Oak Bluffs


If you wonder why each column has a brief mention of weather, it is because it seems as if our lives and plans depend so much on what is predicted for weather in the days ahead: even though those predictions are not always accurate. Do we dare hope that we have seen the last of the snowstorms til next winter? Well here is a reminder for this Sunday, when Daylight Saving Time starts. Once more it is time to set your clocks ahead by one hour. It is also a good time to remember to check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Our family had a happy surprise this weekend when grandson Sam Alley flew in to spend part of his winter break from college in South Carolina with his northern cousins. Wanting to surprise us all, on Saturday night he called his cousin Matt Rivers to pick him up at the boat when he arrived. As he can be a jokester, Matt refused to do so until Sam texted him a picture of himself at the boat. Then he picked up Sam, but the two cousins managed to keep his arrival a secret until Sunday morning. Isn’t it wonderful when cousins who live so far apart can be such close friends?

You may find the Spring ’13 ACE MV registration and calendar to by clicking on acemv.org. They are offering many interesting and valuable courses.

West Tisbury Library’s Story Time, otherwise known as Mother Goose on the Loose, continues at their new venues and times. On Tuesdays at 10:30 am, it will be at Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, on Thursdays March 7, March 21, April 4, and April 18, story time will be at the Oak Bluffs Library, and on Thursdays March 14, March 28, April 11, and April 25, story time will be at the Vineyard Haven Library.The Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Network is hosting a Breakfast Social on March 12th at Cafe Moxie from 8 to 9:30 am. Lite breakfast fare will be served and local Vineyard Haven businesses will be highlighted. You do not need to be a member to attend this free event. All are welcome to come mingle and exchange ideas. The MVWN Small Business Grant will be announced at this event. Grant applications will be available starting March 12, and if readers have any questions, feel free to email info@mvwomensnetwork.org or visit mvwomensnetwork.org.

Susan Klein will be offering a storytelling concert at Grace Episcopal on William Street in Vineyard Haven on Friday, March 8, at 7 pm. This event is suitable for an audience of 12 years and up. Suggested donation is $15.

There is a newly formed 12-week support group for those with early stage memory impairment. The support group will meet every Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 11 am at the Island Counseling Center of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. There is no charge for the group, thanks to the generous support of the Farm Neck Foundation. Refreshments will be served and written materials provided. Donations gratefully accepted. For more information, call Victoria Haeselbarth at 508 627 4368, ext. 15, or Nancy Langman at 508-693-7900, ext. 209.

We send birthday smiles to Andy Farrissey 1st and Bill Rankin on March 9, Vicky White on the 10th, Willie deBettencourt, Pauline Gregory, Janice Rose, and Molly deBettencourt all share March 12, Jenney Hart gets a smile on March 13th and huge smiles to Will Farrissey on the 14th. Birthday wishes to those I might have missed and speedy recovery to those in need of a healing smile.Enjoy your week.Peace.