Well, I hope you all had a good summer. Oh, wait, it is only May. We have gone through a warm spell and now this week we are cold and blustery. There was no snow, but there were times I would have not been surprised to see flakes. Now we can wait a few days until some sun shines. If you remember, last year we fought to shut off the heat in April. When we could shut the heat off, we had to turn on the air conditioner and it stayed on most of the summer. So let’s see what happens in the next few weeks.
Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Kayla Dow and Adriana Youngn who celebrated April 26; Christopher Marcal, April 27; Samuel Resto, Matthew Ribeiro and Paige Smith April 28; Ella Blodgett, April 29; Ariel Meyer, April 30; Aidan Hughes and Julia Silva, May 1, and to Nicholas Rabeni who celebrates his day today, May 2.
Special balloons go to Chief Tony Bettencourt who celebrated his day May 1.
Lots of balloons go out to Sandy Fisher who celebrated his 98th birthday on April 14. I bet he did a lot of scratch tickets on that day, and I hope he got a lot of winners. Here is to you, Mr. Fisher, and many more birthdays.
Also, to the Cavallo family with Coo (Robert) Cavallo, who celebrated April 27, and his wife Donna who celebrated April 28.
Ella and Ellen Blodgett celebrated with great-grandmother and grandmother Louise Bernard by going to lunch to wish Louise a happy birthday on April 21, then Ella celebrated her birthday on April 29.
There will be an art exhibition by Teresa Yuan at the Kennedy Studios in Vineyard Haven from May 1 to May 31. The reception will be Sunday, May 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The 12th annual Rainbow Place Rainbow Run is this Saturday, May 3, at 9 a.m. Preschool runners run the wrong way up Main street to raise money for the school.
I know that school vacation was a good one for most of the kids. As usual, I followed some on Facebook. The Dan and Laura Townes family were in Disney World and there is nothing like Disney in the eyes of children. You could read the whole story with Camden and Ava, who stayed in the Lion King suites. It looked like the parents had just as much fun.
Please join us at the P.A. Club Scholarship Auction on Friday, May 2, beginning at 6 p.m. with the silent auction. Tickets to your favorite sporting events, gift certificates, artwork, gift baskets and loads of other great items will be available. There is a $5 donation at the door. Appetizers will be provided by our own B&L Catering. All proceeds go to Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School seniors. Go and spend some money, join the fun and be a part of something special.
I received a note from Kelley Henry who is now living in Georgia. Kelley is barrel racing and is trying to raise money to go to a national barrel show in Perry, Ga., in July. She is riding a reserve champion and his brother is her back up horse! Here is the link with all the information and where donations can be made: gofundme.com/8ox9ww. Congratulations, Kelley and good luck.
Kara Shemeth wrote to introduce the Amity Island Running Club made up of Megan McDonald, Nedine Cunningham, Darren Belisle, Adam Darack, Amanda Hollyfield and Kara. They are teaming up with another six runners from upstate New York and will begin their run at 8:30 a.m. next Friday, May 9, in Hull and will finish in Provincetown midday Saturday. They have Pati and Chad Nelson working on van decorations and they plan to completely overdo the theatrics and ridiculousness of any other team with their Jaws-inspired theme. Here’s the link: ragnarrelay.com/race/capecod. Good luck to all of you.
Have a great week and keep the home candles burning