March 2017 BARS Meeting

shellfishing rake and basket full of quahogs

The next BARS meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 7th. Our next meeting will take place at the West Barnstable Community Building on Route 149 Tuesday, March 7 at 7:00 pm. Our speaker for the evening will… Read More

BARS February 2017 Meeting

Shellfishing-Scudder-Lane

The next BARS meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 7th. STEVE KIRK, the Coastal Program Manager for The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts is our featured speaker for this meeting. He is tasked with advancing coastal conservation strategies largely… Read More

Don’t Miss this BARS Meeting!

Oyster Season at Calves Pasture, Barnstable

The next BARS meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 1st. Tom Marcotti, Liz Lewis, and Amy Croteau of the town of Barnstable, Department of Marine and Environmental Affairs, will give an updated report of what is going… Read More

Barnstable July 4th Parade 2016

BARS July 4th 2016 parade float

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… Read More

BARS Donates Defibrillators to the Town of Barnstable

Philips HeartStart Defibrillator

On May 5th the Barnstable Town Council accepted a gift from BARS in the memory of Dayle Hoxie, of two Philips heavy duty portable defibrillators. These will be used in the trucks of the Town of Barnstable Marine… Read More

BARS 2016 Annual Awards Dinner

2016 BARS Annual Awards Dinner

BARS annual awards dinner will be Tuesday, May 3rd at Alberto’s Ristorante in Hyannis. The event is only open to the first 70 members in good standing. Cash bar is from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Dinner will be… Read More

BARS Donates Hams to 50 Families in Need on Cape Cod

BARS Donates Easter Hams

BARS Helps Needy of Our Community with Donation to the Council of Churches Hands of Hope FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Barnstable, Massachusetts, March 21, 2016 — The Barnstable Association for Recreational Shellfishing, Inc, a leading non-profit protector of… Read More

Hats and Gloves for Needy Barnstable Kids

Yesterday, January 28, 2016, BARS gave 100 winter hats and 100 pairs of gloves to the Salvation Army to distribute to needy kids in the Town of Barnstable. Accepting was Bob Lynch, Director and co-director Kim Ryan. They… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More