Oak Bluffs

How beautiful and different the town looks from just a few weeks ago. Shops are open and some have acquired a new coat of paint. I love the new colors on Linda Jean’s. It fits into the atmosphere of the rest of the town so well, and it is most cheerful and welcoming.

Meanwhile, back at my ranch, we finally have four new resident baby robins. I call them Eeny, Meeny, Miney, and Mo because no matter which one you pick to look at, they are all not too attractive at their first stage of life. They looked rather like fuzzy pink shrimp to me at first, but they have grown the last few days, and now they have feathers and are raising their beaks upwards waiting for a delicious meal of squished bugs and worms.

The residents of Windemere are holding their annual auction to benefit the Activity Programs. The auction will be Friday, June 15, from 6 to 8 pm at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury. Wine, desserts, and light fare are included and admission is free. There will be both live and silent auctions as well as a raffle. You cannot believe the wonderful item being offered for bid. There will be plane rides over the Vineyard, massages, bass fishing, fly fishing, golf lessons, clams from The Bite, lunch from The Galley and Farm Neck, dinner at the Home Port, lobsters from Larsen’s, photograph from Alison Shaw, handmade blankets and quilts, and much more.

The Opera at Featherstone program will run from August 3 to 5. Anne Gallagher, a longtime East Chop resident, is to receive a Creativity Award at Opera Gala on August 3. Sweet Life will celebrate new Opera at Featherstone & Creativity Award with three wine dinners. The first was on May 31; the next two are and June 6. The final one is on June 13. Tilton Tents is the major sponsor for this event.

The M.V. Film Society Has some great upcoming movies. On Saturday, June 9, “The Deep Blue Sea,” a British drama/romance directed by Terence Davies and starring Rachel Weisz; and on Friday, June 15: “Dive,” which tackles food waste in the U.S.

The Oak Bluffs School’s giant maze reaches the finish line, finally, but putting it together is more than they can handle. On Sunday June 10, from 12 noon to 3 pm the gym/lunchroom will be opened up and all the maze sections will be laid out. You are invited to help them complete the job and also try out the maze. Refreshments will be provided as usual.

Graduation rehearsal is here at school on the June 11 at 8:30 am (in the cafeteria). Awards day is Tuesday, June 12, at 9 am in the gym. Eighth-grade students should report to school at the normal time on Tuesday. All students that are completely signed off may leave with their parents on Tuesday after the awards ceremony. If students are not signed off, they need to stay at school until they are signed off. On Tuesday, June 12, graduation starts at 6 pm. Eighth-grade students need to be at the Tabernacle at 5:30 pm

On June 13, the Grades 4 & 5 Spring Concert will take place at 6 pm.

Good news: Rose wants everyone to know that Social Security people will be at the Senior Center on June 25 at 9:45 am. Bring your questions and yourselves to get answers to whatever information you need.

The Mahjong group continues to meet every Monday at 1 pm and includes refreshments. The Foxwoods trip date has been changed to June 25. Cost is still $30, and you need to call Rose at the Center to sign up.

Cheers to Eliza Wilson who recently received her masters degree from Felician College in New Jersey. Double cheers to her as she also celebrated her 30th birthday on June 5.

We send birthday smiles to Hilda Mitchel and Jennifer Robinson on June 6, Rory Moreis on the 7th, Bob Murphy on June 8. Ernestine Kinnecom and Katherine Colon share the 8th and Suzanne Walker, Lisa Williston and Donald BenDavid celebrate on the 10th, Hilde Combra on the 11th and Maryanne Alwardt on June 13

Happy Wedding anniversary to Will and Susan deBettencourt on June 10.

Enjoy your week.

Peace.