A Note from Jay
Be Our Guest
For the third year in a row,
in Brewster will welcome friends and supporters of the CDP
A Summer Evening on the Farm. This wonderful event, set for Wednesday, August 24th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, is a celebration of the work the CDP does to support local growers and shellfishermen. It is also a great way to connect with friends and neighbors committed to the sustainability and vitality of our community.
And new this year, we're pleased to announce an exciting addition to the evening. Our friends at
in Orleans will host an intimate Farm to Table dinner directly following
A Summer Evening on the Farm
(beginning at 7:30 PM). Sunbird is one of our Micro Loan clients, and chef/co-owner J'aime Sparrow is a CDP Board Member. The Dinner promises to be a treat for the taste buds, including locally grown produce complemented by matching wines and beers. This part of the evening is limited to 24 diners
so buy your tickets now
Thanks for your continued interest in the CDP and I hope to see you on the Farm on August 24th.
To Our Supporters
- USDA Rural Business Development for a grant to support our Business and Credit Programs
- Andy Snow for sharing her technical expertise for a critical software upgrade
- East End Market for donating lunch to hungry walkers during the Bob Murray Housing With Love Walk.
- Our Walk Team in the Bob Murray Housing With Love Walk - collectively the Team raised $6,765 bringing our Walk fundraising total to $17,590.
We couldn't do the work we do without this support from our community and we thank them!
Safe, Stable & Affordable Housing
The Heart of Our Family
"Xanadu", as it has been lovingly named, is a place of great contentment f
or those who know it. Nestled in the hills of Truro, it has been a gathering place for one family for over five decades. As it does, however, time had taken its toll on the physical structure.
With a furnace and windows almost as old as the house, as well as a leaky oil tank, the home was in a "desperate situation and getting worse" according to the owner, Valerie Falk. Retired and living on a fixed income, she
wasn't sure she'd beable to stay.
Strong Local Businesses
Planning with the Future in Mind
With so many of the local businesses we work with currently in the height of their season, our Business & Credit staff have been busy planning for the "off season". According to CDP Director of Economic Development, Glen Ohlund, "Staying current with what Lower Cape business owners need is a critical component of our work. The non-summer months are our prime time to offer educational programs and support services to strengthen these start-up and growing businesses."
In addition to a line-up of popular annual workshops, CDP staff is working on some new classes targeted to local farmers - a growing industry on the Lower Cape. One workshop will focus on techniques to extend the growing season. The other will share practical marketing tips to enhance the business image and stand out from the crowd.
Ohlund went on to say, "One of our core objectives is to strengthen existing business sectors, especially those in traditional and renewable resource areas. Our programming to support farmers and food production aligns well with our regional approach to economic development."
A Sustainable Future
The solar panels at our affordable rental properties have been humming for the past three months thanks to all that sun. Between SREC credits and power generat
ion savings on our electric bills, our panels have generated $10,437 in revenue since May. This revenue supports the operation of our affordable rental property portfolio - allowing us to maintain safe, stable affordable housing for residents on the Lower Cape.
There's alot going on in the solar industry right now and it can get overwhelming. We recently invited local experts, Jason Stoots of E2Solar and Eric Saftler of Blue Selenium to join us on our weekly radio/television show, This Place Matters to help simplify things. Listen here to learn more about how it all works.
And here's another great resource from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.
Upcoming and Ongoing
A Summer Evening on the Farm and A Farm to Table Feast
Please join us to celebrate the Community Development Partnership's work to support local farmers, food producers and shellfishermen.
Enjoy tasty local bites and drinks at the beautiful Halcyon Farm in Brewster. Meet local growers, shellfishermen and food producers. Network with others interested in the local food movement. And learn more about the CDP's programs targeted to these business owners
. With entertainment by the Bert Jackson Quartet.
And NEW this year, A Farm to Table Feast! Continue the evening with an intimate farm-to-table dinner at Sunbird Kitchen. Our Farm to Table Feast will feature 3-courses prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, including wine and beer pairings. Learn where the food comes from and how it's prepared! Starting at 7:30 PM.
Click here for picture from last year's event.
Wednesday, August 24th
A Summer Evening on the Farm is from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
A Farm to Table Feast starts at 7:30 PM
Price: $75 General Admission and $30 for Ages 15 and Under for A Summer Evening on the Farm / $200 for both events
More Information: Contact Josie at 508-240-7873 x22 or by email at Josie@capecdp.org.
SCORE Individual Business Counseling
Could your business use some extra guidance? Want to bounce business ideas off of someone? The
has arranged with
Cape Cod SCORE
to offer Individual Business Counseling with
counselors right here in Eastham.
Sign up today!
Wednesday, August 24th and Thursday, September 22nd from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (1 hour sessions).
More Information: Contact Pam at 508-240-7873 x18 or by
First Time Home Buyer Education
If you or someone you know is thinking of buying a first home (or even if you've started the process), our First Time Home Buyer Education is for you! During this 3-part workshop, participants learn about:
- Credit Health
- Looking for, selecting & purchasing a home
- Home Inspection
- Home Energy Audits
- Insurance Protection
- Local Resources
Those who successfully complete the class are awarded a certificate of completion that may make them eligible for certain discount mortgage products.
Attention Provincetown Residents:
The Provincetown Community Housing Council is providing scholarships for this class to Provincetown residents who complete the course and receive certification. Contact Michelle Jarusiewicz at (508) 487-7087 or email@example.com for more information.
The workshop consists of three classes on the following dates - Tuesday, September 13th, Wednesday, September 14th and Tuesday, September 27th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Where: Veterans Memorial Community Center (former elementary school), Multi-purpose Room - 2 Mayflower Street, Provincetown
Find Out More
: Contact Andrea at 508-240-7873 x10 or by
Affordable Housing Opportunities
We manage 75 rental homes throughout the Lower Cape. Availability changes on a regular basis. Please contact our Director of Property Management at 508.240.7873 ×17 or email
. If you have questions and for more information. You can also find out more on our
Housing Rehabilitation Program
Attention homeowners and landlords! Receive up to $35,000 for critical repairs to your home. Repairs include, but are not limited to roofing, heat, windows, siding, septic, lead paint abatement and energy efficiency upgrades.
Get expert assistance on planning the work and work with quality licensed and insured contractors. Funding is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.
Opportunities in Dennis, Harwich, Eastham,
Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown.
You can find out more at our website or by contacting our Housing Rehab Program Manager, Jean Stanley at (508) 240-7873 x14 or by email.
Tune In to This Place Matters
92.1 WOMR & 91.3 WFMR
Join host Susan Lindquist & her guests for a lunchtime
talk about life on Lower Cape Cod.
August 3rd: Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum Executive Director John McDonagh and Exhibition Curator, Sam Tager talk about the new special exhibition highlighting the
Click Here to Listen to or Watch Past Shows
country's first art colony.
August 10th: Joe Carleo, CEO and President of the Aids Support Group of Cape Cod, talks about the mission and work of the organization.
August 17th: CDP Executive Director, Jay Coburn discusses some of the CDP's upcoming events and ongoing initiatives.
August 24th: It's all about sharks! Listen as guest Marianne Long, Shark Education Director for the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, talks about the work the organization is doing around shark education, research and public safety.
If you have an idea for a guest or topic -
E-newsletter Photo Credits to Abigail Chapman
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