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Generous Cape Cod Chronicle readers, many of whom are summer visitors or seasonal residents, dug deep and raised more than $149,000 for the Family Pantry of Cape Cod as part of the newspaper's first-ever summertime “Helping Neighbors” campaign. The campaign topped its $50,000 goal thanks to the support of a group of anonymous Chatham summer residents who issued a matching grant. While the summertime campaig...

The Monomoy Theater Company under Terry Layman's astute direction concludes a remarkable summer season of live theater with "Once In A Lifetime," Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's comedic expose on the vice and folly of Hollywood's film industry on the eve of talking pictures (1928). In a cosmos of great pretenders, where stars align and misalign in a universe radiating energy, the show's beguiling theme crea...

When her book club read “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett, a novel set in Jackson, Miss. in the early 1960s, Jen Stello of Chatham was struck by a scene in which a woman’s front yard is filled with donated “commodes” instead of “coats.” Faced with the challenge of portraying “The Help” in flowers for the third annual Books in Bloom party and fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of the Eldredge Public Library, Stel...

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 24

By: Tim Wood

Restore Labyrinth Space Editor: Having heard so much about the Chatham Labyrinth, I was excited to be in its presence and experience the serenity it offers. When I arrived my attention was immediately drawn to a Trump sign on a garage facing the labyrinth. The owners of which have every right to do so on their property. But I ask why would you want your only audience to be those that seek solitude, healing...

John Whelan: Cape Cod Lightships

By: John Whelan

Ground Control to Major Tom Ground Control to Major Tom Your circuit’s dead there’s something wrong Can you hear me Major Tom   David Bowie was a English singer and actor well known for his creativity. Bowie created a full-blown character for Major Tom, a fictional astronaut complete with space suit and helmet. Ground Control orders Major Tom to exit the spaceship for a walk outside and, of cour...

Our Readers Come Through

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Simply put, we are blown away. The response to our first-ever summer Helping Neighbors fundraising campaign to benefit the Family Pantry of Cape Cod admittedly got off to a slow start. We had doubts that a planned matching grant of $50,000 could be met. But as that matching pool of money grew, so did the donations coming in from both year-round and summer residents. This week the Pantry announced that the c...

ORLEANS — The word “decision”appeared three times on the selectmen's Aug. 17 agenda, but the only decision the four voting members could agree on was to hold another meeting to clear the air on the way forward with water quality remediation projects. Colleague David Currier remained sidelined due to a potential conflict of interest if he discusses or votes on the design of a wastewater collection system for ...

Songs And Solidarity Mark Orleans Unity Rally

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — On a day when 40,000 marched to Boston Common to protest hate speech, Cape Codders held a unity rally to show their support. “Love stops the hate,” the Rev. Sally Norris of Federated Church of Orleans told more than 125 people gathered in an arc before her on the village green Aug. 19. “Goodness stops the evil.” Norris and the Revs. Ken Campbell and Wesley Williams, co-chairs of the MLK Action T...

Cuba Expert Speaks At Eldredge Library

By: Kira Barrett

CHATHAM – On Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Ted Henken will give a talk at the Eldredge Public Library about the long-fraught relationship between the U.S. and Cuba. “The main areas that I focus on are economic reforms and the emerging micro enterprises in the private sector,” Henken said. Specifically, Henken will explain how an increased access to the internet has affected Cuba’s economy. “Cuba is t...

Human Remains Found At Construction Site

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM -- Human remains were uncovered Thursday at an Uncle Albert's Drive home during excavation for a swimming pool, according to police. In a press release issued Friday morning, police said there appeared to be two to three sets of remains that are "very old," possibly part of a larger burial site. A state anthropologist was scheduled to arrive at the site to work with police to determine the possible ...

ORLEANS  —  Members of the "Martin Luther King Action Team" of the Nauset Interfaith Association will gather on the Village Green in Orleans on Saturday, August 19 at 1:30 PM to celebrate "Unity in Diversity." Organizers seek to acknowledge equal rights and justice among all members of the local community. "We repudiate the idea that our country or any part of our country belongs to any particular group of ...

CHATHAM — Selectmen Tuesday were given three concepts for rebuilding the busy intersection of Main Street, Crowell Road and Queen Anne Road. But because the first choice made no major changes, and a roundabout was ruled out by engineers, the board chose option three: a wider intersection with new traffic lights and turning lanes on Route 28. That concept will now begin a lengthy public comment and design proce...

Selectmen OK Purchase Of Eldredge Garage Property

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — In a closed-door session Tuesday, selectmen voted to proceed with the purchase of the former Eldredge Garage property at 365 Main St. The terms of the proposed sale were not immediately available, but in January, special town meeting voters appropriated $2.5 million to buy the land for possible use for parking, open space preservation, rest rooms or other public purposes. Selectmen will have the ul...

WEST CHATHAM — Almost exactly one year after community leaders, volunteers and prospective homeowners gathered to raise the first walls on new Habitat for Humanity houses in West Chatham, they gathered again last Thursday to dedicate the completed homes. Jonathan Liska and his daughter Victoria will soon be moving in to one of the houses, located behind the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance building and...

CHATHAM – Beaches along Chatham Harbor were closed last Thursday afternoon after a fishermen saw a great white shark bite a seal in half off Andrew Harding's Lane Beach. Peter O'Neill was coming in through the 1987 inlet at about 3 p.m. after a day of fishing when he spotted a “giant pool of blood with the head of seal poking out” in the channel about 150 yards off the beach. The seal had already been bitte...