Two films made by local residents are making their debut this month, but in very different venues. “They Are Mine,” a thriller written and directed by Michael James Hull, became available for viewing on Amazon.com earlier this month. And on March 23, “Runner,” a short thriller written and directed by Paul Schuyler, will get its premiere on the big screen at the Chatham Orpheum Theater. Both films show what ...
By: Debra Lawless
Panel Offiers Tips To Help Clean Up Plastic Pollution Just about every four days Rebecca Arnold of Chatham walks along one of the town’s beaches collecting trash for an hour or so. In five years she has collected 25 distinct types of trash including waterlogged shoes, Styrofoam coffee cups, plastic shell casings and lots and lots of wayward plastic byproducts of commercial fishing and lobstering. Last Sa...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle
Given all that's going on in Washington, now is the wrong time for Monomoy Regional High School to consider dropping its government studies requirement. No matter how you feel about the current administration, there's no denying that the issues being raised by its actions demand a citizenry with a deep knowledge of how our government works. The best way to arm future generations with that information is through t...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle
Continued Development Not Benefiting Chatham Editor: Recently I wrote a letter to honor the elders of Chatham. I did so to set a bench mark because through attrition the community of Chatham is vanishing. This is self-evident. For some time Chatham’s mantra has been Main Street above all else. “Living the dream” of the entitlement brand Chatham, transforming what was once Main Street, Hometown USA to an ...
By: Donna Tavano
Everybody needs a pantry. Not today’s kitchen designer pantry-in-a-box cabinet, but the kind I played in as a child, like the ones our grandmothers had in their old houses. Those spaces were made for kids; dark secret spaces, close to the household action, but where tiny people could hide away, unnoticed, and play for hours, which, of course, is just what I did. Some pantries were little more than glorifi...
Paul Eric Engstrom Paul Eric Engstrom, 76, of Chatham, passed away in Boston on February 25, 2017 surrounded by loving family. He is survived by Roswitha (Müller) Engstrom his beloved wife of 38 years. Paul was born and raised in Worcester and graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He spent 30 years of his actuarial career with The Hartford Insurance Group where he se...
Capt. Donald Austin Byrne LONGWOOD, Fla. – Capt. Donald Austin Byrne, only child of Terence Julius Byrne and Margaret Mary Ferguson died on February 24, 2017. Born in 1934 in Manhattan, New York, and raised in Flushing, N.Y. After primary school at St. Nicholas of Tolentine, he graduated from Xavier High School’s ROTC program Class of 1951. Don briefly attended Stevens ...
Dennis Paul Picard Dennis Paul Picard, 61, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 26, 2017 while snowmobiling in his favorite place in the world, Eustis, Maine. He was coming in from ice fishing for the day with some of his buddies on Flagstaff Lake. It was a tragic freak accident not involving recklessness, carelessness or alcohol. Dennis was born in Woonsocket, R.I. on F...
Margaret "Maggie" M. Young, 80 Maggie Young of Chatham passed away peacefully on March 3, 2017. She was born on April 19, 1936 in North Conway, N.H. to Gordon and Mildred Melbye and was the wife of the late Carroll W. Young. She was predeceased by two sons, Carroll Jr. and Joel Young, as well as brothers Jeff, David and Charlie, sister Patricia and twin sister Margery. ...
Virginia Machie died in her home at 88 on March 1, 2017. "Unexpected and pleasurable" is how she recently described her life. A daughter of "the world’s best clams" clam shack restauranteurs in Hampton, N.H. she was a true New Englander. She met her husband, William, while she attended B.U., where she got a degree in merchandising. After marrying, they lived in Ca...
Annette Nicole Brown After a courageous 21-month battle with cancer, Annette Nicole Brown found peace on March 3, 2017 surrounded by her family. Devoted wife to husband, Peter and loving mother to Emily and Andrew, she touched many lives. Annette was born in Southington, Conn. and graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in languages. She excelled as a me...
Joan B. Hodge CHATHAM – Joan B. Hodge of Chatham died peacefully at Beth Israel Hospital in Plymouth on March 6, 2017. Joan, 72, was born in Hartford, Conn., the daughter of Florence and John W. Brereton. Joan was a 1966 graduate of the University of Connecticut and is survived by her husband Norman Hodge, III who she met when while working on the campus radio station WHUS. Joan is also survived by her br...
By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley
Retired teacher Gail Harding of Harwich is far from finished with an aspect of her working life which she still holds dear: working with young girls and helping to strengthen and empower them mentally, emotionally and physically. Through her role as a mentor in the after-school program Girl Power, held weekly for six weeks at the Harwich Community Center, Harding enjoys working with third and fourth grade girl...
By: Ed Maroney
ORLEANS — The energetic ball of fluff called Mia is a companion dog. As she scampered around inside the Old Firehouse last week greeting other dogs and their people, her trainer looked on with admiration. “She owns everywhere she goes,” said Gina Hayes, president of Just Dogs Training. Mia is the latest in a long of animals trained by Hayes, including the beloved companion dog at Nauset Regional Middle Sc...
By: Alan Pollock
ORLEANS — About 50 people came to the senior center March 1 to find out more about the revenue committee's proposals to pay for town operations such as the beaches and the transfer station out of their own dedicated income streams. At the Orleans Citizens Forum event, committee member Paul Kelleher presented research that showed, compared to equal Cape communities, the town has the highest percentage of prop...