JUNE D. MANNING
Spring is getting near. We have changed our clocks for the season and the longer days of light have been a welcome relief. Families are still returning from their vacations. The red-winged blackbirds have been around for about two weeks and their friends have welcomed them in a chorus each morning. Thoughts of spring cleaning have been on our minds. Daffodils appear ready to sprout and the temperature has reached 50 degrees this week.
Congratulations to our Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School basketball team and their coaches Mike Joyce and Jason O’Donnell and Alex McCluskey. They should all be very proud of their accomplishments. Of course, Mike and Eleanor Hebert attended the games and watched their grandson Kane Araujo (#22) play at the TD Garden. A very proud moment for all.
CLAMS will be available Island-wide very soon and not the pond variety. The Chilmark Library is hosting three sessions of “getting to know your new CLAMS library system,” to be lead by Aquinnah Library Director Lisa Sherman. It will be drop-in, and open to anyone who wants to learn how to set up an online account, navigate and place orders on the CLAMS catalog website. The dates are Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Chilmark Library on March 20, March 27 and April 3. The Aquinnah Public Library is excited to be going live with CLAMS on April 2. Patrons are able to come in now and set up their CLAMS account. The next series of dinner and a movie for kids will begin on March 21.
Martha’s Vineyard Community Services is sponsoring a support group for those with early memory problems. Classes began this week on Wednesday for 12 weeks from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Island Counseling Center of MVCS in Oak Bluffs. There is no charge for the sessions, thanks to the generous support of the Farm Neck Foundation. Call Victoria Haeselbarth at 508-627-4368, ext. 15 or Nancy Langman at 508-693-7900, ext. 209.
Are you into your spring cleaning yet? Start thinking about your basement and garage. The biannual Electronics Disposal Day will be on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. Bring in your old computers, monitors, televisions, notebooks, printers, copiers, etc. For further information, please call 508-693-7900, ext. 229.
Classes at ACE-MV this week will include a writing class for children with Kate Feiffer at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. There will be four classes from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Register at acemv.org.
Congratulations and loud wedding bells to Susie Anderson and Nick Bologna upon their marriage of March 7 while on Saint Bart’s with family and friends.
Irina Gerhard and her daughter Sacha enjoyed their vacation at Sugarbush. Sacha learned to ski while Irina had to give up her thoughts of playing tennis for the week due to an injury. While they were away, Lang attended to business in Boston and at home in Aquinnah.
Shawn MacPhail, Alexandra Taylor and their daughters Olive and Violet returned home this week after spending two weeks on Elizabeth Island in the Bahamas with Captain Hugh Taylor and Jeanne.
Dan Sauer, Noni Madison and their sons Waylon and Amos returned this week from their travels to Montana to visit with family for a week and then a return visit to Playacolorado in Nicaragua for two weeks.
Happy 25th anniversary wishes to Albert O. Fischer 3rd and his bride Linda as they celebrate their special day on March 20.
Happy birthday wishes this week to Rodeo Langer, who will be six years old on March 16. Taylor Ives and Natalie Francis will share the day on March 16. Gabriel Olson will be two years old on March 17. Amera Ignacio will party on March 19, as will Marshall Carroll at the Menemsha Texaco.
Kristie Mayhew and Joe Corbo share the day on March 20. Ellen Reynolds, Tony Oliver, and Annette Anthony share the day on March 22. A very happy 50th birthday to David Lambert as he celebrates with family and friends on March 16. Jemima James will also celebrate on March 16 amidst family and friends.