Spring will be here in a just six days and that will not be soon enough for many of us. We have been walloped by snow and the coldest temperatures of the winter. People are slowly adjusting to Daylight Saving Time. Snowdrops are in full bloom at the Betty Knox house, and at the homes of Phyllis Meras on Music Street and Charlie Kernick on Edgartown Road. Susan Block reports that she spotted perhaps the first mayflower of the season on Monday. Daffodils are close to bursting open in several yards around town even though it recently snowed, leaving about six inches.

Eleanor Neubert reports that the lambing season has begun at Flat Point Farm. Soon Katherine Long will be catering to newborn chicks. It is also about time to locate, in the barn, the outdoor barbecue that was carefully put away last fall and while you’re at it give Jim’s small engine repair a phone call and schedule an appointment to tune up your lawn mower. Those actions hopefully will speed up the arrival of spring.

Warren and Marilyn Hollingshead, of Pond View Farm Road, returned home last Wednesday after their annual six-week vacation on Virgin Gorda Island. Warren reports that they had a wonderful time and the weather was wonderful.

Peter Rodegast and his wife Nancy Cole recently returned from a week’s skiing in Bozeman, Mont. Peter reports that he was impressed with the wide open spaces of Montana.

Frank and Celeste Polagruto, of Great Plains Road, celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary last week. They had dinner cooked for them and they shared it with family and close friends. Frank reports that he received many good wishes directed to them on his Facebook page.

Kim Bartlett of Burlington, Vt. was in town last weekend saying hello to friends. She was here when it snowed and she said why is everyone running around, this is nothing compared to a Vermont storm. She has had two offers to house-sit this summer in Edgartown and came down to check it out.

Susan Block, of Music Street, reports that on April 5 the Martha’s Vineyard Partnership for Health and ACEMV will host Diabetes and Sugars a free class from 3 to 4 p.m. at the regional high school in Oak Bluffs. Pre-registration is required at ACEMV.org.

Olivia Larsen, over at the library, reports that Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. stop by the library for the Girl Scouts’ Talent Show in the community room. Friends, family and the community are welcome.

On March 17, 1947 the Grange held a St. Patrick’s Day party at the Agricultural Hall that was decorated with shamrocks. More than 50 members were in attendance and several of the local musicians, Everett Whiting, Mike and Leonard Athearn, Ernest Correllus and Elmer Silva, gathered to play and sing Irish tunes. George Magnuson sang several Irish solos and he brought the house down with his rendition of When Irish Eyes are smiling. A grand time was had by all. Refreshments and Irish mints were served by Lillian Magnuson and Alma Benson.

Happy birthday to: Estelle Thompson, Molly Scarbrough, Patricia Sheehan, Richard Leonard, and Bill Wilcox Friday; Bob Douglas, Chuck Schmidt, Jane Seagrave, Patricia McCarthy, Jake Merrill, Emily Walsh, Emily Galligan, and Patricia McCarthy Saturday; Patrick Jenkinson, Shelly Brown, Nancy Huntington, Anna Hill, and Joanne Roddy on Sunday; John Bartkus, Arthur Eakin, Linda Hughes, Ernie Thomas, Betsy MacDonald, and Nora Winsryg on Monday; Margery Pires, Julie Robinson, Heather Rynd and Adam Lewis on Tuesday, James Kelliher and Christina Shropshire on Wednesday, and Paul Jackson, Renee Metell, Dan Sauer and Peter Sawyer on Thursday.

Well that is all of the social news for this edition. Please call or e-mail me with your news. I trust you will not forget to wear something green Friday. After the traditional dinner of corned beef, cabbage and soda bread be sure and watch the 1944 classic Oscar-winning film Going My Way with Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald. I would like to close this week’s column with an old Irish blessing: “May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows your dead.” Happy St. Patrick’s Day everybody.

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