Lisa E. Silvia and Michael G. Silvia of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a son, Christian Michael Silvia, born on Oct. 8 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Lori Mahoney and Bill Wescott of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a son, Jack William Paul Wescott, born on Oct. 11 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
The Vineyard Haven library has announced that its Sunday hours and programs resume on Oct. 19. The library will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays throughout the winter, except for a few holiday weekends.
When daylight saving time ends on Nov. 2, we will plunge into darkness before 5 p.m. and the fall season we will be upon us!
Dozens of chefs, home cooks, hunters and fishermen hiked, drove and dropped lines all over the Island to forage ingredients for the fifth annual Local Wild Food Challenge held Monday. The winning dish included fish, oysters, watercress and pea shoots.
Mr. Potts died on Oct. 11 of complications from a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. His West Tisbury weekly, The Broadside, famously sold for ten cents at Alley’s and Conroy’s. It was published from 2000 until 2012.
Great strides have been made since the Bottle Bill came into existence in 1982. This container deposit law provides for a five cent refundable deposit on soda and beer bottles.
Secondhand information through Lanny McDowell is that a flock of seven or eight long-tailed parakeet types visited some caged parrots on a hillside between the Allen Farm and the Keith Farm in Chilmark.
Francis Cole of Alexandria, Va., died on Oct. 2.

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