by Tim Wood One of Chatham's most important painters was Alice Stallknecht, whose mural “Christ Preaching to the Multitude” depicted Jesus as a modern-day fisherman standing in a dory beneath the Chatham Lighthouse bluff. When it was displayed at the First Congregational Church in 1933, it caused a sensation, both locally and nationally. Stallknecht's son, Frederick S. Wight, was also an artist of note, a...
CHATHAM ─ When it comes to the written word, Alan Pollock isn't one to shy away from a challenge. That's why when he learned that a book about Chatham needed an author, he took on the task, with gusto. The result is the engaging, interesting, and in some cases, eyebrow-raising book simply titled “Chatham,” released this week. Pollock, who has been with the Chronicle 20 years and in the news business for slig...
By: Debra Lawless
Back when Christine Hughes-Prince was a child growing up in the Midwest, she spent many a summer running with a gang of siblings and cousins on 17 acres at her grandparents’ house in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. “We’d play kick the can, go fishing in the brooks, swimming in the lake,” Hughes-Prince recalled recently. “We would leave the house and my parents wouldn’t know where we were until dinner tim...
By: Debra Lawless
Artist and author John Hutchinson of Chatham has just published his first children’s book, “Bertie’s Adventure at the Beach” (Hummingbird Publishing, 2016), a charming story illustrated by Hutchinson’s daughter Scout. Hutchinson dedicates the book to his mother, Harriet Jaqueth Fitz Hutchinson, who shared the genesis of this story with Hutchinson. He says his mother, who died in 1983, “taught me so much about ...
By: Kristin Andres
For billions of years, all life has relied on nature’s predictable rhythm of day and night which plays an integral role in the life cycles of all living things. Plants and animals depend on this cycle of sunlight and darkness in reproduction, feeding, sleep, and protection from predators. At a recent talk, Dr. Doug Tallamy, entomologist at University of Delaware, shared how humans have radically disrupted this cy...
By: Tim Wood
Questions Selectman's Independence Editor: When Selectman Love was a candidate she assured us that her maximum efforts would focus upon bringing more unity to the board. Her first vote was a negative one causing a 3-2 division in the election for chairman, thus confirming the widespread opinion that when elected she would serve as a puppet for the board’s maverick, Seth Taylor. Charles U. Daly Chatham ...
By: Tim Wood
There is almost universal agreement that the Chatham Fire and Rescue Department is top notch, about as skilled and professional as they come. For many years that was the case despite the department operating out of substandard facilities that failed to meet health and safety codes, provided little opportunity for on-site training and or expansion for new, modern equipment. All that changes this week. Depot ...
By: John Whelan
Happy days are here again The skies above are clear again So, let’s sing a song of cheer again Happy days are here again. Jack Ager wrote this song way back in 1929, with lyrics by Jack Yellen. Franklin Roosevelt used it in his political campaigns, but we are not being political here. “Happy Days” are here again because very shortly the patient people of Chatham will have survived the closing of not o...
By: Larson Funeral Home
DOROTHY MARGARET KISHIBAY artist, lecturer, demonstrator, art juror, wife, mother and creative spirit went home to Jesus on Sunday, May 15, 2016. She is predeceased by her husband, Charles O. Kishibay, Professor Emeritus of Engineering Education at the University of Bridgeport. Born in 1924 in Bridgeport, Conn. to George and Veronica DeMirjian (Kaysalian) she attended both Hall Elementary School and Harding High ...
By: Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home
EAST PROVIDENCE - "Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without." - Confucius. It was clear to anyone who knew Claire Tracy King of East Providence (formerly of West Yarmouth and Chatham) that music brought her immense pleasure that was a joy to witness. Claire passed away peacefully at age 90 on Mother's Day, May 8, 2016, surrounded by family and the music she loved. She was predecea...
Audrey I. Colucci, born in the Bronx, N.Y., widow of Joseph A. Colucci, died Sunday May 15, 2016. Audrey raised her family of five boys in Pleasantville, N.Y. and Chatham. She is survived by her five boys and many grandchildren and her memories and legacy she built will live on with all who knew and loved her.
The family of Nancy Cole will be having a memorial service on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 11am at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 819 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633. All are welcome who would like to celebrate her life.
By: Kat Szmit
Part I: Taking It On The Chin - Sidelined by Concussion , Athlete Urges Awareness Nick Delande will never forget Sept. 28, 2015. That was the day the Monomoy High School student athlete suffered an injury during a soccer game that not only left him with a broken jaw, but also a concussion so severe it sent him into a months-long ordeal that ultimately forced Nick to withdraw from school during his senior y...
By: Amy Tagliaferri
Johnny Cash's life was one of recovery, a bit of fame too soon, then fame transformed, all with a gripping love story. Richard Maltby, Jr. who created the Tony Award-winning "Ain't Misbehavin'," also created "Ring of Fire," a tale of the charismatic singer told only through his music. The Cape Cod Theatre Company's producing artistic director Nina Schuessler saw an opportunity to bring the production to the W...
Back during the winter of 2011, Dave Libby, a retired restaurateur, was sitting at his desk when he got a life-changing phone call. On the line was a Cape Cod commercial real estate agent who was sitting in the parking lot of a business he had just listed. He thought the business might interest Libby. The business was Cape Fishermen's Supply. When he got off the phone, Libby turned to his wife Caroline, a...
By: Nickerson Funeral Home
Louis H. Pells, aged 92, of East Harwich, died on the morning of May 9, 2016. A lifelong musician, WWII veteran, Radio and Media Executive, husband, beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather, Lou leaves behind many friends, acquaintances, and family throughout his career of providing for and entertaining all those around him. Born in Rhinebeck, N.Y., in 1924 and attending Rhinebeck Public Schools like his...