I'm getting a little disturbed by all the gossip around here; I mean I have heard so much gossip the past week and I can't use any of it in my column. I'm tired of hearing the phrases, "This is not for your column" or this is "off the record." So, if the column seems a little dry this week, don't blame me. Some people just don't want to share this business with everyone — go figure.
Pizza night is back to Wednesdays at the Orange Peel Bakery, 5-8 pm, weather permitting. If the weather looks iffy just go to the Bakery's Facebook page where Julie will post updates. The bakery provides dough, cheese and sauce, you bring toppings and there is a suggested $10 donation per person. Once summer kicks in you'll want to get there early to get a parking spot and a place to sit.
Welcome to Jennifer Cummings, the new Chef de Cuisine at the Outermost Inn, which opens for dinner this Friday at 6pm. She was a sous chef at the Inn eight years ago, and is now back and in charge. The Outermost will be open Tuesday through Sunday, serving a price fixe dinner. Call 508-645-3511 for reservations.
The Home Port opens tonight, serving dinner seven nights a week starting at 4 pm. They will also be serving brunch on Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm and this Monday, there will be a Memorial Day brunch also 10 am-2 pm. The Beach Plum Inn is open for dinner and is also open for breakfast 7:30-10 am every day.
The Friends of Family Planning Benefit Art Show starts tonight from 6-8 pm at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury. Tickets for tonight's benefit are $40. The show is open to the public Friday to Sunday, 10 am-6 pm, with free admission.
On Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm there will be a yard and plant sale at the Chilmark Community Church. The Spindrift Marionettes will be performing on Sunday at 11:30 am in Vineyard Haven behind Trader Fred's at Bella's Shack.
As of press time, Michelle Laurie was still in the hospital getting tests done; her husband Phil and her parents are with her. She is doing well but would like to come home. Get well soon, Michelle, we miss you. Jenny Christy has said that her last day will still be Saturday, June 19.
The Sustainable Book Club will meet at the Aquinnah Library on Thursday, June 17, at 5 pm to discuss Carl Safina's "Song for the Blue Ocean."
You may have heard that there is a new yoga happening on the Island, the Yoga Collective, a group of many wonderful yoga teachers all with different disciplines will start holding classes at co-housing in West Tisbury tomorrow. You can get their full schedule on their Facebook page.
Happy Memorial Day weekend to everyone and let the summer games begin.