• BARS Blessing of the Rakes 2019

    BARS Blessing of the Rakes 2019

    The Sixteenth Annual BARS Blessing of the Rakes took place June 8th, 2019. Thank you to Reverend John J. Perry, Pastor of Our Lady of Victory Parish in Centerville, for blessing our rakes with help from BARS…

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  • Learn to Shellfish Classes

    Learn to Shellfish Classes

    Barnstable’s Natural Resources Program will offer two FREE shellfishing classes open to all ages this summer. Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 @ 12:30 pm at Bridge St. Landing, Osterville Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 @ 8:00 am at…

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  • Clamming for Kids

    Clamming for Kids

    Every year for the past fourteen years the Natural Resources Department of the Town of Barnstable Marine and Environmental Affairs Division has sponsored Clamming Classes for Kids. Invariably a number of parents are exposed to the joys of…

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  • BARS presenting UMass Dartmouth with scholarship check

    BARS Honoring its Commitment to UMass Dartmouth

    The above photo shows Bill Shumway presenting UMass Dartmouth a check for the BARS-UMass Dartmouth Scholarship Endowment Fund on December 11th, 2018. From left to right are: Christine Mullen, Scholarship Coordinator; Sarah Whitman, 2018-2019 BARS Scholarship…

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  • BARS Recycling Last Load Out July 2018

    A Record Month for the BARS Scholarship Fund

    We did it — $8,075.95 collected in July 2018 for the scholarship fund — a new BARS record! We handled 161,519 cans and bottles. That is a lot of trash that isn’t along the road. Above is…

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  • 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.

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  • BARS sign at Cordwood Landing

    BARS Adopts Cordwood Landing

    Here are some photos of that show our latest adoption, Cordwood Landing on Old Post Road. It is a simple road runoff drain that takes the water off Old Post road and filters it through the…

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  • BARS at 2016 West Barnstable Village Festival

    2016 West Barnstable Village Festival

    BARS had great success at the 2016 West Barnstable Village Festival. We had 27 volunteers helping with set up & break down of booths, making chowder & serving it, grilling clams, shucking oysters & clams, and…

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  • BARS Volunteers at Ropes Beach, Cotuit

    BARS Adopts Ropes Beach

      BARS is participating the Barnstable “Adopt a Spot” program as part of the 208 Nitrogen Reduction program in Barnstable. The “Spot” BARS adopted is the Ropes Beach area in Cotuit, MA. This system being used…

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  • 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…

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  • BARS and East Dennis Oyster Farm present checks to Barnstable and Dennis Police

    A Rewarding Day for BARS

    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…

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  • Steve Hoxie teaching Byron Talbott how to harvest quahogs

    Steve Hoxie shows 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,…

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  • West Barnstable Village Festival 2013

    West Barnstable Village Festival

    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,…

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