Well the weekend weather amounted to a last gasp of frigid temperatures but the back of winter is broken. Don’t forget that Sunday morning we will return to Daylight Saving Time, so turn your clocks ahead Saturday night before bed so you will not be late for church. The sun will be setting around 6:30 p.m.

Spring will be here in a mere 12 days and that will not be soon enough for many of us. The car wash at Airport Mobil did a land office amount of business earlier this week, washing cars that had many layers of road salt and winter grime coated on them. Maybe washing the car is a sign that winter is finally over.

Marjorie Pierce reports the Wednesday night suppers at the Congregational church parish hall have been a huge success. They will conclude for the season on the last Wednesday of April.

Phyllis Meras returned home last Sunday after a business trip down to New York city.

Anna Alley, of State Road, returned home on Tuesday after spending a long weekend with the grandchildren in East Taunton.

Tara Whiting, town clerk, reports that anyone who may need an absentee ballot for the April 13 election needs to submit a form, which are available at town hall or the state website. Absentee ballots are only good for a calendar year. The last day to register to vote is on March 22.

Jen Rand reports that this year’s annual town meeting on April 11 contains 39 articles. Besides the operating budget, other highlights include purchase of a new pumper fire truck and police car and considerable investment in affordable housing.

Jane Coakley reports that the Music Street group will present The Colorful Influence of Spanish Roots on Sunday March 26 at 4 p.m. at the library.

Elaine Eugster reports that the Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group’s Daffodil Days is coming. Bunches of daffodils will be sold ($10 per bunch) next Friday at the Edgartown Stop & Shop, Reliable Market in Oak Bluffs, and Cronig’s in Vineyard Haven starting at 9 a.m. and the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital at 11 a.m.

Susan Stevens, principal of the Chilmark School, reports that they will be holding an all- Island event to introduce STEAM (activities that incorporate science, technology, engineering, art and math) to adults on the Island on Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chilmark School.

On March 15, 1946 our Congregational Church shipped seven 10-pound boxes of food to St. John the Baptist Church in Tisbury, England. We were the original town of Tisbury on the Island and were given that name by Governor Thomas Mayhew in honor of his birthplace of the same name in England. The food and gifts went to the same church where Governor Mayhew and his son were baptized.

Happy birthday to: Jeff Entner, Karyn Pietruska, Jane Konicki, and Daniel DeCastro Friday; Carol Brush, Dan Culkin, Whit Griswald, Alix Small, Eileen Maley and former Sheriff Michael McCormack Saturday; Blair Emin and Hannah Edwards on Sunday; Janet Sylvia and Talia Segal on Monday; Elizabeth Kent, Wendy Marzbanian, Nancy Nordin, and Crystal Miske on Tuesday; Tammy Hersh, Dr. Jay Segel, and Tim Ryan on Wednesday, and Jemima James, Jennifer Hart, Nelson Tuck and Geraldine Roddy on Thursday. Belated birthday wishes to Kim Barnett and Lisa Lillabridge.

Well that is all of the social news for this edition. If you have any news please call or e-mail me. Have a great week.