Oak Bluffs
Posted March 2, 2006

By Megan Alley - 508-693-0850 - Meganislandmegan@verizon.net

Did we really think we were going to get away with fall weather in wintertime? Now we are plunged into the middle of single number temperatures and cold winds without the usual gradual lead-in. The streets are somewhat silent as many families have left for warmer places during this school vacation week. I think it is the lull before the "storm" of soon-to-come spring preparations for the summer season ahead.

Helen Scarborough of Sea Shrimp Cottage on the Campgrounds recently took a nasty fall while visiting her daughter at her winter home in Largo, Florida. She sustained a broken wrist (the right hand, of course!), fractured bones in her lower back and a herniated disk. She was at the Largo Medical Hospital for over a week. She has decided to become a full-time Island resident. She and her husband Henry bought Sea Shrimp in 1967. Helen has been very active on the board of directors on the Campground and many committees in the past and looks forward to involvement again. She dearly loves the Island and especially her Campground family.

The Library Friends of Oak Bluffs will be holding their monthly meeting on March 7 at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held in the Community Room on the first floor of the library.

Carrie and Tony White welcome new son James Antone White born last Wednesday at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital. Congratulations! James's sisters Heidi and Heather were very excited to greet their new brother.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Mavro recently enjoyed a triple celebration. Richard's birthday was Feb. 10, Lorraine's on Feb. 14, and they celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on Feb. 19. Their children, son Dick and his wife Nola, and their daughter Noreen and her husband Brian Flanders entertained them with dinner, birthday cake and gifts. The highlight of the celebration was the progress in the recovery of their son's open-heart surgery. A fun time was enjoyed by all.

Tonight at New Bedford the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School Boys' Basketball team will be playing in the first round of the State Basketball Tournament. Their opponent is Greater New Bedford. In two previous games between these two teams each team won one game. It will be interesting to see how this game plays out. Best of luck to our team.

Interesting programs continue at our town library. The celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday, March 2, will include Dr. Seuss Story Times on March 3 at 3:30 pm for six-to-11-year-olds. They will celebrate with books, cake, and balloons. Come join the fun! And of course Family Games nights continues on Thursday nights at 6 pm. Play board games or bring your own games or cards. Sometimes children play Yu-Gi-Oh.

We send birthday smiles to Heather Ferreira today followed by her sister Jennifer Jenkinson on March 4, and to Marguerite Cogliano who will be 17 on March 5,

Reminder from Rose at the senior center that anyone interested in the trip to Foxwoods should call her at the center at 508-693-4509. Thirty people have already signed up but 18 more people are needed so that the trip can take place. Also there is a new program starting up on Mar. 1. Every Wednesday at 1 pm there will be a braided yarn rug class led by Barbara Whitman. The yarn will be supplied for those who need it. Call the center to sign up or for more information.

Enjoy your week and send your news along.