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Paradox 2018 Takes The Stage At Cape Cod Theatre Company

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Something unique and beautiful is coming to Harwich, and for lovers of dance it will be a must-see event. The Brewster-based Movimento Project will present Paradox 2018, a unique, site-specific contemporary dance concert featuring a collaboration between American, Canadian and Brazilian dancers, for six performances on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 21 through 30 at Cape Cod Theatre Company in Harwich. T...

BREWSTER – The Pan Mass Challenge Kids Rides have a new location and are looking for local youth to ride for a great cause: raising much-needed funds for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. On Sept. 30, kids aged 3 to 14 are invited to get riding in the 11 th Cape Cod PMC Kids Ride, this year being held at Stony Brook Elementary School in Brewster. Ride coordinator Kirsten Deering said the 2018 event will have ...

Locals Lace Up For Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — On Sunday, around a dozen local residents will be walking the 26.2-mile course of the Boston Marathon to raise money for cancer research and treatment. It’s the annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, and it will raise funds for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Taking part are seven Chatham residents: Emily and Isabelle Coughlin, Susan Hunter, Karen McPherson, Ashley and Corina Stearns, and Mel...

Vintage Cars Visit Chatham

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

A few dozen antique cars, like the 1932 Packard shown above parked at the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, were in town last Friday, paying visits to the Atwood House and Museum, Marconi and an antique auto barn on Depot Road. Most of the cars belonged to members of the Classic Car Club of America's New England Region, who were on Cape for their Grand Classic Event, held at Heritage Museum and Gardens in Sandwich...

CHATHAM – The media is under assault from all sides lately, it seems. Large newspapers and major TV networks are losing readers and viewers, a trend that began years ago as the internet began to change the way people get their news. Budgets are being slashed and many media outlets, particularly newspapers in small and medium-sized cities, are only a shadow of their former selves as reporters and other staff me...

“Fake news” is a constant topic of conversation today, and Victorian playwright Oscar Wilde’s quote “The truth is rarely pure and never simple” gives us insightful words to ponder. Almost 125 years old, Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” is still relevant today and is currently creating many laughs at the Academy of Performing Arts. This comedy of manners revolves around two Victorian bachelors, Jack...

Sustainability, By The Numbers

By: Alan Pollock

When the Cape Cod Chronicle was first published around a half century ago, it featured advertisements for modern spec homes in new developments, designed to appeal to young working families. Today, those houses are occupied largely by retirees, or they’ve been renovated and expanded for use as vacation homes. It’s a symptom of demographic changes that have been in the works for decades. From school administrat...

Eunice Kennedy Shriver—dare we identify her as the sister of President John F. Kennedy and the mother of Maria Shriver of NBC News?—is a fascinating and accomplished woman who deserves to have her story told apart from those of her famous brothers. This is the premise of a new biography by Eileen McNamara, a journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1997 while writing a column at the Boston Globe. ...

New Book Delves Into 30 Years Of 'The Simpsons'

By: Rowan Wood

Mike Reiss, best known for his work as a writer and producer on the longest-running American television sitcom, “The Simpsons,” spends time in Chatham during the summer. “I come for one week a year, sometimes two weeks,” he said. “I love the town, I know it inside and out by this point.” After he published his book “Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Sim...

Even though it’s the last play of their 34th season, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is heating up the stage with “Raging Skillet,” a scorching comedy about cooking, taking chances and family dynamics. Known as a “rebel anti-caterer,” Chef Rossi broke the jello mold from the beginning. Filled with humorous reflections and recipes, her 2015 memoir “The Raging Skillet” was turned into a comedic play by Jacques L...

It is nearly 50 years since George V. Higgins introduced us to Boston’s grubby criminal underworld in “The Friends of Eddie Coyle.” In 2001 Dennis Lehane introduced us to a new generation of criminals and grifters in “Mystic River.” So debut author Matt Fitzpatrick of Chatham, 47, is swimming into a rich literary tradition with his first novel “Crosshairs: A Justin McGee Mystery” (Green Place Books, 2018). ...

Sustainable Practices, a Cape-wide non-profit organization, is hosting the Sustainability Film Series at the Chatham Orpheum Theater. The documentary screening series began in the fall of 2017 and is returning on Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. with “The True Cost,” a film that tackles the topic of where clothes come from. “It’s about the clothes we wear,” reads the official synopsis, “the people who make them, and the imp...