Town Column


By Jacqueline Sexton
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Posted January 18, 2007

The pause after the holidays and ushering in the New Year is over, and we look forward to celebrating the parade of "Days," starting with Martin Luther King Day on Monday, that will continue for the next several months with Valentine's Day, Presidents Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, and Father's Day. Happy shopping!

It sometimes seems as though the library is the only game in town, with half the population off to sunnier climes and the other half hibernating and painting and writing and cleaning out closets. Library director Ebba Hierta has announced the continuation of movie nights with the presentation next Wednesday, Jan. 24 of "The Illusionist," a just-released romantic mystery set in Victorian Vienna and starring Edward Norton. The movie, which is rated PG-13, starts at 7 pm, and popcorn will be available. You are welcome to bring your own beverages, (no wine or spirits).

A card from Gloria Burkin in Brookline reports that she and Henry are "doing well," and that she is having an exhibition of her paintings at the Brookline Senior Center through Feb. 28, with a reception on Sunday, Jan. 28, from 3 to 5 pm. The center is located at 93 Winchester Street in Brookline, so if you're in the area, stop in and see the paintings. The Burkins will be back in Chilmark in the spring, when Gloria will have a show at the library.

Zee and Bill Gamson have returned from a New Year's trip to Sarasota where they went to celebrate the first birthday of their granddaughter, Reba Sadie Gamson-Knight.

There is a serious shortage of available news these days. If you or your family has done anything exciting, like having a baby or a grandchild or if your lab has had puppies or your chickens have laid more eggs than you can use, whatever, please let us hear about it. Meanwhile, Happy SuperBowl!