Town Column : Tisbury
Our very best wishes go out to Betty Honey. She is recuperating in the hospital and hopes to return home soon.
The 2010 Census still needs your help. They are still hiring part-time for work on the Island. The temporary work will pay $16 an hour through June. Call 1-866-861-2010 or for more information and to take a practice test, go to www.2010censusjobs.gov. If you are interested, you can register to take a test on the Island through the office at Hyannis (774-487-3540).
Be prepared. The census takers will soon be coming around. They need your name and a few other specifics about you and the members of your household. Be assured: This personal information will not be available to the public for over 70 years.
Congratulations to Leslie Craven. She came in third in her age group in the long distance races. In her case the swim was a mile. For the rest of us, that is a very long swim. These events were only the first weekend of the Masters Competition held in Cambridge last week and continuing through next weekend. Leslie and other Islanders will also be competing this week.
Everyone is talking about the improved view at the Tashmoo overlook. Even people who had not particularly noticed the view for some time have commented on how nice it looks now. Our thanks to the town workers and especially to selectman Jeff Kristal for their efforts to preserve this special scenic view.
Who knew that our Island school children were so very talented? We enjoyed the Charter School presentation last weekend, showcasing our local young actors and actresses. These kids are really good.
Sunshine brings out the summer residents. They are checking out their houses and bringing a little zing to the business community. Even some of the snowbirds are heading home. Things are looking up all over.
I was happy to see large flocks of turkeys roaming around on different areas of West Chop last week. We still have more than enough near our home, so it seems only fitting that the hordes should visit other areas. I'd like it even better if you fed the turkeys near your house, so they would all go away from here.
Mark your calendar now for Thursday, April 8. At the Tisbury Senior Center at 7 pm the candidates who are running for office in Tisbury will answer your questions. If you plan to vote, you should plan to be there.
Yesterday was the last day to register to vote for the annual town meeting on April 13 and the town election, which will include the question of selling beer and wine in Tisbury. If you register at the town clerk's office by Friday evening at 8 pm, you may vote at the special town meeting on April 6 and at the elections in the fall, but not at the town election this spring.
The Friends of Family Planning Art Show Benefit is on Memorial Day weekend. New artists are invited. All mediums are welcome. The deadline for applications is April 16. Call Nell Coogan at 508-687-9052 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application.
Do you have an old cell phone but are concerned about donating it with all your information on it? www.recellular.com will allow you to select the model of your phone and then provide directions on how to clean out your personal information. Then donate it to a good cause. Boxes are available at the Oak Bluffs Police Department through mid-May. The phones will help victims of domestic violence.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Hank and Linda Unczur and to Dale McClure, who are all celebrating on Sunday. Monday belongs to Kaleena Searle. Wish the best on Tuesday to Marco Daniels and to a very happily retired Larry Sylvia. We hear that Larry is doing a lot of mountain bike riding on the Land Bank trails.
Heard on Main Street: A watched pot never boils, until you walk away and then it boils over.