Sunday, November 27, 2022

Community Notes

Book donations needed

The Friends of the West Tisbury Library seek donations of recently published, lightly used hardcover and paperback books for their December sale. They are looking for fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, gardening books, biography/autobiography, Vineyard-centric, and...

Cribbage Club results

By Mary Alice Russell The Vineyard Cribbage Club met on Wednesday at 6 pm to play our favorite game.  The results are as follows: 1st: Angie Fisher with an 11/5 +75card 2nd: George Giosmas with a 10/4 +81...

Celebrating all things fall at Vineyard Gardens

Vineyard Gardens brought together people of all ages to enjoy the fall weather last Saturday with its annual Harvest Festival. They learned the fine art of making a pinecone bird feeder, putting together pumpkin...

Dr. Miriam Mae Wilton

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Dr. Miriam Mae Wilton, née Kuusisto, of Edgartown, formerly of Wellesley, passed away on Oct. 4, 2022. Miriam found joy in many, many things, including her Finnish heritage, intellectual pursuits, hard work, music, the seashore,...

James T. Shea

James T. Shea (“Jim”), 30, of Martha’s Vineyard and Milton, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022.  Born in Dorchester and raised in Milton, Jim attended B.C. High and UMass Amherst. Jim was an...

John Toteanu

John Toteanu, 78, of Inverness, Fla., and West Tisbury passed away on Sept. 28, 2022, after a battle with cancer. John was born in 1944 to Lillian and John Toteanu in New York City. He...

Duncan Edward Walton

On Sept. 30, 2022, Duncan Walton, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, died at his home in Oak Bluffs, surrounded by his loving family. He was 94 years old when he went home to...

Samuel James Drake

Samuel James Drake passed on at age 87 on Oct. 1, 2022. In some families there is a member who stands out as the one whom the family turns to in times of need;...

James Wareing

James Wareing (“Jim”), 51, of Loudon, N.H., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, on a fishing trip at Martha’s Vineyard.  Born Sept. 29, 1971, in Boston, he was the son of James R....

Celebrate the last First Friday of 2022

Islanders are gearing up for the final First Friday of the year on Oct. 7, starting at 4 pm. First Friday is a free community event in Vineyard Haven that happens on the first...

Island fall fashion show

Runway models will be strutting their stuff at the Edgartown library on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 4 to 5 pm, for the Vineyard’s fall fashion show with Conrado, Kenworthy, and Rooey Knots. Celebrate the...

Wedding: Shannon – Holter

Sarah Shannon of Fort Collins, Colo., and Jonathan Holter of Cincinnati, Ohio, were married on Sept. 4, 2022, on a mountainside in Nederland, Colo. The bride’s parents are Sue and Scott Shannon of Fort...

Cribbage Club results

The Vineyard Cribbage Club met on Wednesday at 6 pm to play our favorite game of cribbage. The results are as follows: 1st: Kathy Kinsman with a 11/5 +73 card 2nd: Colin Evanson with a 10/5...

Births

Joy Tamara Leaird Katharine Joy Leaird of West Tisbury announces the birth of a daughter, Joy Tamara Leaird, on Sept. 26, 2022, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Joy weighed 7 pounds, 11.5 ounces. Maya Pearl Scheffer-Lew Isabelle Lew...

Dr. Frank Michael Shepard

The memorial service for Dr. Frank Michael Shepard (“Mike”), who died on April 2, 2022, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 11 am in Grace Episcopal Church, located at the corner of...

Duncan E. Walton

Duncan E. Walton, 94, of Oak Bluffs, passed away on September 30, 2022, at his home. He was the husband of Jocelyn Coleman Walton.  A memorial service will be announced at a later date, and...

Mark Weiner

Mark Weiner, a former resident of West Tisbury, died peacefully on Sept. 9, 2022, with his wife, children, and aunt holding his hands. He was 64. He had suffered a massive heart attack at the...

Sarah Scott Cook

This portrait of Sally Scott at 25 was painted by her future grandfather-in-law, John Folinsbee. It captures a lot of what characterized her energetic and “engaged” life for the next six decades. That life...

Betsy McKie Macdonald

Longtime Island resident Betsy Macdonald passed away on Sept. 25, 2022, after a battle with frontotemporal dementia. She spent her final days resting peacefully surrounded by her two sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, and family pets...

Interment and memorial for Barbara and Ursula Prada

Please join the Prada family and friends to say goodbye to Ursula Prada. People are welcome to attend either or both of these events. Internment will be held at the New Westside Cemetery in...