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AmeriCorps Cape Cod and the American Red Cross of MA Southeastern Chapter to Host September 11 National Day of Service

August 29, 2023 (Barnstable, MA) – To commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, AmeriCorps Cape Cod and the American Red Cross of Massachusetts Southeastern Chapter will offer volunteer service as part of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, commonly known as 9/11 Day.

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Wildfires in Hawaii are a Cautionary Tale for Emergency Preparedness on Cape Cod

On Tuesday August 8th, coincidentally the same day Cape Cod was impacted by torrential rain and an isolated tornado, residents and visitors of an island community in the extreme western […]

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Enhancing Seniors’ Lives on Cape Cod with the SHINE Program

Open enrollment is Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, and state-certified SHINE counselors are available at your local senior center by appointment to help you understand health care coverage, review cost increases, […]

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Image is picture of Shannon Hulst, Floodplain & Community Rating System Specialist with Cape Cod Cooperative Extension. Heading is Preparing Cape Cod for Floods with mitigation efforts and lowering flood insurance rates.

Preparing Cape Cod for Floods

If it rains on your home, it can flood. A flood could take everything that you own, and flood insurance is a way to protect your property and belongings from […]

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News from Children’s Cove, a Department of Barnstable County

Children’s Cove is proud of its robust network of partnerships with numerous community organizations. These collaborations have flourished through shared programs, education, awareness, and steadfast support services. In pursuit of […]

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Extension's home canning resources include free pressure canner gauge testing.

Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Offers Free Canning Help 

Nutrition service provides residents with testing of pressure canner gauges to ensure safe canned food.  August 24, 2023 (Barnstable, MA) – Cod Cooperative Extension offers free pressure canner gauge testing at the Extension office, located at 1358 Route 28, South Yarmouth. Testing should […]

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WCAI’s The Point | Recycling Urine to Solve our Wastewater Problem

The state and EPA have mandated that the Cape manage wastewater to prevent nutrient overload in our ponds, estuaries and embayments. Alternative septic systems and sewering are both expensive options. […]

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Barnstable County's Public Health Nursing Team manning the vaccine table.

Public Health Nursing Division Works with Local Partners to Provide Vaccines at Touch-a-Truck Event

The Barnstable County Public Health Nursing Division’s Public Immunization Program offers all immunizations, including flu vaccine, to County residents. The Program provides vaccines on request for schools and municipalities, including […]

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AmeriCorps Cape Cod’s Year 25 Group Service Project Proposal Form Now Open!

AmeriCorps Cape Cod is now accepting proposals for Phase 1 (October 2023 – December 2023) that align with at least one of their program focus areas: Natural Resource Management Disaster […]

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