HARWICH ─ Judy Collins is well aware that, given the country's current political climate, tensions are high. She hopes her music will help, and she's bringing her best to her Dec. 19 concert at Monomoy Regional High School. “It will be me singing everything I know,” said the award winning singer-songwriter. There will be Sondheim, 'Both Sides Now,' a lot of my hits.” Collins has been a beloved folk songst...
By: Debra Lawless
Imagine living in a fog of fear and suspicion in war-torn Brussels during the very first years of your life. This is the experience Francoise Webb of Harwich Port describes. Webb has written about her young years during World War II in her new memoir “Safe from the Madness.” “It was horrific what they did—and to witness that brutality,” she said during a telephone interview last week, speaking about the Naz...
By: Amy Tagliaferri
“Bah Humbug!” Got a dose of the holiday blues? What’s so special about Christmas anyway, you say? Sounds like you need a healthy dollop of Scrooge’s journey through the past, present and Christmases yet to come. The Cape Cod Theatre Company, home of the Harwich Junior Theatre, comes to the rescue by giving us Eric Hill's adaptation of Charles Dickens' “A Christmas Carol,” a welcome distraction for all during t...
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Hunger, homelessness and despair often have a common trait: invisibility. So when firefighters and police officers camped out in public places over the weekend to collect food, toys and money for local social service agencies, it provided an important reminder of a hidden problem. Standing by the roadside or huddled around campfires, the first responders were taking part in the Homeless for the Holidays progra...
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Winter Concert A Wonderland Editor: The annual Winter Concert was held Thursday, Dec. 7 at the Monomoy Regional High School in Harwich. Shame on you if you did not make the effort to attend. The program included selected holiday music, much in an upbeat, modern presentation. Music from the Jazz Band, 8-9 Band, Women’s A Capella, Combined Choirs, 10-12 Band and Select Choir highlighted the two-hour progra...
By: Donna Tavano
On Santa’s last practice run ‘round the world He lost his poor Rudolph as excitement swirled. So back through the stars old Santa flew With reindeer and sleigh and the whole elf crew. He headed toward Mass-a-chu-setts, they called it, For it was the last place his sled had hauled it. He hoped the glow from his little friend’s nose Would guide him to its color of ...
CHARLES “BABE” BARRETT 91 “Home is the sailor, home from the sea, And the hunter home from the hill” Charles A. “Babe” Barrett died December 8 th peacefully at home after a brief illness. Babe was born in Harwich Port on February 7, 1926 to the late Bradford and Doris(Holmes) Barrett. He was a member of the Harwich High School class of 1944, which he left early to join the...
Nancy B. Olson Nancy B. Olson passed away on December, 9 th , 2017 at Cape Cod Hospital. She was 91 years young. For 54 years, she was the beloved wife of George E. Olson, who passed away in 2001. They cherished every moment this life allowed them to be together. They graduated in the same class from Everett High School, Mass., where they were high school sweethearts. ...
Dorothy "Theo" Vagenas Long On December 6th, 2017, Theo Long passed away at Rosewood Manor in Harwich. Harwich - Her daughter, Margaret Pappas, and Reverend Judith Davis were at her side. She was the beloved wife of the late LeRoy Long whom she was married to for 67 years. Theo leaves behind her son Jonathan Long, (Candace), of Charlottesville, Va., her daughter, Margaret Pappas,...
Let’s put it right out there: First Night Chatham needs additional volunteers this year and next. Needed immediately is a coordinator for the Kids Art Studio, which runs from 2 to 5 p.m. on the afternoon of Dec. 31, First Night. This is a message from First Night’s director of communications John Reed and his wife Alice, who works alongside him. During a recent interview in their South Chatham home the p...
ORLEANS — Selectmen are ready to work with the affordable housing committee on a request to town meeting to help address the community housing needs spotlighted in a recent report. “I don't want to see us take our foot off the gas for funding,” Selectman David Currier said at the Dec. 6 board meeting. George Meservey, director of planning and community development, and Tom Johnson, chair of the affordable...
By: Ed Maroney
ORLEANS — Local organizations are seeking a combined total of more than $1 million in Community Preservation funds for historic preservation, community housing and recreation initiatives. Over the next months, the community preservation committee will interview applicants and make recommendations. Town meeting will have the final say in May. Topping the wish list is a $500,000 request from the Academy of Per...
By: Tim Wood
Bylaw Would Allow Market-rate Apartments In Homes CHATHAM – Like a number of other Cape towns, Chatham has a zoning bylaw that allows the creation of apartments within single-family homes, but only if they are affordable. The bylaw has generated zero units, most likely because of that restriction. Other towns have had the same result. “In every case where that's done, there are no new units created,” said...
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CHATHAM – The iconic Countdown Cod will return to help ring in the new year. Chatham First Night had taken the flying fish off its schedule for the upcoming New Year's Eve celebration after its creator, Richard Clifford, moved out of town. In its place the committee schedule a sing-along leading up to the countdown to midnight and fireworks over Oyster Pond. Clifford has since moved back to town and agreed ...
CHATHAM – By removing one lot from a subdivision off Barn Hill Road, Eastward Companies will eliminate the need to request a waiver from the planning board and thus avoid the potential for additional restrictions on the project, including a buffer area vehemently opposed by the developer. But planning board members aren't so sure that's the case, and want town counsel to weigh in on the issue. The proposed ...