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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...

Chester W. Maynard

By: Contributed

Chester W. Maynard, 95, of Harwich, crossed over on 11/17/16.  Chester was a decorated WWII veteran serving under General Patton in the 4 th armored division.  Married for 72 years to Barbara Amsden Maynard who predeceased him 7/19/15.  He is survived by his loving children: daughter and caregiver Kristine LeMay of Harwich, his son Kenneth Maynard of Provincetown and daught...

Donald R. Howes

By: Contributed

Donald R. Howes, 84, of Chatham and Franklin, Maine died unexpectedly on November 16 th , 2016 at Cape Cod Hospital.             A 12 th generation Cape Codder, he was born and raised in Chatham, the son of David E. and Julia (Rubyck) Howes.  A 1952 graduate of Wentworth Institute, he was a lifelong Chatham builder, taking over his father’s business, D.E. Howes & Sons, in 1959 and retiring in 1999. Over h...

Frances Edwards Nickerson

By: Contributed

Frances Edwards Nickerson               Frances (Edwards) Nickerson , 95 years young, of North Chatham, passed away peacefully in her home on November 19 th , surrounded by her loving family.             She was the daughter of Andrew and Alice (Sanborn) Edwards of Chatham and grew up on the Little Mill Pond. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Willard Hammond Nickerson Jr. to whom she was marr...

School News, Nov. 24

By: Contributed

Chatham Elementary School CES is one of over 30 schools from all over the world to follow Mass Maritime's TS Kennedy as it travels with their cadets this winter. The students will have an opportunity to blog with the crew, keep a logbook, watch the crew complete their chores and maneuvers, and learn about calls of port on the voyage. CES has a special connection to the crew: Ms. Barnard's daughter is a cadet...

ORLEANS — If you thought the presidential election was a close one, take a look at the race between Coastal Engineering and Orleans Bowling Center/Big Dogs Barbecue for Business of the Year. The board of the Orleans Chamber of Commerce couldn't decide between the two nominees, so for the first time, the vote was opened to the general membership. After three weeks of voting, a tie was declared. Coastal CEO an...

ORLEANS — Mixing business and politics isn't everyone's cup of tea, but state Sen. Dan Wolf had plenty to say about both at last week's annual meeting of the Orleans Chamber of Commerce. The Cape Air founder, a Democrat from Harwich, received an award from the Chamber Nov. 15 at the Captain Linnell House for his “years of dedication to our community.” He chose not to run for another term and has been spoken ...

Fire Destroys Harwich Garage

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The garage of a Harwich home was destroyed in a fire Monday evening. Neighbors walking past 20 Fresh Water Rd. noticed smoke and flames coming out of the back of the garage of the property, which is owned by William Gildersleeve of Baton Rouge, La., and called in the fire while also alerting resident Kimone Harakh to the fire, allowing her to evacuate safely. David LeBlanc, deputy chief of the H...

CHATHAM – A Sears Road couple has sued the conservation commission over its denial of a request to build a 192-foot revetment to protect their $3 million home on the Oyster River. The commission denied the revetment in June, stating that owners Richard and Sandra MacDonald of Dover failed to show that there is no other way to protect the 4,800-square-foot home on the property from storm damage. The house, buil...

Honor Flight Helps Senior Vets Visit D.C. Memorials

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — For aging veterans, a visit to the nation's war memorials in Washington can be a poignant experience. But for those who served in World War II and Korea, the most senior veterans, travel can be a challenge. On Monday, local vets heard from the founder of Honor Flight New England, which provides all-expense-paid trips to D.C. for senior veterans. Joe Byron spoke at the annual Veterans Day luncheon, ...

CHATHAM – A proposal to only allow registered voters to make agenda requests at selectmen's meetings was rebuffed by a majority of the board last week. Selectmen voted 3-2 to embrace inclusion and continue with the long-standing policy of allowing anyone to make an agenda request under the “Public Announcements and Agenda Requests” segment of the board's regular weekly meetings. “To exclude voices in politi...