08-07-18 OSDA Beach Staff Appreciation Breakfast

Tuesday, August 7 th  dawned as another of the wonderful summer days we’ve enjoyed!  What better time for Old Stone Dock Association’s annual Beach Staff Appreciation Breakfast at Surf Drive Beach. Bagels, munchkins, yogurts, juices, etc. were enjoyed as well as camaraderie. Town manager, Julian Suso attended and along with OSDA President Jay Thayer and I expressed thanks to them for being “the faces of Falmouth” to tourists. We received many thanks from the kids as they left for their beaches. It’s something they always enjoy and something we enjoy doing for them.

Anne Prior, Committee Chair – Beach Staff Appreciation Breakfast

Other OSD Members in attendance and in the feature picture were (L to R) Mike Herlihy, Paul Smith, Anne Prior, Kevin Doyle, Polly Thayer, Jim Fox, Steve Saunders and Jay Thayer.

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On Sunday, 08/12/18 Bruce Mogardo, Beach Superintendent e-mailed OSDA President Jay Thayer.  He stated:

The Beach Department and all of its staff wish to thank the Old Stone Dock Association and Ms. Margie Mitchell for your kindness in hosting the staff appreciation breakfast. It is always a pleasure to work with such a generous and dedicated group of individuals. Please call or stop by if we may be of any assistance to help the OSDA reach their goals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 11th, 2018|

08-01-18 E-mail Message to OSDA Mailing List

Hello neighbor and greetings from the Old Stone Dock Association,

We are mid-way through the summer and I hope that you are enjoying yourselves. I wanted to update you on several upcoming events and topics that may be of interest to you

Our 2018 Membership Drive was a success with over 250 of you renewing your membership for 2019. Thank you! If any of you haven’t gotten to that yet you can still renew on our website, www.oldstonedock.com , or by sending your application and check to P.O. Box 835, Falmouth, MA  02541.

It’s almost time for our Annual Summer Social! Don and Joyce Filiault at the Beach Breeze Inn are looking forward to hosting us once again and they do a really great job with the event! Moving the date to September last year was received very well by our membership and the event was well attended. This year we have scheduled Sunday, September 9 as the date for the Summer Social. I have attached an invitation with more details and I look forward to seeing you there.

Briefly:

– We have kept the tradition of the $25 per person banquet!
– Host Don Filiault has arranged with Eat Your Heart Out caterers for another fine meal under the Big Top!
– Town officials are looking forward to joining with us once again.
– We have many new members to introduce.
– 2018 Scholarship winners will be announced.
– Please respond now or by August 15th by using the form provided.

The Falmouth Road Race is coming up on Sunday, August 19. That makes for a pretty busy morning in the neighborhood with over 13,000 runners participating. Plan your travel that morning accordingly.

On a more serious note, I am sure that you are aware of the stress that the Falmouth Police Department has been under this summer. Two of their officers narrowly avoided serious injury or worse in a confrontation with residents last week. This comes as other Cape Cod and Massachusetts Police Departments have recently lost officers in the line of duty. I saw Falmouth Chief Ed Dunne on television express his concern that the public has lost respect for the uniform. It is my personal belief that the vast majority of Falmouth residents and visitors have an immense amount of respect for our officers and the job that they do serving and protecting us all. If you share this sentiment, I would ask that the next time you see an officer on the streets or around Town you thank him/her for their service to the community. We need to let them know how we feel and help them reinforce their confidence in public support for doing a job that is so important to all of us.

Thank you for supporting the Old Stone Dock Association and I hope to see you on Sunday, September 9!

Jay Thayer
President

August 11th, 2018|

07-15-18 Falmouth Sprint Triathlon at Surf Drive Beach

The Falmouth Triathlon took place on Sunday, 07/15/18 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 a Red Cross certified lifeguard. She has been active in triathlon event production since 2003 for races both on and off Cape.

The course is unique for its 600 yards (1/3 mile ~) warm salt-water swim, an 8.5 mile scenic bike ride that climbs to the majestic Nobska Point Light, and a 5k (3.1 mile) run alongside Surf Drive Beach. Participants were notified that there will be NO parking at race site OR on Falmouth’s Main Street. Primary parking sites were the Mullen School, Lawrence School and Falmouth Marine Park (all less than one mile from venue).  All competitors received an athlete’s guide prior to the event with essential parking information. Additionally, police and staff were posted at all entrances to the race venue, blocking access by vehicles and directing participants to approved parking lots.  Cooperation by all is critical to the continued approval of this event by the town.

The Old Stone Dock Association was called upon to assist with traffic control. Old Stone Dock volunteers were at their posts from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and their assignments are listed below.

Locust / Mill: Paul & Sarah Bechta and Polly & Jay Thayer
Main / Walker: Mike Herlihy, Ed Jackson & Rocco Maffei
Main / Library Lane: David Colacicco
Main / Katherine Lee Bates: Steve Saunders
Main / Shore: Greg Mills and Jack Driscoll, Falmouth Police Officer
Surf Drive / Walker & Mill: Sheriff Department Officers
Roving Bike Photographer: Terry Saunders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 22nd, 2018|

06-02-2018 OSD Members Beach and Roadway Cleanup on Surf Drive Beach

On Saturday, June 2, 2018 twenty-four members of the Old Stone Dock Association gathered at the Ellen T. Mitchell Bathhouse. The mission of the day was to pick up litter on Surf Drive Beach both beach side and street side.  Members also cleaned the Mill Street parking lot and up several of the side streets as well.

There was a table set up with membership information and Old Stone Dock Logo wear. Refreshments were provided to members and beachgoers who stopped by to say hello.  President Jay Thayer and Polly Thayer donated funds for the flower boxes this year and they were purchased at Soares Flower Garden Nursery.  Jay and Polly also had all the volunteers back to their home for a barbeque luncheon.  Beach Committee Chair was Terry Saunders.  Thanks to the following volunteers who helped make the event a success.  Katrina Anderson, Rebecca Bevilacqua, Sally Colacicco, Michael Denomy,  Anna dos Santos, Brian Doyle, Emily Doyle, Kevin Doyle, Jon Englund, Jim Fox, Kyle Goodell, Mike Herlihy, Pat Keck, Adele McConaghy, Jennifer McGovern, Michael McGovern, Carol Mills, Greg Mills, Steve Saunders,  Terry Saunders, Van Smick, Jay Thayer, Polly Thayer and Rich Worob.  Special thanks to Acting Beach Superintendent Bruce Mogardo who arranged for pick up and installation of the flower boxes and provided the crew with gloves and trash bags.

Submitted by:  Terry Saunders, Beach Cleanup Chair

June 6th, 2018|

05-15-18 E-mail to members from OSD President Jay Thayer

Hello Neighbor ~ Greetings from the Old Stone Dock Association,

After a brief Spring, Summer now appears close at hand and the Surf Drive Beach will be enjoyed by many of us once again. I wanted to make you aware of several upcoming events and activities being organized by the Old Stone Dock Association (OSDA).

The OSDA Annual Beach Clean-up and Presentation of 2018 Beach House Flower Boxes on Surf Drive Beach will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Rain date is Sunday, June 3, 2018.   This year’s flowers will be donated by Jay & Polly Thayer.  Protect yourself by wearing long pants, shirts with sleeves, sunblock and use garden gloves.  We’ll have a membership promotion table and registration by the Ellen T Mitchell Bathhouse where refreshments will be provided and OSDA logo wear will be available for sale.  We will also be gathering for a light lunch afterwards so we will need a headcount. If you are able to lend a hand, please RSVP to info@oldstonedock.com so we will know who to expect.

Dues Renewal Notices are being mailed this week to 300+ new, current and past members.  Please support the OSDA by remitting your dues of $25.00 per family now to P. O. Box 835, Falmouth, MA  02541 for the current year of 06/01/18 to 05/31/19.  The membership renewal form can also be found on our website at oldstonedock.com if that is more convenient for you. We thank you in advance for participating in the neighborhood association and allowing us to pass along items and information which may be of interest to you and your neighbors.

Tuition Assistance Applications are available to children and grandchildren of Old Stone Dock Association members who will be freshmen at a 2 year or a 4 year college in September 2018.  Members must be paid up and current with their 2018/2019 dues.  Applications will be accepted between May 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018.  The quantity and amount of scholarships provided annually will be determined by the Board of Directors and recipients will be selected by the committee.  The Tuition Assistance Application can be opened on the OSD website (oldstonedock.com) as a fillable PDF form, saved and printed from your PC.  A copy is also attached to this email if you would like to print it and fill it in by hand.  Applications must be mailed to OSDA-Tuition Assistance, P.O. Box 835, Falmouth, MA  02541 and be postmarked by June 30, 2018.

Website Information is always available at oldstonedock.com. Director Terry Saunders does a fantastic job updating the website with events and activities that are going on with the Association and documenting many of our events with photographs.  She also welcomes any information you offer for the enjoyment of all.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Old Stone Dock Association President. My name is Jay Thayer and I took over for Kevin Doyle earlier this year. My wife Polly and I live at 255 Walker Street and have enjoyed Falmouth and our neighborhood since 2011. I plan to carry on Kevin’s tradition of keeping the membership informed of relevant issues in the Town and the neighborhood and I hope to see you at one of our events this year.

Jay

NOTE ADDED BY WEB ADMINISTRATOR:

Beach clean – Please RSVP to info@oldstonedock.com to let us know if you will join us.
Dues renewal – notices and newsletters were mailed to 337 current and prior members on Saturday, 05/19/18.  Please return your renewal form and $25 annual dues upon receipt.
Tuition assistance – Applications may be remitted now.

May 20th, 2018|