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CHATHAMPORT – “The United States is today the only country in the world carrying on direct commercial communication by wireless with five other countries. Your corporation is the only company in the country operating high power radio stations communicating with other countries. This service has all been developed within the year.” The year was 1920, and these words greeted stockholders of the Radio Corporation of...

Nature Connection: Seeds Of hope

By: Mary Richmond

These days I do a lot of my walking in the woods. I’ve always loved the woods and as a child I spent many happy hours exploring the woods around my home in Hyannis. Yes, it’s true. There once were woods all through Hyannis. I woke in the night to songs of whip-poor-wills outside my window and was entertained by the largest, fattest toad in the world that spent his evenings by our old brick steps wa...

Entertainment Sampler, May 7

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

In response to continued stay-at-home advisories and further precautions dur- ing the COVID-19 pandemic, our Entertainment Sampler has been temporarily revised. Please contact the theaters and galleries listed here directly for any additional changes in hours, exhibits, shows and online availability. VIRTUAL PAYOMET PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 29 Old Dewline Road, North Truro. 508- 487-5400; info@payomet.org;...

CHATHAM – Each year for the past five years on the first sunny day in May, ideally a Monday, the folks at A Great Yarn hang knitted blankets in vibrant hues and intricate patterns from the sides of the building, but it’s not just a colorful treat for passersby. The annual “yarn bomb” celebrates another successful year of donating the handmade treasures to people facing homelessness. The yarn bombing began in 2...

A Century Ago, A Pandemic Gripped Chatham

By: Debra Lawless

Anyone in this part of Cape Cod who has lived through the past two months of the coronavirus pandemic might have felt comfortable in 1918 and 1919 when the Spanish Influenza closed Chatham schools and public buildings and sickened many residents. “Avoid unnecessary gathering.” “Avoid the cough and the sneeze. Wash the hands frequently and before putting them to the mouth.” Do these words sound familiar? Thi...

New Coloring Book Focuses On Chatham Restaurants

By: Debra Lawless

Have you ever wondered what the venerable gray shingle and red brick Chatham Bars Inn might look like if it were painted, say, hot fuchsia? Or what the pristine-white Chatham Wayside Inn might look like in purple with green instead of black shutters? And why should the Red Nun building be red with white trim, anyway? It might be pretty in pink. Now is your chance to find out how these colors would look on C...

Volunteers Making A Difference In The Community

By: Staff Reports

The coronavirus pandemic has created extraordinary conditions that require a response unlike any seen before. With many people out of work and cut off from friends and family, the need for volunteers to meet the demand on food pantries, the need for personal protection gear and services provided by local governments and nonprofits has never been greater. Fortunately, local residents have stepped up and are makin...

Musicians Join Remotely To Serenade ‘Old Cape Cod’

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

“If you’re fond of sand dunes and salty air, Quaint little villages here and there, You’re sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod...” The lyrics are sweet and the sentiment is chowder-thick in the gold record-earning anthem to seaside charm crooned by Patty Page back in 1957. If ever there were an unofficial theme song for the Cape, “Old Cape Cod” is unmistakably the one, adapted into lyrics by Milton Yakus ...

Doing Good

By: Staff Reports and Contributors

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. Snowy Owl Offers Coffee Care Packages Customers of Snowy Own Coffee Roasters c...

Doing Good

By: Kat Szmit

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. Plants For Seniors With elder care homes putting the kibosh on visitors until...

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...