Oak Bluffs


Not much news this week and probably just as well as for the last 10 days I have been laid low by a nasty virus. Good thing that for the first time in my entire life (so far) I had done most of my shopping. It seems as if I am able to somewhat function for about one or two hours and then I am down again. We luckily missed the snow on Sunday and most people are looking forward to next weekend. The holidays, Christmas, Hanukah, or whatever you celebrate do not have to be perfect. I have yet to see it become that, but make a gratitude list and if you wish, I will print a few items from that list next week.

Kevin Cummings, a son of John and Ann Cummings made the headlines in the Boston Globe Sports section last week. The following is some information from that article. When Arlington high school wrestling coach Kevin Cummings began the school’s program in 1996, he had eight wrestlers. Now, 16 seasons later, Cummings and his team of 30 wrestlers are celebrating the program’s and its coach’s 200th win after host Arlington defeated Melrose, 39-38. In his first year of coaching, Cummings and his eight wrestlers went 1-2. His captain, and first wrestler, Mike Covel, is now one of his assistant coaches, along with Sam Cafferson. Cummings credited his success to his assistants’ help. “They have been absolutely fabulous. I cannot say enough about how much they have helped this program develop,” said Cummings. Congratulations: 200 wins is quite an accomplishment.

Carol Marrama was kind enough to forward me the schedule for Christmas services at the Vineyard Haven First Baptist Church. On Saturday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Service will be held at 7 pm. The Christmas Eve Service, Choral Cantata: “Season of Praise” by Joseph Martin will be sung by the choir. On Sunday, Dec. 25, the Christmas Day service is at 11 am.

We send birthday smiles to Caitlyn Francis on Dec. 25, and Richard Tarter on the 28th.

My wish for all is that you are able to be with those you love this holiday weekend. Merry Christmas.Enjoy your week.Peace.

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