Town Talk


4th September

Shopping Guide: Fall Essentials

The kids are heading back to school and there is a refreshing briskness to the air in the mornings; sure signs of fall. This is one of our favorite seasons here on the Cape. The roads are quiet and the beaches are still beautiful. The change of seasons also presents an opportunity to update our closets with some staples for the new season. We’ve compiled a list of items that we consider to be fall must-haves for students of all ages. Our picks include items to keep you fueled, stylish, and organized as we enter September. Check out our selection below:
Fall Shopping Guide

1 – Hydroflask from Organic Market

2 – Vera Bradley patterned backpacks from Kensington’s

3 – Cape Cod Coffee ground and whole bean coffee (roasted right here in Mashpee)

4 – STX lacrosse gear from Legit Lacrosse

5 – Fun statement socks from Modern Mix

6 – Notebooks and planners from The Write Choice

7 – North Face backpacks from Mocean 

8 – Yeti Rambler tumblers from Mocean

9 – Stripe Bell Sleeve Top from Vineyard Vines

10 – Fall Dresses, tops, cardigans and accessories from Francesca’s



17th August

Join us for our August Sidewalk Festival, happening this Saturday!

August Sidewalk FestOur August Sidewalk Festival is happening this Saturday! Join us for a fun day filled with live music, complimentary face painting, sidewalk chalk galore, street performers (including jugglers and a magician) and a sidewalk sale throughout the neighborhood. The fest begins at noon and runs through 8pm. Various activities will be taking place throughout Mashpee Commons; in order to help you better plan your day, we’ve included a breakdown of the times/locations below:

Face Painting: Taking place from 12-8pm, near Hot Diggity and Port Cargo

Balloon Animals & Glitter Tattoos: Taking place from 12-8pm, near Suits You Swimwear, Siena Restaurant and Setting the Space.

Cornhole: During store hours, between 10am-8pm, cornhole boards can be found throughout the Commons including in front of MOCEAN, Vineyard Vines, The Black Dog, and near Hot Diggity.

Sidewalk Chalk: Chalk art demos, led by the Cape Cod Art Bar, will be taking place from 12-4pm on the Fountain Plaza (near Market Street Bookshop and Trevi Café Wine Bar). Additionally, you can design your own chalk art creations with chalk located throughout the neighborhood.

Local Musicians & Street Performers:

Still Willow: 12-1:30pm, Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop

Cape Harmony: 2-3:30pm, Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop

Kareem Sanjaghi Trio: 4-5:30pm, Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop

Jordan Renzi: 3-4:30pm, near the Organic Market

Marcus the Magician: two 30-min performances beginning at 6:30pm & 7:30pm, Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop

Trevor the Juggler: 12-2:30pm, near The Lili Pad, Maiden Voyage, and Cape Kids

Groovalottos: 4:30-6:30pm, Bandstand, near MOCEAN

99.9 The Q Live Broadcast: Cathy Summers from local radio station The Q will be broadcasting live from 4-6pm near Hot Diggity and Unique Boutique.

All activities are free and open to the public. And don’t forget, extended summer shopping hours are currently in place, so you can visit your favorite businesses through 8pm.

Can’t make our August #SidewalkFestival?…or want to experience the fun more than once? No worries, we are throwing Sidewalk Fests monthly throughout the Summer season. Join us for our last fest of the season on September 16th.



20th July

Join us for Complimentary Movie Nights, Live Music, & More at the Bandstand

The Bandstand at Mashpee CommonsThe new Bandstand at Mashpee Commons houses numerous cultural events throughout the warmer months, including theater performances, movie nights, and live music. All events are free, open to the public, and family friendly. The only thing you need to bring is your own beach chair or blanket. Check out the schedule below, and be sure to mark your calendars for some of these fabulous Cape Cod events.

TUESDAY NIGHT THEATER | WEEKLY ON TUESDAYS 
JUL 11-AUG 29 | 6-8PM

THEATER NIGHT SCHEDULE:
August 15: An Evening of One-Acts
August 22: Midsummer Shakespeare – The Tempest
August 29: How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

MOVIE NIGHT WEDNESDAYS | WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAYS
JUL 5-AUG 30 | DUSK

MOVIE NIGHT SCHEDULE:
July 26: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
August 2: Soul Surfer
August 9: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
August 16: One Crazy Summer
August 23: Back To the Future
August 30: Forrest Gump

LIVE MUSIC THURSDAYS | WEEKLY ON THURSDAYS 
JUL 6-OCT 5 | 6-8PM

LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE:
July 20: Kim Moberg Music
July 27: Molly Parmenter
August 3: Jordan Renzi
August 10: Bert Jackson, Musician
August 17: Sparrow Blue
August 24: Monica Rizzio
August 31: RiLeY CoYoTe
September 7: Sean Brennan
September 14: TBD
September 21 : CATIE FLYNN BAND
September 28: Palmer Egan
October 5: TBD



11th July

Join us for our July Sidewalk Festival, This Saturday

July Sidewalk FestivalOur July Sidewalk Festival is happening this Saturday! Join us for a fun day filled with live music, complimentary face painting, sidewalk chalk galore, and a sidewalk sale throughout the neighborhood. The fest begins at noon and runs through 8pm. Various activities will be taking place throughout Mashpee Commons; in order to help you better plan your day, we’ve included a breakdown of the times/locations below:

Face Painting: Taking place from 12-8pm, near MOCEAN, iCape and the new Bandstand

Balloon Animals & Glitter Tattoos: Taking place from 12-8pm, near Suits You Swimwear, Siena Restaurant and Setting the Space.

Cornhole: During store hours, between 10am-8pm, cornhole boards can be found throughout the Commons including in front of MOCEAN, Vineyard Vines, The Black Dog, and near Hot Diggity.

Sidewalk Chalk: Chalk art demos, led by the Cape Cod Art Bar, will be taking place from 12-4pm on the Fountain Plaza (near Market Street Bookshop and Trevi Café Wine Bar). Additionally, you can design your own chalk art creations with chalk located throughout the neighborhood.

Local musicians performing at our July Sidewalk Fest include:

Sparrow Blue: 12-1:30pm (Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop)

Kim Moberg: 2-3:30pm(Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop)

Jordan Renzi: 4-5:30pm (Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop)

Cape Cod African Dance & Drum: 6:30-8pm (Bandstand, near MOCEAN)

WCOD Live Broadcast: Stephanie from Dan and Stephanie in the Morning will be broadcasting live from 12-2pm in front of Vineyard Vines.

All activities are free and open to the public. And don’t forget, extended summer shopping hours are currently in place, so you can visit your favorite businesses through 8pm.

Can’t make our July #SidewalkFestival?…or want to experience the fun more than once? No worries, we are throwing Sidewalk Fests monthly throughout the Summer season. Join us on August 19th, and September 16th.



5th July

Enjoy Complimentary Movie Nights, Live Music, and Theater Performances on The New Bandstand at Mashpee Commons

BandstandWe are so excited to announce the launch of the new Bandstand at Mashpee Commons! The stage will house numerous cultural events throughout the warmer months, including theater performances, movie nights, and live music. All events will be free, open to the public, and family friendly. The only thing you will need to bring is your own beach chair or blanket. Snacks will be available for purchase from pop-up vendors during some events. Check out the schedule below, and be sure to mark your calendars for some of these fabulous Cape Cod events.

TUESDAY NIGHT THEATER | WEEKLY ON TUESDAYS
JUL 11-AUG 29 | 6-8PM

(additional details on the Tuesday Night Theater events will be announced soon)

MOVIE NIGHT WEDNESDAYS | WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAYS
JUL 5-AUG 30 | DUSK

MOVIE NIGHT SCHEDULE:
July 5: Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone
July 12: The Goonies
July 19: Jaws
July 26: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
August 2: Soul Surfer
August 9: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
August 16: One Crazy Summer
August 23: Back To the Future
August 30: Forrest Gump

LIVE MUSIC THURSDAYS | WEEKLY ON THURSDAYS
JUL 6-OCT 5 | 6-8PM

LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE:
July 6: Jake Bautista
July 13: Schuyler Grant
July 20: Kim Moberg Music
July 27: Molly Parmenter
August 3: Jordan Renzi
August 10: Bert Jackson, Musician
August 17: Sparrow Blue
August 24: Monica Rizzio
August 31: RiLeY CoYoTe
September 7: Sean Brennan
September 14: TBD
September 21 : CATIE FLYNN BAND
September 28: Palmer Egan
October 5: TBD



30th June

L.L. Bean is Now Hiring for their New Location, Opening Soon in Mashpee!

LL Bean Now HiringWe are so excited for the arrival of outdoor and lifestyle store L.L. Bean! Their location here in Mashpee is scheduled to open in the late summer of this year. In the meantime, the L.L. Bean team has been super busy getting the store ready to greet their new customers here on the Cape. As part of their efforts to ready the store, they are seeking staff members to join their exceptional team.

L.L. Bean combines timeless heritage and old-fashioned values of trust, respect, and integrity with a mission to help individuals and families enjoy the outdoors by offering the latest gear and apparel. Love of the outdoors is a common thread among their employees, whether they enjoy active outdoor interests or more casual, relaxed weekend activities.

Their legendary Guarantee Policy means that working at L.L. Bean is all about satisfying the customers. Whether selling, stocking, or processing a return, they have one goal – deliver World-Class Customer Service. They use the term “wicked good” to describe their products, services, guarantee policy, and stores; So if you’re “wicked good”, they want to meet you!

More info can be found on their website.



29th June

Stop by Heather’s Boutique on July 1st During Their Grand Opening

Heather's As you are out and about over the weekend, be sure to pop into Heather’s Boutique, the newest shop here in the neighborhood. Heather’s carries a unique mix women’s clothing and accessories. One of their standout brands is the breezy and relaxed Siganka from Maui. Founded by an avid seaside traveler, Siganka’s pieces are comfortable, lightweight, and can be dressed up or down. The boutique also features Green Goddess Herbals, a line of locally made skin care products. Heather’s will be open for business beginning Saturday, July 1st and will be giving out free samples of their luxurious skin care products throughout the day.
Heather's



16th June

Stop by Cape Cod Coffee’s new Café this Saturday during their Grand Opening Celebration!

Cape Cod CoffeeBe sure to stop by Cape Cod Coffee’s new café here in the neighborhood during their Grand Opening celebration this Saturday (happening in conjunction with our June Sidewalk Festival!). The event will feature special deals, door prizes, giveaways and lots of Coffee 😉

Cape Cod Coffee BarYou may be familiar with Cape Cod Coffee from their roasting facility, located on route 130 here in Mashpee. Their quality beans, roasted right here on Cape Cod, certainly set their coffee apart from any other options in the region. Which is why we are so excited about their brand new (and very first) coffee shop here in the neighborhood. Their menu features an array of options, from classic lattes, to fresh cold brew; and their inviting café offers seating and complimentary wifi. Cape Cod Coffee is committed to purchasing only top quality beans from farms dedicated to preserving the environment and worker’s rights and they roast their coffee in small batches for superior flavor control. Co-owners, Pam and Jan Aggerbeck, are passionate about “great coffee, vibrant communities and environmental stewardship” which they have certainly demonstrated in their new coffee shop.



15th June

Join us for our June Sidewalk Festival, This Saturday!

sidewalk festOur June #SidewalkFestival is happening this Saturday! Join us for a fun day filled with live music, complimentary face painting, sidewalk chalk galore, and a sidewalk sale throughout the neighborhood. The fest begins at noon and runs through 8pm. Various activities will be taking place throughout Mashpee Commons; in order to help you better plan your day, we’ve included a breakdown of the times/locations below:

Face Painting: Taking place from 12-8pm, near Hot Diggity and Port Cargo (across the street from Cape Kids and Unique Boutique).

Balloon Animals & Glitter Tattoos: Taking place from 12-8pm, near Suits You Swimwear, Siena Restaurant and Setting the Space.

Cornhole: During store hours, between 10am-8pm, cornhole boards can be found throughout the Commons including in front of MOCEAN, Vineyard Vines, The Black Dog, and the Market Street Bookshop.

Sidewalk Chalk: chalk art demos, led by the Cape Cod Art Bar, will be taking place from 12-4pm on the Fountain Plaza (near Market Street Bookshop and Trevi Café Wine Bar )

Local musicians performing at our June Sidewalk Fest include:

Brian Sances: 12-1:30pm (Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop)

Catie Flynn: 2-3:30pm(Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop)

Cape Harmony: 4-5:30pm (Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop)

Jim Decatur: 6-8pm (Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop)

Jim Lareau: 3-5pm (near Organic Market)

Sidewalk Fest EventsAll activities are free and open to the public. In the event of rain, live music will be moved indoors, next door to Cupcake Charlie’s and Washashore Bakery. And don’t forget, extended summer shopping hours are currently in place, so you can visit your favorite spots through 8pm.

Can’t make our June #SidewalkFestival?…or want to experience the fun more than once? No worries, we are throwing Sidewalk Fests monthly throughout the Summer season. Join us on July 15th, August 19th, and September 16th.



5th June

Check Out Cape Cod Life’s “Best Of” List For A Guide To The Top Businesses Here On The Cape

Cape Cod LIfe June IssueBe sure to check out this month’s issue of Cape Cod Life; the June issue features their annual “Best Of Cape Cod” reader’s choice list. The comprehensive list features readers top picks for businesses here on the Cape and Islands. We are thrilled to share that readers chose several shops and restaurants here in Mashpee Commons as some of their favorite destinations.

Check out this year’s winners from the neighborhood below:

Gold Winners:

Restaurant Wine Selection
Trevi Café & Wine Bar

Romantic Restaurant
Bleu Restaurant

Sushi
Asia Restaurant

Flower Shop
Verde Floral Design

Pet Store
Hot Diggity

Toy Shop
Red Balloon Toy Shop

Wedding Shop & Services  
Head Over Heels Bridal

Women’s Clothing
Puritan Cape Cod

Rainy Day Activity
Lanes Bowl and Bistro

Silver Winners:

Best Burger
Bobby Byrne’s Restaurant & Pub

Ethnic Restaurant
Estia

Lunch
Bobby Byrne’s Restaurant & Pub

Children’s Shop
Cape Kids

Jewelry
Unique Boutique

Men’s Clothing
Puritan Cape Cod

Shop for Home
Setting the Space