The Aquinnah Public Library deck was full on Saturday as everyone learned how to make ice cream. Thank you to the staff for such a success. Tomorrow is Build a Fairy House with Barbara at 1 p.m. The Friends of Aquinnah Public Library will have their open house from 12 to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Thursday, August 21, Arnold Zack will speak on Will Fleeing Jobs Come Home to America?
Peter Pan will be performed tonight at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Performing Arts Center for the benefit of Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for children 12 and younger. Thank you immensely for the very generous donation from Tom Seeman of Vineyard Bottled Waters/Island Source and to Kevin Ryan and Island Theatre Workshop.
Martha’s Vineyard Community Services will have a busy weekend beginning with the Needlebook Community Couture this evening from 5 to 8 at the Chicken Alley Thrift Shop. Tickets are $10. The Art Cliff food truck will be there. Saturday is the Day Break Fundraiser at the home of Paul and Linda Condlin to raise funds for the Day Break program scholarships for those with mental illness – thank you to the Condlins for their generosity. Sunday is the annual Chicken Alley Art Show curated by Olga Hirshhorn, at the thrift shop from 1 to 5 p.m.
Cinema Circus End of Summer Blowout will be on Sunday, August 17, at Cottagers’ Corner and Hartford Park in Oak Bluffs at noon as part of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. Filmmaking workshops, feature films, short films, face painting, circus shows — all free. Food is provided by Quitsa Cuisine at a nominal fee and prepared by Theresa Kistner Manning and Kendra Buresch Carroll.
Joseph Vanderhoop Lee, son of Marshall Lee and Martha Vanderhoop, has returned from his summer fellowship studies in Dublin, Ireland. He is working at their family shop HatMarChar while awaiting his return to Columbia University for his senior year studies. His friend David Melly has won the Chilmark Road Race for the second time. JoJo will be catching up with his brother Sam in Manhattan.
Congratulations to Samuel Vanderhoop Lee and his band Magic Man. Sam and his fellow musicians were guests on Seth Meyers’ Late Night Show on Tuesday with their great music, having recently completed a national tour. And, oh, the police sergeant who stopped Seth’s father in law Tom as he was around Upis Land with his pet goat in the back of his truck — he shall not be named at this time.
Joan LeLacheur will have an open studio at 42 Old South Road on Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. Call 508-645-9954 for information.
Christopher Lyons and his wife Kim returned to their home in Saratoga Springs after spending their annual week at the Saltonstall home. We shared laughter and tears while reminiscing about our years working together at Gay Head Sightseeing Company for Ken Rose in the 1970s. Their four-year-old daughter Kate stayed at home with her grandparents.
Christopher Manning, son of Paul and Theresa Manning, graduated from the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Pensacola, Fla., on August 7. He is now at the Naval Airbase in Lemoore, Calif. Of course his proud grandmother cheered him along as always.
Thank you to the Riverside Church youth group of New York who volunteered while here assisting Rev. Cathlin Baker at the First Congregational Church in West Tisbury. They completed necessary painting on the facade of Community Baptist Church of Gay Head. Their work was appreciated by Rev. Ellen Tatreau, her husband Douglas, and by our congregation.
Those participating in the Chilmark Road Race from Aquinnah included Bruce and Shelly Eckman, Joseph Vanderhoop Lee, Paul and Noah Manning, and Pearl Vercruysse.
My sincerest condolences to the families and friends of Noel Coletti, Edward Colligan, Harold Hill, Ann Karnovsky, Jane Maseda and Carey Rosenthal. Their presence will be missed around the Vineyard.
Happy 8th anniversary to Allen Carney and Maura Fitzgerald on August 19.
Happy birthday wishes today to Lisa Sherman. Isabelle Lumb will be 18 on August 16 — how did that happen? Carl Crocker parties on August 17.
A very special happy birthday wish to President William J. Clinton on August 19.
Bruce Ignacio parties on August 19. August 20 is a day of celebration for Dr. Martin Kendrick, Barbara Bassett and Wendy Swolinzky. Cheryl Batzer celebrates on August 21. Gregory William Clark will be 12 on August 22 and shares the day with Teresa Temple, Giles Welch and Cera Garvin.
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