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In early spring, 2006, a small group of concerned citizens gathered to discuss the idea of creating a West Falmouth Village Association that would be inclusive of all residents and taxpayers of West Falmouth and one that would be similar to other associations in the town.

An interim Board was established and we held our first community wide meeting in July, 2007 to introduce our plan and encourage members to join. Our membership now numbers over 330 and we have a Board of Directors with officers in place.

Our purpose is to preserve the character of the village and to work with town officials from Falmouth to meet the changing needs of West Falmouth and the greater Falmouth community.

Click here for the 2013-2014 Membership Dues form

To: Interested supporters of the West Falmouth Swift Memorial Park Tennis Courts

Letters from the community are requested in support of the tennis courts grant application.

This is for a CPC grant to upgrade the West Falmouth tennis courts under the Recreation element of the CPC. The grant will be finalized by Helen Kennedy, Falmouth Recreation Department, about June 20 with deadline to CPC June 26. Letters from residents may be included in the proposal and are an important part of the application.

This project enhances an area or structure for a significant group of citizens and promotes a balance between cost and the public good. The Swift Playground has a great community involvement in its development. CPC funds are not for new construction. The tennis courts exist and are in need of repair.

Please include a description of your own personal use of the courts or your personal knowledge of others using the courts in your letter of support.

Email your individual letters before June 20, 2014, to hkennedy@falmouthmass.us. Town of Falmouth, Community Preservation Committee, 59 Town Hall Square, Falmouth, MA 02540

Save the date: 2014 WFVA Annual Meeting

July 8th at 7:00 pm at the West Falmouth Library
Q&A Session with Julian Suso, Town Manager and Peter McConarty, Town Engineer

Nominees for new Board Members:

• Rob Bowerman
• Tracy Hampton
• Phil Nehro
• Mary Bunker Rhyther

Profiles available upon request. If you have further nominations, please email them to martha@oldfieldcove.com at least 14 days prior to the annual meeting.

Swift Playground Ready for Summer

Swift Playground, West Falmouth, MAThe newly renovated Swift Playground on Blacksmith Shop Road in West Falmouth is open and ready for summer. The renovation, which was the dream of West Falmouth teenager Jake Barry, was recently commemorated with a stone engraving to recognize the efforts of those involved. Pictured here, Susan Moran, president of the West Falmouth Village Association and 18-year-old Jake Barry of West Falmouth.
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WFVA Villager Award
Nominations requested

The West Falmouth Village Association is currently seeking nominations from the community for our 2014 Villager recipient. This award is given for outstanding service and dedication to our village. If you have a recommendation, please contact Jay Austin at 508-566-0645 or by email at Aukina@aol.com. Please let me know why you feel the person you have nominated is worthy of such an honor. All nominations need to be submitted by the end of April, so a full discussion can be brought to your Board for a vote in May. Thank you in advance for your help! 

The WFVA Villager Award was established in 2010 to honor individuals in our community who have given great service, time and talent for the benefit of West Falmouth.

This award is bestowed at the Annual Meeting held in July/August. The person or persons to be honored will be notified in advance of the meeting and asked to be on hand for the presentation of the award.

Past recipients of this award are:
Peter Gedney and Paul Sellers – 2013
John F. Austin, Jr. - 2012
Maurie and Art Harlow-Hawkes – 2011
Milt and Sue Williamson - 2010

Flood Insurance Presentation

The West Falmouth Village Association and Falmouth Housing Trust sponsored a flood insurance presentation, including West Falmouth Flood Maps, by Town officials at West Falmouth Library on January 13, 2014.

A Representative panel comprised of Town of Falmouth's Building Department & GIS Department, as well as representatives from a local lender and insurance agency, gave the presentation followed by a question & answer period.

Click here for more details, including a video of the presentation.

Membership Survey

Please take a moment to fill out our Membership Survey, and either mail or email it to the WFVA (instructions provided with the survery). Thank you!
Membership Survey
Click here to fill out the brief survey.

Falmouth Bikeways Committee Survey

The Falmouth Bikeways Committee is seeking your input; please fill out this survey. It will give the committee a better understanding of bicycle rider needs in Falmouth. The survey will take five to six minutes. Your bicycling needs will be incorporated into bicycling planning. Please only complete this survey one time. The committee would like the widest range of citizens to participate in this survey.

Take the Survey!

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Town posts latest draft of CWMP
July 2013

Dear Friends of Crocker's Pond,

The town has posted the latest draft CWMP which includes their revisions, responses and re-assessments in light of all the comments that were made regarding the previous draft. The committee did include more information on Crocker's Pond which is not a difficult task for them since they included no information on it before. > read more

On Crocker Pond—West Falmouth Neighbors Worry About Pollution
Cape Cod Wave - By Laura M. Reckford

On a recent Friday morning, an osprey swooped low over Crocker Pond in West Falmouth but then angled back up. No fish to be seen.

“They’re not awake yet,” said Mary Bunker Ryther, 50, who grew up on Crocker Pond and now lives just a quarter mile up the road in North Falmouth. Her Norwich terrier Rogue positioned himself on the edge of the Bunker family dock and looked intently into the water, willing a fish to squiggle to the surface. Nothing yet. Just clear water all the way to the bottom.

The pond off West Falmouth Highway (Route 28A) at the intersection of Thomas B. Landers Road is bound by the Bunker property taking up most of one side and Bourne Farm taking up most of the other. It is a serene place.

Ryther knows there are fish in the pond, always have been for the more than 65 years her family has lived next to it. But she is concerned about the future and whether the abundant wildlife in and around the pond will be there for her grandchildren and their children. > Read more

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