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The Martha's Vineyard Times

The Martha's Vineyard Times is a weekly publication.
August 18 - 24, 2005 Edition
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August 11, 2005

By Gail Craig - 508-627-3754 -

I am truly amazed that we are now in the third week of August, perhaps the biggest week of the year on the Island. Illumination night, the Fair, and the Oak Bluffs fireworks are all set for this week. It makes for a very busy week, lots of semi-crazed parents, and lots of overtired kids. After this week, the Island will start to slow down again, kids will start heading off to college, families will head home after another Vineyard summer, and shorter-term visitors will start to wane. But the weather will still be great and those of us lucky enough to live here year-round will be able to enjoy a calmer and quieter Vineyard.

There are some great events coming up for seniors, courtesy of the Edgartown Council on Aging. On September 13, Island seniors can spend the afternoon sailing on the classic wooden schooner Alabama for a discounted rate $30 per person, which includes a beverage and snack. Departure time is 1 pm. The rain date for this event will be Sept. 14. The second event on the Council on Aging schedule is the annual Rod & Gun Club Clambake on September 16 at 12:30. The cost is $15 for Edgartown seniors and $25 for guests. Finally, the COA is offering a free homeopathy workshop focusing on relieving arthritis on September 30 at 9 am with island homeopath Jackie Clason. Anyone interested in taking part in any or all of these events should call 627-4368 to reserve your space!

Gloria Sylvia called last week to share the news the Adelbert Sylvia, or Buddy as he is best known, was due home this week after being treated with TLC at Falmouth Hospital, Cape Cod Hospital, and Spalding Rehab following some recent heart troubles and surgery. The return home is especially exciting as Buddy will be meeting his fifth great grandchild, Noah Lee James Sylvia. I’m sure there is nothing like a great grandchild to help mend a heart! Welcome home, Buddy.

Corinne Hatt reported that she had the pleasure of her granddaughter’s company a couple of weeks ago. Corinne’s son, Richard Marshall, brought his daughter Sara over to the Island for a day so Corinne could visit and babysit for her. Shockingly, Corinne said that Sara is a wonderful child and just beautiful.

I’m happy to report that we spent the day at State Beach today, and we were able to witness Mark Hess’s annual foray to the beach! Apparently, Mark isn’t much of a beach bum, unlike the rest of his family, Kelly, Owen, and Warner. Mark must have managed to squeak some time away from the Edgartown Golf Course for a little rest and relaxation with some family and friends! Ironically, the Hess clan, Morris clan, and Hammond clan chose a spot on the beach right next to my in-laws, Nana & Grumps, so we got to share our day with friends and family. As always, we all had great fun.

Well, it’s a bit of a slow news week so that’s all for now. Have a great week and remember to share your news.
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