The weekend weather was not the greatest with rain on Saturday, but with a decent day for mothers. The boat schedule changed on Saturday and the port of Oak Bluffs is now open. You can already feel the increased traffic on the roads in town. New visitors are here with more expected this weekend. The VTA summer schedule takes effect Friday. Also the fast ferry to New Bedford is now in operation for the summer. Many a backyard grill will be fired up this weekend for the first or in some cases the second family cookout of the season.

Anna and I went up to East Taunton to be with daughter Nicole and her family for Mother’s Day. Nicole’s husband Arsen grilled enough food for an army that was quite pleasant. Anna’s sister Nina her husband Dieter were invited and Arsen’s mom Aieda stopped by to visit. She brought along Armenian desserts for all to share. We shopped on Sunday. Our son Sam came along and was helpful with the children. We all got home on a late boat.

Warren and Marilyn Hollinshead will welcome this coming weekend the families of both daughters, Anne and Dana, to help in some needed spring clean up before the season starts.

Heidi Schultz reports that there will be a Vineyard Sinfonietta concert at the Howes House on June 3 at 1 p.m. The title of the concert is From Bach to Beatles No. 4.

Old friends Ben Moore and his sister Gay Nelson died last week. Both of them had been in poor health for some time. Ben, a successful architect, designed the original library building at the State Road location and was a member of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission for several years. Gay was the children’s librarian for many years. Both were popular figures in town. Our condolences to their families.

Happy birthday to Ronnie Silva, Frank Thornton and Dan Merry Friday; Paul and Richard Garcia, Peter Hodgson and Norman Hall Saturday; Eliot Bilzerian, Ned Robinson-Lynch and Dianne Moyer on Sunday; Kayla Fournier, Candace Widmer and Veronica Conover on Monday; Judith Bryant, Sally Hamilton, Donald Beaton and Stuart Rodegast on Tuesday; Eric Whitman, Nathan Belain and Jessica Von Merhen on Wednesday; Amy Barrow, Brenda Brathwaite, Chuck Hughes, Jason Gale and Lynn Buckmaster-Irwin on Thursday. Happy anniversary to Deb and Ron Kokernak on Wednesday and belated birthday wishes to Noah Garcia.

A gathering for Kevin Hearn will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Lambert’s Cove Cemetery. You will have the opportunity to share your favorite Kevin stories at the home of Roberta Hearn after the services in the cemetery.

Well, that is all of the social news for this week’s edition. If you have any news please call or email me. Another trivia fact: Saturday in 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill takes command as Great Britain’s new Prime Minister, and he assures Parliament that his new policy will consist of nothing less than “to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might.”

Have a great week.

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