Today it feels like there is a possibility of spring. The sun is out, birds are chirping and there is no snow. But I will not be fooled by March; I know there is more wind, mud, hail, rain and maybe even snow waiting to be doled out to us throughout the month. The one thing that gives me hope is that the lambs are starting to arrive. Flat Point Farm's ewes have given birth and my, are they cute. It really is hard to be cranky when faced with one. Go see some, they really lift your spirits.
There is one other thing that is getting me through the end of winter and that is the film festival this weekend. It is going to be so good. Here's what I want to see: Muscle Shoals, May I Be Frank, The Central Park Five and everything playing on Sunday. Go to tmvff.org for tickets and schedule. I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone come out of winter hiding and watching movies with them and eating lots of good food and talking about movies. See you there. Maybe while we are there you can tell me about your fabulous vacation to someplace warm and sunny; in the happy surroundings of the film festival I will be able to hear about it and not get filled with envy.
The Blood Pressure Clinic will be held today, March 15 from 2-3 at the Aquinnah Town Hall. Free and open to all. Any questions contact Mary McLaughlin, RN, Town Nurse at 781-534-2543.
The kids' movie nights will continue every other week at the Aquinnah library on Thursdays at 5pm. Next one will be next week, March 21. There is still story time every Thursday at 3:30pm.
Tuesday March 19 is the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Day! Bouquets will be delivered to those who pre-ordered bunches. If you did not pre order but you would like to support the American Cancer Society, stop by the Edgartown Stop and Shop on Tuesday afternoon, or down island Cronig's and the M.V. Hospital on Wednesday March 20 to make a $10 donation to this worthy cause. You will receive a bunch of budded daffodils-ready to blossom. All funds collected go directly to fund cancer cure research and programs that help individuals battling this disease.
The Island Autism Group will be hosting a Future Financial Planning Seminar for families of children with special needs on Saturday March 16 at the Edgartown School in the library from 1-3pm. A New York Life financial advisor and others including Attorney Fred Misilo (who helped produce the PBS documentary "Autism: Coming of Age") will be leading the seminar. For further information please contact Marcy Bettencourt at 693-2106.
Happy Birthday to Lisa Vanderhoop, Richard Skidmore, Michael Stutz, and Ken Wentworth who all celebrate birthdays this week. What a cool group of people. Welcome back to the Sauers, the Taylor/MacPhails and the Ignacios who were all away for the late winter break. Can't wait to hear all the stories!