BARS 12th Annual Blessing of the Rakes

Blessing of the Rakes 2015

The BARS 12th Annual Blessing of the Rakes organized by Bette Silva was a great success.! The Reverend John J. Perry, Pastor of Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville, MA officiated at the event. Amy…

BARS Membership Drive

BARS Membership Drive

Attention all BARS members and prospective members! We will be holding a membership drive from March through June 30th, 2015. An award of an American Express gift certificate will be given to the member who sponsors…

Antique Shellfish Harvesting Tools Project

Do you have any old shellfish tools hiding in your yard or barn? Rakes? Tongs? Dredges? Worn out fingers? Would you like to tell me about them and why you think they were designed that way?…

2015 Shellfishing License

Town of Barnstable 2015 shellfish permits will be available starting Tuesday, February 17th. Natural Resources office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 – 4:15. Location: 1189 Phinney’s Lane, Centerville, MA. 02632

BARS Wine and Wine Cooler Raffle

BARS wine and wine cooler raffle

Only 250 tickets will be sold at $10 for single tickets or three tickets for $25. Drawing is December 2, 2014. You do not need to be present to win. 100% of proceeds go to the…

Barnstable July 4th Parade 2014

BARS float at Barnstable July 4th parade

The 2014 Barnstable July 4th parade was part of the celebration of the town’s 375th birthday. Penny Scott and all the BARS volunteers did a magnificent job of designing and creating yet another memorable float for the…

BARS Annual Tackle & Chowdah Sale

BARS’ Tackle/Chowdah/Miscellaneous Items Yard sale will take place June 21st, 9 – 3 pm at the West Barnstable Community Building, Rt. 149 in West Barnstable. This is one of our major fundraisers and we are in…

BARS 11th Annual Blessing of the Rakes

Bring your shellfish rakes, and have them blessed by local clergy for a bountiful harvest. Reed Baer, Pastor of West Parish Barnstable will officiate. Bring your rakes, and if you bring your bucket you can grab…

Steve Hoxie shows Byron Talbott how to harvest quahogs

Steve Hoxie teaching Byron Talbott how to harvest quahogs

One of the best things about BARS are its members. One in particular is a great person. His name is Steve Hoxie. He is always there when BARS needs a volunteer for anything from raking clams,…

Oyster Season Opening 2014

quahogs caught at Scudder's Lane

The 2014 oyster season opening at Scudder’s Lane in Barnstable was a miserable rainy nor’easter. The weather was unseasonably bad  for November 1, and there were oysters everywhere as well as quahogs in various sizes. Photos copyright…