Spring is really trying. The temperatures are there but the wind is not cooperating. But it is coming. The buds are out on the trees and before you know it they will be leafing out. Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past month. Big balloons go out to Nicholas Carpenter and Brynn Savva, who celebrated March 31; Savannah Mathews, April 3; and to Nathan Brodeur, Nicholas Silva and Kelley Talbot who all celebrate their day today, April 5.

Town is waking up. I have noticed that the traffic is getting a little heavier. Sidewalks are getting cleaned, the rest of the leaves left over from fall are being raked, and the burlap is coming off of the shrubs. We are smiling.

Pam Dolby and her husband hosted a small dinner party at their home for a sendoff for their son Chris, who is a lieutenant on the Edgartown police force. He is going to Quantico for a 10-week FBI training course. Pam hired chef Alex Avakian to do the cooking. The meal was awesome. After eating and enjoying his food I went home and learned that Alex will be working as a private chef. If you are interested, you can contact him at sweetenwaterkitchen.com. You won’t be sorry.

Join Felix Neck’s naturalist Liz Dengenis on Wednesday mornings to look for signs of spring. On April 7 at 1 p.m., the Edgartown Library will screen two short operas that are often billed together, but seldom shown on the same evening: Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni and Pagliacci by Leoncavallo. The operas together run three hours, including intermission. All adults are welcome.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning