Doing Good

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

 State shark biologist Greg Skomal uses a digital camera on a pole to film and photograph a white shark off Nauset Beach.  KAT SZMIT PHOTO

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 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 School Class of 2020 will give donations to the Cape Cod Hospital COVID-19 response fund and to the Family Pantry of Cape Cod as its annual class gift.

“Coming together has always been a super power of our class,” class officers Rory Carpenter, Liam Mawn, Lillian Ryan, and Kelsey Olson said in a statement “We know that together we can make a difference in our community during this time of struggle. Although it’s not something that students of Monomoy will see every day, given the current situation we believe that this gift will have a more long-lasting impact on the community as a whole.”

The class will donate $2,500 to Cape Cod Hospital and $2,500 to Family Pantry to help support COVID-19 efforts.

Bring Back Old Cape Cod

A group of local musicians are putting together an online video of the classic song “Old Cape Cod.” Musicians are asked to submit their own version of the Patti Page classic on video, and a fully edited version, or several, will be posted local music web sites, social media and Cape Cod press and media. Send videos, suggested in the key of “E,”,,, or

AWSC Hosts Skomal Live

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy will host a live talk and Q&A with Dr. Greg Skomal from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. Dr. Skomal leads local white shark research and has tagged more than 200 sharks as part of studies of the predator. Part of the AWSC's Facebook Live online enrichment program, the event begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 9.

On Friday at 10 a.m., the organization will host a lesson on how to use data to plot the movement of sharks through its Sharktivity app.