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The Martha's Vineyard Times

The Martha's Vineyard Times is a weekly publication.
August 18 - 24, 2005 Edition
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August 18, 20

By Jacqueline Sexton - 508-645-2895 -

The word ┼gcommunity┼h is called upon so often to describe whatever Utopian ideal happens to be at the plate that it is in danger of being retired as one more cliche┼L. But volunteer firefighter Phil Smith brings it back to basics in a simple statement. Here it is.

┼gThe firefighters want to thank the whole community for their support at the ┼eBackyard Bash.┼f It┼fs always fun when folks of all ages get together and enjoy each other┼fs company. It┼fs what creates and maintains our sense of community.┼h

At the community center tonight, August 18, 8 pm, Zach Iscol will talk about his experiences as a Marine and Combined Action Platoon Commander in Iraq.

Next Wednesday, August 24, will be the last day of the summer program at the community center. It has been an exceptionally busy and productive season for the center which provided a steady parade of fine speakers, films, family events and, of course, the hugely successful book festival. Many thanks from all of us. We┼fll miss you.

Chilmarkers Dawn Greeley, Jules Worthington, and Marjorie Mason will be among the 22 Island artists participating in the first annual Vineyard Fine Art Show to be held at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury. The two-day show opens with a reception from 5 pm to 9 pm on Monday August 22 and continues on Tuesday, August 23, 10 am to 5 pm.

Jules, who is on the board of MVTV, is also busy getting ready for the filming of the Agricultural Fair.

Next Wednesday┼fs film at the community center will be ┼gThe Real Dirt on Farmer John,┼h the story of a farmer┼fs attempt to combine art and agriculture and the eventually successful transformation of his farm into a farming community where art and agriculture thrive together. Wednesday, August 24 at 8 pm.

Women who like to walk will meet next Thursday, August 25 at Middle Ridge Preserve, off Tea Lane. The walk starts at 9 am, and newcomers are welcome. Wear long pants and socks as protection against ticks and bring water or juice to sustain you for an hour┼fs or hour and a half┼fs walk. Call Julie Coleman at 508-645-2261 for more information.

Everyone is invited to come to the library on Saturday, August 20 from 4:30 to 5:30 to listen to poets read their verses and/or to read your own.

The library┼fs Brickner poetry contest winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the library on Monday , August 22 starting at 5:30. The young poets, from sixth to 12th grades, will read their winning poems. Refreshments will be served.

Hazardous waste can be taken to the Edgartown Waste Water

Facility on Saturday, August 20,

9 am to noon. The next collection date is in October.

When we were standing in line at The Galley last Sunday, we ran into Sue and Alan Parkes who told us they were taking the ┼gbig plunge┼h and were planning to become year-rounders, starting right now. Sue grew up on the Island, so the move won┼ft be a completely new experience. Welcome!

A word about The Galley┼fs fried fish fillet sandwich which I have touted for years as the best buy on the Island: It┼fs still the best buy, and it is, actually, bigger and better than it used to be. Enjoy!

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