BARS 14th Blessing of the Rakes

14th Annual Blessing of the Rakes

You are invited to BARS 14th Annual Blessing of the Rakes at the Bridge Street Landing in Osterville. Bring your shellfish rakes, and have them blessed by local clergy for a bountiful harvest. The event will be held—rain or shine.… Read the rest

Fred Dempsey is the man for clam rake repairs in Barnstable

Fred Dempsey is the man for clam rake repairs in Barnstable

Ask any BARS member just who can repair a clam rake, and they’ll point you in Dempsey’s direction.… Read the rest

BARS Donates to Hyannis Youth, Cape Maritime Museum

Giving Back to the Community

ARTICLE | | NOVEMBER 20, 2016 07:49 AM | BY CAPECODTODAY STAFF

The Barnstable Association For Recreational Shellfishing , Inc. (BARS) has donated $1,000 to Hyannis Support Our Youth, Inc. (HySOY) and the Cape Cod … Read the rest

2016 West Barnstable Village Festival

BARS at 2016 West Barnstable Village Festival
BARS at 2016 West Barnstable Village Festival

Clams on the half shell, grilled clams, and chowda!

BARS at 2016 West Barnstable Village Festival

…and oysters on the half shell!

West Barnstable FD ladder truck with huge American Flag

West Barnstable FD ladder truck with huge American Flag

Keith Hochstein serving up BARS great chowder

Keith Hochstein serving up BARS great chowder

BARS at 2016 West Barnstable Village Festival

BARS at 2016 West Barnstable Village Festival

BARS had something for everyone.

BARS had

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Barnstable July 4th Parade 2016

BARS July 4th 2016 parade float

BARS July 4th parade awards

Penny Scott and all the BARS volunteers did a magnificent job of designing and creating yet another memorable float for the 2016 parade. This one had a baseball theme. Check out the wheel covers on the pickup. We sang Lenny … Read the rest

Blessing of the Rakes

Blessing of the Rakes 2016

You are invited to BARS 13th Annual Blessing of the Rakes at the Bridge Street Landing in Osterville. Bring your shellfish rakes, and have them blessed by local clergy for a bountiful harvest. The event will be held–rain or shine.… Read the rest

B.A.R.S. Protecting S.H.A.R.P. Update

BARS protecting SHARP

Following up on the previous post:

The hearing before the Town of Barnstable Conservation Commission last night went well. The Commission voted down the request to replace a seasonal dock with a permanent one in a #10 rated shellfish area. … Read the rest

B.A.R.S. Protecting S.H.A.R.P.

BARS protecting SHARP

We thought the pier issue was a done deal, but it is rearing its ugly head yet again. People owning temporary docks and piers in shellfish habitat areas are now starting to appeal to have them converted to permanent status, … Read the rest

BARS September 2015 Meeting

Marconi Beach

Robert P. CookOur speaker for the evening will be Dr. Robert Cook, Wildlife Ecologist, at the Cape Cod National Seashore, who will make a presentation on the rarely seen birds and animals at the Cape Cod National Seashore. He works closely with … Read the rest

West Barnstable Village Festival 2015

BARS booths at West Barnstable Village Festival

BARS had a very successful event at the West Barnstable Village Festival. In fact it was the most successful one day event we have ever had. I can not express my appreciation, as chairman of the event, for the work … Read the rest