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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...

What if you had the option of living forever—would you choose to do so? That is one of the questions posed by the play “Tuck Everlasting” that will be performed at the Cape Cod Theatre Company, Home of the Harwich Junior Theatre, on weekends from March 29 to April 20. “I love the story of ‘Tuck Everlasting,’” says the play’s producer and director Nina Schuessler, who has also served for 23 years as the comp...

Savoring The Little Things

By: Mary Richmond

March and April may be spring months in other areas but here they tend to be more of a teaser than a pleaser. One day is cold and snowy and the next is balmy and bright. I never know which clothes to wear or throw in the car. I do know that putting my hat and gloves away too soon will not be to my advantage. Just this past week we’ve had a little bit of beautiful weather full of singing birds and blooming croc...

CHATHAM – The Cape Cod Festival of Arab and Middle Eastern Cinema will open its fifth season with the Cape premiere of “The Wild Pear Tree,” a look at modern Turkey that was an official selection at the Cannes, New York and Toronto film festivals. The screening will be preceded by a light reception featuring Middle Eastern hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar at the Chatham Orpheum Theater on Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 ...

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...