I am beginning to think an ark might not be a bad idea. The two days the sun was out, people were in a great mood. I am holding the weather forecasters to a sunny weekend.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Julia Marlia Lemos, Cailynn Patnaude and Timothy Schreck who celebrated their day June 9, Jullyo Lima, June 10, Jovanna Hernandex, Mario Hernandez and Sarah Strem who all celebrated their day June 11.

Birthday wishes go out to Madeline Fisher who will celebrate her day Sunday, June 14; she also reminded me that her art gallery, Fisher Gallery on Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, is now open for the summer season.

Special wishes go to Lenora Bettencourt who will celebrate her day today, June 12. Lenora will be 93 years young. Happy birthday Lenora.

Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard is looking for vendors for their annual yard sale and flea market being held at Waban Park, or Dennis Alley Park, on Saturday, June 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Download applications at hospiceofmv.org, or call the office at 508-693-0189.

The Edgartown School is having a family garden day on Saturday, June 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school back parking lot off Robinson Road. Help put the finishing touches on the school’s beautiful new gardens. Bring the whole family, enjoy hot dogs and treats, and have fun! For more information, contact Lucia at 508-939-4032.

Pat Tyra and her husband, Harold Bauld, are back from a winter in Dania Beach, Fla. As a member of the last class to graduate from Edgartown High School (class of 1959), she is excited to be joining her Island classmates in finalizing plans for their 50th anniversary celebration. The group will be gathering the weekend of July 10th to celebrate, starting with a cocktail social hour on Friday night, hosted by Pat and classmate Jimmy Santos. They are inviting everyone who has been associated with their class over the years to come and join in the memories on Friday night.

Last week’s Gazette Chronicle by Cynthia Meisner noted that eight girls and six boys (14 seniors) graduated in 1959, and talked about “education as being the key to the future.” However, Donald Berube has counted about 50 kids who “passed” through their class at one time or another. For instance, if you were in Miss Yvonne Aucoin’s first grade class of 22 students with Pat, Jimmy and Donald, consider yourself invited (some names that come to mind from that first year are Marna Waller, Allouise Waller, Douglas Duarte and Tommy Fisher). By junior high the class size had grown to 29 students. Unfortunately the planning group has not known how to contact nearly two dozen students who shared class time with them over the years and already half a dozen have passed away, but hopefully their spouses will consider joining the Friday night social. Call Pat at 508-627-8438, for details or if you have contact information about former students.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.