Tisbury: Getting ready for Hospice fundraiser


Heard on Main Street: Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut.

Saturday, Nov. 17, find some good books at the Vineyard Haven library’s mini book sale from 11 am to 3 pm. Note the library hours for Thanksgiving week: closing early, at 1 pm, on Wednesday, Nov. 21, and remaining closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 23.

Tuesday night’s movie at the library is “BlacKkKlansman.” This is Spike Lee’s film based on the true story of an African-American police officer who was able to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter. Rated R.

I think it must be personal. Every time I rake the leaves, the winds come back to lay down another layer.

On Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 pm at the M.V. Film Center, you can see the play “The Madness of George III,” broadcast live from Nottingham Playhouse in England. In 1786 King George III was the most powerful man in the world. But soon politicians and the Prince of Wales make plans to take the crown.

What a wonderful display we enjoyed with the Avenue of Flags at Oak Grove Cemetery. It takes an army of volunteers for this heartfelt way of honoring our veterans. Thanks to the volunteers, as well as all veterans.

Your handwork is still needed. Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard invites all artisans, candlestick makers, knitters, and bakers to contribute to Handmade from the Heart, held on Saturday, Dec. 8. Any handmade item is welcome, including jewelry, knitted pieces, paintings, pottery, photos, ornaments, baked goods, and such. Call 508-693-0189 if you have something to donate. All proceeds from the sale of the items go to Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard for the care of patients and their families.

My husband thought the Dallas Cowboys’ game on Sunday was a really good game. We used to see the Redskins play fairly often, so this was an unusual comment to hear from him.

Support your school library. The Tisbury School Library Book Fair is the week after Thanksgiving, from Monday through Thursday, Nov. 26 to 29, from 2:45 to 3:30 pm after school. This fun-filled book sale helps excite children about reading and learning. You are invited to treat yourself as well. Books are available for all ages. If you can’t come to the Book Fair, you may order books online between Nov. 19 and Dec. 1. Go to scholastic.com/bookfairs, search “find a fair” for the Tisbury School online fair. Your book purchases can be mailed to the school for free, or to your home for a small shipping fee. Purchases in the school are by check, cash, and credit card. Funds will benefit the library.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out tomorrow to Rebecca Gonsalves. Happy birthday to Nancy Furino on Monday. Tuesday belongs to retired county treasurer Noreen Flanders and artist Craig Dripps. Best wishes to MJ Munafo and Tracy Matthiessen on Wednesday.

Heard on Main Street: You only need two tools: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn’t move and it should, use WD-40. If it moves and shouldn’t, use duct tape.