Remember Matthew Higgins? He has been living off Island and would really like to hear from some old friends. For more, call 508-693-3440.
Don't forget to take your electronic and electric stuff to Community Services on Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm. Fees range from $1 to $30. No charge for mice and keyboards. Discounts for car loads. Disposal will be environmentally friendly, done off island. All proceeds benefit MVCS.
Deborah Mayhew invites you to a Celebration of Life Memorial on Saturday at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury for her life partner, Todd Follansbee. Todd died last September and is greatly missed. The service starts at 5 pm, followed by a potluck dinner (limited refrigeration, no warm-up). There will be live music by local bands The Stragglers and The Bodes. This celebration will be similar to the 60th birthday bash Todd and Deborah hosted in 2011, which is what Todd would have wanted. All are welcome to come celebrate Todd's life with the Mayhew and Follansbee families. Email Deborah at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Music is in the air and at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School. This Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoon at 3 your friends and neighbors in the Island Community Chorus will entertain all comers. The program promises to be quite unusual.
ACE-MV offers Professional Editing and Reporting on Saturday from 10 to 3. The workshop will be led by Alan Mackenzie, a professional journalist from the U.K. Alice Robinson will hold ServSafe Food Sanitation Training for ACE-MV (with exam) for six weeks beginning the end of April. With translation in Portuguese. For more or to register, email lynn@ acemv.org or call 774-310-1131.
Also on Saturday, the Vineyard Montessori School is hoping you can come to the Big Speakeasy, Roaring 20s Casino and Auction Night at Dreamland.
The Vineyard Haven Library will shut down computers at 6 pm and close the doors at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, so the staff can attend town meeting. The Tisbury Town Meeting will start at 7 pm at the Tisbury School auditorium. The library will also be closed the following Sunday and Monday for Patriots Day
Next Sunday is the last day for Sunday lobster rolls — from noon to 2 at Grace Church. Due warning — this is probably the last sale of lobster rolls for $15. Then no more of these treats until sometime in May.
Have fun next week, a week from Saturday, and join in a fundraiser for the family of Karen and David Berube. Karen (Allen) Berube grew up in our town and is fighting a battle with a terrible cancer. Enjoy dinner, live auction, and live music with Tristan Israel, Paul Thurlow, and Nancy Jephcote, and special guest Joanne Cassidy. Only $20 for all this at 5 pm at the P-A Club on April 13. Trip Barnes will entertain you with the auction and a lasagna dinner will be served. Tickets area available from Janet Messineo at 508-693-3360 or at the door. Tax deductible donations can be sent to You've Got A Friend, PO Box 1317, West Tisbury 02575. Write Karen Berube on the memo line.
You probably remember Kit Tobin. Her brother is Matt Tobin. Kit is a hospital chaplain and an ordained Episcopal priest, active in the Order of St. Luke. She was a member of the Grace Church congregation for many years. She will be leading an all-day workshop in healing at Grace Church on Saturday, April 27. That day of prayer and healing will be followed with the laying on of hands and more prayers of healing on Sunday.
I was happy to meet our new Town Administrator a few days ago. He fits in very well with the Town Hall crowd and seems to be good addition to our town. John Grande will, of course, be at the Annual and Special Town Meeting which begins Tuesday at 7 pm at the Tisbury School. He will also be introduced at a social event on April 26 at the Tisbury Senior Center. More about that later.
Happy anniversary to Donna and Ed Herczeg. They celebrate next Wednesday.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Janet Holladay on Saturday. She may be dancing or at the Tisbury Printer or in choir or walking about town. Be sure to wish her the best.
Heard on Main Street: It must be spring. Never mind the pinkletinks, the snow birds have returned.