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Local Musicians Go Online To Bridge Social Distance

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

There’s nothing like live music. With nothing but a few feet of air between you and the musicians onstage, the sensation can be felt as well as heard. The give and take between performer and audience is never the same twice, so the enjoyment of rhythm and melody is heightened by the knowledge that yours is a unique experience, never to be duplicated. In your favorite local venue, you might run into friends and ne...

In a world of grim headlines, political unease, and a global pandemic that isn’t letting up easily, it’s no wonder that people are feeling overwhelmed. But although the closures and quarantine requests have certainly altered life as we know it, not everything is bleak. In some ways, the COVID crisis has changed people’s lives for the better. Jamie Neithold-Nash, a Chatham resident and chiropractor with an offi...

CHATHAM – Lucky students from across the country, and even other parts of the globe, had quite an opportunity when shark enthusiast and expert Greg Skomal joined the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy for an online Q&A session in which he shared some fun tidbits about his long history as a shark scientist. On April 9 Skomal joined Marianne Long, education director for the AWSC, for a 45-minute chat about how...

Local Theaters And Creative Spaces Bring The Learning Home

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

The lights go down. You silence your phone, get any last minute coughs and squirms out of your system and settle in for an evening’s escape into the magic of theater, elbow to elbow with your fellow audience members.  Seems like a lifetime ago, doesn’t it?  If you are yearning for the shared experiences you used to enjoy at our many local theaters and creative spaces, take heart. Hardly missing a beat, as t...

Doing Good

By: Tim Wood

Do you know someone who is going above and beyond in this extraordinary time? Let us know! For the next few weeks we'll be highlighting those who do good deeds in our local communities by selflessly helping their neighbors. Drop us an email at editor@capecodchronicle.com if you know of any good deeds you'd like to see exposed.   ABC Window Challenge Chatham Elementary School and community partners J...

Al Youngren Has Many Tales To Tell

By: Doreen Leggett

From A Lifetime Fishing ORLEANS – In Al Youngren’s small kitchen there is a nautical chart, covering most of a wall, in perfect view of anyone seated at the kitchen table. Youngren, barrel-chested and slim at 82, says it’s from 1985 or so. Still usable. “It’s been up there for 30 years,” he says, in a voice that is all old Cape Cod seaman, rarely heard anymore. Youngren spent more than 50 years on the se...

Doing Good

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Do you know someone who is going above and beyond in this extraordinary time? Let us know! For the next few weeks we'll be highlighting those who do good deeds in our local communities by selflessly helping their neighbors. Drop us an email at editor@capecodchronicle.com if you know of any good deeds you'd like to see exposed. Monomoy Class Of 2020 Donations The members of the Monomoy Regional High Scho...

For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, if you want to get away from it all, there is no better place than Greenland, affectionately called “the coolest place on earth.” Located mostly within the Arctic Circle, it is the largest island in the world and 80 percent is covered by an ice sheet. The island’s entire population, primarily located on the southwest coast, hovers around 57,000. Although it is a Danish possess...

Good Deeds

By: Tim Wood

Do you know someone who is going above and beyond in this extraordinary time? Let us know! For the next few weeks we'll be highlighting those who do good deeds in our local communities by selflessly helping their neighbors. Drop us an email at editor@capecodchronicle.com if you know of any good deeds you'd like to see exposed. Vets, Military Families Get Relief Volunteers with the Brewster, Orleans, Cha...

  Restaurants Offering Take-out The following list of restaurants offering takeout and curb-side pickup service was provided by the Chatham, Harwich and Orleans chambers of commerce. Details may change by the time of publication. Check with establishment websites or call for updated hours and menus.  Scroll down for a list of places the print edition of The Chronicle is available. Chatham Marion’...

Confined To Home? Escape Into A Book

By: Debra Lawless

As news about the coronavirus pandemic dominates the airwaves and new cases are discovered here on Cape Cod, many of us, sheltering in our homes, have taken to reading as a comfort and a pastime. As of last week, Yellow Umbrella Books was still open for business, although by press time it may be shuttered. “We’re going on a day-to-day basis to see what we can do,” owner Eric Linder said in a telephone intervie...

Nature Connection: The More Things Change

By: Mary Richmond

Almost every day I walk outdoors. Many of the places I walk are places I return to again and again for different reasons. Some are simply close by and easy choices when time is tight. Some are seasonal. I have my favorite spots for watching for spring migrants and I know where I’ll often find the first blooming mayflowers. There’s a spot where brown creepers sing and a place where big black racers stretch o...