Oak Bluffs


Snow, cold, sunny warm-ups, rain, snow, etc. It goes on and on this winter, doesn’t it? My grandson from South Carolina got his wish to extend his visit to us and also see snow as he arrived at Logan on Tuesday to return home to the south, only to be told his flights had been canceled. So hopping on the first bus he could, he returned to the Island for two more snow-filled days. The weather didn’t seem to damper attendance at the Chili Fest contest on Saturday as it certainly was packed — good news for the Red Stocking Fund as this is their main fundraiser for their good works.

In spite of the the weather many events continue. The United Methodist Church of Martha’s Vineyard holds two different Community suppers. The Oak Bluffs suppers are held at the Parish House of the Trinity Methodist Church in the Campground, (not the Good Shepard Parish as is stated online.) at 6 pm every Saturday. The Edgartown Community Suppers are held in the Whaling Church every Monday at 5 pm

Head to our Oak Bluffs Library and enjoy the movie night on Thursday, February 6, at 6 pm. The feature film will be a documentary about back-up singers, and besides being free, there will be a light supper.

Computer Basics program on Tuesday, February 11, at 2 pm and 6 pm, will unlock some of the mysteries of Email and Microsoft Office under the guidance of Miki Wolfe. This is also a free program.

Applications are now being accepted for the 13th season of Renaissance House: A Retreat for Artists and Writers taking place June, July, and September, 2014, in Oak Bluffs. Renaissance House is an artists’ and writers’ retreat sponsored by the Helene Johnson and Dorothy West Foundation For Artists In Need. There is an easyapplication process. Simply email a sample of your work along with a one page maximum letter telling why you need to get away. Send to: Renaissancehse@aol.com or send a hard copy to: Renaissance HouseAtt: Abigail McGrath, PO Box 3048, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.

Save the date for the PTO sponsored Cake Walk at the Oak Bluffs School on Friday, January 31, at 6:30 pm. Bring a cake and have some fun! Be creative and think outside the pan. If you need more information, please call Teri at 508-560-3351.

Oak Bluffs School Principal Rich Smith would like to invite you to a report card parent night at 6:30 pm tonight, January 30. His hope is that this explanation of the report card will be a mechanism to display each grade level rubric and create a method by which parents will be able to look at the standards and be offered strategies to support our children at home. Representative teachers from each grade level will be present to help facilitate this very important meeting. For those of you that are unable to attend, the school will send home a rubric with this same information so that you may benefit as well.

We send birthday smiles to Barbara Spain today, Bethany deBettencourt and David Madeiras tomorrow, Noah Hoyt and Judy Searle on February 1, Emma Williamson on Feb. 3, grandson Matt Rivers on the 4th, Maureen Anderson and Bella Pasqualine on the 5th, and Kelly Irene Pacheco on February 6.

Walk carefully in these snowy times.