Posted March 9, 2006

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

Wish I were a kid again: Today at 3:30 pm Lillian Kellman will be telling stories to children ages six and up at the Vineyard Haven Library. Next Tuesday at 11 am Roberta Kim will be singing and providing music for all ages. On Wednesday at 2 pm there is a movie, with popcorn, for ages four and up. Then next Thursday at 3:30 ages six and up will meet with Susie Bowman from Felix Neck, sharing "BUGS." I think I will skip that one.

Welcome to little Amelia Florence Welle. She was born last Friday at 8 pounds in Winchester. Her proud parents are John and Kymm Gossett Welle.

Our beautiful big new fire truck made its way up Main Street on Sunday afternoon, drawing the attention and admiration of residents and visitors alike. The big shiny yellow truck only arrived on Island on Sunday. For the time being, it is at home by the office of the Department of Public Works.

Irish and Irish wannabes will be delighted to hear that corned beef and cabbage is being served from 6 to 8 pm at St. Augustine's Church on St. Patrick's Day. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

Now that Tisbury has five people running for the board of selectmen, you need to make an effort to get to the Candidates Night on Wednesday, April 8, at the Tisbury Senior Center. The League of Women Voters will present all candidates for election. You will have the chance to ask questions. Take the time to thank these people for giving their time to make your town a better place.

The candidates for selectman have also been invited to attend the annual meeting breakfast of the Tisbury Business Association. The breakfast will be held at LeGrenier on Tuesday, March 21, from 8 to 9 am. Reservations are required for the breakfast. Call 693-2725.

Next Sunday the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School orchestra will hold a benefit performance at the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center. Your admission to the concert will benefit the student's trip to Italy. The program begins at 3 pm.

I look forward to it, but I have not yet read Cathy Proulx's new children's book, called "The Islander's New Coat." I told you last week that the book's artist Bill Ewart Jr. was in the produce department at Cronig's Market. You won't find him in produce. He is in the deli department. You can still get the book at Cronig's - or at the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore. Also, Cathy tells me there will be another boat book coming out later this spring.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Connie Leonard today. She is counting 95 happy and productive years. Wish the best tomorrow - and again on Saturday - to Dorothy Gould. Dorothy was born at midnight on the tenth so has her choice of birthdays. Happy birthday to Nan Carter on Saturday. Sunday belongs to Mark Daniels and James Taylor. Monday is party day for Barbara Howell and Kevin Voyer. Next Wednesday marks the day for Carolyn Henderson, Jib Ellis, Dexter Mello, and Jay Segel.

Heard on Main Street: "You can never tell someone you love him or her enough. After all, the people who don't love you will always tell you."