Does a yellow daffodil blooming in the yard and the re-appearance of robins mean that Spring is here? I was hoping so when I saw them in the yard this past weekend. But I guess you can’t rush Mother Nature.Daylight savings time returns this Sunday, March 11. Don’t forget to spring ahead by turning your clocks ahead an hour. And please, this is the time you should replace the batteries in your smoke and CD alarms.Congratulations to the four sports teams at the MVRHS who gave an uplifting winters sports season to all of us. The boys and girls hockey teams, and boys and girls basketball teams had such a great season that all four teams qualified for the State Tournament. All teams did their school proud and as I am writing this on Monday, the boys basketball team is still in the running. When I played basketball for the Tisbury High School, just a “few” years ago, our team qualified for the State Tournament but we were not permitted to participate as the school only allowed boys to play in tournaments. My, how things have changed.
How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? This year a good choice would be to go to the First Baptist Parish House on William Street in Vineyard Haven on Saturday, March 17, from 5:30 to 7 pm, where there will be a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & a movie. A yummy meal of corned beef, cabbage and all the fixings will be served. Takeout is also available. One of my favorite movies, “The Quiet Man” featuring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara will be shown. The cost for this all-inclusive celebration is $10 for adults and $5 for anyone under 12. For more Information, call 508-693-1539.
The Good Shepherd Parish is holding a Fish Fry every Friday during Lent from 5 to 7 pm at St. Augustine’s Hall in Vineyard Haven. It’s open to all and costs $10 for adults, $5 for a child under 12, or $30 for a family. You can choose fried fish, French fries, coleslaw, clam chowder, salad and mac n’ cheese with beverages, all of which is available to go.
Also during Lent, Stations of the Cross will take place on Friday upstairs in the church at 7 pm.
Just a reminder that for another meal choice, come to the Ham and Bean Supper at the Oak Bluffs Senior Center this Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 to benefit the Friends of the O.B. Council on Aging.
Our Oak Bluffs Library is holding a Book Release Party on Saturday, March 10, from2 to 4 pm. To celebrate author Judith Campbell’s third Olympia Brown mystery, “A Despicable Mission,” there will be staged readings from the book and an author signing. A portion of book sales will benefit local animal shelters. Refreshments will be served and admission is free.
Best wishes to Penni Amaral and Eric Steigelman who were married on March 3. Eric and Penni grew up together in Katama and were childhood sweethearts. They reconnected last year and plan on living a long happy life together. They are now living in Ashburnham.
ACE MV is offering many interesting classes through the end of March. On March 15 the program is Detoxification for the Body, Mind and Soul sponsored by Slavin Chiropractic.
Cooking Through Cultures: Jewish Cooking cosponsored by MV Museum will also be offered on the 15th. For more information, call 774-310-1131. You may register online at acemv.org.
We send birthday smiles to Woodside Village residents who celebrate their special days in March: Hershel West on March 1, Geraldine Wilson on the 4th, Lucy Costa on March 12, followed by Tom Cargill the next day, Michael Haydn and Robert Searle share the 17th, Bill Thorp on the 23rd, Shirley Robinson on the March 26, Mary Haigazian on March 30 and Frances Smith on March 31.
Birthday smiles to Vicky White on the 10th, Willie deBettencourt, Pauline Gregory, Janice Rose and Molly deBettencourt on March 12, Jenny Hart on the 13th and Will Farrissey on the 14th.Enjoy your week.Peace.