Oak Bluffs: Earth Day clean ups


Didn’t the Earth Day cleanup crews do a marvelous job on Sunday? They removed truckloads of rubbish from the beaches and roadsides, allowing us a much more pleasant view than the trash that was scattered everywhere. It also brought to light a couple of problems, one being that some people apparently do not know that trash belongs in trash cans, not thrown wherever is convenient. Second, by the amount of nip bottles that were collected, it is obvious that there are a great number of people drinking and driving, and not respecting our environment by cleaning up after themselves. Time for them to grow up and take responsibility for their actions, and as suggested, maybe there should also be a bottle deposit on those bottles.

We grieve with the family of Antone Silvia, who died suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday. He was a young man so dear to his family, and one who will be missed by many. We are so sorry.

Condolences to the family of Robert Kinnecom Sr. Bob would always say “Hi neighbor” whenever we met, as we both spent our teen years on Daggett Avenue; then after my marriage, when my husband and I moved to Wing Road in the ’70s, once again he and his family lived a few houses down the street. He will be missed by his wife Ernestine, his many children, grandchildren, and his many friends.

The Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center will be the venue for the 2017 All Island Elementary School Strings Concert. The concert takes place tonight, April 27, at 6:30 pm. Come and support these talented students and enjoy a musical evening.

There will be parent-teacher conferences on Monday, May 4. This will be a noon-dismissal day.

The monthly Neighborhood Convention meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 3, at 11 am at the Good Shepherd Parish Center in Oak Bluffs. Lia Kaher will lead the program “From Church to Stage — My Path as an Opera Singer.” Dessert will be provided by the host church, with attendees bringing a bag lunch.

Here is a new program that will be held at our Oak Bluffs library. On four consecutive Thursdays from May 11 to June 1, they are having OBPL Sewing School with their new sewing machines. You will learn how to sew as you make simple projects like shopping bags, potholders, and even toys. The program, which is free, will run from 6 to 8 pm, and as space is limited, advance registration is required by calling 508-693-9433.

Saturday, April 29, at 1 pm will be the first meeting of the “Cookbook Club and Potluck.” Each month participants will meet and read any cookbook relating to that month’s theme, make a recipe, or several, and note any joys or problems with it. Bring one of your dishes to share, eat together, and learn different techniques. The program, which is free even if you didn’t make a dish, will be held the fourth Saturday of the month from 1 to 3 pm. This meeting on April 29 is the Ina Garten edition. Find out why Ina Garten’s books are checked out more often than any other cookbooks from our libraries.

Thursday, May 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm is the opening reception of the library’s new art exhibit. Come and view paintings by Dave Miller, photography by Bob Kimberly, and the sculpture/collage of Andrew Cody Jephcote. There will be music, culture, and cake, and the art will hang all month long.

A Pop-Up Accessories Sale at Featherstone Center for the Arts will be held from April 28 to the 30th, from 10 am to 4 pm each day. It will feature accessories by popular vendors including John Robert Hill, Rebeccah j, Minor Night, Joan Lelacheur, and many others.

We send birthday smiles to Aaron Campos on April 29, Skip Campos on May 4, and Fred Hall Jr. and Todd Alexander on May 5. Kathy and Andy Farrissey will be observing their wedding anniversary on May 6. Congratulations.