November 2, 2014
1962: JFK votes, watches his election on Cape Cod

1915: Female "Anti's" block a women's right to vote in Massachusetts

Mass Moments recalled on this day...

On this day in 1915, a referendum to give Massachusetts women the vote failed at the polls. In spite of its leading role in the nineteenth-century woman's rights movement, Massachusetts was the first state to organize an association of women opposed to suffrage.

October 30, 2014
1961: New breed of senior citizens who stay year-round

1961: The new face of postwar Cape Cod emerges

Fifteen years after WWII, a new breed of settlers start arriving on these shores

It took the completion of major sections of the new interstate highway system built during the Eisenhower administration in the 1950s to turn our peninsula into a modern resort area where summer vacationers became summer residents and as they retired, year-round citizens here.

October 29, 2014
Featuring locally sourced fish and vegetables.

The Cape Cod Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the 2014 Ocean to Cocktail Table celebration on Saturday November 15, 2014 from 5pm – 7:30pm, featuring locally sourced fish and vegetables prepared by “Treats at the Dennis Inn”, and is sponsored by Cape Air.

The celebration highlights locally harvested and prepared hot seafood hors d’oeuvres from lobster, scallops, oysters, clams, tuna, and includes wine as well as the Museum’s signature “Spiced Island Rum Punch”. A cash raw bar will also be available.

October 29, 2014
1997: Indian advocate John Peters dies at 67

1911: Vigilante mob hangs Minister in effigy

On this day more than 100 years ago, the citizens of Hyannis acted more like a vigilante mob in the old west than church-goers on old Cape Cod.

Evan Albright wrote in Cape Cod Confidential about the murder:

October 29, 2014
Barnstable police on-scene at the Cascade Motor Lodge

HYANNIS - According to emergency broadcast reports, one woman was taken into custody Wednesday morning at the Cascade Motor Lodge on Main Street in Hyannis.

The woman was reportedly involved in a stabbing incident.

Barnstable police were at the motel investigating.

We will update the story as more information is made available.

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October 28, 2014
In loving memory of Kevin and Miranda Houston.

Volunteers and participants needed...mark your calendars!
Saturday, November 8th - 9:00 AM, Barnstable High School
Registration begins @ 7:30 AM in Main Cafeteria
Kids' Races - Raffles - Massage Therapist on site -Awards
Free T-Shirts to first 150 Registrants - Virtual Registration Available
For more information or to register visit: http://www.houstonmemorial5k.com
To volunteer, email us @ houstonmemorial5k@gmail.com

October 28, 2014
Presented by the Barnstable High School Drama Club.

The Barnstable High School Drama Club’s 32nd Annual Haunted House will run Wednesday, October 29th and Thursday, October 30th. Admission is $10. Tours begin at 6 pm and run till closing. This year’s theme is every student’s nightmare: The Haunted Schoolhouse!

October 27, 2014
Presented by the Cape Cod Landscape Association.

The Cape Cod Landscape Association will be holding their 20th Annual Professional Education Seminar & Trade Show (PES) on Friday, November 14th, 2014, from 8 am to 4 pm at the Resort & Conference Center in Hyannis. This year’s Keynote Speaker will be Mike Sherman, former NFL coach of the Green Bay Packers who will speak on the topic of leadership.

October 27, 2014
Free beverage ticket for everyone in costume.

Cape Cod Beer Costume Party is on Halloween from 6pm to 8pm.

Prizes will be awarded for best and spookiest costumes.

Everyone who is in a costume will receive a free beverage ticket.

This is a family-friendly event.

Cash bar and light snacks.

October 27, 2014
Exploring the sacred and unexplained in life and death.

Please join us with your thoughts, questions and concerns about Death and Dying on Thursday for a discussion format program that will include food provisions on 10/16/14- 9:30-11:00am. And on Thursday 11/6/14-9:30-11:00am Exploring the sacred and unexplained in Life and death. Please call to RSVP for one or both of these gatherings: Brooks Reinhold, bereavement coordinator, Beacon Hospice 508-778-1622 X115. brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com

October 27, 2014
Learn about the devices basic functions and features.

This program is designed to help Kindle Fire owners learn about the basic functions and features of their device. We will cover settings, menus, and some basics such as how to preserve battery life, create "favorites" and download apps.

Registration required and participation is limited. please contact Staff Librarian Emily Milan at emilan@clamsnet.org or 508-430-7562 ext. 4.

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October 25, 2014
Keating, Wolf and others to attend eve of the eve rally in Hyannis

On the Sunday before election day (November 2), local Dems will gather from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 287 Iyannough Road/Route 28 in Hyannis. This final rally before the November 4 election has been a Barnstable Democratic Town Committee traditions since the 50s.

Congressman Bill Keating and State Senator Dan Wolf are expected to attend along with other Cape candidates and legislators. Gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley will also be in attendance.

Admission is free. There will be music courtesy of DJ Mark Friedman and a cash bar.

October 24, 2014
Featuring four leading experts, four unique perspectives.

On November 14, leading experts in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias will offer insights and practical information relative to new research and treatments. Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services, part of the HopeHealth family of services, will host the 17th Annual Dementia & Alzheimer’s Awareness Conference: Are you at Risk?

October 24, 2014
Sponsored by the Cape Cod Art Association.

Photographers from all over New England and beyond will gather in Hyannis this November for CLICK! 2014, Cape Cod’s first photography conference. Sponsored by Cape Cod Art Association and its Photography Center of Cape Cod, the all-day event features seminars and workshops covering nature, landscape, macro, night and portrait photography, plus photo editing, portfolio reviews, selling fine-art prints and more.

October 24, 2014
State Senator Dan Wolf to host the event

A rally for Democratic candidates will be held on Friday, October 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Zion Union Heritage Museum, 276 North Street in Hyannis. The event is hosted by State Senator Dan Wolf.

Slated speakers include incumbent Barnstable 2nd District State Representative Brian Mannal (D-Centerville), Barnstable Assembly Delegate incumbent Pat Princi (D-Barnstable), County Commissioner Candidate Mark Forest (D-Yarmouth) and Cape & Islands District Attorney candidate Rick Barry (D-Cotuit).

October 24, 2014
Every Friday & Saturday, no cover.

Live Music at 8pm Fridays & Saturdays. No Cover!



October 24, 2014
1976: The sinking of the Patricia Marie with seven men lost

1976: Seven Provincetown men lost on the Patricia Marie

It was the worst fishing loss for the town in a century

On this day in 1976, the Captain of the 65-foot scalloper the Patricia Marie and his crew of six was lost off Eastham. The 50' Patricia Marie, owned by Capt. Billy King went down during a scalloping trip off Pollock Rip.

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October 24, 2014
A celebration of Independence House's 35 years.

Independence House celebrates 35 years on Saturday, November 1 at 6pm with master of Ceremonies and Honorary Chair Matt Pitta, News Director and Morning Anchor of WXTK.

A fun evening of dinner and dancing to music from the past 35 years. 70s and 80s attire encouraged. Cash bar. Other surprises.

15 Town Package Raffle winners will also be picked during the event.

An affordable event for the entire Cape Cod community: $35 per person, $250 table of 8.

Tickets online here:


October 23, 2014
One lane of Yarmouth Road to be closed at night on work days

The Barnstable Department of Public Works Water Supply Division will begin a water works construction project on Thursday, October 23 on Yarmouth Road between Route 28 and Old Yarmouth Road (at the intersection near KAMs and the Hess Gas Station, see map below).

According to a Barnstable DPW notice, the current 12" water main used along the road will be rehabilitated through a cleaning and cement mortar lining process.

The majority of the work will be started on the 23rd and is expected to last two weeks.

October 23, 2014
Carnival games, family skate & more!

HYCC Halloween Carnival: Friday night from 6pm to 8:30pm.

Carnival games from 6pm to 8:30pm, family skate is 7pm to 8:30pm.

$5 per person, family pack for $20. Skate rentals are $5.

Carnival features small carnival style games, creepy touch stations, face painting, ghost bowling, costume contest (with prizes for best family costume, boy costume and girl costume), Halloween music, lights and fog machine.

October 21, 2014
All donated blood will remain on Cape Cod.

Cape Cod Healthcare blood drives are scheduled throughout the month. All blood donated during drives will remain on Cape Cod.

The need for blood at Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital is critical.

Complimentary movie passes will be given to all donors.

October 21, 2014
Wine tasting presented by DB Wines.

Sample four wines and three pairings from the chef. A wine tasting presented by DB Wines featuring Wendy Koder of "Wendy Talks Wine".

Thursday December 11, from 6pm to 7pm.

$22 plus tax at the Grand Cru Wine Bar & Grill inside the Cape Codder Resort and Spa. Call 508-568-2932 to reserve. 

October 21, 2014
Wine tasting presented by Commonwealth/Gallo Fine Wines.

Sample four wines and three pairings from the chef. A wine tasting presented by Commonwealth /Gallo Fine Wines.

Thursday, November 13 from 6pm to 7pm. 

$22 plus tax at the Grand Cru Wine Bar & Grill inside the Cape Codder Resort and Spa. Call 508-568-2932 to reserve.

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October 20, 2014
Presented by Cape & Plymouth Business.

The Enterprising Women Awards 2014 will be held at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis on Wednesday, November 5. Registration from 7:30am to 8:30am, program from 8:30am-1pm.

$75 includes breakfast and lunch.

Keynote speaker: Nancy Kerrigan.

Presented by Cape & Plymouth Business.

Complete information and online registration here: