Cape Cod National Seashore and Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore are partnering with Goose Hummock and L.L. Bean for a winter activities workshop on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Salt Pond Visitor Center, 50 Nauset Road, Eastham.
Learn tips and tricks from the experts on beating cabin fever and safely enjoying Cape Cod’s outdoor activities, even in the depths of winter.
The two-hour workshop includes presentations and a Q&A session.
Goose Hummock staff will share best strategies and locations for paddling and fishing on the Cape during the winter months. Staff from L.L. Bean will follow with tips for how to dress to stay safe and comfortable for any outdoor winter activity.
Afterward, during an informal session in the visitor center lobby, Goose Hummock, L.L. Bean, and national Seashore staff will answer questions about winter activities. Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore will provide hot chocolate.
The Homeless Prevention Council reports that the 2017 Adopt-A-Family program was a great success.
HPC partnered with 35 volunteers and 160 family donors to make the holidays brighter for 136 Lower Cape families and 300 children. Families were able to pick up their children’s gifts at the borrowed “Santa Shop” at Hearth & Kettle on Dec. 16.
For children who asked for a bike, Mid-Cape Home Centers facilitated the delivery of over 30 bikes. Donations to offset the cost of the bikes are still being accepted.
Nauset Disposal donated funds from its Trash Bash benefit to two local organizations.
President of Nauset Disposal Shawn DeLude, presented a check for $10,000 to Barbara Milligan, executive director of the Cape & Islands United Way, and presented Deb McGee, development director of the Center for Coastal Studies, with a check for $7,500.
The Trash Bash was held on Oct. 20.
“Nauset Disposal remains steadfastly committed to the community in which we live and work, and consider that commitment to the Cape Cod community – and the environment – top priorities,” DeLude said.
In 2017, Nauset Disposal donated over $115,000 to Cape Cod nonprofit organizations, fundraisers and events, with the majority of charitable giving going towards organizations that focus on basic needs, children’s services, veteran’s services and the environment.
The Guild of Harwich Artists is accepting applications for The Guild of Harwich Artists Scholarship in Memory of Helen McCaffery.
The 2018 scholarship is open to any graduating senior who meets one of the following criteria: attends Monomoy Regional High School or Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, is a home-schooled Harwich resident, or a Harwich resident attending a private school. Applicant must be planning to pursue their education in the field of visual arts at an accredited college.
The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the prospective recipient upon successful completion of their first college semester. Applications are available through MRHS guidance office, CCT student services office, Home School Network listserve, online at guildofharwichartists.org, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to The Guild of Harwich Artists, Inc. Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 382, Harwich Port, MA 02646. Completed applications must be postmarked by Monday, April 2.
For more details contact Erica Strzepek at email@example.com or 508-725-7472.
Outer Cape Health Services has announced the appointment of two new directors and one returning member to its Board of Trustees, as well as the full slate of officers for 2018.
Larry Ballantine of Harwich and David L. Wilson of Provincetown join the board as first-time members, while Fred Gaechter of North Truro returns to the board.
“All three of these board members embody the spirit of community and bring talent, expertise and passion to the table,” said Patricia Nadle, CEO. “We are very fortunate to have them with us as we continue to strengthen our community healthcare services from the Lower to the Outer Cape.”
The OCHS Executive Committee voted in for 2018 are: President: Pamela French, MD, MPH, DTMH (Provincetown) First Vice President: Ed McManus (Harwich) Second Vice President: Robin B. Reid, Esq. (Provincetown) Treasurer: Nancy Howard, MEd, MBA (Provincetown) Clerk: Mary Grace Smith, MA, ABD (Wellfleet)