Oak Bluffs

The Oak Bluffs Library staff used old, discarded books to make holiday decorations. "This year we decorated the library for under $10," said circulation director Anna Marie D'Addarie.-- Anna Marie D'Addarie Circulation Manager — Photo courtesy of Anna Marie D'Addarie

Because I don’t get into downtown Oak Bluffs too frequently now that my mail is delivered to the house, I have missed seeing some old friends that used to greet me. But last week I met up with friend Hamburger at the David Healy Mall. After inquiring about everyone’s health he asked me why I had not mentioned him in my column lately. I responded that he hadn’t made any news lately. So, thinking perhaps I better mention him before he attempted to do something newsworthy, I am informing you that he is well and still reigning as “Mayor” of downtown Oak Bluffs.

While the West Tisbury Library is in their temporary space, Nelia and Amy will be reading to children up to age 3 at various locations on the Island. At 10:30 am on Thursdays Dec. 20 and Jan. 3, story time will be at the Oak Bluffs Library.

Don’t forget that it is Red Stocking week at the Oak Bluffs School. There is still time to make a donation, no matter how small, to this worthy cause, before the end of the week.

Senior Strength Class is a new and popular Mansion House Health Club class, available to the public. Senior Strength is held Monday and Wednesdays at 10 am. The class is free to Health Club members. Walk-in senior discount rate only $11. For more information visit www.mvmansionhouse.com.

This holiday season think about a gift certificate at Mansion House and receive the added gift of a free day pass to Mansion House Health Club, a $12 value. Gift certificates can be used at Mansion House, the Health Club, Zephrus restaurant, and the Spa at Mansion House.

The annual First Baptist Church Christmas tea will be held on Saturday, December 15, from 2 to 4 pm at the Parish House, William Street, Vineyard Haven. Come and celebrate the holiday season. There will be tea, coffee, tea sandwiches, cookies, and baked goods table, crafts and gift items for sale at reasonable prices. Tea Tickets are: Adults $7, Children $4;

Our town looks lovely thanks to all who made this possible either through donations or your hard work and devotion. You efforts are all appreciated.

We send birthday smiles to Peter Tennant on December 13, my daughter-in-law Debra Alley, and Pat Law on the 14th, and Mike Marchand on the 15th.

Happy birthday to those I might have missed and get well wishes to those that need a healing smile.