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Sharks Are The Highlight Of Saturday's FINomenal Fest

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – The frenzy surrounding the Cape's great white sharks is perfectly captured by this Saturday's FINomenal Fest. For the third year, the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary are sponsoring the free event, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The focus is on shark research and education and finding ways to help preserve the ocean's ecology. “FINomenal Fest will f...

CHATHAM — With its plan to extend the sewer system to all areas of town, Chatham has set the stage to remove more nitrogen from certain waterways than state regulators require. Under one provision being explored as part of a Pleasant Bay watershed permit, that excess capacity could translate to cold, hard cash. As part of their own plans to remove nitrogen from the bay, Orleans, Harwich and Brewster might be...

HARWICH ─ For the blue-clad graduates of Monomoy Regional High School, their June 4 commencement was all at once a look back at the past mixed with hopes for the future as speakers recalled the mile-long main hallway of Harwich High, where many started their journey as freshmen, and the transition to Monomoy while wishing their fellow graduates success going forward. Valedictorian Colleen Cronin called upon ...

HARWICH — The town's newly approved housing production plan recommends hiring a part-time housing coordinator to assist with addressing housing needs. Housing Committee Chairman Arthur Bodin was before selectmen Monday night seeking support for the position. Bodin said his committee fully supports hiring a coordinator, pointing out no current town staff position addresses the housing issue. The need to hire...

Fire Station Committee To Work Through Design Stage

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Selectmen on Monday night provided a new charge for the Station 2 Renovation/Rehabilitation Committee, which will enter the architectural/engineering design phase for the East Harwich fire station over the next several months. The committee was working with an ad hoc group of town staff in shaping the renovation/rehabilitation plans for the 40-year-old station near the intersection of Routes 137 and ...

HARWICH — The tax lien auction planned for this Tuesday was delayed while the town does more ownership research work and allows the real estate and open space committee to vet the 122 parcels proposed for auction. “It's a delay, not a postponement,” Treasurer/Tax Collector Amy Bullock said after meeting with Town Administrator Christopher Clark last Wednesday, the day after selectmen voted 3-2 to support a mot...

PLEASANT LAKE — Having learned marketable skills that leave them well prepared for the world of work, the military or college, 137 seniors turned their tassels at Cape Cod Tech's commencement ceremony Saturday. Class President Allie Woollacott remembered arriving at the school four years ago as frightened freshmen trying to remember how to use lockers for the first time. “Here we are, four years later, still...

EAST HARWICH — Selectmen last week gave their approval for a license agreement to a private resident seeking to expand and place a new surface on Seth Whitefield Road (Hawksnest Road). The road, which provides access to Hawksnest State Park, is presently a nine-foot dirt road, and the abutter is seeking to widen it to 18 feet. The planning board heard the pitch from resident Robert Fratus, who said he made imp...

Harwich Author Documents Life Journey In New Book

By: Debra Lawless

None of us are immune to life’s adversities, but the question is how we cope with loss, ill health and the death of a loved one. In her new book “Free Your Soul,” author Sedona Summer of Harwich takes the reader on her life journey and shows us how she eventually rallied after her husband Geno suddenly died. “The thread throughout is how my spiritual development helped me throughout my life,” she says. In her ...

How many times have you seen a person knitting on a park bench, or on a beach, or anywhere in public? Chances are, not very often. That’s going to change this Saturday, June 10. You’re likely to see quite a few people knitting in groups outdoors as knitting stores all over Massachusetts, including Adventures in Knitting in Harwich and A Great Yarn in Chatham, usher their flocks of knitters out into the open. W...

CHATHAM – Chatham’s labyrinth at Chase Park, a gift from the town’s seven churches and its clergy association five years ago, centers many people with its gentle invitation to walk its path as a form of meditation and prayer. And now it’s about to take center stage as the focus of a workshop led by one of the world’s labyrinth experts. On June 17, Dr. Lauren Artress of California, an ordained Episcopal priest,...

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...