The Parsonage Inn


June, 2014 

As many of you already know, Jo and I are both passionate about our food, offering dishes freshly prepared and inspired by local, seasonal and wherever possible organic produce and ingredients.  We really do believe it makes a difference, both taste wise and more importantly from a health perspective.  Just ask our kids and they will repeat almost parrot fashion Jo's urging, or they would say "nagging", to "make healthy choices"!

Thankfully there is a new found awareness about the importance of what we eat.  We're blessed with several local stores offering a range of organic products and we find shopping every couple of days, may be a little more expensive but guarantees freshness and supports our local business.

We're also thrilled that this spring, our son Charlie helped build two raised veggie beds in our back garden.  We have filled them with arugula, spinach and most of the fresh herbs are freshly picked each day.  We have enough lettuce to feed an army, and the tom's (tomatoes) and peppers are going in this week.  And, apart from the health benefits, it really is fun watching them grow and harvest them.  Jo says she doesn't, but I swear she talks to them each morning!


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The joys of June

June really is a wonderful month on the Cape.  The warm weather has arrived, but the crowds haven't!


Fathers  Day

  It's never too late for a last minute celebration, treat Dad to a two night weekend at the Parsonage and have a chilled 1/2 gallon bottle of the local Cape Cod Beer and two glasses in your room on arrival. Cheers!

 Call to reserve or book online and mention "Fathers Day" on your reservation.


The Longest Day,  June 21

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's and sadly these numbers will continue to rise. Many of us know someone with dementia or Alzheimer's and admire the love and support of their caregivers.  Sadly, Jo's Father has dementia, and her Mother is his primary caregiver, no mean feat at 86!  On The Longest Day, teams around the world come together to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's with a day of activity to raise funds and awareness to advance the efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.

Nauset Farms is a major sponsor of the local activities in Orleans and Molly Waugh the owners daughter is taking a leading role in the efforts.   The Parsonage Inn is proud to support this activity and will donate $25 for each of our 8 rooms occupied over the June 20-22 weekend. 
So come on out and support this incredible event.      


  For these and other specials visit our website for detail.



Summer means lighter dishes and fresh fruits


Poached pears in port and cranberries, with Greek yogurt, caramelized pecans and gluten free ginger nuts.

Jo will substitute the pears with plums or peaches depending on the season and local availability. For details of this delicious but simple dish, go to our website.  

A vacation is having nothing to

do and all day to do it in!  

 Jo-Anne and Richard   

In This Issue

Our two veggie beds in full flow. 


 Cape Cod Trivia

 Where is America's oldest professional theatre?
Answer - see below

Wow! low tide at Rock Harbor this week


Trivia answered

We are spoilt for choice but the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, just 10 minutes from us is America's oldest professional theatre, having starred such luminaries as Jessica Tandy, Bette Davis (who was an usherette here), Gregory Peck and Basil Rathbone.  


We often talk about the variety of things happening on the Cape. Here are just a few of our favorite Orleans activities during June;


- Saturday, June 14. Painting Orleans beaches, homes and roads.  Evening reception at Addison Art


- Saturday, June 21, Orleans Improvement Association's (OIA) 26th garden tour, "A Gardener's Journey" through six Orleans gardens, plus music and fun.



-  June 19 - July 19, The Academy Playhouse here in East Orleans presents Cabaret.  We're really excited about this production!



The Parsonage Inn

Jo-anne and Richard Hoad, Innkeepers 
202 Main Street | P.O. Box 1501
East Orleans, Massachusetts 02643 

Phone: 508-255-8217 or Toll Free: 1-888-422-8217
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