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Mosquitoes have always been an annoyance, swarming and biting during summer outings, particularly in the evening. But now they come with a greater threat: Eastern equine encephalitis, a serious illness that has been detected in mosquitoes on Cape Cod. Eastern equine encephalitis, also known as EEE, is a mosquito-borne illness that, while very rare in Massachusetts, is beginning to spike, particularly in Bristo...

Land Ho! Celebrates 50 Years As Orleans Landmark

By: Debra Lawless

Every summer, a customer walks up to John Murphy Sr., owner of Land Ho! in Orleans, and tells him he has been coming to the restaurant since his grandfather brought him at age five. “Now he’s bringing grandkids,” Murphy says. “I’m thinking, ‘how old am I?’” Murphy is, in fact, 79, and 50 years ago, when he bought the restaurant, he was not yet 30. He met his wife O.J. when he was checking ID cards at the do...

In retirement, Chatham's Huntley Harrison brings a strong background in computers and education to three major town activities—Pleasant Bay Community Boating, the cable advisory committee and the airport commission. Anyone who was a teenager in the '60s may remember their first transistor radio as the height of new technology. For Harrison, a significant memory from that time was taking his first computer cour...

The lights are back on and much of the debris has been cleared, but for some people, troubling memories of last week’s storm will linger for awhile. And experts say that’s not unusual. “It’s perfectly normal that, after an event such as a tornado, folks would have strong emotional and physical reactions,” said Dayle Lawrence, clinical director of Cape Cod Human Services, which is Cape Cod Health Care’s outpati...

CHATHAM – Isak Dinesen once said, “The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.” Salt water, specifically from the shores of Cape Cod, is also what Paul Shibles uses to create his popular jars of 1830 Sea Salt, which he makes in Chatham the old-fashioned way. In the mid-1800s, a major industry on Cape Cod was salt harvesting. Back then, seawater was evaporated on large beds covered with point...

CHATHAM – At the end of every Monomoy golf season team members like to give their coaches thank you cards. Jack Farrell pays close attention to the notes written within because that, he says, is when he knows the students he works with have understood that there's more to golf than just the game. Farrell, a longtime Chatham lawyer and Realtor, has certainly earned himself the right to retire, but can't imagine...

When she was told in early June that Dr. Diane Campbell had abruptly left the Fontaine Medical Center in East Harwich, Pamela Scott Hanrahan was more than a little upset. For about seven years Campbell had been an attentive, caring primary care doctor for her family. “She was the kind of person who would literally lean in and listen to you,” Hanrahan said. But Campbell's departure left her scrambling to fin...

Business: Sonny's Back!

By: Debra Lawless

Popular Florist Joins The Nickerson Family At The Stony Hill Exchange Let’s make one thing clear from the get-go. The new business, Stony Hill Exchange at 136B George Ryder Rd. in Chatham, does not stock shovels, gardening gloves, soil or manure. “We didn’t want to be a garden center, we thought it was too narrow,” business owner Joe Nickerson said last week. He emphasizes he is not competing with local ...

The nominating period for the Age Forward Employer Awards has been extended to Monday, July 1, says Laura H. Roskos, senior community services employment program director with Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands (ESCCI). For the second time this fall, MassHire Cape and Islands Workforce Board and Career Center, in partnership with ESCCI, will give awards to workplaces that are senior friendly. The Age F...

EAST HARWICH — When Dina and Richard Qualter started Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy of Cape Cod in a small former real estate office next to CVS in 2010, the space was a little cramped for the two of them to work. Since then, the demand for their services has grown steadily, and the Qualters have moved their practice into a spacious new building next door. It’s testament to the value of physical therapy...

HARWICH PORT — Sporting more than just a name change, the nonprofit group Leadership Cape Cod is unveiling its new, broader mission today in a special event in Harwich Port. Since 1992, the group has provided leadership training to hundreds of local people in business, health care, the arts, education, social services and other sectors, under its old moniker, the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod an...

Perhaps you remember what computers looked like 50 years ago, or perhaps you have seen an old black and white movie showing a giant mainframe computer that takes up an entire air-conditioned room and spits out punch cards. That’s what computers looked like when Helen Gigley of Harwich first got into the field. At that time computer science as a study didn’t even exist. So it was apt that last month Gigley, a p...