JANE N. SLATER
Chilmark is enjoying the bright sunshine of midweek as I write. The skies are clear and the sounds of the hammers are in the air . . . always my first hint of a milder season to come!
The American Cancer Society’s annual Daffodil Days are March 19 and 20 when bouquets of budded daffodils will be sold for the benefit of the society. Flowers can be purchased on Tuesday at the Edgartown Stop and Shop and on Wednesday at Vineyard Haven Cronigs and at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Martha’s Vineyard Community Services will hold their bi-annual Electronics Disposal Day on April 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road. All sorts of electronic discards are accepted. The fees range from $1 to $30 and carload discounts apply. Please call 508-693-7900, ext. 229.
Congratulations to Liz Gude and Susan Kluver who are the newly elected co-chairmen of the Chilmark Democrats.
The Chilmark library is offering a three-week workshop in learning how to use the new service, Cape (and Islands) Libraries Automated Materials Sharing ... also known as CLAMS. Lisa Sherman, Aquinnah’s library director, leads the workshop. The first meeting will be March 20 at 5 p.m. at the Chilmark library followed sessions on March 27 and April 3. She will teach us how to set up our own accounts, order books and much more.
Pathways Projects at the Chilmark Tavern has pr ograms scheduled for this weekend and next. All artists are invited to present their works. Please call them at 508-645-9088 for details.
The students of the Chilmark School will display their artwork in the Chilmark Library meeting room from now until the end of April. This annual show is always well received and appreciated by the community. Congratulations to all — and to their teacher, Kathleen Cameron, who works so well with our talented students!
I apologize to all for tossing caution to the winds and announcing in an earlier column that we had had only a few power outages this winter . . . my mistake. Since then, we have had two more. The recorded message is always mechanical repairs. Whatever. I will not be so bold as to defy superstition again.
The big storm last weekend had some unusual results. The unusually high tides caused the big surf to cast up some mighty rocks, and many of them in the parking lot at Squibnocket. I doubt the average mid-sized car could have driven across the lot that first morning after. Most of the rocks seemed about the size of a human head. Sorry, but I can’t think how else to size them for you. There were many smaller stones too. It was real mess for the clean-up crews. It will be interesting to see how our beaches build up again, hopefully, before the beach season begins.
Welcome home to our many neighbors who have enjoyed vacations off-Island. Please email me if you would like to share your adventures with the rest of us.