Community Shorts

Posted October 5, 2006

Mystery food

The Scottish Society of Martha's Vineyard will hold their annual meeting on Friday, Oct. 13, at 6 pm at the Federated Church parish house in Edgartown.

Mystery novelist Philip R. Craig will be the guest speaker. Mr. Craig will talk about his recent trip to Cambodia and also touch on his new book "Delish!", a cookbook he wrote with his wife Shirley Craig.

New members are welcome to join in. For more information, call 508-693-3889.

Benefit for nursing student

On Sunday, Oct. 8, a benefit for Maasai nursing student, Naisiae Regina Nakola, will be held at Outerland on Airport Road in Edgartown.

Dinner and jazz with Phyllis Battle begins at 7 pm. An auction of Maasai beaded jewelry will follow dinner. At 9 pm dancing will begin to the reggae and funk sounds of Pocket Sauce.

Ms. Nakola is enrolled in pre-nursing courses at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. When she completes her nursing education she will return to help people in her village where there is limited access to health care. Money raised from this event will help pay her tuition.

Tickets are $60 for dinner and entertainment, or $10 for the dance only. For more information, call Ardell Otten at 508-696-6287.

Looking for heroes

Nominations are being solicited for the 2006 Veteran of the Year. The forms, available at, or by contacting Merrill Blum (1-508-992-5313) must be submitted no later than Oct. 14. The board of directors of Southeastern Massachusetts Veterans Housing Program, Inc., Veterans Transition House, are looking for names of those veterans who have made outstanding contributions to veterans, veterans' issues, or to the community in general. The awards ceremony will be held in Acushnet in November.

Share the Caring

At 5 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at a special Share the Caring meeting, Susan Rowlette, Alzheimer's Association care consultation coordinator will speak at the Anchors in Edgartown. She will available on a limited basis during the day for individual appointments. Call 508-627-4368, ext. 15 to schedule an appointment.