Chilmark is ready for Friday the 13th . . . after the snowstorms and their complications; we can face a superstition with nerve! It is more complicated in that the next storm is forecast for Friday the 13th. As I write midweek, the rains have reduced the snow piles a bit but more snow is promised.

Congratulations to all the Cub Scouts who will be awarded advances in their scouting service at the Blue and Gold Banquet scheduled for Feb. 17 at the Chilmark Community Center. Chilmark has a longtime relationship with scouting. I remember during World War II, I belonged to a Girl Scout troop in town. Our leader was the late Natalie Cottle and she was fun. We were very active and earned many badges. I also remember that very few of us had uniforms to sew the badges on. We couldn’t afford much extra in those days, but we did enjoy each other’s company and good times with a cheerful leader.

School vacation will begin next Friday. The Martha’s Vineyard school vacation comes along after the rest of Massachusetts, and that makes travel a bit better for all. Hopefully, I will get reports from those traveling off-Island to adventure.

A portable chain link-like fence has been erected in the Menemaha Beach parking lot and at present it is enclosing a very large crate. All this is in preparation for the work to be done repairing and rebuilding the two jetties. Hopefully, completed before summer?

We all send best wishes to Barbara Rivers who suffered a fall in her Tea Lane home last week and is soon to go home in the company of her daughter, Diane Rivers, who is coming up from her Florida home.

Max and Connie McCrery are getting back in their Chilmark groove after a lengthy trip that took them to Toyko, Japan, to visit one daughter and family, and then to Los Angeles to visit their other daughter and her family.

We send congratulations to Bob Conway on the birth of his first great-grandson, Ronan Thomas Morley, born on Feb. 5 in New Jersey. He is the son of Tara and John Dorazio. Tara is Bob’s daughter Robin’s daughter. Cheers to all!

The Tuesday evening soup supper went up a notch in culinary successes as Pastor Seongmoon Ahn and his wife Eunji Kim prepared a typical Korean meal for all. I can confirm that it was very tasty and well received by all present. Thank you, Seongmoon and Eunji, for a wonderful treat.

Chilmark sends condolences to the friends and family of Bruce R. Slater of New York and Chilmark. Bruce first came to Menemsha in 1954 and he and his late wife Marcy moved into their Chilmark home in 1977. He was an avid sailor and had many friends in the boating world. He and Marcy were popular members of the Vineyard summer scene. Two children and a grandchild survive him. He will be missed.

Those who know Marjorie Hancock Phillips will be happy to know that after a lengthy hospitalization she is now at her home in Lexington, Va., and already planning her return next spring to her home in Menemsha.

The Chilmark library will show Chocolat as its free Friday night movie on the 13th. The movie begins at 7 p.m. and there are beverages and popcorn for all.

The noontime movie with chowder on Feb. 18 will be The Horn Blows at Midnight. All are welcome at no charge. The Friends of the Chilmark Library sponsor both movie events each week.

The folks at town hall are busy with meetings and more as they pursue the proposed plans for a renovated Squibnocket Beach. We wish them speed and success, and will keep you posted as plans move forward.

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