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Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force Offers ‘Buried Treasures Self-Help Workshops’

Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force Offers ‘Buried Treasures Self-Help Workshops’

Have belongings taken over your house, life and social calendar? Please join us at one of our Buried Treasures self-help workshops. These action-oriented self-help support groups are approximately 14 sessions and are based on the book Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving and Hoarding by David F. Tolin, Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee. All […]

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PSA from Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment: Protect yourself from Mosquito-borne illness

PSA from Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment: Protect yourself from Mosquito-borne illness

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has confirmed the presence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV) in #BarnstableCounty. The public is urged to be vigilant and practice personal protection to avoid mosquito bites. Use EPA approved insect repellent, cover up with pants and long sleeves, and use screens to keep mosquitoes outdoors. http://bit.ly/2H04d3e

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Upcoming SHINE Presentation on Medicare

Upcoming SHINE Presentation on Medicare

By on August 8, 2019 in Department News, Recent News

SHINE Program Manager Tracey Benson will give a Medicare presentation on August 26th in Falmouth for those that are turning 65, thinking about retirement, or just those who may want to learn more about Medicare. WHEN: Monday, August 26th | 1:30 PM-3:00 PM WHERE: Falmouth Senior Center, 300 Dillingham Ave., Falmouth, MA. 02540 Stay tuned for […]

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Wrapping Up Year 20 – AmeriCorps Cape Cod

Wrapping Up Year 20 – AmeriCorps Cape Cod

  Last Thursday July 25, 2019,  AmeriCorps Cape Cod hosted its Year 20 Member Recognition Ceremony at Cape Cod Community College.     Twenty-one AmeriCorps Cape Cod members officially ended an 11-month commitment of service on Cape Cod.  During the past year they completed 166 projects in 15 towns on Cape Cod, including clearing herring run debris, […]

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Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners Declares August Seal-and-Shark Awareness Month

Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners Declares August Seal-and-Shark Awareness Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2019 Media Contact: Sonja Sheasley, Barnstable County Communications Coordinator Email: Sonja.sheasley@barnstablecounty.org Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners Declares August Seal-and-Shark Awareness Month BARNSTABLE, MA – The Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners voted today to make the month of August Seal and Shark Awareness Month on Cape Cod. Wellfleet concerned […]

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Six Participating Cape Homeowners to Install On-Site Septic System Phosphorus-Removal Technology in Efficacy Test

Six Participating Cape Homeowners to Install On-Site Septic System Phosphorus-Removal Technology in Efficacy Test

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2019 Media Contact: Emily Michele Olmsted Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment | Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center Email: emilymichele.olmsted@barnstablecounty.org Phone: 508-375-6901 Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment has received a grant from the EPA/MEP to test efficacy of on-site septic systems for phosphorous removal BARNSTABLE, MA […]

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Reflecting on Judy Vollmer’s 44 Years of Service at the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension

Reflecting on Judy Vollmer’s 44 Years of Service at the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension

By on July 31, 2019 in Department News, Misc, Recent News

As Judy Vollmer prepares for retirement this month, we wanted to reflect on her work over the last 44 years of her time at the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension.   Throughout those years Judy has made significant contributions to the Extension office.  She began her career working with youth, specifically through the Marine Science and Coastal […]

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Lenny Fontes: Making a Difference on the Cape & Islands

Lenny Fontes: Making a Difference on the Cape & Islands

By on July 25, 2019 in Department News, Misc, Recent News

Meet Lenny Fontes, Associate Director of Children’s Cove.  Lenny has been at Children’s Cove since 2001, Barnstable County’s first Child Advocacy Center to work in partnership on Cape Cod to provide a comprehensive multidisciplinary response to child sexual abuse cases. Since 2013 Lenny has been in a supervisory role, leading the direct service team and […]

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BCREPC Media Release Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Media Release 01 – July Tornado 2019

BCREPC Media Release Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Media Release 01 – July Tornado 2019

BCREPC Media Release  Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Media Release 01 – July Tornado 2019 July 23, 2019 For Immediate Release Barnstable County to open shelter at DY high school BARNSTABLE (MA) July 23, 2019 – The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) announced that the Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School emergency shelter […]

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Featured Program at Barnstable County: Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC)

Featured Program at Barnstable County: Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC)

By on July 23, 2019 in Department News, Misc, Recent News

MASSTC, a subdivision of the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, began about 20 years ago supporting Health Departments across the Cape in meeting standards for wastewater treatment, but quickly developed into much more than that. Located 20 miles away from the County complex at the Joint Base, today their team of specialists are […]

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