Town Column


By Kay Mayhew
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Posted October 11, 2007

Congratulations to Alden and Barbara Besse on their golden wedding anniversary. They renewed their vows at Grace Episcopal Church. Then they enjoyed a lively party with friends and family last weekend. All this was followed up with a trip to Disney World. Actually, their children and grandchildren thought that last part was an especially good idea.

Adults and teens should check out "SchoolRooms." Learn about it tonight at 7 pm at the Vineyard Haven Library. Kenneth Peterson of the Boston Public Library will introduce this fabulous new tool for integrating library resources with Massachusetts and national curriculum frameworks. The high quality content is available to all residents of Massachusetts at no cost. This presentation will be geared to parents and any others interested in this new resource.

You can also investigate SchoolRooms for yourself at A free electronic library card is available on line at the Boston Public Library.

We are sad to announce that Marjorie Convery is leaving the library and also leaving the Island. Friends are invited to come to the Vineyard Haven Library for a special open house from 3 to 5:30 pm on Friday, Oct. 26, to wish her well and let her know we will miss her.

Don't forget the Book & Bake sale to benefit the library on Saturday. The sale runs from 10 am to 2 pm out front on the library lawn.

The leaves on the Bradford pear trees are just beginning to turn the lovely bronzed magenta. Perhaps the much needed rain will help them keep their leaves until they have all turned.

Toss out those old computers, monitors, and air conditioners and benefit Community Services, which will use the profit to upgrade their technology. Electronics disposal day will even take cell phones, small refrigerators, and microwaves for a small fee, ranging from $1 up to $20. Discounts are available for carloads. Call ahead or just show up from 9 am to 2 pm this Saturday.

The question is whether we will have beer and wine for sale in Tisbury. The answer will ultimately be decided by the voters. In the meantime, you can have your say on the proposed regulations at a hearing this Tuesday at 5:30 pm at the Katharine Cornell Theatre.

Barbara Donald invites you to the 36th annual harvest supper at the stone church on October 27. Turkey with all the fixings will be served family style at 5 and at 6:30 pm on that Saturday evening. Tickets for adults are $15 and children under 12 cost $8. Reserve your tickets by calling Barbara at 508-693-1493.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out on Sunday to Christine Gaskill. She will be enjoying her 90th birthday.

Happy birthday tomorrow to Ryan David Dunbar, Dean Moon, Lee Lowe, and Chris Lowe. Saturday belongs to Heather Chapman and David Finkelstein. Phil Reynolds will party on Sunday.

Heard on Main Street: The latest in baby tee-shirts has a row of black dogs and a moose. The writing says: dog, dog, moose.