The life of Emma Carmichael was celebrated at the East Chop Tennis Club on Sunday, July 26. The Reverend Cathlin Baker presided over the service. The clubhouse was packed.
Saying hello to the August gang, Eileen Bemus and family, the Motorcycle Men; saying goodbye to the July crowd, the Gomez-Blancos of East Brunswick, the Reeses, Alicia Marie.
I knew a girl named July. She was 12. I was 10. She wore paisley bell bottoms. She had chain link bracelets. Her eyes hinted at some events that I had yet to witness. She rode motorbikes. She was so cool. This July, our July, is nothing like her. Chill out seventh month!
We made through one heat wave and by the end of this week when this paper comes out we may have gone through another one. I still am praying for rain as the ground is so dry.
Chilmark is looking forward to a fun week with the Meet the Fleet day on Thursday, August 6. The Fishermen’s Preservation Trust is sponsoring and planning this event. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. and go on until 7 p.m. There will be a tent on the bulkhead and fishermen will be there to show the public their fishing boats and their skills with shellfish, opening and cleaning and preparing fish.
After a year away, Billy Collins returned to the Featherstone Center for the Arts on Tuesday evening to a hero’s welcome.
Hair will be performed at the Performing Arts Center at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School on August 6, 7, 8 and 9, all shows beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20.
Saturday’s show at Alex's Place was called We Are the New Generation and featured several performers young in age but wise in experience. There were six musicians in total.”
Jon Lipsky’s inspiring and unique career as a playwright, director, acting professor and dream researcher ended in March 2011, when he died at his West Tisbury home after a long illness. But now a handsome compendium of eight of his best plays has been published, and Mr. Lipsky’s robustly imaginative personality jumps up from these pages like a frisky friend who returns to announce, “See that! Did you really think I was gone?” The two-volume set (almost 800 pages) has been meticulously edited by Bill Barclay and Jonah Lipsky, Jon’s son.

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