Chilmark rocked under the winds and rain of Sunday, and under the election results on Tuesday — the week that was, we used to say.

The attempts to get off-Island and attend the Patriots’ home game in spite of boat cancellations and the never-ending wind gave almost everyone something to talk about. Some folks made it and others didn’t!

The elections provided some excitement to all; depending on which candidates you were rooting for. To date, I have only unofficial results but this issue will list the official winners and losers. The town voted as a majority for a number of candidates that didn’t win statewide. The comfort is that elections come along often and we can choose again.

The winds stripped many trees of most of their leaves, but surprisingly, there is some beautiful foliage still to be seen along our roadsides. The mild temperatures should tempt you to take a ride and enjoy the view!

One noticeable negative result of the winds was the large number of red shingles that blew off the still-under-construction Coast Guard boathouse.

The Women’s Symposium will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 15 at the community center. This twice-a-year meeting is enjoyed by many and the subject for discussion this month is Aha! Moments. There will be speakers, discussion and refreshments. The gathering is always well attended so it’s wise to be early. Donations are welcome to cover the expenses. All women are welcome.

Friends and family of Terry and Jane Tierney of Rhode Island enjoyed their visit this week to the Whitman home, their family home on D.H.’s Hill.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the potluck musical jam scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 29, at the community center. Warren Doty and Alex Karalekas are the planners for these popular off-season events. All are welcome at no charge; just bring some food to share and your enthusiasm for music!

Wendy Weldon and Patricia Sands travelled to Cuba in early October on a Metropolitan Museum of Art tour. They visited museums, artists and artists’ studios and many other cultural events. Wendy was taken by the warm welcome they received and looks forward to another visit to further explore the culture and lifestyle of the Cuban people. She says she has lots of pictures.

Ginny Jones tells us that she will be keeping the Lambert’s Cove glass shop on Basin Road open from 11 a.m. to dark on upcoming weekends through the holidays. She says the stock is homemade and blown glass and furniture made in Lambert’s Cove by Alan Cottle. She also has many books of all interests, including maritime and Martha’s Vineyard titles. Ginny will do book searches for anyone interested in finding special titles. Vintage sweaters are also featured in the shop.

The Chilmark library will show a movie on Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. that is a silent film made in 1921 and set in Menemsha, before the hurricane of 1938 that considerably changed the looks of things there. Attendance is free and all are welcome. The title is Annabel Lee, loosely based on a poem by Edgar Allan Poe.

The library has also opened the off-season library café in the meeting room of the library. Tea, coffee, cocoa and cookies will be available during regular library hours and folks are encouraged to come by, bring their lunch and enjoy the company of others. All are welcome.

Congratulations to popular seasonal resident and writer of action-packed books, Linda Fairstein and Michael Goldberg who were married in Chilmark in October. Cheers from us all!

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