Chilmark enjoyed a sunny Easter day but the temperature was cold and the winds were blowing . . . all typical of early spring, we have to remind ourselves. And I guess we can be happy that there will be no Easter this early again until 2223.

More and more signs of spring are being noted. Caleb Slater called from his home in Northbridge to tell us that on his way home from here on Sunday he spotted an osprey in its nest in the Bourne Wildlife Preserve off Route 25. Not far from here as the osprey flies.

One sure sign of spring is seeing the lobster pots being stacked up on the dock at Menemsha. Hopefully, they will be in the water soon.

John and Barbara Armstrong entertained their family at an Easter breakfast. John’s mother, Barbara, and his brother, David, came from Harwich to join Jim and Roberta Morgan, Barbara’s son, Colin Ruel, and Barbara’s brother and family, Jim and Diane Morgan and their children, Lily and Alistair. They all enjoyed a phone visit with Colin’s brother, Patrick, who reported that he was 200 miles north of Cape Horn on his tour of Patagonia.

Roland Mason, his wife Marcia and her son Lyle were at their Flanders Lane home for the weekend. Dorothy Tripp, Marcia’s mother, joined them coming from Somerset for the holiday.

I wish all of you out there who are suffering this week with the “bug” a quick cure and that you will feel better soon. Too many have reported having it.

Karen Flynn tells us that the Martha’s Vineyard Fish Farm for Haiti Project will present a film called The Price of Sugar on Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven. It is a documentary narrated by Paul Newman illustrating the plight of the Haitians who live and work in the Dominican Republic and the efforts of one man to help them. Karen will be unable to see the film herself as she leaves for Haiti on April 2 to work on Fish Farm projects.

Carol Mays came from New Hampshire to enjoy the weekend with her mother, Mildred Mayhew.

The library will celebrate National Library Week, April 13 to 19, with a Food For Fines program that will run for the entire month of April. The library will excuse overdue book fines when a donation of non-perishable food is made to the Island Food Pantry. A collection box is at the circulation desk. The library welcomes donations from all patrons wishing to contribute.

Don’t forget town meeting April 28, with voting for your favorite candidates on April 30.