Heard on Main Street: You only live once — but if you work it right, once is enough.
We’re all a little tired of our isolation and masks. We were all worried about our families and our friends. Now we are beginning to put away the isolation and concern and venture out, some of us timidly, into the world we have missed.
But our issues were nothing compared to what healthcare workers had to deal with, including long hours and just trying to keep people alive. That’s why I was happy to hear that the Nobnocket Boutique Inn in Vineyard Haven has welcomed the first of several deserving and selfless New England health workers, who are taking advantage of the inn’s offer to cover 50 percent of the cost of a June stay on Martha’s Vineyard. Even better is the extra surprise awaiting the health workers at check-in that a local year-round Islander resident has, anonymously, stepped in to pay the remaining 50 percent for the health workers who have helped so many.
This Island has a lot of amazing and caring people who do so much for so many — much of it never known to others except for those fortunate enough to be on the receiving end.
The Louisa Gould Gallery has added two well-known and respected oil painters, Susan Evans and Len Mizerek. I hope you saw the article about “Mood-evoking Images and Maritime Masterpieces” in last week’s Times. You can also enjoy some of these works at the gallery or on their website.
The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse has begun scheduling its outdoor summer events beginning in July, with different theater performances of Shakespeare for the Masses. Check the website (mvplayhouse.org) or call for details.
The main floor of the Vineyard Haven library is now open Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 to 5 pm, and Saturday 1 to 4 pm. Also on Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm. This is where the new Young Adult and children’s books are also available. Computer use and the children’s room should be scheduled. Contactless pickup is Monday in the entry.
The library is sponsoring a Zoom time to learn the Why’s and When’s of Car Maintenance, an overview of car maintenance with Chaya Milchtein of Mechanic Shop Femme. She will tell you when to perform specific tasks, and why, including changing oil and filters, tire pressure, coolant. Questions are encouraged. Register now at the library for Thursday, July 8, from 7 to 8 pm.
I was very happy to get a parking place at Mardell’s to get new batteries for two watches. Both mine, but I like a change now and then. And I hate trying to read the time on my new cell phone.
When I drowned my old one, it hadn’t occurred to me how hard it would be to figure out how to use the new one. And I am not trying to do anything different, though the phone does not seem to agree. I was very unhappy with the screen but was so pleased to end up with a lovely view of the Gay Head Cliffs. Now if I could only figure out how to change the ringtone. The old one had better choices. By the time I figure it out, the battery is running out. It is so annoying to have such problems.
I could do better if I were willing to go online for the only access to a user guide, where I could search through nearly 300 pages. So I seek out knowledgeable people who are willing to help. But then I forget how to do it.
Don’t forget the M.V. Garden Club’s Blooming Art starts tomorrow, June 18, at the Old Mill in West Tisbury.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go to Johanna Robichau and Shunna Nute on Saturday. Sunday belongs to Laura Kimball.
Heard on Main Street: You do know that birthdays are good for you: The more you have, the longer you live.
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