Town Column

Oak Bluffs

By Megan Alley
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Posted March 29, 2007

This Island we live on is so beautiful in so many areas. A drive up-Island on Saturday was made more glorious with the sight of a doe and her twins, probably about a year old, grazing in the woods just off the side of the road. Not a wee bit shy, they just looked at me as long as I stayed and admired them, until with a flick of her tail, she seemed to say, "alright children, time we moved a bit deeper into the woods." Then along the drive homeward, the view was not so stunning as frequently could be seen rubbish and papers, tossed carelessly, blighting what too would have been a lovely view. Why would anyone beyond the age of two think that the outdoors is their personal receptacle for whatever rubbish or garbage they irresponsibly wish to toss out? Let's do better, people. We need to take better care of our environment.

We send birthday smiles to Erica Ponte who celebrated birthday number 34 on March 21 and her son Hunter who had his sixth birthday on March 25, and Hannah Gibb who turned four on March 27.

Speedy recovery wishes to Marcelle BenDavid who underwent Heart Surgery in Boston last week. By the time you read this she will probably be home, full of her usually cheerfulness and energy. And her cousin Ed BenDavid, Sr., is at home recovering from knee surgery. We wish them both increasing health.

Our sincere condolences to Betty Rose and her family on the death of her son Clifford Rose. One of the five Rose brothers, he had lived off-Island for most of his adult life, but will be missed by his family and friends.

Parent Conference information from the school tells at that April 10,12, and 25 will be half days of school with dismissal at noon. The Pick-A-Time system will be used again to schedule conferences on-line for Middle School students only and as soon as the system is up and running, you will be contacted so you can make your appointment.

This weekend on Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 11 am and 7 pm, the School Drama Department presents "Bluebeard", a musical. Come out and support our thespians on stage!

The Oak Bluffs Public Library is the recipient of a $1,000 donation from the Martha's Vineyard Donors Collaborative for the purchase of materials in the field of Non-Profit Organizational Management and Finance. The materials are now being received and processed by the library. You may access a complete list of what is available on the MVDC's web site at htp:// as well as in print at the Library.

A reminder from the Fair ladies that the Fair poster contest ends on April 1. Send your entry to P.O. Box 73, West Tisbury, MA 02575, Attn: Eleanor Neubert.

Enjoy your week and send your news along to me, remembering that the deadline is Monday at noon.