Town Column : Tisbury
Why would we cook? You can eat dinner at various churches all week and then on Saturday night enjoy a chicken dinner at the American Legion Hall. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 pm. For more information, call Ed Colligan at 508-693-0912.
Maybe we should have a turkey shoot. The hordes of turkeys are back in my yard if anyone is looking for a cheap dinner.
Meg Higgins hopes you will support our environment. If you plan to buy Island grown produce next summer, you should check out whippoorwillfarmcsa.com or call 508-693-5995.
Some people do know how to celebrate. Sandra Kingston marked Lincoln's birthday and St. Valentine. Then she did it again. Her annual St. Patrick's Day celebration included her famed Guinness stew (yes, made with the beer) and Irish whiskey cake, pleasing all of her friends who wore green for the day.
A retired high school teacher will be "kidnapped" from his Connecticut home by his wife, Judy, and married son, Jeff Virchow, this Saturday. Ken doesn't know it yet but he will return to this Island where his father taught French, in celebration of his 60th birthday. His son Jeff is now a high school drama teacher in New Jersey.
Ladies not interested in March Madness might prefer to find something else to do this month. On the other hand, there have been some really good matches with some interesting and surprising results. Did you see how many major league players were on the baseball team for Japan? Even so, many other countries have made a good showing in the World Baseball Classic.
One family helping one family has become an Island tradition. The Vineyard Committee on Hunger (VCOH) is working with several churches and Reliable Market to provide an Easter basket of ham, fruit, and vegetables for hungry families. Many of our neighbors are out of work and without food for their families. Call Betty Burton at 508-693-5339 or send your $25 check to VCOH at P.O. Box 1874, Vineyard Haven, 02568.
Do you suppose we could do it? Could we really get everyone on Martha's Vineyard to turn out all non-essential lights for one hour? Let's try it at 8:30 pm on Saturday, March 28.
You know Carol Carrick has been writing children's books for a long time. This year her son Paul has illustrated a new book, "Wired" (which explains to young children how electricity comes to your house). He has another new book, a fantasy called "Watch out for Wolfgang." Both will be available at Featherstone in Oak Bluffs on April 5.
Mark Alan Lovewell is the Vineyard's weather observer for the National Weather Service. He will combine his sense of history and his ear for a good tale to share stories and pictures of our most famous storms. "Weathering the Storm on Martha's Vineyard" will begin at 6 pm on Thursday evening, April 2, at the Mansion House. Appropriately, the Mansion House was the first weather station on Martha's Vineyard. As a fundraiser for the Martha's Vineyard Museum, Zephrus will donate 20 percent of that evening's proceeds.
Kathy Stinson says our Tisbury first graders and many pre-schoolers were delighted with the two puppet shows presented by the Dream Tale Puppeteers from Falmouth last week. This was the first of three programs at the library provided by a gift from the Anderson Foundation.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Lois Kavanagh, Susan Mone, Susan Weyl, and Sondra Gonsalves. Tomorrow wish the best to Sheri Thomas and Phoenix Russell. Saturday belongs to Skip Bailey and Barbara Dacey of WMVY. Happy birthday on Sunday to Rosemary Milewski and the Rev. Rob Hensley.
Heard on Main Street: If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.