Spring will be here in just five days. People are slowly adjusting to Daylight Saving Time. The snowdrops are in full bloom at Phyllis Meras’s house off Music street and Charlie Kernick’s place on Edgartown Road. Susan Block reports that she spotted perhaps the first mayflower of the season on Tuesday.

Frank and Celeste Polagruto, formerly of Great Plains Road, celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary last week. They had dinner cooked for them and they shared it with family and close friends. Frank reports that they received good wishes from many people.

Craig Dripps and his wife Betsy of Middle Road returned home recently after an extended vacation in New Zealand.

Anna Alley returned home Saturday night after visiting and helping out with the grandchildren in Attleboro. She came back a day early because of the storm.

Phyllis Meras entertained seven people at a luncheon at her house Sunday afternoon. She said all had a wonderful time despite the stormy weather.

Sig Van Raan of New York city has returned to his city home after a working vacation at his home here. Son Jackson has been spending the winter at the house.

Kim Barlett 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.

Olivia Larsen over at the library reports on some of next week’s activities: Friday at 3:30 p.m, the library will host teen/tween Glow Yoga with Emily LaPierre. The class is for ages 9 17. Laura Jordan will lead a Little Bird Music Class of seasonal songs and movement for kids of all ages. On Sunday at 3:30 p.m., come to a panel presentation about the ins and outs of recycling on the Vineyard. Representatives from Bruno’s MV, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and Vineyard Conservation Society will be there. On Wednesday at 7 p.m., the League of Women Voters will host a candidates forum.

History note: 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 attended and local musicians Everett Whiting, Mike and Leonard Athearn, Ernest Correllus and Elmer Silva, gathered to play and sing Irish tunes. George Magnuson sang Irish solos and brought the house down with his rendition of When Irish Eyes are smiling.

Happy birthday to Dr. Jay Segal, Tammy Hersh and James Cordray today; Perry Moehnke, Patrece Peterson and Jemima James tomorrow; Estelle Thompson, Molly Scarbrough, Jake Sudarsky and Bill Wilcox on Sunday; Bob Douglas, Sam Hurd, Jane Seagrave, Patricia McCarthy, Jake Merrill and Emily Galligan on Monday; Patrick Jenkinson, John Jones, Shelly Brown and Nancy Huntington on Tuesday; Anna Hill, John Bartkus, Arthur Eakin, Linda Hughes, Ernie Thomas, Betsy MacDonald, Nora Winsryg on Wednesday, Margery Pires, Julie Robinson, Heather Rynd and Adam Lewis on Wedesday; James Kelliher, Peter Wells and Christina Shropshire on Thursday. Belated birthday greetings to Richard Skidmore and Mike Stutz and belated anniversary greetings to Ann Billings and David Thompson.

Well, that is all the social news for this edition. Please call or e-mail me with your news. Wear something green tomorrow. 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 you’re dead.” Happy St. Patrick’s Day everybody!

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