Chilmark is ready for fall. It is hard to believe that the lush green foliage we see all around us will be turning color and blowing away very soon now. A big wind is promised for tomorrow along with rain, and that will start the annual process of change to a drabber landscape.

Congratulations from us all to David Noe and Meredith Klein who were married at the Allen Farm on Sept. 8. Meredith is the daughter of Lee and Hazel Klein of Fountain Hills, Arizona and David is the son of Paula H. Noe and the late Dr. Joel M. Noe of Chilmark and Brookline. Apple employs David, a US Navy veteran, and the couple live in Menlo Park, Ca.

The Chilmark Church has concluded the lobster roll program and now will begin the popular pizza nights beginning Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. All are welcome and games afterwards are optional.

The Chilmark library will host the weekly meeting of the knitting group beginning Thursday, Sept. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. All levels of skill are welcome to attend.

Phil Weinstein, professor of English at Swarthmore College and part-time resident of Aquinnah, will lead several discussion groups at Island libraries on the subject of A Century of American Short Stories. He will lead the discussion on Flannery O’Connor Sept. 26 at the Chilmark library from 5 to 6 p.m. The series will continue at different libraries on the Island. Please call your library or Cathy Thompson at Auquinnah library, 508-645-2314 for more details.

Bob Conway is back at his Stonewall Beach home after a three-week trip to visit family in Wyoming and Idaho. He most enjoyed his rides in model T and A Ford cars, a covered wagon and a doctor’s carriage and a sail in a hot air balloon to 10,200 feet high! Way to go, Bob!

The Beach Plum Inn is hosting the fourth Annual American Heroes Salt Water Challenge from Sept. 23 to 28. More veterans than ever before will be participating in the ongoing fishing derby. The hosts plan fishing trips, barbeques, travels all over the Island, dinners in several towns, a sunset sail and fishing and golf clinics. It should be an exciting time for all involved. It does take a good number of volunteers to complete all the plans. If you can donate time or money it will be well used. Many local folks have been volunteering every year and they say it is a most enjoyable effort. Please call the Beach Plum Inn if you wish to help out.

Sorry it is a short column this week . . . the week that included a trip to the ER, a trip off-Island and several farewells to seasonal folks we hate to see leave. However, we are back on course and will appreciate any news sent our way for future columns. Thanks.