We have had all the weather. March winds ended the month; now we are going through the April showers. Next will be green grass and I can’t wait to see the leaves on the trees.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Elliot Klein who celebrated April 7, Julia Marino, Jamie Rivard, Mauricio Sampaio on April 8, Mabel DeRoche, Francis Paciello on April 9, Madelyn Crowell on April 10, Caroline Dolby, April 11, and to Alyanna Correia who celebrates April 12.

My neighbor Dana Vickey was here for the day Sunday. She just had an outpatient hip replacement. I had two knee replacements and I could not imagine it being an outpatient surgery. She is doing well and walking with one crutch.

We went to the Newes for lunch and had a great meal, then took a ride around town showing her the trails she can walk or run which she likes to do. It is when you are showing people around you discover thing you didn’t even realize existed because we are too busy doing something else. here are some nice trails all around Eel Pond, which is such a nice area. We are so lucky.

Please join the congregation on Sunday, April 14, as they celebrate Palm Sunday at the Federated Church. The service begins at 10:30 a.m. Listen to the Federated Church choir under the direction of Peter R. Boak, enjoy the service led by Rev. Sharon Eckhardt and receive a palm leaf. For information email officefederatedchurchmv@gmail, or call 508-627-4421.

Saturday, April 20 marks the 27th annual Earth Day beach cleanup by the Vineyard Conservation Society. Join the Islandwide community effort from 10 a.m. to noon. Take a walk along the shoreline collecting trash along the way. Afterwards head over to the after party at the Sailing Camp Park in Oak Bluffs from noon to 2 p.m. Brings you own plates and cutlery for this zero-waste event.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning