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'Sense The Wind' Illuminates The World Of Blind Sailors

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Negotiating the world without sight is a prospect that many of us struggle to imagine. We may assume that the absence of sight might make the world a smaller place, a place in which freedom of movement is restricted. “Sense the Wind,” a new hour-long documentary by New York-based filmmaker Christine Knowlton, reveals a world in which those restrictive assumptions are cast to the four winds. The film will be ...

HARWICH — In a teacher’s room tucked in next to the cafeteria of Harwich Elementary School, a group of students and adults meet weekly to give back to people they’ve never met. The elementary school offers after school enrichment programs through the Monomoy Cooperative Learning Program which give kids a fun and enriching activity to do after school. Gina Grenier, a teacher at Harwich Elementary, was inspired ...

Shakespearian works are still highly relevant today, but if a production isn’t accessible, especially to the younger generations, then the Bard’s wise words can fall on deaf ears. For the second year in a row, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is starting off their 33 rd season with a Shakespearian work. This year, they have a dynamic twist on “Romeo and Juliet” that can be described as a poetic rock o...

School News, March 23, 2017

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Chatham Elementary School Brad Morgan and Jacob Keeler from Ms. Chieffo's class interviewed Miss Maloney for the class newspaper, The Chieffo Chronicle. Getting to Know Our School Nurse, Miss Maloney by Brad Morgan and Jacob Keeler Brad: Why did you decide to become a nurse? Miss Maloney: I always thought I’d like to become a nurse, but I thought I couldn’t go to school. I decided I could go to s...

Academy's Recreates The Splendor Of 'Camelot'

By: Ellen Petry Whalen

With our current political climate, it seems America couldn’t be further from the idealized Camelot era of the Kennedy Administration. Some might fear Camelot is gone forever, but in Orleans, at The Academy of Performing Arts, the mythical land is alive and well. Based upon the legend of King Arthur and adapted from “The Once and Future King” by T. H. White, the 1960 Broadway musical helped to defin...

Chatham is more than sharks when it comes to science. At Wellfleet Bay Mass Audubon’s 22nd annual Cape Cod Natural History Conference at Cape Cod Community College last weekend, a number of projects relevant to the area were discussed. Mark Borelli of the Center for Coastal Studies discussed the use of cutting edge mapping from two small craft with shallow drafts, each equipped with two methods of using sonar,...

School News, March 16, 2017

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Monomoy Regional District News The Monomoy Regional School District provides an integrated preschool program at Chatham and Harwich elementary schools that is designed to meet the requirements of the special needs preschool population as well as other preschool children from the community. Application for the admission for children with and without special needs considerations will be take place on Wednesday...

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 ...

Refuse The Straw

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...

Comic Timing Maximizes Laughs In Eventide's 'Fools'

By: Ellen Petry Whalen

Sometimes it’s enjoyable to play the fool, but what if you were doomed to play it forever — and even worse, your whole town was intellectually challenged? This is the basic premise of The Eventide Theatre Company’s delightfully silly “Fools.” Set in the 1800s, Ricky Bourgeois plays the mildly-pompous Russian schoolteacher Leon Steponovich Tolchinsky, who has come to teach the doctor’s beautiful but dim...

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...