Well it sure has been quiet in town since the holidays. Folks are going away on vacation or will next week and that is about the size of it. We did have four inches or so of heavy wet snow on Friday, brief power outages, ferry cancellations and poor driving. Again on Monday we had about eight inches on snow, high winds, no boats, schools and municipal buildings closed and school delayed two hours on Tuesday. We all dug out and watched the blizzard conditions until late afternoon.

We are heading into a long weekend as Monday is Presidents Day so the schools, post office and all town buildings will be closed. School vacation week, for our schools, starts next Friday and many of you will be taking a winter break off-Island. Several stores will be offering special sales on Monday. Business at Chilmark Chocolates has been brisk. Oh yeah, you guys, be sure to remember the wife or sweetheart Sunday with dinner at a restaurant, candy and flowers.

Marjorie Pierce of Music street reports that the Wednesday night community suppers at the church continue to be very popular evenings. The food, she says, is mighty tasty. In fact last week they fed more than 50 people. Everyone is welcome, no matter where they may reside on the Island.

Anthony Saccoccia, of Waldron’s Bottom Road, head chef of the Grill on Main in Edgartown, reports that his establishment will be busier than normal Sunday and he looks forward to seeing so many friendly faces. He plans on having a few specials and trusts everyone will have a good time.

Spring is getting a bit closer as Susan Block of Music street reports that before the snowstorm snowdrops were about to burst into bloom in a small section of a once-thriving garden down at the Frank Adams place. This is a few weeks later than Tom Hodgson’s annual record but never the less a sure sign of spring.

Amy Hoff, over at the library, reports that guest performers at this week’s session of Sunday Afternoon Jazz from 4 to 5 p.m. will be Eric Johnson and John (My Way) Alaimo.

Mary Holmes reports that a new series, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, will be held from March 7 to April 11, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Up-Island Council on Aging in the Howes House. All attendees must register, please call her at 508-560-6012 for details.

The MV Democratic Council will meet Saturday morning at 9 a.m. in the Howes House.

On Feb. 16, 1945 Bert Cahoon, Daniel Manter and Albion Alley received letters of thanks and commendation from Lieut. Cmdr. Norman G. Asbury, officer-in-charge of the Naval Auxiliary Air Station, for the immediate and timely aid they rendered to the pilot of a plane forced down on the Orlin Davis property on Middle Road in Chilmark the week before. This aid “was of immeasurable help in the prevention of shock and exposure to the pilot and will shorten his period of recovery,” they were told. Albion, chief of the guards at the Naval Auxiliary Air Station, and Bert, operator of the local garage, were on their way back home from finishing an assignment at the Peaked Hill military installation and witnessed the crash in a field near the road.

Happy birthday to: Jill Amado, Elton Nascimento, Ken Kramm, Abe Lincoln and Connie Hyde Friday; Albert Fischer, Michael Bigby and Vincent Lenza Saturday; Chris Morse, Gayle Stiller, Beth Toomey, David Schuster, Don Evon, and Michelle McCormack on Sunday; Kevin Peter Jr., Leah Houghton, Karen Child and Suzanne Fenn on Monday; Dan Gouldrup, Don MacDonald, Megan Higgins, Jackie Baer, Doug Fortes, Kathleen Gulino, Henry Hambardzumian and Lisa DaSilva on Tuesday, Leslie Eaton, Barbara Paciello, Garrison Vieira, and Emily Thomas on Wednesday; and Patricia Duffy, Bob and Susan Wasserman and Marilyn Bergeron on Thursday. Just 40 years ago Sunday Tim and Eileen Maley were wed at the Field Gallery, and belated anniversary wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mavro.

Well that is all of the social news for this edition. Please call or e-mail with news you wish to share with others. Have a happy Valentine’s Day, a nice Presidents Day weekend, and a great week.

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