Chilmark: Pies aplenty


So thankful for the rains and once again the sun shining away the fall chill a little bit longer — good for us swimmers. What an amazing Harvest Fest this year — celebration, community, information, delicious offerings, music and enthusiasm for our collective future. I finally had the chance to purchase a couple of copies of the Gay Head poetry book in support of moving the lighthouse and got to see my poem in print. I was honored to be included as one of the poets reading at the celebration for our new MV Poet Laureate Arnie Reisman on Tuesday. My to-do list is still spilling over and this week we got to try fried apples brought by a southern guest, a mince-meat pie (mostly apples), and an apple caramel walnut and pecan crustless pie which may be our Thanksgiving offering.

Belated birthday wishes to Steven Fischer who celebrated his 39th birthday along with his family and friends at The Home Port on Saturday night.

Several Chilmark artists, including Elizabeth Germain, with her Blessed Rosemary Oil, Suzy Zell, with her handwoven cotton towels, Maria Hurwitz with her subconscious landscape altars, will be offering their creations at SHINE, a benefit sale on October 11 – 13, from 10 am – 8 pm at 129 Indian Hill Road (first mailbox past Christiantown Road ) in West Tisbury. Portions of the sales will benefit the documentary film project, The Same Heart, which proposes a way to end child poverty. Filmmakers Len and Georgia Morris and Petra Lent McCarron will show excerpts from their film and be on hand to answer questions about the project:

Saturday, October 11, is the last Farmer’s Market in West Tisbury before it moves indoors at the Ag Hall beginning October 18 through December 27, from 9 am to 12 noon.

Native Earth Teaching Farm is holding their Popcorn Festival on Sunday, October 12, 10 am–3 pm, including goats, games, food and fiber. Free popcorn and free admission.

October 13 is the last day to visit the Gay Head Lighthouse in its present location before being moved in April 2015.

This is the last weekend to enjoy eating at The Galley, have a quiet romantic dinner overlooking Menemsha, open to 7:30ish pm Saturday night. Don’t miss out on the best fried clams at The Bite, also closing after the long weekend.

Get “BUZZD” at the Chilmark Public Library Wednesday, October 15, at 5 pm with local author Michael West and honey-maker Monica Miller, who may or may not be the character Maya in Michael’s latest book, BUZZD – The Bee Kill Conspiracy. Michael says, “We want people to think about bees and what we are doing to the planet’s — and our Island’s — ecology with herbicides, fungicides, pesticides and GMOs. That’s why I wrote BUZZD.” For more information, please call 508-645-3360.

Have a good long weekend.