Town Column


By Jacqueline Sexton
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Posted February 8, 2007

The Super Bowl contest is settled for another year, and we look forward to an early spring so we can start thinking about what to give up for Lent and setting our clocks for daylight saving time. Time strides onward.

Special get-well wishes from the whole community to Jimmy Morgan, Sr., who suffered a mild stroke at the end of January. He was scheduled to go to Sandwich for rehabilitation before returning home.

The whole Carroll clan celebrated Bette Carroll's 84th birthday a day ahead of time with dinner at The Wharf in Edgartown. Mrs. Carroll traditionally enjoys several birthday parties, and this year was no exception. Lorna Flanders invited her for lunch, and her son, Sam, took her out for supper on Jan. 30, her actual birthday, to Linda Jeans.

Barbara Green also celebrated at an early birthday dinner in Edgartown with neighbors and friends. Her birthday was Feb. 5.

And Emmett Carroll's and John Larsen's birthdays collided with Punxsutawney Phil's appearance on Feb. 2. Many happy returns to all of you.

As a special valentine gift to those who are suffering from Lyme disease, Jackie Clason, PSHom., CCH, will present information about how homeopathy can heal people with the disease on Wed., Feb. 14, 4 to 5 pm at the Howes House in West Tisbury.

This Sunday, Feb. 11, the Island Consort will perform at the West Tisbury Library at 4 pm with a program of Bach, Corelli, and Pergolesi. The players are Ray Kellman, recorder; Ann Fielder, cello; Edie Yoder, flute, and Linda Berg, harpsichord.

The Rev. Dr. Mary Jane O'Connor Ropp will lead the worship service this Sunday, Feb. 11, starting at 11 am.

The whole school is represented in the children's art show in the meeting room at the library this month. There is a wondrous variety, and originality and artistic skill have reached new levels under the talented guidance of art teacher Kathleen Cameron. Stop by and see the sculptures of critters and watercolors on assorted subjects. The show will be up for the month of February.

A reminder that the school's Italian Night fundraiser for the PTO is this Saturday, Feb. 10, from 4:30 to 7:30 at the Community Center. Get your tickets at the door. There will be lots of Italian specialties on the menu. Raffle tickets will be available for a Chinese auction with lots of remarkable prizes.

The Friends of the Library will be hosts to a Valentine's Day movie/celebration dripping with chocolate in the meeting room at the library on Wednesday, Feb. 14, starting at 7 pm. The movie is "Chocolat," a romantic comedy rated PG13, and there will be real chocolates to sample. Everyone is welcome; there is no admission charge. Come and bring your true love.

The Cat in the Hat will celebrate his 50th anniversary this Saturday, Feb. 10, with a visit to the library at 10:30 am. If it's rainy/he's zany/enough to amuse you/ with goldfish and "things"/ and the rest of his retinue. Come meet him/and greet him/with a loud whoop-dee-doo./ He'll teach you some things/you never knew you could do. Bring the family; everyone is welcome.

Fourth and fifth graders are embarked on an environmental research project with The Trustees of Reservations and plan, among other things, a field trip to Long Point.

Pre-schoolers are busy trying their ice-skating skills at the Ice Arena, as well as learning how to keep safe via the family network, including car safety, gun safety, and talking to strangers.