Ten veterans and their families are participating in the sixth annual American Heroes Saltwater Challenge, hosted by Bob and Sarah Nixon. The veterans spend their mornings at sea, afternoons golfing and surfcasting. The challenge is full of gestures both large and small from the Vineyard community.
Enrollment is up this year at Island public schools, especially in Oak Bluffs which now sends the largest number of students to both its elementary school and the regional high school among the six Island towns.
The following cases were heard in Edgartown district court.Oct. 10
I worked in the pouring rain last Saturday. Couldn’t have been happier. I transplanted all the baby collards, kales, spigarellos and lettuces into the hoop house. Hopefully, there will be salad makings for most of the winter.
The pale buff felines affectionately known on the premises of the Animal Shelter as “Merri’s kittens” will probably be gone by the time this column is published.
The sunset, regrettably, is now taking place just after 6 p.m. and is dropping faster each day. When daylight saving time ends on Nov. 2, we will plunge into darkness before 5 p.m.
The lawsuit of Lillian E. Judkins vs. Thomas J. Charette and others was heard from Dec. 3, 1925 to Feb. 26, 1926.
Chilmark is backing into fall with beautiful summer days and still many visitors and fishermen. The retail and food businesses are closing as I write. Betsy and her crew will be at the Larsen’s Fish Market until close of day, Oct. 19, and that will do it for all but Stanley Larsen’s Menemsha Fish Market.
The First Baptist Church in Tisbury will celebrate Oktoberfest Saturday from 3 p.m. featuring sausage, sauerkraut, hot dogs and root beer.

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