Town Column : Edgartown
I can't get over how busy this time of year is. With work, school, after school activities, field trips, concerts, and all, it seems like we can never sit still. But today, Amelia and I took the dogs down to Fuller Street Beach, where we spent about an hour just walking the beach, playing in the water, collecting shells and rocks, and enjoying the beautiful afternoon. Amelia claimed this year's family title as the first one to go in swimming for the season. I'm a little ashamed that June has arrived and I've only been in half way so far. It's not always pleasant, but I'm always in the water by Memorial Day. I hope this isn't a sign that I'm getting old. Then again, I could look at it as a sign that I'm becoming more sensible.
The Fiber Folks will meet on Sunday, June 8, from 1 to 4 pm at Island Alpaca Farm, located on Head of the Pond Road in Oak Bluffs. Owner Barbara Ronchetti will host the last meeting of the season, providing refreshments and a lovely setting for the afternoon, complete with an adorable baby alpaca. The Fiber Folks meet once a month, usually at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury, and the group welcomes all hand-crafters. New members are always welcome. Grab that project you've been meaning to finish and meet at Island Alpaca this Sunday. Look for the Fiber Folks this summer at the Ag Fair in August.
The Martha's Vineyard Women's Network (MVWN) will host their June Breakfast Meeting on June 17. The guest speaker at this meeting will be Karol Rose, a nationally-known expert in work and life issues who has been at the forefront of the work-life effectiveness field for over 25 years, advising major corporations on developing better employee and management practices. She is the author of five books and is frequently quoted in national publications and business journals.
The June MVWN meeting is the last of the 2007-2008 Education Series and is open to both men and women. For more information about the meeting or membership, visit the MVWN website at mvwomensnetwork.org or contact them through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The breakfast meeting begins at 7 am and costs $20 for members, $25 for non-members, and $30 for walk-ins. Mail checks to MVWN, PO Box 4595, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568, or drop them off at Ameriprise Financial, behind Granite in Edgartown, or at Kiddos in the Tisbury Marketplace in Vineyard Haven.
Remember that there will be an adult tennis camp on June 20-21 at the Edgartown Tennis Courts behind the Boys and Girls Club. Local tennis instructors will be on hand to offer players of all abilities their tips for improvement. The cost is $99 for both days, and the instruction will run from 9 am to 12 noon each day. For more information, please call Kelly at 508-560-0525 or email email@example.com to get a registration form.
Island residents will have the opportunity to enjoy a beloved children's fantasy when the Martha's Vineyard School of Ballet presents "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" at the Edgartown School on June 6 at 7 pm. The role of Snow White will be performed by Sarah Pertile of Edgartown. The Seven Dwarfs will be performed by Mary Morano (Doc), Erin Hill (Grumpy), Ava Thors (Sleepy), Sara Poggi (Sneezy), all of Edgartown, Chloe Hoff of West Tisbury (Bashful), Meghan Mendez (Happy) and Madison Lopez-Mata (Dopey), both of Vineyard Haven. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $10.
Martha's Vineyard School of Ballet is also very excited to announce that they will be moving to a new dance facility and share Kaleidoscope at Camp Jabberwocky on Greenwood Avenue in Vineyard Haven for the 2008/09 dance year.
Edgartown has a new children's boutique, Tyler and Tallulah, owned by Beth Vages and Betsi Convery-Luce. The boutique is located on 20 South Summer Street across from the Charlotte Inn. They carry beautiful European clothes for your little princess. And this week they are offering free crowns to your princess on Saturday and Sunday.
Happy birthday to Sylvi Mitchell, who is celebrating her birthday on June 6. (I offer my sincerest apology if I've got the spelling wrong on the name.) I'd also like to wish a happy birthday to three-year-old Chester Mulroney, aka Chester the Dog. After a tumultuous beginning, he has settled right into the pack.
Chester, like all my wonderful animals from the MSPCA, has turned into a great pet. So if you're thinking of a new critter, don't assume that all the animals at the MSPCA are just unsatisfactory castoffs. I've gotten three dogs and two cats there and they've all been wonderful, kind, healthy, long-lived (two are over 14) companions. When thinking of adding to my menagerie, the MSPCA has always been and will always be my first stop.
Have a great week.