Town Column : Tisbury
Congratulations to Randy and Julie (Kann) James of Maynard. They are delighted to tell you that Maxwell Christopher James was born May 15 at Emerson Hospital in Concord and weighed 8 pounds, 4.5 ounces. Grandparents are David and Mary Kann of Tisbury and David and Jean James of Lancaster. Edith Kann of Peabody is a proud great-grandmother. The new mother Julie is a 1991 graduate of Martha's Vineyard Regional High School.
Best wishes go out to Barbara Donald who is resting at home. She is happy to have friends drop by. I heard that she says that fresh fruit is especially welcome.
Another delicious pulled pork dinner will be served Saturday from 5 to 7 pm at the First Baptist Parish House on William Street. The Rev. Roger Spinney makes the pulled pork very tasty. You can add extra barbecue sauce if you like it too hot to eat. The cornbread is good, too. Adults are $12, children $6, and takeout is available.
Jean Tatelbaum and the other volunteers at Windemere invite you to a fun night for Windemere. The benefit at the Ag Hall will be on Friday from 6 to 8 pm, with a raffle and silent auction, a live auction with Trip Barnes, and, of course, wine and snacks. There is no charge at the door.
Sunday is the annual open house at the Tisbury Senior Center. The public is invited from 2 to 4 pm to enjoy culinary treats, entertainment, and the fellowship of friends.
Anyone caring for a loved one at home can learn how to provide better care on Saturday, June 28, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Tisbury Senior Center. Care-giving is a stressful and lonely job. It is never easy. "Skill Building for Caregivers" will teach techniques that help you lift and move the patient. Meet other caregivers and at the end of the day enjoy Chicken Soup for the Caregiver. Respite care will be provided on-site for those who need it. Transportation can be provided. Call Darlene Perkins at Cape United Elders at 800-845-1999 ext. 159 to register.
Does your youngster ride his bike on dark streets at nine or ten at night? A young boy, about 8 or 9 years old, rode his bicycle right in front of my headlights. He suddenly appeared in a dark shirt and pants less than two feet in front of my car. I was starting up at a stop sign on a dark street. I don't know why I hadn't started moving. It was nothing but good fortune. No skill would have prevented my killing this boy, or at least doing serious damage to him, had I been moving at all. He did not have a helmet. Does no one care when or where he is riding his bike? Tell your child that drivers cannot see him in the dark. I am still stunned by how close I came to hurting this child.
Lorraine Wells says the work to restore the exterior brickwork and roof of the Tashmoo spring building at the Tisbury Waterworks is almost complete. The new roof is made of recycled material in the original roof design. Next to be repaired will be windows, doors, and the interior. Next Thursday is a benefit to raise additional funds called Tastes of Tashmoo. Get more information at 508-696-4202 or from JJL@gis.net.
Belated birthday greetings go out to Bill Kingsbury. He celebrated on May 29. We wish him many more.
Happy birthday today to Shauna Nute. Tomorrow wish the best to Laura Kimball. Saturday belongs to Ed Herczeg. Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out next Wednesday to Carly Simon, Jack O'Callaghan, and Margo Ortiz.
Heard on Main Street: If you lack the courage to start, you have already finished.