It is nearly October, but the sun is shining and the oaks are still green and Main Street is still packed with tourists. Do you know I managed to make it the entire summer without one ice cream cone? That will be my mission between now and Columbus Day weekend: one coffee Oreo from Scoops, and of course a butterscotch dip from the DQ. Nothing better than grabbing a cone and walking down to Derby headquarters to watch those deft volunteers fillet the day's catches.
Dave and I were walking down South Water the other day and came across a very fancy car parked in a driveway. The car was tiny and pink and, judging by its various decals, most definitely owned by Barbie. It was parked perfectly in the center of the cobblestone drive, and we had a chuckle imagining what Barbie might be up to here in Edgartown. Clearly, if this summer's rumors hold any validity at all, Barbie must have cruised down to visit Lady Gaga. Well, I thought I'd share this information with my little friend Jack Laird, but Jack was quick to correct me, as kids are. "That's Caroline's car," he said. And lo and behold, Caroline Conover, who has adopted her father Gerry's passion for flashy wheels, owns the tiny pink convertible. I cannot wait until she's old enough to start borrowing Daddy's rides. Now THAT will be entertaining!
Wedding bells rang for Miss Sara Bell this weekend, as she became Mrs. Doug Moses. The two said their "I dos" surrounded by family and friends way up in Vermont, where they currently reside. Best wishes for a happy future.
From October 6 to March 29, the Edgartown School will have the opportunity to earn cash through the Stop and Shop A+ Rewards Program. All you have to do is log on to www.stopandshop.com/aplus or call 877-275-2758 and register your Stop and Shop card. You can even track the school's earned rewards on the web site. You've got to buy groceries anyway: why not let the school benefit? The Edgartown School's ID for registration is #06789. If you registered last year, you must reregister to earn points.
On October 19 the Edgartown Police and Fire Departments will host an open house for the Edgartown Council on Aging, providing tours and meet-and-greets with officers. EPD officers will cook and serve lunch to all the seniors, including Officer Deroche's world-famous chowder. For further information, call the Police Department at 508-627-4343.
As part of their Second Saturday program — a series of events to be held on the second Saturday of each month, the Edgartown Public Library will host a fun children's event October 8, beginning at 11 am, with books from the popular Curious George series and a crafts project straight from "Curious George Rides a Bike." All are welcome. For information, call 508-627-4221.
The Martha's Vineyard Museum has unveiled its newest exhibition, "Out of the Depths: Martha's Vineyard Shipwrecks," which explores the fascinating and often tragic stories behind these ill-fated voyages through photos, paintings, and wreckage that has washed ashore. Visitors will see a large map of known Vineyard shipwrecks as well as equipment used by the Massachusetts Humane Society during rescue missions. They can also view a door from the famous passenger steamer City of Columbus, which sank off Aquinnah in 1884, and listen to oral history recordings giving personal accounts of various wrecks. The exhibit will open to the general public on Saturday, October 1, from 10 am to 5 pm and will remain on display through August 11, 2012.
Happy birthday to Andrea Dello Russo, who celebrates October 5. Hope the sun is shining and the birds are singing for you, old friend.