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Weather Fails To Dampen ‘Homeless For The Holidays’

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – T he weather was not very cooperative, but it d id not dampen the giving spirit during the eighth annual “Homeless for the Holidays” event put on by fire and police departments personnel. “Overall the weather was dreadful, but through it all we had one of our best years,” said Fire Department Lt. Brad Willis, who organizes the five-day event held in Brooks Park. “We would like to thank ...

Pleasant Bay Kelp Farming Study OK’d

By: William F. Galvin

EAST HARWICH – Pleasant Bay Community Boating (PBCB) will be exercising its scientific arm in the bay this winter. The conservation commission approved a pilot program for farming sugar kelp just off the shoreline from the PBCB compound. PBCB is seeking to evaluate the potential for growing sugar kelp as a winter crop in Pleasant Bay. If the results of the feasibility study are favorable, it will de...

HARWICH – T h e Harwich Fire Association and the H arwich Conservation Trust becam e the new owners of the former fire station property at 203 Bank St. last Thursday, and that evening the association was before the community preservation committee seeking $350,000 to restore the facade of the aging building. Firefighter Joseph H. Rego, III, the project manager, made a presentation to the commi...

NORTH EASTHAM – Monomoy girls basketball coach Brian Tomasini doesn’t want to take this year’s team’s athleticism for granted. That’s why the Sharks placed such an emphasis on conditioning during preseason tryouts and practices. The hard work paid off in the team’s first game, as Tomasini and Monomoy showcased their defensive tenacity during a 45-36 season-opening victory over Nauset on Friday in North Eastham...

ORLEANS – The new era of Nauset boys hockey couldn’t have started any better. Led by first-year coach Connor Brickley, a former professional and the nephew of Bruins legend and TV commentator Andy Brickley, the Warriors have outscored opponents 17-5 through their first two games. Nauset opened the season Thursday with a dominant 10-1 road victory at St. John Paul II before skating to a 7-4 win over Nantucke...

HARWICH – It’s difficult enough for a team to jell when all of the players are familiar with each other. The task of getting teammates to grow closer with each other becomes a little more challenging when the players come from different backgrounds. With each of the four grades accounted for on its roster, the Monomoy boys basketball team has no choice but to bond with each other. Not only did the Sharks work ...

Athlete Of The Week: Logan Poulin

By: Brad Joyal

ORLEANS – There are good first impressions, and then there’s the first impression that Logan Poulin made during his first two games on the Nauset boys hockey team. After opting to play club hockey for the Boston Advantage last year instead of high school hockey at Nauset, Poulin, a sophomore right wing from Truro, made his high school debut playing for the Warriors on Thursday. Although he’s only played in ...

Winter Classes Start Soon At CCTC/HJT

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     Winter doldrums got you down? Are you looking for a way to add some creative spark to the chilly months? Look no further than Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre’s slate of winter classes for kids and adults.      CCTC/HJT offers classes in three different categories: theater, technical theater and dance. With classes for pre-K through age 97, including a free workshop for those in grades 9 to ...

“O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining” in “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” What a joy to behold as director D. J. Kostka has brought 30 talented actors to the stage, many adorable children who thrive on storytelling, acting, singing while keeping true to Barbara Robinson’s 1971 Christmas classic. This is a cast where the children outnumber the adults. There are no small parts, just small actors. And in ...

How Nutcrackers Came To Be Associated With Christmas

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

CHATHAM – The popularity of nutcrackers, those whimsical wooden figures in colorful military garb, is never higher than at Christmastime. How nutcrackers came to be connected with Christmas, and how they have evolved over centuries, was the focus of art historian Mary Woodward's delightful hour-long presentation "Nutcrackers, Smokers and Pyramids: A Colorful History" sponsored by the Friends of the Eldredge Publi...

Our View: Halfway There

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

We’re firmly in the holiday season now. The Thanksgiving leftovers are mostly a memory, Santa Claus has arrived on the Lower Cape by boat, fire truck and helicopter, and we’re rapidly approaching the time when “last minute gift ideas” become appealing. That means that we’re in the thick of our annual holiday Helping Neighbors campaign to support the Family Pantry of Cape Cod. And happily, you and other readers...

Letters To The Editor: Dec. 15, 2022

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Don't Bite That Hand! Editor: The article by Ryan Bray covering the Orleans consideration of a tax discount for certain year-around residents is both inequitable and illogical. While allowed under the Commonwealth statutes, it allows one class of property owners to stick it to another. Such selective discounting of property taxes for year-around residents is now in place in other towns such as Provincetown,...

Chatham Bakery Gets A New Owner

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – After 26 years at the Wayside Inn, beginning as chef and ending his tenure as general manager, Shane Coughlin is ready to get back to basics. After the Wayside was sold earlier this year, Coughlin took some time to regroup and “look for the next chapter” in his life. “I don't do well idle,” he commented. And he really wanted to do something in Chatham. “Chatham has been good to me and my family,” he ...

ORLEANS – Cape Cod is in the grips of a critical housing shortage. But according to Alisa Magnotta, chief executive officer of the Housing Assistance Corporation, it’s an issue that’s particularly hurting residents further down Cape. “ It’s even more acute out here in the Outer and Lower Cape because of the price of real estate,” said Magnotta, who lives in Orleans. “There is a legitimate housing shortage...

Orleans Recreation Director Placed On Paid Leave

By: Ryan Bray

Town Working To Staff, Resume Winter Programming ORLEANS – The town’s recreation director has been put on paid administrative leave, and winter recreation programming has been temporarily suspended as a result. Tracy Murphy, who chairs the recreation advisory committee, said she was informed by Town Administrator John Kelly by email last week that Alan Harrison was put on leave effective Dec. 6. ...

ORLEANS – It’s been quite a year for Kelly Darling and staff in the Orleans Town Clerk’s office, and their work isn’t quite done yet. On the heels of December’s special town election, the town’s fourth of the 2022 calendar year, Darling is preparing for yet another. This time, Orleans and the other Nauset Regional School District towns of Brewster, Eastham and Wellfleet are preparing for a Jan. 10 electi...