Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

Here's Winslow's Tavern, all decked out for the Fourth of July. Today, in Wellfleet, there will be no parade. It will take place on Monday instead. There will be no fireworks either, neither Sunday nor Monday, due to budgetary considerations. Oh, don't moan over that. Provincetown, being more affluent, will celebrate, and their display can be seen from Duck Harbor. I don't like to be a party pooper but fireworks are not good for the environment. They may look cool but having residue from toxic chemicals floating in the air over Wellfleet Harbor is definitely not such a cool idea. Blue fireworks give off dioxin. What's more, the noise disrupts the nesting habits of some terns and piping plovers, according to my friend Tracy Plaut. Instead, check out Winslow's, where musical fireworks are on tap, along with the beer and festive atmosphere.