August 19, 2014
1958: Summer cruise to Cape Cod. 1968: Vonnegut's "Welcome to the Monkey House" published

1968: The day our Barnstable fabulist was reviewed

And Kurt Vonnegut got a one-way ticket from Barnstable to fame

On this day in 1968, the New York Times Book Review was about the collection of short stories and recent novels which catapulted Cape Cod's worst car salesman into one of the country's  most acclaimed novelists. 

August 18, 2014
Hosted by the Cape Cod Mall.

Cape Cod Mall is preparing for back-to-school by supporting Katelynn’s Closet. Throughout the month of August shoppers who visit the mall will have a chance to donate to someone in need.

August 18, 2014
Shoppers at the Cape Cod Mall encouraged to take part in worthy event

This coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24, is the last weekend of the Back-to-School Clothing Drive for Katelynn's Closet. The event has been held each weekend in August from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

As shoppers stock up on back-to-school clothing and supplies for their own children, they are encouraged to help out Cape Cod children in need at the same time.

August 16, 2014
1988: Mall changes Wellfleet. 1992: Kennedy museum opens

1988: Dorothy West died on Martha's Vineyard

Boston Black Brahmin, Harlem Renaissance writer, was raised in Oak Bluffs

On this day in 1998, Dorothy West died on Martha's Vineyard. The Boston-born writer was the last living member of the Harlem Renaissance, a movement of African-American artists, writers, and musicians that energized American culture in the 1920s.

August 15, 2014
Daunted by downpours and Hurricane Arthur, the show was put off until the end of summer

Hurricane Arthur may have put the kibosh on Fourth of July festivities, but Barnstable promised to reschedule their Independence Day/375th anniversary fireworks for later in the summer. This week the town announced the big bang will be on Saturday, August 30 at 8 p.m.

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August 11, 2014
James Graham is the author of "Victura".

Author James Graham will discuss his new book “Victura: The Kennedy’s, a Sailboat and the Sea”, on August 13 at the JFK Hyannis Museum. The book, released on April 1, 2014, documents the intense relationship the Kennedy family has always had with sailing and the sea. Many families sail together, but the Kennedys’ relationship with Victura, the 25-foot sloop purchased in 1932 shortly after the family’s move to Hyannis Port, stands apart.

August 10, 2014
1913: When Cape Cod used to get its power from the wind. 1969: Rainy July hurt Cape business

1913: Windmills Still Turn on Cape Cod

Old-Time Relics That Remind You of Holland Stay on the Job in Spite of Their Advanced Age

On this day in 1913, the New York Times featured the beauty of our windmills which still dot the Cape's landscape.

"Is this Holland?" asked a six-year-old boy from New York of his mother as he saw an old windmill on Cape Cod when he alighted from the train.

August 7, 2014
Dancers will perform during Founder's Day Picnic in September

The Town of Barnstable is seeking residents and visitors interested in shaking their booty in celebration of the town's 375th. Participants of all ages are encouraged to be part of a celebratory flash mob dance. The 8-minute interactive dance will be performed at the Founder's Day Picnic on Sunday, September 21 on the Hyannis Village Green on Main Street.

The Town of Barnstable 375 Committee is hoping for 375 dancers. Volunteer Michele Colley is coordinating and choreographing the performance.

August 6, 2014
Gates open at 1pm.

29th Citizens Bank Annual Pops by the Sea, 5pm-7pm, gates open at 1pm. Featuring the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra led by Keith Lockhart. Celebrity Guest Conductor Charlie Rose. General admission $20, $25 day of event, one child 10 or under free with a paid lawn seat. 

August 6, 2014
With special guests David Sibley and Greg Miller.

Coming September 19 – 22, 2014 is the Second Annual Cape Bird Festival, headquartered at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Hyannis, MA. The first Festival held last year attracted 170 registrants from across the US and from the UK. 

August 6, 2014
School supply kits given to over 640 Cape Cod children

Dozens of local Mason volunteers pitch in

Angels purchased 5,000 items for elementary and middle school students

A small army of 28 volunteers descended upon the Universal Masonic Lodge in Orleans Tuesday night to assemble school supply kits for over 640 Cape Cod children - see a photo montage of them putting the gift packages together below.

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August 5, 2014
Hyannis-based Independence House collecting school supplies through August 17

For more than three decades, Independence House in Hyannis has offered a safe haven for victims of domestic and sexual violence. The dedicated staff has provided a variety of important resources including crisis intervention, counseling and resources for victims, survivors and quite often, their children.

Independence House recognizes that domestic violence not only affects a partner or spouse, but the children too. Domestic violence can be physical, emotional, psychological and verbal.  It can also be financial.

August 4, 2014
Jazz, swing and Latin standards.

The Doc Raylove Ensemble

At EMBARGO, 453 Main St., Hyannis
Website http://www.embargorestaurant.com

Every THURSDAY, 6:30-9:30pm through August 28, 2014

Every SATURDAY, 6:30-9:30pm through August 30, 2014

August 4, 2014
Jazz, swing and Latin standards.

The Doc Raylove Ensemble

At EMBARGO, 453 Main St., Hyannis
Website http://www.embargorestaurant.com

Every THURSDAY, 6:30-9:30pm through August 28, 2014

Every SATURDAY, 6:30-9:30pm through August 30, 2014

August 3, 2014
Center yellow lines and white edge lines will be repainted on all main roads

The Town of Barnstable is getting a pavement level spruce up starting Monday night. On Monday, August 4 at 10 p.m., the Town of Barnstable Highway Division will begin repainting the yellow centerline and white edgeline on all main roads in town.

Painting will be done overnight between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. and will continue until all scheduled roads are finished.

Residents are asked to stay off the freshly painted lines for at least 20 minutes--until the paint is dry.

August 2, 2014
Claflin is the author of "Lighthouses and Live Saving Along Cape Cod".

In celebration of the importance of lighthouses and the sea rescues of Cape Cod, the Cape Cod Maritime Museum will be hosting Mr. James Claflin, author of the new book – Lighthouses and Life Saving Along Cape Cod on Friday August 15th at 11am. 

The event is free with paid museum admission.

August 2, 2014
Unidentified driver crashes into West Main Street bank Friday afternoon

HYANNIS - There were no injuries reported following a car vs. bank in Hyannis Friday. The crash occurred Friday afternoon at the Santander Bank at 715 West Main Street.

The unidentified elderly driver crashed into the front of the bank near the main entrance. The bank remained open as police worked the scene.

The Barnstable building inspector was called in to evaluate the structural damage.

It is unknown if the driver will face any charges.

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August 1, 2014
Flights 80%+ full each trip for the first month

Following a solid month of daily trips between Hyannis and New York City, Barnstable officials are calling JetBlue's newest seasonal route a success. According to Barnstable Municipal Airport Manager Roland "Bud" Breault, each plane to and from New York City has been at least 80% full.

August 1, 2014
Filled with creative costumes and fun prizes.

Join the American Red Cross of Cape Cod and Islands for a morning of exercise, fun and costumes at the 2014 Heroes Haul 3 Miler.

Held on Saturday, October 18th, at the Hyannis Village Green on Cape Cod, this year’s 3 mile race will be filled with creative costumes and fun and exciting prizes.

July 31, 2014
Presented by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and the Town of Barnstable Department of Growth Management.

Fridays in August from 6pm to 7:30pm:

  • 08/08:  Funktapuss
  • 08/22: JO&CO
  • 08/29: Chandler Travis Philharmonette

Presented by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and the Town of Barnstable Department of Growth Management.

July 31, 2014
Presented by the Photography Center of Cape Cod.

The Photography Center of Cape Cod, a program of the Cape Cod Art Association is hosting weekly PhotoWalks in Hyannis Village every Wednesday from 9:00am-11:00am during July and August.

July 30, 2014
Supporters of the Dem DA candidate are encouraged to attend

Supporters of Democratic candidate for Cape & Islands District Attorney Richard Barry are encouraged to attend his Mid Cape campaign kick-off on Wednesday, August 6 in Hyannis.

The event will be held at Ocean's 235 Restaurant, 235 Ocean Street in Hyannis from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will be appetizers and a full cash bar.

RSVP to campaign@richardbarry.org.

July 28, 2014
Proceeds benefit Cape Cod Cares for the Troops.

The 2nd Annual PFC Paul E. Conlon Jr. Memorial Cruise Night will be held on Saturday, August 2 from 4pm to 7pm.

The first 50 cars receive a dash plaque.

50/50 raffle, BBQ, lobster raffle. 

Featuring all makes and models.

All proceeds benefit Cape Cod Cares for the Troops.

Presented by Elks USA, Ziggy's Auto Specialties and Cape Cod Cares for the Troops.

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July 28, 2014
1929: Jackie O's birthday. 1963: JFK vacations on Cape months before his assignation

1914: Cape Cod Canal opens on this day

Steady Work of Five Years Robs Sea "Graveyard" of Terrors.
Boston 66 miles nearer to NY

On this day in 1914, the world was told about the opening of our canal which would save hundreds, if not thousands, of ships from peril.