Town Column : Oak Bluffs
The Labor Day weekend brought us three days of the most magnificent fall weather in my recent memory. Perhaps it was because the weekend was the latest it could possibly be, that my mind had difficulty following what the calendar said, so I informed my readers that the first day of school was last Thursday instead of today. Do hope that no one believed me and showed up for school a week early.
Last Tuesday when my 14-year-old yellow lab, Sophie, woke up and kept falling over and vomiting, I feared the worst. A trip to the Vineyard Vet Clinic resulted in a diagnosis of a disease that sometimes strikes older dogs. Its name I cannot pronounce, never mind spell, but basically, to me at least, it is an extreme case of vertigo or seasickness. After a few days of Dramamine and a special diet of hamburger and rice she started to feel better. I knew she was completely recovered when on Saturday she stole an apple fritter off of the kitchen table. Life goes on, thank goodness.
Today, from 2 to 4 pm, the Oak Bluffs Senior Center will host a meeting of ASALH. On Sept. 28, from 4 to 6 pm, there will be line dancing and a potluck supper so come and enjoy the dancing and/or the supper. The Center's busy fall schedule has started, so call the center for more information.
The Martha's Vineyard Women's Network will have a member kick-off party on September 15, from 5 to 7 pm. Join them under the Decorator Show House Tent, at 105 Main Street, Edgartown.
We send birthday smiles to Linda Ben David on September 11, Emily deBettencourt and Valarie O'Donnell on the 12th, special smiles to my daughter Mary Alley on the 13th, Florence BenDavid parties on the 15th followed by Rick Kelley on Sept. 16.
Check out the Fire Museum at the Nelson W. Amaral Fire Station on Wing Road. What a great job has been done. We are waiting to see what the finishing touches will bring to this area. We are grateful to all the people who helped make our town safer, cleaner and more beautiful this summer, including the Highway and Parks Departments, Crossland Nursery, Police, Fire and EMS personnel and all the people who work behind the scenes to make our town what it is. Happy fall, everyone. Enjoy your week. Peace.