Tisbury: Safe streets


Heard on Main Street: Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

I love the warm sunny days. My inner child comes out and wants ice cream. In a cone, please.

We need to be sure our streets are safe streets. That means no bikes going the wrong way, and it also requires somewhere for you to walk safely. Today, Thursday, June 7, at 6 pm, the planning board will present two plans for improvements on Water Street and the roundabout at the ferry terminal, and also for a pedestrian/bike entrance to Veteran’s Park from the old fire station lot. And Phil Wallis will share an idea for a sidewalk on Lagoon Pond Road to improve pedestrian access to the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Another proposal is for a Little Free Library at public sites in town. Find out what’s happening this evening at 6 pm at the Cornell Theater.

A new children’s librarian is coming soon to the Vineyard Haven library. Story Time, Game Time, Crafts, and Build Club await her arrival. The weekly children’s programs are on hiatus for the first two weeks of June. On Monday, June 18, the library will resume summer Preschool Storytimes, on Monday and Tuesday at 10:30 am. Afternoon programs, including Wednesday Build Club, Thursday Crafts, and Friday Game Time, will also resume the week of June 18 at 3:30 pm.

The Group Show of the Martha’s Vineyard Photography Club continues at the library through this week. Featured photographers include Michael Cohen, Phyllis Dunn, Dianne Holt, Bruce Kinch, Lynn Khosla, Betsi Luce, Jeannie Pierson, Maria Thibodeau, and Susan Waldrop. The Photography Club meets at the Vineyard Haven library on the first Thursday of the month at 6 pm, and welcomes both new and accomplished photographers.

Susan E. Johnson will be the painter shown at the library this month. Her new work is called “Color” and Color. Sounds confusing, but this a new process, very different from the paintings she has previously exhibited.

Just when I decided my flowers outside were going to die for lack of rain, I watered them. And then so did Mother Nature. I do wish we could work together on this. That’s why I never plant tomatoes. I learned the hard way that those plants drink their own juice when they need water.

The renovation work in 2015 to restore the Capawock and Strand theaters was photographed in 2015 by Max Skjöldebran. His new book, “A Tale of Two Theaters on Martha’s Vineyard,” tells the story in photographs of the restorations, and is now available at Bunch of Grapes, the M.V. Film Center, and the M.V. Museum.

Thank you to whoever turned in my pretty cane at the Stop & Shop a week ago. I left it in a cart and went back in a panic. I love that cane, because it folds up and stores in my purse if need be. Besides, if you have to use a cane, it can at least be pretty.

ACE MV is celebrating 10 years of continuing education and workforce training on Martha’s Vineyard. Their first gala is Saturday, June 23, from 5 to 8 pm at the West Chop Club, with music by Phil DaRosa. Tickets are $50, and include drinks, food, music, and a chance to learn about ACE from former students as well as Paul Osterman, professor at MIT. Tickets at ticketsMV.com/ACE.

If you haven’t registered to vote, you can easily do that a week from Saturday on June 16, anytime between 10 am and 4 pm, at the Vineyard Haven library. Whether you are a new voter, a lapsed voter, or one who has simply moved, this is your opportunity.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to our daughter Laurel Mayhew, and also to Brian Flanders and James Maxwell Gould-Lamont, all of whom party tomorrow. Happy birthday on Sunday to Claudia Nelson and Cody Chandler. Next Wednesday belongs to Michael Noonan.

Heard on Main Street: Drive carefully … It’s not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.