On Friday afternoon, about a half dozen high school football players arrived at the First Baptist Church in Vineyard Haven. Prayer time before the big game? No, they were there to help distribute food for the Family to Family program which helps local families in need receive a Thanksgiving meal.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, one that commemorates survival through a hard season, friends and family spending time together, communities rallying around and supporting those in need, and food, food, food!
The chevron, the handlebar, the walrus, the Fu Manchu — these are just a few of the terms that have become part of the Tisbury School lexicon thanks to the movement known as Movember. This year the school used the growing of mustaches as a way to help the Island Food Pantry.
The Steamship Authority said they anticipate ferry service disruptions Wednesday because of the weather; a high wind advisory is in effect from 2 p.m. Wednesday until 3 a.m. Thursday. Extra ferry service was added Tuesday for the Martha's Vineyard route.
The Chappy Ferry Captain and Crew appreciation potluck supper will take place at the Chappy Community Center as per tradition on the first Wednesday in December. Appetizers begin at 6 p.m. with the buffet line forming up at 6:30 p.m.