Chilmark has many highs and lows to acknowledge this week. There is still cold weather, threats of more snow and the sound of brave birds calling to each other, hoping for responses. By the sound of it, I think they share our human dismay at the delay in real spring weather. Work continues on the west jetty and another tugboat and barge with a load of stone has come and gone as the week progressed.

We send condolences to the family of Ethel Judy Mayhew who died on Tuesday last. She was the wife of Daniel L. Mayhew, who is known to his many Chilmark family and friends as Danny. Judy’s children survive her: Daniel P., Mark Crowley, Paula Haynes, Jeanne Lotrionte and Patricia Irwin. We know she will be missed by many. A service is planned for a later date.

Chilmark artist Gloria Burkin tells us she will be having a show of her recent works in oil of the sea and land called Upland Allure. The show will be at the West Tisbury library for the month of April and may be viewed during regular library hours.

We send condolences to the family and friends of Peggy Freydberg, our poet in residence for many years. Her works will keep us aware of her talents and we are grateful for her many years of productivity and her original and interesting writings. Peggy was 107.

Happy birthday from us all to Jim Morgan who turned 91 on March 30. He told me the day before that he planned to be surrounded by family and cake and I am sure he was! Cheers to you, Jim, with love from us all!

Congratulations to Jim and Joan Malkin of South Road who are now grandparents to twins. Their daughter Jessica and her husband Greg Mason became parents of Estelle and Anders on March 23 at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The twins were also welcomed by their brother Luca, who is two and a half. We all look forward to the twins’ first Chilmark visit. Cheers to all!

Please be sure to mark your calendars for the annual town meeting scheduled for April 27 and the elections on April 29. Town meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center and the voting begins at noon and goes until 8 p.m.

Conrad and Jane Neumann came from Durham, N.C., this week for a 10-day visit that has been rescheduled three times between the southern storms and the New England ones. They are enjoying an off-season visit with friends and family and looking forward to returning to their Larsen Lane home in early June. Jane will continue her presence at the Chilmark Community Church flea markets held twice a week throughout the summer.

Bob Conway will be moving to the mainland on April 13. He and his late wife Phyllis retired here many years ago and enjoyed life in the Stonewall Pond part of town. Bob will be moving to New Jersey where he will be near family members. Bob is now 91. The Chilmark Community Church, where he and Phyllis were busy members, will host a going away party for Bob after the Easter Sunday services. Cheers to you, Bob, you will be missed by many.

The West Tisbury Congregational Church sends word that they will have two Easter services on this upcoming Sunday, April 6. The traditional Easter service will be at 9 a.m. at the church, and a community service will be held at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury at 11 a.m. The services will include child care and church school. After the community service there will be an egg hunt and refreshments. The public is welcome.

The Chilmark Community Church Easter service will include the music of a harpist and activities for children.

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