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The Martha's Vineyard Times

The Martha's Vineyard Times is a weekly publication.
October 6, 2005 - October 12, 2005 Edition
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October 6, 2005

By Gail Craig - 508-627-3754 -

Does fall get any better than this? The sun is still shining bright, although setting earlier, and it is wonderfully warm. The crowds are gone, the beach is still glorious, and the water is still warm enough for a swim. And the Red Sox are the American League Wild Card. This is an autumn to remember, to be sure.

The pumpkins are out at Morning Glory Farm. It's always one of my favorite sights and the kids go crazy as soon as they see them. They are just itching to get over there and pick out the perfect pumpkin for carving. We've passed a milestone this year in that Riley, age five, has carved his first pumpkin all by himself. While it isn't a classic Jack-o'-Lantern, or even completely recognizable as the leviathan he has dubbed it, he knows what it is and is extremely proud of his work of art.

Karen Walsh wants to let everyone know that the Scrapbook Club held The Federated Church parish house meets each Thursday evening from 6:30 to 9 pm. Everyone is welcome, so feel free to join the fun! It sounds like a great fall activity and a wonderful way to save your summer memories forever. For more information, contact the church office at 627-4421.

If you like to dance and are looking for something to do Friday night, why not head over to the Atlantic Connection for a fundraising dance to help with medical expenses incurred when Anthony Chick, three-year-old son of Dianna Del Torto and grandson of Joyce Del Torto, was hit by a car in June. The accident resulted in head injuries that required a number of surgeries, which have been very successful. Anthony is back at the Montessori School and is doing quite well, though he will still require some plastic surgery. Tickets for the dance, which starts at 8:30 pm with DJ Jason Araujo, can be purchased in advance for $10 from Joanie at RM Packer or Gina Del Torto, Anthony's aunt, at the Edgartown School or at the door for $12.

Happy birthday wishes go out to Lucy Ulyatt, who celebrated last week, and to Colin Day, who, if memory serves, celebrates his birthday this Saturday. Long- distance "Happy Birthday" wishes also go out to my brother Bob Gardner's daughter, Abby, who turns 14 today.

I would very much like to thank the wonderful young lady who brightened our day at the Harvest Festival this weekend. When the 1 pm piñata event went somewhat poorly due to the crowd, a beautiful girl, Cailin, and her brother, Mayel, whose names I'm sure I'm spelling wrong as I had nothing to write on at the time, were kind enough to give a couple of pieces of candy to my broken-hearted children, helping mend their day and their hearts. These youngsters were a wonderful example for my kids and showed them that sometimes, even when things go wrong, there are still people out there who want to make things better. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Have a great week everyone. Be sure to get me your news.

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