Welcome back to Dr. Shea. Dr. Ryan Shea, Rachel Cottle Shea, and their family have moved back home. Dr. Shea is Dr. David Finkelstein’s new partner, who has been working with him for the last five years. Dr. Shea joins Carol and Pat who have been there for 30 years, and Pat Benway who has been with them for the last 11 years. Both of their families are very happy to have them back on the Island where all the cousins can play, swim at the Y, and spend more time with the grandparents. Dr. Shea is in the office on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. Welcome back to the Sheas.
Don’t miss this one. Next Tuesday evening at 5:30 at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum library. Vic Mastone will speak about shipwrecks. His stories include Drift Wood, Stone Circles, Three Canoes, a Lost Lighthouse, and a Piano. Admit it, you are already interested.
Next Wednesday at supper time you can learn how to cook vegetarian food. Uma Datta will demonstrate some special Indian dishes at the library. You don’t need to register for the 6 o’clock class.
Next Friday is the beginning of summer. Well, it has to be because Grace Church lobster rolls will be available from 4 to 7:30 pm. And this keeps on happening every Friday night right through September. These folks work hard to bring you the best lobster roll on the island. And the price remains the same. Of course, you know that hot dogs are available for children and the pies are pretty good, too. Did you know you can buy a whole pie? Call large advance orders in to 508-693-0332 or for more information.
You have to make a reservation but wouldn’t it be fun to spend an evening aboard the Privateer Lynx? It is 200 years since the War of 1812 and a replica of the original Privateer Lynx is coming to town. The ship will be at the Tisbury Wharf on Friday, May 18, and open for tours from 5 to 7 pm. You can even help fire the cannons. Light refreshments will be available on the 76-foot schooner, all for $25 per person — children under 12 are free. Reserve your space now at 508-627-4441.
Martha Child and Friends will fill the First Baptist Church parish hall with musical memories while the ladies of the church serve you tea, sandwiches, and cake. Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with friends and family at the annual Musical May Tea on Saturday, May 12, from 2 to 4 pm. A gift table will offer something special for the women in your life. Adults are $10 and children are $5. For more, call 508-693-1539.
The Times did us all a service by reminding us to be keep our financial records private. The scary thing is that often the scammers call someone who has been victimized and promise to get their money back. You know you can always check with the local police if you have a question. They will give you good advice.
Be alert. The predictions are for more tick-borne diseases among humans and pets, and the ticks are out early this year. Sparse acorn production means that the mouse population crashed this winter. With fewer mice, the ticks will seek an alternate host, such as people and pets.
The M.V. Chamber Music Society spring concert is May 29 at the Old Whaling Church. Tickets are $20 at the door and students will be admitted free. You can also buy Early Bird subscriptions for the 2012 Summer Concert Series. Or call 508-696-8055.
Last week I had the wrong phone number for the M.V. Cancer Support Group. Call 508-696-9849 if you want more information on their May 17 fundraiser.
Congratulations to Craig and Laura Mayhew on their 10th anniversary. It’s a good thing their children like Mexican food because they also go out to dinner to celebrate on cinco de May-hew.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Anne Duarte on Friday. Happy 95th birthday to Evelyn Thomas on Saturday.
Heard on Main Street: With or without those April showers, we are enjoying some lovely May flowers. You know, like skunk cabbage.