Houston, we have activity at Griswold’s Gas Station !

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 !

911 Memorial Service at West Dennis Fire Station

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.

A huge loss for Dennis Port

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.

Benny’s to Close all 31 Stores WPRI

Great Time at National Night Out

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.

DPW had vehicles on display

Master Chef’s and Grillologist Chief Peter DiMatteo and Deputy Chief Jim Sullivan

Dennis Historical Society Booth, Dawn Dellner, Phyllis Horton, Town Manager Elizabeth Sullivan and new Assistant Town Manager, Taylor Cobb

Mike Stacy Playground

View from the Pocket Park

Ken Foster and his Breakaway Grill in full cooking mode…

Ryan Carr and Family

Lt. Benson and State Rep. Tim Whalen

Selectman Cleon Turner and State Representative, Tim Whalen

Sara and Terri

The kids checking out the Swat vehicle

Mr. Scoops and Richies Slush

Officer Liz Tucker checking out Krista K’s ice cream

Town Manager, Elizabeth Sullivan and new Assistant Town Manager, Taylor Cobb

Krista K’s flying the Law Enforcement Memorial Flag

Susan Pierce of Cape Living Realty

Fire Dept. booth

Officer Chris Hennigan

The line for free hamburgers and hot dogs was very organized and moved right along.

Inside the Village Green

Classic Cars

Fire Dept. Flag and Ladder Truck for the kids to check out.

Cape Cod 5 always has a great booth.

 

Welcome to Dennis Port Thai Ocha Cafe !

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 !

South Side Beach Parking Lots Re-Opened !!!

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 Commemorate Walkway

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.

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Progress Continues on Sailboat Mural

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….

AFCC_color_webThe 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.

Bocce Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

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.

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Norabella’s of West Dennis Closed its Doors

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.