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Eventide's 'Feiffer's People' Lovingly Skewers Modern Life

By: Ellen Petry Whalen

Jules Feiffer is one of America’s most celebrated cartoonists. In 1986, the now nonagenarian won a Pulitzer Prize for his satirical work which has spanned the decades, and in 2004 he was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame. In “Feiffer’s People,” first produced in 1968, Eventide Theatre Company comically brings the artist's early cartoon strips to the stage. The quote “all the world’s a stage” come...

Monomoy School News, Feb. 14

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Harwich Elementary School Fun Run The Harwich Elementary School Fun Run Fundraiser officially kicked off on Feb. 13 with a pep rally; online pledging began Feb. 6. This year the school is trying to raise $20,000. Check out www.boosterthon.com to learn more information about the upcoming Fun Run and be on the lookout for more information coming soon. Kindergarten Registration Kindergarten Registr...

CHATHAM — Teaching middle school students about heroic figures in history can be a dry proposition; after all, it was a long, long time ago that Washington crossed the Delaware. But working with local first responders and the co-author of “The Finest Hours,” Monomoy Middle School teachers have found a way to bring history to life. For the second year, Monomoy sixth graders read the young reader version of th...

When Kami Lyle of Harwich was trying to think herself into the character of Auntie Em in the upcoming production of “The Wizard of Oz,” she at first could not identify with the sometimes-grouchy aunt. “I was terrified of being Auntie Em because it’s the opposite of who I feel like in general,” Lyle said during a telephone interview last week. But when she gave it some thought, she realized she did know Aunt...

School News, Feb. 7

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Cape Cod Tech Auto Tech News Auto technology students at Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in Harwich and Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in Bourne were given a unique training opportunity recently thanks to Orleans Auto and its partnership with Federal Mogul’s Garage Gurus. About 50 students from each regional technical school studying to be auto technicians got a break from thei...

Mixology, A Perfect Course For The Winter

By: Jan Sidebotham

There’s a blaze in the fireplace of the south lounge at the Chatham Bars Inn. The decor is tasteful and boasts big comfy chairs and lots of wood. It’s quiet except for the murmur of low voices in conversation. There is a small portable bar which seems to be the focus of the room. About 15 people drift in, a waiter unobtrusively serves a cocktail or two, strangers greet one another. The mood is “casua...

CHATHAM – For the 10 years between 2005 and 2015, Tony Ntumba was a translator and photojournalist for the United Nations in his native country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Fluent in six languages, he was the first person out of a U N helicopter, the chief means of transportation due to jungle conditions, ready to reassure the people of a village that this “group of white men” were there to help them....

There was a time not long ago when fishermen tried to get rid of big-jawed, sharp-toothed prehistoric-looking monkfish by kicking them out the scuppers. Now they steam 100 miles in often ugly weather to find them, bringing up thousands of pounds in weighted gillnets. “It makes up a fair part of my year, about a third of my income,” said Nick Muto, captain of the Dawn T. The fat-headed brown angler fish c...

Getting Sick In The Wild

By: Mary Richmond

If you’ve battled the flu and all its accompanying feverish and respiratory joys, you have a pretty good idea what my last week was like. But here I am, mostly recovered and ready to head out the door again. While I was sick, I had many hours to read quietly, stare out my window and try to find something to watch that didn’t bore me to death or upset me. I ended up reading. A lot. Since I couldn’t get out i...

When Dr. Michael Thompson asks sixth graders if their parents asked about them their friends in the past few days, 98 percent raise their hands. Just a generation or two ago, fewer parents, if any, would have asked that question on a regular basis. “This is a very anxious generation of parents,” said Thompson, a psychologist, author, lecturer and consultant who specializes in children and families. Parents tod...

Nature Connection: The Perils Of Travel

By: Mary Richmond

Travel seems to be part of our universal experience as mobile organisms. We are on the move as soon as we can scoot or crawl across the ground. Baby animals and birds move as soon as they are able as well. Some of us move around close to home all our lives, but many of us feel the need to move well beyond our own dens, nests or backyards.  Today, humans don’t have to travel for survival as they once did, at...

Nature Connection: The Nature Of Death

By: Mary Richmond

There’s a place where I’ve walked for over 50 years. Yes, it’s true, I’m ancient. I’ve seen this spit of beach change a lot in all those years. I learned to swim there. My children learned to swim there and my grandchildren swim there now. I’ve seen sunrises and sunsets, bad days and good days. I’ve walked any number of dogs there that began as puppies and ended up as grizzled, arthritic, old dogs.  O...