This Saturday, join the family and friends of Patricia N. Nanon (1923-2008) for a celebration of her life at one of her favorite places, The Yard in Chilmark. Ms. Nanon founded The Yard in 1973 and produced new work there annually for 35 years. Please let The Yard know if you will attend the service, which begins at 4 pm. Call 508-645-9662 or email email@example.com.
The Vineyard Haven Library announces their summer program schedule for children of all ages. In conjunction with the other Island libraries as well as the state's, the theme this summer is Wild Reads at your library. The library encourages children to sign up and keep a log of books read to be eligible for a number of gift certificates from Island businesses. Their weekly programs include story times, chess club, drop-in crafts, Wii games, and special guests. For more information, call 508-696-4211.
Photo by Lynn Christoffers
The landscape of Polly Hill Arboretum in West Tisbury was the perfect spot to celebrate the beauty of nature at the 4th annual Summer Solstice Celebration on the afternoon of Saturday, June 21. Children and their parents crafted leaf crowns and painted their faces, while enjoying a variety of music and entertainment.
Shots with chicks
If you plan on entering the 2008 Ag Fair in the poultry and livestock divisions, your poultry must blood-test negative for pullorum-typhoid. To schedule a free testing by state inspector Alex MacDonald, call him at 617-872-9961 by July 11 for an appointment on July 21 or 22. Waterfowl do not need this test.
All livestock exhibitors must submit a copy of a current health certificate. In addition all horses, mules, and donkeys must have a current Coggins Test certificate.
Photo by Ralph Stewart
Free at last
Last Friday, June 20, in Vineyard Haven all other Island school, celebrated the last day of classes. Many schools celebrated the last week with cookouts, field days, and fun projects. It marked the beginning of summer vacation, filled with beach days, summer camps, and sleeping in.
On Saturday afternoon, June 21, families, friends, and visitors flocked to the West Tisbury Congregational Church to satisfy their sweet teeth at the 20th annual Strawberry Festival. In order to prepare for the event, the church ordered 550 pounds of strawberries, along with huge quantities of shortcake, ice cream, and whipped cream in order to meet the demand for their celebrated summer treats.