May we all pause and reflect on the memory of Sept. 11, 2001 and be mindful of all who were affected that day.

Today will be the final antique show of the season at the Grange in West Tisbury from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Some of the featured dealers are Joe Spinelli, Jane Neumann, Coco Adams, Patty Kirwin, Ron Beitman, and Christine Mayhew. Stop by; I will be assisting Joe with his treasures throughout the day.

The seventh annual Aquinnah Wampanoag Powwow will be held over the weekend on Sept. 10 and 11 at the Aquinnah Circle. The gates open at 11 a.m. with grand entry at noon. There will be a 50/50 raffle, a spot dance contest, vendors, and food. The event is sponsored by the National Park Service, the Department of Justice, Indian Health Service, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah). Absolutely no drugs or alcohol, fires, coolers or pets are allowed. Tickets for adults are $10/$15 for two days; ages five to 18, and over 65 are $5/$7.50 for two days; children under five are admitted free. Tribal members are reminded to bring their tribal ID card with them. The VTA bus will drop you off at the Aquinnah Circle and runs throughout the day for return trips down-Island.

The Martha’s Vineyard Democrats will meet on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. at the Howes House. Massachusetts State Senator Dan Wolf will speak about his experience in the State House. All are welcome to attend.

Aquinnah artist Roberta Gross will have an opening show at the Louisa Gould Gallery at 54 Main street in Vineyard Haven on Saturday evening. This is the 4th annual Abstract Show, Rhythm & Blues. Roberta will show some of her latest creations, as will Laura Roosevelt, as they join three other artists in the show which will be up through Sept. 15. On Sunday, Sept. 11 from 2 to 3 p.m., Roberta Gross will speak at the gallery.

The Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living will be the recipient of dine-to-donate at Flatbread Pizza on Tuesday, Sept. 13. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of food throughout the day will be donated to the MVC4L. You may dine in or take out. During the evening there will be a silent auction with baskets filled with nice treasures.

Charles Shipway will have an exhibit of his sailing photographs at the Chilmark library for the month of September during library hours.

Tom Dresser will be speaking at the Chilmark Library on Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m. on his book The Wampanoag Tribe of Martha’s Vineyard.

There will be a blood pressure clinic at the Aquinnah town hall on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. with nurse Mary McLaughlin.

Aquinnah author Phil Weinstein will lead several book discussions over the next few months. The first will be on Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Aquinnah Public Library. The participants will read and discuss Heart of Darkness.

Jean Entine is very excited about her daughter, Sarah. On Monday, Sept. 19 at 10 p.m., Sarah’s film, Read Me Differently, will be on public TV. Sarah is producer and director of the film that chronicles three generations of women in one family dealing with various learning disabilities (now called learning differences). The film depicts the yearning all of the women have for connectedness and shows the missed opportunities that are caused, at least in part, by their learning challenges. The featured family is her own. The story is Sarah’s but Jean’s 90-plus mother is a showstopper. “I am the one smushed in the middle!” Jean writes. To learn more about it, go to readmedifferently.com. You can view the trailer, read the comments, check out the awards, learn about the crew and get a sense of where it is being shown this fall. I hope you will be able to watch it on Sept. 19.

Thank you to Linda Fairstein for her autographed copy of her latest novel, Silent Mercy, which she generously donated to the Aquinnah Public Library.

Edward Harris Jr., his friend, Angie, and his daughter, Chelsea, returned to their home in California following the tropical storm. They were the guests of Barry and Grace Reeves for their annual visit.

Michelle Laurie will be remembered on Saturday with her memorial service planned for at West Basin.

Thank you to Hannah Malkin for sharing her swimming pool once again as she has for many years for the children of Aquinnah to learn how to swim. Instructor Michael Wooley and his staff returned this year for the lessons for which we are all grateful, as well as Charles Shipway for his sailing lessons. Thank you one and all.

Genie and Paul O’Donnell of Attaquin Way delighted in the recent visit of family from Blacksburg, Va. Their son Durell Scott (Scotty), his wife Jen, granddaughters Beatrice and Nola, and their golden retriever and Bernese mountain dog had spectacular Vineyard weather throughout their stay. As their days in Aquinnah flew by, the Scotts reveled in catching the waves at Philbin Beach, running in the Chilmark Road Race for the first time, enjoying food from the Scottish Bakehouse, Faith’s Seafood Shack and the Chilmark Store. Celebrating the first anniversary of their engagement here last summer, Scotty and Jen hiked to Peaked Hill, the site of the proposal and dined again at the Chilmark Tavern. In their efforts to eventually circumnavigate the Island, Jen and Scotty hiked the second leg of this endeavor, the seven miles between Cedar Tree Neck and Menemsha. Up to now, the family always hiked from Attaquin Way to West Basin and would catch the bike ferry to Menemsha. Genie admits that during this “first leg,” the thought of the soft-serve ice cream cones at the Galley spurred her onto finish the trek. Looking forward to the next leg of this family tradition!

All the best to Gina Puls who returned to her home in Vermont on Wednesday. Gina arrived one week following her graduation from the University of Vermont to care for four-year-old Rodeo Langer for the summer. Within a matter of days she was also caring for Olive and Violet MacPhail as well. She enjoyed her summer in Aquinnah and is now on to her career plans.

Congratulations to Jessica Seeman and Drew Dubno, who were married overlooking the Cliffs on Saturday, August 27 with their reception at the Outermost Inn. All the best to them. Jessica is the daughter of Tom Seeman and Marsha Shufrin.

Happy second anniversary wishes to Jesse and Maggie Wiener as they celebrate on Sept. 12.

Happy 37th anniversary wishes to Tom and Christine Murphy as they celebrate on Sept. 14.

Belated happy first birthday wishes to Emme Buresch Carroll, who celebrated her very special day on Sept. 1.

Happy birthday wishes to Matthew Vanderhoop, who will celebrate today while at the Aquinnah Shop. He shares the day with Tyler Vanderhoop. Matthew Seeman will party on Sept. 10. Brian (Bucky) Vanderhoop will party on Sept. 11. Linda Ben David will celebrate on Sept. 11.

John McKinstry will celebrate on Sept. 12, hopefully in Aquinnah and not in Manhattan! Jason Hobbs parties on Sept. 13. Happy first birthday wishes to Seamus Ritter Mahoney as he parties on Sept. 13.

Captain Brian F. (Chip) Vanderhoop will celebrate on Sept. 15 as will Chuck Philbrick.

A very special happy birthday wish to Lenny Clarke on Sept. 16 from all his friends from Aquinnah to Winthrop by the Sea.