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.

Need Info on Old Motel

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 There is no doubt somebody out there knows the name. Thanks in advance……

The New Swan River Bridge is Open

The new Swan River Bridge on Rt. 28 opened to all vehicle traffic late yesterday, Monday, April 14, 2014.  Work will begin to dismantle the temporary bridge over the next 4-6 weeks. Everything should be back to normal by mid June.IMG_4039 IMG_4040 IMG_4041 IMG_4042

Dennis Port Halloween Block Party


Inaugural Dennis Port Halloween Block Party to be held Saturday, October 26th

Dennis Port, MA — The merchants of downtown Dennis Port , many of whom are newly opened, are teaming up to present the inaugural Dennis Port Halloween Block Party.  A dozen Main Street retailers will offer Trick-or-Treating and a range of holiday activities for children, adults and dogs throughout the day on Saturday, October 26th. Activities range from bocce lessons to a Haunted Hound Walk for pooches, and nearly all are free.
This comes on the heels of a recent revitalization of downtown Dennis Port.  In just the past thirteen months, seven new retailers have opened their doors, once again putting Dennis Port on the map as a charming downtown destination for dining, shopping and entertainment.  The Block Party is a result of a collaboration between the local business owners in an effort to introduce the new Dennis Port to those who haven’t visited lately.
“The Dennis Port Revitalization Committee is thrilled to share in the new excitement and collaboration among the new and established businesses of downtown DP. The best is yet to come,” said Donald Robitaille, Member of the Dennis Port Revitalization Committee.
Activities take place from at 11 AM – 6 PM.  The full line-up is listed below.  All events are free unless otherwise noted.
Trick or Treating for kids and dogs in costume from 2-6 PM at any merchant with orange and black balloons outside.
Pumpkin Painting at Sodium from 11 AM – 4 PM. Kids and adults can unleash their Halloween creative spirit!
Auntie’s Ice Cream will host games, contests, caramel apple making, rubber band bracelet crafting, hot dogs, treats and spooky story telling with Auntie Donna ($5 for everything). Phyllis Horton and Burt Derek, local historians and authors of the Gazetteer of Dennis, will sign books from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM.  The book includes fun facts and trivia about the town.
A Haunted Hounds Block Walk (costumes encouraged) for people and their dogs beginning at The Village Green behind Hot Diggity Dog Wash & Boutique at 1 PM.  Prizes will be awarded to the top doggie costumes.  The parade will be led by a Fiddle Ensemble from West Bend Music.
Free Halloween temporary tattoos for dogs at Hot Diggity Dog Wash & Boutique
Complimentary Halloween treats for anyone wearing a costume at Buckies Biscotti
Face painting by local artist and muralist Hans de Castellane at Castellane Gallery. The gallery will also showcase a special exhibition of its students works (ages 8-12) from 2-4 PM.
Greg Mentzer Studios will be raffling off a free photo shoot valued at $99.  All are invited to stop by and enter their names.
Performances by students of West Bend Music throughout the day at West Bend and several of the Main Street merchants.
Free samples of the Dennis Port General Store’s Outrageous Pumpkin Dip and other specialties.  The store will also welcome Author Katie O’Sullivan for a signing of her book Son of a Mermaid.
Bocce lessons and games on the Village Green hosted by the Dennis Port Revitalization Committee
Live yoga demonstrations, light refreshments and free chair massages at Power Yoga Of Cape Cod

The Dennis Port Natural Market will offer free samples of non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) products and literature.  They will also  donate 10% of sales that day to the Non-GMO project.
Porter & Mags Home Furnishing and Design Studio   will feature (weather permitting) a sidewalk sale and live music by jazz pianist Zack Cross. They will also raffle off a beautiful basket full of goodies collected from all of the neighboring businesses.

“Hot Diggity has had great success with our Halloween Parade in Mashpee Commons and we are really excited to bring this fun, light-hearted event to Dennis Port,” said Nicole Merriman, Owner of Hot Diggity Dog Wash & Boutique. “We hope people will come out and see the transformation that is happening in Dennis Port.  We have a fabulous group of new young merchants who are bringing a vibrant energy to a town that has the makings to be one of the best little Main Streets on Cape Cod.”
Added Monica Rizzio of West Bend Music:  “West Bend Music is thrilled to be in Dennis Port and is excited to bring a community of people together on Cape Cod for our first fall event. We are thrilled to be part of the new change happening and will make every effort to continue to support the amazing things happening right in our backyard. “
“Enthusiasm is building and as each new innovative business opens, the passion and love for Dennis Port is returning,” said Donna Silva of Aunties’ Ice Cream Parlor. “Our one year anniversary is fast approaching and we feel privileged to be part of this revitalization process”.

For more information on the event, visit or stop by any of the downtown retailers for a flyer.
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Free Classic Film at Library

At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, the Dennis Public Library’s free Classic Film Series continues with the 1958 Paul Newman film “The Long, Hot Summer.” The library is on the corner of Route 28 and Hall Street in Dennisport. Call 508-760-6219 for information.

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Let the Bocce Games Begin

It was a great afternoon on the Village Green with 18 players from the Yarmouth Senior Center, under the tutelage of Ray Petruccelli, to test out our new Bocce Courts. 16 people could play on the 2 courts at the same time and their were 2 alternates. Everyone got to play and there was some excellent competition. There were also plenty of laughs and a good time was had by all. Check out the pictures by clicking on the title of this article.

Yarmouth Senior Center Bocce Players trying out our new courts. The new courts got raving reviews.

Yarmouth Senior Center Bocce Players trying out our new courts. The new courts got raving reviews.

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