The Tinman cometh...

Like a Phoenix rising from the ember, the rebirth of the Tinman is near

Like the legendary Phoenix which could only see rebirth from the ashes of its own demise, the Upper Cape mainstay Tin Man Diner is seeing a renaissance.  The original location, just north of the Otis rotary in Bourne, still offers a nostalgic but tragic reminder of the original Tin Man, with its charred remains still standing and evoking thoughts of years of simple but delicious comfort food.  Owner Barbara Lind is leading the effort to establish the second edition of a culinary trip to the land of OZ at the four corners location in North Falmouth Village, across from the Tedeschi's "Superette" and the Rockland Trust. 

Lind herself rose out of her own ashes of sorts, struck with depression and despondence after the fire destroyed her original dream; she worked for years with those struggling with mental illness.  This new vocation helped her develop a renewed perspective toward her own blessings and inspired her to return to her love of food and people.  Like Dorothy in the upbeat tale, Lind is clicking her heels and celebrating that there's no place like home.

The new edition replete with its own yellow brick road and over $50,000 in donated improvements, is slated to open May 6.

In other local news....

Finish Falmouth High - Meeting is Nigh

The Committee to Finish Falmouth High School will hold an organizational and brainstroming meeting on Thursday May 1 at 6:30 P.M. in the basement of the St. Elizabeth Seton Church on Quaker Road in North Falmouth.  Interested residents and supporters are asked to attend and bring ideas, energy, and donations. For more information, contact Laura Lorusso Peterson at [email protected]

Charter Review Committee to Meet

The Falmouth Charter Review Committee, dormant for some time, is also coming back to life and will meet on Wednesday April 30 at 5:00 P.M. at the Falmouth Public Library.

Selectmen to Discuss Beach Openings

Responding to a citizen petition at Town Meeting and lively discussion on both sides, Falmouth Selectmen will discuss tonight their policy on beach closings.  A split Beach Committee last week discussed the measure and may recommend an 11:00 P.M. closing for the all beaches.  Some Committee members who live near town-owned beaches would like to close off public access earlier.  For years, requests to leave the Falmouth Heights Beach parking lots open for local business has been met with vehement opposition from locals. Tonight's discussion is set for 8:30. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on