Get well wishes go to Vera Shorter, Marcie Jones, and Gretchen Jacobs who at last word were in hospitals in Boston. Doug Peckham is in Falmouth, working on his rehabilitation. Some of our friends and neighbors are now recuperating at home. Best wishes for a rapid recovery go to Sonya Norton and Marion Burke.

Congratulations to Johanna and Michael Kobran of Tashmoo Woods. They are delighted to announce the birth on June 12 of their grandson Zachary Michael Kobran, 8 pounds, 8 ounces and 21 inches long. He resides in Manhattan with his parents, Ellen and Chris Kobran, but he will make his first visit to the Island for the 4th of July. He’ll be joined by a baby cousin, Ed, born a week before Zachary. Ed is the son of Carl and Adriane Strolle of Brooklyn. Dads Carl and Chris are cousins and also have birthdays one week apart. They will all celebrate with the newest family members. Aunt Kathy will join in while her family is at the World Cup in South Africa.

Tomorrow is the Tisbury School 4th annual fun run (rain date is Monday). The run starts in the half circle in front of the school at 2 pm and goes counter clockwise around Look Street onto Spring, then around the K-4 playground, where the runners finish with popsicles and water. Janet Packer says you are invited to cheer them on.

We do have some talented dancers in our town: Tatum Angelini, Tate Buchwald, Madison Lopez Mata, Megan Mendez, and Alana Nevin will perform tomorrow at the MVHS Performing Arts Center at 6:30 pm. Tickets at the door are $10. The Martha’s Vineyard School of Ballet presents “I Do Believe In Fairies — a Journey to Never Never Land.” Sarah Pertile is Peter Pan and Ava Thors is Wendy. The role of Tinkerbell is performed by our own Megan Mendez.

Cheer for your friends and support their efforts in the annual MV Relay for Life this weekend at the high school. Beginning tomorrow many Island cancer survivors and friends will walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Florence Koster invites you to lunch at 1 pm on Saturday at the Tisbury Senior Center.

Fish and chips will be provided by the Net Result, so we can be sure the lunch will be good. All this, including iced tea and dessert, will only cost $8.

We knew we had a furry black-and-white skunk in the area for several days. He and the turkeys are still celebrating the urges of springtime. He has made his presence known, but was not visible until Monday morning. The small animal was happily digging around our neighbor’s backyard, watched carefully by her cats — and us. We used to see what was probably his great grandfather in the late afternoons. He would stroll by our deck, nod decorously to us as we sipped our drinks, and then continue on his way to the woods across the street. The woods are gone now, but not so our little furry friend.

While the world has surged ahead with digital, some of us still enjoy books on tape and VHS tapes. You may be interested to know that our library has a whole shelf dedicated to exchange of VHS tapes. Tired of what you have? Take it to the circulation desk and you can take something else. Do not under any circumstances put such items in the outside box for the return of library books.

Next Tuesday from 5 to 8 pm enjoy the free reception opening the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library Art Show. The exhibit features the work of more than 20 Vineyard artists and is on display during regular library hours through June 19.

James Thomas will direct the Spirituals Choir at 7 pm next Wednesday evening at the library. The choir will sing in the main room where their music will be enhanced by the acoustics.

Business was good over the holiday weekend and should get even better with the new Vineyard Haven ferry now coming in from Falmouth. This ferry carries passengers and bicycles to the dock at 52 Beach Road.

Congratulations to Margie Meltzer and CB Stark. They celebrate their anniversary on Monday.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Laura Mulcahy Mayhew, Myra Stark, Kelsey Bresnahan, and Fred LaPiana. Tomorrow, wish the best to Josh Kochin.

Happy birthday to Margie Meltzer, Sarah Owens, and Harris Drake, who party on Saturday. Birthday greetings go out to Hildy B. Mitchell on Sunday. Tuesday belongs to Laurel Mayhew Olson.

Heard on Main Street: A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.