HARWICH ─ Runners have always liked the Harwich Cranberry Harvest Half-Marathon and 10K road races for the course, and now they'll have reason to stick around after crossing the finish line thanks to a new after party that promises to spice up the fun runs. According to Paul Collyer of B.A. Event Promotions, which hosts the annual event, the 2016 Cranberry Harvest will feature a post race wine and beer garde...
By: Debra Lawless
References to speakeasies and bootleg whiskey bring to mind the dark nights, danger, speed and excitement of Prohibition-era rum-running off the coast of Cape Cod. Rum-running will be the topic of a talk by Jeff Proctor of East Bridgewater at the Chatham Historical Society's Atwood House Museum this Sunday, Sept. 18. “My talk will detail how Prohibition led to rum-running, a criminal phenomenon that turned ...
By: Alan Pollock
ORLEANS — As it's done for the past six years, the Orleans Pond Coalition is hosting its “Celebrate Our Waters Festival” this weekend, with more than 50 free walks, talks, sails and paddles. The event takes place Friday through Sunday, and kicks off with an opening reception dubbed Smooth Jazz Under the Stars. Featuring Bart Weisman and his group, the event will include light appetizers, chowder, sandwiches ...
By: Ellen Chahey
Mike Werbick’s lucky day came when a kidney donor was found for him. It happened to be his wife. Now, with his life spared by the transplant on Sept. 15, 2015, he wants to give back. And that is why you’ll now find the Lucky Day Thrift Shop at 16 Route 28, West Harwich, just before the Dennisport line. It’s been open since the end of May. The shop doesn’t operate on the donation-and-or-consignment model fam...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers
Can't Take Letter Seriously Editor: In his recent letter, J. Denis Glover in an open letter to Chatham's clergy suggests they mediate the airport situation. He concluded his letter by asking "How about it?" Mr. Glover how about your rewriting your letter so it becomes a balanced presentation of the situation rather than your prejudiced, disjointed, twisted and unfair collection of harmful words that can...
By: Andrew Buckley
“You become very, very fatalistic. Young people come to me all the time with their resumes saying this is what they're going to do two years from now, four years from now, six years from now. I tell them don't plan so far ahead. Life has a way of changing the best-laid plans. You may think you know what you're going to be doing a year from now or two years from now. I don't think I plan more than two or three wee...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle
The Harwich Police Department is to be lauded for dedicating its newest officer to combating the opiate crisis that has gripped the region – much of the country, actually – for the past few years. Having boots on the ground with the specific mission of dealing with heroin addiction in all its many facets will help the department, and the community, gain a better understanding of the problem and hopefully begin to...
By: Debra Lawless
When it came time to redecorate the main office of Pine Acres Realty at 938 Main St., the Chatham real estate firm initially thought it wanted a “very contemporary” look, says Lori Fanning Smith, the company’s president and principal broker. The company hired Melinda Loftus Headrick, the president and principal designer of Chatham Interiors, Inc. After photographing and measuring the space, Headrick held a sty...
CHATHAM – Richard A. Bordeaux, 88, of Chatham and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 8 th at Pleasant Bay Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He leaves his wife, Nancy G. (Frappier) Bordeaux; a sister, Barbara Harley of Harvard; nieces and nephews; a cousin, Paul Edwards of Orleans. He was born in Worcester and is predeceased by his parents, Foster H. and Rosa (Turner) Bordeaux, tw...
Virginia Eldredge Brennan passed away peacefully in her 101 st year with her “girls” by her side on September 7. Reaching the age of 100 is a milestone for anyone, but it was a special goal for “Gigi” and she talked about it often. In a recent article, she credited the secret to her advanced age was because she lived “a happy life, with a wonderful family, two great husbands and four fantastic...
Robert “Bob” Wilson Ward, 81, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in Hyannis. He was born April 3, 1935 to Bernard and Gladys Ward in Springfield, Vt. Robert went to school in Springfield, Vt. Graduated from Springfield High School in 1954, then went on to school for two years in Scranton, Pa. On June 20, 1959 he married Judith Anderson and became a resident of Chath...
By: Alan Pollock
BARNSTABLE — Opponents of skydiving at Chatham Municipal Airport will have the chance to continue their legal battle against the town, after a Barnstable Superior Court judge Tuesday declined to throw out the case. Judge Robert Rufo denied the town's request to dismiss the suit under the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act, which will now become the focus of the litigation. Rufo decided that the plaintiffs, a grou...
By: Tim Wood
CHATHAM -- The Mitchell River Drawbridge will be closed through Thursday while final painting is completed by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The same detours will be used as were in place during the two-plus years that the bridge was under construction. The bridge is closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The work is expected to be completed on Thursday, The drawbridge span will...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff
HARWICH — Plagued by continuing electrical problems, Brooks Free Library is closed again today. It will reopen with limited service in the building's lobby on Saturday. Library Director Ginny Hewitt reported Friday that the building's emergency light inverter has failed again, the third such failure in the past 10 months. Because the building has no lights or emergency lights, it cannot be occupied. Staff ...
By: Alan Pollock Location: Flight 93 National Memorial
It's a tale of unspeakable evil, unbelievable tragedy and unforgettable heroism. And, 15 years after 9/11, it's a tale that needs to be told again and again by people like Rob Franz. Best known in Chatham as one of the organizers of the annual Memorial Day and Veterans Day commemorations, Franz was recently featured on the front page of the New York Times for his work as an interpretive ranger at the Flight 93...