February #RealNews

February 24: Harwich Presidents’ Day Brunch at The 400 in East Harwich at 10 AM

Please note that the brunch has returned to its historic location - 400 East Restaurant, East Harwich, MA http://harwichdemocrats.com & http://harwichdemocrats.org - The Special Guest is Julian Cyr and we will honor the Mabel Canto and James Noonan awardees.


Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 - 12:00 to 1:30 PM (donations welcome)
Hyannis Public Library, 401 Main Street, Hyannis
Eastern Coyote/Coywolf Ecology: Myths vs. Facts - By: Dr. Jon Way

Followed by Protest of Killing Contest being held by Powder Horn Outfitters (2 PM to 4 PM), 210 Barnstable Road, Hyannis, MA. Please RSVP [email protected] https://facebook.com/events/327750941066457/

Feb 10 - 6pm - Media Literacy and “Fake News”: Decoding Media in 2018 - LWV
Cape Cod Media Center, Shad Hole Road, Dennis

Sunday, February 11, 11 AM - 1 PM - DEFENDING FAIR ELECTIONS @ Brewster Ladies' Library

How You Can Fight Voter Suppression and Expand Democracy—Now!
Common Cause Massachusetts and Lower Cape Indivisible - This event is free and open to the public.

Forum Panelists:
Joyce Hackett Field Organizer for Common Cause MA, and Founder, Lift+Every+Vote
Scotti Finnegan Co-President - League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area
Sarah Peake - State Representative for the 4th Barnstable District
Emma Comp - Cape Cod Community College – college student and activist
Ross Berry - George Washington University graduate – political activist and organizer

Tue Feb 13 · Cape Housing Advocacy Training - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Shepley Showcase - https://www.facebook.com/capecdp/

February 14th - 4th Annual "One Billion Rising" Event
Each year across the world, people gather in solidarity to rise up against abuse, violence and the exploitation of women. Join us at the Yarmouth Senior Center on Wednesday, February 14th from 2:00-5:30 p.m. and be part of this worldwide event. This year's event will feature a panel of local speakers who will discuss abuse of women in our society. The event will conclude with an illumination ceremony and moment of silence, and interactive "artistic uprising" painting activity. 

Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - Dennis Democratic Town Committee
Dennis Police Station, Community Room, Bob Crowell Road, South Dennis, MA.
Join Cleon Turner, Dennis Selectman, who will discuss Dennis Yarmouth Regional School issues that both Yarmouth and Dennis are facing, and Josh Zakim, Boston City Councilor and candidate for Secretary of State.  All are welcome.

February 22nd - Celebrate National Margarita Day - 6pm
Nauset Disposal and GUAPO's are raising funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & The Islands! The party will start at 6PM but there will be activities going on all day at GAUPO's.


Bill Keating's campaign - Nomination signature collection - Bill Keating's campaign is gathering signatures to qualify for the ballot this November and YOUR help is needed because he must collect more than 3,000 handwritten signatures over the next few weeks. Whether it will be only you signing or if you can gather 15, 25, or more signatures, everyone bit helps. Or, you can contact the campaign at (508) 591-0984 or by emailing [email protected].  On behalf of Congressman Keating, thank you!

Fifth Annual CWC International Women's Day Breakfast

The Cape Women's Coalition invites you to join us in their fifth-anniversary celebration of women and our resilience.  

Friday, March 2 - 8 AM - 10 AM (Breakfast at 7:45AM) http://capewomenscoalition.com
DoubleTree Hotel, 287 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-international-womens-day-breakfast-tickets-42847677557

March 2, March 9, & March 23 - Cord Cutting Workshops

State Representatives Randy Hunt (R-Sandwich), Sarah Peake (D-Provincetown), Will Crocker (R-Barnstable), and Tim Whelan (R-Brewster), and state Senator Julian Cyr (D-Truro) announced that they scheduled a series of cord-cutting workshops across Cape Cod. The first session is slated for March 2, at the Sandwich Council on Aging. The Yarmouth South Library will host the second on March 9; the final, at the Harwich Council on Aging, on March 23. All seminars will be free and open to the public.


Attendees can expect to learn more about over-the-air programming, streaming equipment (such as Apple TV and Roku), and streaming services (such as Sling TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and CBS All Access). Consumers will also discover how they can use their internet connection to eliminate their landline telephone service.

The workshops are an extension of the Cape legislators' efforts to invigorate Barnstable County's residential high-speed internet service sector. In coordination with local leaders and stakeholders, they are exploring routes through which competition can be promoted, consumer costs lowered, and access to high-speed internet expanded.  The workshops are collaborations between the Cape-area legislators, local senior centers and councils on aging, and libraries.

"I applaud Representative Hunt for taking the lead for our delegation on scheduling these Cord Cutting Workshops," said Sen. Julian Cyr. "Our residents on the Cape and Islands deserve more competition for access to cable and internet. In the absence of Verizon FIOS service and other traditional provider options in our region, technology is now giving more people access to streaming TV content and on-demand options that provide an alternative to Comcast. I believe attendees will find this opportunity to be very informative."

"This is an important issue for many of my constituents," said Rep. Sarah Peake. "Rep. Hunt has done an incredible amount of work on this and now I'm pleased to work with him to sponsor these sessions."

For more information on cord cutting, please visit Representative Randy Hunt's website. http://www.randyhuntstaterep.com/…/the-cord-cutting-worksh…/