Blog :: 12-2008

What The Historic Committee Had To Say About Christy's on 6A in Dennis

 A recent Historic Committee meeting reviewed the application for a CHRISTY'S MARKET on Route 6A and Old Bass River Road in Dennis Village.  The Committee had several comments for Christy's that would make the proposed renovations much more appropriate for that very historic setting.

For the main structure, suggested changes included changing the color of the clapboard to a historic grey or white.  Some changes were proposed for the trim and window configuration which included additional grills. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT CHANGES were to the canopy over the gasoline pumps.  Primarily, the length or mass of the canopy needed to be shortened or "broken up" to reduce the appearance of length.  This could be accomplished by dividing the length in thirds and raising the middle section.  The canopy will also be farther from the street than in the current canopy on the vacated property.

LIGHTING will be done IN ACCORDANCE with the International Dark Sky recommendations to reduce light pollution.  Additionally, the only sign on the property including window signs will be on the curb which may be raised slightly to create an additional barrier.  Some discussion also including additional landscaping to screen the property.

 All in all, a very good discussion.



Dennis Village Christmas Stroll 2008

Anticipation is building for this year's Dennis Village Christmas Stroll!  Called "VISIONS 2008", the Stroll begins at 12 Noon on Sunday, December 14th when the Village will be the scene for this annual event that attracts hundreds of revelers in the Christmas spirit.  Aside from the tree lighting (Rockefeller Center has nothing on us!) and of course, a visit with Santa AND Mrs. Claus, one of the highlights every year is the craft fair at the Dennis Memorial Library - well priced, quality items of all kinds by local artists. (One of my all time favorites are the small, seashell-decorated plexiglass picture frames that are the perfect size for a child's school picture  - I still use them for our  children who are teenagers now!)  Shops and businesses are open all day offering all sorts of wonderful treats, from chili, clam chowder and hot dogs in the food tent on the Village Green to free ornaments and (OUR PERSONAL FAVORITE, since WE give it out!) fresh mistletoe!!  This year a new addition to the Village is the grand opening of Borsari Gallery (formerly The Grose Gallery).  Bob and Kathy Borsari have done a fantastic job renovating the property, the center piece of which is the barn which houses the gallery. It is well worth attending this year's Stroll just to visit this new and fabulous addition to our Village life.  Happy Holidays!