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Boy meets girl, boy likes girl, and girl likes him, too. Soon Peter and Rita fall in love, he meets her parents and they plan a wedding. But just as the sign at the roller coaster says “ride at your own risk,” love can be a quite a ride. One never knows what twists and turns, what uphill and downhill consequences can happen when you commit to another. In the love story that’s “Prelude to a Kiss,” playwright Cr...

Nature Connection: Finding gratitude everywhere

By: Mary Richmond

A few years back I decided to begin a gratitude journal, thinking that the act of writing down what I was grateful for daily would be a wonderful, even life-changing thing to do. I had a bunch of notebooks hanging around so one day I began. Three and a half years later I have several notebooks filled with all the things I’m grateful for. I write two sentences a day, noting two different things I’m thankful for. I...

If you love live theater, “Murder on the Nile” will keep you on the edge of your seat as the cast and crew at the Chatham Drama Guild escorts the audience to the observation saloon on a paddle steamer in Egypt. True to the Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie’s 1944 play, a cast of talented thespians sips champagne while challenging one another with talk of friendship, family, love, marriage, jealousy, faith, travel,...

Benefit Concert Supports Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Immigrants

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

          Home is a concept most of us hold dear, especially as the weather begins to cool and the holidays approach. For some, however, home is a place that is no longer safe. For these people, both individuals and families, leaving the familiar behind and making the difficult journey to a new home is the only way to find safety and security.           On Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. at the South Harwich Meetingh...

Two Plays Light Up Cape Rep Stage

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

          In November two different plays will light up the Cape Rep stage.           From Nov. 10 to Dec. 4, “Prelude to a Kiss” will complete Cape Rep’s 2022 season on the indoor stage Thursdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., with an additional performance on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. Concurrently, on alternating evenings, Cape Rep’s new Bold Company, known as BoldCo, will perform the gr...

Nature Connection: November Quiet

By: Mary Richmond

November mornings are dark and quiet. Birds move without sound and the trees that still hold their leaves drop them silently, one by one, or in a rush with a gust of wind. We are entering a time of muted colors and a dormant landscape. There is still life afoot and in the air and sea, but it is not generally life that announces itself. We have to look and listen for it. On a recent walk through a meadow once g...

Benefit Concert Supports Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Immigrants

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

          Home is a concept most of us hold dear, especially as the weather begins to cool and the holidays approach. For some, however, home is a place that is no longer safe. For these people, both individuals and families, leaving the familiar behind and making the difficult journey to a new home is the only way to find safety and security.           On Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. at the South Harwich Meetingh...

Nature Connection: Natural Challenges

By: Mary Richmond

Recently I was chatting with a woman who seemed star struck by nature. She insisted she loved everything about it because nature was so beautiful, so benevolent, so giving and selfless. I wondered after a while what nature she’d actually experienced. Even people that only put up a bird feeder in a corner of their yard know nature can be brutally neutral and neutrally brutal. She’s not always easy. The phrase “...

Murder Mystery Lights Up Chatham Drama Guild Stage

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

There’s something about the cooling temperatures and lengthening shadows of November which conjure a craving for mystery. On Nov. 11, Chatham Drama Guild will fulfill the hunger for an autumnal whodunnit as “Murder on the Nile,” the final mainstage show of the season, which runs through Dec. 4. Beauty. Wealth. The newly married couple seem to have it all as they embark on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile...

Chatham Orpheum Theater Throws A Spooky Celebration

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

          Spooky season is upon us, and if you’re searching for a fun evening out with a costume contest, great food, and a digitally remastered horror classic that’s never looked better, the Chatham Orpheum is your Halloween party destination this Saturday, Oct. 29.           The fun will begin at 8 p.m. with a reception in the Orpheum’s haunted lobby. Put together your best zombie costume, and you just ...

As I stood on the beach the other day, a huge flock of double crested cormorants flew over the water in a long, long skein heading south. They were silent but the small flock of snow buntings that recently arrived from farther north was not. One of the dune rabbits, which I swear is twice the size of a normal cottontail rabbit, sat under a prickly rosa rugosa, smugly chewing on some leaves, getting even fatter an...

CAC Holds Members Show Through Nov. 14

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

          The Creative Arts Center (CAC) in Chatham is holding a members show through Nov. 14, showcasing the talent of current CAC members.             Prizes will be awarded in all categories with 10 or more participants. First prizes will be $100 and second prizes will be $50 in each category. The categories are oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, photography, pottery, jewelry, sculpture and a new category in th...