Town Column : Edgartown
The Edgartown School's PTO held its first meeting last week. Lucia Hayman will return as co-chair, and Kathy Pogue will join her, replacing Anne Marie Donahue. I know Kathy personally, and I have no doubt that she will do a great job, bringing many new ideas to the table. Nevertheless, I am sure I speak for many by saying that Anne Marie Donahue, both dedicated and accomplished in her work leading the PTO, will be greatly missed.
The PTO sponsors a Halloween party at the Edgartown School every year. This is a spectacular event cherished by the town's children. It is time once again to begin preparations, from making decorations, to buying donuts, to preparing crafts for the kids. The PTO welcomes parent helpers and donations of items from town businesses to make this event a success once again this year.
Martha's Vineyard Youth Hockey is offering a new non-contact recreational league for children ages 6-13. Apparently, the idea of a non-contact, non-traveling league has been discussed for some time now, and it has finally become a reality. The greatly anticipated first practice took place this past Monday. In addition to a weekly practice, there will be a game scheduled each week. For information on how to participate, please contact Peggy at 508-693-6787.
It's a great time of year to take a walk through the corn maze at The FARM Institute. I went with my kids one fine sunny day in late August. We ran into Cory and Amber Medeiros, and their mother Pam, who each seemed to maneuver effortlessly through the challenging maze. As you make your way through the trails with map in hand, you'll find stations set up with out-of-the-ordinary tidbits of information about growing vegetables. The corn maze is open through October.
The Federated Church is holding its first Harvest Festival and Luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 11 am to 2 pm at its Parish House. There will be crafts, plants, stitchery, baked goods, and attic treasures for sale, as well as fun activities for the children. Lunch items will include harvest soup, chili, breads, and apple crisp. All are welcome to this festive occasion.
Edgartown's recreational scallop season opens today, with the exception of Cape Poge Bay, which begins on October 30. Commercial scalloping will begin mid-month, with Cape Poge opening up for the fisherman two weeks later. Happy scalloping.
Ron and Barbara Carter from Weirsdale, Fla., are visiting Chappy resident Jan Grabowski again this year. It was Barbara's birthday last Saturday, and she celebrated with a lobster dinner at the "gut," at the tip of Cape Poge. Barbara said it was one of the most special days in her life, thanks to great friends, delicious food, and spectacular scenery. Her husband Ron took lots of pictures, and she collected many beautiful shells, which will help to preserve her memories.
I would like to extend a warm welcome to the members of the Hill, Jackson, and Shepard family, who are moving to Edgartown this week.
Make every day special.