Town Column : Edgartown
I wish I were a psychic so I could share all the information in my column about the results of the elections on Tuesday. I'm on the edge of my seat wondering what is going to happen. I've not exactly been subtle in where my political beliefs lie, but at this point, I just want it to be over. I have my hopes of a victor, but this campaign has been very interesting and I don't think anyone can really say with any level of security what is going to happen. But you'll know by the time you read this, unless it ends up like a while back when it took weeks to find out who the winner was. What I've found most interesting this year is the big news of all the early voting. I knew that people could do it if they were traveling or unavailable on Election Day or away at school or something. But I had no idea, even as a political science major in college, that so many people in so many places could vote early.
It seemed like exceptionally big news this year, so maybe that will translate into exceptionally high voter turnout.
On November 22, from 9 am to 2 pm, Island Elderly Housing will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar in Woodside Village II. On sale will be new items, hand-made items, baked goods, and used "treasures." This is a big event and raises money for a high school scholarship and the needs of The Woodside Village Tenants Association. Rita Reynolds is the chairperson and guiding light of this event and her committee spends weeks preparing it. For further information, please call Rita at 508-693-3606.
Barbara Morgan shared that she welcomed grandson Ethan up to Martha's Vineyard for Halloween week, with his mom, Liz. Ethan enjoyed time with Grandma Barbara and Grandpa Tom (Taylor), but of course also enjoyed some time with great-grandparents, Ted and Floss Morgan and the rest of the family. Ethan donned a Chew-
bacca costume for Halloween and had a grand time trick or treating and celebrating. It sounds like it was a wonderful week for everyone.
Barbara also told me that she and Tom also went to The Grill this weekend for brunch. She said it was a new thing offered by The Grill and she says it is fabulous and worth going to. She said it's a nice Island atmosphere with wonderful fresh food, and super friendly staff. She encourages anyone looking for a nice brunch to try it out.
The Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society invites everyone to dance and celebrate at the Annual Barn Raisers' Ball on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 7:30 to 10 pm at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury. As always, Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish will play great music. Bring a dessert to share, and it's all free.
The kindergarten through third grade students at the Edgartown School had their annual Pumpkin Run last Wednesday. They run around the cemetery, with the second and third graders running out in back of the cemetery and around the back paths and back to the school. It is a very exciting time for the kids and they have a great time while working on their fitness. It is put together each year by the physical education staff, which now consists of Mrs. Pikor and Ms. Capra. Rowan Gruffdan finished first for the K-1 kids, while Charlie Fenske finished first among the older kids. Congratulations to everyone who ran this true "fun run."
In other Edgartown School news, John Stevens, with the assistance of the Student Council began a school-wide food drive in honor of United Nations Day, which our school celebrated last week. The food drive, which will benefit the Island Food Pantry and wraps up tomorrow, has been a great success. The Student Council members are graphing the progress and we should know the final results very soon. If you want to contribute at the last minute, you can drop canned items or dry food by the school by the end of the school day tomorrow.
Finally, happy birthday to Darren Morris, who celebrated his birthday on November 2 and to my dad, who turns a year older but doesn't really celebrate it, tomorrow.
That's all I've got. Have a great week.