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Over the past 30 years, thousands of people in this country and abroad have been treated to the music and dance of the renowned fiddle ensemble Childsplay. The group's repertoire ranges from Celtic to Irish to Appalachian and bluegrass, with styles bridging jazz, swing and classical music. After more than three decades, the group has embarked on their final tour and a Nov. 21 Harwich performance at Monomoy Reg...

The Laughs Are Nonstop In Cape Rep's 'Something Rotten!'

By: Amy Tagliaferri

There’s absolutely nothing rotten about Cape Rep’s production of “Something Rotten!” Madcap high jinks, double entendres, crazy asides and outright silliness abound in this Broadway hit. Director Stephen Sposito and an incredible cast are up to the task in the final production of the Cape Rep’s 2019 season. Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick, a screen and songwriter for Disney Animation, and Wayne Kirkpatrick, ...

Even after reviewing hundreds of shows, I’ve never critiqued a near sold-out show right at its opening. Eventide Theatre Company, the little theater that can, was one of a dozen playhouses around the country lucky enough to be given the performance rights to Aaron Sorkin’s new, currently running Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”—hence, all the hype and fast ticket sales; the entire run ...

Finding Joy In The Familiar

By: Mary Richmond

There’s a lot that’s shiny and new out there in the world, both real and virtual. There are places we dream of visiting, books we long to read and things we hope to do. It can be easy to feel dissatisfied. An unprecedented and constant chatter of news buzzes around us, subjecting us daily to insults and lies, arguments and nasty confrontations. It’s wearing on the heart and soul as well as the mind, I thin...

Our View: Throw The Donkeys Out

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Harwich will suffer a major loss when Town Administrator Christopher Clark walks out the door on Friday. Clark has been a responsible administrator of the community for nearly six years. He came to the community at a time when the town was struggling financially, at a time when there was negative free cash, and he has turned those conditions around and built sound reserves. This past year that success was recogni...

Donna Tavano: Let’s Hear It For Grawlixes

By: Donna Tavano

Recently I spent time with a friend whose colorful language peppered the conversation. I commented, somewhat sarcastically, about her potty mouth. Another friend then piped up about her own recent language indiscretion. After a very bad, no good, frustrating day, she ended up at a big box store where she couldn’t get anyone to help her. She fired off a “Where are the %$#*x*@ gift cards!” to one of the employees, ...

Letters To The Editor: Nov. 14, 2019

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Committee Seeks Grant Proposals Editor: The Chatham Community Preservation Committee is now soliciting applications for Community Preservation Act (CPA) grants for the next financial year. The committee may approve applications in four general areas: open space, historic resources, recreation land and facilities, and community/affordable housing. However applications can include, with some restrictions, a b...

How do you retire to Chatham and pursue a vibrant life in the community? Trish and David Vincent seem to have unlocked the secret. They arrived here on Halloween 2001 and have been active ever since in their North Chatham neighborhood, in boating and in wildlife care. “You’ve got to respect where you’ve come to and not change it,” David Vincent said during an interview in their sunny home one afternoon l...

ORLEANS — Fine-tooth combs were the order of the day as the finance committee delved into the details of the Nauset Regional High School building project last week. Its guests included the chairmen of the building committee and the regional school committee as well as Superintendent Tom Conrad. Renovation and construction at the half-century-old Eastham campus could cost up to $140 million, with the district’s...

Veterans Are Front And Center Again At Ceremony

By: Ed Maroney , Barry Donahue

ORLEANS — Tales of service and sacrifice were shared at the town’s Veterans Day observance Monday. The audience of about 100 learned that National Anthem singer Hannah Novotny’s grandfather served in World War II, that former selectman and Navy veteran Jon Fuller’s vessel was on the gunline in North Vietnam, that middle school band director Megan Anthony’s family feared that her younger brother’s Black Hawk helic...

Nature Connection: Hunting Season

By: Mary Richmond

It’s that time of year again, when hunters are in the woods, fields, marshes and on our beaches. Each town has slightly different dates for different kinds of hunting, but most are governed by the state. You can usually find out what season or seasons we’re in by looking at various state sites. All hunting is forbidden on Sundays in Massachusetts, except by indigenous peoples, who can hunt pretty much any day of ...

Gallacher, Virginia May (nee Verdesca)

By: Contributed

Gallacher, Virginia May (nee Verdesca) 87, 1932-2019             CHATHAM -It is with great sadness that the family of Virginia Gallacher announces her passing on October 8, 2019 at Pleasant Bay Nursing home in Brewster.            Virginia, known to friends as Ginny, will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her children Steven Gallacher and his wife Sandi of Mountain Top, Pa., Richard Tucker and ...

James Harold Goddard Jr.

By: Contributed

James Harold Goddard Jr., 93 of Chatham and Vero Beach, Fla. passed away on the morning of October 1, 2019.             A Memorial Service in Jim's honor will be held at the United Methodist Church, 569 Main Street, Chatham Saturday, November, 16, 2019 at 12:30 PM.             In lieu of flowers, donations to either CapeAbilities or First Baptist Church of Leominster, 23 West Street, Leominster, MA 01453. F...

CHATHAM – Critics peppered members of the airport commission with questions and comments about three sections of the Chatham Airport Master Plan Update during a three-plus-hour meeting last week, likely a dress rehearsal for a community forum on the entire plan scheduled for Tuesday. The commission is bringing in former Yarmouth town administrator Robert Lawton to serve as moderator for the Nov. 12 forum and h...

CHATHAM – The conservation commission has referred the removal of 62 trees from a coastal bank without a permit to the state department of environmental protection for enforcement. The trees, some of which were 24 inches in diameter, were removed on June 2 from the coastal bank at 107 Taylor's Pond Rd., overlooking Mill Creek. The property is owned by 107 Taylor's Pond Road Real Estate Trust, which lists Byran...

CHATHAM – Selectmen Monday authorized the expenditure of $2.6 million to rebuild the Eldredge trap dock on Stage Harbor. In a move that likely reflects ongoing problems with the fish pier observation deck construction, officials rejected the low bidder on the project, instead opting to go with the second lowest bidder. The town purchased the trap dock from the Eldredge family in 2016 for $1.3 million to pre...