Ah spring at last, which brings to mind warmer weather, sunshine, blooming flowers and one more thing that I had forgotten about until it was too late. The sly and creepy poison ivy. One hour of raking in a recently brush-cut area in my backyard resulted in my first case of this itchy dilemma in many years. The result is that I can no longer recognize my face when I look in the mirror, and I can tell you what does and does not work for that everlasting itch. Hopefully in a week or more I can look back at this "new experience" and laugh, without wanting to scratch! So beware when outdoors.
West Tisbury story time continues at various libraries while their library is under construction. On the following Thursdays at 10:30 am: May 16, May 30, June 13, and June 27, story time will be at the Oak Bluffs Library.
First Baptist Church Parish House on William Street in Vineyard Haven will be the site of the annual church tea on May 18 from 2 to 4 pm. There will musical offerings by Martha Child and Friends, tea, sandwiches and a variety of cakes served throughout the program which will also include good food, fellowship, bake sale, and white elephant table. Stop by and stay for an hour or enjoy the entire afternoon. This year's tea will feature a Hat Contest, so be sure to wear a hat creation . Prizes will be awarded for the prettiest, most creative, and funniest hat. All for $10 (children under 12, $5). For info call 508-693-1539.
Here is a look at the good work Oak Bluffs students are doing. Sean O'Malley, along with his sister, Grace O'Malley, and friend Kaya Seiman are organizing a "Walk for Dogs" to raise money for the Animal Shelter of M.V. Sean has developed a website, walkfordogs2013.weebly.com. Check it out and come out and support the walk for dogs.
The PTO has placed a big red mailbox in the lobby for letters of appreciation for teachers and staff. Please drop your picture, note, cards or letters in the mailbox by next Thursday. These letters will be given to teachers and staff as part of Staff Appreciation Week, May 20–24.
Movie nights at the Oak Bluffs Public library are very popular. On the first Thursday of each month you can see thought-provoking documentaries. The last Thursday of the month is reserved for feature films, just released on DVD. On May 30 the film is about FDR at Hyde Park.
MV Film Society is having a Budah Birthday Bash on Friday, May 17. The film schedule starts at 4 pm with Crazy Wisdom followed by When the Iron Bird Flies at 7:30 pm. There will be a 6 pm intermission of music, beverages and cake between films.
Condolences to the family of Joyce Hobby. We are so sorry for your loss.
Birthday Smiles to Andrew Farrissey, Louise Dahil and Heidi Jardin on May 18, Bob Kinnecom, Keith Crossland, and Jaime and John Pachico on the 20th, Annette Moreis and Vivianne Destefani on the 21st, and Doreen Anderson on the 22nd. Smiles to those I might have missed, and get well wishes to those in need of a healing smiles.
Enjoy your week. Peace.