Author Archives: Judith Whitney-Terry

July 9: Riding the Radio Airwaves – 3 Stories

Sunday July 9th, 2023 at 10:00 AM

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With their combined 100 years in radio broadcasting, these three Eastham locals come
together to share stories, some of which wound up on the cutting room floor!

Spanning the decades from 1969 to this week, 3 on-air radio broadcasters share a few
memories of exciting behind-the-scenes experiences working with community leaders
from Provincetown to Cambridge, from DC to Truro, England, encounters with “movers
and shakers” from Jesse Jackson, Bonnie Raitt and Ronald Reagan to Louise Erdrich,
Mike Dukakis, Bruce Springsteen, and Abby Hoffman.

Bob Seay was host for WGBH’s Morning Edition for seven years and is still reporting for NPR. Margot Stage anchored programs for WBUR and WGBH from the 80’s to the
aughts, including All Things Considered. Deb Ullman did morning drive music
programming and hosting in Boston at WBCN, and in Cleveland, Boulder and five other
cities during the 70’s and a jazz program at WOMR, Provincetown, through the 90’s.

Come hear some amazing radio stories and ponder together how radio still matters in
these days when electronic multi-media information streams into our lives from all

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June 25 – “Cape Cod’s History Through the Lens of Energy, Work and Technology” with John Cumbler

10:00 a.m. Sunday, June 25, 2023

John Cumbler will present ways to understand our history through our different uses of its resources based upon different systems of organizing the harvesting and utilization of those resources from pre-white to the present. He has identified three “regimes of resource utilization” on Cape Cod. Given our present crisis of climate change, this provides an interesting perspective.

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Originally from Doylestown, PA, John Cumbler is a social and environmental historian and retired professor from the University of Louisville. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and was then awarded a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Michigan, Arbor. John has published seven history books, including one on Cape Cod, and two children’s stories. He lives in Wellfleet, MA and serves on the Conservation Committee and the Clean Water Committee. He is also an active rescuer of sea turtles and large marine mammals.

June 18: “The Lily House: An Opportunity to Take Care of Each Other at the End-of-Life” with Dawn Walsh

10:00 AM Sunday, June 19, 2023

Join us as we welcome co-founder and executive director Dawn Walsh to learn about the Lily House, a community hospice home in Wellfleet that provides around-the-clock comfort care in a
peaceful and compassionate environment where terminally ill individuals can live and die with
dignity and grace while being surrounded by love – at no cost to those in need. In Fellowship, we
take care of each other in life. The Lily House is an opportunity to join together as a community
to take care of each other in death – because none of us should have to worry about dying

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Dawn Walsh is co-founder and executive director of the Lily House. Her interest in death and
dying began with the death of her mother when Dawn was a young adult. Over the years, this interest has grown into a calling. Dawn is an end-of-life doula, home funeral guide, green burial advocate, and death educator. It was her experience working as a hospice volunteer that inspired the vision for the Lily House.


May 14: “The Three Jewels of Buddhism: The Buddha, The Dharma, The Sangha” with Nancy Eaton

10:00 a.m. Sunday, May 14, 2023

The Three Jewels are the core components of Buddhist practice and belief. First Light Sangha is a Buddhist community on the lower cape that meets weekly to practice mindfulness and meditation in the Plum Village tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. This morning three members will share briefly about each of the Three Jewels of Buddhism with time for questions and answers. All are welcome!

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Nancy Eaton has practiced mindfulness and meditation since 1976.  She was ordained into the Order of Interbeing, the core community of Thich Nhat Hahn in 2019. Patty Tun has practiced mindfulness and meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh for many years.  She was ordained into the core community, the Order of Interbeing, in 2011. Sue Fleming is a long-time UU, one of the founders of First Light Sangha, and a lifelong educator committed to racial and social justice. 

Apr 30: “A Borinqueno on the Mainland” with Edgar Miranda

10:00 a.m. Sunday, April 30, 2023

Edgar Miranda was born in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico and raised in East Harlem, New York, attending primary and high school in Manhattan. For almost 50 years, he has worked in public education with students, teachers and parents from multiple language and cultural groups designing, implementing and supervising instructional programs. Incorporating insights gleaned from years of research with minority children and from Beverly Tatum’s work on identity formation and racism, Miranda will reflect on some of his own life experiences as a Puerto Rican living in the USA. All are welcome!

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Edgar Miranda began his career as a bilingual teacher immediately after his graduation from
Hofstra University. Since then, he has worked in New York, Virginia and Massachusetts and as a
principal at the Anglo American School of Sofia, Bulgaria. Edgar has trained teachers and taught
courses on research in second language acquisition, related methods and culture competence.
Currently, he is a professor with Framingham State University’s Master’s in International
Education working with teachers in Asia and Latin America and is the pastor at the
Provincetown United Methodist Church.

Apr 16: “Historical Reinterpretation of Indigenous Artifacts Exhibits” with Sheryl Jaffe

10:00 a.m. Sunday, April 16

Coordinator of the Wellfleet Historical Society & Museum, Sheryl Jaffe, will speak about the re-interpretation of Wellfleet Historical Society & Museum Native artifacts exhibits: “Before 1620, Who Was Here?” and “Delilah Gibbs, Wellfleet’s Last Indian?” Jaffe will address how working with Wampanoag educator and historian Linda Coombs has helped to re-frame the stories of our shared history on the Outer Cape.


  • Attending in person?  The Chapel, located at 220 Samoset Road in Eastham, will open at 9:30 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome; masks are strongly encouraged.
  • Attending via Zoom? Please pre-register for this program at this Zoom program registration link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please log in a few minutes early; the program will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Apr 23: “Protecting Our Natural Environment: Eastham Conservation Foundation – 45 Years in Action” 

10:00 a.m. Sunday, April 23, 2023

Eastham Conservation Foundation (ECF) was founded in 1978 as a volunteer, non-profit membership organization to help protect and enhance Eastham’s natural environment.  How is ECF doing today, and where should we be heading?  Joanna Buffington, a volunteer Director and Clerk for ECF since 2012, will share some of the current activities that address the mission to protect land, provide stewardship and educational programs for the public to enhance the natural environment and protect wildlife.  She will also share several items that will be on this year’s Eastham Town Meeting warrant for the voters — items that relate to the protection of our fragile Outer Cape Cod environment. All are welcome!

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Joanna Buffington has been a full time resident in Eastham since 2010, when she retired from the US Public Health Service, serving as a medical officer for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for 20 years.  Joanna quickly became involved with local environmental organizations, starting with Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, participating in protecting diamondback terrapin nesting and hatchlings and patrolling beaches for cold stunned endangered sea turtles; expanding to serving with the local land trust, becoming a Director and Clerk for ECF.  She has served and still serves on multiple Town committees, including Eastham’s Board of Health for 10 years, the Open Space Committee, Board of Assessors, Strategic Planning, and Finance.   







Jan 29: “Housing Instability on the Lower & Outer Cape” with Hadley Luddy

10:00 a.m. Sunday, January 29, 2023

Last year, the Homeless Prevention Council assisted more than 2,700 housing insecure people on the Lower and Outer Cape and not a single one of those helped ended up in a homeless shelter. Learn about the history of this phenomenal organization and breadth of its programs from CEO Hadley Luddy. Hadley will give us fresh insights into our area’s housing crisis and share ways the both full time and seasonal residents can be part of the solution. All are welcome.

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Hadley Luddy has worked at the Homeless Prevention Council since 2016. Prior to that she worked with Community Connections and served as Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod and the Islands. Hadley has her B.A.from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and EdM Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Originally from Amherst, Hadley has been a full-time resident of Orleans since 1996. When she isn’t working, you’ll find her spending time with her 3 terrific kids, in the yoga studio, walking her dogs, or planning trips to new places!

Jan 22: “Human Kinship Language with Nature” with Rebecca Burrill


10:00 a.m. Sunday, January 22, 2023


Rebecca Burrill believes our primary language is ecocentric, a kinship bond between humans and Nature. There is a connection between her work on understanding the aesthetics of human kinship language with Nature, and the work of the 60-year-old Findhorn Foundation on the North Sea in Scotland, where, in the 60’s and 70’s the founding members were in communication with Nature Elementals for guidance in growing gardens in the sand dunes. Come and find out what that connection is.

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Rebecca R Burrill, EdD, is a dancer, artist, movement-based child developmentalist and educator. From her studies and practice, she has derived an understanding of a primal and primary language, which humans have in kinship with all of Nature. She works with people of all ages in a deep movement-based experience of this kinship language. Her most recent publication is “Art as Ecology: A Mutual Nod.”


Dec 18: “Stopping on the Bridge” with Dianne Ashley

10:00 a.m. Sunday, December 18, 2022

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Dianne Ashley will read from her just published book, Stopping on the Bridge, which presents the wonder of the Eastham bridge on Bridge Road and the Boat Meadow River that flows under it. Cape Cod towns, marshes, and beaches are at the heart of this book, but Ashley presents a full life from many places. The morning will be enhanced by the reading of poems by Lucile Burt whose celestial poems are sure to delight, by Trevor the Juggler juggling a poem, and by the incomparable duo of Billy Hardy and Beth Sweeney playing and singing their lilting Irish music, appropriate to the solstice in the coming days.

Before retiring to Eastham, Dianne Woods Ashley taught English and Literary Magazine at Yorktown High School in Arlington, Virginia, and before that at Penn State, and in the Peace Corps in the rural middle school in Senafe, Eritrea. She has received awards from the Tony Hoagland National Poetry Competition at the Cape Cod Cultural Center, the Veterans for Peace Poetry Competition, the WOMR Joe Gouveia Regional Poetry Competition, and the Passager poetry contest issue. Her poems have been published in the Cape Cod Times, the anthology World of Water, World of Sand, and the national collection Poets Against the War.