Family All Around in West Harwich, Massachusetts

“The series is definitely destination-oriented,” New England Living TV host Parker Kelley told Cape Cod Magazine in May, “but what matters the most is that it is a celebration of people being together, eating delicious food, exploring their community and sharing their home with friends and family.” The importance of gathering is expressed in Episode 7 of Season 2 when Parker visits the home of Cecile and Howard in West Harwich.

Considered the Lower Cape, West Harwich is one of seven villages in the town of Harwich, Massachusetts. While Cecile and Howard live in New Jersey, the Cape offers the escape they crave with its sandy beaches, summer pulse and invitation to stay outside a little longer to breathe it all in. In fact, a little bit of interior space was sacrificed to accommodate more outdoor patio space. Looking for a sunny spot? There’s 1,000 square feet of deck to lounge around on.

Inside, precious mementos were most important; Cecile displayed items that she cherishes from her mother’s thimble collection to her grandfather’s World War II navy hat. “Our family didn’t have a history of coming to the Cape, but I have so many reminders of them here in the house with us,” Cecile told writer Lisa Cavanaugh. So while loved ones may be far from home, she says: “Everybody is around us all the time.”

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