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May 2014 Reporter - The Peninsula Council, Inc.
Peninsula
Volume 43
Number 1
May 2014
News from the Peninsula Council
of New Seabury,
Cape Cod
Hidden Treasures
by Bob Biemer
In the beginning (circa
1961) there was New Seabury, a
fledgling development of homes
by the sea for active people of
varying ages and lifestyles.
in this issue
1 0 Out on The Town
1 1 Summer Rental Letter
1 2 Village Reports
2 0 Annual Golf Classic
2 3 Women’s Club News
2 4 News You Can Use
2 6 Men’s Social Club
3 0 Recycling Update
3 3 It Comes In Waves
The developers masterfully
put together a grouping of
villages that would cater to a
wide variety of outdoor
activities. They named and
grew villages such as
Greensward with home sites
Photo by Bob Biemer
abutting the grand new golf
The path through
courses, Summersea with
Highwood meanders
beautiful locations on Ockway
by Frogs Leap Pond.
Bay and Popponesset Bay.
Bright Coves offered an abundance of locations with
docking opportunities, and thus, it grew.
Reporter
our mission
To provide for the
maintenance, preservation
and enhancement of New
Seabury’s environmental
setting and promote the
safety and welfare of the
homeowner ’s investments.
Photo by Bob Biemer
Our 4-legged friends enjoy the paths, too.
Highwood offered large plots and room for the
horse crowd. Homes had barns, and a network of bridle paths was established. A large
paddock was built in the woods, and folks from all over Cape Cod came to ride. Jackie
Kennedy and her daughter, Caroline, were frequent visitors.
continued on page 8
The Cape Cod Canal Celebrates 100 Years
by MJ Richardson
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Cape
Cod Canal, and there promises to be a spectacular
celebration this summer! The 17.4 mile canal boasts
grandeur with the serenity of Sagamore Beach at one
end and the flurry of activity of Buzzards Bay at the
other. In between, the Bourne, Sagamore and Railroad
Bridges allow Cape Codders and tourists to cross over
on to our shores by car or by train.
In 1623 when the English settlers first settled in Plymouth, Myles
Standish envisioned a canal in the hopes of safer navigation around
Cape Cod and easier trade with the Indians located further inland. This,
however, was a much too enormous task for those simple times. It wasn’t
until years later, when August Belmont II offered enough money and
resources to begin the construction of the Cape Cod Canal. On July 29,
1914, the canal opened as a toll waterway. The original canal, though,
never achieved the level of traffic or revenue its investors had predicted,
and it was deemed a financial failure. The government purchased the
canal in 1927 for 11.5 million dollars, and the Army Corps of Engineers,
which now maintains it, expanded it to what it is today- a 480 foot
wide and 32 foot deep two-way canal. It’s not always smooth sailing,
Canal Photos by: Chickie Shields
continued on page 2
Canal Celebrates 100 Years continued from page 1
though…there are only two places in the canal that are straight enough for large
barges and ships to pass each other, and sometimes the barges loaded with cargo
and the cruise ships are too tall to pass under the bridges, so they have to anchor
at the end of the canal and wait for high tide. Navigators need to be aware of the
tides, canal traffic, and know that the water in the canal changes direction every
six hours.
Okay…so, that’s a brief history, but how about a personal perspective on this
waterway. Some people may think the canal is just water they cross over to arrive
at their vacation spot on Cape Cod. To others, especially those who live along its
banks, it is much more than that. Chickie and Tucker Shields have lived along
the canal for over 37 years. They experience the canal’s happenings daily and have
endless stories of its comings and goings complete with photographs galore. These
homeowners down front ring a bell to alert their neighbors of a canal event, and
sure enough, within seconds decks and lawns are filled with adventure seekers and
canal lovers. One April afternoon Mike and I enjoyed the company of Chickie
and Tucker (the parents of our graphic designer, Linda Valente), and we navigated
down memory lane. The Shields have the perfect location for viewing the parades
of boats and tugs celebrating the Cape Cod Canal’s 100 years.
One of the first events that the Shields witnessed was the 1983 sinking of the
tugboat, Morton S. Bouchard, Jr. They say one factor that may have contributed
to the sinking is that the doors to the tug’s engine room and galley were left open
allowing the tug to flood rapidly. The tug was salvaged within four days by the Don
Jon Marine Company, Inc. of Hillsdale, NJ whose divers spent four days on the
sunken vessel and at each slack water period rendered four slings beneath it. The
crane, Century, then raised it to the surface*. This amazing rescue was viewed and
scrutinized by canal lovers, and captured in pictures. The tug boat, by the way, was
eventually returned to service.
*Tugboat Information.com
The canal is not only for tugs, barges and pleasure boats. Cruise ships
meander through, most on their way to Nova Scotia. The Mayflower sails
through twice a year on its round trip from Plymouth to Fairhaven where it is
repaired and docked for the winter; and in 2000, the Tall Ships sailed through
on their way to Boston. Imagine what it is like watching these amazing ships
sailing by your living room slider! And, who would think that you could be
walking the canal and see a German submarine making its way through on
the way to a Groton, CT museum. Bikers, joggers, roller bladers, walkers
and sports fishermen, including lobstermen, are a common sight at the canal.
Speaking of lobsters…here’s an interesting piece of trivia. Next time you sit
down for a lobster dinner, check the size of the claws. A lobster is left-handed
or right-handed depending on which side has the larger claw. The larger
claw does heavy duty crushing. The smaller claw does lighter ripping and
tearing. It’s amazing what you can find out when you spend the afternoon
with Chickie and Tucker! Whales and seals, too, are a common sight and can
be found sunning themselves in the waters by the railroad bridge. And a little
known secret…the best place to park for those canal walks, picnics and bike
rides is the parking lot right under the railroad bridge on the Cape side.
The Town of Mashpee did a good job in keeping our roads passable despite the high
winds and drifting snow. Your Homeowners Association supplemented their work. Mike
Richardson and Tom Caston toured our roads after every storm having our vendors plow to
create better visibility at corners and clear drains. Additional sanding was also performed to
reduce icy patches and remove fallen limbs and trees. We were fortunate that major power
outages did not occur this year as in the past. It appears that NSTAR’s upgrades over the
past 18 months have paid off. Thanks, Mike and Tom, for your work throughout the winter.
For those of you who were not here, welcome back. Your community was well maintained
in your absence.
Your Homeowners Association has been working behind the scenes to ensure that our
community is ready for the Memorial Day weekend. All of our roads will be swept, minor
repairs made, and, where necessary, striped. The annual brush pickup will be completed,
and, weather permitting, our landscaping will be substantially completed. We can all add to
the overall condition of our community by completing the cleanup of your property.
If you’re contemplating any changes to the exterior of your home or landscaping,
please contact Frankie Drew at the ARC. Frankie will be pleased to walk you through the
approvals that are required prior to the start of a project.
We’re all very proud our unique community. Your Executive Director, Board of
Directors and Officers have done an excellent job maintaining and improving New
Seabury while keeping our fees very low. Special Maintenance fees have not increased in
eight years. While we recognize that low fees are desirable, we also want to make sure that
our reserves are adequate to fund our road and drainage systems, storm recovery and capital
improvements, which are necessary to maintain and improve our community. Annual fees
will be an important topic at the Peninsula Council Annual Meeting on August 9, 2014.
A full agenda and notes from last year’s meeting will be sent to you. Please reserve the date
and plan to attend this important meeting.
As always, if you have any questions or comments, you can contact the Peninsula
Council office or me. I wish you and your families a great spring and summer.
Peninsula Council Committees
Special Maintenance Committee
Tom Caston, Chair
(508) 477-3271
[email protected]
Joe Fisher • Bob Biemer • Dan McGarry • Read McCaffrey
New Seabury Recycling Committee
June Levy, Chair • [email protected]
Tom Caston • Pat Bell
Website Committee
Mike Richardson, Chair
(508) 539-0028
[email protected]
Kim Avis • Frankie Drew • Tim McMaster
Decorating Committee
Lorraine Ghibaudi • Alicia Morrow
Carol Stenberg
Activities Committee
Kim Avis, Chair
(508) 539-0028
[email protected]
Pat Bell • Pat Donohue
Security Committee
Joe Fisher, Chair
(508) 539-8623
[email protected]
Address inquiries to:
Office of the Executive Director, 12 Mall Way, P.O. Box 286, New Seabury, MA 02649
(508) 539-0028 • Fax: (508) 477-8825 • e-mail: [email protected] • www.peninsulacouncil.com
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Thank goodness it’s spring. Congratulations to those of you
who toughed out a very difficult winter with snowfall almost
double the winter average, one of the coldest in the past 20 years,
and strong winds that prevailed throughout the entire season. This
winter was a good one for reading and watching television while
anticipating spring.
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by Joe Fisher
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President’s Report
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
THE BLUFF
One Pointe
(508) 477-7303
BRIGHT COVES
Eric Peterson, Chair
(508) 477-9323
Patricia Bell
(508) 477-2393
Joel Zeger
(508) 477-5063
Alternate: Trish Smith
FELLS POND
Catherine Power, Chair
(508) 477-2839
Jack Fitzsimmons
(508) 477-4262
Marty Sullivan
(508) 477-7394
Alternates: Dr. Ed Cohen,
Sue Clark, Ed Cohen
GREENSWARD
Read McCaffrey, Chair
(774) 521-3260
Alicia Morrow
(508) 477-3877
Richard Noonan
(508) 539-0104
Alternates: Darlene
Furbush, Pat Hoar,
Carol Stenberg
HIGH WOOD
Mariana D’Ambrosio, Chair
(508) 477-3642
Pat McKeown
(508) 477-7113
Alternates: Hugo
D’Ambrosio,
Geraldine Fernandez,
Cindy King,
Marc Silverstein
THE MEWS
Rob Bogosian, Chair
(617) 869-0687
Pat Donohue
(508) 477-1098
Charlie Robinson
(508) 477-1489
Alternates:
Sheila Robinson,
Susan Tinel, Pat Frechette,
Tim McMaster, Jack Tracy
MEWS CONDOS
4B - Peter Scalata
4C - Emil Chevrette
5A - Fred Feldman
POPPY PLACE
Frank Goode, Chair
(508) 477-7528
George Bell
(508) 477-0076
Phil Colburn
(508) 477-9858
Julie Everett
(781) 879-0911
Jan Swartz
(508) 539-4204
PROMONTORY POINT
6A - Chair - vacant
6B - Helen Ladd
(508) 274-9378
SANDALWOOD
Marshall McStay, Chair
(508) 477-1345
Richard Hayes
(508) 588-5649
Karyn O’Connor
(508) 477-7699
Alternates: Sandi Godfrey,
Robert Godfrey,
Mike Orsati, Linda Thorp
SEAQUARTERS II
3Sixty (508) 444-6150
SEASIDE
Joe Pedula, Chair
(508) 419-1798
Steve Graziano
(508) 539-4715
Ken Liatsos
(508) 477-2834
STENDAHL
Larry Patch
(508) 823-0474
Bill Noble
(508) 695-6136
SUMMERSEA
Larry Rand, Chair
(508) 477-5241
Lorraine Ghibaudi
(508) 419-1344
Lisa Wissmar
(781) 551-9032
Alternates: Ken Brody,
Sal DiBuono, Pat Gamache,
Phil Sheridan
TRITON SOUND
George List, Chair
(508) 477-5314
Arthur Surabian
(508) 477-8933
Alternates: Gene O’Donnell,
Mike Murphy
Treasurer’s Report
by Jane Goubeaux
New Seabury is being spruced up for the summer season and, thanks
to homeowners’ prompt payment of their annual fees, we have money
to pay for it. By the end of the first quarter, the Peninsula Council had
collected 80% of its 2014 special maintenance (common area) fees and
membership fees, and the villages had collected, in the aggregate, 86% of
their maintenance fees.
On the other side of the ledger, much lower percentages have
been recorded. Through March 31, the Council and the villages had
spent only 22% and 9% of their respective annual expense budgets.
These percentages will definitely increase in the coming months as tree
trimming, landscaping, flower planting, drain maintenance, path clearing,
and road repairs continue in the common areas and in all the villages.
Special Maintenance’s reserves, $371,200 as of December 31, 2013,
are projected to grow by a modest $26,900 (7%) this year through
the contribution of its 2014 net operating income. While considered
sufficient for near-term needs, the adequacy of this reserves level over
the longer term (five to seven years) is under study. Results of this review
and recommended actions will be reported to the Board within the next
month.
For all the latest
New Seabury news go to
www.peninsulacouncil.com
During the first quarter, we moved $222,500 in reserves (Fells Pond,
$47,100; High Wood, $40,800; Triton Sound, $34,600; and Special
Maintenance, $100,000) to higher interest-bearing accounts at another
bank. We will continue this program to move more funds to higher
interest, yet low-risk and accessible, accounts at more banks. The owners
of the funds are consulted and always preapprove all such transfers.
PENINSULA REPORTER • Volume 43, Number 1 • MAY 2014
MARY JANE RICHARDSON, EDITOR
PENINSULA REPORTER EDITORIAL BOARD
Tom Caston • Tim McMaster • Mike Richardson
Published by: PENINSULA COUNCIL, INC.
Printed by: TURLEY PUBLICATIONS, Inc., Palmer, MA
Designed by: Linda Valente, Typeagraphics, Mashpee, www.typeagraphics.com
Peninsula Council, Inc. is a voluntary non-profit organization
of property owners at New Seabury, Cape Cod
OFFICERS 2012-2015
PRESIDENT
Joe Fisher, Greensward - (508) 539-8623
FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT
Dan McGarry, Fells Pond - (508) 477-9580
SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT
Pat Bell, Bright Coves - (508) 477-2393
TREASURER
Jane Goubeaux, Bright Coves - (508) 477-4345
SECRETARY
Mary Jane Richardson, Greensward - (508) 477-3280
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mike Richardson
[email protected]
Kim Avis, Administrative Assistant
[email protected]
(508) 539-0028
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
Frankie Drew, Manager
(508) 477-8855
Bill Gillitt, Architect
Jack Fitzsimmons, Member
Disclaimer: All copy and classifieds are subject to approval by the Editorial Board.
Advertisements do not imply endorsement by the Peninsula Council.
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Executive Director’s Report
by Mike Richardson
Go, Red Sox….well, it sure isn’t the best start to the
season, and I watched Ellsbury do us in the other night, but
it’s early and there is a lot of baseball ahead of us…much
like your Peninsula Council. We are at the beginning of our
season as well, and I think we have gotten off to a better start
than the Sox. Winter did a number on us this year with
quite a bit of branches coming down, not to speak of the job
the plows did to the lawns, mulch beds, pavers, and railroad
ties. Every year we put things back in place to fix it again
the following year, sort of like Ground Hog Day…. again and
again. In all seriousness, we had a tough winter and overall
the town did a good job on our streets…those of you with
torn up turf will disagree, however.
Street sweeping is in place, line painting to follow, and
brush pickup after that. Our landscapers, while off to a late
start, are quickly making progress. Irrigation is being turned
on, and flowers are being ordered. There is mulch to be put
down, drains to be cleaned, but things in order for the most
part. Tom Caston continues to work with our vendors to
ensure they stay on track, on schedule and on budget. At
present, we have no major projects for 2014, which is good
since New Seabury has a major project….Section V. Stay
tuned for more; suffice to say it looks like we are going to add
a couple of hundred homes over the next few years. It’s going
to be a busy summer and fall.
Safety and security are high on our list, and we can say
with a high degree of confidence that we are a very safe
community. That doesn’t mean that we are immune to some
of the issues that plague our society. We have had minimal
issues this year; we did have the very occasional theft from
unlocked vehicles, one theft of a package left outside, and
a late night violent interaction
with a resident over what
appeared to be a drug issue. If you
can count the issues on one hand,
they are minimal; however, we
all need to be aware of the world
around us, and not set ourselves
up for issue. Lock your cars, install motion lights, consider
security systems, and lock your doors. If you do your bit, we’ll
do our bit and the bottom line will be the continued safety
and security you have come to know.
Delinquent payers are at a minimum. It’s the same ones
time after time. We’ve made a dent, however, in overdue
collections and will be utilizing the court system a few more
times this year to continue that process. The vast, vast
majority pay their fees, which allow us to continue the work
we do. I can’t thank you enough.
Improved systems and reports continue, more
timely information, and announcements the same. More
community-wide offerings are on the table for social
gatherings as well; however, most of you simply want to kick
back and relax. Enjoy New Seabury at its best, and we work
diligently to ensure you can do that. We want to give you
the choice of getting involved, and or getting away. Both are
yours to enjoy.
New Seabury folks play a major role in the town of
Mashpee with a large number on boards and committees
including the Board of Selectmen. What better could be said
of a location than for its residents to say they enjoy living,
working, eating, shopping and playing right where they live?
Well, we can, and we do.
Please see letter from Police Chief Rodney Collins to the Peninsula Council regarding Summer Rentals on page 10.
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owls found Cape Cod to be a great
vacation spot this winter. Plenty of food and
great temperatures for them! Even though it
is spring, and we are seeing robins, shorebirds
and piping plovers, it is difficult to resist these
beautiful creatures. This photograph of a
Snowy Owl at South Cape Beach was taken
by New Seabury resident, Lynn O’Hara.
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Special Maintenance Report
by Tom Caston
We have all been witness to a winter that never wanted
to end. Even as the calendar advanced, the cold, stormy
winter remained stagnant. One storm cleanup seemed to
roll right into the next one. Our vendors were persistent in
removing damaged limbs and brush. Roads were plowed on
a timely basis keeping residential travel safe. Tom Staruch
of Quality Tree had an essential role throughout the season.
Although the severe weather pushed back our schedule at
least three weeks, consistently clearing the storm damage has
enabled us to be ready for road sweeping.
Even with the obstacle of a turbulent winter, we were
able to create new walking trails. Additional benches
have been placed along the paths. Bob Biemer is currently
updating maps to reflect these changes. We look forward to
the days when residents can take advantage of utilizing these
walkways for exercise or to enjoy the seasonal blooms and
shrubs we have planted throughout the common areas.
The road and drain study has
been completed by Dan McGarry
and his sub-committee. Our
tentative plan is to pave two
roads this year. Drain cleaning
will not be necessary until fall.
Of course, if any drains fail we
will repair the damage.
Our fee collection rate is on target with past years. For
now, our reserve fund is stable. As services and expenses
increase, we may find greater difficulty adding to that account
each year. We will continue to monitor it on a quarterly basis
and take action accordingly.
Winter and its cold weather seem to grow longer each
year. Why can’t summer do the same? New England summers
are notoriously short; I urge each of you to savor all that New
Seabury has to offer.
FOR QUESTIONS OR CHANGES TO THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOME
Call the ARC at (508) 477-8855
Ask for Frankie Drew or send an email to [email protected]
Free Estimates
www.Affordable-Landscaping.com
AFFORDABLE LANDSCAPING
of Cape Cod
Customer Service is Our #1 Priority
Spring & Fall Clean-ups • Weekly& Bi-Weekly Mowing • Mulching • Sea Shells • Stone • Annual/Perennial Plantings
Pruning • Hedging of Shrubbery & Ornamentals • Tree & Shrub Plantings • Edging of Beds • Weeding
Fertilizations Programs • Opening & Winterization of Irrigation System • Seasonal Furniture Set-up
Call (508) 477-3800
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ARC
Report
by Frankie Drew
HAPPY SPRING!
Welcome back to all of you
who have been away for the winter.
Did you pull a Permit Certificate in 2011? 2010? Is
the work complete? If so, please email Frankie at [email protected]
peninsulacouncil.com or call (508) 477-8855 and let me
know so that I can do a final inspection and return your
deposit.
Remember, any exterior work at your home requires
approval by the ARC. If you are not sure, please give me a
call.
Renting your home: While there are no specific
guidelines for renting your home because it is your home and
your decision, please consider the type of person(s) to whom
you rent. Some treat your home as a rental, while others
care for the property as they would their own home. Also,
consideration should be given to your neighbors. We have
had noise issues, drug issues, and lack of caring for rented
homes. You, as the owner, are still liable for the condition of
the home, i.e. roof, painting, landscape, etc. Also, while to
you it may be extra income, to the community, proper care
means much more. We appreciate your consideration when
renting your home.
I have mentioned this before, but feel it should be
mentioned again. Please make sure you have your number
on your home in a place that is visible from the street. In an
emergency, seconds count.
If your mailbox is not white, black, gray or the birdhouse,
then it is not in compliance with the ARC. Please call me
and I will email you the type of mailboxes and posts that are
approved by the ARC. If you want your old mailbox taken
away, just call Mike Richardson at (508) 539-0028 and he
will arrange to have it removed.
I am always pleased when I drive around New Seabury
doing inspections, and looking at the progress of homes under
construction. It is clear that most of you care greatly for
your home here and it shows in the beauty of your home and
landscape Thank you for your commitment to New Seabury
and for helping to keep our community beautiful.
Have an amazing summer!
Frankie Drew, Manager
Architectural Review Committee
(508) 477-8855
[email protected]
Developer’s Report
Greetings from the Sales Cottage!
by Mike Degnan
The long cold winter has finally come to an end,
and activity has greatly increased at New Seabury
with the return of residents and exciting new property
development.
We will be releasing in May The Cottages at New
Seabury. This latest offering evokes a simpler time and
a return to Old Cape Cod, but with all of the modern
conveniences for today’s lifestyle. Set within an exciting
new activity center for New Seabury, The Cottages
allow for easy access to the new fitness facility and
pool, tennis center, golf practice range and shops. Eight
smartly designed homes reinvent the Cape Cod cottage
with open light-filled interiors and welcoming outdoor
living spaces. Relax and reconnect at The Cottages at
New Seabury!
The Preserve at Flat Pond continues to be attractive
to homeowners. Currently, two sold homes are nearing
completion, and one of our model homes has closed.
We currently have a gorgeous one floor Plover home
overlooking the 11th green of the Dunes Course and a
beautiful Sanderling home overlooking conservation
land available for purchase. Only nine lots remain to be
developed.
Oceanfront Homes at Seaside have attracted
interest as the most spectacular and unrivaled location
within New Seabury. The deeded private beach, views
and access to the clubhouse are exceptional. We are
anticipating our first closing at Oceanfront to be
completed this June.
Stop by the Sales Cottage, or call us at 508-5398200 to learn more about any of our new developments.
We will look forward to seeing or speaking with you
soon!
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Hidden Treasures continued from front cover
As the years went by, habits and hobbies matured
in different directions and the HighWood bridle paths
fell into infrequent use. The paths became overgrown
and became almost extinct. Then, about eight to ten
years ago, your Special Maintenance Committee was
sitting around chatting, and a member mentioned that
we had a hidden treasure in the network of almost
obscured pathways. Mike Richardson observed that we
should re-awaken this treasure, and appointed Tom
Caston and the Special Maintenance Committee the
responsibility to refurbish and map the paths.
Photo by Bob Biemer
Thus, it came about that, today, we have
approximately ten miles of usable walkways that can be
enjoyed year round. We continue to expand with new
paths along Shore Drive West and Bright Coves. A
large map of the HighWood trails is posted at the
starting point by the New Seabury Real Estate office
on Rock Landing Road next to Frogs Leap Pond.
Appropriate signs will be posted at the new locations.
Walking Trail maps can be found by Frogs Leap Pond.
We can assure you that you will not get lost or fall off this green
earth when you first venture out. Paths are marked by color and if
followed to their end will lead you in about one mile to a road you will
recognize. Most are improved and easy to traverse.
We are dropping benches at scenic spots to keep your walk
comfortable. For the more ambitious, the blue and red trails together
offer a perfect three mile cross country course.
These paths are another example of the fruits of your financial
support of the Peninsula Council. All development and work is through
the Council – not New Seabury. Tom Staruch of Quality Tree and his
crew have created new paths, and Eddie Gibbons does constant upkeep
of maintaining a pristine natural experience.
There is a core of dedicated users who walk, run and even cross
country ski. We would like to thank Mike and Mary Oleksak for
recommending that we make this information more public, and we
encourage you all to join the fun!
Photo by Bob Biemer
Nature’s beauty.
We are featuring photos of some of our favorite
locations: ponds, wooded areas, and open fields.
Watch for a great variety of flora and fauna.
A whole new world is awaiting your entrance, and
it’s right at your door step!
Photo by Bob Biemer
The walking paths are well groomed.
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Bob Biemer is a member of the Special
Maintenance Committee.
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OUT ON THE TOWN
by Tim McMaster
Pain D’Avignon
15 Hinckley Road, Hyannis
508-778-8588
PAIN D’AVIGNON C’EST SI BON
So good! So good! In any language
this café and bakery near the Hyannis
rotary is well worth the ride down
Route 28. Kathy and I met Mike and
MJ recently at this one-of-a-kind
French restaurant, featuring classics
and contemporary world flavors, while
supporting local farmers.
The business opened in 1992 as a
Wholesale Artisan Bakery, then created
a neighborhood “Boulangerie”, (a
French bakery) where anyone can walk
in and buy a crusty loaf of fresh bread,
croissant or “patisserie” (pastry) and
enjoy a perfect espresso, every day from
7-6. During those hours the café offers
European style breakfasts and gourmet
lunches with imported cheeses, pates,
olive oils and “grab and go” specials.
In 2009, the French Bistro opened
for dinner (Wednesdays, Thursdays and
Sundays from 6-10 P.M.). We made
reservations (strongly recommended)
for 6:30, and upon arrival were
seated promptly. Our waitress, Eir,
was attentive without being pushy.
She amazed us with her off-the-cuff
recitation of the evening’s specials.
Linen tablecloths and candlelight
enhanced the mood, and soon the
Eir, our server, was
very attentive.
tables and seats at the bar were full.
Over drinks and delicious bread we
perused the menu, and with some
helpful tips from Eir we made our
selections. Mike and I each started with
a house specialty, French Onion Soup,
while MJ and Kathy opted for the Bibb
Salad (crispy shallots, tarragon, chervil,
lemon and olive oil). While mere
words can’t fully capture our dining
experiences, our choices follow:
MJ – Sautéed Lobster & Monkfish
– Saffron risotto, winter root vegetables,
and Chablis infused lobster sauce
Kathy – Steak Frites – Grilled
New York sirloin, house-made fries,
watercress salad, and au poivre sauce
Mike – Pan seared Sea Scallops –
Organic beets, Tokyo turnips, rutabaga
mousseline, pumpernickel “gremolata”,
and blood orange beurre blanc
“Moi” – Coq au Vin, the evening
special, and it was special. Chicken fell
off the bones.
After completely cleaning our
plates, we forced ourselves to share
two from the list of creative deserts,
Petit fours (brownie, biscotti, etc.) and
Lemon Panna Cotta with Poached
Rhubarb – unique and delicious. Perfect
ending to a perfect dining experience.
As a special treat Eir presented
each couple with a loaf of house-made
bread.
Pain d’Avignon is located at 15
Hinckley Road, Hyannis near the
Hyannis rotary. C’est magnifique!
If you have a favorite restaurant
or an event (it doesn’t have to be
on Cape Cod), and you would like
to share your experience with your
New Seabury neighbors by writing a
review in “Out On the Town”, call the
Peninsula Council at 508-539-0028. In
appreciation of your review, you will be
reimbursed $35.00 toward your meal or
the cost of the event (The $35.00 does
not apply to alcohol.) Open to New
Seabury residents only.
Please be considerate...
Pick up after your pet when walking throughout our community;
keep control of pet barking; and restrain your pet when he/she is off your property.
Your neighbors thank you for following these Town of Mashpee Regulations.
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Village
Reports
Eric Peterson
Email:[email protected]
Dredging at the Popponesset Spit
took place earlier this year.
Photo by Steve Bell
Be sure to join us for the
Bright Coves Village Annual Meeting
Sunday, July 13th at 4:30 PM
at the Mashpee Congregational Church, Popponesset Marketplace
Until then, enjoy your summer!
Catherine Power
Email:[email protected]
W
elcome to spring??? It appears that we will
skip spring and go to summer. We have had it
all during the past week - heavy rains, slushy roads,
thunder, lightening, hale etc. However, spring bulbs
have popped and the trees are budding.
When you receive this edition, brush pickup
will have been completed, streets will have
been swept and center lines, cross roads and no
partaking street markings will have been painted.
Beaches have been cleaned, exposed tree roots
at the beaches ground, holes filled, steps replaced
with new sand added at the West Beach. All
overhanging branches and downed trees have
been removed.
The pond will be treated for weed growth
and algae in early June, and it will be tested
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weekly by the Barnstable Health Department from
June to September. The cost of maintaining the
village, and specifically the pond, has increased
dramatically over the last few years. Although the
pond is available for all of our residents, the cost is
absorbed by the Fells Pond Village.
Everything looks great, and we are ready for
summer fun! We put a great deal of effort into
providing a beautiful area for your enjoyment.
Please respect our hard work and leave the beach
areas as you find them.
Rules: No dogs on the beach
No parking
No boats left on beaches
(they will be removed)
Our Annual Meeting will be held at the
Congregational Church at the Popponesset
Marketplace on July 12 at 12 noon. Join us for
goodies prior to the meeting. The Fell Pond Fling is in
the planning stages. More details to follow.
Turdis Migratorious (the American Robin), piles of
brush awaiting the end of May pick-up, repairs
of storm drains, landscapers’ large trucks and
equipment trailers parked just near enough to the
top of a hill to create a dangerous traffic situation,
the ubiquitous drone of leaf blowers and the pool
people opening for the season.
Read McCaffrey
Email:[email protected]
Save the Date!
July 19, 10:00 am
It was best said by the poet, e. e. Cummings:
“While Spring is in the World
My blood approves
And kisses are a better fate than wisdom
For life is not a paragraph
And death I think is no parentheses
Ah Spring!”
Greensward Annual Meeting
at the Congregational Church
at the Market Place
July 19, 7:00 pm
Annual Greensward Social,
Dinner and Music
at the Cabana Club
Neighbors! We have had several car
break-ins. It is very important that your cars
and your family’s and visitor’s cars are
locked even though the cars are parked
in your driveway. Also, most alarm systems
do not cover the windows or doors of a
garage. A break-in to a garage, therefore,
may not trip an alarm system. This is why it is
imperative to make sure the door leading
from your garage into your home is also
locked.
Spring started slowly and late, but was
well worth waiting for. Beautiful! Here are
a few wonderful signs of spring seen over
the last several weeks in our Village: one
View from the Popponesset Island Bridge.
Patrick McKeown
Email: [email protected]
A
s I pen this article on April 18, 2014, it is thirty
six degrees outside; we are clearly waiting for
spring to arrive. It appears that winter will never
end. Despite the unusually cold and snowy winter,
our community has survived without too much
damage. Once we sweep our roads and the frost
heaves subside, we will get a better idea of what
areas we need to patch and fill. Our roads should
be swept clean by the time you receive this issue of
the Reporter.
Our yearly brush pickup will be completed
the week prior to Memorial weekend. This service
provides us with a great opportunity to clean our
yards of debris from the winter. Participation from all
our property owners is encouraged, as it improves
our neighborhood. The committee asks that you
do not place debris curbside months before the
Photo by MJ Richardson.
pickup, as it does not enhance the beauty of the
community. If you missed the brush pickup during
the week of May 19, the Peninsula Council will be
conducting a follow-up pickup.
While walking Highwood on a daily basis I have
noticed more trash on the roadsides. Numerous
broken beverage bottles are also evident. This
act causes great anxiety to families walking their
children and pets. Please be responsible and clean
areas around your property.
On the financial side we are in good shape. As
of the end of March, we have collected eightynine percent of our dues. Expenditures are under
budget so far this year. If you have not paid this
year’s dues, promptly send in your payment.
We welcome the return of our seasonal
residents. The summer season brings heavy traffic,
children playing, people walking, and biking on our
narrow roads; please drive carefully and slowly.
Enjoy the rest of the spring and summer seasons.
MAY 2 0 1 4
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by Patty Donohue for Rob Bogosian
Email:[email protected]
T
he Mews will be very busy this spring as we
received approval from the ARC on the new
landscaping plans for the Brassie Path and Niblick
Way. The plans can be viewed at the ARC office.
They are quite extensive, and it may take some
time to complete the work, but it is a start and
will improve the area with some new hardscape,
lighting and new plantings. The plan also suggests
some sitting areas that, hopefully, will increase the
use of this area.
Niblick Way also will have more plantings
providing “pops of color” and less use of mulch. All
of these plantings must be drought resistant as we
do not have an irrigation source in either Niblick or
The Path.
With residents returning to the Mews for the
summer, please remember to look closely at
your property and make improvements where
necessary. If any outside work is anticipated, a
certificate from the ARC must be obtained before
any work proceeds. If you plan on painting the
outside of your home - check with the ARC as they
have samples of the appropriate color and trim.
Only these colors will be approved. Check your
Mews manual for color, light fixtures, and front door
colors.
Spring cleanup of your landscaping is important
as well. If your shrubs or trees are overgrown,
perhaps some pruning is needed. There are some
shrubs that due to lack of pruning grow out into the
street, which presents a safety hazard for residents
walking, children playing, and bike riders.
It will be an exciting time in the Mews this year,
and we are looking forward to meeting the new
residents and getting together with old friends!
Don’t forget the Annual Meeting and the 4th
Annual Block Party. See you soon.
Frank Goode
Email: [email protected]
P
oppy Place is ALIVE with the sound of activity.
I am so excited about everything that will be
going on in 2014.Where do I begin!!
Our Poppy Place Annual Meeting will take
place on Saturday, August 2nd at 9:00am at the
New Seabury Country Club board room. We are
hoping for a fantastic turnout as we continue to
infuse new blood into the Poppy Place board, and
since our neighborhood is changing with three new
homeowners, I am sure our newest neighbors will
be a great asset to the warmth and spirit at Poppy
Place.
During mid-season, a new board member
Phil Colburn was unanimously elected to fill the
slot left by the departure of Michael Curran, an
original board member who led our Poppy Place
board ensuring our prestigious village maintained
its stature and value in New Seabury. Thank you,
Mike, for all those great years of service, and we
wish you and Candice all the best in New Flat Pond.
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Photo by Frank Goode.
We have three major initiatives under way at
Poppy Place that will continue to enhance the
values of our property.
From a security perspective, the last Reporter
article talked about saying goodbye to the gate
system that has finally “given up”, and our previous
gate management company who tried valiantly
to keep it alive. We are in the process of replacing
the old gate controls with a technologically
advanced system that will ensure long term
reliability. Arrangements have also been made
for operational oversight and responsive support
through 3Sixty Property Management.
Additionally, by unanimous vote of the
homeowners, we are installing a CCTV (closed
circuit TV) security camera system at the entrance
to Poppy Place linked to a recording system that
can be accessed by the Peninsula Council (Poppy
Place Property Manager) and the Mashpee Police.
The system will record ALL vehicular and people
activity traveling in and out of Poppy Place every
day, all year round. This is especially important
when the gate arms come down for the winter
months to allow for unencumbered access to
Poppy Place for snow plowing.
Thirdly, we have unanimously approved the
“beautification” project for the island beyond the
gate that is in dire need of enhancement. The
design is intended to remove undesirable low
lying shrubbery that is difficult to maintain and
improve the overall “look” of the area. We will
be providing the addition of “color” to the area,
growth rectification of the original tree plantings,
enhanced watering and lighting, and in essence,
creating a pleasant yet dramatic focal point
upon entry to Poppy Place. It needs to be easy to
maintain and require minimal yearly enhancement.
Strategically placed low level fencing consistent
with the road fencing throughout New Seabury
will be installed in an attempt to keep visitors and
residents from damaging the roadside grass apron
by using the island as a “short cut”. A major thank
you goes out to Janice Swartz and Julie Everett for
taking on this difficult responsibility last year, and we
all look forward to the “eye pleasing” results very
soon.
Can you believe Poppy Place is about to
celebrate its 8th anniversary? Several families have
decided to move on, but that opens the door to
new families such as the Romm family at 25 Poppy
Place and the Sweet/Sacks family at 10 Poppy
Place. We anticipate yet a third new family in late
May assuming all goes well with the transaction.
As all our families grow, it would be nice to
stay connected with the “late breaking news”
Photo by George List.
within Poppy Place…home sales, new owners,
engagements, marriages, births, graduations,
interesting travels, get well soon wishes. Please
communicate these events to me at frank.
[email protected] or to the Peninsula Council
so we can all enjoy.
Spring is now here and before you know it….
summer will be upon us. As a long time New
Seabury resident, I have a particular passion and
desire to keep Poppy Place and New Seabury a
safe and enjoyable experience for all. EXCESSIVE
SPEED, “INTENDED” ACCERLERATION AROUND
CHILDREN IN THE STREET and NOT FOLLOWING THE
NEW SEABURY TRAFFIC LAWS ARE DANGEROUS to
our residents and visitors!! I just read an article last
week in the local newspaper that the Mashpee
Police have cracked down on drivers NOT stopping
at STOP signs in the Mashpee Commons and
have issued tickets in volume!! New Seabury
may be next since we have dedicated patrols by
the Mashpee Police Department throughout our
community that will be diligently monitoring area
activity and are not shy about ticketing. Please tell
your visitors to be careful driving our winding and
narrow roadways. Also tell yourselves, the residents
of New Seabury, to obey the traffic rules, really stop
at stop signs, drive at 30mph or less and prevent
getting a ticket or hurting someone innocently
walking, running, bicycling, riding a scooter or
pushing a baby carriage along our roadways. This
is a quiet resort community so let’s not experience
any devastating tragedies due to our negligence.
Until next time, we are all blessed to be in this
small piece of paradise.
Photo by George List.
Village Reports continued on page 18
MAY 2 0 1 4
15
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$615,000
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$519,000
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157 Wading Place Road
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Village Reports continued from page 15
Marshall McStay
Email: [email protected]
T
om Rullo was recently promoted to Fire Chief
of the Mashpee Fire Department. He replaces
George Baker who retired last September. Tom
moved to Sandalwood from Orlando, Florida two
years ago to become the Deputy Fire Chief for the
town. Tom, his wife Amy and daughter Jessica live
on North Way. CONGRATULATIONS, Tom.
At the 2010 Sandalwood Village annual
meeting, the property owners voted to assess each
property $100.00 per year to be placed in a fund
for the maintenance and future repaving of the
village roads and the current maintenance and
replacement of the road drains.
The roads were repaved eight or nine years
ago and are currently in good condition. Last
year all the cracks in the roads were filled, and
this maintenance will continue as required. An
evaluation of the condition of the roads predicted
that they will not need to be repaved in the next
fifteen to twenty years if properly maintained. When
the time comes to repave, (estimated to be around
$300,000), the balance of the fund will significantly
reduce the financial burden to the property
owners.
The thirty-five road drains are more critical. The
drains were installed about forty years ago with
a life expectancy of about thirty-five years. One
has already crumbled on North Way, and several
others may soon need to be replaced. The traffic in
Sandalwood is light, so with care and maintenance
we can probably extend the life of the drains
beyond their estimated life. The cost to replace a
drain is about $7,000.
Most of the property owners have paid the
annual Road and Drain assessment of $100,
but some have not. Maintaining the roads and
associated drains is the responsibility of all the
property owners, not just the residents. Good
road maintenance enhances the value of all the
properties in Sandalwood.
This has been a difficult winter with a lot of snow
and ice on the roads. I hope everyone knows that
the town of Mashpee graciously plows our private
roads, saving the association thousands of dollars
each year. This is not true for other private roads
in the town. However, the town does not sand the
roads as a general rule unless asked by a resident.
There are spots on all our roads that do not see the
winter sun and can accumulate ice. These spots
should be reported directly to the Department
of Public Works or to a member of the Board of
Directors, who will inform the DPW for you. Under
some circumstances, critical spots can be treated
quickly with sand provided by Peninsula Council
contractors.
It appears that a number of mail boxes were
knocked down during the winter either due to
storms or plowing. It is the responsibility of the
property owner to repair or replace them as soon
as possible. In some cases, the ten foot utility
easements on either side of the roads were plowed
up and damaged. Our landscaper has inspected
the easements and repaired all the damaged
areas.
If you notice any problems in the village such as
a street light that is out, a tree branch left hanging
over a road after a storm, a pot hole or any other
safety hazard that needs immediate attention,
please don’t hesitate to contact a member of
the Board of Directors. We can’t fix what we don’t
know about.
As in the past, there will be a brush pickup
the week before Memorial Day. The winter storms
have brought down a lot of tree limbs in addition
to the usual amount of spring cleanup brush. Here
is your chance to get it taken away and disposed
of without any hassle. If you missed this pickup, the
Peninsula Council will be conducting a follow-up
pickup.
The Board of Directors has started planning the
annual meeting and the summer social. There is
some thought about combining the two this year
by following the annual meeting with a luncheon.
Some of the other New Seabury villages have tried
this with great success and enjoyment. The annual
meeting is scheduled for Saturday, July 26th at
10:00 AM. Please let any member of the Board of
Directors know what your preference might be.
If you have any items of interest please contact Kim Avis at (508) 539-0028
or if you are interested in advertising in the Peninsula Reporter
please contact Mike Richardson or Kim Avis at (508) 539-0028
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open to all New Seabury homeowners and their guests. Call or register today as golf is limited to 144 golfers, and dinner is limited to 200 people.
Reservations and payment must be received by Friday, June 13.
Larry Rand
Email: [email protected]
H
as spring arrived in SummerSea Village? It’s
easy to tell this year because the temperature
is consistently above 30 degrees, and the snow is
pretty much gone. What a winter we had! As we
drive around and see properties being cleaned
up, remember there will be a brush pickup at the
end of May. If you missed the first pickup during
the week of May 19, the Peninsula Council will be
doing a follow-up brush pickup. No leaves or vines
or stumps, please!
The SummerSea Village get-together was great
last year, and we are having another. It will be on
Saturday, June 21 from 10am – 1pm at the Poppy
Inn. We look forward to seeing you there. The cost
will be the same as last year: $19.00 per adult, $8 for
children ages 5 – 12, children under 5 years old-free.
Make checks payable to the Peninsula Council
with a note that your check is for the SummerSea
Brunch. Mail it to P.O. Box 286, Mashpee, MA
02649. We would love to see you there, so make
your reservation by June 15. Walk-ins can only be
accepted if there are seats and food available.
You should receive a flyer with details, but if you
don’t, contact the Peninsula Council office.
The SummerSea Annual Meeting will be
held at the Mashpee Congregational Church
at the Marketplace on Saturday, July 12 at 10
am. There will be an election for one member
to the SummerSea Committee which is your
representative on the Peninsula Council, the
Homeowners Association at New Seabury. The
current members are Lorraine Ghibaudi, Lisa
Wissmar and Larry Rand (me). It is my position that
is up for election, and with your permission, I hope
to run for another three year term. Pat Gamache,
Sal DiBuono, Phil Sheridan (all former Peninsula
Council Board members) and Ken Brody ably
serve as Alternates. There will be issues of interest
to many of you that will be discussed, and we
hope you will put this on your calendar. If there
is something of particular interest to you, please
contact me or another member of the Committee
to add it to the agenda.
Please be cautious as you drive along our
beautiful tree-lined roads as many people like to
walk and bike as the weather improves. Speed
bumps go down before July 4 to slow things down
a bit. I hope to see you all soon.
George List
Email:[email protected]
T
o all that stayed and those returning, the snow
is gone, and the ice has melted at long last. The
flowers are up, and the birds are back singing their
sounds of welcome; so, please do return to New
Seabury after the winter of 2013-14.
New Seabury is putting on its spring face with
the branches being picked up and the sand being
removed from the roads once again.
We look forward to reuniting with our friends
and neighbors. We also welcome our new
neighbor, Richard Healey, to 41 Shore Drive West
here in Triton Sound.
As I walk around, things are in pretty good
shape. We do need to have the bench at the
overlook at the west end of Triton Way replaced
as it is broken. The roads and drains are in good
shape. The Peninsula Council has done a study of
all the village roads and drains so we can better
plan for future expenses. The Council will share this
information with us this spring, and I will keep you
Photo by George List
apprised of any issues that come up.
Last year, a couple of residents said that they
would have come to our annual meeting, but a
Saturday morning was difficult for them. They asked
if we could hold it on a weekday evening. The Triton
Sound Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday,
July 9 at 6:30 PM at the Mashpee Congregational
Church.
Good health and a wonderful season to all here
in Triton Sound.
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Bob is committed to making the real estate transaction a positive one for
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Women’s Club of New Seabury
by Jane Beaudin, President
As we slowly ease into spring, we look forward to seeing our Snow Bird members
returning from the warmer climates.
On April 8, the Women’s Club of New Seabury held its first
luncheon for the 2014 year. Twenty-two members and guests
arrived at Bleu at Mashpee Commons, enjoyed a wonderful lunch
and socialized with friends. Chef Frederic and his staff gave us a
warm welcome and served us an elegant luncheon.
In May WCNS returned to New Seabury for our monthly
luncheons. At our May 13 luncheon, Marie Stevenson, a long-time
collector and previous owner of an antiques shop, spoke on the
never-ending question, “Treasure or Trash?” At our next luncheon,
we will break into Summer on Cape Cod with a “girls just wanna
have fun” attitude. Be prepared for cowgirl outfits and accessories,
country music and, yes, western dancing at our “Do-Si-Do”
luncheon on June 11 (Wednesday) at the Poppy Inn.
In April, the Women’s Club of New Seabury
enjoyed an elegant luncheon at Bleu at Mashpee
Copmmons. Photos by Janet Kinnally.
On June 26, from 4:00-6:00pm at the Country Club, we will
host our annual Author event. James McGuane, author of The
Hunted Whale, will be speaking and displaying the wonderful
photographs from his book. As always, this event is free and open
to the public.
On July 17, we will return to the Highfield Theatre in
Falmouth for “The Pajama Game.” Plans are also underway for a
boat cruise this summer. As these dates approach, check out our
website, www.womensclubofnewseabury.com, for details of these
events and to make your reservations.
The WCNS Board noted that some of our members are on the
Cape only during the summer months. So this year we are adding a
luncheon in August, specifically August 11 (Monday). This will be
a first!
We are hoping that if members have houseguests at the time
of any of our summer activities, they will bring them along. Guests
are always welcome! Come, join us!
Waquoit (Rte. 28) Congregational Church
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for our Annual
Church Bazaar • July 11 & 12, 8am-4pm
Donate Household Items in good condition. We want all types of room furnishings,
indoors and out, including area rugs, mirrors, desks, lamps, art, jewelry. etc.
and slightly used sporting equipment.
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2014 PENINSULA COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING
THE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION AT NEW SEABURY
WILL HOLD ITS ANNUAL MEETING
AT THE NEW SEABURY COUNTRY CLUB
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9 AT 10:00 AM
A Continental Breakfast will be served at 9:30 am
Village Summer Celebrations
Fells Pond
The Mews Village
Fells Pond Fling...
Stay tuned for details!
Fourth Annual Block Party
Saturday, August 2
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Greensward
Greensward Village Summer Fling
Saturday, July 19
7:00 PM at the Cabana Club
SummerSea
Brunch at the Poppy
Saturday, June 21
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
2014 Village Annual Meetings
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Sunday, July 13 at 4:30 PM
Mashpee Congregational Church
Saturday, August 2 at 9:00 AM
New Seabury Country Club
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Saturday, July 12 at 12:00 PM
Mashpee Congregational Church
Saturday, July 26 at 10:00 AM
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Saturday, July 19 at 10:00 AM
Mashpee Congregational Church
Saturday, July 26 at 3:00 pm
New Seabury Country Club
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Saturday, July 26 at 1:00 PM
Mashpee Congregational Church
Saturday, July 12 at 10:00 AM
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Men’s Social Club at New Seabury
by Joe Fisher
Our Social Committee has been finalizing plans for this
year’s events. The Men’s Club’s first event for 2014 will be a
Welcome Back social for all Men’s Club members and guests
on May 13 at Dino’s. Pizza for all and cash bar.
On May 20th at the New Seabury Country Club, we
will have our first luncheon with a guest speaker. Alan
Driscoll will present a terrorism overview, utilizing his
knowledge and experience on this very interesting and
on-going issue that should capture everyone’s attention. No
charge for members; there will be a $25.00 charge for nonmembers, and reservations are required.
June 5th will be our first golf outing of the season at the
Country Club of Cape Cod with a 12:30 lunch followed by
a round of golf and awards. $100.00 for members.
On June 20th, we will have an evening at the Cotuit
Center for the Arts. We have 40 tickets for Moby Dick, a
musical comedy. Before the show, we will have a wine and
cheese get-together. This was a well attended event last
year, so get your orders in early. The price is $28.00 per
person.
We have other events lined up, so mark your calendars,
and plan to enjoy summer in New Seabury along with the
Men’s Club.
August 5th, we have a Paw Sox game lined up, and
details will be provided as we get closer to that event time
frame
If you’d like to join or have any questions, please
contact Mike Richardson at 508-539-0028 or Joe Fisher
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Recycling
by June Levy
PAYT (Pay as You Throw) is retired terminology.
Apparently having “pay” as the first word in the acronym is
not so good. The new acronym is SMART for Save Money
and Reduce Trash; featuring “save” as the first word is thought
to be more user-friendly. There are no changes to the actual
program.
At our last Recycling Meeting, we took a look at flat
rate permit fees for the Transfer Station. Currently, the
permit fees cover 83% of the operations with the remaining
17% subsidized by taxpayers. For the Transfer Station to be
independent of tax revenue and 100% user generated, the fees
would be raised to $137.00 this year, up from $110 last year.
This is slightly fairer- if you don’t use the transfer station,
none of your taxes will be used to subsidize it.
However, this is also a slippery slope for two reasons:
1. It does nothing to encourage more people to recycle.
2. Since our taxes are used to fund the school system
whether or not you have children enrolled, why
shouldn’t taxes continue to fund the Transfer
Station? Why change it?
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How would adopting SMART change things? A quick
review: With SMART, residents would purchase labeled
bags for their trash. Only these bags will be accepted at the
Transfer Station. Permit fees would be reduced by bag sales,
but not eliminated. Recycling remains free and requires no
bags. The more you recycle, the fewer bags you need to buy,
thus encouraging recycling.
Your tax revenue would not be used to fund the Transfer
station, and you have control over how many bags you use.
For seasonal residents, you’re only paying for the bags while
you’re here. Given an incentive to save money by reducing
your trash by recycling is a SMART idea!
Where is Mashpee on SMART. Not there yet and still
working on it. Looking at my notes from 5/15/13, Sandwich
is the only town on Cape Cod with a SMART program.
This year, Brewster and Wellfleet (has cut trash volume by
36% and boosted recycling by 65% after three months) were
added. How about “Mashpee is SMART in 2015”?
2014
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Bring household hazardous waste products
to one of the following locations:
Saturday, June 21 • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Falmouth High School
874 Gifford Street, Falmouth
Saturday, August 16 • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mashpee High School
500 Old Barnstable Road, Mashpee
Saturday, October 18 • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Peebles Elementary School
70 Trowbridge Road, Bourne
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For Safety Sake
When you’re out enjoying our community,
please make note of the following:
Slow Down and follow the posted limits and rules of the roads.
Ride your bike on the side of the road with the traffic.
Walk or jog on the side of the road facing the traffic.
Use the walking paths as much as possible.
Walkers, joggers and bikers share our roads.
Take note of those around you as you drive throughout our neighborhoods.
24 Hour Emergency Phone Numbers for Residents
Mashpee Police Department
Emergency Number: 911
Non- Emergency Number: 508-539-1480
Mashpee Fire Department
Emergency Number: 911
Non- Emergency Number: 508-539-1454
It Comes in Waves
by Mike Richardson with Rick York
Back in 2005, we had a major fish kill in the Mashpee
River. The Algae Blooms grew so far and wide that the level
of oxygen in the water was diminished to a degree that fish
could no longer live. It was an eye opener, for sure, for the
residents of Mashpee!! The fish were not too happy about it
either. Thanks to Shellfish Constable Rick York and others,
we’ve not had a fish kill since, although it has happened on
other parts of the Cape.
How? Well Rick has been working diligently for years
to continue to expand on the aquaculture efforts utilizing
quahogs, and oysters that filter algae from the water for food.
The town of Mashpee has steadily increased oyster seeding
over the past few years introducing millions of oyster and
quahog seed that has resulted in the growth and development
of farms that produce upwards of 200,000 oysters annually.
In recent years, we were able to show a harvest of between
250,000-500,000 oysters, which have removed as much as
5% of the excess nitrogen from the Mashpee River that is
damaging our water quality.
At present, we have as many as six million quahog seed
under nets in Great River, ultimately, to be planted in the
family shellfishing area there, and we expect to have many
more oysters this coming November as well.
One of the methods of introducing oysters is by the
seed on shell method, and we have increased annual seeding
to over 2,000 bags of shells with oysters attached last year
(about 2 million tiny oyster seed). The impact cannot go
understated, and the goal, of course, is to have as many places
as possible with oysters and quahogs, which while delicious,
are clearly impacting the water quality.
The oyster beds are presently closed due to seasonal
closure, and this gives them extra time to grow so that there
is a greater impact, but most quahog beds are opened all year.
Various organizations work with the town to help improve
the overall water quality including AmeriCorps, Barnstable
County, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, and the University
of Massachusetts SMAST.
Between farming with oysters and quahogs, and dredging
as we did in the 1916 channel to increase flushing, there
has been seen a dramatic improvement in our overall water
quality, and it’s just really in the beginning stages. Hats off
to Rick York who clearly has a mission, and that mission is
to restore shellfish populations and water quality. Given his
tireless efforts, he may just do that! So when you see Rick
running from one area to another making sure things are
working right, give him a wave and a thanks, big time.
Country Club Happenings
by Roy Chase
Director of Food and Beverage
Spring is finally here, and we in New Seabury are sure
glad it has warmed up. The “Poppy Inn” is now open, serving
dinner Friday through Sunday, 5:00 -9:00pm, with the lounge
open 4:00-12:00pm. Lunch starts Memorial Day weekend,
and it’s sure to be a busy time.
The Lure Raw Bar will be opening on Friday, May 23rd at
5:30pm. Please stop in and welcome in the 2014 season with
us on the water. Last year, we were home to the Bruins playoff
games; we are hoping for another great playoff run as well this
year.
The Country Club is offering a “BUY ONE, GET ONE”
promotion from 4:00-5:30pm, Thursday through Saturdaycertain restrictions apply.
We hope to see our friends and neighbors at any of our three
dining locations.
The Club at New Seabury
The Popponesset Inn Restaurant
The Lure Raw Bar
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Parade of Lights Through the Canal
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Tuesday, July 29
Tug Boat Parade, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
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Centennial Fireworks Display over the Railroad Bridge in Bourne
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