Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Not going out of town this Independence Day? Here's what will be open and closed in the Town of Barnstable
The Fourth of July is Wednesday, and while most workplaces are closed and the barbecues are fired up, you still may need to get out and around Barnstable. Here's what you need to know about what's open and closed. Do you own or manage a business in Barnstable? Leave us a comment with your holiday hours.
Monday, July 2, 2012
The Consumer Product Safety Commission advises on how to protect your family if you're swimming in a pool on the 4th of July.
Monday, July 2, 2012
As the Independence Day holiday approaches and families enjoy time together in pools across the country, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is sharing some sobering statistics on the number of drownings during previous July 4th holidays. CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum is reminding parents and caregivers to pool safely during upcoming pool parties and celebrations with family and friends. “Along with fireworks, spending time in the pool is a traditional July 4th activity for many families,” Chairman Tenenbaum said. “Child drownings are a preventable tragedy, so we encourage all families who are planning to spend time in pools and spas over the Independence Day holiday and all summer to adopt as many safety steps as possible. …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The Hyannis Fourth of July activities includes boats, bikes and fun activities for the whole family.
The Hyannis Fourth of July parade is on July 4 starting at 4pm. The parade is presented by the Town of Barnstable 4th of July Parade Committee and Hyannis Main Street. This year’s parade features several bands including local high school marching bands, Berke McKelvey and his Oompah Band, Erik’s Steel Drum Band, the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, Sara Leketa & the Problematix, Jo & Co, Mike Dumas and Platform Soul and more. Parade Grand Marshal is Kathleen Schatzberg, the recently retired Cape Cod Community College President. Kids are welcome to join in with their decorated bikes and the Greater Hyannis Civic Association is sponsoring a contest for the best decoration. Meet at the Hyannis Village Green Bandstand at 3pm to participate…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The Hyannisport Fourth of July parade is preceded by a road race on July 4.
The Hyannisport Fourth of July parade is on Wednesday, July 4 starting at 11am. The parade is presented by West Beach Club and features a road race at 9am. The parade will begin at the Hyannisport Post Office on Longwood Avenue; taking a left onto Washington Avenue; a right onto Lafayette Avenue; left onto Winchester Avenue; a left onto Scudder Avenue and continuing onto Dale Avenue to the West Beach Club, where it will end. A Road Race starting at 9am at Hyannisport Post Office precedes the parade.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Cotuit Fourth of July Parade is on Wednesday, July 4.
The Cotuit Fourth of July Parade is on Wednesday, July 4 starting at 11am. The parade is presented by the Cotuit Civic Association. The parade will begin at the Cotuit Post Office, proceeding down School Street to Main Street; taking a left on Main Street to the rear entrance of the Cotuit Elementary School, where it will end.
Monday, June 25, 2012
The Centerville Fourth of July parade is on Wednesday, July 4.
The Centerville Fourth of July parade is on Wednesday, July 4 starting at 10am. The parade is presented by Bay Lane PTA at Centerville Elementary School and Centerville Civic Association. The parade will form on the grounds of Centerville Elementary School and proceeds up Bay Lane, taking a right onto Bumps River Road; a left onto Park Avenue; a right onto Main Street and continues to the Centerville Recreation Building where it will end.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
The Barnstable-West Barnstable Fourth of July parade is on Wednesday, July 4 starting at 9am.
The Barnstable-West Barnstable Village Fourth of July parade starts at 9am on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. The Barnstable Village Civic Association put the event together with the West Barnstable Civic Association. The Barnstable-West Barnstable commences at the County Complex on Railroad Avenue with an 8:30am gathering time. The parade proceeds down Main Street (Route 6A); left onto Mill Way and continue to the Village Hollow where it will end for various family activities.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Of all Barnstable's villages, Osterville has its parade on July 3 instead of July 4.
The Osterville parade starts at 11am on Washington Avenue in the village. The route follows taking a right on Webster Street, right onto Sea View Avenue, right onto Warren Street and back to Washington. The Wianno Club is presenting the parade.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Find out where to watch the fireworks on the 4th of July in Hyannis. These fireworks are some of the best on Cape Cod.
On Wednesday, July 4, 2012 there will be fireworks in Hyannis Harbor. The fireworks are shot off a large barge in Lewis Bay at dusk, right around 9pm. The best seats to watch the fireworks are Aselton Park, Bismore Park and Veteran’s Park Beach. Kalmus Beach will be available for handicapped parking only. For everyone else parking, a parking ban will be in effect south of South Street (Ocean Street, Old Colony Boulevard, Gosnold Street and all streets running off of Gosnold Street) in Hyannis from 5 pm to midnight to allow for pedestrian access. Parking will be available in the North Street parking lots and Town Hall parking lot. The town will tow. Carpool and save yourself some hassle.