November 20, 2014
Portion of proceeds benefit MSPCA-Angell.

November 23 - December 31, 2014 at Woodruff's Art Center in Mashpee Commons a small works of art exhibition will be on view entitled "True Companions". A portion of all sales from the show will be donated to MSPCA-Angell. Over 20 local artists are participating with an opening reception being held on Sunday, November 23rd from 5-7pm.

November 18, 2014
Presented by Alzheimer's expert Joyce Simard.

Bridges® by EPOCH at Mashpee will welcome nationally recognized Alzheimer’s expert Joyce Simard for the presentation “Unraveling the Mystery of Memory Loss” on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 3 and again at 7 p.m. Caregivers, seniors and their families are invited to attend and learn answers to their questions about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The presentation will be held at Ballymeade Country Club, 125 Falmouth Woods Rd. in East Falmouth.

November 13, 2014
1754: Mercy Otis gets married

1754: Mercy Otis of Barnstable marries James Warren of Plymouth

The Mass Moments story on the marriage of Mercy Otis and James Warren began:

On this day in 1754, Mercy Otis of Barnstable and James Warren of Plymouth began their remarkable 54-year partnership. When she married into a family active in public affairs, Mercy embraced the chance to be involved in the events of the Revolutionary era.

November 11, 2014
Gallery talk by Nancy Rubin Stuart.

The Changing Images of American Women in the 19th Century exhibition, on view from October 21 to November 30, 2014, will concentrate on how women gained their independence for the first time in American Society during the 19th Century and how they are portrayed in images.

The following talks and activities are in conjunction with the exhibition:

November 11, 2014
Led by Cahoon Museum of American Art Curator Richard Waterhouse.

The Changing Images of American Women in the 19th Century exhibition, on view from October 21 to November 30, 2014, will concentrate on how women gained their independence for the first time in American Society during the 19th Century and how they are portrayed in images.

The following talks and activities are in conjunction with the exhibition:

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November 7, 2014

Goal Kickin' 5K Run/Walk, 9am registration, 9:30am goalie shoot out and kids 1 mile fun run. Race starts at 10am.

Event to benefit Kids Kickin' Cancer Foundation and the MHS Boy's Soccer Team.

Adults $20, student $10, 1 mile kids fun run $5.

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November 7, 2014
Commemorating those who have and continue to serve.

The Town of Mashpee will hold their annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Mashpee High School at 10am on Saturday, November 11, rain or shine.

A light breakfast follows in the school cafeteria.

We invite everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to thank all past and present military members who have served honorably in our armed forces.

November 6, 2014
Benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod.

You are Invited to the Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod's  WINE, BEER & FOOD TASTING "INVESTING IN GREAT FUTURES"

Thursday, November 20 5:30-8 p.m. at 30 Bates Road, in Mashpee Commons (in the former New Balance Storefront next to Stop & Shop)

Join us as we gather together for fun, food, drink, & entertainment, along with a silent auction to start your holiday shopping, with just one goal - enriching the lives of 845 Cape children!

October 30, 2014
Presented by the Mashpee High School Drama Club.

Mashpee High School Drama Club is holding their fall production of “Annie Play Will Do” on Friday and Saturday, November 14 & 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students/seniors. They are available at the door, or in advance at the high school main office.

October 29, 2014
1961: New breed of senior citizens who stay year-round

1961: The new face of postwar Cape Cod emerges

Fifteen years after WWII, a new breed of settlers start arriving on these shores

It took the completion of major sections of the new interstate highway system built during the Eisenhower administration in the 1950s to turn our peninsula into a modern resort area where summer vacationers became summer residents and as they retired, year-round citizens here.

October 28, 2014
1997: Indian advocate John Peters dies at 67

1911: Vigilante mob hangs Minister in effigy

On this day more than 100 years ago, the citizens of Hyannis acted more like a vigilante mob in the old west than church-goers on old Cape Cod.

Evan Albright wrote in Cape Cod Confidential about the murder:

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October 27, 2014
With special presenter the Cape's Holly Man, Bill Cannon.

Learn about holly from the Cape's Holly Man, Bill Cannon of Brewster, when the Mashpee Garden Club meets Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. at the Mashpee Public Library.

Cannon has over 300 kinds of holly on his property, some over 70 years old that were planted by his father. The Cape is holly-friendly, he says, with its sandy soil.

Sign up at this meeting for the Nov. 19 floral arranging session, and the Dec. 3 Christmas Luncheon to be held at the Coonamessett Inn.
The Mashpee Garden Club is open to all area gardeners. Refreshments will be served.

October 24, 2014
Bait to be distributed in seven Cape towns over four weeks

The Cape Cod Rabies Task Force began distributing rabies vaccine bait this week in the towns of Sandwich, Mashpee, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich and Brewster. Bait packs containing Raboral V-RG® vaccine will be distributed in wooded areas in each of the towns in an effort to fight raccoon rabies.

The bait is not harmful to pets, but officials encourage pet owners to keep their dogs leashed to avoid unnecessary contact with the bait packs. If ingested, dogs may experience gastrointestinal issues.

October 21, 2014
Featuring over 90 crafters.

The 13th annual Quashnet Holiday Fair will be on November 1 from 10am to 4pm. Sponsored by the Quashnet Elementary School PTO. Cafe, raffles, baked goods, over 90 crafters.

Admission: $1 adults, kids free.

October 21, 2014
Nickerson is the author of "Chasing the Mermaid: The Lives and Art of Ralph and Martha Cahoon".

Come join us on November 7, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. to hear more about the Cahoon book. Wine and dessert will be served.

The highlight of the evening will be a 15 to 20 minute talk by the author Cindy Nickerson who will discuss the writing of the book. The fee for the evening will be $25 for members and $30 for non-members.

October 21, 2014
Featuring works by talented local artists.

Cape Cod is very fortunate because there are so many talented artists who reside here and add to the cultural lifestyle of the area. This exhibition will spotlight those artists and to provide the viewer an opportunity to take home one of those works for the holidays.

The following activity is in conjunction with the exhibition:

Friday, December 5, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Opening Reception

October 19, 2014
Queer things caught in our fishing weirs ~ Highland Cliffs are moving west 18 inches each year ~ One Cape town without a railroad ~ More

1908: What we were like over a hundred years ago

These amusing stories from Cape Cod over one hundred years ago were culled from various newspaper archives:


The Experiment in Artificial Watering of Cape Cod Acreage, If Successful, Will Be Boon to Industry.

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October 17, 2014
Celebrate with Arlene Myers--25 years in practice.

On Saturday, October 25, Acupuncture & Associated Therapies will celebrate Arlene Myers' 25 years of acupuncture practice on Cape Cod with an open house from 10am-4pm.

There will be refreshments, raffle/prizes (grand prize is an airplane ride with Arlene), free mini acupuncture treatments with Arlene, "Meet the Acupuncturist" for questions with Arlene, free mini treatments with some of our practitoners, special wellness video, 10% off supplements/Chinese herbs (all resale items) and the sound of the gongs (may they have something to say!).

October 16, 2014
They lost their case after a 40-day trial

1978: Tribal recognition trial began today, 40 days later the tribe lost their case

Many years later they finally win federal recognition

As of late, the Mashpee Wampanoag most often appear in headlines about casino development in the commonwealth. But it wasn't that long ago the tribe struggled to be officially recognized. Mass Moments recalls the begin of a trial on this day in 1978:

October 14, 2014
Benefits the ALS Family Charitable Foundation.

The A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation of Buzzards Bay is holding a "DEEP STACK No Limit" Texas Hold 'Em Charity Poker Tournament at Dino's Sports Bar, Route 151 in Mashpee, at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 9, 2014. Players can register at Dino's at 12:30pm the day of the event. COST: $50 Cash Donation per player. Must be 21 and up.

October 14, 2014
Calling for immediate medical marijuana law implementation

UPDATE: 50 protesters rally outside DPH over Medical Marijuana

One sign held up high read "Thanks for nothing, Deval." Another said: "Do your job DPH." Below the signs, a crowd of 50 protesters on Tuesday gathered outside the Department of Public Health's downtown Boston headquarters to decry the slow implementation of a medical marijuana system two years after voters endorsed a ballot question sanctioning the idea.

October 8, 2014
Town considers implementing waste removal program

Mashpee residents are encouraged to attend a pay-as-you-throw public forum to be presented by the town's board of selectmen on Wednesday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Mashpee High School.

The board is considering the implementation of the waste management program which the Mashpee Department of Public Works as dubbed the Save Money and Recycle Trash (SMART) program.

October 6, 2014
Kids & dogs: don't forget your costumes!

Mashpee Recreation Department. Hot Diggity and Mashpee Commons invite you to partake in their Annual Halloween Parade for kids and dogs! This year's Parade will take place on Saturday, October 25th at 2:00pm (rain date Oct. 26th). The parade will kick off at 1:00pm on the Mashpee Green (across from the library) with live entertainment and refreshments from 1:00 - 2:15pm and the parade will begin at 2:30pm. Prizes will be awarded for best DOG costume!

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October 6, 2014
Town releases "do not plow list"

In Mashpee, they are already thinking snow. Well, at least the town's Department of Public Works (DPW) is. On Friday, the Mashpee DPW released the 2014-2015 "do not plow" list. The list includes 153 private roads that will not be plowed or sanded by the town unless indicated repairs are made.

Mandatory repairs including cutting back overhead limbs and overhanging brush, filling in potholes, removing tree roots and speed bumps and adding signage. Residents living in New Seabury or Popponesset Beach should contact their association.