Truman B. Halby

Ila Briggs Halby and Peter Halby of Lincoln, Vt., announce the birth of their son, Truman Briggs Halby, at their home on July 30. Truman was 6 pounds, 7 ounces. He is welcomed by his grandparents Mary Vivian and Kirk Briggs of Vineyard Haven, Susan Halby of Vineyard Haven, and Christian Halby and Susan Schaefer of Chilmark; great-grandmothers Anita Vivian of Vineyard Haven, and Kathryn Briggs of Middletown, Conn.

Christopher W. Smith

Amelia Smith and Michael Craughwell of West Tisbury announce the birth of their son, Christopher Woollcott Smith, on August 16 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Christopher weighed 4 pounds, 7 ounces. He is joined by sister Nova.

Harper C. Neville

Jennifer and Burke Neville of West Tisbury announce the birth of their daughter, Harper Claire Neville, on August 19, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Harper weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce.


Guinevere Higgins and Gerald Soriano

Guinevere Higgins of West Tisbury, and Gerald Soriano of Fairfax, Va., announce their engagement. Guinevere is the daughter of Abigail and Tony Higgins of West Tisbury. Gerald is the son of Fred and Florence Soriano, also of Fairfax. A fall 2011 wedding is planned for Charlottesville, Va., where the couple currently resides.

Amanda E. Schwab and Ryan M. Doyon

Rhoda and David Schwab of Vineyard Haven announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Elizabeth Schwab, also of Vineyard Haven, to Ryan Michael Doyon of Beecher Falls, Vt. Ryan is the son of Yvan and Paula Doyon, also of Beecher Falls. A spring 2012 wedding is planned for the Island.