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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 parade goers along the way (see feature picture).

The Annual after the Parade Holiday Party hosted by OSD members Dorie and Greg Ketterer took place at ShoreWay Acres Inn from 2 to 4 p.m.  It was attended by over 100 members and guests including several public officials.   Dorie and Greg (see picture below) were the perfect hosts and there was a delicious buffet enjoyed by all.  The clam chowder bowls are always a favorite along with the most delicious sides and deserts.

Rebecca Bevilacqua, Cindy Lehtinen and Bob Lehtinen welcomed guests at the registration table. The children enjoyed face painting by OSDA member Kathy Hall and gingerbread house decorating sponsored by OSDA members Dorie & Greg Ketterer of ShoreWay Acres. The Charlie Jamieson Duo entertained the guests with popular tunes and Christmas favorites.

The Old Stone Dock Logo Wear table was manned by Steve Saunders and Terry Saunders and included new windbreakers, pink caps and green caps. Other items included T-shirts, sweatshirts, canvas bags, etchings of the dock and Old Stone Dock note cards.

Kevin Doyle reviewed many of the association’s accomplishments this past year, asked new members to stand and introduce themselves and announced the guests in attendance. Police Chief  Edward Dunn and Town Manager Julian Suso each addressed the crowd.  Jim Crossen was presented a ‘Crossen’s Creek’ sign that will be put in place soon.

The gavel was then turned over from Outgoing President Kevin Doyle to new President, Jay Thayer. Jay thanked outgoing president Kevin Doyle for all his efforts over the past several years.  Kevin was presented with an OSD windbreaker and cap as well as an autographed book that Anne Prior had picked out for him.

Committee Members Pat Keck, Polly Thayer and Terry Saunders had solicited the Falmouth Village Business in November and they were extremely generous in providing door prizes for our guests.  Below is a list of the donors and recipients.  This list of local business as well as others who assist us throughout the year can be found on the OSDA Events Page under “Local Business Supporters”.  Please be sure to shop or eat at these fine establishments and thank them for their assistance in making this year’s event so special.
























Door prizes and the lucky recipients

Falmouth Village Business
2017 Item

Anejo Mexican Bistro
Gift Certificate
188 Main Street
Donnie Cross

Atlantic Dry Goods
104 Palmer Ave
Carol Erhardt

Bean & Cod
Gift Certificate
145 Main Street
Amy Herlihy

Ben & Bills Chocolate
Gift Certificate
209 Main Street
Joanne Skudder

Caline for Kids
Gift Certificate
149 Main Street
Dave Hom

Cape Chic
Gift Certificate
176 Main Street
Josh Tolkoff

Cape Cleaners
Gift Certificate
241 Main Street
Sharon Butler

Country Fare
Gift Certificate
319 Main Street
Pamela Cronin

Cup Cake Charlies
Gift Cert – 6 cupcakes
153 Main Street
Cathleen Dunn

Eastman’s Ace Hardware
Craftsman Drill
150 Main Street
Bill Hough

Eight Cousins Books
Gift Certificate
189 Main Street
Michael Butler

Falmouth Chamber of Commerce
Falmouth Beach Towel
20 Academy Lane
Kevin Doyle

Falmouth Fire Works Committee
New 2018 Fundraiser Cap
P. O. Box 500
Rebecca Bevilacqua

Falmouth Jewelry Shop
Necklace Compass Rose
225 Main Street
Doug Reed

Ghelfi’s Candies & Ice Cream
Gift Certificate
228 Main Street
Suzanne Butler

Green Eyed Daisy
199 Main Street
Steve Saunders

Green Eyed Daisy
Gift Certificate
199 Main Street
David Cary

Hannoush Jewelers
Alex & Ani Silver Bracelet
352 Main St, #2
Anna dos Santos

Harvest of Barnstable
Sparkle Tree
261 Main Street
Donna Herlihy

Howlingbird Studio
Gift Certificate
91 Palmer Ave
Coleen Tessier

John’s Shoe Store
Gift Certificate
141 Main Street
Barbara Meissner

La Cucina sul Mare
Gift Certificate
237 Main Street
Brenda Campanella

Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
Gift Certificate
273 Main Street
Lorraine Fox

Livin’ EZ Casual Wear
Gift Certificate
226 Main Street
Bob Pritchard

Maison Villatte Boulangere Patisserie
Food Gift Basket
267 Main Street
Timothy Cronin

MoLinos […]

January 2nd, 2018|

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 decorated and featuring a wrap-around buffet table with every course from appetizers to deserts – or vice-versa if you choose to start at the far end!

The flyer tells it all (see below): music, food, door prizes, town leaders, OSDA gift items, face painting, gingerbread houses, and most importantly – good-hearted, holiday-spirit friendship!!

Thanks to many members who “gave a little extra” with their dues this year, we have been able to hold the price for the Christmas Party for the third or fourth year. You will note that payment and reservations should be made directly to ShoreWay. Phone calls will hold your spot, too.

Don’t forget the PARADE beforehand! All Dockers are encouraged to enjoy a “stroll” down Main Street starting at noon. Children and grandchildren are also invited to join in the spirit of the day. “Never were there nicer folk than in Falmouth-by-the-Sea” – Katherine Lee Bates had it absolutely right and it’s still true 150 years later! Come enjoy the parade as a marcher!

I’ll be reminding you of these events in the weeks ahead, but please keep the day in mind. Hope to see you there!!

Kevin Doyle

Falmouth Old Stone Dock Association’s – 14th Annual “After-the-Parade Christmas Party”
Please join us immediately following the Christmas Parade for the camaraderie of a good, old-fashioned neighborhood party!
Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
ShoreWay Acres Inn, 59 Shore Street, Falmouth Village
Refreshments including: Cape Cod Clam Chowder in Bread Bowls,
Hearty Hors d’oeuvres, Assorted Holiday Cookies and Sweets, Egg Nog,
Mulled Apple Cider and Hot Chocolate….Plus the Inn’s B.Y.O.B. Bar
Festive Music by Charlie Jamieson
Fabulous Face Painting sponsored by OSDA Member, Kathy Hall
Kids’ Gingerbread House Decorating sponsored by OSDA member, ShoreWay Acres Inn

Unique “SHOP FALMOUTH FIRST” Ideas & Offers plus Great Door Prizes!
Old Stone Dock Association Logo items make great Christmas gifts!
Hats, T-Shirts, Sweat Shirts & Tote Bags will be available for sale.

Just $19.00 per person with advance payment by Nov. 24 (Children 12 and under – $6.00)
$24.00 per person with payment on Nov. 24 or later (Children 12 and under – $6.00)
Save $5.00 per ticket when purchased by November 24!

To assist OSDA and ShoreWay Acres in planning our event, please purchase tickets by telephone or in person at ShoreWay Acres’ front desk on or before November 24, 2017. Payment may be made by cash or check. For phone reservations, checks should be made payable to ShoreWay Acres Inn and sent to “OSDA Reservations” c/o ShoreWay Acres, P.O. Box 907, Falmouth, MA 02541.

Tickets will be emailed to you or may be picked up at the front desk at any time prior to the party. Tickets purchased on November 25 and later will be charged $24.00. ShoreWay Acres Inn: 508-540-3000

IMPORTANT: ShoreWay Acres’ unique B.Y.O.B. Bar will be open for guests who wish to bring their own wine, beer or other alcoholic beverages. The Inn will provide all mixers, setups, garnishes and bar service at no charge. Alcoholic beverages are not available for purchase. Parade goers attending the OSDA Party are welcome to check their beverages in at the bar on the way to the parade between 11:00 am & 12:30 pm. This avoids having to carry them to the parade or waiting in line at the bar following the parade. OSDA guests are welcome to park at […]

November 7th, 2017|

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 Bevilacqua and Terry Saunders also took some shots that are posted on the website: oldstonedock.com.  Falmouth Enterprise Editor Bill Hough went down to take pictures, too, so there should be a good spread in the paper on Friday.  I’ll try to find out what the plan is for remediation, and I’ll keep you posted if I hear anything of value.
ps  Don’t forget the Falmouth Christmas Parade and Old Stone Dock Association Christmas Party at ShoreWay Acres on Sunday, December 3rd.  More to follow soon  . . .     
Kevin M Doyle, President

Pictures from Kevin Doyle (taken by his son on 10/30/17)
Pictures from Rebecca Bevilacqua (taken on 10/31/17)
Pictures from Terry Saunders (taken on 10/31/17 dawn and dusk)
Pictures from Gabrielle Milne (taken on 11/01/17)
Pictures from Terry Saunders (taken on 11/05/17)


November 2nd, 2017|

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 this was to recognize the spirit and talent of the Falmouth students. The students invested a lot of time and talent to help us celebrate the Bicentennial year of the Old Stone Dock.   The Old Stone Dock has played a central role in the life of the town for 200 years, yet few are aware of the lifeline it was for commerce to ports along the East Coast before it became the recreational asset is today.

Many thanks to their teachers for getting behind the initiative and inspiring their students to appreciate history and find creative ways to express it.  Thanks to Suzy Bergman and the Art Center for making time in the main gallery to showcase the students’ achievements and encourage their participation in the arts.

All of us in the Old Stone Dock Association applaud your partnership and thank you for all you have done to recognize this impressive historic milestone. The show will run from September 20, 2017 to October 16, 2017.

October 10th, 2017|

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 to their buildings and generously offered free membership to this talk as well.

As guests arrived they were greeted by Board Member, Terry Saunders. She manned a table where Old Stone Dock note cards, caps and bags were available for sale.  There was also a poster board showing many of the activities the OSDA participated in during the past year as well as a handout listing the activities.  Jane Baker, Art Teacher at Falmouth High School loaned art work prepared by her students earlier in the year of the dock and other points of interest in Falmouth.  Board Member, Rebecca Bevilacqua discussed membership opportunities with guests as well.

Members who were in attendance and who contributed to the presentation were Bill Swift, Joel Peterson, Col Jim Tow and Karen Rinaldo.

The hosts, Falmouth Museum on the Green offered refreshments for all guests. Kevin had a nice mix of history and current events.  There were old and new photos, postcards, art work and documents.  The postcard collection of Robert C. Hunt is available on line via the Falmouth Public Library.  Kevin gave special thanks to Past President, Jim Fox’s daughter Jessica Fox who put the presentation together on PowerPoint.

A wonderful time was had by all. Everyone walked away knowing more about our neighborhood, the monuments and ‘The Old Stone Dock’ as it started out, changed and as it is today.  Thank you Kevin for sharing your enthusiasm for the Old Stone Dock and its 200th Anniversary 1817 – 2017.

September 25th, 2017|

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 people with small home and yard projects. Three hundred volunteers worked on 18 homes. Everyone met at the Lawrence School and were organized in teams. Breakfast was provided and opening remarks were made.

Our group of 31 went to our assigned home at 9:00 a.m. Work was done both in and outside the house. Van and Rich painted and Polly tiled inside the home. Pat, Jay, Steve and Terry worked outside the home where a substantial amount of shrubs and trees were removed. The day started out overcast but the full sun was out before we finished up for the day around 1:00 p.m.

September 24th, 2017|

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 tags and provided other handouts.  Steve Saunders and Terry Saunders worked the OSD logo wear table.

Committee members who helped with set up, centerpieces and break down at the end of the day included Anne Prior, Carol Taylor, Millie McCormick, Kevin Doyle, Brian Doyle, Mike Herlihy, Bob Lehtinen, Rebecca Bevilacqua, Terry Saunders and Steve Saunders.

– Thanks to hosts Don Filiault and Walter Sullivan for offering their grounds and coordinating the day
– Sheriff Jim Cummings provided the tent, tent tables, and chairs
– Chef Sean Dailey’s Eat Your Heart Out Caterers prepared a fine dinner
– Beverages were provided by Tony from Murphy’s Liquor
– John Salerno entertained on the keyboard
– Smitty had ice cream for all

After welcoming all, President Kevin Doyle described the highlights of the prior year. See below for report.  He then welcomed special guests Tommy Leonard and Don Hoffer.  Each of the following invited guests also addressed the membership.

– Board of Selectmen Chair Susan Moran
– Town Manager Julian and Stephanie Suso
– Police Chief Ed and Melinda Dunne
– Deputy Chief Scott Thrasher & his wife
– Enterprise Editor Bill and Monica Hough
– Artist and OSDA Benefactor Karen Rinaldo
– Fireworks Chair Lois D’Amelio
– Friends of Nobska Light President Brian Nickerson

On behalf of the scholarship committee Terry Saunders announced the recipients of the three $500 awards for the 2017/2018 school year.  They were Meghan Doherty, Emily Doyle and Calvin Kinghorn (see separate story for details).

Thanks to all of you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to join us and to celebrate our successes this past year.

Old Stone Dock Association – President’s 2017 Annual Report – Kevin M. Doyle

Highlights of activities since the last Annual Meeting:

Ellen T. Mitchell Bathhouse: OSDA members continue to donate the cost of the flowerboxes as tributes to their families. In 2017, the McCormick Family donated the flowers in memory of our former Dock Master Bob McCormick, who is missed by all!

Beach Clean-up: Terry Saunders organized the annual event in June. A collation at Jay and Polly Thayer’s house capped it off. Thanks to the dozen members who participated!

Website / Email: Main communication for OSDA. Administrated by Terry Saunders, it is effective and efficient. We need your contact information to succeed. Please check out oldstonedock.com for neighborhood items of interest and links to Falmouth activities.

Community Watch: Constable Jim Crossen keeps his eye out the window and occasionally meets with Police Chief Dunne. A spurt of break-ins over the winter was stopped short when police apprehended the culprit. Quick work – thanks!

Walker Street improvements: Town Engineer Peter McConarty happily informed us that work is underway! It is an engineering challenge with the high water table, but he thinks they got it fixed.

Activity Planning: Don Filiault, host of our Annual/Summer Meeting at the Beach Breeze Inn, and Dorie Ketterer, host of the Christmas Party at ShoreWay Acres continue to add value to our gatherings. Both hosts are very gracious and supportive. We are a fortunate Association!

Falmouth Triathlon: Members arrive on their posts at 5:30am and direct Main Street traffic and beach control until about noon. Event organizers contribute $1,000 to our treasury for our service.

Lifeguard and Parking Lot Attendant Breakfast: Second annual event headed by Anne Prior to recognize ambassadors to our beaches. Town Manager Julian Suso and Beach Supt Bruce Mogardo join […]

September 24th, 2017|

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 first recipient was Meghan Doherty.   Meghan is attending St. Michaels College in Colchester, Vermont and pursuing a degree in Business.  Her parents are OSD Members Sean and Rebecca Doherty.  They have a home on Stratford Road.  Meghan graduated from Stoughton High School and played ice hockey for her school and club teams.  She was a volunteer tutor.  One of her summer jobs was to work at Pies a la mode.  She said she’d love to open an eatery in Falmouth that caters to people with food allergies.

Our 2nd recipient was Emily Doyle.   Emily is pursuing a degree in Engineering at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.  Her grandfather is our President, Kevin Doyle who has a home on Mill Road.  Emily graduated from St. Mary’s Dominican High School in New Orleans with a 4.0 GPA.  She was co-captain of her cross country team and president of the National Honor Society her senior year.  Her volunteer work includes work with her church and a mission to the Dominican Republic.  She became certified as a life guard at Surf Drive Beach and has participated in the Falmouth Triathlon.

Our 3rd recipient was Calvin Kinghorn. Calvin is attending Bowdoin College in Brunswick Maine and pursuing a degree in Economics and Physics.  His Grandmother Melanie Karp has a home on Bywater Court.  Calvin graduated from Noble and Greenough School in Dedham.  He was on the crew team as well as the Varsity Ice Hockey Team.  He was also a dedicated percussionist and guitarist and has played with the Drum Ensemble and various student bands.  Calvin has logged over 100 hours as an academic and test prep tutor and member of the Leadership Council at school.  Calvin recalls fondly finding crabs and catching fish at Surf Drive Beach as a youngster.


September 24th, 2017|

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 of the Falmouth Museum on the Green.

Fruit, vegetables and dip, cheese and crackers and two types of chicken were offered as well as beverages from John’s Liquor.

Board of Director and Membership Chair, Rebecca Bevilacqua had a table set up with OSD membership information and spoke to attendees about the various activities the OSDA had taken part in the past year, many of which were memorialized on the poster board. Board of Director, Steve Saunders had a table with OSDA logo wear available for sale.  Attendees put their business cards in a basket and two t-shirts were raffled off at the end of the evening.  Tom Callahan and Jill Strombeck of Exit Cape Realty each went home with an OSDA T-Shirt.

Michael Kasparian, President / CEO of the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce introduced Mark Schmidt, Executive Director of Falmouth Museum on the Green who said a few words. Old Stone Dock President, Kevin Doyle recognized several guests who’ve supported the association over the years.  He spoke about the OSD activities this past year as well as the Bicentennial celebration of the Old Stone Dock (1817-2017).


September 24th, 2017|

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 their summer season and that morning expressed their appreciation many times.

The lifeguards and other beach staff got their chance to say goodbye to Don Hoffer and we welcomed Bruce Mogardo. Town manager, Julian Suso expressed Falmouth’s thanks and said for many tourists they are the welcoming face of the town. Breakfast ended abruptly when supervisors blew the whistle and yelled “grab some fruit and head to your beaches.”

Thanks to OSDA members Anne Prior (event Chairperson), Jack Driscoll, Mike Herlihy, Steve Saunders, Jim Fox and Sally Colacicco who helped and thanks to Lenny of the beach staff who always keeps the flowers in the window boxes looking great.


September 24th, 2017|