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The New Yorker, March 30, 2020
Engage Falmouth is mentioned in column by Masha Gessen about the influx of New Yorkers to the Cape after the coronavirus outbreak in that city.
On another discussion board, “Engage Falmouth,” where the politics skew more progressive, weariness mixed with sympathy. “I understand the fear pushing people to come stay,” Pamela McCarthy, one of the moderators of the group, wrote to me on Facebook Messenger. McCarthy, who is fifty, lives in Mashpee, which borders Falmouth, and commutes to work at a university in Boston. “I am not sure how much good it will do people to stay somewhere else. I don’t think you can really escape the virus. I think practicing social distance where you currently are is the best bet right now.”
The Falmouth Enterprise, February 2, 2018
Two attendants directed parking at the Waquoit Congregational Church on Sunday afternoon, January 28, as cars spilled out of the parking lots and onto the side streets, and hundreds of people made their way through the community hall at Engage Falmouth’s second annual Volunteer Fair and “Engagement party.”
IFAW.org, April 21, 2017
By Misty Niemeyer
As scientists we have always run into many road blocks, such as lack of funding or resources to do our work. But in recent years new challenges have been arising that as a student and a scientist early in my career I never considered I would face: that scientific facts would not be accepted as scientific fact despite being peer reviewed, accepted by the scientific community and based on solid evidence.
The Falmouth Enterprise, April 13, 2017
Science supporters will take to the streets for the March for Science events on Earth Day 2017, which is next weekend. The main march in Washington, DC, includes close to 400 satellite marches worldwide, including one here in Falmouth.
“I felt like we needed to have a March for Science here,” said organizer Misty E. Niemeyer, who is also a co-founder of Engage Falmouth. “Science is such a huge part of our community.” She added that the satellite marches are significant because they are part of a cumulative effort to support science.
CapeCod.com, March 8, 2017
FALMOUTH –In an attempt to get more citizens involved with their local community, a civic engagement event was held on Tuesday night at Falmouth Library.
The Falmouth Enterprise, Feb. 3, 2017
“This is not the darkness of defeat. This is the darkness of the womb, as a new movement is being born.” Those poetic and prophetic words, passionately uttered by the Reverend Nell Fields of the Waquoit Congregational Church and echoed through their actions by hundreds of passionate Falmouthites as last weekend’s volunteer fair sponsored by Engage Falmouth, signify a resolve and a sense of hope that belie the conflict and consternation that is sweeping the nation.
Cape Cod Times, Jan. 29, 2017
FALMOUTH — A candlelight vigil was held in Falmouth on Sunday in solidarity with refugees and immigrants.
At 6 p.m., around 100 people gathered on the Falmouth Village Green to show their support in response to President Trump’s executive order Saturday stopping travel into the country from certain predominantly Muslim nations.
The Cape Cod Times, Jan. 27, 2017
In the days after thousands of Cape Codders protested President Donald Trump’s policy statements at marches from Provincetown to Falmouth and beyond, the activists find themselves back at home energized but grappling with focus.
The Falmouth Enterprise, Jan. 27, 2017
After the historic Women’s March in Washington, DC, and in cities across the country last Saturday, January 21, many people are asking what to do next. Upper Cape residents and organizations have answers.
“A next step is educating ourselves about which issues to take action in the community,” said Lauren Valle, a founder of Engage Falmouth. “What’s relevant in Falmouth? What’s relevant in Massachusetts? It’s about getting to work.”
Group aims to build post-election grassroots network
The Falmouth Enterprise, Jan. 18, 2017
Engage Falmouth announces its first public event, a “volunteer fair” designed to connect area residents with local causes, from 3 to 6 PM on Sunday, January 29, at the St. Barnabas Church Parish Hall, 91 Main Street.