Sounds of spring include neighborhood rooster


How wonderful this change of weather has been. Now the windows can be left open and I hear the wind chimes singing through the night. The birds chattering early in the morning wake me to their musical songs. Their different sounds all blend in to make a symphony of perfect coordination. Then a little later in the morning, the neighborhood rooster shatters the tranquility with his boisterous cock-a-doodle announcement signifying either everyone up, as the day has begun, or the arrival of an egg. Leave it to a rooster to do the bragging after the hen has done the work. But those are the true sounds of spring.

We here in our town are as saddened and shocked by the death of Pat Gregory as the rest of the Island. We extend sincere condolences and  prayers  to the family and friends of this much respected and loved man.

Those delicious lobster rolls are once again on sale every Friday from 4 to 7:30 pm at Grace Church in Vineyard Haven. Voted “Best of the Vineyard” for many years, they are still tasty and affordable.

Clothes to Go’s hours have now changed. The spring hours will be Monday and Wednesday, 2–4 pm, and Saturday, 9–11 am, at the Stone Church in Vineyard Haven.

No other decade of the 20th century can be defined by change as much as the 1960s. From politics to music, the struggle for civil rights and landing on the moon, it was a time of volatility, excitement, and unease in America. But what was life like during these years on Martha’s Vineyard? Through objects, photographs, video and oral histories, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum is exploring the stories that shaped the decade and forever altered the Vineyard in its latest exhibition, Sea Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s. Sea Change will focus on some of the defining events of the decade, including the ferry strike of 1960, the formation of the Martha’s Vineyard chapter of the NAACP in 1963, and the now infamous event at the Dike Bridge on Chappaquiddick in 1969.

Beginning on May 26 and running until August 31, the 1828 Meetinghouse of the Federated Church in Edgartown will be open from 1 to 3 pm every day. Hosts will be on hand to answer questions about the history and there is no cost nor need for an appointment.  For more information, please call Marna at 508-627-4421.

Annual Anniversary Open House at the Tisbury Senior Center takes place on Sunday, June 1, from 2 to 4 pm. There will be music by Christine McLeanand Serendipity. Refreshments will be served, and it is open to the public.

We send birthday smiles to Kay Manning on the 24th and Jack Garrett on the 25th. James Trip and Connie DeFelice share the 26th and smiles to Cheryl King on the 28th.

Enjoy your week. Peace.

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