137,000 BOTTLES AND CANS COLLECTED!!!

BARS volunteers celebrating a successful fund raiser

Thank you to the indispensable volunteers, recyclers, and the Town of Barnstable for making the BARS bottle and can recycling fundraiser a record making month for BARS. We raised $6,700 during the month of July for scholarships and…

BARS wants your bottles and cans!

BARS volunteers at the Barnstable Bottle and Can Recycling shed

If you have redeemable bottles and/or cans and don’t want to stand in front of a machine putting them in one by one, BARS will gladly take them. Your donation will be helping a great organization…

Chuck Higgins

We are sad to report the passing of BARS Board of Directors member, Chuck Higgins. Chuck was elected to the BARS Board of Directors in January of 2012. He was co-chair of BARS Clamming Classes as…

BARS 2015 AWARDS DINNER

Past and present BARS presidents

Photo above shows four previous BARS presidents along with our current president that were at BARS annual awards dinner at Alberto’s Ristorante in Hyannis. From left to right: Fred Dempsey, Dick Ossen, Ron Glantz, Bob Silva,…

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…

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 certificate for Barnstable’s 375th Anniversary

Barnstable 375 Years Certificate to BARS

Certificate of recognition for BARS Outstanding Support of the 375th Anniversary Celebration of the Town of Barnstable.

Cape Cods

CAPE CODS

Graphic artist and longtime member of BARS who also designed and manages the BARS website and its social media is having a show titled CAPE CODS at the Osterville Village Library. More information can be found on…

BARS 2015 Shellfishing Classes

The BARS Shellfish Mentoring Program began in 2004 by assisting Barnstable Natural Resources with  their Clamming for Kids classes. Group classes were scheduled and opened to the general public. Lessons were given on how to shellfish…