By Kay Mayhew - June 8, 2006

The Tisbury eighth graders spent last week in Washington, D.C. The students had a wonderful time and enjoyed our nation's Capital. They visited the new Native American museum, the Holocaust museum, and the Aerospace museum. Coming home was a little more exciting than expected because an airport security guard spotted a forgotten toy gun at the bottom of one girl's backpack. The flight was delayed, but all the children made it home on Friday's last boat.

Two grandchildren of Mary and George Kuehne were christened at the John Wesley Methodist Church in Falmouth on May 28. The Kuehne children - Kaylee Donnella, 4, and her 10-month-old brother Braden Robert - are the children of Robert and Sandra. He owns BK's Carpet Cleaning here. Sandra's parents, Margaret and Dave Keen, traveled from their home in Flixton, England, to be present. The Keens are enjoying a three-week visit to the U.S. Several of Robert and Sandra's friends attended the service, as did Alice Hasner and the family of Robert's youngest brother. Chris and Jen Kuehne, who now live in Centerville, came with their young daughters, Alyssa, age seven, and Sarah, who is six. The girls were thrilled to see their young cousins.

Lillian Hammond enjoyed a triple birthday party last month. Her son, Tom Hammond, traveled from Costa Mesa, Calif., and her grandson, Peter Mazzoli, was here from West Bridgewater. Lillian, son Tom, and grandson Peter each had a birthday around May 20 so the three generations celebrated with a single party. Peter's mother, Gail, arrived with his two sisters, Paula and Mary. Lillian's other daughter, Karen Anacki, also helped with the party and brought her daughters, Jennifer and Danielle, from Bridgewater. Lillian's sons, Kevin and Steve, as well as Wally with wife, Linda, and daughter, Kaylee, who all live on-Island, joined the party. Lillian was pleased to have two sisters attend: Peggy with husband, Wayne Allum, came from Pembroke, and Elaine Hart came from Abington. Elaine's son, Mike Kossowski, brought his friend Tina, who decorated the cake with "Happy Triple Birthday." Other friends also joined the group in celebration.

Uta Kirchlechner and Douglas Johnson own the Kennedy Studios at 66 Main St. They have the Island's first framing visualization computer program. A click of a button shows you what your treasured memories will look like in different frames. Wedding and sports memorabilia, children's art, needlework, and old photos, as well as fine art are framed in the renovated gallery. They are open daily year 'round.

Arlene and Charlie Conroy are delighted to announce that the whole family is celebrating their daughter JoAnn's 20th anniversary. Twenty years ago with the help and support of many Islanders, JoAnn Conroy traveled to Seattle, Wash., to be treated and receive the lifesaving bone marrow transplant given by her sister Kathleen. JoAnn now lives in Starksboro, Vt. Kathleen lives with her husband, Jon Shoemaker, and their children, Caitlin, Thomas, and Samuel, in Columbia, Md. The family will gather on-Island in August to celebrate JoAnn's 41st birthday and this wonderful anniversary.

Summer is really here. In addition to lovely blooms of iris and colorful flowers in the many window boxes along Main Street, there were lavender parking tickets appearing on cars up and down the street. A number of young Tisbury parking officers seemed to be getting lessons in how to mark cars and how to ticket on Sunday afternoon. They were enthusiastically enriching the town coffers.

Save money and support our kids. A week from Saturday, on the day before Father's Day, members of the high school lacrosse teams, both jayvee and varsity, will be selling the lacrosse team cards. The cards offer discounts at many Island businesses. Your money will go for equipment for next year. From 11 to 2 on Saturday, June 17, look for the youngsters. The teams will be selling the cards in each of the down-Island towns as well as in all of the supermarkets. If you somehow cannot get one, you can call 508 696-8921.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Laurel Mayhew. Saturday is a special day for Cody Chandler and Ruth Stiller. Wish the best on Sunday to Florence Koster. Mary Mowery celebrates on Wednesday.

Don't forget to fly the flag on Wednesday to show your colors.

Heard on Main Street: "I have to exercise early in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm doing."