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...
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...
By: Jen Sexton
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...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers
Surprised By Trump Support Editor: I was not surprised when no one stood outside the community center with signs in support of Trump during the primary elections in March. I thought that was a good sign. But I was surprised when the votes were counted and 528 citizens of Chatham had voted for Trump. I hope now with just a few weeks left before the November election of the next president of the United States...
By: The Cape Cod Chronicle
As this is being written, it's sunny and about 70 degrees outside of The Chronicle's office. It's a perfect fall day, the very epitome of why many of us who live here believe that autumn is the Cape's best season. It seems like we aren't alone. Almost every weekend since Labor Day, and many weekdays, downtown Chatham has been packed with people. Granted, it's a different crowd than those who are here in the su...
By: Andrew Buckley
It wasn’t the brilliance that captured our attention. It was what was in the sky. Every morning, since April, I have been taking a moment to drive down to the overlook at Lighthouse Beach and check in. It used to be a habit of mine, years ago, to once a weekend drive to various town landings around town and see how things were going. Not there for more than a minute often. Just an exercise to touch base, like a c...
Elizabeth Ann Suravich, 80, wife of the late Albert Suravich, of Chatham formerly of Meriden, passed from this Earth “on eagles wings” on October 15, 2016 after a long battle with alzheimer’s disease. Born in Meriden on April 28, 1936, she was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Welsh) Veillette. She was a parishioner of St. Laurent Church (Meriden) and Holy Redeemer (Chath...
Gordon Alan Pott (b. August 19, 1928) of South Orleans, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2016 at McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich at the age of 88. Sylvia, his loving wife of 61 years, and his four children were by his side. Gordon was loved and cherished as a kind and thoughtful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Gordon was born and raised in Summit, N.J., where his roots went back ...
John P. Ward Sr. of Chatham passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016 in Boston, surrounded by his family and his faith. He was the loving husband of the late Joyce (Maunder) Ward. John was born in 1927 in Cambridge. The son of the late Peter and Bridget (McCadden) Ward. John received his high school diploma from the St. Clements School in Somerville; was a Sergeant in the Unite...
Robert Edward Kelly (June 2, 1927 – October 12, 2016) WWII Veteran, Real Estate Broker, Licensed Building Contractor, Cape Cod and Palm Beach Resident Robert E. Kelly, 89 of Harwich and Palm Beach, Fla. Born in Medford on June 2, 1927. He was the devoted husband of the late Ann M. (Mercurio) Kelly for 63 years and the son of the late Catharine Rose and John M. Kelly. R...
Priscilla Allen Walton of Harwich, formerly of Needham, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2016 surrounded by her family. Born, Newton, March 18, 1930 to Alfred Lester and Ethelyn Greene Allen. Also known as Sis, Priscilla graduated from Wellesley High School where she excelled in athletics and captained the field hockey team. She then received her Associates Degree from Colby Junior College in...
By: Debra Lawless
Beth Bishop Shop, the iconic women’s clothing store in Orleans, has closed its doors for the final time after 61 years. “I’ve loved it,” says owner Lynn Comandich, who began working here in 1975 and took over as the store’s third owner in 1980. But “I’ve done this for 41 years and I want to retire.” The stately white Colonial on Route 28 about half a block from Main Street set the tone for the quality women’s ...
ORLEANS – Six months after benching him, the town returned Jon Fuller to the starting line-up Oct. 18. The former selectman, who lost an excruciatingly close race last spring, got 984 votes to 863 for Dave Currier, and will return to the board. “We did a lot more campaigning this time,” said Fuller, who related that he was at the senior center at 5 in the morning to put up his big sign. For him, the turning po...
By: Ed Maroney
ORLEANS — Libraries are supposed to be cozy, not crowded. Many think the time has come for a renovation/expansion of the town's much-used Snow Library. Built in 1954 after its original 1877 building across the way was destroyed by fire, 23 years passed before an expansion in 1977 and only 15 before the next augmentation, in 1992. It's been 24 years since the building's last growth spurt. Meanwhile, circul...
ORLEANS — In a display of collegiality, the finance committee eschewed the dais Oct. 13 and sat around a table with representatives of town consultant AECOM to parse a proposed nearly $3.3 million in water quality project spending. Voters will decide the fate of the package Oct. 24 at a special town meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Nauset Middle School; the committee is scheduled to meet there at 5:30 p.m. to vote its rec...