Town Column : Tisbury
It seems as if it is taking Tisbury as long to decide on beer and wine as the nation is taking to select a Democratic nominee for President. Tomorrow at 2 pm the Board of Registrars will have people recounting all of the ballots that were cast on the question of beer and wine as well as the office of selectman. The ballots will be counted by hand to determine the final vote. All parties have witnesses to watch the counting.
Main Street has been buzzing with admiration. Two ladies from Wilmington, Del., have been working hard creating a new front garden at the Chapmans' house. These ladies dug out old bushes, trimmed others, put in good soil, and planted visions of white azaleas, variegated dogwood, and hydrangeas. They have had a number of offers of employment from envious passers by, but unfortunately for us, they are heading home this week. They have made a beautiful new garden that can be enjoyed from Main Street by every one.
As far as I know there are no Island-bred entries, but some lucky Islanders will be at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Hope they are still lucky when they place their bets. Betting on the Derby is like betting on five-year-olds playing soccer. They don't know what they are doing and have very little experience. But they are lots of fun to watch. My picks are Eight Belles and Big Brown. Big Brown has a slight edge because he has new soft shoes that are glued on. That has to feel better than someone pounding nails in.
Sixth-graders from the Tisbury School will compete in the Speed of Light Model Solar Car Race with children from all the Island schools. The race is this Saturday at noon, on the basketball court behind the West Tisbury town hall. Racers need to come early. They are asked to arrive at 10:15 am to register, test the car, make repairs, and talk with community judges before the speed race begins. Everyone else is invited to come to cheer the children as they race with the sun and test their solar engineering skills.
"My Kid Could Paint That" is a wonderful title. See the film on Saturday night at 7:30 at the Cornell Theatre. This is a captivating documentary about a child prodigy whose abstract art fetched over $300,000. But, is she a complete fraud? What makes great art? Her work was compared to the great Abstract Expressionists. Some critics ask if this means that Modern Art is meaningless. Admission is $8, and $5 for film society members.
Peter Lambos, director of the Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Club says that the 14th Annual Children's Benefit Golf Tournament to benefit the Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Club and Big Brothers/Big Sisters will be held on Sunday, June 1, at the Farm Neck Golf Club, beginning at 8 am. They want sponsors and player participants. Only a golfer would understand that the format is "Handicap-adjusted Five Player Scramble." If you are interested, call Pete Lambos at 508-627-3303. Player registration forms are available at the Boys & Girls Club (behind the Edgartown School), or online at mvbgclub.org
Happy anniversary to Craig and Laura Mayhew on Monday.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Ellie Williamson. Anne Duarte celebrates on Sunday. And WMVY parties all month.
Heard on Main Street: If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.