Features

The battle to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, as detailed in the documentary “Power Struggle,” has a lot of parallels with the effort to close the Pilgrim nuclear plant in Plymouth. But the Pilgrim story has significant differences, noted filmmaker Robbie Leppzer. Whereas the voices of citizens and the Vermont legislature played a major role in the closure of Vermont Yankee – although Entergy, th...

In First Novel, Graham-Pye Finds Magic In Everyday Life

By: Debra Lawless

Susanna Graham-Pye, a learning specialist at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School in Harwich who also teaches creative writing, has just published her debut novel, “There Is A Season” (Hound Hill Press, 2017). “I believe there is magic in the natural world if we pay attention, and that it is a part of our stories,” Graham-Pye said in an email interview last week. “I like to think there are glimpses of that m...

Speaker To Chronicle Dynasty Of Rowing Boat Builders

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

HARWICH – “'The Boys In The Boat'…The Rest Of The Story,” set for Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7 pm at the Pilgrim Congregational Church, is the next program in the church’s speakers series. The speaker is Jim Pocock, great nephew of famed boat-builder George Pocock, who built the boat that won the gold medal in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. The 2013 best-selling book “The Boys In The Boat” recounted the story of the ei...

For Halloween this year, forget about fiendish clowns, cackling witches or even the scary state the world’s in. Escape to the theater on Division Street in West Harwich where you’ll meet Seymour and his mysterious plant with the insatiable appetite. The production of “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Cape Cod Theatre Company, home of the Harwich Junior Theatre, is a creepy yet funny experience, the perfect All Hall...

Powerful 'Turning Of The Screw' Haunts At WHAT

By: Ellen Petry Whalen

“The Turn of the Screw” is a Gothic ghost story that is currently haunting Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater with much success. Adapted from the 1898 novel by Henry James, the delightfully creepy story is open to interpretation, which ultimately produces more questions than answers. The hour-and-twenty-minute-long play is set in an English country estate called Bly. We are told that the events of the story unfol...

The Orleans Surf Film Festival will be holding its fifth annual event this coming weekend – Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20 and 21 – at the Hog Island Brewery, sponsored by the Orleans Chamber Foundation. The program features between 12 to 14 films chosen by six members of the community from criteria including story, cinematography and, as described by Festival chairman Sassy Richards, “the general Stoke factor.” Th...

Intimate 'Love Letters' Benefit HJT Scholarship Program

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

This Sunday, Oct. 22, for one afternoon performance only, the North Chatham home of Lou and Carole Maloof will be transformed into a performance venue. Lou Maloof and Nina Schuessler, Harwich Junior Theater Producing Artistic Director, will take on the roles of Andrew and Melissa in A.R. Gurney’s Pulitzer nominated play “Love Letters.” The relationship between Andrew and Melissa unfolds in a series of letters,...

'Waverly Gallery' Examines Alzheimer's With Heart And Humor

By: Ellen Petry Whalen

“ It’s no fun getting old.” This is a familiar sentiment and one that Howard shares with his octogenarian mother-in-law Gladys in playwright Kenneth Lonergan’s “The Waverly Gallery,” currently at The Eventide Theatre Company. But the heart-wrenching play is about much more than the challenges of getting older — it thoroughly explores how the whole family system is affected by the devastating effects ...

School News, Oct. 12

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Chatham Elementary School A Parent University session on school safety will be held Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the CES media center. School Resource Officer Sgt. William Massey, Deputy Chief David DePasquale and Firefighter Justin Tavano will give a presentation on school safety procedures at CES. The presentation will include information on fire safety procedures and drills, the MSRD safety manual, a...

Actors' Chemistry Shines In Academy's 'Sunshine Boys'

By: Ellen Petry Whalen

The Academy of Performing Arts is continuing their celebration of playwright Neil Simon’s 90 th birthday with “The Sunshine Boys,” their second Simon play this fall. The comedy is a fun take on aging and explores how two vaudeville comedians deal with it. Willie Clark is not enjoying his retirement; in fact, the widower refuses to be put out to pasture. Having spent 57 years in show business, W...

School News, Oct. 5

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Chatham Elementary School The Chatham Department of Natural Resources and Board of Health will provide free voluntary seasonal flu vaccine to the students, families and employees of the Monomoy Regional School District on Oct. 17 from 2:45 to 5:30 p.m. at Chatham Elementary School. Flu is very contagious, especially among children, and they can also spread the flu to people in the home who could get very sic...

Rodgers and Hammerstein showed a curiosity about cultures different from theirs, and this interest was evident in the Chatham Drama Guild ’s freshly retooled production of “Rodgers and Hammerstein in Chatham.” The revue originally opened in May and returned Sept. 29 and will run for the weekends of Oct. 7 and 14. While the show took the audience to such faraway places as Thailand and China, it also provid...