Town Column : Edgartown
It must be January. There's hardly any news. Everyone is either hibernating or they've flown the coop. I count myself among the former, but wish I was among the latter.
I consider myself, perhaps incorrectly, as pretty low maintenance, at least when it comes to my "beauty" routines. But over the last couple of weeks I splurged - well, kind of splurged. I had a gift certificate to Wave Lengths Salon, so I finally broke down and had my hair cut. Yes, it's true. Someone cut my hair besides me. And as always, Richard did a fabulous job and was supremely entertaining the entire time.
Then just the other day, I decided to get some acrylic nails put on. This is something I would never do, but between really wanting to grow my own nails out and wanting to keep my fingers out of my mouth during the stomach bug blitz going on, I figured it as worth trying. Wow. What a treat. I used also used my gift certificate for gels and Jay created 10 little masterpieces at the end of my fingers. Plus he massaged my shoulders while my nails dried, which was incredibly relaxing. So I came out of Wave Lengths feeling like a million bucks and very relaxed, and still have $20 on my gift certificate. I know I won't keep it up long, but I highly recommend a little self-pampering as a pick-me-up in the dreary doldrums of winter.
The Edgartown school eighth grade will hold their third annual Mid-Winter Silent and Live Auction at the Harbor View Hotel on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 6:30 pm. Mark your calendars for this fun event, which will include auctions, lots of food stations, and Tripp Barnes as auctioneer. All proceeds will benefit the Edgartown School's eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C. Admission is $30 per person. They are also looking for items to be auctioned off, so if you can donate an item or service, the eighth grade would really appreciate it.
In other Edgartown school news, there is an ice cream social on January 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the cafeteria, sponsored by the P.T.O. These are always lots of fun and the best deal in town. For a couple of dollars, you get a bowl of ice cream with toppings of your choice, with refills for a nominal fee.
And finally, the school is offering this year's dinner theater performance of "Seussical the Musical" on February 7. Dinner is in the gym at 6:15 pm, with the show to follow. Among the fabulous wait staff serving dinner that night is yours truly, the one and only experience I will have had waiting tables. There are other Seussical performances over the weekend. I'll include details of times in next week's column.
Please come to the Martha's Vineyard Ice Arena this weekend to cheer on the high school girls hockey teams.
Both teams will be playing in the Annual Nan Rheault Hockey Tournament Saturday, Jan. 17. The J.V. team will be playing Needham High School at 1 pm and the varsity will be playing Cathedral High School at 5 pm on Saturday evening. Please come and cheer the girls on.
I got some great deals the other day at the Edgartown Second Hand Store. Things look a little different there than in the past. I've heard complaints about this or that throughout town, but the official word is that business is booming and the store, now being managed by Debbie Alpert Sylvia, is doing great. I got some great furniture and a set of brand-new, absolutely adorable dishes. If you don't stop in regularly, you should. Support a good cause and maybe get a great bargain at the same time.
That's it for this week. Be sure to get me your news in the coming weeks.