Paul Wasilewski 1936–2021

Paul Wasilewski at West Barnstable Village Festival 2013

Paul “Ski” Wasilewski Jr, of Hyannis, passed peacefully with his wife by his side on December 04, 2021. Paul chronicled BARS’ history from its inception through the lens of his camera.

Andre Sampou – Father, Environmental Hero, BARS Founder

Andre Sampou, founding member of BARS

Andre Peter Sampou of West Barnstable passed away on November 20, 2021 at age 90 surrounded by his loved ones. BARS extends its condolences to all of Andre’s family and friends. He was a founding member of BARS, which had its first meeting in 2001 at his farm in West Barnstable. BARS will forever miss Andre Sampou.

Rick Barry Passed Away

Rick Barry

Rick Barry passed away suddenly at age 58. Rick was a town councilor and the recipient of the first Barnstable Bivalve Buddy Award. Rick was instrumental in leading the charge at the Barnstable Town Council meetings to advocate for the zoning overlay of the No-Pier Zone in Cotuit. He was a good friend of BARS and will be sorely missed.

George E. Lloyd, Jr. – May 16th 1937– June 8th, 2021

George E. Lloyd, Jr.

Osterville – George E. Lloyd Jr., 84, formerly of Melrose, passed away on June 8th at his home in Osterville, MA. Born on May 16th 1937, in Malden, Massachusetts, George was the son of the late George Lloyd,… Read More

John Ferine – May 31, 1947 – July 22, 2020

John Ferine

West Barnstable – John W. Ferine died July 22, 2020 after a brief illness. Born May 31, 1947 in Yonkers, NY to Warren T. and Marian T. (Di Renzo) Ferine. He was a graduate of Lakeland High School. John… Read More

Stan Wheeler – June 24, 1940 – December 5, 2019

Stanley Clayton Loftus Wheeler of Barnstable, formerly of Boston and Branford, CT passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 5, 2019.

Stanley Clayton Loftus Wheeler of Barnstable, formerly of Boston and Branford, CT passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Stan was the husband of Betsy Turnbull Wheeler to whom he was married for 34 years. Born in… Read More

Massachusetts Shellfish Initiative Public Comment Period and Public Meetings Scheduled

MSI Public Meeting Advisory 9.9.19

Please note the September, 12th MMA meeting has been rescheduled to October 17, 2019 from 7:00 pm–8:30 pm. Public Comment Period and Public Meetings Scheduled to Solicit Preliminary Stakeholder and Public Feedback Regarding the Development of the Massachusetts… Read More

Barnstable Climate Resilience Event

Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness: A Climate Resilience Event

Friday, March 29th the Town of Barnstable is hosting an immersive one-day workshop to explore how we are impacted by natural hazards and to identify actions to improve our community’s resiliency. The Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) project will… Read More

BARS February 2019 Meeting

Cotuit Harbor from Ropes Beach

Three Bays Stormwater Management Update Presented by April Wobst, Restoration Ecologist, Association to Preserve Cape Cod BARS’ February 2019 meeting will be on February 5th at the West Barnstable Community Center at 7:00 pm. April Wobst manages APCC’s Restoration… Read More

Marstons Mills Village Day 2018

BARS at Marstons Mills Village Day

BARS will be at Marstons Mills Village Day, September 9th at noon with our famous chowder and BARS apparel. The annual celebration, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by the Marstons Mills Village Association, a… Read More