Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living will present the next cultural luncheon to acknowledge the Brazilian culture on the Vineyard on March 3 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Grill on Main in Edgartown. Chef Anthony Sacoccia will prepare a three course luncheon. The guest speaker will be Valci Carvalho. Guitar music will be provided by Dan Waters. Enjoy a special Brazilian dance group during the luncheon. Tickets are $25 per person and may be obtained by making your reservations with Leslie Clapp at 508-939-9440 .

Congratulations to Joe Pitt and his wife, Melissa, and their sons, Joshua and Christopher, on their move to Washington state. I could not believe they had been here for 13 years. Will miss Joe’s humor and integrity. All the best to the Pitt family. We hope you will never forget your friends on the Vineyard.

Congratulations to Alayna Hutchinson, daughter of Steve Hutchinson and the late Amanda, for winning second place in the regional high school Science Fair. Her entry, Portable Water Purification, won in Engineering Design.

Congratulations to Josie Iadicicco, daughter of Terry Iadicicco and Heath Widdiss, upon winning second place in the Science Fair with her entry Garbage Separation in Environmental Science.

Congratulations to Coletrane Leport, son of Darren and Nancy and grandson of Beverly Wright, who won the West Tisbury School spelling bee with the word manifestation.

Chilmark School fifth grader Levi Moreis and his classmates spent time recently at Sugarloaf Mountain where a few of them went skiing for the first time.

Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Patricia Suarez, who died at Hospice in Sandwich. Pat was an inimitable hostess who shared her home with many in the Oak Bluffs community during her 35-year residency.

United South and Eastern Tribe Impact Week was held in Arlington, Va., at Crystal City over the past week. Those attending included Edith Andrews, Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, Shelley Carter, Laura Edelman, Christopher Knowles, Tyrone Lobo, Ryan Malonson, Elizabeth Perry, Richard Randolph, Durwood Vanderhoop, Tobias Vanderhoop, Bettina Washington and Beverly Wright.

Tribal youth attended the Close-Up Program Youth Summit in Washington, D.C., this past week as well. They learned close-up the relationship between the Tribal government and the United States government. Students attending included Leah Fortes, Anthony Gonsalves, Ella Mahoney, Samantha Maltais, Katelyn Marden and Faith Smalley and were accompanied by chaperone Millicent Smalley.

The Aquinnah tribal youth group returned Sunday after spending the long weekend at Mohegan Sun, where they enjoyed an intertribal youth program and intertribal social on Sunday. Students attending included Benjamin Booker, Adahy Gonsalves, Yannick Gonsalves, Rachaya Lane and Tiara Lee.

Anniversary wishes to Mark Harding and his bride, Paula Peters, on Feb. 27.

Happy first birthday wishes to Ryleigh Jade Ben David Manning, who celebrated her special day on Feb. 22, and Karen Achille, who celebrates her special day today. Darren Leport will party on Feb. 25. Patricia Paiva Vanderhoop and George Berz share the day on Feb. 26. Barbara Perry Francis will observe her special day on Feb. 27. Troy Vanderhoop Jr. will be 12 years old on Feb. 27, and shares the day with Robert Iadicicco, Carol Giosmas, Linda Lee Condlin, Linda Marinelli and Jacob Antonio Bazzy, who will be 11 years old. Dora Morrow will observe her special day on Feb. 28 and is looking forward to her summer sojourn at DoraLu Manor. James I. Millman will be nine years old on Feb. 28.

A very special happy birthday wish to Remy Tumin, who celebrates her special day on Feb. 29, aka Sadie Hawkins Day, but then again Remy is much too young to even know about that.

Cameron Widdiss will be 11 years old on March 1 and shares the day with Virginia Yorke. Heather Ferreira parties on March 2 with Jackie Mendez, Tiara Lee and Joanne Lynn Eccher.