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

Visit Santa at the Hyannis Library

santaSanta Claus will be visiting the Hyannis Public Library at 401 Main Street, Hyannis on Wednesday, December 17 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Please be sure to bring a camera to take a picture of your child with Cape Cod Santa. Enjoy Christmas songs, stories and crafts, too!

 

Hyannis Water System Fall Flushing Program

On Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 12:30 p.m., the Hyannis Public Library will have an author visit with Tania Unsworth who wrote the gripping and suspenseful children’s novel The One Safe Place. In a near future world of heat, greed, and hunger, Devin earns a coveted spot in a home for abandoned children that promises unlimited food and toys and the hope of finding a new family.  But Devin discovers the home’s horrific true mission when he investigates its intimidating Administrator and the zombie-like sickness that afflicts some of the children. Ms. Unsworth has written two adult novels and currently lives in Boston with her husband and two sons. The event is free and open to the public. Copies of The One Safe Place will be available for sale and signing.
On Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 12:30 p.m., the Hyannis Public Library will have an author visit with Tania Unsworth who wrote the gripping and suspenseful children’s novel The One Safe Place. In a near future world of heat, greed, and hunger, Devin earns a coveted spot in a home for abandoned children that promises unlimited food and toys and the hope of finding a new family.  But Devin discovers the home’s horrific true mission when he investigates its intimidating Administrator and the zombie-like sickness that afflicts some of the children. Ms. Unsworth has written two adult novels and currently lives in Boston with her husband and two sons. The event is free and open to the public. Copies of The One Safe Place will be available for sale and signing.
Sept Sounds at shanties

Free concerts and street music all summer long are planned for the Hyannis “HyArts” Cultural District.

Overlooking the harbor, at the artist shanties, or along Main Street and on the Village Green, you can enjoy the a fabulous array of sights and sounds in downtown Hyannis.

Click here to download the full schedule to print and save for your reference.
On Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 12:30 p.m., the Hyannis Public Library will have an author visit with Tania Unsworth who wrote the gripping and suspenseful children’s novel The One Safe Place. In a near future world of heat, greed, and hunger, Devin earns a coveted spot in a home for abandoned children that promises unlimited food and toys and the hope of finding a new family.  But Devin discovers the home’s horrific true mission when he investigates its intimidating Administrator and the zombie-like sickness that afflicts some of the children. Ms. Unsworth has written two adult novels and currently lives in Boston with her husband and two sons. The event is free and open to the public. Copies of The One Safe Place will be available for sale and signing.
Sept Sounds at shanties

Free concerts and street music all summer long are planned for the Hyannis “HyArts” Cultural District.

Overlooking the harbor, at the artist shanties, or along Main Street and on the Village Green, you can enjoy the a fabulous array of sights and sounds in downtown Hyannis.

Click here to download the full schedule to print and save for your reference.
Throughout the month of November, the Hyannis Department of Public Works will be flushing the water system in the town. (See below for detailed street schedules.)  Flushing signs will be posted in area of work and citizens are asked to allow their cold water to run for a few minutes after flushing is completed.

For questions please call 508-775-0063 and see specific maps and dates at www.town.barnstable.ma.us.

APPROXIMATE SCHEDULE DEPENDING ON WEATHER:

WEEK# 1 – IYANNOUGH ROAD FROM CAPETOWN PLAZA TO OLD STRAWBERRY HILL ROAD INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PHINNEY’S LANE, PITCHERS WAY, LONGVIEW AVENUE,  BUCKWOOD CIRCLE, KILKORE DRIVE AND SUDBURY ROAD.

WEEK#2– BEARSES WAY NORTH TO FALMOUTH ROAD AND IYANNOUGH ROAD / ROUTE#132.  THIS WOULD INCLUDE WALTON AVENUE, HIGH SCHOOL ROAD EXTENSION, QUAKER ROAD, FRESH HOLES ROAD AND CORPORATION.  AREAS IN AND AROUND THE CAPE COD MALL, CAPETOWN PLAZA AND CHRISTMAS TREE SHOP PLAZA.

WEEK#3 – STARTING FROM OLD YARMOUTH ROAD, CAMP STREET, LEWIS BAY ROAD AND CONTINUING ON SOUTH STREET, OCEAN STREET.  THIS WILL INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO SPRING STREET, RIDGEWOOD AVENUE, CENTER STREET, YARMOUTH ROAD, CEDAR STREET, CAMP STREET, PARK STREET, GLEASON, SCHOOL STREET AND PLEASANT STREET.

WEEK#4 – SOUTH STREET WESTERLY TO SEA STREET AND MAIN STREET.  MAIN STREET, NORTH STREET, STEVENS STREET, BARNSTABLE ROAD, WINTER STREET UP TO THE AIRPORT ROTARY.CHASE STREET  AND PINE STREET SOUTH TO GOSNOLD STREET.