Oak Bluffs


Isn’t it a challenge to drive here during the summer? Some drivers are so patient and willing to let you break into a traffic line. Others seem to be trying to run right over the roof of your car if traffic doesn’t move fast enough. I have learned that letting people out from side roads in front of you doesn’t always mean you will get a wave of thanks or that it will give you credits so that the next time you attempt to work your way into the line of cars you will automatically be beckoned in with a smile. So just shake your head and don’t even try to understand what motivates people to drive in such an immature way.

In recognition of Oak Bluffs School’s technical support person, Suzanne Warren and her efforts to reduce our carbon footprint, on Friday, June 10, the Oak Bluffs School will promote ride your bike or walk to school day for all staff and students. All participants riding bicycles must wear helmets. Please be aware that, weather permitting, there will be increased bike and pedestrian traffic in the vicinity of the school, and we ask that you drive carefully. Oak Bluffs’ police officers will be presenting bicycle safety, and the school grounds will be used for practicing safe habits throughout the school day.

June is new member month for the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society. Join as a new member at any one of this month’s incredible shows or at www.mvfilmsociety.com, where more information is also available.

Tim Madden, our state representative, will be speaking at the next meeting of the M.V. Democrats on Saturday, June 11, from 9:30 to 11:00 am, at the Howes House in West Tisbury, which is directly across the street from Alley’s General Store. All members of the public are invited to attend.

Friends of the O.B. Council on Aging are hosting a Senior’s Prom for Islanders who are over 55. The event will be held at the O.B. Senior Center on Wamsutta Ave. this Saturday, June 11, from 6 to 9 pm. There will be music from the 40s, 50s, and 60s to listen to or dance to, a photo corner like the proms of our youth to capture the memory of the evening, and light refreshments will be served. Come “drag” or “stag.” All are welcome at the party. Call Rose at 508-693-4509 to make a reservation and your cost will be $7.50 per person in advance, $10 at the door.

An auction to benefit Windemere’s Resident’s Activity programs, will be held this Friday, June 10, from 6 to 8 pm at the Ag Hall. Trip Barnes will be once again the auctioneer. There will be a live auction, a silent auction and a raffle. Admission is free. There will be wine, sweets by pastry chef Frank Leonardo, as well as light fare provided by the M.V. Hospital and Cronig’s.

Adam Herman, MVRHS class of 2007, graduated from UConn with a degree in biomedical engineering. Adam will start grad school this fall in clinical engineering. His sister, Gail, just completed her first year at UConn, where she made the Dean’s List.

At our library there will be a Young Artists Workshop: Mixed Media on Saturday, June 18, from 10:30 am to 12 noon. The workshop, led by Sondra, will feature collage, found object art, and more. You may take your artwork home or exhibit it in a June 25 art show, free. The free workshop is for all ages. The Young Artists Opening Reception & Art Show will be on Saturday, June 25, from 10:30 am to 12 noon.

Children’s artwork from June workshops, paintings, sculpture, and mixed media will all be displayed. Refreshments will be served and the art will be on exhibit through July 9.

We send birthday smiles to Jennifer Robinson, who celebrated Monday; Suzanne Walker, Lisa Williston and Donald Ben David on June 10, Hilde Combra the next day, Maryanne Alwardt on June 13, Jaime Young on the 14th, and Arthur Pye on June 15. Happy wedding anniversary wishes to Will and Susan deBettencourt who celebrate that special day on June 10.

Enjoy your week.