From all reports, it seems the most frustrating thing about changing the clocks back is resetting the internal clocks of children and pets. Needless to say, many of us have witnessed one too many sunrises this week. Luckily, many of you have a three-day weekend in which to catch up on those z's, as Veteran's Day weekend is upon us. Between your naps and novel-reading, raking and baking, don't forget to thank our veterans for their service, and perhaps lend a hand or a word to those here at home who still await their loved ones' safe return.
Max Sherman has moved his personal trainer services to Blitz Fitness in West Tisbury. So whether you're already aware of the reported awesomeness of Max's classes and boot camps, or you are interested in, in Max's words, "jumping on the New Year's resolution early or getting rid of the holiday ham heavies," check him out. Visit max-fitness.us for more info.
Happy anniversary to TM and Marie Araujo, who celebrated on Nov. 4. Here's to many more years of happiness.
Wingfest time is here! This benefit for the Martha's Vineyard Boys and Girls Club in which fire departments, groups of teachers, and others compete for best sauce and best booth will take place at Sharky's in Edgartown this Saturday, Nov. 12, from 12 noon to 4 pm. It is always a blast, and all for a great cause, so get over there and get your cluck on. For more info, visit wingfestmv.com.
The Martha's Vineyard Center for Living will hold its Annual Meeting on Nov. 10 at 7 pm at the Tisbury Senior Center. Following a brief business meeting, the board will make a presentation reflecting briefly where the organization has been and where it's heading. Head over if you're interested in the history about the Center for Living and their plans for the future, as well as what it will mean to 55+ Islanders and the general population on the Vineyard.
The Martha's Vineyard Chapter of the Order of St. Luke the Physician will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 10 am in the Anderson room of Grace Episcopal Church in Vineyard Haven. Speakers for this month's program are Cary and Lillian Wong. The couple has been learning, experiencing, and practicing healing prayer for several years in both local and cross-cultural contexts. Please bring a bag lunch; refreshments will be served. For further info, contact Gloria Wong at email@example.com.
The Edgartown Public Library will host a children's games day Saturday, Nov. 12 from 1 to 3 pm in the Children's Room. From classic board games to Wii dance contests, it's sure to thrill kids of all ages. Contact the library for more info, 508-627-4221.
Please save the date of Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 9 pm, for the second annual Festival of Wreaths. The Federated Church Meetinghouse and Parish House will have on display 75 beautiful hand-decorated wreaths, which are available for silent auction. The event will take place in the Parish House. Proceeds from this event will benefit the 1820 Sara Mayhew Parsonage. For more information, call the Church Secretary at 508-627-4421.
Join the Martha's Vineyard Museum Thursday, Nov. 10 at 5:30 pm as they welcome author Chip Bishop to the Vineyard to discuss the friendship of his great-great uncle, newspaper editor Joseph Bucklin Bishop, with President Theodore Roosevelt and Vineyarder George Goethals. After years of research exploring the relationship between the three individuals, Bishop has published their story in "The Lion and the Journalist." George Washington Goethals, a member of the Vineyard Goethals Family, is remembered as the "Genius of the Panama Canal." Between 1907 and 1914, Goethals oversaw the construction of the trans-oceanic waterway for President Roosevelt against almost insurmountable odds. "The Lion and the Journalist" tells of the remarkable and unlikely friendship of Roosevelt, Goethals, and Bishop, as they encounter police corruption on the streets of New York, hardship in the jungles of Panama, and courageous days in the White House. For further information on this and future events, visit mvmuseum.org.
Happy birthday, Jen O'Hanlon! Jen celebrates her day Nov. 10, so if you see her out and about between her various occupations, shout some birthday wishes as loud as you can. And if you don't happen to run into her, just shout it anyway. She can blame me for the resulting hearing loss.