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February 24, 2015
1969: Another big snowstorm in that blustery winter. 1980: US wins Olympic Hockey. 2007: Former Mashpee student one of two BU students killed in fire

1969: We really got socked today on Cape Cod

It was the second major storm
in past two weeks

On this day in 1969, residents of the Cape and Islands awakened to yet another snowstorm during what had already been a very snowy winter. A howling nor'easter that stalled off Nantucket dumped more than two feet of snow in some areas before tapering off.

February 16, 2015
Seven offices to appear on the May 16 ballot

Nomination papers for the annual Mashpee town election are now available in the Town Clerk's Office at the Town Hall. Seven offices, with eleven available positions will appear on the ballot for the May 16th election.

Any registered Mashpee voter is eligible to hold office.

The following positions are up for election:

February 12, 2015
Benefits the Mashpee Boosters' Post Prom Committee.

The 8th annual Psychic and Health Fair will be held on Saturday, March 7 from 10am to 2pm. Explore the future with psychic readings and contact the past. Shop our vendors and make an appointment with one of the readers.

Featuring mediums, tarot readers, psychics, astrology, practitioners of Reiki and reflexology, Native American shaman, psychometrics and an assortment of vendors and a cafe. 

Admission is $2. Additional fee for private readings. 

February 12, 2015
Benefits the ALS Family Charitable Foundation.

Deep stack, no limit Texas Hold'em poker tournament on Sunday, March 1. Registration at 12:30pm, tournament starts at 1pm. Buy in $50 cash donation. Must be 21 or older.

Proceeds benefit the ALS Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. and the fight against Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Sign up the day of the event. For more information call 508-759-9696.

February 10, 2015
All donated blood will remain on Cape Cod.

Cape Cod Healthcare Blood Center blood drive, Tuesday, February 10 from 12pm to 6pm (6th annual Capt. Eric Jones Memorial Blood Drive sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and Heroes in Transition) at Christ the King Church, 3 Jobs Fishing Road, Mashpee.

Every pint of blood donated stays on Cape Cod to serve your community and save the lives of friends, family and neighbor.

During the month of February, everyone who donates blood to Cape Cod Healthcare will receive a free movie pass. 

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February 7, 2015
1978: The Blizzard of the Century. 2009: Cape Quahog may become official state shellfish. 2006: Foreclosure filings highest in history

1922: Steamer Thistlemore runs aground off Peaked Hill Bars, the 'Ocean Graveyard'

Twenty-five sailors rescued using a Breeches Buoy

On this day in 1922, the British steamer Thistlemore ran aground at Peaked Hill Bars 100 yards from shore during a nor'easter.

A more bleak or dangerous stretch of coast can hardly be found in the
United States than at this station.

February 3, 2015
Fresh talent wanted for 4-week series in July, competition scheduled for Apr. 15 in Mashpee

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC) is search for some fresh, local talent for this year's TD Bank Summer Concert Series. Cape-based bands who have never performed during the family-friendly series are encouraged to try out during the Spring Talent Search.

February 3, 2015
Attendees to tour South Mashpee Pine Barrens on first day of two-day conference

UPDATE: The forum will take place on Friday at MMA. The field trip in Mashpee has been postponed until March 11. See the Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance website here for further updates.

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (MWT) will host day one of the two-day Southeastern Massachusetts Regional Conservation Forum. The forum, now in its second year, will be held on February 5 & 6.

January 31, 2015
2007: NH to Cape ferry service proposed. 1798: Native American writer William Apess born. 1988: The Breakthrough claims a dozen homes

1988: Chatham homes are doomed by breakthrough

Homeowners on Cape Cod battle sea and town

Pointing to a spot on his map where Holway Street reaches Chatham's eastern shoreline, Doug Wells, chairman of this town's conservation commission, said that the sea had come up to that point before, in 1875.

January 29, 2015
Socialize and network with fellow chamber members.

On Thursday, February 12th, join the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce with our host Care... From the Heart for our February Business After Hours. Socialize and network with fellow members of the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce and the Mashpee community in a relaxed, professional enviornment. Refreshments, raffle prizes, and great company. $5 for members, $10 for other guests.

Register for the event online or call the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce at 508-477-0792 to RSVP.

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eaf1q4494d...

January 24, 2015
Baker to roll out a budget-balancing plan this week - State Education Board to hear motions on 4Cs aircraft certificates

Week of Jan. 25-31, 2015

BAKER TO TACKLE  BUDGET SHORT-FALL

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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.

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"

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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.

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).

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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!