Oak Bluffs


How many ways can you describe the beautiful weather we now have? Even though it has been somewhat sandwiched between rain showers, what more could we ask for? Fall flowers are brightening up the landscape and many people at last have time to catch up on all the outside chores at a more relaxing pace.

The uproar over lack of a Town Administrator in Oak Bluffs and the problems it created seems to have calmed down, and most people seem content with the choice that was made. Now if only the powers that be would inform the citizens of the protocol to be used when faced with the problem of loose, aggressive, or injured animals, that would smooth over another area of contention. Until an Animal Control office is on board, what is one supposed to do? Come on, town leaders, if you let everyone know ahead of time the procedure, that could avoid a lot of problems and calm a lot of anxiety.

We send speedy recovery wishes to James Moreis Jr., who remains hospitalized at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

The 4th annual Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness Walk, sponsored by M.V. Community Services, is scheduled for October 8 this year. Registration starts at 10 am and the walk begins at 10:30 am at the Edgartown Park & Ride lot. Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 the day of the walk. Bring the whole family. Water and snacks will be provided. Walk two miles through beautiful, historic downtown Edgartown. For more information or to register, call 508-684-8074, ext. 101.

The United Methodist Church will host the Harvest Supper on Saturday, October 22, at Christ Church, the “Stone Church,” in Vineyard Haven. Can you believe that this will be the 40th annual supper? More details to come, or call the church office at 508-693-4425 for more information.

Our library is holding a Bone Marrow Donor Drive on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 am to 4 pm. Add your name to the National Donor Registry: a few minutes of your time can save a life.

Come and join the fun at the library at the After-School Tween Crafts on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 3 to 5 pm. Sondra will help you decorate your journal, make a peace sign keychain or a Viking hat. This free event is for ages 8 and up.

Fred Hotchkiss is celebrating National Fossil Day at our library with a free talk on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 4 to 7:30 pm. Bring your fossils or come and see what others have collected.

The 21st annual Vineyard CROP Walk is on October 16, at 2 pm, with a 1:30 pm check-in at St. Augustine’s in Vineyard Haven. The walk goes to Trinity Church in Oak Bluffs and back, for a total of six miles. For more info, call Alden Besse at 508-693-3930.

The Medicare open enrollment period, when folks can add or change plans or pick up a drug plan, is from October 15 to December 7 this year. Angela Waldron has offered to help her MVRHS classmates (1964) enrol. She can be reached at waldronangela@yahoo.com or 508-955-9045.

Composting workshop co-sponsored by Polly Hill Arboretum and Felix Neck Sanctuary takes place on October 14-15. On Friday, it’s from from 4 to 5:30 pm at PHA. It will be repeated on Saturday from 10 to 11:30 am at Felix Neck. Door prizes, free composting worms, for the first 10 registrants at either location. The cost is $5.

Congratulations to two long-wedded couples: Donald and Hildy Mitchell will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on October 8 and Bob and Sandy Blythe their 50th wedding anniversary on October 12.

Birthday Smiles to Robert Moreis on October 6, Donna Joyce the next day, Anne Knight and SPC Daniel Blake on October 8, Todd Rebello and Mabel McCarthy on October 9, Anita Billings, Maximus Metell and my grandson, Benjamin Alley, on October 10, and Zack Sweeney, Joe deBettencourt and my sister, Joyce Wadsworth, on October 11.

Enjoy your week.