Town Column : Tisbury
Three very young children are shown being fastened into their car seats in a commercial. As soon as mom starts on the youngest, the two older ones unfasten their seatbelts. And we are told this will result in pizza for dinner. Am I the only one who objects to this ad? Don't these advertisers have children?
The Mansion House Masters swim team did very well at the New England Masters swim meet the last two weekends. More than 800 competitors gathered in Cambridge to test themselves against the best. Congratulations to our swimmers who brought home some firsts. One even set a New England record. Now they go on to Nationals in May.
The talent on our Island is amazing. The five one-act plays at the Cornell Theatre were quite wonderful. Each play had an unusual twist that made it exceptional. And each one had a few marvelous actors creating a new world in a very short time for us to delight in. Thanks to all of you and the production crew, too.
The library is showing a recently released PG-13 film about a girl falling in love with a vampire, based on the popular series of books by Stephenie Meyer. It's free tomorrow at 5 pm.
Library director Amy Ryan also said that the library will be open one more Sunday, from 12 noon until 4 pm. Check out the mini book sale from 1 to 3 pm, offering books, audio books, and VHS movies.
Speaking of books, someone told me the Bunch of Grapes had moved back into the old store. Not yet. They hope to be back on Main Street by the end of May. Meanwhile, you can shop at the temporary location behind Beadniks. Parking is easy.
Town meeting is Tuesday at 7 pm at the school gym. Be there. We need your vote.
Last week I mentioned the Master Disc Golf tournament held on Martha's Vineyard. More than 100 people competed, including Steve Hartwell who came from North Reading with two friends from Monson and Somerville. They enjoyed a nice dinner at Zephrus and an excellent stay in the Clark House. Steve especially commended Sandra's breakfast. Steve and his friends helped found the New England Flying Disc Association in 1988. He mentioned meeting Danny Kaeka at the tournament and discovering they each have sons who are seniors in high school and played
varsity football this year. If you want to learn more about disc competition, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope springs eternal and especially in the spring. This month Habitat for Humanity begins work on its eighth house on Martha's Vineyard. You must know that volunteers are always needed for an assortment of jobs. Congratulations to Tisbury's Jon Snyder, a new member of the board. Discount tickets to Habitat's new fundraiser are available online at email@example.com. Islanders will be creating a decorator showplace for viewing this summer at an old Edgartown house. Support Habitat and see what our local interior designers can do.
Sometimes the little things can be most annoying. Tropicana's orange juice cartons have new tops shaped like half an orange. I refuse to admit that it may be age, but I found them very difficult to turn. Others may have complained because now the tops are back to the original type. And I am very pleased every time I open one.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Tom Zinno. Monday belongs to Janet Holladay. Here's wishing you happy dancing, Janet.
Heard on Main Street: Don't believe everything you think.