HARWICH ─ As Monomoy Valedictorian Catie Barr struggled to write her graduation speech, she grappled with the concept of telling a story. Then she realized her challenge was in trying to tell one story for the 105 members of the Class of 2016. “I realized there isn't just one or two stories to tell,” said Barr to her fellow graduates, as well as their families and friends. “In just a few years of being toget...
By: Kat Szmit
HARWICH ─ The hour before commencement at Cape Cod Regional Technical High School was nothing short of controlled chaos. As members of the Class of 2016 milled about, snapping selfies and group photos, others stood in line to collect the traditional yellow roses, while others still sought assistance in tying ties or straightening caps, tassels, and sashes. Before long, however, it was time to line up for one la...
By: William F. Galvin
It has been a bit of a late start for nesting piping plovers this year. “What we're seeing, especially in Chatham and Harwich, are birds coming in later this year,” Katharine Parsons, director of the Coastal Waterbird Program for Mass Audubon, said this week. “They've been late this year, late in arriving and slightly late in nesting,” concurred Ted Keon, Chatham Coastal Resource Director. “It was a slow st...
By: Alan Pollock
HARWICH PORT — Supporting the Family Pantry of Cape Cod is more than important. It can be downright elegant. More than 350 people turned out for the organization's annual gala at the Wychmere Harbor Club Sunday. The fundraiser was hosted by Tom and Shelly O'Neill, David and Nicky Metzler, Kip and Stephanie O'Neill and Paul and Mary Jo Barrett. “I thought it was wonderful,” Executive Director Christine Mena...
By: Kat Szmit
CHATHAM ─ The Monomoy girls golf team had what one player dubbed a “roller coaster” day in the MIAA State Championship, but when all was said and done at Eastward Ho! Country Club, the Sharks placed third overall with a final score of 408. Annie Howard shot a 121, while Erin Smeltzer had a 117 and Caroline Howard shot a 115. Haley Rae recorded a 106, and Maddie Leonard echoed her score from the team's big So...
By: Kat Szmit
HARWICH ─ At Monomoy's graduation on Sunday, someone spoke about the school's athletic teams and their hard-fought losses. The girls tennis team endured such a loss in the MIAA Div. 3 South quarterfinals on Monday, battling fiercely but ultimately falling 3-2 to Cohasset. “I think we were lucky to get out of here with a 3-2 win,” said Cohasset head coach Gigi Meehan. “This is a really tough team. We all knew...
There's a sense of excitement in the air around Cape Cod and it all has to do with one thing: the return of the Cape Cod Baseball League. The summer season gets under way this week as teams prepare to celebrate opening day tomorrow (June 10). Here's a look at what to expect in the early days. In Chatham, the Anglers will welcome back longtime head coach John Schiffner, the winningest manager in Cape League his...
By: Kat Szmit
HARWICH ─ The Monomoy girls softball team posted five runs in Thursday's tournament game against Diman, but the Sharks' momentum wasn't enough to overtake the Bengals, who triumphed 10-5 in MIAA Div. 3 South first round play. Taylor Schaub brought in three runs for Monomoy while teammate Karley Marchese had two. Errors, however, proved a problem for the Sharks as the Bengals broke the game wide open in the f...
By: Jen Sexton
First Night returns in June with an ice cream social and jazz band concert. The event is a thank you to the many Cape residents who have supported First Night throughout the years. The Monomoy Summer Seven Jazz Band, featuring Jeff Hughes, will play for free on Monday, June 19 at the bandstand in Kate Gould Park. The festivities begin with free ice cream provided for all by Buffy's Ice Cream and Emack and Boli...
By: Amy Tagliaferri
HARWICH PORT – “Authors love coming to this event because you treat them like rock stars!” Anne LeClaire, an author herself, declared at last week's 12 th annual Day of Words, Wit and Wisdom benefit for WE CAN. The inside crowd cheered, and the “people of the tent” in the outside overflow area were heard cheering also. Nearly 500 women and a healthy smattering of men attended last Thursday's event, kn...
By: Elizabeth Van Wye
Tom Temple, Chatham’s new director of public works, has a vivid memory of his first day on the job. Monday, Feb. 8 dawned with snow, and not just a dusting. When you are responsible for the 118 lane miles of road and a blizzard of fast-falling snow and high winds wallops the area, you do your best to survive. Temple, who brought more than 30 years experience with the Marlborough Department of Public Works to h...
By: Tim Wood
Stories. That's what Monomoy Regional High School Valedictorian Catie Barr talked about at the school's commencement Sunday. There weren't just a few stories to tell about the Class of 2016, she said. “In just a few years of being together, we've lived a whole library's worth of stories,” she said. Monomoy's second graduating class added their collection of tales to the bookshelf that holds, right now, only...
By: Tim Wood
Best-looking Convenience Store On Cape Editor: Thanks to work of the Chatham Planning Board and other Chatham committees and officials, we have a new Cumberland Farms that fits our village community. Cumberland Farms initially proposed an oversized building and gas canopy (like on Route 134 in Dennis) and recently proposed operating it 24 hours a day. The planning board protected the historic and small...
By: Donna Tavano
Everything old is always new again, not just miniskirts and mid-century modern furniture, but expressions and concepts. Take the word “Maker,” as in old-school “better get your act together and prepare to meet your Maker.” The new Maker doesn’t just refer to the deity, it’s a movement. You might have heard mention of Makers’ Faires, or Makers' Spaces at libraries or museums where like-minded souls interact to s...
All are invited to join family and friends in celebrating the life of Dorothy “Dotty” R. Anthony at a service of remembrance on Monday, June 20, at 10 AM at the chapel at Brewster Baptist Church, 1848 Main Street Brewster, MA. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.
Kenneth Wynne III June 12, 1949 – May 6, 2016 Memorial Celebration of Life Thursday, June 16th, 2016 11:00am Saint Christopher’s Episcopal Church 625 Main Street, Chatham, MA Reception immediately following Service in the Parish Hall In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made to The Orpheum Theater at www.chathamorpheum.org