HARWICH ─ Monomoy jiu jitsu teacher John Herring won't do anything he wouldn't expect his students to do, which is why on Saturday Herring, a brown belt, took to the mats of the Sapateiro Invitational against black belt opponent Matt Arroyo in Herring's first-ever pay-per-view event. Though Herring fell to Arroyo during a transition in which Arroyo seized an opportunity to put him in a choke hold, he learned...
CHATHAM ─ The music has stopped at Veterans Field. While some neighbors of the ballpark might feel a sense of relief, true baseball fans know what the silence means: another summer season of the Chatham Anglers has come to a close. Fans knew it was baseball time when the tunes started playing through the sound system beginning in June, peppered with the announcements of players at bat, the on-field action, h...
By: Kat Szmit
HARWICH ─ After a whirlwind summer in which the mantra was pretty much eat, sleep and breathe baseball, the players that comprised the 2016 Harwich Mariners have headed home. Save for a handful of local club team games, Whitehouse Field is quiet, the lights that glowed almost nightly now dimmed. But the whispers of another standout summer still echo in the dugouts, the outfield, and in the countless memories ma...
CHATHAM ─ The Monomoy Theatre's season finale is a play that is known as much for its ribald humor as its fugacious nature, but director MichaelJohn McGann is optimistic that the country's current political climate will propel “Johnny On A Spot” into side-splitting success. The show, which McGann describes as being “about a Yankee, a fixer, an amanuensis who comes to a Southern governor, gets to be his frien...
By: Debra Lawless
As with other aspects of life in Chatham, sharks have worked their way into the 45 th Festival of the Arts sponsored by the Creative Arts Center (CAC) in Chatham. “I have always loved sharks,” said Rich Benson of Harwich, a woodcarver, one of 120 artists and craftsmen participating in the show which begins on Friday. “I began carving whales, stripers, tuna and all kinds of fish back in the ‘80s,” Benson ex...
By: Joan Tacke Aucoin
Ben instructs his wannabe comedy writer grandsons, Eugene and Stanley Jerome, in Simon's "Broadway Bound" now at the Monomoy Theatre: "If you make it funny enough, CBS won't even notice!" Grandpa, who hasn't laughed since the stock market crashed, is an avowed socialist. Ben is disappointed that his daughter Blanche has married the richest man in the garment district, thereby "starving half the country." Be...
By: Amy Tagliaferri
It’s tough being a teenager, it’s tough living with a teenager. Teenagers in both mind and body are on the brink of adulthood and torn between that and their childhood. In the latest production at the Cape Cod Theatre Company, Home of the Harwich Junior Theatre, the usual angst of being a teenager is even more complicated. In “Selkie, Between Land and Sea” written by award-winning playwright and young adult...
By: Ellen Chahey
HARWICH – Go figure. She’s the only person in her family who doesn’t wear glasses, and now Dr. Ashley Jadene Stevens is an optometrist. Having graduated in May from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Stevens is now in practice with Sheinkopf and Tomasik Eye Care Associates in South Yarmouth. Dr. Sheinkopf has recently retired, which leaves plenty of work for his newly-minted colleague. This is ...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff
Twenty five years and a day ago, at around 4 p.m., a Category 3 hurricane barreled over Cape Cod, leaving a swath of destruction that's been unmatched in the quarter century that followed. Everyone has their Hurricane Bob stories. We remember the piles of splintered boats in Allen Harbor and the countless trees and limbs left on the ground. Then there was the smell: a distinctive odor from the downed trees, mi...
By: Andrew Buckley
The brown-orange bottle still has about a dozen more pills left in it. Small, oblong and medium brown, I haven’t taken one in a couple days. TAKE DAILY, the label says. Refillable three more times. I’ve been on them since late February. Then, diagnosed with situational depression, I had already switched health plans so I could begin seeing a therapist nearby. My MD is a good guy, knows me, treated me for a dec...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle
School Com Member Resigns Editor: After much discernment and with a heavy heart, I made the difficult decision on Aug. 12 to step down from the Monomoy Regional School Committee. There are restrictions and limitations inherent to serving on the board for which I struggle. I feel it inhibits my role to effectively advocate on behalf of the community. I value the vital function of the school committee. Ho...
Kathleen M. Eldredge, 94, of North Chatham and Naples, Fla. passed away unexpectedly on August 8, 2016 at Cape Cod Hospital. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 67 years, Leo, and their son Jonathan, her sisters Midge Sheehan and Helen Lynch, and her brothers James and John Curley. She is survived by her two daughters Kathleen Gentile and husband Harry of Billerica, and Karen Eldredge o...
By: Elizabeth Kintz
SOUTH CHATHAM — Crossing the threshold of Baker’s Hardware on Main Street in South Chatham is akin to stepping into a bygone era. A little bell above the front door and a warm nod from the store’s owner, Bob Baker, greet you. “We have a little bit of everything,” chuckles Baker, who enjoys stocking the store with childhood classics like Balsa wood glider planes. Batteries and light bulbs, paint brushes and te...
Pauline G. Parsons Pauline (“Polly”) Globisch Parsons of Chatham died at the age of 88 on August 1, 2016, after a graceful and hard fought battle with cancer. Polly will be most fondly remembered for her devotion to her family and her love of the outdoors, music, travel and pug dogs. Polly was born on May 22, 1928 in Lancaster, Pa., the younger daughter of Wilhelmina and Alfred Gl...
By: Kat Szmit
CHATHAM ─ In spite of some bumps along the way, the Chatham Anglers enjoyed a pretty magical summer in which they eked into the Cape League playoffs, but all good things must come to an end, including Chatham's 2016 season, which came to a close with losses to the Y-D Red Sox in the East Division finals. But what a run it was. The Anglers hovered in last place, trailing behind Brewster in the points race unt...