The autumn air is beginning to cool after many wonderful days. We wondered how long the warm weather would last and knew it would not be too much longer, but it was certainly enjoyable while it lasted. The foliage is spectacular, especially up-Island.

The Aquinnah Public Library continues with story hour on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday is the day for the students of the Tribal After School Program to read to the librarian. Enjoy the fun on Saturday with the craftmaster while learning to make soap.

The First Baptist Church in Tisbury will sponsor a Saturday breakfast on Oct. 12 with pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, oatmeal, juice and coffee. Tickets are $8 per person, $25 for a family of four with $5 for each additional family member. All are welcome to attend.

Our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Marguerite Bassett Cottle who passed away at her Menemsha home on Monday night following a long illness. She was lovingly cared for and comforted in her own home for the past year while enjoying visits from her many friends, neighbors and her son Wesley, daughter Martha, and niece Sheila Jason. She is also survived by her granddaughter Jennifer Cottle and her children Kaitlyn and Jakob. She was the eldest native-born resident of Chilmark, having spent her lifetime of 94 years in the town of her birth.

Condolences to the family and friends of Ray Ellis who passed away at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. We were in cardiac rehab together a few years ago. Ray’s stories were always amusing and always told with that twinkle in his eye. He will be missed by many but his artwork and books will live in on those who have a part of his life’s work.

Mollie Hoben and the book club ladies of the Minnesota Women’s Press are ending their stay on the Vineyard. On Tuesday evening it was dinner for all at the lovely Katama home of Jerry Grant and Sue Carroll. Off to Menemsha for a quick shopping trip at Jane Slater’s Oversouth Antiques, and to the Galley for one last lunch, where the previous week Merrily Fenner autographed The Secret for all. On Wednesday afternoon it was off to meet Geraldine Brooks at The Bunch of Grapes. All 45 members have enjoyed their Vineyard visit.

Happy 18th anniversary wishes to Marshall and Katie Carroll on Oct. 14.

Happy 16th anniversary wishes to Peter and Rita Jeffers on Oct. 14.

Happy 13th anniversary wishes to Chris and Kendra Buresch Carroll on Oct. 14.

Happy 9th anniversary wishes to Shaun MacPhail and Alexandra Taylor on Oct. 16.

Happy 101st birthday wishes to Yvette Eastman on Oct. 12. Jeff Ciciora will party on Saturday. Oct. 13 is a day of celebration for David Grunden, Derrill Bazzy and Brenda Duarte. Forrest Alley celebrates on Oct. 15 as does Phyllis Whorton.