The Martha’s Vineyard Museum will hold the 12th annual Ceremony of Remembrance at the Edgartown Lighthouse Children’s Memorial on Saturday, September 21 (rain date September 28) at 1 pm. The Museum is steward of the Edgartown, East Chop, and Gay Head Lighthouses and caretaker of the Children’s Memorial. The idea for placing a memorial at the base of the Edgartown Lighthouse belonged to Rick Harrington, who envisioned it as the perfect way to remember his son Rickey, who was killed at the age of sixteen in a motor vehicle accident. During the lighthouse’s reconstruction circa 2000, the base was transformed from crumbling cement to cobblestones engraved with the names of children who have died. The Children’s Memorial at the Edgartown Lighthouse was dedicated in 2001, and the following fall saw the first Ceremony of Remembrance, a celebration that has become a beloved tradition for families and friends of the children. There are currently 615 stones in the memorial. This is a celebration, and families and friends are encouraged to attend, spend some time, and enjoy music and fellowship. Stones may be purchased for $250 by contacting Betsey Mayhew at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Museum at 508-627-4441, ext. 112.
Join the Tisbury Travel Club for a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, on Friday, November 1. This non-profit is organized and managed by the Tisbury Council on Aging for the purpose of providing safe and comfortable transportation to and from venues that enrich our lives. Because this particular trip needs a base number of registrants to take place, the Club is able to extend the invite to all Island adults. Current special exhibits, available for a limited time, include “John Singer Sargent Watercolors”; “Audubon’s Birds, Audubon’s Words”; and “Hippie Chic.” Of course, the permanent collection will also be available for your viewing pleasure. Those interested in taking advantage of this special group rate should call 508-696-4205 to register.
Fire in the hole-in-one! The Edgartown Firemen’s Association will host their annual golf tournament at Edgartown Golf Club on Saturday, September 28. Morning and afternoon spots are available. Call 508-627-5343 to reserve your place.
Attention fashion lovers, this weekend is the close of Martha’s Vineyard Fashion Week, with events Islandwide, ranging from boat parties to dinners to trunk shows to music — all to be attended in requisite style. Every year, Martha’s Vineyard Fashion Week (MVFW) partners with local charities and not-for-profit businesses and organizations to drive fundraising efforts while engaging the local community. MVFW accomplishes its mission by creating an exciting atmosphere for local and regional fashion designers, jewelry designers, artists, writers and photographers to showcase their art, and most important, raise awareness for charitable recipients such as Angel Flight North East, who transports patients and their families to hospitals nationwide. For a full schedule of events, visit mvfashionweek.com.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Paul Beeson, who celebrates September 18; to Max Sherman, September 19; to Cammie Naylor and Dayce Moore, September 21; and to Mike Donaroma. September 23.
A special shout-out goes to Aidan Nunes, who will be 13 on September 22, which is also his mom, Lisa Haag’s, 50th birthday. Lisa reports that Aidan continues to be the best birthday gift she has ever received.