The nest in the hanging plant on my front door is filling up rapidly and now contains four blue eggs (I peeked). It is being guarded by two robins who flit back and forth and seem quite immune to the noise that our family makes with our comings and goings. I expect that soon there will be four new residents in the neighborhood to keep us entertained with their songs and antics.
It seems impossible, but Memorial Day weekend will be here in two days. Once again, the American Legion is asking for assistance to put up the 425 flags for the Avenue of Flags at Vineyard Haven's Oak Grove cemetery at 7:30 am on Monday and then more assistance is needed to take them down at 3 pm. The parade on Monday will start from the Legion Hall at 9:30 am that day, proceeding to the cemetery for the ceremonies. By assisting with the flags or when you come to observe the parade and ceremonies you are showing your respect for everyone who gave up so much of their lives so that we can still live with all the freedom we have.
Make sure to go by Phillips Hardware on Wednesday, May 20, to bid farewell to David Madeiras who is retiring from his position at the store. The ever-helpful David has been working at the hardware store for 35 years and a celebration is planned on that day between 11 am and 2 pm when you are invited to thank him for his service over the years, wish him well, and of course enjoy the very special cake that will be offered.
The Martha's Vineyard Museum's latest exhibit is "Showtime: 100 Years of Theater on Martha's Vineyard," a collaborative exhibit involving many Island organizations. Many Many very old photos and theatre posters are available for viewing, and more information is available upon request.
The Oak Bluffs Public Library, courtesy of the Library Friends of Oak Bluffs, is offering two different programs: Basic Computer Skills on May 24 and the Technology Answer Man on June 7 and June 21.
Come to the Scholastic Book Fair at the Oak Bluffs School library from May 21 to June 1, between 8 am and 4 pm. And don't miss the Plant Sale, today and Friday 25 from 2 to 4 pm in the greenhouse. You can grow your mind and body and also support the Oak Bluffs School.
The MVE Youth Group invites the community to a Music Fest at the Tabernacle on Saturday, May 26, from noon to 5 pm. Various musical groups and entertainers from the Island will be performing throughout the day. The performers include The IMPers, Alex Karalekas, Greg Besun, Minnesingers (a select few), Philly D, Mike Martin, The Nancy Jephcote Band, Dukes County Love Affair and more! Everyone is welcome and there is no charge. So drop in, bring your friends, and enjoy the music!
Congratulations to Joan Perrine of Oak Bluffs who recently finished first at the Eastern Mass. Bridge Association (EMBA) Sectional tournament. She won the 299er Pairs at the Spring Sectional held in Watertown.
We send birthday smiles to Jack Garret on May 25, and James Trip and Connie DeFelice on the 26th.
Enjoy your week.