So, this is the scenario: the ground hog is in hiding as he lied and people are after him. Spring has come and gone twice this month and now we are waiting for the blizzard to hit. Kristie Noyes Mayhew announced on Facebook that there are 275 days until Christmas. The crocuses are blooming and the red-wing blackbirds are here, and we are all confused, mad and anxious for spring. Help!

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Colleen Carroll who celebrated her day March 24; Franklyn Schoenberg, March 25, and to Sara Creato and Jared Davenport who celebrate their day March 29.

The museum, in anticipation of the upcoming exhibit Sea Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s opening May 23, is hosting a photo collection day to gather images from the community.

Museum curators are looking for photos taken on Martha’s Vineyard during any portion of the 1960s. They will be on hand in the museum library on Saturday to scan your photographs, collect any information known about them, and add the scans to their growing digital collection. Scans of the photos may even be included in the upcoming exhibit. All images will be returned immediately.

The photo collection day will take place tomorrow, Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the museum library. If you have 1960s photos but cannot come to the museum during this time, or if you have any questions, please contact assistant curator Anna Carringer at 508-627-4441, extension 114 or email

I always miss this day but I hope you don’t: electronics disposal day is Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s the day Martha’s Vineyard Community Services is holding its bi-annual collection on their campus at 111 Edgartown/Vineyard Haven Road across from the regional high school. Bring your personal or business old and tired computers, monitors, televisions, printers, notebooks, copiers, scanners, air conditioners, stereo equipment, dehumidifiers, cell phones, microwaves, fax machines, all refrigerators, washers, dryers and ranges. Prices range from $2 to $30 and you get 10 per cent off for carloads. Disposal is off-Island in an environmentally friendly way. For information, call Mary Korba at 508-693-7900, extension 229 or email her at

Bill and Sue Glazier thought spring was supposed to have arrived so we went for a couple of walks on the beach this past weekend. Saturday was cold and windy, but at Long Point we did see a beautiful snowy owl on the beach, maybe the last time before it migrates back to Canada. Sunday we joined The Trustees of Reservations walk at Squibnocket Point and saw a good-sized seal crawling out of the surf and up a good 20 feet onto the beach. Hopefully future weekends will be warmer.

I love it when I can report on a young person who does well. Kayla Whalen lived here all of her school life with her mother Mickie and her mother’s husband, Dave Anderson, along with her sister Kim and brother Brian. Kayla pulled the ultimate surprise on her mother. She joined the Navy two and a half years ago and has been stationed in Japan for the past two years. She has been telling us that she will be on leave in August, but today she arrived in South Carolina to surprise her mother at work. Judging by the video posted on Facebook, the surprise worked and there were a lot of tears. Welcome home, Kayla, and thank you for your service to our country.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.