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Community Preservation Committee thinks foundation can’t finish Simes House job

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The Community Preservation Committee wants the Simes House back. In a letter to the Simes House Foundation Board of Directors, the CPC asks them to return the property to the town, stating the board has failed to meet the condition of the town meeting article that approved the project. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Manomet Christmas Tree lighting is this Friday

Caroling, holiday refreshments and a visit from St. Nick will highlight the annual Manomet Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, November 28 at 6 p.m.

“Bart,” as the yule tree is named, Santa and his elves and helpers will be at Manomet Commons on the grounds of the Simes House, 29 Manomet Point Road, Plymouth. Parking is available across the street at Manomet Plaza. The event is free. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Volunteers needed to decorate Simes House for the holidays

The annual Manomet Christmas Tree Lighting is coming up and volunteers are needed to help decorate the Simes House exterior on Saturday, November 15 at 10 a.m.

Santa’s helpers are also needed on Sunday, November 23, at 9 a.m. to set up lighting and the grounds for the tree lighting. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Simes House novel author at Manomet Branch

Taylor Nash, author of “Wicked Moon,” a romantic suspense novel with paranormal undertones set at the Simes House and all around Plymouth, will be at the Manomet Branch Library, 12 Strand Avenue, Saturday, October 25 from 2:30  to 4 p.m.
 She will be autographing copies of her book on the Simes House veranda at 29 Manomet Point Road, Sunday, October 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. Proceeds from the novel are dedicated to the Simes House and Manomet Commons. Continue Reading →

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Speakers ask selectmen to take action on Simes House

Randy Parker sitting and holding his head.

 

Chairman Ken Tavares said the Board of Selectmen is looking into the controversy over the leadership of the Simes House Foundation. He said this after a parade of prominent Manometians came to the microphone during the public comment session of Tuesday night’s meeting to protest the removal of Randy Parker as president of the foundation. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Randy Parker ousted as president of Simes House Foundation over dispute with board of directors

Cracks are appearing in the foundation that supports the Simes House. Not the actual foundation, but the organization dedicated to restoring the mansion on Manomet Point Road. At last Wednesday’s membership meeting, Randy Parker was removed as president of the Simes House Foundation. The vote to remove him was, according to Parker, 58 to 31. The no votes, he claims, included 48 proxy votes which had not been notarized as required. Continue Reading →

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Parker pushes plan to use development rights to fund Simes House

Town Meeting Member Randy Parker’s plan to use the zoning bylaws to generate revenue for the Simes House met with what might be called supportive skepticism from the Planning Board, last Monday night. Parker is scheduled to formally present the plan on September 15. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Simes House tag sale on June 21

The Simes House will hold a tag sale, Saturday June 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the house at 29 Manomet Point Road. Rain date is Sunday June 22. Clean, usable items can be donated at the house on June 21 between 7 and 9 a.m. You may arrange a personalized dropoff or pickup by contacting:

Linda at 508.224.6300
Ed at 508.224.3505
Galen at 508.224.3508
Jim at 508.224.2639
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Simes House on the visitor’s list for Plymouth Antiquarian Society House Tour

This year’s Plymouth Antiquarian Society House Tour will be visiting Manomet to get a look at how things are progressing at the Simes House. “Seeing the meticulous restoration work being carried out at the Simes House is a great learning opportunity for anyone interested in local history and old buildings,” commented PAS Executive Director Donna Curtin in an e-mail. “ it’s a very significant project for Manomet, an area of Plymouth that has not enjoyed the same level of protection for its historic resources as other parts of town,” she added. For safety reasons, the tourists will only get as close as the porch, according to Simes House Foundation Secretary Will Shain.  While the exterior of the house is largely finished, the interior still has a ways to go. Continue Reading →

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Simes House Foundation gets state grant

Secretary of State William Galvin and the Massachusetts Historical Commission awarded the Simes House Foundation a $50,000 grant from the Massachusetts Preservation Project Funds Emergency Funding program, Senate President Therese Murray announced Wednesday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Simes House restoration gets underway

The restoration of the Joseph Simes House at 29 Manomet Point Road has begun, according to a press release from the Simes House Foundation, The foundation hired Vareika Construction of West Bridgewater to do the work.  Scaffolding is being installed around the house as the first step to re-roof the Simes House.  Additional work will follow that includes restoration of all windows and doors, porches, chimneys, siding, moldings and other detail work and if the weather permits, new paint.  If the weather cooperates, the foundation expects much of the exterior work to be done in the next 90 to 120 days. Interior restoration and landscaping are expected to begin next summer. Continue Reading →

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Help needed for Simes House fundraiser

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elp with the Tag-Bake-Plant Sale scheduled for Saturday, June 23 at 29 Mano=
met Point Road, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.</p>
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arker at 508-224-2201 &#0160;or by e-mail to <a href=3D”mailto:maryp=
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Volunteers needed for Simes House fundraiser

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e second annual Halloween in May Fundraiser at the Moose Lodge.</p>
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dessert, decoration and clean-up.</p>
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History help wanted for the Simes House

The Simes  House Foundation seeks six to eight people to serve on a new historical committee. Committee Chairman Kevin Doyle is also on the lookout for any information about past residents and photos of the house.  
If you want to help, e-mail history@simeshousefoundation.org

 
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Simes House Foundation annual meeting

The Simes House Foundation holds its annual meeting at Metro’s Café, 775 State Road in Manomet, 7 p.m., Thursday, September 15. The agenda includes officer, committee and annual reports, ratifications, committee appointments, status update, planning, comment and other business. All interested are encouraged to attend. Further information is available on the web at www.simeshousefoundation.org or by contacting the foundation at 508-224-2586.  
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Simes House fishing tourney winners announced

 
The winners of the Simes House Foundation’s inaugural fishing tournament were announced Sunday at a celebration at the Moose Lodge. Ryan Belval and Mackenzie Martin won the youth division, John Bunar and John Terry were the men’s winners, and Kathleen Bunar and Mary Ellen Parker took top honors for the women. The competition, which occurred between July 29 and August 14, pitted local anglers to see who could catch the biggest fish in Cape Cod Bay. All proceeds support the Simes House Foundation in its goal of creating a village green and cultural center in Manomet with the restored Simes House as the anchor.  
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Tag sale at the Simes House this weekend

The Simes House Foundation is holding a tag sale at the Simes House on 29 Manomet Point in Manomet, Saturday, August 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The rain date is Sunday, August 21 from  noon to 4 p.m.
Parking is available across the street in the Manomet Plaza. All proceeds will support the non-profit Simes House Foundation in realizing its goal of creating a cultural center in Manomet with the restored Simes House as the anchor. For more information, visit www.simeshousefoundation.org.  
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UPDATED (2): Fishing tournament to raise funds for Simes House project

Do you like fishing? Do you like money? Then does the Simes House Foundation have a deal for you. The Manomet Commons Striper and Bluefish Tournament kicks off July 29 at noon. A fundraiser for the foundation, the two-week long tournament will give anglers a chance to show off who can land the biggest fish. Continue Reading →

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Sale helps Simes House Foundation raise funds

Galen Green and Abigail King at the donut stand at the Simes House Garden-Bake-Tag Sale last Saturday. The Simes House Foundation held a Garden-Bake-Tag Sale on the grounds of the mansion on Saturday, June 25.  more than 200 visitors helped raise $1,900 for the restoration effort. among those who helped the cause were Dutchie's Greenhouses, Egan's Landscape, and Jen and Kim at Holmes Farm at Manomet Point CSA. Individual donors included Carrie Cheffro for her Simes House-inspired baked goods, Al and Joan LaRue for two truckloads of including a hand-painted bureau, Galen and Leslie Green for sharing their 1923 REO Speedwagon with freshly made donuts, and reflexologist Cindy Forte,  who gave foot massages to weary shoppers. Continue Reading →

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