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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...

New Works Create March Mayhem At Academy Playhouse

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     ORLEANS – March hares aren't the only ones with spring fever this season. Throughout the entire month of March, the Academy Playhouse in Orleans presents March Mayhem, an inspiring month of community-created theater that's sure to warm you up after a long winter.      March Mayhem will showcase the best of the region's talented theater community, from One Act Wednesdays to original new play readings, a one-...

Nature Connection: Planting Seeds Of Hope

By: Mary Richmond

By the time you read this, March will have snuck in the window, spread her brightly checkered tablecloth on the floor and invited you to a picnic to celebrate her arrival. She never minds knocking any remaining icicles off the windowsill to do so, and she brings with her a promise of spring that even we old, cynical Cape Codders hope is true. That promise of spring is a crinkly paper bag full of seeds with our na...

EAST HARWICH – Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School students have been learning by looking hard at the lives of children who died during the Holocaust rather than at the numbers that have since been gathered into near-incomprehensible tallies of death. “Understanding that these were individuals is essential in helping students grasp the enormity of the Holocaust because we often spend a lot of energy dwelling on...

After being shelved due to the pandemic, “Give or Take,” a feature-length comedy/drama shot in various places around Cape Cod, including Chatham and Orleans, has been officially released, much to the happiness (and relief) of director and co-writer Paul Riccio and co-writer Jamie Effros. After the COVID-19 pandemic hit, “everything was put on hold for a while,” explains Riccio. After a brief run around the fes...

Open Mic Classical Celebrates Black History Month

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     On Sunday, Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. Open Mic Classical will present a program via Zoom featuring Linking Legacies, a group of Ohio-based performers presenting works by Black composers with ties to Ohio and the greater Cleveland area. This event, held in celebration of Black History Month, will be presented as part of the Mass Cultural Council’s Cultural Investment Portfolio grant.      Open Mic Classical is ...

Nature Connection: Born To Be A Beachcomber

By: Mary Richmond

On my dresser is a small glass vessel filled with yellow jingle shells. This may not seem unusual. I’m sure many Cape Codders have jars of shells in their homes. This one, however, graced my mother’s dresser for many years, the shells having been picked up on morning walks at our favorite beach on weekend mornings all through my childhood. I grew up in Hyannis and our favorite beach was in Osterville. It had s...

Cape Rep Offers Valentine's Day Singing Telegrams

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

      Are you searching for that perfect, unique Valentine's Day gift, but you just can't seem to think beyond the usual box of candy or bunch of flowers? Do you wish you could give something different and unforgettable while also supporting one of your favorite local arts institutions?      Look no further. Give the gift of a live or virtual personalized singing telegram this Valentine's Day to help rais...

South Harwich Meetinghouse Premieres Chamber Concert Series

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     Are you looking for a way to gracefully sweep the last chilly bits of winter away and get out into the community as spring approaches? Make 2022 the year of exquisite chamber music enjoyed in the beautifully restored South Harwich Meetinghouse.      The 2022 premiere season of the Masterpieces at the Meetinghouse concert series will take place on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. at the South Harwich M...

We are living in stressful times, when it might be necessary to seek out information on sensitive issues such as divorce, addiction, suicide, mental health and gender identity. This is why Jennifer B. Pickett, reference librarian at the Brooks Free Library in Harwich, put together the Confidential Corner in the summer of 2019 and stocked it with over two dozen books on just these topics. “It’s meant to be s...

CCMoA Bursts Forth With Exhibitions, Music, Classes

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

          In the depth of winter, the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis is in full bloom.           After declaring a snow day, closing up for safety's sake during Saturday's blizzard and postponing a Sunday event until the white stuff melts, the CCMoA doors are once again open and ready to welcome the community to a full slate of exhibitions, a winter music performance series and classes for adults and childre...