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Holidays Are The Time For 'Helping Neighbors'

By: Alan Pollock

For most people on the Cape, summertime is the busy season. But each winter, thousands of Cape residents seek help from The Family Pantry of Cape Cod. That’s the time when families often have the toughest time making ends meet. And the extra expenses of the holiday season only make things worse. To help meet the holiday and year-round needs of this often overlooked population, the Cape Cod Chronicle is lending...

Police: Marijuana Grow Operation Sparks Garage Fire

By: Alan Pollock , Kat Szmit

HARWICH — Police say a garage fire in the Great Sand Lakes neighborhood Tuesday was sparked by a large marijuana growing operation. No one was hurt in the fire at 20 Freshwater Rd., which was discovered by neighbors shortly before 4 p.m. When firefighters arrived, flames were coming from the rear of the attached garage. Crews extinguishing the flames allegedly discovered a large number of marijuana plants. A...

Clark Bypassed For Yarmouth Job

By: William F. Galvin

Harwich Town Administrator Christopher Clark was bypassed for the town administrator job in the town of Yarmouth on Saturday, when selectmen there voted unanimously to hire former Westfield mayor Daniel M. Knapik. Clark was one of two finalists interviewed by Yarmouth. However, after a hour-and-15-minute interview, the board chose Knapik, who is presently employed as the director of the Green Communities Divis...

Harwich Resident Marina Brock Shaping Federal EPA Policy

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Marina Brock has been known for her commitment to public health across Barnstable County for more than 30 years. Now she will have her voice heard on environmental issues at the federal level. Brock, a Harwich resident for most of her life, has been appointed to a government advisory committee within the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. In that role she will serve with 14 other members in provi...

At Thanksgiving, Brax Serves Up Community Spirit

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH PORT — For almost a quarter century, Brax Landing has made sure that nobody in town has to be alone on Thanksgiving. This year, owners Tad Peavey and Jeff Gomes will be serving up 800 turkey dinners as part of their free Thanksgiving dinner for seniors. That's 200 more than they prepared just three years ago. They'll be accommodating all of the guests in three seatings, but it promises to be a full h...

Neighborhood Group Wins Oyster Creek Dredge Permit

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Oyster Creek Preservation, Inc., the neighborhood association around the lagoon off Allen Harbor, will be allowed to provide maintenance dredging and expand the channel width in the creek, the conservation commission decided last week. The issuance of the notice of intent was a much easier process this time than the same initiative more than a decade ago. OCP at that time appealed a commission's deci...

Chatham Road Farm Stop Work Order Lifted

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — It will take a lot to work to put in place proper permitting for The Resilient Family Farm off Chatham Road, but the conservation commission agreed last week to lift a stop work order to begin moving the project forward. There are a number of issues that need clarifying on the 9.14-acre site just east of Lovers Lane. Owner Barry Viprino and his attorney, Ben Zehnder, were before the commission last W...

HARWICH ─ There's a lot of turkey talk this time of year, but none quite like that on the Harwich Conservation Trust's annual Turkey Talk Walk. The annual event takes participants past some ponds and through the woods of Hawksnest State Park to the site of the old Walker Turkey Farm, and though the 2016 event brought with it a little mist, it didn't disappoint. Leading the way for nearly 50 intrepid walkers ...

CHATHAM ─ Organizers of the new Chatham in the Fall road race wanted to offer runners the opportunity to race in cooler weather than that of the Chatham Harbor Run. With temps barely reaching 50 for the inaugural event on Sunday, they got their wish, and so did the happy folks who took part in the event. The new 10K road race follows the same course as the Harbor Run, which happens in late June each year. Bu...

Kat's Pause: An Attitude of Gratitude

By: Kat Szmit

Happy Thanksgiving. Yep. It's today, which means that “the holidays” have officially begun. In that spirit, I'm going to deviate a bit from the norm and focus on what the day is all about: giving thanks. For many, Thanksgiving Day may be one of happy chaos, shuttling between football games and food with family and friends. Some might be traveling, lost in the rush and hurry of bus stations, airport terminals, ...

Local Sisters Take To The Stage In 'The Sea Captain's Nutcracker'

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

For lovers of dance, the holiday season is incomplete without a performance of “The Nutcracker” to set the sugarplums dancing in one's head and the Christmas spirit soaring. This season, a special treat at Tilden Arts Center, located at Cape Cod Community College in Barnstable, will feature a pair of local sisters giving a Cape Cod seaside twist to a holiday classic written by one of Chatham's own bestselling aut...

James P. Byrne’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s "Richard III" at Cape Cod Theatre Company’s intimate Arts Center stage is a version for puppets. But these are not wooden puppets; rather they are half human and half puppet talking heads. Human faces of Richard and his henchmen loom above foreshortened and nicely costumed arms and bodies manipulated by the actors. There are also life-sized actors who are not puppets. ...

'Tis The Season To Donate Toys

By: Tim Wood

The holiday season starts in earnest this week, and with it comes the hunt for the perfect toys for the youngsters in your life. For too many, however, the hunt is limited or nonexistent. Fortunately, there are a number of local nonprofit organizations who aim to make sure that every child in the area has a happy holiday. In Chatham, Harwich and Orleans, locations are available where residents who wish to give...

The Helping Neighbors Fund

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The holidays are here. It's time to put the divisiveness of the recent campaign season and the disquietude that followed the election behind us, look outside of ourselves and help out our neighbors. This week The Chronicle launches our 13 th annual Helping Neighbors Fund. Throughout the holiday season, we'll be raising funds for The Family Pantry of Cape Cod, the Harwich-based nonprofit organization that prov...

'When I’m Sixty-Four'

By: John Whelan

When I get older losing my hair Many years from now Will you still be sending me a valentine Birthday greetings, bottle of wine? If I’d been out till quarter of three Would you lock the door? Will you still need me, will you still feed me When I’m sixty-four?   “When I’m Sixty-Four” was written by Paul McCartney when he was just 16 years old. How thoughts of aging entered his 16 year ol...

Letters to the Editor, Nov. 24

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Clinton Candidacy Loss From Start Editor: I voted for HRC because I didn't have a choice. However, I'm very happy that she lost the election for a second time, but I'm not happy to whom she lost. Now that it's been decided, why doesn't she stop blaming other people when she, in fact, took no responsibility for the monies in the Foundation and went on as usual, entitled just like her husband. What was her p...