Tisbury: Fussy about bookmarks


Heard on Main Street: “Nothing is impossible; the word itself says I’m possible.” (Audrey Hepburn).

Each day of the February school vacation, Island Grown Initiative will serve hot soup, fresh bread, drinks, and a dessert at a different local library. You are invited to the soup and bread lunch at the Vineyard Haven library on Monday, Feb. 26, at 11:45 am. All are welcome; drop-in craft time follows.

Also, kids on school break can enjoy crafts at 2:30 pm and movies at 3:30 pm from Wednesday, Feb. 28, through Friday, March 2, at our Vineyard Haven library.

And when you go into the library, enjoy their neat new bookmarks. I am fussy about bookmarks. I hate it when I drop a book and the marker slips away unnoticed. A friend lovingly worked one in cross stitch. I love that it won’t fall completely out of the book and disappear.

I have some treasures from bookshops, especially the Bunch of Grapes and the Thrift Shop on Chicken Alley. We’ve all received slippery bookmarks with shiny photos of sweet polar bears and ferocious tigers. The new Museum of the American Indian has bigger markers featuring famous American Indian chiefs with their terrible history on the reverse. The leather European souvenirs have a rough side so if I drop the book off the side of the bed, the bookmark stays in place.

Our Tisbury Senior Center has the Tisbury COA Bowlers who face off with the Edgartown Anchors on the first Monday of the month at the Bowl Barn & Bistro. After an hour of bowling, they gather to share stories over lunch. Call 508-696-4205 to register for next month.

The Senior Center starts Yankee Swap Bingo games in March. Check the 55+ newsletter in the MV Times for day and time. Seniors keep strong with trainer Catie Blake on Tuesdays at 9:30 am and Thursdays at 10:30 am at the center. Just show up.

In celebration of women’s history month Featherstone wants you to create artwork for the “Backwards and In High Heels” show on display from March 11 to April 1. This will include women in portraits and photographs, and other images and media that celebrate women. Find out more by calling 508-693-1850.

The deer season for archers in eastern Massachusetts may open two weeks early after a public hearing on March 7 at the MassWildlife Field Headquarters. Right now the archery deer season opens six weeks before Thanksgiving and closes that Saturday. The change would open the archery season in Dukes and Nantucket Counties eight weeks before Thanksgiving.

There is a good reason for this: think Lyme Disease. Deer density in Massachusetts is about 10 to 15 deer per square mile in northwestern Massachusetts, but 50 deer per square mile on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. I agree with Island huntsmen who lobbied for the earlier archery season. The Fisheries and Wildlife board will accept written comment until March 16: email Susan.Sacco@state.ma.us, Attn: Fisheries & Wildlife Board and include your name and address.

The new Friends of the State Forest will hold their second meeting at the Tisbury Senior Center at 7 pm on Tuesday, Feb 27. They want more people interested in hunting or biking, as well as anyone just interested in the State Forest. Check it out.

ACE MV has more good stuff for you with classes that begin in March. Try Understanding Bitcoin &  Other Cryptocurrencies. I barely understand the title of that one. Also Intro to Microsoft Office Suite (PC) or Fundamentals of Financial Planning could offer you some help. Visit ACEMV.org or call 508-693-9222.

I might have benefited from Diagnosing and Maintaining Your PC, but that was last week. Maybe it will be repeated. I’m afraid that a lot of my computer problems could easily be labeled “personal issues.”

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out tomorrow to Anne Sylvester and Wendy Brophy. Some special people will celebrate birthdays on Sunday: Judy Cronig and Robin Mathiesen, and me, too. Happy birthday to Susie Goldstein next Wednesday.

Heard on Main Street: Life is too short to wake up with regrets — so love the people who treat you right and forget the ones who don’t.