Dorothy Maureen Rohrer-Denalsky, 76 years young, of Embden, Me., died on Friday, Oct. 10.
Robert Aitken Potts Jr. of West Tisbury died at home on Saturday night, Oct. 11, with his wife of 50 years, Marjory, beside him. He was 84.
Nancy Luce was born at home in West Tisbury on August 23, 1814. She is remembered as a bit of a loner. But a visit to her gravestone won’t reveal that. Today, her marble gravestone is decorated with chickens of all sizes and colors, although it’s unclear when or why the tradition started.
Helen Gans Hines, a Vineyard summer resident for nearly 40 years, died peacefully on Oct. 4 at her home in Lantana, Fla. She was 93.
A search committee has been appointed to find a replacement for the outgoing executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission.
A big orange male cat found as a stray in Vineyard Haven was added to the feline population at the shelter today. He looks young, despite his large size. He has been named Morris.
Sea urchins are the hedgehogs of the sea. With their round hard bodies covered in spines, they easily live up to that nickname.
Once again, the Chappy ferry has spawned a union of love. Becca and Jeff — captains both — were married last weekend. On the ferry. A beautiful sight, even to this grumpy old man.
Did you miss me last week? I certainly missed you. Time to catch up on some of the information I learned during my brief hiatus.

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