Was it not just yesterday that I was looking forward to the snow? And now here we are in June. There is a similarity, though — I still have to give my car a good brushing off each time I go to use it, only now pollen is the enemy rather than snow.
I spent an afternoon this past weekend sitting on Oak Bluffs Harbor with friends, and we couldn't help feeling like we were on vacation just by having left Edgartown. That is, until much of our usual Edgartown contingent converged on the Harbor as well. Jade and Dan Deslauriers and Ryan Murtha were among the familiar faces that popped up. Sunday Funday, indeed.
Tom Dresser is excited to announce that his new book, "The Wampanoag Tribe of Martha's Vineyard: Colonization to Recognition," has just been published and is available locally. The book is a history of the Tribe, with interviews and brief biographies of key members of the Tribe. Edgartown Books has ordered a number of copies, so it will be available along with his other books: "African Americans of Martha's Vineyard," "Mystery on the Vineyard," and "Tommy's Tour of the Vineyard."
If you are over 55 years old and fondly remember the 40's, 50's, and 60's, then "put your glad rags on and join me hon, gonna have some fun" at the Seniors' Prom on Saturday, June 11 from 6 to 9 pm at the Oak Bluffs Senior Center on Wamsutta Avenue. Come with or without dates. Relive your youth. There will be your kind of music to dance to, a photo corner to capture the memory of the evening, light refreshments featuring the well-known "Prom Punch," and lots of fun. Call Rose at 508-693-4509 to make reservations.
A new Island Campus Licensed Practical Nursing Program will begin late fall or winter. If you are interested in first-track nursing licensure, attend the informational session, Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 6:30 pm. For further information, contact Dr. Lorna Andrade, consultant for the program, at Windemere, 508-862-1953.
The Boys & Girls Club has quite the event-filled weekend ahead. First, Bass & Blues for Boys & Girls will take place Saturday, June 4, from 12 noon to 6 pm, a one-day fishing tournament to support the Club, with a barbecue to follow at Edgartown Marine. You can register at Larry's Tackle shop. For more information, visit www.bassandblues.com. Following that is the 17th Annual Children's Benefit Golf Tournament, Sunday, June 5 from 8 am to 2 pm at Farm Neck. Proceeds benefit the MV Boys & Girls Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters for registration and further info, visit www.mvbgclub.org/golf.
Happy belated birthday to Margaret Rankow, who celebrated May 23. Husband Norm reports that the two enjoyed a nice, quiet dinner at Détente, which must have been a welcome calm before having the whole gang home for the holiday weekend.
Birthday wishes go out to Hilary Grannis, who celebrates today, June 2 and to Kate Conde, June 4. To Denise Searle, who celebrates June 6, may your day be filled with sun and sand and lots of laughs.