The moon dominates our evening skies this weekend into next week. It first appears Friday night, crescent.
The long holiday weekend begins Friday and Monday is the Memorial Day holiday. There will be a parade and traditional observances down in Vineyard Haven and the annual town of Tisbury picnic on Monday. Town buildings, banks and the post office will be closed. If the new swans choose to stay in the Mill Pond it will surely make it feel like summer is just around the corner.
The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank has acquired 120 goats, following a two-year pilot program at the Farm Institute, and plans to deploy them as living lawnmowers as early as next week. The goats will take up residency at Waskosim's Rock in Chilmark.
Burton Fleming M.D. of Chestnut Hill, Pa. and a part-time resident of Edgartown for 25 years, died on May 11.
Ashley Anne Willoughby and Samuel Guy Byrd of Vineyard Haven announce the birth of a son, Jude Cutler Byrd, born May 16.
Brooke and Brian Ditchfield of Edgartown announce the birth of a son, Owen James Ditchfield, born on May 15 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Allison and Cameron Parry of Chilmark announce the birth of Orion Parry, born on May 14 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Members of a new group called Animal Lovers of MV recently brought nine dogs off-Island to visit Spay Waggin', a mobile medical unit providing affordable pet care.
On the evening of May 13 my 12-year-old son Gregory Clark spotted this “huge orange stork-like bird” as we drove past a farm on Middle Road in Chilmark.

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