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Mary Ann Harwood of Chatham, a physician in the emergency room at Cape Cod Hospital, began taking dance lessons about a year ago – but she never dreamed that she would soon be vying for first place in a dance competition in front of a sellout crowd. This Saturday, March 4, Harwood will be one of nine Cape Cod doctors, each paired with a professional dancer, who will compete in a fundraising event for the Cape ...

ORLEANS — Opportunity is knocking for the Nauset Public Schools, even if some wish the region could take more time to get ready for its big date with town meeting voters. On Feb. 27, the Nauset Regional School Committee got an update on discussions between school and town administrators on scheduling a vote to approve a feasibility study and schematic design preparation for a high school renovation/expansion...

ORLEANS — People who love old buildings and serve on historical commissions face a conflict. Their instinct is to preserve, but often they are required to facilitate demolition of historic structures. “It's really discouraging,” said Ann Sinclair, chair of the historical commission. “After all, what is it that people love about Orleans? Houses, the old homes and the ocean.” On Friday, March 3, at 4 p.m., ...

ORLEANS — The town's community preservation committee does just that. It recommends funds to preserve open space, housing options, history and, this week, one woman's dream for youth recreation opportunities. On Feb. 16, the CPC voted to recommend giving Nauset Together We Can $19,000 toward the next phase of the Jean Finch Skateboard Park at Nauset Regional Middle School, just weeks after the death of Finch...

Nauset High Renovation Study On State's List

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — The Massachusetts School Building Authority smiled on the Nauset Public Schools last week, accepting for further consideration a plan to help pay for renovating 45-year-old Nauset High in Eastham. “We were chosen as one of 17 districts out of 87 to move forward,” Superintendent Tom Conrad said in an interview Feb. 17. “We are very excited and very happy.” Nauset applied last year as well but was...

School News, Feb. 23

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Chatham Elementary School Grade three and four students are following Mass Maritime cadets on the T.S. Kennedy as the ship heads back to Florida. They enjoyed the live map showing boats in the Atlantic Ocean, read some blogs and looked at pictures. They even found the picture of a cadet wearing the Monomoy Shark T-shirt that I mailed to Mass Maritime Academy before the T.S. Kennedy departed. G...

Dana D. Eilers

By: Contributed

Dana D. Eilers, 60 CHATHAM – Dana D. Eilers, 60, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving pets.  She is survived by her sister Franca “Frankie” Eilers and an aunt Franca Rowland McDonald Eldredge and numerous cousins. Services will be private. Donations can be made to the Humane Society or any Cape Cod Land Bank. 

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 23

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Responds To 'Whopper' Allegations Editor: I was at the very same meeting of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Mr. Leavitt attended, and I'm "incredulous" over his derisive/erroneous characterization of it in the Feb. 9 Chronicle. The "whoppers" according to Mr Leavitt: 1. Fact: The West Chatham Roadway Project's original application had an estimated projected cost of $1...

Tim Roper

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Tim Roper first came to our attention back in 2003 as the man behind the Crap Cod Chronicle. The satirical newsletter parodied Chatham's people and events – and us. It was clever, funny and pulled no punches. We loved it. After observing and commenting on town politics from the sidelines, Mr. Roper decided to take a more direct approach in 2010 and ran for the board of selectmen. In a four-person race for two ...

The Hammond House

By: John Whelan

“ Those were the days, my friend We thought they’d never end... Those were the days, oh yes those were the days” Mary Hopkin The Hammond family has been part of American history since Benjamin and Mary Hammond immigrated from England to Rochester, Ma. in September 1634. Benjamin and Mary became Cape Codders shortly thereafter, moving to Yarmouth and later to Sandwich. Calvin Hammond, a grea...

Predictions For Sunday's Academy Awards

By: James Cole

The Chatham Orpheum Theater will be presenting the 89 th annual Academy Awards on the big screen Sunday, Feb. 26 from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are free but limited. In advance of the event here are my thoughts on this year’s nominees. Best Supporting Actor. The nominees are Jeff Bridges (“Hell or High Water”), Lucas Hedges (“Manchester by the Sea”), Michael Shannon (“Nocturnal Animals”), Mahersh...

HARWICH ─ Fans of Celtic music, rejoice, for Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy are coming back to Cape Cod. On March 6, the talented twosome will take to the stage at Monomoy Regional High School for their Visions of Cape Breton and Beyond: A Celtic Family Celebration, and family is at the heart of the show. “Our children will be coming along, and will inevitably make their way to the stage at some poin...

Kat's Pause: Remember Why You Play

By: Kat Szmit

It's tournament time again. That means that in the next few weeks, teams from myriad schools, including Monomoy, will set out on a quest, competing not only to advance, but ideally to win. Though the members of these teams are probably already overloaded with advice, I'd like to offer my own, and it's fairly simple: remember why you play. Most often, a sport becomes a favorite early on, perhaps in childhood, b...

Monomoy Boys Basketball Wins Cape And Islands Crown

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The Monomoy boys varsity basketball team put doubters in their places last Thursday night when they defeated Cape Cod Tech 78-63 to claim the Cape and Islands League Championship outright. “One of the best things in life is doing what others say you can't,” said Monomoy senior and team tri-captain Chris Mazulis. “They said we wouldn't get three wins and we proved them wrong by making the tournament...

Monomoy Lacrosse Players Take Their Game Indoors

By: Kat Szmit

PLYMOUTH ─ Sundays are typically a chance for most high school student athletes to kick back and chill. For members of the Monomoy boys lacrosse program, though, Sundays are a time to head to the Plymouth Sports Complex and get their game on. For much of the winter, a number of players who will soon take to the turf at Monomoy High have been making almost weekly trips to Plymouth to compete against opponents...

DeCosta, HECH, Honored By Harwich Dems

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH PORT — At an event newly named after President John F. Kennedy, Harwich Democrats Saturday honored local residents who embody civic and community involvement. The Harwich Ecumenical Council for Housing received the James Noonan Community Service Award, and resident Debra DeCosta was honored as the Mabel Canto Democrat of the Year. The Democratic town committee renamed its annual President's Day brunc...