Topics: Community events

CHATHAM – Saturday is Oktoberfest in Chatham, and attendees who arrive in Bavarian garb will receive a free handmade commemorative pin. If that isn't incentive enough to come to the event – at least to see the costumes – how about free music, games, Pumpkin People and lots of seasonal food and drink from a raft of local vendors. Sponsored by the Chatham Merchants Association, the Oktoberfest celebration tak...

CHATHAM — Though it wasn’t without a few glitches, organizers say Mondays on Main, this summer’s first-ever weekly live downtown music event, was a success. The event was sponsored by the Chatham Merchants Association and featured between four and six bands performing at rotating venues. Association President Becky Voelkel said early plans are already underway for next year’s musical series. “We went into...

CHATHAM – It started as a sore throat that just wouldn't go away. The diagnosis of stage three cancer, with a 50-50 chance of survival, came in early August. The treatment West Chatham resident Mike Keeler is now receiving has left him requiring nearly round-the-clock care, said his wife, Wendy Sequin. A 52-year-old fishermen and landscaper who more recently helped out in the family business, Sequin Cleaning, ...

BREWSTER – The Pan Mass Challenge Kids Rides have a new location and are looking for local youth to ride for a great cause: raising much-needed funds for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. On Sept. 30, kids aged 3 to 14 are invited to get riding in the 11 th Cape Cod PMC Kids Ride, this year being held at Stony Brook Elementary School in Brewster. Ride coordinator Kirsten Deering said the 2018 event will have ...

Locals Lace Up For Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — On Sunday, around a dozen local residents will be walking the 26.2-mile course of the Boston Marathon to raise money for cancer research and treatment. It’s the annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, and it will raise funds for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Taking part are seven Chatham residents: Emily and Isabelle Coughlin, Susan Hunter, Karen McPherson, Ashley and Corina Stearns, and Mel...

A Weekend Full Of Music, Festivals And Fireworks On Tap

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — There is no better time to be in town than Harwich Cranberry Festival weekend, with the usually warm days and hints of fall in the evening, the red berries igniting the bogs and the festivities flowing like a perigean spring tide. This weekend is the most energetic of the year in town, with the Harwich Cranberry Arts and Music Festival hosting two days of great music and large crowds of people at the...

CHATHAM – What do smoked carrots, cheese fondue, flavored shaved ice, and chocolate cupcakes all have in common? Each was part of the varied menu at the Taste of Chatham on July 30, an event that served up excellent fare for an even better cause: supporting Monomoy Community Services. Commemorative Taste of Chatham wine glasses await patrons of the ...

Chatham July 4 Pancake Festival Returns

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – The all-you-can-eat July 4 Pancake Festival, run for 50 years by the Kiwanis Club of Central Cape Cod, ended in 2014. With its membership dwindling, the club no longer had the numbers to pull off the event; it had to bring in folks from other Kiwanis Clubs to help in that final griddle marathon. But next Wednesday, the holiday Pancake Festival will be back again, this time sponsored by the Rotary Clu...

CHATHAM – Steve Kubik will be happy to talk to fellow boaters about the unique flag he'll be flying this summer on his Cape Dory 26 in Stage Harbor. The flag displays the logo of the EB Research Partnership, a nonprofit dedicated to funding research to treat and cure a rare genetic disorder, Epidermolysis Bullosa. Kubik's granddaughter Elodie was born with the affliction; her skin is so sensitive that the slig...

HARWICH – Summertime is a popular shopping season on Cape Cod, and now visitors to the a local store can not only purchase something special, but also know that with their purchase they'll be supporting a new nonprofit that aims to help local kids. Sativa has joined forces with jewelry maker Chavez for Charity and the Harwich Children's Fund/Friends of Harwich Youth for a bracelet sale fundraiser aimed at rais...

Women's Music Festival Message: Rock Yes, Plastic No

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

It's that time of year again. On Saturday, May 12 the sixth annual Cape Cod Women's Music Festival (CCWMF) will once again light up the stage – and the outdoor tent – at The Cape Playhouse in Dennis. This year's lineup is sure to bring down the house while raising funds for Cape Wellness Collaborative (CWC) to provide free integrative therapies to those facing cancer on Cape Cod and the Islands. This year, with...

Tickets Moving Fast For 'Toast Of Harwich'

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Ticket sales for the Toast of Harwich are going well and people are very happy the event is returning to the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club this year, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cyndi Williams said this week. “Ticket sales are on pace or ahead of where we were last time we held the Toast here in 2015,” Williams said. That year 295 tickets were sold. This year there is a 350-ticket lim...

I n December 2016, a group of former congressional staffers published a handbook online called “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda .” The online publication quickly went viral and gave rise to Indivisible, a national, progressive movement, designed to motivate ordinary citizens to participate in government. After discovering Indivisible on the internet in early ...

Fools To Take Icy Plunge Monday For Coomber Family

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — On Monday, the April Fools of Chatham Fire Department and their legions of friends will be taking their annual frigid dip in Nantucket Sound for a worthy cause. The event, taking place on April 2 instead of April Fools Day to avoid conflicts with Easter, invites the public to get a serious jump on the 2018 swimming season by dashing into the icy waves for a quick swim. Participants and spectators a...

Toast Of Harwich Returns To Harwich Resort

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The chamber of commerce will be kicking off the summer season a bit early this year and doing so in “Five-Star style” with the Toast of Harwich returning to a single location at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club. Over the past couple of years, the Toast was held at several locations, with patrons moving around town in trolleys, but the decision was made this year to return to the original concept o...

Bank customers will miss one of the most familiar and friendly faces in Chatham when teller Alice Fritz retires on March 30 after 43 years with Rockland Trust. And what will Fritz miss the most? “Meeting people,” she says during an interview in the conference room at Rockland Trust’s branch at 655 Main St. She adds that she enjoys her work, and that “it’s different every day.” “People trust Alice—her pro...