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A fall day straight out of the tour booklets was what greeted us on Sunday past. The sun shone, the weather was warm but not too warm and there were very few people wandering in the towns. My yellow lab, Molly, and I took a ride along Barnes Road, and part way up Island to admire the changing leaf colors. The view of West Chop from the Lagoon Bridge was a panorama of green trees with touches of russet and yellow scattered here and there throughout the landscape. The blue of the ocean in the foreground served to highlight this priceless picture.

Here is a preview of some of the items that will be auctioned at the 8th-grade auction on November 2 at Dreamland. You may bid on any or all of the following items:1.) A Birthday Party at the Base Collective at Alex’s Place at the YMCA MV, including the Studio 57 experience! The Birthday boy or girl will have access to the Base to dance and party with friends and that birthday boy or girl will have a recording studio experience and take home a CD recording of it!Pizza gift certificate from Edgartown Pizza and cake gift certificate from Kim Garrison included!2.) One hour of tutoring in Math with Ken Debettencourt 3.) Gym membership at the Mansion House4.) One-hour massage from The Center for Therapeutic Massage on MV 5.)

Four tickets aboard the Skipper Fishing Boat and original art work and services from Island artists of all ages!

Fall Yard Sale on Saturday, October 27, from 10 am to 2 pm at the First Baptist Church, corner of Spring and William Streets Vineyard Haven. For information call 508.693.1539. So come and enjoy baked goods, produce, cotton candy, books, white elephant table, puppet show hot dogs and hamburgers and more!

My Hudson Ave. neighbor, Ann Metell, whose winter home is in New York, is here along with her son Michael, who hails from New Hampshire, to take a brief vacation and to do some maintenance on their house. When visiting her, she showed me some wonderful pictures of a skydiver. Imagine my surprise when I recognized Ann in the pictures. Not only did she sky dive but she did it on August 6th, when she was 83. Thumbs up for this energetic woman.

Shortly before Labor Day, a family of enthusiastic West Tisbury Library supporters offered to match every donation given to the West Tisbury Library Foundation up to the amount of $35,000, before October 1. Foundation chair Hunter Moorman announced this week that the challenge grant has more than met its fundraising goal. The Foundation continues to raise funds for landscaping, an expense that was not covered by the state construction grant. Donations may be sent through the Foundation’s website, wtlibraryfoundation.org, or by mail to P.O. Box 1238, West Tisbury, MA 02575.

Featherstone’s Island Faces Portrait Contest and People’s Choice Awards will be on view in the Virginia Weston Besse Gallery at Featherstone through October 31. It is open daily from 12 to 4 pm.

The 21st season of Edgartown Community Suppers will begin on Monday, October 29 at 5 pm at the Old Whaling Church in the Baylies Room. Doors will open at 4:45 pm. Free-will offering. All are welcome to partake of a hearty menu of salad, breads, soup, main entrée, and desserts, and beverages will be offered.

Condolences to Ann Phillips Davey on the loss of her father, Chuck Phillips. Ann’s mother was a childhood friend of many of us when we attended the Tisbury High School. Our sympathies to the family.

Birthday smiles to Ashley DePriest on the 27th, followed by Simone McCarthy the next day. Felicia Taylor and Eleanor Tomkins share the 29th, Sally Leslie Mitchell on the 30th, and Jacquie McGillicuddy on the 31st. Happy Birthday to those I might have missed, and get well wishes to those who need a healing smile.Enjoy your week.Peace.

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