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On Friday night, Aug. 3, the Melody Tent in Hyannis was filled to bursting with Baby Boomers. Very, very happy Baby Boomers. They had gathered for what the Tent had promoted as “An Evening with Tommy James and The Shondells and Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone.” Many in this audience came to the Tent as retirees and grandparents – and left as youngsters, if only for a couple of magic hours. It was Noon...

Where The Wild Things Are

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

It’s been a great week for a swim. The area beaches are pristine, the water is clean and cool, and with the mercury flirting with 90 degrees in recent days, plenty of people are in the water. It’s a quintessential Cape Cod summer. But heed this gentle reminder: the ocean is where the wild things are. The waters off the Lower and Outer Cape are particularly sharky right now. On Tuesday alone, the Atlantic Whi...

Donna Tavano: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

By: Donna Tavano

Our formal introduction to art begins early. By three, most American tots have begun their 12- to 20-year academic trek. Art exploration starts in preschool. Smocked children delightedly dibble and dabble in billowy yards of newsprint, glue (not the tasty '50s paste of our youth) tempera paint and pipe cleaners. This process ensures messy children and equally messy creations, which are then clipped to miniature ...

Letters to the Editor - Aug. 9

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

A Primer On Nuisance Law Editor: If one does not agree with an opinion, there is no reason to insult the writer. Both David Bixby and J. Dennis Glover begin their anti-airport letters by personally insulting Barry Fulcher. Bixby describes Fulcher’s opinion (“The Chatham airport has been here a lot longer than you have; why weren’t you aware of the proximity to your property when you bought your home here?”)...

Brigadier General Jimmy Gordon Dishner, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), of Orleans goes by “Jimmy” much like another famous Jimmy, President Jimmy Carter. The plaques and commendations on what he jokingly dubs his “I love me” wall in his home all say “Jimmy,” as do his Virginia birth certificate and his Massachusetts driver’s license. Yet when he goes for his morning take-out coffee at the Hot Chocolate Sparrow near...

ORLEANS — Remember September? Cool breezes. Fewer traffic jams. A time when year-rounders are free to roam about the Cape. “My customers in Osterville, Cotuit, Sandwich, they'll take the ride in September,” said Sue Blake, owner of Main Street's Blake & Co. But will they if Main Street is under construction from Labor Day through Columbus Day? Those and similar concerns prompted Blake to circulate a p...

ORLEANS — Planning board members have already extended until Aug. 14 their public hearing on proposed marijuana zoning amendments, but the selectmen hope they'll extend it again to Aug. 28. That would give the selectmen an opportunity to present their take on both the planning board's bylaw version and one advanced by Selectman David Currier. “We're within 95 to 96 percent of where the planning board is righ...

In the words of boat captain John King, “Holy crap!”   In a video shot on King's boat and posted online Monday by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, a great white shark jumps out of the water underneath the boat's pulpit, where state shark biologist Dr. Greg Skomal stands. Shark breaching has been observed in Cape waters before, but usually in conjunction with feeding. In this case, Skomal was tryin...

No Injuries After Boats Collide Off Monomoy

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

CHATHAM — A commercial fishing boat and a charter boat collided in heavy fog off Monomoy Point Saturday morning, sinking one and heavily damaging the other. Officials say it is remarkable that no one was hurt. Sometime between 6 and 6:30 a.m., the charter boat Artemis II from Allen Harbor struck the starboard side of the Chatham-based commercial fishing boat Great Pumpkin. The Artemis, a 38-foot Pursuit, ended...

Janet M. Peterson

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Janet M. Peterson, 80 Retired Elementary Teacher; former Stoughton and Chatham resident     Rochester - Janet M. Peterson (Chambers) died peacefully July 21, 2018 at home from Pancreatic Cancer.      Born in Brockton, she graduated Brockton High School in 1956 and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Bridgewater State College.  She then taught at the West and Gibbons Schools in Stou...

Kathleen Laird Earnshaw

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Kathleen Laird Earnshaw               Kathleen Laird Earnshaw (née) Scott, 75, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 14, 2018, in the home of her oldest son Tim and his family, after a prolonged illness. Kathy was born and raised in Yonkers, New York, daughter of Eileen D. And Henry M. Scott.               Kathleen leaves behind; Tim Laird, his wife Evelyn, and children Nicholas (12) and William...

Andrew C. Marx

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                                                                                                  Andrew C. Marx     Marx, Andrew C. (Charles), 86, beloved husband and father, passed away at home in Chatham on July 26, 2018 of congestive heart failure. He was born on August 6, 1931 in Baltimore, Md., the eldest son of 9 children born to Elizabeth Coulter Marx and Andrew C. Marx Sr. He attended Loyola High School...

Jack W. Swenson

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                                                                                                    Jack W. Swenson     Jack W. Swenson, 85, passed away on July 14th 2018 at the Cape Cod Hospital. He was born on June 8, 1933 Walpole and was the son of Carl and Naemi (Storm) Swenson. He was the husband to Deborah (Mahoney) Swenson of Chatham for 48 years.      He is survived by his son Christopher F Swenson, Mo...

CHATHAM – What do smoked carrots, cheese fondue, flavored shaved ice, and chocolate cupcakes all have in common? Each was part of the varied menu at the Taste of Chatham on July 30, an event that served up excellent fare for an even better cause: supporting Monomoy Community Services. Commemorative Taste of Chatham wine glasses await patrons of the ...

CHATHAM – A $10,000 state grant will help improve trails at the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. Improving accessibility, removing ruts and roots, updating informational displays and upgrading connections with adjacent trails are some of the uses for the grant, which was awarded to the Friends of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. The Friend...