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When The Wind Blows

By: Mary Richmond

March has blown onto shore with great gusto. This isn’t unexpected. March is known for her windy ways and breezy personality. Standing on a beach on certain days can have a sandpaper effect on my skin. I generally don’t see much on days like that since my eyes are closed most of the time to keep the stinging sand from blinding me. And yet, I continue to walk, turning my back to the wind as quickly as I can, scann...

HARWICH —  Sixteen-year-old Isabelle Santamauro, a Pony Club member and riding student at True North Farm in Harwich, recently competed  as a member of the Central New England Region  in the Research Project Competition at the 2019 United States Pony Clubs Equine Symposium in Stamford, Conn. Santamauro was awarded second place nationally with her project, which involved the exploration of solu...

Not Just One Fish, Two Fish Anymore

By: Doreen Leggett

Fishery Managers Look At Bigger Picture Fishery managers on the West Coast were already being updated about what was happening in the broader ecosystem, not just fish stocks. Then something made those reports very much in demand: the Blob. The Blob, named after a 1950s horror movie creature, is a gargantuan swath of warm water created by climate shifts that caused a cascade of environmental horrors, devasta...

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...

Did you enjoy the movie "Green Book" and feel surprised by how much you learned in the course of being entertained? Ever wondered what just one person could do to help bridge the racial divide in this country? Ever felt too overwhelmed to know where to start? Help is on the horizon in the form of the Cape Cod premiere of "Deeper than the Skin," a musical presentation on race, on Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m....

“But I persevered!” These three simple words may sum up the personal and professional experiences of Chatham resident Heather MacKenzie. An artist, photographer, photojournalist and poet, MacKenzie’s life and work are center stage at the Orpheum Theater during the month of March as a collection of her pictures is displayed, a video is shown about her creative activities, and her newly published book becomes av...

Extra Guests At The Table

By: Mary Richmond

It was bitter cold on this sunny morning. I’d put out extra seed and suet and the feeders were busy with the usual suspects taking their fill. Just the day before it had been warm enough that song sparrows were singing, and flickers were flirting. On this day, however, their attention was on food, not premature thoughts of spring. There have been more than the usual amount of blue jays at my house over the las...

For the 13th year in a row, in what has become a highlight of the winter, owls will invade Harwich on Saturday, March 9.  Sponsored by the Harwich Conservation Trust, with proceeds going to help support HCT’s ability to create and complete land preservation projects including efforts to protect wildlife habitat for local owls, Marcia and Mark Wilson will present a new program, “Owls from Near and Far.” The two...

Registration Open For EPL's Spring Learning Series

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM – The Spring 2019 Learning Series at the Eldredge Public Library kicks off March 29. Sponsored by the Friends of The Eldredge Public Library, the courses meet at the library except for the film course which meets at The Chatham Orpheum Theatre, golf at Eastward Ho! County Club and American Songbook at the community center. Suggested donation is $15 per course unless otherwise noted. Registration forms ...

The sounds of Celtic music and the goal of historic preservation will come together on Saturday, March 9 in two special musical events being held at the South Harwich Meetinghouse on Chatham Road in Harwich. The “Celtic Crossroads Concert: A Celebration of Celtic Songs, Tunes And Spoken Words,” will be presented by the Friends of the South Harwich Meetinghouse, Inc., and hosted by Rose Clancy, owner of the Cha...

Kickstarter Campaign Will Help Create New Recording Company   HARWICH – Cape songstress Alicia Mathewson has been on a journey and is looking forward to sharing it with the world, with a special nod to her beloved Cape Cod community, which she invites to support her Kickstarter campaign and attend a special concert in June. For some time, Mathewson has been diligently composing songs for her upcoming alb...

Fun 'Freaky Friday' Switches Things Up At CCTC/HJT

By: Amy Tagliaferri

For just one day wouldn’t you like to know what your daughter is thinking, or why your mom is so unreasonable? Teenager Ellie Blake and her mother Katherine wished just that on the eve of Katherine’s wedding and the night of a popular high school scavenger hunt. And guess what? Through the power of magic, they switched bodies! Now Katherine, in Ellie’s body, has to dissect a frog, and Ellie, in Katherine’s body, ...