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Bob Staake's Latest Book Takes Readers Down 'The Path'

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

Award-winning children's book author and illustrator Bob Staake will be signing his new book "The Path" this Saturday, April 16 from noon to 2 p.m. at Yellow Umbrella Books in Chatham. Highly rated on the website GoodReads, "The Path" has been called "an inspirational guide to finding your authentic self through life's challenges" and "a hip new take on the graduation book." The signing is the first of two at ...

Nature Connection: And The Trees Came Tumbling Down

By: Mary Richmond

When one reaches a certain age there seem to be daily reminders that what was once important or meaningful to you is now either irrelevant or simply gone. In place of people and places we have only memories, and those are fleeting and ephemeral. Our landscape, both physical and emotional, keeps changing. Having grown up here, I’ve lived through many changes on the Cape, most of them not so good. Our beautiful ...

Family Is Front And Center In 'Miss Delta Township'

By: Amy Tagliaferri

"Miss Delta Township" at Cape Rep Theater will tickle your funny bone and tug at your heart all in the space of less than an hour and half. Written and performed by Joanne Callum Powers, this one-woman show captures the essence of a family. Powers is great at portraying relatable characters with voice inflections, a few props and superb lighting. Powers as the narrator of her family life creates a very diverse...

Nature Connection: Settling Into The Season

By: Mary Richmond

It’s officially spring, which means we better get a move on here to enjoy our Cape Cod before the summer influx of visitors. Seasoned old timers know what I mean. It won’t be long now before the roads, beaches, grocery stores, and theaters will have to be shared. These next few weeks and months are the times Cape Codders can get back and forth to Provincetown to watch whales from the beach without fighting a mob ...

Chatham Drama Guild Announces 2022 Season

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     The Chatham Drama Guild will open its 2022 season with a roster of plays guaranteed to pull you out of the winter blahs or any remaining pandemic doldrums and bring you into the light.      The CDG 2022 season will open at the end of May (date to be announced) with “Steel Magnolias,” the heartwarming dramatic comedy made famous in the 1989 film adaptation starring Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Shirley Mc...

ORLEANS – When Joanna Meager takes the stage at this year's Rock To Stop Homelessness event, she'll be doing more than entertaining a crowd. The Harwich native and mother of two will embody the event's cause. About six years ago, Meager, her husband and children were forced to find a new place to live on short notice. "Our landlord at the time sold the house out from underneath us, and we had 30 days to get ou...

'Sherlock' A Playful Riff On The Famous Detective

By: Amy Tagliaferri

Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle had a problem keeping his mind on his patients, because he’d rather write stories. He was a better writer than a doctor; his characters come to life and seem to jump off the page. In Susan Lumenello’s play “The Sherlock Problem,” Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson do just that. This inventive notion of Holmes conversing with and even arguing with his creations is hilarious, e...

Nature Connection: When The Robin Sings

By: Mary Richmond

A robin bursts into song as fog lays low over the landscape, making everything hazy and hiding the full moon. The March full moon is often referred to as the Worm Moon, for it is when the worms become active again, and spring begins to appear through even the coldest, unfriendliest of days. I fling open my door and watch him sing from across the yard, this truly early bird. On a recent walk I passed a field th...

Galley West Art Gallery Blooms With Spring–Awake–Arise

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

ORLEANS — Galley West Art Gallery in Orleans welcomes the arrival of the season on March 26 with its new exhibition, Spring-Awake-Arise, on display through May 7. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All pieces in the show are available to purchase. The show’s theme is described as a burst of spring with new color, new life and new energy, and after a long chilly winter, nothing could be ...

New Skills And Talent Shine At CAC Student Art Show

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     Are you looking for some springtime inspiration? Stop by the Creative Arts Center in Chatham until March 25 to take in its Students' Exhibition.      Everyone who took a class or a workshop at the CAC during 2020 or 2021 was invited to submit work for the show, and every piece on exhibit was either created while in a class or created as a result of a class. Students were invited to submit one piece for each...

Nature Connection: Welcoming The Light

By: Mary Richmond

By the time you read this we will have turned the now mostly figurative hands on our clocks ahead an hour, giving us an extra hour of light at the end of the day. Ironically we lose one in the early hours of the morning, making this my least favorite week, but there’s not much point in grousing about it, unless I was a grouse, of course, in which case I wouldn’t bother with clocks at all. Light is an amazing t...

Nature Connection: Sweet Anticipation

By: Mary Richmond

There’s a restlessness in the air. The birds are singing, urging the snow to melt and go away. The trees are limbering up, their sap rising, their buds filling out, their branches once again strong and flexible. A few hardy bees have been buzzing about and the snowdrops are in bloom, even through the icy coatings flung over them by careless Winter as he begins to pack his bags for his trip back around the sun. We...