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How does that Gershwin song go? “It’s suppertime and the living is easy.” Well, maybe it actually references summertime but I got your attention, didn’t I? As of last weekend, the Menemsha Cafe is serving supper on Friday and Saturday nights between 5:30 and 8:30pm. I don’t know about you but I think it is pretty nice to know there is an alternative to tearing into a box of pasta. In addition to supper, the Cafe is open seven days a week from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Pierre Bourque’s art show runs until Friday June 10 at the Chilmark Library. His display features a mix of his latest minimalist landscapes and seascapes along with several earlier works. This is his third show on Martha’s Vineyard. He has also exhibited in California and Louisiana, as well as in his native Canada. A fun and noteworthy aside is: One of Pierre’s paintings, entitled Forest 3, is in the collection of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Congratulations to Ava Stearns who rode for the first time at the Devon Horse Show. Started in 1896 in Devon, Pennsylvania, the Devon Horse Show is the oldest and largest outdoor show in the US. Ava rode “You go Girl” and, to quote her mother, Sarah Doyle, “she laid down a super slick trip in the small handy class, ending up third in the best of company.” She also ribboned in the hunt teams. Nice work Miss Ava.

Congratulations to Audrey and Todd Mayhew on the birth of their son, Rasmus Van der Krogt Mayhew. Weighing in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces he is welcomed by a whole flock of family and friends including proud grandparents Lois and Greg Mayhew. Thanks to great-uncle Jonathan for sharing the great news.

Here is something kind of cool and certainly out of the ordinary. Connie and Bob Taylor are uniquely famous thanks to their daughter-in-law, Carrie Fyler. Let me see if I can document this accurately. Carrie, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Connecticut, discovered a new species of Acanthobothrium — more simply known as tapeworms found in sharks, skates and rays. Through their generous assistance with adorable granddaughter Story J. Taylor, they made this work possible and therefore, Acanthobothrium bobconniorum Fyler and Caira, 2010 is officially documented.

North Tabor Farm has salad greens and beautiful heirloom cherry and hybrid tomato plants for sale at their farm stand. The salad greens were delicious when I had them the other day. Their goods are easy to find under the tent at the entrance to North Tabor Farm near the intersection of Tabor House and North Roads.

Chef James MacDonough of the Beach Plum Inn is excited to share his new menu, with specials every night. Also at the Beach Plum, Chef Robin Forte has created a beautiful breakfast menu and will also be the creative force behind the delectable dinnertime desserts.

Jack Nixon celebrated his first double-digit birthday surrounded by his dad Bob, mother Sarah, and siblings Bobby and Maggie. Also attending the dinnertime extravaganza at nowhere other than Smokin’ Bones were Lauren Hutton, Anna Vennberg, Julie Flanders, Bella Thorpe, Livy Smith, Genny Kent, Bradley, Brooks and Katie Carroll and Hartley Sierputoski. After dining at a table covered with every type of barbecue product and sides available to man, the group ventured to the Game Room. Jack managed to rack up well over 2,000 tickets on his birthday, which lands him in, what I consider, the arcade ticket hall of fame.

Leaving on a jet plane and flying across the pond, the West Tisbury School eighth grade students head for England on Saturday. Caila Drew, Erin Hickey, Brigida Larsen, Peter and Andrew Ruimerman join their student exchange trip to England. May they have grand adventures and return home with so many stories that it takes them days to tell them all.

Tomorrow is school spirit day at the Chilmark School. This month’s theme is school colors. Put on your yellow and royal blue and share your love for our amazing community school.

Sunday, June 5, at 9 am is the annual Blessing of the Fleet. This is a casual Chilmark Church service held beside Menemsha Texaco, at which the centuries-old tradition continues to ensure a safe and bountiful season for the harbor and its working boats. Please contact Pam Goff if you have any questions.

Wednesday, June 8, is John Maloney’s last poetry workshop at the library. If you haven’t had an opportunity to attend one, now is your chance to stop by and get some fresh ideas for your summer writing. It’s at 5:30 pm.

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