Town Column : Tisbury
I can never remember when the band concerts are in our town. But I can tell you: The last concert by the Vineyard Haven Band will be this Sunday in Owen Park.
Congratulations to Mike and Amy Zoll. They are the proud grandparents of Oliver Michael Ames. He was born on August 5 at Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine. Oliver is the son of Eden Zoll and Jason Ames.
Last call for artists: The Tisbury mural project needs your ideas. Any Island artist can submit a design for the 48-foot blank wall facing the parking lot on the Stop & Shop. The deadline is only 10 days away. The mural will be painted on a polytab fabric and then glued onto azak plywood already mounted to the wall on site. This new technique is used to avoid painting on scaffolding. A production team of art students at the high school will assist in the painting.
Paint your mural proposal to scale on a 48-inch long piece of paper and drop it off at the Tisbury town hall by August 31. Six designs will be chosen in September and displayed at the library for public comment. The winner, selected in October, will receive $1,000. The mural will go up in the spring of 2009. If you have questions on design, call Paul Brissette at 508-693-4212. For questions on the project call Deborah Medders at 693-1039.
Mark your calendar now. The 2008 MSPCA Walk for Animals is at 12 noon on Sept. 7. Walk to benefit animal care and adoption. That Sunday you can enjoy refreshments and canine good citizen testing. Registration is $25. It is hoped you will get sponsors to donate as well. For more information, call Jen Morgan at 508-627-8662.
If you have not filled out the library survey, do it now. You don't want me to decide how the money should be spent. First, they have to get the money and the survey is a requirement to do that. Let the library know where your priorities are. Pick up your form or fill it out online. Library director Amy Ryan says the EqualAccess program focuses on the needs of baby boomers and other active, older adults, but all are welcome to complete the survey.
Don't forget that you can register to vote at the Fair. Look for the red, white, and blue bunting of the League of Women Voters. This year we need every American to help choose the new President. Forms will be available to register to vote in all states and U.S. territories. Voters can also change their addresses.
Congratulations to John and Laurel Chapman. Tomorrow they will celebrate 38 years of wedded bliss. Wish the best to Anthony and Pamela Campagna on Saturday when they will mark 39 years of happiness together.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Sherm Goldstein. Wish him the best on Monday.
Heard on Main Street: See you at The Fair.