Town Column : Tisbury
See what happens when you don't vote? Yes, there will be a recount of all of the votes cast on the question of beer and wine. This time all the votes will be counted by hand.
Congratulations to Alana Cullen, formerly of Tisbury, and her husband Marcus Foley. Their first child was born on March 29 at Nantucket Hospital. David Ras Foley weighed in at 7.5 pounds and was 21 inches long. The proud grandparents are Fran and Annemarie Cullen of Vineyard Haven and Fremont, N.H. The great grandparents are Dorothy Cullen and the late Hon. Francis Cullen of Winchester and the late Alfred and Catherine (Pat) Ferro of Vineyard Haven.
Tom Dresser's new book called "Mystery on the Vineyard" is based on research that he did at the Martha's Vineyard Museum. The subject is a real Vineyard mystery. Tom will tell you all about the book at the Featherstone Gallery next Sunday from 4 to 6 pm. There will be refreshments, and he'll be signing his books.
Our Planning Board has put a lot of time and effort into determining what space is needed for our town offices, what land the town now owns, and how that land could be used to the best advantage. There will be a public hearing at 7:15 pm next Wednesday at the Tisbury Senior Center. Learn about town space needs and the suggestions of the Planning Board. This meeting is to find out what you think.
The library invites you to join a discussion group exploring the connection between food and sustainability beginning April 30. The program will run 6 weeks, ending June 4. The cost for the workbook is $20. Sign up online or at the desk. Some of the topics include anonymous food, you are what you eat, and choices for change. Is this where the suggestion arose that you should only eat food that your grandmother would recognize? Call Betty Burton at 508-696-4211 ext. 16 for more information.
While on the topic of the library, did you get your MFA and park passes?
Watch for it: The Bradford pear trees along Lake Street are ready to burst into bloom. This lovely scene is Tisbury's version of the cherry trees in D.C.
The Island will hold the 5th annual Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society on June 13 and 14. The event is held over a 21-hour period at the high school track. One of the best parts is the lighting of luminarias placed all around the track. White bags filled with sand and a candle are lit at dark in the evening of the first day. For only $10 you can honor a cancer survivor with a luminaria. This wonderful fundraiser is a beautiful and moving sight and experience.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out tomorrow to Alexandra Habekost. Monday belongs to Melanie Jane Dickson. Happy birthday to John McCarthy on Tuesday. Wish the best to Doug Hewson and Andrew Williamson on Wednesday.
Heard on Main Street: My calendar has the right idea. It says: "Life is short. Eat dessert first."