As I type this, I am on the boat to a weeklong vacation on which I will not be looking for snowy owls around every corner. And maybe by the time I get back, those little rascals will have vacated, taking all that majesty that I have yet to witness with them. Though I never did spot one, I really enjoyed the daily drives with the radio up and Island prettiness all around. So, rather than consider this an exercise in futility, I’m really thrilled that those guys got me out, driving around, enjoying the winter vistas.
This week, the hotspot according to the numerous phone calls of those who boasted more success than I’ve had was Beach Road, both on the Senge side and the ocean side. Shelly O’Neil was out there with her binoculars, the Gibsons had a peek during their walk, and the woman who drives the early VTA bus route has had three sightings. Meanwhile, my husband, who is sick to death of the topic, sent a picture of one right outside his hotel window in British Columbia. I have a feeling he is pulling my leg, but even so, well played.
Amelia Ball is back from a month’s vacation that included a stop in Florida before returning to her hometown of Whitehaven, England for the first time in 10 years. Highlights of the trip included fun times with family and old friends, karaoke, and lots of laughs. I would happily ride along in your suitcase next time, buddy. Another advancement in Amelia’s life is finally becoming licensed to drive a car. Just remember which side of the road you’re supposed to be on.
Hey, all you creative types, or those just looking for something fun and interesting to do this weekend: Paint Corner Art Bar will host a Painting Party at the Wharf Sunday, March 23, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. No experience is needed, all supplies will be provided, and you’ll be guided step-by-step in creating your own masterpiece while hanging out with your friends. Check out paintcornerartbar.com for info and tickets. And Sydney Mullen will be there, so it’s kind of a no brainer.
Alex and Ani in Nevin Square will host a “Charmed by Charity” event to benefit Connect to End Violence, on Tuesday, March 25, from 6 to 8 pm. Little bites and “energy punch” will be offered, and a percentage of all sales will be donated to the cause. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
Our state Senator Dan Wolf will hold a meet and greet on Wednesday, March 26, at the MV Chowder House in Oak Bluffs from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Go hear what’s happening in the state legislature, tell Dan what you think about the issues, and share your thoughts with friends. Lift a glass, relax after a good day’s work, and check it out.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Dave Berwind, who celebrates March 20; to Becky Bonds, March 22; to Uncle TM Araujo, March 23; to Auntie Marie Araujo, March 26; and a very special birthday smoocher goes out to my best friend, husband, and partner in crime, Dave Weagle, on March 25.