Town Column : Oak Bluffs
The week has flown by with a few nice days and many rainy ones, which we badly needed. A few people are visiting, but it seems to me they are cautious in their visiting as if they are testing the waters of our economy. Let us hope that things pick up a bit more and this summer is busier than predictions indicate.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Introvigne, Angelo Introvigne, along with the Rev. Raymond Introvigne of Stafford Springs, Conn., made a brief visit to Martha's Vineyard to attend the wake of Raymond F. Billings Jr. who passed away last week. the Rev. Introvigne conducted the service along with Deacon Fred LaPiana.
The Oak Bluffs Historical Commission is continuing its historical programs for 2009. They are sponsoring another evening of historical remembrances of going to school in Oak Bluffs. Members have acquired many photos and documents that offer history, humor, and appreciation of the hard work our predecessors have done to establish and continue a strong academic environment. The presentation will be on Thursday, May 14, at 6 pm at the Oak Bluffs Library meeting room.
The library's new issue of the Books and Beyond newsletter is hot off the presses. See what is happening at your library by reading this publication online at oakbluffslibrary.org or stop by the library and pick up your own copy.
Mary Beth Shelley, daughter of Henry and Jane Shelley of Oak Bluffs, would like to announce that she was married on April 9 to Tom Downs in Naples, Fla. Congratulations to this newly married couple.
The Miles of Memories Alzheimer's Walk will be on Sunday, May 17. It starts at noon at Little Bridge on State Beach and goes to Big Bridge and back, rain or shine. Team Bink will once more be out in force and they hope to exceed last year's winning donation amount for a team. Donations may be left at Bink's Auto and checks may be made out to Alzheimer's Services.
My sister, Joyce Wadsworth, returned to her home in Paso Robles, Calif., last Wednesday. Unfortunately this Monday she was in an auto accident resulting in serious injuries to her foot and a fractured ankle. She is now hospitalized and under the watchful eye of her youngest daughter, Carol Testermen, who luckily is an RN.
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School Minnesinger's Annual Spring Show "The Beat Goes On" will be this Saturday, May 9, at 8 pm and Sunday, May 10, at 4 pm at the Performing Arts Center. This show will celebrate 50 years of graduating classes from the Regional High School with music from the last five decades.
On Saturday, May 2, the fifth annual Peter DeBettencourt Memorial Golf Tournament took place. The money raised goes toward the Peter DeBettencourt Scholarship Fund, which gives out two scholarships during class night to graduating seniors of Martha's Vineyard Regional High School. Peter's brother, Jay, and wife, Rebecca, and their two sons, Jordan and Dylan, visited from Sandwich in order to participate. And this year, Peter's son, Lucas, also played. Doug DeBettencourt and Richard Leonard managed this annual event and thanks go to them and everyone who participated.