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August 29, 2014
Construction to be done during September

Construction on Job's Fishing Road in Mashpee will begin on Tuesday, September 2. According to the Town of Mashpee, lane closures and delays are to be expected between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

August 15, 2014
Featuring pumpkins, pies and more!

Mashpee Congregational Church's Annual Pumpkin Patch will be held daily at 10am to 6pm, September 24 through October 31.

In addition to pumpkins, there will be Church Pies of CC and the Timeless Treasure Sale. The pumpkin patch will be at South cape Village at the corner of Route 28 and Charles Street.

August 13, 2014
1983: Twenty Spanish sailors rescued

1635: Mammoth hurricane pounded colonial villages, swept Cape

Pilgrims are nearly wiped out, seventeen Indians drown

he winds whipped up to 130 mph, snapping pine trees like Pick-up- Stix and blowing houses into oblivion. A surge of water, 21 feet high at its crest, engulfed victims as they desperately scurried for higher ground.

The merciless storm, pounding the coast for hours with torrential sheets of rain, was like nothing ever seen before. One observer predicted the damage would linger for decades.

August 13, 2014
Time for a little mid summer spring cleaning

The Town of Mashpee, in conjunction with Barnstable County (Cape Cod Extension), will hold a household hazardous waste collection at Mashpee High School on Saturday, August 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

August 8, 2014
Police raided semi-retired pediatrician's Mashpee condo in June

Dr. Daniel J. O'Hern of Mashpee, a semi-retired pediatrician, was indicted Thursday on charges of distribution and possession of child pornography.  O'Hern, 64, was been in custody since his arrest in June. In May, according to a release from US Attorney Carmen Ortiz's Office, authorities discovered that O'Hern was using online file sharing programs to post child pornography.

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August 6, 2014
Veteran news anchor Tom Ellis among attendees at Willowbend fundraiser Saturday night

Supporters of Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe rallied around their candidate Saturday night at the Willowbend home of George K. Regan, owner of Boston-based Regan Communications. The fundraising event was emceed by legendary Boston news anchor Tom Ellis.

August 2, 2014
Discover common and rare birds.

Meet at Bayberry Parking Lot, pst South Cape Beach Entrance on right (Mashpee)
Discover a variety of common and rare birds found on the beaches, dunes and marshlands at South Cape Beach State Park. Highlights include Piping plovers, terns, oyster catchers and osprey.  

August 2, 2014
Presented by Waquoit Bay Reserve.

Meet at Bayberry Parking Lot, past South Cape Beach Entrance on right (Mashpee)
Interpretive walks highlighting coastal research. Learn the science behind coastal change, seal level rise, wildlife monitoring and more.

July 31, 2014
Presented by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and Mashpee Commons.

Thursdays in August from 6pm to 7:30pm:

08/07: The Spaces
08/14: CrabGrass Bluegrass Band
08/21: Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz Group
08/28: Bert Jackson Quartet

Presented by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and Mashpee Commons.

July 31, 2014
An engaging educational experience for the whole family.

How the Body Works brings to life the wonders and fun!-of physiology. Included is a six-foot tall house that unfolds to 25 feet wide. Behind each panel is a surprise: human-cell micro-photographs, a giant brain, a chorus of skeletons, a ten-foot tall circulatory system, and an eight-foot blinking nerve cell. Discover the digestive tract! Hear the heart pump! Watch the blood flow! Join us for this engaging, delightful and educational family experience sponsored by the Mashpee Cultural Council.
 

July 31, 2014
Edgecomb is a featured storyteller on NPR.

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July 31, 2014
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mashpee Library.

The PuppeTree has created two exciting shows based on Leo Lionnie’s book, Swimmy, using animation, video projections and shadow puppets. The underwater extravaganza Swimmy is followed by The Swimmer, an original production that answers the question, “What can one child do to clean up her river?” This performance is an inspiring way to teach environmental sciences and leadership qualities. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Mashpee Library.

July 29, 2014
Kids of all ages will love this aquarium on wheels

The 4-H Coastal Explorer--a virtual aquarium on wheels--is making its way through a summer tour of the Cape.  During eight more stops from Brewster to Falmouth, families will have the opportunity to explore marine science at their local library or nature center.

July 28, 2014
Bureau of Indian Affairs, tribal representatives to meet July 29

On Tuesday, July 29, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will host a tribal recognition forum at the Tribe's Community and Government Center, 483 Great Neck Road South in Mashpee. The two-part forum will be attended by representatives from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and tribes from around the country.

July 26, 2014
"I'm just your neighbor down the street."

On Wednesday, Allen Waters kicked off his campaign for State Senator at Dino's On Deck in Mashpee. "I'm not a lawyer or very wealthy," Waters said. "I'm just your neighbor down the street."

Waters is running against the incumbent State Senator Dan Wolf (D-Harwich).

July 26, 2014
Tribe hosts DOI - GLAD summer event in Ptown today - Cape Mosquito Control Project discussion in Y-Port

ADVANCES - July 26-August 1

Tribe hosts DOI meeting - GLAD summer event in Ptown - Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project discussion in Y-Port

July 18, 2014
Hosted by Mashpee Commons.

Mashpee Commons will host a summer block party on Saturday, July 19 and August 23 from 12pm to 7:30pm. Family-friendly, free event.

Family Friendly Activities form 12pm to 6pm:

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July 17, 2014
Patrick to make appearances in Mashpee and Sandwich

No passport is needed Thursday morning when Governor Deval Patrick will make three appearance on the Upper Cape--two in Mashpee and one in Sandwich.

At 9:30 a.m. the governor will attend at ground breaking at 32 Market Street in Mashpee. The Mashpee Commons project includes both residential and mixed-use buildings.

July 12, 2014
Four of the projects were located on Cape Cod, one on Martha's Vineyard

The state department of Energy and Environmental Affairs this week announced the completion of 15 fishing and boating access projects across the commonwealth to the tune of $2.2 million. Recreational boating and fishing are popular pastimes for both residents and visitors to Massachusetts, according to EEA Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett. The state estimates these outdoor activities generate $10 billion in consumer spending, $739 million in state and local taxes and $3.5 billion in wages and salaries annually in Massachusetts, according to an EEA release.

June 27, 2014
Two days of pirate fun for the whole family!

Two days of pirate fun for the whole family at South Cape Village. Pirate parade, performances, parties and pirate school. See a full list of events here: http://www.southcapevillage.com/events

June 27, 2014
Donate a pint of blood, get a pint of ice cream.

Friendly’s and the Cape Cod Baseball League have teamed up with Cape Cod Healthcare on the “Pints for Pints” campaign. Donate a pint of blood at a CCHC Blood Drive between now and August 31, 2014, and receive a coupon for a free pint of ice cream and an ice cream scoop at Friendly’s locations in Hyannis, Falmouth and Sagamore.

Blood drives will be held at the following locations in July:

June 26, 2014
Computers, files seizes from doctor's Mashpee condo

MASHPEE - A semi-retired pediatrician was arrested Tuesday, charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, according to a release from the United States Attorney's Office in Boston. Dr. Daniel O'Hern's Quashnet Valley condominium was raided by authorities following an investigation into peer-to-peer file sharing.

June 24, 2014
1675: King Philip's War. 1979: Cape Cod lesson in the oil crises

1675: Wampanoags kill seven colonists, triggers start of King Philip's War

The bloodiest war in America's history takes lives of 600 settlers and 3,000 Indians

On this day in 1675, Wampanoag warriors killed seven colonists in Swansea in retaliation for a series of injustices suffered at the hands of the English.

This raid is generally considered the beginning of King Philip's War, a bloody conflict that would involve every New England colony and all the peoples of the Algonquian nation.

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June 22, 2014
Appointment to last until May 2015 election

The Town of Mashpee is seeking a candidate for the Mashpee School Committee. According to a notice from the town, the appointed candidate would retain the seat until the May 2015 town election.

The chairman of the Mashpee School Committee is Scott McGee, Don Myers is the vice chair, Joan Oliver is the secretary and Christopher Santos is a committee member.