Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote in the primary. Of course, then you are also registered to vote in the national election. Tisbury town hall is open 'til 5 pm for your convenience.
Mary Ellen Larsen has returned after five wonderful days with her new grandson in Washington, D.C. Kai Mangan Larsen was born July 2 at 11:02 pm and weighed in at 8 pounds, 5ounces. The proud parents are John W. Larsen and Venuta Carulli. Maternal grandparents are Thomas Mastersom and Barbara Carulli of Leverett. His paternal grandfather is John C. Larsen of Acushnet. This is their first. Thanks, Mary Ellen.
We are bursting with pride of our friend Joan Druett. This well-known author of maritime history has received a top award for her latest book, "Tupaia." This is the true story of the native whose knowledge and acumen helped Captain Cook do well on his voyages. The book won the New Zealand Post Book Award in the general nonfiction category. Joan says, "It was an Oscars-type occasion, with finalists and their books described, and then the envelope opened with the winner." We are so proud of her latest achievement. It is a good book, too.
Chicken Barbeque will be served on Saturday from 5:30 to 7 pm at the First Baptist Church on Spring Street. Reservations are suggested and take-out is available. Cost for adults is $12 and for children under 12, $6. Call 508-693-1539.
Congratulations to 91-year-old Tony Guyther who received a yellow ribbon at the All-Island Art Show. He says it will hang handsomely with his previous four blue ribbons. Keep up the good work, Tony!
Chicken BBQ on Saturday the 25th at 1 pm will be prepared at the senior center by in-house BBQ experts and all are welcome. Tasty chicken smothered in sweet tangy sauce with potato salad, baked beans, corn on the cob, iced tea, strawberries, and ice cream. And entertainment. Cost is $14 payable at the Council on Aging in advance. RSVP 508-696-4205 weekdays. The money is to pay for a kitchen exhaust fan.
Next Sunday is the 3rd Potters Bowl at Featherstone Center for the Arts You can choose from original bowls made by Vineyard ceramic artists and get soup, bread, beverage, and dessert. All this while you listen to the music of Kevin Keady. Bring your friends and dine under the summer tent from 4 to 6 pm. Cost is $30 for one person, $50 for two. Rain date is Monday.
This month the featured artist at the V.H. Library is Christopher Wright, who combines photography with charcoal drawing and painting.
Get your beach books at the library book sale on Saturday, from 1 to 3 pm. You can drop in on Saturday mornings for help with library eBooks and downloadable audiobooks.
Tuesday morning the little ones will be delighted with Pirate Storytime featuring Kathy Forrester.
Tom Dunlop will sign his new book "Chappy Ferry" on Sunday at 5 pm at the Louisa Gould Gallery. Stop in to get your copy.
Last chance this summer to enjoy the Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society is next Monday and Tuesday. Concerts will begin at 8 pm on Monday at the Whaling Church in Edgartown and Tuesday at the Chilmark Community Center. The major work performed will be the celebrated Piano Quintet in F minor by Johannes Brahms.
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 by visiting the tall ship Lynx, called America's privateer. "All law-abiding and loyal citizens are urged to be vigilant and alert to the presence on your coast of the weatherly, fast, and heavily armed Clipper Schooner Lynx." It is scheduled to arrive a week from tomorrow The 122-foot square topsail schooner will sail into our harbor next Friday at 12 noon. You can walk the decks and step back in time, thanks to Ralph Packer and Tisbury Wharf, Martha's Vineyard Museum, and Sail MV.
Lynx is a copy of an 1812 privateer. She is fitted with period ordnance and flies pennants and flags from the era. Funds go to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund which supports families of US military lost in service or severely wounded. This ship was used to train the cast and crew of "Pirates of the Caribbean." You can join the crew and hoist the sails, steer the ship, fire the main battery of six-pounder carronades, and experience life aboard a traditional schooner in the spirit of a vanished age of sail.
Get well wishes go out to Rupert Hughes. You can send cards to him at Spaulding Rehab Hospital, South 201A, 1575 Cambridge St., Cambridge MA 02138.
Congratulations to John and Laurel Chapman, who mark 42 years of wedded bliss on Wednesday.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Gus Daniels tomorrow. On Saturday wish the best to Larry Levine and Kathy Welch. Many happy returns to Jeff Damon Pratt and Alistair Rizza, who party on Sunday.
Heard on Main Street: See you at the Fair.