Chilmark has lots to make note of this week. We must say goodbye to Ethel Sherman, a beloved member of our world who was a sage of her time, accomplishing more than many of us could manage in her 91 years. She was a farmer, a writer, a cook, and wit and an organizer of many things. She was a pleasure to talk to as she was able to be witty and profound at the same time. I am sure we all have some recollections of being in her company that will stay with us for a long time. We send condolences to her family and many friends.

We also regret the passing of Aquinnah citizen Walter Delaney, who died August 26 in Arlington where he had recently moved to be near his daughter. We send condolences from Chilmark where he had many friends and admirers who miss him.

Both these departed seniors displayed a dignity common to their generation that was displayed in all they did for their family, friends and community. They were much admired and will be missed by all who knew them.

This is the time of year that I like to send some kind thoughts from Chilmark to Tom and Barbara Rivers and Jeff and Allison Crowther as the 9/11 anniversary comes around. David and Welles were two of many who died on that awful day. We hope our thoughts will help the families.

We send get well wishes to two well-beloved Aquinnah residents this week. Adrianna Ignacio will soon be back at her home after an unfortunate fall that required off-Island treatment and recuperation. We look forward to seeing her out and about soon.

Also of Aquinnah, Anne Vanderhoop Madison is off-Island recovering from a fall. She is well known to all of us from many years of her presence at the Aquinnah Shop restaurant. We look forward to seeing her out and about soon, and we hope she will be back at her restaurant in the spring! Anne, we all miss you and hope you are mending quickly.

Congratulations to Norman and Diana Freed of State Road on the occasion of their wedding anniversary. They were married 60 years ago in the Berkshires and enjoyed a quiet dinner date down-Island to celebrate this week. Cheers from us all!

Don and Susan Luce are enjoying a late summer visit to the Luce house on Chowder Kettle Lane. They come annually from Downingtown, Pa.

The Point Independence Yacht club of Onset Bay made its bi-annual visit to Menemsha last weekend, brightening the harbor with 19 boats.

Jack and Nina Huberman of Santa Fe are at their Menemsha home for a brief late summer visit.

Marjorie Goode of Woodbury enjoyed being at her Chilmark home to celebrate her August birthday as she has done for many years. This was her 97th birthday! We all send cheers and best wishes to Marjorie.

Katie Vincent Persons and her husband Nick and twin two-year-old daughters Natalie and Vivian are at the family home on South Road for a late summer visit. They are accompanied by Nick’s dad Mike Persons and Christine Brayton, both of Hadley, N.Y., and Nick’s brother Mike and his wife Marcela of Virginia Beach.

The Chilmark Store is still making pizzas and more. Their hours are now 7 a.m to 3:30 p.m., Sunday to Friday, and on Saturday they remain open until 5 p.m.

Roberta Morgan is back at her shop, Harbor Crafts, on Basin Road having recovered from an attack of tick diseases. She is there from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. most days.

Howes House in West Tisbury is starting a writers group to meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays at the Council on Aging. They welcome newcomers who might want to write for personal use or publication. There is no cost to join the group. Please call them at 508-693-2896 for more information.

Chilmark artist Wendy Weldon will be one of the nine women artists represented in a show at the West Tisbury library open through Sept. 30. The show is called Nine Women Artists: Fifteen Years, and it will be open during regular library hours. The artists will give an informal talk on Sept. 15 at 5:30 p.m.

The Chilmark library wants to thank the businesses who supported the summer reading program with their donations of coupons of appreciation. This year’s program was very successful as almost 200 children signed up for the summer reading challenge. The coupons were provided free of charge by the following people and businesses: The Bite, Karen Flynn; Chilmark Chocolates, Allison Burger and Marybeth Grady; Chilmark Store. Jennifer Lorusso and Joel Glickman; Menemsha Texaco, Marshall and Katie Carroll; Menemsha Galley, Frank and Merrily Fenner, and Menemsha Market, Debbie Packer.

The beautiful weather continues and we send best wishes to the brides of last weekend. Tents were up all over town and no doubt many were happy with the sunshine and beautiful sunsets for the festivities.

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