Letters To The Editor: Dec. 28, 2023

by Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

A Night To Remember


The sleepy little hamlet of Orleans came alive Dec. 15 with the magic of Christmas, complete with sparkling lights, music of the season, fire pits, food trucks, and much merriment throughout downtown and East Orleans.

The first Orleans Holiday Shopping Stroll found shops and restaurants open until 8 p.m. offering discounts, specials, and nibbles and sips to the amazing number of people that shopped, strolled, and gathered to enjoy the festivities.

Nancy Fleming of The Sparrow Store came up with the idea. The Orleans Chamber (led by new Executive Director Judy Lindahl) formed a retail committee (led by Emily Richardson of Homegrown Boutique and Molly Avellar of Adorn) and things just took off! The overwhelmingly positive response from the business community showed everyone involved that this was an idea whose time had come. Invaluable help from Justin Alex of The Cape Cod Chronicle and OCC board chair, the entire chamber board, the Orleans Police Dept., and too many people to mention here made it not only an event to remember but one to look forward to next year.

Tim Sweeney

The Sparrow Store, OCC board member

Um, Maybe Change That Caption


Great job covering the important story of human trafficking in your Nov. 15 edition. It's sad to learn that trafficking goes on here on Cape Cod.

I would suggest revising the caption under the photo of Jasmine Grace who is likely to object to being described as a human trafficking advocate.

Joe Burns


Something To Look Forward To


After viewing some of the horrific international news on TV, it is with joy that I can find peace reading Mary Richmond’s heart-lifting Nature Connection.

Thank You, Mary, for your wonderful articles in the Chronicle, and someday I would love to accompany you on your "miracle" walks in Nature. Happy New!

Ellen Healy