Barnstable This Morning

On Barnstable This Morning, Assistant Town Manager Mark Ells and co-host Sara Mannal discussed the continuation of the Adult Supportive Day Program at the Senior Center. Scheduled to close on July 1st we have, with the support of the Town Council, decided to continue the program as currently structured. This has been a valuable service for many Barnstable residents and we are pleased to assist families who continue to care for their loved ones at home and need this respite care program.




Friday, July 3rd :


All Town Offices closed.


11:00 AM: Osterville Parade


The parade route will begin on Washington Avenue, take a right on Webster Street; turn right onto Sea View Avenue; turn right onto Warren Street, and right onto Washington Avenue where the parade will end.


Saturday, July 4th :


9:00 AM: Barnstable/West Barnstable - Parade & Village Activities


The day of fun begins at 9:00 AM with the Barnstable Village parade. The parade forms at the County Complex on Railroad Avenue and proceeds down Main Street (Route 6A), turns left onto Millway, and continues to the Village Hollow, where it will conclude for various activities.


Parade Grand Marshals Jim and Joan Ellis and Mercy Otis Warren Cape Cod Woman of the Year Michele DeSilva will lead the parade, which also includes the Barnstable High School band, kazoo band, fun floats, and more.


Festivities at the Hollow begin at 11:00 AM. Grease pole, water slide, food (raw bar by Osterville Too, hamburgers and hot dogs by Kiwanis) T-shirts, kids games (egg toss, three legged races, etc)


Contact: Roberta Miller 508-612-9394 

 10:00 AM: Centerville Parade

The Centerville parade begins at Centerville Elementary School at 10:00 AM, and ends at Centerville Recreation Building on Main Street. Neighborhood floats, decorated bikes, wagons, etc are welcome.  The parade will be followed by food, fun and field games at the ball field behind the Centerville Recreation Building.

 11:00 AM: Cotuit Parade

The Cotuit parade begins at the Cotuit Post Office on School Street and continues to Main Street.

Click here for a map of staging areas and to view the parade route

 11:00 AM: Hyannis Port Parade

The parade will begin at the Hyannis Port Post Office on Longwood Avenue; left onto Washington Avenue; right onto Lafayette Avenue; left onto Winchester Avenue; left onto Scudder Avenue; and continue onto Dale Avenue to the West Beach Club, where it will end.

 1:15 PM
Hyannis Inner Harbor Boat Parade

Boaters: Boats assemble off of Hyannis Yacht Club at 1:00 PM. Assemble and head to the harbor to show off.

Viewers: Best viewing is along Ocean Street at Hyannis Harbor from 1:15 to 1:30 PM.

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 4:00 PM: Hyannis Main Street Fourth of July Parade

The Grand Marshals for the Hyannis Fourth of July parade are Joe and Dolores Daluz, longtime Hyannis residents. We are proud to honor Joe and Dolores’ commitment to Barnstable through their civic engagement fighting for social justice and civil rights. The Hyannis parade steps off at the intersection of Main and Ocean Streets at 4:00 PM on Saturday, July 4th, 2015.

5:00 – 7:00 PM Barnstable Town Band

Entertainment from the Town Band on the Village Green, Hyannis.

 Dusk: Fireworks at Aselton Park !




Last week’s trivia question: Last week, we asked: What was your memorable summer job on Cape Cod? The answers from readers were varied. Jobs included waitressing at the Mill Hill Club and working at Turner’s Ice Cream on West Main Street. Lots of good memories from summers gone by.


Barnstable This Morning

Week in Review

June 29-July 2, 2015


Monday June 29, 2015


Assistant Town Manager Mark Ells began our week with a visit to our studio. Mark talked about the continuation of the Barnstable Senior Center’s Adult Supportive Day Program. Next, we visited with Interim Superintendent of Schools Bill Butler, who is filling the role of former Superintendent Dr. Mary Czajkowski.  Energy Coordinator Richard Elrick gave us tips on what not to recycle when taking advantage of single stream recycling at the Barnstable Transfer Station. Cape Cod Community College Communications Director Michael Gross talked with us about the College’s dual enrollment program that allows high school students to earn college credit.


Tuesday June 30, 2015


We spoke with Chief of Police Paul MacDonald on Tuesday morning about how the Barnstable Police Department is getting ready for the busy July 4th holiday. Our Community Profile featured Joe and Dolores Daluz, who will serve as the Grand Marshals of this year’s Fourth of July Parade in Hyannis. Next, JFK Hyannis Museum Executive Director John Allen  told us all about the museum’s new exhibit “Jack and Bobby: Brothers First”.  Director of Public Works Dan Santos talked with us about a project to install carbon filtration systems in two town water wells.


Wednesday July 01, 2015


Our weekly Business Barnstable segment featured Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce CEO Wendy Northcross. Next, Hyannis Main Street Fourth of July Parade Organizers Meaghann Kenney and Amanda Converse joined us to preview the annual Hyannis Main Street Fourth of July Parade.  Director of Senior Services Madeline Noonan gave us details on the continuation of the Senior Center’s Adult Supportive Day Program. Finally, Finance Director Mark Milne talked about the end of Fiscal Year 2015 and the beginning of Fiscal Year 2016.


Thursday July 02, 2015


We took a look inside the Cotuit Kettleers on Thursday morning, as Len Gobeil spoke with Cotuit Kettleers General Manager Bruce Murphy. Cape Cod Commission Director of Technical Services Glen Cannon told us how residents can weigh in on plans for future road projects.  Our Community Profile featured Joe and Dolores Daluz, who will serve as the Grand Marshals of this year’s Fourth of July Parade in Hyannis. Finally, we learned about the restoration of a Paul Revere Bell that is housed at the 1717 Meetinghouse in West Barnstable.