Town Column


By Kay Mayhew
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Posted September 27, 2007

Best wishes for a rapid recovery go to Marciana Jones. Last week Marciana was to perform on the stage with her sister Nina Violet. Marciana slipped off the ramp to the stage at Outerland. She did not drop her guitar, but she did break her leg. However, as they say, the show must go on. So Marciana performed with Nina before heading off to the hospital. When the swelling goes down in a few more days, her leg will be put in a cast for six weeks of recovery. Wish her well. Sign her cast. Send her a card.

The workshop Healthy Children, Healthy Planet begins Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 pm at the Vineyard Haven Library and meets weekly through Nov. 21. Discover how the pervasive effects of advertising and our consumer culture influence a child's view of the world. Learn ways to create meaningful family times and healthful environments. Sign up online or at the library. The cost for the workbook is $18.

Young adults at the library already know the movie time is changed to 3:30 pm on Wednesdays. Parents will want to know about Homework Help on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 7 to 8 pm. Ken Peterson will demonstrate the Web resource of the Boston Public Library web site Schoolrooms. The Young Adult Book Club will discuss "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time" by Mark Haddon at 3 pm on Oct. 20.

The Martha's Vineyard Film Society autumn film series continues tomorrow at the Cornell Theatre at 7:30 pm with a collection of 12 films from Manhattan's Short Film festival. Short films are like good short stories, which capture and explore one crucial dramatic moment when everything changes.

The film society welcomes any feedback from those of you who enjoyed the International Film Festival. Comment on what you saw or make suggestions for next year. You can e-mail Richard Paradise at

Get your lobster rolls tomorrow night. This is your last chance until next summer for the delicious lobster rolls served up by the ladies at Grace Church.

Verna Carr says the yard sale to benefit Second Chance Animal Rescue will help animals with medical needs, food, and even heat for the shelter in the winter. Buy or bring donations on Saturday from 9 to 3 pm at 31 Worcester Avenue in Oak Bluffs.

Congratulations to Connie and Freeman Leonard who mark 76 happy years together on Monday.

Also celebrating their happiness together on Monday are Sofya and Sandy Nadelstein. Two more happy couples will be celebrating on Tuesday: Chris and Jane Chandler and Bob and Lynne Benson.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Ashleen Marie Dorsey and Eric B. Davison. Best wishes for a very happy birthday go to Julie Immelt on Sunday. Don't forget that she is your Mary Kay rep. Happy birthday to Nore Clark who parties on Tuesday.

Heard on Main Street: "Job was the first Red Sox fan."