The spring flowers are in bloom almost everywhere, even though the weather up until last weekend was unseasonably cold and damp. But on Saturday the temperature reached 60 degrees. It was a great weekend with lots of outdoor activities, and a few grills were taken out of mothballs. Thursday is the first of May when baskets may be hung on your door and May pole celebrations and dances announce the arrival of warmer weather and send old Jack Frost on vacation. The baseball field on Sunday hosted a youth baseball game and the tennis courts were also busy. Short sleeve shirts and shorts were the clothing of choice.

Anna and I returned home Tuesday after a trip down south where we visited Davidson College, soon to be the home of her nephew Nick Pohl. We visited Myrtle Beach, Charleston and lots of rural towns in South Carolina. The highlight of our trip was visiting old friends Walter and Lisa Smith of Evans, Ga. Walter, aka the Furniture Doctor, was a frequent visitor here many years ago.

We also visited Walter’s son Bruce, his wife Angie and their family. Walter built a new home last year and it is very nice. It was great to see all of them and we enjoyed our trip down south.

The Vineyard Transit Authority’s summer bus schedule will start tomorrow. The VTA carried a record amount of passengers last year and there is no reason to believe it will not be about the same or even increase this year.

Dan and Elaine Pace report that their son Ryan (a resident of Brookline) completed his 21st Boston Marathon on Monday, and they are quite proud of his accomplishment. He completed the race in just over three hours and was happy to be part of this important day in Boston’s history.

Charlie Kernick and his wife Stevie came up from Hillsborough, N.C. for Easter and to check out the renovations to their home.

Sue Silk reports that the Police Station Reuse Committee is soliciting thoughts and ideas regarding the old police station in West Tisbury now that it has completed its move to the public safety complex on State Road. The building was originally a one-room school house and then was converted to a private residence by Ellen Logan. The town bought the building from her in 1941, and after WWII converted it to the town office.

There are two ideas on the table. One is to use it as an educational center with a special focus on teaching children about the Island’s relationship to its natural environment. Another is to rent it to any number of Island non-profit organizations as a cooperative office center. Email thoughts and/or preference for either of the ideas currently under discussion through the West Tisbury town website or call Sue at 508-696-1835. The deadline for responding is May 15.

On Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon Relaxed Body, Open Mind, Deep Rest begins a nine-week series with Martha Abbot, E-RYT 500 through Adult and Community Education (ACE MV) at the Yoga Barn. Call 774-310-1131.

Jennifer Tseng, over at the library, reports that they will be closing early on Saturday in order to host a memorial for Jonathan Revere, beginning at 4 p.m..

On April 21, 1986, Bob Schwartz and his wife Maggie, of Greenwich, Conn. arrived to spend the long weekend at their house on Music street. Their guests were daughter Ellen Tormey, her husband Mickey, and their new baby Thomas.

Pat Ziprodt, an award-winning costume designer from New York city, arrived at her home, God’s Pocket, on Edgartown Road. Her guests included her sister Constance Zonka and her son Milo, of Chicago, Ill., and Lord Hanover from Hanover, England. She returned to New York city on Sunday to attend the opening of Sweet Charity, a play for which she designed all of the costumes. Lord Hanover departed on Tuesday to address the closing session of the United Nations before returning to England.

Happy Birthday to Darah Schwartz, Susan Huntington and Shannon Lobdell today; Bob Yapp, Martha Tack and Mike Goldsmith tomorrow; Shirley Mayhew, Sal Laterra, Dale Robinson on Sunday; Cecily Bryant, Noah Garcia, Colin Whyte and Emily Fischer on Monday; Cathy Campbell, Patrie Grace and Ken Edwards on Tuesday; Bob Schwartz, Tom Roan and Rafe Mazer on Wednesday; Dick Knabel, Sylvana Dole and Daniel Pace on Thursday. Belated birthday wishes to Jackson Eno.

Well that is all of the social news for this week’s edition. If you have any news please call or email me. Have a great week.