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Chatham Band Lefty Grove Holds Record Release Concert

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     Chatham-based band Lefty Grove will perform a concert on Saturday, Nov. 26 starting at 6 p.m. to celebrate the release of their latest recording, “Extraterrestrial Anxiety.” The concert will take place at the Brewster VFW Post 9917, located at 989 Freemans Way.      Lefty Grove, which takes its name from a 1930s Boston Red Sox pitcher, is made up of guitarist and singer Pat Reynolds, drummer Paul MacAliste...

Holiday Concert Celebrates Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli Favorites

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     Looking for an opportunity to ring in the holiday season with an evening of unforgettable songs celebrating two of the brightest stars of classic Hollywood and Broadway?      On Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. the Harwich Chamber of Commerce and Raineman Productions will present “Judy and Liza, The Songbook, a Holiday Celebration” featuring Chatham singer Lisa Jason and Broadway star Lucia Giannetta celebrat...

Sandra L. Collingwood

By: Contributed

Sandra L. Collingwood, of Chatham, passed peacefully on November 14, 2022 at the age of 67 after a short journey with Alzheimer. Born in Hartford, Conn. in 1955, she was the daughter of Donald Bengston and Ann Quigley. A lifelong resident of Cape Cod, Sandy moved with her family to Eastham in 1961 and graduated from Nauset High School class of 1973. Finding her place in Chatham, Sandy will leave a legacy of love ...

Robert Sanford Matheson

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Robert Sanford Matheson passed away peacefully on November 16, 2022 at Celebration Hospital in Kissimmee Fla. surrounded by family and loved ones.; he was 79 years old.   Bob and his twin brother William were born at Cape Cod Hospital on January 13, 1943 to William and Mary (Bassett) Matheson. Bob grew up in Chatham with his brother, sisters Carol and Audrey.  The family lived on Mill Pond Road during the forties...

Nancy Rich Woods

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Nancy Rich Woods, born September 15, 1923, passed away on November 6, 2022.  She was the daughter of Stephen A.H. Rich and Mary Helen Streeter Rich of Belmont. She graduated from Belmont High School in 1941 and from Simmons College in Boston in 1945. At Simmons she majored in dietetics, was president of the senior class and active in student affairs.  During World War II she volunteered in Boston, including playi...

CHATHAM — In the event of a power outage that causes people to lose heat in their homes, the town is prepared to open the community center as a warming center, with limited services available. Should they need a place to stay overnight, bring pets, get a meal or other assistance, they’ll be referred to a regional shelter in Harwich, and some residents are unhappy with that plan. “A personal care site is kind o...

CHATHAM – A temporary, less powerful light has been installed at the Chatham Lighthouse while a new generator is installed at the Coast Guard Station. The installation will require that power to the lighthouse's lamp be cycled on and off, which could damage the sensitive mechanism, according to Senior Chief Ross Comstock. The lower-intensity light is expected to be on at all times while the work is being done,...

CHATHAM — Like other shorefront communities, Chatham is already feeling the effects of climate change. While updating building codes, reducing fossil fuel use and other strategies are necessary, job number one is protecting the town’s salt marshes. That was the word from the chair of the energy and climate action committee, Bob Wirtshafter, who updated the select board last week. In the next seven years, Chath...

Tibetan Students Enjoy A New England Thanksgiving

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

CHATHAM – Sasha Rivers, a senior at Emory University in Atlanta, is excited to have two of her college friends join the Rivers family for Thanksgiving in Chatham. Having company for Thanksgiving is not unusual, but this year Lobzang Gyalsen and Kalsang Lhano, Tibetan Buddhist monastics who are also studying at Emory University, will join the family to experience their first New England Thanksgiving. Kalsang, a...

Chatham Secures Land For Housing; What's Next?

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – With the finalization of the purchase of 2.5 acres of land in West Chatham, the town now has more than eight acres of land available for construction of affordable and attainable housing. Now begins the hard work of determining how to develop the properties. The town has hired Barrett Consulting to help coordinate the process, and the first of what will likely be several community engagement sessi...

No Hunting Warden In Chatham This Season

By: Tim Wood

New Signs Will Warn Hunters, Beach Walkers Of Each Other's Presence CHATHAM – The town won't have a warden for the upcoming waterfowl hunting season, but will put up signs warning both hunters and beach walkers of each other's presence on area beaches. But that doesn't mean that the idea of a seasonal position to oversee hunting activities in the fall and early winter is dead. While there's no money in the ...

Habitat For Humanity Dedicates Six New Homes In West Harwich

By: William F. Galvin

WEST HARWICH – Thursday was a great day for 11 children and 11 adults who now have homes they can call their own. Habitat for Humanity Cape Cod held a dedication and celebration for the new owners of six affordable homes constructed with the support of volunteers, community generosity and sweat equity on Murray Lane in West Harwich. It was a day that saw a crowd of more than 150 people turn out ...

Christmas In Harwich Weekend Starts Dec. 2

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – A flurry of holiday spirit will drift through town on the Christmas in Harwich weekend scheduled for Dec. 2 to 4. There will be caroling, concerts, strolls, a trolley to Christmas Town, open houses, opportunities to shop, dine, and of course a visit from Santa. “ All the businesses will be open and each will have specials and plenty of gift ideas for the child in all of us, from Dr. Gravity’s...

HARWICH – The board of health has agreed to send a letter to selectmen requesting that the board petition the state to allow the community to establish its own fertilizer regulations. The action was met with frustration from members of landscaping and lawn treatment businesses who were present at the board’s Nov. 15 meeting. Health Board Chair Sharon Pfleger said the town does not have any fertilizer...

Helping Neighbors Sets $100K Goal For Family Pantry

By: Alan Pollock

NORTH HARWICH – On a day dedicated to gratitude, even Cape Codders who are struggling to make ends meet are able to give thanks with a feast today, courtesy of the Family Pantry of Cape Cod. So it’s no coincidence that Thanksgiving is the day The Cape Cod Chronicle launches its Helping Neighbors campaign each year, leveraging the generosity of its readers to support the Pantry. “There are strong indicators tha...

Housing Trust Delves Into Action Plan With Consultant

By: William F. Galvin

Plan May Be Completed Before Next Summer HARWICH – The affordable housing trust could have a housing action plan in place before next summer, according to a schedule provided to the trust by Jennifer Goldson of JM Goldson LLC, the community preservation and planning consultant hired to help develop the plan. Goldson conducted a Zoom meeting with trust members last week and provided a timeline for...