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CHATHAM — It's a workplace truism: stress in an employee's home life leads to stress on the job. Sometimes those stressors are minor, and it helps to be able to share them with a sympathetic listener. Sometimes the stress comes from big problems like a health crisis, relationship troubles or addiction. A new partnership between the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and Rogers and Gray Insurance is offering an aff...

Senior Page: Stuart Green, Giving Back Through Nonprofits

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Newly minted Chatham Historical Society Trustee Stuart Green has been hard at work recently, seeking historic preservation funds to help restore Chatham's circa-1762 Atwood House Museum. Nevertheless, he wants to make one thing clear. “It's not just about the buildings,” Green explains. “It's the people.” Green's passion for nonprofit work, for “giving back as much to the community as I receive,” began when he...

Health: County Health Service Turns 90

By: Alan Pollock

Ninety years ago, Cape Cod became the first region in New England to establish a county health department. It had a variety of goals, including the installation of proper landfills for trash and the testing of all cows for tuberculosis. Ninety years later, the Barnstable County Department of Health and the Environment has new goals, but its public health mission is alive and well. The department began operatio...

School News, Dec. 22

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Chatham Elementary School Traffic And Pickup To be good neighbors to surrounding homes and residents, the school is reaching out to encourage local families to take advantage of bus ridership for school arrival and dismissal. The car "kiss and ride" pick up/drop off line is currently extending out of the parking lot and cars continue to line up quite a distance down Hitching Post Lane. This is causing t...

Chatham Jewelers Celebrates 65 Years On Main Street

By: Debra Lawless

Last Friday Chatham Jewelers, Inc. celebrated its 65 th anniversary—a noteworthy milestone for the family-run business. Jewelry is, of course, often given as a gift to mark an occasion—an engagement, marriage, birth, birthday – or even to remember a special place, such as Chatham. Jewelry promotes romance, nostalgia, happy feelings. “That’s what we’re in—the business of sentiment,” says Scott Hamilton, pre...

Seniors: 'Santa Tom' Eldredge: The Real Thing

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Go ahead. Try to pull off Tom Eldredg'e Santa beard. “Ouch! It's the real thing,” he says, with a Santa-esque belly laugh. “After all, I am a member of the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas.” Eldredge, who lives in Chatham, says that he had a normal child's love of Santa Claus as a boy, but not the slightest idea that he would one day don the red suit himself. “I think like a lot of kids, ...

CHATHAM — In a time when intensive tobacco education has fallen by the wayside in many school health programs, town regulations can be an important tool when it comes to curbing teenage smoking. That's the perspective of Bob Collett, the director of the Cape Cod Regional Tobacco Control Program. Collett is working with the Chatham board of health on a more restrictive local tobacco regulation that aims to ke...

School News, Nov. 24

By: Contributed

Chatham Elementary School CES is one of over 30 schools from all over the world to follow Mass Maritime's TS Kennedy as it travels with their cadets this winter. The students will have an opportunity to blog with the crew, keep a logbook, watch the crew complete their chores and maneuvers, and learn about calls of port on the voyage. CES has a special connection to the crew: Ms. Barnard's daughter is a cadet...

HARWICH PORT — Dr Gravity's Kite Shop has been a mainstay here for more than 40 years. It will soon be joined by an expanded Dr. Cavity's Candy Shack, to be located in the former First Church of Christ Science building. The former Christian Scientist building was purchased a couple of weeks ago by Dennis Miller, a resident of Bedford who owns several properties along Route 28 in the village and two condominium...

Helen Krumpe At 102: Humor Is Key

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

At age 102, Helen Krumpe's reputation precedes her. One person after another, after hearing that I intended to interview Krumpe, smiled and expressed their delight. “Oh, you are going to love Helen!” “She is a hoot!” “Oh, wait until you hear that sense of humor!” “I want to be Helen Krumpe when I grow up.” Krumpe seemed surprised and amused by the news that so many people express such enthusiastic affectio...

Health: The Cold Hard Facts Of Teen Suicide

By: Alan Pollock

In the past few weeks, a high school student from the Lower Cape took his own life, leaving a gaping hole in his family, his circle of friends and his community. Far from a new phenomenon, teen suicide happens with striking regularity – and there are warning signs that, if heeded, can sometimes prevent tragedy. Child psychiatrist Dr. Bart Main of Cape Cod Human Services, a Hyannis-based group practice affiliat...

School News, Oct. 27

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Chatham Elementary School   Computer Skills Kindergarten students have been improving their mouse and website navigation skills on the website www.starfall.com. They are working their way through the alphabet with great interactive activities. This is a great site for kindergarten through grade four with lots of reading and math learning. Students in grades one and two have been practicing beginning ...