The police were in my neighborhood last week investigating the deaths of three turkeys. They were shot! I am so disgusted. They died on my neighbor’s lawn. Of course, no shooting is allowed in my dense neighborhood. No hunting ever. And to kill these beautiful creatures. I love them all, but I really sweated it out waiting for my Broken Wing to return to my yard. He swooped in later that afternoon and demanded his supper. I highly recommend no one tries this again ever in Vineyard Haven or anywhere on the Island.

Now for some good news. A great shout-out to Waterside Market for cooking and distributing over 200 Easter meals to our frontline workers during this crisis. And Mikado shut down for approximately a week to scrub and disinfect. Now they are open to serve you with takeout curbside. That’s two great restaurants in one little block of our town. Just down Main street, Bobby B’s is offering a full menu and delivery. Porto Pizza has stepped up to the plate with deliveries and great pizza.

I have to wear my mask in my house to keep from overeating.

Holly Bellebueno has a new book out: Llewellyn’s Little Book of Herbs. Holly has been a great presence in our town for years spreading her knowledge and good cheer for a healthier way of life. Check out her book.

Our Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse is proceeding with it’s online auction of great art. I suggest you look over their offerings, then bid to help this wonderful nonprofit keep its place in our hearts. Bid in memory of Lee Fierro.

The best news of all for me was my favorite, City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco, has been bailed out. It was going under because of the new not normal. Generous fans heeded the call and they are still open, delivering great books and creating online events. I made a pilgrimage to that store in 1994 and it meant so much to me.

Tony Keogh, my attorney friend from White Plains, N.Y., called to check on us. Tony spends part of every August on-Island. Last year he came in September which he said was the most beautiful month of all. Tony and his wife and daughter are doing well. They are hunkered down and we traded tales about how our towns are coping with these changes. My best to the Keoghs.

I send Pauline Gerber Nordquist, her husband and her son, Stephen, my deepest sympathy on the passing of Digger on April 13. Digger was their cheerful, bright, feline companion for 14 years. Hugs to Stephen who had a special bond with Digger.

Anniversary bouquets go out to Ed Wise and Marcia R. Wise for 24 years on April 12. Carlton and Sharon Simonin celebrated 31 years on April 15. And on April 13, AJ Bettencourt took the cake. Many happy returns.