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February Speaker




Don Wilding


RUM RUNNING ON CAPE COD

During the era of Prohibition (1920-1933), rum running was big business on Cape Cod. Farmers and fishermen of the Cape took to the seas, heading offshore to "Rum Row" to bring the criminal yet coveted alcohol to the mainland under cover of darkness, while the possibility of being caught by the Coast Guard was always present. Busy harbors and remote estuaries, many of which are now popular tourist destinations, were all game for bringing the contraband ashore, while local law enforcement officials often turned a blind eye. Join Cape Cod historian Don Wilding for this comprehensive look at how "the Noble Experiment" turned into a profitable and potentially dangerous undertaking for many of the Cape's residents.

Since the start of the millennium, Don Wilding has been telling stories of Cape Cod Outer Beach history through lectures, video, and the written word. An award-winning writer and editor for Massachusetts newspapers for over 30 years, Don pens the popular “Shore Lore” history column for the Cape Codder newspaper of Orleans, and is the author of two books, “Henry Beston’s Cape Cod: How ‘The Outermost House’ Inspired a National Seashore,” and "A Brief History of Eastham: On the Outer Beach of Cape Cod," from The History Press. Don has also been an instructor of Cape Cod history courses for the Open University of Wellfleet and Nauset Community Education.

Click Here to see our Non-Profit List of organizations who have been present at our General Membership Meetings, to help our members learn about the organizations' missions and learn about how they can support the non-profits.

Remember, these Non-Profits give our members and neighboring communities opportunities to learn more about their organizations here on The Cape.

Please take a look at their websites for more information on their missions and services.

You may find a future volunteer opportunity!


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A Note about Membership


Nauset Newcomers welcomes residents of the Outer Cape Cod who want to meet new people, participate in group activities, and enjoy the unique community of Cape Cod. 

Our goals are to:
  • help members meet new people,
  • join others in group activities, 
  • learn about Cape Cod, and
  • help others through Community Service opportunities.
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    About Our Monthly Meetings

    Our monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, and run September through May.  The meetings are held at the Wellfleet Cinemas on Route 6 and are open to the public.

    The meetings begin at 8:30 a.m., with breakfast snacks and coffee, and the brief business meeting begins around 9:40 a.m.  

    The program begins following the business meeting and the raffle. 

    Programs are varied, and may be informational, with Cape experts discussing local interests such as boating, wildlife, gardening or history. They may also feature local musical or theatrical groups. 
    Meetings end on or about 11:00 AM following the Monthly Program

     Come join us and meet your neighbors!



    Support Nauset Regional Middle School: Box Tops

    Found on literally hundreds of groceries and products, BOX TOPS are little coupons worth 10-cents each and offer an easy way to support our local school.  The Box Tops for Education fundraising program can really add up because the coupons come on groceries and other products that most people already buy.  Today schools are clipping Box Tops to earn cash to buy the things they need: books, computers, playground equipment and more.  You can learn more about the program at www.boxtops4education.com.

    Clipped Box Tops don’t need to be trimmed perfectly – you can cut them neatly or just tear them off the package.

    Nauset Newcomers would like to help Nauset Regional Middle School by collecting these coupons at our monthly meetings.  Look for the collection bin at the table you get your name tag. Each box top is worth a dime to the school.

    It's an easy and free way to make a positive impact in our community.

    Participating products include General Mills cereals; items from Ziploc and Hefty brands; Betty Crocker baking and bakeware; frozen and refrigerated items from Pillsbury, Totino’s, Annie’s, Land o Lakes, Yoplait; meals and snacks from Old El Paso, Progresso, Hamburger Helper, Nature Valley, and Motts; and even paper products for the home and office.  

    So, please clip out  BOX TOPS and bring them to our monthly meetings.   Ask your family, friends and neighbors to clip them, too, and bring them all in!  

    Thanks in advance for participating in this simple, easy and free way to help our local school!

                                                                  

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