Heard on Main Street: Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.
The Vineyard Haven library will be closed Monday, April 15, for Patriots Day, and then will be closed on Sundays from April 21 until Columbus Day. Movie ands crafts will be offered for children during the school break, next Tuesday through Friday.
Next Thursday, April 18, the Library Book Group is discussing Kristin Hannah’s “The Great Alone.” You are always welcome to join in, from 1:30 to 2:30.
Interesting new paintings by poet painter Margaret Emerson are on display in the lower level of the library through April. Her show “Ocean Moment” is about the water that surrounds us and the feelings it evokes in our everyday lives. Any artist interested in displaying work at the library is invited to call 508-696-4210.
Artist Gloria Burkin had a display at our library last fall. I look forward to seeing her new paintings on display at the Chilmark library this month.
Did you know that your childhood measles shots provide lifetime immunity?
This month ACE MV offers a five-week course called Introduction to Finance. This is part of the one-year Business Administration Program.
What is going on at our Post Office? I don’t know anyone who has received a key for a package. The key is supposed to go in your P.O. box so you can pick up a parcel without waiting in line. Last month a friend mailed me a book. When I didn’t get it, she tracked it online. There she learned it was refused at Vineyard Haven on April 1, returned to sender (but she doesn’t have it), and now tracking says it arrived at Vineyard Haven last week. And why was it refused? If I ever get it, I’ll let you know.
Sorry, but I am spoiled. When we first got our box 35 years ago, I received a letter addressed only to “Kay Mayhew, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.” Now I hear from others they get mail to the wrong box.
The Federated Church invites you to celebrate Palm Sunday, April 14, at 10:30 am. Listen to the choir, enjoy the service, and, receive a palm frond. The West Tisbury service is at 10 am. All are welcome.
Cities across Europe charge high fees for private cars. Parking costs are going up in Boston. New York City plans to make it cost more to bring a car into the city. When bus service was proposed for the Island, there was not a lot of interest, and for the first few months there were empty buses. Now the MVTA has a good service, with many routes that are well-used by Islander and visitor alike.
The debate is between the drivers and the outside people who hire them. While locals are always complaining about the traffic, the MVTA helped set up a parking area for our town which works well and keeps cars out of downtown. This does not just affect business; it affects all of us.
You are invited to celebrate Memorial Day by running in memory of a loved one or to honor those who have died in service to our country. The Oak Bluffs Memorial 5K Road Race is on Sunday morning, May 26, from 10 to 11. The Memorial Fun Run (1 mile) is from 9:30 to 10. Google for more. Tom Hallahan of Hospice of MV says the first ones to register will receive tee shirts.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Debbie Eggers and Allan M. Davey on Saturday. Ann Lee parties on Monday; she even gets the day off. Mike McLaughlin also parties on Monday. Happy birthday to Jack Rizza and Fran Griffin Gould on Tuesday. Wednesday belongs to Ann Maley.
Heard on Main Street: We could learn a lot from crayons: Some are sharp, some are pretty; some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors — but they all exist very nicely in the same box.