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International Women's Day was celebrated at the Falmouth Jewish Congregation with a Panel Discussion by Liz Rabideau, Co-Chair, Cape Women’s Coalition; Penny Dube, Co-founder, Cape Cod Women for Change; and Teri Cavanaugh, Board Member, WE CAN. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day marks a call to action for all groups of women in a strong growing movement of advocacy, activism, support and gender parity.
As part of Black History month each year, the science institutions around Woods Hole come together to put on the annual community gathering Harambee - a Kenyan tradition which means “all pull together.” Guests were treated to a wide variety of food such as ribs and collard greens as well as the percussive stylings of the Cape Cod African Dance and Drum group. FCTV spoke with some of the organizers of the event about the importance of diversity in our community.
In an effort to better prepare kids for entering the business world as adults, East Falmouth Elementary recently hosted a special supplemental class on junior achievement. Here students were given the task of creating their own hypothetical restaurants, hashing out a budgets and other logistical concerns that come with running a small business, which we’ll see in this next piece.
The Woods Hole Public Library recently held a Patron Appreciation Week which found the library showing their gratitude to the people who keep their doors open as well as let members of the community know how valuable a resource the library is. In this next segment, we’ll speak with board trustee Dan Voorhis, who will tell us more about the week long event.
As the weather turns warmer, people look to head back out on the water; but that doesn’t mean that precautions shouldn’t still be taken. To better illustrate the dangers that the icy waters surrounding Cape Cod can possess throughout this time of year, FCTV talked with Ensign Nathan Mendez of the USCG Sector Southeastern New England who guided us through demonstrations of what can happen to the body when exposed to cold water temperatures.
For some time there’s been discussion of upgrading the Coast Guard facility in Woods Hole and construction has recently begun, mainly focusing on demolishing older parts of the base and rebuilding them to keep them in line with the modern needs of the service. FCTV spoke with several people involved with the logistics of the construction about the details of the updates.