The Provincetown Public Library kindly left books and DVDs outside, free for the taking, to keep people entertained while public buildings are shuttered to contain the spread of the Coronavirus.
The Canteen showed its appreciation to those working on the frontline at Outer Cape Health Services in Provincetown during the pandemic with a recent surprise lunch delivery. The restaurant at 225 Commercial has also begun selling groceries. Place an order and Canteen staff cleans, disinfects and delivers to those who want fresh veggies and more.
During the town’s stay-in-place order, Provincetowners have come together by staying apart while still helping one another. The Soup Kitchen in Provincetown (SKIP), which serves amazing food all winter long, has extended its season to at least April 24 because of COVID-19. Volunteers have been cooking and distributing meals (regular or vegan) in to-go boxes at a drive-thru at the Methodist Church from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Forget the groundhog, the sign that February has arrived in Provincetown is the re-opening of The Squealing Pig, which arguably has the best fish & chips in town.
There’s some working happening in the house in which Rear Admiral Donald MacMillan (1874-1970) lived at 473 Commercial St. in Provincetown. The town’s wharf is named for its most famous resident—McMillan was an arctic explorer, geographer and naturalist who, despite all his travels, lived close to where he was born.