Town Column : Edgartown
The students of Rebecca Barca-Tinus will be performing in a free strings concert at the Whaling Church in Edgartown on Saturday, March 29, at 4 pm. The one-hour concert will feature students of all ages from all over the Island showcasing this year's hard work, including Vivaldi, fiddle and Suzuki favorites.
Don't forget the upcoming workshop "Handling Homework Horrors", presented by Stuart Peskin, Project Director of the Title 1 Dissemination Project, on Wednesday, April 2, at 7 pm at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School library conference room. Homework is a nightmare for many parents. A daily struggle evolves around its completion and accuracy. This session is designed to help parents deal with both the completion and accuracy issues that can make homework such a problem. Please pre-register by calling Robyn Gurney at 508-693-4489 or email email@example.com.
Bob Brown emailed to say that his mom, Amy Brown, is back from three months in Temecula, Calif., where she was visiting her son and Bob's brother, Scott. She can once again be seen driving the streets of Edgartown in her late husband Ray's red
scooter with Massachusetts license plate "RAY," complete with a tunnel permit and nude beach sticker.
Terry, Annemarie, Justin, and Mariah Donahue have returned all tan and healthy looking from a wonderful trip to Culebra, a small island off the Eastern end of Puerto Rico. According to Annemarie, Culebra means snake in Spanish and the island's name is due to its shape, not a large population of snakes! She did add, however, that there are lots of other cool creatures including iguanas, pelicans, and leatherback and hawksbill turtles.
The Donahues felt like they weren't far from the Edgartown School, between home schooling Mariah and Justin for two weeks and meeting Justin's assistant teacher, Jessica deBettencourt, and her husband Dan, on Flamenco Beach. The deBettencourts joined them for dinner and Annemarie said it was really fun to spend time with them in a non- school setting.
Extended family also joined them for ten days, allowing lots of time for relaxation and fun. Annemarie added that watching five kids all play and hang together was quite a source of amusement as well! They came home happy, rested and ready for "real life".
ThinkPeople, a coaching and consulting firm, is proud to announce that its president, Jean M. DiGiovanna, CPCC, will return to the Island to deliver a ground-breaking workshop for entrepreneurs called "Take Charge of Your Business in 2008" on Tuesday, April 1, at the Island Co-Housing in West Tisbury from 7:30 am-12:30 pm. Ms. DiGiovanna was the inaugural speaker for the Martha's Vineyard Women's Network educational programs last September and is returning to expand the discussion started last fall. "Take Charge of Your Business in 2008" is a holistic approach to business planning that not only focuses on getting clear on your business goals, but on who you need to be in your business to achieve all that you want and more. Participants will leave with practical tools and takeaways to support them in achieving what they most desire this year. Join Jean for an opportunity to reinvent your business in 2008! The cost of the event for Martha's Vineyard Women's Network members is $99 and $159 for non-members. More details can be found at thinkpeople.com.
And a reminder: Light some candles and turn out your lights this Saturday, March 29, between 8 and 9 pm. Join Islanders in raising awareness about energy conservation during Lights Out Martha's Vineyard. Sign up at almanac.vcsmv.org/lights_out and join this national and worldwide event at earthhour.org.
That about does it for now. Be sure to get me your news. Remember - the deadline is earlier than you think! To get the column written in time, I need your news by Sunday afternoon! Have a great week.