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The bandstand was paid for and built by the volunteer amateur musicians who make up the Chatham Band.

Ever since the 1940s, families have gathered during the warm summer months on the gently sloping green of Kate Gould Park to attend the Chatham Band Concert. From 8 to 10 p.m., on Friday nights only, forty band members ranging in age from teens to octogenarians, all dressed snappily is red and blue uniforms, squeeze into the bandstand with their instruments in hand. As dusk settles over the town, the bandleader turns to face the crowd and shouts, “Hi-De-Ho!” and the audience merrily replies, “Hi-De-Ho!” and it is that call and response which begins every Chatham Band Concert, a tradition beloved by generation after generation. (more…)

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The Hydrangeas are in bloom at the Chatham Bars Inn

The Hydrangeas are in bloom at the Chatham Bars Inn

I love hotel bars. They feel posh and glamorous, slightly surreptitious and kind of old fashioned. The fancier the hotel, the better. Sure, I can’t afford to stay at these places, and, granted, I cringe at the drink prices, but, besides watching a black and white Cary Grant movie, a trip to a chic hotel bar is the easiest way I know to access that ever elusive feeling called sophistication. So, in need of a taste of the good life, I headed out to the luxurious Chatham Bars Inn – named by Boston Magazine as the best hotel on the Cape. Unfortunately, the experience, just like this weather, left me feeling a little cold and slightly beleaguered.

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