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.

A Successful July for BARS at the Barnstable Recycling Shed

BARS volunteers celebrating last day at the shed for 2021

Thank you everyone who volunteered at the recycling shack and all those who donated their returnable bottles and cans. Shown here are some photos of those who showed up the last day to help clean the shack; empty the container of bags of cans and boxes of bottles into the truck to be returned to the manufacturers; and finally, to celebrate the end of a job well done.

BARS is Back at the Barnstable Transfer Station

BARS is at the recyclable bottles and cans shed at the Barnstable Transfer Station for the rest of July. Money raised will go towards BARS’ scholarship fund for Cape Cod students.

BARS is at the redeemable bottles and cans shed at the Barnstable Transfer Station for the rest of July. Money raised will go towards BARS’ scholarship fund for Cape Cod students. This is BARS’ biggest fundraiser of the… Read More

Barnstable Oyster Season Safety Protocols 2020–2021

The Town of Barnstable has issued safety protocols for the 2020–2021 oyster season. Please observe the following safety protocols during oyster season to best ensure the health and safety of yourself and Town staff. For Bay Street, Osterville… Read More

Storm Water Management – Cleaning Up Three Bays

The Cotuit–Santuit Civic Association held a Zoom meeting on September 15, 2020. The meeting consisted of a presentation by representatives of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod and the Horsley Witten Group regarding the various storm water management projects that… 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

Shellfishing in Barnstable with Kris Clark

Shellfishing in Barnstable with Kris Clark

Barnstable Historical Society presents Shellfishing in Barnstable with Kris Clark. Enjoy a Clam Chowder Supper at Walden Hall of St. Mary’s Church, Barnstable Village​ on February 28th 2020. Reservations required by February 21st.