HARWICH/FOXBOROUGH ─ When Rick Glasheen of Harwich initially signed up to be a designated driver at Gillette Stadium, he admits that he was initially in it for the free cola. But with 14 years of his own sobriety behind him, the commitment means something more now. Recently, it earned Glasheen some serious recognition when his name was drawn as the Designated Driver of the Season. Glasheen was chosen for the...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle
Harwich Elementary School One hundred dictionaries were donated to third grade students from the Orleans-Eastham Lodge of Elks #2572. Every year third graders are gifted a dictionary from the Lodge. They have done this for many years, supporting students here as well as in many other schools on the Cape. Harwich Elementary School provides an integrated preschool program that is designed to meet the req...
By: Ellen Petry Whalen
The Academy of Performing Arts’ third reprisal of “Driving Miss Daisy” is a heartwarming period drama, rich with layers about discrimination, aging, the American South, and most of all friendship. American playwright Alfred Uhry immortalized his strong-willed grandmother, Lena Fox, in the role of Miss Daisy. The play won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was turned into a 1989 film, starring an all-star ca...
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Gratitude All Around Editor: Wow! Your article in the Jan. 19 Chronicle ("Look For The Good") gives special meaning to "a little child shall lead them." It is important to cherish the good that is all around us. We can all build our own gratitude wall. Think of the effect this would have on those we come in contact every day. Thanks for writing this great inspiring story. Let's agree to "hold fast that whic...
By: Tim Wood
“Good morning, Mr. President.” “Good morning Sean. And it is a good morning, an American morning, a good American morning.” “I trust you slept well, sir.” “Fantastic. Like a baby. I always sleep like a baby, sound, so sound you can't hear a pin drop.” “Have you composed your morning tweets yet, sir?” “I tried, over breakfast – fantastic breakfast, by the way, best eggs ever, must be American, Ameri...
By: Russ Allen
Robert Siegel, host of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” interviewing Alan Burdick about his book “Why Time Flies?” asked The New Yorker staffer: “One question that sums up much of what you write about is what is the meaning of now?” Burdick’s response suggested that “now” consists of a present that is a product of the past and the creator of the future. What was influences what is which anticipates what is to co...
Robert G. Dow Robert G. Dow, 78, of Chatham passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017. He was the husband of Sabine (Landmesser) Dow, and the son of Robert and Mary (Keane) Dow. Bob graduated from the University of Notre Dame. He later joined the US Army and served as a Colonel in Germany until 1990. He was very active in the town of Chatham, especially on the B...
John (Jack) Joseph Heavey, Jr. John (Jack) Joseph Heavey, Jr. was born in Malden on April 6, 1927, the son of the late Madeleine Mulloy Heavey and John Joseph Heavey, Sr. He was graduated from Belmont High School in 1944. He joined the Army Air Force and attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst before serving in Japan and Korea. Following World ...
Hope Miller Craven, 99 1917—2016 Hope was born at home on January 5, 1917, the eldest of four children to the Rev. Theodore Bacheler and Belle Dart Bacheler in New Haven, Connecticut. Hope’s father was a chaplain in both the First and Second World Wars and a Congregational Minister until the time of his death in 1968. Hope was a lifelong Christian. She graduated from Mt. Holyoke College with a degree i...
Edward Anthony Zywiec Edward Anthony Zywiec of Chatham formerly of Naperville Ill., beloved husband of the late Ruth (Cardinal) Zywiec for 64 years, died while at Broad Reach Rehab facility on January 24, 2017. Ed is survived by his children Rose (spouse David) Poppe of Kalaheo, H.I.; Edward Jr. (spouse Mary) of Menomonee Falls, Wis.; Karyn Zywiec of Concord, Vt.; Andrea...
Health care professionals agree that, when it comes to feeding baby, the best formula is breast milk. As part of a UNICEF and World Health Organization initiative, more and more hospitals around the world are taking steps to help new mothers breastfeed successfully – and Cape Cod Hospital is among them. Cape Cod Healthcare created a breastfeeding task force last fall to help Cape Cod and Falmouth hospitals ach...
By: Ed Maroney
ORLEANS — It was a cold day for a walking tour of the town's freshwater ponds, but members of the marine and fresh water quality task force made the effort Jan. 9 without mittens and parkas. Led by chair Carolyn Kennedy, they walked around tables covered with sheets of water quality statistics at town hall. With some of the numbers collected by volunteers as far back as 2000, the data provided a picture ove...
By: Ed Maroney
ORLEANS — Planning board members may have found their way forward with an even more complicated downtown zoning amendment after a third public hearing Jan. 24. Speakers were supportive of doing something to make downtown more lively, but they differed on the ways and means. After 18 months of work, the board has hammered out a plan detailed at the meeting by George Meservey, director of planning and communit...
By: Alan Pollock
CHATHAM — Town Manager Jill Goldsmith presented selectmen Tuesday with a balanced, level-service operating budget for FY18 that's comfortably under the Proposition 2½ levy limit. At $30,124,872, it represents an increase of 3.89 percent over the current year's spending plan. The figure doesn't include the cost of educating the town's children, which adds approximately $9.3 million in assessments to the Monom...
By: Debra Lawless
On a cloudy and damp afternoon a few days before the beginning of the second annual knit-a-thon sponsored by A Great Yarn in Chatham, it’s cozy and warm inside Chatham’s two-year-old knitting store and bookstore, where a group of women is knitting together at a big round table. Many of these women, if not all, participated last year in the knit-a-thon by knitting long panels that were eventually crafted i...