July 25, 2014
Democratic gubernatorial candidate will be in Hyannis on July 26

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley will be on Cape Cod this coming Saturday. The Coakley campaign encourages supporters to join the Attorney General at Hyannis Village Green on Main Street at 11:45 a.m. Those wishing to participate may sign up for the "Barnstable Knocks Doors for Martha Coakley" event on the candidate's website.

July 23, 2014
Ridgewood Park is about to get a bit bigger this summer

Ridgewood Park in Hyannis is about to get a bit bigger this summer. The Town of Barnstable announced that the section of Maple Street that runs through the park will be closed Thursday, July 24 to begin construction.

The section of Maple Street, between Locust Street and Oak Street, will initially be blocked off with concrete barriers. (See town issued map on below-right and Google map below.)

July 19, 2014
1999: John F. Kennedy Jr. death reported in New York Times

1958: Coast Guard Cutter frees Submarine Piper from Provincetown Sand Bar

On this day in 1958, the Associated Press reported that the snorkel submarine Piper caught on a sand bar in calm seas off this Cape Cod town early today. Navy rescue operations were instituted, but were not needed.

July 18, 2014
Proceeds benefit local animal charities.

Join us for our 3rd annual Pints for Pups Cape Cod and help us raise money for homeless and neglected animals all over the world and right here on Cape Cod! Partnering with MSPCA and NESAA, Cold Noses Foundation, Inc. is hosting its biggest silent auction of the year at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa on August 1st from 6pm-10pm.

July 18, 2014
BDTC summer social set for August 13 in Hyannis

The Barnstable Democratic Town Committee (BDTC) has issued a save the date for their summer social. The much anticipated event will be held at Baxter's in Hyannis on Wednesday, August 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The annual fete is sponsored by the BDTC. There is no word yet on which candidates will be attending.

Further details are available by emailing Marilyn Drobiarz at mdb1000@aol.com.

Baxter's is at 177 Pleasant Street in Hyannis. Attendees are asked to use the middle entrance.

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July 18, 2014
Proceeds from popular event benefit local animal groups

This year's Pints for Pups event promises to be even bigger and better this year. Now in its third year, silent auction and social event of the season will be held on Friday, August 1 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at its new location--the Cape Codder Resort and Spa at 1225 Iyannough Road in Hyannis.

Ticket are $20 in advance (available online) or $30 at the door and include a free drink, plus a light buffet dinner, dessert, dancing and access to the silent auction.

July 16, 2014
1916: Canal blocked by sunken ship. 1961: JFK spends third weekend here

1999: John-John's plane vanishes off Cape Cod

JFK's son and his wife Carolyn Bessette die in plane crash

On this day in 1999, a Piper Saratoga carrying John F. Kennedy Jr., 38, his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and her sister disappeared late Friday (July 16) off the Massachusetts coast, and by July 17 the authorities had recovered debris from the airplane off Martha's Vineyard.

According to an article in the New York Times:

July 14, 2014
1912: US Navy begins war games on Cape Cod Bay; 1955: Radar tower in danger of collapse; 1978: Entire Provincetown postal staff arrested

1912: When the Fleet visited Cape Cod Bay

July is the month for target practice, war games, night attacks, and "Jack ashore."

July 14, 2014
Screening and Q&A part of JFK Hyannis Museum Speaker Series

The JFK Hyannis Museum will continue its speaker series with an event featuring Rory Kennedy on Thursday, July 17 at 6 p.m. at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis. Kennedy, a producer and director, is the youngest child of Ethel and Robert Kennedy. She was born in 1968, six months after her father was assassinated. 

July 13, 2014
1962: JFK here for a long weekend with Jackie and the children. 1963: John-John greets dad at Otis

1846: Fire nearly destroys Nantucket Town

Burning whale oil created "a sea of fire."

On this day in 1846, a fire began in a hat store on Nantucket's Main Street. In no time, it raced through town, consuming everything in its path. Barrels of whale oil were stored on the wharves; when the fire reached them, they burst into flames.

July 11, 2014
The Cape's favorite summer sporting event.

Cape Cod Baseball League Games, Fal @ Bre 5pm, War @ Cot 5pm, Orl @ Y-D 5pm, Cha @ Bou 6pm, Har @ Hya 6pm. 

See key to team abbreviations and field locations here:


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July 11, 2014
The Cape's favorite summer sporting event.

Cape Cod Baseball League Games, Y-D @ Cot 5pm, Bre @ Bou 6pm, War @ Hya 6pm, Fal @ Cha 7pm, Har @ Orl 7pm. 

See key to team abbreviations and field locations here:


July 11, 2014
Town seeks to fill one vacancy on the committee

This week, Barnstable Municipal Airport Manager Ronald "Bud" Breault announced the re-election of four members to the airport commission.

July 10, 2014
Hosted by the Hyannis Elks Lodge 1549.

The Hyannis Elks Lodge 1549 invites all US active duty military personnel and US veterans to the 2nd annual Veterans Eat Free Cookout on July 26.

The cookout starts at noon and goes until the food runs out.

Rain or shine.

Bring your photos, souvenirs, mementos, stories, songs and memories to share with us. 

Veterans eat free, $5 donation for guest meals. Proceeds benefit Heroes in Transition, Inc.

July 10, 2014
Crash occurred at the busy intersection of Bearses Way and Route 28

HYANNIS - Two people were injured in a two-car crash at the Hess Station at the intersection of Route 28 and Bearses Way in Hyannis Thursday afternoon. The crash occurred around 1 p.m.

One person was transported to Cape Cod Hospital and a second person was evaluated by Hyannis firefighters/EMTs at the scene.

Barnstable police are investigating the cause of the crash.

July 7, 2014
Free yoga for vets and their families.

Yoga Warriors International offers free yoga for veterans and their families on Tuesdays, July 1 through August 19 from 6pm to 7:15pm at the Veterans Outreach Center in Hyannis.

Presented by the Cape & Islands Veteran Outreach Center (established by the Nam Vets Association)/Grace Program and Yoga Neighborhood.

Yoga Warriors was designed by and for veterans including those with PTSD and TBI. Yoga Warriors has helped thousands of veterans:

July 6, 2014
Presented by Spectacle Management.

Spectacle Management is proud to present The Irish Rovers at Barnstable Performing Arts Center in Hyannis on Friday, August 22 at 7:30pm . After nearly 50 years on the road, the band is ready to say Farewell to Rovin' with a final US Tour. Tickets are $47 and go on sale Friday, May 30 at 10am. Tickets will be available by calling (617) 531-1257 or at www.irishroversmusic.com.

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July 5, 2014
1967: Lights on again on Cape Cod, Playhouse in Provincetown goes on by candlelight

1960: U.S. goes to U.N. over plane shot down south of Cape Cod

This followed an earlier incident called the RB-47 incident

On this day in 1960, United States Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge (former US Senator from Massachusetts who lost the seat to Jack Kennedy in 1952) addressed the Security Council over the shooting down of an U.S. plane by the Soviets.

July 5, 2014
Governor's Council will interview J. David Bowie for full-time position as magistrate in the Barnstable County Juvenile Court

Advances: July 6-11, 2014

July 4, 2014
1967: Cape Cod is blacked out for the Fourth, Baby Boom 9 months later

1726: John Adams and Thos. Jefferson both die 50 years after signing the Declaration of Independence

Signers of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th 1776 died with hours of each other

July 3, 2014
This year's theme is "Powerful Storytelling Today".

The Cape Cod Writers Center Conference, one of the oldest broad-based writers’ conferences in the nation, announces a newly streamlined schedule for its 52nd annual Conference on August 7-10 at the Resort and Conference Center of Hyannis (MA). The long weekend format makes it more accessible and affordable to aspiring and published writers with 9-5 jobs, vacation plans, and summer family commitments.

July 1, 2014
For kids ages 5 to 15.

Bruins Street Brigade brings the sport of hockey to schools, community centers and other places all over New England where kids can play in a safe and structured environment.

Hockey equipment is donated and instructions are provide for kids to learn and enjoy hockey free of charge.

Open to kids ages 5 to 15.

Hockey equipment provided.

Instruction led by Bruins Youth Hockey Development Team.

July 1, 2014
Jackie Kennedy made America more beautiful

We will never see her like again

Jackie Kennedy made America more beautiful

On this day in 1963 the press was reporting that Jackie Kennedy and her two children would be going to Cape Cod for the Fourth.

If you are fifty-five or older you will recall the almost storybook atmosphere of our very chic White House occupants of that era.

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June 28, 2014
Charles E. Rogers 3d marries Doris Bartlett Draper 13 hours after his operation

In case you didn't think our forebears were made of sterner stuff

On this day in 1937 a couple of New York swells, here for their wedding in Falmouth, went through with their nuptials even when the groom had an appendicitis attack. The Society Section of the New York Times reported:

Charles E. Rogers 3d Weds In Hospital After Operation; Marries Doris Draper of Brooklyn--Attack of Appendicitis Thirteen Hours Earlier Cancels Plans for Church Ceremony