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Cranberries 101 – Neighbor to Neighbor by Chris Makepeace and Dawn Gates-Allen

Wednesday, 15. October 2014 16:30

CranberriesChris Makepeace, former President of Ocean Spray, and Dawn Gates-Allen, Communications Manager for the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association (CCCGA) recently presented “Cranberries 101 – Neighbor to Neighbor” for the members.  Using a variety of pictures, they demonstrated how the bogs change during each season of the year, and how the growers deal with issues such as frost, pesticides, and pollination.  This unique presentation told the story of the history, heritage, cultural practices and neighbor to neighbor relationships which help educate within the cranberry industry to preserve an important economic agricultural industry in Massachusetts.  CCCGA is one of the country’s oldest farming organizations.  Through research, assistance to farmers, and professional development, the CCCGA works to ensure that cranberry farming can survive urbanization and that open space and clean water, vital to cranberry growing, will be preserved.   

Members enjoyed cranberry inspired cocktails before the lecture followed by dinner at the Golf House restaurant.

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Jimmy Keys Performs at the Bay Club

Friday, 22. August 2014 15:03

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International musical comedy entertainer Jimmy Keys recently returned to the club for a one-night performance.  Jimmy held the audience spellbound from the beginning  to end with his high energy variety show.  

Jimmy has been a pro since 1970 and has worked in well over a dozen countries worldwide entertaining thousands of people of many nationalities.  He has opened for such stars as Willie Nelson, Tom Jones, Huey Lewis and Wynona Judd. Prior to the show members enjoyed a special Italian Summer Buffet prepared by Executive Chef Jim Mercer and his culinary team. 

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The Building and Voyages of the Whaling Bark “Wanderer”

Friday, 18. October 2013 15:52

Mattapoisett Historical Society President, Seth Mendell returns to the Bay Club for the next in his series of local history lectures.  In this talk he will briefly trace the history of New England whaling and the building of the whaling bark “Wanderer”.  Seth will also share the “Wanderer’s” many voyages in the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans and will conclude with the vessels tragic end on the rocky shore of Cuttyhunk Island on August 26, 1924.  The “Wanderer” was the last whaler to be built in the Holmes’ shipyard in Mattapoisett and the last whaler to sail from the port of New Bedford.    

The Bay Club at Mattapoisett is a country club with an eighteen hole championship level golf course and residential property located in Southeastern MA.   To arrange a private tour please contact Dave Andrews via e-mail or phone, 508-207-9232.

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