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HARWICH — Whether it’s a quick sandwich or a sit-down meal, the renovated Saquatucket Harbor waterfront will likely offer visitors some kind of dining option. In a prolonged discussion at Monday’s board of selectmen’s meeting, the debate continued about whether a snack shack should be included in the plans, or a 60-to-100-seat restaurant, or whether voters should be given the chance to opt out of either choi...

Pinning Down A Monomoy Wrestling Program

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Marcus De La Vega comes from a town with a rich history of wrestling. Indeed, Port Jervis, N.Y. was the home of Olympic gold medalists Lou and Ed Banach. Now, De La Vega is bringing the sport to Monomoy Regional High School, currently through a club that he hopes will evolve into a full-fledged varsity program. “It's something I've always been involved in,” said De La Vega, a physical education tea...

DENNIS ─ It's been a season of struggle for the Cape Cod Furies, and their Jan. 31 game against the D-Y Dolphins was no different, with the Cape Tech/Nauset/Monomoy team coming away with a 4-0 loss. “I feel really disappointed,” said head coach Addie Weeks. “We had a strong game plan going in, and I think, to be totally honest, there was a lack of trust in it.” The home team Dolphins put the first goal pa...

Kat's Pause: I Am What I Am

By: Kat Szmit

I didn't watch the Super Bowl. Neither did I watch the World Series last summer. In fact, I don't actually watch a lot of professional sports, and it's not just because I don't have cable. It's mainly because I simply don't care. I know. Cue the shocked faces. A sportswriter who doesn't watch sports? Is that possible? Acceptable? Although I owe no one an explanation, I'm offering it nonetheless since I know I'm n...

Wilderness Sarchild Takes A Poetic Approach To Aging

By: Debra Lawless

Wilderness Sarchild, who will turn 70 in a few days, has found her own way of coping with aging: Embarking on a new career as a poet and a playwright. Her book “Old Women Talking” (Passager Books, 2017) begins with the words of an anonymous poet who writes that she doesn’t want people to think of her as “a sweet old lady.” Rather, she wants them to think “What’s she up to now?” The same can be said for Sarchil...

Romance Is In The Air

By: Debra Lawless

Locals Name Area's Most Romantic Spots   As red roses and hearts proliferate in store windows to celebrate Valentine’s Day, we asked a few residents and summer visitors to name some romantic spots in our towns. For a pair of Chatham’s long-time summer visitors from Mt. Vernon, N.Y., the fireplace area at Where the Sidewalk Ends Books holds romance. It was there last September that Michael Tener proposed ...

Cape Cod Theatre Company's 'Really Rosie' Is Really Fun

By: Amy Tagliaferri

As soon as Rosie comes through the door, this Ethel Merman wanna-be will capture your heart. Rosie is all heart and more, and she wants to share her joie de vivre with the world. Maurice Sendak’s “Really Rosie” brings us back a world when children played and acted out stories before little screens tore them away. And what a great way to welcome in 2018 for the “little theater that could,” Nina Schuessler, produci...

Our View: A Harbor Restaurant Solution

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Word that Harwich will receive a $1 million Massachusetts Seaport Economic Council grant for the landside portion of the Saquatucket Harbor upgrade opens up the potential for adding back into the project elements that were taken out when bids came in over the $3 million appropriation. Officials have begun to talk about the most significant of the deleted items, a town-constructed restaurant or snack shack. Las...

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 8

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle

On To More Serious Subjects Editor: I am delighted to hear that skydiving is likely to resume over the well-litigated skies of Chatham this summer! Now the killjoys amongst us can turn their spurious wrath toward some other bugaboo, such as lawn mower noise. John Kraus Chatham   Here's To Winter Storms Editor: John Whelan's "Chatham on Foot" column continues to amaze with his photographic memory ...

Donna Tavano: February Perks

By: Donna Tavano

The doldrums of February (most misspelled month of the year) are upon us. A cold, grey dampness permeates our mood. The uninspiring weather is punctuated only by the occasional bombogenesis which inevitably leaves us pondering 18 inches of a disturbing white powder that saps us of energy and breaks the strongest snow shovels available. Yes, we made it through the holidays intact, but now we’re broke. By now we’...

Donald C. Nesmith

By: Contributed

Donald C. Nesmith                                                                                                     Donald C. Nesmith, formerly of Harwich, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Liberty Commons in Chatham.  He was 93.  Mr. Nesmith was born and grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts and graduated from Brockton High School in 1942.  He atten...

Brenda Lucas

By: Contributed

Brenda Lucas               It is with deep sadness that the family of Brenda Lucas announces her passing on February 4, 2018 at the age of 78. Born on January 23, 1940 in Easton, she was the daughter of Chester and Ruth Hackett. Brenda was a 1957 graduate of Chatham High School, and in 1958 she married Paul Lucas and together they raised two children, Ted and Cindy.             Brenda spent the summers w...

Imagine this: EMTs arrive at a resident’s home only to be locked outside even as they can see the resident lying on the floor helpless inside the house. That’s not a situation that anyone wants to contemplate. But putting into place two simple elements—a key box to allow the fire department to enter and the File of Life form to bring the EMS crew up to speed on the senior’s health – can save lives. Let’s sa...

Outdoor Food Court In Village Center Up For Review

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — There's a plan to circle the wagons for some good eats in the village center this summer. The town's site plan review committee was scheduled to hold an informal review yesterday (Feb. 7) on a proposal to surround eight picnic tables with six food trucks and a “container bar” on Route 6A just west of The Red Balloon. Specifically, the review focused on Blue Bubbles, LLC's plan to tear down a garage...

New Rec Director Proposes Fees For Town Sports

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — Recreation Director Alan Harrison has proposed a fee schedule for the town's youth sports and summer day programs, which are now free. Harrison told the selectmen last week that the neighboring communities of Brewster, Chatham, Eastham and Harwich all charge for their similar programs and are able to offer more to their citizens. Since his arrival in September, Harrison said, he's talked with pa...