Town Column : Chilmark
Next Thursday, March 6, novelist and poet Peggy Freydberg, a long-time Chilmark resident, will celebrate her 100th birthday with a party at the library from 5 to 6 pm. The Friends of the Library are in charge of party arrangements, from birthday cake to punch to poetry. Friends and neighbors are all welcome, but Mrs. Freydberg has specifically requested that no one bring gifts.
Coco Adams hopes everyone will come to the next flea market on Saturday, March 8, from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm at the community center. Always a warm and cozy refuge, whatever the temperatures outdoors, the flea will have a good supply of jewelry, books, crafts, household furnishings, and Ethel's jams. Prices tend to be reasonable, and shoppers can often find treasures not available anywhere else.
The four Vineyard winners at Falmouth Academy's 20th annual all-school science fair included two Chilmark students, Kinsman Maynard and Jenna Bernstein. Congratulations on your good work.
About 18 contestants participated in the library's crossword and Sudoku puzzle challenge last Saturday afternoon. Steve Auerbach came in first in the adult crossword category, while George Balco won in the adult Sudoku category. The younger winners were Kyle Joba-Woodruff and Margaret Joba-Woodruff. Each winner received a $25 gift certificate to The Bunch of Grapes.
We were sorry to learn of the death on Feb. 19 of Isabel Knowlton of Beverly. A South Road summer resident, she was well known to all the local youth, including our two sons, for her bountiful batches of chocolate chip cookies, which she often made daily, beginning at about 5 am. When she retired from teaching learning-disabled children, she joined the group of golden retriever Samaritans and could be found taking brisk morning walks with her particular retrievers. She was 97 years old. We send our sympathy to her sons, Peter and Tom.
We're finally emerging from February's unpredictable roller coaster weather and wondering what March has in store for us. I understand there have been daffodil sightings, just visible through leftover snow. Did anyone count the number of sunless days this February? Why do we feel as though we've accomplished something once February is over?