Town Column : Chilmark
It wouldn't be summer in Menemsha until the Banjo, Jest, and Phalarope enter the harbor. As of this past weekend, the Goldberg, Klaren, and Mill families are all accounted for and settling in to their summer rhythm. Sandra and Thornton Klaren, grandparents of Kelly, who recently completed second grade at the Chilmark School, are bound to have loads of fun with friends and family along the dock.
At the Chilmark Public Library on Wednesday, July 15, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm Chilmark native Conrad Neumann will present a program titled Geo-rambles at Sea and Ashore in Pictures, Poems and Yarns: A Geologist/ Oceanographer's Travels. Conrad, along with his wife Jane, spends his summers in Chilmark and retreats to Chapel Hill, N.C., in the winter. He taught geology and oceanography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Admission to Conrad's talk is sponsored by the Friends of the Chilmark Library and is free to the public. Call the library with questions: 508-645-3360. Just a small aside: Conrad and Jane are lucky enough to have 14-year-old granddaughter, Christina, here for the summer.
This week is a busy one for the Kuh/Ambulos family. Mary, Perry, and Gabe have masses of family arriving: Anne Kuh with her kids, Alex and Cathryn Supko; Jerome Kuh, Christina Sphar, and their kids, Josh and Riley; Audrey Kuh and Michael Straight, Jr.; Michael Greenebaum with his family; and Debby Greenebaum with her family. On Sunday, July 12, the clan will hold a small gathering in celebration of the life of matriarch, Margaret F. Kuh. Margaret, a Chilmark summer resident since the 1950s, passed away on May 10, 2008. The extended Vineyard family and friends will celebrate with songs, poems, thoughts, and prayers.
Once again, the word is at the Homeport's Sunday brunch the warm sugar doughnuts are to die for. Not only have Kristi and Gary Maynard and Scott and Jennifer Frank reported on them, but here is an anonymous quote: "Ate too much, had to take home for afternoon snacks. I'm completely addicted to those doughnuts now. Is there any hope for me? Help, I need a sponsor." Sounds like Chef Johnny Graham might have to hand cut a few extra rounds this weekend because the word is spreading like wildfire.
Mark Cornwall and his lovely wife, Susan Farbstein, were here this past weekend to visit with Mark's aunt Betsy. July granted them something we all wish for, and that is to ride around in a convertible with the top down.
Steve, Stacia, and Hunter Broderick have made their way from one island to another. The family is back in town from Hawaii. They last time I saw Hunter he was a teeny, tiny baby. I look forward to seeing the toddler he has grown into.
This past week, Judie Jardin has had the pleasure of her granddaughters, Ruthie and Isobel. The girls have been visiting, along with Judie's daughter, Jackie, and her husband, Bo. They ventured north from their home in Maryland.
Cody Coutinho is spending part of his summer playing baseball with the Vineyard Senior Babe Ruth Baseball League. The league is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote, teach, and encourage the play of baseball on Martha's Vineyard. At last report, Cody's team was 6 and 3. On Saturday, they will host Lower Cape in a double-header beginning at 12 noon.