December 2013

santaThe GHCA sponsored the annual Harbor Lighting and Santa’s Boat Parade on the day of the Hyannis Stroll, buy December 7th.  There were a record-setting 11 boats in the  boat parade this year, discount led by the Barnstable Police Boat.  Santa was transported by the Hyannis Fire Department’s boat.

The winners of the boat parade were as follows:

Large boat category, first place –  “Cape Cod Duckmobile”

Large boat category, second place – the catboat “Sarah” from the Maritime Museum.S

Small boat category, first place  – Scott Belman’s Tug

Small Boat category, second place – Karl Luke’s “Spankin”

Small boat category, third place was Jay Dougherty’s “Our Beach Stickah”.

The best decorated business:  first place The Black Cat and second place was Ocean’s.

Prizes were made available thanks to the generosity The Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, the Steamship Authority and Hyannis Marina.

 We also want to thank The Gourmet Brunch, Oceans and Cape Cod Potato Chips for their food and hot beverage donations.
santaThe GHCA sponsored the annual Harbor Lighting and Santa’s Boat Parade on the day of the Hyannis Stroll, drugs December 7th.  There were a record-setting 11 boats in the  boat parade this year, more about led by the Barnstable Police Boat.  Santa was transported by the Hyannis Fire Department’s boat.

The winners of the boat parade were as follows:

Large boat category, first place –  “Cape Cod Duckmobile”

Large boat category, second place – the catboat “Sarah” from the Maritime Museum.S

Small boat category, first place  – Scott Belman’s Tug

Small Boat category, second place – Karl Luke’s “Spankin”

Small boat category, third place was Jay Dougherty’s “Our Beach Stickah”.

The best decorated business:  first place The Black Cat and second place was Ocean’s.

In addition to the cash prizes donated by the GHCA, other prizes were made available thanks to the generosity The Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, the Steamship Authority and Hyannis Marina.

 We also want to thank The Gourmet Brunch, Oceans and Cape Cod Potato Chips for their food and hot beverage donations.
santaThe GHCA sponsored the annual Harbor Lighting and Santa’s Boat Parade on the day of the Hyannis Stroll, ed December 7th.  There were a record-setting 11 boats in the  boat parade this year, cost led by the Barnstable Police Boat.  Santa was transported by the Hyannis Fire Department’s boat.

The winners of the boat parade were as follows:

Large boat category, first place –  “Cape Cod Duckmobile”

Large boat category, second place – the catboat “Sarah” from the Maritime Museum.S

Small boat category, first place  – Scott Belman’s Tug

Small Boat category, second place – Karl Luke’s “Spankin”

Small boat category, third place was Jay Dougherty’s “Our Beach Stickah”.

The best decorated business:  first place The Black Cat and second place was Ocean’s.

Prizes were made available thanks to the generosity The Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, the Steamship Authority and Hyannis Marina.

 We also want to thank The Gourmet Brunch, Oceans and Cape Cod Potato Chips for their food and hot beverage donations.
santaThe GHCA sponsored the annual Harbor Lighting and Santa’s Boat Parade on the day of the Hyannis Stroll, ed December 7th.  There were a record-setting 11 boats in the  boat parade this year, cost led by the Barnstable Police Boat.  Santa was transported by the Hyannis Fire Department’s boat.

The winners of the boat parade were as follows:

Large boat category, first place –  “Cape Cod Duckmobile”

Large boat category, second place – the catboat “Sarah” from the Maritime Museum.S

Small boat category, first place  – Scott Belman’s Tug

Small Boat category, second place – Karl Luke’s “Spankin”

Small boat category, third place was Jay Dougherty’s “Our Beach Stickah”.

The best decorated business:  first place The Black Cat and second place was Ocean’s.

Prizes were made available thanks to the generosity The Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, the Steamship Authority and Hyannis Marina.

 We also want to thank The Gourmet Brunch, Oceans and Cape Cod Potato Chips for their food and hot beverage donations.
Sarah Colvin from “Barnstable This Morning” has requested to put Civic Associations into the weekly program rotation at 7:50 AM.

Per an email from Acting Town Manager Tom Lynch, prescription a new Barnstable Forum (Virtual Town Hall) was being formed and suggested that individuals register to ask questions and receive answers.

Membership Committee:    Surveys were sent out with responses lacking   It was advised to send a note that responses would be due by January 31, and 2012

Fire Department Bldg Committee:   The next meeting is to be held on January 9, 2012  (Monday at 5PM) with weekly meeting to be held thereafter to inform the public of progress. 

Harbor Lighting Review:  Milton Berglund did a great job getting the boats, plus to all the volunteers who helped move decorations and decorated the Harbor Master Shack;  and to Gloria Rudman. for obtaining the food, and many thanks to Julia & Glen Kimball, Lynn Doherty, Ocean’s Restaurant, and 586 for assisting with their safe serve licenses.  Without them we could not have served food.  Additional thanks were given to Oceans; Zammer Institute; Lamberts, Island Merchant, Sunny Side Café, Jacks Pizza, for all their food donations, and to Chris Kehoe for the donated sugar & creamers.

For next year there will be committee Chairs – publicity, visitor center, boats, food, and grounds, to start the process in August, and that the GHCA needs to have its own “safe serve certificates: to assist our vendors providing food under their catering licenses.

HACC has given the GHCA an opportunity to apply for a small tourism grant  to fund the 4th of July, Harbor lighting, etc.  Bob Ciolek will handle this with Deb Krau.

Channel 17:   Tony Pelletier, Milton Berglund; and Deb Dagwan have signed up to be trained.

Hyannis Library Fundraising Committee:   Bill Cronin will serve as the GHCA representative, which is seeking funds to repair the exterior of the building.

GHCA General Meeting:  Targeted dates are February 27 or 28th. It was suggested that the five (5) Hyannis councilors for Greater Hyannis be invited for a Q& A, with the Board seeking input from the membership, so that these questions could be given to the councilors prior to this meeting.  The theme is “Meet your councilors.”  Bill Cronin will meet with Tom Lynch to see about using the Town Hall meeting room.

VOV Supporting our Youth:  Deb Krau advised that they will have a celebration of their progress since April,  on Tuesday, December 20th at the Hyannis Youth & Conference Center.  GHCA donated $300 + for the kids. 

Landlords Rental Committee:  The Town of Barnstable will provide a community resource person(s) to handle telephone calls from the public and to direct them to the proper departments and to follow up as to the results.  There is to be a dedicated line for this program and to document these calls.  This program should begin on January 3, 2012.  Review will be provided quarterly by the Town Manager and the VOV Rental Committee.  After a year in service, the Town will seek a more automated phone system.

 Milton B. advised the GHCA on the updates from Citizens Advisory Committee for waste water disposal, and a review of the Sterns Wheeler Report.  He advised that there would be a workshop with the Town Council in early February, either the 2nd or the 9th.