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July 15, 2014


Come Hear Jay Blake:

Crew Chief, Top Alcohol Funny Car Team PERMATEX,  
10 a.m. Wed. July 16th - Tilden Arts Center - Free

Please join us to hear Marstons Mills resident, and national motivational speaker Harry "Jay" Blake

TOMORROW AT 10 a.m. (Wed. July 16th), in the Main Theater of the Tilden Arts Center. Fox Sports Network is doing a feature piece on Jay Blake, and will record his presentation from our podium. This event is free and open to all.

As car owner and crew chief of the Permatex organization's Top Alcohol Funny Car, he is the only totally blind crew chief in the worldwide sport of auto racing.

In May 1997, Jay was involved in a horrific industrial accident that caused him to lose complete vision, smell, and taste. At the age of 31, he was faced with relearning how to live.

In this movinpresentation, Jay Blake will share his personal story, recounting his journey from the accident to realizing his dream of owning a professional racing team. Important life values and skills including: positive attitude, the importance of education, pursuing your dreams with passion, self-determination, and team building, are underscored in this motivational, life-affirming address from a speaker who, indeed, has "walked the walk."

Jay has more than 15 years of experience as a professional auto mechanic, and more than 20 years in drag racing, including as a crew member and crew chief on a Super Comp Dragster racing team. Along with performing the majority of mechanical work, Jay is responsible for the organization's management, operations and community outreach programs.

While Jay Blake's passion is automotive based, his presentation is designed to inspire individuals to pursue their own life goals. All ages are welcome. 

Jay's Permatex car/team again is at the top of point leaders in the NHRA East. They were the top team in the East in 2012, and rated 11th nationally in a highly competitive class of dragsters.


Summer of Science - Time to Enroll is Now !
Electricity - Magnets - Computers - Robotics

For the fifth summer, Cape Cod Community College will welcome students entering grades 6, 7, and 8, for a week-long science and technology program: "Summer of Science 2014." From August 11–15, students will explore electricity and magnetism, computer science, and robotics in "hands-on" learning with a team of highly trained and experienced teachers. Every day will be packed with opportunities to learn, explore, and make new friends with a similar interest in science and technology. 

Over the past few years, the program has been a "sell out."  We encourage parents to enroll their young scientists as soon as possible.

Far more than a typical "camp," this is a true learning experience where students follow a carefully developed educational program, and blend experiential learning with great fun, under the guidance and direction of College faculty and associates. Summer of Science students explore real world problem-solving scenarios, and work in teams on design challenges.  Participants will use computer-based data collection and analysis tools, and have the chance to gain experience by really "doing" science, not just watching someone else's demonstration.

The campus community, friends, and family are invited to join the group on the last day (August 15th) as students share their week's work during the ice cream social and symposium. 

Cape Cod Community College is committed to making this program affordable to anyone.  Summer of Solar Science 2014 costs only $225 for the week, and that includes snacks, lunch, and all equipment necessary for the week of learning. Further, for a limited time, through the generosity of a private donor, full program scholarships are available. Families are encouraged to inquire about them.

The Summer of Science program takes place at Cape Cod Community College's West Barnstable campus in the Lyndon P. Lorusso Applied Technology Building. Exit 6 off the Mid-Cape Highway (Rte. 6) 1/4 mile north on Iyannough Rd.

A downloadable application can be found at:

For more information, please call (508) 375-5010, or email: Tammi Jacobsen

Pictured above: a very happy group of "Summer of Scientists! 2013"
Pictured to the right: Three students from the 2013 Summer of Science program deep in planning and design. 

Non Discrimination Policy

Cape Cod Community College policy prohibits discrimination in education, employment, and services due to race, ethnicity, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, or disability. Individuals requiring auxiliary aids or services to access any event at the College may contact The O'Neill Center for Disability Services at (508_ 362-2131 x4533.

We welcome questions, comments or requests for information. Please ask about having a presentation about the College brought to your club or organization. Whatever the need or question, please reply to
Contact Info
Michael Gross, Director of College Communications, (508) 375-4003
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