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Candidates’ Night Video Available

The GHCA Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Steamship Authority conference room on School Street in Hyannis.  All are invited to attend.
The GHCA Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Steamship Authority conference room on School Street in Hyannis.  All are invited to attend.
Thanks to all GHCA members and friends who attended the Fire Department Candidates night on Tuesday, April 21. We had an excellent turn out. Click here to see the video of the proceedings.

Again, thanks for making this effort of the Greater Hyannis Civic Association a success!

Bill Cronin, President.

ADHD: A Parent’s Overview

The Hyannis Public Library is hosting anfolk dancing International Folk Dancing program for the whole family on   Wednesday, April 22 at 11:00 a.m. during School Vacation Week. Come join the fun and learn easy, lively dances with instructor Marilyn Weissman. Marilyn has been teaching folk dancing for over 30 years in all types of settings. With patience and a positive attitude she will teach dances from around the world to children and their extended families. This program is free and open to the public. Please register in the Children’s Room or call 508-775-2280. For more information please go to www.hyannislibrary.org.

The Hyannis Public Library is hosting anfolk dancing International Folk Dancing program for the whole family on   Wednesday, April 22 at 11:00 a.m. during School Vacation Week. Come join the fun and learn easy, lively dances with instructor Marilyn Weissman. Marilyn has been teaching folk dancing for over 30 years in all types of settings. With patience and a positive attitude she will teach dances from around the world to children and their extended families. This program is free and open to the public. Please register in the Children’s Room or call 508-775-2280. For more information please go to www.hyannislibrary.org.

The Hyannis Public Library is hosting an International Folk Dancing program for the whole family on   Wednesday, April 22 at 11:00 a.m. during School Vacation Week. Come join the fun and learn easy, lively dances with instructor Marilyn Weissman. Marilyn has been teaching folk dancing for over 30 years in all types of settings. With patience and a positive attitude she will teach dances from around the world to children and their extended families. This program is free and open to the public. Please register in the Children’s Room or call 508-775-2280. For more information please go to www.hyannislibrary.org.

Does your child have difficulty starting or completing homework? Does he seem “addicted” to video games? Does she struggle with organization and focus?

Has your child been diagnosed or treated for ADHD, or do you or his teachers strongly suspect that he might have symptoms?

Join us at The Hyannis Public Library on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 11 a. m. when neuropsychologist Dr. David Nowell will present “A Parent’s ADHD Overview: 11 Strategies for Common Home and School Challenges.”

This program is free and open to the public but registration is required no later than April 10 by emailing hyannislibrary101@gmail.com or by calling 508-775-2280.

This interactive, high-energy, and practical introduction to ADHD will help parents and others discover practical solutions for managing some of the more common ADHD-related problems at home and school. Dr. Nowell will tell you about current brain research and its impact on pharmaceutical and other interventions for ADHD, and you are encouraged to bring your specific questions to the program.

David D. Nowell, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist who teaches workshops internationally. His passion for teaching has its roots in his work with disorders that may limit an individual’s ability to apply self-understanding to day-to-day organization and planning. A unique aspect of David’s clinical work is his attention to body-based felt experience – what success or happiness “feel like.”

Santa’s Boat Parade Recap and Winners

Santa's boat draws near the dock

Santa’s boat draws near the dock

It's Santa himself!

It’s Santa himself!

Greeting young and old and even our four-footed friends.

Greeting young and old and even our four-footed friends.

Santa and his elf

Santa and his elf


Santa's boat draws near the dock

Santa’s boat draws near the dock

It's Santa himself!

It’s Santa himself!

Greeting young and old and even our four-footed friends.

Greeting young and old and even our four-footed friends.

Santa and his elf

Santa and his elf


In spite of the all-day wet conditions that seemed to intensify in the late afternoon, twelve hard core mariners accompanied Santa into Hyannis Harbor this past Saturday night. He was greeted by about 100 equally committed people waiting for him at the docks. The parade was led this year by the Barnstable Police Boat which was joined by the MA State Police Boat. Santa himself was brought into the harbor on the Hyannis Fire Department’s boat. Nine other souls braved the storm to decorate their boats and join Santa on the water in a parade that began off of the Hyannis Yacht Club and ended with loops around the inner harbor.

Thanks to generous donations from The Black Cat, The Gourmet Brunch and Cape Cod Potato Chips, the Greater Hyannis Civic Association offered clam chowder, coffee or hot chocolate to those who needed to warm their insides. Music provided by Cool 102 did a great job keeping the mood festive.

This year, the winners of the boat decorating contest (large boat division) were The Duck Mobile in first place; Jay Dougherty’s Beach Stickah in second place; third was Tom Ellis’ The Boat. The other group of winners (small boat division) were:  Corey Martin’s Polar Bear in first place; Scott Behlman’s Captain Sturgis in second place; the boat with the star atop its mast was third. The Black Cat was the best decorated harbor business and the HyLine was second. The Greater Hyannis Civic Association was able to offer prizes again this year thanks to the generosity of a mini grant from the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce and fast ferry tickets from The Steamship Authority.

Pics of Santa’s Boat Parade 2014

Santa's boat draws near the dock

Santa’s boat draws near the dock

It's Santa himself!

It’s Santa himself!

Greeting young and old and even our four-footed friends.

Greeting young and old and even our four-footed friends.

Santa and his elf

Santa and his elf

Hyannis Harbor Lighting and Santa’s Boat Parade

The Hyannis Public Library will hold a Healthy Eating “Whole Kids” Program on Thursday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. Learn some healthy food tips and make a yummy and nutritious snack with Healthy Eating Specialist Paula from Whole Foods Market in Hyannis. Children ages 4 to 12 are welcome. Space is limited, please sign up in the Children’s Room or call 508-775-2280.
The Hyannis Public Library will hold a Healthy Eating “Whole Kids” Program on Thursday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. Learn some healthy food tips and make a yummy and nutritious snack with Healthy Eating Specialist Paula from Whole Foods Market in Hyannis. Children ages 4 to 12 are welcome. Space is limited, please sign up in the Children’s Room or call 508-775-2280.
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It is time once again for the annual Hyannis Harbor Lighting and Santa’s Boat Parade – a fun time for all ages.  Here is the schedule of events.

Saturday,
December 6 at the Hyannis Ocean Street Park and Harbor Master’s House

3:30pm       Christmas Ornament making; refreshments available including chowder, cookies and drinks

4:15              Boat Parade enters the Harbor

4:45              Santa arrives at dock and goes to meet with kids in Harbor Master’s building

5:15              Boats leave the Harbor

Music during the event provided by Cool 102