Town Column


By Jacqueline Sexton
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Posted December 21, 2006

Margaret and Rob Hannemann up in Highmark, who have joined the ranks of excited first-time grandparents, have returned from a trip to SoHo to meet their grandson Huckleberry Sean Hannemann, son of Mark and Meg Hannemann. Huck was born on Election Day, weighing in at 7 pounds, 5 ounces. According to his happy grandparents, his uncle Kevin and aunts Laura and Alethea, have judged him to be "fabulously handsome."

The Friends of the Library threw a wonderful holiday open house at the library last week. The refreshments were splendid in their variety and excellence, from the little sandwiches, to the little meatballs, to all the sweets and the marvelous mulled cider. Some guests put together holly and pine boughs to make decorations for their mantelpieces or front doors; many others swarmed the bins of used books and videos, walking off with armloads of finds. Many perused the Lucy Vincent photos of Chilmark and its people of nearly 100 years ago, making a stab at identifying the Chilmarkers of another era. Everyone was in holiday mood, cheerily greeting friends and neighbors they hadn't seen since last December, and the piece de resistance was the arrival of the Dunkl brothers who played venerable old holiday tunes. It was a perfect party.

The Christmas Eve service at the church will begin at 9 pm Sunday, Dec. 24.

Everyone is welcome.

Library director Ebba Hierta has announced that the book sale, which remained in place this week, will hold its grand finale this Saturday, when everything will be FREE! "We want to find good homes for everything," says Ms. Hierta.

We wish everyone a joyful and peaceful holiday. The library will close at 3 pm Saturday, Dec.23 for the holiday, opening as usual on the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 26.