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A Change of Pace on the Cape

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There are different ways of saying it, but whether you call it “Cape Time” or “Cape Pace”, one of the joys of surviving the traffic across the Bourne Bridge is that life moves a little slower than the city bustle once you reach the other side.

In a way, that’s the point. You escape with the idea of getting away from your cars, closed-toed shoes and other city ways of life. It’s the fact that you can wear shorts and go from beach to a patio somewhere for fried food and a beer with no worries. If you’re the type of person who goes crazy of a week of being too casual, that pace of life isn’t perfect – although, it’s still really quite good.

The fact is you don’t hear about the side of the Cape that caters beyond the flip flop crowd very often. It’s there, though, and after a trip to see some of that side of Cape Cod, maybe it’s worth packing that Saturday night best alongside a bathing suit for the next trip.

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Buffalo Athletes Host Solidarity Run

Buffalo Solidarity Run

From signs and cards, to television testimonials, to readers’ posts on social media, there has been tremendous support this week from the rest of the country for Boston and Bostonians.

I’m glad to recognize the denizens of Buffalo for that support. That city, my hometown, is known as the City of Good Neighbors, and Buffalo’s goodwill does not end with joining last night’s hockey crowd to sing the National Anthem. Buffalo runners Julia Burke and Beth Weinberg are leading the Boston Marathon Solidarity Run on Sunday in Buffalo’s Delaware Park.

Writing for Buffalo’s The Good Neighborhood, Burke said, “Runners are a compassionate bunch, and the Boston bombings shook our entire community to the core. When we’re feeling angry, or sad, or frustrated, or hurt, we all do the same thing: we run––ideally, together…We have a real opportunity to raise money for the bombing victims and the recovery effort, encourage folks to donate blood, and show Boston and the world how much we care. I’ve never been more proud to be a runner, and I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together on Sunday.”

Donations are accepted on behalf of the Red Cross. You and Who, a Buffalo apparel company, is printing commemorative shirts with all profits donated to The One Fund.

In November, Hurricane Sandy prevented Burke, a journalist at Buffalo Spree, a regional magazine, from running the New York City marathon. Instead, she ran a marathon in Delaware Park and was joined by over 800 supporters, Beth Weinberg among them. She raised $5000 for hurricane relief efforts.