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School News, May 18, 2017

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Cape Cod Tech On April 29th, the Cape Cod Maker Faire was held at Mashpee High School and a team from Cape Cod Regional Technical High School walked away with a first place trophy and the only perfect score in the robotics competition. Frankie Gaw of East Harwich, Henry Gomar of West Barnstable and Cassie Madru of Hyannis may only be freshmen in the engineering technology group at the school but they obvi...

Education can be an equalizer and a ticket out of poverty, but why are the so-called “uneducated” quickly discounted? Can education satisfy a desire for a better life, or does it ultimately make one cynical? Eventide Theatre Company explores these questions in its illuminating drama “Educating Rita.” Playwright Willy Russell’s semi-autobiographical, Pygmalion-type play focuses on Rita (Erica Morris), a ...

Weddings and funerals bring families together. It’s hard to avoid that. The Apple family has convened in a house on a death watch; a family member is under hospice care in a room upstairs. Richard doesn’t want to linger but is forced to stay as his three sisters welcome the opportunity to confront and advise him on his shortcomings. Uncle Benjamin is in and out of a dementia-induced fog, and Tim, Jane’s boyfriend...

Cape Cod Women's Music Festival: A Good Time For A Good Cause

By: Annemarie Della Morte

VIP tickets are already sold out. Anyone who lives on Cape has probably heard of the Cape Cod Women’s Music Festival, which will be held this Saturday, May 13 in Dennis. What they may not know is that this music festival has catapulted musicians into fame and recognition, all the while supporting an incredible cause. Locals and music lovers alike know Sarah Swain for her creative abilities as a singer- songwri...

CHATHAM – The Chatham Orpheum Theater will host the opening night of the Cape Cod Festival of Arab and Middle Eastern Cinema tonight, May 4. “Halal Love (and Sex),” a comedy by Assad Fouladkar, will be screened at 6 p.m., and will include a pre-screening reception featuring Middle Eastern hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. The biennial showcase highlights movies by filmmakers in the Arab world, the Middle East ...

Locally Created 'Wrinkles' Celebrates Women And Aging

By: Annemarie Della Morte

A combination of “two peas in a pod” and “opposites attract” is probably the best way to describe the writers of “Wrinkles the Musical.” Naomi Turner and Wilderness Sarchild couldn’t be more different, and their work is absolute testimony to the notion that great minds don’t have to think alike to come together. Sarchild and Turner met in 1974 at a retreat coordinated by Sarchild. “We met for lunch the next...

School News, May 4, 2017

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Harwich Elementary School Third and fourth grade students submit 267 art pieces in Ms. Jorgensen's art homework challenge. After Christmas vacation, students in art classes were offered seven homework assignments, one per week. They were all optional and with an established rubric, students could earn up to four points (three for following directions and good effort). At the end of the challenge, their work...

CHATHAM – The Chatham Orpheum Theater will host the opening night of the Cape Cod Festival of Arab and Middle Eastern Cinema tonight, May 4. “Halal Love (and Sex),” a comedy by Assad Fouladkar, will be screened at 6 p.m., and will include a pre-screening reception featuring Middle Eastern hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. The biennial showcase highlights movies by filmmakers in the Arab world, the Middle East ...

ORLEANS ─ It is estimated that more than six million Jews – men, women, and children – had their lives cruelly and brutally ended in the Holocaust. Pierre Boenig was almost one of them, but instead became a hidden child, saved by being moved from family to family until liberation brought freedom in 1945. On April 27, Boenig will share his experiences and insight during the annual Holocaust Memorial Service, bei...

School News, April 13, 2017

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Chatham Elementary School Third Graders Study Water Table Ranger Barbara from the National Seashore taught the third graders about the water table, how pollution impacts our water, and how pollution can be cleaned up. The third graders had models in which they made ponds, added food coloring (for “pollution"), watched how the "pollution" drained into the water table, and then worked to clean up their mo...

You ’ d never know that off of Route 6A, down a dirt road about a half mile from the sign that gleams “ Cape Rep ” beside a big yellow house, a creative community is growing and alive within the restored theaters tucked behind the trees. But Director Maura Hanlon and her troupe of actors know exactly where to go to find creative respite three times a week. Cape Rep Young Compa...