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Eberly Award Keeps Dan Eberly At Center Ice

By: Kat Szmit

ORLEANS ─ Dan Eberly put his hockey pads away some time ago, but each year without fail he can be found on the ice in Boston once again, presenting a key award at the annual Beanpot Tournament. It's an award he knows well, especially since the Eberly Award is named after him and his brother. First presented in 1974, the award is given annually to the goalie with the best save percentage in the tournament. Th...

Kat's Pause: Deserved Recognition

By: Kat Szmit

Imagine you're a high school student athlete. You've dedicated yourself to a sport you love, putting in long hours training both in formal practices and on your own. Now imagine it's game day. You're pumped. You're ready. But because you're a girl, the stands – in stark contrast to boys' games – are pretty much empty. It happens each season to almost every girl's team, and it's time for a change. The disparity...

Comic Timing Maximizes Laughs In Eventide's 'Fools'

By: Ellen Petry Whalen

Sometimes it’s enjoyable to play the fool, but what if you were doomed to play it forever — and even worse, your whole town was intellectually challenged? This is the basic premise of The Eventide Theatre Company’s delightfully silly “Fools.” Set in the 1800s, Ricky Bourgeois plays the mildly-pompous Russian schoolteacher Leon Steponovich Tolchinsky, who has come to teach the doctor’s beautiful but dim...

Letters to the Editor, March 2

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

AOC Empowers Local Youth Editor: Each year, fifth grade students at Monomoy Regional Middle School immerse themselves in reading and writing poetry. The process includes creating original art which is an integral part of the poetry itself. Thanks to the hard work and generosity of The Art of Charity, this year students will also have a much-needed electronic tablet which will help them share their...

Harwich Housing: Opportunities Or Obstacles?

By: Russ Allen

Hidden away on a cul-de-sac in Harwich Center (not Harwich Port as advertised) is the latest mega-mansion to be added to our town’s housing inventory. Described as “located near,” but actually about a mile from Saquatucket Harbor, this 5,600-square-foot luxury residence, sitting on a large tract of land, has six bedrooms, the same number of bathrooms, a “beautiful chef’s kitchen,” two (count them) master bedroom ...

A Ban Should Be A Ban

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

We were surprised recently to see a rack of plastic grocery bags next to the checkout at the East Harwich Stop and Shop. As we fumbled to pack our reusable cloth bags, now standard equipment on any shopping trip, we wondered what had happened to the ban on plastic bags passed in Harwich more than a year ago. The answer, we discovered, was that nothing had changed; single-use plastic bags are still banned in Ha...

Mary Ann Harwood of Chatham, a physician in the emergency room at Cape Cod Hospital, began taking dance lessons about a year ago – but she never dreamed that she would soon be vying for first place in a dance competition in front of a sellout crowd. This Saturday, March 4, Harwood will be one of nine Cape Cod doctors, each paired with a professional dancer, who will compete in a fundraising event for the Cape ...

ORLEANS — Opportunity is knocking for the Nauset Public Schools, even if some wish the region could take more time to get ready for its big date with town meeting voters. On Feb. 27, the Nauset Regional School Committee got an update on discussions between school and town administrators on scheduling a vote to approve a feasibility study and schematic design preparation for a high school renovation/expansion...

ORLEANS — People who love old buildings and serve on historical commissions face a conflict. Their instinct is to preserve, but often they are required to facilitate demolition of historic structures. “It's really discouraging,” said Ann Sinclair, chair of the historical commission. “After all, what is it that people love about Orleans? Houses, the old homes and the ocean.” On Friday, March 3, at 4 p.m., ...

ORLEANS — The town's community preservation committee does just that. It recommends funds to preserve open space, housing options, history and, this week, one woman's dream for youth recreation opportunities. On Feb. 16, the CPC voted to recommend giving Nauset Together We Can $19,000 toward the next phase of the Jean Finch Skateboard Park at Nauset Regional Middle School, just weeks after the death of Finch...

Nauset High Renovation Study On State's List

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — The Massachusetts School Building Authority smiled on the Nauset Public Schools last week, accepting for further consideration a plan to help pay for renovating 45-year-old Nauset High in Eastham. “We were chosen as one of 17 districts out of 87 to move forward,” Superintendent Tom Conrad said in an interview Feb. 17. “We are very excited and very happy.” Nauset applied last year as well but was...

School News, Feb. 23

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Chatham Elementary School Grade three and four students are following Mass Maritime cadets on the T.S. Kennedy as the ship heads back to Florida. They enjoyed the live map showing boats in the Atlantic Ocean, read some blogs and looked at pictures. They even found the picture of a cadet wearing the Monomoy Shark T-shirt that I mailed to Mass Maritime Academy before the T.S. Kennedy departed. G...

Dana D. Eilers

By: Contributed

Dana D. Eilers, 60 CHATHAM – Dana D. Eilers, 60, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving pets.  She is survived by her sister Franca “Frankie” Eilers and an aunt Franca Rowland McDonald Eldredge and numerous cousins. Services will be private. Donations can be made to the Humane Society or any Cape Cod Land Bank. 

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 23

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Responds To 'Whopper' Allegations Editor: I was at the very same meeting of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Mr. Leavitt attended, and I'm "incredulous" over his derisive/erroneous characterization of it in the Feb. 9 Chronicle. The "whoppers" according to Mr Leavitt: 1. Fact: The West Chatham Roadway Project's original application had an estimated projected cost of $1...

Tim Roper

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Tim Roper first came to our attention back in 2003 as the man behind the Crap Cod Chronicle. The satirical newsletter parodied Chatham's people and events – and us. It was clever, funny and pulled no punches. We loved it. After observing and commenting on town politics from the sidelines, Mr. Roper decided to take a more direct approach in 2010 and ran for the board of selectmen. In a four-person race for two ...

The Hammond House

By: John Whelan

“ Those were the days, my friend We thought they’d never end... Those were the days, oh yes those were the days” Mary Hopkin The Hammond family has been part of American history since Benjamin and Mary Hammond immigrated from England to Rochester, Ma. in September 1634. Benjamin and Mary became Cape Codders shortly thereafter, moving to Yarmouth and later to Sandwich. Calvin Hammond, a grea...