Well it is spring but winter refuses to leave on schedule. On Monday we awoke to about two inches of heavy wet snow. It was blustery and chilly all weekend. Now if the jet stream would kindly move further north we could enjoy a taste of spring-like weather. Those of you that heat with wood had to keep a fire going most of the day to keep the chill out of the house. Susan Block of Music street reports that she spotted perhaps the first mayflower of the season last Friday while snowdrops are blooming and daffodils about to burst in several yards around town. Friday is Good Friday and the beginning of Easter weekend.

Rev. Cathlin Baker reports there will be two Easter services this year. The traditional service and communion will be at the church at 9 a.m. The church will host a service for the Island community at the Agricultural Hall at 11 a.m. See old friends and make new ones! Childcare and church school for young children ages two to 12 will be provided. Following the service there will be an Easter egg hunt and coffee will be served. For more information, please call 508-693-2842.

Anna Alley returned home Sunday night just before the storm. She had been up visiting Nicole and the grandchildren in East Taunton, helping out. The twins Edward and Mark turned one month old on Sunday.

Mrs. George A Hough of Indian Hill and York, Pa., became the great-grandmother of twin boys Noah and Liam Harmer this week. They are the children of her granddaughter Lydia Harmer and her husband Patrick of Fort Lejeune, N.C., and join two older brothers, Patrick Jr., seven, and Declan, two. Their grandmother is Mary Pat Hough-Greene of New Freedom, Pa.

Tara Whiting, town clerk, reports that absentee ballots for the annual town election have arrived, so if you are going to be out of town on Election Day you may cast your vote at the town hall during normal business hours until noon on April 13 or apply for an absentee ballot. The election will be held on the 14th from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Public Safety Building. There are no contested offices and no candidate filed papers to run for the board of health. If you are not sure you are a registered voter now is the time to contact Tara at 508-696-0148.

The town meeting that will be held at the school on April 12 with a warrant that contains 45 articles. Items expected to generate discussion are the annual budget and several zoning and preservation articles. There will be an override question on the ballot and at town meeting seeking approval to build a highway barn.

Paddy Moore reports that the West Tisbury Democratic Town Committee will hold a caucus on Saturday at the Howes House across from Alley’s Store. The “doors” will open at 9:30 and the meeting will start promptly at 10 a.m. The major purpose of the meeting is to elect delegates to the state convention held on Saturday, June 4 in Lowell. West Tisbury is entitled to elect three delegates (one male, one female, and one either) plus three alternates. All registered Democrats residing in West Tisbury are invited and encouraged to attend the caucus and vie for election as a delegate. In this hot election year, it will be a fascinating and exciting day. If you have questions, please call Paddy Moore at 508-693-1627 or email at mooreiipaddy@gmail.com.

Sal Laterra visited Phyllis Meras over the weekend. He cut down a large Russian olive tree on her property with the help of George Hartman.

Dominique Croft and Lakeland Burton of Old Coach Road were married last Saturday at East Chop. Congratulations!

Paul Karasik has again captured the back page of the Martha’s Vineyard Magazine. Check out his predictions for the year 2016.

Tanya Larsen, over at the council on aging, reports that on Monday, April 4 at 2 p.m. the Howes House will sponsor Planning for Aging with Abe Seiman. You will learn how to achieve financial stability, ways to maintain your best physical and mental condition, how to design a safe home, maintaining life within the environment, and continuing comfortable relationships with family and friends. A question and answer session will follow. Pre-registration preferred.

Happy birthday to: Trudy Russell, John Nelson and Alexandra Nagi Friday; John Wood, Darlene Tocik, Wayne Embry, Jessica Oliver, and Deon Thomas Saturday; Kevin Peters, Jackie Flynn-Morgan, Lynne Silva and Laura Murphy on Sunday; Warren Mead, Holly Wayman, Michael Michalski and Ken Hurd on Monday; Charles Deary, Arthur Marx and Larry Greenburg on Tuesday; Andrew Nelson, Pat Fitzpatrick, Kelly Thayer, and Donna Paulock on Wednesday, and Linda Gandel, Nancy Cole, Mary Keenan, Lori Ionnitiu and Robert Berosh on Thursday. Belated birthday wishes to Liz Kent.

Well that is of the social news for this edition. If you have any news you would like to share please call or e-mail me. I am quite sure that on Sunday you ladies will all be wearing colorful Easter bonnets and the men sporting new neckties. Those of us with a Portuguese heritage will continue the time-honored tradition of giving a loaf of Easter sweet bread (with hard-boiled eggs inside) to their friends and neighbors. Best wishes for a Happy Easter!

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