Town Column : Tisbury
The 2009 Travel Guide put out by the Chamber of Commerce is just wonderful. Duncan MacDonald told me there were a lot of new Island pictures in this issue, especially by Tisbury photographers. The cover beach scene by Max Bossman is unusual and delightful. You can see more of his work at the Kennedy Gallery and at the ferry terminal. Louisa Gould and Mark Lovewell also have beautiful photographs appearing throughout the guide.
A few pages of history include some antique images from the collection at the Martha's Vineyard Museum. This useful book includes beach locations as well as ferry schedules for all the ferry lines.
Lynne Benson is doing well enough to take a week off to play grandma for a week. So she will close the Heath Hen Quilt & Yarn Shop from April 23 to the 30. Island wool is now available from the Child farm and the Old Mayhew Farm. You can sign up to be invited to watch sheep shearing at the Old Mayhew Farm in June. The Heath Hen cleverly calls the process "from sheep to shawl."
Earth Day is April 22. The library wants you to buy a reusable polypropylene bag featuring the library logo. They are not as cute as the little fish but much more earth-friendly. That's why everyone who buys a bag between April 12 and 22 can enter a drawing to win a limited-edition sterling silver library charm. The charms are for sale at the library for $74.99. Of course, the blue eco-friendly bags can carry books and DVDs home from the library or be used for groceries and stuff, even to carry home the charm, if you win it.
Ali Berlow will be at the library next Wednesday at 7 pm to tell you where to buy your locally grown produce. Ali is a long-time food writer for NPR. She wrote "A Cooks Notebook" which can be found at cooksnotebook.com. Ali is launching a new magazine this month called Edible Vineyard.
I just discovered that turkeys like crocuses. Well, they like yellow and white, but not purple crocuses. I have a yard full of purple crocuses - but the turkeys are still here. Now what? I wonder if deer repellant would work on them. "When turkeys mate, they think of swans." Johnny Carson said it, not me. I think I'd prefer swans. They both have impressive wing spans, but swans don't fly up to my roof and lodge in my trees.
Happy anniversary tomorrow to Donna and Ed Herczeg. Clement and Johnnie Packish celebrate many happy years together on Wednesday.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out on Sunday to Jerry Tilton. Debbie Eggers and Allan M. Davey will party on Monday. Wednesday belongs to Ann Lee and Mike McLaughlin.
Heard on Main Street: Watch out for bunnies delivering Easter baskets. u