Town Column


By Kay Mayhew
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Posted April 12, 2007

Tonight is your chance to meet the candidates running for office in Tisbury. See you at the Senior Center at 7 pm.

Last week Florence Flanders entertained some very close friends at a lobster salad luncheon at her home. Her guests were Ginny Townsend of Harwich and Becky and Polly Renear of the Vineyard. They enjoyed reviewing memories, especially of friends of the past, as well as sharing news of children and grandchildren.

Lynne Benson of the Heath Hen Yarn & Quilt Shop announced that Saturday's quilt show was a great success. Kathleen Peltier won best of show for her hand-pieced, hand-quilted quilt. Marsha Farrington won second place, best of show for a quilted tote bag with decorative stitching. Katie Johnson won first place in the youth division with a brightly colored Yellow Brick Road quilt. Lynne was pleased to report that the show was well attended. Next year, she says, the third annual quilting exhibition will include a special category using the new Susan Branch fabric of the Vineyard, which is due to arrive at the shop in May.

You say that you cannot make it to Paris this spring? The Martha's Vineyard Film Society will bring Paris to you. Reminiscent of other fine French films, "Avenue Montaigne" features unique, interesting characters, excellent acting, and fascinating talk about art, music, theater, food, and other cultural delights. See the bubbly French comedy at 7:30 pm on Saturday at the historic Katharine Cornell Theatre following a short introduction.

Wendy Andrews was one of those who traveled on the Islander's last trip and then came back on the first ride of the Island Home. She put a message in a bottle and threw it off the Islander. The bottle did not travel too far. It was picked up by a gentleman on Chappaquiddick a couple of weeks later. He found it on the beach near the lighthouse. It is a small world. He took that trip on the Islander as well. He added a note and tossed the bottle back in the water to drift to unknown shores.

He also added a note to Wendy that stirs up a lot of memories. He said, "I'll miss the water coming in over the tops of the freight deck doors on the really rough days."

Kathy Stinson announces special movies (with popcorn) for ages 4 and up on the next two Wednesdays. The free movies will be shown at the Library on April 18 and 25 at 1 pm. Titles are posted at the Children's Desk.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Jerry Tilton. Tomorrow wish the best to Debbie Eggers and Allan M. Davey. Sunday belongs to Ann Lee and Mike McLaughlin. Wish the best on Monday to Fran Griffin Gould. Best wishes for many happy returns go out on Tuesday to Ann Maley. Happy happy wishes to Donna Herczeg and Rozetta Hughes on Wednesday.

Heard on Main Street: "Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker."