40 Years of Hospitality
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We're celebrating our 40th anniversary!

CATANIA FAMILY ~ 40 YEARS OF HOSPITALITY

Founded in 1973 by Patriarch "V.J." Catania, the Catania Hospitality Group has grown from a single family restaurant on Cape Cod to an award-winning collection of resorts, spas and dining establishments.

Founder VJ Catania transformed a Pewter Pot Muffin House (his previous restaurant concept) into the first Hearth 'n Kettle. Five more Hearth 'n Kettles followed:
1973 - First Hearth 'n Kettle opened on Cape Cod - Falmouth

1975 - Hyannis
1977 - Yarmouth
1987 - Orleans
1988 - Plymouth
1998 - Weymouth
2000 - South Attleboro

2002 - First Beach Plum Spa opened in the Cape Codder Resort
Owned and operated by the Catania Group, these three full service spas offer an extensive menu of services including
Med-Spa treatments. Spas are open to the public.
2004 - Beach Plum Spa opened in the Dan'l Webster Inn
2007 - Beach Plum Spa opened in the John Carver Inn


1980 - Dan'l Webster Inn opened in Sandwich, MA

Built in 1692, the inn and tavern served as the Patriot headquarters during the Revolutionary War. The Catanias expanded and renovated this property adding modern amenities and the beautiful, glass-enclosed Conservatory dining room.

1988 - John Carver Inn opened in Plymouth, MA
The creation of the unique Pilgrim Cove Indoor Theme Pool, along with its historic location, made the inn a great family destination.

2000 - Cape Codder Resort & Spa Purchased and renovated in Hyannis, MA
The Catania Hospitality Group completely renovated this once seasonal hotel and turned it into an award-winning full service resort.

2009 - Cape Codder Residence Club opened at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa
Newly built, luxurious 2 and 3 bedroom residences brought a new fractional ownership opportunity to Cape Cod.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1973 TRIVIA

POPULAR TV SHOWS

All in the Family, The Waltons, Sanford and Son, M*A*S*H,
Hawaii Five-O, Maude, Kojak, The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cannon

MUSIC

BILLBOARD'S WEEKLY NUMBER ONE SONGS
Me and Mrs. Jones ~ Billy Paul
You're So Vain ~ Carly Simon
Superstition ~ Stevie Wonder
Crocodile Rock ~ Elton John
Killing Me Softly With His Song ~ Roberta Flack
Love Train ~ O'Jays
The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia ~ Vicki Lawrence
Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree ~ Tony Orlando and Dawn
You Are the Sunshine of My Life ~ Stevie Wonder
Frankenstein ~ The Edgar Winter Group
My Love ~ Paul McCartney and Wings
Give Me Love ~ George Harrison
Will It Go Round In Circles ~ Billy Preston

GRAMMY WINNER
Killing Me Softly ~ Roberta Flack

NOTABLE DEATHS

Jim Croce
Bruce Lee
Lyndon Johnson
Betty Grable
Pablo Picasso
Bobby Darin
Lon Chaney Jr.

POPULAR KIDS GIFTS

Shrinky Dinks
Dungeons and Dragons

WHAT THINGS COST

Gas ~ 40 cents per gallon
Cup of Coffee ~ 10 cents
Car - $4,000
House - $35,000
Milk - $1.35
Postage Stamp ~ 8 cents
Minimum Wage - $1.60/hours

MISC.

CB Radios become popular
Elvis Turns 38 and files for divorce
Helen Reddy becomes host of Friday night concert series "Midnight Special"
The "Halter Top" was a popular new fashion
World Trade Center opens in New York
Skylab is Launched

 

 

 

 

 

Bad, Bad Leroy Brown ~ Jim Croce
The Morning After ~ Maureen McGovern
Touch Me in the Morning ~ Diana Ross
Brother Louie ~ Stories
Let's Get It On ~ Marvin Gaye
Delta Dawn ~ Helen Reddy
We're an American Band ~ Grand Funk Railroad
Half-Breed ~ Cher
Angie ~ The Rolling Stones
Midnight Train to Georgia ~ Gladys Knight & The Pips
Keep On Truckin' ~ Eddie Kendricks
Photograph ~ Ringo Starr
Top of the World ~ The Carpenters
The Most Beautiful Girl ~ Charlie Rich
Time in a Bottle ~ Jim Croce

NEW BANDS
Aerosmith, E.L.O. and B.T.O.

BEST FILM OSCAR WINNER

The Godfather

OTHER FILMS OF 1973

The Exorcist
French Connection
Last Tango in Paris
American Graffiti
Live and Let Die
Serpico

POLITICAL

Viet Nam War Ends
Spyro Agnew Resigns and Gerald Ford becomes Vice President
Watergate Hearings

SPORTS

World Series Champs ~ Oakland Athletics
Superbowl VII Champions ~ Miami Dolphins
NBA Champions ~ New York Knicks
Stanley Cup Champs ~ Montreal Canadians
U.S. Golf ~ Johnny Miller
U.S. Tennis ~ John Newcombe / Margaret Smith Court
Boxing ~ George Foreman wins Heavyweight Boxing Crown (from Joe Frazier)
Wimbledon ~ Jan Kodes / Billie Jean King
NCAA Football ~ Alabama & Notre Dame
NCAA Basketball ~ UCLA