Tisbury: Heard on Main Street


Heard on Main Street: “Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.”  –Jacques Cousteau

If you didn’t vote, you can still take part in the primary tomorrow during the day at the new fire station. Or you can wait and join the crowd on the 3rd.

I never understood why people complain about February. I usually find it a pleasant month, complete with a day off to celebrate the best presidents of the past, and all the wonderful chocolate available for Valentine’s Day. It is also a good excuse to party with my granddaughters, one of whom joins me in having a birthday this month.

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ann Mathewson Howes. She was a lovely person, a talented artist, and a blessing to all who knew her. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Ann’s life on Saturday, Feb. 29, at 2 pm at the Howes House in West Tisbury.

You will enjoy the unusual Art in the Stacks at our library in March. See vintage Edward Gorey posters on loan from the Sturgis Library in Barnstable. The exhibit is made possible by a grant from the Cape Cod Antiques Dealers Association.

When it is cold, it is a good time to mess with the computer. Know the do’s and don’ts for creating websites? Learn the first steps with Jon Lucas at the Vineyard Haven library on Tuesday, March 3, at 7 pm.

You do know that cold weather is the perfect time for comfort food. Though I do wonder why anyone thought lobster went well with mac & cheese. I agree both are good on their own, but I am not too sure about mixing them. On the other hand I do enjoy cheese in any way, shape, or form. My mother was awfully good at creating a delicious cheese soufflé, which won the top prize from me.

Harvey Beth will school you on iPhone Photography 101 at 7 pm on Tuesdays, March 10 and 24, at the V.H. library. Registration is required at bit.ly/iPhonePix.

You can find out more about the entertainment and learning resources available at our library with a library card. Make an appointment to see how to access library e-books and other free online sources, including movies and such. Make an appointment for a 30-minute session between 2 and 5 pm on Mondays, or 10 am to noon on Saturdays. Call 508-696-4210.

We probably should be glad for the freezing temperatures. A deep freeze down into the ground is the only thing that will kill the ticks and other nasty insects, all of which are otherwise staying warm underground until spring releases them.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out tomorrow to Susan Goldstein. Katie Kennedy parties on Monday.

Heard on Main Street: Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.