I need your help in my neighborhood with two missing kitties. Monkey, a one-eyed black cat, is missing from the Greenwood avenue area. Bella, a four-month old Norwegian forest cat, is missing from the Bernard Circle area. Their mommies are forlorn. Please call me at 508-627-0931 if you have any Monkey or Bella sightings. Save my number for column news as well.

Our Martha’s Vineyard Museum will have a celebration of Nancy Luce, the famous Chicken Lady, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. This will be an annual event.

Marganna Roberts, now from Modesto, Calif., has stayed with me all week. Unfortunately, I am driving her to the airport today after we stop at the museum. Marganna grew up on the Island. Her Dad was a teacher, her stepmom was the amazing Dorothy Roberts of the Tisbury school. Her brothers are our attorney, Daniel James Karkosh, and Portuguese scholar, Christopher Larkosh. We have had the best time renewing acquaintances and beaching all around. Tamma Cimeno treated her to breakfast at Linda Jean’s. We introduced Marganna to the Dumptique. I took her to the Oak Bluffs Art Stroll on Saturday.

We saw our friend, photographer Michael Blanchard, at his Crossroads Gallery. We saw many fine artists on the street. I have misplaced her card but there was a wonderful embroiderer from Oak Bluffs and New Jersey named Nancy. Embroidery is my favorite medium. She can make special tea towels to order.

Amber Willoughby enjoyed her first ever kite experience at the kite festival in Oak Bluffs last Saturday. Amber was with two beautiful little girls, Brooklynn and Emmalee. I hope this is the start of a new sport for Amber.

Dorian was something of a fizzle up here. But you know if I had not bought new flashlights and replaced old batteries it would have been worse. Our

prayers go out to the people of the Bahamas. No one works harder or has served her country and our Department of Veterans Affairs better than JoAnn Murphy. We are having a retirement party in her honor at the P. A. Club on Sept. 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. Please bring a dish share. Bring your warmest wishes for JoAnn.

Tony Keogh, my favorite attorney from White Plains, N.Y., is in the house. Tony arrived for his annual Island visit last week. We are scheduled to meet for cocktails and catch up tomorrow. Tony stays at Sengekontacket. He is famous for working on his paintings while there. I am the proud owner of one of his works.

Arnie Riesman will be discussing his latest writing, Rembrandt Has Left the Building, about the infamous robbery at the Gardner Museum in 1979. The talk will be at our library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12. I’ll see you there.

Get well wishes and many prayers continue to go out for Joe Andrade who is still in hospital after heart surgery.

Anniversary bouquets go out to Bunny Alfano Wilson and Tim Wilson for their special day on Sept. 4.

The birthday bandwagon pulled along Rob Bick and Wendy Harmon on Sept. 4; Sept. 7 was a party for Sharon Duncan, Chris Hulbert, and Nonna La Greca; Daniel James Larkosh claimed Sept. 8; Mary Alice Jannace celebrated on Sept. 11; and on Sept. 15 Marganna Roberts takes the cake. Many happy returns.