Town Column : Tisbury
Summer is really here. The Vineyard Haven Band will play in Owen Park on Sunday night. The concerts begin at 8 pm. See you there.
Last week I told you that many other eighth graders from the Tisbury School had won awards. What I didn't know is that several received a different President's Award, this one for educational excellence. Here they are:
Congratulations to Lily and Rayne Bick, Dylan Brockmeyer, Michael Cutrer, Lauren Dostal, and Annabelle Hackney. Also to Fionnuala Howell, Dana Jacobs, William Kadison, Marc Natichioni, Austin Stevenson, and Samantha Valley. We are all very proud of each and every one of you.
Ed Colligan seeks help to put out the flags on the Glorious Fourth. There are now 450 flags that honor our veterans and create the Avenue of Flags at Oak Grove Cemetery. The flags will be put up at 7:30 am and taken down at 3 pm. Smart kids and their parents can pay tribute to those who have served our country. Lots of help is needed, from old or young.
And more congratulations, this time to Ed Colligan. The Legion Post has once again elected him to serve as commander. He will be installed in September. The last time he held this position was 15 years ago.
Philip Dine, his wife Debbie, and their daughters, Alexandra, Jessica, and Joelle, are enjoying their annual visit to our town for a few weeks. The Dines live in Washington, D.C. You may remember that Philip is the son of the late Joe and Laurie Dine. Philip mentioned that he spoke at the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore last year, just about a week before the fire. He was then introducing his book, "State of the Unions." Like all of us, he is pleased to see our bookstore back where it belongs.
The Summer Reading Program at the Vineyard Haven Public Library is for children of all ages.
Children visit the library and sign up, and then keep a log of books they read. The program is called Starship Adventure, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first man landing on the moon. Need more reasons to visit the Library? Samples of the Moon Rock exhibit from NASA will be on display.
There is more. Our town businesses are offering incentive certificates to get the kids to read. There are movie passes from Capawock Theatre for children and young adults, pizza from Bob's Pizza, ice cream cones from Murdick's Fudge, and M.V. Bagels. M.V. Heart Boutique and Waterside Market also offer gift certificates. Grand prize gift certificates will come from the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Riley's Reads, and EduComp. Support these businesses, which are encouraging your children to read.
And more: Next week on Thursday morning there's live music for children of all ages at 11 am at the Library. The Allards, a musical duo who sing and play guitar, will present a free concert. Seating is limited.