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JFK at 100: Life & Legacy exhibit
May 25-December 1, 2017, JFK Hyannis Museum, Hyannis
From his boyhood years sailing his boat Victura in Nantucket Sound to his final summer as President, the Cape was a place John F. Kennedy loved and often called home. The exhibition will tell JFK’s story through the lens of his years at the Cape: time with parents, brothers, and sisters; entertaining friends; summers with his wife Jacqueline and their children, political campaigns, and above all, the Presidency. The President-elect gave his acceptance speech at the Hyannis Armory, sharing the stage with Jacqueline and his family. President Kennedy came to the Cape as much as his schedule would allow, flying into Otis Air Force Base and taking Marine One straight to the lawn of his parents’ house in Hyannis Port. Those precious weekends were filled with family, friends, sailing, boating, and entertaining dignitaries. They were also times when the President attended to the black phone at the house in Squaw Island, coping with the stresses of the Cold War and the push for Civil Rights. JFK took advantage of all the Cape had to offer and left a lasting legacy by signing the bill that established the National Seashore in 1961. The profound attachment of the Kennedys to the Cape led Ted Kennedy to call Hyannis Port “sacred ground” for the family. JFK at 100: Life & Legacy will give visitors a fresh insight into John F. Kennedy as a son, brother, husband, father – and lifetime devotee of Hyannis Port.
Art’s Dune Tours NEW EXCURSIONS!
Standish Street, Provincetown, MA
New excursion brochure
Includes: painting classes, sunrise amateur photography, sunset tours, land and lake (includes rafting on old East Harbor/Pilgrim Lake), dune tour and sunset sail.
Cape Cod Inflatable Park Expansion
West Yarmouth, MA
Cape Cod Inflatable park plans to expand on an adjacent 1½-acre property purchased by Park owner Joseph Maramma. The plan is to demolish the existing building and use 35,000 square feet to expand the water features of the Route 28 Park. Planned is a “lazy river”-style attraction plus some features for adults. The construction will be started in September and the new space should be open in time for the 2018 season.
Cape Cod Rail Trail
Fall 2017, Extension to Yarmouth
Yarmouth’s extensive network of cycling paths and roadways has been supplemented by the Rail Trail extension. This section can be cycled presently by parking at the lot west of the intersection of Old Townhouse and West Yarmouth Roads and continuing south on Forest Road to Long Pond Road.
This long-awaited extension will open in Yarmouth, where the western end of the Rail Trail meets a local bike trail at Peter Homer Memorial Park. Long-range plans call for extending the Trail farther westward into Barnstable. Crossing Station Avenue on a pedestrian bridge, the Trail will roll through woods for 2.5 miles to a 160-foot bridge (scheduled for opening in mid to late 2018; signs will be posted at the trailhead regarding the bridge status) over tidal Bass River, and then another pedestrian bridge over MA 134 to the current trailhead in South Dennis. Yarmouth will be the new start of the Rail Trail, at least for a few years, until it extends further down. The next two sections, from Station Avenue to Mary Dunn Road and Mary Dunn Road to Route 132, or some alternative routes, should be completed by 2020.
Chart Room at Crosby’s
May 2017, Osterville
The Chart Room at Crosby’s is an offshoot of the popular restaurant at Kingman Boat Yard in Cataumet (opened 1973). This location offers much the same fare as the larger location, which is known for its swordfish, lobster rolls and baked stuffed lobster. The new Chart Room has only 49 prized seats and will be open weekends only until mid-June then remain open fully until Columbus Day and weekends through December.
Estia Main Street Falmouth
June 2017, Falmouth
The highly popular Greek restaurant seats boasts both indoor and outdoor seating at the front of the building and a fire pit lounge area on the side in its 7000 square foot Falmouth venue.
C⋆Shore Kitchen and Bar
Fall 2017, Wellfleet
Enjoy delicious local and fresh food at C⋆Shore Kitchen and Bar on Route 6 in Wellfleet. C⋆Shore serves farm-to-table and dock-to-table fare from a full-service kitchen and bar. Breakfast and dinner are served daily. C⋆Shore is open year round, seven days a week.
New Charter Airline on Martha’s Vineyard
Air carrier, Jannus Air, will operate seasonally out the Martha’s Vineyard Airport making travel throughout New England and the Northeast quick, efficient and affordable. Airline and flight features include: