Town Column


By Gail Craig
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Posted January 25, 2007

So I'm sitting here in my living room at midnight. My column should have been completed hours ago and I should have been in bed as soon as the Patriots game was over. But what am I doing? I'm sitting at my computer, downloading music and listening to songs of my youth, many of which, mind you, weren't that good the first time around. The nostalgia is going to have me rubbing my eyes in the morning and drinking at least one extra cup of coffee!

We took the kids to the Holiday Inn in Hyannis overnight on Saturday, to swim and have some fun. The kids had a great time in the pool and I found myself thinking back to similar childhood adventures when Bobby, Pam, and I were the kids in the pool and Buzzy and Pop were the ones keeping a watchful eye over the fun. Riley declared Friendly's to be the best restaurant ever and has stated that he will never eat anywhere else from now on when off-Island. Amelia was just thrilled to be on an adventure!

Matt Morris had a belated birthday party on Sunday at the Mansion House pool. He invited his kindergarten class plus a few extra kids for the fun and it was a smashing success. What is better than getting to swim in January, except of course swimming in January and eating cake after the swim! Thank you to the Morris family for including us in the fun and happy birthday, Matt.

Happy birthday to Audrey Polleys, daughter of Jon and Tina Polleys, who will turn one on Jan. 29.

Happy anniversary and big congratulations go out to Tom and Betty Burke of Katama, who celebrated 50 years of marriage on Jan. 12.

Don't forget that there is a blood drive at the Masonic Hall on Jan. 30 between 12:30 and 5:30 pm so get up there and donate a pint. It will probably take about an hour out of your day, but it's well worth it. You never know. You just might save a life!

Felicia Cheney, director of the Edgartown Library, wanted me to share that they are doing a coffee hour on Thursdays at 10:30 am at the library. So if you're looking for something to do on Thursday morning, stop by the library, grab a cup of coffee, tell a joke, read the paper, or just get warm.

In other library news, don't forget that members of the development committee for the library expansion project would be happy to speak with your group about the current expansion plan, complete with model, showing how the new building would fit in with the surrounding neighborhood. If you are interested in a presentation, you can call Felicia Cheney at the library to make arrangements.

I guess that's it for now. I know it's winter on Martha's Vineyard, but stuff must still be happening around here, so be sure to get me your news. Have a great week.