Town Column : Tisbury
I'm not tired of baseball. But I am getting tired from staying up late to watch the games. This is the perfect time to enjoy our national pastime. The best players on the best teams are showing how the game is supposed to be played. There have been some very good games with lots of excitement and interesting acrobatics.
Did you notice you lost the little three-foot sail boat named Meadow Muffin from Vineyard Haven? You can find out more by emailing Bob Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Sheldon Hackney will share his views next week on the Concept of Freedom. He thinks that the 9-11 terrorists chose their targets for the wrong reasons. They flew right past the Statue of Liberty to strike the World Trade Center. They did not crash into the Liberty Bell but into the Pentagon. They chose symbols of our economic and military power, but Dr. Hackney will explain why he thinks they got it wrong. Do you agree? He will be at the library next Wednesday at 7 pm.
Knitters will be gathering every Saturday from 2 to 3 pm all during November at your library. The Open Knitting Group is for all ages and skill levels. Keep warm with friends. Even if you don't need any mittens, somebody out there does.
The Bradford pear trees along Clough Street are beginning to show off their lovely brilliant colors in stark contrast to the dull golden hues of the oak trees. Admire them all before they blow away. I imagine I would find it more pleasant to rake the autumn leaves if they were all that pretty.
Warnings to wash your hands over and over are found everywhere you look. Healthy folks are told it may help to gargle and use mouthwash and it may be useful to drink hot drinks. Stay well, but stay home if you feel sick. Give the rest of us a chance to avoid the flu.
Last week the police had to deal with a large Jeep that rolled out of its parking place in the lot near the police station. When the owner was located, she was surprised that the stick shift was still in gear. Then she found out that this "slipping out of gear" is not terribly unusual. Now she needs to get the new car checked out. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident.
This week our town workers were busy installing new black poles along Main Street with pretty lanterns and new signs. And the children from the Charter School were installing all kinds of unusual scarecrows to liven up the downtown.
The Scream is a famous painting by Edward Munch and appropriate to the season. The Charter School scarecrow of the same title is standing by the Mansion House. The lady's dress is by Jackson Pollack, and the scarecrow is a delight. The blonde bombshell at the Green Room looks as if she could use some exercise but is certainly attracting attention. The lady scarecrow at EduComp is from the painting by Georges Seurat known as A Sunday in the Park. Her sun umbrella seemed most appropriate on the rainy weekend.
While Stop & Shop putting eggs on sale the week before Halloween is not exactly socially responsible, we can only hope the children don't notice. Some shops in town will have treats for little ones on Halloween from 2 to 6 pm. Those in costume should look for three balloons and an orange poster in store windows.
This Halloween the trick is to remember to put your clocks back or you will be extra early for church on Sunday morning.
Congratulations to Bill and Marie Connelly who will be celebrating many happy years together on Friday.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Kaylee Kuehne. Wish the best tomorrow to Sally Leslie-Mitchell. Ann Davey parties on the first of November. Happy birthday to Diane Castelli, Emma Wajda, and Maura Valley on Tuesday. Wednesday belongs to Lena Hanschka.
Heard on Main Street: The goblins'll get you if you don't watch out.