Tisbury: Keep your winter coat handy

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Heard on Main Street: Friends are like seashells we collect along the way. Any day is a good day to collect seashells and friends.

At 6 pm on Thursday, April 4, you are invited to review the warrant articles for the 2019 annual and special town meeting at the Katharine Cornell Theater. This will help you understand what will be voted on at town meeting. Town administrator Jay Grande and representatives from town boards will answer your questions.

Were you wondering about my poor car? It is rather like when you go to the dentist with a toothache. When the guys at Bink’s tried to repair it, it did not have any problem. But I am very grateful that they tightened everything up and checked it out.

The M.V. Hospital Fair is open to everyone from 10 to noon on Saturday, April 6. There will even be a pharmacist to review your medications, and many other folks who want to help you stay healthy.

The Great Decisions Discussion Group meets at the library on Thursday nights at 7 pm in April and May. Tonight they are talking about refugees and global migration, and next week the topic is the Middle East. These are certainly our hot topics right now.

You can find out how to protect Island species on Saturday, April 6, at 2 pm at the Vineyard Haven library. Amphibians, breeding birds, and horseshoe crabs are being monitored, and you can help. Liz Dengenis from Felix Neck will explain how you can get involved.

Spring on the Island is tantalizing. You can hear the pinkletinks and see the buds forming on the forsythia. The sun is almost warm. And then it gets cold again. No wonder the birds have a lot to say every morning right now. Just don’t put your winter coat away yet.

You can make your own journal at noon on Sunday at the Vineyard Haven library. Then you can use your journal at 2 pm in another class, if you want to set up your own detox meal plan.

The library will close at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 9, just so you can go to the Tisbury annual and special town meetings at the Tisbury School at 7 pm. It is your money they will be spending, so you should at least know what is happening.

I am not too much into March Madness. But I am excited about the UConn women advancing to the Final Four. And I am especially pleased that the sponsors have finally accepted that women play games just as enthralling as the guys’ games.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Janet Holladay on Saturday. She is in Ohio for a while, and then she will be back home.

Heard on Main Street: Old age is when your classmates are so gray and wrinkled and bald that they don’t recognize you.