Becky Cournoyer posted that it was March 98th. Meaning of course that we have had 98 days of cold, wind, rain or whatever weather March brings. I’ve been saying that this happens every year as we watch people in the city walking around in shorts or sleeveless while we are still in winter jackets. Also fog season will be upon us and we won’t feel spring until June. But the plus side is when all those people are in July and sweating and hot we have these nice ocean breezes to keep us cool and happy. So one hand washes the other, we just have to be patient. But I am ready for some warmer weather.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Kylee Brasefield, Isabella Florio and Sania Magaraci, who all celebrated April 17; Anna Alves, Dyana Burke, and Olivia McCormick April 18; and to Isadora Cordeiro who celebrates her day April 20.

Because this tragedy is so close to home I have to send my sympathies to the Yarmouth police department and the family of K-9 Officer Sean Gannon. The police have gotten a lot of negative publicity but no one knows what one officer faces every day as he or she walks into a situation. They too are somebody’s son, or husband or daughter or wife. They could be grandparents. It does not matter, they are human and they have been trained to protect us no matter the cost, and for this young man it was his life. So thank you Sean Gannon for your service. May you rest in peace.

Ellen Blodgett has just returned from New Jersey after attending Intergroom, a four-day conference for dog groomers where they attend classes, watch grooming demonstrations and learning about new products available for dogs. Knowing the Ellen, I know she learned a lot and will be trying out a lot of her lessons on her clients.

Save the date. April 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Federated Church Parish House will be this year’s Celebrity Waiters Dinner. In addition to the meal, which consists of a salad, spaghetti (with or without meatballs), garlic bread, dessert and a beverage, you will have a celebrity waiter — perhaps Miss Piggy, Cleopatra, Lawrence of Arabia, Queen Elizabeth, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, or perhaps a sighting of Clifford the Big Red Dog. The cost is $15 per person, $10 per child and a maximum cap of $35 for families. Tips, along with the proceeds, benefit the Haiti Peace Quilts Project.

Lucky Hank’s Restaurant in Edgartown will donate 10 per cent of food sales on Friday, April 20, between 5 and 8 p.m., to the Friends of the Edgartown Library. Call 508-939-4082 for reservations.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.

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