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Homelessness has always been a big problem in Africa. A small organization called Jitegemee (jit-teg-umay), currently based in Kenya, has decided to do something about it. Their website states, “[We] exist to provide street children with access to formal and vocational education. We believe every child with the desire to learn and the will to succeed should be encouraged to do so. We are dedicated to removing ...

APCC Film Event And Discussion Series Features 'One Big Home'

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

The Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC) will present the film “One Big Home” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Chatham Orpheum Theater. Following the screening, filmmaker Thomas Bena will join the audience via Skype from Martha's Vineyard for a short question and answer period. Here on the Cape we are familiar with the strange logic of people falling in love with our beautiful seaside home with its mo...

Edgar Allan Poe is a literary master of the macabre, and the Halloween season is an ideal time to highlight his works. Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater’s musical “Nevermore” is a haunting journey into Poe’s madness and literary genius. Poe’s life reads like one of his ghoulish tales, and “Nevermore” (music by Matt Conner and book by Grace Barnes) capitalizes upon this through its artistic interpretatio...

A woman out for her regular run through the North Harwich woods stumbles upon a disturbing scene, apparently the aftermath of a drug deal gone bad. Things turn ugly, and she ends up running for her life, forced to defend herself in ways she never imagined possible. No, that's not the latest Netflix original. It's the plot of “Runner,” a short film being produced locally by a Harwich couple who hope to use it t...

Eventide's 'Moon For The Misbegotten' Raw And Moving

By: Ellen Petry Whalen

Many people were surprised when the Nobel Prize for literature was given to Bob Dylan for his outspoken and poetic songs highlighting the need for social change. The 1936 winner, American playwright Eugene O’Neill, also gave voice to those living on the edge of society, which is illustrated in his grandly tragic “A Moon for the Misbegotten,” currently at The Eventide Theater Company. “A Moon for the Mi...

The first-ever Great White Gala Against Cancer will take place on Friday, Oct. 28 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Chatham Bars Inn to raise funds for The Jimmy Fund. The event will benefit multiple myeloma cancer research at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. The event will feature a VIP reception followed by a general admission event with a Cape Cod-themed dinner, cash bar and both live and silent auctions. The auct...

Hilarious 'Spamalot' Is Just What The Doctor Ordered

By: Ellen Petry Whalen

Today, medical science supports the many health benefits of laughter, which can enhance the immune system and lower stress. In other words, The Academy of Performing Arts’ delightfully preposterous “Monty Python’s Spamalot” is just what the doctor ordered. If you’re not familiar with the 2005 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, its tagline says it all: “A new musical lovingly ripped off from the [1975] m...

Monomoy District School News

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Chatham Elementary School CES Winter Clothing Drive CES is having its annual coat and boot exchange during parent conference days, Oct. 25 and 27, from 12:45 to 3 p.m. Donations will be accepted through Oct. 21. Boxes for donations are located near the main office or may be brought to the nurse's office. Donations sought include gently used clean children’s coats, outerwear, boots, sneakers, skates, glo...

Monty Python Comes To Orleans

By: Debra Lawless

“It’s easier to make an audience cry than to make them laugh,” says Peter Earle, director of Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” running from Oct. 6 to Nov. 13 at the Academy of Performing Arts in Orleans. “Spamalot,” a musical comedy, was adopted from the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” a parody of the famous legend of King Arthur. The original 2005 Broadway production directed by the late Mike Nichols wo...

The community is invited to join friends and family on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at The Chatham Orpheum for a fun evening to remember local fisherman Tom George by enjoying his favorite movie, “Jaws.” The evening will be an opportunity to honor a man who was known for his humor, kindness, generosity, sense of adventure and love of the sea while raising money for ALS ONE, a local non-profit committed to fin...

The romantic comedy-drama “Musical Chairs” will be screened at The Chatham Orpheum Theater on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m., with proceeds to benefit Adam in Chatham’s youth dance scholarship program Chance to Dance. “Musical Chairs” is a charming variation on the “Boy Meets Girl” theme, following the lives of Armando (E.J. Bonilla), who lives in the Bronx and works in his family’s restaurant, and Mia (Leah P...

Publishers often send us books here at The Chronicle hoping for a review or feature story. Often, the books have little or nothing to do with the interests of the paper or our coverage area. “The Handy Boston Answer Book” is a good example; fun book but Boston is well outside our territory; I can only speculate that it arrived here because we're located in eastern Massachusetts. So when “Bad Little Children's ...