Town Column : Oak Bluffs
This past week has been great weather for us with the warmer temperatures and no humidity. There may be a lot of pollen blowing around, but at least this year those pesky caterpillars are few and far between and when we read or hear about the violent weather and the earthquakes in other parts of the country and the world, how can we possibly complain about that? So let's enjoy what we have and remember it is that time of year when we need to be a little more "polite," shall we say, in our driving in order to enable the great increase in traffic to move along a little easier.
Beloved children's book author Sara Pennypacker is coming to speak to the second, third, and fourth- graders at the Oak Bluffs School. She will be there this Friday and will be at Riley's Reads signing books on Saturday.
Our condolences to Dr. John Campbell upon the death of his wife Marsha Campbell. Marsha was always so friendly and helpful when at the chiropractic office or when volunteering to chair many a fundraiser for both Hospice and the VNA. Her quiet and persuasive manner led many of us to volunteer to serve with her and we soon found out that she had quite a sense of humor and so many contacts and friends. We shall all miss her and are so very sorry.
Hospice of Martha's Vineyard will be holding a yard sale and flea market on Saturday, June 28, with a rain date of June 29. This event will take place at the Dennis P. Alley Park (previously known as Waban Park) from 8:30 am to 2 pm. Set up will be at 8 am and there will be 35-plus spaces for vendors or families. All spaces will be 10 x 20 feet in area. The cost will be $45 for business vendors and $25 for families. There will also be a bake sale table and treasure table to benefit Hospice. Applications may be downloaded at hospiceofmv.org. or picked up at the Hospice Office. For more information, you may call 508-693-0189.
A quick reminder from the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging that the Tuesday breakfast program is on hiatus but will resume at a later date.
The last meeting for the Fiber Folks will be on Sunday, June 8, from 1 to 4 pm at Island Alpaca Farm, on Head of the Pond Road in Oak Bluffs. Usually the meetings are once a month at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury, and the group welcomes all handcrafters including new members. Alpaca Farm owner Barbara Ronchetti will host the meeting at her home, providing refreshments and a lovely setting for the afternoon, which will include adorable baby alpaca. Look for the Fiber Folks this summer at the Ag Fair in August.
Have you thought about joining the Martha's Vineyard Garden Club? They meet every month on the third Tuesday for a program, refreshments, and friendship. There is a greenhouse, garden tours, wild flower walks and more. The next meeting will be on June 17 at 1 pm at the Old Mill on West Tisbury Road. Susan Bellincampi, Executive Director at Felix Neck will speak on "Origins, History and Uses of Native Plants." If you have any questions, you may call Mary Ellen Hill at 508-693-4545.
Tom and Joyce Dresser of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a new granddaughter, Molly Rose Held, on April 30, in Culver City, Calif. Baby and parents are doing well, and plan a summer visit to the Vineyard.
The school wishes to let parents know that today is the last day for After School Library. In conjunction with the YWCA, the school is planning a school garden. The next meeting will be Tuesday, June 10 at 3 pm.
If you are interested please contact Gina Patti at the School.
We send birthday smiles to Mia Rebello who partied on June 2, Hilda Mitchell on June 6, Rory Moreis on June 7, and Hilde Combra on June 11.
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