In “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” the musical based on the 18th century French fairy tale now playing at the Chatham Drama Guild, Belle, a sweet young woman who loves to read, is admired as a “Beauty” but considered different from the peasants in her provincial village. Through the woods lies a castle in which a callous young nobleman lives. When he insults a magical being, she casts a spell over him, turning ...
Artistic Director Alan Rust re-introduces to Monomoy Theater audiences to the world famous quixotic musical "The Fantasticks" set in a beautiful beguiling Chekhovian forest of tall, cylindrical white birch trees. Nicole Bianco's forest and scrim with mini stage are top notch and becomes your first impression of what is to come. Alex Allison's finely detailed costumes are trimmed even to the male actors uniq...
By: Rowan Wood
We all grew up with fascinating fairy tales to entertain us: “Cinderella,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” and so much more. In local playwright Steph DeFerie’s “Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective,” Old Granny Possum (Sage Barnes) can’t tell us her favorite stories because their most important objects have gone missing, including Cinderella’s glass slipper, the Three Bears’ porridge, and much more. ...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle
Years ago, Chatham's town fathers and then-Town Manager Bill Hinchey envisioned a program of capital projects, replacing aging, outdated town buildings one after the other, utilizing debt drop-off to fund each project without significantly boosting the tax rate. With support from voters at many town meetings, the building projects came to completion one by one, like falling dominoes. Now, in a span of less tha...
By: Russ Allen
In the middle of winter – when the driveways of snowbirds and weekend residents may be blocked by unplowed snow – the population of the town of Harwich is around 12,000, while in the middle of summer, with the arrival of our Florida residents, second home owners, vacationers and tourists, that number increases to over 30,000, based on 2010 figures. The contrasts between the two dates are profound in terms of the ...
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Once And Always Muddy Creek Editor: Names are important. Our own names are important to us. They tell everyone who we are. Place names are important, too. They reflect the history of our town and what has gone on before us. Since the early days of European settlement, our dividing line between Chatham and Harwich has been called Muddy Creek or Muddy Cove or Muddy River. In “The History of Chatham,” W....
By: Cape Cod Chronicle
Like most Chatham residents, we support the board of selectmen in its drive to roll back the western boundary of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge to the low water mark. It makes no sense for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to suddenly assert jurisdiction over some 4,000 acres of waters and submerged lands west of the refuge, as the agency did in Monomoy's recent comprehensive conservation plan, especially ...
ORLEANS – Virginia M. (Erniger) Anderson, 90, of Orleans and Troy, N.Y. died peacefully surrounded by her family on July 27, 2016. She was the loving and devoted wife of Edward S. Anderson to whom she was married for 69 years. Born in Troy, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Martha (Greif) Erniger. Virginia graduated from Troy High School in 1943. She was a clerical worker for R.P...
Diedree Ann Morong, 80, of Chatham died peacefully surrounded by her loving family and friends at their home on July 28th, 2016 Born on August 14th, 1935 Diedree was the daughter of the late Mildred and Kenneth Bray and sister to Jack and Dan Bray. Diedree and her husband Oscar moved to Chatham with their son Craig and his wife Nerissa along with their two daughters Sophia and Sydney i...
Gould, John J., 86 of Everett and Chatham. Died peacefully on July 30, 2016 in New Hampshire. He was married to the late Mary Christine (Houlihan) Gould for more than 55 years until her passing in 2014. Brother to Frank Gould of Stoneham and the late James and Mary Gould, both of Everett. Father to Michael Gould of Long Valley, N.J. and Eileen Costa of Plaistow, N.H., he has six beloved grandchildr...
Barbara C. Lewis, 89, of Chatham passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Born March 8, 1927 in Port Chester, N.Y., she was the beloved wife of the late James C. Lewis for 48 years and the daughter of the late Charles P. and Ruth Shattuck Collins. She is survived by her children: Cherrill C. Lewis of Springfield, Ill.; Melanie L. Eleftherio and husband Peter of Providence, R.I.; a...
Barbara Bakewell Mustard, also known as “BB”, died peacefully on July 26, 2016 in Chatham. She was born in Pittsburg, Pa., to Benjamin and Estelle (Dunn) Bakewell on Feb. 1, 1923. She spent her childhood in Sewickley (Pa.) and Delray Beach (Fla.) with her father, and in Hyannis Port and Wellesley with her mother. She attended Dana Hall and Wellesley College. She married Robert Morris Mustard, Sr.,...
Alison N. Lashway Barabe, 43, of Chatham passed away on July 30, 2016. She was the wife of William D. Barabe, and the daughter of Dorothy (Herbert) and the late Richard F. Lashway Sr. She was born on January 28, 1973 in Northhampton. She met her future husband in 1997 and moved to Chatham in 1999. She loved the town and the people in it. She was easily recognizable in her father’s re...
There are plenty of good reasons to safeguard against tick bites, which can transmit babesiosis, anaplasmosis, tularemia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and, most commonly, Lyme disease. Researchers have now added another rare but potentially deadly disease to the list of tick-borne illnesses possible on Cape Cod. Deer ticks infected with the Powassan virus were recently found at various sites around Cape Cod...
By: Terri Adamsons
“The late Chatham historian Joseph Nickerson talks about the Stallknecht murals at the Chatham Historical Society’s Mural Barn in 1983.”
CHATHAM-Elaine H. White, 85, of Chatham passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Born on March 5, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Phyllis Margaret Hunt and Charles William Robie. Elaine was a home maker. She enjoyed her birdies, baking goodies, riding her bicycle, gardening, being outdoors, vacation cruises, and family Christmas’s. She was a feisty, energeti...