Dennis village eyed for cultural arts district, Yarmouth Selectmen blast draft report of task force, Groups work together to ease hunger, Cape Wind touts Danish wind farm study

Horns Rev in Denmark
      A new 152 page report from Denmark about this wind farm dominated the news this week

registerMid Cape NEWS, Thursday, December 7, 2006

Survivors remember Pearl Harbor
By Nicole Muller/ [email protected]
Gilbert Goodwin and Charles Filosa have more in common than growing up in Massachusetts and retiring to South Yarmouth. Among their many blessings, both octogenarians count their ships' locations at Pearl Harbor on the "Day of Infamy," when 353 Japanese planes inflicted close to 4,000 casualties and sank or damaged 18 ships in a two-hour attack... [more]
Dennis village eyed for cultural arts district
By Nicole Muller/ [email protected]
In response to artists' requests, Dennis Town Planner Dan Fortier and the economic development committee are examining the possibility of rezoning part of Dennis village.  "Community comments, particularly those of artists, have indicated that we should look into a zoning district that would encourage a local artists' community," Fortier said last week at a public hearing on the proposal. "We tried to look at the major art facility in town, the Cape Playhouse and the property around it, to see if we could do something that would allow more of the town's artists to operate businesses in the vicinity"... [more]
Back from the brink
By Joe Burns/ [email protected]
They came here to get out of the cold, but what they got was a lot more than just a cot. For them, NOAH Shelter was a gateway to a path that took them out from under the shadow of despair into the light of a reclaimed life. On Nov.29, three of those who were pulled back from the brink returned to NOAH Shelter. All are members of the Duffy Health Center Advisory Board. They came to assist those still living on the street by participating in the Duffy Center's Winter Survival Fair... [more]
Groups work together to ease hunger
By Craig Salters/ [email protected]
It's a typical Monday morning and Mary Anderson, executive director of the Family Pantry in Harwich, can't help but make a quick inventory of the shelves as she takes a guest on a tour of the pantry and surrounding warehouse. "We have no mayo or crackers, at the moment," says Anderson, pretty much to herself, as she walks past one section of what is an otherwise well-stocked pantry, complete with cans of beans, boxes of macaroni, pallets of cereal boxes and, in a nearby freezer, turkeys and various other meats... [more]
Get ready for the big 'Christmas Bird Count'
By Rich Eldred/ [email protected]
Christmas time's a coming, as Bill Monroe sang many years ago, and while that turns many folks' thoughts to gift wrap, carols, chestnuts on the fire... [more]
Around Yarmouth
Dec. 15 flu clinic by appointment only The Yarmouth Board of Health will host a flu clinic 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 at the parish life center... [more]
Healing with music and laughter
By Nicole Muller/ [email protected]
Focus on Healing, with licensed, certified instructor Mary Jane Doonan, meets for one hour, weekly, at two Cape locations. Walk-ins are welcome. *... [more]
A community in harmony
By Joe Burns/ [email protected]
A Joyous Christmas The Cape Cod Chorale will perform Vivaldi's "Gloria," Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" and favorite fireside carols... [more]
Cape Wind touts Danish wind farm study
06codcatch300By Craig Salters/ [email protected]
An eight-year study of the world's two largest offshore wind farms has concluded that those projects have had minimal impact on birds, fish or the surrounding environment. At an international conference last month in Denmark, researchers released their study, "Danish Offshore Wind - Key Environmental Issues," a review by Danish energy and government agencies on their 80-turbine Horns Rev and 72-turbine Nysted sites. In it, they label waterbird collisions with turbines "rare events" and stated that construction and operation of the turbines had no serious long-term effects to nearby fish and seal populations... [more]
Are D-Y schools good learning environments?
By Nicole Muller/ [email protected]
Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District Superintendent Carol Woodbury gave the school committee food for thought Monday night when she asked, "How... [more]
Educators, community benefit from foundation's grants
By Nicole Muller/ [email protected]
Seven educators will begin 2007 with the funding to make dreams come true, thanks to the Education Foundation for Dennis and Yarmouth. The foundation's... [more]
Wrestling with recidivism
By Joe Burns/ [email protected]
"The government is responsible for maintaining peace. The community is responsible for making peace," said Judge Joseph Reardon, paraphrasing... [more]
With revenue down, county evaluates needs
By Douglas Karlson/ [email protected]
Faced with a long list of human service needs and a shrinking budget, Barnstable county government will likely have some tough decisions to make next... [more]
Around Dennis
Firewood giveaway is Dec. 16 The annual resident-only firewood giveaway is Saturday, Dec. 16. The poplar and oak, is a by-product of conservation... [more]
Narrowly escaping death
LeRoy Weber of Orleans is a lucky man - and he's the first to say so. On Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941, Weber waited on the top deck of the light cruiser... [more]
Selectmen blast draft report of task force
By Craig Salters/ [email protected]
Here's an understatement: Yarmouth selectmen Tuesday night coolly received a draft report by the Cape Cod Commission 21st Century Task Force. "It's... [more]
Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School Choir at Disney
Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School Concert Chorale members performed Sunday as part of the Walt Disney World Candlelight Processional and Massed... [more]
Vets remember
American Legion Post 197 honors the survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a ceremony at Yarmouth Town Hall this morning (Thursday) at 11 a.m.... [more] welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on