All the best to Rev. Roger H. Spinney as he delivers his final sermon at Community Baptist Church of Gay Head on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Reverend Spinney has been with us for the past 14 years and has preached the longest of all the ministers in the past 317 year history of our church. He will move to Falmouth where he will be the Chaplain of the newly formed Cape and Islands Hospice program, while his wife Sharon will commute to the Vineyard for her work as a nurse at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. They have raised their daughters Ashley and Heather in Tisbury while residing at the parsonage at First Baptist Church. All the best to the Spinney family.

Melvin and Neva Thornhill will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 4 with a reaffirmation of their wedding vows on June 6 at First Baptist Church in Tisbury following the morning sermon. Reverend Spinney will return to perform their service. A reception will follow at the parish house from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Melvin and Neva would like to invite all their Aquinnah friends. Your presence is the only gift they would appreciate.

The Outermost Inn will open this evening for the season. Capt. Hugh Taylor and his wife Jeanne will be at the helm once more. Jennifer Cummings will be the new chef this year, having previously worked at the Outermost a few years ago. She will be joined next month by Steve Perry of Edgartown, son of Eric and Brenda Perry and grandson of Al and Cookie Perry of Edgartown. We will look forward to another season of fine dining with a spectacular view.

The Orange Peel Bakery opened Wednesday pizza night on May 26 with lots of family and friends to celebrate the evening. Julianne Vanderhoop and her staff would like to invite you to stop by on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. Please bring approximately four cups of your favorite topping to share with others. The pizza crust and sauce will be provided. A donation of $10 is suggested and the ambiance is priceless.

Chilmark Church will be having a yard and plant sale on May 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Last year the event was very successful and they anticipate the same this year. You still have time to donate or simply stop by to shop for plants and treasures.

Michelle Laurie remains a patient at Massachusetts General Hospital. We will continue to keep her in our prayers.

Congratulations to Ella Madison Mahoney, who has been excelling at track as a student at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. Ella recently ran in a race and came within eight seconds of the state record. We will certainly keep an eye on her progress.

Noah James Manning is enjoying his newly acquired kittens, the orange one is Scratch and the calico one is Hiccup. Oh, the imagination of three-year-old children.

Congratulations and all the best to Emily Elizabeth Laursen and her husband Dominick Biocchi on their wedding of May 22 at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury. Emily is the daughter of Dr. Peter J. and Marie B. Laursen of Tisbury. Dominick is the son of John and Bonnie Biocchi.

Congratulations to our ever so popular Aquinnah and Chilmark postal carrier Sean Cummings and his bride Kerry Sertl, who were married on May 15 at Menemsha Beach with their reception at the Chilmark Community Center. Kerry is the daughter of Diane Sertl of Tisbury and the late Mark Sertl. Sean is the son of Annie Cummings of Edgartown.

Cheryl Vanderhoop-Sellitti recently visited with her parents Edwin Vanderhoop of Aquinnah and Gloria Fisk of Edgartown and other family members. Cheryl was on a brief stay from her home in North Carolina.

Thank you to our Aquinnah highway superintendent and cemetery caretaker Jay Smalley, who has Aquinnah Circle looking carefully manicured for the holiday weekend as well as the cemetery where the flags will be placed by Arthur Dickson and his wife Priscilla as they have done so for many years. Thank you for remembering and honoring our veterans.

Please have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. Remember those who presently serve and those who have served to protect our freedom. If you would like to volunteer to assist the American Legion in Tisbury, your assistance would be greatly needed on Monday, May 31 at 7:30 a.m. to raise the 450 flags for the Avenue of Flags and to take them down at 3 p.m.

The Memorial Day parade will be at 9:30 a.m. and Anna Duart, the Poppy Chair, since 1994 will be selling paper poppies near five corners to support the Legion and wounded Veterans.

The American Legion in Tisbury will soon be serving lobster rolls and chowder on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 7 p.m. for your dining pleasure.

Welcome to all of our family, friends and neighbors as they arrive for the season to share in our beautiful warmth and sunshine that we have been enjoying over the past week. For the first time in 20 years, the lilacs were a month early on Lighthouse Road.

Happy 28th anniversary wishes to Michael and Eleanor Hebert as they observe their special day on May 29.

Happy third anniversary wishes to Isaac and Noli Taylor as they observe their special day on June 2.

Happy third anniversary wishes to Richard and Jennifer Randolph as they observe their special day on June 2.

Happy 63rd anniversary wishes to Av and Dora Morrow on Doralu Manor, as they observe their special day on June 3.

Happy birthday wishes this week to Nancy Benoit on May 29. Michael Francis also parties on May 29. Aquinnah neighbor Fan Ogilvie will observe her special day on May 29. Michael Gilman will celebrate on May 30. Roxanne Ackerman will observe her special day on May 31 and shares the day with Jasmine Devine. Sam Taylor will celebrate on June 2. June Rosebud Vanderhoop will be 21 on June 1. Jannette Vanderhoop, Emily Vanderhoop, Jason Widdiss, and Leah Bassett all share the day on June 4.