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Outer Cape Residents Warm To Winter Surfing

By: Rob Conery

To surf year-round on Cape Cod is to see things differently than many others. Most others. Temperate though our little sandbar may be, this is still New England in winter. Very cold water. “I'm just finishing up a call from Canada.” That's Marc Angelillo of Orleans, globe trotting brand ambassador and year-round Cape Cod surfer. Angelillo estimates there are no more than three dozen hardcores who brave Cape...

Nature Connection: Garden Dreams And Going Green

By: Mary Richmond

March is here and all our little and big springtime dreams are marching right along beside her, if not ahead of her, straight into our imaginations. Thoughts of gardens fill our heads as we gaze out upon dreary landscapes, and all the sprouting that’s going on isn’t helping keep that at bay. Unless you live under a brick basket, you know that all over the world people are trying to make sane choices about ...

WaterWORKS Brings Blue Economy To Students

By: Doreen Leggett

As a guidance counselor at Monomoy Regional High School, Sean Burke spends a fair amount of time helping students decide what college they want to attend. A day at WaterWORKS changed some of the conversations to what they want to go to college for. The career day, designed to introduce students to all manner of professions in and around the “Blue Economy,” also prompted another shift in thinking. Burke said...

Two Harwich Women Embark On Peace Corps Adventure

By: Debra Lawless

HARWICH — Two young women will enter the Peace Corps next month and spend two years far from their homes in Harwich. Taryn Williams, 28, will travel to the Dominican Republic on March 2 to work as a Spanish literacy promoter while Emma Karlson, 23, will travel to Zambia six days later, to begin training as an agriculture and forestry extension agent. Williams and Karlson do not know one another. ...

CHATHAM – Samantha Clarke has a passion for making bracelets. She also adores animals. After seeing news footage of the Australian wildfires, she was struck with a desire to help, particularly the animals in greatest need, so Clarke put her creativity to good use and is now raising funds through her bracelet sales to benefit wildlife rescue efforts. ...

Review: Academy’s ‘Snow White’ Keeps The Magic Alive

By: Brielle Whalen

Everyone knows the classic story of “Snow White,” but, oddly, it is rarely seen on the stage. Luckily, The Academy of Performing Arts has just opened the world premiere of Judy Hamer and Sam Govoni Roderick’s adaptation, bringing new life to this beloved tale. The hour-long show begins with a young Snow White (Calla Pearson) voicing her concerns about her new stepmother to her rabbit friend Clover (Chiara Cast...

Presidential politics continue to divide us as a nation, but Eventide Theatre Company’s “Assassins” is a surprising unifier. The semi-revue won five Tony Awards in 2004 (including Best Revival of a Musical), after opening off-Broadway to mixed reviews in 1990, and only running for two months. Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins” focuses on the many attempted and sadly successful assassinations ...

Remember bringing home a brand new record album, dropping the needle on the vinyl disc and poring over the jacket as the tracks unfolded in the sequence chosen by the artist? Often, those songs have a special resonance, an association that brings back memories whenever you hear the music. And hearing them on vinyl, rather than in the digital format more common today, just adds to that experience. Vinyl, onc...

HARWICH – Students from Sturgis East and West Public Charter Schools in Hyannis, including students from Chatham, will perform two one-act plays revolving around war and its effect on families at the Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre this weekend. “Mother Courage and Her Children” by Bertolt Brecht will be co-directed by Diana Young, Sturgis East’s theater teacher. “Dark Road” by Laura Lundgren S...

Nature Connection: In A Flash

By: Mary Richmond

It happens often, especially if you’re looking for it, a flash of movement or color. Perhaps you catch it in your peripheral vision or the blink of an eye. Nature can be tricky like that, a hint here, a clue there. When I walk to my car in the morning I often see a flash of gray and white as the resident mockingbird lets me know the overgrown, multiflora infested forsythia is his, not mine. Many birds and anim...

Nature Connection: Get The Kids Outside

By: Mary Richmond

It’s a common lament these days, especially among older people, that kids today are too focused on screens and structured activities with little or no free playtime. The thought seems to be that many children never get outside unless they are going from building to car and back again. This is disturbing for many reasons, but perhaps we should also ask ourselves if it’s really true. Since the beginning of t...

Harwich Artist Ann Hart Exhibits In Signature Boston Show

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Ann Hart's interest in the arts started at a very early age, having grown up in a creative family. She said her mother was an “artsy-craftsy person” who did a lot of work with furniture and antiques, and she took notice. Observation paid off for Hart, an East Harwich resident, whose work will be on display in February at the Signature Member Show of The New England Watercolor Society on Newbury Stree...