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00000177-ba84-d5f4-a5ff-bbfc9baa0000Ways of Life airs every second Monday at 8:40am and 5:45pm.Our series Ways of Life is A collection of stories about people who live down the street... our neighbors: Fishermen, scientists, craftspeople, recovering addicts, surgeons, dog rescuers, motorcycle gang members, nursing home residents, musicians, the homeless, kid athletes, social activists, and all the others who share this place.Each portrait becomes part of the surprising, interwoven tapestry of our lives together here on the Cape, Coast and Islands. Ways of Life is edited by Jay Allison and produced by our production partners at Atlantic Public Media Ways of Life is made possible by The Circle of Ten, ten local businesses and organizations committed to local programming on WCAI.

From Dresses to Ducks: One Woman’s Journey to Happiness

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September 2019. Photo by Adrienne Roberts
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Colette Cummings thought she had reached the peak of the fashion world. But that all changed when she was fired from her role as vice president of Talbots. Since then, Colette’s career has taken her in a totally new direction. She got a part-time job at a rubber duck toy store in Chatham, and just months after, was asked to take over the business. Colette bought the store, despite warnings from her family. She’s now found something she was never able to find working in the corporate world. 

This piece came to us from our production partners at Atlantic Public Media through their media training program, The Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole. Adrienne is Fall 2019 graduate of the workshop and you can find out more about that program at Transom.org

 

Ways of Life is made possible by the Circle of Ten - ten local businesses and organizations committed to local programming on WCAI.