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Cape Cod Academy Appoints Jeffrey Thompson Head of School

November 20, 2019…Osterville, MA… The Cape Cod Academy Board of Trustees today announced that Jeffrey Thompson was selected as the sixth Head of School. An accomplished business leader and entrepreneur, Mr. Thompson has served as Cape Cod Academy’s Director of Advancement since 2016 and Director of Admissions since summer 2019. “Jeff brings a deep appreciation and understanding of independent schools along with an impressive set of business skills to this position,” said Joel Crowell, Chair of the Cape Cod Academy Board. “He has a genuine desire to strengthen Cape Cod Academy, and he has a strong affinity with the school’s...

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Cape Symphony Thanksgiving Food Drive Raises $7,000 for Local Families

HYANNIS, MA—November 19, 2019 At the Cape Symphony’s November 2 and 3 “Bach and Forth” concert, attendees brought grocery store gift cards and made donations to help local families have healthy holiday meals. Over the two-day period, Cape Symphony audiences raised $7,000 to purchase items for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. “The Cape Symphony would like to thank our customers for caring about our community. The success of our Thanksgiving Food Drive means that these dedicated organizations who serve our fellow Cape Codders have a little more support this holiday season,” said Ellen Dickinson, Chair of the Cape Symphony & Conservatory Board of Trustees. Dickinson, Linda Mawhinney, Chief Operating Officer of the Cape Symphony & Conservatory, and other board members and staff will meet with representatives from the four participating food pantries on Monday, November 25 at Faith Family Kitchen in Hyannis. Each food pantry will receive $1,750 to help with their Thanksgiving preparations. About the Participating Pantries The participating food pantries are The Family Pantry of Cape Cod, located in Harwich; the Falmouth Service Center, Falmouth; Faith Family Kitchen in Hyannis, and the Lower Cape Outreach Council in Orleans. Each of the pantries serves thousands of clients each year that are struggling to feed their families. This funding will reduce costs for these facilities and allow them to provide even more assistance this holiday season. Lower Cape Outreach Council...

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Barnstable County License Plate Grant Funding Awarded

$30,000 in grants awarded to support local economic development initiatives The Cape Cod Commission, on behalf of the Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners and the Barnstable County Economic Development Council (BCEDC), is pleased to announce micro grant awards through the Barnstable County License Plate Grant Program. Three organizations were awarded $10,000 grants by the Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners on Wednesday, November 13, 2019: Town of Yarmouth to conduct a feasibility study to identify future uses, including potential art studios and classes, and perform building upgrades to accommodate expanded use at the former Laurence MacArthur Elementary School....

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The Fund for Sandwich Awards Grants to Six Nonprofit Organizations Serving Town

SOUTH YARMOUTH—The Fund for Sandwich of The Cape Cod Foundation recently awarded a total of $3,907 to six nonprofit organizations serving the Sandwich community. “This year, we were able to increase the grant awards by more than 15%,” said Dr. Madeleine Wing Adler, a member of the Advisory Committee.  “With continued community support, we will be able to expand our assistance to the nonprofit organizations serving Sandwich residents every year.” This is the fund’s third year of grantmaking.  It was established in 2015 to build a permanent endowment for the town through private donations. Each year, the fund will...

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth raises over $82,000, a Record-Breaking Total, at Gala

PLYMOUTH, KINGSTON & CARVER, MA, ISSUED NOVEMBER 1, 2019 … On Friday, October 18th, nearly 250 supporters of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth filled the ballroom at Hotel 1620 to raise important funds for HFHGP’s current home building projects.  With the support and generosity from sponsors and attendees of the sold-out event, the Gala raised over $82,000, a record-breaking total for this annual tradition. The community spirit in the room was high, as attendees enjoyed live music, silent and live auctions, video highlights and a speaking program that focused on the impact of Habitat’s mission of providing decent,...

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