Oak Bluffs

The events at the Boston Marathon on Monday have stunned and saddened us. To think that at such a peaceful and world-embracing event would become the scene of so much violence and sorrow is unfathomable. We send love, prayers and healing to all those affected by this event and admire all those who unselfishly and immediately stepped forward to help those who were so grievously injured.

The first Annual Auction for Oak Bluffs Emergency Medical Services (OBEMS) will take place on Saturday, April 20, at 5 pm at — where else? — our great P-A Club. This group is establishing an EMS Relief Fund to assist EMTs and their families when they are in need of support due to illness or hardship. The $10 admission will gain you entrance to the live and silent auctions led by guest auctioneer Ken Goldberg and also a delicious spaghetti supper. So come and show your support to all these wonderful Oak Bluffs EMTs who devote so much of their lives to keep all of us healthy and safe.

There will also be another fabulous Fish Fry at the P-A Club tonight from 5 to 7 pm. You may eat in or out, but either way come out and enjoy the great food and company.

The West Tisbury Library will be holding their story times at the Oak Bluffs Library on the following Thursdays at 10:30 am: April 18, May 2, 16, & 30.

You are invited to nominate young people to serve as delegates to the Youth Leadership Summit. Orientation on Wednesday, May 3, at 2:15 pm at the library conference room at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School where Martha’s Vineyard Youth Leadership Institute members will share their experiences. For more info, contact Mvyouthleaaaers@gmail.com.

Ms. Berube’s second grade at the Oak Bluffs School has an important project in the works in connection with Earth Day, April 22. They would like to make a school-wide change for our environment. They think there should be a reduction in selling little plastic water bottles in the school cafeteria. In an attempt to help our school reduce trash and go green, they have over 200 signatures supporting their efforts.

We send birthday smiles to Mark Baird on April 19, Viviane DeDestefani on the 21st, Shelby Ponte and Cee-j Jones on April 22, followed by Gloria Steere on the 23rd, Peter Martell on the 24th, and Donna Pacheco and Andy Farrissey on the 25th. Birthday smiles to those I might have missed, and get well wishes to those in need of a healing smile.Enjoy your week.Peace, please.