The Aquinnah Public Library will be closed Oct. 14, 16, and 18 for the floors to be refinished, with plans to reopen on Oct. 21. Nancy Caldwell will present Negotiating and Creating Agreement, a one-day workshop tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the library. Do you have your new Aquinnah Library card yet? For information on the closure, the workshop, and new cards, please call library director Lisa Sherman at 508-645-2314.

This week at the Aquinnah Cultural Center, there will be house tours of the Vanderhoop homestead on Sept. 26 and 27, as well as on Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s a chance to view a 19th-century Wampanoag farmhouse and to view the new oral history video.

The Gay Head 10K has been officially measured and certified by USA Track & Field, according to Martha Vanderhoop. The race on Oct. 5 will start at 10 a.m. at the Gay Head Lighthouse, around Aquinnah Circle past the Vanderhoop Homestead, down State Road, and right on to Moshup Trail at the lower end. Entry fee is $30. For further info, contact Beverly Wright at

The Aquinnah team was well-represented in the Ride to Remember fallen police officers in the 106-mile bicycle ride from Springfield to Boston over the weekend. Those representing Aquinnah included Tom Murphy and his son Tim, their neighbor Rob Schiller, and Jay Theise a Sound View resident.

The Aquinnah Shop will be closing on Sunday for the season, the last outpost for food in Aquinnah this time of year. Gordon and Dona Perry’s Dreamcatcher closed on Labor Day this year, and Faith Vanderhoop’s Sushi and Shellfish Shack never did open. For now, our closest is Chilmark General Store for a few weeks, the Galley until mid October, and then Josh Aronie’s food truck will return for the winter. Of course if you would like to head to 7a, it is on the way.

Condolences to the family and friends of Joseph R. Andrews Jr. who passed away in New Bedford on Sept. 11. He was the husband of Edith (Correia) and the father of Clyde, Naomi, Cheryl, Mark, and their families. He was the father of the late Joseph R. III. We shared many happy memories over the past 20 years, travelling to Washington, D.C., to attend the USET meetings in the winter. Joe would attend our Aquinnah Tribal Elders luncheons, trips, and other activities with Edith.

Condolences to the family and friends of Beatrice (Beach) Phillipps Bennett who passed away this week at her Chilmark home. Beach was the wife of Bill Bennett and the mother of Bella. She was the daughter of Gay (Moore) Nelson and her husband Arthur, as well as the late Peter Phillips. She was the granddaughter of late Maxwell and Alice Moore of Harthaven and New Britain. She will be missed by many whose lives she touched across the Vineyard.

Chantal Booker, daughter of Spencer and Belinda, has headed to her freshman year studies at the University of New Hampshire, along with Samantha Bunker, daughter of Rodney and Pam, and about a dozen other students from the Vineyard. Clara Corjulo, daughter of Katheryn Corjulo, has returned to her studies at Salve Regina College for the year.

Condolences to the family and friends of Timothy Fullin who passed away on Saturday at his home in Edgartown. Tim was the husband of Linda (Pachico) and the father of Timothy and Keith. Tim was a schoolmate at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in the 1960s. He was also my faithful and dedicated oil man for many years. He will be missed by many across the Vineyard as well.

Condolences to the family and friends of Barbara Ann Lassen, one of our retired regional high school teachers. Miss Lassen spent her 41-year career teaching in Oak Bluffs, first at the Oak Bluffs School and then at MVRHS. She was very professional in her teaching, mixed with a little humor on occasion. She was dedicated to the hundreds of Vineyard students that she taught. For three years she taught me how to type — we had manual typewriters in those days until the IBM Selectrics arrived, how to run a mimeograph machine and other office equipment, as well as many other business skills that I have relied on for the past 53 years. She will be in our thoughts and prayers as we observe our 50th reunion next weekend.

Samuel Vanderhoop Lee was home for a few days this past week with his parents Marshall Lee and Martha Vanderhoop. Sam and Alex Caplow (Magic Man founders) were in Manhattan for the red carpet release of EASports FIFA15 the soccer video game. Magic Man’s song, Tonight, is on the sound track of the video game. Sam and Magic Man will head to the United Kingdom for a few shows in London in early October and then starting on Oct. 19 they will begin their headline cross-country tour. They will be in Boston at the Paradise on Oct. 26.

Happy 23rd anniversary to Derrill Bazzy and Joanne Eccher on Sept. 27.

Happy 29th anniversary to Joseph and Linda Hobbs on Sept. 28.

Happy 19th anniversary to Captain William (Buddy) Vanderhoop and his bride Lisa Bibko on Oct. 1.

Happy 49th anniversary to Richard and Karen (Barker) on Oct. 2.

Happy 10th anniversary to Hollis Smith and his bride Robin Robinson on Oct. 2.

September 27 is a day of celebration for Kathy Ivory, Paul O’Donnell and Dr. Jason Lew. Kathleen Smith celebrates on the Sept. 28 while teaching in Viet Nam. Christopher Carroll will party on Sept. 29 and shares the day with Liz Gude who observes a major milestone. Edwin J. Vanderhoop will party on Sept. 30. Capt. Rick Lee will celebrate on Oct. 1 while volunteering at the Thrift Shop as he has for years, and shares the day with Grace Calla Vanderhoop and Alyssa Mayrand. Tim Murphy parties on Oct. 2 and shares the day with Coco Adams and Allen Razdow. Trudy Vanderhoop Garvin celebrates a major milestone on Oct. 3.

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