Town Column : Tisbury
Welcome home to Holly Thomas. She is convalescing after an extensive hospital stay. Friends are invited to call or send her a card.
Travel on the SSA is usually predictable. Sometimes there are little glitches. My husband went off-Island last week and discovered there must be too many Mayhews on the Island. When he checked in for his return ticket, he discovered his ticket had been given to another Mayhew. The attendants sorted things out and got him on the right boat for his return home, though under another name.
You can always tell when things slow down on the Island. People begin discussing the current movies. "Juno" appears to be popular with all ages. Different and indifferent reviews are given for many of the other films being shown.
In 2001, the Tisbury Business Association selected Louis Larsen of the Net Result as the businessperson of the year. Louis grew up fishing out of Menemsha with his dad, and he still keeps fisherman's hours. In the summer he can be found working at 3 and 4 in the morning to get much of his business done before he even opens the doors at 7 am. Then the doors don't close until 7 pm in the summer to make sure you can get your fresh fish for supper. This Sunday at 2 pm, he will speak to Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library about "Fish, Fish, Fish." You are invited to join them and meet this ultimate fisherman.
Jim Norton is entrancing his audience at the Vineyard Haven Library with his classes about the lives of Muslim women called "Under the Burqa." This series is at 7 pm on Wednesdays. As part of the Norton series, a special movie will be shown this Sunday at 4 pm. Any one may attend.
Little ones will meet at the library next Tuesday morning for story time with Jennifer McHugh from the Family Center.
The Scottish Society of Martha's Vineyard invites you to the annual celebration of the birth of Robert Burns. This promises to be an entertaining evening of Burns tributes and laughter. Those with or without Scottish ancestry will gather at the Oyster Bar Grill on Circuit Avenue a week from Saturday, Jan. 26. This year the menu includes a vegetarian entree as well as roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. Dinner is $60, and the bar is open at 5:30 pm. Checks payable to SSMV should be mailed to PO Box 1895, Vineyard Haven. Call 508-693-4026 for more information.
The Charter School is offering a five-course meal in the cozy warmth of the Dr. Daniel Fisher House on Jan. 26. $55 per person will get you a taste of Jamaica and benefit the Charter School's international travel fund. Dinner is served at 6 pm. Guest chefs have donated countless hours and tremendous energy to planning and preparing the elaborate and delicious five-course dinner. Reserve your tickets by calling the Charter School at 508-693-9900 or drop by Midnight Farm.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Chuck Downing. Wish the best to Steve Soriano tomorrow. Patricia Neal celebrates her special day on Sunday. Happy birthday to Cathy Deese and Anne Downing on Monday.
Heard on Main Street: It is never too late to be what you might have been.