Though the great civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was born on Jan. 15, 1929, his birthday is memorialized on a federal holiday on the third Monday in January each year. In 2020, that Monday is Jan. 20. On the Outer Cape, commemorative activities and exhibits throughout the weekend are mostly located in […]
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Mila Fae Davies became the first Outer Cape baby of the new decade on Jan. 8, 2020. Mila’s parents, Justine Ives and Edward Davies, braved snowy conditions on Route 6 as they inched along behind a snowplow towards Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth at 1 a.m last Wednesday. Thirteen hours later, Mila was born. […]
Note: Team records are listed as of the Independent’s deadline Friday, Jan. 17 Girls basketball: The Warriors (6-3) will take the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard to play the Vineyarders at 4:30 p.m. Boys basketball: The Warriors (4-4) will play their fifth home game of the season as the team takes on the Martha’s Vineyard Vineyarders […]
EASTHAM — The Outer Cape Stripers are about three weeks away from competing in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Invitational tournament in Orlando, Fla. This will be their fourth year in a row to make the tournament. But this year there’s a problem — the team’s practice facility is closed. The Stripers are […]
EASTHAM — The Cape Cod Furies started out five years ago as a co-op ice hockey club for girls from three Lower Cape high schools: Nauset, Monomoy, and Cape Cod Tech. Because it was a club — not school-funded — the girls had to pay to play. “It was $500 just to play, plus equipment […]
About 50 people gathered on Provincetown Harbor on January 7 to let go of their material and metaphysical stockpiles at the annual Re-Rooters Day ceremony organized by Jay Critchley.
A balmy 38-degree day brought a sunny mood to the Provincetown Polar Bear Plunge on Jan 1. Organizer Steve Katsurinis said this year’s event, sponsored by the Harbor Lounge, Yolqueria, and 8 Dyer Hotel, raised about $2,500 for the Center for Coastal Studies.
What was a Christmas tree has become a nice spot for Nickerson, one of the educational Eastern screech owls at Wild Care in Eastham. The tree was one of 14 large Christmas trees donated to the organization on Jan. 3 by the Visiting Nurse Association’s Cape Cod Hospice “Tree of Memories” program. Branches provide perches […]
Note: Team records are listed of the Independent’s deadline Friday, Jan. 10 Girls basketball: The Warriors (4-2) host the Dennis-Yarmouth Dolphins. Tipoff is at 6:30 p.m. Boys basketball: The Dennis-Yarmouth Dolphins host the Warriors (3-3) at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 Girls basketball: The Warriors will play the second half of a home weekend matchup […]
WELLFLEET — Kristian Sexton, who says he is developing an aerial imaging system using drones to detect sharks, claims that there are “a number of serious problems” with the Woods Hole Group (WHG) Shark Mitigation Study that was presented at a public forum in October at Nauset Regional High School. After the forum, which was […]
‘Freddie and Napi’ by Mary DeAngelis and Ryan McMenamy
WELLFLEET — The Lighthouse Restaurant, a bright spot for 40 years on this town’s dimming Main Street, is gone. What was a restaurant is now being renovated to become a new location for the women’s clothing store Ragg Time. Concern about the future of what had been one of the few year-round eating places here […]
Jamie Demetriou pays homage to Napi in black and white
Essie Van Staden was born on Dec. 25, 2019 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She weighed six pounds and measured 17 inches. Her parents, Natalie and Gray Van Staden of Wellfleet, report that she was expected home from the neonatal intensive care unit on Tuesday, just in time for New Year’s. […]
Lisa Brown, a veteran teacher at Nauset Regional High School in Eastham, has a popular class with a curriculum of her own making called Exploring and Respecting Differences (EARD). Brown has observed firsthand how much interaction there is between children of different ethnicities in the school. She is able to consider how the notion of […]