Summer Sailing Season Comes About

By JOHN AMABILE

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association commenced its summer season of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven Harbor with a tune-up race on June 18.

Wind is Right for Sailing Association to Host Dinner

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association will be docking at the Wharf Restaurant in Edgartown on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. for their annual dinner. A spot at the table needs to reserved by Feb. 10.

Leading this sail to the stomach will be newly elected Commodore Dan Culkin.

On the menu will be prime rib, salmon or grilled chicken. Sides will include mashed potatoes, spinach, chowder and salad.

The cost for the evening is $40. All supporters are invited to attend.

Oak Bluffs Town Column: July 13

OgkeshKuppe (the wet or damp woods) was the name the original people gave Oak Bluffs, whose original settlement was in the Farm Neck/Eastville area. The first white man living in Oak Bluffs was Joseph Daggett, whose father came to the Island with the revered Mayhews. Joseph married the sachem (chief) of Sanchakantackett’s (Sengekontacket) beautiful daughter Ahoma, often called the Pocahontas of Martha’s Vineyard.

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