Town Column : Chilmark
The Chilmark Public Library will show paintings by Wendy Weldon and drawings by James Langlois. James creates rich graphite drawings of people. This is his first exhibition on Martha's Vineyard. Wendy's work will demonstrate the progression of informal color sketches on paper to large-scale acrylics on canvas. The exhibition will be on display at the Chilmark Library from March 31 to April 29. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, April 3, from 3 to 5 pm, so save that date.
Julie Vanderhoop of Orange Peel Bakery is back baking morning snack for the kids at the Chilmark School after a week's break. On the menu this week are corn/cranberry muffins, banana bread, pumpkin muffins, cinnamon challah twists and blueberry muffins. I must remember to place three quarters in Brooks' jacket pocket each morning. He, along with the majority of his classmates, has quickly grown accustomed to making the purchase.
The deadline to complete the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission's Online Ethics Training is tomorrow, Friday, April 2. If you have already completed the training please deliver it to Jenny Christy at the Town Hall. If you have not completed the online training, please visit www.mass.gov/ethics. If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Jenny. She is in the office from 8 am to noon, weekdays.
Tax season is upon us. The library has a selection of the most commonly used tax forms available, so stop in during business hours to pick them up. Additionally, the wonderful women of the library would be happy to assist you in downloading anything else from the IRS website.
The Edgartown School is having a clothing drive to benefit the Sacre Coeur Hospital and Children of the Promise Orphanage, both located in Milot, Haiti. Donations of lightweight clothing will be collected at the Edgartown School in the boxes located just inside the front entrance. They are collecting both adult and children's clothing. There is no time like the present to spring-clean your closets. April 23 is the deadline. Please call Janna O'Shaughnessy at (508) 627-4548 with any questions.
Olivia Larsen, daughter of John and Sue, was home for the weekend from Lasell College. Olivia enjoyed a fantastic home-cooked meal with the company of her sisters, Abigail and Brigida.
Sue broke the 500-mile mark! She finds it hard to believe that she did it in about two months. The Avon Foundation is busy preparing for the walk and is thrilled to announce that this year's route has been modified from years past and will prove to be the best yet. The walk route will originate and end at UMASS Boston. Reebok's World Headquarters in Canton, serving as the Wellness Village, is the furthest destination.
Mike Broderick and Mary McConneloug both made the US Pan American Continental Mountain Bike Championship Team and are preparing for the April 9-11 event in Guatemala City with a trip to Puerto Rico to compete in two events and get in some hot weather training. They both hope to make the cut for the World Championship team and compete at Mount Sainte Anne in Quebec, Canada.
Phil Smith checked in from Latitude: 60.48278: Longitude: -150.71694 also known as Browns Lake, Kenai Peninsula County, Alaska, USA. Despite the snow, five caribou crossing the lake is perhaps a sign that spring is in the air?
Lillian and Ray Kellman dropped me a note from the California coast. They are basking in the sunshine and taking in all the mighty Pacific has to offer. It was very nice to read their sweet words and I look forward to seeing Lillian pounding the pavement upon their return. I am hopeful their arrival home will ward off any further threat of snow. Brrr, it was a chilly one this past week.
Pizza nights at the Chilmark Church continue to take place Tuesdays starting at 6 pm. It is an easy way to catch up with friends during the week if you haven't made it to the Texaco for your morning coffee or the Café for lunch. Yes, Josh and Angela are back making yummy sandwiches and soups weekdays from 11 am-2 pm. The Bananagrams tiles are always spread out on the table after the plates are cleared. With the time change, the kids enjoy kicking a soccer ball around outside or sometimes a few rounds of hide and seek are in order. Please contact Julie Flanders with any questions, (508) 645-3723.
Let's wrap it up with some birthday wishes: Happy happy to Chris MacLeod, Clara Athearn, William Miller, Peter Miller, Alistair Morgan, Bo Hurwitz, Carl Leaf, and our Aquinnah neighbor, the ever so wonderful June Manning. May your birthday week (you cannot do enough celebrating is just one day, can you?) be filled with joy, cake, ice cream, and the sound of Pinkletinks filling the air.