Town Column : Edgartown
Sharky's in Edgartown held a fundraiser for Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary last Wednesday night. JB Blau, the restaurant's owner, was happy to support the organization and helped coordinate the event. Felix Neck Executive Director Suzan Bellincampi explained that 30 percent of dinner sales for the evening would be donated to Felix Neck. The party at Sharky's was overflowing with Felix Neck supporters, despite torrential rains outside.
Even the Sanctuary's resident box turtle made an appearance. To the crowd's pleasure, Sharky's created a new margarita called the Felix Neckarita. Sharky's will donate $1 to Felix Neck for every sale of the new drink over the next year.
Many businesses in town, including Vineyard Vines, The News, and the Boys and Girls Club Second Hand Store, had an abundance of trick-or-treaters stop by on what was a beautiful Halloween afternoon.
Joanne Taylor said that she and her daughter, Sarah, had a wonderful time at The FARM Institute's Halloween party.
The kids at the Edgartown School's Halloween party seemed very happy and excited to see their friends in costume. Jackson Crocker was an awesome Count Dracula, Oliver Lively was an impressive UPS deliverer, and Molly Pogue was an adorable candy corn. Some of the parents joined in on the fun and dressed up, including Steve and Katy Pogue, Christopher Scott, and Missy Vasilliadis. Many children opted not to go to Vineyard Haven (a hot spot for trick-or-treating), and instead chose to stay in town. It was nice to see so many houses on and around South Water Street lit up and open for the children.
Donna Blackburn just returned from a trip to the French Riviera on a painting tour. She was lucky enough to paint in many French cities, including Villafranche-Sur-Mer and St. Paul-de-Vence. Donna also toured the mountain town of Eze and its Fraganod perfumery, as well as the Matisse and Chagall Museums in Nice. Donna said warm and sunny weather was just perfect for capturing the Provencal colors on canvas.
Donna also wanted to announce that the Edgartown Public Library children's room will continue its Young @ Art series after school on the first three Fridays in November. Each Friday will feature an artist or an art style and will be followed by a related art project. Children in kindergarten through fourth grade are welcome to participate.
All Island artisans and bakers are invited to contribute to the Handmade from the Heart Bazaar fundraiser for Hospice of Martha's Vineyard. The one-day event takes place at the Daniel Fisher house on Saturday, Dec. 12, during the Christmas in Edgartown weekend. Hospice seeks unique handmade gifts including jewelry, needlepoint, knitted items, paintings, photographs, cards, toys, ornaments, baked goods, jams, and jellies. Anyone wishing to donate, please call 508-693-0189.
On Saturday, Pianist David Crohan will perform at the Old Whaling Church with his special guest singer, Katie Mayhew. After the show, you'll have a chance to say hello to David and Katie at a post-concert reception in the Baylies Room, with gourmet nibbles, fine wines, and mulled cider. Proceeds from the night of music will benefit the Minnesingers. You can buy your tickets in advance at Edgartown Books.
Janna O'Shaughnessy, Edgartown School PTO treasurer, wants everyone to be aware that you can help earn dollars for the Edgartown School while shopping at the Stop and Shop from now until March. For more information, please check out the Edgartown School website: edgartownschool.org.
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