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Giving Nature A Chance

By: Mary Richmond

Some days I really wonder about the future of people. We appear to be really obtuse about a lot of things. It seems we never leave our five-year-old, greedy, selfish, ignorant, temper tantrum throwing selves too far behind, no matter how old we are. I present the daily news as proof of this theory. Just as little children make messes, both of themselves and their immediate environments, we do the same in our home...

Eventide Heads 'Into The Woods' With 2022 Season

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     What big eyes you have! All the better to enjoy Eventide Theatre Company's 2022 season opening production of the award-winning Sondheim fairytale musical “Into the Woods.”      The tales of several Brothers Grimm classics are woven together in this magical trip through a familiar world of shadowy enchantment where birds are summoned from the sky, family planning is the realm of vegetable patches and witchcr...

'Red Swans' Tells Story Of Courage And Friendship

By: Amy Tagliaferri

“Red Swans,” written by Wendy Lement and based on a true story, is a heart-tugging show filled with brave characters during a tumultuous time, but most of all it’s a story of the strength of friendship. I was on my feet applauding with tears in my eyes at the conclusion of the show at the Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre. Two young art students, Lisa Egler and Katja Caselles, meet in Berlin duri...

Cape Rep Theatre Announces Summer 2022 Season

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

For summer 2022, Cape Rep Theatre will celebrate its 37th season with a lineup filled with something for everyone, including musicals, comedies, regional premieres and new works. First up on the Indoor Theater stage May 18 through June 12 will be the regional premiere of “Tumacho,” a hilariously irreverent comedy with music. This off-Broadway hit is a cowboy musical complete with singing cacti, good guys, b...

Nature Connection: Not All Rare Birds Have Feathers

By: Mary Richmond

Spring migration is often full of feathered surprises, some of them quite rare. This past week a white ibis landed in Wellfleet and a duo of little blue herons joined a half dozen glossy ibises and a tricolored heron in Harwich, luring many a birder to grab their binoculars and cameras to go see and document them.  Although I don’t keep any sort of formal list of bird sightings or chase down reports of rare bi...

Nature Connection: Honoring The Earth Every Day

By: Mary Richmond

Every year when Earth Day comes around, people get all excited about spending a day cleaning up litter. That’s wonderful, but what the earth really needs is for us to honor and love her every day of the year. There are many simple things we can do to lighten our footsteps, though not all of them are without a bit of sacrifice. We’ve gotten very used to convenience, and some people are not at all willing to giv...

‘Cape Cod Theater On Stage Now’ Group Returns

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

As The Bard famously wrote, all the world’s a stage. But in spite of our wealth of local theaters here on Cape Cod, sometimes it’s not easy to quickly gather and process all of the information about which theater to attend, what’s on stage where, how to purchase tickets, and all of the necessary details to plan a great afternoon or evening out.   Not anymore. Cape Cod Theater On Stage Now is back.  Some ste...

For many of us, winter is often a time of withdrawing, reconfiguring, and re-energizing. It is a time for rest and rejuvenation. We might not hibernate like groundhogs or migrate like ospreys, but many of us do tend to seek shelter and warmth when the winds blow cold and the precipitation freezes. Walking and hiking can become more perilous when there’s frost or ice on the sidewalks or wooded paths. At the beach ...

WOODS HOLE – Sharks and seals are almost synonymous with Cape Cod. But what do people really think about the much-discussed fish and mammals? With shark and seal populations on the rise, a new multi-agency study looked at how sharks and seals are perceived by Cape voters, commercial fishermen and tourists, and how humans and marine life can better coexist. The study, “Human Dimensions of Rebounding Po...

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...