Best wishes for a rapid recovery go out to Ed Colligan, Ann Maley, and Agnes Rice. You might drop in to see Agnes who is now in rehab at our hospital. We hope Ed has come home by now.
The Copper Wok is supposed to open next week. Watch for it.
Congratulations to Carol Jahn and Pat Sylvia. They are still enjoying working with Dr Finkelstein and Dr. Shea after 32 years.
Our Bradbury pear trees on Clough Lane suffered from the heavy snow in the last few storms. Several large branches broke off. These are the trees that give us lovely spring blossoms and glorious fall colors.
You are invited to a special event called a Vocal Residency presented by Music Street at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. Diane Katzenberg Braun is a pianist at the New England Conservatory as well as a seasonal resident and board member of the MV Chamber Music Society. She will be accompanying two exceptional young singers, a soprano and a tenor, both of whom hold masters degrees from the conservatory. The program spans English Art Song, operatic arias, a taste of the German tradition, and some musical theater, or, in other words, something for everyone.
The performance is Friday, March 14, from 11 am to noon, at the MVHS Performing Arts Center. It is free and open to the public. Following the performance, Diane will be working in a private Master Class with selected singers from the high school.
Featherstone reminds you there are several classes available next month in ceramics, drawing, painting, technology, and children’s art.
Speaking of art, photographs will be on display by Johanna Wooden at the Vineyard Haven Library through March. She has just returned from Asia where she lived for two years in a small South Korean army town on the border of North Korea. She then toured seven countries in southeast Asia. Her pictures present the people, culture, color, and magical beauty of Asia for your pleasure.
The M.V. Cancer Support Group (MVCSG), which provides support to Island residents struggling with cancer, is the exclusive Daffodil Day sponsor on Island. On Monday, March 17, bunches of fresh daffodils will be delivered to those who have placed orders, and bouquets will be on sale for $10 at Cronig’s, Edgartown Stop & Shop, and the hospital.
All the work to make Daffodil Day a huge success will be done by Island volunteers. Money raised from sales of daffodil bouquets goes directly to benefit Island cancer patients and their families. For more call Diane Ballay-Foley 508-693-7115 or AnneMarie Donahue 508-627-7958.
Tuesday Lenten Series begins Tuesday at 5:30 pm at the First Baptist Church. You are invited to join as they explore the wonder of the resurrection of something treasured. After viewing The Velveteen Rabbit, they will use this story as a discussion guide for the Lenten conversations that continue on Tuesdays through April 8 at 7 pm. For more, call 508-693-1539.
Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday. Turn your clocks ahead before you go to bed on Saturday night. It’s no excuse to be late for church.
The Vineyard Haven Library invites you to join Pulitzer Prize author Tony Horwitz for a discussion his new e-book, “BOOM: Oil, Money, Cowboys, Strippers, and the Energy Rush That Could Change America Forever. A Long, Strange Journey Along the Keystone XL Pipeline,” which can be downloaded from online stores. Bring your questions and observations about the pipeline and join in next Wednesday evening at 7 pm.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Jonathan Scoggins and Dolores Ruckman. Happy birthday tomorrow to Evan Kristal. Parties on Saturday are for Michelle O’Donnell and Kasarah Bruni. Wish the best on Monday to Sue Merrill. Tuesday is a special day for Whit Griswold, Nan Carter, and Dorothy Gould. Happy birthday on Wednesday to Mark Daniels and James Taylor.
Heard on Main Street: Save the whales. Collect the whole set.