Well spring weather arrived last weekend. Most everyone in town was out either cleaning up or gardening. Monday was just wonderful and so springlike. The flowers have made a hearty comeback; crocus, daffodils and snowdrops are in bloom. In fact the Blue Barque’s south side sports a significant amount of flowers in full bloom as Jen Wool’s hard work planting has paid off. The baseball field on Sunday hosted a game and the tennis courts were also busy. Short sleeve shirts and shorts were the clothing of choice. Just six years ago today the temperature reached 87 degrees!

Charlie and Stevie Kernick, of Edgartown Road, returned home on Tuesday after a month’s vacation visiting her family and friends in North Carolina and their condo at Longboat Key. She is sporting a healthy tan acquired in Florida and Charlie has his garden all planned out and can’t wait to start planting.

Dr. Jay Segel and his wife Celine motored to Toronto, Canada recently, where Jay lectured on his newly developed orthotic. They found time to enjoy the city before returning home.

Don Klepper-Smith and his Marcia have returned to their Old County Road home after a winter visiting family and vacationing. Don is the chief economist and director of research for DataCore Partners.

Amy Hoff, over at the library, reports that the library will host Sunday Afternoon Jazz from 4 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, presented by Eric Johnson. The event is free and open to the public. The library would like to thank the Friends of the Library and the West Tisbury Library Foundation for their support of music programming. This week’s featured artists are John Aliamo and Mike Tinus.

On April 24, 1973 Pat Jenkinson, co-owner of Up-Island Automotive, received severe burns to his body when sparks from a welding torch ignited a can of cleaning fluid which then exploded while he was at work in the garage. Police Chief George Manter transported him to the hospital and Pat was immediately transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital for further treatment. It was learned in a day or so that Pat would need blood transfusions and the West Tisbury Fire Department (John Alley, lieutenant) aided in arranging for a special visit of the Red Cross bloodmobile. Thirty-five people registered to donate blood in less than a week.

Happy birthday to: Dorothy Whiting, Brent Taylor, Stevie Kernick, Bud Moscow and Marshall Segall Friday; Mike Diaz, Anita Smith, Hasty Runner, Rachel Vanderhoop, Gordon Turner and Gail Arnold Saturday; Priscilla Cote and Patrick Callahan on Sunday; Darah Schwartz, Susan Huntington, Ina Andre and Shannon Lobdell on Monday; Martha Tack and Mike Goldsmith on Tuesday; Shirley Mayhew, Jill Rosenkranz, Nicole Cabot and Sal Laterra (he celebrates a birthday milestone), on Wednesday; and Colin Britt, Stephen Greenburg, Cecily Bryant, Colin Whyte, Felicity Russell, Terry Keech, Nelson Bryant, Noah Garcia and Emily Fischer on Thursday. Belated birthday wishes to Jackson Eno and Liz Hobbins.

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. Have a great week.

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