Oak Bluffs


Available for immediate occupancy: cozy nest that sleeps four, solid construction centered in lovely flower garden. Previous owners “flew the nest.” As you might guess, the four baby robins flew off into the sunset. At least three of them did. I think perhaps one of them met an unfortunate fate a few days before, evidenced by the pile of feathers on the porch floor. When examining the empty nest, I was astounded by the perfect symmetry of it, like something that had been thrown on a potter’s wheel. They were entertaining and are welcome to return next year.

This was a busy weekend in Oak Bluffs, with the Harbor Fest, Farm Markets and the antique autos, the streets were full of sightseers and participants. The weather was beautiful and this, along with all the activities, made for an enjoyable time.

It’s a miracle! Whales are trapped under the ice in Alaska and an entire town comes to the rescue. Come enjoy this movie at the Oak Bluffs Library at 6 pm on Thursday, June 28. Starring Drew Barrymore and rated PG. It is free and so is the popcorn.

The benefit tennis tournament for the Fish Farm for Haiti project will be held on Wednesday, June 13. This year volunteers will be at Farm Neck with paintings and metal art brought back from Haiti and sharing news about the Fish Farm Haiti Project.

Musical Mondays take place on Featherstone’s Outdoor Stage from 6:30 to 8 pm. Admission charge is $7 for adults or $5 with Our Island Club Card and free for children under 14. Jon Zeeman and Friends featuring jazz, funk, and blues guitar will perform on June 25.

As the email address and phone number to get in touch with me for news, does not get printed in the online version of the paper, I am printing it here for you. My email address is Meganislandmegan@comcast.net and the phone number to give me your news is 508-693-0850. Please remember the deadline for me to submit my column is Monday at noon of the week of publication.

Well, school got out for the summer on Tuesday. Principal Richie Smith requests that parents please help with returning many library books that are still out, and to get in touch with the school regarding outstanding lunch accounts. Staff is available to help out with any trouble you might have taking care of these problems. Remember everyone to drive carefully, and be aware of more children on bicycles and walking about during this vacation time.

Joanne deBettencourt of Buddy’s Auto is happy to be back on the Island after a long confinement in Boston hospitals. She is now at the M.V. Hospital and is eagerly awaiting her return to Worcester Ave. within the next couple of weeks.

We send birthday smiles to three Reliable Market grandchildren this month: Margaret Pacheco turned two on the 10th, and Robert and Theodore Pacheco turn 5 today. Birthday smiles also to grandson Jeremy Alley-Tarter on June 21, Paula O’Conner on the 22nd ,and Fran Alwardt on June 24.Enjoy your week.Peace.