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School News, Sept. 22

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Lower Cape PMC Ride This Weekend The 15th annual Lower Cape PMC Kids Ride happens on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 pm. beginning at Stony Brook Elementary School on Underpass Road in Brewster. The ride, for kids 3 to 12, supports the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Routes range from short enclosed loops for tricycles and training wheels to longer routes up to eight miles along the rail trail. A pizza p...

Wondering if the time is right to go clamming, or if there is enough water to get your boat through the Stage Harbor cut? The answer lies in the tides: low tide for clamming and high tide for boating the cut. "Tide Guide," an iPhone application with those answers, was created by Tucker MacDonald whose Chatham ties include memories of consulting the tide guides on fishing trips with his grandfather in the water...

People sometimes tell Susan Baur that she ought to amend the name of the group she founded in 2018: Old Ladies Against Underwater Garbage (OLAUG) by dropping the “old.” Baur, 82, disagrees. “When you’re old is a time to be passionate and a time for adventure,” she said during a telephone interview last week. OLAUG has a minimum age requirement of 64. Baur, a retired clinical psychologist who divides her ...

‘Beacon Of Hope’ Event Set For Sept. 10 Do people have misconceptions about suicide? Stephanie Kelly, executive director of the Samaritans of Cape Cod and the Islands, can’t help but chuckle at the question. “Probably the biggest one is that it doesn’t happen on the Cape and Islands,” she said. Thanks to social stigmas, people don’t talk about suicide, and those who do can end up feeling ostracized by frien...

HARWICH – “Cape Cod cottage outfitters since 1952.” That’s the tagline Michaela Doherty’s parents Bemis and Mary Boies had for their store.  Now in 2022, The Yankee Doodle Shop, located at 181 Main St., is celebrating its 70-year anniversary. Doherty runs the store with her husband Ed, and they keep that same spirit alive through their merchandise.  “Over the years, I think we're best known for unfinishe...

CHATHAM — What is the secret to a long life? Well, if you ask the three centenarians living at The Victorian, there is no secret. The Victorian, which is located at 389 Orleans Rd., is an assisted living residence on the Broad Reach Healthcare campus. It is home to 36 residents, three of whom are at least 100 years old. Podgie Weissent, 100, Maryanne Lockyer, 100, and Rita Newman, who turned 101 years old l...

A rare disease, monkeypox is now spreading in the United States for the first time, with cases climbing in most parts of the country. Public health officials are using a combination of public education and vaccines to try and stem the spread of the illness. The virus that causes monkeypox is related to smallpox, and while the smallpox vaccine may provide some protection, it hasn’t been widely administered in t...

HARWICH — It is a rare business that celebrates 150 years of continuous operations in the same building where it was established. But so it is with Henry T. Crosby & Son Monuments and Memorials, founded in 1872 at 672 Main St. in Harwich. Thomas J. Blute has now owned the business that he cherishes for 33 years. “It’s 100 percent been for me,” he says. “I don’t want it to end.” Blute, who is in his late...

 What is the best subject for the award-winning Chatham painter Maryalice Eizenberg? “Anything that attracts my attention,” she said during a telephone interview last week. This could be the angular foundation of a structure, or as she wrote in her artist’s statement, “a pattern of light that makes form, saturates color and creates mood.” In Sylvan Gardens, a favorite spot to paint in West Chatham, she migh...

ORLEANS – Lower and Outer Cape residents now have an urgent care option closer to home. On Saturday, Cape Cod Healthcare opened the doors of its newest urgent care center at 42 Route 6A in Orleans. The new center, located at the site of the former Lobster Claw restaurant, is the provider's sixth urgent care facility, joining others in Falmouth, Sandwich, Hyannis, Harwich and Osterville. Two days before its ...

BREWSTER — Septic systems are the greatest contributor to groundwater and freshwater pond degradation, Susan Bridges, Brewster Ponds Coalition president, told about 100 residents attending the 2022 Ponds Summit June 17 at the Brewster Baptist Church. While Brewster has been very forward-thinking about protecting the watershed around town wells, portions of town not protected by land purchases – including most ...

Mark August on Main Street, Chatham offers “something for everybody,” says co-owner Corinne Blakeney. “We really try very hard to keep our jewelry lines very contemporary and very affordable.” The store is commemorating its 30 th anniversary in business on Saturday, June 18 with a 20 percent off sale and a trunk sale. Mark August was established in 1992 by Mark West and Steve DeLeonardis. West and DeLeonar...