4th of July Firework Displays and Parades on Cape Cod
Jun29

4th of July Firework Displays and Parades on Cape Cod

The Fourth of July is next Tuesday and we can’t wait to view spectacular fireworks! Why travel all the way to New York or Boston when you can view them right here on Cape Cod? There will be also be parades from Bourne to Provincetown to Harwich throughout the next week. Here is a list of fireworks and parades taking place in Mashpee, Bourne, Falmouth, Sandwich, and the Canal Region. Fireworks Friday, June 30th Mashpee Community Picnic...

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Jun13

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is on June 18th, and this is the perfect day to honor the male figure in your life – whether they’re your father, uncle, brother, or a good friend. On this day, my dad likes to play a round of golf and then have a cook-out on the grill afterwards, while watching the Red Sox game on TV. Everyone celebrates Father’s Day differently; some with different tradition that persists year after year, or something different each...

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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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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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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: 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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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