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S E T T I N G T H E S TA G E Chatham designer and crafts guru Karin Lidbeck offers tips and ideas on how to create a beautiful wreath and front porch for the holidays and beyond.

GIFT GUIDE Perfect presents for everyone on your list.

ROOTED IN HISTORY: C H AT H A M ’ S O L D E S T T R E E S A walking tour of the trees in Chatham.

SHELL LIFE Shucked, steamed, on ice or in chowder—Chatham loves its shellfish. Whether you dig your own or sample varieties at local seafood restaurants, clams, oysters, mussels and other bivalves play an important role in this town.

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H O L I D AY I N N S Take a tour of Chatham Wayside Inn, Chatham Bars Inn and Chatham Gables Inn.

A P OT T E R ’S PA R A D I S E Four artists glaze their own trail with beachinspired pottery, whimsical and functional pieces, one-of-a-kind hydrangea patterns and simple yet sophisticated scallop designs.

GREEN GOALS A Chatham couple works with Boston-based Zero Energy Design to bring their energy-efficient vision of a house overlooking a salt marsh to life.

3 0 G R E AT T H I N G S T O D O T H I S FA LL A N D W I N T E R A survival guide during the chilly months.

D R A W N T O C H AT H A M Award-winning illustrator Bob Staake, known for his New Yorker covers and dozens of children’s books, loves living and working in Chatham. “It’s quiet and the perfect place to create, to be myself.”

FA LLI N G FO R FA S H I O N From casual to dressy clothing, we spotlight the latest outfits from local retailers at Monomoy Regional High School.




OUR TOWN The Atwood House & Museum, Countdown Cod, Little Knotty scarves, Chatham Jam & Jelly Shop, Snowy Owl Coffee, 400 Main St. businesses, Ungerdogs grooming


OUT & ABOUT Jazz night at Wequassett, Witches’ Walk, Squire 50th

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The Addison Art Gallery assists new and experienced collectors choose ideal works by many of the Cape’s most sought-after artists, as well as masters from across the Americas and France. Known for discovering emerging artists as well as for a plethora of opportunities to meet established artists, the Addison Art Gallery offers a comfortable atmosphere in which to explore options for your home and business.

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Dressing Up Your Door n a December morning last year, I pulled up to a local resident’s home for a holiday wreath-making workshop. In her pristine garage, magnolia, silver and gold pods, juniper, pine cones and berries were organized in baskets. Six-foot folding tables with wire wreath frames resting on top were set up for a class of 10 women. I slipped on my garden gloves and, with clippers at the ready, I began creating my nature-inspired door decoration under the guidance of professional designer Karin Lidbeck. I typically buy a wreath from a local nursery, but I have always admired handmade creations, especially ones made with indigenous materials. This workshop provided the inspiration for this issue’s story “Setting the Stage.” Lidbeck and photographer Marcy Ford scoured Chatham to find decorated doors that would inspire others. “Everybody’s house has a different personality,” says Lidbeck. “I wanted to show people how to create something more personally, with your own stamp on it.” Every year at this time, I look forward to Oktoberfest, the Chatham Turkey Trot, the holiday stroll and ringing in the New Year with First Night fireworks. But after reading the story “30 Things to Do this Fall and Winter,” I think it’s time to kick off a new tradition! There are so many great activities, such as exploring Stage Harbor or Snake River in a kayak, signing up for a yoga class at the new Shine Center or enjoying films, art and wine pairings at the Chatham Orpheum Theater. There’s certainly no shortage of events over the next several months. There’s so much to love about this issue: Step inside the home of award-winning illustrator Bob Staake, find the perfect presents in our holiday gift guide, and


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Maria Allen: South Shore Living, Plymouth Magazine Rachel Arroyo: Falmouth Magazine Kelly Chase: New England Living, Hingham Magazine Rob Duca: New England Golf & Leisure Colby Radomski: Southern New England Weddings Tom Richardson: New England Boating, New England Fishing Janice Randall Rohlf: Southern New England Home, Home Remodeling ............................................ CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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read about four potters who create one-of-a-kind functional artwork. For our fall fashion shoot, Dan Cutrona photographed a variety of fall looks on location at Monomoy Regional High School, and photographer Marcy Ford captured some of Chatham’s oldest and most iconic trees. There are several new businesses in town, including Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters Espresso Bar, located down a garden path behind Lily Pulitzer. A hand-crafted hot latte sounds like the perfect warm-up on chilly fall and winter days! Thank you for reading,

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Originally from New England, LISA CAVANAUGH summered on Cape Cod, where she now lives, and graduated from Boston College. After working in Off-Broadway productions in New York City, she moved to Los Angeles where she became a Hollywood story editor, producer and freelance writer. She moved back east in 2010 and now writes about the lifestyles, occupations and interests of Cape Codders. For this issue, she penned several stories about the shellfish industry in Chatham, three historical inns decorated for the holidays and businesses that have moved and merged at 400 Main Street.

JULIA CUMES is a South African-born photographer based on Cape Cod. Her work often appears in Cape Cod Magazine, as well as The New York Times and The Boston Globe. For this issue, she photographed four talented potters and “witches” at the annual Witches Walk event for the Out and About page. Her blog, “Apertures and Anecdotes,” which primarily focuses on her travel photography and photojournalism, features images from around the world and the stories behind them.

DAN CUTRONA appears in Cape Cod Magazine frequently. For this issue, Cutrona photographed three features: the fall fashion shoot at Monomoy Regional High School, Chatham artist Bob Staake and a story about businesses that have moved and merged at 400 Main Street. Cutrona has also shot extensively for Cape Cod Magazine’s sister publications Chatham Magazine, South Shore Living, Home Remodeling and Southern New England Home. He recently moved from Mashpee to Cotuit with his wife and three young children.


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Oceanna O’Donnell MARINA DAVALOS is a native Cape Codder from Centerville. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in communications from Trinity College in Burlington, Vermont, she moved to Los Angeles, then to Maui, Hawaii, where she lived on and off for 15 years. For this issue, she profiled Richard Clifford, the creator of Countdown Cod, and tracked down 30 activities to do in Chatham this fall and winter.

A 20-year resident of Cape Cod, MARCY FORD has spent most of her education and various careers focused on the natural world and photography. For this issue, she photographed some of Chatham’s oldest trees for the piece “Rooted in History” and wreath door décor for “Setting the Stage.” Rarely leaving her home in Harwich without her camera, Ford spends her free time traveling around the Cape photographing landscapes, flowers and wildlife.

CHRISTINE HOCHKEPPEL is a photographer based in Osterville specializing in visual storytelling. She also has a wedding and event photography business, Salty Broad Studios. After graduating from Boston University’s photojournalism program in 2005, she worked as a staff photographer at several weekly newspapers as well as the Cape Cod Times and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. She’s a regular at Sandy Neck Beach and enjoys road cycling and craft beer. For this issue, Hochkeppel photographed Richard Clifford, the creator of Countdown Cod, and fireworks at First Night Chatham.


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KILEY JACQUES is a design editor/writer living in southwestern Connecticut. Her time is spent looking for projects that are remarkable not only for their aesthetic appeal, but also for the lessons they offer. Her aim is to give readers thoroughly researched information that inspires. For this issue, she spotlights the work of ZeroEnergy Design—a firm committed to green architecture.

Born into a U.S. military family in Germany, MARJORIE NAYLOR PITTS moved to the Cape at age 7 and developed a deep love for all things Cape Cod. A graduate of University of Massachusetts, Amherst (B.A.), and the University of Idaho (M.A.), she worked around the country and abroad in the field of international education before returning to the Cape to teach at a local high school. For this issue, she profiled four talented potters, wrote about the Ryder Martin train display at the Atwood House & Museum, and chatted with the owners of Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters about their newest location 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 artist entrepreneurs. He is also a frequent contributor to Chatham Magazine’s sister publication, Cape Cod Magazine. For this issue, he profiled Chatham artist Bob Staake, who is known for his children’s books and New Yorker covers.




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Mondays at 6:30 p.m. on NESN Longtime Chatham resident KIM RODERIQUES is passionate about photographing people, places and dogs on Cape Cod. For this issue, Roderiques photographed four-legged friends at Ungerdogs, an upscale salon in Chatham that offers a variety of services, from facial scrubs and blueberry facials to teeth cleaning and hot oil treatments for dogs.


ERIC ROTH is a Bostonbased photographer specializing in architecture, interior design and landscape design. His work appears regularly in national and regional design magazines such as New England Home, Southern New England Home, Boston Home, House Beautiful, Traditional Home and Northshore Home. Roth has had the pleasure of working with some of the most talented architects and designers in New England. For this issue, he photographed an energy-efficient home from Zero-Energy Design—an architecture firm committed to green architecture.

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Yarmouth Port-based BETTY WILEY, 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, Wiley photographed historical inns decorated for the holidays and the Ryder Martin train display and decorations at the Atwood House & Museum.

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A MAGICAL WINTER WONDERLAND Written by M A R J O R I E N A Y L O R P I T T S Photography by B E T T Y W I L E Y


In December, the Atwood House & Museum hosts Stuff the Sleigh, a month-long clothing drive to benefit the Chatham Children’s Fund.

A stained-glass model of the Chatham Bandstand and miniature people are featured in the Ryder Martin train display.


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After a one-year hiatus, the Ryder Martin train display returns to the Atwood House & Museum on Dec. 7.

ll aboard! It’s time for holiday choo-choo cheer this season at the Atwood House & Museum with the beloved Ryder Martin train display up and running beginning Dec. 7 and chugging along every Friday and Saturday through the end of December. Retired Chatham High School teachers Ryder and Margaret Martin generously share their collection of tracks, trains, miniature people, buildings—and some whimsical surprises—to create a magical winter wonderland that attracts kids of all ages. “There’s a bit of fantasy with the model castle, which I built for my son over 50 years ago when we were living in Hawaii,” says Ryder. Also included in the display are a stained-glass model of the Chatham Bandstand, as well as several other local landmarks, such as Ryder’s model of the train depot and the donated model of the Congregational Church. “Most of the little buildings are borrowed or donated by ladies involved in the miniature club on the Cape,” says Margaret. It takes a village to create the village, and Ryder encourages other model train and miniature enthusiasts to get involved. “We’re thrilled to be able to share the work of others for the public to see,” says Ryder. Danielle Jeanloz, executive director of the Atwood House & Museum, shared her enthusiasm for the return of the Ryder Martin train display after its absence last year. “We’re all excited about it,” says Jeanloz. “It’s especially nice for the kids, because the train display is at their eye level: They can look across and up—so much to see. It’s fabulous.” Jeanloz counts the train exhibit among the most popular of the museum’s holiday events, which also includes

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our town. Ryder Martin, along with his wife, Margaret, spend the better part of November setting up the popular train exhibit at the Atwood House & Museum.

Stuff the Sleigh (a month-long clothing drive benefiting the Chatham Children’s Fund), as well as Grub with the Grinch (breakfast and storytime with the “mean” green one) and Hearthwarming in the old Atwood House (light the hearths, enjoy cider and cookies and photos with Santa) both offered on Dec. 8. At the center of it all, though, are the trains, which take over the Main Gallery. In preparation for the display, the Martins spend the better part of November setting up the exhibit and arranging (then concealing) the intricate electrical wiring required to run the trains and the miniature building lights. “There’s a basic pattern, like where the castle and the clock tower will be,” says Ryder, “but then we change the placement of the buildings around a bit each year.” During the hours of the exhibit, Ryder and Margaret are present to answer visitors’ questions, and often encounter former students who are excited to see the trains, and perhaps even more excited to introduce their children—and even grandchildren—to their beloved high school teachers. “That’s something we really enjoy,” says Ryder. Jeanloz says of the Martins, “They do this out of the goodness of their hearts. We’re very lucky. Chatham is very lucky.” Woo-Woo!


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Fireworks explode over Oyster Pond.

hatham’s Countdown Cod will be making its 12th annual drop at this year’s First Night celebration. The 8.5-foot-long illuminated fish, hoisted by a crane 60 feet above Oyster Pond, is slowly lowered one minute before midnight. Once it drops, the lights go out and the fireworks display explodes over the pond. After the fireworks, First Night revelers enjoy taking pictures with the Chatham icon. Countdown Cod’s origins date to 2007, when its creator, Richard Clifford, a volunteer on Chatham First Night Committee, offered to create a Chatham version of the Times Square ball. Clifford, a retired engineer and landscape designer, says he considered all kinds of sea creatures, and decided there was nothing better than the area’s namesake fish. With the help of









NOAA, he rigorously researched codfish anatomy. “If you live in a fishing community and you don’t do it accurately, you’re going to get called out on it,” says Clifford, who retired to Chatham in 2003. He reached out to the local construction community for advice on how to build the fish, which took about six months. The aluminum frame is illuminated from the inside by 20 halogen lights and its “skin” is comprised of 240 polycarbonate panels with a reflective prism material.

Countdown Cod is hoisted by a crane 60-feet above Oyster Pond.

Baxter Crane and Rigging of West Yarmouth donates their services to help move the cod up and down each year. High up on the crane, precautions must be taken for strong winds, so a number of tether lines hold the threedimensional fish in place. That’s where Team Cod steps in to help out—Clifford’s wife, Judi, their daughter and son-in-law Ami and Jeff Derick, and their two grandsons, Brody, 15, and Liam, 13. We look forward to seeing Team Cod and Countdown Cod again this year!

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Elyse Maguire designs knotty scarves in her charming studio in Chatham.

hen Chatham resident Elyse Maguire decided to change careers from advertising to design in her late 30s, little did Maguire know that she would eventually create a successful small business that sells knotty scarves, votive candles and round beach towels. While attending Parsons School of Design in New York, Maguire discovered her love for knitting, both by hand and machine. The latter appealed to her so much that she eventually set up a machine in her studio on her property in Chatham, a place where she is inspired by the color of the sky and textures of the sea and sand. A year ago, she launched her Little Knotty scarves line—asymmetrical triangles with fringe in the front and two knots in the back—a nod to the maritime community of Cape Cod. Maguire suggests that the scarves can be dressed up or down. The scarves are perfect for “when you want to look nice,” she says, “but not put in all the time.” Maguire’s first scarf design was made with baby alpaca yarn, and later she brought in a mix of cotton, alpaca and cashmere. Each design takes anywhere from six to eight months for an idea to come off the paper and into an actual product. “I want to get it right,” she says. Maguire sources most of her materials from a family-owned factory in Peru, which helps with the production and hand-fringing. For her textiles collection, Maguire gets ideas for her patterns from the outside world: “I look at aerial photography that has all of these cool textures in it.”

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offee culture is brewing strong in Chatham with the recent opening of Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters Espresso Bar, tucked behind Lily Pulitzer in a serene garden setting just off of Main Street. Building on the success of their bustling Brewster location, which also houses the roaster, owners Shayna Ferullo and Manuel Ainzuain bring their freshly roasted beans—sourced from small, environmentally and socially responsible farms around the globe—to the grinder, offering a range of espresso beverages, as well as hot chocolate and brewed coffee. “We want to show our customers how fresh our beans are, the high quality of our espresso,” says Ainzuain. Their espresso offerings include the Americano, Cortado (espresso with equal parts milk or nondairy options), cappuccino, latte, mocha, and specials like espresso tonic. “We always thought that Chatham would be a good fit for us, for the type of coffee that we serve,” says Ferullo. “And there are wonderful, festive events here during the fall and the holidays—we want to be a part of that.” In addition to their espresso and brewed beverages, Snowy Owl partners with other Cape-based vendors, offering cookies from Kayak Cookies, pastries from Pain D’Avignon and gluten-free vegan muffins from Cape Cod Muffins. Open since July 4, the espresso bar already has a loyal following. “People here appreciate the flavors of our espresso, and I see them coming back,” says Ainzuain. “It’s about building relationships—it’s great.” 28

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“We always thought Chatham would be a good fit for us,” says Shayna Ferullo, with husband Manuel Ainzuain.

Snowy Owl in Chatham is planning to stay open through the holidays and will reopen in the spring.

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PRESERVING A FAMILY BUSINESS The Chatham Jam & Jelly Shop celebrates 35 years Written by M E A G H A N C A S E Y he list of ingredients for most of the products in The Chatham Jam & Jelly Shop is pretty simple: fruit, sugar, pectin and a lot of love.

The Chatham Jam & Jelly Shop, celebrating its 35th year, offers more than 100 varieties of products.

The family-owned business, now in its 35th year, has thrived in the face of challenges—from retail competitors to the passing of its founder, Carol Cummings, who died last year at age 70. Cummings, a former bus driver and postal carrier, started the business in 1983 in order to work out of her home in West Chatham and spend more time with her four children. “My mom always made jams as a hobby and to give as gifts, so it made sense for her to give it a try professionally,” says Cummings’ daughter, Meredith Richter, who is one year younger than the business. Today, it operates under the management of Richter, who not only cooks and jars every product, but welcomes visitors to the shop—above which she lives. She and her mother had expanded and moved the business five years ago to its location at 16 Seaquanset Road. Richter’s father, Robert “Robin” Cummings, still helps out behind the scenes, as does her daughter, Alyssa.

The shop’s products stand out because they focus on “fruit first as opposed to sugar.”

With more than 100 varieties of products, Richter says the Cape Cod wild beach plum jelly is still the crowd favorite, followed closely by the local cranberry and strawberry jam varieties. Other unique products include the native apple pie jam, honey banana jam, rose hip jelly, zucchini relish and spiced pumpkin butter. For most of the jams and jellies, the process of prepping, cooking and jarring takes about an hour and a half, but for other products, such as the zucchini relish, Richter has to start the day before. She says their products stand out because of they focus on the “fruit first as opposed to sugar.” The shop also features other locally sourced products, including handcrafted baskets, pottery, cards and gourmet food products. If you can’t make it there, Chatham Jam & Jelly Shop products can also be found at a number of local markets, delis and inns, and seasonally at Truro Vineyards.


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400 MAIN: MOVING AND MERGING Written by L I S A C A V A N A U G H Photography by D A N C U T R O N A

Beth Ryan, owner of Chatham Thread Works, recently moved one door over to a larger space previously occupied by M. Smith and Company, a stationery boutique.

here has been a lot of activity at the 400 block of Main Street in Chatham over the past several months. The venerable M. Smith and Company Social Stationers merged with Frances Johnston Boutique to create Johnston & Smith. Meanwhile, Chatham Thread Works jumped next door to take up residence in the space vacated by M. Smith. “It was kismet,” says Beth Ryan, who, along with husband, Terry, is the owner of Chatham Thread Works, a monogramming boutique. “We lucked out that Jane was moving, because we love this space, which is about double the size of our old store.” The bigger space has allowed Chatham Thread Works to expand their product inventory.


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Terry’s machine shop at the back of the building where he does embossing and monogramming of the store’s merchandise, is now directly accessible

to the front of the store. The additional square footage will also allow the husband-and-wife team, who opened the store a few years after moving to the Cape full time in 2009, to expand their product inventory. “We will now monogram vinyl and acrylics,” says Beth. “This space is perfect for who we are and what we do. Plus, by only moving a door down, everyone can still find us!”

Jane Leonard, left, of M. Smith and Company, recently merged her business with Frances Johnston to create Johnston & Smith, which sells women’s and children’s clothing, custom invitations and stationery.

For Jane Leonard, the building at 400 Main St. has been home for 20 years. She bought her company from her employer, the original owner M. Smith, and has occupied several different spaces in the structure over the years. But merging with Frances Johnston, whose women’s and children’s clothing boutique has been on site for a decade, is a wonderful solution for the experienced social stationer. “We both wanted the freedom of a shared space,” says Leonard. “Now if I’m not here, Fran knows what I do and can show clients invitation proofs or paper samples.” “We fit together so well, as both of our lines are classics,” says Johnston. “It is also more profitable, with twice the income and only one rent.” To accommodate Leonard’s consultations, they carved a private room out of Johnston’s retail space. An added benefit is that visitors will discover both of the women’s products and services. “Somebody who would have only come into her store now sees my side of the business,” says Leonard. “And the opposite, too,” adds Johnston. “The mothers of the brides see my children’s section and start planning ahead for when they will be grandmothers!”

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A CUT ABOVE Ungerdogs offers a variety of luxurious services for dogs, from blueberry facials to hot oil treatments. Written and photographed by K I M R O D E R I Q U E S

The staff at Ungerdogs

s a young girl, Angela Unger Mullaney’s passions always involved pets—from collecting Littlest Pet Shop figurines to spending time with her best friend and family dog, Marley, who was her inspiration for working with animals. Today, Angela finds joy in watching dogs leave her salon feeling and looking like a million bucks. “This is the most gratifying feeling,” says Mullaney. “I love being able to say that I truly made an animal feel better.”

Kensie sits on the grooming table.

In 2010, Mullaney’s dream of owning a dog grooming business on the Lower Cape came true when she opened Ungerdogs, an upscale salon that offers a variety of services, from facial scrubs and blueberry facials to teeth cleaning and hot oil treatments to improve dogs’ fur, skin and nails. Mullaney has a strong understanding of proper techniques for each breed and is able to detect sensitive areas and skin conditions—vital requirements for any groomer. Underdogs recently added the Nagayu CO2 Bathing System—the first salon on the Cape to offer this unique spa, which helps treat a variety of skin conditions. This method originated in a small village named “Nagayu,” located in southern Japan.

Ungerdogs owner Angela Unger Mullaney holds Gary.

Mullaney’s career started to take shape when, years ago, she volunteered at the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Cape Cod branch in Brewster, and later, at Orleans Animal Hospital—the place where she discovered her love for improving the appearance of four-legged friends. After graduating from the Connecticut Canine Academy in Winchester, Connecticut, Angela began working as a dog groomer at a local pet store, where she built a loyal client base with a contingent of happy dogs. With her popularity on the rise, her business soon outgrew the rented space. She felt confident enough to take the leap on her own. She never looked back.

Gary gets a bath

“The only difficult part of owning a pet salon is having to say goodbye,” says Mullaney. “The dogs you see as much as once a week feel like they are part of your extended family.”

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Thank You, Chatham for


Wonderful Years!

My Associates and I would like to sincerely thank the community and the town of Chatham for 30 wonderful years! As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of my opening John C. Ricotta & Associates, Inc. in Chatham, I am so thankful to still be working with agents who have been with me since the very beginning. In an industry with so much turnover, we are so fortunate to have so little. I would be remiss not to mention the wonderful new talent that has joined the agency over the past few years that has so greatly enhanced our overall offerings. Together, we not only represent you in the buying, selling, and renting of property, but we represent Chatham. This is where our business was founded, where we have shared our lives, raised our children, and no one knows and loves Chatham like we do. Once again, thank you Chatham for 30 remarkable years, and for al the years to come! Sincerely,

John C. Ricotta

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Summer Jazz Festival Wequassett Resort & Golf Club kicked off its summer jazz festival on June 19.



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Witches’ Walk The annual Witches’ Walk, a benefit for Monomoy Community Services, was held Oct. 20, 2017, at several Chatham businesses and organizations, including Chatham Squire, Mom & Pops Burgers, Chatham Orpheum Theater, Chatham Community Center, Bluefins Sushi & Saki Bar and Chatham Beach & Tennis Club. PHOTOS BY JULIA CUMES




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The Chatham Squire celebrated its 50th anniversary under a big tent behind the VFW in Chatham on June 9. PHOTOS BY MARJORIE NAYLOR PITTS

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Chatham designer and crafts guru Karin Lidbeck offers tips and ideas on how to create a beautiful wreath and front porch for the holidays and beyond.

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décor. he entry to your house is the first thing visitors will see. With the holidays just around the corner, it’s important to make it warm and welcoming. “We dress our gardens and our decks,” says photo stylist and designer Karin Lidbeck, who has created more than 150 wreaths over her 20-year career, “but now it’s all about indoor living. You want that initial first impression. It sets the stage for your home.” Lidbeck and photographer Marcy Ford set out about town searching for doors that represent Chatham: a seaside cottage, a farmhouse and a new traditional-style house. Their goal was to create a few different looks using materials from local shops or items gathered from the woods or plucked from your own backyard. “You can certainly go out and buy a wreath,” says Lidbeck, who styles photo shoots for publications such as Good Housekeeping and Better Homes and Gardens. “But I wanted to show people how to create something simply and create something more personal that has your own stamp on it.” If you do nothing else, says Lidbeck, at least dress up your door to take you through the winter months from November to March. “It’s a happy exclamation point on your house,” she says.

For her own wreath, Lidbeck found inspiration right in her own backyard. “I love making a very natural wreath that feels as if it was just freshly picked from the garden or on a walk through the woods.” Lidbeck says she starts foraging sticks, pines and pods in November. You will need: Plain wire wreath, rolls of green wire, natural greens, including blue juniper and magnolia, from Agway or New England Gardens. How to create this look: Lay down the greens on the wire wreath, wrap the wire around the greens and add more as you go.


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This coastal wreath is a fun and easy way to make a nautical statement. The rope wreath is pre-made and you can add your own personal touch with starfish or shells. You will need: Nylon and hemp roping from Cape Fishermen’s Supply; starfish from Ben Franklin, a rope wreath from, berries and small cuttings of pitch pine. For porch decorations: the doormat, lanterns and basket are all from The Mayflower Shop. How to create this look: Wrap white rope and fishing line around the pre-made base, while holding the starfish in place with the fishing line. Tuck greenery under the roping to add a holiday embellishment.

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Natural greens, including blue juniper and cedar, are plentiful on the Cape.


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A wreath plucked straight from the woods of Cape Cod, featuring pine cones, branches, pitch pine, and lichen and moss-covered branches. “I like the idea of using the lichen branches in the wreath because it imitates a walk through the woods of Cape Cod,” says Lidbeck. You will need: Grapevine wreath from Ben Franklin, glue gun, flat white spray paint, pine cones and branches. How to create this look: Pull wreath apart to make it airy and voluminous, spray wreath white, then add natural pine cones, pods, branches and sprigs of pine. Push in branches of greenery and pine cones in between the grapevine. A glue gun is key to holding it all together, says Lidbeck. On porch: Green pot from Agway—matches the color of the lichen and the moss; lanterns from The Mayflower Shop; and green burlap ribbon from Ben Franklin because the color “mimics the woods.”

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Adding greenery to your doorway doesn’t have to be in the form of a wreath. A flat basket can be used to display your favorite assortment of greenery. “It makes a nice graphic statement without a lot of work,” says Lidbeck. You will need: Flat basket from The Mayflower Shop, ribbon from Ben Franklin and local greenery. How to create this look: Place basket on the floor, stand over it and lay down the greens, with the stems in center. Take green floral wire and wrap it around and twist it tight in the back. When you’re all done, tuck in a few more pieces of greenery to hide the wires and then add the berries, pushing them through to the back and attach your bow.


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Warm and Cozy Eco whale throw, $165 The Artful Hand Gallery, 459 Main St. 508-945-5681,


Eco anchors away throw, $165 The Artful Hand Gallery, 459 Main St. 508-945-5681

Cozy knit throw, $152 The Chatham Home 443 Main St. 508-945-5562

Decorative pillow, $120 The Chatham Home 443 Main St. 508-945-5562

Matouk Pezzo throw, $75 The Chatham Home 443 Main St. 508-945-5562

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Bos. & Co. suede tall boot with elastic, 100 percent waterproof, $230 If the Shoe Fits 442 Main St. 508-348-1926

On Your Toes Silver reversible sherling moccasin slipper, by EMU Australia, $82 If the Shoe Fits, 442 Main St. 508-348-1926,

Tan reversible sherling moccasin slipper, by EMU Australia, $82 If the Shoe Fits 442 Main St. 508-348-1926

Ilse Jacobsen faux fur slip-ons in black or gray, $105 If the Shoe Fits 442 Main St. 508-348-1926

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Faux fur bag, $98 Ports & Company 595 Main St. 508-348-5631

Sea green turtleneck, $172.95 and chain belt, $62.95 Chatham Clothing Bar 534 Main St. 508-945-5292

Pull-through faux fur neck scarf, $46 Ports & Company 595 Main St. 508-348-5631

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Pompom hat with mini footballs, $45 Sundance Clothing 497 Main St. 508-945-5096

Game day scarf, $85 Sundance Clothing 497 Main St. 508-945-5096


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Red, Wild and Blue Soaps by Seaside Designs, $8.95 Fisherman’s Daughter, 402 Main St. 508-292-5463,

Chatham Yarn: Sea glass collection, $27/skein The sock weight yarn comes in eight different colors. A Great Yarn, 894 Main St. 508-348-5605,

E. E. Cummings sign 24 in. by 36 in., $495 The Mayflower 475 Main St. 508-945-0065

Sailormade Jewelry, $70 & $78 The Artful Hand Gallery 459 Main St. 508-945-5681,


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Red cashmere sweater, $398 Sundance Clothing 497 Main St. 508-945-5069

Ash blue pullover, $125 Southern Tide 634 Main St. 508-348-5659

Lunar Cape hoodie, $68 Fisherman’s Daughter 402 Main St., 508-292-5463


Chatham Airlie sweatshirt, $75 FatFace, 470 Main St. 508-348-1870,

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Natural World Oyster shell frame, $42 The Chatham Home 443 Main St. 508-945-5562

Humpback whale, $298 The Mayflower 475 Main St. 508-945-0065

Granite dispenser, $145 The Artful Hand Gallery 459 Main St. 508-945-5681

Beach stone bottle opener, $28 The Artful Hand Gallery 459 Main St. 508-945-5681

Beach stone oyster knives, $28/apiece The Artful Hand Gallery 459 Main St. 508-945-5681


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Bavarian bird towers, $50 and $75 The Mayflower, 475 Main St. 508-945-0065,

Lunar Calendar, $8 (frame not included) Fisherman’s Daughter, 402 Main St., 508-292-5463

Mouse trap cheese board, $24.50 Yankee Ingenuity, 525 Main St., 508-945-1288,

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Candy corn ($6 a pound) and jelly pumpkins ($3 for 1/2 pound) Chatham Candy Manor 484 Main St. 508-945-0825

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Hot Hot latte, Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters Espresso Bar 483 Main St. 774-323-0605

Live Edge Teak Mirror, $120 Yankee Ingenuity, 525 Main St. 508-945-1288, Cornhole boards, $275 (includes 8 bean bags), The Mayflower, 475 Main St. 508-945-0065

Mini gold assortment, $7 Chatham Candy Manor 484 Main St. 508-945-0825

Advent calendar, $20 Chatham Candy Manor 484 Main St. 508-945-0825

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London Plane Tree (Platanus x acerifolia) at Marconi Maritime Center

hatham, like the rest of the Cape, was once a densely forested area. With European settlement came the need for fuel, ship building materials and land clearing to make way for farms. Today, the small pockets of forest and wild buffer areas are filled with pitch pines as well as oak, locust and maple trees. After the Civil War, trees were planted to provide shade and to beautify the main streets of town. Friends of Trees, Chatham, an organization celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is dedicated to planting and maintaining trees, educating the public regarding their importance, and providing a way for people to plant memorial trees in public parks and around town. Visit to view a map of a walking tour of the trees featured in this article and other notable trees in Chatham.  

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Located near the landing at the end of Water Street, this giant tree features a large canopy and attractive exfoliating bark. Its ability to withstand salt spray is the reason it is still thriving so close to the water.

Introduced in the U.S. in the mid 1700s, the Norway maple quickly became a common ornamental tree because of its draught tolerance. This specimen in Kate Gould Park, likely planted in the late 1930s, brings lovely fall colors to the downtown area.Â


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Also called basswood, this giant, multi-stemmed tree commands your attention as it towers over the other trees in Kate Gould Park. The basswood, as well as its relative, the little leaf linden (Tilia cordata), are beautifully shaped trees and can be seen throughout the main roads of town.

A non-native tree that originates, as its name implies, from Russia and was planted for its similarity to American elms and resistance to Dutch elm disease. Commonly planted as street trees because of its tolerance to less-thanideal growing conditions. There are quite a few around town, including this lovely specimen on Silver Leaf Avenue.

There are quite a few old horse chestnut trees around town, including this one on Silver Leaf Avenue and one in front of the Eldredge Public Library. These giants were possibly planted in the early 1900s when many trees were placed along the main roads to give Chatham a more park-like appearance. Horse chestnuts are considered shade trees for their wide, beautiful-shaped canopies. They are also considered an ornamental tree for their unique palm-shaped leaves and beautiful clusters of flowers.   

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dendrology. nature. Catalpa trees are revered for their fast growth, heartshaped leaves, iris-like flowers and long beanshaped seed pods. This one on Silver Leaf Avenue, behind Chatham Light, is just one of the old catalpas in town. Other substantialsized trees can be found on Cross and Cedar streets.  


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On the corner of Water and School streets is a pair of huge silver maple trees, likely planted in the mid-to-late 1800s. The undersides of the leaves are silver, most noticeable and shimmery in a breeze. Native to the eastern U.S., silver maples were most likely planted for their fast growth and to provide shade.

This most remarkable old tree is just down the street from Chatham Light, on the corner of Main and Water streets. The copper beech is an amazing sized tree with a farreaching canopy, but is also notable for its purplish copper-colored leaves. Other notable copper beech trees can be found in front of the brick buildings near the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center.

Once widely planted along the main streets of towns throughout the United States because of its beautiful fountain-like shape, the American elm was almost completely wiped out by Dutch elm disease in the 1950s. However, this stately tree still stands proud on School Street, planted in the 1800s and likely one of the oldest trees in Chatham. 

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Shucked, steamed, on ice or in chowder—Chatham loves its shellfish. Whether you dig your own or sample varieties at local seafood restaurants, clams, oysters, mussels and other bivalves play an important role in this town.


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Quahog nets on the oyster flats in Chatham. At right, Renee Gagne, Chatham’s shellfish constable. “We are lucky here in Chatham,” says Gagne. “We have great fertile areas for our shellfish—quahogs, mussels, razor clams, bay scallops—and everyone can enjoy that.”


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ucked beneath the Chatham Harbormaster’s office at Stage Harbor is an unadorned wooden room filled with millions of animals. That may sound surprising, until you realize the creatures in question are minuscule clams and oysters, growing in dozens of cylindrical vats bubbling with seawater. This is the town’s upweller, a nursery system for feeding and cultivating baby shellfish, in which 800 gallons of ocean water a minute is mechanically pumped up through the vats, dispersing nutrients to the nascent quahogs and oysters, before it is filtered back into the harbor, cleaner than before. “We have about two and half million quahogs in here in varying sizes, and around 200,000 oysters,” says Rachel Hutchinson, deputy shellfish constable and propagation specialist for the town of Chatham. “We focus on quahogs because they are the bread and butter of the Chatham wild fishery. Quahogs are the reason we’re here at all.”   In the mid-1970s, to help support a consistent stock for local shellfishermen, the town began purchasing large-seed quahogs and planted them directly into the natural environment. Ten years later, commercial harvesters agreed to a fee increase from $50 to $200, as long as 75 percent of the monies went to fund a propagation program. “That is why we grow so many quahogs—it’s what the fishermen have always harvested,” says Hutchinson, who has been with Chatham’s shellfish department since 2012. 

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shellfish. The town’s upweller, a nursery system for feeding and cultivating baby shellfish, is open for impromptu visits and scheduled educational tours.


Realizing there were limits to directly planting the expensive larger seed, the town eventually embraced the idea of creating an upweller system, allowing smaller and less costly seed to be grown in an enclosed, protected system. The current upweller was built in the late 1990s and has been operating seasonally ever since, staying open to the public for both impromptu visits and scheduled educational tours.   “It’s a tangible opportunity for people to see a sustainable fishery in the works,” says Renee Gagne, a longtime commercial shellfisherman, who became Chatham’s shellfish constable seven years ago. “The backbone of what makes our fishery a sustainable one is this propagation program,” she says. “Managing our upweller system is incredibly important to the success of our commercial and recreational harvesters.”  


The shellfish seed grows happily in the pumped-in water, safe from predators, until the quahogs are about the size of quarters. Then, the propagation team moves them into town-owned inter-tidal lands, situating them under protective nets, where they continue to grow for two to three years. At that point, the quahogs are ready to be dug up and broadcasted out into shellfishing areas where commercial and recreational fishermen can eventually harvest them. The small number of oysters grown at the upweller are placed at one town property, which according to Hutchinson, “is our little gift back to the recreational harvest.” Once they’ve made sure all of this year’s shellfish are out on the flats in their protective nets and bags, the department can get ready to plan for the next spring, when they will begin again with new seed.

Miniscule clams and oysters


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A new commercial upweller at First Light Boatworks in Chatham was opened earlier this year by the Dennis-based Aquaculture Research Corporation (ARC). While the town gets some of its seed for its upweller from ARC, it does not operate the ARC system, which has the goal of growing shellfish to a sellable size. Chatham residents and visitors can purchase recreational permits that allow them up to one 12-quart pail each of three different shellfish species, per week. “We are lucky

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Quahogs dug out from under the nets

here in Chatham,” says Gagne. “We have great fertile areas for our shellfish—quahogs, mussels, razor clams, bay scallops—and everyone can enjoy that.”


With more than 3,000 recreational permits and 280 commercial permits issued each year, the shellfish department stays busy keeping up with demand. “We will seed any of the waters in Chatham—Oyster River, Stage Harbor, Bucks Creek,” says Hutchinson. “Our commercial harvesters are working every day of the year, and we monitor what comes out of each area. We use those catch reports to see which areas need more replenishment.” Both Gagne and Hutchinson are also excited about educating the next generation of Chatham residents. They have partnered with Monomoy Regional Middle School’s Mike Schaffer, who is in his second year of teaching a class called Oyster Flats to fifth and sixth graders. His goal is to introduce his students to concepts of shellfish propagation and the importance of shellfish to the environment. “They live here in town, but aren’t part of that experience,” says Schaffer. “This class aims to tie them into that community.” His students have participated in both a local oyster reef rebuilding/water mitigation effort and the town’s ongoing net-protected shellfish beds projects.


Baby quahogs

Last fall, after first visiting the upweller, the kids joined Hutchinson and planted 250,000 baby quahogs at Mill Creek. “I think it’s great to get the students around here to learn what’s going on with shellfish,” she says. “It’s amazing the number of kids from Chatham who have never been out shellfishing.” Overall, Hutchinson feels the shellfisheries are wonderful for the town of Chatham. “Shellfishing is definitely a thing that is near and dear to a lot of people’s hearts here,” says Hutchinson. “I do a lot of the patrols on the flats and I am constantly hearing stories from people about how long they’ve been coming here, how they learned how to dig for clams from their dad, or they share a family recipe with me.” She pauses as she looks out to the waters of Stage Harbor. “We are just so incredibly lucky here.”


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Chatham at Christmastime is a magical place. Throughout town, the charm of a New England holiday fills each street, as homeowners and shop owners alike decorate with festive lights and greenery. Each December, the Christmas stroll transforms Main Street into a delightful avenue filled with cheer, as carolers perform, Santa makes an appearance and stores display bright holiday gifts. On New Year’s Eve, the family-friendly First Night offers a celebration of the arts with performances and events throughout town, and midnight fireworks over Oyster Pond. Joining in the merry spirit are three of Chatham’s most elegant inns, all of which offer special enticements for a December getaway, while still imparting a cozy atmosphere reminiscent of home.

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Chatham Wayside Inn

Every corner of the Chatham Wayside Inn feels cozy during the holidays.


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erfectly located to take advantage of all the fun of the annual Christmas By the Sea Stroll, the Chatham Wayside Inn on Main Street has 24 charming rooms in what was once a sea captain’s house—32 in the newer wing—and three renovated cottages located within walking distance of the main inn. An elegant destination any time of the year, Chatham Wayside is a special spot to enjoy during the holidays. Mark Jurentkuff, assistant manager, says by being in the heart of downtown, they are close to all of the action. “Carolers come to the Wild Goose Tavern, lighted trees are in the park right next door, and we are a short walk from the Candy Manor’s candy cane making demonstrations.” In addition to decorating the main areas of the inn, Jurentkuff says that each year they adorn one of their suites. “We do it for the stroll weekend, and then leave the tree and ornaments for the whole holiday season. It is a very popular room each Christmastime.”

CHATHAM WAYSIDE INN 512 Main St. • 508-945-5550

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Chatham Gables Inn


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nother grand captain’s home is the Chatham Gables Inn, on Old Harbor Road. Being outside the bustle of downtown lends a serene air to the circa 1839 property, which has eight beautifully restored rooms, some with fireplaces for additional wintertime charm. Owners Andrea Smith and her husband, David, offer a yearround oasis, complete with homemade breakfasts featuring local ingredients and herbs from their gardens. For the holiday season, they have several packages, including both the stroll weekend and First Night. “We offer dinner gift cards, holiday flowers and a giftwrapping service for your newly purchased presents,” says Andrea. By providing such luxurious amenities, the Smiths hope their guests can simply relax and enjoy the magic of their inn. Decorations include nutcrackers and lots of twinkle lights. “We try to create an old-fashioned holiday feeling,” she says. “We have trees in the lobby and every room has a touch of Christmas. Our guests love it. They can feel like a child again.”

Three generations of family heirlooms decorate the Chatham Gables Inn each Christmas.

CHATHAM GABLES INN 364 Old Harbor Road • 508-945-5859

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Chatham Bars Inn

The exquisitely decorated inn also offers a New Year’s Day brunch.


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hen midnight strikes late on Thanksgiving Day, a team of Chatham Bars Inn employees begins a stealthy campaign to transform the venerable hotel into a holiday wonderland. “Everyone participates, “says director of sales Simon Rodrigues. “There are usually 75 of us hanging wreaths and stringing lights. The guests refer to us as Santa’s elves!” In addition to the phenomenon of waking up to a magically made-over lobby, guests (and the public) have other ways to enjoy their winter vacations. From holiday dinner cooking classes, Christmas buffets at both Stars restaurant and the Sacred Cod Tavern, and a gala New Year’s Eve party, the inn offers many seasonal happenings. “Each year, we have a large gingerbread house in the lobby, made entirely in-house by our pastry team,” says Rodrigues, “with demonstration classes for children to make their own gingerbread houses.” Rodrigues wants to remind everyone in town that CBI is always happy to accommodate locals for a special holiday staycation. “It’s absolutely lovely, no matter where you are from, to spend a couple of nights at Chatham Bars Inn.”

CHATHAM BARS INN 297 Shore Road • 800-527-4884

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Four artists glaze their own trail with beach-inspired pottery, whimsical and functional pieces, one-ofa-kind hydrangea patterns and simple yet sophisticated scallop designs.

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Susan Dimm

Tucked off Route 28 in a charming weathered-shingle barn is Barn Hill Pottery, where Susan Dimm makes and sells her products. “It’s my dream studio, full of windows and light,” says Dimm, who specializes in beach-inspired designs. After earning her bachelor of arts degree in ceramics and painting from Bennington College in Vermont, Dimm worked in Manhattan until the lure of Chatham, where her family had a home, drew her in and has kept her hooked—and making pots—for more than 20 years. The enchanting shop at the front of the barn is lined with rustic shelves full of unique and useful pieces, including sponge holders, egg poachers, mugs, and chip and dip platters. “I make everything by hand—hand-thrown on the wheel or hand-built,” says Dimm. “Every piece is touched a gazillion times.” Many


of the pieces are decorated with Cape Cod beach finds, such as scallop shells and starfish. “I play with shells, lace, textures,” says Dimm. “I love trying new things.” The studio workroom is organized into several task-specific stations, including the glazing area where Dimm makes her 10 base glazes—soothing and uplifting colors of the surf, sand and sky. Customers especially like the pots fired with recycled crushed sapphire-blue glass, which melts in the kiln, creating a stunning seaglass effect. Select pieces are imprinted with leaves of geraniums, hostas and ferns, capturing their intricate patterns. Dimm also applies her training as a painter to her pottery, creating landscapes within the glaze of platters and decorative pieces. “It’s all chemistry—and there’s a point where you just go for it,” says Dimm. “It’s hard, but it’s fun.”

BARN HILL POTTERY 46 Barn Hill Road, 508-945-1027

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Gill Wilson

Gill Wilson of Chatham Stoneware got his start as a 20-year-old apprentice in Port Chester, New York, where he developed his aesthetic along with his skill. “It was understood that the Northeast was a better place to be an American craftsman,” says Wilson. In the late 1980s, he moved from the Catskills to Chatham to enjoy the surfing lifestyle he had become used to while growing up in Southern California and had missed during his landlocked years in New York. “It was a lifestyle move,” says Wilson, “but it turned out to be really good professionally, too.” Wilson’s airy and inviting shop is filled with mainly utilitarian stoneware. With a nod to the Shaker “function dictates form” philosophy, Wilson likes to make pieces that can stand up to everyday use: sturdyhandled mugs, generous mixing bowls and deep baking pans. “A lot of what I do is functional pottery,” says Wilson, “but I also like to make whimsical things, too.” Function and whimsy come together with the popular mermaid design, while function and nature fuse in the designs featuring whales, sea turtles, sharks and shells. Outside, between the shop and the barn studio, recently thrown pots dry in the sun, nestled beside brightly colored finished pieces. In the studio, Wilson makes every piece by hand and uses five Cape-inspired glazes that he developed himself (check out the matte blue glaze, an exquisite rich sapphire). Nearly 30 years and tons of clay later, Wilson has no regrets for having made Chatham his potter’s home. “To be able to take a walk around Morris Island, or go out surfing, this part of the Cape is such an absolutely gorgeous place,” says Wilson. “What more could you want?” Maybe a hand-crafted sea turtle mug in matte blue?

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Jade & Paul Schuyler

For close to three decades, the owners of Chatham Pottery have been firing up their kilns to produce Cape-inspired stoneware treasures for visitors and locals alike. Using three methods of production—hand thrown, slip cast and ram pressed—the studio, located in the same building as the retail shop, is abuzz with activity, transforming clay into magnificent mugs, wine caddies and platters for its bustling store and online shop, as well as for numerous wholesale partners throughout New England. Margaret Grey, who co-owns the business with her daughter and son-inlaw, Jade and Paul Schuyler, created the shop’s signature hydrangea pattern, which she hand paints using a sponge-painting technique she developed. “Everyone knows my mom’s hydrangea pattern,” says Jade Schuyler. “It’s very popular.” Among the


many other designs, standout favorites include duotone color combinations, as well as the cheerful beach rose and the dreamy white floral patterns. Jade, who grew up working in the family business, explains that they use eight glazes, with some variations. Recently, they added a unique seafoam pattern to their collection, available in stunning deep blue or green with a frothy cream trim effect. During a recent visit to Chatham Pottery’s studio, Jade offered a close-but-not-too-close look at their enormous gas-fired kiln, which was in the process of cooling from its peak temperature of 2,300 degrees, a

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temperature that ensures strong, durable stoneware. “Every time you open a kiln, especially a glaze kiln—full of recently glazed pieces—it’s like Christmas,” says Jade. “It’s always exciting to see how things turn out.”

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Barbara Parent

With her combined studio and shop located in the Colonial Building in downtown Chatham, Barbara Parent of Main Street Pottery offers customers the unique opportunity to witness artistry at work as she throws pots on her wheel in full view of shoppers. Adding to the experience and the allure of the shop and its handsome stoneware pieces, Parent’s handcrafted potter’s wheel is an attraction unto itself. “This is my prized possession,” says Parent. “It’s unusual, because no companies make them.” Parent, who opened her shop in 1994, demonstrates how she uses her leg and foot to manually power the historical “Leach” treadle wheel, keeping her upper body still, while simultaneously working the clay with her hands. “I feel like I’m part of the machine,” says Parent, “which gives the whole process more life. I just love it.” Behind a partition in the back of the shop, Parent’s compact studio space is carefully arranged to accommodate her one-woman production, including a well-insulated electric kiln that she fires to 2,300 degrees to achieve the lasting durability that are hallmarks of her artisanal stoneware. Parent uses three glazes, a palette of blue, gray and white, and produces hearty but surprisingly lightweight pieces, many decorated with a simple yet sophisticated scallop design. Customer favorites include patterned wine caddies, mugs, berry bowls and chowder bowls (available in two sizes—with handles, of course!). “Looking at a chowder bowl, people will say ‘Oh, my—it’s so big—who would need that?’” Parent recalls with a giggle. “And in their next breath: ‘We’ll take two!’”

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Chatham couple works with Boston-based Zero Energy Design to bring their energy-efficient vision of a house overlooking a salt marsh to life. n 2014, Jeff Berg and Debra Paget purchased a slice of land remarkable for its Nantucket Sound and salt marsh views. Their plans for the property included building their “forever” home—a place characterized by green design features. To realize their vision, they turned to the principals of Boston-based Zero Energy Design (ZED) with whom they had a longstanding relationship dating back to their student days at Cornell University. It was the firm’s deep understanding of sustainable building strategies that made the couple keen on working with them.

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The placement and height of the windows capitalize on the water views and ensure a naturally bright interior year round.

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The floor plan for the 2,800-square-foot Capestyle home was key to the overall design. All habitable space was to be located on one level, and the need for stairs limited. They also wanted to be able to add ramps, if necessary. “They were looking for true single-floor living, which is something they had searched for but were unable to find in an existing home on the Cape,” says lead architect Stephanie Horowitz, adding that the couple’s energy-efficiency goals are nearly impossible to achieve in homes on the market. Strict attention was paid to the building envelope, mechanical systems and renewables. “We’ve always been interested in doing the right thing for the environment,” says Berg, a solar power proponent and electric car owner. Though net-zero was not an initial goal, the couple soon realized its feasibility and decided to go all the way despite living in the house only six months of the year. Given they will likely be in the house for 20 to 25 years, and the payback for solar is estimated at seven years, the upfront investment made sense to them. In addition to using a renewable energy source, energy-saving measures include: dense-packed cellulose and continuous rigid insulation; highperformance, triple-glazed windows and doors; a high-efficiency HVAC system comprised of an air source heat pump and an energy recovery ventilator (ERV); and Energy Star appliances. The result is an all-electric home that produces 91 percent of the energy it consumes annually. “It has the benefit of keeping itself warm and minimizing utility costs when we aren’t there,” says Paget. In terms of aging in place, the couple viewed this project as a special opportunity to plan for potential mobility issues. Little did they know their plans would be put to the test sooner rather than later. After Paget took a fall that resulted in a broken kneecap, it was clear that being able to move around the house independently was a priority. Paget recalls how getting in and out of the shower was easily done, and how the shower bench proved a tremendous asset. On the whole, the singlefloor layout made transitioning from room to


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room very doable. “I didn’t think I would need those features of the house for another 20 years,” she says. Privacy was imperative, too. The master suite and guest bedrooms are separated by the open-concept main living space—notable for its cathedral ceiling, generous fenestration, locally sourced timber flooring and beams and builtins. The placement and height of the windows in the great room capitalize on the water views and ensure a naturally bright interior year round. They also capture passive heat gain to keep the home warm during winter months, and they bring in cool fresh air in summer—maintaining thermal comfort at all times. The kitchen is distinguished by its rain forest granite island, which was inspired by a bar top the couple fell in love with at Bluefins Sushi & Sake Bar. The stone’s leather-like look and deep tones add drama to the room (and elicit many a comment). A strong connection to the outdoors was another design driver. Though the house is linear in shape, the elevated deck has a more natural form—a response to the setting and conservation commission setbacks. “It became a nice point of departure between the structured part of the house and the more organic nature of the landscape,” says Horowitz. The home’s sustainable design elements impact daily life in some unexpected ways, too. For example, the ultra-thick and tightly sealed windows serve to soundproof the house. “You don’t appreciate how well insulated the house is until you open the windows and hear all of what is going on around you,” says Paget. Berg notes how people get a kick out of the fact that he often eats breakfast wearing sunglasses to screen the deluge of natural light that floods the interiors. All told, this is a home for the ages. It belongs to Berg and Paget at present, and promises a smart, environmentally sound dwelling for future inhabitants. “They realized they were building a home that is going to outlive them,” says Horowitz, “and they built the right home for the environment.”

Although the house is linear in shape, the elevated deck has a more natural form—a response to the land and salt marsh views.

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The all-electric home produces 91 percent of the energy it consumes annually.

The kitchen is distinguished by its rain forest granite island, inspired by a bar top at Bluefins Sushi & Sake Bar.


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“We’ve always been interested in doing the right thing for the environment,” says homeowner Jeff Berg, a solar power proponent and electric car owner.

S U S TA I N A B L E D E S I G N S T R AT E G I E S Solar array Dense-packed cellulose and continuous rigid insulation Triple-glazed windows with tilt-turn function Continuous air barrier Air source heat pump Heat pump hot water heater Energy recovery ventilator Low- or no-voc finishes Highly durable materials

Energy-saving measures include triple-glazed windows with tilt-turn function.

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Christmas By the Sea Stroll

Written by M A R I N A D A V A L O S xplore Stage Harbor or Snake River in a kayak, check out a yoga class at the town’s new Shine Center, chat with an author at one of two independent bookstores or enjoy winter wine pairings at the Chatham Orpheum Theater Café. There’s certainly no shortage of activities over the next several months. Get out and enjoy!




Pumpkin People in the Park

Chatham Christmas by the Sea Stroll Weekend Chatham’s shops welcome revelers with homemade cookies, a tree-lighting ceremony, carolers, horse and carriage rides and Santa at the bandstand at Kate Gould Park. On Dec. 8, have breakfast with Santa! See Santa’s workshop at the visitor information booth on Main Street and take the Chatham historic inn tour.

Get Trivial Red Nun Trivia Nights Starting in October and runs through the winter. 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, 746 Main St., 508-348-0469, Chatham Squire Trivia Nights 7 p.m. on Thursdays throughout the fall and winter. 487 Main St., 508-945-0945,

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Oktoberfest and Pumpkin People in the Park At the eighth annual Oktoberfest, enjoy crafts and games for kids, food trucks, a beer trailer, the town band plus other entertainers. The town’s signature event, Pumpkin People in the Park, features pumpkin creations in Kate Gould Park. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Oct. 20, Kate Gould Park,

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Staycation Seaside Escape Bed & Breakfast package at Chatham Bars Inn A two-day, allinclusive overnight getaway, which includes breakfast for two and a threecourse dinner at the Sacred Cod Tavern. Included is a credit toward the spa retreat package, with rejuvenating treatments, such as customized skin care or a eucalyptus oil steam shower. 297 Shore Road, 800-527-4884, Stay and Dine Package at Chatham Wine Bar & Restaurant, Chatham Inn at 359 Main Through May 2019, the inn offers two- or three-night stays with breakfast and a four-course dinner. The menu is à la carte and may include a chef’s tasting. Stay tuned for the New Year’s Eve nine-course dinner! 359 Main St., 508-945-1468, C H A T H A M M A G . C O M / FA L L - W I N T E R 2 0 1 8 / C H A T H A M M A G A Z I N E


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For Kids—Dance with Adam in Chatham! Dancer extraordinaire Adam Spencer offers kids the “Chance to Dance.” Any child who wants to learn dance, regardless of their financial situation, will have the opportunity through a youth scholarship program. Check the website for the fall and winter lineup. The benefits of ballroom dance? Spencer says it can boost confidence, promote health and well-being and create a sense of community. Studio 878, 878 Main St., 508-514-0809,


Take a Knitting Class A Great Yarn offers two “semesters” of knitting—a fall semester and a winter semester—and a series of four workshops covering different aspects of knitting, such as cable knitting or Fair Isle knitting. Attend all four sessions and receive a “magna cum knitting” honor! Classes are held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays. A Great Yarn is also a great bookstore, so be sure to check out their collection of new and used books. Private lessons are also available. 894 Main St., 508-348-5605,


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The Creative Arts Center in Chatham has a lineup of shows, sales and demonstrations. Here are some highlights: Autumn Art Sale is a great opportunity to purchase original artwork from members such as oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, photography, pottery, jewelry, art supplies and frames at low prices. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Oct. 5; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Oct. 6. The Members’ Show is a collection of works from various members, 4-5:30 p.m., Oct. 14-Nov. 15. Harwich fine artist William Davis will give a demonstration entitled “Working with Tonality & Light-Studio in Oil,” Oct. 20-21. Holiday Sale & Small Works Sale starts 9 a.m-4 p.m. on Nov. 23 and runs through Dec. 11. Browse a large selection of small original art, pottery, handmade items and cards made by Creative Arts Center members.

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On the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, the center offers children the opportunity to make candy lighthouses. 154 Crowell Road, 508-945-3583,


Films, wine, art—oh my! The Chatham Orpheum Theater puts on a Saturday morning screening every couple of weeks, year-round, which features films highlighting local issues around sustainability. Winter wine pairings take place every month and stay tuned for the winter art film series. 637 Main St., 508-945-0874,


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For the Dogs Chatham Dog Club offers kennel services and training. Drop by their holiday open house, where you and your doggie can have your picture taken with Santa! (Date TBD). Visit their Facebook page for information on training classes and grooming services. 82 Meetinghouse Road, South Chatham, 508-776-5219. Also on Facebook: Chatham Dog Club

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Chatham Fish Pier Not only is there great viewing at the fish pier, but you can also watch them here: telecamsystems. com/fishpier/



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Go kayaking with Chatham Kayak Company Co-owners John McGrath and Anne Rose take the winters off, but kayaking runs strong throughout the fall, so give them a call and get out on the water! They offer tours of Stage Harbor, Snake River, Mill Pond and Herring River. 391 Barn Hill Road, 508-241-5389, Take a walk on the beach Walking on the beach can soothe the soul— even in the winter! Bundle up, take a walk and snap some pics. Upload your pictures of Lighthouse, Hardings or Cockle Cove Beach (to name a few) to your Instagram page, tag us and tell us about your fall or winter beach walk. Take a hike Hiking trails abound throughout Chatham, including Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Old Comers Woodland, Training Field Triangle and Frost Fish Creek, just to name a few. For a complete list of trails, visit

Speaking of seals, Outermost Harbor Marine offers seal cruises throughout the fall. They also offer striped bass and tuna fishing. Reservations required by phone or online. 83 Seagull Road, 508-945-2030, For the ultra-adventurous, Monomoy Adventures offers limited shuttle service to Monomoy Island and the flats for bird watching and fly fishing by appointment through December, weather permitting. Owner/ captain Jamie Bassett says, “It’s like a wild kingdom,” where you won’t see another soul except maybe rare species of birds. At Ryder’s Cove and Barnhill Landing, 508-292-3060, Facebook: Monomoy Adventures

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Yellow Umbrella Books “Seven Miles After Sundown” author Eddie Doherty fished the East End of the Cape Cod Canal so often that fishermen dubbed him East End Eddie! He’ll be signing copies of his book, which chronicles his striped bass fishing experiences off the rocky banks of the canal. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 20, 501 Main St., 508-945-0144, Where the Sidewalk Ends Bookstore & Children’s Annex has a couple of get-out-of-the-house events this fall. After Thanksgiving, get ready for “Cider Monday,” where owners Joanne Doggart and Caitlin Doggart-Bernal, along with their staff, will be serving warm mulled apple cider all day on Nov. 26. Author Corinne Demas will be signing copies of her latest children’s book, “The Littlest Matryoshka.” Demas has authored short stories and poetry, five novels, a memoir, two plays and numerous children’s books, two of which she co-authored with her daughter, Artemis Roehrig; which we think is very cool, especially since this independent bookstore is mother/daughter-owned. 2-4 p.m. on Dec. 8, 432 Main St., 508- 945-0499 Eldredge Public Library has a multitude of events happening throughout the fall and winter. Be sure to check the website for book groups including a cookbook (and cooking) group and film discussions! 564 Main St., 508-945-5170, Here’s the lineup for the remainder of 2018:


On the Trail of Bonnie and Clyde, with Chris Daley, 7 p.m. on Oct. 9. The Palatine Wreck: The Legends of the New England Ghost Ship, with author Jill Farinelli, 7 p.m. on Oct. 18. Where the Sidewalk Ends

The Hauntings of Cape Cod and the Islands, by Barbara Sillery, 7 p.m. on Oct. 23. Holiday Card Making with Sharleen Luciano, 2 p.m. on Nov. 30.

Shine On Check out Chatham’s new Shine Center, which offers classes in various styles of yoga, from gentle restorative to vigorous vinyasa. Other unique classes include primordial sound meditation, which uses mantras from the sounds of nature, and EFT tapping, which can help release old emotions and thought patterns. 25 Post Office Square, 508-348-1412,


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Holiday Harvest: Celebrating the Holiday Table with Kim Larkin from Klassic Kreations, 3-4:30 p.m. on Dec. 3.

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For award-winning illustrator Bob Staake, known for his New Yorker covers and dozens of children’s books, there’s no place he’d rather be. “It’s quiet and the perfect place to create, to be myself.” 100

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Bob Staake in his studio, surrounded by some of the tools of his trade.

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hatham artist Bob Staake commutes a distance of 50 feet from his house to his studio. He greets me at the door, looking both avuncular and puckish— compatible characteristics for a children’s book author and contributor to Mad Magazine. Situated near the corner of Main Street and Shore Road, the studio building is tiny and unassuming, and one might easily walk or drive by without noticing it. It is, however, a powerhouse of creative activity and the source of more than 70 children’s books, The New Yorker covers, product and greeting card designs, cartoons and advertising illustrations for corporations ranging from American Express to Sony. But Staake is probably most famous for his New Yorker covers, which he has been producing since 2006, including the one titled “Reflection” marking Obama’s election victory in November 2008. It features a nighttime image of the Lincoln Memorial under a full moon, which was inspired by a full moon over Chatham witnessed by Staake a few nights before. The moon forms the “O” in New Yorker and doubles as the “O” in Obama while the reflected columns suggest iron bars and recall the slavery period. It is cited by The New Yorker as their most popular cover. His snug space, which Staake likens to the below-deck cabin of a boat, is lined with bookshelves filled with his own books and a collection of vintage toys. He bounces around the room showing me sketches for New Yorker covers and flips through a pile of notebooks crammed with drawings, doodles, notes and fragments of ideas for new work. His enthusiasm for his work is contagious; he embraces multi-tasking and professes to being bored if he’s working on only one thing at a time. Francoise Mouly, his editor at The New Yorker, speaks highly of the award-winning illustrator. “Of all the artists I work with, Staake may well be one of the most prolific idea generators.” A full-time Chatham resident since 2004, Staake fell in love with the town in the summer of 1974. He was staying at the Queen Anne Inn with a college girlfriend who was an intern at Seventeen Magazine and writing a piece on the inns and B&B’s of New England. In telling the story, he says it was after a walk in the quaint seaside village when he experienced an “aha” moment and realized this was the place he wanted to call home. He pauses to add, “Maybe it was all the beers at the Squire.” 102

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Staake outside his studio. A bubble machine in the open window can be operated by remote control from his desk, treating passersby to a shower of bubbles.

A collection of vintage radios.

He didn’t return to his dream village until the summer of 1994. Living in St. Louis with his wife and two children, he decided to rent a house in Chatham to escape the unbearable heat. They rented the 200-year-old Lambert Nickerson house on Main Street, and finding it perfect for their needs, they were able to purchase the property for use as a summer house. By 2004, with their oldest son in college and the youngest about to begin 7th grade, and freelancer Staake able to work anywhere, they became full-time residents. Staake loves living and working in Chatham. “It’s quiet and the perfect place to create, to be myself.” Although he describes himself as a workaholic, A selection of Staake’s New Yorker covers. The artist is probably most famous for “Reflection,” above, marking Obama’s election victory in November 2008.

Staake finds enough time for afternoon walks to Lighthouse Beach, canoeing on Mill Pond and riding the bike trails through the National Seashore. In the winter, he and his wife enjoy movies at the Orpheum, reading and playing Scrabble. He cooks dinner almost every night as a way of relaxing at the end of the day. “He trashes the kitchen, but it’s worth it,” says his wife, Paulette Fehlig. “His food is so good. It’s humbling.” He calls himself a “DIY guy and problem solver” and loves to build things with found objects. Among his creations are a table on wheels with a top fashioned from a vintage paper cutter discovered at Brimfield, and an easel made with the back of an old plywood Eames chair he

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Staake at work on an illustration for a new book in progress. The poster on the wall was created by Staake for an Edward Gorey documentary by Chris Seufert.

his studio roof and devised an ingenious system consisting of an extendable ladder, skids and rope to hoist it to the top. Staake’s award-winning children’s books have been translated into 12 foreign languages, including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Korean. When contemplating a new book, Staake always asks himself, “What kind of art would little 5- year-old Bobby Staake, growing up in Redondo Beach, California, want to see in this book?” That he successfully answers this question can be confirmed by booksellers like Caitlin Doggart-Bernal, co-owner of Where The Sidewalk Ends, who says “his books are magnets for both kids and parents. The level of detail and whimsy in his illustrations keep children engaged and adults can find little jokes embedded in the art.” Influenced by sources as diverse as Russian constructivism and mid-century poster art, design and typography, many of his illustrations are filled with bold colors and energized by the interplay of basic geometric shapes and what he refers to as the poetic dance between words and illustration. Staake refuses to be pigeonholed and strives constantly to reinvent and challenge himself. While well known for his colorful illustrations and rhyming text, books like “Bluebird” and “The Orb of Chatham” are wordless, with a subdued or black-and-white color palette, and explore darker themes or mystery. He is fond of demonstrating to children and adults alike how much information can be conveyed by a simple line. Using traditional techniques like pens, pencils, brushes and sponges, combined with digital media, he astounds fellow artists when he tells them he creates his illustrations with the ancient Photoshop 3. “Drawing with a mouse is a little like drawing with a bar of soap, but it works for me.” At 61, Staake has no intention of slowing down and basking in the success of a long and varied career. He’s happiest when he’s creating, and doesn’t feel Bob Staake’s “Eamesel,” an easel he made from the back of an old plywood Eames chair.

what he does is work. As for creative inspiration, “I just try to keep my eyes and mind open, and welcome it whenever it shows itself.” When I ask him if he has a favorite among his many books, he answers, “It’s



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Sleeveless vest, long-sleeved shirt, skinny black pants and coin necklace from Ports & Company.


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From faux fur jackets and cozy sweaters to sporty and dressy looks, we spotlight the latest outfits from local retailers on location at Monomoy Regional High School.

Photography by D A N C U T R O N A Model B R Y N N B E A U D O I N O F M A G G I E I N C . Hair and makeup by R A L P H M E N D O Z A A N D N I C O L E D E I T K E , O A S I S S A L O N A N D D AY S PA Produced by L I S A L E I G H C O N N O R S

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The Jill Dress, designed by Kate Connick, paired with Marlyn Schiff necklace, from Ports & Company.


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Faux fur jacket, waffle V-neck shirt and Principle jeans from Ports & Company.

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ABOVE: Jean jacket and faux fur scarf from Ports & Company LEFT: Red sherpa jacket, cashmere sweater, mini backpack and key necklace from Chatham Clothing Bar.

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Tommy Bahama New England Patriots pullover from Island Pursuit. Camo pants from Sundance Clothing.


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Saint James long-sleeved striped shirt and vest, Prana denim jeans from Island Pursuit. Wrap bracelets and earrings from Chatham Clothing Bar.

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Sleeveless white tank, Marlyn Schiff necklace and track pants from Ports & Company.


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Waffle V-neck shirt, jeans and purse from Ports & Company.


Wooden Ships No. 12 sweater and mini football scarf, paired with skinny jeans, available at Sundance Clothing.

WHERE TO BUY Chatham Clothing Bar, 534 Main St., 508-945-5292, Island Pursuit, 482 Main St., 508-945-3525, Ports & Company, 595 Main St., 508-348-5631, Sundance Clothing, 497 Main St., 508-945-5096,

SPECIAL THANKS Monomoy Regional High School, 75 Oak St., Harwich, Oasis Salon and Day Spa, 1671 Main St., 508-945-5577,


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MARGUERITE E. FALCONER: AN ARTIST’S JOURNEY This mini exhibit will take you through the life of Marguerite E. Falconer with memorabilia, photos and a collection of 15 of her original paintings. The special exhibit is open during regular museum hours. Atwood House & Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Road, 508-945-2493, COFFEEHOUSE FLOW Saturday morning yoga at the new Shine Center, a boutique meditation and yoga studio. Great yoga, music and coffee provided by JoMama’s after class! Each teacher at the Shine Center will rotate teaching, so no two classes will be the same. 8 a.m. Shine Center, 25 Post Office Plaza, 508-348-1412,


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14TH ANNUAL AUTUMN SACRIFICE ART SALE A great opportunity to purchase original artwork from Creative Arts Center members, such as oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, photography, pottery, jewelry, art supplies and frames at low prices. Stop by early for the best selection. Creative Arts Center, 154 Crowell Road, 508-945-3583, CHATHAM HOMES BY THE SEA TOUR Take a peek inside spectacular private homes in Chatham. The self-guided tour showcases five wonderful properties—each offering a unique perspective of living in this quaint seaside village. Proceeds benefit St. Christopher’s Church ministries on Cape Cod. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $40/per person in advance/$45 on day of tour. For more information and to purchase tickets online, go to stchristopherschatham. org/housetour. Tickets are also available for purchase at St. Christopher’s Gift & Consignment Shop and Puritan Cape Cod in Chatham.  ART FILM SERIES: DAVID HOCKNEY Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in

London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London. Directed by Phil Grabsky. At 10 a.m. on Oct. 17, a talk will be held with composer David Cohen, who will take a look at Hockney’s work as well as the late Dave Brubeck, one of the giants of jazz. Chatham Orpheum Theater, 637 Main St., 508-945-0874, OCTOBER

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PUMPKIN PEOPLE IN THE PARK Travel & Leisure Magazine listed Chatham as one of America’s Best Towns for Halloween, citing the Chatham Merchants Association’s Oktoberfest & Pumpkin People in the Park. A fabulous event where merchant members and local businesses create unique and fascinating displays with pumpkins. Thousands of visitors pose for photo opps with the “People,” on display until Halloween. Kate Gould Park, Main Street. For more information, visit

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BRIDAL FASHION SHOW 1904-2018 + HIGH TEA What better setting than the historical First Congregational Church of Chatham to showcase a parade of wedding gowns ranging from 1904 to 2018? The event will feature a fashion show of wedding gowns, as well as highlighting customs and traditions through the years. Followed by high tea. 2-4 p.m. $40 per ticket. First Congregational Church, 650 Main St. CHATHAM LIGHTHOUSE TOUR The historical lighthouse on the grounds of the Coast Guard Station. The Chatham Lighthouse is available for tours during select months. 1- 3 p.m. OKTOBERFEST Celebrate fall at Kate Gould Park with beer, bratwurst, a pie contest, music, and kids’ games. Also, enjoy a huge display of creative and innovative pumpkin people made by local residents and businesses, on display through Halloween. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Kate Gould Park, Main Street, SUNDAY LECTURE SERIES AT THE ATWOOD: DOM0NIC BOREFFI The Atwood House & Museum is collaborating with Domonic Boreffi of Gallery Antonia for a special tribute to Marguerite E. Falconer, one of Chatham’s most famous artists. 2 p.m. Admission: $10, members: Free. Atwood House & Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Road, 508-945-2493, WITCHES’ WALK An evening of cocktails, raffles and wildly wicked good times to benefit Monomoy Community Services. Ticket includes chowder, light dinner fare, brew ticket to redeem at the party of your choice, entrance

to raffles and holiday activities at each location. There’s also a 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 Monomoy Community Services for ticket information at 508-945-1501 or visit NOVEMBER


SUSTAINABILITY FILM SERIES: WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE The issue of food waste is presented in light of the statistics: 40 percent of food produced for human consumption in the U.S. goes to waste; over 90 percent of this amount will end up in the landfill. Food activists, including chefs, discuss the issue largely in context of the Environmental Protections Agency’s (EPA) food pyramid. 10 a.m. Chatham Orpheum Theater, 637 Main St., 508-945-0874,


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ART FILM SERIES: CÉZANNE One can’t appreciate 20th-century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked, and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists—until now. Chatham Orpheum Theater, 637 Main St., 508-945-0874,

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RISE UP RETREAT A weekend-long, women’s only, all-inclusive retreat centered around finding inner strength and meaning through difficult times. Whether you’re divorced, widowed, contemplating retirement, or simply coping with change in your life, all of us need deep relaxation, reflection and rejuvenation for challenging times. Retreat will be led by two master coaches: Jane Pollak (author and TEDx speaker) and Ken Nelson (Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health Senior Program Director). Wequassett Resort & Golf Club, 2173 Route 28, 508-432-5400, Harwich, VETERANS DAY CEREMONY The ceremony will take place at the Chatham Community Center. Participants 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 the local Scout organizations. The ceremony beings promptly at 11 a.m. SUNDAY LECTURE SERIES AT THE ATWOOD: “FATAL DECISION” Author Terri Arthur retells the story of British nurse Edith Cavell, who cared for and attended to wounded British soldiers during the Great War. Unfortunately and sadly, in her medical duties and travels, she also helped wounded German soldiers and was later executed by her government for her humanitarian efforts. 2 p.m. Atwood House & Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Road, 508-945-2493, CHATHAM IN THE FALL 10K ROAD RACE Join the Cape Cod Athletic Club in the Chatham in the Fall 10K Road Race. The cooler temperatures will help runners enjoy the autumnal view as they run.



Nov. 22: 14th annual Chatham Turkey Trot Starts at 11 a.m. Monomoy Regional Middle School, 425 Crowell Road. For registration and more information, visit NOVEMBER


14TH ANNUAL CHATHAM TURKEY TROT Run or walk 3.1 miles on Thanksgiving morning. All proceeds will be donated to the Lower Cape Outreach Council. Each runner is asked to pay the registration fee and bring a bag of non-perishable grocery items. The race will start in the parking lot behind the Chatham Orpheum Theater at the corner of Main Street & Stage Harbor Road. Registration 7-8 a.m. Race starts at 8 a.m., Adults $20, Children $5,







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ANNUAL HOLIDAY AND SMALL WORKS SALE Looking for a unique gift? Choose from a selection of small original art, sterling silver jewelry, pottery, handmade items and cards, all made locally by Creative Arts Center members. Children can make holiday candy lighthouses for free 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Nov. 23 and 24. The sale continues 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily until Dec. 11. Creative Arts Center, 154 Crowell Road, 508-945-3583, STUFF THE SLEIGH Clothing drive to benefit the Chatham Children’s Fund. Atwood House & Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Road, 508-945-2493,

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ART FILM SERIES: HERMITAGE REVEALED The film by Margy Kinmonth brings to life the human stories behind one of the world’s greatest art collections in 2014—its 250th anniversary year. The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is one of the largest and most visited museums in the world, holding more than three million treasures and worldclass masterpieces in stunning architectural settings. Chatham Orpheum Theater, 637 Main St., 508-945-0874, HOLIDAYS AT THE ATWOOD Join in on the many celebrations throughout the month on Fridays and Saturdays, featuring Santa Claus, festive decorations and the return of the always popular Ryder Martin train display. Holiday gift shop sale, 10 to 40 percent off. 1- 4 p.m. Admission: Adults $10, Children $5. Members Free. Atwood House & Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Road, 508-945-2493, CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA STROLL WEEKEND Sponsored by the Chatham Merchants Association, this event welcomes hundreds of shoppers with handmade crafts, cookies and a tree

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SUSTAINABILITY FILM SERIES: THE ISLANDS AND THE WHALES In their remote home in the North Atlantic, the Faroe Islanders have always eaten what nature could provide, proud to put local food on the table. Hunting whales and seabirds kept them alive for generations. But today, they face a grave threat to this tradition. It is not the controversy surrounding whaling that threatens the Faroese way of life; the danger is coming from the whales themselves. The Faroese are among the first to feel the effects of our polluted oceans. They have discovered that their beloved whales are toxic, contaminated by the outside world. 10 a.m. Chatham Orpheum Theater, 637 Main St., 508-945-0874, CHATHAM HISTORIC INN TOUR Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas as you visit Chatham’s intimate inns decorated for the holiday season. 1-4 p.m. Visit for more information.







CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXPRESS Members of the First Congregational Church make homemade cookies by the pound. Sales will continue till noon or until the cookies run out. 8:30 a.m.-noon. First Congregational Church, 650 Main St. For more information, visit GRUB WITH THE GRINCH Holiday and Grinch breakfast food, along with a special reading by the Grinch himself. Admission: $15 adults, $10 children. Atwood House & Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Road, 508-945-2493, FIRST NIGHT CHATHAM A family-friendly, alcoholfree, town-wide 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. For more information, visit

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Compiled by M A R I N A D A V A L O S 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 BLUEFINS SUSHI & SAKE BAR Asian-infused brunches, lunches and dinners with sushi and martini bar. 513 Main St. | 508-348-1573 CAPTAIN’S TABLE Family owned and operated, a favorite destination for more than 50 years. 576 Main St. | 508-945-1961 CHATHAM BARS INN STARS Fine oceanside dining by candlelight at the Chatham Bars Inn.

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 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 CHATHAM WINE BAR & RESTAURANT Offering more than 100 wines by the bottle, craft beers and artful entrees for brunch and dinner in the elegant dining room. Also features outdoor seating. 359 Main St., Suite 2 | 508-945-1468 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

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 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 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 PATE’S RESTAURANT A Cape Cod landmark since 1957, Pate’s offers prime cuts of beef, fresh seafood and a classic lounge menu. 1260 Main St. | 508-945-9777

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 CHATHAM ORPHEUM CAFÉ Featuring appetizers and sandwiches or a five-course wine pairing series. Chatham Orpheum Theater 637 Main St. 508-945-4900


A Cape Cod landmark since 1957, Pate’s offers prime cuts of beef, fresh seafood and a classic lounge menu. 1260 Main St. | 508-945-9777

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RED NUN BAR & GRILL Chatham’s sports pub tavern, consistently rated best burgers on the Cape. 746 Main St. | 508-348-0469 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 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 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


restaurant guide. CHATHAM FILLING STATION Baked goods, breakfast and lunch in a retro diner environment. 75 Old Harbor Road | 508-945-4380

CORNER STORE A fun place to stop for a burrito, panini or whoopie pie. 1403 Old Queen Anne Road 508-432-1077 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 JOMAMA’S NEW YORK BAGELS AND COFFEEHOUSE Featuring organic coffees and all-fruit smoothies, plus breakfast sandwiches, wraps, paninis and more. 400 Main St. | 508-348-5621

CHATHAM FILLING STATION Baked goods, breakfast and lunch in a retro diner environment. 75 Old Harbor Road | 508-945-4380

LARRY’S PX Serving breakfast and lunch since 1955, this unassuming eatery offers classic American fare. 1591 Main St. | 508-945-3964

CHATHAM FISH & LOBSTER CO., INC. The freshest, highest-quality local seafood caught daily. 1291 Main St. | 508-945-1178

MARION’S PIE SHOP Established in 1947, this specialty bakeshop offers gourmet pies and more. 2022 Main St. | 508-432-9439

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

SANDI’S DINER Great breakfasts, service and prices in a relaxed downtown location. 639 Main St. | 508-945-0631

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 126

SNOWY OWL COFFEE ROASTERS ESPRESSO BAR Coffee bar offers espresso beverages, hot chocolate and brewed coffee, as well as cookies from Kayak Cookies, pastries from Pain D’Avignon and gluten-free vegan muffins from Cape Cod Muffins. 483 Main St. | 774-323-0605

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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 PIZZA CARMINE’S Specialty pizzas and more in a retro-inspired setting. 595 Main St. | 508-945-5300 NEW ENGLAND PIZZA Classic pizza, subs and salads with a Greek flair. 1200 Main St. | 508-945-9070 SWEET TOMATOES PIZZA Neapolitan-style thin crust pizza using whole wheat flour and signature chunky tomato sauce. 790 Main St. | 508-348-0200

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final thought.

Chatham (You’re My Home) A song written and performed by

Chatham resident Mike DeAngelis There is a place that I know where an island welcomes the sea And men make their living, through ice and snow Filling their nets with the catch of the day And upon their return, every day of the year To the Squire for whiskey and beer CHORUS: Onto their home away from home Friends that they make and friends that they know The tide never gets too high, for me to get by Where I’m never alone Chatham you’re my home Surrounded by water, this little ’ol town never loses its identity And even when all summer suns have gone down There’s no place where I’d rather be seen And the people that stayed, while the Chatham Band played Well they’re coming back year after year CHORUS And the days have grown short. Many people have gone. But the feeling is there and it won’t be that long I can tell you for certain, time and again You can fight it but you’ll never win … you’ll never win CHORUS




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Chatham Magazine Fall-Winter 2018  

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