I woke up Thursday morning and they said that upstate New York had three inches of snow. It was 5:30 a.m. and I was listening to the birds in the tree next to the house and the street sweeper at the school. Is spring here or not?

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Peter Vincent who celebrated April 1; Conor Smith, Jordan Tate-DaSilva, Joshua Tate-DaSilva and Kasey Varkonda on April 2; Chase Eppers on April 3; Sean Hegarty and Gregory Pyden on April 4; Pamela Lauriano and Hailey Rogers on April 7; Cana Courtney and Jamie Rivard on April 8; Mariah Donahue on April 9; and Imani Foster and David Macias who celebrate today. Special wishes go out to Phil Levesque, who celebrated April 8, and to Kim Hathaway for April 9.

We are happy to see Edgartown Seafood opened on Wednesday. It looks like they did some renovations over the winter. Now we don’t have to go all the way to Vineyard Haven for fish.

A few weeks ago I went to Animal Health Care with my cat for an exam, and while I was sitting there the lovebird cage was covered. They are usually quite vocal and I asked Tara why the birds were covered and quiet. She told me to look under the sheet. In the corner of the cage were five baby birds that had hatched a few days before. Well, what do you call birds without feathers? You can’t say they are cute, but they were totally amazing to see close up.

In the days following, Rebecca Mayhew took the birds home to hand feed and keep them healthy. She got up every four hours to feed the birds, so needless to say they all became quite attached to each other. Rebecca would sit on the couch or lie down and the babies would cuddle in her neck. It is really a sight to see. If you are interested you can log on to the Animal Health Care Web site and see the picture. Or just wait a few more weeks. When I was there the other day there were three more eggs in the nest. The lovebirds are living up to their name.

Congratulations to Zack Waller who passed his captain’s exam last weekend. Zack has worked on the Chappy Ferry for the past three or four summers so now he will be able to pilot a ferry.

The Easter egg hunt is on at the Manny Nunes baseball field near the Boys’ and Girls’ Club. It will start at 2 p.m. this year. So get your baskets together and cameras ready. Even if you don’t have children to participate, it is fun to go an watch.

Happy Easter to all; hope you have time to spend with your families.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.