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Local ArtWeek Events Schedule

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

HARWICH — ArtWeek begins at the cultural center on Saturday under the title “Harwich Is Creative.” That creativity will be on display for 10 days with numerous demonstrations, performances and exhibits. This is the first year Harwich is participating in the festival that began in Boston in 2013, started by the Boch Center, and has spread to 155 towns and neighborhoods across the state. The Ha...

Fisherman Mike Russo examined a decades-old clamming rake he had brought from the garage into the kitchen. His soot-colored cat George sniffed it warily. “I paid a lot of bills with that sum’ bitch,” he said with a grin. Russo said the first rake he bought, he tore the teeth right off when he went quahogging. Ron Ribb took one look at that rake, then at burly Russo, and said he’d fix the problem. He built a...

The Hungry Traveler, the popular five-week documentary film series produced by Carol Yindra as part of the Eldredge Public Library Learning Series, whets your appetite again this year as it returns to Chatham’s Orpheum Theatre beginning Wednesday, May 2 at 10 a.m. The five-documentary series is socially informative as it highlights culinary tours of exotic foods, delectable wines, interesting locations and col...

'Wolf Hollow' Expertly Tells A Difficult Story

By: Amy Tagliaferri

Mean girls are not anything new. And with every bully comes the question that Wolf Hollow’s Annabelle asks of new girl Betty, “What makes you so mean?” Betty came to stay with her grandparents. From her first day, she has a chip on her shoulder and targets Annabelle with her bullying. She’s verbally and physically abusive. A real bad seed. Local author Lauren Wolk wrote “Wolf Hollow,” the young adult novel ...

The newly-organized Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra will debut on April 15 with a concert blending music and poetry as a salute to National Poetry Month. Matthew Scinto, 27, who directs the bell choir at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Harwich Port, founded the new 25-piece orchestra consisting of friends and colleagues from the Boston area after moving with his wife Cara to Brewster last August. He will conduct t...

'Wolf Hollow' Premieres At Cape Cod Theatre Company/HJT

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Courage, friendship and standing up to intimidation are the powerful themes in “Wolf Hollow,” a haunting tale of a young girl, a bully and a veteran which will premiere on Friday, April 13 at The Cape Cod Theatre Comapany/Harwich Junior Theatre ( CCTC/HJT) . “Wolf Hollow” is truly a local production in every sense of the word, adapted for the stage by local playwright Susan Kosoff from the Newber...

For Monomoy Regional High School principal Bill Burkhead, an innovative lunch hour is “the future of education.” In late winter of last year, MRHS began an experiment known as “Jawsome Hour.” This is a new lunch schedule between third and fourth period that lasts an hour and allows students to use that time in a variety of ways. Principal Burkhead said “the great thing about Jawsome Hour is that i...

The famed portrait photographer Arnold Newman used to say, quoting Louis Pasteur, that “chance favors the prepared mind.” And that is why, Newman believed, “so many great ‘accidents’ seem to happen to the better photographers.” Orleans’ native son Andrew de Lory has held Newman’s words close during his photographic career traveling the world and photographing the famous, the great and the interesting. “I...

I n December 2016, a group of former congressional staffers published a handbook online called “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda .” The online publication quickly went viral and gave rise to Indivisible, a national, progressive movement, designed to motivate ordinary citizens to participate in government. After discovering Indivisible on the internet in early ...

What does it mean to live sustainably? For Madhavi Venkatesan, the answer is simple. She defines it as “living my life everyday as though I recognize my own mortality.” As the executive director of Sustainability Practices, Venkatesan has had a huge hand in delivering the non-profit’s message about conscious consumption. Primarily, the group is raising awareness by screening films tied into the theme of sustai...

Bank customers will miss one of the most familiar and friendly faces in Chatham when teller Alice Fritz retires on March 30 after 43 years with Rockland Trust. And what will Fritz miss the most? “Meeting people,” she says during an interview in the conference room at Rockland Trust’s branch at 655 Main St. She adds that she enjoys her work, and that “it’s different every day.” “People trust Alice—her pro...