Topics: Community events

BREWSTER – Not even windy and wet playing conditions could dampen the late Richard Costello’s spirit at the 26th edition of the Pals For Life Foundation’s golf outing. Since 1995, Pals For Life has raised funds to provide emergency financial assistance to local hospitality professionals who are sick or need financial support. The foundation was launched by Costello, the former owner of the Chatham Squire who d...

CHATHAM – Traditionally, witches have had a fraught relationship with water. According to some folklore, witches can't cross running water. And we all know what happened to the Wicked Witch of the West. But this is Cape Cod, where witches take to water more readily than to broomsticks. On Saturday, Oct. 1, a coven of self-proclaimed witches will climb onto their stand-up paddleboards and cross the waters of...

COVID Concerns, Staff Shortages Cancel Taste Of Brewster

By: Bronwen Walsh

BREWSTER – The Brewster Historical Society has canceled its Taste of Brewster food festival scheduled for Oct. 6 due to continued COVID concerns and restaurant staff shortages. An email from the group said advance sale ticket money would be refunded. Those wanting to donate to the society’s annual appeal to bring home the “White Lady” figurehead from Henry Sears’ ship, Imperial, are invited to do so at www.bre...

HARWICH – I f it ’s mid-September, this is the place where you want to be. On Saturday the Harwich Cranberry Arts and Music Festival will be in full swing, so come and get some shopping done while swaying to the music flowing out of the CranJam Music Festival tent. The festival is a two-day event with something for everyone. This year promises to be better than ever with more than 150 craft...

Harwich Beach Day Events Start Saturday Morning

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – Red River Beach should be hopping on Saturday, whether it’s the potato sack race or the three-legged race, as the Harwich Cranberry Festival’s Beach Day returns after a two-year absence. The longstanding Beach Day provides engaging activities for the youngsters and families. It shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Harwich Cranberry Festival President Ed McManus said a great package of events h...

Harwich Hometown Parade To Get Rolling On Sunday

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH –The Harwich Hometown Parade will begin rolling down Route 28 at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, bringing floats, marching bands and fire trucks to celebrate the town’s seven villages. The parade theme this year focuses on both remembrance and celebration of the seven villages. But Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cyndi Williams said the date of the parade, 9/11, should be recognized and parade participant...

Whale Auction Makes Splash With $113K Total

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – When the splashing subsided last Friday, the 67 custom-created whales that were on display in Kate Gould Park over the summer brought in more than $110,000 in an online auction sponsored by the Chatham Chamber of Commerce and Chatham Merchants Association. Although it failed to top last year's auction total, the sale raised a considerable amount of money to support the chamber and merchants associati...

EAST HARWICH — Like other diseases, Alzheimer’s and dementia touch not only the patient but the entire family, particularly caregivers who may be elderly. Here’s a chance to help. Celebrate Summer Memories, which raises funds to give critical services to Cape Cod families coping with dementia, will host its 10th anniversary event on Aug. 25 at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club. This is the single annual fund...

Against The Tide Fundraiser Aug. 13

By: Contributed

BREWSTER — Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) will hold its annual Against the Tide athletic fundraising event on Saturday, Aug. 13 at Nickerson State Park. The family-friendly event takes place rain or shine. Additionally, MBCC will host the Against the Tide August Virtual Event through Aug. 13. This event will feature a one-mile recreational and competitive swim, a half-mile recreational swim, certifi...

CHATHAM — The orbs are returning. The Monomoy Orb Project, which began last summer under the aegis of Monomoy Community Services, is back, with plans to distribute 100 decorative ceramic balls throughout town over the next 10 weeks. They'll be placed in public, town-owned locations, according to Graeme Milley, an MCS board member who oversees the project. “They'll be visible and accessible without disturbin...

BREWSTER – Cyclists descend on Cape Cod this weekend for the Pan-Mass Challenge, but next weekend is reserved for Against the Tide, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition's largest annual fundraiser. Cheryl Osimo, MBCC executive director and outreach coordinator for the Silent Spring Institute, said organizers are expecting hundreds of swimmers, runners and walkers to compete in-person at Nickerson State Pa...

BREWSTER — Under sunny skies Saturday, hundreds of people converged on Drummer Boy Park for the 49th annual open air antiques fair. The event was organized by the Brewster Historical Society and included an antique and classic car show. The historical society’s Cobb House Museum at 739 Lower Rd. is also open for the season on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Windmill Village at Drummer Boy Par...

Toast Of Harwich A Big Hit At Wequassett Resort

By: William F. Galvin

EAST HARWICH — After a two-year postponement due to the pandemic, the Toast of Harwich was back in full swing at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club Friday night. “It was spectacular, a record night,” Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cyndi Williams said of the event. This was the 19th annual Toast and it drew a record crowd of 252 attendees, Williams said. The benefit featured specialty cuisine from l...

Volunteers Wanted For Tour De Trash This Weekend

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The town conservation department, Harwich Conservation Trust and AmeriCorps of Cape Cod are looking for helping hands in cleaning up the community. The seventh annual Tour de Trash will take place on Saturday. So gather your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors and register for the town beautification event. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 30. Conservation Adminis...

HARWICH – It looked like Fourth of July at Red River Beach on Saturday with an overflow of vehicles and a mad rush to dive into Nantucket Sound. The first Polar Plunge sponsored by the Harwich Police Department to raise funds for the Special Olympics drew an estimated 200 to 250 people, with 100 of them braving the chilly waters for a good cause. “It was a great day,” said Deputy Police Chief Kevin Considine. ...

Toast Of Harwich Returns To The Wequassett Inn

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The Toast of Harwich will return in April. The annual event that showcases local restaurants’ cuisine and sampling of wines and beverages was postponed for two years due to the pandemic. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cyndi Williams said the festive event will return to the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club on Friday, April 22, and there will be plenty of local restaurant participants and wine ...