Published: February 11, 2010
M.V. Garden Club meeting
The Martha's Vineyard Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 1 pm at the Wakeman Center off Lambert's Cove Road in Vineyard Haven. Mike Huben will discuss the "magic of hybridizing daylilies." A hospitality hour with light refreshments will follow the meeting. It is free for members, $5 for guests. Call 508-560-3396.
Fan Ogilvie, West Tisbury Poet Laureate, hosts Readings of Newly Beloved Poems this Sunday, Feb. 14, at 3 pm.
Participants are invited to bring two copies of a new poem to read or to relax, listen, and enjoy the readings. They're also collecting Valentines for Haiti to support Haitian artists. Bring a postcard to add to the collection of "Poems from One Island to Another."
The event is free. Donations and a potluck dessert to share are welcome, and beverages will be served.
Pathways, A Gathering Space for the Arts and Oceans, is in winter residence at the Chilmark Tavern, located on State Road in Chilmark.
For more information, call 508-645-9400 or email email@example.com.
Youth Tennis tourney benefits scholarship fund
The Vineyard Youth Tennis Round Robin Extravaganza was a huge success, with 80 players participating. The weekend benefit competition began with a junior exhibition between Kent Leonard of Vineyard Haven and Reid Yennie of West Tisbury, with Leonard winning 6-3, 6-3. The match was filled with exciting play, featuring power and finesse.
The silent auction produced nearly $10,000 for the Scholarship Fund with such items as tennis camps, local restaurant certificates, and autographed sports memorabilia attracting bids.
The tennis side of the event produced some fabulous matches. Liz Roberts and Laura Schroeder defeated Nina Bramhall and 12-year-old Samantha Potter 7-5, 7-5, to take home the ladies A Division crown. In the men's A Division, Sandy Nadelstein and Doug Cooper defeated Rob and Bill Potter 5-7, 6-2, (10-5) in a very entertaining match. Lili Cooperrider and Barbara Leonard won the ladies B Division, by way of a playoff between Lisa Reagan-Sarah Moore and Elliott Bennett-Doreen Rezendez. Cooperrider and Leonard won both matches. Overall, the ladies B Division had 18 teams participating. Bruce Lewellyn and Roland Miller came out on top in the men's B Division, with a head to head win over Matt Reed-Gavin Franklin. Both teams scored 18 points, but in the head to head meeting, Lewellyn-Miller prevailed.
Summertime at Felix Neck
Felix Neck has opened its registration for its Fern and Feather Summer Camp. For more than 40 years, the day camp has provided opportunities and activities for children aged four through 13. The camp encourages campers to investigate and observe their surroundings, make their own discoveries, and appreciate nature. It also offers outdoor games, activities, hikes, stories, crafts, and more. Registration is first-come, first-served.
Felix Neck also offers a leader-in-training (LIT) program for those 14 through 18, who are too old for camp but still interested in being involved. LITs assist the counselors in planning and teaching lessons. It is an opportunity to develop leadership skills and develop an environmental ethic. LITs participate for weeklong sessions and can do multiple weeks throughout the summer. For more information on either program, call 508-627-4850.
Seeing hearts at the library
The Edgartown Library held a drop-in craft with a Valentine's Day theme all afternoon last Saturday, Feb. 6. Children got to cut, color, and decorate their own Valentine's Day cards for family and friends.
Stop by Henley's Needlepoint in Edgartown on Thursday between 3 and 5 pm this month. Bring a project to get consultation, conversation, and chocolate, or just drop by to relax. Any questions, call 508-627-3959.
Supporting girls ice hockey
The M.V. girls ice hockey booster club held its Miracle on Ice Celebration auction last Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs. Fred "Trader Fred" Mascalo was the auctioneer for items such as a romantic dinner for two at Il Tesoro, a wampum pendant made by local artisan Donny Benefit, 100 gallons of heating oil or kerosene donated by the R.M. Packer Company, a cruise on the 47-foot sport fishing boat Nobska, and two Red Sox tickets donated by Bill Smith.
Two birds in the bush?
Tomorrow marks the beginning of the 13th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). For the next four days bird lovers across the United States and Canada will keep a close watch on their feeders, foot soldiers in the effort to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are across our continent. You can join in, too, by keeping an eye on your bird feeder and noting the species you see and their numbers. Participation is fun, easy, and free. You can spend as little or as much time as you like. To record your information simply go to the Great Backyard Bird Count website at www.birdsource.org/gbbc/ and follow the directions for filling in the online checklist. The website is full of information, maps, and suggestions for all ages.
The GBBC reveals how birds are surviving the winter and shows where they are right now before they begin their spring migrations in March. The effort is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, The National Audubon Society, and Bird Studies Canada.
Why not celebrate the upcoming long weekend by filling your feeder and keeping an eye on who comes to call?
- Laura Wainwright
Volunteer at TFI
Lend a hand at The FARM Institute on President's Day, Monday, Feb. 15, at 9 am. All ages are invited to come down to help care for the animals and partake in other farm projects. Morning feeding begins at 9 am. For more information, call 508-627-7007.
Two triumphs from Tisbury
It was Tisbury School's turn on Saturday at the annual Fourth Grade Theater Project at the Vineyard Playhouse. In "Calculated Risk," student-actors applied math skills in their efforts to free their classmates who have been imprisoned by Harry, a smart spider.
Tornado Fourth Grade-O!
In Tornado Fourth Grade-O, a Nebraska town is surprised by a tornado.