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On Sunday, 450 local families queued up at the Family Pantry's headquarters in Harwich, and a satellite center in West Barnstable, to receive Thanksgiving dinners. Each left with a turkey and grocery bags filled with potatoes, vegetables, stuffing and a pie, courtesy of the Family Pantry and its donors. Now that's something to be thankful for. As we've done each Thanksgiving since 2004, The Cape Cod Chronic...

CHATHAM — In an organizational meeting last Thursday, members of the new Eldredge Garage Property Planning Committee said they'd already received scores of suggestions for the re-use of that prime downtown real estate. The nine-member panel was chosen by the board of selectmen to review the potential uses of the property at 365 Main St., which was purchased by town meeting last January for $2.5 million. The ...

CHATHAM – Cockle Cove Beach has seen its share of erosion in the past decade, but last month, for the first time, storm-driven waves claimed a section of the town beach's parking lot. The storm also breached a dune and sent water from Nantucket Sound into the marsh behind the beach. Cockle Cove is “probably the foremost hot spot we have, with some of the highest erosion rates along Nantucket Sound,” said Coast...

CHATHAM – At a recent luncheon for veterans at the current senior center on Stony Hill Road, participants gathered for a group photo. But before that could happen, tables and chairs had to be moved out of the way, and one guest stumbled and nearly fell to the floor. “At the end of the day, I saw that as a perfect anecdote” for what's wrong with the current council on aging building, said COA Director Mandy Spe...

Treasure Chest Under New Scrutiny

By: Alan Pollock

HARWICH — The committee and volunteers who operate the Treasure Chest, the swap shop at the recycling center, are coming under new scrutiny following some public complaints. While town officials say better leadership should smooth out the problems, Selectman Jannell Brown last week floated the idea of shuttering the program. Brown, the board's liaison to the Treasure Chest committee, said most of the public ...

'Christmas In Harwich' Festivities Keep Growing

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Christmas in Harwich continues to grow with the Chamber of Commerce adding several events to the three days of festivities planned in the community from Dec. 1-3. Among those events are a Festival of Trees, Rocking Christmas and a tree lighting ceremony and caroling in East Harwich. “Christmas in Harwich will be merry and bright with with tree tops glistening and excitement ringing throughout all of ...

Saquatucket Landside Project Awarded To Eastward Companies

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The Saquatucket Harbor landside project got the approval of selectmen Monday night on a 4-to-1 vote. The project, while altered to some degree, will provide the essential improvements presented to voters when $3 million was approved in town meeting and the ballot box last spring. Selectmen agreed Monday night to enter into a contract agreement with Eastward Companies of Chatham for $2,649,633 to buil...

Parents Call For More Youth Access To Community Center

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — A message was sent to town officials Monday night that parents want their kids to have more access to the community center, instead of sending them to the Chatham Community Center. Selectman Jannell Brown said she has received many complaints about the community center not being open on Sundays and holidays. She cited a period of 10 days over last Christmas where the center was only open two-and-a-ha...

HARWICH ─ When you're a high school hockey program looking to boost your numbers and get more kids interested in the sport what do you do? If you're the Monomoy-Mashpee Monarchs you take it to the floor. Floor hockey, that is. Parent organizers and staunch supporters of the Monarchs program, Paul and Shannon Tambolleo worked with local team members, including their sons Noah, Jonah and Lucas, to find a fun w...

Monomoy Jiu Jitsu Expanding Horizons

By: Kat Szmit

CHATHAM ─ On a Friday night on Cape Cod, John Herring is where most people would expect to find him: teaching jiu jitsu moves to a growing group of enthusiasts at the Chatham Community Center. Borne of Herring's club at Monomoy Regional High School, the Friday night extension class is now in its fifth month and Herring can't imagine spending his Friday nights any other way. Herring, a longtime jiu jitsu enth...

The Academy of Performing Arts is getting into the Christmas spirit early this year with some beloved holiday characters. Their completely child-focused show is a mixture of two Christmas readings and “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The homegrown celebration starts off with Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” professionally narrated by Richard Wilber. The Grinch is dramatically played by Alison Colli...

How A WWI Blimp Pump Made My Day

By: Dan Broderick

It's really interesting, even intriguing, how things (they are called gifts if we want them, or other unusual words, if we don't) end up in a museum. Viewing these potential donations is usually pre-arranged by a phone call. The caller indicates they have a number of things that might be of historical interest. To the potential donor, everything has sentimental value. "We are moving and want to donate our item...

Join Us In 'Helping Neighbors'

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Here at The Chronicle, we don't have to look far for reasons to be thankful. We're grateful for our loyal readers, our family of fine staff and talented contributors, and the advertisers who make the whole operation possible. But this time of year, we've got an extra reason to be thankful. Each year, you – our readers – join us in supporting the Family Pantry of Cape Cod through our Helping Neighbors campaign....

Robert W. Stanley

By: Contributed

Robert W. Stanley, 74               CHATHAM – Robert (Bob) W. Stanley, 74, of Chatham, formerly of Montreal, QC, Canada, died Thursday, November 9th, at Harbor Point of Centerville, after a 12 year battle with dementia. He was the beloved husband of Andrea Kirsten Stanley (nee Dietz) for over 50 years.               Bob graduated from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, in May 1964, before mo...

Nancy (Lewis) Parker

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Nancy (Lewis) Parker             CONCORD - Nancy (Lewis) Parker, 72, of Concord and a native of Groton, died peacefully, following a brief illness, on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Emerson Hospital in Concord.  For 50 years, she was the adored wife of George F. Parker, III.               She was born on March 10, 1945 to her late parents, F. Woodward Lewis and Elizabeth (Allara) Lewis.  During her youth, s...

Jean O’Leary Dunne

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Jean O’Leary Dunne (11/19/1927 – 11/16/2017)               Jean O’Leary Dunne, born in Worcester and a resident of Harwichport for the past 36 years, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.  Jean was predeceased by Richard E. Dunne Jr., her husband of 59 years.  They met at the Belmont Hotel in West Harwich when Jean was 14 and both their families were vacationing.  Dick joined the Nav...