Town Column

Oak Bluffs

By Megan Alley
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Posted March 15, 2007

This warmer weather has not only brought us some sunshine but also the distant chirping of "spring sounding" birds. Even a few brave, green shoots of spring bulbs are pushing through the spots of unfrozen soil likes scouts that are sent ahead of the troops to see if it is safe to appear fully into the world once again. After this strange winter, including an early onset of daylight-saving time, we are ready to prepare for whatever lies ahead with this fickle New England weather. And so the cycle begins again.

The Portuguese/English story time at the Oak Bluffs Library last week was a big success with about 25 attendees. There will be an Easter story time in both Portuguese and English on Saturday, April 7, at 10:30 am with stories that include eggs (ovos) and rabbits (coelhos), cookies from the Brazilian store and a craft. Don't forget that this Saturday, March 17, at 2 pm there will be a St. Patrick's Day celebration with stories, a craft, and a cake at the library.

And for the adults on Tuesday, March 20, at 6 pm, the Library will show a new DVD release starring recent Academy Award winner Alan Arkin, Greg Kinnnear, and Steve Carelli. Please be aware that this move is rated R for language and mature content.

The Oak Bluffs Firemen's Civic Association is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner on Friday, March 23 at the PA Club. Tickets are a bargain at $10 for adults and $ 5 for children and may be purchased at the club or at the Fire Station.

Jocelyn, Shawn, and Garrett Broadley were treated to a trip to Disney World over the February vacation by Shawn's parents, Jolene and Gene Pepper. The family wants to thank them and appreciates their generosity as not only did they treat them but also Shawn's youngest brother James his middle brother Jason and his family as well, including Hillary, Kaitlyn, and Lila. They had beautiful weather and lots of fun.

Today class pictures will be taken for all grades at the Oak Bluffs School. Order forms were sent home with the students but unfortunately the wrong date was listed in an earlier edition of the school newspaper. This Friday is games night from 6 to 8 pm. Come join the fun and try your luck at the basket raffle. This is a great fund-raiser and also great fun. All Middle School parents are invited to view a 35-minute film on bullying this evening at the school at 6:30 pm. The film showing takes place in the school library and focuses on the role of the "bystander" in this complex issue.

We send birthday smiles to Molly deBettencourt who had a party with her parents, siblings and cousins on March 12, Will Farrissey who partied yesterday, Jib Ellis and Bill Stafursky who celebrate today, and Edith Rouseau and Kelsey DeBettencourt who both have birthdays on March 18.

Enjoy your week and send you news along to me, please.