Tom Andrade, Dennis Town Engineer, will be at the next Dennis Port Revitalization Committee meeting to give a presentation and answer questions on the Rt. 28 project that started yesterday and will take approximately 2 years to complete. The presentation will start at 6 p.m. sharp, Monday September 10th . It will be in the community room of the Dennis Public Library in Dennis Port. Entrance will be at the side door on the Edwards Ave side of the library.
South Side Civic Association will be presenting their 6th and 7th concerts at the West Dennis Graded School. Tomorrow’s concert, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, is Bart Weisman and the concert is a go, rain or shine. If the weather turns inclement the concert will be moved into the hall at the school. Bart and his band are sponsored by Joey Cardillo and Paradise Pizza. There will be no Tuesday concert on the Village Green.
National Night Out ….downtown Dennis Port tonight…..also Free Concert on the Village Green at 6 p.m. Parking is going to be tight get there early !!!!!
Cape Cod Police Departments to Reach Out to Community with National Night Out Events
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.
Dennis Police Officer Ryan Carr said the recent shootings of police officers on Cape Cod show that building strong relationships between police and residents is essential.
“It’s really important that we get out and connect with our community, the kids, establish relationships and all work together,” Carr said.
Carr said police and residents all need to be involved to try to make communities safer.
“We are a teammate. We are not in opposition. We are not the bad guy that is going to write tickets,” he said. “We are out there to help them so they don’t have to worry as much in their homes, sending their kids to the schools and having them out playing.”
Officer Liz Tucker, also with the Dennis Police Department, believes the National Night effort is making a difference as more children are recognizing police when they patrol neighborhoods or visit schools.
“It’s kind of peeling back the layers where they can feel comfortable and have a conversation with you,” Tucker said.
“I know I’m seeing it. I know Ryan’s seeing it and I think the average officer in the street is starting to see it now.”
Dennis police will host their National Night Out event from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Village Green in Dennis Port.
The event will include hamburgers and hotdogs and activities for children, along with equipment on display from police and the Coast Guard.
Falmouth police will host a National Night Out event from 6 to 8 p.m. at the police headquarters. There will be tours of the police station, activities for children including face painting, a K-9 demonstration, dunk tank, and displays of equipment, along with free food, refreshments, candy and ice cream.
First responders including police, EMTs and firefighters will gather for an evening of fun and demonstrations at the Mashpee Police Department from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event includes plenty of fun for the kids including face painting, bike helmets, balloons and food and ice cream.
Yarmouth police will also host an event at Simpkins field in South Yarmouth from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a static display of Police, Fire and Natural Resource equipment as well as other fun and exciting activities.
The Mashpee event is planned from 5:30 to 7:30 on the green between the police and fire stations. There will be a series of demonstrations, food, and line dancing with police officers.
Barnstable police and all five town fire departments will also reach out to the community on Wednesday with Kids Day. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Barnstable High School and will include SWAT and K-9 demonstrations, a helicopter, a parade through the parking lot and ice cream and hot dogs.
Spiffy Refurbished Gazebo.
Over the past couple of weeks the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Dept. and their Community Program have scrapped, sanded and repainted the Gazebo on the Village Green. The cost to the Dennis Port Revitalization Committee was minimal with the DPRC picking up the tab for lunch and paint. All Cape Aluminum is having the wooden plaque, R.B. Murphy Memorial Bandstand, redone at their cost.
A big Thank You to South Side Civic Association for their participation and coordination with this project. This project would not have been accomplished without the oversight of the Chatelain Father and Son duo of Ed Chatelain, President of SSCA and Ned Chatelain DPRC member and SSCA Officer.
Obviously a big shout out to Sheriff Cummings and his Community Service Program. The inmates did a very professional job.
Let the concerts begin !!!!!
Here is the scoop on Griswold’s gas station. That is an environmental company performing a 21E evaluation for Mobil. A 21E is a check for contaminants underground. This will be a 5 day evaluation and is a preliminary step to removing the underground gasoline tanks, the overhang and the empty sign structure at the point. Depending upon what is found, if anything, a remediation plan will be submitted by this company on how to proceed with the removal. This isn’t going to happen overnight, but it is a start. There are several people interested in this property once the tanks are removed and it is given a clean bill of health !!!!
Hopefully the removal of the pumps, tanks and overhang will also be happening in the very near future at the Speedway gas station across from Jack’s 28 Club. Stay patient and stay calm !
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 !
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.