When it rains…

Take a break from puddle jumping and mud pies to enjoy fun stuff for kids and for the young at heart.

1. JUNIOR APRON

Use natural dyes to tie-dye mini white aprons found at LeRoux. Your little chef will have fun making and wearing it. $14.99

2. KID O CUTTING FRUIT

Food makes fractions more fun. Find this at The Toy Box in VH. $25.95

3. CHOP CHOP MAGAZINE
A cooking magazine for families with kid-friendly recipes, articles, puzzles and more. Visit: chopchopmag.org.

4. RATATOUILLE (2007)
Dinner & a movie! Watch this Disney-Pixar movie and follow Remy the French Rat’s journey to becoming a chef. Turn to page 15 for eV’s Ratatouille recipe. Check local libraries.

5. MINI KITCHEN TOOLS
Child’s first cutting board, knife and whisk by Joyce Chen. Functional, adorable and safe. Available at LeRoux.

6. PUZZLES
Find them at Mardell’s in VH, Granite Ace Hardware in Edgartown and Island thrift stores.

7. PIRATE SHIP CAKE PAN
This heavy cast aluminum pirate pan is perfect for breads, molded desserts and cakes. The end result is so much fun, you’ll have to fend off the scallywags who will try and devour your booty. Yarr! $32.

Chuck Berry

from: Very Berry

You Never Can Tell what you’ll find at Above Ground Records @ the Triangle, Edgartown, (508) 627-4678.

Chuck Berry

Maynard Silva

from: Summer Blues

Island Bluesman 2/20/51–7/16/08

“Play it for Maynard!” If you’re lucky you’ll catch Johnny Hoy on stage, spurring on his Bluefish. Then they’ll dig a little deeper, darker, and dirtier, and you’ll dance a little hotter—evoking that musical grit in memory of Maynard. This man means so much to so many—for his musical growl, as a father to Milo, and husband to Basia. May he RIP in the ultramarine.

The blues live on, on-Island with Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish: CDs available at Above Ground Records, Edgartown. To make a donation in Maynard’s memory, give to Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group, Box 2214, Vineyard Haven.

Maynard Silva