Topics: Community events

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 ...

How To Save Chatham

By: Tim Wood

Forum Participants Suggest Ways To Keep Town Vital CHATHAM – Prior to Saturday's Chatham 365 task force forum, Courtney Alex Wittenstein said she wrote a break-up letter to Chatham. “I'm living proof of what's happening here,” said Wittenstein, who grew up in town but lives in Harwich. “I couldn't move here, I couldn't raise my family here, I couldn't start a business here.” During the two-and-a-half-h...

'Sip, Sample and Sparkle' At The Toast of Harwich

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — “Sip, Sample and Sparkle,” the theme for the 18 th Toast of Harwich, is a good characterization of the annual spring kickoff event sponsored by the chamber of commerce at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club on Pleasant Bay.  “It's an event where people like to dress up and come out and enjoy their local restaurants, sample some wines, and see what's new,” said Chamber Executive Director Cyndi William...

April Fools Warm Up For Chilly Dip

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

CHATHAM — On Monday, a crowd of April Fools will make a splash at Harding’s Beach, renewing a rite of spring and raising money for a worthy cause. Led by an intrepid pack of Chatham firefighters, the group will take a brisk swim at 4:30 p.m., and swimmers and spectators are encouraged to make donations. This year, the proceeds will benefit the family of Michele St. Aubin of Brewster, who is fighting advanced...

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...

Organization Marking 40 th Year In the state of Massachusetts almost one in three women has experienced rape, physical violence, and stalking by a partner. Nearly 50 percent of women and 25 percent of men have been the victims of non-rape sexual assault. In 2008 domestic violence was declared a public health emergency in the state. These facts, courtesy of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, are...

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 ...

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...

HARWICH – Want to get into the holiday spirit early and at the same time find some inspiration for your own decorating? The Garden Club of Harwich’s Holiday House Tour on Dec. 1 – a tour of five beautifully-decorated houses and the South Harwich Meeting House — might be just the ticket. Also, “this year as something new and different we’re having a mini-boutique,” says club member Dottie Miller. Garden Club...

HARWICH – They came, they dribbled, they dunked, and they danced, and when all was said and done the Harlem Wizards held one slamtastic fundraising event at Monomoy Regional High School on Oct. 17, all to benefit the Class of 2022.  A Mario-costumed Loonatik (Lloyd Clinton) gets fans into the fun during the Harlem Wizards fundraiser Oct. 17 at Monom...

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...