The Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game rosters are out, and the league-leading Harwich Mariners are dominating the East lineup, with eight players in total set to show their skills on July 23, along with three Chatham Anglers. Harwich has four players in the starting lineup for the East, with pitcher BJ Myers to take the mound when the annual game begins on Saturday at 6:05 p.m. at Veterans Field in Chatha...
By: Joan Aucoin
"Tomorrow we'll be going to work. We got a future." Or so it seems for George Milton and Lennie Small while camping out in their field of dreams. It's 1937, Salinas, Calif. during the Great Depression. The sound of fresh water running downstream has led this unlikely pair of migratory workers to another ranch in a once prosperous farming community. George is the thinker, planner, protector. Lennie is t...
By: Debra Lawless
Andrew “Bob” Black spent one year as a student in Chatham in the eighth grade. And back in that 1958/1959 school year, when he studied at the Eldredge Public Library, it would no doubt have been impossible for Black to conceive that about 50 years later he would return to the same library to work on his book “ John Pendleton Kennedy: Early American Novelist, Whig Statesman and Ardent Nationalist.” “While we...
By: Ellen Petry Whalen
The classic story of “Puss in Boots” is filled with the adventures of a miller’s son and his cunning, talking cat. Having an affinity for the sword-wielding feline, local playwright Stephen Russell decided his creatively named “Puss” – or “Ocelot Ugg” – hadn’t hung up his sword for good. The amusing result is a new sequel — “Ocelot Unchained!, or the Further Adventures of Puss in Boots.” After a fas...
By: The Cape Cod Chronicle
Early this week, photos posted on Facebook by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy received wide attention, like many of the nonprofit group's postings have this summer. This series of vivid pictures showed a large, bright red smear of blood, seen from the sky above, the aftermath of a great white shark predation on a grey seal. Similar postings this summer have shown sharks making meals of seals, sometimes ra...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers
Troubled By Shellfish Proposal Editor: This letter was sent to Dan McKiernan of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, and copied to David E. Pierce and Gov. Charles D. Baker. As a concerned resident of Chatham, I attended your hearing regarding “In-State Sale of Undersized Aquaculture Reared Shellfish” and found the meeting very troubling. For generations, Chatham shellfishermen have been pro...
By: Andrew Buckley
Now comes the great and long-awaited leveling. Not without fits and starts and shorts and coughs. But it comes as inevitably as the rising of the sun, as undeniable at the spinning of the Earth. Balance. The day after Independence Day, we awoke to the news that an orca was sighted a dozen or so miles off Chatham. Captain Bruce Peters of Capeshores Charters and customers were shocked to see the looming dorsal o...
By: Debra Lawless
A few years ago a couple came to Evelyn Doane, a sales associate in William Raveis Real Estate’s Chatham office, looking to buy their first house. “They fortunately had a good credit rating, same jobs for a number of years,” Doane recalled. The jobs were “not terribly well-paying, but a steady income.” While the couple qualified for a loan, they did not have money for a down payment for their dream house in...
Joe Avellar at his Esso Station in 1958, presently Kinlin Gover in Chatham. Photo submitted by Norma Avellar. Richard Kelsey photo
John MacIver MD November 18, 1923 – June 8, 2016 John MacIver, MD, aged 92, died of pulmonary fibrosis on June 8 at Broad Reach Rehabilitation Center in North Chatham. Dr. MacIver was born in Irvine, Scotland in 1923 and emigrated, the youngest of four children, with his family in 1927, and grew up in Dorchester. Dr. MacIver attended Boston Latin Schoo...
CHATHAM- Marguerite “Peg” Falconer passed away peacefully from natural causes in the arms of her loving daughter on July 8, three days after her 97 th birthday. She died the way she lived with grace and surrounded by love. Elegant. Kind. Gracious. Words one hears again and again when you mention the name Peg Falconer. Born in Quincy in 1919, to the late Edward and Margaret Walsh, ...
CHATHAM – Setting its western boundary at mean low water could cut the area of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge in half, a refuge official said, as well as remove existing protections for horseshoe crabs. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has “strong concerns” about any change in the western boundary, said Libby Herland, project manager at the Eastern Massachusetts Wildlife Complex, which includes the Mon...
By: Alan Pollock
CHATHAM — Marguerite “Peg” Falconer, who for six decades blazed trails as an impressionist painter, is being remembered by friends and fellow artists as a generous, genuine person. Mrs. Falconer died on Friday at the age of 97, leaving behind an impressive body of work that will surely surge in value, and an equally impressive number of friends and colleagues who remember her fondly. “I was privileged to be...
By: Kat Szmit
CHATHAM ─ In 1966, Chatham was a somewhat different place than it is today. The cost of gas was roughly 35 cents a gallon, and a new house might set you back about $25,000. But one thing that hasn't changed, according to Mark Sullivan, is the importance of lifeguards at area beaches. He ought to know, since he manned the chair at Harding's Beach in 1966 and '67. This week he returned to the sand to celebrate...
By: Elizabeth Kintz
CHATHAM – William James would approve. The American psychologist and philosopher once famously wrote that, “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” The 16 children who filled wagons with boxes of provisions as part of the fifth annual “Village Kids for Food Drive” wholeheartedly agree. “We’re out here really helping people,” says Andrew Dinnan, age 10. “Being part of that makes me feel great.” ...
By: Alan Pollock
CHATHAM — In the span of a few weeks, officials opened two new bridges in Chatham, one over the Mitchell River and the other crossing Muddy Creek. That's pretty big news for a town that, as of a few months ago, only had one automobile bridge. Both spans are winning high praise from the public, both received substantial outside funding, and both were completed on time. But that's where the similarities end. The...