Monthly Archives: April 2013

Best Beaches in Massachusetts

Dune on Cape Cod near Provincetown

Dune on Cape Cod near Provincetown (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s almost summertime, and Colonial Auto wants to help you find the best beaches in Massachusetts!

Massachusetts has some of the best beaches on the east coast. There’s an abundance of sand ripe for sunbathing on Cape Cod, south of Boston, and along the North Shore. Given the wealth of options, it’s difficult to know where to set up your beach chair.

Fortunately, at Colonial we’re happy to share our local knowledge about with you.

Here’s Colonial Auto’s guide to the best beaches in Massachusetts.

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Colonial South CJD team members to Run the West Island 5K

This upcoming weekend in Fairhaven, MA 5 Colonial South Chrysler Jeep Dodge employees will be running in the West Island 5K as members of Team ” Colonial South Coast “ All proceeds from the West Island 5K  go to the Fairhaven High School Cross Country program & The Crispin Demers Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Along with running and walking in the event Colonial South Chrysler Jeep Dodge is a Bronze Sponsor for the event.

Mary Durocher who is our Office Manager at Colonial South Chrysler Jeep Dodge ran point on getting the dealership involved in the West Island 5K which is in its second year has ran in several 5K’s in the past and was thrilled to rally team Colonial South Coast to run in the event this weekend.

Time to meet Team Colonial South Coast

Our Service Manager Paul Sutherland who is a Marathon Runner and will be also participating in the Megatransect Challenge in September 2013. Megatransect is a 26+ Mile hike/trail run that is in Central Pennsylvania and it not for the faint of heart.

As I have already mentioned Mary Durocher has ran in several 5K’s events in the past was responsible for coordinating the team. She is in some ways by default the team Captain.

When asked, ” How did you get involved with the West Island 5k? ” Mary replied, ” The dealership wanted to get involved in the community.  As a part of that effort I hopped on Google and started looking for local events that we could get involved in. I saw the West Island 5K and knew that Paul was a marathon runner, I asked him if he would be interested and of course he was and the team grew from there. ”

The 3rd member of Team Colonial South Coast is our Finance Manager George Simone. George trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well as MMA. While this is George’s first 5K he is looking forward to as it is a great augmentation to his existing training.

For Team Colonial South Coast Team members 4 and 5, Keri and Sarah will be walking the race course. This is the first event for each of them and they are excited to get involved and be a part of the team efforts.

Colonial South Chrysler Jeep Dodge General Manager, Mark Babineau had intended to Run in the race but there was so much interest from other team members, he quickly realized that if he did there would be no one to open the store this Sunday from 12-4.

" Colonial South Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Dartmouth is committed to being involved with the South Coast community. We are a part of this community and are proud to have supported the Lions Club recently by sponsoring and allowing them to use one of our vans for trash pick up efforts on Faunce Corner Road." Mark said " It is really important to give when we can, whether is time, donations or general support for local events and schools. Colonial is committed helping out when are able to " he added.

Here are details if you are interested in participating in the West Island 5K on April 28th.


5K Run/Walk


Sunday, April 28, 2013
11:00 A.M
41 Causeway Road, West Island – See Map
Fairhaven, MA 02719

All proceeds go to the Fairhaven High School Cross Country program
& The Crispin Demers Memorial Scholarship Fund
Online registration is open until 10 AM on Saturday, April 27, 2013.


  • Mostly flat and fast loop throughout scenic West Island with a fast downhill start and a challenging uphill finish.
  • Each mile will be marked and timed.
  • A water station will be fully stocked at the 1.5-mile point.

Registration & Number Pick-up

  • 41 Causeway Road, Fairhaven, MA
  • Saturday, April 27, 1:00-4:00 P.M.
  • Sunday, April 28, 9:00-10:45 A.M.
  • Great post-race refreshments!
  • Awards Ceremony/Raffle will begin at 12:15 P.M.


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