Oak Bluffs


The birds seem to be the only creatures unfazed by all this snow and ice. It looks pretty, but oh how difficult it makes to walk along safely. A blurb on TV said that to keep from falling, walk like a penguin — a little bent over and arms away from your sides and just waddle along. That definitely does not look pretty but better than ending up on your back.

I think you could keep busy every day until spring with all the programs scheduled by various organizations. On Saturday, Feb. 5, from 1 to 3 pm there will be a free Saturday Seminar titled Haiti: Current Situation: Local/Global Connection with Sharilyn Geistfeld and PeaceQuilt and reading of Louise Bennett poetry by Marie Reid at Adult and Community Education (ACE MV) at MVRHS. Info and registration at www.acemv.org.

Then on Thursday, Feb. 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm there will be a cooking seminar which will be a Valentine’s dinner with Christian Thornton sponsored by Atria Restaurant at ACE MV at MVRHS.

Upcoming events at the Oak Bluffs library include Valentine Crafts on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 11 am to 2 pm. Drop in anytime and all ages are welcome for this free program. Thursday, Feb. 10, from 6 to 8 pm will be another Teen Wii Night for 13 years old and up. Play the latest Wii games with Miss Sondra. This program continues on the second Thursday each month through June.

Don’t forget the famous Oak Bluffs School talent show and bake sale tomorrow, February 4. Please support the Music Department and contribute a baked good or snack to the Talent Show Bake Sale.

Here is a reminder about the benefit ham and bean supper for Kenny Ponte, sponsored by Oak Bluffs Rescue Truck, this Saturday at the P-A Club in Oak Bluffs.

Congratulations to MVHRS senior Randall Jette who signed his letter of intent to play football at UMASS Amherst on Feb. 2, National Signing Day, at the high school gym.

M.V. Women’s Network is sponsoring a special program: Jan Buhrman Teaches — Busy Life, Healthy Food. This will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 9, from 5 to 9 pm at Kitchen Porch Catering, 14 A Street, Edgartown, located in the Airport Industrial Center, across from the Registry of Motor Vehicles. The class includes dinner and the cost for the program is $15 for members and $40 for non-members. Because the program is limited to 25 people, pre-registration is required. Pay online at www.mvwomensnetwork.org.

While cleaning out some old files, I came across a newspaper article about the “New Town Hall,” which of course is now the police station. It used to have a cupola on it and I remember when it was removed when the roof was re-shingled. It was never put back on, so where is it??

We send birthday smiles to grandson Matt Rivers today, Maureen Anderson on the 5th, Kelley Irene Pacheco the next day, Chloe Hoyt, Marc Rivers, and Sally Scott on February 7, and Adam Barmakian, Nelson deBettencourt and Richard J. Mavro on the 10th.Enjoy your week.