Thursday, July 12, 2007

Bits & Pieces

Yesterday I attended a get-together hosted by Clean Power Now at the Flying Fish here in Wellfleet. Wendy Williams, co-author of Cape Wind, was on hand to sign books. There were not as many attendees as expected because 200 Wellfleetians had gathered at the Wicked Oyster in an effort to coordinate fund-raising for Caleb Potter’s recovery. Today the Provincetown Banner posted an article about the incredible spirit that has united our small town over the past week. The reporter neglected to site one of the main reasons: the Mustard Seed Kitchen, which Caleb’s mom founded and ran while her boys were teenagers. Ten years ago I reported on this successful effort to keep Wellfleet’s young people off the streets in an article which appeared in American Profile. Those same young people and their parents surround the Potters now. To contribute to the Caleb Potter Benefit Fund, stop by any Cape Cod Five branch and make a deposit.

Speaking of fund-raising, a committee of dedicated Wellfleetians of a different generation have united to raise money for Wellfleet’s new Preservation Hall
(see March 13 blog), which will be located in the former Catholic Church on Main Street. The incredible doors, created by itinerant artist Jonathan Kendall, will be on exhibit at the Cape Cod Museum of the Arts in Dennis, July 14-August 25. The project will cost $2.2 million. For information on how to participate, go to this Web site.