JoAnn Murphy is proud to announce that her daughter, Kimberly, is opening her new practice in our town. Dr. Kimberly Burke graduated last September from Palmer Chiropractic School in Florida. Look for the new Island Spine Center or call 508-687-9320.
Only one more day for the Moving Sale at the Bunch of Grapes. After Friday they close until they reopen on May 25 in their new location across the street.
Carolyn Warren called to invite you to the opening of the island artists’ Night Heron Gallery on Main Street. The reception is from 5 to 9 on Saturday evening. Four of the artists in this gallery are from our town. Carolyn paints in oils, Lisa Strachan makes ceramics, Diana Stewart creates lovely jewelry, and Beldan Radcliffe features up-cycled sweaters. Meet these and other artists and enjoy light refreshments on Saturday.
Delight in a special Repertory Ensemble on Mother’s Day at 4 pm at the Hebrew Center. Howard Frazer, composer, and performers Matthew Woodward on violin and viola, Nicholas Davies on clarinet, Lev Mumaya on cello, and Christopher Staknys on piano will perform. The musicians are also composers and write music for one another.
There are some changes coming to our VH Library in mid May. The library will be closed on Wednesday, May 16, for software installation of EnvisionWare.
Use of public computers will remain the same with more self-service options. Library patrons may start a session any time a computer is available. Library users may reserve a computer for the following day and pay cash for printouts at a convenient kiosk. Patrons need a CLAMS card to use the computers and printers. Guest passes allow visitors to use the 30-minute computers. At the end of the day, all user data is deleted.
“Moments of Light” is an exhibit of photographs by Alida O’Loughlin on display at the library through the month of May. You will love her pictures of the Vineyard. In 2003 she won first prize for Professional Photography in both the Landscape and the Seascape category at the M.V. Agricultural Fair. “These photographs are a conscious moment in time, a moment of light,” says Alida.
Seems I remember collecting Box Top coupons for the Tisbury School several years ago. If you have Box Top coupons for the school, you can put them in a collection box at the V.H. Library in the Children’s Room near the stairs. The money from the Box Tops drive covers classroom supplies needed halfway through the school year.
Besides stories and crafts for little ones, our library offers fun for the big kids. Ages 8 to 11 have Tween Gaming on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 pm. Grades 6 and up enjoy Teen Gaming on Fridays from 3:30 to 5 pm.
Favorite Island Soups, including kale soup, clam chowder or Venus DeMilo, will be served at the Tisbury Senior Center on Saturday, May 19, at 1 pm. You do have to call 508-696-4205 to reserve your place. Anna Duarte has rallied her friends to use special family recipes for this delectable selection. The cost for lunch, including soup, salad, dessert and iced tea is $8. Payments can be made at the door.
It is a sad fact that our young people are very aware of the impact of cancer. The M.V. Junior High Football Team has created a fundraiser to benefit the Relay for Life at the Boys & Girls Club. On May 19 from 4 to 9 pm there will be a bounce house and face painting and other fun things to celebrate life. This will benefit the team’s contribution to the Relay for Life. Donations for the team can be made directly to the team at relayforlifemarthasvineyardma.org.
An email message from Amazon was supposedly about an order cancellation. Really it was an especially dangerous spam. So I will repeat the warning: never click on an email that seems odd.
The Heath Hen Yarn & Quilt Shop has reopened on the lower level at Woodland Center, next to Curves. Jan Paul says it is the same place with a face-lift. Stop by to see what you were missing.
The M.V. Center for Living will hold a luncheon featuring the Legacy of Farming and its Influence on Saturday, May 19, from noon to 2 pm at The Grill on Main Street. Program speakers are Island Grown School coordinator Melinda Rabbitt DeFeo, Morning Glory Farm owners Jim and Deborah Athearn, and Elisha Smith. The ticket is $25. For reservations and information call Leslie Clapp at 508-939-9440.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out on Sunday to Amy Levine. Monday belongs to Brendan O’Neill, director of Vineyard Conservation Society. Wish the best on Wednesday to Jill Walsh.
Heard on Main Street: Happy Mother’s Day: Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.