Mashpee Chamber Bulletin | September 24th 2020
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Dear Mashpee Chamber Members and Mashpee Community,

Want to support the Town of Mashpee (residents, businesses, and beyond)?

Here's an ACT LOCAL check list

For our local businesses: Updated Sector-Specific Workplace Safety Standards (Provided by Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce)

Restaurants Safety Standards and Checklist web page for current standards and other information

Download Restaurant Safety Standards (effective Monday, September 28th)

Retail Safety Standards and Checklist web page for current standards and other information

Download Retail Safety Standards (effective Monday, September 28th)
Indoor and Outdoor Events Standards and Checklist web page for current standards and other information

Download Indoor and Outdoor Events Safety Standards (effective Monday, September 28th) 
Mashpee Chamber Chat
Tomorrow, Friday September 25th, Katy will be joined by Haley from CapeSpace in Msahpee for a Mashpee Chamber Chat on Instagram Live. Join us on Instagram at 2pm to catch the Chat Live, or watch later on the app.
Where's your local...?
Mashpee Comfort Eats & Drinks
It's almost Fall, but Spice & Tea Exchange of Mashpee just can't wait any longer. Sip into the season with our light and foamy Pumpkin Chai Latte Tea. ☕ Stop in to see us today, your taste buds will thank you!
#pumpkinchai #pumpkinchailatte #latte #pumpkin #pumpkinchailattetea #tea #falltea #autumnvibes #fallvibes #spiceandtea #foodie #foodiegifts
Chocolate Rose Bakery wishes all a Happy Fall! Looks like we have a beautiful week ahead of us!
We're keeping things the same for our fall hours:
Wednesday-Saturday 8-4, Sunday 8-1
We have you covered for all of your breakfast, brunch, (sweet & savory)and dessert needs!
In addition to our usual menu, Pies, Breads, & Biscuits are all available with a 1 day pre-order.
Just a reminder, we have re-opened the shoppe to walk in traffic and welcome you to stop in and browse, as well as continuing to offer online ordering and curbside pick up!  
Your Bloody Mary is ready! Or maybe a Mimosa? Bleu's Sunday Brunch is coming back! Starting Sunday, September 13, Bleu will be serving the 'Chef's Brunch Menu' from 11:30 am to 3 pm. At present, there will not be live jazz but we can't wait to welcome you back to brunch. Reservations: 508-539-7907
2020 Census: Please respond and help Mashpee receive state and federal funding.

Recently the U.S. Census has resumed field operations in the Town of Mashpee.

Of note, census workers are dropping off paper forms included in their invitation package on the doorsteps of residents who receive mail through a P.O. Box. We have been assured that census workers are taking all precautions to make this non-contact delivery as smooth and safe as possible.

The U.S. Census counts every person in the country every 10 years.

The information gathered through the census is used to decide how much our communities get in state and federal money for public health, transportation, and education.

The census is quick, easy, and important, and all of your answers are confidential. You can respond to the U.S. Census by going online to, by phone at (844) 330-2020, or by mailing back the paper form delivered to you.

Please respond and be counted today.

From The Town of Mashpee
Drive-Thru Seasonal Flu Clinic
Where?        Christ the King Parking Lot
              5 Jobs Fishing Road, Mashpee
When?        Tuesday, October 27, 2020
              3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
              Tuesday, November 10, 2020
               9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Who?          ALL residents 6 months of age and older
Starting October 2nd, please visit this website to register:  
This will be a drive-through clinic, where assigned times and specific instructions are necessary.
FLU VACCINE – Available for:
Uninsured individuals
Medicare Part B participants
All other insurances
PRECAUTIONS – The following persons should check with their doctor before taking the influenza vaccine:
Persons with a history of Guillain-Barre Syndrome within 6 weeks of receipt of the influenza vaccine.
Persons who are ill and have a fever should delay vaccination until the fever and other temporary symptoms are gone.
Persons experiencing COVID-related symptoms or exposed to anyone with COVID-19 should not attend the clinic.
Persons with a history of egg allergy who have experienced only hives after exposure to egg should receive the vaccine.
Please bring your Medicare, prescription and/or insurance cards to the clinic for confirmation and identification purposes. Participants without insurance are still eligible to receive the flu shot.
If you have any questions, please call the Mashpee Board of Health at 508-539-1426.
ASGCC will be hosting a virtual OEND training for anyone in the community who may benefit from learning about overdose prevention and overdose response. We will cover about 40 minutes of information reviewing the definition of an overdose, risk factors that can put someone at higher risk of experiencing an overdose, how to respond, and how to use Narcan. The session will end with time for questions as well as information on how to access Narcan.

This virtual training will take place weekly on Tuesdays at 2pm. Information on how to join can be found below.
Training Access Information 
Join Zoom Meeting
Per the request of our membership; for our Mashpee businesses, we'd like to share with you the Town of Mashpee's signage by-laws.

October 19, 2020 Annual Town Meeting Warrant
The October 19, 2020 Annual Town Meeting Warrant was executed by the Board of Selectmen on Monday, September 14, 2020 and is available for viewing by clicking the link below:

If you have any questions, please contact Administrative Assistant Terrie Cook in the Town Manager's Office at (508) 539-1401 or email

The meeting will take place at Mashpee High School and will begin at 7 pm.
Events (In person & Virtual)

Join us for a live virtual tour of Plymouth 400's exhibit "OUR"STORY: 400 YEARS OF WAMPANOAG HISTORY on Saturday, Sept. 26th at 11AM EST on Plymouth 400's Facebook page. This event is an exclusive opportunity to experience this unprecedented exhibit which reveals little-known historic and cultural realities of the "people of the first light." Exhibit creators and Plymouth 400 staff will be on-hand for this entertaining and educational Facebook live stream which will also include a Q & A. The virtual tour will be LIVE from PACTV Studios, a Plymouth-based media sponsor of Plymouth 400. Click here for Facebook event info.

The Wampanoag have lived in southeastern Massachusetts for more than 12,000 years. They are the tribe first encountered by the Mayflower Pilgrims when they landed in Provincetown Harbor and explored the eastern coast of Cape Cod, and when they continued on to Patuxet (Plymouth) to establish Plymouth Colony. It's now 2020 and America is commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage and the founding of Plymouth Colony, a story that cannot be told without the perspective of the indigenous people who were here as that ship arrived and who still remain.

"Our"Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History is conceptualized, researched, and produced by SmokeSygnals Marketing and Communications and The Indian Spiritual and Cultural Training Center, Inc. The exhibit is part of Plymouth 400, Inc.'s Signature Programs and Events and, until the pandemic, had been traveling throughout New England to various museums, schools, community centers, festivals, and even the Massachusetts State House! New chapters of Wampanoag history have been added each year, and a virtual reveal of the final installment of the exhibit will take place in November 2020.
Are you up for a Challenge?

Our Annual RUCK4HIT Relay Event has taken on a New Face due to COVID-19

Mark your calendars for The "Not your Ordinary RUCK4HIT Challenge Weekend"

September 26-27, 2020

Looking for something to train for this summer while supporting a great cause? Do you like to ruck, run, walk, bike, paddle, swim or hike? Create a team, join a team, or participate solo and help us to raise awareness and funds for Heroes In Transition!

All miles that you cover during the weekend will count towards the overall goal - to see how many miles we can collectively ruck, run, walk, bike, paddle, swim, or hike while wearing a ruck sack, backpack or something similar. " As every service member is forced to carry the burden of war during active service and beyond, carrying the ruck sack is symbolic of hardships endured and the perseverance required to complete the mission."

For more information or to sign up, visit:
Since we're still not able to host our usual in-person community gathering at the end of September, from September 27-October 3 you will be able to find the best of Cape Cod artists, artisans and producers at our next virtual Love Local Fest!

Your guide to the Love Local Fest :: September 2020 *Virtual* Edition

You can shop + support our local vendors and feel the spirit of the Love Local Fests by:

  1. visiting anytime between Sunday, September 27 at 11am and Saturday, October 3 at 5pm where our participating vendors will be "set up" virtually; 
  2. joining our Facebook group dedicated to the event where participating vendors will be posting about themselves, their products, as well as specials + sales throughout the Fest;
  3. following our Instagram stories + highlights for images celebrating the Fest along with our picks and favorite products from each of the vendors 
Fantasies in Fiber and Felt
Presented by Woodruff's Art Center at Woodruff's Art Center, Mashpee MA

Oct 1st through Nov 4th

Presenting one-of-a-kind exhibition of Helen Koehler’s felted images of seed pods, real and imagined.

For the past year artist Helen Koehler has been creating felted images of seed pods, real and imagined. Some are found in our landscape and some are from tropical South America. She is interested in the fragility of the natural world and how pods and seeds are symbols of hope and renewal.

Ms. Koehler has mastered the process of felting and spent the last year and half creating a one-of-a-kind collection of magnificent three dimensional wall hangings. Drawing from her imagination and fascination with nature, and employing her eye for composition and color, an awe-inspiring exhibit has come to fruition.
Every first and third Friday, our friend Alice Curran will be on hand at CapeSpace to provide 20-minute, one-on-one counseling sessions. Combining a unique mix of psychic ability, healing energy and mediumship, Alice shines a spotlight on the situation or circumstances keeping you stuck, sad or unwell. Her proficiency for speaking your truth provides multidimensional healing — mind, body and soul.

Spiritual Counseling at CapeSpace [MASHPEE COMMONS]
20 minutes @ $40.00

CapeSpace is located at 13 Steeple St
Mashpee, MA 02649

If you've ever volunteered for our Big Fix-A-Thon, you know how meaningful the day is. It keeps our neighbors safe at a time when they need it the most.

Now more than ever, safe, stable housing is critical to our region which is why we're excited to announce that we're turning this year's event into a Virtual Big Fix-A-Thon as a way to keep our volunteers safe while still embracing the spirit of the day.

Virtual Big Fix-A-Thon
When: Now through Saturday, October 3
Location: Anywhere on Cape Cod and the Islands

Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 8:30AM

Register to receive Zoom Information
Mashpee Women’s Club October 20 luncheon features bestselling author Adrienne Brodeur who will discuss her award winning memoir WILD GAME: My Mother, Her Secret and Me. The book describes how 14 year old Adrienne became her mother's confidante, helping her to orchestrate an epic affair with her husband's best friend during her summers on Cape Cod. The book is a daughter's tale of living in the thrall of her magnetic, complicated mother and the chilling and long-lasting consequences of her complicity. The New York Times Book Review called the book "Exquisite and harrowing...The book is so gorgeously written and deeply insightful, and with a line of narrative tension that never slacks, from the first page to the last, that it's one you'll likely read in a single, delicious sitting."  The story line is also so compelling that movie rights have been sold and a movie is now in development.

Adrienne Brodeur has had a career in publishing and literature, having founded an award winning fiction magazine, becoming a fiction editor at Harcourt (later HMH Book) and later Creative Editor and Executive Editor of a literary arts, nonprofit program. Adrienne splits her time between Cambridge and Cape Cod, where she lives with her husband and children.

The event will be under the Tent at the Popponessett Inn. Reservations must be received by October 13. Send checks to MWC, P.O. Box 1613, Mashpee MA 02649. Social Distancing and Masks are required. See more at

The event will also be filmed by Mashpee TV station and later available on U-Tube and on our website,
News and Updates from Our Members
Edward Curtis: Shadow Catcher
Photogravures of Native Americans by legendary artist Edward Curtis

The Cahoon Museum is pleased to extend this important exhibition through December 22

Museum Open
Fridays and Saturdays
New day! Thursdays beginning October 1
10:00am - 4:00pm

Preregistration requested
Drop-bys welcome as gallery space allows

Seven is considered lucky by many people. There are seven days of the week, seven continents and seven brides for seven brothers. It also happens to be our 7th birthday this month. I am truly honored and grateful for the community that has been created around yoga and know that we will continue on for at least another 7.

 do love offering a sale, so in true spirit of 7, we are having a class card special. At some point, we will have a party, but until then, keep showing up for outdoor classes and Zoom and keep the love flowing.

7 classes for $70! Limit 2 per student and NO EXPIRATION! >> purchase here
Highfield Hall & Gardens CALLING ALL CREATIVE INDIVIDUALS TO SUBMIT AND ENTRY TO The Winter Wonderland Village 

Highfield Hall & Gardens is seeking individuals to submit entries for the upcoming WINTER

Highfield Hall & Gardens in Falmouth has been a destination for those seeking fairies and
whimsical miniature fairy houses for several years. The current climate of social distancing
and pandemic concerns effected every person visiting Cape Cod this year. By offering an
outdoor exhibition Highfield served thousands of visitors looking to engage in healthy and
creative activities. We wish to continue to offer the public an outdoor, holiday themed
experience, where families and individuals can be in nature, safely distanced in fresh air,
exploring art and partaking in festive activities this holiday season. 

Donations are still coming in but the collective efforts of our 85 riders have raised over


We never imagined we'd hit this mark in 2020!

Thank you for being on the team!

Thank you for all your outreach to friends, family, colleagues, and others to raise funds!

Thank you for donating, volunteering, and sponsoring!

We are so thankful!


(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) – When the announcement was made in July that the 2020 Seaside Le Mans – The Race For The Cape Cod Community would be cancelled because of COVID-19, the organizers pledged that money would still be raised for this year's beneficiaries.

      Since then, the outpouring of support from sponsors who wanted to donate even though the race at Mashpee Commons would not take place has been tremendous and heartening.

      Through the generosity of several companies and organizations, Seaside Le Mans is excited to announce that $100,000 will be distributed to five local non-profits across Cape Cod.

      The expression of support by sponsors of the event, which would have celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2020, is a testament to the true sprit of "giving back" that was part of the first race two decades ago.

      The $100,000 will be distributed between the Cape Cod Baseball League (Youth Clinic Scholarships), Cape Cod Healthcare (Hospice Services), Cape Cod Military Support Foundation (Enhanced Services for Military Families), Cape Cod Museum of Natural History (Youth Education Programs), and Cape Kid Meals (Expanded Weekend Hunger Relief Program).

   "The need for all the beneficiaries did not go away after the COVID-19 outbreak and we knew it would be crucial to still find a way to provide a level of funding for those organizations," said DeWitt Davenport, founder of the Seaside Le Mans and CEO of The Davenport Companies, which underwrites the entire cost of the event.

Over the past two decades, the annual fundraising and community event featuring Formula 1 karts driven by local business sponsors has generated more than $7.5 million for 50 non-profit organizations on Cape Cod. This year's race had been scheduled for September 12, 2020.

"In fact, for many local non-profits, the pandemic has only made their mission even more critical. We are so pleased that several sponsors stepped forward to continue their charitable giving and assist this year's Seaside Le Mans beneficiaries," said Davenport.

      As always, 100% of support will go directly to the critical work of the beneficiaries through the Cape Cod Foundation.

      The following organizations made generous donations that will fund this year's beneficiaries:

      Cape Cod Healthcare, Bridge Creek Capital Management, TD Bank, Cape Cod Commercial Linen Service, Coca-Cola, Topneck Design, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, Axial Benefits Group, Lawrence-Lynch Corp., Mid-Cape Home Centers , US Foods, Boston Textile, Cape Cod Insulation and Prism Hospitality Consulting.
23 cats and two dogs made their way to the MSPCA in Centerville, MA this weekend from Humane Society of St Thomas to find their forever homes! Visit the link below to find out more about their journey and how you can open your home to one of these wonderful pets!

Adopting Animals, Helping Our Community

In addition to caring for the new arrivals, the MSPCA continues its efforts to help financially stressed pet owners across Massachusetts. Since the Coronavirus pandemic began, the organization has delivered more than 616,000 pet meals to food banks and individuals, in addition to providing subsidized medical care to more than 2,200 animals—and the organization is set to kickstart Community Outreach initiatives on Cape Cod beginning Oct. 4.

The St. Thomas animals are just some of the thousands of animals the MSPCA will care for in 2020 alone—both inside and outside its three adoption centers. Readers who would like to offset the cost of their care—and the care of animals just like them—can click here to make a donation.
Resources for Mashpee Businesses
Buying local is crucial to our economic recovery and preserving our Main Streets. We look forward to continuing to work with you to encourage consumers to pause before they make a purchase and consider the value of putting the time and effort to choose local through MyLocalMA.

Think of the places that make your town feel like home. Chances are, a local shop or restaurant came to mind. The truth is, many of those local businesses are hurting right now. But they’re still standing strong, doing their best to keep us safe. Our Main Streets need our love, more than ever. Now is the time to find your local.
Breaking Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Wednesday, October 21 @ 3:00 p.m.

As Shakespeare said, "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances…”

When we play our roles in our professional lives; our “roles” can be affected by insecurities, failures, and self-esteem issues. In this session, Andrew Botieri will review the Sandler Training I/R Theory… Identity vs. our Role.

Too many of us stay within our comfort zones and with the disruption of our lives with Covid-19, many of us will fall further into it…why? Because that is our mentality. Let’s breakout of our comfort zone and learn how to be consistent winners vs “at-leasters”…(at least I tried). There is a fine line between the two, learn to be a consistent winner.

Andrew Botieri is a Business Development & Sandler Sales Trainer for Greg Nanigian & Associates. With over 25 years and over 60,000 hours of sales coaching and sales management training he trains small, medium, and large organizations around the country. Andrew is also a published author (A Celebration of Life-A Story of Hope and A Miracle & The Power of Attitude) and featured Keynote speaker.

Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Robert DeLeo today announced an extension of administrative tax relief measures for local businesses that have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, especially in the restaurant and hospitality sectors. 

This includes the extension of the deferral of regular sales tax, meals tax, and room occupancy taxes for small businesses due from March 2020 through April 2021, so that they will instead be due in May 2021. Businesses that collected less than $150,000 in regular sales plus meals taxes in the twelve month period ending February 29, 2020 will be eligible for relief for sales and meals taxes, and businesses that collected less than $150,000 in room occupancy taxes in the twelve month period ending February 29, 2020 will be eligible for relief with respect to room occupancy taxes. For these small businesses, no penalties or interest will accrue during this extension period.

"About National Small Business Week
For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration has celebrated National Small Business Week (NSBW), which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year is one unlike the half-century that has come before.

We are facing unique challenges together. However, American small businesses continue to play a central role in building a strong country, prepared for any obstacles in the future.

More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create nearly two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. As part of NSBW, the SBA takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others who support entrepreneurship from all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and U.S. territories. Additionally, this year’s NSBW will recognize the small businesses who have navigated the coronavirus pandemic while supporting their employees and communities. There will be a number of presenters providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as our nation’s small businesses look to pivot and recover towards a stronger economy.

Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st-century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness."
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