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In this episode of Falmouth in Focus, we'll visit with Falmouth Beach Superintendent Maggie Clayton who's preparing for another busy summer, visit the inaugural May Day Celebration at Coonamesssett Farm, hear about the Global Pandemics Bereavement Stonewalk Project as it made a stop at Falmouth Hospital, celebrate the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Jay Zavala, see how students from the Mullen-Hall School celebrated Arbor Day in Falmouth,
On April 18th, The Global Pandemics Bereavement Stonewalk Project made a stop at Falmouth Hospital, where healthcare staff pulled a one-ton memorial stone representing the impact of COVID-19. The project involves pulling the stone through communities to hospitals, where healthcare staff meet the stone and speak to the grief and impact of the pandemic. The next walk is scheduled for New York City this summer where Marathon runners are welcome to pull the stone.
As Culinary Director of Highfield Hall & Gardens, Gail Blakely has been teaching cooking and writing about food for almost 30 years. She is best known as the longtime food writer for The Enterprise newspapers, where her column, Gourmets and Good Eaters, is published weekly. Gail is an artisan bread baker who is passionate about sharing her knowledge regarding all things culinary with others. We are excited to have Gail as host of FCTV's cooking show, Falmouth Is Cooking.
The 50th running of the ASICS Falmouth Road Race is scheduled for August 21st, and the general registration application window is open soon. We stopped by the finish line in Falmouth Heights to hear more from Jennifer Edwards. The 2022 ASICS Falmouth Road Race promises to be an exciting event, so visit falmouthroadrace.com for more information.
As the war in Ukraine continues, Falmouth in Focus has been following one Falmouth resident’s efforts to collect badly needed supplies and deliver them personally to those in need in Ukraine. Here’s an update on his progress so far. We will continue to check in with Siarhei (Sergei) in future episodes of Falmouth in Focus.
The Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center has launched a new mobile food pantry program which visits Falmouth on the First and Third Tuesdays of the month. Partnering with the Falmouth AmVets Post 70 on Palmer Avenue, the Disabled American Veterans, the VFW, and Marty’s Chevrolet, veterans and their families will be able to pick up canned goods, meat, toiletries, and other necessities. If you know a veteran in need, help them contact the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center.
The Three Hundred Committee has created a pollinator meadow full of native flowering plants to increase the overall productivity of the ecosystems at Teaticket Park. This meadow provides vital habitat and food sources for declining bee, butterfly and bird populations. On April 10th, the committee collaborated with local Girl Scouts to begin the annual planting and Falmouth In Focus was there.