The Aquinnah Public Library continues to provide special programs nearly every day the library is open. Stop by to find the latest in books, movies and CD’s. One of the latest CD’s to watch is Searching for Sugarman. It may take a while to figure out the beginning of the movie but halfway through it you are totally engrossed. A truly fascinating documentary film and one of the most popular at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society in Tisbury.

Congratulations to our Aquinnah students on the honor roll at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. Alayna Hutchinson, daughter of Steve and the late Amanda Hutchinson, is a senior and on the high honor roll. Alayna will decide over the next week which college she will be attending. Chantal Booker, daughter of Spencer and Belinda Booker, is a junior and on the honor roll while preparing for the upcoming junior prom. Emerson Mahoney, son of Julianne Vanderhoop and Michael Mahoney, is a freshman on the honor roll.

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services sponsored the semi-annual Electronic Disposal Day on Saturday. It was a very successful day and in the afternoon I was paired with Avery Hazell and Olivia Jacobs of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School girls tennis team while passing out the receipt tickets for disposable items. Thank you to Bruno’s for their vital part in making the day such a success. I would also like to personally thank the members of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys hockey team — Tyson Araujo, Andrew Carroll, Brian Fraser, Mason Jeffers, Austin Morley, James Sashin, Alexander Vukota and Nick Vukota. Without their enthusiasm and strength we would have never made it through the afternoon. Also, thank you to coaches Sterling Bishop, Matt Mincone and Max Sherman for encouraging their teams to volunteer.

The Martha’s Vineyard Democratic Council will host representatives from the offices of the two congressmen vying for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator on Saturday April 13 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Howes House in West Tisbury. The primary election will be held at the end of the month.

Martha’s Vineyard Museum will sponsor Pecha Kucha night on Friday, April 19, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Harbor View Hotel. Enjoy presentations of 20 images in each 20 second segments of a variety of subjects. For further information, please call Jessica at 508-627-4441, ext 117. Admission is free as is the popcorn.

ACE-MV will sponsor a ServSafe Food Certification course beginning April 30 with classes ending May 5. Classes will be held at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School from 5 to 9 p.m. Thank you to Mass In Motion for a grant to supplement this course. For further information, please email lynn@acemv.com.

Condolences to the family and friends of Alice Martin Rose who passed away on April 3 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Alice was 102 years of age, a very gracious hostess and independent lady who prepared her own meals, fed the birds and tended her garden each summer. She is survived by her children Ernestine Rose Kinnecom, Ronald Rose and Stephen Rose, as well as nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and six great great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Services were held on April 8 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church under the guidance of Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home.

Condolences to the family and friends of Emily Huntington Rose, who passed away on April 3 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Emily was the daughter of the late Elon Gale Huntington and Mildred (Tilton). She was married to Ronald Rose and was the mother of Stephanie Rose Jette and Jonathan Rose. She is also survived by her grandchildren Richard Medeiros, Shaylah and Natasha Jette, as well as numerous cousins of her Huntington and Tilton families. Emily was the Register of Probate of Dukes County for 24 years. At one time in her younger days she was a columnist for the Vineyard Gazette. Services will be held on Saturday, April 13, at 11 a.m. at Abel’s Hill Cemetery in Chilmark.

Happy 52nd anniversary wishes to USAF retired Major John O. Vanderhoop and his wife Gabi as they celebrate on April 14.

Happy 39th anniversary wishes to Captain Hugh Taylor and his bride Jeanne as they celebrate on April 15.

Happy fourth anniversary wishes to Durwood Vanderhoop and his bride Jamie Sue as they celebrate on April 17.

Happy Birthday wishes this week to Erick Angelo Moore who will be three years old on April 13. Also celebrating on Saturday will be Prudy Whiting, Jill Chandler Woollacott, Paula Smith, Don Sexton, Riley Cameron and Lucas Kenneth Belain. Sunday will be a day of celebration for Lexie Roth, Gina Solon and Samuel Vanderhoop Lee. Special wishes to Francis (Sandy) Fisher who will be 97 years young on April 14. Oliver Hughes will celebrate on April 15 and he shares the day with Todd Keegan. Peyton Briscoe Jeffers will be nine years old on April 16 and shares the day with Lenny Baker and Ben Cameron. Greg Martino will party on April 17. April 18 will be a day of celebration for Josie Lucia Iadicicco, Sam White, Curtis Chandler, Peter Ives, Mary Caitlin Shea, James Cisek and Maya Glavin. April 19 will be a day of celebration for Eleanor Hebert, Prudy Magee, Kimberly Burke, Larry Mollin, Cameron Cuch, Richard Randolph, Jules and Noah Stuber and Mitzi Pratt.