Town Column : Tisbury
Our sympathies go out to the family of Dave Willey. He was an exceptional pilot as well as a man well loved by his family, friends, and fellow workers. Savor those happy memories.
Sign up today for the foliage tour to Walden Pond. The Tisbury Travel Club will visit Concord on Thursday, Oct. 16. You can also see the Old North Bridge and Battlegreen Park. Lunch is at the Walden Grille, Concord's oldest firehouse. You must call Sandy Whitworth at 508-696-4205 today to sign up.
Tonight at 9 pm is the vice presidential debate. The debate will be at Washington University in St. Louis with moderator Gwen Ifill. The second presidential debate is next Tuesday at 9 pm at Belmont University. The moderator is Tom Brokaw. In the spirit of town meetings, all questions will come from the audience. The library will open the program room at 8:30 pm if you wish to watch these debates with friends and neighbors.
The Tisbury Village Quest will be launched at the Vineyard Haven Library. Pick up the clues to this Quest any time after 10 am on Saturday. Described as a type of scavenger hunt for places, it takes under an hour to complete. In the process you will discover interesting curiosities and information about the town and some of its buildings.
At 12 noon you can talk with the people who selected these sites: Jim Norton, Betty Honey, Ruth Stiller, and Bob Tilton. The Martha's Vineyard Museum will display selected photos and paper documents from their archives. And the friends will host a special launch party on the patio. Did you know that there are now eight Island Quests? There is also a booklet called "Quest Martha's Vineyard: 8 Adventure Trails on Martha's Vineyard."
Enjoy free soup from Linda Jean's on Saturday. The annual fall festival runs from noon to 3 pm at COMSOG, the Community Solar Greenhouse off New York Avenue in Oak Bluffs. Enjoy music by the Vineyard Brass, wool spinning, local crafts, plants, jams and baked goods, plus activities for the kids. Park across the street at the church.
Saturday evening you can see "Guest of Cindy Sherman" at 7:30 pm at the Cornell Theatre. This documentary about the New York art scene was filmed over 15 years and includes interviews with many people you will recognize. The end result is a witty, illuminating look at celebrity, male anxiety, and art. Tickets are $8, $5 for Film Society members.
Because of the torrential downpours last Saturday, Community Services postponed the electronics disposal day to Saturday, Oct. 11. You are invited to take your old computers and other such items for disposal between 9 am and 2 pm, opposite the high school.
This is a wonderful time of year for weddings. At least when the tropical storms stay away.
Congratulations to Doug Kyle and Amy Paolino. They are planning to wed in Aquinnah on Saturday. Doug works at the Harbor View and Amy is involved with Big Brothers-Big Sisters. I also understand that Amy is opening a new shop in Edgartown called Aqua.
Congratulations go out today to Jane and Chris Chandler. Another happy anniversary today belongs to Bob and Lynne Benson. Must be all those warm quilts she made. More wedded bliss is celebrated on Tuesday by Arthur and Priscilla Dickson, who are 64 years in love. That is also the date on which my first husband Donald and I mark 47 years together.
Donald and Hildy Mitchell were married 57 years ago on October 8, 1951, making their vows at the old Sacred Heart Church in Oak Bluffs. Laura and Bob Barbera also party on Wednesday, probably at their favorite eating place, Nicky's Italian Cafe.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Nore Clark. Happy birthday on Saturday to Mya Houston. Sunday wish the best to Peg Elwell. Monday belongs to Donald Childs, down at Ace Hardware. Many happy returns to Pat Benway and
Bea Welch, who party on Tuesday.
Heard on Main Street: Life is too short to wake up with regrets. Follow your dream.