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There’s nothing worse for a play to be than mediocre. Luckily, Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Trial By Jury” is anything but, a fact that holds especially true with the current performance by the Eventide Theater Company. If you haven’t heard of the Eventide Theater Company, you might not be alone; they consider themselves to be Dennis’ little secret, an unfortunate fact given the fantastic performances I witnessed o...

From May 23 to 26, the organization known as Destination Imagination will hold its annual global competition at the University of Tennessee and will once again host a team from Cape Cod. Destination Imagination (DI) is an innovative problem-solving competition composed mainly of high school and middle school students. It is meant to be highly challenging and competitive in order to sort out the students who wo...

Ashley Wade Returns To Chatham For Two Concerts

By: Debra Lawless

About 25 years after she first debuted as a singer in Chatham’s churches, mezzo-soprano Ashley Wade will return to perform in Chatham as a part of the choral ensemble Lyricora and then in a second, solo concert this spring. “I really was raised in music on Cape Cod, and that’s rare and special,” Wade, 35, said during a telephone interview from her home in Dover, N.H. last week. “I’ve been studying voice and si...

Local ArtWeek Events Schedule

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

HARWICH — ArtWeek begins at the cultural center on Saturday under the title “Harwich Is Creative.” That creativity will be on display for 10 days with numerous demonstrations, performances and exhibits. This is the first year Harwich is participating in the festival that began in Boston in 2013, started by the Boch Center, and has spread to 155 towns and neighborhoods across the state. The Ha...

Fisherman Mike Russo examined a decades-old clamming rake he had brought from the garage into the kitchen. His soot-colored cat George sniffed it warily. “I paid a lot of bills with that sum’ bitch,” he said with a grin. Russo said the first rake he bought, he tore the teeth right off when he went quahogging. Ron Ribb took one look at that rake, then at burly Russo, and said he’d fix the problem. He built a...

The Hungry Traveler, the popular five-week documentary film series produced by Carol Yindra as part of the Eldredge Public Library Learning Series, whets your appetite again this year as it returns to Chatham’s Orpheum Theatre beginning Wednesday, May 2 at 10 a.m. The five-documentary series is socially informative as it highlights culinary tours of exotic foods, delectable wines, interesting locations and col...

'Wolf Hollow' Expertly Tells A Difficult Story

By: Amy Tagliaferri

Mean girls are not anything new. And with every bully comes the question that Wolf Hollow’s Annabelle asks of new girl Betty, “What makes you so mean?” Betty came to stay with her grandparents. From her first day, she has a chip on her shoulder and targets Annabelle with her bullying. She’s verbally and physically abusive. A real bad seed. Local author Lauren Wolk wrote “Wolf Hollow,” the young adult novel ...

The newly-organized Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra will debut on April 15 with a concert blending music and poetry as a salute to National Poetry Month. Matthew Scinto, 27, who directs the bell choir at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Harwich Port, founded the new 25-piece orchestra consisting of friends and colleagues from the Boston area after moving with his wife Cara to Brewster last August. He will conduct t...

'Wolf Hollow' Premieres At Cape Cod Theatre Company/HJT

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Courage, friendship and standing up to intimidation are the powerful themes in “Wolf Hollow,” a haunting tale of a young girl, a bully and a veteran which will premiere on Friday, April 13 at The Cape Cod Theatre Comapany/Harwich Junior Theatre ( CCTC/HJT) . “Wolf Hollow” is truly a local production in every sense of the word, adapted for the stage by local playwright Susan Kosoff from the Newber...

For Monomoy Regional High School principal Bill Burkhead, an innovative lunch hour is “the future of education.” In late winter of last year, MRHS began an experiment known as “Jawsome Hour.” This is a new lunch schedule between third and fourth period that lasts an hour and allows students to use that time in a variety of ways. Principal Burkhead said “the great thing about Jawsome Hour is that i...

The famed portrait photographer Arnold Newman used to say, quoting Louis Pasteur, that “chance favors the prepared mind.” And that is why, Newman believed, “so many great ‘accidents’ seem to happen to the better photographers.” Orleans’ native son Andrew de Lory has held Newman’s words close during his photographic career traveling the world and photographing the famous, the great and the interesting. “I...