Slurp Oyster Contest

Hello Recreational Shellfishers!

In case you missed it, we are still having fun with our biggest slurp oyster contest! Our video is HERE

I have finished making the winners “medal” since we only have 1 week left of oyster season! That’s right, one week left to find the biggest oyster (Last day April 28 and then all of North Bay closes)! If you have already entered, you can enter again if you found a bigger one. I am not going to tell you who has found the largest so far since I want more slurps! I will give you a hint, it needs to be at least 6.5 inches to be in the running and remember, people don’t like to walk far so those ones down at the end have probably been there a while…..

Happy slurping and best of luck out there. It was great to see all your smiling faces and amazing entries! I will be sending out another email to announce the winner and ask those that entered if they would be willing to share their pictures with everyone. 

Liz Lewis
Shellfish Biologist
Marine & Environmental Affairs
Town of Barnstable
1189 Phinney’s Lane
Centerville, MA 02632

Office: 508-790-6272

Village Clean-Up 2021

Join the Cotuit-Santuit Civic Association

Help Clean-Up the Village

Meet at Lowell Park  SATURDAY MAY 15, 10am


Thank you for taking pride in your community

The Civic Association is going to hold its annual Village Clean-Up Day again this year. The event is set for Saturday, May 15, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. (May 22 will be a back-up date in the event of inclement weather.)
There has been a great response to this in prior years, as Villagers take a little time to help to clean our streets and byways. In consideration of the pandemic, we are adopting certain protocols this year to provide as safe an experience as possible. Participants will meet at Lowell Park at 10:00 a.m. and be given street assignments and further instructions. Trash bags, pick-up tools and gloves will be provided. 
If you would like to participate, please e-mail Having advance indications of participants helps organize the pick-up areas efficiently. Details will be provided to all volunteers by e-mail prior to May 15.

Vaccines Available Today

Barnstable County COVID-19 vaccine clinic REGISTRATION TODAY 4/21 at approximately 12:00 PM posted, searchable and OPEN FOR APPOINTMENTS at

Due to an unforeseen challenge during our transition to the state’s new preregistration system, we are posting the following clinic for registration using 

COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic at Cape Cod Community College Date: April 22 (Thursday) Address: 2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, MA 02668 Number of doses available this clinic: 800 Time: 10am – 2pm Type of Vaccine: Pfizer
Clinic Format: Indoors, 4Cs GymnasiumDirections: See Google Maps People age 16 + who live, work, or study in Massachusetts can be vaccinated. Please arrive no more than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Please leave pets at home. There are no restrooms on site. Individuals arriving at vaccination sites must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth.
Important Registration Tips:   Please try the direct link below, which may help to bypass the waiting room in the registration system.           Cape Cod Community College Clinics
If this link does not work, you will need to go to, and and expect to enter the system’s “waiting room” automatically. While waiting, you will likely see the estimated wait times fluctuate between long and short periods; disregard these reported estimated wait times and persist as long as you are able.  It is important that you do not refresh the page. When going to, scroll down until you see this clinic listed. We advise that you do not type in the date or any other parameters, such as “senior” or “adult” in the search.
These clinics are organized by Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment and are separate from clinics offered by Cape Cod Healthcare. Barnstable County is a member of the Cape Cod COVID-19 Vaccine Consortium, comprised of Cape Cod Healthcare, Barnstable County, Cape Cod Delegation, the towns and community health centers of Cape Cod, with support from Cape Cod Community College, which has established a large-scale vaccination site at the Cape Cod Community College gymnasium. Two entities, Cape Cod Healthcare and Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, are operating vaccination clinics at Cape Cod Community College independently of one another as of March 1.   Visit

Harbor Health, Town of Barnstable, and Hyannis Fire Department Team Up to Open

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Barnstable Adult Community Center

(Hyannis, MA) – As Massachusetts opens vaccine eligibility this week, Harbor Health, the Hyannis Fire Department, and the Town of Barnstable have partnered to create a new vaccination clinic at the Barnstable Adult Community Center (BACC) in Hyannis.

Harbor Community Health Center in Hyannis began vaccinating patients and community members at the Zion Church in Hyannis in February.  To expand vaccine appointments, Harbor collaborated with the Hyannis Fire Department and Town of Barnstable Health to open a larger vaccine clinic at the BACC.

“We are grateful for the support from the Town of Barnstable and Hyannis Fire Department– this kind of collaboration is critical to getting shots into arms and helping all members of our community stay healthy and safe,” said Mary Jo Brogna, Director of Nursing for Harbor Health.

“Providing local access to vaccine services is essential to our efforts to get everyone in our community vaccinated as quickly as possible,” explained Thomas McKean, Town of Barnstable Public Health Director. “Together with Harbor Health and the Hyannis Fire Department, we are taking an important step in making getting a vaccine easier for people living on Cape Cod.”

Hyannis Fire Department Chief Peter Burke added that “As first responders, we are here to help protect our community. We are proud to be a part of this effort to give vaccines and bring hope for recovery from the pandemic.”

Members of the Hyannis Fire Department and the Barnstable Health Division will work alongside Harbor Health staff to provide vaccines.

The Harbor Health vaccine clinic at the BACC is by appointment only, no walk-ins.  Appointments are open to anyone 18 years of age or older.  The clinic is offering the Pfizer vaccine.  Patients and people who are not patients of Harbor Health are welcome to make an appointment by calling 1-888-503-0766.  Appointment assistance is also available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.  People may also schedule an appointment online HERE