The Old Stone Dock Association was pleased to provide 4 students with a check for $500 each for tuition assistance as they head off to college in September of 2020. Two checks were mailed on Monday, 08/03/20 and two checks were presented in person on 08/04/20 at the Beach Breeze Inn on Shore Street in Falmouth. See below for details on each student with their course of study and school along the OSD member affiliation. OSD Member Joan and Bill Swift (grandparents) Nicolas Daley, attending UMass Dartmouth, Chemistry OSD Member Joan and Bill Swift (grandparents) Joseph Bayer, attending Palm Beach State Community College, Business OSD Member Kathleen Madaus (grandparent) Genevieve Madaus, attending Boston College, Neuroscience / Psychology OSD Member Don & Joyce Filiault (parents) Owen Filiault, attending Nova Southeastern University, Ft Lauderdale, FL, Finance
During our recent membership renewal drive for 06/01/20 through 05/31/21 the Board of Directors decided to ask the membership if they would like to donate extra funds to support our local community and those that may be struggling due to COVID-19 . Through July 4, 2020 173 ~ households renewed their membership and we had 4 new members. In addition to the $25 renewal, we received an additional $1095 from 26 members ranging from $10 to $175.00. A few were for specific projects ($200 Flower Boxes and $175 Soldiers Memorial) but the majority were to support community needs. Thank you letters were mailed on 07/31/20 to these members. Due to the their generosity, the OSDA Board of Directors voted on 07/07/20 to provide $500 to The Falmouth Service Center and $500 to Belonging to Each Other. These checks were presented on 07/28/20 on the porch of the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce. See picture for presentation. (Note masked due to COVID-19.) Picture L to R: 1. Cathy Kligler accepted the check for the Falmouth Service Center as President of the their Board of Directors. Cathy and her husband Roger are also members of the OSDA. 2. Mike Herlihy is a Board of Director for the OSDA and he is also volunteer with the Falmouth Service Center. 3. Steve Saunders is a Board of Director for the OSDA. 4. Terry Saunders is a Board of Director and the Web Administrator for the OSDA. 5. Michael Kasparian accepted the check for Belonging to Each Other. Michael is on Advisory Board for BTEO as well as the President and CEO of the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce.
Steve Saunders, Board Member of the Old Stone Dock Association arranged for the flower boxes to be installed by Memorial Day at the Ellen T Mitchell Bath House at Surf Drive Beach. They were purchased at M. R. Soares Flower Garden Nursery, 1021 Sandwich Road, East Falmouth. The picture shows OSDA Treasurer Bob Lehtinen presenting a check payable to the Beach Donation Account to cover the cost of the flowers to Maggie Clayton, Acting Beach Superintendent. Steve Saunders is far right. (masked due to COVID-19 mandates)
Dear Old Stone Dock Association Friends and Neighbors I hope that this finds you safe and healthy in the new year. 2020 has been a very unusual year for all of us. It has come to my attention that some of our year-round-residents may be having some difficulties with food supplies or picking up prescription drugs just to name two. There were two very good articles in the Falmouth Enterprise that I wanted to draw your attention to if you haven't seen them already and are experiencing these type of difficulties. First, the Falmouth Service Center is operating and has pre-bagged groceries available those in need right now. If you have any questions, please call the Center at 508-548-2794 and they will let you know what is available to you and how you can get it. This is available even if you have not used the Service Center in the past. Second, there are many services being offered through the Senior Center. This includes Meals on Wheels, transportation to the grocery stores, pharmacies and others. If you have any questions about these services or to sign up please give the Senior Center a call at 508-540-0196. Please continue to practice Social Distancing and reach out to the services above if you are having difficulty adjusting in these uncertain times. Falmouth has a lot to offer to everyone. Join me in looking forward to better times, better weather and seeing our friends and neighbors again, Jay Thayer, President Old Stone Dock Association
12-28-19 Dredging of Falmouth Harbor pumped to Surf Drive Beach. 01-15-20 Dredging of Falmouth Harbor pumped and spread onto Surf Drive Beach. 01-08-20 New Water Line Installation on Main Street 03-15-20 Opening Weekend at Falmouth Dairy Queen – Board Members Terry Saunders and Steve Saunders 03-24-20 Start of work on the new Surf Drive Beach retaining wall. 03-26-20 Main Street during COVID-19 Virus at 12:30 pm. The contract for the installation of new water main and hydrants continue. 03-26-20 Signage on beach reminding of social distancing. Fence installed around the shower. Kindness rocks on the bench placed by Rebecca Westbrook Gonzales Family. 03-28-20 DPW competed the new retaining wall at Surf Drive Beach and sand previously deposited was back filled up to wall. Our Old Stone Dock sign was reinstalled. 04-09-20 Road Reconstruction by Green Pictures provided by Terry Saunders, Web Administrator and Board of Director
The Old Stone Dock Association held their 16th Annual After-the-Parade Holiday Party on Sunday, 12/08/19 from 2 – 4 pm at ShoreWay Acres on Shore Street. President Jay Thayer welcomed members, guests and public officials. Hosts Dorie and Greg Ketterer again put on a wonderful event. The buffet, besides being delicious, was a work of art (see featured picture). Polly Thayer and Terry Saunders manned the registration table and Steve Saunders sold logo wear. ShoreWay provided gingerbread houses for the children to decorate. The children also enjoyed face painting by local artist Kathy Hall. Charlie Jamieson provided easy listening music and holiday tunes. Town Manager Julian Suso and DPW Deputy Director Peter McConarty briefed guests on activities happening in Falmouth. We were pleased to have 45 gifts and gift certificates for door prizes provided by Falmouth Village and other local businesses. Polly Thayer, Cindy Lehtinen and Jennifer McGovern assisted with the distribution of gifts. Please be sure to thank the local businesses when you visit their restaurants and shops. Prior to the party OSD Members Jay Thayer, Polly Thayer, Kevin Doyle and Pat Doyle carried the OSDA banner in the holiday parade. Please enjoy the pictures below. Terry Saunders Holiday Party Committee Member
Hello Neighbor, The Holidays are approaching once again and Falmouth is preparing for the Holidays by the Sea weekend (December 6-8) organized by the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce. This includes the 56th annual "biggest small-town Christmas Parade in all Southeast New England"! The parade kicks off at 12:00 noon on Sunday December 8th and this year's theme is "Peace and Goodwill". Check the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce website: www.falmouthchamber.com for a complete listing of the many fun activities planned for that weekend. As the Old Stone Dock Association, we take this opportunity to gather after the parade on Sunday afternoon for our own 16th Annual 'After-the-Parade' Christmas Party. Come join us after the parade and warm up inside the festive ShoreWay Acres Inn, enjoy a great buffet, some lively entertainment, great door prizes from the Falmouth Village Association and some wonderful friendships new and old. We invite you to share in the fun on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the ShoreWay Acres Inn. All of the details including how to purchase tickets were included in the invitation from Dorie Ketterer, Innkeeper at the Inn and OSDA member (emailed to members on 11/07/19). We hope that this sounds like fun to you as well and want to remind you that members who sign up and pay with the Inn by Sunday, November 24, 2019 will receive a $5.00 savings on each ticket. If you need another invitation, please email email@example.com or stop by ShoreWay Acres. Please join us on Sunday, December 8 for a fun conclusion to your Holidays by the Sea weekend! P.S. If any members are interested in walking in the parade with the Old Stone Dock Association please let me know by return email and I will get the details to you. Jay Thayer, OSDA President 508.439.1539, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Old Stone Dock Association held their Annual Meeting and Summer Social on Sunday, 09/08/19 from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Beach Breeze Inn on Shore Street. It was a beautiful day considering the day before there was heavy rain form Hurricane Dorian. Jay Thayer, Polly Thayer and Steve Saunders got the tables and chairs in order earlier that afternoon. Committee member Polly Thayer put together the lovely flower arrangements on each of the tables. The registration table was manned by Cindy Lehtinen (Secretary) and Bob Lehtinen (Treasurer). Membership Chair Rebecca Bevilacqua was instrumental in the production of the 2019-2020 rosters and distributed them to members as they arrived. Terry Saunders and Steve Saunders sold OSDA logo wear. New items this year included Navy Fleece Vests, Navy T’s and Navy Caps. Tent and table rentals were from Taylor Rental. Johns Liquor provided cold beverages. Appetizers and luncheon were by Eat Your Heart Out Catering and ice cream sundaes were from Smitty’s. We thank each of them. President Jay Thayer welcomed the members, their guests and invited officials. We heard an update on current town activities from Town Manager Julian Suso, Deputy Director of DPW Peter McConarty and local artist and historian Karen Rinaldo. Jay reviewed the activities and accomplishments of the past year. This included our annual Beach Clean Up, the Beach Employee Appreciation Breakfast spearheaded by Anne Prior and the traffic control supplied by members for the Triathlon that provides funds for our Tuition Assistance Program. Terry Saunders, Tuition Assistance Chair spoke about Georgia Gans the recipient of this year’s tuition assistance. She was presented a check for $500.00 at the August Board meeting (see separate story). We’d like to thank our hosts Don Filiault and Walt Sullivan for another successful meeting. Our next get together will be a holiday party after the Christmas Parade on Sunday, 12/08/19 will be held at ShoreWay Acres. Details will be provided early November. Logo wear will be available for sale at that event or if needed sooner by writing to email@example.com. Terry Saunders Featured Picture: Bob Lehtinen, Cindy Lehtinen, Rebecca Bevilacqua, Jim Fox, Steve Saunders
It is through the generosity of our members and local community that we are able to present tuition assistance awards each year. We had one applicant this year and we were pleased to present a check to her for $500 at our monthly board meeting held on Tuesday, August 13th 2019 to assist her with her college education. Ms. Georgia Gans resides on Shore Street with her parents and members Mary & Marvin Gans. Georgia graduated from Falmouth High School with a 3.87 GPA and will be attending Smith College in Northampton, Mass with an Economics Major. Georgia has two sisters that also attended Smith College. Georgia was on the honor roll every year in high school and was Secretary of the National Honor Society in 2018. She has been a chemistry and math tutor and has volunteered for Best Buddies and the Falmouth Road Race. She stated in her essay “I have never shied away from taking difficult courses or making difficult decisions. I am very interested in all manner of social issues that affect all of us and want to explore that in college as well.” We wish Georgia all the best.
OSDA Board Member Anne Prior and Margie Mitchell of the Falmouth Beach Committee arranged the annual Summer Beach Employee Appreciation Breakfast. It was an opportunity for the OSDA to thank them for the work they do for us on our beaches on a daily basis before they leave for other jobs, school, etc. The breakfast was held on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. in coordination with the beach employees weekly meeting at Surf Drive Beach. OSD members assisted Anne setting up and welcoming the employees that morning. Cape Cod Bagel graciously provided 6 dozens bagels. OSD Members in attendance were (L to R in the featured picture) - Karen Rinaldo, Jack Driscoll, Anne Prior, Polly Thayer, Jay Thayer, Steve Saunders, Mike Herlihy, Kevin Doyle Special Guests included (L to R in picture below) - Selectman Doug Brown, Beach Superintendent Bruce Mogardo, Town Manager Julian Suso, Beach Committee Member Dan Shearer and Beach Committee Chairman Paul Miskovsky These young people really appreciate this and it is gratifying to see the caliber of employees that Bruce recruits for our beaches. See group picture below.