The Chilmark Library's annual book sale begins today and continues through December 31. Through December 17, prices are $1 for hardcovers and videos and $.25 for paperbacks. From the 18th to the 24th, everything is half-price. From the 27th through the 31st, everything is free. The sale is held during regular library hours. For more information, call 508-645-3360.
Santa Claus is coming...
This Sunday from 1 to 3 pm, Santa visits the Tisbury Fire Department and invites all to see him. At 1 pm, he will ride around town on a fire truck then return to the station to visit with children. A reception greets him, with refreshments, balloons, and gift bags.
Island veterans honored
In a special service at Oak Grove Cemetery, honor veterans at the American Legion Post 257's Wreaths Across America ceremony this Saturday, Dec. 13. Beginning at 12 noon, join Vineyard veterans of World War II as they lay wreaths for all branches of the U.S. Military. For more information, call Jo Ann Murphy at 508-693-6887 or visit wreathsacrossamerica.org.
Books with a shmear
It wasn't just the mind that was fed at the annual Hanukah/Jewish Book Fair, held at the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center Wednesday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, the 7th. Donuts, sweets, and bagels were provided as adults and children looked through tables laden with colorful books and gifts pertaining to the celebration of Hanukah. Proceeds benefited the Hebrew center's religious school.
Photos by Ralph Stewart
A gentle cuddly gift for a gentle cuddly family, the MSPCA has two Rex Mini rabbits, each looking for a new home. Being held by volunteers from the Charter School, Bugsy is a chocolate and white male; Beans is a white female. Both are just under one year old, and neither is an outdoor rabbit. They need to be provided with a safe indoor space. Anyone interested in adopting one of the rabbits will receive detailed information about their care from MCPCA manager, Ron Whitney (508-627-8662).
For what it's worth
It was Skinner Appraisal Day last Friday, and basements were scoured and attics cleaned as Islanders took paintings, furniture, china, and other possible treasures to the Martha's Vineyard Museum to be evaluated. Vice President Stuart Whitehurst and appraiser Sara Wishart of Skinner's Auctioneers and Appraisers offered their expertise to the many Islanders on their might-be treasurers, leaving some surprised by the value of things that might have lurked under old suitcases.
Another MVM event that involves discovery and possible bargains is the upcoming "Jewelry Jingle," a used jewelry sale being held this Saturday from 12 noon to
4 pm. For more information, call 508-627-4441.
Photos by Susan Safford