Tatiara Hauch and Armando Ribeiro of Edgartown announce the birth of a daughter, Alexia Hauch Ribeiro, born on May 18 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Alexia weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces at birth.
Families took to the lanes this week as the Vineyard's new 10-pin bowling alley welcomed the first eager bowlers for soft opening events. A grand opening is planned in several weeks at the Barn Bowl and Bistro in Oak Bluffs.
Once again, I’ve been scooped. The most important event of any Chappy spring – the blooming of the shad – took place on Peter’s watch.
Spring has really arrived. The temperatures have hovered in the mid 70s during the week. Beach plum bushes are in full bloom as are the lilies of the valley and the Scottish broom. The Aquinnah Shop Restaurant will be open over the weekend with extended hours.
Chilmark was saddened this week to learn of the death of Daniel Mayhew, who left us on Sunday last. He was the son of the late Paul and Priscilla Mayhew of Chilmark and brother of Paul Henry Mayhew. Dan was born on the Vineyard on Sept. 8, 1945. He attended Island schools and served in Viet Nam in the Seabees on two tours of duty in the 1960s.
M. Gertrude (Gert) Knowlton died peacefully at her Oak Bluffs home on May 11. She was 103.
Anne Haney of Oak Bluffs and Newton died suddenly on Saturday, May 9 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston.
Charles E. Downs Jr., a retired Holyoke High School history teacher of 34 years, died at Mercy Medical Center on Saturday, May 9 after a long and courageous fight with cancer. He was 78.
Mariette A. (Mulder) Perdigao of Marshfield, and a seasonal resident of Martha’s Vineyard, died May 6. She was 61.

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