You guys sure made it easy on me this week — emailing, calling, flagging me down on the sidewalk. Guess that means I'll have to wait until next week to tell you all about my parents' new ducklings. So, without further ado...
Hilary Grannis reports that she spent the weekend on Nantucket, joined by Katie Doll, Bill Jacob, and Cheri Mason. It was Cheri's inaugural trip to the "other" island. The team enjoyed lots of awesome food and fun. (As an aside, I have to tell you all that Hilary is now sending me weekly updates, making it a personal goal to garner the most mentions in the Edgartown Column for 2012. I put this out to you all as a challenge. You email; I report. Let's give the lady a little competition!)
Happy 50th anniversary to Bill and Betty Welch, who celebrate April 28th. The two married in Whitman, and are proud to boast three children, Christine, Kimberly, William ("Billy"), and seven grandchildren. Bill started an electrical business in Whitman in 1963, which he turned over to his son in 2003, in time to retire to the home in Edgartown where the family has spent summers since 1980. Here's to many more.
But wait, there's more! I ran into Fred and Jennifer Fournier down at the Harbor View where they were celebrating their 19th anniversary on April 17. Also, George and Priscilla Magnuson celebrated April 20, sharing their anniversary with the second birthday of twin great-grandchildren, Madeline and Mallory D'Amato, daughters of Leah D'Amato (née Phillips).
So much to celebrate these days! So why not get your tickets now for the Edgartown Board of Trade's Pink and Green Ball? The event, which is the pinnacle of the Board's annual Pink and Green Weekend, takes place Saturday, May 12, from 7 to 11 pm at the Field Club. Dance the night away with the Sultans of Swing, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction, and get decked out for the best-dressed pink-and-green couple contest. For ticket info, and for further information on Pink and Green Weekend, visit edgartownboardoftrade.com.
Edgartonians such as Patrick Ahearn and Sam Sherman are featured in Featherstone's exhibit, "The Art of Vineyard Architecture: Celebrating Vineyard Architects" through May 9, daily from 12 to 4 pm. Other participating Island architects include, Architecture Indigo, LLC, Hutker Architects, MacNelly Cohen Architects, Mashek MacLean Architects, South Mountain, Sullivan O'Connor Architects, Stephen Pogue Architect, Judge Skelton Smith Architects, and Terrain Architects.
In observance of Autism Awareness Month, the Island Autism Group will hold a benefit at the Wharf Pub Thursday, April 26, beginning at 7:30 pm, featuring music by Mike Benjamin, raffle items from various local vendors and artisans, food, and a cash bar. Raffle items include: leather goods, baby items, photography, soaps and skin care products, knits, jewelry, and more. For further info, visit islandautismgroupinc.com.
Like I said, there is a lot to celebrate this week, including a slew of birthdays. Coo Cavallo celebrates April 27, followed by his honey, Donna, on the 28th. Also April 28 Paulo DeOliveira will celebrate by letting son, Mateo, assist in blowing out the candles. NYC girl Lark Guerin always has fancy plans to celebrate her day, April 29. On April 30th, Richelle O'Neil will celebrate with the help of her best buddy, Frankie; Brian Ditchfield will find something creative to do, I'm sure; and hopefully Matthew Cutter will make it to the non-business side of the bar for a toast or two. Last, but certainly not least, I hope Dave Alton's May 1 birthday doesn't have anyone crying MAYDAY.