Posted February 9, 2006

By Kay Mayhew - 508-693-2725 - kayanddonald@yahoo.com

If you have always wanted your very own "O" gauge electric train, this is for you. A 1952 Lionel train complete with tracks, buildings including a water tower, tunnels, bridges, figures, transformers, etc., is at the Thrift Shop. Stop by to see it and place your bid. The silent auction will close at noon on February 20. You can even call in your bid before then, in increments of $10, to the Thrift Shop at 508-693-2278.

Speaking of toys: Beebee Horowitz had her customers lined up at The Toy Box last week. I was going back to buy duplicates of a popular Christmas present. Others were there for birthdays or just for fun. It is a really amazing shop. It is hard not to take the time to play while you are there.
Customers at the Heath Hen Quilt Shop are now entertained by the newest addition, a small cocker spaniel puppy named Patches. After you admire the puppy, you can make plans for a new quilt project. The Heath Hen is sponsoring a quilt show in April. If you are spending the dreary winter days quilting, this is for you. You can enter your quilted handwork, large or small. There is a category for any project quilted by a child age 12 or younger. There is no entry fee, but there are ribbons and prizes. The free exhibit will be held on Saturday, April 8, from 1 to 4 pm at The Clark House B &B at 20 Edgartown Road. A special quilting class will take place that evening at the Heath Hen from 3:30 to 7:30 pm. Mark your calendar. Start your quilt. Call Lynne at 508 693-6730 for more information.

The Planning Board is working on a number of traffic changes for our town. Some of the changes sound good to me, and some I am not so sure about. Many years ago when Main Street was turned into a one-way street, one of our residents found it a difficult decision. The story is that Charlie Norton hit a record 14 cars as he traveled the wrong way down Main Street.

Last Tuesday the Republican Tisbury Town Committee met to select delegates and alternates for the Republican state convention that will meet on April 29 in Lowell. On Saturday the Democratic Tisbury Town Committee made their choices for the Democratic state convention in Worcester in June.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Joan McDonough. Tomorrow is a big day for James O'Donnell and Jainaba Burton-Sundman. Judy Pachico will celebrate on Saturday. Sunday belongs to Eli Thomas Hanschka, Abe Lincoln, and Nat Benjamin.

Wish the best on Tuesday to Chris Morse and Gayle Stiller. Party on Wednesday with Grace Burton-Sundman and Trina Kingsbury

Heard on Main Street: "Hawks may soar, but chipmunks don't get sucked into jet engines."