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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a week early with the award-winning Celtic roots band Runa which will perform Irish and Scottish music in Harwich on March 10. “We’re bringing out all the celebration early,” says the band’s co-founder and manager Shannon Lambert-Ryan. “We’ll be playing high-energy songs and tunes from Ireland and Scotland and American Appalachian blue grass.” Runa will mark its own 10 th annive...

HARWICH – Elvis Presley caused a stir with his soulful songs and swiveling hips. William Shakespeare did the same with ribald plays like “Twelfth Night.” Now, the two have come together in Monomoy High School's rockin' spring musical “All Shook Up.” The show, which opens March 14, was chosen by art teacher Deb Donovan and music teacher Rose Richard, who serves as director and musical director, for its comedic ...

Our View: Bury The Wires Already!

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Living without electricity is fun for a while, but it gets old fast, as thousands of Cape residents can attest after last weekend's nor'easter. While some were fortunate to not lose power, many were out for 24, 36, 48 or more hours, growing colder and losing more perishable food by the hour. If you own a generator, you became the most popular household in the neighborhood. But more and more, communications and...

Letters to the Editor, March 8

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Readers

Projects Have Added Value Editor: Mr. Fulcher’s letter (Feb. 22) castigating Mr. David Oppenheim is mindful of the current dangerous national discourse of incivility, disrespect and divisiveness. I ask Mr. Fulcher to take a step back and think critically about the work of Mr. Oppenheim and his wife, Gail, over many years. Their numerous projects have added value as well as important resources to the town. ...

Donna Tavano: Belle Of The Ball

By: Donna Tavano

In 2005, the South Harwich Meetinghouse on Chatham Road barely stood, derelict and forlorn. Beset by ravages of time and vandals, both human and varmint, its future was as shaky as the structure. Along the way, after longtime use by Methodists, and later, Lutherans, it was put up for sale, with no takers. The town eventually bought it, and rudimentary efforts were made to maintain it, albeit in crude fashion – p...

Jack Curtis Lund

By: Contributed

Jack Curtis Lund             Jack Curtis Lund passed away at age 85 on February 20, 2018 in Friendswood, Texas.  He was born August 13, 1932 in Youngstown, Ohio to Carl & Anna Lund. He attended South High School in Youngstown, Ohio graduating in 1950. He then attended Youngstown State University graduating in 1955. Following graduation from college, he joined with his father in the family business of Lund ...

Kenneth John Ritchie

By: Contributed

Kenneth John Ritchie             Kenneth John Ritchie, 90, formerly of West Chatham, passed away peacefully at St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham on March 1, 2018. Ken was born in Dorchester on July 29, 1927 to Cecilia and Harold Ritchie of Milton. He was the husband of the late Jeanne (Dustin) Ritchie and the brother of Charlotte Mulvaney. He is survived by his sons, Stephen ...

Father Joseph Towle of Harwich gazes through the front window of the West Chatham Dunkin’ Donuts and across Route 28 to a cluster of four Habitat for Humanity homes where he worked until last fall, when the houses were completed. “I think it’s great because we’re hammering nails and cutting board but there’s a greater vision,” he says. “Building a more just society would be the secular way of looking at it. So...

ORLEANS — “Don't change the onion rings recipe.” That's what Liam's at Nauset Beach owner John Ohman heard when he took over Philbrick's snack shack there almost three decades ago. But, as Ohman realizes more than most, there's no stopping change when an ocean and a shoreline meet. On Monday at 5 p.m., selectmen and other town officials will talk about whether to tear down Liam's in the wake of the weekend's...

ORLEANS — What do you like about Snow Library? What would make you like it more? Two public forums about the “strengths and weaknesses, opportunities for improvement, and specific aspirations that community members might have for their library” will be held March 14 at 7 p.m. and March 21 at 2 p.m. They'll be hosted by consultant Mary Braney at the library. But you don't have to wait to share your thought...

Cleanup Begins After Powerful Storm

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

The nor'easter that downed trees, flooded roadways and left thousands of Cape Codders without electrical service is now in the history books, leaving piles of debris in its wake.  Eversource crews from around the Northeast worked through the weekend to restore power, and as of Monday morning, fewer than 20 percent of customers were without service in most Lower Cape Towns.  See an updated outage map here .   ...

ORLEANS — The growing support for more housing options manifested itself last week when the selectmen asked the planning board to take a look at expanding its proposed apartment development bylaw amendment to include areas outside the village center district. On Tuesday night, the planning board voted unanimously to hold a public hearing on the idea March 27. The extraordinary series of events was set in mot...

Monomoy's Season Comes To A Bittersweet End

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The Monomoy Sharks gave it their all Tuesday night in the first round of the MIAA Div. 3 South Sectional tournament, but came up short against Dedham in a tough 52-41 loss. The starters on the boys varsity basketball team got off to a solid start against the Marauders, trading points with the visitors en route to a 10-9 lead after the first quarter on shots from Isaiah Stafford, Nick Meehan and Eli N...

CHATHAM – Four new osprey perches installed around Chatham recently not only will offer a warm welcome to returning birds searching for a place to nest, but also allowed local Boy Scout Carlisle Nash the opportunity to fulfill his Eagle Scout requirements in true Cape Cod style. “At one point I was reading something in the paper about how there were so many ospreys and not enough perches, so they were nesting ...

The recent failure of efforts to establish a National Historic Register District in the Stage Harbor Road area in Chatham and talk about establishing a historic district in Orleans raised questions about the benefits of historic districts, exactly what they protect and how to go about establishing one. There are dozens of historic districts Cape-wide. There are two main types of historic district: National Reg...