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Dave Whiteside was many things. A passionate fan of motorcycles, music and the beach. A former basketball star turned coach. And a loving father to his son Cameron and his daughter Carly. Although Whiteside died unexpectedly in late 2019 after dealing with complications of pneumonia, his legacy will live on through the Dave Whiteside Scholarship, which was recently awarded to its inaugural recipients, Makayla ...

CHATHAM — If you’re among the many who didn’t get a chance last season to see the exhibits at the Atwood Museum, Home of the Chatham Historical Society (CHS), the good news is that you will have another chance to see them this season. “We’re still here,” says Executive Director Kevin Wright. “We understand that a lot of people weren’t able to get to the museum last year.” And even if you did see the exhibit...

Welcoming The Softness Of Spring

By: Mary Richmond

The winter landscape is fading away. The stark grays and blacks of leafless trees and shrubs are now covered with soft greens, whites, and various shades of peach, gold, and pink. Bare branches now flutter with soft petals and colorful birds move between them like flecks of confetti against a cerulean blue sky. The beige and gray grasses of the salt marshes have given way to the new greens of this year’s growt...

WHAT Returns With In-Person Summer season

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT) is back with a concise summer season, presented under the stars starting June 30. After a year without in-person performances, live theater returns on a new garden stage situated in front of the theater and in the Larry Phillips Performance Pavilion. The season starts off with an epic high seas tale, “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, The Amazing Adv entures of Louis de Rou...

Otis Russell of Chatham, well-known locally after 45 years in the hospitality business, has just published his first book for “edgy children,” “Sammy Finds a Home” (Wicked Whale Publishing, 2021). The 49-page hardcover combines Russell’s words with the gorgeous illustrations of award-winning artist Barbara Harmon. Harmon has made a name for herself as a biological and medical illustrator. She lives in Orleans ...

By every estimate, the summer of 2021 will be a busy one for the Cape. Rental bookings are way up, with many families coming for longer periods of time than ever before. Retailers, restaurateurs and owners of businesses in other sectors are ready to welcome an onslaught of visitors with a pent-up appetite for fun. As Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of summer, to you, our summer visitors, we off...

Letters To The Editor: May 27, 2021

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Let's Have A Parade! Editor: With Gov. Baker lifting all COVID-19 restrictions, let’s push Chatham to open up July 4th and have the parade. Bring the community together, help small businesses, bring families together. It would truly be a special day if we can make this happen! Let’s have a parade! Bill Underwood New York, N.Y.   Summer Beach Services Update Editor: Dear Summer Beach Worshi...

ORLEANS — Orleans is the new owner of the Governor Prence Inn properties. On May 22, town meeting voted 246-34 – more than the required three-fourths – to buy the 5.5-acre downtown property and keep it off the market while ascertaining its best use for the community. In presenting the motion, select board member Mefford Runyon stressed that Saturday’s vote was about the acquisition, not the potential uses. ...

ORLEANS — The select board voted May 19 to cancel this year’s Fourth of July parade and fireworks, citing the need to err on the side of caution in opening up the town to what would likely be a huge crowd. But the Fourth of July Committee is already at work on a lower-key celebration for Independence Day that will stir up patriotic pride. News that events like the parade could be held at 50 percent capacity ...

ORLEANS — Final grades for five applicants for two retail marijuana licenses are due in the town administrator’s office today (May 27). The marks given individually by the select board will be tallied and the successful candidates, plus a back-up, will be announced at the board’s June 2 meeting. The top two will then begin negotiations with the town on a host community agreement, an essential step in acquiring ...

ORLEANS — Pending approval of a debt exclusion ballot at the town election Tuesday, Orleans is the new owner of the Governor Prence Inn properties. On May 22, town meeting voted 246 to 34 – more than the required three-fourths – to buy the 5.5-acre downtown property and keep it off the market while ascertaining its best use for the community. In presenting the motion, select board member Mefford Runyon stresse...

Jo Walsh Lane

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Jo Walsh Lane, 89, a resident of The Cottage at Cypress Cove, Ft. Myers, Fla., formerly of Sanibel Island, Fla. and Sagamore Beach, died peacefully on May 12, 2021. She was born on April 13, 1932 in Wilkes County, N.C., the fourth of seven children, to the late Robert Lee Walsh, Sr. and Estelle Jones Walsh.    Jo was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Robert Lowell Lane, and her sisters, Corrine W. (Connie) ...

Linnea Hammersten Gordon

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Linnea Hammersten Gordon Linnea H. Gordon passed away peacefully in Chatham on May 14, 2021. She was the wife of the late Robert Lee Gordon, who predeceased her in April 2009. They were married 31 years. She was born on June 21, 1945, to Dr. Vincent Nils Hammersten and Shirley Durr Hammersten. She was raised in Newton Highlands and Wellesley. After graduation from the Dana Hall School in Wellesley, she attended C...

The usual scramble ahead of the summer season will be a bit more frantic this year. On Monday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced that, as of May 29 – the Saturday of the Memorial Day weekend – all pandemic-related restrictions on businesses and public gatherings will be lifted. The news, while joyful, provides less than two weeks for restaurant owners, retailers, town officials and civic groups to adjust their plan...

Movie Screenings Start May 29 CHATHAM – The Chatham Orpheum Theater is one of the few businesses in town that stayed closed throughout the pandemic. Its reopening, scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, will be a welcome sign that things are returning to normal. The Main Street theater will open Friday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the sale of concessions only, including its much-loved organic popcorn, an...