Elizabeth Witham and her husband Ken Wentworth of Film-Truth Productions will be presenting their documentary film, A Home for Us All, at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival at the Chilmark Community Center on Saturday, March 15, at 11 a.m. Liz and Ken kindly filmed the Aquinnah Housing Committee lottery held in 2007 where Amera Ignacio was the lucky and latest recipient of a youth lot in Aquinnah on which to build an affordable home. The Aquinnah Housing Committee will present a viewing of the documentary film in June, July and August at various venues in Aquinnah. Thank you to Liz and Ken for their generosity in filming the evening and for sharing their talents with one and all.

Friends of Aquinnah Public Library will be asking for donations to assist in defraying the cost of the new computers for the library. The demand for computer access has increased considerably and it was time to replace one computer and to add a new one to the collection. One new computer will be utilized for collections management and the other for public use. Tax-deductible donations to assist with the computer purchases may be sent to Friends of the Aquinnah Public Library, 65 State Road, Aquinnah MA 02535.

Egg decorating will be held on Sunday, March 16, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Duck Inn, in preparation for the arrival of Easter the following Sunday. All are welcome to attend and assist Elise Lebovit at the decorating soiree.

Cherilla Brown, her daughter Coco and a few of their friends have spent the winter working on another quilt for the benefit of the Safe Haven Camp which will be held next month at the youth hostel in West Tisbury. This year the quilt is blue-blue, purple, and red. It will be on display in two weeks at Alley’s Store where you may purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win the quilt. It is anticipated that they will sell 1,500 tickets this year to benefit the camp.

Elsie Fantasia, daughter of Edward and Fawn Vanderhoop Fantasia, is excited about being on the honor roll for the second quarter 2007-08 school year at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. Elsie is in her freshman year. Congratulations.

Emerson Mahoney, son of Michael Mahoney and Julieanne Vanderhoop, is the championship speller for Chilmark School. He is the youngest participant as most are a year older than he and are in the 5th to 8th grades. Emerson is a 4th grader and will be participating in the Island-wide spelling bee next week. In his spare time, Emerson is a budding ice hockey player while his sister Ella is involved with her piano lessons.

Sincerest condolences to Everett H. Poole and his family for the loss of their beloved Virginia. Not only was she a fellow Vineyard Gazette columnist and mentor but always such a ray of sunshine across the Vineyard.

Condolences to the family and innumerable friends of Herb Putnam, who certainly made the most of and thoroughly enjoyed his life on the Vineyard for the past three decades.

Jamie Spears of Hope Valley, R.I., returned home on Tuesday after spending the past four days as the guest of Woody Vanderhoop and his family. On Tuesday they went to Boston to visit with friends who had arrived from Hawaii.

Carrie Anne Vanderhoop, her sister Tiffany, and their brother David Elliott 2nd, recently returned from a trip to London with their mother Evelyn Churchill Vanderhoop Wylie. Needless to say, they all enjoyed their adventure.

Jannette Vanderhoop has returned from her six-week tour across the pond. She spent time in Paris, London, and Liverpool but Barcelona was her favorite.

Happy 20th anniversary wishes to Albert and Linda Fischer as they celebrate their special day on March 20.

Happy birthday wishes this week to Jada Lee Randolph who will celebrate her sixth birthday on March 16 and who shares the day with Taylor Ives. Amera Ignacio will observe a major milestone on March 19.

As you head to Menemsha Texaco on Wednesday, please wish Marshall Carroll a happy one. Kristie Mayhew will party on March 20 while on duty at Martha’s Vineyard Bank and shares the day with Joe Corbo. Elaine Jorissen-Gonneville will party on March 21.