Tisbury: changes, big and small

Kay-MayhewI must be getting old because I no longer welcome change. I can assure you that I won’t be the only one who will miss Marion McClure running our town elections. You may not notice many glitches because Marion has trained Joanna Jernegan very well. But I definitely will miss seeing Marion at the town hall.

You can meet the folks who want to run our town. The League of Women Voters will introduce the several new candidates for uncontested positions as well as for the contested election for town clerk. Bring your questions. Tisbury candidates Forum is Wednesday at the Tisbury Senior Center at 7 pm. Come hear what they have to say to you.

I am so sorry we have lost Hector Asselin from our lives. He was a wonderful person, a gentleman of the old school. He was full of curiosity and alert to many interests. Spring Street won’t be the same without him.

Joan Glodis has been visiting on the Island from her home in North Carolina. I had the pleasure of meeting her last week. Ever a quilter, she taught some of us a new patchwork design. Most of you remember her and her husband, Fred, who taught science for 39 years at the Tisbury School.

The Vineyard Haven Library is still open for two more Sundays from noon to 4 pm. The library will be closed on Sundays from April 20 until after Columbus Day. Note that the America’s Music concert with the Flying Elbows and Jemima James was moved to Wednesday, April 16, at 7 pm at the Katharine Cornell Theatre.

Next Tuesday at 7 pm enjoy another Oscar nominee film at the library. “Gravity” stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. It is the story of a medical engineer and an astronaut who work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in orbit. You can also enjoy free popcorn and lemonade.

Next Wednesday the library continues the adventure with America’s Music. Learn to swing dance with Julie Shilling and Kevan Nicholes who have taught the eighth graders at our school for years. The dance program is free at 7 pm at the Cornell Theatre.

Local artists are invited to submit work for a group show the first two weeks of June at the Vineyard Haven Library. This show will be curated by Francine Kelly and coordinated by the library’s Jennifer Rapuano. The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library will host a reception for the artists on June 3, 5:30–7:30 pm. Ask the library for details on submitting your work. The deadline is May 1. Artwork can be in any medium. Applications may be emailed to Francine or dropped off during regular library hours. Only recent work (2012 and later) will be considered. For more see vhlibrary.org/artshow or call Jennifer 508-696-4210, ext. 12, or email francine@featherstoneart.org.

Welcome home to Ann Maley who has been recuperating off Island. It will be wonderful to have her back with us.

Walk Wasque on Chappy with the Conservation Society on Sunday. Mark your calendar for Earth Day Beach Cleanup on April 19. More at 508-693-7662.

Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm your pet can get a rabies shot at the clinic at the Edgartown shelter. Take your pet’s last rabies certificate; this shot will be good for three years.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out tomorrow to Janet Holladay.

Heard on Main Street: We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty, and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.

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