We all know the drill by now. Bread, milk, toilet paper. Shower now in case we lose heat. Run dishwasher, clothes washer, dryer now before we lose electricity. Charge your cell phones and check your flashlights. I feel like I am camping again.

A beautiful service was held last Sunday for Denise and Lori Dorsey. Sister Corinne and her children, Toby and Maggie Riseborough, were overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support. The Dorsey family has been integral to the development and community of this town, this Island, and we would not have it any other way.

The March for Our Lives will hold a stand out at Five Corners on Saturday, March 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your signs, stand with us. I’ll see you there.

Oh, but Friday night, March 23, from 6 to 10 p.m. join me at the P.A. Club for what could very well be the party of the century. We are honoring my young friend, Jakob Burton-Sundman, who will make an appearance and I cannot wait to see him. As you know, Jakob has had several surgeries and is learning to walk again. This community fundraiser for Jake welcomes you to refreshments, a silent auction, a live auction, and live music. Tickets at door are $20. If you wish to bring cookies, we are looking for cookies for dessert, otherwise the food is on us. Let’s have fun together and help one of my favorite former students get out and about. I’ll see you there.

Unfortunately, Jakob and his hard-working Dad, John Sundman, had the kind of experience many of us have gone through when we become caregivers. As John was helping his son into the car last week he mistakenly put the armrest to the wheelchair on top of the car and drove off. This was in the area of Alpine Way, Oak Bluffs. It is new and black. People are looking but no one has found it yet. If you do, please let me, Betty, or the police department know. Thank you.

No end to parties this weekend. The new Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living at 29 Breakdown Lane in Vineyard Haven will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 25. This is the fruition of many people’s years of dedication. I cannot wait.

Paul F. Doherty has had to reschedule his talk at the library three times. Now it will be Sunday at 2 p.m. Paul will fill us in on his love if kayaking, his gift with a camera, and his found art dinghy collection. The talk is Reflexive Abstract. His show is on exhibit at Art in the Stacks. We could go from Paul’s party directly to the open house at the Center for Living. And this is what we do in the winter.

Congratulations to our hard-working performers at Rise. They competed in an Elite Dancing Challenge competition in Lowell last weekend and won an award for excellence. I cannot wait to see their work.

Tuesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. all are invited to the program room at the library where a discussion on the proposed new Tisbury school will take place. We need your input.

The Family to Family holiday meal packages will be dispensed at the First Baptist Church Parish House on William street next Friday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. A full festive family meal is available to take home and fix for the weekend. Happy spring!

It was so nice to have Angela Cyzwinsku stop at my door on her return from 10 glorious days in the Dominican Republic. If anyone deserves a vacation it is this hard-working woman. She brought me a delightful memento from the D.R. and I shall treasure it always.

Hard to believe my oldest grandson is turning 14! How did that happen? The birthday bandwagon pulls along Corbyn Clark-Garza on March 24. Many happy returns.

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