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Best wishes for a rapid recovery go out to Helen Burt, Hugh Knipmeyer, Dan Harnen, and John Chapman. Your cards and good wishes always help.

Oops — my mistake. The workers at Grace Church asked me to let you know that lobster rolls are available tomorrow. This is the last time until next summer.

Judy and Steve Nichols were on holiday for a week in New Hampshire last month. They took a day trip to Wilmot Flat in the Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire to see her cousin Ellen Downing. Ellen is the daughter of the late Flavel and Doris (Cottle) Gifford of West Tisbury. Ellen used to visit her Island relatives more often in the past, so this was an especially happy reunion.

It is reassuring and comforting to know that we have the services of the Visiting Nurse Association on the Island. It is amazing how much you appreciate them when you need them. I am awfully grateful for their help and support this past week or so, especially to Sandy, April, and Joyce.

Ann Lesnikowski shared some memories of her WASP experiences in WW II at a meeting of the local DAR chapter, enthralling the members with her experience and her stories. Most of the members were not even alive when she and her heroic fellow female pilots provided this necessary support for the war effort. We were astonished that their efforts on our behalf were not even recognized until 1977. Thanks again, Ann.

Last week some fishermen and boating types as well as other locals and a few visitors from Ohio enjoyed hearing Matthew Stackpole talk about the last surviving wooden whale ship. We even had the rare chance to see a beautiful model of the Charles B. Morgan that had been made by Fred McCarthy. All appreciated that Bob Tilton brought the large model to the library.

Tomorrow night at 7:30 pm the Film Society presents “Ondine,” filmed in Ireland. This is the story of a simple fisherman who catches a beautiful and mysterious woman in his trawler’s net. The woman appears to be dead, but she comes alive before his eyes. With the help of his ailing daughter Annie, he comes to believe that this might be a myth come true. Just as we think the fairytale might go on forever, the real world intercedes. However, hope prevails. See it at the Cornell Theatre.

Saturday is Tisbury Celebration Day at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. That means all Tisbury residents will get free admission to see the Your Town, Our Island and other exhibits from 10 to 5. You will also be eligible for discounted membership that day. While you are there, ask if you can make an appointment to see other photos in the collection relating to Tisbury. You may be able to identify a place or a person previously lost to memory.

The family of Sheila Morgan invites you to a celebration of her life at 3 pm on Saturday at the First Congregational Church in West Tisbury. A reception at the Grange Hall will follow the service. All are welcome.

The Charter School Rock Auction is Saturday night at Nectar’s followed by an 80s dance party. The $25 entry fee includes pizza and salad bar at 6:30.

The COMSOG Fall Festival is on Sunday from noon to 3 pm. Enjoy free soup, music, and vendors.

The Mansion House’s free Sunday fitness class has been changed to 3:30 pm This week it will be taught by Brenda Wallis.

Lunch and ideas will be presented next Tuesday morning at the Harbor View Hotel from 11:30 to 1:30 with a panel of local business people who created new companies with successful branding. For more, see mvwomensnetwork.org.

In 13th century England, Robin Longstride and the Merry Men confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that forever alters the balance of world power. The new “Robin Hood” with Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett will be shown on Tuesday at 7 pm at the library. Children ages 5 and up can enjoy board games at the library from 3:30 to 4:30 pm next Thursday.

Congratulation to Sofya and Sandy Nadelstein who celebrate their anniversary tomorrow. Happy anniversary on Sunday to Jane and Chris Chandler and Lynne and Bob Benson.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Julie Immelt. Tomorrow, wish the best to Nore Clark. Happy birthday on Monday to Mya Houston. Tuesday belongs to Peg Elwell and Wednesday to Donald Childs.

Heard on Main Street: All good betide you [from an old greeting card].