Town Column

Oak Bluffs

By Megan Alley
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Posted October 25, 2007

What a week. The Red Sox won the necessary four games, fall is here but we have summer weather. What more could you ask for? Let's enjoy it while it lasts, because you know it will be a long winter soon.

The Oak Bluffs Library offers a coffee time every Wednesday at 10 am. Come to the library's downstairs meeting room to enjoy a free cup of coffee. Food is served when possible and volunteers to bake or contribute are always welcome. Help put together the library's puzzle, read a newspaper, play a game of chess or enjoy conversation with other community members while you enjoy your coffee.

Condolences to the family of the late Tony Lima, a long-time resident of Tisbury, husband, father and grandfather, who will be missed by all his family and his many friends throughout the Island.

We send Birthday Smiles to Ashley DePriest on Oct. 27 and to Simone McCarthy the next day. Felicia Taylor celebrates on Oct. 29 along with Eleanore Tompkins who assures me that she will be 29 (again) on the 29th and on Nov. 1 Barbara Morgan will have her cake.

Woodside Village will be holding their annual Halloween Party on Oct. 31 from 5 to 6:30 pm and an invitation is extended all the children to come for Trick or Treat.

Maureen and Bill Anderson have returned from a recent ten-day trip to Bill's hometown of Grand Haven, Mich. While there, they got re-acquainted with high school classmates of Bill's and did some sightseeing. On the way home they stopped in Amish Country in Pennsylvania and while in Lancaster happened to meet up with Hannah Kaeka Scott. Need I say "small world?"

Grant applications for the coming year will be reviewed when the Martha's Vineyard Cultural Council meets on Nov. 4. The meeting will take place at the Howes House in West Tisbury at 11 am.

The Oak Bluffs PTO's annual Halloween Party will be on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 6 pm in the cafeteria. They are planning a very spooky Haunted House, hayrides, Halloween games and prizes, crafts, harvest bake sale and a costume contest. They would love some extra help to insure a complete success. Please call Dawn Sayre at 508-693-4841 or Brenda Wallis at 508-696-8210 to sign up if you are able to help.

The eighth annual Scarecrow Contest sponsored by the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School is in full swing. Businesses all over the Island have contributed to the school's Art Department and in return they get a custom-made one-of-a-kind scarecrow. This year's contest has a literary theme. So keep you eyes open and you might be lucky enough to spot one of these original scarecrows. The contest ends in a party at the Ag Hall where prizes are awarded, including $100 gift certificates from The Bunch of Grapes.

Friends met recently for an update on projects and to set some dates for the future. Most importantly, we now have our own web sight, friendsofoakbluffs.org! It makes it possible for people to download applications for memorial benches, lampposts, or Ocean Park bricks! The annual tree lighting date is set for Nov. 28, so we are busy making the Christmas decorations, which the Highway Department puts up for us - which is such a big help! We can steer you also to the source for the tee-shirts that benefit the 'beach to boardwalk' project. Revitalizing the crown jewel across from Ocean Park and up to the sea wall is a wonderful project that we all must support! This is a great 'tee' for Christmas gifts!

Enjoy your week and send your news along.

Peace.