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Janice Rogers

A Brush with Blooms

By Arts and Culture, People

Before Tilda McGee Bystrom was a painter, she was a gardener.

Outside Bystrom’s Stillwater Garden Studio, a tranquil one-acre garden on Stillwater Pond shimmers in the summer sun. When Bystrom moved here in 2001, the garden was filled with pine trees.

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100th Anniversary of Flight

By History

One hundred years ago, the NC-4 seaplane was forced to land in choppy waters about 80 miles east of Cape Cod because of two faulty engines.

The plane’s commanding officer, Lt. Cmdr. Albert Cushing Read, knew of a safe place: Naval Air Station Chatham, commissioned in 1918 to protect coastal shipping during World War I. Read, 32, a graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, was familiar with Chatham because his family had lived there in the 1890s.

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