Well the weekend weather was more like winter than spring, rain all day Saturday and snow showers, thunder and strong wind on Sunday morning forcing the cancellation by the SSA of many boats. Some folks have already begun planting peas in their gardens last weekend. People are also beginning the task of cleaning up the yard after the long winter, throwing away the Christmas tree out back that is beginning to turn a rust color and raking the lawn and flower beds. My wife reports that crocuses are in bloom in the backyard.

Anna Alley, of State Road, went up to visit and help out with the grandchildren Robbie, Henry, Edward and Mark last weekend. They had enough snow in Taunton to build a snowman. She stayed an extra night because the boats were cancelled due to the wind. She returned home Monday morning.

Phyllis Meras of Music street returned home on Tuesday after a business trip to New York city.

Next week will be busy with the annual town meeting and election. The town meeting warrant contains 45 articles this year and will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday night in the school gym. Items expected to generate discussion are several zoning bylaw changes, building of a highway barn, and the annual budget.

The election warden reports that all will be ready at the polls in the public safety building on Thursday. The election will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. She expects a moderate turnout with no contests and one override question. Nobody is running for the board of health so a write-in candidate more than likely will fill the position.

Sig Van Raan and Susan Dickler spent most of March on the island of Nevis in the West Indies. Their children flew in from everywhere and spent a week with them. Nevis is a very small island that is part of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Sig worked on the final draft of his play which will have a public reading in May in New York city.

They were here for a few days last weekend to oversee a kitchen renovation of their Music street home. Two weeks ago there was a memorial service in New York city for Susan’s mom, who passed away last December. Friends and family came from all over to celebrate her life.

Lynn Christoffers reports that on Wednesday, April 13 the film center and the library will present the annual Jonathan Revere Memorial Film Screening. The Lunchbox will show at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. The event is free and open to the public and will include Indian food prepared by Uma Datta and piano music by Michael Haydn. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film shows at 7. Friday would have been Jonathan’s birthday.

The staff at the library reminds us that Saturday is National Passport Day. If you need to renew your passport or have other questions they have the answers and forms at hand. You are invited to stop by any time during the day.

On Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. the library will host its monthly Writers Read evening. This event features community members reading short original prose pieces, both fiction and nonfiction. Each reader is allotted eight minutes to read. A critique following the reading is optional. Sign up to read in advance by calling 508-693-4307 or just come and listen.

On Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m. the library will host Sunday Afternoon Jazz. This week you will hear music by Don Groover, Mike Tinus and Tauras Biskis. Refreshments will be served; this program is made possible by the Friends of the West Tisbury Library and the West Tisbury Library Foundation.

On April 12, 1945 President Franklin D. Roosevelt passed away at his retreat in Warm Springs, Ga. That night the Grange held a special meeting in the Agricultural Hal with a short but impressive memorial service for the President, who had been a Granger for 31 years. He was a seventh degree member and possessor of a Silver Star certificate denoting 25 years of continuous membership.

Happy birthday to: Sally Anderson, Joe Amaral and Rosalee McCullough Friday; Howard Attebery, Julie Hitchings and Robin Fitzpatrick Saturday; John (My Way) Alamo, Kaitlyn Kurth, and Heidi Pachico on Sunday; Linsey Lee, Sally Sherwood, Donna Michalski, Scott DiBiaso, Hallie Britt, and Kristen Buck on Monday; Carmen Wilson, M.E. Horowitz, and John Hoff on Tuesday; Prudy Whiting, and Justine Tucker on Wednesday; and Deborah Eggers, Sarah Rivers, Tony Higgins and Robin Elerick on Thursday.

Well that is all of the social news for this week’s edition. If you have any news please call or e-mail me. See you at town meeting and the polls. Have a great week.

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