Spring's Grande Finale!

It looks as though it's been a while since The Good Butter Bakery has been in Hyannis. This is now the home of Kayak Cookies.

We enjoyed a relaxing lunch on the patio of Sam Diegos on a warm October afternoon.

An old fashioned clam bake on Kalmus Beach was the perfect ending to the summer.

The Figawi is a race from Hyannis Port to Nantucket that is held during Memorial Day weekend. It begins with a boat parade from Lewis Bay to the starting point of the race. The sky was a beautiful bright blue, but there were 20 knot winds and 3 foot seas. Nearly 240 boats participated.

The America is a replica of the vessel in the original Americas' Cup Regatta in 1861.

The mast of the Agora snapped from the stress of the winds.

Obviously, spelling is not the owner of the Betty B's best subject.

The kayak and rowboat caught the late afternoon sunlight.

We passed by the Prudence as she gave a tour of the harbor.

I never tire of seeing sailboats in the harbor.

The World War II Flying History Wings of Freedom Tour came to Barnstable Municipal Airport. They brought with them a B-17 Flying Fortress, a B-24 Liberator, and a P-51 Mustang.

We spotted the Google Maps Street View car driving around the Fawcett Pond area.

In early December, the Festival of the Trees is held at the JFK Library. Wreaths are auctioned off and trees laden with gifts are raffled for local charities.

A bronze statue of President John F. Kennedy was dedicated on May 25, 2007 in front of the Kennedy Museum. Click to see the unveiling video.

The late Senator Edward Kennedy as well as many other local dignitaries spoke at the dedication. Click for a slideshow of the event.

There is a statue of Iyanough at the entrance to the Town Green.

Great Spirit was one of the whales in the Hyannis pod of the Cape and Islands Whale Trail in the summer of 2006. Click to see the rest of the whales from that fundraising event.

The former Colucci's Diner looked like the set of Happy Days.

On one side of the stone wall of the Kennedy Memorial is a profile of JFK; on the the other side is the Presidential Seal.

The Korean War Memorial is next to Veterans' Park Beach.

It's a sure sign of spring when the Barnstable High School Sailing Team holds their first practice of the season.

The twentieth annual Pops by the Sea concert was held on the Village Green on Sunday, August 7, 2005.

The National Anthem was led by a Barnstable High School sophomore.

Keith Lockhart conducted the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.

Soloist, Liz Callaway, performed songs from Broadway musicals.

Senator Edward M. Kennedy read Lincoln's Gettysburg Address as the orchestra played Edelman's "The Gettysburg Address".

The 2005 Guest Conductor was Jack Klugman, best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple.

The audience participated in a Patriotic Sing-Along.

These children were obviously enjoying the music.

There appeared to be a bird convention at the West End Rotary.

Cape Symphony Orchestra concerts are held in the Barnstable High School's auditorium.

In the 2004-2005 Season, the orchestra celebrated its twenty fifth year with Maestro Royston Nash conducting.
This clock is a landmark on Main Street, Hyannis.

Main Street, Hyannis bustles with activity during the summer. The Hyannis Federated Church holds a fundraising Lobster Roll Luncheon every Friday during the season.
You can tour Main Street as well as Hyannis Harbor aboard a Duck Boat tour.

President John F. Kennedy spent summers in Hyannisport. There is a museum of memorabilia in downtown Hyannis.
The Hyannis Chamber of Commerce shares space in the building.
This cottage is the original Hyannis Public Library, the Ora Adams Hinckley Wing. Behind it is a very busy, more modern library. One of its main atractions is a computer lab where many visitors go to check e-mail from home, especially foreign students who come to work here for the summer.

Steve and Sue's Mini-Golf offered a beautifully maintained 1950's style course.

There is an outdoor carousel nearby.
The Kandy Korner offers a large selection of souvenirs as well as ice cream, Cape Cod Saltwater Taffy, and of course, tempting "penny candy" for the kids.

I love a parade! The Fourth of July parade in Hyannis offered bands, floats, fire engines and lots more. Click photo to see more of the parade.

Cape Cod Railroad is another way to see part of the Cape. You can take a tour or have lunch or an elegant dinner aboard.

Colonial Candle operated until January, 2004, making hand dipped candles, a favorite souvenir for many.
Storyland Golf Course, which has been torn down since this picture was taken, had a Cape Cod theme, featuring well-known landmarks from each town.

The Cape Cod Times is the major daily newspaper for Cape Cod.
St. Francis Xavier Church on South Street is often known as the Kennedy church. The main altar was given by the family in memory of Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. President Kennedy attended Mass here on Sundays, sitting in the East Wing of the church.

The front doors of the church are beautifully carved.
This octagonal house nearby was built in the mid 1800's by Captain Baxter who brought food to the Irish during the Potato Famine.

The Cape Cod Melody Tent, on West Main Street, is the venue for entertainment of all kinds. The stage is in the round and revolves so that everyone gets a good view. Performers often comment on this unusual arrangement. They also offer summer theater for children.

The annual Figawi Race from Hyannis to Nantucket kicks off the season each Memorial Day Weekend.

One way to avoid summer traffic on the bridges is to fly into Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis. Planes are also available for traveling to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

Some of the most unusual architecture on the Cape is found at the Christmas Tree Shops. The Hyannis store is created in a Victorian theme and has a glockenspiel and carillon out front. The music and characters' dress changes for various seasons.

While visiting a friend in Hyannis, I spotted this cardinal on a neighbor's birdfeeder.

This Lustron home was built in the late 1940's with panels of porcelain coated steel.

The Cape Cod Trolley provides transportation around Hyannis in the summertime.

Lewis Bay is a busy place with harbor tours, ferries to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, commercial and charter fishing, and private pleasure crafts.

Commercial fishing boats dock in Hyannis Harbor.

Charters are also available for deep-sea fishing.

You can take a tour of Hyannis Harbor on the Hy-Line's East Chop or the Prudence.

A family of Canada Geese took its own tour of the harbor.

The Sea Gypsy is a replica of a pirate ship.

Sunset is beautiful over the harbor.

At the end of a stormy day, the weather cleared, making for dramatic lighting conditions for this view out the window of Hyannis Yacht Club.

Kalmus Park Beach also looks on Hyannis Harbor. This land was given to the town by Dr. Herbert Kalmus, the inventor of Technicolor.

A red and blue sailboat captured the sunlight as we rode the ferry into the harbor.

Lewis Bay Light is a privately owned replica of Brant Point Lighthouse on Nantucket.

There are beautiful homes along the waterfront.

Hyannis Port is one of the more exclusive areas of town.

Toad Hall houses a collection of red cars. It derives its name from The Wind in the Willows, in which Toad is very fond of red racing cars.

The Hyannis Port Country Club sits high on a hill overlooking Nantucket Sound.

The hill is known as Sunset Hill.

Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church is also at the top of the hill.

Hyannis Port is best known as the summer home of President John F. Kennedy.

The Kennedy Compound can be seen from the harbor tour.

The frozen fountain in front of the Cape Codder Hotel looks like a giant wedding cake.

The streets of downtown Hyannis as well as the Hyannis Village Green were lit up for the season.

One of the highlights of the holiday season was the annual boat parade.

Santa arrived aboard the Sea Gypsy.

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