Edgartown: Propane for PTA

— Shelby Regan

This is truly one weird summer. The weather is all over the place, though sunshine has been at a minimum these days. Sometimes we go somewhere and the crowds are a nightmare. But then other times we go out and things seem eerily quiet for July. Maybe it’s because I’m always braced for insanity, particularly after a busier than normal June, so anything less than that is a welcome relief. I don’t know. I’m trying to just go with the flow of things.

Happy birthday wishes go out this week to Megan Bettencourt and Cecily Stibitz on July 14, Nancy Corwin Dillon and Betsi Convery Luce on July 15, my fabulous godmother, Nancy Mannering, on July 17, Jim Kelleher, also on July 17, and Claire Baione Cunnion on July 18.

I also want to send out congratulations and kudos to my husband, Don Casey, for sticking with me for seven years of our unique and unconventional marriage. Whatever works, right?

Pat Tyra called me this week to ask for more details about the Edgartown School PTA Vineyard Propane/Amerigas School Days program. She also made the brilliant suggestion that I share the information here for anyone else that might like to be part of the program. Basically, here’s how it works: The Edgartown School PTA will receive $.02 cents for every gallon of propane purchased from Vineyard Propane/Amerigas. All you need to do is drop off your Vineyard Propane/Amerigas receipts to the school, after making a copy for yourself for your records, and that’s it. The PTA handles the rest. Then when all is said and done, Vineyard Propane delivers a check to the Edgartown School PTA for the total amount accrued, up to $2,000.00. So, if the question is, is it worth it, the answer is a resounding YES! So if you haven’t taken part in this program in the past, by all means consider it for the future. It’s one of the easiest ways to support our school and of course, is incredibly appreciated.

I had the good fortune to actually visit the library this afternoon. The visit was brief, just long enough to pick up a couple of books for summer school, but it was so nice to walk back through their door again. It’s such a beautiful building and the staff are so helpful. I hope folks are able to stop in and find some good reads. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10 am until 5 pm for express in-person browsing. Appointments need to be made for access to the children’s department. Call them at 508-627-4221 or visit their website at edgartownlibrary.org.

The MV Film Festival is offering up “Inside Out” this Friday for their drive-in movie at the YMCA. Gates open at 7:15 pm. Games for all ages start at 7:30 pm. The film begins at approximately 8:30 pm. Click this website driveinmv.com for more information and to purchase tickets, where you can also see what other movies will be offered in the coming weeks.

I’m in need of some news, folks. Anniversaries, birthdays, events, celebrations. Feel free to reach out via email at ggardnermv@gmail or give me a call or text at 508-627-1809. I’d love to share your news. I know it’s a crazy busy time of year but readers really do enjoy your news so share away!

Next week is a milestone for our family. My boy Riley turns 21. In fact, he turns 21 on the 21st in ‘21. That’s some golden birthday. I will be sad to not be with him. But his dad will be traveling out to Yuma to hand deliver his car to him around that time and will get to see him, which has to be enough for now. I’ll tuck some little gifts in the car before he heads out West, but let’s face it, all they want when they reach this age is money. I can’t believe my baby is 21. Seems like we just brought him home the other day. Sigh. Time really does fly.

Have a wonderful week. Stay safe and be kind.

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