Coordinating Committee – August Update

GHCA Coordinates the Voices of the Village

Voices of the Village is a program under the auspices of the Greater Hyannis Civic Association.  The civic association continues in a sponsoring, coordinating and facilitating role for the 5 task forces – Supporting our Youth; Police, Drugs and Crime; Neighborhoods; Marketing; and Rental Regulations.    We are very proud of the progress being made by all the task forces.  The next general  meeting for the town to hear about the progress of the Voices of the Village and our plans for the next stage will be Tuesday October 25th .

We salute the Hyannis Harbor Hawks on winning the Western division of the Cape Cod Baseball League and for placing first overall in the regular season.  Our best record in decades.  Also thanks to the Friends of the Hyannis Public Library on their successful Teddy Bear Picnic.

The Greater Hyannis Civic Association has adopted a plot on the corner of Pleasant St and South St.  Under the leadership of Milton Berglund,  the area has been cleaned up, a garden plot created, bare spots in the grass filled in , the plot portion planted and landscaped.  Our perennials  have taken root even in the hot weather and we look forward to a beautiful square in the next growing season.  Members of the association take turns weekly assuring the plantings are weeded and doing well.  We thank the town’s Growth Management Department  for sharing some of their excess perennials with us.  We especially thank Joe Marshall from Structure and Grounds for fixing the irrigation system on the square, providing us good soil and also bricks that we used to landscape the plot.

The Civic Association will also be holding its annual picnic at Veteran’s Beach on Tuesday August 23rd at 5 pm.  John Doherty and Debra Dagwam are coordinating the event.   Drinks and dessert will be provided.  Bring your picnic supper and share your summer experiences and your comments about the village with other people from the village.  A member of the Civic Association will be leading games for the kids.  This event is open to all residents of Hyannis, Hyannisport and West Hyannisport and their supporters.

We will be holding a candidates night on Tuesday, October 18th for all candidates on the ballots in the precincts in Hyannis – Candidates in Precincts 3, 9, and 13 and for town wide elections.   Save the date and watch for more information on specific times and places.

It is not too early to think about the Hyannis Village Stroll on Saturday December 3rd.  The civic association is proud to sponsor and run the Harbor Lighting and Boat Parade component of the day.  For those boat owners in the area, please keep your boat in the water and start thinking of how you can decorate it for the boat parade.  The lighted boats accompany Santa into the harbor while the businesses and homes around the harbor join in the festivities.  The registration forms for boats, residences and businesses and more information about the evening are available in the events section on our website,  Come join us in a great Hyannis tradition.

We are very proud of our membership card discount program.  Our local merchants have been very supportive of the organization.   Each  membership  card is also a discount card that can be used an unlimited number of times at 18 restaurants and businesses in the village.  Please go to our website to learn more about our program and to get a membership form.  We welcome all individuals who have an interest in Hyannis to join the Greater Hyannis Civic Association.  Please feel free to contact us with your concerns and issues at our website or by emailing us at