Posted March 23, 2006

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

Grace Preschool celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The director is searching for alumni of the Grace preschool. Do you know anyone who went there? They plan a history of the first 50 years and would like to get in touch with anyone who might have been involved. Call Pia Gundersen at 508-627-6617.

This Saturday from 5 to 7 pm the preschool will host its 7th annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction. Tickets are $8, or $4 for children and seniors. Tickets are available at the door. There will be live jazz and door prizes. The silent auction includes some remarkable donations from the Island community. You are all invited. All proceeds from the dinner and auction go to benefit the enrichment programs at the preschool.

The town has got your social calendar filled up. Make sure you have these important dates on your calendar. The special town meeting is on Tuesday, March 28. That is next week. Then the regular town meeting is scheduled for the following week, on April 4. Town meetings are at 7:30 pm at the Tisbury School.

People all over the Island have questions on whether Tisbury will approve beer and wine being sold in restaurants. This question will not appear for a couple of years because the selectmen's committee is still gathering information. Also, town clerk Marion Mudge says that liquor questions need to appear on the state ballot.

Did you know there are only about 10 towns in Massachusetts that are dry towns? Four of them are on the Vineyard. That's 40 percent.

Our election is next month, on April 18. Remember there are five people running for selectman this year and four people are running for three positions as library trustee. It is always a good thing for the town when there is competition for a political position. Make sure you find out who will serve you the best. The League of Women Voters will introduce the candidates to you and give you the chance to ask them questions. The candidates' night will be held on Thursday, April 6, at 7 pm at the Tisbury Senior Center.

How about some good jazz? Grace Episcopal Church is offering something special this Sunday. Jazz is part of the church service on the last Sunday of the month. A rousing musical service is presented at 10:30 am with Wes Nagy and his friends. If the music is not enough, the service is followed by refreshments.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out on Monday to Sue Mitchell. Hank and Linda Unczur will both be celebrating on Tuesday. Wish the best on Wednesday to Kaleena Searle.

Heard on Main Street: "They say that voters get the government they deserve."