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HARWICH – After a friend gave Bob Doyle a copy of the pocket edition of the Constitution of the United States, he decided to order 100 copies. The inside of the back cover of the compact pamphlet announces the goal of distributing 100 million copies by encouraging people to order and share 100 copies. “My wife said what will you do with 100 of them?” said Doyle. “I said wait and see. All of a sudden, I'm order...

CHATHAM – The cool weather was enough to drive most people indoors on Sunday morning, but those taking part in the third annual Chatham in the Fall 10K aren't most people. That's why nearly 200 determined runners laced up their trainers and took to the streets of the scenic venue for what is becoming a pre-Thanksgiving tradition. Acton-Boxborough runner Caleb Straayer was the first overall runner to cross the ...

HARWICH – The eight seniors representing the Cape Tech football team stood just outside The Hidden Cove Restaurant, staring down the long hallway at the entry doors. It was obvious they were awaiting guests, but just who they were waiting for might come as a surprise. For years, as part of the annual tradition of Thanksgiving Day football between Cape Tech in Harwich and Upper Cape Tech in Bourne, the school w...

Trish And Jared, Together Again

By: Amy Tagliaferri

They’ll make you laugh, tear up a little but most all make you feel good. Trish LaRose and Jared Hagan are at it again in a musical revue called “Sing Like There’s No Tomorrow” at the Cape Rep Theater in Brewster. Under Richard Jay Sullivan’s nifty direction, these two smoothly transition from song to song, often with a brief introduction but most of all with heart and soul. This Cape Rep collaboration is a winne...

CHATHAM –Fishing is a key element in the fabric of Cape Cod. Sports fishing is a vital part of its summer tourist industry, the mainstay of the Cape’s economy. Commercial fishing, whether by nets or rod and reel off boats, lobstering, aquaculture or shellfishing is not only a source of employment and financial resources for those involved, but it is also a part of the tradition, history, culture and society of th...

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...

Our View: End Of An Era

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle

We were saddened this week to note the passing of Andrew Fitzgerald, the last remaining member of the Gold Medal Lifesaving crew of the CG36500. Like his crewmates, “Fitz,” as his friends knew him, was a humble hero. He rejected the label of heroism, saying he was simply doing his job when he helped propel the little rescue boat to rescue 32 men from the tanker Pendleton in 1952. He didn’t even mention the eve...

Our View: Be Thankful For Neighbors

By: The Cape Cod Chronicle

As we tuck in at our holiday tables, we know there are plenty of reasons to be thankful. And you’re one of them. That’s because, between Thanksgiving and Christmas each year, Cape Cod Chronicle readers dig deep to support the Family Pantry of Cape Cod through our Helping Neighbors campaign. Together, we’ve raised hundreds of thousands of dollars that help local families put food on the table. While there are m...

Stephanie Luty

By: Contributed

Stephanie Luty THE POTTED GERANIUM             Brewster - On November 09, 2018 Stephanie Luty succumbed to lymphoma and the Cape community lost a dear friend.               Stephanie was born the daughter of Phyllis Lauritsen and Harvey Lacombe and lived her early childhood in Old Town, Maine. The family moved to Connecticut when she was six and she was educated in the East Hampton school district...

Elizabeth A. (Rist) Owren

By: Contributed

            Elizabeth A. (Rist) Owren, 95, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018 after a brief stay at Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Brewster, MA.  Born March 16, 1923 in Minneapolis, Minn. to James and Mary (Parker) Rist, she was a Mid-Western girl through and through.  She was kind, compassionate, loving and hard working.  After being raised in both Minneapolis and the prairies of North Da...

ORLEANS — With no simple answers for how seals and sharks are affecting swimming off Outer Cape beaches, the best approach may be coming up with more complex questions. Shark and seal experts joined Cape Cod National Seashore leadership at Nauset Regional Middle School Nov. 14 for a public forum that laid out possibilities for better understanding the animals' behavior and using that knowledge to inform deci...

ORLEANS — The town's first taste of food trucks at Nauset Beach satisfied stomachs and, to an extent, revenue expectations. Payments didn't match those of the legendary Liam's, which in its last season before succumbing to erosion generated about $115,000 for the town, but came to around $63,000. The town spent $25,000 to install electricity and do other utility work, but with that in place things should loo...

Storm Brings High Winds, Heavy Surf

By: Alan Pollock

A coastal storm Friday morning brought gale-force winds, heavy surf and minor coastal flooding to the Lower Cape.  Inland, New England was experiencing its first plowable snow of the season, but warm temperatures on the Cape kept most of the precipitation in liquid form. The gusty winds caused isolated power outages in several locations, bringing down branches and some small limbs.  A tree on a high tens...

Virginia M. ‘Ginny’ Kangas

By: Contributed

Virginia M. ‘Ginny’ Kangas, 85, of Harwich passed away peacefully in her sleep after a brief illness on November 12, 2018.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 16 th at 10 a.m. at  Holy Trinity Church, 246 Main Street Harwich.  Visitation will be at Doane Beal & Ames, 260 Main Street Harwich on Thursday, November 15 th from 4-6 pm.              Virginia Kangas was born in Boston on Augus...

Mr. Robert L. Walsh

By: Contributed

            Mr. Robert L. Walsh, age 74, of Chatham passed away on Wednesday October 31, 2018. Robert was born November 11, 1943 in Providence, Rhode Island. Visiting Hours will be held at Nickerson Funeral Home, Crowell Road, Chatham on November 16 at 6:00 to 8:00 pm.             Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared www.nickersonfhchatham.com for the Bob's friends and family.   ...