Town Column : Tisbury
My visitors have returned all too soon to their home in New Zealand. Joan is a grand chef and prepared many delicious meals. She also created a new dish for some guests, a tasty pork roast cooked with apples and pears and potatoes. The original recipe was by Tina Miller and appeared in the latest issue of "Vineyard Style."
While the Druetts were here, we enjoyed a visit with Art Railton who recently celebrated his 94th birthday. We were pleased that he says he feels fine. He looks great. We were all so happy to see him so well.
Miss the foreign films? "The Headless Woman" will be shown at 7:30 at the Katharine Cornell Theatre on Friday. A woman is driving alone on a dirt road. She becomes distracted and runs over something. She is obsessed with the possibility that she may have killed someone. The police say that no accidents were reported. Everything returns to normal but only until a gruesome discovery. This drama, filmed in Argentina, is in Spanish with English subtitles.
Vineyard Abstraction II is a juried show at the Louisa Gould Gallery. The reception is on Saturday from 5 to 7 pm. Meet these artists from our town: Jeanne Campbell, Jack Greene, along with Roberta Gross and Deborah T. Colter, Ed Cohen, and the new bride, Louisa Gould. The exhibit runs through the 18th.
Ed Colligan suggests that now that summer's over, you can come back, see your friends and neighbors, and enjoy breakfast at the American Legion Hall on Martin Street. Hot coffee and eggs, pancakes, sausage, and such will be served from 8 to 10 am on Sunday, Oct. 4. All this only costs $6.
The Habitat for Humanity Decorator Show House in Edgartown has closed. All summer we have enjoyed the treats that our local designers could create. You will have a last chance for a few hours midday on Saturday and Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. The designers' leftovers will be for sale, a final donation for Habitat.
Cub Scout leaders Kevin Oliver and Andrew Bradshaw want you to watch for Cub Scouts selling popcorn in October. Tins full of specialty popcorn will be available. The Cub Scouts can also fill you in on a way you can buy popcorn for military personnel serving overseas.
The Garden Club has recognized the beautification of several businesses in Tisbury. The winners were the Bank of Martha's Vineyard on Main Street, C.B. Stark Jewelers, Cronig's Market, Imagine, and Island Cove Mini Golf. Honorable mention went to Shiboru, Two Susans, and Zephrus Restaurant. Each of these businesses has worked hard to make our town more attractive.
Jane Puetthoff was on MVTV to talk about her experience as a volunteer driver for Vineyard Village at Home (VVAH). This is a referral service for older residents, to help people live independently in their own homes. Also on the program were Peggy Freydberg and Riley Deeble. They described how they have benefited being VVAH members. For more information, call 508-693-3038 or visit vineyardvillage.org.
Happy anniversary to Sofya and Sandy Nadelstein today. Chris and Jane Chandler and Bob and Lynne Benson celebrate tomorrow. On Wednesday Arthur and Priscilla Dickson mark 65 years of marital bliss and my best friend, Donald, and I will celebrate 48 years together.
Big bunches of birthday balloons go out tomorrow to Nore Clark. Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Mya Houston on Sunday. Monday belongs to Peg Elwell. Wish the best on Tuesday to Donald Childs. Happy birthday to Pat Benway and Bea Welch.
Heard on Main Street: Old age is when your former classmates are so gray and wrinkled and bald that they don't recognize you.