Dennis Village Sites
Peter catches up with James Barnes of Cape Abilities Farm in Dennis Village.....
I had the pleasure last week of attending the reception held at the Cape Cinema to welcome Mark Cuddy, the new CEO and Producer of the Cape Cod Center for the Arts in Dennis. See this article about Mark in the latest issue of The Register, but may I just say that the man is so talented, creative and charismatic that he made you want to write a check to support the arts right then and there! Lots of exciting things in store for CCCA future, but one that I am particularly enthused about is what he called the "education" aspect of what will happen at the Center going forward. This will include sessions immediately preceding all performances, in which there will be discussion about behind the scenes, context of the production etc. to help the audience better understand and enjoy their theater experience. Love it! Stay tuned to hear lots more about Mark and his plans to make our Dennis "gem" a world class campus for artful entertainment.
Mark your calendars for the Dennis Village Strollon Sunday, December 9 starting at noon! Bring the family and join in the holiday festivities! There will be refreshments, food sampler, music playing on the band stand, crafts, hayrides, trolley rides and SANTA! Please remember to bring your food pantry donations or a toy for the Toys for Tots.
Other Christmas Events happening are:
- 7th Annual Holiday Cookie Stroll in Historic Bass River, South Yarmouth, from 12/8/12 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00
- Chatham Christmas Stroll, from 12/7/12 to 12/8/12
- Christmas in Harwich, from 12/7/12 to 12/9/12
- Yarmouthport Christmas Stroll, Route 6A, Yarmouthport, from 12/2/12 1:00 p.m. to 4: 00 p.m.
- Brewster for the Holiday, from 12/1/12 to 12/2/12
- Hyannis Main Street Stroll and Harbor Lighting/Boat Parade, Hyannis Village, from 12/1/12
You might recall around this time last year, I did a video blog on a new business that opened in the Village - Nancy's Candy, Etc. (Click on the link in case you missed that one!) Located just west of the Dennis Village post office on Route 6A, Nancy has a new neighbor right next door - a gourmet food shop called NORTHSIDE FINE FOODS. Proprietor Jane Mason says " I truly enjoy perusing through gourmet food shops - wherever I am...and that will reflect in the products you'll find in Northside Fine Foods. Honey from Savannah, delicate oils from Italy, Black Lava Cashews from Hawaii, exotic dips from an organic farm in Florida." Here is a video of Jane as she tells you all about her new venture.
I know....it must be a slow news day if this item is big, BUT if you have been among those of us waiting interminably for the old Christy's to reopen, yesterday was a red letter day! After over a year of construction shrouded in mystery, the new CAPE COD FARMS opened yesterday (not sure about that name as not a tomato in sight....) on the corner of Route 6A and Old Bass River Rd. here in the Village. No longer must we head to East Dennis or Yarmouth Port to gas up - we now have our very own station PLUS a convenience store right here in the Village. The design is attractive and in keeping with the historic nature of the "northside" so all in all, a great new addition to our Village life! P.S. $3.49 per gallon.........and no FULL SERVE.
Every year at this time various Cape Cod villages go all out with their annual Christmas Strolls - and it is worth the trip here to experience them!! No one does Christmas like Cape Cod - right out of Currier and Ives :)
Here are a few highlights in the Mid-cape area:
Sunday December 4:
BREWSTER FOR THE HOLIDAYS - 2:00 P.M. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History - Family Party! Santa, story telling, exhibits, music crafts. Tree and Windmill lighting Friday at 4 in Drummer Boy Park !
YARMOUTH PORT CHRISTMAS STROLL 1-4 p.m. Businesses, restaurants and residents are decorated for the holidays along Route 6A. Treats and music of the season! Tree lighting on the common at 4:15 p.m.
CHATHAM CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA - Events kick off with Santa's arrival at the Fish Pier, Shore Rd. followed by Chatham Town Band and an evening of dinner and dancing at Chatham Bars Inn.
Sunday, December 11:
DENNIS VILLAGE CHRISTMAS STROLL - 1-4 p.m. The Village is transformed into a winter wonderland, with Santa AND Mrs. Claus and the not-to-be-missed annual craft fair at the Dennis Memorial Library. And don't forget to visit us here at Lomenzo Properties for a sprig of FRESH MISTLETOE!
July 23. The last day of the Barnstable County Fair! An annual event that no tourist (or native!) should miss. There are animal shows, 4-H demonstrations, petting zoos, horticulture displays, rides, games, arts and crafts, various vendors. New artist Crystal Bowersox performs at 7:30. $10 for adults, $2 children 6-12, under 6 FREE. 12 noon-10 pm.
July 23. Interact with Live Reptiles! Museum of Natural History, Brewster. Michael Ralbovsky, founder of Rainforest Reptiles, provides animals for The Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, will be appearing. Experience safe contact with alligators, turtles, snakes, and frogs. $10. 4:30- 5:30 and 7-8.
July 25. Music on the Dennis Village Green! "Tripping Lilly" -Original acoustic folk. FREE. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, food, and drink and enjoy the summer's eve. Head to the Ice Cream Smuggler for dessert. FREE. Dennis Village Bandstand at the corner of 6A and Old Bass River Rd, 7pm.
July 27 (or any day) . Scargo Tower. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the highest point in the mid-cape area. Take a picnic, blankets, swim in the lake and then head to the tower. Read about the legend of Princess Scargo before you go! FREE. Dennis, anytime.
July 28 (and most summer nights) . Harvest Gallery & Wine Bar. If you haven't had the pleasure of wining and light dining at this little treasure--make tonight your first! See our previous BLOG about Harvest Wine Gallery here. Browse through the current exhibit, or order a drink and listen to the Kami Lyle Trio -pop, jazz, original/ piano, guitar, bass. An eclectic, downtown setting that retains the small-town charm of the Cape. 7:30 p.m. most summer nights.
As summer visitors start to descend on our shores, I am starting a weekly list of Things to Do on Cape Cod, focusing on the Mid-Cape area. Every Friday, I will list the TOP FIVE HAPPENINGS in our general area. This will not be an exhaustive list by any means, just the top five things I would do if I wasn't working all the time! :) Sometimes events in other Villages will be worth crossing town lines for, but NEVER will I take you over the Bridge! So have fun and you might want to subscribe to our RSS feed for weekly updates throughout the summer.
Week of June 10 - June 16
June 10 - First Y-D RED SOX BASEBALL GAME vs. Bourne. AWAY. Free. 5:00 p.m. Y-D Red Sox
June 11 - 10:30 a.m. Walking Tour of Historic Quivett Neck. Free. Jacob Sears Library, East Dennis jacobsearslibrary.org
June 11 - Noon to 4 p.m. Strawberry Festival @ Orleans Historical Society. Good Family Fun $5! orleansimprovement.org
June 12 - Noon to 4 p.m. Animal Rescue League of Boston PAWS FOR CELEBRATION. Scenic Beach Walk with your dog led by Dennis' own Chris Lambton (The Bachelor!) Drummer Boy Park on Route 6A in Brewster. Fundraiser for arlboston.org
June 12 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 10th Annual Sheep Festival at Taylor Bray Farm in Yarmouth Port. $5 parking donation. taylorbrayfarm.org
Just in time for Easter, Dennis Village has a new candy store! Nancy's Candy, Etc. opened on April 1 next door to the Post Office on Main St., in the former home of Leslie Curtis Antiques. Owner Nancy Magnuson worked for many years at Kandy Korner in Hyannis and has decided to transfer her expertise to her own shop in Dennis. Lucky us!
Here's a video of Nancy in her shop.
P.S. Check out this ADORABLE COTTAGE we have listed, North of 6A and walking distance to Nancy's!
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