Town Column : Oak Bluffs
Now that the snow has disappeared, and hopefully will not reappear until 2010, we are able to see brave green plants pushing through the ground. Just this wee bit of color encourages us to look forward to warmer days.
We send condolences to the family of Gerry Correllus who passed away last week. She and her husband, like her parents before her, were the proprietors of Tony's Market for many years. We are so very sorry. Patricia Costa and Ginnie Hall are mourning the loss of their nephew, James Marshall Jr., who passed away last week. We extend condolences to his family also.
On Saturday, March 21, from 2 to 4 pm, come to the Technology Fair at the Oak Bluffs Library and learn about a variety of technologies related to business, entertainment, energy, personal computers, and home networks. There will also be a technology sandbox filled with electronic gadgets to play with, and all attendees that sign in will be entered to win a free MP3 player.
February was a very busy month for Richard and Lorraine Mavro. First, they both have February birthdays. Then, they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner at their son-in-law and daughter's, Brian and Noreen Flanders of Vineyard Haven, with all of the Mavros attending. The highlight of the month was a week in Disney World planned for their eight-year-old granddaughter, Mackenzie, of N.H. The Mavros' son, Richard R., and his wife, Nola, and their son, Timothy, and fiance, Kandace Sylvia, all of Oak Bluffs, were also part of the family group. Grandson Christopher and his wife, Brianna, and six-month-old daughter, Alanna of Bourne, were unable to go because the baby is too young, but they were missed. The Marvros said it was a wonderful, memorable 60th anniversary celebration.
The Women, Infants and Children's program (WIC), provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, and referrals to health and other social services to participants at no charge. WIC serves low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, and infants and children up to age five who are at nutrition risk. To apply, call 800-942-1007.
The next PTO meeting for the Oak Bluffs School will be on Tuesday, March 17, from 7 to 8:15 pm. They have an exciting meeting planned. Perhaps you should wear green? Childcare will be provided.
March 18 will be a professional development day so students will be dismissed at noon and there will be a games night on March 20. The school has a wish list and if anyone can fill their needs it would be appreciated. They are in need of a washer and dryer and a desktop PC.
To bring some spring color into your lives and help a worthy cause, consider supporting the American Cancer Society's spring daffodil sale. The yellow blooms will be available on March 18 at Cronig's, the Martha's Vineyard Hospital, and, on March 19 at Edgartown Stop & Shop and the West Tisbury Post Office.
The Board of Directors of the Friends of Oak Bluffs met recently to discuss ongoing projects. There are several memorial projects that are still active, including the park benches, the bricks in Ocean Park, and the lampposts. There are currently five lampposts immediately available at reduced price located at the harbor. Plans are being made for spring planting and, of course, volunteers are always welcome. Anita Billings was welcomed as a new member; other members present were Judy Williamson, Renee Balter, Priscilla Sylvia, Nancy Billings, Duncan and Ann Ross, and Bernie Crossland. Information is always available on their website at friendsofoakbluffs.org.