Town Column : Tisbury
Tonight is the annual fundraiser for the Martha's Vineyard Museum. Dine on the bluff overlooking the lighthouse and scenic Edgartown Harbor. Call 508-627-4441 for details.
It is also the Tashmoo spring building fundraiser at the waterfront home of Denys and Marilyn Wortman on Hines Point tonight at 5:30 pm. Call 508-696-4202 if interested.
The last of the insurance adjustors was to examine what remains of the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore yesterday. The aftermath is a long drawn out process. Ann Nelson assures me that though the building will have to be torn down, she hopes to begin the process of rebuilding as soon as possible. She says the new Bunch of Grapes Bookstore will be back. It is not a question of if, but a question of when.
If you are dining out, we have many delicious opportunities in town. LeGrenier is always a good choice. Mediterranean is doing well. The new restaurant Saltwater is now open, serving special meals at lunch and dinner. Waterside features tasty sandwiches with New York flair. The new chef at Zephrus continues to use fresh Island produce in his dishes. Pasta is available at the new Louis'. But the Black Dog Tavern is still my favorite for breakfast.
Honoring Philip Craig is the goal of the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library. Remembrances will be given by Shirley Craig, as well as their son, James, and co-author William Tapply. Other speakers include Cynthia Riggs, Sue Mercier, Jan Pogue, and John Walter. The tribute also features appetizers and sweets from Phil and Shirley Craig's recipe book "Delish." The program is free on Sunday at 2 pm in the garden at the library and all are welcome.
A week from Tuesday, little ones five and under can meet a life-size story character. One of the "Wild Things," created by Maurice Sendak, will be at the Library at 10 and 11 am on July 29. His visit will include songs and stories.
When I was a schoolgirl at the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., John Burgess was a canon of the Cathedral. Many years later, after his retirement, John and Esther Burgess made their home in our town. In celebration of their lives, there will be a Choral Evensong at 5 pm on Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Oak Bluffs. The Rev. Darryl James will lead the program. The combined church choirs from Grace, St. Andrew's, and Trinity Episcopal will perform.
Photo by (granddaughter) Pam Bahal
The Vineyard Nursing Association hosts its annual clambake fundraiser at the Field Gallery at 6 pm next Wednesday. Kristin Buck says you will be entertained by Vineyard Sound and enjoy bluegrass by Don Groover and the Train Wreck band. Tickets at $125 are available at vineyardnursing.org or by calling 508-696-0785.
There seems to be agreement that there was a shark spotted by a lifeguard last week. It was swimming around off South Beach. But the man who reported a shark at State Beach has been charged with making a false report. Perhaps the plane sent up as a spotter has frightened the big fish away. At least I hope so.
Carol Carrick, author of many children's books, is enjoying a visit from her son Paul Carrick of Boston. He is working on plans for an exhibition of his fantasy paintings at Featherstone this fall.
Congratulations to Jack and Marilyn O'Callaghan today. They were summer visitors on vacation when they were married by John Alley in 1980. Happy anniversary to Eric and Susan Lopes, as Tuesday marks their wedding at the Gay Head lighthouse in 2000.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Chris Clark. His mother Nancy Gardella has been keeping you up to date on his safe return from Iraq and his lovely family. Judy Davey and Ed Colligan will be partying on Tuesday. We wish them a happy one.
Heard on Main Street: It is better to do it yourself than to wish it done. They won't do it right anyway.