Town Column : Chilmark
We note the vestiges of the ebbing summer with mixed feelings. Last Monday was a beautiful sunny summer day with temperatures around 80 degrees, which is a little hotter than desirable. We won't miss cutting the grass, but the tomato crop is slowing to a halt, unlike the zucchini plants, which keep producing and producing and.... We have about a dozen containers of zuke soup in the freezer which we will no doubt appreciate more in the chill of winter. "What a fresh summer taste!" But winter brings its own challenges, of course, like getting second jobs to pay the heating bills. We're supposed to get temperatures in the 40s by the end of the week. We welcome the end of the hurricane season in mid-October. Some Google research informs us that the 1954 hurricanes, Carol and Edna, were pretty windy. Carol had winds of 80 to 100 miles an hour while Edna was a category three with winds of 120 an hour on the Vineyard. So today's storms aren't that much worse, even though we called them nor'easters and there was no frenzied television build-up.
Tom Dresser emails that the annual walk to benefit Alzheimer's patients will be on Sunday, Oct. 5, starting at noon. The route will be along State Beach from Little Bridge to Big Bridge and back, and is a little less than two and half miles. Another innovation this year is that kayakers can circumnavigate the route, paddling the distance. The walk raises money for Alzheimer's Services for the Cape and Islands, a non-profit located in Hyannis that helps home-bound Island patients and their families, The fee is $25, and walkers get a free tee-shirt. For more information, please call Tom at 508-693-1050, or visit email@example.com.
The Yard ends its season this weekend with performances September 19-21 by four choreographers for the Bessie Schonberg Residency. California choreographer Sarah Wilbur has created a new piece that will star three professional dancers and two-dozen Island dancers, including belly dancers, ballroom dancers, fathers and daughters, and roller-skating clowns. Performances start at 8 pm with a free family matinee at 4 pm on Saturday. For more information and to reserve tickets, call The Yard at 508-645-9662.
Davis Whiting-Solon was married last weekend at Quenames to Gina Lombardi. Davis is the son of Prudy Whiting.
The Friends of the Library would like to hear from all those who would like to join a fiber handcraft group meeting once a week at the library from 7 to 9 pm. They need to know which night suits everyone best. Spinners, knitters, crocheters, and embroiderers are all welcome, as are beginners. Please sign up at the front desk in the library or go to firstname.lastname@example.org. Plans are to start things by the end of this month. There is no charge.
Photographs by Ted Rabe go on display Saturday at the library.