Town Talk


19th January

Help Cape Codders in need stay warm during our Winter Clothing Drive

winter clothing driveWe’re so excited to share that we’ve partnered with Cape Cod Broadcasting on a winter clothing drive to help Cape Codders in need stay warm during these chilly months. Some of your favorite radio hosts (details below) will be here at the Commons on Saturday January 27th between 11am to 5pm across from Bobby Byrnes Restaurant & Pub collecting donations and giving away 3 $50 Mashpee Commons gift cards! If you’d like to donate, but can’t make it on the 27th, you can drop of your lightly used or new winter weather attire in the drop-box located at Siena Restaurant between January 22nd and 26th during their regular business hours.

Cape Cod Broadcasting will be collecting new and gently used coats, hats, gloves, scarves, socks and winter gear to benefit Champ Homes and Child & Family Services of Cape Cod during the event.

Additional drop-off locations include:

CCB-Media Radio Stations (99.9 The Q, Cape Country 104, Ocean 104.7, Cape Classical 107.5 & CapeCod.com), M-F 8:30am – 5pm, located at 737 West Main Street, Hyannis. Contact 508-771-1224 or email apepe@ccb-media.com for more info.

Champ Homes located at 82 School Street in Hyannis. Contact 508-771-0884 or email info@champhomes.org for more info.

Child & Family Services of Cape Cod located ​100 Independence Drive in Hyannis. Contact 508-778-1839 for more info.

Here’s who you will find near Bobby Byrne’s on January 27th:

Dave Read from Ocean 104.7, 11am – 1pm

Ralphie Marino from 99.9 The Q & Cape Country 104’s, 1pm – 3pm

Cape Country 104’s “That Girl”, 3pm – 5pm

Stop by and help us support this great cause and help our Cape Cod neighbors in need!



18th January

New Year / New You: Get Moving With Marathon Sports Run Club

Marathon Sports Run ClubSome say that running is a lonely way to get exercise – but it doesn’t have to be! Our friends at Marathon Sports host their Mashpee Run Club every Tuesday at 6:30 pm at their store at 11 Greene Street (right next to The Lanes). It’s completely free to participate in the run club, and Marathon Sports will track your mileage for you. Runners are eligible for a special Marathon Sports Run Club discount once you hit significant mileage milestones. You’ll also get unique members only gear and other great in-store kickbacks.

Runners of all abilities and levels are encouraged to join, and different length group runs are offered so you can match your pace and distance to your skill level. Give the Marathon Sports team a ring at 774-521-3512 for more info.



22nd December

New Children’s Boutique, Fox + Kit Now Open, & Hosting Photos with Santa on Dec. 22nd!

We are so excited about the newest shop to open up here at the Commons! Fox + Kit, a children’s boutique, offers high quality and unique products as well as amazing customer service. The store is owned and operated my Lindsay Sevigny. Lindsay is a Mom with an early childhood background. She’s always dreamed of opening a children’s store and her passion is evident in her keen buying eye and commitment to providing her customers with a top-notch shopping experience.

Being a Mom, Lindsay knows that keeping your little ones entertained while you shop greatly enhances the experience for everyone. Which is why she has a fun play space for kids to utilize in the store. Fox + Kit will be open as a pop-up through Christmas and re-opening permanently sometime in February. When the store reopens, she is also planning to offer music classes for kids, stay tuned for details!

Be sure to stop by the shop this week while you are wrapping up your holiday shopping, Fox + Kit is located on Market Street, across the street from the Organic Market and near Cape Cod Coffee. You can also take a complimentary photo with Santa in the store on December 22nd from 1-4pm. To learn more about Lindsay and her boutique, read our Q & A with her below:

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what drove you to open a children’s boutique?
I graduated from The University Of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and had worked in the field for a number of years.  I was then exposed to the world of children’s products when working in a similar store elsewhere.

Since moving to Massachusetts I have continued working with children, but always hoped to get back into children’s retail.  I never thought that at 29 I’d be opening my own boutique, but now I have a beautiful 21 month old daughter who is the catalyst for Fox + Kit. My daughter Thea is the sweetest, most amazing person I’ve ever known and I’m so lucky to be her mom. Much of what we have at Fox + Kit we have used, and loved, at home.

How did you choose Mashpee as your location?
I began visiting the Cape when I was in high school, spending weekends and holidays at my step-father’s vacation house. When I moved to Southeastern Massachusetts I spent much of my time on Cape while nannying and later working at a local preschool. When I decided to open Fox + Kit I knew that Cape Cod was the perfect place.  Mashpee in particular offered a small community feel that I love.

How long will you be open as a pop-up and when will you be re-opening your permanent location?
Fox + Kit will be open as a pop-up until Christmas, and will re-open permanently mid to late February.

Do you have any upcoming events or promotions?
Fox + Kit will have a Grand Opening Celebration later this winter (date TBD) and will also be hosting music classes and regular weekend story times.  Our play space is always available for young children to enjoy while their adults look around.

Can you tell us about a few of your favorite products currently available in your shop?
I have so many favorites!

I’d have to say the Hape Ice Cream Emporium and the Clek Foonf.  And Little Unicorn swaddles! The Ice Cream Emporium is a unique dramatic play option that even my young daughter enjoys playing with here.

The Clek Foonf is a revolutionary, and recyclable, car seat that offers unparalleled safety.  I have one for my daughter and it’s absolutely the best purchase I have made for her.

Ice Cream Emporium, currently available at Fox + Kit

Ice Cream Emporium, currently available at Fox + Kit

Little Unicorn swaddles are amazing!!! They’re ridiculously soft, breathable, versatile, and they make a narwhal pattern (I love narwhals).

Nuna baby products, currently available at Fox + Kit

Nuna baby products, currently available at Fox + Kit

Can you tell us about some of your specialty lines/products?
In general I’ve tried to source many products that are either made in the USA, organic, recycled, made in Canada/Europe, or socially/environmentally conscious. I like to be able to stand behind the brands I’ve chosen.

Do you carry any locally sourced or handmade products?
I will! I’ve been talking with some local brands and plan to bring them in for the re-opening.

Where do you like to hang out at the Commons when you are not working?
I’ve spent a lot of time at both Starbucks and Cape Cod Coffee. I love being able to sit and enjoy a hot cup of tea or an iced latte. Thea and I also really enjoy painting at Color Me Mine, and many of our Christmas gifts this year were hand painted by Thea!

Do you offer gift-wrapping?
Yes! I love wrapping presents so I knew I wanted to offer complimentary gift wrapping. I have gift boxes, tissue and bags, and seasonally appropriate wrapping paper available.



18th December

Shop Smart, Shop Local, Shop MOCEAN for All Things Yeti!

If you’re looking to finish off your holiday shopping in style, or trying to find a gift for the pickiest of people on your list, MOCEAN has you covered with all things Yeti. Not only do they stock every color of Yeti imaginable from brick red to seafoam and everything in between, they also carry nearly everything on the Yeti product line. They also offer the best customer service around, and can help you find the perfect Yeti item for everyone on your list.

Yeti products are durable, stylish and keep your beverages hot or cold all day long, and then some. The classic 20oz Yeti Rambler tumbler is a must for anyone that’s always on the go. Made from stainless steel with double vacuum construction, the Rambler can keep your morning coffee hot for a long morning walk with the dog or an endless morning commute. With their tough construction, Yeti tumblers can be dropped without fear of chipping the duracoat color coating or damaging the tumbler itself.
MOCEAN YETI
MOCEAN also carries Yeti hard and soft coolers and Loadout 5-gallon buckets, perfect for summer days on the boat. These indestructible coolers keep their contents cold for days on end, meaning you never have to worry about grabbing a warm beverage or spoiling the days lunch.MOCEANSo next time you think Yeti, think MOCEAN. Shop smart, shop local, Shop MOCEAN and #gofindit this holiday season.

MOCEAN is located at 34 Steeple Street in Mashpee Commons (near Estia Restaurant) and is open from 9AM – 8PM this holiday season. While you are visiting, be sure to check out some of our free holiday events and try your hand at our Scavenger Hunt to receive a $25 gift card a chance to win a $500 gift card!

 



16th December

Gift Ideas for the Ladies on your List

With over 60 locally owned boutiques plus over a dozen regional and national stores here in the neighborhood, you’re bound to find some unique gifts for all of the special ladies on your list this year. To provide you with a little inspiration, we combed the shops here in the neighborhood and compiled some suggestions that we think she’ll love. The comprehensive guide includes cozy attire, fashionable active wear, and some glamorous accessories. We also have extended holiday hours in place to make those shopping excursions extra convenient for your schedule, now through December 23rd, stores are open 10am-8pm Monday through Saturday, and 11am-5pm on Sunday. While you are visiting this holiday season, be sure to take advantage of our free holiday events and participate in our Scavenger Hunt to receive a $25 gift card and chance to win the grand prize, a $500 gift card! Check out our gift guide picks for the gals on your list below…

1. Tiffany & Co. Sunglasses available at Sol Optics
2. Festive Dog Mom Canvas Tote available at Hot Diggity
3. Chenille Sweaters and Pom-Pom Hat available at Soft as a Grape
4. Fun Socks available at Modern Mix
5. Bering Watch available at Kensington’s
6. Cape Cloth Hooded Sweatshirt & Hat available at All Good
7. Cashmere Shawl and Fringe Scarf available at Purple Poppy
8. Arcteryx Jacket and SmartWool accessories available at MOCEAN
9. Lululemon Yoga Attire and Accessories available at Innerglow Yoga
10. Moroccan Oil Gift Set available at Beyond Beauty



13th December

Gift Ideas for the Guys on your List

Gifts for HimWe consulted some of the best shops here in the neighborhood to compile a gift guide for the guys on your list this holiday season. Our guide includes cozy attire, durable active wear, and some stylish accessories. We also have extended holiday hours in place to make those shopping excursions extra convenient for your schedule, now through December 23rd, stores are open 10am-8pm Monday through Saturday, and 11am-5pm on Sunday. While you are visiting this holiday season, be sure to take advantage of our free holiday events and participate in our Scavenger Hunt to receive a $25 gift card and chance to win the grand prize, a $500 gift card! Check out our gift guide picks for the guys on your list below…
Gifts for the Guys
1. Cape Cod Compass Hat and Shirt available at Soft as a Grape
2. Patriots Socks (assortment available) available at Modern Mix
3. Ray-Ban Clubmaster Green Flash Lens Shades available at Sol Optics
4. Toad & Co. Flannel, Patagonia Vest, & Yeti Coffee Tumbler available at MOCEAN
5. Bering Max Rene Watch available at Kensington’s
6. Santa Whale & Tree Lounge Pantsavailable at Vineyard Vines
7. Cape Cloth Hooded Sweatshirt & Hat available at All Good



12th December

Holiday Gift Ideas For The Kiddos On Your List

Kids gift guide 17Feeling stuck on what to get for those adorable little ones on your list this holiday season? Well we are here to help! We combed the neighborhood shops and compiled a list of adorable finds for your favorite kiddos. From gifts that inspire the imagination to cozy attire, we’ve got something for everyone. We also have extended holiday hours in place to make those shopping excursions extra convenient, now through December 23rd stores are open 10am-8pm Monday through Saturday, and 11am-5pm on Sunday. Check out our gift suggestions below…
Kids Gift Guide 171. Junior Ray-Ban Wayfarer in Red/Black from Sol Optics
2. Luckies of London Scratch-Off Travel Map from Kensington’s
3. Cape Cod Hoodies from All Good
4. Patagonia Jacket & Fleece from MOCEAN
5. Sorel Boots from MOCEAN
6. Sugarfina Candies from Modern Mix
7. Slackers Ninja Zip-Line Kit from Red Balloon Toy Shop
8. Cape Cod Hoodie and Plush Turtle from Soft as a Grape
9. Veterinarian Role Play Kit from Hot Diggity



11th December

Win a $25 Gift Card During our 2017 Holiday Scavenger Hunt

In addition to a full calendar of complimentary holiday events, you’ll find a Holiday Scavenger Hunt happening here in the neighborhood this season. To play, simply spot 10 Mashpee Commons ornaments (pictured above), located in various businesses throughout neighborhood, and win a $25 gift card. Find 10 ornaments, plus share a pic of your favorite holiday storefront on Facebook or Instagram with #MashpeeHoliyays and you’ll be entered into a raffle to win the grand prize, a $500 Mashpee Commons gift card! When you spot an ornament, write down the business name on the game card (available in shops and restaurants) and get a stamp from the business owner. You do not need to complete the game in a single day, the game runs through December 23rd and you are welcome to chip away at the hunt throughout the season. We have extended shopping hours in place to give you more time to stroll around in the evening as well. Stores are open Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm.

Completed game cards can be left in the drop box located outside of Hot Diggity. Game runs Nov 25 – Dec 23. One entry per person.



7th December

Mashpee Falcons #3PEAT Celebration!

Image Curtesy of Mashpee High SchoolWe are so excited to be hosting the Mashpee High School Falcons this Saturday to celebrate their momentous third consecutive Super Bowl victory at Gillette Stadium last Saturday, December 2nd. Stop by and celebrate with us! The Mashpee Falcons #3Peat party will take place on Saturday, December 9th, beginning at 6:30pm at Mashpee Commons Bandstand. The celebration will include remarks from Superintendent Patricia DeBoer, Principal Mark Balestracci, Mashpee Falcons Head Coach Matt Triveri, and Team Captain Jake Johnston. The event will also include a performance by the talented Mashpee Middle/High School Marching Band, and Panera Bread has kindly donated some hot chocolate to keep everyone warm during the celebration. The festivities will immediately follow the Mashpee Chamber’s Annual Christmas Parade.

We’ll see you there! #Mashpee #Falcons #3Peat



25th November

Shop Small at Mashpee Commons on #SmallBusinessSaturday

Mashpee Commons is home to a wide, exciting variety of shops and restaurants, many of them small, locally-owned family businesses. From art galleries, to kids clothing and toys, to fashion for men and woman, these small businesses are the perfect places to find unique gifts while enjoying top-notch customer service from local business owners in the Cape Cod community.

While you’re here, you can also enjoy Mashpee Common’s complimentary holiday events including visits from Santa, Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, a live Brass Band, and more. Be sure to pick up a game card for our holiday Scavenger Hunt, located in any merchant or restaurant, and play to win a $25 gift card to Mashpee Commons and enter for a chance to win a $500 Mashpee Commons gift card.

We’ve compiled a list of the small businesses that you can find here in the neighborhood, highlighting a few specials that will be happening during Small Business Saturday:

All Good: Spend $75+, get a free Life is Good mug

Hot Diggity: Free gift bags with any purchase to the first 25 people in the store, complimentary refreshments all day, free treats for any dog that comes, and a December coupon with all purchases

MOCEAN: Food and refreshments all day long, free gift with purchase (while supplies last)

Red Balloon Toy Shop: 25% off all Melissa and Doug items.

Apparel
All Good
KM Hudson Ltd
MOCEAN
Port Cargo
Puritan Cape Cod
Purple Poppy
Soft As A Grape
Suits You Swimwear

Arts & Literature
Cape Cod Art Bar
Forrest Pirovano Gallery
Market Street Bookshop
McDermott Glass Studio
Woodruff’s Art Center

Cafes & Specialty Food
Absolutely Juiced
Burrito Bistro
Cupcake Charlie’s
Ghelfi’s Candies & Ice Cream
Gustare Oils & Vinegars
Liberty Liquors
Organic Market
Sweet Waves Frozen Yogurt
Washashore Bakery

Gifts & Specialty Shops
Head Over Heels Bridal Boutique
iCape Solutions
Maiden Voyage
Modern Mix
The Lili Pad
The Write Choice
Verde Floral Designs

Health & Fitness
Innerglow Yoga
Legit Lacrosse
Marathon Sports

Home Decor
Cape Leisure
FabVilla
Setting the Space

Jewelry Shops
Elfstone Silver & Gold
Sachs Jewelers
Unique Boutique

Pets & Kids
Baer’s Pet Depot
Cape Kids
Hot Diggity
Red Balloon Toy Shop

Restaurants & Nightlife
Asia
Bleu Restaurant
Bobby Byrne’s Restaurant & Pub
Estia Greek Restaurant
Siena Italian Bar & Grill
The Lanes Bowl & Bistro
Trevi Cafe & Wine Bar
Zoe’s Pizza

Salons & Beauty
Beyond Beauty
Eyebrow Threading Spa
Frankie’s Barber Shop
Illusions Hair Salon
Polished Nails
Quiet Moments Day Spa

Shoes & Accessories
Bayview Optometrics
Kensington’s
Ooh! Ooh! Shoes
Sea Bags
The Shoe Salon