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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...

CCTC/HJT Presents New Comedy 'The Sherlock Problem'

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     It's many an author's dream to create a character who will resonate so strongly with readers that they just can't get enough. But what happens when the character becomes so charismatic, so compelling, so popular that he outshines the author?      Why, it's elementary, my dear Watson. What happens is "The Sherlock Problem."      From March 18 to April 3, Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre wi...

     At long last, Monomoy Regional High School is back with an in-person production, and this one is worth the wait. “The 25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a musical comedy that will deliver laughs while setting your toes tapping. Can you spell H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S?      Two years ago, as if we need to be reminded, the arrival of COVID-19 forced the MRHS performing arts department to halt production of “...

After 25 Years, CCTC/HJT's Nina Schuessler Retires

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     HARWICH – “Find something you love to do, and you'll never work a day in your life.”      The love portion of the old adage certainly pertains to Nina Schuessler, Producing Artistic Director of Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre for the past 25 years. Schuessler's love has shone in her every action at the beloved West Harwich theater. As for the never working a day in your life? Over 25 years...

Craig Poosikian's Passion For Fishing Was No Fluke

By: Doreen Leggett

Craig Poosikian was a summer kid from New Jersey fishing in Harwich when he caught the fish that got him hooked. “I caught my first fluke when I was 11. They are the most awesome fish in the ocean. The lowly fluke – just awesome,” he said. He caught the bottom-dwelling summer flounder, as it is also called, with a popper that floats on the surface. He was curious about the flat, toothy fish and talked to on...

Art Heals At Outer Cape Health Services

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     HARWICH PORT – Let's be honest. For most of us, going to see a doctor isn't necessarily among our top 10 favorite ways to spend an afternoon.      At the Outer Cape Health Services Harwich Port Health Center, however, a visit to the doctor means a chance to see a new art exhibit every six months. Since the Harwich Port location opened in December 2018, rotating “healing art” exhibits have been display...