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Is watching the sunrise over a hot cup of java not quite enough to give your day the jumpstart it needs? Right around the corner at the Chilmark Community Center, John Maxwell offers an all-level yoga class from 6 to 7 am, Monday through Friday. I am not quite sure of all the details, such as fees, but I hear it is quite reasonable. Check it out if you are suffering those mid-winter blahs that most of us experience those last couple of weeks before the clocks change their timing.

Here is a little heads-up to all you folks who count on the Menemsha Cafe for a bite to eat at lunchtime or a home-style meal on Friday nights. Josh, Angela, and Eli will have the doors closed and locked for a week, just a mere seven days, from Monday March 7 through Sunday March 13. They have a little pre-spring cleaning and touching up to do around the shop. But have no fear, they will reopen with their same schedule Monday through Friday for lunch from 11 am to 2 pm and Friday night supper 5 to 8 pm.

I received a phone call from Mary Ambulos last Thursday in her capacity as Chilmark School secretary. She started off by saying, “Well, we’ve never had anything quite like this happen before…” Long story short, Brooks hit his head on a window sill. I drove to school to find the blond-headed seven-year-old with red-streaked hair and an ice pack. There were no tears, but rather a very composed little boy who stated he was pretty sure the window sill was cracked and he might need to go to the ER. Sure enough, a couple of hours later we were heading back home after seeing Dr. Zack (who coincidentally has a child in the K-1) with three shiny staples holding a small section of his scalp together. For those of you who are friends with me on Facebook, you can check out the picture Brooks insisted I post. Big hugs to Miss Channon Capra for taking care of our young man and swapping stories of stitches, staples, and scars until I arrived.

We made the most of our trip to the ER. Great-grandma Bette was upstairs on the second floor in room 204, being cared for by an assortment of kind nurses and doctors. The cough and shortness of breath finally got the best of her so some time overlooking Vineyard Haven Harbor from her finely appointed suite was a must. I hope, by the time you read this she will be back on the North Shore in her home overlooking Menemsha Harbor. Each day there she was looking better and better: The pink was back in her cheeks, the smile back on her face and, yes, that feistiness we’ve all come to adore was beginning to shine through.

Wednesday, March 9, at 5:30, the getting connected computer series #5 is all about YouTube. Stop in for the class and learn how to navigate and use this popular site. Remember, the classes are free.

Friday night’s free movie will take you on a trip to Scotland, departing on March 11 at 7 pm in the 1954 film known as both The Maggie and High and Dry. Free popcorn and drinks are offered too.

According to Pam Goff, Pizza Nights will be back on the agenda at the Chilmark Church starting Tuesday, March 8. It seems as if more than half the town is away on some sort of adventure this week, so put a slice of pizza on your calendar for when you return. Start time is 6 pm. Be sure to cover your head with your thinking cap and be prepared for those Bananagrams tiles to get dumped out on the table, too.

Speaking of vacations, I am not sure I have a neighbor within yelling distance this week. Adventures are being had in Hawaii, both on the islands of Kauai and Maui, London, Saint Maarten, Florida’s east coast, west coast and the Keys, Saint John, and there are a few adventuring right here in our own backyard. Lucy Vincent and Squibnocket are quite glorious at this time of year.

The mention of warm and tropical places reminds me of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. I can imagine what you are thinking. On a serious note, Whitney Andresen, daughter of Sarah and Spider, has received the top honor of having bathing suits from her Bikini Thief swimwear line featured in the 2011 edition of this coveted publication. Congratulations to Whitney for making it to newsstands all over the globe.