Lucy M. Birkel

Andrea Megan Villa and Shane Nicholas Birkel of Keene, N.H., announce the birth of their daughter, Lucy Margaret Birkel on October 1. Lucy weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Her grandparents are Marc and Margo Villa of Chilmark.

Alana S. Rosbeck

Lea and Ted Rosbeck of Edgartown announce the birth of their daughter, Alana Sistine Rosbeck, on October 7 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Alana weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces.

Weston M. Taylor

Carrie Fyler and Matthew Taylor of West Tisbury announce the birth of their son, Weston Matthew Taylor, on October 5 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Weston weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and he has a big sister, Story.


Nina Lombardi and Dana Kiendzior

Mary and Primo Lombardi of Chilmark are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nina, to Dana Kiendzior. Dana is the son of Carol Kiendzior and Dana Kiendzior of Westfield. A summer 2011 wedding is planned.

Shana Leigh Patz and Lwidy Medeiros

Shana Leigh Patz and Lwidy Medeiros of Peabody announce their engagement. Shana isthe daughter of Anthony Patz of Harwich and Shaun and Gerald Maciel Jr. of Vineyard Haven.Lwidy is the son of Jose Medeiros of Brazil and Maria Zardo of Peabody. A June 2012 wedding is planned.


Carey Demos and Matthew Wikstrom were married in Huntington Beach, Calif., on October 2. The bride’s parents are George and Mary Demos of Newport Beach, Calif. The groom’s parents are Margaret Warnke of Tisbury and Francis Wikstrom of Salt Lake City.


Island Alpaca Co. earned four blue-ribbon first-place wins and a color championship at the Premium Alpaca Show at the Eastern States Exposition (Big E) in West Springfield. Island Alpaca competed with nearly 50 other alpaca farms and over 200 alpaca.

Lunette not only took the “Color Champion” placement for browns but she was once again awarded first place in the class-category of “Bred and Owned.”