Town Column


By Kay Mayhew
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Posted September 20, 2007

Everywhere you go there are fishermen with fishing poles. Somehow it seems appropriate that the weather has turned a little cool so they have more room on the beach for fishing. Thank you to all the fishermen and to the fish cleaning volunteers who are providing delicious fresh bass and bluefish to the seniors on the Island.

If the cool nights did not tell you it was autumn, Sunday night's television offerings would make it clear. It was hard to decide when to flip back and forth between games. I found it an advantage that baseball games don't usually stop for commercials.

Richard Paradise & Co. brought in lots of visitors for the 2nd Annual M V International Film Festival. But he also entertained a large number of Islanders who especially liked the timing. Each person who saw one film then began planning the next two or three to see. The only comments I heard were: "Wonderful. Wonderful." It was an exciting weekend here for film fans.

Charles Blank began a free music class this week. He provides a nice balance, letting you listen to the music while learning more about it. Call the Tisbury Senior Center to sign up.

Before you take your boat out of the water, did you know that Louisa Gould photographs boat portraits? Or you could order a boat portrait and family portrait in one. Stop by the Louisa Gould Gallery to talk with Louisa about what she does.

Adults smile when they see the Massachusetts license plate EIEIOH. When a small boy spotted the plate on a parked car, he began to shout out the letters: E-I-E-I-O with delight. A pause and then he asked, "Is the H for horsies?" Satisfied that it must be so, the child trotted down the street singing "with a neigh, neigh here..."

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library will have a Book & Bake sale at the library on Oct. 13. If you have any books you would like to donate, call Elaine Eugster at 508-693-7614 to have them picked up. You are also invited to attend the Friends annual meeting next Monday at 1 pm at the library.

Young adults can enjoy a movie at the library every Wednesday afternoon at 3:15. Their writing group meets from 3 to 4:30 pm on Saturday: "Write a poem, an article, a play, a letter, a rant?" Publishing ideas will be explored. Games night is a week from today from 6 to 7 pm. The young adult book club will discuss "13 Little Blue Envelopes" by Maureen Johnson a week from Saturday from 3 to 4:30 pm. How do they have time for homework?

Outside the First Baptist Church is a sign giving the times for services. Pastor Roger Spinney invites you to come in and beat the Christmas rush.

Congratulations to Laurel and Kevin Olson on Wednesday as they mark their eighth anniversary.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Jan Dorchester. Friday will be shared by Trip Barnes and Ken Ward. Saturday belongs to Lori Dorsey. Wish the best on Sunday to Art Railton, our favorite author. Muriel Laverty, Judy Federowicz, Kathy Rogers, and Kenny Davey party on Monday.

Heard on Main Street: "A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory."