Tisbury: Be prepared


Heard on Main Street: It’s always darkest before dawn. So if you’re going to steal your neighbor’s newspaper, that’s the time to do it.

This evening, Thursday, Nov. 8, the town of Tisbury is holding a a public “listening session” at 7 pm at the Tisbury Senior Center. They will present the results of last month’s municipal vulnerability preparedness (MVP) Workshop and ask for your comments. The goal is to identify the hazards facing Tisbury that may be made worse by climate change, and to see what actions to take to prepare for these hazards. The workshop was funded by a state planning grant.

I sometimes get a little nervous about what I see on the computer. A friend just got a recliner that can tilt the seat to make it easier to get up. All the ones online look as if the whole chair simply tips the person out. I have been assured the process is slow, giving you control. But the photos certainly did not look that way.

My daughter assures me that the most critical issue in getting any kind of recliner is how comfortable it is. She and her husband quickly found that many were not what they wanted when they sat in them. Who knew a chair could be so much trouble?

Reusable beeswax food wraps? You can make these wraps for yourself or to use as gifts. Try it this Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Vineyard Haven library from 3 to 5 pm. It’s for adults and teens age 12 and up. All materials provided.

Veterans Day is Sunday, Nov. 11, but the government holiday is Monday, Nov. 12. Our Vineyard

Haven library will close on the Sunday, but is open regular hours on Monday.

You could join the Library Book Club as they travel by bus to the Falmouth Theater to see the musical “Fun Home” at 2 pm on Sunday, Nov. 18. If you are interested, register at the circulation desk. The tickets are $20.

Harvey Beth has a show of photographs this month at the Vineyard Haven library, downstairs. The pictures are from his recent safari in Maasai Mara, Kenya, and Tanzania, as well as some images from around the Island.

I couldn’t make the library book talk by Dr. Andrew Budson speaking about “Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory.” I tried to watch it online. The show was not good on my computer, though I saw enough that I checked out the book. Dr. Budson’s calm and friendly attitude comes through in the writing, as well as onscreen. I was happy to find out that my memory problems are somewhat normal.

But I was not too pleased to learn that most of the problems with memory as you age are only well handled if you pay attention. It did not help that I had recently misread some directions and done something foolish in making our dinner. After reading the book, I realized that — guess what? I had not been giving my full attention to the job. I would always prefer to blame it on someone else. I guess that’s rather normal as well.

Did you know you can work through ACE MV to apply for the Massachusetts master of education degree though Fitchburg State University? Get more from ACE MV.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out on Tuesday to Katie Davey.

Heard on Main Street: Enjoy life. You have one opportunity. Make the best of it.