Town Column


By Kay Mayhew
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Posted April 5, 2007

Protect your pets on Saturday morning, and save the Easter bunny from getting rabies. The Rabies and Microchipping Clinic will run from 10 am until 1 pm at the MSPCA house in Edgartown. Suggested donations are $10 for rabies vaccinations and $30 for the microchip.

I am happy to report that Claire Joannidi did not break her arm. She took a nasty fall on the unfinished Main Street sidewalk while it was under repair. The EMTs took her to the hospital where the x-ray seemed to show a broken arm. Thankfully, it is not broken. Her arm is badly bruised and sore. The good news is that it should heal in a couple of weeks.

You are invited to an Easter sunrise worship service and breakfast at 6 am at the bend in the road beach in Edgartown. Breakfast will follow the sunrise service on the beach. The rain site for the service and breakfast is the Old Whaling Church at 6 am. This program is sponsored by the United Methodist Cooperative Parish.

Sandy Whitworth says the Tisbury Travel Club plans a trip to the opera on Sunday, April 29, at 3 pm. "Manon Lescaut" is called Puccini's finest opera, with love, adventure, intrigue, seduction, ravishing melodies, extravagant passion and a dramatic ending. The fully costumed staged opera is from the N.Y. stage and will include a preview by Artistic Director Michael Capasso. Anyone interested (any age) should call Sandy at 508-696-4205 or sign up at the Tisbury Senior Center by the second week of April.

Want to ease those arthritis pains? The senior center offers an exercise program for people with arthritis on Tuesdays at 11:15 am. The exercises were developed by the Arthritis Foundation and should result in improved movement, reduced pain, and increased balance. Do you know that daily exercise can make you sleep better at night? Drop in to the center and try the class or speak to the instructor. There is no charge.

This Saturday night the Martha's Vineyard Film Society presents "The House of Sand" at the Cornell Theatre. The Brazilian tale explores the passage of time and prolonged isolation over several decades of a mother-daughter relationship. Beautifully filmed in Maranhão, in northern Brazil, the movie starts at 7:30 pm.

There are 23 Vineyard families with children attending the Falmouth Academy. Their annual "Making Waves" fundraiser is on April 28 from 6 to 10 pm. Call the Falmouth Academy at 508-457-9696, ext. 227 for details.

Happy anniversary to Donna and Ed Herczeg. They party on Tuesday.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Janet Holladay tomorrow. Wish her the best!

Heard on Main Street: "Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them."