Tisbury: Standing up for Florida students


Heard on Main Street: Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

I’m so proud that our high school kids took time to stand up with the Florida students protesting the frightening inaction of adults. We are the ones who are supposed to protect kids, not stand by while some guy with a gun terrorizes and murders our children. I hope our kids will continue to press for action. Their lives could depend on it.

If you live in Tisbury, you probably should go to the Tisbury Senior Center tonight, Thursday, March 1, at 6 pm to find out what’s planned for wastewater issues in our town. Want to know the latest in cutting down contaminants in Lagoon Pond or Lake Tashmoo? You will also learn about the State Road Sewer District, which tests our water, and a new process to treat septage. This may help you to be prepared to cast an important vote at town meeting.

I can’t give enough praise to the workers at the SSA, especially those in the Vineyard Haven terminal. I have had to reschedule a number of medical trips over the past couple of months, and they are so wonderfully helpful. I am never a happy camper when forced to change my plans. It seems to take so much effort, at least for me, just to plan to get away. And I want to say thank you to people who make my life a little bit easier.

The Art in the Stacks display at the Vineyard Haven library will continue through this month. Paul Doherty has put up “Reflective Abstractions,” photographs mostly taken in Vineyard Haven Harbor. Once I get past how cold that sounds, I am sure I will delight in these pictures.

Parishioners from churches across the Island will gather next Tuesday, March 6, at 11 am at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church for the Neighborhood Convention. The Rev. Chip Seadale will speak on “Centering Prayer.” Bring a sandwich; dessert and beverage are provided. All are welcome.

You can learn something and have fun while you are at it, at 10 am on Thursday, March 8, at the Tisbury Senior Center. Discover the world of “Feeding the Family: Hunting, Fishing, and Foraging on Martha’s Vineyard” with the help of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, featuring objects and stories on loan from Chilmark’s Chris Murphy. The event should be worth it just for his stories.

Enjoy a Corned Beef and Cabbage Meal and an Irish sing-along next week on Saturday, March 10. The complete dinner with cornbread, potatoes, carrots, dessert, and beverage will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at the First Baptist parish house on William Street. Takeout is also available. Call 508-693-1539. Tickets are $12 at the door. All are welcome.

The next VCS Winter Walk will be Sunday, March 11, at 10 am at the State Forest. I wish I could join you.

Did you know that every Friday morning in February, you can enjoy chamber music from 10:30 am to noon at the West Tisbury library?

It’s not too early to sign up: Featherstone is offering Summer Art Camps for children. There are assorted activities for children of all ages. They sound terrific; I can understand why they won a grant to help fund these.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Katie Kennedy tomorrow. Wish the best to Polly McDowell, who celebrates on Sunday. Tuesday belongs to Jonathon Scoggins. Happy birthday to Evan Kristal on Wednesday.

Heard on Main Street: If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong.