January 23, 2015
Presented by the Mashpee Public Library.

Mass Audubon Presents: Raptors!

Raptors are among the most recognizable birds in North America. Unlike most other birds, several raptor species are residents and can be seen throughout the year on Cape Cod. Migratory raptors travel by day, soaring high and relying on rising warm air currents called thermals to carry them to their wintering grounds. This presentation will guide you in identification, provide local destinations for viewing raptors and describe the amazing migration adaptations raptors rely on to survive.

January 23, 2015
Presented by the Mashpee Public Library.

Mass Audubon Presents: Reptiles and Amphibians of Cape Cod - Our Hidden Treasures

An exploration of the various herpetofauna of Cape Cod including their natural histories, amazing adaptations, and conservation status. We will dispel myths and provide interesting facts about these little known vertebrates.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Mashpee Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

January 23, 2015
Presented by the Mashpee Public Library.

Mass Audubon Presents: The Incredible, Edible Oyster

Oysters have become all the rage lately - given their power to clean our embayments, delicious taste and amazing health benefits! But did you know over 85% of the world’s wild oyster reefs have vanished? Learn about Mass Audubon’s pioneering oyster reef restoration project in Wellfleet Bay, ongoing progressive oyster farming techniques as well as the amazing natural history and water quality enhancing powers of this incredible mollusk!

January 20, 2015
Presented by the Mashpee Public Library.

Are you interested in researching your family tree but need some help getting started? Join members of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society for Constructing Your Family History, a three-part series of workshops at the library beginning Monday, January 12th, 2015. Each workshop will focus on a different aspect of genealogy research. Feel free to attend one, two, or all three sessions. The schedule is as follows:

January 11, 2015
Work will be done through the end of the month

The Great River Boat Ramp in Mashpee is closed now through Friday, January 30 for construction. Two other boat ramps in Mashpee remain open for boaters: the Ockway Bay Boat Ramp on Great Neck Road South and  the Edward A. Baker Boat Ramp at Pirate's Cove on Mashpee Neck Road. 

Also close by, boaters may use the Waquoit Bay Landing on Waquoit Landing Road in Falmouth.

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January 10, 2015
Wampanoag Casino and Bill-filing deadlines - 2024 Olympic bid - Lawmakers compete for leadership post, extra $$$ - Baker: "No new taxes"

Advances: Jan. 9-16, 2015

Baker: "No new taxes"

January 6, 2015
Nauset, Sandwich plummet: Area school enrollment has fallen 27 percent since 2001, dropped 300 in past year

28,053 attend Cape area schools, 300 fewer than last year

Cape area school enrollment remained fairly stable this year, with a modest drop of 1.06% from last year. In Fiscal 2015, school districts from Wareham to Provincetown enrolled 28,053 students, down from 28,353 last year (see the chart at the bottom).

Winners: Orleans Elementary, Monomoy Regional, Upper Cape Tech

December 28, 2014
The ten top Massachusetts news stories of the year

Charlie Baker's win tops Press Corps' list of the top stories for the year 2014

Election years guarantee no shortage of storylines for those who chronicle politics in Massachusetts, and so this year's top story as voted by the State House press corps should come as little surprise.

December 26, 2014
The New Beginnings is a multi-generational ensemble.

Special holiday concert at 2pm featuring the New Beginnings Ensemble. New Beginnings is a multi-generational string ensemble featuring harp, cello and violins. Members range in age from 12 to 80.

All are invited.

Enjoy eggnog and cookies with the performers.

December 18, 2014
Benefits the ALS Family Charitable Foundation.

The A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation of Buzzards Bay is holding a "Life’s A Beach", Winter Beach Party sponsored by and held at Dino's Sports Bar, Route 151 in Mashpee, from 7:00 p.m. until close, on Saturday, January 24, 2015.

"Beach passes" can be purchased at Dino's Sports Bar any time before the event and will be available at the door that night. Passes/tickets are limited, advance purchase is suggested. The cost is a $20 cash donation and price includes, an appetizer buffet, lei and door prize entry. Must be 21 and up.

December 18, 2014
For Mashpee girls and their special guests.

The annual Valentine's Day Dance is on Friday, February 6. Pre-registration is required by 1/23/15 or until full. Space is limited. The dance is for Mashpee girls ages 5 to 12 and their special guests (dad, uncle, grandfather, etc.).

Come as you are or wear your best outfit.

Residents $26 per couple, $12 for each additional sister. Non-residents $36.

Presented by the Mashpee Recreation Dept.

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December 18, 2014
Fun for kids 2-10.

The annual Mashpee Rec. Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, March 28 at 10 a.m. Rain date is April 4.

For kids ages 2 to 10. Held at the Mashpee Commons Green (across from the library).

December 18, 2014
Presented by Yoga Neighborhood.

Yoga Neighborhood invites the community to celebrate Winter Solstice by coming together for an Evening of Yoga Nidra, 5 pm in Centerville, Mashpee and Falmouth on Dec. 21 in a benefit for Yoga Neighborhood.

Yoga Nidra, sometimes known as Yoga Sleep, is a guided meditation that helps participants reduce their stress and anxiety and discover calmness and clarity. Although participants do not actually go to sleep, many say that one 45-minute session of Yoga Nidra equals four hours of sleep!

December 17, 2014
Multi-jurisdictional investigation began in October

MASHPEE - A multi-jurisdictional investigation into an alleged Cape-based child predator led to the arrest of a Mashpee man Tuesday. According to a Falmouth police release, Falmouth and Mashpee detectives arrested John S. Gray at his home at Summerwood Condominiums, 300 Falmouth Road in Mashpee around 12:15 p.m.

December 16, 2014
Presented by the Mashpee Public Library.

Join Mashpee Public Library on Thursday, Dec.18th from 1-4 PM in the library event room for a Local Author Book Fair! Enjoy refreshments, meet Cape Cod authors and find a last-minute gift for someone on your holiday shopping list. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Please note that authors will be unable to accept credit cards for book purchases.

December 4, 2014
President, cabinet members and tribal leaders talk about key issues facing the nation's tribes

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council Chairman Cedric Cromwell and a delegation of tribal members attended the White House Tribal Nations Conference Wednesday. The president, cabinet officials and the White House Council on Native American Affairs met with leaders of the country's 566 federally-recognized Native nations on important tribal issues. 

November 26, 2014
1970: First National Day of Mourning by Wampanoags

1898: SS Portland sinks in killer gale

Wreckage and bodies washed ashore along the entire backside of Cape Cod

The recorded maritime history of the East Coast details many storms with high incidences of vessels and people lost. Killer gales were recorded in 1839, 1851, 1873 and 1886.

But none was to compare with the great hurricane of November 26 to 28, 1898. This storm is commonly referred to as the Portland Gale, after the steamer Portland, which was lost at sea with all hands.

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November 24, 2014
A twist on an old classic.

You won’t want to miss Pictures Without Santa! A hip, fun new twist on an old classic. Grab one of the 40+ holiday themed props and our professional photographer will snap photos of you and your pup having fun and looking festive! You go home with a photo booth style strip of 4 photos and we’ll email you the jpegs. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Cape Cod DART.

$25, call for reservations.

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.

Register online: