I hope that March going out like a lion was a hint that April should give us a break. This week we had it all: sun, snow and sleet. I hear that there are a few bets on how long it will take the pile of snow at the post office to melt. Of course, the rain pulled some of it down and then we had fog, yes, fog! Maybe there is a chance it will be gone in two weeks.
Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Nicholas Carpenter, Hollis Kelley and Brynn Sawa who all celebrated March 31; Mathew Strem and Kasey Varkonda, April 2; and to Sean Hegarty and Gregory Pyden who celebrate their day today, April 4.
Special birthday wishes go to Pam Dolby’s husband who celebrated his day March 31, with the trivia question from the Beatles’ song When I’m 64, or was it When I’m six foot four? Well, I think we all know that answer!
Lena Araujo Vanderhoop has made helping others her lifetime goal as well as her job. She is an amazing woman who works hard to bring smiles and comfort to those around her every day. Well, now, she needs the smiles, the comfort and some financial support. Her bills from her surgery as well as upcoming cardio rehab are more than she can handle. Please buy a ticket for a family fundraiser we are holding on April 12 at 5 p.m. at the Portuguese-American Club to help her in her time of need. Adult tickets are $15 and children’s tickets are $10. There will be a spaghetti dinner and a community auction. Donations can be sent to the Lena Vanderhoop Fund, P.O. Box 2647, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.
Felix Neck has a program, the Big Moon Owl Prowl, on Friday, April 11, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. It’s free for members or $5 for nonmembers. Take a trip to Felix Neck for a moonlit walk to look, listen and learn about these nocturnal birds.
On Monday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m., the Tisbury Senior Center will host a forum on emergency preparedness in the event of a winter storm or hurricane. Chuck Cotnoir will speak on the importance of having a go-bag filled with emergency supplies. Beth Toomey will share her experiences working in the Falmouth shelters during Hurricane Sandy. Jim Klingensmith will talk about what is done to accommodate pets, and Chris Cini will answer Tisbury emergency management questions. Call 508-696-4205 for further information.
It is great to see Beth and Bill Erickson back after spending the winter in Florida. It is an especially happy time for them as while they were away, their new house was being built, or should I say transformed, as it was Bill’s boat shop. I have seen it and it is beautiful. I know Beth will enjoy turning what was once a driveway and parking spaces into a beautiful garden. Congratulations and we hope you are happy in your new home.
Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.