What a nice weekend! The weather was great and we spent a large amount of the daylight hours playing outside. It looked like "opening day" down at the town playground, where it seemed that everyone showed up to play, run, climb, wrestle, and basically just enjoy the sunshine. Riley and Amelia ate huge dinners on both Saturday and Sunday nights, without complaints, so all that activity was obviously good for them. And I'd like to extend my thank you to the honest and kind tennis players who returned my credit card, which had fallen out of my pocket while I was watching the kids.
Happy birthday wishes go out to a "wonderful sister, Donna Montesion" from Linda and Mike. Linda sent along hugs and kisses as well as wishes for a happy day to her "great sister" via e-mail from Oahu.
On Sunday, April 8, The United Methodist Cooperative Parish will hold an Easter Sunrise Worship Service and breakfast at 6 am at Bend in the Road Beach in Edgartown. The breakfast will follow the sunrise service on the beach. In the event of rain the service and breakfast will be held at the Edgartown United Methodist Church (Old Whaling Church) at 6 am.
Sunday Easter services will be held at the regular scheduled worship times at the four Methodist churches: 9 am at the Old Whaling Church and Christ United Methodist Church, and 11 am at Chilmark Community Church and Trinity United Methodist Church. All are welcome to attend. If you would like more information, please call the United Methodist Cooperative Parish office at 508-645-3100.
There will be a rabies and micro-chipping clinic on Saturday, April 7, from 10 am until 1 pm at the MSPCA house, next to the Vineyard Vet Clinic. The suggested donations are $10 for rabies vaccinations and $30 for the microchip. For safety, dogs should be on leashes and cats should be in carriers.
Terry and Annmarie Donahue and kids Justin and Mariah recently returned from their annual warm winter vacation. This year, they went to the Florida Keys and stayed in Islamorada, which Annmarie said was very different from Culebra, the Puerto Rican island where they usually go. They had a good time exploring a different place and were joined by extended family for a week, allowing for lots of sun, relaxation and quality time together. One of the highlights of the trip was swimming with two dolphins named Sherry and Kona at a place called Theater of the Sea. Mariah also got kissed by a dolphin named Twister and Justin got a hug from a sea lion named Seth. Annmarie shared that this facility does a great job educating the public about marine animals and the environment; plus they rescue and rehabilitate animals in need. Annmarie also expressed that, as always, as nice as it was to go away, it is always nice to come home.
I guess that's it for the week. Happy Easter to all. Be sure to share your news of Easter visits and feasts for next week's column. Have a great week.