Town Column : Chilmark
Just like the ferry, Chilmark was rocking and rolling this Memorial Day weekend. Folks were turning on the water and dusting out homes, tilling the soil for their gardens, selling their winter's accumulation of assorted possessions at yard sales, and cooking out over the first weekend of summer.
My dad, Frank Tamoshunas, came for a quick visit with his grandkids and to deliver some of his heirloom tomato plants for our garden. Please recall, I do not have a green thumb, so keep your fingers crossed that they will make it through the summer. My mother, Diana Lees, was here for the long weekend and, thanks to the Nixon Family, enjoyed dinner at the Home Port with the 25 people we managed to squeeze at our table.
I had a nice chat with Jack Dunk, grandson to the Harrisons of Flanders Lane. At that point, Jack was fishing hard but not catching. I hope his weekend finished up with reeling in a big one. Also here were Chris and Celia Slater visiting with Herb and Jane. The Jaffes are back at their Stonewall home. The John Keene family has the pleasure of Hillary's folks for the next couple of weeks. Hal and Ann travelled from Colorado to see their now four-year-old granddaughter. Yes, Ella celebrated a birthday on the 19th.
A warm welcome back goes out to Peter and Del Darling who have returned from their Stratham, N.H., home to a summer of excitement on the south shore. Daughter Susan Greeley and her children, Brendan and Tara, were here for a night to get the house opened and window screens in place. Brendan is a senior at Quinnipiac College and Tara is a sophomore at Holy Cross. Tara just returned from a trip to Italy with her varsity basketball team. Brendan's friend, Steve, was also here for the night to assist with the summer start-up chores.
As of June first, the library will begin its extended summer hours. Tuesdays it will be open from 10:30 am until 5:30 pm and Fridays until 1:30 pm. Please be reminded that Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:15 am is story time. Sandpipers, a group for toddlers, meet Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11 am and teen time is Saturdays from 3 to 5 pm. Also, at the library, Elizabeth Carter will be showing her art from May 23 until June 12. Elizabeth Carter makes small wall sculptures, collages, and monoprints, working with a variety of materials. Part landscape, part reliquary, her work combines expressive mark-making with images, symbols, and found objects to create intimate, personal environments. You can visit the library website for further information at library.chilmark.ma.us/ or call 508-645-3360.
Allison Colarusso will have her first art show at the Chilmark Sovereign Bank beginning with an opening reception tomorrow from 4 to 6 pm. Her photography, which is primarily focused on the natural beauty of Martha's Vineyard with a few shots from a recent trip to Key West and the Bahamas, will be on display from May 29 through June 4. How exciting to find a location to share your passion.