Topics: Benefits

HARWICH – In the years before COVID-19, We Can Team of The Gasp, a long-distance fundraising cycling event, looked forward to a day of camaraderie and celebration. Though the pandemic might have changed the face of the annual ride, it couldn’t dim the dedication of those taking part, including Team We Can. Located in Harwich, We Can is a non-profit organization aimed at empowering women through an array of uni...

Local Jimmy Fund Walkers Take Steps Toward A Cure

By: Kat Szmit

If determination had an image, it would be of a cancer patient still smiling in spite of enduring harsh treatments that don’t come with a guarantee of success. Behind them would likely be family and friends in their Jimmy Fund Walk shirts, raising funds for research and taking steps they hope will one day lead to a cure. Brenda Azure and her daughters Sienna and Alexa know that walk well, for they’ve completed...

CHATHAM – Each year for the past five years on the first sunny day in May, ideally a Monday, the folks at A Great Yarn hang knitted blankets in vibrant hues and intricate patterns from the sides of the building, but it’s not just a colorful treat for passersby. The annual “yarn bomb” celebrates another successful year of donating the handmade treasures to people facing homelessness. The yarn bombing began in 2...

A Coffee House For A Great Cause At MRHS

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – There is a wealth of holiday bazaars and craft fairs on Cape Cod during the holidays, but the newest one at Monomoy Regional High School aims to raise money for a great cause. On Dec. 6 the Sandscript Club will host its first Holiday Market and Coffee House/Open Mic event to raise funds toward future writing adventures. For those unaware, Sandscript, a creative writing club, is one of the oldest club...

HARWICH – Having epilepsy can mean long stays in the hospital, but comfy socks can help. This is something Cole Strzepek knows all too well. But the last time he was at Children's Hospital in Boston, their sock supply was nearly gone, with Cole getting one of the last pairs. Soon, a plan for procuring more socks was hatched, though neither Cole nor his family had any idea just how successful it would become. ...

CHATHAM – Since the beginning of June, Veterans Field has been home to summer baseball, but on Aug. 18 the outfield was temporarily transformed into two soccer fields where seven scrappy teams got their kicks in the 10 th Annual Kenny Kup Soccer Jamboree. The event, held in honor of the late Ken Owens, a Chatham High School graduate who died in a skydiving accident in 2009, featured a day of soccer between pl...

CHATHAM – It's been almost 10 years since Chatham High School graduate Ken Owens died in a skydiving accident in Hawaii, and while the hole he left in his tight-knit family will never be filled, what helps is the support of loved ones and the annual Kenny Kup Ken Owens Memorial Soccer Jamboree, this year slated for Aug. 18 at Veterans Field. The 2019 event marks the 10 th Kenny Kup, an event Ken's parents, Da...

CHATHAM – When Monomoy Regional Middle School students want a drink of water, they visit the nearest hallway fountain or turn on the tap. When students in Kenya want a drink of water, they have to walk, sometimes many miles. To help ease their situation, MRMS students are raising funds through their first Walk to Water event with the goal of creating a water station near a school in Kenya. According to MRMS li...

When Jenny Pagliaro took the stage with her band Roses and Cigarettes at the 2018 Cape Cod Women's Music Festival, what began as a set evolved into a powerful experience for all in attendance, moved not only by the music but also by the woman at the mic who was, at the time, living with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer. Sadly, Pagliaro, a longtime Chatham summer person, passed away in March, but organizers hope ...

HARWICH – Jesse Nash might have been a beloved Chatham resident, but he was a cherished member of the Monomoy community, which is why the MIAA student ambassadors at Monomoy Regional High School are holding a special day in his honor. On April 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. children of all ages and their families are invited to come by Monomoy Regional High School for a Touch-a-Truck event and special 3 vs. 3 soccer...

HARWICH – The average temperature since January has hovered somewhere around the freezing mark for much of Cape Cod, but that hasn't stopped two intrepid area yoga instructors from plunging into the waters off local beaches each day. But they're not just diving in for the fun of it. Each dip is done in support of Yogis Unite for Recovery Build, coming this June to Monomoy Regional High School. Yoga instructor ...

HARWICH – Say what you will about walking the walk. For Monomoy Regional High School History teacher Richard Houston, running is where it's at, especially when he gets the thrill of combining his penchant for key events of the past with raising funds for a worthy cause. That's what he'll be doing on April 15 when he'll run the 2019 Boston Marathon, this time in support of IMPACT Melanoma. The decision for Hous...

CHATHAM – Once upon a time there were the Prettiest Dads. Now you can hang the Men of Monomoy on your walls courtesy of the new calendar from Monomoy Community Services. The calendar, which borrows a page from others around the world, features men from the Monomoy community in the midst of their daily jobs and is an addition to the annual Tools of the Trade fundraiser, which takes place March 22 at the Chatham...

Chatham's Children Benefit From New Holiday Fundraiser

By: Debra Lawless

CHATHAM – Your holiday season will be a little busier this year with the addition of a wonderful new gala to support Chatham’s children. “The Spirit of Giving: A Special Evening of Fashion, Friendship and Community to Benefit the Chatham Children” will be held on Dec. 4 in the Monomoy Room at Chatham Bars Inn. What is planned as a first annual event will benefit social services agency Monomoy Community Service...

CHATHAM – Cold? What Cold? Frigid temperatures were no match for the hundreds of determined runners and walkers in the 2018 Chatham Turkey Trot, which saw a terrific turnout in spite of wintry weather. Runners began lining up for the traditional and informal Thanksgiving Day race just before its 8 a.m. start, creating a sea of smiling faces from the intersection of Pond Street all the way through the downto...

Brax Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

By: Russ Allen

HARWICH PORT – As it has for a quarter of a century, Brax Landing Restaurant, which overlooks Saquatucket Harbor, will give back to the community by hosting its annual free Thanksgiving dinner for seniors, veterans, group home residents, the disabled and those alone or in need. Started by former owner Rod Leidner, the tradition has been continued by current owners of the restaurant, Tad Peavey and Jeff Gomes, ...