Congratulations to the Vineyard Gazette on the 175th anniversary of the first printing of the Gazette.

Congratulations to Gabriel Garcia, R.N. who was honored during nurses month for his work as the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital infection prevention program manager. Gabe oversees the dialysis department as well.

Kristina Kestenbaum Hook-Leslie has returned home after a three-week visit in California. She spent one week with her brother William Kestenbaum in Santa Rosa, a week in San Clemente with her daughter Samantha and her family, and a week in Los Angeles with her daughter Jennifer and her family. Her grandson Max Staples graduates from high school and will head to Case Western Reserve University.

Another sure sign of spring is that Jenna Petersiel has arrived in the neighborhood in time to open the Chilmark Tavern next week.

Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Jerry Rogers who passed away on May 10. Our families had been friends over the generations. He will be missed.

Happy 20th anniversary to Greg Clark and Maureen Williams on May 21.

Happy Birthday wishes this week to Nick Bologna and Ed Stahl on May 15; Jacob Waters-Maciel will celebrate on May 16, sharing the day with Lydia Fischer, Jody Reston, Herb Moody, Kathy Kendrick, James Seccombe, James R. Taylor and Leigh Vanderhoop as he observes a milestone; Tom Seeman, Kyle Killebrew and Aquinnah Witham share the day on May 17; Genie O’Donnell will observe her special day on May 18; Joan Kistner observes her special day on May 19, as will Fatine Othmane, Svend Axl Laursen as he turns two and Adelaide Maggie Ives will be one year old; Cora Keegan will be eight years old on May 20; Elsie Scott and Jean Entine share the day on May 21.