Community Baptist Church will be sponsoring an evening of rock and roll music at the Aquinnah town hall on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 7 to 11 p.m. Music will be provided by Ed Fantasia’s group Tayke 3. Admission is $10 per person. All proceeds will be for vital repairs to the church and to the Parsonage. Buy a basket with a hamburger or hot dog with chips and a soda for $5. If you are unable to attend and would like to send a donation, it may be sent to Community Baptist Church, Box 151, Aquinnah, MA 02535.
Treasures galore and early holiday shopping will be in order at the Aquinnah community programs committee flea market/yard sale on Sunday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 20 Black Brook Road in Aquinnah. The committee funds community activities for young children and their families throughout the year, and seasonal sales are one of their fund-raising events. There will be many vendors with lots of good things for everyone to enjoy. Some of the items are old and some are new. There will be tables with wampum jewelry, collectibles, jewelry, housewares, books, art, hand-knit items, toys, beadwork, antiques and much more. There will also be a large free box.
Aquinnah Public Library will be sponsoring Edible Vineyard: A Series About Cooking and Eating on the Vineyard. Shirley (Prada) Craig, author of the popular book Delish which was written with her late husband Philip Craig, will present and discuss their book with a demonstration on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 5 p.m.
Dancing in the circle — the fourth annual Aquinnah Wampanoag Powwow was a nice event despite the weather and the threat of a hurricane. Tribal members were present from Aquinnah, Mashpee, Narragansett, Eastern Pequot, Penobscot and several other tribes were represented as well. It is anticipated that the powwow will be a two-day event in 2009. If you missed the powwow this year, the annual T-shirts will be available at the tribal building for $15 each for adults and $10 for children.
Tribal elders traveled from far and wide to participate. Helen (Wanzer) Mays Jackson and her husband Richard Jackson traveled from Washington, D.C. and spent a few days in Tisbury while on their annual visit with family and friends. Gertrude Boswell arrived from Arizona to visit with her family and friends. Charles P. Madison, his friends Aiyisha and Doreen Jones and his son Michael arrived from Philadelphia to spend the week. As always, it was a pleasure to see all of them and their families.
While on the Vineyard for the autumn, Ken Kaufman and Corinne Majno will be renewing their wedding vows on the deck of their family home on Mariner’s View Lane overlooking Vineyard Sound. They would like to have all their Aquinnah friends and neighbors join in the celebration which will be a potluck gathering on Monday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. and lasting into the evening. For directions and to RSVP, please call 508-645-2270. Corinne and her brothers Luca and Lorenzo resided in Aquinnah summers since the 1950s with their parents, Dr. Guido and Mrs. Majno. Please join Ken and Corinne as they celebrate life, love and friends.
John Robey of Boston arrived on Friday to attend the powwow while staying at his family home on State Road.
Paul Manning enjoyed his birthday celebration at the Outermost Inn on Sunday evening with his wife Theresa, and their friends Chris Carroll, Amy Lilavois, Scott Mullin, Jonathan Ralston and Mary Ibsen. Dinner was creatively prepared for all by chef Dan Sauer and in honor of Paul’s day he was presented a gift of Champagne from Captain Hugh Taylor and his wife Jeanne.
Jay Smalley recently enjoyed a trip to Pennsylvania with his parents, Leroy and Beverly, to visit with her uncle, Charles Reels, who is 93 years old.
Good news from Arnold and Norma Zack. Their Abyssinian cat Gus returned home after a week, kind of bedraggled, well-hydrated but definitely malnourished. Gus is back and safe in their hands once more and will thus become an indoor cat. Thank you to all of their neighbors who searched the neighborhood for him and to the residents of Jeffers Way who heard him for three nights but could not locate him.
Happy ninth anniversary wishes to James and Nancy (Carlton) Benoit as they celebrate on Sept. 18.
Happy fourth anniversary wishes to Jason and Jessie Little Doe Baird as they celebrate on Sept. 18.
Happy birthday wishes this week to Jason Hobbs as he parties on Sept. 13. Captain Brian F. Vanderhoop of Conomo Charters will celebrate on Sept. 15. Antone Matthew Araujo will be three years old on Sept. 16. Naushon Galbraith will celebrate his twelfth birthday on the Sept. 17 and shares the day with Jason Baird, Penny Vanderhoop, and Dan Levitt who was recently at his home overlooking the south shore.
A very special birthday wish to Paul Benedict as he observes a major milestone on Sept. 17.
Sally D. Wiener will party on Sept. 19 and shares the day with Nadia Aiguier.