2021 Influenza Vaccination Clinics

Public Health Division offers Influenza Vaccines


Wednesday Morning September 29, 2021 9:00 am – Noon

Thursday Afternoon October 14, 2021 2- 5 pm

St. George Greek Orthodox Church Route 28, Centerville

These clinics are open to Town of Barnstable Seven Village’s residents only

Please print-out and complete the consent form before arriving to reduce waiting times.

Cost is $3


For More Information contact: Barnstable Health Division or call (508) 862-4644


Shellfishing Reopens on South Side

UPDATE: 9/10/21

After three rounds of water quality sampling conducted by the Division of Marine Fisheries, Barnstable Harbor remains CLOSED TO SHELLFISHING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
All other areas previously in open status prior to the September 2, 2021 closure are now once again open to shellfishing. 

UPDATE: 9/7/21

Popponessett Bay, Cotuit Bay, West Bay and Barnstable Harbor remain closed until further notice.

The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries has closed the state of Massachusetts to the harvest of shellfish until further notice due to excessive rainfall amounts across the state. As soon as shellfishing is re-opened, you will be notified.
If you have any questions please call Natural Resources: 508-790-6272

Mid-Cape Cultural Council Grant Cycle Opens

Grant $$

The grants cycle opened September 1st, and online applications will be accepted through October 15th at https://mass-culture.org/  The application site is open.

Arts, Humanities, and Interpretive Sciences. LCC funds may only be used to support programs in the arts, humanities, and sciences in Massachusetts. This definition includes the study, pursuit, performance, exhibition, and appreciation of cultural activities in the broadest sense.

How does Mass Cultural Council define the arts, humanities, and sciences?

  • Arts refer to the creation of work in the crafts and performing, visual, media, folk, design, literary, and inter-disciplinary arts. In addition, they also include the presentation and preservation of, and education about works in these disciplines.
  • Humanities are types of learning that deal with human values and aspirations, human thought and culture, language, and creativity. Examples include, but are not limited to, history, social studies, philosophy, criticism, and literature.
  • Sciences are types of learning that deal with nature, science, and technology in ways that explain how they relate to people’s lives. Some organizations that conduct this type of activity include aquariums, botanical gardens, nature centers, natural history museums, planetariums, and science centers.

Public Benefit. LCC funds must be used to support activities that contribute to the cultural vitality of the community as a whole, rather than benefiting any private individual or group; however, this does not mean that a large crowd of people needs to participate in order to satisfy the public benefit requirement. For example, an artist working with a small group of teens is a valid public benefit. Whenever possible, activities funded by LCCs should be available to the general public by exhibit, performance, demonstration, reading, or other means.

Non-Discrimination. In accordance with state law, LCCs may not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, gender, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation or age, nor may they fund projects that discriminate on the basis of these attributes.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that persons with disabilities have access to public programs or services on an equal basis with the rest of the general public. Furthermore, federal law mandates that any programs or service that receives federal or state funding must be accessible to persons with disabilities. Therefore, all events and programs funded by the LCCs must be accessible to persons with disabilities, including the facility or event location as well as the content of the program. See our Accessibility Guide for a background and ideas about how to ensure that your projects can still take place while being accessible. 

Local Criteria. LCCs are authorized to develop additional council priorities and may give different weight to their criteria in order to reflect local concerns and community cultural needs. Because LCC funding is not intended to be used as the sole source of funding for projects of a continuing nature, LCCs are encouraged to formulate local policies regarding matching funding or funding limits over time in order to ensure that funding remains broadly available to the widest range of community cultural needs

We are also always available on our social sites, dm’s, etc.: Facebook.com/MidCapeCouncil and Instagram.com/MidCapeCulturalCouncil

The Mid-Cape Cultural Council currently has openings for both towns, to apply, you must be a resident of the Town of Barnstable or Yarmouth, and you apply directly to the Town. To reach the Council directly with any questions, to attend a meeting, etc., our email is midcapecouncil2@gmail.com, or have anyone feel free to reach out to co-Chair, Sarah Thornington 508-776-2773.