Welcome to the Old Stone Dock Association

Old Stone Dock, Falmouth, MAThe mission of the Old Stone Dock Association is to promote a sense of community for residents in the neighborhood of Main Street to Shore Street to Surf Drive to Mill Road and all the streets and residences within those boundaries. The Association will work with the Town of Falmouth officials towards improvements in the areas of beautification, traffic movement, beach utilization maintenance, road maintenance, and, in general, the welfare of all residents. The Association will endeavor to create a community spirit by encouraging all residents to participate through programs that promote unity based upon a common interest.
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Member Events

  • Annual Meeting & Summer Social
  • Annual Beach Clean Up
  • Annual Holiday Party

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Recent News

02-25-18 Crossen Creek Signage in Honor of Past President Jim Crossen

“Crossen Creek” was formally established on February 1st. Paul Smith wanted to create a permanent recognition for the Founding President of the Old Stone Dock Association. He figured that if we talked about the rip-rap artery that cleans run-off water into Salt Pond as Crossen Creek, then after a year or so, we ought to be able to label it as such.

Founding […]

12-03-17 Holiday Party at ShoreWay Acres – Recap of events (1-1-18)

On Sunday, 12/03/17 the day started out with Old Stone Dock members participating in the Falmouth Christmas Parade. Trent and Jacob Tessier (Kevin Doyle’s grandsons) carried the banner which was made in 2016 by OSD member Kathy Hall depicting the OSD Bicentennial (1817-2017). Members Kevin Doyle, Polly Thayer, Jay Thayer and Mike Herlihy proudly walked behind the banner and waved to […]

12-03-17 Holiday Party at ShoreWay Acres – E-mail to members 11-06-17

Hello Neighbor!

27 days and counting! Our 14th Annual Christmas Party is in view!

As always, Dorie and Greg Ketterer have prepared a menu and a venue that will put us all in the holiday spirit!

Many of us are “Regulars” – if you’re not, ask someone who is and we’ll all say the same thing, “Don’t miss it!”

A festive dining room, gaily […]

11-01-17 After the Storm E-mail to members – Pics 10-29-17 to 11-05-17

Hi Neighbor!

Many of you have “gone home” already, so you may have missed the aftermath of the storm that rolled up the coast over the weekend.  My son was in the cottage and took the photos that follow.   They are at the foot of Mill Road and across Surf Drive to look left, right, and center from the beach path.

Rebecca […]

10-06-17 Falmouth Art Center Opening Reception – Old Stone Dock Artwork and Prose

On Friday evening, October 6, 2017 The Falmouth Art Center at 137 Gifford Street, Falmouth held their opening reception from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. for their show – Reflecting on our Past: The Old Stone Dock Bicentennial. Artwork and Prose were by Falmouth High School Students. It was a full house and enjoyed by all who attended.

What a terrific tribute […]

09-23-17 OSDA President Kevin Doyle spoke at Falmouth Museums on the Green

On Saturday, 09/23/17 at 3:00 p.m. OSDA President Kevin Doyle provided a presentation on the Old Stone Dock – History, Heroes and Hurricanes to a full house at the Falmouth Museum on the Green.  Typically there is an entry fee but it was waived on Saturday as the Museum was participating in Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day and was offering free entry […]

09-16-17 OSDA Members participate in the Big Fix – Falmouth

Old Stone Dock Members, Van Smick, Pat Keck, Rich Worob, Jay Thayer, Polly Thayer, Steve Saunders and Terry Saunders as well as Lawrence-Lynch Corp employee Ken King participated in the Falmouth Big Fix held on Saturday, 09-16-17. The event was organized by the Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC).

The mission of the event is to help income-eligible senior citizens, veterans and disabled […]

09-10-17 – Annual Meeting and Summer Social

The Old Stone Dock Associations annual meeting was held on Sunday, 09/10/17 at the Beach Breeze in on Shore Street from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Over 100 members and guests were in attendance.

Guests were welcomed at check in by Rebecca Bevilacqua and Sally Colacicco and each family received a 2017 – 2018 Roster.   Cindy Lehtinen provided assisted with name […]

08-23-17 Old Stone Dock Association presents three $500 checks for tuition assistance

The Scholarship Committee consisted of Chairman Jim Crossen and members Mike Herlihy and Terry Saunders.

It is through the generosity of our members that we were able to provide 3 $500 awards this year.   Since the recipients were already back to school when the annual meeting was held in September the checks were mailed to the recipients on August 23, 2017.

Our […]

08-17-17 Old Stone Dock Association and Kinlin Grover Real Estate co-sponsor Business After Hours

The Old Stone Dock Association and Kinlin Grover Real Estate co-sponsored the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce Business after Hours on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Chamber of Commerce Members, Old Stone Dock Board Members, Kinlin Grover employees and guests enjoyed an hour or so of mingling both inside the Cultural Center Building and on the grounds […]

07-31-17 Lifeguard and Parking Lot Attendants Appreciation Breakfast

Shortly after the sun came up on Monday, July 31st the Old Stone Dock Association volunteers set up our 2nd Annual Beach Staff Appreciation Breakfast at the Ellen T. Mitchell Bath House on Surf Drive Beach and then the parking attendants and lifeguards arrived along with their supervisors. They really seemed to appreciate and enjoy the breakfast break in the midst of […]

08-02-17 Newsletter to Members including Annual Meeting on Sunday, 09/10/17

Let’s celebrate!  It’s the Bicentennial Year of the Old Stone Dock!  200 years of serving Falmouth from 1817 to 2017!  And 365 days since we last got together!

What a banner year!
– The Historical Society presented its 2017 Heritage Award to the Old Stone Dock Association.
– Spritsail Magazine’s Anniversary Issue features the history of the Old Stone Dock.
– The Falmouth Enterprise […]

07-16-17 Falmouth Triathlon at Surf Drive Beach

The Falmouth Triathlon took place on Sunday, 07/16/17 at Surf Drive Beach. New England Endurance Events, the sponsor is located on Cape Cod, and is fully immersed in the Southeastern Massachusetts triathlon and running communities.  Their management and staff are all current athletes.  Our contact was Kathleen Walker who is a seasoned triathlete, a USA Triathlon certified race director and […]

06-21-17 OSD Receives Heritage Award from Falmouth Historical Society

On Wednesday, 06/21/17 The 18th Annual Falmouth Historical Society Heritage Award Dinner honored the Old Stone Dock Association and the Falmouth Garden Club at the Coonamessett Inn.  Introductions were made by Marc Schmidt, Executive Director of the Falmouth Historical Society.  The awards were accepted by Kevin Doyle, President of the Old Stone Dock Association and Andrea Anderson President of the […]

04-2017 & 05-2017 OSD Members presents talks to Falmouth Students at Surf Drive Beach ‘Dock’

To commemorate and honor the Old Stone Dock Bicentennial celebration this year, we approached key administrators and faculty of the Falmouth School System to see if they would be interested in OSD board members delivering educational presentations to their students about the history of the Old Stone Dock and its important impact on the development and growth of Falmouth during the 18th and 19th […]

06-10-17 OSDA Members Clean Surf Drive Beach


The OSDA Annual Beach Clean-Up and Presentation of 2017 Flower Boxes took place on Surf Drive Beach on Saturday, June 10th, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  This year’s flowers were donated by the McCormick Family in memory of Past President and Dock Master, Bob McCormick.

Co-chairs were Polly Thayer, Jay Thayer and Terry Saunders. We had a membership promotion table and registration in front of […]

06-10-17 Flower Boxes at Ellen T Mitchell Bath House in memory of Past President Bob McCormick

Millie McCormick presented the 2017 flower boxes in memory of her husband and past OSD president Bob McCormick.  Bob was an active member of the association and is missed by all who knew him.  In recent years the cost of the flower boxes have been donated by members who have lost a loved one the prior year.  Previously the association donated funds towards […]

06-01-17 E-mail to members on upcoming events

From: “Kevin Doyle”     Sent: Thursday, June 1, 2017 3:21:11 PM    Subject: OSDA – June Events

Hi Neighbor!

It’s summertime!   If you’re in Falmouth, the Association has plenty going on this Bicentennial Year of the Old Stone Dock (1817-2017)!   You’re invited to participate in any way that works for you.  Here are some activities you might enjoy.

Dues Renewal Notices were mailed to 300+ current and […]

05-20-17 Falmouth Preservation Alliance Held on 05-20-17

The Old Stone Dock Association participated in Falmouth Preservation Alliance’s “Preservation Expo” on the grounds of Museums on the Green, Palmer Avenue, Falmouth, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017. This event was designed to serve the renovation, restoration and repair needs of Cape Cod homeowners by offering displays, information and Q&A opportunities with local business owners, […]

04-10-17 Presentation at Falmouth High School

FHS Launches Bicentennial of the Old Stone Dock

The following story appeared in the Falmouth Enterprise on Friday, 04/14/17

Fifty Falmouth High School students gathered in the school’s auditorium last Monday, 04/10/17 to start a town-wide commemoration of the 200-year history of the Old Stone Dock on Surf Drive Beach. They were encouraged by an equal number of town leaders and […]

12-04-16 Falmouth Parade and OSDA Holiday Party

Old Stone Dock Association members walked in the annual parade which stepped off at noon on Sunday, 12/04/16.  They sported a new color banner designed for the Bicentennial and handcrafted by member Kathy Hall.  Trent and Jacob Tessier carried the banner and members Kevin Doyle, Paul Smith and Jim Fox proudly walked behind it (see featured picture).

The Annual after the Parade Holiday […]

12-04-16 Jim Crossen honored at OSDA Annual Holiday Party

The following article was printed in the Falmouth Enterprise on Friday, 12-09-16.

Mr. James Crossen, Town Constable and Senior Past President of the Old Stone Dock Association was honored at the Association’s Annual Christmas Party at ShoreWay Acres last Sunday.

Past President Jack Driscoll told the 100 members and guests that the Association that was established in 1962 needed rejuvenation about a […]

10-15-16 Surf Drive Beach Monument and Sidewalk get a cleanup

On Saturday, 10/15/16 Old Stone Dock Association Board Member Steve Saunders spent a couple of hours cleaning the brass lettering on the monument at Surf Drive Beach.  It states:  STONE DOCK 1817 – The original dock, built in 1806 was destroyed by the storm of 1815.  It was the Town’s landing place for whalers and packets.  This monument was erected by […]

09-26-16 Bob McCormick’s Eulogy

It is with sadness that we share with you that Old Stone Dock Association member and Past President, Bob McCormick passed away suddenly at his home in Falmouth on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.  At the mass in Needham on Monday, September 26, 2016 current OSDA President, Kevin Doyle gave the eulogy.

Bob McCormick’s Eulogy – Delivered by Kevin Doyle, September 26, 2016

Thank you, […]

09-22-16 Jim Fox shares YouTube presentation he prepared on the Solar Array Project

Old Stone Dock Association, Past President Jim Fox wears many hats in the Town of Falmouth. In addition to being a Broker at Kinlin Grover Real Estate Jim has been a member of the Falmouth Planning Board since May 2015. Jim also serves as a Board of Director for the Falmouth EDIC – Economic Development & Industrial Corporation. Presently Jim […]

07-29-16 Heritage Map presented to Julian Suso, Town Manager by Old Stone Dock Association

The Falmouth Preservation Alliance has granted a permanent loan of artist Karen Rinaldo’s original watercolor of their “Heritage Map of Falmouth Village” to Falmouth Public Library for display in the main library.

The Old Stone Dock Association has likewise offered Town Hall a permanent loan of our Limited Edition Print. Pictured here are Otis Porter, Vice Chair of Falmouth Public Library’s […]

07-25-16 Appreciation Breakfast for Beach Staff at Surf Drive Beach

What a beautiful day for the beach and a beach party! The Sunshine Committee of the Old Stone Dock Association along with the East Falmouth Village and Beach Association held an appreciation breakfast for all of the Falmouth beach staff after their meetings and drills at Surf Drive Beach on Monday, 07/25/16. Bagels, munchkins, coffee, juice and fruit were enjoyed […]

07-10-16 Falmouth Triathlon at Surf Drive Beach

Many thanks to the bleary-eyed volunteers who showed up at 5:30 am on Sunday, July 10, to direct traffic for the Falmouth Triathlon at Surf Drive Beach.  For the fourth year, Tony and Lance Panigutti, the founders of Without Limits, have asked the Old Stone Dock Association to assist with traffic control as competitors arrive, and crowd control during the […]

07-04-16 Bike & Carriage Parade sponsored by Falmouth Village Association

What a great neighborhood to live in. On Monday, 07/04/16 hundreds of children and their families paraded down Main Street from the village green to Peg Noonan Park to celebrate the 4th of July.  Patriotic music was provided by La Cucina Sul Mare.   A few pictures follow.  The Herlihy family (OSD Members) anticipating the start of the parade and the parade […]