Town Column : Tisbury
You will want to see this. A 12-minute short film on the residents of Windemere will be shown this Saturday night at 7:30 pm at the Katharine Cornell Theatre. Richard Paradise and the Martha's Vineyard Film Society are raising funds for Windemere with this special screening plus the excellent documentary "Young @ Heart." The highlight of this last film is a chorus of elderly men and women singing Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" for youthful prison inmates in a Massachusetts prison. Don't miss this treat on Saturday night.
You know that even the little children don't miss much of what is happening. Penny Uhlendorf reports that a kindergarten student was peeking through the fence on election day. He saw her joining the sideline campaigners on the sidewalk outside the school. He asked her what all the signs were for. She told him the signs were to help us to vote for the right person. He thought about it, and then asked, "Obama?"
The 2009 Felix Neck calendars are available at The Beach House, Cronig's Market, and Healthy Additions. Support Felix Neck and get a set of beautiful pictures of Island birds.
Island artists will sell their works in the Vineyard Holiday Gift Shop. The Shop opens Thanksgiving weekend in Brickman's basement. Sales benefit the Martha's Vineyard artists.
Let The Black Dog prepare your Thanksgiving dinner for you to serve at home if you have guests and if you don't want to roast that big turkey or make some pies. They will provide the full meal for different size groups. Call them for more information. Or if you want to eat out, Zephrus is open on Thanksgiving from 1 to 5 pm. Zephrus is also serving on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and New Year's as well. Their menus are posted on line at zephrus.com with the daily specials.
Parents, children, teachers and the entire community are invited to the Tisbury School the week after Thanksgiving. Everyone can stock up on books at the Scholastic Book Fair on December 1 through 4. New books can excite children about reading. The fair benefits the school library. Book Fair hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 2:45 to 4 pm; on Wednesday the hours run from 2:45 to 7 pm. Call Whitney Burke, media assistant at the school, for more information.
Can you cook, knit, or sew? Hospice of Martha's Vineyard is once again holding its annual Handmade from the Heart sale during Christmas in Edgartown. Donations of crafts, knitted, hand-sewn items, baked goods and such are needed to fill up the holiday store and benefit this Island treasure. These gifts are only available on Saturday, Dec. 13, starting at 10 am at the Dr. Daniel Fisher House. Call the office at 508-693-0189 for details.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to our county treasurer, Noreen Flanders, and to Craig Dripps, who may be celebrating the birth of yet another grandchild today. Wish the best tomorrow to Tracy Matthiessen, MJ Bruder Munafo, and Marion Burke. Saturday belongs to young Alexander Ray.
Heard on Main Street: Near the sea we forget to count the days.