Town Column : Tisbury
Welcome home to the Bensons, just back from a visit to children and grandchildren in North Carolina. Lynne happily enjoyed the zoo, piano recital and soccer game and reports that the grandchildren learned how to crochet, purl, and follow a pattern.
The Heath Hen Yarn and Quilt Shop will now be open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. Lynne asked that I remind you of the Mother's Day sale this Saturday.
Lynne was also pleased to announce that she is finishing the label for the quilt made for Quilt Pink to benefit breast cancer research. The quilt was made using Susan Branch's watercolor patterns of Island scenes, in blue with pink accents. This is a project for the Susan B. Komen Fund. The quilt will be auctioned off, with many others, in a live auction on ebay.com/quiltpink.
Have you seen the "new" Louisa Gould Gallery? The new space is a well-designed showcase. Artists exhibiting work now are Caryn King, Donna Macomber Blackburn, Pia Post, Ovid Ward, Maya Farber, Louisa Gould, Carolyn Warren, Leslie S. Smith, James Masek, and Washington Ledesma. The artwork varies from oil paintings to fiber art to sculpture. Each of these artists is another good reason to stop by.
Children's librarian Kathy Stinson invites the little ones to enjoy story time at our library. Next Tuesday children ages three to five visit with singer-songwriter and author, Merrily Fenner, in only one session at 11 am. Melinda from the Farm Institute will hold craft and story time for ages six to ten from 3:30 to 4:30 pm on Thursday. Then the little ones enjoy stories and songs with Clifford, the Big Red Dog, on Tuesday, May 20, at 10 and again at 11 am. Thursday, May 29, will be the last story time till July.
Our cheers for Big Brown turned to sadness for the tragic ending to the career of Eight Belles on Saturday. My pick for the Preakness and the Belmont will, of course, be Big Brown. Now everyone else will join me. It is nice to be right for once!
What do you know about corn? "King Corn" will tell you more than you wanted to know. This documentary is about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. Two men, who were best friends in college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America's most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about what we eat and how we farm. See the rest of the story on Saturday at 7:30 pm at the Katharine Cornell Theatre.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out on Tuesday to Amy Levine. Wish the best on Wednesday to Brendan O'Neill.
Heard on Main Street: Buy your Forever stamps now, before it's too late.