Edgartown

8th-grade graduates from the Edgartown School. Seated, from left:  Charles Morano, Spencer Schofield, Nicholas Termini, Kevin Montambault, Abigail Willoughby, Gabriella Hoxsie, Hanna Kim, Alexander Vukota, Kevin Cleary, Erik Faber, Dunovan Belisle.
Standing: Sabrina Carlos, Aubrey Ashmun, David Macias, Thomas O'Shaughnessy, Austin Fournier, Lee Felix, Dorian Johnson, Michael Morris, Luke McCracken, Andrew Fournier, Matthew Davies, Daniel Costello, Erin Hegarty, Charlotte Hammond, Naomi Felix, John Stevens - Principal.
Steve Evans

8th-grade graduates from the Edgartown School. Seated, from left: Charles Morano, Spencer Schofield, Nicholas Termini, Kevin Montambault, Abigail Willoughby, Gabriella Hoxsie, Hanna Kim, Alexander Vukota, Kevin Cleary, Erik Faber, Dunovan Belisle.
Standing: Sabrina Carlos, Aubrey Ashmun, David Macias, Thomas O'Shaughnessy, Austin Fournier, Lee Felix, Dorian Johnson, Michael Morris, Luke McCracken, Andrew Fournier, Matthew Davies, Daniel Costello, Erin Hegarty, Charlotte Hammond, Naomi Felix, John Stevens - Principal.

Well, the Bruins did it. We won the Stanley Cup. Children these days will officially never know the heartache that it once meant to be a New England sports fan, as they grow up in a world where all of our major teams have won recent championships.

We superstitiously watched the Stanley Cup Finals packed into the same corner of the Wharf each game, waiting for that final moment of victory. My cousin, Dylan Morgan, showed up during Game 7 with a Bruins tee-clad real taxidermied bear, from the ample trophy collection of Tom Taylor, which he launched into a bar-wide crowd surf. I mean, a real stuffed bear. At the Pub. You can’t write this stuff.

I made a glaring error in last week’s column regarding Taste of the Vineyard. The event is a benefit for Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust, not the Historical Society, as I erroneously mentioned. Let’s not even get into the fact that the name Historical Society doesn’t even exist anymore, as it has given way to the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Anyway, the Preservation Trust had a great turnout for the stroll last Thursday, as well as auction night on Saturday, where I’m told that Ray Ellis’s tie fetched a hefty sum right off his neck.

The kids are out of school this week, so time to start camp, beach days, and summer jobs. Hope you all have a fun, safe summer, and don’t work too hard. Congratulations to all who have graduated this year, whether from eighth grade, high school, or even the little preschool guys. I look forward to hearing of your future successes.

Speaking of eighth grade, I got a report on the eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C., from Charlie Morano Sr., who chaperoned the trip, joining son Charlie Jr. Highlights included a nighttime bus tour of the monuments as well as some unscheduled ice cream stops to beat the 97-degree heat.

The Edgartown Police in association with the Edgartown Fire Department will host a free public safety day from 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday, June 25, on the grounds of the Edgartown School. There will be a kids’ bike rodeo from 10 am to noon, as well as a free car seat check from 1 to 4 pm to ensure that car seats meet current safety requirements. For more information, call 508-627-4343.

The Anchors invites seniors to sign up now for their second annual bike ride. Ride the Old Rail Trail from Woods Hole to Highway 151 and back, led by new administrator Paul Mohair. The ride will take place Wednesday, June 29. Meet at Steamship in Vineyard Haven at 9:15 am for the 9:30 boat, with your ferry tickets in hand. Pack a drink and sandwich to nibble for lunch at Smitty’s Ice Cream at 11:15. Return at 12:00 noon for the 1:15 pm boat. Don’t forget your helmet! For further info and to reserve your space, call 508-627-4368.

Check out Felix Neck’s “Creature Feature,” June 22 to September 2 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 to 11 am for children ages 3 to 5 years old, with a parent/friend. This program offers young naturalists a close-up look at native animals of Martha’s Vineyard. Programs combine a story, craft and a look at the “creature” of the day! Upcoming featured creatures include worms, scallops, turtles, ospreys, frogs and toads, and horseshoe crabs. For more information, call 508-627-4850.

Birthday wishes go out to Gary Hathaway, June 24; Kelley DeBettencourt, June 27; and to Thomas McManus, June 29. Hope you have a lovely day!