Town Column


By Gail Craig
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Posted September 20, 2007

Did you even wonder why I seem to write about the same people such as my kids, Kelly, or Sherm? The reason is because they're the only ones who consistently give me things to write about. I really want to write interesting and entertaining columns for you all to read but I'm not getting much input from the Edgartown community. This column is for you. Call or e-mail me today with your news.

Sept. 17 to 23 is Tolkien Week, and the Edgartown Public Library is celebrating the stories of J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of the Hobbit books and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The week's big event is set for Saturday, Sept. 22, when the library hosts Bilbo and Frodo's Birthday Party from 7 to 9 pm for Tolkien fans in seventh grade and up. Librarians Debbie MacInnis and Donna Blackburn have been working hard all week preparing for this fun night and I'm sure fans of the books will have a great time. Costumes are encouraged, and there will be prizes. On the program are an indoor scavenger hunt, trivia games and tall tales, a Lost in the Marshes game, good food and definitely a few surprises. Come to the secret side door and wear your hair feet!

Happy anniversary to Chris and Liza Dolby, who celebrated six years of wedded bliss on Sept. 14.

Don't forget the MV Commission meeting tonight regarding the declaration of five ancient ways in Edgartown as DCPCs. The meeting is at 7:30 pm tonight at the Oak Bluffs Senior Center on Wamsutta Avenue. Be sure to attend if you want to protect these valuable pathways.

We enjoyed a special treat the other night when we attended the birthday party of Avalon Weiland at the Flying Horses. Apparently the event was purchased at a silent auction. The party attendees were the only ones in the establishment, and we got to go down and see the basement, take a few rides on the horses, eat pizza and enjoy ice cream cake. The kids had a great time and as birthday parties go, a private bash at the Flying Horses will be tough to top!

School is now in full swing. Kindergarteners began full days this week and now parents are starting to hear the familiar complaints about not wanting to go to school or having too much homework. But the kids for the most part still have smiles on their faces and are happy to be with their friends, something often missed over the busy summer months.

That's all for now. I'm falling asleep at the keyboard so it's obvious that it is time to hit the hay. Be sure to get me your news.