West Tisbury
Posted March 23, 2006

By Hermine Hull - 508-693-2525 - hrmhull@gis.net

Fishermen have surrounded the Mill Pond this past week, eager to try their skill in the newly stocked pond and to enjoy the sunshine. Watch out driving around the corner onto the Edgartown Road; the road has been lined with parked cars and people crossing to the pond and back.

I ran into Marilyn Hollinshead at the library the other day. She and Warren had just returned from a poetry seminar held last weekend at Amherst. The group discussed three area poets: Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and Richard Wilbur. Mr. Wilbur, 85 years old, attended and read some of his poetry, which Marilyn said was wonderful. This weekend, the Hollinsheads plan to join an Elderhostel group in Fort Myers to see the Red Sox and Twins play. They will return home to West Tisbury midweek, where they plan to stay awhile.

Katie Ann Mayhew represented the West Tisbury School at the Massachusetts Musical Educators Association Southeast District Junior Division Music Festival. She sang with a treble chorus group of one 150 girls. I asked Katie's mom, Deborah, what is a treble chorus? All girls she said, sopranos and altos; there are no tenor or bass voices.

Beebee Horowitz called to tell me that she has been working with Jordan Winderl, the new music teacher at the West Tisbury School. Their project has been "Honk! Jr." a musical play based on "The Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christian Andersen, which will be performed this weekend at the West Tisbury School. There will be two performances, Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, at 7 pm at the West Tisbury School Theater (formerly known as the gym, which has been transformed for this event).

There will be a Rabies Clinic held at the Edgartown MSPCA next Saturday, April 1, between 10 am and 1 pm. Cats must be in carriers and dogs leashed. Our Animal Control Officer, Joan Jenkinson, will be on hand to issue licenses for dog owners who haven't gotten them yet. It would be helpful if you bring your animal's last vaccination certificate if you have it so the attending veterinarian will know to give a one- or three-year vaccine.

Also on April 1, there will be a fundraiser held at the PA Club for Sharon Rzieman, who suffered a stroke last June. Sharon had served as Animal Control Officer for both Tisbury and Oak Bluffs, as well as filling in for Joan here in West Tisbury. She has been unable to work since her stroke and has no health insurance. Please call Joan at 508-645-9450 or Kerry Scott at Good Dog Goods, 508-696-7100, for details.

Also upcoming, the library will be sponsoring a Teen Art Show as part of One Book, One Island. The young adult selection this year is "Persepolis," a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi. The exhibition will feature graphic storytelling projects, which must be submitted to the library by April 19 for display April 23 to 30. So start thinking about a project and get to work.

I find that nothing raises the spirits more than a fresh coat of paint. I say that, having spent yesterday painting our upstairs bathroom. It was just one of those little house projects that could be easily accomplished in a day. Of course, there is still no trim to paint around or to paint itself, but after 22 years together, I am finally figuring out that by starting something I get Mike's attention. I still don't know how they paint several rooms in a morning on HGTV.