HARWICH ─ Hannah Potter started playing field hockey when she was about five years old, and still has the tiny stick she originally learned the game with. Now, as her senior season with the Monomoy Sharks comes to a close, Potter is setting her sights on continuing her career with the St. Anselm College Hawks after formally signing her letter of intent. In an intimate but enthusiastic celebration held in the...
By: Kat Szmit
CHATHAM ─ Before the drumsticks, the gravy, and even the football games comes a true Thanksgiving tradition: the Turkey Trot, which returns to Chatham this Thanksgiving Day. The event has enlivened Thanksgiving morning for more than a decade, with the 2016 event marking the Turkey Trot's 12 th year. As of Nov. 8 more than 1,400 runners have signed up to take part in this year's run, which follows a ...
By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley
Consider Shakespeare's " Richard III ," a brutal political satire written in 1591. What comes to mind? Ruthless ambition, jealousy and hunger for power? How about puppets? Presented by Cape Cod Theatre Company, Home of Harwich Junior Theatre (at The Arts Center on Sisson Road in Harwich Center) as a Punch and Judy-style puppet show with actors, the comic tragedy unfolds in a hila...
By: Ellen Petry Whalen
With a salute to Veteran’s Day, “All My Sons” explores the many sacrifices made during World War II. With Arthur Miller’s enduring writing and portrayal of universal struggles, this drama’s powerful message still resonates today. Miller believed theater could “change the world.” His break-out play, “All My Sons” wrestles with the changing social fabric of post-World War II and man’s responsibility to o...
By: Cape Cod Chronicle
As of early this week, more than four million people had signed an online petition urging Electoral College delegates to vote for the winner of the popular vote in last week's presidential election – Hillary Clinton – rather than Donald Trump, who won a majority of state Electoral votes. This effort is not likely to go anywhere, given the entrenched nature of our presidential election process. But the outpouring ...
By: Andrew Buckley
She’s 13 now. 13 and a half (and change). But who’s counting? Sofie stands now five foot four inches. That means the child I brought back to Chatham when she was 13 months and grew up amongst us, learning to swim, skate and sail, and earning her black belt, is now less than a foot shorter than me. That seems like a milestone of sorts. The summer population of Chatham was the margin of victory in the state of ...
By: Tim Wood
Only Hire Registered Contractors Editor: Consumers spend millions each year on home improvements. As manager of the state’s Home Improvement Contractor Program, the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs sees hundreds of projects go wrong each year, costing homeowners thousands of dollars and leaving them with shoddy or unfinished work. There are four important elements your readers need to know about the...
By: William F. Galvin
HARWICH PORT — Dr Gravity's Kite Shop has been a mainstay here for more than 40 years. It will soon be joined by an expanded Dr. Cavity's Candy Shack, to be located in the former First Church of Christ Science building. The former Christian Scientist building was purchased a couple of weeks ago by Dennis Miller, a resident of Bedford who owns several properties along Route 28 in the village and two condominium...
By: Ed Maroney
ORLEANS – Water quality issues were the focus at the Nov. 9 selectmen's meeting, with the board starting with an update from consultant Mike Domenica. A draft amended comprehensive wastewater management plan to be presented for informal review to the Cape Cod Commission and the state Department of Environmental Protection was a focus of the discussion. Because the plan contains non-traditional nitrogen removal...
By: Ed Maroney
ORLEANS — The announcement over the PA system at Stop and Shop Saturday was about a decidedly different sale. Turkeys were available at a special price, and customers were urged to load the birds into their cars and drive them over to The Farm, on Rock Harbor Road. That's where Sassy Richardson-Roche and her family and neighbors were waiting by a freezer truck to receive the donations to the Lower Cape Outre...
Harwich - Timothy D. Woollard, 63, passed away suddenly on November 2, 2016 at his home in Harwich. Born in Boston on September 23, 1953, his family moved to Wayland where he completed his primary and secondary education before matriculating to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, graduating from the Stockbridge School in 1973. He worked as an arborist for a few years before becoming manager of Gold Star Who...
Carolyn Yeaw Coursen (Age 88) Carolyn Yeaw Coursen of Chatham passed away with family at her side on November 12, 2016 at the age of 88. Carolyn was born in New Jersey the daughter of Everett Yeaw and Francis Hinman Yeaw. She raised her daughters in Washington, D.C. and was a lifelong summer resident of Chatham where she retired. Carolyn attended Smith College from 1946-1949 and gradu...
Joseph Seaver Higgins, 38, of Harwich passed away at Brigham & Women’s Hospital on November 11 th after an 8 month battle with a rare form of stage 4 lung cancer. He was the beloved son of James H. & Frances L. (Kent) Higgins. Joe was born March 16, 1978 at Cape Cod Hospital and grew up in Orleans. He was very active in Lower Cape Youth Hockey, skating with the in-house program...
By: Tim Wood
CHATHAM – The town's attempt to block a citizens group's lawsuit that seeks to prohibit skydiving at Chatham Municipal Airport has been denied by the state appeals court. “We're disappointed,” said Chairman of Selectmen Jeffrey Dykens. “We've tried to exhaust all legal avenues for dismissal of complaint” in order to avoid prolonged and potentially expensive litigation. Associate Justice Eric Neyman turned d...
By: Debra Lawless
When Chet Grocki of Chatham was in high school in the 1950s, he was sometimes called out of class to play Taps at a military funeral. Local men from his town in Connecticut were fighting and dying in the Korean War. As a trumpeter in the Connecticut All-State Band, Chet was in demand for this somber task. “It was the beginning of my awareness of the idea of military service—what it ultimately meant was peop...