Guess who has arrived! Elliot Murphy Klein was born April 7 at 10:52 pm to Jennifer and Tim Klein. Grandparents John and Charlotte Klein and Norman and Margaret Rankow couldn't be more thrilled. Congratulations all around.
North Summer Street was rocking this past weekend, as Sally and Billy Betz traveled up from Darien, Conn., with friends in tow to liven up the Smith household. The party train included Kim and Pete Jung and their children, Stella (age 3) and Henry (6); Colin and Jennifer Seely with children Emma (12), Brian (8), and Cameron (4); and of course Sal and Bill's own brood, Oliver (5) and Pearlie (2). Highlights of the trip included visiting the animals at the FARM Institute for Sheepapalooza, where the children went on an ox ride; blowing out the candles for little Stella's third birthday; and handcuffing passers-by to trees and fences. That Oliver definitely has a future in law enforcement. We found a moment for a photo op with Chris Smith's collection of straw hats, which looked particularly smashing on the menfolk. Until next time!
On Saturday night I ran into Ann Hunt, who is excitedly preparing for her upcoming trip to Madrid. Ann looks forward to visiting castles and, of course, sampling the local cuisine. Olé!
Attention MVRHS Class of 1964: Preparations have begun for your 50th class reunion. The committee would appreciate help with finding contact addresses — email or otherwise — for classmates. Forward any contact information you might offer to email@example.com, or call 508-693-5175, then get ready to party.
Time to dust off the old Huffy for "Bike To School Day" on May 1 at the Edgartown School, sponsored by Mass in Motion and the Dukes County Health Council. So get your pedal on and go to school the healthy way. Please note that bike helmets are mandatory for this event, so protect that dome.
Get those calendars out and save the date for the Edgartown Board of Trade's annual Pink and Green weekend, May 10–12, a celebration of spring and Mother's Day. Events throughout the weekend will include pink-and-green signature drinks at participating restaurants, wine tastings (pink wine, that is), a dog show where the K9s will be decked out to the pink and green nines, and the Pink & Green Ball, featuring the Sultans of Swing. For a full list of events and for ticket information, visit edgartownboardoftrade.com.
The Federated Church will host their annual Celebrity Pasta Dinner, Saturday, May 4, from 6 to 8 pm in the Parish House to benefit the Haiti Peace Quilt Program. Dinner will include spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, salad, coffee, and dessert.
We have a ton of birthdays this week, and I actually missed a couple last week, so here we go. Belated birthday wishes go out to Jason Dyer, who celebrated April 23, and to Stacy Ickes, who celebrated April 24. I was so excited about Gooch getting the paddle I forgot about you guys. My bad. Upcoming, we have the annual Cavallo birthday extravaganza this weekend, with Coo April 27 and Donna April 28. Also on the 28th, Paulo DeOliveira will blow out the candles. Additional birthday wishes go out to Lark Guerin and Priscilla Bettencourt, April 29; to Brian Ditchfield, Matt Cutter, Shelly O'Neil on April 30; and to Dave Alton, May 1.