These snow storms every weekend have been pretty, but the lovely scenic look does not last very long. I enjoyed this last one, the pretty part was mostly still with us when the sun warmed up enough to clear it away — just in time for the next one!
When we moved here, the town still sanded the road. Now they only sand the paved roads that they have already plowed free of snow. Fortunately we can get in and out with the help of four-wheel-drive. And I am assuming our emergency vehicles can do the same. I did prefer the feeling that the town cares whether I can get in or out of my street in a storm.
The churches have been most considerate in cancelling extra meetings as well as services which would require travel in dangerous circumstances. After a few weeks of this, I imagine the churches are considering holding their weekly services in connection with their weekly meal offerings. At least midweek we can usually get there. Most of these community dinners will end in March.
The Martha's Vineyard Youth Leadership Initiative sponsored several island teens for its 3rd Annual Job Shadow Day. The students had a chance to see what skills are needed for a variety of jobs, from event planning at a large hotel to personal contacts with families and chldren. One boy worked with Richard Paradise of the MV Film Society. Richard said that besides offering the kids practical career experience, it was lots of fun. And he also asked to be included in the program for next year.
Speaking of Richard, the MV Film Society is showing "The Magistrate" at the new Film Center on Saturday at 4 pm. This Victorian farce is British comedy at its best. On Sunday you can enjoy an Oscar Viewing Party at 7:30 pm at the Film Center. See the academy awards with nibbles and surprises. However, reservations are required for this, at 508-696-9369
Spend Sunday afternoon with friends and Dig Into Tisbury Cemeteries with Liz Villard at our V.H. Library at 2 pm. Liz offers a look at the Island's past through the gravestones of those who lived it. She will tell about early settlers and whaling captains. She will also share how to identify markers. The free talk will be illustrated with her photos from local cemeteries, and refreshments will be served.
Tuesday night at 7 you are invited to our library for a modern movie adaptation of a Tolstoy novel (we can't tell you which one). The film is a bold, theatrical new vision of the epic story of love, adapted from Leo Tolstoy's timeless novel. The story explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart. As Anna questions her happiness and marriage, change comes to all around her. Rated R, with popcorn and lemonade.
ACE (Adult & Community Educations) has winter classes in piano and ceramics as well as singing and computers. There is also a class on diabetes and another on detox. You won't know if there is something for you until you check it out. Try it at www.acemv.org. Spring registration starts the first week of March and you can register online.
Big bunches of colorful birthday balloon wishes go out on Saturday to Anne Sylvester and Wendy Brophy. Some very special people will celebrate birthdays on Monday, especially such as Judy Cronig and Robin Mathiesen and me. Everyone is special on his birthday.
Heard on Main Street: Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia.