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I AM OF CAPE COD
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MERRY AND BRIGHT
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HOLIDAY STRESS RELIEVED! From spa days to personal shopping services, here are some ultra relaxing ways you can de-stress in Chatham.
CHATHAM’S HIDDEN TREASURES Explore the outdoors this fall and winter by taking a hike on these seven trails.
KNITTING UP A STORM
A local knitter joins a group at A Great Yarn and offers tips on how to get started.
D E PA R T M E N T S 14 Editor’s Letter 16 Contributors 18 Our Town
Women of Flight, Chatham Filling Station, Book Reviews, Handbags, Marion’s Pie Shop
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HOLIDAY HIGH TEA
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hen my husband and I moved to the Lower Cape more than 12 years ago, it was a big adjustment going from bustling year-round city life to a resort area buzzing mainly in the summer. But two kids and a couple of busy work schedules later, I embrace the quiet and prefer riding my bike on crisp fall days and running snowy wooded trails rather than spending hours lying on a beach. I look forward to visiting my favorite restaurants with fewer crowds and walking the shore when no one is around—except for maybe a few seagulls. It’s this quieter pace of life that I have come to appreciate. It’s almost as if Mother Nature is whispering to us: “Slow down.”
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When I started planning the second annual Chatham Magazine Fall/Winter issue a year ago, my goal was to build on the success of our first issue. One of the questions I often get asked is, “How do you come up with your story ideas?” Sometimes I think of a story idea by attending an event in town or I’ll see a photo on Instagram or Facebook that will spark an idea (this was the case after I spotted a photo by contributor Debra Lawless’ latest knitting project and I asked her to write the story “Knitting Up A Storm”). I am fortunate to have talented contributors come to me with story ideas—such as Lisa Cavanaugh’s piece about how to de-stress over the holidays and Mark Chester’s feature about an Icelandic-inspired house). Flip through the pages to read about hidden walking trails, written by Chatham writer Joseph Porcari, who discovered paths he never knew existed near his house; tips on decorating your house for the holidays from a professional stylist in Chatham; and ideas for the perfect present from Main Street retailers in our gift guide. Our calendar is chock-full of events and activities to keep you busy through the spring. Meet familiar Chatham faces by reading excerpts from the new book “I Am of Cape Cod,” by John Whelan and Kim Roderiques. Snapshots include Naomi Turner, owner of Chatham Candy Manor; Marie Williams, founder of First Night Chatham; and Tim Wood, editor of The Cape Cod Chronicle. Sounds like the perfect reading material to read in front of a fire, curled up in a blanket with a hot cup of cocoa in hand. Thank you for reading,
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An avid traveler, photographer John Bessler’s work has appeared on the pages of many prestigious publications, including Veranda, House Beautiful and Food & Wine. For this issue, he photographed a beautifully styled home for the holiday décor piece “Merry and Bright.” John and his family live in a small lake house in Northern New Jersey. Baltimore native Mark Chester graduated from the University of Arizona and later worked in New York City and northern California as a photojournalist. In 2002, he relocated to Woods Hole in Falmouth. For this issue, he photographed and wrote the story “Icelandic Inspiration,” about an energy-efficient home in Chatham.
Brewster resident Debra Lawless, a former political press secretary, is a prolific freelance writer and published author. For this issue, she penned “Holiday High Tea” and “Knitting Up a Storm.” Lawless is the author of a two-volume history of Provincetown—“Provincetown Since World War II: Carnival at Land’s End” and “Provincetown: A History of Artists and Renegades in a Fishing Village.”
Lighthouse Media Solutions summer intern Meghan Nanan, a senior at the University of Vermont, is studying public communication. For this issue, she wrote about Brian Skerry’s new book, “Shark,” and “Chatham Through Time,” by Janet M. Daly. Nanan is passionate about the ocean and enthusiastically supports the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy in Chatham.
Joseph Porcari is a Massachusetts native, graduate of Boston College and a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow. A founding partner of The Artful Hand Gallery in Chatham, he is interested in writing about a variety of topics, including artist entrepreneurs. For this issue, he enjoyed discovering seven hiking trails for the story “Chatham’s Hidden Treasures.” Yarmouth Port-based Betty Wiley, who is a frequent contributor to Chatham Magazine and our sister publication Cape Cod Magazine, moved from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Massachusetts nearly 30 years ago and quickly fell in love with the natural beauty of the area. For this issue, she photographed “Holiday High Tea” at The Captain’s House Inn.
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Originally from New England, Lisa Cavanaugh summered on Cape Cod, where she now lives, and graduated from Boston College. For this issue, she wrote the feature stories “Holiday Stress Relieved” and “Women of Flight,” which highlights an exhibit about female pilots during World War II at the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center.
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WOMEN OF FLIGHT BY LISA CAVANAUGH
The civilian volunteers who made up the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) forever changed the role of women in aviation. This year, the Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum in North Chatham is hosting a special exhibit on the pioneering WASP, which included nine women who were stationed at Otis Field on what is now Joint Base Cape Cod in Bourne.
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War. As male pilots were sent to combat duty in the European and Pacific theaters, WASP, all of whom had prior flight experience and certification, flew millions of miles in every type of military aircraft, including B-26 and B-29 bombers. They ferried planes around the country, as well as into the war zones; towed gunnery targets; transported equipment and personnel, and flight-tested
The Wireless History Gallery at Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, 831 Orleans Road, is open 1-4 p.m. every Friday from Oct. 13 through Dec. 1, with additional hours on Thanksgiving weekend and during Chatham’s Christmas stroll weekend. For more information, visit chathammarconi.org or call 508-945-8889.
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NEW RETRO DINER OPENS IN CHATHAM BY LISA LEIGH CONNORS
The Chatham Filling Station is not a gas station, nor has it ever been. But what you’ll discover inside is a fabulous new retro diner offering delicious breakfast and lunch items in a fun, family-friendly setting. Customers can choose from breakfast standards such as oldfashioned corned beef hash, breakfast sandwiches or huevos rancheros—two eggs with ranchero sauce, avocado and feta. Owners Ric and Caren Morse, who once owned Chatham Bakery and Zia’s Pizza in Orleans, deliberately opened a breakfast and lunch eatery so they could spend more time with their young daughter, Lydia. Located in the former Old Harbor Café, the renovated space is decorated with gas station memorabilia and a giant mural with local references to the town—Chatham clocks, sharks,
Homemade gumbo and grilled cornbread
fishermen, and the Coast Guard rescue boat CG36500. During my visit, I sat on a comfy stool at the counter and tried the French toast with a touch of vanilla, cinnamon and orange zest, the breakfast salad (above) with two poached eggs, fresh spinach and kale, and fresh popovers with strawberry jam. I loved every bite! The menu also features whimsical touches, such as a “self service” omelet with “filler ‘er up” items, including cheeses, meats and veggies. So if you’re looking to fuel up with fresh and tasty food, head over to the Chatham Filling Station. CHATHAM FILLING STATION
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CHATHAM OVER THE YEARS CHATHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND ©CHRISTOPHER SEUFERT PHOTOGRAPHY
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Construction of the Muddy Creek Bridge, completed in 2016, improved tidal flushing between Muddy Creek and Pleasant Bay. The new bridge also opened up access to the creek for canoes, kayaks and small boats.
Puritan Cape Cod opened its first Cape Cod store in Chatham in 1925. Puritan occupied one-third of the building. The other two businesses in the building included Coffin’s Drug Store (shown here) and a woman’s apparel store.
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Chatham Children’s Playground, located adjacent to Veteran’s Field and behind the Chatham Community Center, was first constructed of wood. The new playground offers seasideinspired concepts: A ride-on shark and tuna, and two structures resemble a ship and lighthouse.
The first Cape Cod town to receive the Distinctive Destination Award from the National Trust for Historical Preservation, Chatham is home to an abundance of historical landmarks (Godfrey Grist Mill, Chatham Railroad Museum) and is bursting with local pride (think July Fourth parade and the Chatham Band). In conjunction with the Chatham Historical Society, author Janet M. Daly provides one-of-a-kind photos from Chatham’s past and accompanies them with the modern equivalent in her new book “Chatham Through Time.” Through timeless photographs and compelling narratives, the book provides a unique glimpse into Chatham’s rich history and heritage as it was decades, and even centuries, ago. Readers will immediately recognize the historic photos of beloved places such as Chatham Bars Inn (which first opened in 1914), the Chatham Lighthouse and Chatham Fish Pier. Through restoration, preservation and awareness, Chatham’s local heritage will live on for years to come. Daly’s book proves that although people come and go, and times change, Chatham’s history and charm will live on forever.
“Chatham Through Time,” by Janet M. Daly, Arcadia Publishing, 96 pages, $22.99
SHARK ENCOUNTERS BY MEGHAN NANAN Photographer Brian Skerry meets a tiger shark in the Bahamas. At left, Skerry worked with a veterinarian to build a realistic seal decoy to get a great white’s attention in Chatham.
I am driven by a sense of responsibility and a sense of urgency to broadcast what I have learned: that sharks are integral to the planet’s health and that they are in trouble and need our help. —BRIAN SKERRY Award-winning journalist and National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry has been fascinated with sharks since he first saw one underwater at the age of 20. Celebrating the release of his latest book, “Shark,” which features 250 photographs, Skerry gave a talk this past July at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in Harwich. In conjunction with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, based in Chatham, Skerry told stories of his many shark encounters around the world, including right here in Chatham, and how we must all work to conserve the ocean and its many inhabitants. Skerry sits on the board for the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, and works closely with local lead scientist Dr. Greg Skomal to study and tag great white sharks off the coast of Cape Cod.
“Shark,” by Brian Skerry, National Geographic, 208 pages, $25
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For Cindy and Blake Stearns, owning Marionâ€™s Pie Shop is a labor of love.
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Customers can view the selection of baked goods through the front case at Marion’s Pie Shop.
’d love to buy a place like this.” It was an offhanded, wistful statement that Cindy Stearns made to the cashier at Marion’s Pie Shop back in 2002 as she was buying a blueberry pie for her ailing father. It proved to be a fateful moment. The cashier happened to be the owner of the shop. He handed her his business card, probably expecting that she’d never follow up. Cindy took the card, bought the pie and left to see her father at the hospital. Four months later, after her father’s passing, Cindy and her husband, Blake, uprooted their lives and moved back to Cape Cod from Florida, where they had been living for about 10 years. By the following summer, the Stearns had finalized negotiations to purchase the shop. Reflecting on how it all fell into place, Cindy is comforted by the thought that her father’s death led her to Marion’s. “My father led me here,” she says. “He knew how much I wanted to come home.” Open since 1947, Marion’s Pie Shop is a Chatham institution. Along with fried clams, the Christmas Tree Shops and chowder at The Squire, it has become a repeated part of many people’s vacation experience. Drive by the shop on any summer day and you will most likely find a line out the door.
Since the Stearns took over the business, sales have quadrupled. The shop sells an average of 500 fruit pies a day in the summer, with holiday numbers reaching up into the thousands. To maintain this pace requires equal parts hard work and grit, with a hefty portion of blood, sweat and tears thrown in. “I’ve been in the restaurant business all my life,” says Blake. “This isn’t the kind of place where you can just come in the morning and leave for the day. It is a lot of work. And we live right here (at the shop).” Dividing the baking and business management duties between the two of them, Cindy and Blake are as hands-on as it gets. Cindy is the baker (although recent physical issues have forced her to cut back on her workload) and Blake is the numbers guy. Their son, Brendan, who started working in the shop when he was 16 (he’s now 28), has been the general manager and master multi-tasker for the past three years. “There’s a door separating the business from our life,” explains Cindy. “There were days when we would be crawling up the stairs at the end of the night, we were that physically tired. We bought a job. A hard one. But I have no regrets. This is something that Blake and I wanted to do, knowing that it would be job security for us and for our children.”
FALL/WINTER PIE FLAVORS SWEET: Pumpkin Pecan Dutch apple Traditional apple Peach Blueberry peach Blueberry crumb Blueberry Strawberry rhubarb Bumble berry Bailey berry SAVORY: Chicken Seafood YEAR-ROUND PIES Chocolate cream Lemon meringue VOLUME OF PIES SOLD Summer = 500 to 600 a day (500 fruit) Winter = 200 a day Thanksgiving Day = 2,800 EMPLOYEES 25 to 30 in the summer, including retail/counter and bakery DAILY SCHEDULE Baker starts at 5 a.m. with the daily list of fruit pies, breakfast items, rolls, savory pies, baked chickens, seafood, clams, beefsteak pies, plus phone orders and walk-ins. Cinnamon nut rolls and muffins come out first, followed by fruit pies and savory pies. THE SHOP OPENS AT 8 A.M. By noon, everything is baked and sold.
Bakers start preparing pies at 5 a.m.
Alex Kuhkur stacks dough in front of the sheeting machine for the pie crusts.
Cinnamon buns are one of the most popular items in the morning.
Cindy and Blake Stearns, right, with their son, Brendan, have owned Marion’s Pie Shop since 2003.
Peach pie is one of the many flavors available during the fall and winter.
What is it about Marion’s that has residents and tourists coming in droves? “We don’t rush anything here. Everything takes time,” explains Blake. “We don’t get fancy ‘cause people don’t expect that. People who come here on vacation are used to strip mall bakeries. We are not that at all. We keep it unique and down home, scratch baking. We are not a cookie-cutter bakery.” They still follow Marion’s original recipes of about 20 different flavors of fruit and savory pies, along with muffins and rolls. Cindy has added one new pie to the menu, “Bailey Berry,” named after the family’s German Shepherd. Loaded with blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries, it has become one of the shop’s signature pies. “It’s great with vanilla ice cream,” she says.
During the summer months and over the holidays, expect to see lines out the door at Marion’s Pie Shop.
Fruit pies are brushed with an egg wash.
Cindy and Blake modernize where they can, keeping up with the latest food trends and the concerns of customers. “We are health conscious,” says Cindy. “We take allergies very seriously and don’t use any nut oils. We bake with a sophisticated lard designed specifically for us and we have ingredients shipped from all over the country, so we can get what we need.” With that delicious mix of buttery crust and richly flavored fillings, a pie is the ultimate comfort food. Got a celebration? Bring a pie. An illness or hardship in the family? Bring a pie. It’s a hazy blue sky, late summer vacation, outdoor BBQ kind of day? Pie. Christmas on the Cape? Pie. The folks at Marion’s know a thing or two about the comfort that pies can bring. Stop in. They’ll have just the thing.
MARION’S PIE SHOP 2022 Main St., Chatham, 508-432-9439, marionspieshopofchatham.com
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Give Founder and President Jim Barnes a call at 802.464.4321 or email JimBarnes@hermitageclub.com today to schedule your personal tour of our private mountain and hear about a special membership offer.
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An Evening to Remember The Chatham Historical Societyâ€™s annual summer gala and major fundraising event was held July 16 at the Atwood House & Museum. PHOTOS BY VIRGINIA NICKERSON
1. Ann and Jim Gessner, David Doherty 2. Chris and Mary Junda 3. Carolyn and Chip Seefer 4. Nancy and Bryan Ruez 5. Catherine Schiff, Virginia Nickerson, Brad Schiff, Danielle Jeanloz 6. Russell Kingman, Shannon Eldredge 7. Eric Riley, Anne-Marie Litchfield, Gregory Heyl 8. Lisa and Stuart Green
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Expect the unusual! Our Twenty-Fourth Year In Chatham!
Shark Talk National Geographic and Atlantic White Shark Conservancy hosted “Sharks,” featuring renowned photographer Brian Skerry July 6 at The Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in Harwich. 1
PHOTOS BY MEGHAN NANAN
1. Peter Dunn, Ben Wigren, Dave Ferraresi 2. Greg Skomal, Wayne Davis 3. Steve and Norma Craffey 4. Megan Winton, Cynthia Wigren, Lindsay Graff 5. Sarah, Steve, Jessie and Lucy Swain 6. Dave Greenaway, Beth Tantillo 7. Andrea, Leane and Ariane Struckmeier
40th Anniversary Gala 1
The Nauset Newcomers celebrated a major milestone
on Dec. 14, 2016, at Chatham Bars Inn. PHOTOS BY JULIA CUMES
1. Nancy and Bill Brotherton 2. Jan and Steve Potter 3. Nancy and Ken Jorgensen 4. Bill and Cheryl Lamb, Marcy and Carl Ericson 5. Ron and Susan Wysk, Jonathan and Diane Rowe 6. Bill and Anne Best, Betsy and Joe Gorski 7. Karen and Jim Bradley 8. Joan Wick-Pelletier, James Cohen 9. Martha Crane, Barbara Barber, Jody Mance
“One of the Top Five Abstract Expressionist in the World” –American Art Awards
STEVE LYONS GALLERY Stop by and see the original works of award winning artist Steve Lyons in his gallery and working studio. Head up to the second floor home to Steve’s Archival Print Collection as well as other original works by photographers and young emerging artists. 617 529.1378 • 463 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633
Taste of Chatham The 30th annual Taste of Chatham, a fundraiser for Monomoy Community Services, was held July 31 under a tent behind the Chatham Community Center. 1
PHOTOS BY TAYLOR FRY
1. Josette Willis,Â Catherine Oâ€™Brien, Tom Messer 2. Tim and Patrice Milley, Graeme Milley, Jordan Salisbury 3. Ryann McIntire, Maddie Plansky 4. Jennifer Segerson, Jodi Belson 5. Tracy Shields, Chris Prisco
Arts Festival The 46th annual Festival of the Arts, sponsored by the Creative Arts Center, was held Aug. 18, 19 and 20 at Chase Park in Chatham.
PHOTOS BY LISA LEIGH CONNORS
1. Mercy Moon Reed, Martha Lucia Nunez 2. Dale Rogers 3. Melissa Rocklen 4. Chelsie Starace, Angela Zoni Mault 5. Shannon Morrison
Escape to Chatham...
Leave the real world behind and escape to Chatham Gables Inn ~ a romantic Chatham, MA, bed and breakfast, just minutes from the National Seashore, with some of New England’s most beautiful beaches, and of course, world class shopping. After a day of sightseeing, beach time, shopping ~ or just a day of touring the beautiful Cape Cod area ~ return to the Inn for a peaceful rest. Then, after a respite in your cozy room, come down to our intimate sitting areas and curl up with a good book, or pull up a chair on our whimsical patio, and listen to the beautiful lullaby of birdsong. After a good night’s rest, a beautifully presented, full country breakfast will be made to order just for you ~ complete with specialty teas, locally-roasted Chatham Art-of-Roasting coffee, freshly baked fruit cobblers and Nantucket Tri-berry muffins, Chatham Jams & Jellies, fruit pancakes, french toast, and Innkeepers’ omelette, thick-cut bacon, and home made apple-sage sausage...
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With Oktoberfest in Kate Gould Park, Ridgevale Beach and First Congregational Church as backdrops, two girlfriends celebrate autumn with outfits from Ports & Company, Sundance Clothing, Fishermanâ€™s Daughter and Puritan Cape Cod.
PHOTOGR APHER: DAN CUTRONA MODELS: ISABELLE VARGA AND GEORGIA PAHL OF MAGGIE INC. HAIRST YLIST: CASSIDY CRYER, HAIR AFFINIT Y, CHATHAM MAKEUP: K AR A MCDONALD, SALON 700 & DAY SPA, HYANNIS PRODUCED BY: LISA LEIGH CONNORS
GEORGIA, LEFT, in a red plaid shirt, black vest, AG Jeans and cashmere skull gloves from Ports & Company, walks with Bichon poodle Marley. ISABELLE, RIGHT, with Schnoodle Charlie, wears a vest and sweater by Tribal, jeans from Kut from the Kloth and Wooden Ships scarf, all from Sundance Clothing.
ISABELLE, LEFT, in a maxi dress, organic plaid flannel shirt and organic cotton fingerless shellfish gloves and necklace, GEORGIA, RIGHT, wears an organic cotton patchwork top paired with patchwork skirt and scarf. All outfits and accessories available at Fishermanâ€™s Daughter.
ISABELLE wears a wrap by Tempo Paris, a top by Last Tango and necklace, all from Sundance Clothing.
GEORGIA models a coat with faux fur, metallic button-down top and necklace, all available at Ports & Company.
ISABELLE in a shark fin tee and zip hoodie from Fisherman’s Daughter and cuff jeans from Sundance. GEORGIA wears a baseball logo tee and black high-waist seamed pants from Fisherman’s Daughter.
GEORGIA wears a Vince sweater with Barbour scarf and ISABELLE models an Eileen Fisher tank and wrap scarf with AG Jeans, all available at Puritan Cape Cod.
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FISHERMANâ€™S DAUGHTER 402 Main St., Chatham, 508-292-5463, fishermansdaughtermarket.com
WAYSIDE INN 512 Main St., Chatham, 508-945-5550, waysideinn.com
PORTS & COMPANY 595 Main St., Chatham, 508-348-5631, portsandcompany.com
HAIR AFFINITY 1291 Main St., Chatham, 508-348-1341, hairaffinity.com
PURITAN CAPE COD 573 Main St., Chatham, 508-945-0326, puritancapecod.com
SALON 700 & DAY SPA 700 Main St., Hyannis, 508-957-2509, salon700.com
SUNDANCE CLOTHING 497 Main St., Chatham, 508-945-5096, sundanceclothing.com
Dennis residents Mike and Amy Berry, owners of rescue dogs Marley and Charlie, who visit Oktoberfest in Chatham every year and loaned us their dogs for the photo shoot.
A new book celebrates 139 Cape Cod natives and washashoresâ€”including many Chatham residentsâ€”from artists and educators to writers and business owners.
ADAM SPENCER The world champion dancer, also known as Adam in Chatham, teaches ballroom dancing at Studio 878 on Main Street, where his popular classes include people of all ages. He also offers a program for young people regardless of their ability to pay the tuition. One of the only constants in my life has been dance. Dance rescued me from a world of academia and catapulted me into a vortex of jumps, leaps and turns. My life had meaning, and I began my journey to understand this art form and experience as much as I possibly could. Dance led me to the four corners of the world, introduced me to new cultures and people, and taught me the importance of discipline, hard work, integrity and happiness. Through the serendipitous nature of dance, I ended up in a little town named Chatham on Cape Cod. Here is where I realized what dance has truly given me. I began to understand that my lifeâ€™s work and talent was not merely to perform for others on a stage, but to share the joys of dance with others by teaching and instilling an infectious passion. It made me realize that I love peopleâ€”dance is merely the vehicle I use to connect. Dance is beginning to insert itself into Chatham culture. The collaboration between myself and Studio 878 has meant that we are able to provide disadvantaged youths with dance education and the necessary materials, attire and opportunity. Every facet of town is slowly getting exposed to the benefits and joys that dance can offer, and the scenic backdrop of Chatham, along with the colorful fabric of the community, has made the whole process enjoyable and rewarding. Thank you, Cape Cod. CHATHAM MAGAZINE
TIM WOOD Wood is the editor of The Cape Cod Chronicle in Chatham as well as a reporter. His book, “Breakthrough: The Story of Chatham’s North Beach,” relates the story of the break in the Outer Bar and the massive erosion that followed. Wood also conducts Main Street walks, which combine local history and architecture. Of course I love the sand, the sea and all the things that go with it. I’ve run the same route five days a week for more than 20 years because it takes me along the Chatham shore, which serves as a reminder of why I came here in the first place. The older I get, however, the more I have come to appreciate Chatham’s built environment. Along almost any street, you’re likely to find a 200-year-old rustic Cape building nestled in a grove, the remnant of a long-gone homestead of one of the town’s early settlers, or a stately Greek Revival left for our enjoyment by a Chatham sea captain. Downtown is an eclectic mix of the old and the new, ever changing and adapting while retaining the heritage and comfort of the familiar. Sadly, many of our old buildings, especially houses, are being lost and overtaken by bloated monstrosities that pay obeisance to the egos of newcomers and their architects rather than the tradition of history and environments in which they are situated. For the first time, we are in danger of losing our heritage. For the sake of future generations, we need to make sure there’s a Cape Cod that looks like our Cape Cod left. For the time being, I will enjoy the history and heritage to be glimpsed around every corner and pass that appreciation to my children.
RACHEL BARNES President of the Chatham Conservation Foundation and social studies teacher at Monomoy Regional High School in Harwich. I moved to Cape Cod when I was 23. I packed my car with everything I owned, finished my last graduate school exam and drove straight from the university to Chatham without stopping. I never left, which is a surprise to me. I somehow imagined city life would call to me at some point, or perhaps a change in climate or culture would woo me away. At 23, living in a place where local businesses closed at 5 p.m. and the radio stations signed off at midnight seemed much like moving to the moon: fascinating, to be sure, but very remote. People who love Cape Cod know why I stayed. Learning the character of the local community feels like admittance to an exclusive event. It is hard earned and brings a sense of local pride that isn’t without amusement at times. The cranky retiree who always complained about my dog walks was really just looking for a way to start a conversation that only ended when he passed away. The taciturn fisherman who never smiled stopped his truck one day to bounce his mooring buoy, amusing my young daughter and showing me a truer side. The people of Chatham invited me to be a character in our story, too, and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to play my role in this vibrant community. Then there is the raw beauty of it all. When you are young, entertainment consists of whatever you can afford, which often isn’t much. Fortunately, the greatest resources we have are available for no admission, and I drank in all that Cape Cod has to offer. What I know now is that no admission doesn’t mean no cost. I hope everyone who lands here works to preserve and protect this unique place so others will be able to enjoy it as I have.
NAOMI TURNER Dancer and owner of the Chatham Candy Manor worked tirelessly with a group of dedicated volunteers to raise money needed to purchase and renovate the Chatham Orpheum Theater. A Chatham summer kid since 1955, I sobbed when late August brought shorter days and cooler nights, the harbingers of autumn. Then, the dreaded and inevitable Labor Day meant saying goodbye to cherished summer friends as we headed offCape for the long and dismal drive home; me in the rear-facing seat of our yellow DeSoto station wagon, longingly looking back down Main Street, asking, “Mommy, please can’t we stay? Can’t we live here all year?” Today, just over 60 years later, I am every bit as passionate about Chatham and have deep and profound connections to this extraordinary community. I consider myself “a Main Street girl.” My business, the Chatham Candy Manor, founded in 1955, is on Main Street, downtown. My Main Street home is a circa-1890 summer cottage overlooking Lighthouse Beach in the Old Village, lovingly restored by my husband, David Veach. Studio 878, my creative space, dance studio, home of the Tides Dance Company and Adam in Chatham Ballroom Dance, and nonprofit trust that provides support for talented young dancers, is on Main Street. Beginning in 2011, I embarked upon manifestation of a long-held vision for return of the historic Chatham Theater to Main Street. With the support of over 3,000 donors, all regulatory boards and Chatham town officials, and an amazing board of trustees, the Chatham Orpheum Theater (originated in 1916) was restored and opened to resounding applause in July 2013. In 2015, I was privileged to lead the iconic Chatham Fourth of July parade down Main Street as grand marshal. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I couldn’t have been more honored. If you’re in Chatham and wonder where I am, look for me on Main Street. I’d love to see you.
MARIE WILLIAMS Twenty-six years ago, Williams founded Chatham’s First Night celebration, a popular alcohol-free townwide festival of the visual and performing arts that uses halls, churches and schools as performance venues. First Night continues to grow every year. For nearly 40 years, I have called Chatham home. Chatham is an exceptional community, blending fishermen with professors and bartenders with CEOs. We encourage our children to be good students, good citizens and protectors of our fragile environment. It would be impossible to live here without recognizing the beauty of this place. My joy has been to live and work here, to raise a family and feast in the friendships that have come my way over the years, and to hear the ocean from my back deck and sneak in an hour with a good book at Oyster Pond Beach in the evening. Kayaking in the beautiful waters of Chatham is one of my favorite things, along with walking the beaches and woods, and strolling through downtown. I’m a champion window shopper and enjoy chatting with familiar shop owners. This is a town of hardworking individualists, but it is also teeming with creative, talented people: musicians, writers, photographers, sculptors, jewelry makers, potters, poets, painters. One outlet for all this creativity has been First Night Chatham, which I helped organize. First Night is an idea borrowed from Boston to mark New Year’s Eve with a celebration of the arts. Chatham is the perfect small town to do just that, and we have fashioned an art-based delight for people of all ages and interests. When my husband died in 1999, a cousin asked me, “Do you think you’ll move back home to Virginia?” I was very much surprised by the question. How could I be anywhere but Chatham? My answer was simply, “No, I think I am home.” CHATHAM MAGAZINE
ANNE CORRIGAN Chatham native and owner of the Chatham Dog Club, which provides daycare services as well as training, grooming and agility classes for canines in the Lower Cape area. Their “puppy socials” are especially popular. She also breeds Vizslas and is president of the Vizsla Club of New England. My parents wouldn’t let me have a dog. As far back as my memory goes, all I wanted was a dog. I wondered, as a young girl, why they were against my one desire? I didn’t ask for much growing up. What was their reason? Maybe because we rented our house; maybe that was it—the landlord. Or maybe because I was the youngest of 11 children and they didn’t want another mouth to feed. I just didn’t get it! As it turned out, my mother was afraid of dogs. But I was not to be deterred! Early in the morning, I would wander the streets of Chatham, rope in hand, seeking out stray dogs, and bring them home and train them to do tricks. My father, with his infinite patience, would come home from his long day at work, bring me and my new dog friends back to where I collected them, and seek out the owners. That is how it all started.
Excerpts and photos reprinted with permission from the book: “I Am of Cape Cod: People and Their Stories,” by John Whelan and photographs by Kim Roderiques, Hummingbird Books, 312 pages, $29.95.
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A professional designer in Chatham shares tips and ideas on how to add sparkle to your home this season by using accent pieces from local shops. ST YLED BY K ARIN LIDBECK PHOTOGR APHY BY JOHN BESSLER s a photo stylist and designer working in the home décor publishing field her entire career, Karin Lidbeck has styled thousands of holiday features and projects for dozens of national magazines. Lidbeck’s prop closet is filled with two decades’ worth of décor collections. For years, her style was to cover every surface with boughs of greenery, holiday figures and collectibles. But when it came time to decorate her own newly remodeled home in Chatham, Lidbeck decided to change gears. She now prefers a simpler and cleaner look, and loves the less-is-more approach. On the following pages, Lidbeck shares holiday décor tips illustrated by photos of her own home—a place where her extended family has gathered for decades—that she styled and designed for the holiday season.
The unique mantel made from a slab of raw wood called for something different than the usual holiday greenery. The wide expanse seemed perfect for little Christmas trees surrounded by twinkling lights, says stylist Karin Lidbeck. â€œI had seen similar trees in my travels and I sketched them out. My husband, Michael Brent, made the trees from scraps of wood, which I painted.â€? The painting of Newtown, Connecticut, above the mantel is also by Brent.
Lidbeck chose decorations that echoed the colors of her home. For the tree, she found beautiful vintage balls in shades of blue, green and silver at Scout Vintage Home and Garden store in Dennis. She mixed in a few of her homemade treasures, such as blue and green sequined ornaments, and added glass and metal icicles. And for the first time in her life, she bought an artificial tree. “After 30 years of cutyour-own and always searching for the not-so-perfectly shaped tree, I finally gave into the “buy one tree for the rest of your life philosophy!” says Lidbeck. The tree is a pre-lit Oregon Noble Fir with LED lights from christmascentral.com
To decorate a Christmas tree, start by adding your ornaments deep in the center of the tree and work outward so you have layers of sparkle from the inner boughs to the outer boughs. To create a warm and cozy feeling, add layers to a couch, such as faux fur pillows, blankets and sheepskin throws from The Chatham Home and Bungalow, two of Lidbeckâ€™s favorite local shops. The real sparkle in this room is a treasured find: The glass, brass and Lucite coffee table from Bungalow in Chatham. Ombre candleholders from The Chatham Home add a regal elegance to the tableâ€”a perfect holiday accent.
This antique cabinet belonged to Lidbeck’s grandmother in her home in France—a family conversation piece. “We gave it a new home,” says Lidbeck. “It’s a perfect holiday beverage stop, built into what was once a bedroom closet.” The dual barn doors, which add texture and a playful style to the room, can remain open for easy access to the rest of the house or closed off for privacy. The vintage cocktail glasses and barware are from Found Home in Chatham, as are the pillows. The blanket is available at The Chatham Home. Barn doors and hardware: realslidinghardware.com/barn-doors.
The holidays signal a time for baking and Lidbeck’s favorite cookies—raspberry thumbprint cookies—are a permanent fixture in the kitchen throughout the month of December. Chatham floral designer Greta Ribb’s wreaths of boxwood, seeded eucalyptus and pine cones make pretty silhouettes in the windows and add just enough holiday décor without being overwhelming. Lidbeck’s kitchen counter always features a large vase of seasonal flowers, such as paper whites—Lidbeck’s favorite. She buys the paper whites and transfers the bulbs from their garden containers to her own personal vessels. “I add cut greenery, pine cones and berries around the bulbs,” she says. “It’s an easy way to add some holiday bling.” Serving pieces and pitcher from The Chatham Home. Amaryllis and paperwhites can be ordered from whiteflowerfarm.com. The family's 90-pound Boxer, Kongo, waits for a treat.
The dining table is set with stunning gold ombre hurricanes. Lidbeck created a centerpiece by using them both as candleholders and vases filled with the cut amaryllis. The portrait of Lidbeck, by Michael Brent, at the Chatham Bandstand 25 years ago, hangs on the wall. The ombre candleholders and vases are from The Chatham Home, and amaryllis from whiteflowerfarm.com.
Chatham floral designer Greta Ribb of the Floral Factory in Chatham created garland made with local greens and pine cones for the front door and several wreaths for inside the house. To avoid taking away the spotlight from the brass starfish door knocker from Tale of the Cod, Lidbeck opted for a few festive sprigs of greenery wired behind it. The hurricanes from The Chatham Home are perfect lanterns and add some sparkle. CHATHAM MAGAZINE
Framed sketches from their travels in France hang above their treasured weathervane. For a festive entry, Lidbeck surrounded the galloping horse with snowy white feathered trees, assorted snowflakes and votives of candlelight, creating an inviting wintry holiday scene. Brass maritime lighting from bigshipsalvage.com Local Resources: Bungalow, 1291 Main St., Chatham, 774-316-4506, bungalowconsignment.com The Chatham Home, 443 Main St., Chatham, 508-945-5562, thechathamhome.com Found Home, 726 Main St., Chatham, 508-945-0021, foundhome.squarespace.com Greta Ribb, The Floral Factory, 17 Field House Lane, Harwich, 508-360-3209 Scout Vintage Home & Garden, 776 Route 6A, Dennis, 508-385-4545, scoutvintage.net Tale of the Cod, 450 Main St., Chatham, 508-945-0347, taleofthecod.com
Builder: Jim Gronski Construction, West Chatham, 717-870-6683 jimgronskiconstruction.com
Chatham resident builds 566-square-foot energy-efficient home modeled after a 19th-century house near Reykjavik. PHOTOGR APHY AND TE X T BY MARK CHESTER
hatham resident David Coughanowr considers himself an unofficial ambassador to Iceland. He has visited the Nordic island nation more than 50 times since his first trip in 1973 when he was 12 years old. In 2016, he traveled there eight times. “Icelanders inspire creativity,” says Coughanowr, 56, sitting in his custom-built Chatham home. “It’s in their soul. Being an eccentric, I can identify with the people there.” So it comes as no surprise that he modeled his Chatham home after an 1846 Icelandic house he visited at the Árbaer Open Air Folk Museum, outside of Reykjavik.
The custom-built home near the Chatham airport makes a statement with its red recyclable metal roof, 19 solar panels and galvanized steel exterior.
Several years ago, the former Sandwich resident bought a plot of land measuring 102 by 100 feet (a little over 10,000 square feet) at 155 George Ryder Road South in Chatham near the town’s airport. The civil engineer, certified-Title 5 inspector and septic system designer envisioned a sustainable home with off-the-grid-like amenities. One could describe it as contemporary, simple and eco-friendly. The two-bedroom, two-bath home, designed by Coughanowr, features an open floor plan with a galley kitchen, where he cooks with propane gas. A small Norwegian Jotul wood stove heats the entire upper level that includes a shower stall, bath and office below a storage loft. The lower-level walkout basement, with French doors leading to the backyard, features a guest room and work area. Coughanowr made use of every inch by installing a stacked washer-dryer unit. The energy-efficient house by Cape standards is iconic. Its red metal roof, which will last for 50 years and is recyclable, has 19 solar panels that generate hot water and electricity. The panels also help keep the house cool in the summer months. Three skylights provide ample natural light. The exterior is galvanized steel with a timber frame covering.
The energy-efficient home, designed by homeowner David Coughanowr, pictured at right, features an open floor plan with a galley kitchen and a small Jotul wood stoveâ€”the homeâ€™s main heat source.
The solar panels also supply enough electricity to power his Smart Fortwo car and house. “I save over 500 gallons of gas per year,” says Coughanowr, whose adopted Icelandic name is Thorri Snaersson. “And there’s enough units to sell back to the electric company, which often owes me money,” he says with a smile. He designed a gravity-flow septic system, with a holding tank of 1,500 gallons. Coughanowr installed pine walls, white oak flooring and an aromatic red cedar ceiling. “I didn’t want any carpeting, which tends to give off toxic acids,” he says. “And there is no dry walling. I wanted all natural materials.” Coughanowr, who founded Eco-Tech Rapid Response Company, a Title 5 engineering services firm based in Chatham, says the town was supportive of his unique style. As a nod to his adopted homeland, he added a sign of the original street name and number— Þingholtsstræti 9—on the front of his house. It didn’t go unnoticed. “One summer, a man from Iceland, who recognized the style of house, knocked on my door because he had to meet the person who lived there.”
Mark Chester’s book, “The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape, Photographs of New Americans,” celebrates the cultural diversity of Massachusetts. For more information, visit markchesterphotography.com.
PHOTO CREDIT: DAVID HILLS, WWW.FISHYPICTURES.COM
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HARDING LANE HAT $36, Puritan Cape Cod, 573 Main St., 508-945-0326, puritancapecod.com
TOKI WATCHES $110 each, Mark August, 490 Main St., 508-945-4545, markaugust.com CHATHAM BANDSTAND BLANKET $160, Chatham Threadworks, 400 Main St., 508-348-5179, chathamthreadworks.com
VINEYARD VINES BELT $58, Puritan Cape Cod, 573 Main St., 508-945-0326, puritancapecod.com
ZODAX APOTHECARY CANDLE $24-$26, Bungalow, 1291 Main St., 774-316-4506, bungalowconsigment.com
BRIE CUTTING BOARD $20, Simpler Pleasures, 433 Main St., 508-945-4040, simplerpleasures.com
GREEN CERAMIC VASES $20-$32.50, Bungalow, 1291 Main St., 774-316-4506, bungalowconsigment.com LOLLIA SCENTED CANDLES $35, Bungalow, 1291 Main St., 774-316-4506, bungalowconsigment.com
PRINCESS AND THE PEA PLAYSET $129, Frances Johnston, 400 Main St., 508-945-9300, francesjohnstonchatham.com
QUATREFOIL RING Spessartite Garnet and Blue Green Topaz , $1,575, Forest Beach Designer Goldsmiths, 436 Main St., 508-945-7334, capecodcharms.com
CHART METALWORKS NECKLACE $46, Puritan Cape Cod, 573 Main St., 508-945-0326, puritancapecod.com GOLD STARBURSTS $50-$100, Bungalow, 1291 Main St., 774-316-4506, bungalowconsigment.com
HANDMADE WINDBLOWN TREE by Randy Adams, $155, available in three sizes, The Artful Hand Gallery, 459 Main St., 508-945-5681, artfulhandgallery.com
SHELL CHIP & DIP BOWL $86, Simpler Pleasures, 433 Main St., 508-945-4040, simplerpleasures.com
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HAMMERHEAD BOTTLE OPENER AND CORKSCREW $18, The Artful Hand Gallery, 459 Main St., 508-945-5681, artfulhandgallery.com
STEAMPUNK BIRD SCULPTURE by Mullanium, $395, The Artful Hand Gallery, 459 Main St., 508-945-5681, artfulhandgallery.com
CRAB ORNAMENT made with copper, $19.50, Yankee Ingenuity, 525 Main St., 508-945-1288, yankee-ingenuity.com
DUCK SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS $13.50, Frances Johnston, 400 Main St., 508-945-9300, francesjohnstonchatham.com
SANDPIPER MUG $14.50, Frances Johnston, 400 Main St., 508-945-9300, francesjohnstonchatham.com
HANDMADE SEAHORSE ORNAMENT $19.50, The Artful Hand Gallery, 459 Main St., 508-945-5681, artfulhandgallery.com
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inter in Chatham means quieter streets, fewer crowds, snow on the sand. It can also be a hectic time if you are hosting holiday dinners and accommodating out-of-town friends and family. While itâ€™s fun to wrap gifts, plan menus, bake cookies and attend parties, you might find yourself a bit stressed juggling all the obligations and demands of the holiday season. Here are some ultra relaxing ways you can de-stress in Chatham. BY LISA CAVANAUGH
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LE PETITE DAY SPA
Tucked behind Chatham Town Hall on Main Street, Le Petite Day Spa is a refuge from the bustle of Main Street. Inside, an elegantly calm atmosphere greets you as you peruse a menu of state-of-the-art, relaxing and invigorating skin, hair, nail and body treatments. Le Petite’s professional staff can work wonders with a personalized set of treatments. To truly rejuvenate, opt for the Le Petite Head to Toe Treatment, which starts with a restful scalp massage followed by an aromatherapy, anti-stress body rub, a hydrating foot scrub and hot towel treatment, completed by a soothing and hydrating facial. If time is of the essence, you can sneak in a 30-minute Le Petite neck and shoulder massage specifically designed to focus on releasing tension, stress and overworked muscles in those areas. “We invite everyone to experience and enjoy a complete mind, body and soul makeover,” says Chatham native Kim Carlin, owner of Le Petite Day Spa, which opened in 2008. A licensed massage therapist, aesthetician and nail technician, Carlin stresses that her No. 1 goal is customer service. “At Le Petite Day Spa, we are committed to providing the most relaxing experience to all of our customers.” 35 Cross St., Chatham, 508-945-9909, thelepetitedayspa.com
THE SPA AT CHATHAM BARS INN
Imagine that it’s a few days after Thanksgiving and you’ve just treated yourself to a much-needed massage. You take a steam shower, wrap yourself in a plush robe and step outside to dip into a bubbling Jacuzzi. But you’re not in California—you are in Chatham! The Spa at Chatham Bars Inn is open year round, (with limited availability matching the resort’s winter schedule ) offering luxurious treatments for the body, face, hands and feet. You can book two or three-hour packages or focus on one treatment and de-stress in the lush lounges, saunas and steam room. (As the weather warms up, the seasonal outdoor cabanas and pool offer even more chances to relax.) Some of their signature services include the beach-themed tides massage, which utilizes smoothed ocean shells and the sea dew hot stone massage, which combines refreshing rosemary mint oil and soothing warm stones. The spa caters to both women and men and features a sea captain’s facial, which helps restore skin damage caused by daily shaving and environmental aggressors. For an indulgence of epic proportions, you can escape overnight to one of their spa suites, located above the spa. These adult-only suites have been designed with a focus on luxury and pampering, with oversized hydrotherapy tubs, saunas, steam showers and fireplaces. “The spa suites are set up for relaxation with plenty of space for in-room massages or yoga practice,” says Maegan Storey, director of marketing at Chatham Bars Inn. Sounds like the perfect time to ask visiting relatives to babysit! 297 Shore Road, Chatham, 508-945-6737, chathambarsinn.com/spa-fitness-areas/the-spa/
Another way to get a “turkey to go” for your November feast is to contact Chatham Bars Inn. They offer full Thanksgiving dinners that you can pick up and bring home for the entire family. CBI also serves a Thanksgiving Day feast at its Sacred Cod Tavern and a grand buffet in STARS. Or to really keep things stress-free, you can take everyone out for dinner. The Wild Goose Tavern at the Chatham Wayside Inn on Main Street presents a scrumptious buffet on Thanksgiving Day.
Fabulous Feasts CHATHAM VILLAGE MARKET Not feeling the chef vibe this year? Never fear. You can get complete holiday dinners, from soup to pumpkin pie, at Chatham Village Market. The market’s talented staff excels at crafting the perfect meal for your party or family dinner. A full service grocery store, Chatham Village Market will provide roast turkey, mashed potatoes, two kinds of stuffing, (traditional and cranberry apple) and a variety of vegetable side dishes to please everyone at your table. “We have butternut squash, green beans, Brussels sprouts; we try to have something for everyone,” says Stephanie Eldredge, the deli manager. Make sure to give the team at Chatham Village Market a couple of days notice and plan to pick your order the day before Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter—and don’t forget dessert! The market has a wide variety of delicious pies and other baked delights. Also, be sure to choose your favorite wine and beer from their comprehensive selection to complement your dinner and add some fresh flowers from their floral section (pre-made arrangements can be ordered as well) for a holiday event everyone will love. All you have to do is sit back and accept the accolades. 20 Queen Anne Road, Chatham, 508-945-9783, chathamvillagemarket.com
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Chatham Clothing Bar
CHATHAM CLOTHING BAR
Personal Shopping Services SUNDANCE CLOTHING What to wear to that office holiday lunch? Or to the neighbor’s New Year’s Eve party? Or even throughout the entire week of socializing with the in-laws? When you need the perfect outfit for a special holiday event or stylish pieces to fill in your winter wardrobe, call the friendly staff at Sundance Clothing on Main Street Chatham. Owner April Cabral and her team will choose items to match your style and have them waiting for you to try on at your convenience. “We regularly pre-select key items for frequent customers,” says Cabral. “We know what they like and will have half a rolling rack of items in their sizes and favorite looks to try on. It saves them time and effort.” This individualized attention is available year-round to anyone visiting Chatham. Just give them a call ahead of time, let them know what you are looking for and what your personal style is and they will help you look and feel your very best. 497 Main St., Chatham, 508-945-5096, sundanceclothing.com
PURITAN CAPE COD You can also turn to Puritan Cape Cod for one-on-one selection and purchasing experiences, including appointments outside normal business hours. Puritan also helps you make it a group event with both holiday “customer wish lists” that their staff will share with your loved ones and private shopping parties for friends and family. “Shopping parties are a great way to de-stress, because it makes holiday shopping fun rather than another thing on your holiday prep to-do list,” says Puritan’s Anne Bellino. 573 Main St., Chatham, 508-945-0326, puritancapecod.com 96
When Chatham author Anne LeClaire needed to update her wardrobe for casual and evening events related to the release of her novel, “The Halo Effect,” she turned to Chatham Clothing Bar owner Sandra Wycoff, who offers personal shopping services by appointment. Upstairs, above the store, Wycoff gave LeClaire numerous options and—what every shopping experience could use—a glass of wine. “It was very relaxed and easy. Sandy had preselected a number of outfits, complete with jewelry and shoes. It was like girlfriends playing dress-up with the entire stock to choose from,” says LeClaire. “It was fun and no stress.” Customers interested in Chatham Clothing Bar’s personal shopping services should call the store to book an appointment and plan on a twohour time frame. “The most important part is helping someone develop their own personal style and creating a wardrobe,” says Wycoff, who offers her services after-hours for a more relaxing experience. “I’m not opposed to people bringing in pieces of their wardrobe that they really like and then we can update it and see what we need to go with it.”’ –Lisa Leigh Connors Chatham Clothing Bar, 534 Main St., Chatham, 508-945-5292, chathamtco.com
Xiomy Avila-Dynega and Chris Dynega, owners of Life in Harmony
Health and Wellness LIFE IN HARMONY “Living an Ayurvedic lifestyle prevents the onset of stress to begin with,” says Chris Dynega, who opened Life In Harmony with his wife, Xiomy, two years ago after they completed studying Ayurveda, one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems, in Kerala, India. “If you have a routine, diet and lifestyle in place, then anything that life throws at you can be handled without allowing it to become stressful.” The Dynegas chose Chatham for their wellness center because they feel it’s a beautiful village of lovely people, in a beautiful place. “We found that what brought harmony into our lives were healthy relationships, a connection with a community and a connection with nature,” says Chris. They provide a variety of Ayurvedic treatments all aimed at de-stressing and detoxifying the body
of physical and mental toxins. Clients’ favorites include Shirodhara in which warm, herbal infused oil is poured over the forehead and scalp for 30 to 40 minutes and Abhyanga, a warm herbal infused oil massage for the entire body, with steam therapy to complete the treatment. Life In Harmony also offers private sessions in yoga therapy to help individuals with imbalances that they are experiencing. They are committed to helping community members find lasting health. “Finding out what your unique constitution and imbalances are according to Ayurveda is one key element,” says Chris, “but living/eating according to the place and/or season where you are and incorporating a daily routine for wellness are just as important.” Chatham Wellness Center, 60E Munson Meeting Way, Chatham, 203-595-1903, binharmony.com
Explore the outdoors this fall and winter by taking a hike on these seven trails. Chatham is blessed with both natural and manmade riches—glorious beaches and waterways, an iconic inn and a historic Main Street lined with shops and restaurants. But there are also hidden treasures, literally steps away, in the form of walking trails that offer unspoiled views of freshwater ponds, marshlands and saltwater beaches. The walking trails, mostly laid out as loops, average about a mile long. They are maintained by a professional land steward, devoted volunteers and nonprofit organizations. Chief among them is the Chatham Conservation Foundation (CCF), the first private land trust on Cape Cod established in 1962, dedicated to preserving habitat, water protection and promoting public enjoyment of the visual quality of the landscape. In partnership with the Town of Chatham, the CCF has almost 700 acres of land under its care. We walk for recreation, but we also walk to experience a sense of freedom. We walk to reflect and for inspiration, and we walk to reconnect with nature. The brevity and proximity of Chatham’s walking trails enable us to make them part of a daily routine. They offer a tonic and natural remedy for our daily cares. As CCF trustee Carol Odell puts it, “Nature is cleansing.” TE X T AND PHOTOGR APHY BY JOSEPH PORCARI
he Training Field Triangle is a 39-acre oak and pine forest containing a gentle .75-mile loop trail. It derives its name from its use as a training field for the colonial militia and its shape from old cart paths. The triangle-shaped trail is surrounded by busy roads, but set back far enough to muffle any traffic sounds. The trail slopes down about 60-feet to a kettle hole wetland and certified vernal pool. The Old Comers Road side of the triangle is the site of Chatham’s smallpox cemetery dating from 1765-66. There are a few crumbling headstones—a poignant reminder of the epidemic which ravaged the town. Look for the beige oval CCF signs along Old Comers Road or Training Field Road marking the trail entrances. Parking is available.
he 1.1-mile loop follows the eastern edge of its namesake creek and the remains of an old cranberry operation, which is gradually returning to natural wetland. There’s an upper and lower section of the trail; the lower portion parallels the brackish freshwater creek and is bordered with marsh grasses, cattails and ferns. The upland section snakes through pine and oak woodland. Land steward Matt Cannon says this is his favorite Chatham trail. “You are able to walk along the edge of upland and see the transition of plants down to the water. The bird life is incredible. It’s a great view and a unique experience overall.” The entrance to the trail is on a dirt road off Route 28. Look for the oval CCF sign. Parking is available.
he 1.25-mile Barclay’s Pond trail is laid out on land acquired by the Chatham Conservation Trust and named after the first parcel donor, William F. Barclay. Along with the adjacent town land, there is a combined 116 acres of woodland, mostly pitch pine and oak. The trail meanders over terrain ranging between 20 feet and 80 feet above sea level and diverts the walker with several side paths. It touches on three kettle hole freshwater ponds: Barclay’s Pond, Mary’s Pond and Schoolhouse Pond. These are perfect spots to observe both native and migratory water fowl. The periphery of the ponds is home to increasingly rare plants like the Plymouth gentian and insects like the damsel fly. Parking is available off Old Queen Anne Road next to the trail entrance. Look for the oval CCF signs.
hereâ€™s an engaging .75-mile-long loop trail with three side paths in the 10-acre Sylvan Conservation Area in South Chatham. The land encompasses deep woods, open fields and 600 feet of freshwater shoreline overlooking Black Pond, and the much larger White Pond. Once operated as a nursery by the Sylvan family, and planted with ornamental gardens, there is a unique mix of native and non-native trees and plants. Pitch pines and oaks grow alongside European beech and yews, and the paths are bordered with ferns, daffodils and rhododendrons. The Town of Chatham purchased the property in 2004 to remain as conservation land forever, and the Friends of Sylvan Gardens was established to assist the town in managing and improving the land. Plans are in the works to build an ADA compliant, compressed stone path and benches from the beginning of the trail to the pond overlook. The entrance is located on Old Main Street. Some parking is available.
his 11-acre site is home to a mix of upland and wetland species and its .75-mile loop trail follows old cart roads. A short side trail leads to the freshwater Lover’s Lake, Chatham’s only river herring spawning area, and two rustic cedar stump seats. The steep sections of the trail contribute to a good workout. Of historic interest are a few tall antennas once used as receivers for Marconi’s wireless intercontinental communications system in the early 20th century. Parking is available along Old Comers Road next to the trail entrance sign.
‘A Dynamic Place to Live’ New executive director and land steward Matt Cannon of the Chatham Conservation Foundation is responsible for managing the CCF land and trail system, environmental education and community engagement. Trustee Carol Odell describes Cannon as a “treasure.” “He’s smart, personable and a selfstarter.” Cannon loves the proximity of woods, ponds and beaches on the Outer Cape, and likes to remind us that we’re living on some of the youngest land on the planet. “For Chatham in particular, the shifting sands and shoals make for a dynamic place to live,” says Cannon, who majored in environmental studies at Connecticut College. He spent two years with AmeriCorps Cape Cod, where he was placed with the Harwich Conservation Trust. “We are seeing the evolution of the land right before our eyes.” The CCF’s new headquarters are located inside the historic Mayo House at 540 Main St. Cannon will be 102
working out of a room in the old house, built in 1818 by Josiah Mayo, a blacksmith by trade and postmaster for 40 years in Chatham. Inspired by the writings of Rachel Carson and Aldo Leopold, Cannon believes land trusts play an important role in preserving our land, water, wildlife and shared quality of life. “I have learned that small community organizations have a tremendous impact. The change we create is tangible and it reinforces the notion of ‘act local, think global.’ “We can create the sustainable communities we need right here, and each person can make a difference.” For more information on the foundation, visit chathamconservationfoundation.org
stablished in 1944 as an “inviolate sanctuary for migratory birds,” the Monomoy National Refuge is the site of a .75-mile walk through maritime forest, beach and tidal flats, sand dunes and salt marsh. Near the visitors’ center is a boardwalk section with overlooks framing postcard-worthy views of the Atlantic, South Beach, and North and South Monomoy Islands. Walking from the beach through the dune and from the sand plain to the upland section, one can appreciate the complex coastal barrier ecosystem that forms the Outer Cape. You can literally see, hear and feel the wind and sea shaping the land under your feet. The entrance to the trail is just off the beach and about 100 yards from the boardwalk stairs. Parking is available at the Visitor Center and on the Morris Island Road Dike. The trail is only accessible at low tide.
anta-ray shaped Strong Island is the crown jewel of Chatham’s conservation lands and a vital part of the Pleasant Bay ecosystem. A major feeding area for migratory shorebirds, there are 75 acres of upland purchased by the Chatham Conservation Foundation from the Horst family and 69 acres of town-owned marsh. The island has a colorful history and was considered as the possible site of a secondterm JFK summer White House. Facing south, the 1.7-mile upland trail offers painterly views of the marsh and bay, while on the north side there’s a pristine sandy beach. Chatham resident and Skidmore student Alex Farkas kayaked to the island for the first time this summer. “I felt far away from a town buzzing with summer energy and found a peacefulness on Strong Island which was the essence of natural Cape Cod.”
Accessible only by boat, kayak or canoe; visitors may come ashore on the island’s north and west sides.
There are strong currents and tides in the channel and one must exercise extreme caution. The closest town landing is at the end of Strong Island Road. There is a three-acre private reserve on the island and everyone is urged to stay on the trail, observe all signs and respect the private area.
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A local knitter joins a group at A Great Yarn in Chatham and offers tips on how to get started. TE X T AND PHOTOGR APHY BY DEBR A L AWLESS
t’s a quiet Saturday morning, and I have joined the regular “knitaround” at a table inside A Great Yarn on Main Street in Chatham. Mary Weishaar, who co-owns the store with her husband, Ron, is knitting a toddler’s cable knit sweater. I’m working on a pattern called “baby surprise jacket” from 1968 by the famous knitting writer Elizabeth Zimmermann. This is the first time I’ve knit in a group, and I am trying to keep my knitting hidden in my lap. When I was 10 years old, my great aunt Elsa taught me how to knit continental style, which means you manipulate the ball of yarn with your left hand instead of with your right. Elsa cast on the stitches for a poncho in gold yarn. We must have followed a pattern, but I never saw it. Each week, when Elsa came to my family’s house in Providence, we sat upstairs and pored over my slow progress. Eventually, we completed the poncho. Elsa finished it off with fringes. Since my birth, Elsa had been knitting me blankets, sweaters, skirts, vests and even a little red coat. Elsa also outfitted my dolls with hand-knitted outfits. When my mother was a child, she knit her a woolen bathing suit. In college, I still wore Elsa’s final offering: an oatmeal-colored sweater with a faux fur collar.
Girls in previous generations on both sides of my family were taught to knit. An aunt visiting us with a knitting bag in hand was not uncommon. In television shows I watched in the 1960s, when a young man came upon his wife knitting baby booties, it signaled that she was pregnant. Knitting was commonplace, and then it wasn’t. After completing the poncho, I stopped knitting. During those years when I turned up the radio to hear Helen Reddy belting out “I Am Woman,” knitting, like many “women’s crafts,” went out of style. In college, I knew one oddball freshman who said she knew how to knit, but I never saw her with yarn or needles. Today, knitting is hot again, and popular with both young and old, men and women. You can find free patterns, join chat rooms and watch how-to videos online. Ravelry, an online site founded in 2007 for knitters and crocheters that offers patterns and advice, now boasts more than seven million registered users. In recent years, yarns made of new fibers, such as bamboo and beautiful hand-dyed yarns, and innovative equipment have come on the scene.
Chatham became part of the resurgence when A Great Yarn opened in March 2015. When the Weishaars were planning their store, Mary remembers puzzled looks from friends, who implied it was an “old lady thing.” However, as I sit here with three fellow knitters and see the full calendar of events for adults and children, it’s easy to see the new knitting is not an “old lady thing.”
Debra Lawless has created a range of items, including a baby sweater, socks and mittens. Last year, she joined the regular “knit-around” table at A Great Yarn in Chatham and created the “baby surprise jacket,” pictured at left. Clever signs can be seen as you walk or drive by A Great Yarn on Main Street.
Caitlin Doggart is a knitter. Doggart co-owns Where the Sidewalk Ends Bookstore at 432 Main St. with her mother Joanne Doggart. The store now stocks gorgeous scarf kits from Parallel Lines that are perfect for beginners. It was there, about a decade ago, that I discovered a Scarf in a Cup kit with a pattern, two needles and sufficient yarn for a scarf. Intrigued, I found I still knew how to knit. I created my first scarf in garter stitch. I knit a few scarves, then I moved on to mittens. I knit them on two straight needles and sewed a seam. This time around my interest did not wane. I bought more knitting supplies and taught myself to knit in the round on double-pointed needles. Now I could create seamless mittens and, eventually, socks. My mother gave me Elsa’s knitting equipment. I now have her plastic straight needles, double-pointed needles and circular knitting kits. I still use her metal needles–the color has worn at the tips. Last winter, through eBay, I bought some vintage Coats & Clark’s pamphlets (originally 29 cents each), and I found the exact patterns for children’s sweaters that Elsa had knitted in the 1960s. From these patterns, I knit two vintage sweaters and made a stab at several others. CHATHAM MAGAZINE
Getting Started VISIT YOUR LOCAL YARN SHOP At your local shop you’ll find the supplies you need: a couple of straight needles (probably size eight), a ball of yarn with a texture and color you like and a row counter. You might even be lucky enough to find a beginner’s class or a drop-in session to learn how to cast your yarn onto the needle, hold the needles and yarn and do a basic garter stitch. START SIMPLE To begin knitting, start with a simple project, such as a garter-stitch scarf. You’ll learn to cast on, knit and cast off. After a couple of basic scarves, move onto a more complex scarf, or even a modest shawl, which will allow you to develop new techniques, such as purling, making a cable or lace. You’ll soon be knitting hats, mittens and socks! WATCH TUTORIALS When you get stuck, Google the stitch or technique and find an appropriate YouTube video. Observe someone else’s fingers as they make the stitch you are trying to master. This can be clearer than reading diagrams in books. JOIN A CIRCLE When you have gained a bit of confidence, knit with others at your local yarn store. Through conversations, you will find inspiration for new projects. While you are there, you can also stock up on more supplies and yarn. A FINAL KNITTER’S TIP Always keep an emery board in your knitting kit. Someday, when your jagged nail snags the yarn at every row, you’ll thank me. 110
Mary and Ron Weishaar, owners of A Great Yarn.
Back at the knitting circle, Mary Weishaar talks about men who knit. “When a man knits, they will tackle anything,” she says, “while some women are afraid.” She reminisces about a retired builder who knits fancy cables. She pauses, then consults with Jean Williams of Chatham about the sweater she is knitting. Williams, who is working on a lace scarf, runs a “wild and whacky” knitting group here on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. In recent months, A Great Yarn has offered classes in knitting Christmas ornaments, colorful mittens and beading. Chatham resident Kathleen Read, who is knitting a multi-colored sock across the table from me this morning, led a group in knitting Zimmermann’s “baby surprise jacket.” Last summer, the store offered knitting classes for children of all ages. “Knit on with confidence and hope, through all crises,” Zimmermann once wrote. Elsa took her advice to heart, knitting through the Great Depression, World War II and into the Age of Aquarius. She lay down her needles for the final time when I was in high school in the mid-1970s. I would like to think that in my own modest way, I’m picking up where she left off.
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Tea is poured into proper china cups during Holiday High Tea at The Captainâ€™s House Inn.
At The Captainâ€™s House Inn, visitors enjoy a sweet and savory tradition. BY DEBR A L AWLESS PHOTOGR APHY BY BETT Y WILE Y
Red placemats, poinsettias and festive red Santa hats are all part of the holiday high tea experience at The Captain’s House Inn.
fternoon tea is being served in the sunny dining room of The Captain’s House Inn a few days before Christmas. Festive red Santa hats cover the backs of the white wooden chairs. Red placemats and poinsettias on the tables echo the red of the hats. Next to each plate is a traditional English Christmas cracker—a wrapped tube that you pull apart to reveal a small gift. Just beyond a Christmas tree, French doors open to the inn’s two-acre grounds. Jessica Green, 20, hands out menus that read “Holiday High Tea Menu.” Listed are eight savory items followed by six sweet items. A separate menu lists a choice of teas ranging from lemongrass ginger to Ceylon breakfast. “Bubbles,” brews, cider, wines and cocktails are also available. We order tea. “I didn’t really like tea until I came here,” Green confides. “I was more of a coffee person.” Green is from Northamptonshire, about 70 miles northwest of London, and speaks in an accent that conspires with the tea and the crackers to suggest we have been magically whisked off to Merrie Olde England. She is a hospitality student at Bournemouth University in England, here with four other English interns for a year. 114
In 1839, Sea Captain Hiram Harding built his Greek Revival-style house at 369-377 Old Harbor Road. In 1983, 144 years later, it became an inn with 16 guest rooms. Jill Varney Meyer, 39, and her husband James, 40, both natives of Wyckoff, N.J., have owned the inn since 2006. The innkeepers are also the parents of five children ranging in age from two-year-old twins to 9 years old. The previous innkeepers were English, and began the tradition of serving tea here, says Meyer. The inn draws guests from around the world, and in the shoulder season it accommodates many guests from the United Kingdom. But the American guests, especially, adore afternoon tea. The popularity of “Downton Abbey” reinforced Americans’ love of tea. And even though that PBS series ended in March 2016, “if anything, this year (2016) was one of our strongest years for tea,” says Meyer. Each year, as the holiday season approaches, the innkeepers and chef Jeff Wilson collaborate on the menu. “We try to change it up every year,” says Meyer. But it always has the three basics of an English tea: savories, scones and sweets. Americans often ask for clotted cream to spread on the scones, and the inn will add that for a small additional charge. Back at our table, Green pours tea from dainty china pots decorated with flowers. The cups, too, are proper china tea cups—no mugs here! A few minutes later, she returns and places the three-tiered cake stand in the center of the table. On the top plate are the mouthwatering savories: cucumber sandwiches with herb cream cheese, cut into small Christmas tree shapes and apple Boursin sandwiches cut into small triangles. There are hot little sausage rolls and cheese crisps. This year, Meyer added her own favorite—crab salad with bacon and Gruyère in phyllo cups. Two young girls look over sweet and savory treats.
Guests can relax or read in one of the quiet rooms at The Captain’s House Inn.
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Meyer calls this “high tea” because that is how Americans think of it, perhaps equating the word “high” with “fancy.” Many rules surround the cult of tea in England, and anyone there will explain that “high tea” is really a meal that working people have traditionally consumed at 6 p.m. or later when they got home. Afternoon tea, in contrast, was said to have been invented in the 1840s by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, who grew hungry on the long slog from lunch to dinner, which was served to her at 8:30 p.m. or later. So “even though the terminology is not correct, we use it,” says Meyer.
Jill Varney Meyer, and her husband, James, have owned The Captain’s House Inn since 2006.
Holiday teas will be served at The Captain’s House Inn daily through Dec. 29. For reservations, call 508-945-0127. The inn is located at 369 Old Harbor Road, Chatham, captainshouseinn.com
Meyer knows whereof she speaks because her father, Stuart Varney, a well-known economic journalist on the Fox Business Network, hails from Derby, England. “I really did grow up coming home from school having tea,” she says. She has traveled extensively in England, visiting relatives and sampling the occasional afternoon tea. After finishing the savories, we move onto the spiced scones and traditional scones with strawberry jam and whipped cream on the middle plate. To help us recreate this experience at home, the inn offers the scone recipe on its website. Ginger thumbprint cookies, white chocolate and peppermint squares, and chocolate spritz cookies on the lower plate follow the scones. The frosted red velvet cupcakes (which are delicious) might offend some tea purists who declare that cupcakes are a modern invention and should never, ever be served at tea. They don’t offend us in the least.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Oct. 18 In Search of Chopin Chopin’s grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and his music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide—but who exactly was this astonishing man? For four years, Phil Grabsky has traveled the globe in his quest to lay bare the life and music of Chopin. 10 a.m. Chatham Orpheum Theater, 637 Main St., 508-945-0874, chathamorpheum.org/artseries
Oct. 21 MARCY FORD
At The Atwood Lecture Series
Pumpkins for sale! First Congregational Church. Proceeds benefit the Chatham Children’s Fund. First Congregational Church, 650 Main St., at the Rotary, 508-945-0800, chathamcongregational.org
“Ghosts of Cape Cod,” by speaker Bill Russo. 2 p.m. $5/Free for members. Atwood House Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Road, 508-945-2493, chathamhistorialsociety.org
Beer, bratwurst, pie contest, music and kids’ games. All of these events are just a small part of Chatham’s Oktoberfest in Kate Gould Park. Arrive early because the lines start forming at noon for oldfashioned games, tasty German fare and beer and fun in the park. 11 a.m.4:30 p.m. Kate Gould Park, Main Street. chathammerchants.com
Oct. 13-31 Pumpkin People in the Park The creative and innovative Pumpkin People are fashioned by local businesses, organizations or just plain folk. These larger-than-life creations are just the frost on the pumpkin the day of the Oktoberfest festival. Come and see these outrageous displays in October and plan to be at Oktoberfest on Oct. 21. Kate Gould Park, Main Street, chathammerchants.com CHATHAM MAGAZINE
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Oct. 18 Chatham Lighthouse Tour Located on the grounds of Coast Guard Station Chatham, Chatham Light has a long and rich history and is available to tour during select months. 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. lighthouse.cc/ chatham/history.html
Oct. 20 Witches’ Walk An evening of cocktails, raffles and wildly wicked good times to benefit Monomoy Community Services. Ticket includes chowder, light dinner fare, party itinerary of bar and restaurant times and destinations, brew ticket to redeem at the party of your choice, entrance to raffles and holiday activities at each location, best hat contest, bus service to each party and a delicious dessert party with a cash bar at Chatham Bars Inn to end the evening. Call 508-945-1501 for ticket information
Oct. 28 The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism
Taking its lead from French artists like Renoir and Monet, the American impressionist movement followed its own path, which over a 40-year period reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about its art as a creative powerhouse. It’s a story closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanizing nation. Traveling to studios, gardens and iconic locations throughout the United States, UK and France, this mesmerizing film is a feast for the eyes. 10 a.m. Chatham Orpheum Theater, 637 Main St., 508-945-0874, chathamorpheum.org/artseries
Nov. 9 & 25 Michelangelo: Life and Death The spectacular sculptures and paintings of Michelangelo seem so familiar to us, but what do we really know about this renaissance genius? Who was this ambitious and passionate man? Through expert commentary and Michelangelo’s own words, this film takes a fresh look at an enigmatic man whose life is celebrated in every mark and every stroke he made. 10 a.m. Chatham Orpheum Theater, 637 Main St., 508-945-0874, chathamorpheum.org/artseries
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Veterans Day Ceremony The ceremony will take place at Veterans Circle (aka the Rotary). Participants will line up at Veterans Field parking lot at 10:30 a.m. and depart from the rotary at 10:55 am. The procession will proceed down Main Street to Veterans Circle. Participants will include members of the Chatham VFW and American Legion, the Ladies Auxiliary to the Chatham VFW, the Chatham Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and boys and girls from Scout organizations. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the Chatham Community Center. chathaminfo.com
Nov. 12 At the Atwood Lecture Series â€œGeology of Cape Cod,â€? by speaker John Ciborowski. 2 p.m. $5/Free for members. Atwood House Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Road, 508-945-2493, chathamhistorialsociety.org
Nov. 19 Chatham in the Fall 10K Road Race Sponsored by the Cape Cod Athletic Club, the 10K course will follow the same scenic course of the Harbor Run in June, but with cooler temperatures. Race proceeds benefit Cape Cod Healthcare wellness programs and a Cape Cod Athletic Club scholarship. Starts at 11 a.m. Monomoy Regional Middle School, 425 Crowell Road. For registration and more information, visit capecodathleticclub.org
Nov. 23 13th Annual Chatham Turkey Trot
Fun run or walk more than 3.1 miles on rolling paved roads. Coordinated by the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House and The Chatham Walkers. Benefits the Lower Cape Outreach Council. Registration 7-8 a.m. behind the Chatham Orpheum Theater. Race starts at 8 a.m. Adults: $15 plus a bag of nonperishable groceries. Children 5-16: $5. Under 5: free with one grocery item. Free T-shirts while they last. Interested in volunteering? Call Mary Parsons at 508-432-7194. For more information, visit chathamturkeytrot.com
Nov. 24-Dec. 12 Holiday Sale and Small Works Sale Browse a large selection of small original art, sterling silver jewelry, pottery, handmade items and cards. All made locally by Creative Arts Center members. On the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, the center will again offer children the opportunity to make candy lighthouses. 10-4 p.m. Nov. 24 and Nov. 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Creative Arts Center, 154 Crowell Road, Chatham, 508-945-3583, capecodcreativeartscenter.org
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Dec. 8 & 9
Chatham shops welcome hundreds of shoppers with homemade cookies and more, plus a tree-lighting ceremony, carolers, a brass trio, horse and carriage rides, breakfast with Santa, Santa’s workshop, and more! 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday. chathammerchants.com
Christmas by the Sea Santa arrives at 1:30 p.m. at the Chatham Fish Pier on the Coast Guard vessel, followed by a fire truck ride to the community center for a 2 p.m. Visit with Santa and receive a small gift. chathaminfo.com
Buddy the Elf made an appearance last year at the Chatham Inn at 359 Main.
MICHAEL AND SUZ KARCHMER
MICHAEL AND SUZ KARCHMER
Dec. 7 & 23 I, Claude Monet
Dec. 8 Annual Tree Lighting Parade and Ceremony Meet at the Chatham Community Center for the parade that begins at 5:45 p.m. and proceeds down Main Street to Kate Gould Park. Tree lighting ceremony follows at 6 p.m. Check website for updated times and information: chathaminfo.com
MICHAEL AND SUZ KARCHMER
Christmas by the Sea Holiday Stroll
From award-winning director Phil Grabsky comes this fresh new look at Monet—possibly the world’s favorite artist—through his own words. Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who painted Impression, Sunrise, the picture that gave birth to impressionism, and who became perhaps the most influential artist of the 19th and early 20th centuries. 10 a.m. Chatham Orpheum Theater, 637 Main St., 508945-0874, chathamorpheum.org/artseries
Dec. 9 Chatham Historic Inn and Museum Tour Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas as you visit Chatham’s intimate inns, the Atwood House Museum and Marconi’s “Hotel Nautilus,” all decorated for the holiday season. 1-4 p.m. $20. For more information, visit chathaminfo.com
Dec. 9 Christmas Cookie Express This long-standing community tradition includes a wide variety of beautiful holiday cookies baked by members of the First Congregational Church. Sales will continue until noon or until the cookies are sold out— whichever comes first! 8:30 a.m.noon. 650 Main St., 508-945-0800, chathamcongregational.org
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Dec. 9-Dec. 23
Holiday Festivities at the Atwood
First Night Chatham A family-friendly, alcohol-free, townwide celebration of the arts with more than 70 performances and events. Don’t miss the circus show, ice sculptures and fireworks! It’s a full day of fun and entertainment, starting with the town photo at noon at the Chatham Lighthouse, and culminating with fireworks at Oyster Pond as the Countdown Cod takes revelers to the stroke of midnight. Call 508-945-1122 or visit firstnightchatham.com
The Atwood House & Museum will be open 1-4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, to celebrate the holiday season. Bring the entire family and enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas, daily holiday treats and refreshments, pictures with Santa Dec. 9 and Dec. 16. Plus, many more surprises! chathamhistoricalsociety.org
Dec. 9 Breakfast with Santa Santa and Mrs. Claus invite you to join them for a very special breakfast at the Chatham Wayside Inn’s Wild Goose Tavern. For more information regarding ticket purchase, chathamchristmasbythesea.com
Dec. 10 Chatham Community Christmas Concerts A chorus of 75 voices and orchestra, under the direction of Joseph Marchio, presents a program of traditional lessons and carols at First Congregational Church. Proceeds benefit The Children’s Center. Admission is $15 (children under 12 free). 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. 650 Main St., at the rotary, 508-945-0800, chathamcongregational.org
Dec. 20 Skylark: A Skylark Christmas The acclaimed Boston-based choral ensemble presents excerpts of the Christmas story, enhanced and celebrated through timeless carols. 7:30 p.m. (pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m.). St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 625 Main St., 508-945-2832, stchristopherschatham.org
January - March Creative Arts Center
On Jan. 23, the center will host a talk by art lecturer Beth Stein about the life and art of Georgia O’Keeffe. The lecture is free and open to the public. Please bring a suitable item to donate to the Family Pantry of Cape Cod. On Jan. 30, the center will host a bus trip to the Peabody Essex Museum for a Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit. The bus departs from the Creative Arts Center at 9 a.m. and will spend the day at the museum. Creative Arts Center, 154 Crowell Road, 508-945-3583, capecodcreativearts.org
Adam in Chatham Dance instructor Adam Spencer knows how to stay warm in the winter. “I teach cha-cha, rumba and swing, which are usually associated with warm places,” says Spencer. At Studio 878 in Chatham, he teaches a multitude of genres, from ballroom to contemporary to jazz, with students ranging in ages from 6 to 93. Visit Adam’s website for class dates and times, or book a private lesson. Studio 878, 878 Main St., 508-320-1465, adaminchatham.com
Chatham Orpheum Theater’s Art Film Series The popular series features films about famous artists and composers. “Giovanni Segantini” and “Raphael: The Lord of the Arts” will be shown in January and February. Chatham Orpheum Theater, 637 Main St. For specific dates and times, check the theater’s website: chathamorpheum.org/artseries
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Potato buttermilk donuts at Hangar B Some restaurants may have limited hours during the fall and winter months.
RESTAURANT GUIDE AMERICAN CUISINE AND SEAFOOD BISTRO ON MAIN AND CHATHAM RAW BAR With the seasons in mind, Bistro on Main is a low-key spot offering an eclectic menu and great people watching. Chatham Raw Bar offers local shellfish and seafood in its purest form. 593 Main St. | 508-945-5033 bistroonmainchatham.com chathamrawbar.com CAPTAIN’S TABLE Family owned and operated, a favorite destination for more than 50 years. 576 Main St. | 508-945-1961 captainstablechatham.net CHATHAM BARS INN STARS Fine oceanside dining by candlelight at the Chatham Bars Inn. THE SACRED COD A classic, upscale tavern featuring local ingredients, including produce from the Chatham Bars Inn Farm. 297 Shore Road 508-945-0096 | 800-527-4884 chathambarsinn.com CHATHAM ORPHEUM CAFÉ Featuring appetizers and sandwiches or a five-course wine pairing series. Chatham Orpheum Theater 637 Main St. 508-945-0874 chathamorpheum.org CHATHAM PIER FISH MARKET The freshest seafood from their very own boats. Available for takeout or enjoy eating outside (open through Columbus Day weekend). 45 Barcliff Ave. Ext. | 508-945-3474 chathampierfishmarket.com CHATHAM SQUIRE Chatham’s family restaurant offers a tavern atmosphere with a diverse menu. Check website for events and live entertainment schedule. 487 Main St. | 508-945-0945 thesquire.com
CHATHAM WINE BAR & RESTAURANT Offering more than 100 wines by the bottle, craft beers and artful entrees for brunch, lunch and dinner in the elegant dining room. Also features outdoor seating. 359 Main St., Suite 2 | 508-945-1468 chathamwinebar.com DEL MAR BAR & BISTRO Bistro cuisine, wood-fired pizza and an extensive wine list make this one of Chatham’s coolest nightspots. 907 Main St. | 508-945-9988 delmarbistro.com
PISCES Coastal cooking with styles and flavors from around the world, with décor from local artists (open at the end of April through Columbus Day weekend). 2653 Main St. | 508-432-4600 piscesofchatham.com RED NUN BAR & GRILL Chatham’s sports pub tavern, consistently rated best burgers on the Cape. 746 Main St. | 508-348-0469 rednun.com
WEQUASSETT RESORT AND GOLF CLUB TWENTY-EIGHT ATLANTIC Chef James Hackney’s menu at the resort’s signature restaurant celebrates native and seasonal ingredients with creative, award-winning flair. Waterfront location. 508-430-3000 THOREAU’S A club-like bar adjacent to Twenty-Eight Atlantic, Thoreau’s offers a unique menu, an extensive wine list and a wide selection of martinis and specialty cocktails. 508-430-3000 wequassett.com
IMPUDENT OYSTER An upscale eatery in a former church, featuring a fresh take on seafood plus a bustling bar scene. 15 Chatham Bars Ave. | 508-945-3545 theimpudentoyster.com LONGSHORE RESTAURANT Family owned and operated, Longshore offers a casual dining atmosphere for a burger, seafood or selection from the raw bar. 1077 Main St. | 508-945-1700 longshorerestaurant.com MOM & POPS BURGERS Pressed burgers, including the Dyablo (hot!), and steamed cheeseburgers, plus homemade lumpia—hand-rolled Filipino pork eggrolls. 1603 Main St. | 774-840-4144 momandpopschatham.com
THE TALKATIVE PIG Chef Jeff Mitchell serves Mediterraneaninspired dishes using the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Don’t miss their signature hand-pulled pizzas. 2642 Main St. | 508-430-5211 thetalkativepig.com WILD GOOSE TAVERN AT CHATHAM WAYSIDE INN Destination dining in the heart of Chatham village, “the Goose” offers local seafood and organic and gluten-free options. 512 Main St. | 508-945-5590 wildgoosetavern.com
Some restaurants may have limited hours during the fall and winter months. CHATHAM MAGAZINE
BREAKFAST & LUNCH / BAKERIES & COFFEE CHATHAM COOKWARE Home to the famous French breakfast muffins, “the Cookware” serves up breakfast and lunch daily. 524 Main St. | 508-945-1250 chathamcookware.com
CHATHAM FILLING STATION Baked goods, breakfast and lunch in a retro diner environment. 75 Old Harbor Road | 508-945-4380 chathamfillingstation.com CHATHAM FISH & LOBSTER CO., INC. The freshest, highest-quality local seafood caught daily. 1291 Main St. | 508-945-1178 chathamfishandlobster.com CHATHAM PERK A local coffee bar and café, featuring specialty sandwiches for breakfast and lunch, and catering for any size event. 307 Orleans Road | 508-945-5005 chathamperk.com CHATHAM VILLAGE CAFÉ & BAKERY Local hometown bakery featuring handcut donuts and gourmet sandwiches for breakfast and lunch. 69 Crowell Road 508-945-3229 | 508-945-2525 chathambakery.com CORNER STORE A fun place to stop for a burrito, panini or whoopie pie. 1403 Old Queen Anne Road 508-432-1077 freshfastfun.com HANGAR B EATERY Offering classic breakfasts and lunches, such as eggs benedict and fish tacos, including glutenfree options. 240 George Ryder Road, Chatham Airport 508-593-3655 hangarbcapecod.com JOMAMA’S NEW YORK BAGELS AND COFFEEHOUSE Featuring organic coffees
BLUEFINS SUSHI & SAKE BAR Asian-infused brunches, lunches and dinners with sushi and martini bar. 513 Main St. 508-348-1573 bluefinschatham.com
and all-fruit smoothies, plus breakfast sandwiches, wraps, paninis and more. 400 Main St. | 508-348-5621 jomamascapecod.com LARRY’S PX Serving breakfast and lunch since 1955, this unassuming eatery offers classic American fare. 1591 Main St. | 508-945-3964 LAZY LOBSTER Classic sandwiches for breakfast and lunch using the freshest local ingredients from land and sea. 247 Orleans Road | 508-945-0032 lazylobsterchatham.com MARION’S PIE SHOP Established in 1947, this specialty bakeshop offers gourmet pies and more. 2022 Main St. | 508-432-9439 marionspieshopofchatham.com MONOMOY COFFEE COMPANY Fresh muffins and bagels daily, homemade flavored cream cheeses, and grab-and-go sandwiches. 447 Main St. | 508-945-5662 monomoycoffeecompany. webstarts.com SANDI’S DINER Great breakfasts, service and prices in a relaxed downtown location. 639 Main St. | 508-945-0631
ETHNIC CUISINE ASIAN PARADISE Authentic Cantonese, Mandarin and Szechuan cuisine cooked in an open kitchen. Takeout. 1587 Main St., Shop Ahoy Plaza 508-945-7788 PUBLIC CAFÉ For locally roasted organic coffees, breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring ethnic cuisine and gluten-free options. Located next to Sandi’s Diner. 641 Main St. | 508-444-8833 publiccafecapecod.com PIZZA CARMINE’S Specialty pizzas and more in a retro-inspired setting. 595 Main St. | 508-945-5300 NEW ENGLAND PIZZA HOUSE Classic pizza, subs and salads with a Greek flair. 1200 Main St. | 508-945-9070 newenglandpizzachatham.com SWEET TOMATOES PIZZA Neapolitan-style thin crust pizza using whole wheat flour and signature chunky tomato sauce. 790 Main St. | 508-348-0200 sweettomatoescapecod.com
Some restaurants may have limited hours during the fall and winter months.
ADVERTISER INDEX Cape Cod Beach Chair Company����������������������������������� 35 Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance�����������78-79 Cape Cod Five Bank����������������������������������������������������� 117 Chatham Clothing Bar����������������������������������������������������� 6 Chatham Fine Art����������������������������������������������������������� 17 Chatham Gables Inn������������������������������������������������������� 43 Chatham Gables Roofing��������������������������������������������� 105 Chatham Interiors Inc.��������������������������������������������������� 92 Chatham Merchants Association��������������������������������� 103 Chatham Orpheum Theater���������������������������������������� 127 Chatham Village Market������������������������������������������������� 10 Chatham Wine Bar and Restaurant������������������������������� 91 Cutting Edge Homes Inc. ����������������������������������������������� 87 Eldredge & Lumpkin Insurance Agency Inc.������������������ 85 ESA Pinting Inc��������������������������������������������������������������� 21 Executive Landscape����������������������������������������������������� 19 Forest Beach Designer-Goldsmiths������������������������������� 37 Gable Building Corp.���������������������������������������������������� IBC The Hermitage Club������������������������������������������������������� 34 Jim Gronski Construction���������������������������������������������� 73
John C Ricotta & Associates Inc. ������������������������������������� 8 Kinlin Grover Real Estate������������������������������������������������� 2 Longfellow Design and Build ������������������������������������������ 3 Morgan Stanley������������������������������������������������������������ 118 Muller Associates of Chatham Inc.�������������������������������� 89 Patrick Ahearn Architect����������������������������������������������� BC Pine Acres Realty�������������������������������������������������������������� 7 Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders�������������� 15 Robert Paul Properties��������������������������������������������������� 13 Seaport Shutter Company��������������������������������������������� 25 Shoreline Pools Inc. ��������������������������������������������������������� 9 Simpler Pleasures���������������������������������������������������������� 83 Stello Construction Ent. Inc.������������������������������������������ 61 Steve Lyons Gallery�������������������������������������������������������� 41 Sundance Clothing & Accessories ��������������������������������� 53 Tom Turcketta, Inc. Building & Remodeling����������������� 39 Trading Company ������������������������������������������������������������ 4 Wequassett Resort and Golf Club ��������������������������������� 29 Whitla Brothers Inc. Builders������������������������������������������� 5 Window Treatments, Etc.������������������������������������������ IFC, 1
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