Well the weekend weather had more than an average shower or two on Sunday and below average temperature. In fact April was horribly rainy.

The orioles (birds that is) will return to town soon. The late Emma Whiting had records to prove that they always return by May 12 and bird watchers will be keeping a sharp eye out for them.

Sunday is Cinco de Mayo and Sharkey’s will have specials.

The 32nd Big Chili contest takes place next Friday at the P.A. Club in Oak Bluffs.

Phyllis Meras of Music street returned home Tuesday after a business trip to New York city.

Sig Van Raan and his wife Susan are delighted to announce the engagement of our daughter, Sofia to her longtime boyfriend, Zach Murray. They are planning a June 2020 wedding on Martha’s Vineyard. Son Jackson recently left for a seasonal position at the Omega Institute in upstate New York.

Eleanor Bates reports that The Howes House Writers will reconvene every Tuesday starting on May 7 from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. For more information call 508-693-2896.

Sally Lodge reports that you are invited to the Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group’s annual spring fundraising gala, An Evening Under the Stars, at Farm Neck on Thursday May 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. For further information and to purchase tickets, please call Annemarie Donahue at 508-627-7958.

Happy birthday to Betsy Vanlandingham, Prudy Burt, Jenny Dowd and Stephanie Dryer today; Matt Taylor, Greer Rivera, Nick Puner, Lynn Flanders and Emilee Valenti tomorrow; Tucker Hubbell, Betsy West Dripps and Karen Ogden on Sunday; Sean Rooney, Jane Konicki, Jeanne Smith, Leslie Hurd, Jonathan Rich and Hilary Whyte on Monday; Judy Counsell, Betsey Gately and Peter Vann on Tuesday; Ken O’Connor, Madeline Tramontano, Jessica Estrella, Sky MacDuff and Garry Metters on Wednesday; Shanti Blum, Lynne Whipple and Sarah Smith on Thursday. Belated birthday greetings to Dick Knabel, John McCarthy and Martha Tack.

Well that is all the social news for this week’s column. If you have any news please call or email me. Have a great week.

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