Town Column : Edgartown
The snow over the weekend was beautiful and a real treat for the children. It was unfortunate though that some special events taking place on Sunday, including the Federated Church's Christmas Pageant, had to be cancelled.
Many of the town's children made it out to Sweet Water Farm to go sledding on Sunday afternoon, including Mercer and Hollis Kelly, and the Pogue triplets: Molly, Paige, and Spencer. With so much snow on the ground, the kids had a great time sledding.
I was going through my boxes of Christmas decorations, and found many items that my children made in years past, including some adorable ornaments that my son Lukas crafted at Rainbow Place preschool. Owner Cindy Andrews does a great job helping to create wonderful holiday memories for the children.
Jerry and Judy Murray and their three children are going to Long Island to visit family this Christmas. Afterwards, they travel to Boston and little Julia will have her parents all to herself during their trip to the Boston Ballet.
Trader Fred greeted a special friend at his store last week - Jim Belushi stopped in with his dog Natalie. Trader Fred has great gift items for those last-minute Christmas shoppers.
The PTO raised $300 at the Edgartown School's Winter Concert Bake Sale, and the proceeds went to the Red Stocking Fund. PTO co-chairman Lucia Hayman would like to thank all the parents who provided baked goods.
Geologist Joanne Taylor gave a talk to fourth- and fifth-grade Cub Scouts from Edgartown last Wednesday night. She brought various types of rocks to show the boys, along with some amazing fossils, and an arrowhead made of shell that she found locally. The scouts showed Joanne their own rock collections, and she helped to identify some of the rocks. The scouts are working toward their activity badges in geology over the next month.
Condolences go out to the family of Corrine Hatt, who passed away recently after a courageous battle with cancer. Corrine worked at the post office for many years, and she will be greatly missed.
Edgartown School second-grader Zach Vukota gets doubly excited at Christmas time. I remember eight years ago when his mother Marilyn was at our house on the 23rd of December for a Christmas party. She said it might have been that spicy appetizer I served that sent her to the hospital late that evening. The following day, baby Zachary was born.
Have a wonderful holiday everyone. Please email me your news over the weekend for inclusion in the New Year's Eve edition of the paper.
Make every day sparkle.