Town Column : Tisbury
Congratulations to the Casey family. Annie Casey has just become a new grandma. Miles Allston Human was born January 19 to Erin (Casey) and Michael Human, now living in Omaha, Neb. He weighed in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces. The delighted grandparents are Annie Casey of Tisbury, John Casey of Oak Bluffs, and Margaret Human of Omaha. His proud great grandmother is Annie's mother, Gladys Antonio of Oxford, Conn.
Patty Radway is moving to The Woodlands in Lebanon, N.H. Her friends will want her new mailing address: P.O. Box 947, Montague MA 01351.
I have more about the program at Felix Neck on Saturday. It begins with a walk at 5:30 pm with Suzan Bellincampi for the full moon rise followed by a gathering of the Wildlife Calendar photographers. The event is free.
There are still some good ACE MV classes you can register for at the high school. Call 508-693-1033 ext 240 or email email@example.com. Jeisook Thayer will give a seminar on cooking Korean side dishes. There is also a manicure workshop with Cathy Nee.
Kathy Stinson says that children's story times, sing-alongs, Tween nights, and Chess Club all continue at the library next month. There are a few special events. Little ones will have music with Jeremy Berlin on February 2. The regular Teen Night will be Teen Book Club for sixth grade and up on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 6 pm. The subject is "Three Cups of Tea" in the continuing seminar led by Jim Norton on Tuesdays at 7 pm.
The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library put on a wonderful lunch for the staff and also the volunteers to thank all involved for their hard work. The Friends proudly presented four pages listing many of the benefits procured for the library as a gift of the Friends and by Tisbury residents over the past year as well as some of the special new items proposed for 2010. Myra Stark, president of the Friends, happily noted the upcoming two-year anniversary of the appointment of Amy Ryan as director.
Last Saturday the Scottish Society partied at the Harbor View in celebration of the birthday of Robert Burns. Trip Barnes was the extraordinary auctioneer, badgering the group as only he can do to benefit the scholarship fund. Some of the traditions are treasured by the members, with a live performance on the bagpipes just one example. James Joyce was the wonderful piper, impressive in sound and appearance as he was dressed in full Highland regalia. Traditionally the Scottish meetings have a large number of toasts, to the President and to the Queen and others. Alan Renfrew delivered a memorable toast to Robert Burns with poetry in broad Scots. But Liz Villard stole the show with her performance in raising a glass to all the laddies. We all had a grand time.
Yes, to all of you who have inquired. We are still inundated with those nasty turkeys. Their long claws have damaged our deck railing as well as our roof. Their heft and poor aerodynamics have crushed several azalea bushes. Want some turkeys? Be my guest.
Simone Brewer is a young nurse at the hospital. She called to tell us about the retirement of Gladys Welch. Simone appreciated working with such an accomplished patient advocate. Gladys began working in the Martha's Vineyard Hospital in the 1950s and later worked with patients at Windemere. She retired at the age of 75. The hospital staff held a tea to recognize her life of service to patients in our hospital.
Next Tuesday morning Cynthia Riggs will be the speaker at the Neighborhood Convention. The program begins at 10:45 at the Congregational Church in West Tisbury. You are invited to bring a sandwich. The church ladies will provide dessert and coffee.
Ladies: There will be a special Valentine Tea just for you at the Federated Church hall on February 11 at 1:30 pm. You are invited to enjoy Phil Dietterich on piano, Jan Hyer on cello, and Matt Pelikan on recorder along with little sandwiches and a spot of tea, just for you.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out tomorrow to Suzanne Kennedy, our town accountant. Wish the best on Saturday to Elisha Smith. He was one of the Scots celebrating last weekend. Happy birthday to Susie Thurber on Sunday. Paul Watts parties on Monday. Birthday greetings go to Jessica Shannon Tuesday. Wednesday is the special day for Nancy Tutko Hanschka.
Heard on Main Street: Life is a journey. Enjoy it.