Member Spotlight: Laurie Appleby
"Lucky to be here."
Laurie has been coming to Provincetown since the late 70s-early 80s, drawn by the light, the natural beauty and how friendly people are here in Provincetown. Laurie and her partner of over 30 years, June, became wife and wife when they were married on Race Point Beach in 2014. Laurie is a four time rider in the Pan Mass Challenge, a 163 mile bike ride that starts in the Boston area and ends right in Provincetown by the breakwater. About five years ago, inspired both by the ride (a fundraiser for the Dana Farber Center) and the beauty that is Provincetown, Laurie and June bought a place here. They now split their time between Boston where they work and Provincetown. They attend the Unitarian Universalist Church and donate to the UU and the Center for Coastal Studies. Laurie looks forward to spending more time in Provincetown so that she can volunteer her services to these organizations. Laurie anticipates that more time will be spent here in Provincetown as she and June get closer to retirement. The two have a vested interest in making Provincetown a good place for everyone. As June recently pointed out on the drive from Boston to Provincetown, " We are so lucky to be here," meaning they are aware of the resources available to them to be able to buy in Provincetown. They are, therefore, equally aware and willing to help with affordable housing so that "everyone has an opportunity to be here." Laurie grew up in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and attended nursing school in Boston. For over 30 years she has been a nurse practitioner, the last 14 working with adults battling cancer at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.