Mashpee High School Road Race to Benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod by Austin Gray
Apr14

Mashpee High School Road Race to Benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod by Austin Gray

 Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod – Austin Gray The Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod was incorporated into the mashpee community on April 27,1995, and since then has succeeded in its mission “to provide a safe place to inspire and enable all young people on Cape Cod to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens”. Located at 31 Frank E. Hicks Dr,  the building has provided affordable After school...

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Spring Forward, Daylight Savings Starts on March 12th
Mar09

Spring Forward, Daylight Savings Starts on March 12th

Can you believe we’re almost into March? Sunset is a whole hour later now than it was in December. We set our clocks an hour forward on Sunday, March 12th at 2 AM. Isn’t this great? It’ll still be light out at 6:30 PM. It will still be dark in the morning for the early risers, but don’t worry! The sun rises about a minute earlier each day, so we’ll be back to sunrise at 6 AM by the beginning of April. Spring is certainly coming and...

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Becki’s Blog: Upcoming Classes at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Feb14

Becki’s Blog: Upcoming Classes at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

I strongly support art and expressing myself through artistic means. I love almost all means of artistic expression, from writing lyrics or stories, taking photographs of landscape or people, doing skits or a play, or anything in between. I believe everyone has an artistic talent in themselves that they’ve yet to discover and I believe that partaking in the classes at the Cotuit Center for the Arts is a great way to do that. The...

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First Night 2017 Celebrations
Dec30

First Night 2017 Celebrations

First Night Events on Cape Cod Can you believe we’re already half-way through December? New Year’s Eve is just a few days away! The year sure flew by, didn’t it; it’s like they say, time goes by quicker as you get older. There’ll be celebration across the country and around the world to ring in 2017, but why go far and spend money when you can just stay right here on Cape Cod for the festivities? There’s going to be two First Night...

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11th Annual Mashpee Chamber Christmas Parade
Dec08

11th Annual Mashpee Chamber Christmas Parade

Are you looking for something fun and exciting to do this weekend? It’s that time of the year where everything becomes festive, brilliantly illuminated, there’s that feel of winter in the air. The holiday season wouldn’t be anything without a lively parade filled with music and floats illuminated to show off the holiday season! This Saturday, December 10th, the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Annual Christmas Parade! Free...

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Frozen Fun!
Nov18

Frozen Fun!

Do kids love the movie Frozen? Of course they do! They are going to enjoy the Do You Want to Build a Snowman Magic Show, featuring magician Gregory McAdams. Frozen characters Elsa and Olaf will make an appearance and be available to take photographs with the children. This forty minute show will include: Magic. Comedy. The audience gets a chance to participate. There will be a live dog. And there’s going to be an emphasis on...

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Breakfast with Mrs. Claus and Twelve Days of Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Nov18

Breakfast with Mrs. Claus and Twelve Days of Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Families are invited to a hot buffet breakfast with Mrs. Claus! Then make a dash to the participating merchants in Deer Crossing on a Twelve-Days of Christmas Scavenger Hunt. Parade Day, December 10th, gets off to a festive start with this special event from 9 AM to 11 AM at Sorprano’s Ristorante. Families are invited to a buffet breakfast with Mrs. Claus and then make a dash to the participating merchants at Deer Crossing, or...

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11th Annual Mashpee Chamber Christmas Parade
Nov16

11th Annual Mashpee Chamber Christmas Parade

The Mashpee Chamber Christmas Parade has become part of local holiday tradition over the past decade. This is a unique nighttime parade, where every float is brilliantly illuminated in the spirit of the season. This event is fun for the entire family and community, and it’s not something to miss. The 11th Annual Mashpee Chamber Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 beginning at 5:30 PM from the Mashpee...

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Mashpee Commons Fall Sidewalk Sale
Oct07

Mashpee Commons Fall Sidewalk Sale

The autumn season is my favorite time of the year: it’s beginning to get cool enough for long sleeves, jackets, and pants. The leaves begin to change colors, creating a colorful scenery that you can only find in New England. My favorite seasonal beverage, pumpkin spice, is available this time of the year. There’s absolutely nothing that comes close in comparison to autumn and I wish the weather would stay like this all throughout...

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Autumn 2016 in Mashpee
Oct07

Autumn 2016 in Mashpee

The days are beginning to get cooler and the leaves are starting to change. The summer season ended a few weeks ago, and this weekend marks the “official” end of the year with Columbus Day. But this does not mean Mashpee completely shuts down, we have a few fun events coming up! Mashpee Chamber Runs on Dunkin’ 5k/10k and Munchkin Fun Run – October 8th. Register here! The Mashpee Chamber of Commerce presents the 3rd Annual Road Race...

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Business After Hours Tonight at Thomas J. O’Neill Inc in Mashpee Commons

The Mashpee Chamber of Commerce organizes a monthly gathering each hosted by one of our members on a volunteer basis, and attended by one special guest nonprofit member.   Typically, the host will be asked to speak briefly about they work they do, and the nonprofit member will be asked to do the same, helping to spread awareness throughout our community about the diverse membership of the chamber. Business After Hours events are a...

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Mashpee Congregational Church Pumpkin Patch
Sep29

Mashpee Congregational Church Pumpkin Patch

It’s almost October and Halloween is just a month away. One of the most common association with this fun holiday is the pumpkin. In recent years, nearly all usable products, from fashion to food, have included pumpkin scents or flavoring during this time of the year. Pumpkin Spice Latte is my absolute favorite fall beverage. I also love to decorate my porch with a pumpkin or two, and I’ve gotten them from the Pumpkin Patch at South...

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Mashpee Commons Fall Sidewalk Sale
Sep21

Mashpee Commons Fall Sidewalk Sale

This coming Columbus Day Weekend, October 8th-10th, stop by the Mashpee Commons during the annual Fall Sidewalk Sale! Explore diverse mix of shops and discover savings throughout the Commons. If you’re hungry after all that shopping, visit one of the many sit-down restaurants with diverse menus, local drafts, and refreshing cocktails. For more information about what’s happening at the Commons, check out their website...

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Mashpee Chamber of Commerce Calendar
Sep15

Mashpee Chamber of Commerce Calendar

It’s almost Autumn, the days are getting shorter, and the weather is getting slightly cooler. It may not be noticeable, but I’ve spent the past two days wearing long sleeves! But just because seasonal changes are coming on Cape Cod, does not mean we’ve shut down for the next two seasons. There are still plenty of events going on in Mashpee and around the Lower Cape in the coming days, weeks, and months. There’s too many to list in...

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20th Annual Cliff Walk for A.L.S.
Sep02

20th Annual Cliff Walk for A.L.S.

The 20th Annual Cliff Walk for A.L.S. takes place on Sunday, September 11th. This will be a seven mile walk along the scenic Cape Cod Canal, beginning at Buzzards Bay Park. It’s going to be a full day of fun and fundraising with activities for the whole family. You get to enjoy live music by “South Shore Rave” and “The BaHa Brothers” while participating in a family-style cookout, raffles, prizes, and numerous games! The walk began in...

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Spotlight on… Cape Cod Coffee
Aug18

Spotlight on… Cape Cod Coffee

Everyone loves a freshly brewed cup of coffee when they wake up in the morning, or for a little pick-me-up later on in the day. There’s nothing like that smell of coffee brewing in the pot as you get ready for the day, and it make Monday mornings just a little bit better. Cape Cod Coffee, located right here in Mashpee, specializing in making coffee ground so you don’t have to make a pit stop each morning. There is a wide selection of...

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Mashpee Chamber Lobster Fest – Interview with Mike Regan
Aug18

Mashpee Chamber Lobster Fest – Interview with Mike Regan

You’re probably wondering who designed the awesome logo for the Mashpee Chamber Lobster Fest. The illustrator is none other than the brother of our own Katy Acheson—Mike Regan. Mike has been involved with illustration since graduating from UMass Dartmouth in 2013. When he first began college, Mike didn’t really think too much on what illustration actually meant. However, with some guidance from his professors, Mike learnt to value...

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Becki’s Blog: 2017 Mashpee Magazine Cover Contest!
Aug09

Becki’s Blog: 2017 Mashpee Magazine Cover Contest!

The town of Mashpee invites you, the citizens and visitors of this wonderful town, to help us create the cover for the 2017 Annual Magazine! Each May, the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce releases the Mashpee magazine for seasonal visitors and residents like you. The magazine is not only distributed here in Mashpee, but it’s also on stands throughout Cape Cod and spots that advertise Cape Cod towns throughout the state! The Mashpee...

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Becki’s Blog: La Tavola 2016
Aug09

Becki’s Blog: La Tavola 2016

I can’t believe it has been nine years since I went to Italy with my parents; that was definitely the trip of a lifetime. We did a semi-independent tour of Italy where we visited three cities: Rome, Florence, and Venice over the course of a week and half. This was my first time ever leaving North America, and there’s no other place to go in Europe that’s better than Italy! I was mesmerized by the experience, from the food to the...

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Spotlight On… New Seabury
Aug04

Spotlight On… New Seabury

New Seabury is like a little corner of the world and is the perfect place to call home for the summer, go golfing, listen to concerts for free, shop in quaint Popponesset Marketplace. There are two golf courses located in New Seabury, the Dunes and the Ocean Courses. Both are challenging, but fun, for all level of experience, from beginners to the well-seasoned golfer. New Seabury is also the spot for dozens of model homes built in...

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Becki’s Blog: Ferries to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket
Jul22

Becki’s Blog: Ferries to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket

Cape Cod isn’t the only place that summertime residents and seasonal visitors make their destination—Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, also known as the Islands, are just as popular as Cape Cod. Visitors near and far go to the Islands for a picturesque getaway from the hectic life back at home, whether it be in the city or suburbs. If you are a resident or visitor who often spends time at South Cape Beach or have a summer home in New...

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Becki’s Blog: Summer Concert Series
Jul20

Becki’s Blog: Summer Concert Series

The summer is upon us once again and this means longer daylight hours, warmer weather, and the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful outdoors. Music is an Important part of these summer days, from national week-long music festivals to local concerts featuring local artists. Various spots throughout Cape Cod holds a summer concert series each year and these concerts are free to the public. You don’t have to worry about purchasing tickets...

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Becki’s Blog: Mashpee Calendar of Events
Jul19

Becki’s Blog: Mashpee Calendar of Events

You may have noticed a few changes to the layout of the Mashpee Chamber website. One of the biggest additions we have made is a calendar of events, which I have been working on for the past month and half. The calendar of events consists of not only Mashpee Chamber events, but other events that appear in the Mashpee Magazine as well. Right now, you are probably wondering why we are adding a calendar of events if we already have them...

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Becki’s Blog: Barnstable County Fair
Jul16

Becki’s Blog: Barnstable County Fair

There’s absolutely nothing like that old-time, small-town feel of county fairs. They’re filled with entertainment, fun activities for children, exhibits you can spend hours at, and delicious food. Each year, the Barnstable County Fair returns to the Cape, bringing thousands upon thousands of visitors and its residents to this wonderful week-long event. The Barnstable County Fair held its first event in 1844 and at this time, the event...

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Lobsterfest – Interview with Jack Lynch, Photographer
Jun21

Lobsterfest – Interview with Jack Lynch, Photographer

You know the saying: “a photo is worth a thousand words”? Well, when you see a photograph taken by Jack Lynch of La Tavola, or any of our events, they certainly do speak a thousand words comprised of various adjectives, verbs, and nouns. There is no one way to describe our events; you can just see it in the photographs Jack Lynch takes. Jack Lynch began to take pictures for us last year and the event that really stuck out to him is La...

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Becki’s Photography Exhibit at Mashpee Public Library
May17

Becki’s Photography Exhibit at Mashpee Public Library

This month, I am having some of my photography displayed at the Mashpee Public Library. The display went up on May 1st and they will remain on the upper level of the library until May 31st. The photographs are for sale, prices ranging from $15-$30. This is my first photography exhibit, I have never publicly displayed my photographs before; however, I have posted them on Facebook on my personal account. I first began to take...

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It’s time for Spring Cleaning!
May04

It’s time for Spring Cleaning!

It’s that time of the year, when we all do spring cleaning around the house and in our back yard. There are several businesses in Mashpee that takes care of everything you need to have a productive spring cleaning in the house and outside on your property. Mashpee Cleaning Services provides cleaning service monthly, bi-monthly, and weekly. They offer to do once-yearly heavy duty spring cleaning services as well. To contact, call...

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Mother’s Day at Mashpee Commons
May04

Mother’s Day at Mashpee Commons

Mother’s Day is just a couple weeks away! This day honors the women in our lives who have helped bring children into the world and raised them to be wonderful human beings. These women don’t have be just a mother to you; they can be a sister, aunt, grandmother, cousin, best friend, co-worker—it’s to celebrate any mother you know. Some of our members have come together, with Mashpee Commons, to create a list of wonderful gift ideas to...

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Spotlight On… Ghelfi’s Candies and Gifts
Apr18

Spotlight On… Ghelfi’s Candies and Gifts

Spotlight On… Ghelfi’s Candies and Gifts I think everyone has a sweet tooth and a craving for sweets. There is nothing like a piece of chocolate that melts in your mouth and you can savor the taste long after the chocolate is gone. Ghelfi’s Candies of Cape Cod offers is a family-owned business that has been in operation since 1989, with one location in Mashpee and another in Falmouth. They have been making premium chocolates for over...

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Mashpee Jewelry
Apr05

Mashpee Jewelry

If you are looking for a place to purchase fine hand-crafted jewelry, then Zinnia and Unique Boutique are two wonderful places to find them. Zinnia is a family-owned business with over 30 years of experience; they have a great passion for satisfying their customers. If you’re interested in the ever-changing variety of fashion accessories or looking to treat yourself with designer wearables, the perfect piece of jewelry should be...

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Spotlight on… Artfully Yours
Mar31

Spotlight on… Artfully Yours

Spotlight on… Artfully Yours Artfully Yours—located in South Cape Marketplace—is a fun and wonderful place to get creative. It’s fun for all ages and they also provide space for special events, such as fundraisers and children’s birthday parties. You can host your parties or events at Artfully Yours, just reserve your spot online or by phone. You can also sign up for public events as well; there’s always something happening at...

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Easter in Mashpee
Mar24

Easter in Mashpee

Easter is just around the corner and it’s certainly a fun holiday for kids with the traditional Easter Egg hunt. Growing up, Easter was always one of my favorite holidays. It marked the end of the cold, winter months—but that’s not to say there was never snow on the ground Easter Sunday—and Spring was definitely on its way. My sister and I would wake up Easter morning and go downstairs to be greeted by our parents. We always had to...

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Spotlight On… Bobby Byrnes’ Restaurant & Pub
Mar08

Spotlight On… Bobby Byrnes’ Restaurant & Pub

Spotlight On… Bobby Byrnes’ Restaurant & Pub The Mashpee Commons is a wonderful place to walk around and shop all year round. The weather may not have warmed up just yet, but there are some cozy restaurants you can stop in and have a bite to eat after a day out. Bobby Byrne’s is one of these places. They serve a variety of food, some of which has roots in Ireland and England. During the holidays, around Thanksgiving, they include...

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Spotlight On… Cotuit Center for the Arts
Jan19

Spotlight On… Cotuit Center for the Arts

The Cotuit Center for the Arts was founded in 1993, originally located in a garage. The programs offered were for art and music classes; the original site also had community art exhibition space. The garage burnt down in April 2000 and the community came together with donations. The current location opened in May 2004 and since then, the performance space has been home to numerous art exhibitions, theatrical productions, musical...

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First Night on Cape Cod
Dec30

First Night on Cape Cod

Can you believe New Year’s Eve is two weeks away! 2015 sure did fly by quickly, I guess it’s like they say… when you get older, time goes by quicker! Of course there is going to be celebration to welcome 2016 across the country, but why go all the way to Times Square or to Boston Commons—where there are thousands, or even millions, of other people—when you can just stay right here on Cape Cod? Hopefully this mild weather holds up!...

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Sweet 2016 Party at Cape Cod Children’s Museum

It’s a ‘Sweet 2016’ Party, and you’re invited! Thursday, December 31, 2015 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Come enjoy all the fun of New Year’s Eve at midday instead of midnight. Ring in the New Year with a family-friendly celebration, including classic family games–some with a new twist!–music, dancing, a few surprises, and lots of fun! There will be a special count-down and ball drop at Noon...

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Spotlight On… Community Health Center of Cape Cod
Dec28

Spotlight On… Community Health Center of Cape Cod

The Community Health Center of Cape Cod, located on 107 Commercial Street—also one of the stops the Sealine makes between Falmouth and Hyannis—opened in 1998 as the Falmouth Free Clinic. The Falmouth Free Clinic was started by a dedicated group of physicians, nurses, counselors, and lay people who dedicated their time to provide free health services. Today, the Community Health Center provides access to health care for adults,...

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Spotlight On… Siena Restaurant
Dec21

Spotlight On… Siena Restaurant

I have been to Siena a few times for my birthday and on Christmas Eve. I mentioned this in a blog entry I made about the Neighborhood Block Party in the Mashpee Commons this past summer; I suggested stopping by Siena at the end of the day. If you haven’t been to Siena yet, I strongly suggest going. It is a cozy restaurant with two floors: the lower floor is the main restaurant and the upper floor is the bar where you can watch TV...

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Spotlight On… Sweet Waves
Dec15

Spotlight On… Sweet Waves

Katy and I are trying to bring more focus to the businesses in Mashpee, and we have decided to do a “Spotlight On…” blog entry one to three times a week. Each one of these entries will focus on one business and I will write about what this business does and why you should go/shop/eat there. The first entry will be on Sweet Waves in the Mashpee Commons, next to Panera on 10 Steeple Street. Sweet Waves is open throughout the winter, so...

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10th Annual Mashpee Chamber Christmas Parade
Dec01

10th Annual Mashpee Chamber Christmas Parade

For the past ten years, the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce has held the Annual Christmas Parade. This family-friendly parade has grown in size and is now a local holiday tradition for many in Mashpee. The thing about the Mashpee Christmas Parade is that it’s held at night time, so every float is brilliantly illuminated to reflect the spirit of the season! You should definitely come to the Commons and observe this wonderful family...

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Highfield Hall Celebrates the Holidays
Nov30

Highfield Hall Celebrates the Holidays

Highfield Hall is one of the many historic sites on Cape Cod. This historic landmark and cultural center is located in Falmouth, and is open to the public 7 days a week. There are so many attractions here that draw people year round, from the historic building to high quality programs for all ages. Highfield Hall is in use for programs and activities year round, and is open to the public from April to October. There are several events...

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Nonni’s Holiday Craft Workshop at the  Cape Cod Children’s Museum
Nov24

Nonni’s Holiday Craft Workshop at the Cape Cod Children’s Museum

My sister and I were very crafty children and even as adults today, some two or three decades later, we still are pretty crafty! When the holiday season rolled around at school, we’d make crafty Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts to give our parents as well as our own artistic creations. Over the years, our mom would post these on the big wall of our home where I grew up. Before we moved in 2007, the wall from the kitchen doorway to the...

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Small Business Saturday – November 28th
Nov24

Small Business Saturday – November 28th

The day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday and it is a hectic day for everyone when the big businesses open as early as 4 in the morning! Chain stores thrive on this day with thousands, even millions, of customers coming in to do their holiday shopping. The profits these businesses make are in the millions, if not billions. They don’t have to worry about filing for bankruptcy with the government. But where does that leave the...

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Getting to Know Us – Linda Steele, Vice President
Nov01

Getting to Know Us – Linda Steele, Vice President

Some time ago, I said I would be doing a series of interviews with members from the Board of Directors, the Officers, and the Staff at the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of this is to inform residents and visitors as to who works behind the scenes at making the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce—and the events they hold—a success. I recently sent out a couple email and got a response from Linda Steele, who is the Vice President....

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Getting To Know Us – Rachael Hicks, Care…From the Heart
Oct30

Getting To Know Us – Rachael Hicks, Care…From the Heart

Katy and I have been getting a few replies from those on the Board of Directors regarding my questions for them. The latest reply was from Rachael Hicks, co-owner of Care…From the Heart. This Chamber-affiliated business provides independent living support for elders as well as end-of-life care. Rachael Hicks has recently retired from her administrative duties; however, she is still involved with the organization. Her daughter, Janez,...

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After Labor Day on Cape Cod
Sep08

After Labor Day on Cape Cod

The summer season on the Cape lasts from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, a span of about thirteen weeks. Even though a lot of summer visitors return inland or to their respective hometowns as the children begin the school year, that’s not to say Cape Cod shuts down completely. There are some businesses that are open year-round, not necessarily just during those thirteen weeks of summer. Siena Restaurant is one of those...

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Mashpee Parks
Sep01

Mashpee Parks

  The Mashpee Dog Park opened on the morning of July 15th. The park is a spacious area with separate sections for younger dogs, older dogs, and a training area. It is a wonderful place to take your canine companions out and to let them roam free of leashes. The Mashpee Dog Park is a part of Heritage Park and is located on Ashmut Road, which is located just off Route 130.     The Mashpee Community Park has been recently...

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Becki’s Blog – Mashpee Neighborhood Block Party
Aug20

Becki’s Blog – Mashpee Neighborhood Block Party

If you don’t want to spend the day at the beach this weekend, and would rather hang out in town, then this is the perfect opportunity to do so! The Mashpee Commons will be hosting a neighborhood block party on Saturday, August 22nd from 12 to 8 PM. This block party is open to everyone, so please join in on the fun if you’re in the neighborhood! There will be family-friendly activities all throughout Mashpee Commons, as well as live...

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Becki’s Blog – La Tavola
Jul23

Becki’s Blog – La Tavola

In 2007, I went to Italy with my parents; it was the trip of a lifetime. We did a semi-independent tour of Italy, visiting three cities: Rome, Florence, and Venice. This was my first time going to Europe, and what better place to go than Italy, where about 3/8th of my ancestors hail from? I was mesmerized there; from the food, to the culture, to the language. It was an unforgettable experience, and I would love to go back to Italy...

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Becki’s Blog – Ferry Schedule and Information
Jul21

Becki’s Blog – Ferry Schedule and Information

There is a reason this part of Massachusetts is called Cape Cod & The Islands, because Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are as rich in history and as important to the state as the rest of Cape Cod. Visitors near and far go to The Islands for a picturesque getaway. If you are a resident or visitor who frequents South Cape Beach, or have a summer home in New Seabury, then you know Martha’s Vineyard is visible on the far end of the...

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About Becki

Hello, my name is Becki Grainger and I will be doing blog entries on this website for the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce. You have probably heard of my name through the Mashpee Magazine and this website. I have been working here since May of 2014. I have several different responsibilities at the Chamber. The latest work I have done was to create the slideshow presentation for the Annual Dinner. Previously, I have created a few websites...

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Becki’s Blog Coming Soon!
Jun15
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