Town Column : Tisbury
I want to know more about 16-year-old Julie Pringle's display at the fair. It was entitled "How clean is the water at our beaches?" Do you think about clean water when you go swimming? I am more concerned about the jellyfish and the creepy crawly things I can see.
As airlines serve less water and food, my son suggests you put an empty water bottle in your carry on. You can fill it from a drinking fountain after you go through security. He was on a transcontinental flight that ran out of food and water. Dehydration is not amusing. Older folks especially need to be prepared. And an empty bottle is a very light addition to the luggage.
Full service gas is not only more expensive, but you need to watch to see that your gas cap is put back. Of course, you know that you should hear three clicks when the cap is screwed on. While a new cap can be purchased, driving without a gas cap can trigger computer issues with your car that will need to be reset. All of this adds to the cost of that gallon of high-priced gas you just paid for.
Four days filled with the best feature and short films from topnotch festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, and Cannes - that's the third annual Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival, which starts in another week in Vineyard Haven. The dates are Sept. 11 through 14. For tickets and more information, see mvfilmfest.com. In addition to the movies, you will have daily opportunities for discussions with the creators of the showcased films.
The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library announce that their first Annual Appeal surpassed the fund-raising goals. The Museum Pass program will be expanded. In addition to the MFA passes, passes to the Children's Museum and the New England Aquarium will be available shortly. These passes will reduce your admission fees considerably. Stop by the library to pick them up before your next trip to Boston.
Another library fundraiser is the 11th Annual 5K to the Chop. That is a week from Sunday, on Sept. 14, at 10 am. A fun run starts at 9:45 am. The run around the Chop is a flat, easy, beautiful course. For more information and to register, visit vhlibrary.org/friendsevents.shtml. Registration is $16 online, $18 by mail, and $20 on race day (children are $5 (no shirt) or $10 (with a shirt).
Anyone interested is invited to attend the annual meeting of the Friends on Monday, Sept. 22, at 1 pm at the library. This is a great way to find out what is happening.
Mark your calendar. All of us are invited to a retirement potluck for State Representative Eric Turkington. He cared for our interests for 20 years. The celebration will be on Sept. 21 from 4 to 6 pm at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury. Bring a finger food to share.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Melissa Gold tomorrow. Wish the best on Saturday to Mike Ciancio and Doris Young. Also, birthday greetings to Janet Stiller on Saturday. Other days you will find her teaching fifth and sixth grade at the Tisbury School.
Heard on Main Street: Remember your first days at school? Watch for little ones who will be too excited to look both ways.