A Rewarding Day for BARS

BARS and East Dennis Oyster Farm present checks to Barnstable and Dennis Police
Monday, April 1, 2014 the reward checks from BARS and John and Stephanie Lowell, owners of East Dennis Oyster farm were presented to officers from the Barnstable and Dennis Police Departments. From left to right, Don Capobianco, Treasurer of BARS,
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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, to making chowder, to … Read the rest

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 © 2013 by … Read the rest

West Barnstable Village Festival

West Barnstable Village Festival 2013

The BARS booth at the West Barnstable Village Festival was twice as big as in the past, and was fully stocked. Steve Hoxie grilled his signature littlenecks with garlic and butter, we had kettles of chowder, oysters on the half … Read the rest

BARS Offers Reward for Information Regarding Marstons Mills River Oyster Theft

oysters planted in the Marstons Mills River

The Barnstable Association for Recreational Shellfishing, Inc, is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in the theft of shellfish (oysters) from the Town of Barnstable’s oyster farm in Read the rest

BARS Clamming Class for Riverview School

Riverview School students and BARS members

BARS, in conjunction with the Riverview School, held a clamming class for special needs children. The class took place on August 3rd and was an inspiring time for both the children and the BARS volunteers. For some of these … Read the rest

BARS Veteran Benefits

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

We started a program to offer a free BARS membership and shellfishing class to any veteran of the wars we are currently in. Flyers describing this program have been circulated with various veteran groups and VFW around Barnstable. If you … Read the rest

BARS Scholarship Winners for 2013

BARS 2013 scholarship winners

The BARS Scholarship Committee has awarded, with the consent of the Board of Directors, three scholarships for 2013. Two of these scholarships are to returning college students and one is to a high school freshman going on to college. The … Read the rest