Bob Silva

Robert Silva former BARS President and Vice President

Bob Silva was BARS President from 2010 to 2012 and BARS Vice President from 2008 to 2010. While Bob was president, he started the BARS scholarship for returning college students and the BARS monthly newsletter to members. Bob was present at every BARS event, often with his granddaughter, Emma, and volunteered for the Barnstable Department of Natural Resources as long as he could. BARS will miss Bob tremendously.

Ed Dutton

Edward P. Dutton

Ed was BARS’ first president. Ed loved the camaraderie and the jovial structure of this new non-profit that has continued until today, 22 years later. Finding a shared value of Barnstable’s shellfish, many of BARS members have become personal friends and Ed was a friend to many of BARS members, past and present. There will never be another Ed Dutton, and we wish him peace since he passed away in August, 2023 at age 97.

Thank You BARS Supporters!

BARS Supporters

BARS wishes to thank the following local vendors who have given support to our organization. We encourage all BARS members to frequent these businesses.

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