Cheers to the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Class of 1964 as we gather this weekend to celebrate our 50th reunion. Those attending from Aquinnah include Eleanor (Francis) Hebert, Angela Waldron (now of Aquinnah but formerly of West Tisbury), and yours truly. Those graduating from Aquinnah included Eleanor, along with David R. Howell who will be unable to attend this weekend, and yours truly. On Friday evening we will all gather at the Katama home of classmate Victoria Danberg and her husband Dr. John Ficarelli. On Saturday evening, most of us will meet at Farm Neck for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, surprises and endless chatter. On Sunday morning we will gather at the American Legion Hall in Tisbury for breakfast and to memorialize those no longer with us, and to honor our classmates who are veterans of the Viet Nam war.

The Aquinnah Cultural Center house tours will take place today, on Saturday, and on Oct. 8 at the Vanderhoop Homestead on Aquinnah Circle. Visit the 19th-century farmhouse and enjoy the new audio of oral histories. The tours will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The second annual Gay Head 10K road race, A Race Against Time, will be held on Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. The entry fee is $30 and the race begins at the lighthouse.

Condolences to the family and friends of Gloria Brooks who passed away at her family home on Tuesday morning. She was a delight to know over her six-year stay on the Vineyard. She is survived by her daughters Geraldine Brooks and Darleen Bungey and their families.

Congratulations to Allison Colarusso and Cameron Parry who were married three weeks ago on Philbin Beach by justice of peace James Wallen of Aquinnah, with their reception at the home of the groom’s late grandparents Kenneth and Bess Cameron on Old Harvest Way. Allison is the daughter of Alfred Colarusso and the late Diane Colarusso. Cameron is the son of Will Parry and Kathleen Cameron of Chilmark and Aquinnah.

It was great to see Adriana (Giles) Ignacio out and about the other day. Adriana had a terrible fall over the summer and has been at Mass General Hospital and at Spaulding Rehab for a long time. She still has a long recovery ahead of her. Adriana is staying at the home of her sister Berta and husband Vern Welch and is being cared for by her sisters as well as by her daughters Ona and Amera. In the meantime, she did go along for a ride with Carla on Friday down to Chilmark, and up to her shop at the Cliffs for the first time in months.

On the Cliffs will have its annual half-price sale on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Stop in for great gift ideas or a special outfit for any occasion.

HatMarCha is also having a sale of many items at the end of its season and you will also find specials at Stoney Creek. Howwosswee Trading Post is open for the next few weeks as well. Enjoy.

Bob and Michelle Iwaskiewicz have been at their Aquinnah home to enjoy the autumn and for the derby fishing. They both keep very busy with many projects while enjoying their quiet time in Aquinnah.

Dinosaur 13 will be the featured film at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. The film is rated PG and full of adventure. Dr. Henry Kriegstein will be present during the film.

October 16 is National Fossil Day. Of course, we all know that, but Fossil Fred would like to remind us that there will be a presentation at the Oak Bluffs library from 4 to 7:45 p.m. The presenters will be Ann DuCharme and Anna Carringer of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Dr. Maurice Tivey of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Dr. Henry Kriegstein, Duncan Caldwell of Aquinnah and Paris, Bill Moody, Dr. Alicia Lesnikowska, Heidi Rainhofer, Joe Leonardo, Jacob and Sam Gurney, Michael Wooley, our UPIS LAND swimming instructor, Dr. Frederick Hotchkiss, and most likely Jim Richardson and Dick Burt will join in the activities. Bring your fossils in and share your finds and your knowledge with everyone.

Welcome to Mollie Hoben of the Minnesota Women’s Press of which she is one of the founding publishers. During the autumn of 2013, Mollie led three separate groups of 15 women across the Vineyard to meet with women authors along the way. She has been accompanied by Sue Carroll who has entertained everyone with dinner at her Katama home and to watch the movie We Are Still Here. A few of the authors they met with included Geraldine Brooks, Merrily Fenner, Cynthia Riggs, Suzanna Sturgis and others. They met the owners of Bunch of Grapes and Edgartown Books. Last year they also met with Linda Coombs at the Aquinnah Cultural Center. Each group has spent time with yours truly to learn a little of our Wampanoag and Aquinnah history and to encourage me to get my books written. The women are from all over the U.S. and Canada. While here, they stay at the Edgartown Inn, travel in a tour van with Cheryl and ride the VTA buses to see more of the Vineyard. We will look forward to the next group arriving on Sunday.

Noah James Manning returned two weeks ago from a family birthday party in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for his uncle, Marc Pitcairn. He was accompanied on his journey by his sister Kayla and his niece Kylee, as well as his parents Paul and Theresa. One week ago, Noah and his parents attended one of the final Red Sox games of the season at Fenway Park. As always, they had grand seats a great time. They were accompanied by Noah’s cousin Ray Tassinari of Plymouth.

Pat Z. Preston has returned to her home after critter sitting for Hollis and Robin (Robinson) Smith while they sailed a yacht to their winter home in Florida. Pat enjoyed her time in Aquinnah, and especially her visits with Anne Vanderhoop Madison who is still recuperating from her recent fall.

Happy 6th anniversary wishes to Damon Runyon and Anna Cotton on Oct. 4.

Happy 9th anniversary wishes to Paul and Theresa Manning on Oct. 8.

Happy 20th anniversary wishes to Capt. Dick Thompson and his bride Laurie on Oct. 8.

Happy 32nd anniversary wishes to John and Anna Alley on Oct. 9.

October 4 will be a day of celebration for Menasha Leport, Jane Lancellotti, Ted Sutton, Robert Max Peterson and Robyn Wingate.

Bill Kistner will celebrate on Oct. 5 and shares the day with Margaret Steinberg, Pat Z. Preston and Jayden Baird. Aquinnah building inspector Jerry Wiener parties on Oct. 6. Arnold Zack and Heath Widdiss party on Oct. 7. Marguerite Smith parties on Oct. 8. Debbie Kistner and Vicki Danberg party on Oct. 9.

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