I want to discuss Sammy with you. Sammy is a delightful orange and white eight-year-old cat, formerly the devoted companion of Island artist Jacqueline Baer. Jackie left us in December. Her talented daughter, Gretchen Baer, has Studio Mariposa just over the border between Mexico and Arizona. Gretchen would love to take Sammy but the feral cats and coyotes there rules that out. Sammy is a well behaved indoor/outdoor kitty who loves to snuggle. Would someone responsible step up to ensure Sammy can stay on the Island where he has grown up? Please contact me and I shall forward your contact to Gretchen. Thank you.

Speaking of artists, my new artist friend in Vermont, Holly Gravell, has some great landscapes up at the Hannah Grimes Gallery in New Hampshire. Check out her work. I saw a lovely portrait she did of George Harrison. Unbound talent in this lady.

Closer to home, our library is exhibiting the work of surrealist Bernice Wilson now through April. Bernice focuses on femininity and nature.

For literary arts, our library has artist, teacher and writer Carolyn Joy Adams offering an online session each month through June. There is no cost but you must sign up with the library. The first session is Tuesday, March 19 at 6 p.m. It will be devoted to memoir writing. Some other topics over the month will be haiku, nature and travel writing. Call 508-696-4211 or amyryan@clams.org to register.

As to the musical arts, Sean McMahon and Katy Mayhew will perform Saturday, March 16. They play Sunday March 17 at the Chilmark Church at 9 a.m. Two Boys and Rose Guerin will entertain you at OffShore Ale that same day in the afternoon. Later that evening, at 8 p.m., they play the Ritz. And n Monday, March 18 you can find them at the VFW, beginning at 6 p.m.

Looking for some local history? Hear Bow Van Riper speak about the Martha’s Vineyard Railroad at our Martha’s Vineyard Museum on Thursday, March 14. Pre-registration is required. Members get in for $20, nonmembers pay $25. Bow’s talks are fascinating.

Goodbye and thank you to the Copper Wok. You may still enjoy JB Blau’s restaurants over in Oak Bluffs. Chef Joseph Monteiro will be creating 9 on our Main Street. You probably know him from his other ventures, such as 19 Raw Oyster Bar. Welcome to our town.

Welcome also to Havana Rose de Oliveira Cardoza. She was born on March 7. Her parents are Anthony and Daiane. Her very proud Island grandmother is Pam Alley.

The birthday bandwagon pulled along a nice group of people on March 7: Gretchen Baer, Glen Andrews and David and Doug Seward. James Taylor celebrated on March 12. And on March 14, Alex, Duncan and Nick Schilcher take the cake. Many happy returns.