Edgartown

One week away from Memorial Day weekend, and I feel like I have a forest of oak trees attempting to take root in my lungs. Achoo! On a happier note, I’ve enjoyed my first grilled burgers and dogs of the season. Fried clams are next on the agenda.

I saw a lot of familiar faces at the Rainbow Run Saturday morning — an annual fundraising event for Rainbow Place preschool in which children and their parents hoof it from the Yacht Club parking lot up Main Street to the Whaling Church. Connor Graves was there with parents Joel and Elaine. I was glad to see that Joel, an avid runner, was decked out in athletic gear from head to toe for the two-block trot. Connor had made sure Dad would be prepared.

Down at the Second Hand Store, Abby Leighton is sporting a spunky new hairdo after donating her tresses to Locks of Love early last week, as reported by my Woman on the Street, Deputy Edgartown Columnist Extraordinaire, Cheryl Welch. I finally got a chance to see the new ‘do firsthand, and I can report that it is super cute, as will be the lucky recipients of Abby’s donation.

Tim Morgan, my uncle from San Antonio, snuck up on us for a few days to visit my grandparents, Ted and Floss Morgan, and the rest of the extended Morgan crew. I was lucky enough to get a banjo lesson in with Uncle Tim amid his busy schedule of meets and greets.

So much culinary fanciness has been taking place on Summer Street. First we got Rickard’s Bakery with their delicious breads, and now across the street, we’ll have Black Sheep with its selection of artisanal cheeses, cured meats, and chocolates. Downtown peeps won’t have to go very far this summer to throw together a last-minute cocktail party.

Jesse Hayes has written about Green Drinks on Martha’s Vineyard, presented by Hayes Design Studios and Roads 2 Health, Friday, May 20, beginning at 6:30 pm at Island CoHousing Commonhouse at 17 Rock Pond Road in West Tisbury. The event will be a gathering for freeform conversation, networking, and sharing of ideas on sustainability, healthy living, green business, conservation, and all things eco-friendly. Refreshments will include organic wine, fair-trade coffee, tea, and delicious gourmet appetizers. To reserve your space, contact Jesse Hayes by May 18 at 617-838-1972 or hayesmusicdesign@gmail.com.

Happy second birthday to Keira Welch, who celebrated surrounded by friends and family, including aunts, uncles, and grandparents who all made the trek from M.V. to Dracut to share in the event. Mac ‘n’ cheese sticks to you, little friend.

We have many more May babies (“Maybes”?) to celebrate this week, including Lukas Fenske, who turns nine on Friday, May 20. One more year ’til double digits. A toss of confetti to Brandon Willett and Tim Klein on May 21, and to Janice Donaroma and Nicole LaPierre on May 22. Hope you all have a lovely time.

Time to dust off that lawn furniture and plant those beds, because the April showers certainly brought May flowers this year. Now we just have to figure out what to do with all these pilgrims.