Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Opportunity to Participate in Tisbury Vision Planning

Help the Town of Tisbury plan for the future by attending a community workshop at the Vineyard Haven Public Library!

The workshop will be held Friday, October 3rd from 10am to noon. Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome, including anyone who lives, works, or owns a business in Tisbury. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to visionplan@tisburyma.gov (RSVP is appreciated but not required).

For more information, visit the Town of Tisbury Vision Planning website at http://www.tisburyma.gov/Pages/TisburyMA_VisionPlanning/index

If you are not able to attend the workshop at the library, additional workshops are being offered. Dates and locations:
  • 7-9pm Tuesday September 30th at Tisbury Senior Center
  • 10am-noon Saturday October 4th at Tisbury Emergency Services Building

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Island-Wide Flu Clinic and Flu Information

An all-island seasonal flu immunization clinic will be held on Saturday, October 4th from 9am to noon at the Martha's Vineyard High School. Vehicles must register at one of two prescreening/staging areas, at Waban Park in Oak Bluffs and at the West Tisbury School, prior to going to the High School to get vaccinated.

The clinic is open to anyone including children over six months old. Forms and additional information are available at the library or may be downloaded here. Contact your local Board of Health if you have any questions or seek further information about the clinic.

Do you have questions about the flu? Flu.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. Government information on H1N1, avian and pandemic flu. Other recommended resources are provided below.

Staying Healthy

The two most basic practices a person can do to help prevent catching and spreading germs and viruses are hand washing and covering your cough.

Hand Washing: People in the United States are being advised to be very diligent about hand washing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information on their web site about when and how you should wash your hands.

Covering Your Cough : Another important way to prevent the spread of diseases is to properly cover your cough. The CDC provides information on covering your cough.

Other Healthy Practices: There are several other steps the CDC recommends as ways to prevent the spread of flu and other diseases:

  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick or when you are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick. Keep your children home if they are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Practice other health habits of getting plenty of sleep, being physically active, drinking plenty of fluids and eat nutritious foods.
Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): information on the Seasonal Flu and Novovirus.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH): Flu Website includes information in English and Spanish.

Medline Plus: Flu information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Monday, September 15, 2014

Complete 5k Results!

                  Vineyard Haven Library 5K - 9/14/2014 
                            Tisbury, MA        

Mixed 5000 Meter Run
      Comp#  Name                      Team                    Time
 1   418  Steenkamp, Reaan        M47  Vineyard Haven, MA   19:35.00
 2   324  Fargo, Lance            M48  Oceanview, DE        20:22.00
 3   326  Graves, Joel            M34  Edg, MA              20:51.00
 4   428  Spencer, Hayley         W33  Oak Bluffs, MA       23:23.00
 5   450  Reske, Trish            W53  Westboro, MA         23:37.00
 6   446  Ricciardi, Walter       M60  Aquinnah, MA         23:50.00
 7   309  Norton, Jonathon        M10  Tisbury, MA          23:55.00
 8   439  Story, Nate              M8  Vineyard Haven, MA   23:57.00
 9   328  Cherry, Catherine       W13  Edg, MA              24:02.00
10   445  Thorton, Edward         M45  W Barnstable, MA     24:09.00
11   459  Greene, Alice           W19  W Tisbury, MA        24:15.00
12   441  Brown, Katie            W39  Vineyard Haven, MA   24:27.00
13   314  Best, Douglas           M58  Vineyard Haven, MA   24:57.00
14   438  Ferron, Christine       W43  Vineyard Haven, MA   25:07.00
15   330  Donnelly, Kevin         M64  Mansfield, MA        25:15.00
16   431  Lobdell, Karen          W61  Vineyard Haven, MA   25:49.00
17   429  Hopkins, Mike           M43  Virginia Beach, VA   25:55.00
18   329  Nolan, Diane            W49  Vineyard Haven, MA   26:03.00
19   404  Nasser, Frank           M61  Oak Bluffs, MA       26:08.00
20   313  Wendt, Irene            W18  Oak Bluffs, MA       26:12.00
21   463  Caresto, Michael        M47  Suffield, CT         26:16.00
22   462  Coogan, Nell            W35  OB, MA               26:21.00
23   444  Keane, Marion           W55  Norfolk, MA          26:24.00
24   451  Reske, David            M52  Westboro, MA         26:47.00
25   452  Kopoyan, Robin          W48  Quincy, MA           27:20.00
26   321  Connolly-Cochrane, Jean W66  Tarpon Spring, FL    28:03.00
27   417  Davey, Jason            M13  Vineyard Haven, MA   28:18.00
28   433  Kisiel, Harrison        M25  Vineyard Haven, MA   28:25.00
29   407  Parker, Matthew         M27  Vineyard Haven, MA   29:33.00
30   403  Taylor, Jane            W33  Vineyard Haven, MA   29:41.00
31   456  Reske, Caleb            M12  Westborough, MA      29:42.00
32   457  Reske, Jacob            M23  Westborough, MA      30:07.00
33   327  Kirk, Kimberly          W47  Edg, MA              30:38.00
34   316  Battles, Martha         W61  New York, NY         33:02.00
35   419  Fairbanks, Susan        W69  Vineyard Haven, MA   33:38.00
36   432  Bergeron, Mary          W32  Edg, MA              33:39.00
37   414  Clough, Marston         M71  Vineyard Haven, MA   33:40.00
38   420  Ray, Matthew            M47  Vineyard Haven, MA   33:47.00
39   453  Dever-Kelly, Patricia   W48  Quincy, MA           34:33.00
40   319  Munn, Linus              M9  Vineyard Haven, MA   34:56.00
41   317  Munn, Dana              M45  Vineyard Haven, MA   35:04.00
42   315  Moore, Faith            W66  Cambridge, MA        35:09.00
43   318  Munn, Natalie           W44  Vineyard Haven, MA   36:06.00
44   408  Parker, Amanda          W27  Vineyard Haven, MA   37:05.00
45   415  Clough, Louise          W66  Vineyard Haven, MA   37:47.00
46   464  Kirk, Lucinda           W43  Vineyard Haven, MA   37:51.00
47   401  Schneider, Audrey       W72  Vineyard Haven, MA   38:03.00
48   331  Silva, Claudia          W50  Smithfield, MA       38:22.00
49   443  Krauthamer, David       M13  Oak Bluffs, MA       39:01.00
50   310  Norton, Dougie          M14  Vineyard Haven, MA   39:02.00
51   442  Krauthamer, Natalie     W39  Oak Bluffs, MA       39:30.00
52   402  Magiera, Debrah         W49  Greenville, RI       39:53.00
53   423  Jims, Ian                M6  Vineyard Haven, MA   40:00.36
54   447  Ray, Earle              M70  Vineyard Haven, MA   40:00.90
55   421  Ray, Charlotte           W9  Vineyard Haven, MA   40:02.00
56   422  Jims, Elizabeth         W35  Vineyard Haven, MA   40:19.00
57   311  Schroder, Olivia        W12  Oak Bluffs, MA       44:08.00
58   312  Wendt, Veronica         W12  Oak Bluffs, MA       44:17.00
59   434  Kari, Caitlin           W25  Vineyard Haven, MA   44:39.00
60   322  Robertson, Ruth         W69  Holiday, FL          44:41.00
61   325  Peterson, Cynthia       W81  Middle Haddam, CT    46:30.00
62   425  Robinson, Sharon        W72  Oak Bluffs, MA       47:22.00
63   427  Robinson, Nicholas      M35  Oak Bluffs, MA       49:04.00
64   426  Robinson, David         M71  Oak Bluffs, MA       49:05.00
65   411  Street, Pamela          W67  Vineyard Haven, MA   49:50.00
66   320  Israel-Connolly, Anne   W66  Vineyard Haven, MA   52:29.00
67   323  Connolly, Mary          W59  Mansfield, MA        52:30.00

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Art in the Stacks: Birds of New England and Florida, by Dick Biros

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library are pleased to present an exhibit of photographs by Richard "Dick" Biros, on display during regular library hours, from September 4th through October 4th, 2014.

Dick Biros moved to Martha's Vineyard in 1998, with his wife, Martha. Dick is an Army veteran and Fulbright Exchange teacher, who has had a 40 year career in education as a Biology teacher, Vice Principal, and Summer School Director.

Dick has pursued photography as his avocation for nearly 60 years. His favorite subject is nature, especially the birds of New England and Florida. Dick has shown his work in Florida, where he has been awarded Blue Ribbon and Honorable Mention awards.