Edgartown

Edgartown

This week in the search for the snowy owl — which from this moment forward, let us never speak of again — Dad and I drove all over tarnation looking for what has become our collective nemesis, when Dad finally proclaimed, we are done. I said we should just go back to finding four-leaf clovers, because we are much more successful at that, to which Dad said that the owl is definitely somewhere giving us the “middle winger.” This did not stop me from driving out to the breach later that afternoon in one last attempt. Not gonna happen.

Meanwhile, my Facebook feed was flooded this past week with ski goggles and mouse ears, as our neighbors returned from February breaks to the north and south. The Paciellos and the Dolbys took Orlando by storm, swimming and park-hopping, while in the Magic Kingdom, Anina Garvin dined with princesses.

Mike Harmon also took to the Sunshine State to surprise his little sis, Beth, for her birthday. While we were making snow angels up north, Mikey was making sand angels with niece and nephew, Emily and Liam, as well as attending his first ever Daytona 500. Sounds like a fun and action-packed week.

After long awaiting and multiple postponements, the Federated Church Cabaret finally has a date. Saturday, March 22, with curtains up at 7:30, under the direction of Peter Boak, Louise DuArt, the Federated Fellas, as well as the Sweet Fedolines, and many others, will present a variety of music, magic, and silly stuff. Ticket sales will benefit Peace Quilts for Haiti and The Federated Church Search and Call Committee. For info, email antispung@aol.com or elliebethmv@yahoo.com. So grab your friends, get on down, and cure those winter doldrums.

The 8th Grade Auction to raise money for the 8th grade trip to Washington will take place March 14 at the Harbor View. The event will include a cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by a sit-down dinner and live auction. Tickets can be purchased in advance through any 8th grade student or at the Edgartown School. Among the items up for bid are Patriots tickets, a signed Bruins jersey, and a “surprise piece of Edgartown history.” For further info, contact the school.

Seniors, you still have a few days left to sign up for the Anchors trip to Wegmans and surrounding stores, so get off the Island and get your shop on. The trip leaves Monday, March 24, on the 8:15 boat, and returns on the 5. If you’d rather keep things local, also on tap this month are a tour of the M.V. Museum, a visit from the High School leadership class, a guided walk at Felix Neck, and “Coffee with a Cop” at the Edgartown Police Station with Will Bishop. Call 508-627-4368 for more information or to sign up.

The M.V. Chamber Music Society is collaborating with the New England Conservatory and the M.V. Regional High School in a concert performance at the Performing Arts Center on Friday morning, March 14, 11 am to 12 noon, which is open to the public and free. The performance will feature two fine singers from the New England Conservatory: soprano Bethany Worrell and tenor Sean Lair, who will be accompanied by collaborative pianist Diane Braun. The performance will be followed by a private master class led by the NEC singers with local music students. For more info, contact Diane Braun, trebledb@comcast.net or 781-249-0700.

A very special birthday wish goes out to Tom Hiller, who completes his 90th turn around the sun on March 14. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Additional birthday wishes go out to Gail Avakian, March 6; to Simon Athearn, March 7; and to Derek Gamble, Michael Benjamin, and Richard Prieto, March 10. What a list! Here you have my second mom, my first boyfriend, the man in the mirror, my wedding day troubadour, and my long-time hairdresser. You all better have a good one.

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