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I n December 2016, a group of former congressional staffers published a handbook online called “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda .” The online publication quickly went viral and gave rise to Indivisible, a national, progressive movement, designed to motivate ordinary citizens to participate in government. After discovering Indivisible on the internet in early ...

What does it mean to live sustainably? For Madhavi Venkatesan, the answer is simple. She defines it as “living my life everyday as though I recognize my own mortality.” As the executive director of Sustainability Practices, Venkatesan has had a huge hand in delivering the non-profit’s message about conscious consumption. Primarily, the group is raising awareness by screening films tied into the theme of sustai...

Bank customers will miss one of the most familiar and friendly faces in Chatham when teller Alice Fritz retires on March 30 after 43 years with Rockland Trust. And what will Fritz miss the most? “Meeting people,” she says during an interview in the conference room at Rockland Trust’s branch at 655 Main St. She adds that she enjoys her work, and that “it’s different every day.” “People trust Alice—her pro...

HARWICH – Cape Cod might be known as a place of wealth, but hunger is a real problem here, one that those at Monomoy Regional Middle School are doing something about. To ensure struggling families have what they need, the school created the Monomoy Market, an in-school food pantry, and to raise money for the market the school will host its first-ever Empty Bowls, Full Hearts fundraiser. Slated for March 26,...

Human beings complicate their lives beyond all telling. Every one of us knows about love-hate relationships. Every one of us knows, even if only at safe distance, about how such relationships can explode into violence. Every one of us knows that there are moments in human life when even the worst of things – for example, when love-hate relationships explode into violence – can still have a humorous aspect. So ...

Muhammad Ali once said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” That became the theme of what students are describing as a life-changing trip to the Dominican Republic. During February vacation, 18 Monomoy students under the tutelage of history teacher John Dickson ventured to the Dominican Republic for an adventure that was part fun and part service. “There is service with and ...

CCTC's 'Wonderettes' A Wonder

By: Amy Tagliaferri

The Wonderettes are Team Chipmunk in honor of Springfield High’s mascot, but Cape audiences are fans of Team Wilder-Hutchinson. This dynamic duo, Robert Wilder and Suzette Hutchin- son, has done it again! (Previously the two collaborated on “Always, Patsy Cline,” “Sister Act,” “The Great American TrailerParkMusical,”andmanyothers.) Thistimeyou’ll take a trip back in time to those fabulous ‘50s and the...

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a week early with the award-winning Celtic roots band Runa which will perform Irish and Scottish music in Harwich on March 10. “We’re bringing out all the celebration early,” says the band’s co-founder and manager Shannon Lambert-Ryan. “We’ll be playing high-energy songs and tunes from Ireland and Scotland and American Appalachian blue grass.” Runa will mark its own 10 th annive...

HARWICH – Elvis Presley caused a stir with his soulful songs and swiveling hips. William Shakespeare did the same with ribald plays like “Twelfth Night.” Now, the two have come together in Monomoy High School's rockin' spring musical “All Shook Up.” The show, which opens March 14, was chosen by art teacher Deb Donovan and music teacher Rose Richard, who serves as director and musical director, for its comedic ...

Live Owls Land In Harwich Saturday

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

HARWICH – Live owls of all sizes are returning to the community enter for three programs (at 10 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.) on Saturday, March 3 hosted by the Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT).  The live owl program Eyes on Owls is led by naturalist educators Marcia and Mark Wilson who tour the Northeast, offering audiences up-close looks at these secretive raptors. The Wilsons will bring owls that are found locall...

HARWICH – What do a handful of robots, a 3D printer, and the Harwich Cultural Center have in common? They're all integral to the Cape Cod Makers organization, since members can now utilize a 3D printer to build robots and other cool creations in their new Cultural Center space. What are the Cape Cod Makers? In layman's terms, it's a group of people who get together to, well, make stuff. Of course, it's way mor...

Eventide Welcomes You To 'The Dining Room'

By: Ellen Petry Whalen

Traditionally, the dining room was the heart of the home, especially for holidays and special occasions, and for some, everyday use. Today, many formal dining rooms are barely used, and contemporary homes often have open great rooms instead, which speaks to our casual approach to entertaining and everyday life. The prolific American playwright A.R. Gurney Jr. is known for focusing his attentions on the vanishi...