High season has arrived. Time for cookouts and ice cream cones and long, lazy days at the beach. (And yard work, and traffic, and long lines at the post office, natch.) Everything is green so early this year, even in Edgartown. For once, we aren’t slowly following Vineyard Haven and Up Island in our progression from empty branches to leaves and blooms. I don’t know about you, but I am single-handedly keeping the allergy medication and tissue market in business right now. Ah-choo!
Amelia Ball pointed out a glaring omission last week in my birthday announcements: this past Sunday, May 20, Cathy Lattanzi hit the big 5-0. Luckily, we were able to witness the tail end of the celebrations, as we hit the Wharf for burgers Sunday evening and found the crew there amidst their revelry. Here’s to many more!
So many graduation season shout-outs to offer! Congratulations to Ashleigh Poirier, who received her Master’s degree from Boston University’s School of Social Work this past weekend. Wishing you success in your career.
Congratulations also to Natasha Snowden, who received her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Simmons College. No more studying on the boat ride back from your M.V. weekends, and no more text books on the beach. Yay! (Please share with me the news of any graduates in your family so we can give them the old E-town Column props they so absolutely deserve.)
The Martha’s Vineyard Museum will open its latest exhibition, “Showtime: 100 Years of Theater on Martha’s Vineyard,” to its members on Friday, May 25, with a complimentary Members’ Preview and Reception from 5 to 7 pm. The exhibit opens to the general public the following day. Theater has been a vibrant part of Martha’s Vineyard’s cultural landscape for years. Playhouses, open fields, schools, and churches across the Island provided the stage for seasoned and novice actors, directors, and playwrights. Summer theater, in particular, has entertained generations of Island visitors. The Island has also been a place of refuge and recharging for stars of stage and screen. “Showtime” will explore the deep connections between the Island and the performing arts and artists it has hosted over the years. Visit mvmuseum.org/membership.php for more info. The show will be up until April 20, 2013.
The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society has announced their spring concert, to be held on May 26 at 7:30 pm at the Old Whaling Church, featuring Piano Quartets by Mozart, Turina and Strauss. May is National Chamber Music month, so here’s a great way to celebrate that. For further info about this and future MVCMS events, call 508-696-8055 or visit mvcms.org.
Linda and Paul Condlin wish a happy birthday to granddaughter Darby, who turned six on May 17. Darby came down to visit “Nonnie and Papa” for her special day, particularly excited to show off her newly pierced ears. Hope you all had a lovely time.
Happy birthday to two of my favorite Geminis, Eliza Dolby and Denise Solomon. May your day be filled with fun, friends, and sunshine, with a soundtrack provided by Carly Rae Jepsen.