A very solemn service was held at 9 a.m. this morning at the West Dennis 911 Memorial located in front of the West Dennis Fire Station. The last photo is a video of the tolling of the bell. Click on each photo to go to a full photo.
After 93 years the Benny’s chain of stores is ceasing operations. All Stores including the location in Dennis Port will close after the Christmas holiday. We will need to work hard to fill the plaza with something that is constructive to the community. The lot is only 4.75 acres so is probably not big enough for another retail store and may need an alternate use.
If you didn’t go to National Night Out tonight you missed a great time. Plenty of vendors, free hamburgers cooked by the brass of the Dennis Police Department, tons of free hot dogs thanks to Breakaway Grill, free “Richies Slush ” from Mr. Scoops, free ice cream from Krista K’s, plenty of classic cars in the Village Green. Free concert by Kate and Bill, sponsored by Cape Living Real Estate. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.
Another professional presentation by the Dennis Police Department and Officer Ryan Carr. I think I can say, Thank You on behalf of all who had the pleasure of attending tonight’s free event.
A new restaurant has opened in the spot previously occupied by Kape Kabab at 613 Main Street. It is called the Thai Ocha Café, their website is HERE
Go give them a try, support Dennis Port businesses !
If you were a little dismayed to see all the south side beaches closed and locked up since the storm……good news……all the Dennis Port and West Dennis beach parking lots are open again as of today, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Only on the Cape can 16″ of snow completely disappear within 72 hrs. When you look around, the snow you see remaining are from the plows, snowblowers and shovels where snow was piled up.
Grab your dog or best friend and walk or drive down to one of our beaches on Nantucket Sound and enjoy the sun, peace, tranquility and mid forty degree temperatures …..only 67 days to Spring.
The Friends of the Dennis Public Library commemorated the newly installed brick walkway today, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 with a very nice ceremony and several authors on hand to place their own bricks. Chair of the Board of Selectman, Paul McCormick, opened the ceremony with a brief history of how the library came to fruition in Dennis Port. Bob Lynch introduced each author in attendance. Great job by Adam and the crew at DPW. The landscaping, grass and walkway looked excellent. The Village Garden Club also plays a key role in keeping the flowers looking fresh in the humidity and heat of the past few weeks.
Enjoy the slideshow from today’s ceremony.
The second public Mural in downtown Dennis Port is well underway. Every Friday at 2 p.m. artist Hans de Castellane and his students set up ladders, open multi colored cans of paint and the put their brushes to the wall. The Mural is taking shape and will be very colorful. If you are in the area next Friday, August 7th between 2-4:30 p.m. stop by and offer encouragement to our future artists.
Today’s artist’s that are in the below photo’s are Eva Dewitt from Harwich, Elisabeth Dupuy from Fairfax VA., Bryana Lymde from West Yarmouth and Julia Hehir also from West Yarmouth.
Click on the picture for a bigger picture….
The Mural is funded in part by a grant from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, funds raised by the Dennis Port Merchants’ Association and private contributors.
We will commence our 3rd Bocce season this Tuesday at the Village Green just south of the Gazebo. Depending upon the number of participants, I would like to set up teams this summer and a schedule. We will discuss this on Tuesday as well as volunteers to supervise and bring equipment on other days. If anyone has a Cornhole/Bean Bag set feel free to bring it along. Once again, not knowing how many players will show up, those waiting to play can play Cornhole if we have a set there. In the event of inclement weather I will post a cancellation on this website at 9 a.m. If in doubt, check the website for information. Here are a few pictures from the past 2 years.
Sorry to report that Norabella’s of West Dennis a popular Italian restaurant closed up on April 15, 2015 after a 6 year run at their location on Rt. 28 in West Dennis, across from Cuffy’s. No reason was given on the website and if you are holding a gift certificate or other coupon it appears that they are now worthless.
The Dennis Historical Society received a request from a past visitor if a motel was still at the corner of Old Wharf Rd.( west side ) and Lower County and if anyone remembers the name. This is circa 1950/60’s. The motel is still there, but they are now condos. If anyone knows the name or has pictures could you please email us at email@example.com. There is no doubt somebody out there knows the name. Thanks in advance……
The Committee will work independently and with professional assistance to identify the needs and mechanisms to strengthen the area economy, revitalize the village and enhance the quality of life in Dennisport Village.