Town Column : Oak Bluffs
Have you noticed all the beautiful flowers in the boxes on the shops on the streets of Oak Bluffs? They have all been outstanding as well as the beautiful gardens in Ocean Park. The Martha's Vineyard Garden Club has awarded certificates of appreciation to four shops: Sanctuary, Knickers, Jimmy Seas, and Island Interiors. A certificate was also given the Oak Bluffs Park Commission and Crossland's Landscaping for their work at Ocean Park. Stop by and admire the flowers and thank our merchants for making our shopping more enjoyable.
Check out movie night at the Oak Bluffs Library on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 6 pm. The feature will be a new DVD release on their large projection screen. Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson star in this comedy about two friends trying to compile a list of their lifelong goals. Popcorn and beverages will be served.
The activity planned for the after school program this Friday will be mazes and more mazes and will be aptly titled "Amazing."
Gerry Debettencourt remains a patient at The Royal Nursing Home on Main Street in Falmouth. She would love to get cards or visits from her Island friends and it would lift her spirits.
On Friday, Oct 3, the Friday Conversations group at the Oak Bluffs Senior Center will have several students from UMass Medical and Nursing School (Rural Health Rotation) as their guests. They wish to survey seniors on the need for Accident Prevention Plans for Elders in a Rural or Island Setting. Their project is sponsored by the Elder Services Committee of the Dukes County Health Council. Come and bring your friends and neighbors also to this interesting program, which will run from 10 to 11:30 am.
This weekend is the Living Local Harvest Fest. It begins on Friday at 7:30 pm at the Chilmark Community Center with a panel discussion spurred by David Korten and moderated by John Abrams. On Saturday come to the Ag Hall in West Tisbury where many events take place from 9 am to 3 pm. They include the West Tisbury Farmer's Market until 12 noon, sheep shearing, goat milking, local honey harvest, local food vendors, kids activities and local business venders. Also, there are many panel discussions on local subjects such as energy alternatives, food production, Island fisheries and waste management to name a few. All of this culminates at the Harvest Fest, a community potluck dinner from 6 to 10 pm in the Ag Hall. Willy Mason and guests will be playing. This is a free event.
A few dates you should remember for Oak Bluffs School activities are: Sally Foster sales run until Oct. 3; K-5 Open House and Pasta Dinner on Oct. 1; school picture dates are Oct. 2, 3, and 6; Back to School Night for Grades 6 through 8 is Oct. 7, and picture retakes will be Oct. 15. If you have any questions regarding these events, you may call the school for more information.
We send birthday smiles to Dennis Rose on Sept. 26, Martin Moreis and Raymond Dahill on Sept. 28 and Zachary Mathias who turns three on that day. Grace Vanderhoop and Elyse Madeiras celebrate on Oct. 2.
Enjoy your week and send your news along to me.