On Chappy: Oct. 30

The next potluck at the Chappy Community Center is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 4. Dorothy and John Dropick will be the hosts, with appetizers beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30. All are welcome. Please bring a dish for six.

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On Chappy: Oct. 16

The next potluck at the Chappy Community Center is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 21. Judy Buss and Paul Cardello will be the hosts with appetizers beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30. All are welcome. Bring a dish for six.

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On Chappy: Oct. 2
Beatrix Haven Houghton took her first breath of air at 8:13 p.m. on Sept. 14. Very considerate of her to not keep her parents up all night. She weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and measured 19.75 inches long. Her mom Jocelyn Filley and dad Graham Houghton welcome her into a large extended family of many aunts, uncles and cousins. Haven is an ancestral name.
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On Chappy: August 7

The newest batch of young terns and plovers growing up on Norton Point have managed to assure the cautious staff of The Trustees of Reservations that they are now capable of getting out of the way of our partially-deflated tires. So as of last Monday you could “go by the beach” to town. Of course you will need the requisite over-sand vehicle permits and a tire pressure gauge. The tide was exceptionally high that first day and with the southerly breeze the ocean waves were occasionally washing over the narrow part of the beach.

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On Chappy: July 10

 The Chappy Community Center will host the first lobster roll dinner of the season on Wednesday, July 15. Place your order by noon on Tuesday and pick up between 5 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The $17 price includes a lobster roll made according to Marion Harding’s original recipe plus a bag of chips and a drink of choice. Eat in or take home. Stop in at Slip Away for veggies to counteract the chips.

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On Chappy: May 15
The shadbush bloomed suddenly late last week. The foggy days seem to be an essential factor. You get up one morning and realize that there are small clouds of white blossoms hovering in the woods and you are pretty sure that they weren’t there yesterday. If they were, wouldn’t you have noticed them?
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On Chappy: May 1
Once again I was able to scoop the news of the week from my co-columnist Brad and the event occurred practically in his backyard no less!
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On Chappy: April 3
When people think outside the box, solutions to problems that at first appear to be unsolvable may come from the most unlikely source.
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On Chappy: March 20
Spring is upon us. Lily Walter of Slip Away Farm tells me that they still have a few memberships available in their CSA program. To sign up, call the farmhouse at 508-627-7465 or visit slipawayfarm.com.
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On Chappy: March 6
Why would beings consisting of 65 per cent water live where water freezes? Every winter at about this time I start wondering about us.
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