I must apologize to those of you who read the column on line. I have been directing everyone to send news items to the new email address at the top of the column. Unfortunately I recently discovered that the online edition does not include the correspondent's name or email address. The editors are now working on this problem to correct it. My new email address is email@example.com.
Because space limitations are sometimes a concern, mostly in the summer, one suggestion is that if the written edition has to be shortened, the full version will still be available on line. I would love reader feedback on this idea and any suggestions you might have.
The Martha's Vineyard Youth Leadership Initiative (MVYLI) and The FARM Institute (TFI) are pleased to announce a "Farmers' Roundtable" to be held Thursday, February 2, at TFI in Edgartown. New England farmers typically have more free time in the winter months, and this discussion is scheduled to take advantage of that lull in the workload. Brad Mitchell, Director of Government Relations for the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation, will present an overview of MFBF, and the work that it does on behalf of farmers in the state. Among the topics to be discussed are several pieces of legislation that could benefit Martha's Vineyard farmers. The event is open to the public and will begin at 2:30 pm. Interested parties should RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult and Community Education (ACE MV) is offering so many class this year at MVRHS that it is impossible to list them all. Please look for info online at acemv.org or email email@example.com or call 774-310-1131 or leave voice mail 508-693-1033, ext 240. You are going to be amazed at the variety of classes being offered.
The Oak Bluffs School nurse has a wish list for her office for items sometimes needed by students. Leading the list are gently used sneakers, all sizes. New socks and underwear are always needed too. If you can provide any of these items, just drop them off at the school office.
Grandson Nick Rivers made a weekend trip to Las Vegas where he met up with his cousin Sam Alley and uncle Dion Alley. The group was celebrating Sam's 21st birthday. Nick's brother, Matt, left on a 10-day visit to his long-time friend John Swan in Lake Tahoe. My, it is quiet in my neighborhood.
Maureen and Bill Anderson have returned from a few weeks' visit to Florida. They visited their daughter Kristen Anderson and grandson Ian at St. Pete Beach and caught up with their daughter Gretchen and Ben Hall and their girls who were vacationing there also.
We send birthday smiles to Brad Tanner who celebrated yesterday, Marcia Valentzas today, Alfie Araujo tomorrow, granddaughter Talia Rogers and Tristan Araujo on January 21, Buddy deBettencourt, Michael Blake, and Paul Buckley share the 23rd, Joe Peters, Megan Klein, and BJ Bailey on the 24th, and Wayne Barrett and Julia Bettencourt on January 25.
Enjoy your week.