayed his 1/8th size model of his Giant Oyster Sculpture lined up next to a large line of raffle entries.

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The group discussed the importance of oysters to our environment and the nutrients they hold for us when consuming them.  So not only are they delicious but they are good for you too!

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Large paintings of oysters in all their glory were found throughout the room (Above.)

While enjoying each expression of the oyster guests could also enjoy LIVE music from Fred Clayton Jazz Trio (Below) and if that wasn’t enough the Cape Cod Beer company brought tastings of all their varieties of beer.

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The night ended just as it had began with a brilliant view over Old Silver Beach!

With Love, ~C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cape Cod Scallop Festival

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This past week we had the pleasure of attending the 45th Annual Scallop Festival at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds.  People from all over the country attended the over 50,000 patron event in 3 fun filled days.

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Our bean bag toss game was a hit… (Above)

and the Food Court had something for everyone!

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…Chowder, Lobster Rolls, Raw Bar, Hotdogs, Burgers, Salads, Wraps, and even Fried Dough.

The most popular items were of course the Famous Fried Scallops & Herb Roasted Chicken Dinners.

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Guests of the festival could enjoy both indoor and outdoor markets filled with juried Arts & Crafts or listen to LIVE Music from the nearby amphitheater.

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The carnival rides, games, & cotton candy were the perfect excuse to go out with the kids for some fun!

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All entertainment was included in the General Admission price of just $6 per person, Children 6-12 just $2 and 5 & Under, Enter FREE!… and the Festival is held Rain or Shine.

So be sure to mark your Calendars and join us Next Year for this Spectacular Annual Event!

With Love,

~C.

 

 

 

Bachelorette Getaway

The Sea Crest Beach Hotel is the perfect place to getaway with your closest friends.

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Check in to any one of our spacious guest rooms.

It’s the ideal location for a toast of bubbly to begin your trip…

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For that pre-party glow, begin your Bachelorette Getaway on the private white sand beaches of Old Silver Beach like these lovely ladies (Above)…or take a dip in our two large saline pools and hot tub.

Katie and her friends enjoy some sunshine before a big night out.

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Once everyone’s all checked in and ready to see the sights head into town for some shopping on Falmouth’s Main Street or plan a trip on a custom yacht like the Liberte’, The Schooner.

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Once you return to the hotel, get all dolled up and head to Red’s Room or our Private Dining Room with views of the ocean for a memorable meal.

For Katie’s Bachelorette, her friends reserved Red’s Room and decorated the entire room in a nautical beach theme with a cake to match (Above)

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Katie and her friends enjoying dinner and cocktails at Red’s in their own private room.  (Above)

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Look how good those cocktails looks…  They’re bound to make you feel like you’re on vacation.

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Make your Bachelorette uniquely your own with personalized gifts.

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… and to help with recovery from such a fun filled weekend, custom ‘hangover kits’ to ease the pain!

Book your Bachelorette Getaway today and make memories of your own at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel... you’re always welcome back for the Wedding.

With Love,

~C.

There Are Plenty Of Fish In The Aquarium

Waking up bright and early Gretta, Lucas and I were excited to get to the mainland and spend a day in the Falmouth area exploring all of the things that it offered.

We were hoping for sun, but ended up being fortunate for the rainy day because it is why we ended up at the Woods Hole Aquarium. After all, a trip to an aquarium is a perfect rainy day activity.

Just a short drive from Sea Crest into Woods Hole, where we parked and followed signs through the town to the aquarium. The first thing that caught my eye was the 17,000-galloon pool, which was home to two non-releasable seals. A sign said that the aquarium does two seal feedings a day at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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We waited in a line that we assumed was for buying tickets to enter, but when we got to the front a friendly gentleman asked us to sign our names and informed us that the aquarium is owned by the federal government and is free to the public. He pointed to an adorably decorated donation box next to the front desk with a sign encouraging any type of donation.

Once we moved passed the sign in desk I could see the first big fish tank, and although all I wanted to do was run to it and aggressively tap on the glass, I tried to show some maturity and at least pause for a few seconds to notice the informational posters along the wall that explained the history of the aquarium and what we were about to discover inside.

I found myself standing in front of the posters for a while. I learned that the aquarium is operated by NOAA’s Nation Marines Fisheries Service in partnership with the Marine Biological Laboratory, and that it is home to 140 species of fish and invertebrates that are found in New England waters, including any tropical fish that can be found in the Gulf Stream every summer.

The aquarium seemed to be one floor with the walls made of huge fish tanks full of all the marine animals. On the opposite side of the fish tanks there were dry exhibits, non-living exhibits, on whale protection, marine turtles, the science of “aging” fish, the New England marine environment, and the history of science in Woods Hole. Of course we spent multiple minutes in front of each tank searching for every thing inside and yelling to each other when spotting something first.

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As I walked away from the last fish tank and thought all the fun was over, there was a staircase at the end of the hallway guiding visitors upstairs. The second floor was like a sneak-peek into the behind the scenes of an aquarium where we could see into the fish tanks from above. We were told that this was known as the “work area” and where visitors can talk to staff as they prepare fish food, feed animals, and clean tanks. I though that feature alone made this the coolest aquarium I’d ever been too, until I came across the “touch tank.” The touch tank is a long shallow tub filled with different types of marine animals and where I found myself fighting children for a turn at petting a lobster. According to the website, the touch tank is always filled with a variety of animals that may include labeled shells, lobsters, horseshoe crabs, spider crabs, helmet crabs, whelks, sea stars, and fish that don’t mind being touched.
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I said goodbye to my new friend the lobster, and was sad to see the next thing was an exit sign above a backdoor. Visitors can either exit through the door to a staircase that will take them back towards the road and on with their lives, or they can circle back for a second turn at the touch tank like I did.

Eventually we made our way to the exit and outside to the seal pool. Although there was no seal show at that time, the friendly seals were putting on a little show of their own for anyone watching. They swam around doing spins and circles and would come up for air next to where visitors were standing. It was a great way to end an awesome experience.

The aquarium is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm and I strongly encourage everyone to go visit the aquarium and donate anything to the donation box.

XOXO,
Carly