Features

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...

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...