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Save A Life And Brake For Turtles

By: Kat Szmit

The folks at Wild Care, Inc., of Cape Cod have an important message for drivers encountering turtles in the roadway: Stop! You just might save a life. Each year when spring begins its migration into summer here on the peninsula, not only does Cape Cod see an influx of tourist traffic, but roadways also see an increase in turtle crossings, particularly of snapping turtles looking for suitable locations to lay t...

Three new books released by the History Press and its sister publisher, Arcadia Books, will thrill those interested in the history of the Cape’s iconic restaurants, the Cape Cod jazz scene and Route 6A. Long after they closed their doors for the final time, beloved restaurants tend to live on in the minds of their patrons. Christopher Setterlund’s “Historic Restaurants of Cape Cod” will take you on a nostalgic...

In 2011, Chatham resident Elizabeth Rudnick Hessler wrote her first novels for Disney—adaptations of the superhero films “Thor” and “Captain America: The First Avenger.” She has been writing books for them ever since, novelizing films such as “Frankenweenie” and the 2017 remake of “Beauty and the Beast,” even writing original novels based on the film such as “Frozen Heart” and “Pete’s Dragon: The Lost Years.” Mos...

Harwich Author Documents Life Journey In New Book

By: Debra Lawless

None of us are immune to life’s adversities, but the question is how we cope with loss, ill health and the death of a loved one. In her new book “Free Your Soul,” author Sedona Summer of Harwich takes the reader on her life journey and shows us how she eventually rallied after her husband Geno suddenly died. “The thread throughout is how my spiritual development helped me throughout my life,” she says. In her ...

How many times have you seen a person knitting on a park bench, or on a beach, or anywhere in public? Chances are, not very often. That’s going to change this Saturday, June 10. You’re likely to see quite a few people knitting in groups outdoors as knitting stores all over Massachusetts, including Adventures in Knitting in Harwich and A Great Yarn in Chatham, usher their flocks of knitters out into the open. W...

CHATHAM – Chatham’s labyrinth at Chase Park, a gift from the town’s seven churches and its clergy association five years ago, centers many people with its gentle invitation to walk its path as a form of meditation and prayer. And now it’s about to take center stage as the focus of a workshop led by one of the world’s labyrinth experts. On June 17, Dr. Lauren Artress of California, an ordained Episcopal priest,...

Authors Rob Conery, a Chronicle contributor, and Susan Blood of Orleans will release their new books during a party that also marks the launch of their new publishing venture, Surface Popper Publications, on June 3. You know that friend who describes life’s trials and tribulations in a way that makes you laugh? That’s Blood in her debut book “How Not to Do Things.” When her daughter asked what Blood would c...

The beloved musical-writing team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II are being honored by the Chatham Drama Guild in their original and uplifting musical revue “Rodgers and Hammerstein in Chatham.” Jeff Spencer reservedly plays Hammerstein, as he takes the audience down memory lane, giving the backstories on the eight Broadway shows being highlighted. One of many interesting tidbits he offers is that R...

Wellfleet Harbor Actor Theater kicks off their summer season with another titillating title, “Sex with Strangers.” In spite of the shamelessly shocking name, the drama is truly attention-grabbing, compelling and timely. Laura Eason is not only a talented American playwright, but also a noteworthy screenwriter. She is credited with writing a number of episodes for the award-winning Netflix drama “House of Cards...

Photographer Kim Roderiques of Chatham teamed up with a writer and an illustrator to create a children’s book with a message: You’re never too young to give back. The beautifully illustrated book “Max and Charlie Help a Hero” tells the story of a young Chatham boy, who with his newly-adopted dog, raises money to buy a wounded veteran on Nantucket a service dog. A portion of the proceeds of the book, which is f...

Embrace your wrinkles! Or maybe embrace the face lift! Sixty years old is not the end, it’s a new beginning. Love yourself, love your journey and accept no limitations. If you are lucky enough to know Chatham’s Naomi Turner, you know this woman embodies those words, so much so that Turner and her friend Wilderness Sarchild put those sentiments into words and music, and with help from composer Malcolm Granger a...