We had a mixed bag of weather over the weekend. Saturday was great but it went downhill after that with rain, wind and lower than average temperatures. It doesn’t look much better for this weekend. It is May but it feels like late March sometimes. However, it is a lot better than the horrible weather folks have had down south. Cinco de Mayo, celebrating Mexican heritage and culture, is celebrated on Monday. My thanks to our son Sam for sorting the mail and Alan Gowell for assuming my cemetery responsibilities. Their work made my vacation possible.
Baron Ludwig Von Ochs of Vienna, Austria, known to Vineyard folks as Peter, and his wife, Gudrun Waltenstorfer, arrived while we were on vacation. You can’t miss him on the road as he will be buzzing around in his yellow car. We dined with them last Thursday evening.
Will Whiting and Ozge Ozcanli were married at his home on the Panhandle last Saturday afternoon. Close friends and family attended the ceremony.
Phyllis Meras returned home on Monday after a business trip to New York city. She stopped over and visited Sal Laterra on her way home. Phyllis reports that Yuval Elizur, a Columbia School of Journalism classmate of hers, will be talking about his latest book at the Hebrew Center tonight following the Kabalat Shabbat service, which begins at 5:30 p.m. He is a former correspondent for the Washington Post and Boston Globe.
Charlie Kernick and his wife Stevie dined with us Sunday night. They are busy redecorating their home on Edgartown Road. They spent last Saturday on the mainland shopping for furniture and other things for the house.
Angel Russell and Nathan Fox were married last Sunday in Chilmark. A few friends attended their outdoor ceremony. Both of them live in this town.
An overflow gathering of friends attended the memorial service for Jonathan Revere at the library Saturday afternoon. Richard Knabel presided over the impressive affair.
Tricia Bergeron reports that you can help the graduating seniors of the regional high school by attending a cocktail party with hors d’oeuveres tonight at the P.A. Club in Oak Bluffs. There will be a silent auction from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and a live auction at 7:30 p.m. They have great auction packages available with Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots tickets, a week in Florida and in New Hampshire, dinners at Red Cat, Lookout and State Road restaurants, Ray Ellis paintings, and Tricia says a whole lot more. You will be asked for a $5 donation at the door.
Wendy Weldon reports that she will be displaying paintings at the Chilmark library beginning tomorrow. Her show will consist of some of her newly finished work and other familiar paintings. She invites you to stop by and take a look.
Tom Dresser has a new book out about Martha’s Vineyard during World War II. Herb Foster and Jay Schofield are co-authors. Tom tells us that he learned the Vineyard was a tight-knit Island community irrevocably transformed by that war. Pilots flew training missions from the Martha’s Vineyard Naval Auxiliary Air Station. Several pilots stayed after the war and married Vineyard gals.
Amy Hoff over at the library reports that on Monday at 7 p.m., Carolina Cooney will lead a discussion of the Hugo Award-winning graphic novel Watchmen, written by Allan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons. You can join the graphic novel book club to discuss some of the most thought-provoking and visually striking books of all time. Whether you’re new to comics and graphic novels or a lifelong fan, you’ll enjoy their monthly meetings. The book club is free and open to readers ages 16 and up. Copies of Watchmen are available at the front desk. Also on Wednesday and again on May 14, from 5 to 6 p.m. the West Tisbury library will host two readings showcasing writers from the Martha’s Vineyard Writers Residency program. The readings will be free and open to the public. After many months on the road, the library’s story times will be coming home. Mother Goose on the Loose will resume on Monday at 10:30 a.m. and preschool story time will resume Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Happy birthday to Jonathan Scott, John Warren and Jennifer Doyle today; Betsy Van Landingham, Prudy Burt, Stephanie Dreyer, Danielle Desanty, Jenny Dowd and Jacqueline Noel tomorrow; Ernest Medeiros, Nick Puner, Matt Taylor, Greer Rivera and Lynn Flanders on Sunday; Charlie Burnham, Wendy Briggs, Tucker Hubbell, Karen Ogden, Betsy West Dripps, Bill Graham, and Jeanne Smith on Monday; Sean Rooney, Leslie Hurd, Peter Vann, Betsy Gately and Sharon Johnson on Tuesday; Ken O’Connor, Madeline Tramontano, John Jahries and Skye MacDuff on Tuesday; Judy Counsell, Shanti Blum, Lynne Whipple and Karen McDowell on Wednesday, and to Jessica Estrella, Eamon Mackenzie, Madeline Tramontano and David Kish on Thursday. Belated birthday greetings to Bob Schwartz, Dick Knabel, Dianne Carbone, John McCarthy and Martha Tack.
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