Archive for November 13th, 2011

REMINDER: BRIDGE WORK

November 13, 2011

Taken from the US Army Corps of Engineers website:

 

Bridge Work Alerts

Work set to start Wednesday, Nov. 16 –
Travel restrictions scheduled for Bourne Bridge

Steel repairs on the Bourne Bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, Mass., are scheduled to start on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011.

During the scheduled time for repair, travel over the Bourne Bridge will be reduced to ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION. Traffic control will be in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Motorists planning to use the Bourne Bridge during this timeframe should be aware that travel delays are likely to occur during the morning and afternoon peak travel periods each day.

The $8.5 million project involves the removal and replacement of structural steel secondary members, the strengthening of existing structural steel members, the replacement of structural fasteners, the removal of selected existing welds, and the strengthening of selected gusset plates.

The Bourne Bridge will be fully open to two lanes of traffic in each direction for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, from Wednesday, Nov. 23 at noon through Monday, Nov. 28 at 9 a.m.

Message boards, located at both approaches to the Bourne Bridge, will keep motorists advised of work efforts. Also, fixed signage will be installed at all approach roads to the Bourne Bridge, alerting 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, then Bridge Work Notices) will inform motorists on the status of the work, and advise of lane shifts and other adjustments to the schedule that may interest motorists using the Bourne Bridge.
Completion of the steel repairs is critical to maintaining the integrity of the bridge, which is a vital component of the transportation system for the Cape, Islands and southeastern Massachusetts.


To visit the US Army Corps of Engineers website to view bridge work updates etc. here is the link: www.nae.usace.army.mil/recreati/ccc/ccchome.htm

GOOD EVENING

November 13, 2011

Hello All!  It is a windy night here in Falmouth.  The temperature is pretty high though- 58 degrees!  Can you believe it is getting dark so early now?  It was already dark here at 4:40pm! 

The resorts are fairly quiet these days, so we have begun deep cleaning the rooms at each property.  Depending on the availablility, the resorts put a certain number of rooms offline each week so housekeeping can thoroughly clean each and every one.  Deep cleans usually take a few days, and really allow housekeeping to clean each room in detail.  During this time we usually have the maintenance staff perform carpet cleaning in each room.  The process of carpet cleaning does not take long, however the drying time for the carpets are time consuming.  In the end though, both these tasks really spruce up the rooms for the new year!  So even though the resorts are quiet, the employees are still busy as ever! 

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekends!

ACTIVITES FROM 11/14 – 11/18

November 13, 2011

ANUSARA YOGA WITH SUJATA RINGAWA

November 14

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

508-495-1878

Website: www.highfieldhall.org

5p.m.

All levels of experience are welcome. $15 per session, paid before class. Please bring your own yoga mat.

 

Green Harvest Farmers’ Market

November 15

Barnstable County Agricultural Society, 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway, East Falmouth

508-563-3200

12p.m. – 6p.m.

The farmers’ market will feature local and fresh, sustainably grown, organic produce. Rain or Shine (will move indoors if it rains) Enter through the Currier Road Gate. There is plenty of onsite parking.

 

WEDNESDAY WALKS WITH CONNIE BOYCE

November 16

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St, Rte 6A, Brewster

508-896-3867

Website: www.ccmnh.org

9:45a.m. – 11:45p.m.
Approximate length of walks: 3-4 miles
$4/Member $6/Non-Member
All walks leave from the Museum parking lot.  Punkhorn Parklands, Brewster. Rain cancels the walk. For questions, contact Connie at 508-394-2683 or boyceconstance@yahoo.com

 

HIGHFIELD HALL FLORAL CLASS: CREATE YOUR OWN VICTORIAN TABLE TOP TREE WITH ANNA HOLMES

Nov 16

Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Dr, Falmouth

508-495-1878 x 303

Website: www.highfieldhall.org

6pm – 8pm

Professional florist Anna Holmes will guide you step by step through the creation of this seasonal favorite. Anna will explain the elements of design and provide suggestions for adding your personal touch to your tree. Fee of $40 includes all materials, including your choice of red, green, silver or gold ribbons. Pre-register by November 11 online at www.highfieldhall.org, or by phone at 508-495-1878 ext 303.

 

ADULT JAM WORKSHOP

Nov 16

Green Briar Nature Center, 6 Discovery Hill Rd, East Sandwich

508-888-6870

Website: www.thorntonburgess.org

6pm – 8pm

Join us in the historic 1903 Green Briar Jam Kitchen and make your own batch of something special for your table or to give as a gift. All materials are provided, and participants take home four to six (6oz.) jars of finished product. Fee is $38.00 and paid advance registration is required for all jam workshops.  Participants will be making Apple Cranberry Mincemeat Jam.

 

WINE AND MUSIC

November 16

Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Rte 28, off Falmouth Rd., Cotuit

508-428-0669

Website: Cotuitarts.org

6p.m. – 7:30p.m.

Join us for yet another splendid selection of wines chosen and poured by Grain & Vine Spirit Shoppe of Hyannis and live music – and we have yet to repeat a musician! This month’s guest musician will be Wayne Tooker, offering a night of country folk music. Wayne is a “Well Being Consultant” here on Cape Cod and abroad, but has spent many years as a performer and actor. He returned last year to the Cape after spending the last 35 years living and growing in Italy where he was a medical student, a singer-songwriter, translator, interpreter and ultimately creator of an innovative and entertaining approach to life and wellness called “The Way of the Heart: to Be and Not to Be.”

 

THE GRAPEVINE: A WINE CLUB

November 16

Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth
508-394-7100

Website: www.cultural-center.org

7p.m.

Suzanne and Floriano Pavao are hosts of The Grapevine, an informal, fun, and informative Wine Club devoted to the pleasure of sniffing, swirling, sipping and savoring. All are welcome to join them as they share, learn, explore, and discover wines from all over the world. No prior knowledge of wine is required. No wine snobs allowed!! The price is $5.00 and each person must bring a bottle of wine and a small appetizer, enough for 10. The club meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Please call Suzanne or Floriano at 508-398-6142 for details.

 

MINDFUL HOLIDAYS 2011: A SEASONAL SURVIVAL GUIDE

November 17

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

508-495-1878

Website: www.highfieldhall.org

7p.m. – 8:30p.m.

Peace …. Light …. Contentment.  Sound like your holiday season? No? The holidays should be a time to enjoy traditions with family and friends and experience the joy of the season. However, many people find themselves unable to relax, slow down, and enjoy. In this Mindful Holidays workshop, you will learn how to use the holidays as a focus for well-being, tips to enjoy eating at holiday parties without feeling guilty, gift ideas to give renewed meaning to the spirit of giving and how to reconnect with cherished traditions … and jettison the not-so-happy ones! You CAN thrive during the holiday season. Crickett Warner is a trained nutrition wellness coach. Her education has equipped her with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and the importance of preventive care. Drawing on both her education and her experience, she works with clients to help them make the dietary and lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results. $25 per person. Reserve your space by emailing crickett.warner@gmail.com or calling her at 508-221-4363.