HARWICH ─ There's a lot of turkey talk this time of year, but none quite like that on the Harwich Conservation Trust's annual Turkey Talk Walk. The annual event takes participants past some ponds and through the woods of Hawksnest State Park to the site of the old Walker Turkey Farm, and though the 2016 event brought with it a little mist, it didn't disappoint. Leading the way for nearly 50 intrepid walkers ...
By: Kat Szmit
CHATHAM ─ Organizers of the new Chatham in the Fall road race wanted to offer runners the opportunity to race in cooler weather than that of the Chatham Harbor Run. With temps barely reaching 50 for the inaugural event on Sunday, they got their wish, and so did the happy folks who took part in the event. The new 10K road race follows the same course as the Harbor Run, which happens in late June each year. Bu...
By: Kat Szmit
Happy Thanksgiving. Yep. It's today, which means that “the holidays” have officially begun. In that spirit, I'm going to deviate a bit from the norm and focus on what the day is all about: giving thanks. For many, Thanksgiving Day may be one of happy chaos, shuttling between football games and food with family and friends. Some might be traveling, lost in the rush and hurry of bus stations, airport terminals, ...
By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley
For lovers of dance, the holiday season is incomplete without a performance of “The Nutcracker” to set the sugarplums dancing in one's head and the Christmas spirit soaring. This season, a special treat at Tilden Arts Center, located at Cape Cod Community College in Barnstable, will feature a pair of local sisters giving a Cape Cod seaside twist to a holiday classic written by one of Chatham's own bestselling aut...
By: Lee Roscoe
James P. Byrne’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s "Richard III" at Cape Cod Theatre Company’s intimate Arts Center stage is a version for puppets. But these are not wooden puppets; rather they are half human and half puppet talking heads. Human faces of Richard and his henchmen loom above foreshortened and nicely costumed arms and bodies manipulated by the actors. There are also life-sized actors who are not puppets. ...
By: Tim Wood
The holiday season starts in earnest this week, and with it comes the hunt for the perfect toys for the youngsters in your life. For too many, however, the hunt is limited or nonexistent. Fortunately, there are a number of local nonprofit organizations who aim to make sure that every child in the area has a happy holiday. In Chatham, Harwich and Orleans, locations are available where residents who wish to give...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle
The holidays are here. It's time to put the divisiveness of the recent campaign season and the disquietude that followed the election behind us, look outside of ourselves and help out our neighbors. This week The Chronicle launches our 13 th annual Helping Neighbors Fund. Throughout the holiday season, we'll be raising funds for The Family Pantry of Cape Cod, the Harwich-based nonprofit organization that prov...
By: John Whelan
When I get older losing my hair Many years from now Will you still be sending me a valentine Birthday greetings, bottle of wine? If I’d been out till quarter of three Would you lock the door? Will you still need me, will you still feed me When I’m sixty-four? “When I’m Sixty-Four” was written by Paul McCartney when he was just 16 years old. How thoughts of aging entered his 16 year ol...
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Clinton Candidacy Loss From Start Editor: I voted for HRC because I didn't have a choice. However, I'm very happy that she lost the election for a second time, but I'm not happy to whom she lost. Now that it's been decided, why doesn't she stop blaming other people when she, in fact, took no responsibility for the monies in the Foundation and went on as usual, entitled just like her husband. What was her p...
Chester W. Maynard, 95, of Harwich, crossed over on 11/17/16. Chester was a decorated WWII veteran serving under General Patton in the 4 th armored division. Married for 72 years to Barbara Amsden Maynard who predeceased him 7/19/15. He is survived by his loving children: daughter and caregiver Kristine LeMay of Harwich, his son Kenneth Maynard of Provincetown and daught...
Donald R. Howes, 84, of Chatham and Franklin, Maine died unexpectedly on November 16 th , 2016 at Cape Cod Hospital. A 12 th generation Cape Codder, he was born and raised in Chatham, the son of David E. and Julia (Rubyck) Howes. A 1952 graduate of Wentworth Institute, he was a lifelong Chatham builder, taking over his father’s business, D.E. Howes & Sons, in 1959 and retiring in 1999. Over h...
Frances Edwards Nickerson Frances (Edwards) Nickerson , 95 years young, of North Chatham, passed away peacefully in her home on November 19 th , surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of Andrew and Alice (Sanborn) Edwards of Chatham and grew up on the Little Mill Pond. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Willard Hammond Nickerson Jr. to whom she was marr...
Chatham Elementary School CES is one of over 30 schools from all over the world to follow Mass Maritime's TS Kennedy as it travels with their cadets this winter. The students will have an opportunity to blog with the crew, keep a logbook, watch the crew complete their chores and maneuvers, and learn about calls of port on the voyage. CES has a special connection to the crew: Ms. Barnard's daughter is a cadet...
By: Ed Maroney
ORLEANS — If you thought the presidential election was a close one, take a look at the race between Coastal Engineering and Orleans Bowling Center/Big Dogs Barbecue for Business of the Year. The board of the Orleans Chamber of Commerce couldn't decide between the two nominees, so for the first time, the vote was opened to the general membership. After three weeks of voting, a tie was declared. Coastal CEO an...
ORLEANS — Mixing business and politics isn't everyone's cup of tea, but state Sen. Dan Wolf had plenty to say about both at last week's annual meeting of the Orleans Chamber of Commerce. The Cape Air founder, a Democrat from Harwich, received an award from the Chamber Nov. 15 at the Captain Linnell House for his “years of dedication to our community.” He chose not to run for another term and has been spoken ...