Archive

CHATHAM – What do smoked carrots, cheese fondue, flavored shaved ice, and chocolate cupcakes all have in common? Each was part of the varied menu at the Taste of Chatham on July 30, an event that served up excellent fare for an even better cause: supporting Monomoy Community Services. Commemorative Taste of Chatham wine glasses await patrons of the ...

CHATHAM – A $10,000 state grant will help improve trails at the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. Improving accessibility, removing ruts and roots, updating informational displays and upgrading connections with adjacent trails are some of the uses for the grant, which was awarded to the Friends of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. The Friend...

Summer Residents Get Their Say Tuesday

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

CHATHAM — As they’ve done for more than 70 years, non-resident taxpayers will have the chance to quiz town officials on major initiatives and share their opinions during the annual summer town meeting next Tuesday. The session will happen Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. at the town hall annex on George Ryder Road, and will be led by Town Moderator William Litchfield. Summer residents’ advisory committee Chairman Colette Tr...

Lisa Jason Finds Hope And Connection In New York

By: Debra Lawless

CHATHAM - Singer, composer and dancer Lisa Sullivan Jason has refashioned her life in middle age by moving from Chatham to New York City to pursue her dreams as a performer on a larger stage than Chatham Bars Inn and the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club provided. “It was cool to go back to New York as an older person,” Jason said during a telephone interview last week. “I look back on life at the Cape – I have ...

Little Beach Residents Seek Protective Dune

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — The owners of the Little Beach condominium that was inundated in several storms last winter are seeking to build a dune to protect them from additional flooding. Engineer Don Munroe of Coastal Engineering said his clients would prefer to use sand dredged from the waters off Outermost Harbor to build a 10-foot-high dune between the condominiums and the water. But he told the conservation commission ...

Dredging Debate Deepens

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Despite threats of litigation by shorefront property owners, the town is seeking to move ahead with an emergency dredging plan designed to keep Chatham Harbor open to fishing boats and other vessels. “This is the most severe hazard to navigation that I’ve seen, not only in my time here, but anywhere that I’ve been in my career,” Deputy Harbormaster Jason Holm told the conservation commission last w...

CHATHAM — The summer residents' advisory committee is looking for some answers about the proposed new senior center. But having not yet chosen a site, town officials can’t judge the size of the facility or its potential staffing needs. That means some of those answers will have to wait. Meeting on July 20, the summer residents’ committee quizzed Council on Aging Director Mandi Speakman and Principal Planner ...

Harvest Time At Cape Cod Lavender Farm

By: Olivia Szymanski

HARWICH – To find a little bit of local magic, look no further than the Cape Cod Lavender Farm. Located off a winding dirt road, the farm is home to a fragrant field of lavender plants, an enchanted fairy garden, and walking trails. Cynthia Sutphin started the farm on her own property 23 years ago, and it has since continued to grow and evolve – the farm now sees between 10,000 and 12,000 visitors each summer....

HARWICH — There are changes taking place on the north corner of the intersection of routes 137 and 39 with the leveling of a section of the site for the new East Harwich fire station, but those changes will also include a new memorial park to be centered around the flag pole cell tower area. “I've filed site plan paperwork,” Town Administrator Christopher Clark said on Thursday. The town administrator said the...

Selectmen Considering A Fraud Risk Assessment Policy

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The town is putting in place a fraud risk assessment policy that is committed to deterrence, detection and correction of misconduct and dishonesty. The town has been without such a policy and putting one in place has long been a recommendation of the town's auditors. “There haven't been any problems that are generating the policy. It's a protective measure,” said Finance Director Carol Coppola. She s...

Selectmen Seek To Hire Wastewater Coordinator

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Selectmen are looking to engage the community in all the details involved in the upcoming sewer project. For more than 600 residents in East Harwich, connecting to the system is just a couple of years away. Selectman Larry Ballantine has been pushing for a wastewater communication coordinator to work with residents and answer questions, receive input and be a focal point for addressing wastewater iss...

Darkness Drops On Anglers-Red Sox Tie Game

By: Kat Szmit

SOUTH YARMOUTH – The Chatham Anglers were hoping for just one more inning when they faced the Y-D Red Sox in South Yarmouth on July 27, but the chance to erase a tie and eke out a win evaporated along with the last of the daylight when the game was called at the end of the eighth inning due to darkness with a 4-4 final score. The game pitted the top two teams of the East Division against one another, with the ...

SOUTH YARMOUTH – Eight seems to be a tricky number for the Harwich Mariners, who fell to the Y-D Red Sox in back-to-back games with scores of 8-5 and 8-1, but beforehand were able to defeat the Bourne Braves 8-5 as the end of the regular season fast approaches. The Mariners had a hard time finding the hits on July 29 when they traveled to South Yarmouth to face the Y-D Red Sox for their second outing against t...

This summer, audiences can sail the seven seas while learning all about the pirate code at the Cape Rep Theatre’s “How I Became a Pirate.” The Rep is home to the only outdoor theater on Cape Cod, making their childrens' shows a fun outdoor activity for the whole family. The performing arts center was converted out of a childrens' camp, so the stage is set in the middle of a clearing. The outdoor scenery gives ...

Review: 'An Act of God' Is A Divine Comedy

By: Ellen Petry Whalen

Nietzsche might have said, “God is dead,” but at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, she is alive and has something to say, in the irreverent comedy “An Act of God,” written by playwright David Javerbaum. The show opens with a part-game-show-part-talk-show vibe. Being momentarily housed in “the toffee-colored” body of Lynnette R. Freeman (which is the name of the actress playing the part), God has taken a human f...

Phil Rittner's rock music and Teddy Yudain's gigantic flesh-eating puppet have taken over the Monomoy Theater in a wretchedly bewitching musical playing all week. Being green has been tainted by a terrifying plant with dreadful eating habits. No cousin to a cuddly sing-along frog named Kermit brought to life by the late master puppeteer Jim Henson. Audrey II is no Muppet! She commands center stage with shark-like...