Town Column : Oak Bluffs
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my. We didn't get the tigers and bears but we certainly got the lion on March first, didn't we? I knew when I could hear the Nobska fog horn blowing in the early morning hours that we were in for some more snow. Let's hope that, true to the saying, April comes in like a lamb. The snow didn't stick around very long, and now we are being treated to all the debris that was hidden under it. So, when the weather permits, let's clean up the areas around our neighborhoods, if for no other reason than to make a more pleasing view from our houses.
A reminder to all of you concerned Oak Bluffs voters, and you should be very concerned, about the finance committee's open meeting for you to offer input into the town budget. Today, in the first-floor meeting room of the Oak Bluffs Library, there will be a meeting from 4 to 5:30 pm. The second session will be held Saturday, March 13, at the Oak Bluffs Senior Center from 10 am to 12 noon
Congratulations to Jaime Forend, daughter of Lisa Scannell & Pete Forend, for being nominated to the Southeastern Massachusetts Girls Hockey All Star team. Jaime was named the #1 goalie of the South. Although the South lost, Jaime finished her high school career with 723 saves.
Michael and Erin deBettencourt and their five children have retuned from a vacation in Orlando, Florida, and Disney. As they always do, they had a wonderful time and most of Erin's daRosa relatives also joined them during this time.
Get well smiles to Buddy deBettencourt and Ernestine Kinnecom. Hope to see you both around town soon.
John Gibson, former Oak Bluffs resident, and his family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time as he is slowly recovering from a serious motorcycle accident in Florida.
On Saturday, March 6, the Oak Bluffs Public Library will have a meeting of the Middle School Book Club, featuring the book "When You Reach Me" by Rebecca Stead. This book recently won the 2010 Newbery Award as the "most distinguished" children's book published in 2009. The book club will meet at 11 am. Middle schoolers will discuss the book while doing a fun activity. Children in grades 5 to 8 can pre-register for the book club and pick up a reserved copy of the book in the Children's Room.
On Thursday, March 11, from 5:30 until 7:30 pm, at the Oak Bluffs Library, come and enjoy the second event of the Winter Reading Series presented by the Martha's Vineyard Library Association (MVLA) in collaboration with the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Samuel Leader and Greg Schutz, fiction fellows from the Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC) in Provincetown, will discuss their writing and take questions from the audience. Refreshments will be served
Wednesday, March 10, is the toddler story time featuring Dress-Up Fancy at 10:30 am, followed by the Preschool Story time 11:30 am.
The Martha's Vineyard Women's Network invites you to join them tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for a Networking Night at the Alchemy Bistro & Bar on Main Street, Edgartown. For more info go to Info@mvwomens network.org.
The Federal Census people are holding a job fair on March 6 at the Oak Bluffs Library from 1 to 4 pm. They are inviting people to sign up to take the census test and will be available to answer any questions you might have. There will also be a test held that day for the first 12 people who are participating.
We send birthday smiles to Marguerite Cogliano on March 5 when she celebrates the big 21. Joining me in these special smiles are her mother Rose and big brother Joe. And smiles also to Vicky White whose birthday is March 10.
Enjoy your week.