Oak Bluffs


The entranceway to the town is now almost complete. Sidewalks, curbs, and new traffic lanes are now done and trees have been planted to add some greenery. I understand that planters will soon be placed around the brickwork to make the approach even more inviting.

With all of this work being done around town I was hoping that the powers that be would finally correct the dedication plaque in the Dennis Alley Community Park that reads “Oak Buffs” instead of Oak Bluffs. I have made a few requests to have it replaced but no one seems to be correcting it. It is almost three years ago that it was installed. Seems to me that a solution should have been found by now. The lack of action leaves a feeling that it just isn’t that important. What’s the story?

I am sorry to have to tell you that Matt Bose is leaving the library. There will be a reception for him on Friday, May 21 from 2 to 4 in the Library Meeting Room. Matt kept me and so many Times readers informed of events at the library over the past few years, so please stop by to thank Matt for all he’s done and to wish him well.

We send our condolences to Beth and Gary Smith, and daughter Meredith, on the loss of their daughter Alison. We are so very sorry.The 17th annual Oak Bluffs Memorial Day Road Race will take place on Sunday, May 30, to benefit Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, starting at 11:00 am for the 5K Walk and 5K Race, preceded by a 1 mile fun run at 10:30 am. Pre-registration cost is $15 and you will get a free tee-shirt with pre-registration only. If you register the day of the race, the fee is $20. To register, please go to hospiceofmv.org or for further information, please call Roger Wey at 508-693-7887.Louis Dahill was happy to share the news with me that thanks to the generosity of family, friends, and the community, Team Bink was the top donation earner for the Miles of Memories Walk on May 16. A worthy cause and a beautiful day shared by many. Congratulations to all who helped out however they could.Belated birthday wishes to Marion Cardoza who was 89 on May 12. Annette Moreis celebrates on May 21, Doreen Anderson the 22nd, Kay Manning on May 24, and James Trip and Connie DeFelice on May 26.Enjoy your week.Peace