Archive for March, 2011

BRIDGE WORK POSTPONED

March 22, 2011

One day travel restriction for Bourne Bridge repair work rescheduled for Tuesday, March 29th

CONCORD, Mass. – Due to weather concerns and predicted high winds, the maintenance work scheduled for this week on the Bourne Bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, Mass., has been postponed and rescheduled for Tuesday, March 29, 2011, according to officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.

This maintenance work will now be done next week, weather permitting. Traffic on the Bourne Bridge will be limited to one lane of traffic in each direction during this work period on Tuesday, March 29 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work will consist of fixtures and wiring repair.

During these repairs, no wide loads will be permitted to cross the span, and state and local police will be on duty at all times work is being performed to assist the motoring public.

Signage will alert motorists to the bridge work and associated travel restrictions. In addition, accessing the Cape Cod Canal website (use the link: CapeCodCanal.US, then Bridge Work Alerts) will inform motorists on the status of the work, and other adjustments to the schedule that may interest motorists using the bridge.

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CPR/AED Certification Class

March 21, 2011

Hello All,

   We held a CPR & AED Certification Class up in the office at Captain’s Quarters today for our employees at Surfside and Captain’s Quarters.  Everyone had a great time, and learned a wealth of life-saving knowledge!  Let’s pray we never have to use it, but we all felt confident in knowing what to do if a crisis situation were to occur. 

   While we were upstairs performing CPR on dummies, outside it was looking less like Spring, and more like Winter!  We could not believe our eyes, a light snow was falling!!  No snow has accumulated yet, as it is a mix of rain and flurries.  Where is Spring??  We did however have some days this past week where the sun was out & shining brightly.  Had it not been for a chill breeze, the temperature would have been higher!  Let’s hope Mother Nature ditches the snow, in favor of some sun! 🙂

Check out a couple pictures from our training-

Pictured above- Jillian Limberakis (Front Desk/Activities), the dummy and Robert Steele (Houseman).  We quickly befriended the dummy after saving his life! 😉

Pictured above- Bethani Bergh (SFD Executive Housekeeper) and our Teacher.

BACHELOR CHRIS LAMBTON HOSTS CELEBRITY BARTENDING GIG AT THE BEACH HOUSE

March 20, 2011

March 24

The Beach House Restaurant, 17 Nathan Ellis Hwy, Rte 151 & 28A, North Falmouth

508-564-5029

Website: www.thebeachhouserestaurant.com

8p.m.

Bachelor Chris Lambton to host celebrity bartending gig at The Beach House.  Event Benefits Falmouth-based CCALS. Chris Lambton, the Dennis landscaper who captured America’s heart on last season of ABC’s The Bachelorette, will be tending bar at The Beach House Restaurant on March 24. Lambton will be mixing drinks for a good cause. He’ll be donating all of his tips to Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS.org), a Falmouth based non-profit which offers support to ALS patients and families. So please tip your bartender generously!  In between pouring pints, Lambton will be mugging for photos, mingling with guests and emceeing a reality-TV-themed trivia contest. There will also be a raffle with all proceeds benefiting CCALS. Since returning from The Bachelorette and turning down ABC’s offer to return as The Bachelor this season, Lambton has parlayed his reality-star status into raising money for charities. In addition to CCALS, he’s helped raise funds for the NOAH shelter on Cape Cod, Heroes In Transition, The Franciscan Hospital for Children and The Ellie Fund, among others.

COOKING IN TWOS: CHINESE TAKE OUT

March 20, 2011

Mar 24

Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Dr, off Depot Ave, Falmouth

508-495-1878

Website: www.highfieldhall.org

5:30p.m.

Make Thursday night date night … or just a great night out with your best friend. Tonight’s good times focus on Chinese family favorites. Sometimes daunting to occidental cooks, Chinese food techniques are helpful and easy to learn. You’ll learn to prepare roasted chicken wings, scallion cakes with dipping sauce, vegetable fried rice, barbecued spareribs with Chinese mustard and duck sauce, shrimp stir fry, snow peas with steamed rice, egg noodles with beef and Chinese broccoli, sesame grilled asparagus rafts and fresh pineapple. Laurie Iseman and Gail Blakely have been sharing recipes and cooking together for nearly two decades. Join them to see how much fun cooking in twos can be, then sit down and enjoy your creations with your twosome partner and new friends. $70 per couple includes food, recipes and complimentary beverage. Class size limited to five couples.

BOOKS FOR COOKS: RUBIES IN THE SAND

March 20, 2011

Mar 23

Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Dr, off Depot Ave, Falmouth

508-495-1878

Website: www.highfieldhall.org

5p.m.

Don’t miss the inaugural presentation in this new Highfield series. Bonnie Kavanagh, nurse, herbalist, and now cookbook author, will talk about the inexpensive, healthy and nutritious recipes in her book, Rubies in the Sand. She will share her experiences researching and writing about the native cranberry. “Their health benefits make them a virtual power food, not a seasonal treat,” she says. “People should think of using them beyond the traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. With the recent trend in ‘eating local’, showcasing the cranberry makes an awful lot of sense.” Help us welcome Bonnie to Highfield Hall, learn more about our local super fruit and sample some of her recipes. $5 donation at the door supports Highfield programs. Books will be available for purchase or, if you already have one, Ms. Kavanagh will be happy to sign it.

WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS: TIM ERIKSEN

March 20, 2011

Mar 20

Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water St, just over the draw-bridge, Woods Hole

508-540-0320

Website: http://arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic

All concerts begin at 7: 30p.m., Doors open at 7p.m.

All concerts will take place at the Woods Hole Community Hall, Water St, Woods Hole.  Admission is $15.00 (discounts for seniors, youth, and children).  Tickets available at the door only, no advance sales.  Concerts held the first and third Sunday of the month.  Mar. 20th: Tim EricksenIf you were seduced by the sacred harmonies in Academy Award “Cold Mountain,” you will be equally in awe of the music of Tim Eriksen. While best known as the movie’s “shape note” singing coach and music advisor, his talents extend much further. Tim joins us as a solo artist on vocals, guitar, fiddle, and banjo. His music pays tribute to a vanishing middle America, intimately exploring the traditional hymns, ballads and love songs that span two centuries in American history. Enthusiastic about the connections that music brings about, Tim Eriksen collaborates with a wide range of performers. He has been a member of the punk turned “folk noise” band Cordelia’s Dad, the Bosnian music band Zabe I Babe, and the Rehobot Oromo Choir. He has also teamed up with virtuoso classical and bluegrass musicians. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover for yourself why FRoots Magazine calls Tim’s music “dangerously sparing and utterly compelling.”

PLIMOTH PLANTATION OPENS AGAIN!

March 20, 2011

Mar 19 – Nov 27

Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave, off Rte 3, Plymouth

508-746-1622

Website: www.plimoth.org

Join us on March 19, 2011 for Plimoth Plantation’s Opening Day Festivities!!  Featuring: a farm fresh breakfast buffet, a rare breeds animal parade, a discussion about wolves with a LIVE wolf, and films.  Admission: Combo Tickets (Mayflower II & Plimoth Plantation) – $29.50/adults, $26.50/seniors (62+ yo with ID), $19.00 /kids (6-12yo), Plimoth Plantation ONLY -$25.50/adults, $23.00/seniors, $15.00/kids, Mayflower II ONLY: $10/adults, $9/seniors, $7/kids.  Tickets can be purchased online, or by phone.

BRIDGE WORK ALERT

March 20, 2011

Work set for Tuesday, March 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Travel restriction scheduled for Bourne Bridge

CONCORD, Mass. – On Tuesday, March 22, 2011 maintenance work, weather permitting, will be conducted on the Bourne Bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, Mass., from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. requiring lane restrictions, according to officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.

Traffic on the Bourne Bridge will be limited to one lane of traffic in each direction during this work period on Tuesday, March 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work will consist of fixtures and wiring repair.

During these repairs, no wide loads will be permitted to cross the span, and state and local police will be on duty at all times work is being performed to assist the motoring public.

Signage will alert motorists to the bridge work and associated travel restrictions. In addition, accessing the Cape Cod Canal website (use the link: CapeCodCanal.US, then Bridge Work Alerts) will inform motorists on the status of the work, and other adjustments to the schedule that may interest motorists using the bridge.

To see the latest updates on bridge work, please go to the Bridge Notices at http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/recreati/ccc/news/bridgenotices.htm.

MUSIC AT THE MANSION

March 11, 2011

March 13, 2011

Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Dr, off Depot Ave, Falmouth

508-495-1878

Website: www.highfieldhall.org

4p.m.

Our Sunday afternoon concerts $20 per ticket.  March 13th: Jerome Mouffe, Guitar & Emil Altschuler, Violin – Solo virtuosi before merging their talents, American violinist Emil Altschuler and Belgian guitarist Jérôme Mouffe blend an enticing sampling of Spanish, tango, gypsy and contemporary compositions in conjunction with renderings of traditional classical masterworks. Their concerts produce an exhilarating and unique display of texture which has made them popular in bistros, cafes and clubs as well as concert halls throughout the United States and Europe. Tickets are $20 and should be purchased in advance.

BRITISH BEER COMPANY PRESENTS ANNUAL POLAR PLUNGE

March 11, 2011

March 13, 2011

British Beer Company, 263 Grand Ave, Falmouth

Brian Clay: 508-540-9600

Website: www.britishbeer.com/local/falmouth/

Plunge is at 1p.m.

This will be the seventh year that fearless Cape Codders take to the freezing Ocean on Falmouth Heights Beach across from the British Beer Company (BBC) for a good cause. Participants will receive a t-shirt, and more importantly…recognition for their valor and bravery in these trying times of winter. The BBC will set up a heated tent where plungers can warm up with a cup of Chowder before heading inside the BBC to see Ian Richardson perform a live acoustic set. Registration for the Plunge is $20 and all proceeds will go to the Falmouth Service Center Food Bank. The public is welcome to come watch for free!