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2nd Cultural District named in the Town of Barnstable

Massachusetts Cultural Council unanimously approves designation of The Barnstable Village Cultural District

Fri, March 21, 2014

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) Board of Directors voted unanimously to designate Barnstable Village as a Cultural District.  It is the second district within the town of Barnstable, (only the second town in the state to have two districts), the fourth on Cape Cod and the 20th in the state.  This designation will help to enhance and grow the already successful arts and culture programs and events in Barnstable Village as well as in collaboration with the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, which was designated in May, 2012.   

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Sun, March 02, 2014

The Town of Barnstable Growth Management Department is very pleased to offer, through Community Preservation Act funds, deferred payment no interest loans for the Accessory Affordable Apartment Program (AAAP). Barnstable property owners who wish to create an accessory affordable apartment at their primary residence may apply for a maximum $20,000.00 loan.

Loan funds assist homeowners to install improvements required to comply with building, health, and safety codes to prepare the apartment for rental. Loan repayment is due upon sale, transfer, or refinance or when the unit is no longer used as an affordable apartment.

These accessory units increase affordable rental stock and provide more housing choices for Barnstable.

For more information and application assistance, please contact Cindy Dabkowski, Accessory Affordable Apartment Program Coordinator at 508-862-4743 or e-mail

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2013 Annual Father’s Day Car Show to be Featured on “My Classic Car” with Dennis Gage

Thu, February 27, 2014

Dennis Gage, host of "My Classic Car" will be featuring the Hyannis Annual Father's Day Car Show in Season 18 of the popular series.

Click the image below to view the promo for the Hyannis Father's Day Car Show episode ahead of this weekend’s premiere on Velocity.  (or CLICK HERE to view)

The air times are Saturday 3/1/14 at 6:30 am ET and Sunday 3/2/14 at 9:30 am ET.

It will also air four weeks from this weekend on MAVTV and then will re-air on each network six months later.  You can get the full air schedule on the main page of Gage's website,


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Hyannis Marathon, Half Marathon & Marathon Relay donates $10K to Barnstable Police

Mon, February 17, 2014

The 34th Hyannis Marathon, Half Marathon & Marathon Team Relay presented checks to the Barnstable Police Department Michael Aselton Fund and Cape Cod Law Enforcement Council.  

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Town of Barnstable Receives GFOA Recognition

Tue, January 28, 2014

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is pleased to announce that Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts has received the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

The award represents a significant achievement by the Town of Barnstable. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.

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Hyannis Harbor Art Shanties 2014 Season

Ocean Street / Bismore Park Hyannis

Mon, January 13, 2014

The HyArts Artist Shanties at Hyannis Harbor/Bismore Park open for the 2014  season on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 11AM.   The shanties provide visitors to Hyannis Harbor the opportunity to find something made on Cape Cod, sometimes with indigenous materials, to bring home as a remembrance of their visit.  The program features Cape Cod artists,  who frequently work on their craft right at their “seaside studio” .  Shanties are open Friday’s –Sunday’s in May/June, including Monday, Memorial Day; seven days a week as of June 23rd, always open from 11AM.

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Town of Barnstable Receives “Healthy By Design” Award

11 Innovative Communities Recognized for Improving Public Health through Community Design

Fri, October 04, 2013

The Town of Barnstable is one of eleven communities recognized by the Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA) and a partnership of public health and planning organizations for their accomplishments promoting public health through community design.

In honoring Barnstable, MPHA cited adoption of flexible zoning changes that promote mixed-use development while preserving historical character for downtown Hyannis, as well as streetscape improvements that encourage walking and link Main Street Hyannis to Hyannis Harbor.

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