2018 Mark your Calendars

Happy Holidays..Thank you for a Wonderful 2017



Mark your Calendars – Here are the Dates of our Annual Events and More to come on them..Tickets and More Shortly


 April 27, 2018 TOAST OF HARWICH….Our Premiere Event is returning to
the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club. Tickets will be available soon.

June 23, 2018 Harwich Chamber of Commerce’s Charitable Foundation’s
Annual 5K Road Race
July & August 2018- Port Summer Night’s – Every Wednesday- Line up announcement soon

September 15-16, 2018 Harwich Cranberry Festival Weekend & Fireworks-

12 Days of Christmas and Celebrating Harwich

Join us for the 12 Days of Christmas and Celebrating Harwich
During this Holiday Season check out some of our members..

Art from the Heart– Chris Banks a Cape Cod Artist inspired by the Cape’s landscape and florals
Artisanal Being– A selection designed to support your happiness and well being
Brenda Weeks Travel-Brenda is a certified Sandals and Beaches Specialist
Buca’s Tuscan Roadhouse-Cozy Tuscan themed restaurant offering a sophisticated twist
Cape Cod Beach Chair Co.- A Great gift anytime of the year!  A must see destination -check out the Holiday Lights Display a not to miss..
Cape Cod Lavender Farm- Family owned for 12 years, a place of serene beauty & healthy living. Enjoy a peaceful escape from the enchanted garden to the fields of lavender.  
Cape Sea Grille – New Open Year Round Thurs-Sunday 5-9pm
Closed Dec 17-28th  Check out the New Year’s Eve Info
Chatham Window Washing Introducing New Ultra Pure Water WIndows Cleaning System
Cranberry Liquors of Harwich Port  Fine Wine,Craft Beer, Premium Liquor, Cigars. 
Cross Rip Gallery Represents emerging and established artists in abstract, figurative works with sculpture, painting, photography. Expect the unexpected
Evensong Ministries – Offer retreats at your church. Reiki Treatments and trainings.
GLUED Get Social, Get Crafty, Get Glued….If you like Pinterist and DIY Crafts and Fun Come by..
Guild of Harwich Artists  Artists interested in visual art and encouraging artists
Hairworx Where the Magic happens in East Harwich
Hinckley Home Center Offers anything one needs to decorate, restore, rebuild or construct
Koko Fit Club of Cape Cod  Putting fun back into Fitness
L’Alouette by Christian Enjoy fine creations by renowned Cape Cod Chef Christian Schultz Serving Dinner Five Nights
Lutz Art Gallery Located on Route 28 in the Heart of Harwich Port
Masjah Center Fitness & Healing Arts Space Classes & Events- yoga and ZUMBA and More..
Monahan & Co. Fine Jewelers Celebrated 200 years in business. Sense of nostalgia It’s a treasure..
Monomoy Horse & Dog Family Owned Pet Friendly Special equestrian and dog boutique
Outer Cape Health Services Full range of healthcare- promoting health and well being of all who live in our community
Port Framing Gallery– Cape Cod & Harwich’s Neighborhood Framing gallery
Port-O-Call Gift House-Landmark for 61 Years- Colonial, Yankee & Kringle Candles
Wampum, Dune, Cape Cod Colors Jewelry &  New trendy Hot Chocolate on a stick
Portside Liquors Fine Wines, Specialty Spirits Microbrews in East Harwich
Potted Geranium Discover exceptional gifts-fine crafts collectible folk art & delightful home accessories
Rec-i-proc-i-ty- Newest Artisans Gallery in Harwich Port on Cross Street don’t miss this collection
RMS, Inc. Residential Mortgage Services, Inc. Helping Homeowners reach their home financing needs
RPM Carpets & Floor Coverings Full Service Floor Covering Center
Sativa Gifts for your Body, Home and Spirit
Shorebirds Interiors Relaxed yet sophisticated interior design inspired by the Cape environment
Snow Goose Harwich Port Unique products inspired by Cape Cod- You can bring a piece of Cape Cod home with you
Solis Give the Gift they Really Want…
Stonewood Products Outdoor Living Supplies- Plank Flooring, Reclaimed Beans and Stone Fire Pits
Terry’s TV & Appliances Let our experts help you select your Appliance “Dream Package”
The Grey House Upscale Designs for you, your home, gifts, furniture and clothing
The Nines Art Gallery Newest Art Gallery in Harwich Port
The Royal at Harwich Village Join us for a Cozy Winter Respite Stay
William Raveis Real Estate Escape the Everyday
Wingate at Harwich Lifestyle Choices-Specialized Care
Winstead Inn and Beach Resort Elegance in town Check out the 2018 Specials




Fall for Harwich



3     Farmer’s Market, 3:00 – 6:00 PM. Grounds of Brooks Academy, Harwich Center. (Rain or Shine). Sponsored with the Harwich Agricultural Commission. www.harwichhistoricalsociety.org.

4     Luscious Lobster Roll Lunch 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Christ Church Episcopal, Harwich Port. 508-432-1787 www.christepiscopalharwich.org.

5      Art in the Park, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Doane Park, Harwich Port. Raindate Wednesday. www.guildofharwichartists.com

6      Guided Walking Tour of Harwich Center. 2:00 PM. Costumed guides tell the stories and point out the sights of the historic village in this 1 hour walking tour. Starts at Brooks Academy Museum, Harwich Center. Fee includes      admission to museum. www.harwichhistoricalsociety.org.

7     7th Annual Authors’ Literary Tea 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Elegant Tea at Wequassett Resort & Golf Club on beautiful Pleasant Bay followed by three authors’ presentations, books sales, author signings, and on-site raffle.  Harp music.  Price $45.00 per person, limited number of tickets sold, waitlist available. Benefitting both Harwich Port Library (508-432-3320) and Chase Library (508-432-2610).  Call to reserve ticket.

10 & 17     Farmer’s Market, 3:00 – 6:00 PM. See September 4th.

12    Beach Day. 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Games, food and fun for the whole family. Red River Beach, South Harwich. www.harwichcranberryfestival.org. Raindate Sunday, Sept. 13th.

19     Wildlands Musical Stroll. Sponsored by the Harwich Conservation Trust. Learn more at www.HarwichConservationTrust.org.

19 & 20*   Harwich Cranberry Arts & Music Festival. Arts, Crafts, Music and Food. Brooks Park, Harwich Center. www.harwichcranberryfestival.org

Saturday: Crafts Fair, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Music Festival, 12:30 – 6:30 PM

Sunday: Crafts Fair, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Music Festival, 12:00 – 5:30 PM

20 Harwich Hometown Parade 11:30 AM. Starting at Freeman St in Harwich Port-Doane Road-Sisson Road-Main Street Harwich Center-Oak Street.  www.harwichcc.com

27      Cemetery Tours –Island Pond Cemetery, Harwich Center. 2:00 PM. www.harwichhistoricalsociety.org.


1      Farmer’s Market, 3:00 – 6:00 PM. Grounds of Brooks Academy, Harwich Center. (Rain or Shine). Sponsored with the Harwich Agricultural Commission. www.harwichhistoricalsociety.org.

8      Farmer’s Market, 3:00 – 6:00 PM. Grounds of Brooks Academy, Harwich Center. (Rain or Shine). Sponsored with the Harwich Agricultural Commission. www.harwichhistoricalsociety.org.

9*     Luscious Lobster Roll Lunch, Fall for Harwich, 11:30 – 2:00 PM. Christ Church Episcopal, Harwich Port. 508-432-1787.www.christepiscopalharwich.org.

10 & 11*     Cranberry Culture and Bog Tour. 1:00 PM. Explore cranberry farming in Harwich on this guided tour of a working cranberry bog and museum exhibit, sponsored by the Harwich Historical Society and Gingras Cranberries. Registration is required as space is limited. . Raindate October 13. www.harwichhistoricalsociety.org

17 & 24     Graveyard Tours. Start at dusk. Meet the “spirits” of Harwich past on these guided lantern tours of the Harwich Center Cemetery, with costumed re-enactors. Admission & Registration Required. Brooks Academy Museum. www.harwichhistoricalsocity.org.






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Harwich’s Branding Initiative

The purpose of this branding position paper is to define what branding is, describe why Harwich is undertaking a branding study and to identify the potential benefits of branding for Harwich.

What is Branding?

Branding is about delivering a differentiated message to Harwich’s target audiences of tourists, businesses, residents and second home owners, on what Harwich is, what it offers and why it is the best community to meet their needs. Extensive information is collected to obtain a true picture of what Harwich’s brand is now, why, what it should be and how the preferred identity can best be accomplished. The branding message includes a bold, unique and specific statement that identifies Harwich. Branding is much more than just a name, design, logo, and tagline. The goal is to have Harwich’s target audiences recognize and identify with its brand, believe that it meets their needs and build interest, trust and loyalty.
Our objectives for the brand are to:

  • Deliver a bold and unique message to specific audiences which clearly and consistently defines what Harwich is, what it has to offer and its vision for the future;
  • Ensure that Harwich’s brand is believable and accepted;
  • Connect Harwich’s target prospects emotionally;
  • Motivate the prospects to “buy” from Harwich; and
  • Cement user trust and loyalty.

We want Harwich to be on top of the minds of its target audiences. We want Harwich’s target audiences to buy from Harwich, be brand ambassadors and spread the word about Harwich.

Why is Harwich Undertaking a Branding Study? Harwich is undertaking a branding study because we are currently facing some significant opportunities and challenges. If we are to maximize opportunities and solve challenges, it will be critical to have a shared vision of what makes Harwich special. Identifying and developing that point of difference to be a unifying principle as we go forward, is the objective of the branding study. Opportunities include the: new Monomoy Regional School District; purchase and utilization of the Downey Property and the further development of Sequatucket Harbor; East Harwich Commercial Zone Concept; Middle School Repurposing; new Emerald Physicians/Cape Cod Healthcare facilities and Fontaine Urgent Care Center; future expansion of Outer Cape Health Services in Harwich; and OpenCape/CapeNet high speed fiber-optic network.

Challenges include:

  • Overall competitiveness of Harwich;
  • Economic growth and related revenue growth;
  • Limited resources that Harwich has to continue to improve and evolve;
  • Ability to attract tourists to support Harwich’s local economy;
  • A young educated workforce that can afford to live and work in the community;
  • Housing that is affordable to residents, seasonal homeowners and young professionals;
  • Ability to attract buyers and residents for Harwich’s commercial and residential real estate properties; and
  • A commercial development zone that has the accessibility and infrastructure to attract new businesses for economic development and growth.

What are the Potential Benefits of Branding to Harwich?

Building a strong brand for Harwich is critical to its future. A strong brand will provide a:

    • Platform for strengthening Harwich’s competitive position and generating revenue growth to support Harwich’s strategic initiatives and the local residential and business economy;
    • Unifying theme for Harwich, aligning community activities and resources;
    • Credible, differentiating framework for how we present Harwich to outsiders who may be potential visitors, residents, second homeowners or business owners;
    • Way to create recognition, loyalty and advocacy for Harwich among its target audiences and current stakeholders in the town, reinforcing community goodwill.

Harwich Community Brand Project Committee

Virginia Hewitt, Brooks Free Library and Peggy Garrahan, Cape Destinations
Larry Ballantine, Selectman Town of Harwich
Emily Brutti, Resident
David Condon, Cape Cod Embroidery
Joe Della Morte, Cranberry Liquors
Jeremy Gingras, Harwich Chamber of Commerce
Tony Guthrie, Robert Paul Properties
Simon Hunton, Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn
Errol James, Sound View Partners
Kara Lachance, Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
Michael Ulrich, Cape Cod Associates Real Estate
John Webber, Resident

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