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About Jan Preus

Learn more about me and my local business: http://www.innatsandwich.com/AboutTheInn.html


Here are my most recent posts:



Stephanie’s

multicolored hats

Posted by on December 19, 2014

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Located at historic Russell’s Corner in Sandwich Village, this charming boutique has a selection of whimsical and unique gift items for every occasion. Stephanie has carefully selected items for her shop that are made in the United States by artists, artisans, and small manufacturers. You will find products from Maine, Maryland, Colorado, New Jersey, Oregon, South Carolina, and of course read more...

Pizza Barbone

Bronze pizza oven white bar with barstools and tile wall

Posted by on October 24, 2014

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Tucked into a storefront on Main Street in Hyannis, is one of the best little pizza places on Cape Cod. Pizza Barbone is a little gem of a restaurant specializing in Neapolitan wood fired pizza baked in an oven that came from Naples, Italy. Jason O’toole had a vision for a pizza business borne of his experience as a chef read more...

Spanky’s Clam Shack

Large blue umbrellas and people sitting at tables on a patio.

Posted by on September 22, 2014

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When spring arrives on Cape Cod and the days are warm and fragrant with the smells of the impending summer, there are many places to enjoy fresh, local seafood. One of these is Spanky’s Clam Shack in Hyannis. Open from mid April until after Columbus Day in October, they serve lunch and dinner daily. Spanky’s is located on the water read more...

First Night Sandwich, 2015

First Night celebration in Sandwich MA

Posted by on September 15, 2014

Dec 31, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
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This year marks the 3rd Annual First Night Sandwich and, as this wraps up a year-long celebration of the 375th Anniversary of the founding of Sandwich, it will be an exciting event. First Night Sandwich is a multicultural, family event. It is alcohol free but there will be an abundance of delicious foods and beverages for revelers to enjoy. Held read more...

Big Bugs in Sandwich in 2014

Giant brown wooden ant sculpture on green lawn with man in red sweater.

Posted by on July 3, 2014

May 31, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014
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It may not be a science fiction thriller, but it is thrilling none the less. This summer at Heritage Museums & Gardens, let the adventurer in you take you on an urban safari in search of the giant bug sculptures that were created by wood artist David Rogers. Now, this may sound like an outing for kids, but the kid read more...

Atlantic White Cedar Swamp

View of White Cedar swamp from trail path

Posted by on January 20, 2014

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This is the most unnatural, natural habitat on Cape Cod. White cedar trees are not indigenous to the Cape, nor to New England for that matter. The occurrence of these trees in Wellfleet is an anomaly and a really beautiful one. They are in an area called the White Cedar Swamp. This swamp is located inside the Cape Cod National read more...

Sandwich Turns 375 in 2014

Sandwich Boardwalk leading to the beach.

Posted by on January 16, 2014

Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
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Sandwich, Massachusetts reaches a historic milestone in 2014 and a year-long celebration is planned. The oldest town on Cape Cod was incorporated in 1639 and is now 375 years old. Events have been planned that showcase the rich culture and pristine beauty of this quaint seaside town. There will be art exhibits, musical events, theatrical events, historical re-enactments, a clambake, read more...

First Night Sandwich 2014

Night time image of white house lit up with holiday lights, red bows and greenery.

Posted by on December 2, 2013

Dec 31, 2013 - Jan 1, 2013
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Light Up The Town, the second annual First Night Sandwich will be held on December 31, 2013 and is a community celebration of the arts and the arrival of 2014. Cape Cod visual and performing artists bring their talents to indoor and outdoor venues throughout Historic Town Hall Square. They are joined by food vendors and revelers to create a read more...

Halloween Night at the Old Town Burial Ground – Sponsored by 1750 Inn at Sandwich Center

Cemetery with headstones

Posted by on October 13, 2013

Oct 31, 2013 - Oct 31, 2013
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On Halloween, Thursday, October 31st, 2013, the 1750 Inn at Sandwich Center will be holding a guided tour of Old Town Cemetery in Sandwich. Located on Grove Street, this is one of the oldest cemeteries on Cape Cod. It is a historic record of some of the first families of Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod. This is a read more...

Old Town Burial Ground

three headstones in a grassy lawn, with a low stone sign reading Old Town Cemetery

Posted by on October 13, 2013

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Whether you are a history buff or not, a tromp through the Old Town Burial Ground is an interesting and quite scenic experience. Located on the shore of Shawme Pond in the heart of Sandwich Village, this is a lovely and tranquil spot. Once used as the town burial site, this cemetery is a historic record of the first families read more...

Glass Studio on Cape Cod

large and small blown glass bubbles in blue colors

Posted by on September 3, 2013

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There is no more appropriate place on Cape Cod than Sandwich for the art of glassblowing. Known as the “glass town” during the heyday of the pressed glass industry, many glass artists reside here. Michael Magyar, owner of the Glass Studio on Cape Cod, is exceptionally gifted at his craft. His work is as diverse as it is beautiful and read more...

Summer Cottage

wooden mermaids on shutters and door

Posted by on August 16, 2013

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A Boutique for mermaids, this lovely shop is located in Merchant’s Square. The shop is reminiscent of time spent at the beach and has unique items to satisfy an inner mermaid of all ages. You will know you are in the right place by the wooden mermaids on the shutters and doors. Although the shop is small and quaint, there read more...

Cork

Cork Wine and Tapas restaurant in New Bedford, MA

Posted by on July 16, 2013

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Located in the New Bedford National Whaling Historic District’s restored 1836 Joseph Tabor building, this eclectic wine and tapas restaurant is charming. The ambiance is a wonderful blend of historic and contemporary, with exposed brick and beams and a main floor bar made of acrylic-embedded corks. There is an upstairs bar and dining room where private functions can be held. read more...

Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod

Vines and gate at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod

Posted by on July 11, 2013

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Something that most folks don’t expect to find on Cape Cod is a vineyard. Located just off Route 6 in Truro is the appropriately named Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod. What had once been a farm known for growing some of the best cantaloupe, would later prove to have the perfect soil for growing grapes. The first vines were planted read more...

Blueberry Bog

Posted by on July 5, 2013

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Located in East Sandwich, this former cranberry bog was turned into a blueberry farm and contains over 400 blueberry bushes. The bog is open from late July through the end of August. You pick your own berries and the cost is $3.25 per pint and $6 per quart (summer 2013). Bring containers with you to hold your blueberries. The bog read more...

Sandwich Glass Museum

Posted by on July 2, 2013

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A museum with the mission of preserving the history of Sandwich and its contribution to the glass industry. The Boston and Sandwich Glass Company produced glass in a stunning array of colors. During the mid 1800’s, Sandwich was a major producer of pressed glass and, as the community grew, the town became known as the Glass Town. After the Civil read more...

Lobster Pot

Lobster Pot in Provincetown, MA

Posted by on June 18, 2013

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This iconic Provincetown restaurant serves some of the freshest and best seafood on Cape Cod. Located on the water, the two dining rooms have wonderful views of Provincetown harbor. The current owners have operated the restaurant since 1979, serving lunch and dinner from April to November. The menu offers a wide variety of seafood prepared just about any way you read more...

The Brown Jug

The Brown Jug in Sandwich, MA

Posted by on June 3, 2013

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A specialty food shop, wine shop, and café with local and imported items. Located in the heart of Cape Cod’s oldest village, the upscale shop has freshly made sandwiches and salads, a wide selection of some of the best regional and imported cheeses, olive oils, vinegars, teas, snacks, an amazing selection of chocolates, and many more items to tempt local read more...

Heritage Museum and Gardens

Flume with water flowing into a pond surrounded by trees and flowers.

Posted by on May 28, 2013

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This 100 acre horticultural garden is home to magnificent flowering plants and shrubs, nature trails, three museums celebrating American culture, a Maze Garden, a Labyrinth, and a two-story tree house overlooking Hidden Hollow where New England’s first certified nature classroom is located. The automobile museum is located in a replica round Shaker barn. It houses one of the country’s finest read more...

SandwichFest 2013

People attending a street fair with arts and crafts vendors.

Posted by on May 22, 2013

Jun 29, 2013 - Jun 29, 2013
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An old-fashioned, hometown street fair with live entertainment. There will be 85 street vendors, including many local artisans, set up on Main Street from Jarves Street to Liberty Street. Bring the family dog and participate in a dog costume competition and parade. Children’s activities will include story hour and a Teddy Bear Clinic. The main feature is the sandwich competition read more...

1750 Inn at Sandwich Center

2 story white and gray cape cod colonial with orange and yellow flowers.

Posted by on April 26, 2013

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A Cape Cod bed and breakfast offering casual but elegant accommodations and lots of seaside charm. Located in the heart of historic Town Hall Square in Sandwich Village, guests can walk to the beach, great restaurants, museums, historic sites, and quaint boutiques. This is Cape Cod charm at its finest. A hearty and healthy breakfast is served each morning in read more...

Driving our Dreams: Imagination in Motion

Red and white convertable sport car on display viewed by woman in white dress and man in white jacket.

Posted by on April 26, 2013

Apr 13, 2013 - Oct 27, 2013
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A special exhibition of some of the most historically significant concept cars ever produced from some of America’s most creative designers. A look into how these innovative automobiles from the 20th century affected the design of cars we drive today and a glimpse into our automotive future. This is the first time these amazing pieces of automotive art have ever read more...

Momo’s Food Emporium

Glass pastry case with 2 silver shelves holding decorated brownies, cakes, pies, and miniature wooden rolling pins.

Posted by on April 26, 2013

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Momo’s Food Emporium, opened in 2010, provides award-winning sandwiches, freshly prepared cuisine to go, catering for social and business engagements, and a bakery featuring everything from elegant pastries to outrageous bread pudding. The bakery features a selection mouth-watering cakes, pies, cupcakes, and cookies. Asian-inspired dishes are available for take-out. Situated on picturesque Scorton Creek in East Sandwich, Momo’s also offers read more...

The Spotted Cod

Gift shop display of blue candles, blue print pillows, and deep blue accessories.

Posted by on April 26, 2013

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The Spotted Cod is a delightful boutique featuring high-quality gifts and items for the home that reflect a love of seaside living. The shop is located in a charming, historic cottage on Main Street in the quaint Cape Cod town of Sandwich. It is filled with beautiful jewelry, pottery, paintings, and unique home decorating items, some of which are made read more...

Jan Preus

Posted by on April 2, 2013

Location: Sandwich, Massachusetts on Cape Cod Since: 2003 — We moved to Massachusetts for my husband Charlie’s career in 1984. In the early 1990’s, while living in the Back Bay in Boston, we purchased a weekend home on Cape Cod. After years of traveling to the Cape every weekend, we decided we wanted to live here. So, we sold our read more...