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“They’re creepy and they’re kooky. Mysterious and spooky. They’re all together ooky. The Addams Family…” Snap your fingers and join the fun at the Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre’s musical production this October. “The Addams Family, A New Musical” is the perfect Halloween treat. It’s silly, ghoulish fun with an incredible array of talented folks. They’re all here: Morticia and Gomez, Wednesday...

Capt. Phillips Returns To Alma Mater To Recount 'Bad Day'

By: Elizabeth Van Wye

You know you've had an exceptionally bad day at work when the experience is covered by worldwide media, you are held hostage at gun point and the outcome results in a gripping movie featuring piracy on the high seas.  Richard Phillips, the former Captain of the MV Maersk Alabama and the titular subject of the movie "Captain Phillips," recounted his “bad day” experience and lessons learned as the guest speaker ...

Letters To The Editor: Oct. 13, 2022

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Library Support Appreciated Editor: Thank you to all who contributed to the success of the South Chatham Public Library's first annual Authors' Night. It was a full house at the Chatham VFW as authors Sally Cabot Gunning, Steve Koppel, and Judy Lannon presented their work. Support such as yours is so appreciated. Come visit us at the library, now open Friday 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...

Our View: Thanks, Fish

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Much is made today of our divided society, of the mutually exclusive wants, needs and interests of the different factions in our country. This makes any sort of cooperative endeavor difficult, if not unthinkable. But for 50 years, a loose confederation of volunteers from Chatham have given their time to help out their fellow citizens with no thought about ideology, politics or other personal concerns. Anyone i...

Debbie And Don Aikman: Monitoring The Pulse Of Chatham

By: Debra Lawless

CHATHAM — Don and Debbie Aikman are one of Chatham’s power couples. If you have appeared before the town’s municipal boards, you have likely met one of them. Debbie currently serves on the community preservation committee, as a member at large, while Don is a member of the Chatham Historical Commission — a board he has served on for the past 20 years or more. Among other things, the historical commission consi...

ORLEANS – At the start of the long Columbus Day weekend late Friday afternoon, patrons sat in chairs, ate, drank and talked on the front lawn of the Barley Neck. A band played light acoustic music, followed shortly thereafter by a bagpipe player who performed in memory of the late Queen Elizabeth II. The scene was quiet and peaceful. But for the establishment's management and owners, that's been exactly the pr...

ORLEANS – Three articles slated for Monday's special town meeting were discussed last week during a virtual presentation hosted by the Orleans Citizens Forum. There are 36 articles set to go before voters at the session, which kicks off Monday at 6 p.m. at the Nauset Regional Middle School gymnasium. On Oct. 6, town officials gave short presentations on three of the articles concerning the former Governor P...

ORLEANS – Veterans Memorial Park has long hosted the town's annual Veterans Day remembrance ceremony. Visitors this year will also have an opportunity to help celebrate and support the park's future. On Nov. 10, the day before Veterans Day, the nonprofit group behind plans to renovate the aging park will hold a fundraiser in support of the effort. In addition to "open house" tours of the park and a preview of ...

BREWSTER – Members of the Friends of Wing Island testified at Wednesday’s select board meeting and will gather at The Woodshed Sunday to highlight their mission of keeping raised boardwalks out of Cape Cod Bay. However, preliminary conversations between town staff and state and federal regulators indicate the boardwalk must be elevated, precisely to help protect the Cape’s north shore from climate change. “...

BREWSTER – Stephen Brown, owner of the Great Cape Herbs property and the Great Cape Tiny Village, says he plans to appeal rulings by the building commissioner that have kept the property closed for the past several weeks. In an email sent to town officials Monday, Brown said he will contest the zoning violations enumerated in a Sept. 9 cease and desist order issued jointly by the building commission, fire depa...

Harvest Bazaar Offers Fall Fun

By: Alan Pollock

BREWSTER — Windmill Village at Drummer Boy Park was home to the Brewster Historical Society’s Harvest Bazaar Sunday, with a farmers’ market and tables hosted by bakers, crafters and purveyors of locally made goods. There were tours of the historic Harris-Black House, demonstrations and activities for kids. Working in the period blacksmith shop, smith Norah Bourbon worked the charcoal-fired forge and showed vis...

Volunteer Chefs Serve Up ‘Lasagna Love’

By: Alan Pollock

BREWSTER — There’s a reason it’s called “comfort food.” A rich meal, preferably prepared by somebody who cares about you, can take the edge off almost any crisis. That’s the very simple idea behind Lasagna Love, whose volunteer chefs prepare trays of lasagna for people in need in their own community. Working on a tray of lasagna in her Brewster kitchen, with help from fellow volunteer Chris O’Neill of Easth...

Chatham Works Holds Benefit For Cape Wellness Collaborative

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

          To Mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Chatham Works will hold the third annual Tabata, Tatas and Treats event on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Cape Wellness Collaborative. Event participants will join Chatham Works owner Lindsay Bierwirth, a survivor of both breast cancer and stomach cancer, and Chatham Works’ instructors Taryn Ritchie and Amy Drew fo...

Even Without The Water, Witches Fundraiser Successful

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

The combined powers of the Witches on the Water couldn't change the weather Saturday, with the wind and rain forcing the non-profit group's annual benefit to move to the Monomoy Regional Middle School gym. Although they weren't able to get on their paddleboards and cruise Oyster Pond, a few dozen witches, decked out in their finest regalia, held a lively fundraiser with raffles, food trucks and music by the Mike ...

CHATHAM — A handful of volunteers came together at the senior center last month for a final thank-you party for Chatham Fish, a grassroots organization that has provided people with rides to their medical appointments for a half century or more. Only about 15 people attended, which reflects the organization’s aging volunteer base. “And part of it, too, is their attitude. ‘You don’t need to thank me; I don’t...

CHATHAM — Quick. What’s the atomic mass of nitrogen? What year was Shays’ Rebellion? What’s the quadratic equation? Somehow, when we learned these things in school, we knew at the time that they wouldn’t prepare us for life as adults. Paul Simon was right: it’s a wonder we can think at all. As part of its long-term planning process, the Monomoy Regional School District is taking a new look at the skills gradua...