The Minnesinger Spring Show is Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 3 pm at the MV Regional High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available from any Minnesinger student. Students living in Tisbury are Ian Tripp, Samantha Valley, Maggie Riseborough, Haley Hewson, Sophie Nelson, and Alyssa Laslovich. Support your neighbors and enjoy the music.
Richard Paradise says the MV Film Society is breaking ground for the foundation of the new theater this week. You could see framing and exterior walls up in eight weeks. See the plans on their website www.mvfilmsociety.com Of course, the new theater needs your support. You might have your name put on one of the seats. You are invited to call Richard at 508-696-9369 for more information or mail your donation to MV Film Society, P.O. Box 4423, Vineyard Haven MA 02568.
The Legacy of Farming and its Influence on our Way of Life will be presented, with lunch, by Island Grown School coordinator Melinda Rabbitt DeFeo, Jim and Deborah Athearn of Morning Glory Farm, and Elisha Smith. The ticket is $25 for the event on Saturday at noon at The Grill on Main in Edgartown. Call Leslie Clapp at 508-939-9440 for reservations. This is the last cultural event to benefit the MV Center for Living.
Don't forget that the new trash schedule begins next Monday. It may take us a while to remember our new trash days. Monday is the day for those who were used to Monday or Tuesday. Thursday is the day for those who were used to Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. The recyclables will be picked up on your trash day but only every other week, starting May 21st.
Daren Stinson would like you to help Women Empowered by enjoying Sharky's next Tuesday. They will receive a portion of the proceeds from diners with a VIP membership. You can sign up for VIP membership at the restaurant.
Mark your calendar now. Help celebrate Memorial Day. 425 flags have to be put up in Oak Grove Cemetery on Memorial Day at 7:30 am. Then they are taken down at 3 pm. The veterans always need your help, especially in the afternoon. Firemen, policemen, veterans, and scouts are welcome to join in the parade. March to the Avenue of Flags for a brief ceremony, followed by laying of wreaths at the memorials, and then return to the Legion Hall for refreshments. The parade begins at 9:30 am at the Legion Hall on Monday the 28th.
I always think that one of the town's most moving ceremonies is the school children's tribute to those lost in war. Many of the little ones are tightly clutching their small bouquet of lilacs in a fist. They trudge along Main Street from the Tisbury School on the Friday before Memorial Day and then line up carefully to put their flowers in the harbor.
The Martha's Vineyard Youth Leadership Initiative has announced the names of young people nominated by non profits and schools to the 2012 Youth Leadership Summit at the end of June. Named are Shavanae Anderson, Sivana Brown, Kevin Joseph Burchill, Alexandra Clark, Julia Cooper, Je'Vaughn Crooks, Katherine Donegan, Bella El-Deiry, Sam Entner, Naomi Felix, Imani Foster, Elizabeth Francis, and Avery Hazell. Also nominated are Micheli Lynn, Benjamin Lukowitz, Ella Mahoney, Lilly Neville, Lucy Norris, Olivia Ogden, Mary Ollen, Sam Oslyn, Charlie Pikor, Marcanthony Piland, Kendall Robinson, James Roddy, Raz Sayre, Shivonne Schofield, Zana Van Rooyen, Isabelle Wadleigh, and Colby Weron. Congratulations to you all.
Happy anniversary to Judy and Allan Davey. They celebrate on Monday.
More congratulations to Ann and Allan Davey (the younger) on Wednesday. They will count twenty happy years together.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Glenna Moore today. Happy birthday to Craig Mayhew on Saturday. Sunday belongs to Lillian Hammond, Mary Cressy, and Maura Ziemian. Best wishes for a very happy day go to Elaine Ciancio on Tuesday and her granddaughter Olyvia Houston on Wednesday.
Heard on Main Street: Go Green: recycle Congress this year.