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Nature Connection: When All Else Fails

By: Mary Richmond

Some days I wake with storm clouds in my head, even when the sun is rising over the horizon and there are few actual clouds in sight. Nothing easily clears that stain of grumpiness, whether from a leftover dream gone wrong, the endless drone of depressing world news, or a spontaneous but uninvited countdown of every regret I’ve ever had, real or imagined. Even a good cup of coffee fails to make them go away.  ...

Harwich's ArtWeek Celebrates The Arts Virtually

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Although ArtWeek, the annual statewide creative festival produced by the Boch Center, is taking an official intermission this year due to the pandemic, t he Harwich Cultural Center has decided to celebrate ArtWeek virtually this week, May 1 through 10. While the center remains closed to the public, the creative heart inside is going strong with a virtual studio tour and reading, an online video playlist from...

Lost Opportunity

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

As it nears completion, opinion remains divided over the West Chatham Roadway Project. The changes to the 1,700-foot-long corridor between Barn Hill Road and George Ryder Road, bookended now with roundabouts, are significant. The central turning lane, a feature for more than half a century, is gone, the roadway narrowed to two lanes and the sidewalks on the south side and multi-use path on the north side wider, w...

Letters To The Editor: May 6, 2021

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Food May Follow Fate Of Fuel Editor: So, I heard on Fox News that President Biden may be banning meat to combat global warming. Then I remembered that Colorado Democrat Governor Jared Polis had issued a similar proclamation last month. My first reaction was, what kind of cockamamie idea will the Democrats cook up next. But then I read the article they quoted, and it made a bit more sense. Apparently, ...

Several years ago, Mark Pasquini of South Dennis approached Cape Abilities, a nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for individuals with disabilities on Cape Cod, and asked if he could become a friend or mentor to one of its participants “in a one-on-one role.” Pasquini “wanted to do something bigger than myself, and through my friendship add some richness and varied experiences to the life of an i...

ORLEANS — Location, location, location. Again and again during last week’s five virtual community outreach meetings, each hosted by one of the groups hoping to win one of two available retail marijuana licenses, “where” appeared to be the central question for proponents and opponents. b\well’s proposal to set up a “boutiquey” shop at 29 West Rd. ran into heated opposition from owners of nearby condominium...

Meeting together last week, the Chatham Select Board and the Orleans Parks Commissioners approved a one-year extension of the annual agreement for the joint management of Nauset (North) Beach. And while the two boards haven’t yet tackled the divisive issue of dividing beach sticker revenues, they now have a framework for negotiations. The Orleans board is seeking to raise fees across all the town’s beaches in ...

ORLEANS — It’s been five years since the town revenue committee started talking about enterprise funds as a way to show the true costs of providing services to the community. On May 22, town meeting will be asked to continue that work by funding five enterprise fund budgets for the beaches, transfer station, moorings, Rock Harbor boat basin, and sewer operations. “It’s not much of a change from the way we cu...

Nature Connection: A Special Day

By: Mary Richmond

There are some rare and wonderful days that become stamped on our memories forever. They often start out with a plan that is simple and ordinary but which, in the end, morphs into a delightful sequence of events that add up to a unique and memorable day. Last week was a school vacation week locally and my youngest grandson, who is 14, and I had planned a day to go out birding. He has done the Mass Audubon Bird...

Phyllis Giusti

By: Contributed

Phyllis Giusti, age 94, formerly of Lexington, a 1944 graduate of Lexington High School, passed away on April 8th. She was the daughter of the late Gladys and Edward Harrington, wife of the late Robert D Bryant Sr. and the late Lawrence V. Giusti, mother of the late Deborah J. Bryant of Attleboro and Robert D. Bryant and wife Linda of West Bridgewater, sister of the late Nancy H. West of Concord N.C., aunt of Ste...

Margaret E. “Peggy” Lewis

By: Contributed

Margaret E. “Peggy” Lewis, of West Chatham and formerly of Clearwater, Fla., died peacefully of natural causes on April 21, 2021 at the age of 96. Peggy was born in New York City, daughter of the late Rosemary C. and George H. Ebbert.  She and her five younger brothers were raised in Wilmette, Ill.  After graduating from New Trier High School in Evanston, Ill., Peggy attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind...

Raymond “Link” Thacher passed away on April 21 at the Rosewood Manor in Harwich Center. Through his 86 years, he was a central figure in almost countless areas of Harwich town life, a brilliant businessman, tireless supporter of conservation, talented musician and a constant source of strength and love for all who knew him. Link was born on September 3, 1934 at home on Lower County Rd. in Dennis to Freeman Gibbs ...

Nancy Flavin Ferrucci

By: Contributed

Nancy Flavin Ferrucci of Brasstown, N.C., passed away on April 15 from congestive heart failure. She was 76. Nancy was born in the Hyannis Hospital to Anna (Horton) and Clifford Rourke (both deceased) and she grew up in Chatham, spending endless hours enjoying the beaches and beauty of our rural peninsula.      She moved to New York to be the governess of a large family in her late teens but returned to Chatham e...

Michael Heiberger

By: Contributed

Michael Heiberger passed away peacefully on the evening of April 13, 2021 after battling cancer for 13 years. His friend Alan said, “In his usual fashion he didn’t tell many people (that he had cancer), he just got on with life as it happened.”     He was born in Oceanside, N.Y. on April 13, 1954, the second child of Joseph and Rose Heiberger.     Michael is survived by his wife of 16 years, Patricia M. DuVall, a...

Honey Dew Donuts Could Be Coming To Chatham

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – A battle of the donuts could be looming, with a proposal for a Honey Dew Donuts outlet just one mile down the road from Dunkin Donuts. Traci and Tony Gionfriddo, who own and operate Honey Dew stores in Hyannis and Dennis Port, are proposing to open a third store in the former New England Pizza building at 1200 Main St. The proposal is scheduled to have its first regulatory review by the historic b...