Town Column : Edgartown
Jo-ann Tilghman wrote about a young osprey named Bea in her Chappy column in the Gazette recently. I thought I would repeat the information here, hoping that everyone will have a chance to read it. "Rob Bierregaard is still in need of funding for the young female osprey recently tagged on the pole at Judy Murphy's home. If you are interested in making a donation to help Rob offset the transmitter costs, please send donations to Massachusetts Audubon, attn: Amy Garfield, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773." You can learn more about Rob's work tagging ospreys, including Moffet from Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, by visiting www.bioweb.uncc.edu/Bierregaard.
On Thursday, Sept. 3, at 1 pm, Felix Neck is sponsoring a guided walk through the garden and fields to discover butterflies and the habitats they need to survive. If you miss that date, you'll have another chance on September 17 at 1 pm.
I recently ran into Suzanne Rollins with her sons, Samuel and Kyle, at the new Waters of the World Aquarium in Oak Bluffs. The children were excited about the variety of sea life they saw and touched (including two varieties of baby sharks). At the end of the museum visit, each child was given a special gift - a beautiful beta fish to take home.
The annual meeting of the Martha's Vineyard Museum was held on August 17. Visit mvmuseum.org to see photos of the event, words from the chairman, and remarks from the outgoing executive director. The first Martha's Vineyard Medals were awarded to four recipients at the 2009 meeting. Awards were given posthumously to Della Hardman and John Walter. Tom Hale and Ray Ellis were on hand to receive this recognition of their lifetime leadership in history, the arts, and their dedication to the work of the museum.
The Edgartown Library Foundation is sponsoring an event called Frankly, We Love the Library, at the Katama Airfield on Labor Day, Monday, from 4 to 7 pm (rain date is Sept. 8). Hot dogs, hamburgers, beans, and make-your-own sundaes will be served. There will be activities for people of all ages, including a climbing wall, pony rides, field activities, bi-plane demonstrations, and a drawing for a glider ride. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children, and are available for sale in advance at the Edgartown Library, Edgartown Town Hall, Edgartown National Bank, and the Right Fork Diner. This event sounds like lots of fun, and I hope that many of you will come out and support our wonderful library.
The first day of school is just around the corner. Don't forget to pull out those teacher letters (if you received any) outlining needed school supplies. In addition, the school did a mailing recently with forms that will need to be turned in on September 10.
Kathy Pogue, mother of the triplets, Spencer, Molly, and Paige, is organizing a potluck dinner for families with children entering the second grade at the Edgartown School. The gathering will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 5:30 pm at the playground next to the Boys and Girls Club.
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Capt. Porky, the owner of Capt. Porky's Bait & Tackle in Edgartown. Also, Samuel Rollins turned 10 last week. Congratulations.
I will not have access to a computer for a few days, so if you have any news for next week's column, please send it in by today, Thursday, Sept. 3.
Make every day special.