Save Popponesset Bay -
May 2011 update  
April 2011 

Let the summer of 2011 begin!


As the weather on the Cape catches up to the warmer temperatures in the rest of New England, summer is arriving.  The Spit is more substantial following the two winter dredging projects.  The dredging pipe has been removed from the Spit, the striped bass and bluefish are back in big numbers (blues all over, especially when you want just bass), boats are back on docks and we'll be swimming soon. 


More good news is that there appears to be a settlement in the works for the Popponesset Marketplace and the issue of compliance with the ADA standards. The whole issue and possibility of closing reinforced for people how much the Popponesset Marketplace is an important part of the summer experience for families in and annual visitors to New Seabury and Popponesset. Let's hope that agreement works out!


Popponesset Marketplace
Popponesset Marketplace



SPB Summer Kickoff Dinner - Friday evening, June 24   
Over 70 supporters have already signed up for the Friday evening, June 24 SPB Summer Kickoff Dinner at New Seabury Country Club.  Here are some of the people who will be there: 

the Bells, Brennans, Brenners, Crealese, Dunns, Gargiulos, Hendlers, Moskowitz, Pearce, Robies, Stones, Barrys, Owens, Bragdons, Petersons, Pomeroys, Domolkeys, Hughes, McDonalds, Zegers, Carsey, Clemens, Smiths, Oleksaks, Cullens, Rynnes, Bates, Hanks, Shanahans, and representing our sponsors, the Squarcias, Leedhams, Zammitos, and Burdens.  


If you're not on this list and think you should be, contact me 781-729-1008.  If you're not on this list and want to be, please also contact me (  We are looking forward to seeing as many of our friends, neighbors and fellow SPB supporters as possible on the 24th to kick off the summer!  Summer casual dress.  Drinks start at 6:30, with a buffet dinner around 7:30 PM. We'll conduct a little business, then dance to the summertime tunes of the Cape Cod Slackers.  

Cape Cod Slackers
Cape Cod Slackers, performing on June 24 at the SPB dinner

The summer kickoff dinner supports the efforts of Save Popponesset Pay whose mission is to keep safe and navigable the waterways in and around Popponesset Bay and to protect the Popponesset Spit barrier beach and endangered species habitat. Some of the activities from the past winter, including two major dredging projects, can be seen on the new SPB website and newsletter updates 


At the dinner, you'll have the chance to view and order a striking framed collage of photos of the Spit and Bay taken by Beverly Myers Bailey.  Proceeds will support SPB, an all-volunteer 501 c 3 organization.


A big thanks to our business friends, whose financial support helps offset the cost of the dinner:

  New Seabury Real EstateThe Squarcia Group at Merrill LynchZammito Motor Group



Please let us know by June 8 if you plan to attend.  


Please mention this to your Bright Coves, Popponesset Island and other New Seabury neighbors who may not be on our mailing list.


Can't wait to kick off the summer!!


Mike Oleksak/Greg Smith   

Save Popponesset Bay

P.O. Box 66

N. Attleboro, MA 02761

tel. - 781-729-1008 


What is SPB?
Popponesset Bay (Dawn Peterson)
Save Popponesset Bay, Inc. is a 501 c 3 organization with the mission of keeping the waterways in and around Popponesset Bay safe and navigable and to protect the Popponesset Spit, an endangered species habitat.

Photo by Beverly
 Myers Bailey
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