Oak Bluffs

By Megan Alley - June 29, 2006

Does anyone else feel as if the Island is slowly being changed to a jungle by all this rain? The ferns and vines seem to be slowly invading my yard from the woods park in back of the house and the flowering shrubs and gardens abound with blossoms. It looks beautiful but seems more like the tropics than New England.

The Oak Bluffs Public Library has some wonderful children's programs scheduled. Starting on July 6 the Family Games Night will be switched to Tuesday nights at 6 pm. No more Thursdays. Special programs include: Pre- school Story Time on Wednesday, July 5 at 10:30 am. The program will be What's Buzzin' at Your Library and will include a ladybug craft! Thursday, July 6 Story Time at 10:30 am: the feature story is The Dog and His People: Traditional Algonquin Stories by Sheila Mudd Baker, professional storyteller. Sounds like the children are in for a very special treat.

We send birthday smiles to Ashley Rebello who celebrated on June 28, Abbey Grace Marchand on June 30, Madeline Alley on July 1, and Rahmale Hopkins on July 3. And let's not forget the birth of our country on Tuesday, July 4 !

Quite a few recent graduates from the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School have been visiting the schools they will be attending in the fall. Among them are Felicia Williams along with her mom Nancy Gibson who went to Bridgewater State, Pam Swan accompanied her son John to Boston University, and Kelly Hill and her daughter Miranda spent the weekend at Stonehill College.

Marguerite Cogliano was recently interviewed on Plum TV about her involvement with the Safe Rides program at the high school. Marguerite, who will be a senior at the high school in Sept., is the co-president of Safe Rides and has been involved in this program since she was a freshman. She is now awaiting the arrival for the summer of her cousins Vanessa and Pamela Adams from Randolph.

The Oak Bluffs Council on Aging continues its programs through the summer months. There is Mah Jong every Monday at 1 pm with instructor Diane Ball and the exercise class is held three times a week. On July 17, there will be a musical program, featuring a vocalist and piano. There is no charge for this program and refreshments will be served. Elaine Weintraub will be the featured speaker on July 31 when she will relate the history of the "Open Door Club." More information on this program as we get closer to the date.

It looks already if summer will be very busy with all these activities. Can you believe that we have already had "the longest day of the year? "

Enjoy your week and send your news along to me.