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Letters to the Editor, June 8

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Try This To Flush With Success Editor: Regarding the May 18 article on extreme water use at Liberty Commons and Chatham Bars Inn due to toilet flushing, we would make the point that toilets are designed to use specific amounts of water per flush to get the job done. Toilet water use can vary significantly.  Older toilets can use three, 3.5, or even up to seven gallons of water for every flush.  Federal plu...

A Shared Affordable Housing Coordinator

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Affordable housing is emerging as the most serious issue facing Cape towns. It's the chief topic of the June 23 session of the Cape Cod Commission's One Cape Summit, where experts will weigh in on the impact the lack of housing is having, and will have, on the region's economy. Understanding the impact of the lack of housing that's affordable to workers in the Cape's dominant industries – retail, construction,...

Tavano: Forest Bathing: No Soap Required

By: Donna Tavano

Sick of all those pills you take to treat your blood pressure, diabetes, anxiety and heart disease? Struggling with depression, hostility or metabolic syndrome? There’s another way to go, and it’s free! Try Shinrin-yoku, the Art of Japanese Forest Bathing, no disrobing or soap required. How difficult is it? Like a walk in the park, or in this case, the woods. The Japanese have been wandering their fores...

Neal Barry Waters

By: Contributed

Neal Barry Waters Prominent Cape Cod Jeweler February 6, 1960 – January 20, 2017             Neal Barry Waters, 56, of Harwich, passed away peacefully in Vero Beach, Fla., January 20, 2017, after years of struggle with the rare disease of Hemochromatosis.             Neal was a 40-year employee of Monahan & Co., Fine Jewelers of Harwich Port and Vero Beach, Fla. beginning at age 17, from stock boy...

Dorothy Mueller

By: Contributed

Dorothy Mueller, 86, of Springfield, MA formerly of Chatham, MA and Midland Park, N.J., beloved wife for 59 years to Paul E. Mueller, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.               Born in Paterson, N.J., Dorothy was the daughter of the late Jacob and Augusta Dop.  Dorothy grew up in Hawthorne, N.J. and graduated from Hawthorne High School.  She met the love of her life, Paul Mueller ...

Frank G. Doelger

By: Contributed

Frank G. Doelger of New Canaan, Conn. and Chatham, died peacefully on May 31 st with his family by his side.  He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sally Riccobene Doelger, and their five children:  Cecile Doelger Newberg (David) of Westport, Conn; Frank G. Doelger of Paris, France; Christine Doelger Jensen (Christopher) of Riverside, Conn.; Dr. Peter Doelger (Dr. Nancy Trout) of West Hartford, Conn.; and Dr. ...

ORLEANS — An exhibit at the intersection of the arts, sciences and the environment will showcase the work of Nauset Regional Middle School students from June 10 to 19 in and around the community building at 44 Main St. There's an opening reception for the STEAM Driven Art Show June 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Some of the material for the show was gathered by the youngsters on local beaches during a cleanup spo...

Cape Cod 5 Ops Centers Headed for Hyannis

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank is consolidating its four operations centers, including one on West Road in Orleans, into a new, state-of-the-art facility to be built on Route 132 in Hyannis. Cape Cod Five will continue to operate its branch bank on Route 6A and its wealth management office on West Road, according to First Executive Vice President Robert Talerman. “That Orleans branch is a ver...

We hear a lot of talk these days about mindfulness. Basically, mindfulness means being there, right where you are, in body, mind, and spirit. But there is something that often prevents people from actually being mindful and it's time to get real about it. That something is technology, more specifically, smartphones. I can't tell you the number of events I've been to, professional and personal, at which the maj...

Patrick W. Vaillancourt

By: Contributed

Patrick W. Vaillancourt, 26 of Harwich, joined our heavenly father on May 6, 2017 (after succumbing to a tragic car accident).               Born in Peterborough, N.H., February 7, 1991, to Edward Vaillancourt and Jan Hopkins.  Patrick attended the New Ipswich School system.  In his childhood days he enjoyed various activities with his siblings and friends, especially hunting and fishing, a passion which st...

Ruth Fernandez-Herlihy

By: Contributed

  Ruth Fernandez-Herlihy of Bedford died peacefully on May 26, 2017, at the age of 92 after falling during a morning walk with her husband Luis (Lu) and failing to recover from surgery.           "Ruthie" was born in Wareham, Mass., to Harlene Kane, a teacher known for her Irish wit, and Raymond D. Stillman, a country doctor who delivered many babies inWarehamand became the first chief of medicine at TobeyH...

Allan Anders Ortendahl

By: Contributed

Allan Anders Ortendahl               Allan Anders Ortendahl, age 97 of Chatham, passed away peacefully May 23rd with family by his side. Son of Swedish immigrants, Allan grew up in Brockton and graduated from Quincy Trade School as a pattern maker. He worked at the Fore River Shipyard and eventually was drafted into the U.S. Navy during WW II. Allan served his country as a radar operator aboard the destroye...

CHATHAM ─ The Chatham Fish Pier is always a busy place, but this past Saturday it was lively for a reason other than the unloading of the day's catch. On this day, the Rev. Brian McGurk dipped a sprig of evergreen into consecrated water from the sea and blessed the boats, families, and the waters of Chatham's fishing community as part of the annual Blessing of the Fleet The interfaith service was the prelude...

Showers forced Chatham's annual Memorial Day ceremony into the community center Monday. Despite the inclement weather, more than 100 people showed up to honor those who served in the country's military in services which included color guards from the U.S. Coast Guard and Chatham VFW, as well as local girl and boy scouts and town officials.   Click here to see a gallery of photos ...

CHATHAM – Over the past 25 years, the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance has accumulated a trove of videos and still photographs documenting the local commercial fishing industry, many of them generated by the fishermen themselves. But the collection has not been documented or curated in any significant way. “We do have quite an archive, but we've never had anyone dedicated to going through those and tel...

CHATHAM – Three giggling women skipping through Kate Gould Park at 1 a.m. Nothing so odd about that. Except that one of them was carrying a five-foot painted shark taken from the Sharks in the Park exhibit. Video of the escapade was captured by surveillance cameras scattered around the park and shown to a representative of the Chatham Police and a reporter Tuesday. While police are investigating, because the w...