November 28, 2014
The Kennedy family held a somber Thanksgiving reunion today.

1963: An indescribable sadness filled the salt air on Cape Cod this day

Jack, we hardly knew you

On this day in 1963, less than a week after his death, Jackie Kennedy and the rest of the Kennedy clan gathered at the compound in Hyannis Port to mourn the dead president.

Below is the story in that day's New York Times.

November 23, 2014
2000: Fire destroys My Tinman Diner in Bourne

1962: World holds its breath as Kennedy and Kruschev spar

The Cuban Missile Crisis moved to Cape Cod

On this day in 1962, the world held its breath as our young President was tested by Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev (shown in the cartoon arm wrestling Kennedy sitting on missiles) over the USSR's placement of a missile in Cuba.

The New York Times story began:


November 22, 2014
1963: The day Jack Kennedy died. 69-year-old woman faces eviction from Provincetown artists colony

1963: WHOI scientist found not guilty at moment of Kennedy's assassination

On this day in 1963, a Superior Court jury in Brockton acquitted Dr. William H. Sutcliffe Jr., 40, a West Falmouth marine biologist who worked in Woods Hole, of murdering his 34-year-old wife Luise with a wood alcohol-poisoned cocktail in October 1962. The trial had been moved off Cape due to extensive media coverage.

The defense attorney said the Sutcliffe' s wife mistakenly used the bad alcohol in a cocktail, and the jury believed him more than Prosecutor Ed Dinis.

November 20, 2014
Loaded Glock recovered, suspect held on $20,000 cash bail

HYANNIS - A Boston man was arrested on illegal gun charges during a larceny investigation in Hyannis Wednesday night. According to a Barnstable police release, Barnstable Street Crime Unit (SCU) members were investigating a theft that had occurred Sunday night when they encountered the Boston man.

November 20, 2014
Holiday train departs from Hyannis starting November 28

There is no better way to get the family in the holiday spirit than a train ride to Christmas Town. Trains will depart the Cape Cod Central Railroad Depot in Hyannis beginning Friday, November 28.

Children of all ages will jump at the chance to join Janice and her furry friends Bumblebee the polar bear, Wabash the squirrel and Zephyr the depot cat on a magical adventure to Christmas Town. The journey includes Christmas carols and hot cocoa and cookies served by cheerful elves. Santa himself will even climb aboard the train when you reach your destination.

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November 20, 2014
Fun for the whole family.

Take a special holiday ride aboard the Train to Christmas Town. November 28 through December 26, departures at 5:30pm and 7:30pm.

Three ticket choices, all available online.

Christmas carols, hot cocoa and cookies served by elves and a visit with Santa Claus.


November 20, 2014
Fun for the whole family.

Take a special holiday ride aboard the Train to Christmas Town. November 28 through December 26, departures at 5:30pm and 7:30pm.

Three ticket choices, all available online.

Christmas carols, hot cocoa and cookies served by elves and a visit with Santa Claus.


November 19, 2014
Presented by the Spirit of America.

Spirit of America and Barnstable High School present the 6th annual Day of Percussion on Sunday, November 23 from 9am to 5pm.

Featuring Willard J. Putnam, Colin McNutt, Damon Grant, Gerald Myles and Eduardo Leandro. 

Free admission. See website for more information.

November 19, 2014
Woodside is the editor of "Sea Glass: Women Speak from America's Newest Plantations".

Sea Glass evolved out of a weekly writing group for residents of Eve’s House, a home for women in transition located on Cape Cod. As group facilitator, Ms. Woodside encouraged each woman to write about her life in poetry and short stories. Where do you go when you have been turned out, and how do you recount your story with only six words? How and when do you find freedom from fear and realize the freedom to have a future?

Let Nancy Woodside share the healing journey of so many women as they learn to remember, to feel, to hope, and to write.

November 19, 2014
Fun at the library during the Hyannis Village Christmas Stroll.

Join us for the Hyannis Village Christmas Stroll on Saturday, December 6 from 12pm to 1pm. Christmas stories and crafts for ages 4-12 in the children's room.

November 19, 2014
Fun for the whole family.

Family board games every Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Win prizes, enjoy an snack. Use one of our many games or bring your favorite to share.

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November 19, 2014
With Miss Mary.

Preschool storytime with the spirited Miss Mary, every Friday morning at 11:15 a.m. For young children and their caretakers.

Listen to a story, make a craft, have a healthy snack.

November 18, 2014
Daily service between Cape Cod and the Big Apple to begin again in June 2015

With their inaugural season deemed a success by the airline, the Town of Barnstable and the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, JetBlue will again offer daily, non-stop service between Hyannis and New York City in 2015.

"The service was extremely successful last summer," said Barnstable Municipal Airport Manager Bud Breault." During the eleven weeks between the first flight of 2014 on June 26 and the final flight of the season on September 9, more than 12,000 passengers flew in both directions between Hyannis and JFK Airport in New York City."

November 18, 2014
Presented by CORD (Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled).

The Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled (CORD) invites you to join Trivia Night on December 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis at 35 Scudder Avenue (near the Melody Tent). Tickets are only $25 each and proceeds go to CORD so they can continue to assist people with disabilities on Cape Cod. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cilcapecod.org or by calling CORD at 508-775-8300 or 1-800-541-0282 (both numbers V/TTY). Please note that this is a scent-free event and we request that people refrain from wearing perfumes and other scented products.

November 16, 2014
No injuries reported

HYANNIS - Hyannis firefighters battled a 3-alarm blaze at the Cromwell Court Apartment Complex at 168 Barnstable Road Saturday night. 

Residents stood outside watching as firefighters knocked down the fire that started around 6 p.m.

Several surrounding fire departments and the Red Cross assisted at the scene. There were no reported injuries to residents or rescuers.

November 15, 2014
Baker transition - Health Connector relaunch - Pardons & commutations - Closing the $325 million budget gap

Week of Nov. 15-21, 2014

Closing that $325 million Budget Gap in the $36.5 billion Budget

November 14, 2014
Featuring more than 100,000 holiday lights!

The Cape Cod Enchanted Village, located at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis, will open for its 13th magical season on Friday, December 5 at dusk. The village features a magnificent display of more than 100,000 lights, a Santa’s Village, animated reindeer stall, snowmen and a bonfire (weather permitting) every night through January 2, 2015. A 32-foot tabletop Christmas Village with electric model trains, collectible houses and villagers will be on display inside the resort’s lobby!

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November 14, 2014

Cape Cod Healthcare Blood Center blood drive, Friday, November 14 from 10am to 4pm at Cape Cod Hospital, Lorusso Conference Room.

Every pint of blood donated stays on Cape Cod to serve your community and save the lives of friends, family and neighbor

November 14, 2014
For boys and girls ages 8 to 13.

The Elks Hoop Shoot®, funded by the Elks National Foundation, is a free throw contest for boys and girls ages 8 to 13. Contestants’ age-groups are determined by their age as of April 1, 2015. 

Registration and parental consent required at the beginning of the event. 

Registration at 4:30pm, contest to follow. 

For more information contact Project Director Donna Medeiros at 508-771-1549 or visit www.elks.org/hoopshoot

November 14, 2014
1966: Edward Brooke elected to the Senate. 2000: Wellfleet church closes its doors. 2006: A bygone culinary classic revisited

1960: Kennedy appears in Hyannis after being elected president

His first public appearance since beating Nixon by 118,000 votes

This weekend in 1960, President-elect John F. Kennedy and his family appeared in public for the first time, at the National Guard armory on South Street in Hyannis across the street from present-day Barnstable Town Hall, on the morning after Kennedy narrowly defeated Richard M. Nixon by only 118,000 votes.

November 13, 2014
Eat, drink and shop local!

Eat, drink and shop local with LoveLiveLocal, The Current Quarterly and Cape Cod Beer at their first annual Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, December 7 from noon to 5 p.m. At Cape Cod Beer 1336 Phinney’s Ln., Hyannis Ma 02601. The brewery will be transformed into a family friendly winter wonderland of good cheer and fantastic local shopping featuring more than 50 local artists, artisans, designers and makers.

November 13, 2014
An affinity challenge!

Presented by the Special Olympics of Massachusetts, the Barnstable Police Department and the Sightings LLC. 

This event is competing for the most Santa's in one place at one time (14,000 are needed). This is also an affinity challenge--challenge is to encourage competition between like-minded groups within the community. Teams must have at least 10 members. See list of current teams:


5K run/walk, youth race (6 and under 100 yard dash and 7-12 one-half mile)

November 12, 2014
Road down to one lane during work time

The Barnstable Department of Public Works announced the start of a Hyannisport paving project to begin this week. On Thursday, November 13,  a portion of Scudder Ave. and all of Marston Ave. will be paved. 

The work will be done from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. If the weather cooperates, the project should be complete on Friday.

Only one lane will be open to traffic during work hours. Scudder Ave. will be affected between West Main Street and Craigville Beach Road. All of Marston Ave. will be affected.

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November 11, 2014
Suspects had stolen items in their possession, admit to breaking into 25 vehicles

HYANNIS - Barnstable police arrested two suspects early Tuesday and charged both with breaking into cars in and around Hyannis. According to a Barnstable police release, while on patrol on Elm Street around 1:15 a.m. Officer Kevin Sexton encountered two suspicious young men.

Elm Street and several other Barnstable neighborhoods have seen a recent increase in overnight vehicle break-ins.