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Chatham's Masters Of The Sea

By: Debra Lawless

The Atwood House Museum will kick off its new summer exhibit “Masters of the Sea,” which tells the story of Chatham’s great days as a 19 th century training ground for the best ship’s captains in the world, on June 17. “Masters of the Sea” relates the fascinating tales of danger and excitement faced by eight sea captains and a sailmaker born in Chatham and Harwich between 1838 and 1854. (The sailmaker, Charle...

CHATHAM – You aren't likely to see it going 88 miles per hour down Main Street, but a 1982 DeLorean is taking many people in town back in time this week. The car, a reproduction of the time machine in the 1985 film “Back to the Future,” is in town as part of in a series of fundraisers centered on the popular movie trilogy benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. A near-exact copy o...

Music has been the focus of Chris Roberts’ life since his childhood in Wales, which is known for its citizens’ talent for music. The small coal mining village in Wales where he grew up was called Coedpoeth, meaning hot wood. “I had a musical upbringing. There was always music in the family,” he said. His mother and father sang, his mother played the piano and his grandfather played the trumpet. He started sing...

Light, In Darkness

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle

Senseless acts of brutality like Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando overwhelm the emotions. Mere words can't describe the anger, frustration and deep sorrow that we are once again enduring as a nation. But spontaneous vigils in Harwich Port and Chatham Monday reminded us not to feel two particular emotions. The first is complacency. More than just the numbness that takes over when we're repeatedly exposed to tr...

The Look

By: Andrew Buckley

It hasn’t been this long since my early 30s. And it is getting longer. The other day I was in line at the bank. Saturday morning, just about quarter ‘til noon. The gentleman in front of me was wrapping up his business at the counter and noticed the rush of activity and new customers appearing. “Is it always this busy today, or is it just last minute?” he wondered out loud. “I know I’m last minute,” I said. ...

June 16 Letters To The Editor

By: Tim Wood

Thank A Teacher Today Editor: Today we sat sifting through a bin filled with the journey of our child’s kindergarten year. This was a big transition for him and us as parents. As we sorted through the numerous papers and projects, we couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed by the blessing that Chatham Elementary School received this year. This blessing has a greater value than any monetary gift. Her name is Dawn...

Steve Durkee, 89

By: Contributed

A bright light went out in Wellfleet when Steve Durkee died on June 11, at noon. He died peacefully, quickly, painlessly and at home; this was exactly what he wanted and how he wanted. He was born in Salem and lived for most of his life in Framingham and Wellfleet. Steve was an amazing, unique guy who affected everyone he knew. He was a devoted husband to Nancy, his wife of 50 years, a great father and was bel...

At about seven every morning at this time of year, Timothy J. Kent, owner of Timothy J. Kent Landscape Company, arrives at his business in Commerce Park in South Chatham. During the next half hour or so his crew of 12 men and women, ranging in age from 25 to 56, will arrive. By 8 a.m. the crew has dispersed into nine trucks, each with its own assignment of lawns. Before the end of the workday, each crew will have...

Remember When

By: Terri Adamsons

Norman Jones, Jr., Norman Eldredge, Francis Doane, Freeman Howes and Willard Nickerson, Jr. surf fishing at Monomoy Point, October 1938. Photo Courtesy of Peter Taylor

Police Called to Airport Com Meeting

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Police were called to Monday night's airport commission meeting after the chairman determined the audience had become too disruptive. Chairman Peter Donovan said he asked Airport Manager Tim Howard to summon the police after an audience member took the podium against his direction and refused to sit down. The commission had just voted to approve a financial interest disclosure from Howard when the...

HARWICH PORT — More than 150 people came together Monday evening to comfort one another, to reflect, and to pray for peace in the wake of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando early Sunday. The pews were full at Pilgrim Congregational Church for the nondenominational service, which was organized by members of the Harwich Clergy Association. It was a time of healing and an opportunity to openly ...

CHATHAM – You aren't likely to see it going 88 miles per hour down Main Street, but a 1982 DeLorean is taking many people in town back in time this week. The car, a reproduction of the time machine in the 1985 film “Back to the Future,” is in town as part of in a series of fundraisers centered on the popular movie trilogy benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. A near-exact copy o...

'Taste Of Chatham' Taking The Summer Off

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — The summer of 2017 will be tasteless. For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Taste of Chatham is taking a one-year hiatus. Organizers at Monomoy Community Services (MCS) are getting the word out that a new and improved version of the signature summer event will return in 2017. Theresa Malone, executive director of MCS, said the event has been going strong for 28 years and needs a bit of a “fac...

CHATHAM – Although there's no evidence of great white sharks having arrived in local waters yet, beachgoers and boaters are on the lookout. Late Sunday afternoon, passengers aboard the Rip Ryder charter boat spotted a six-foot-long shark on the west side of North Monomoy Island. The shark was swimming in the area of seals and then beached itself, arching its back and wriggling back into the water before swimmi...

FINomenal Festival Saturday

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – Get your shark on Saturday at the second annual FINomenal Fest at Kate Gould Park. Sponsored by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, the free event features shark-themed games for kids and families, shark information and other shark-related activities. Things begin at 10 a.m. with a free screening of “Great White Shark” at the Chatham Orpheum Th...

CHATHAM – Chatham Municipal Airport is holding its third annual open house on Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. With the theme "Planes, Trains,  Automobiles,” the event includes general aviation aircraft displays, working model railroad displays by Nauset Model Railroad Club as well as antique and collectible cars from Model A Club of Cape Cod, Alfa Romeo club, and many local collectors.  Additional part...