A crossruff is a means of scoring trump in both hands. It works when you have — or create — a void on each side of the board. ♦
On Friday night there will be a reception for young Vineyard artist Dan VanLandingham at Mikel Hunter’s fashion store, art gallery, cool place to hang out — it is all of the above.
Free guitar lessons are headed your way care of Steve Maxner. The 20-week course begins on Sept. 22 and runs until April 16 at the West Tisbury Library.
The festival runs from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Ocean Park. You can even make your own kite if you don’t have one handy.
Wes Craven, known worldwide for his horror films and on the Vineyard for his low key style, humor and thoughtfulness, died on August 30 in Los Angeles at the age of 76. The cause was brain cancer.
The annual HHSA race to Chappaquiddick was held on August 30, another picture perfect Sunday. Fourteen boats made the trip.
The motto of WVVY radio used to be “You Never Know What You’re Going to Hear Next.” And now, following the station’s recent signal boost, you may even be able to hear whatever’s next in Falmouth.
The southward migration of songbirds has started. They may be wherever you are, in the woods, fields or even along the shore.
I’m ready for the season to change. Spring and fall are my favorite garden times. I am completely over this summer. The weeds are actually over my head in some areas.

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