Tisbury: Run and grab a book

Kay-MayhewNotice all the smiles around you? It has to be the sunshine. We may be catching up on all that missed sunlight and that’s why we feel better. When we feel better, we smile. And then you smile in return. Happiness is contagious.

The Congregational Church in West Tisbury invites you to the Easter Sunday service at 10 am in the Ag Hall. There is Sunday school during the service which is followed by an Easter egg hunt.

This Saturday, you can pick up some good books at the monthly mini-sale at the Vineyard Haven Library. The books are available from 2 to 4 pm. Proceeds benefit the children’s library.

It is never fair to stuff your old books in the boxes for the return of library books. That just causes a lot of extra work for all the folks at the library. If you want to donate books, you should ask the library first. Often they have dates to collect gently used books. Drop in or call. This applies to all our Island libraries, you know.

The Order of St. Luke invites you to a Day of Forgiveness and Healing at Grace Church on Saturday, April 26, from 9 am to 4 pm. The program opens with music, praise, and worship. They welcome Gail F. Robers of Lisbon, Maine, who is the regional director of Order of St Luke. You should bring your lunch; beverages will be provided. A donation of $10 requested. There follows a workshop on meditation. More? Call Beatrice Green at 508-693-1737.

As you know, the Relay For Life at the high school raises money for the American Cancer Society. More teams, volunteers, and survivors are needed for the activities at the MVRHS track on May 31 and June 1. Learn more from Melissa Dolby at RNMD2008@aol.com or 508-560-8134 or sign up with Colleen Corr-Panek at colleencp57@gmail.com or 508-922-4521. With a theme like Celebration, the Relay For Life should be even more successful this year.

Monday is Patriots Day. On Monday, the runners should be pleased that our spring warmth has cooled off just for the Boston Marathon. Between the horrific memories of last year and the remarkable progress and rehabilitation of so many injured runners, this should be quite a day.

Are you always careful of your credit card? Some new tricks are hardly noticeable. How about the card you got back from the waiter. Did you just put it away or did you look at it? The trick is to return another person’s expired card that looks like yours. Some people have discovered a person photographing both sides of a card. The only need for that is to steal your information. Never leave anything of value in a locker — you have to know you are asking for trouble. If a card is copied and used — and you have not reported it stolen — you are liable for the charges. It is up to you to keep your credit card safe from misuse.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Ann Maley today. Tomorrow wish the best to Donna Herczeg. Lots of parties this weekend: Rozetta Hughes, Thomas Green, and Bob Tankard are celebrating. Wish the best on Monday to Judy Nichols. She shares her special day with the Queen of England. Elizabeth II will mark 89 years on Monday, although her official birthday is in June. In only another year or so Elizabeth II will be the longest reigning monarch, second now only to Victoria.

Heard on Main Street: Ever think about all those women on the Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner that fateful night?

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