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With a global pandemic threat, the struggling stock market and divisive politics in Washington, you might be forgiven for feeling a bit anxious lately. Add to those worries the problems of ordinary life, and those feelings might be overwhelming. According to information posted by the National Institute of Mental Health, it’s important to remember that stress is a natural reaction. “Occasional anxiety is an ...

Business: Wycoff Earns Abraham Penn Community Award

By: Staff Reports and Contributors

HYANNIS — Sandy Wycoff, owner of Chatham T Company, has been chosen for the 21 st annual Abraham Penn Community Award for excellence in service to the customer and service to the community. Named after the founder of Puritan of Cape Cod, the award was given at a reception on Jan. 29 at Puritan of Cape Cod’s Hyannis store by members of the Penn family. The nomination came from Mary Cavanaugh, execu...

Council On Aging Chefs Know How To Keep Seniors Happy

By: Debra Lawless

“I just try to make them happy,” says Linda St. Pierre, the chef at the Harwich Senior Center. Lunches are served on a varying schedule at the Harwich, Chatham and Orleans Senior Centers and chefs in all three towns know how to keep the senior diners happy and healthy. St. Pierre has been cooking lunches and dinners at the Harwich Senior Center for 10 years now, and she knows many of the seniors by name as ...

Health: Fighting Coronavirus Fear With Facts

By: Alan Pollock

News headlines about the novel Wuhan coronavirus seem to get a bit more frightening each day, and the number of infected people is increasing, as is the geographic spread of the illness. But a review of the facts can help put the risk in perspective. Coronaviruses, so named because of their crown-like shape when viewed under a microscope, are nothing new. They often cause respiratory illnesses or the cold, and...

School News, Jan. 23

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Preschool Screening Chatham and Harwich elementary schools provide integrated preschool programs that are designed to meet the requirements of the special needs preschool population as well as other preschool children from the community.  Chatham Elementary School will conduct its annual early childhood screening, by appointment only, on Wednesday, March 18. Parents interested in having their child attend...

Business: Need Skilled Workers? Cape Tech Needs You

By: Alan Pollock

PLEASANT LAKE — From restaurants and auto repair shops to dentist’s offices and computer firms, businesses on the Cape are hungry for skilled workers. And on March 11, they’ll have a unique opportunity to connect with around 630 of them, while helping to teach a thing or two about job hunting and networking. Cape Cod Regional Technical High School will be holding its seventh annual job fair from 12:30 to...

With the new year and the new decade, many of us will be making resolutions to get fit and stay in shape. Participation in a regular exercise class can be a good way to set fitness goals and stay on track. The Chatham Community Center is home to 11 different fitness classes and is one of the most affordable options in the area, according to Georgia Farrell, Chatham's recreation program supervisor. "We offer...

Business: New England Pizza To Move To Knots Landing

By: Debra Lawless

CHATHAM – After 33 years, New England Pizza Chatham will be moving from 1200 Main St. to 1077 Main St. to merge with its sister restaurant, Knots Landing Bar & Grill, when its lease expires at the end of this month. “It’s a win-win for everyone,” says Sophia Malitas, 51, who, with her brother Philip Malitas, 55, owns the two restaurants and the property at 1077 Main St. One afternoon last week the pair ...

Local COAs Are Front Line In Helping Seniors Cope With Holidays

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

The holidays are a time for celebration, for gathering with friends and family and making the most of our time together. At least, that's often the Hallmark version, complete with tinsel and trim and holiday cheer. What's the reality? For Mandi Speakman, director of the Chatham Council on Aging, people react to the holidays along a spectrum from "full-blown Santa's elves to those who find themselves severely d...

The arrival of cold weather means that people are starting up their furnaces and fireplaces for the season. And when the snow flies and the power goes out, people find creative ways to cook their food and heat their homes. Together, these factors spell an increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide, or CO, is a product of all kinds of combustion, from candles and cookstoves to gasoline engines...

CHATHAM – Since its founding in 1942, the Chatham Chamber of Commerce has welcomed only those businesses based in town to join its ranks. Some out-of-town enterprises that didn't compete with locally-owned businesses were allowed to join on a case-by-case basis, but for the most part the chamber maintained a closed membership. In recent years it was the last Cape chamber to do so. Now the Chatham Chamber has j...

How do you retire to Chatham and pursue a vibrant life in the community? Trish and David Vincent seem to have unlocked the secret. They arrived here on Halloween 2001 and have been active ever since in their North Chatham neighborhood, in boating and in wildlife care. “You’ve got to respect where you’ve come to and not change it,” David Vincent said during an interview in their sunny home one afternoon l...