JANE N. SLATER
Chilmark has taken on a definite gray color because of the sudden loss of many of the leaves due to the northeaster. There are still some pretty trees in sheltered parts of the town, but our vistas are winter-bare in many places.
Work has begun on the rebuilding of the fuel dock in Menemsha harbor. A wood dock will replace the one being removed and gas tanks will be replaced.
We send condolences to the friends and family of Mike Pease who died last Saturday. He was well-known to many in Chilmark and beyond who will miss his presence among us. His wife, Mary Jane, survives him. An obituary will follow in a future edition of this paper.
Jan Buhrman has a busy week and weekend planned for Kitchen Porch. They are hosting Fork and Knives and a Swine and Dine party with many activities for every part of the eating experience. Please go to her website at kitchenporch.com to get all the details. No foodie should miss it!
Speaking of food, and it seems that is what we do this time of year especially, there will be a winter farmers’ market at the West Tisbury Agricultural Hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We can order our holiday turkeys, select our veggies and complete the meal with many other treats offered at the market. There are many possibilities to shop for holiday gift items as well. And, if you are looking for a great place to meet a friend for lunch, the market is the place. The food sold there is plentiful and attractive.
The Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Vineyard Haven is offering a film, A Late Quartet, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Delores Stevens, artistic director of the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society, will offer a special introduction to the film. The chamber music society will be presenting their annual Thanksgiving concert on Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown.
The West Tisbury class of 2014 invites us all to a pancake breakfast to be held on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Agricultural Hall. There will be a toppings bar for the pancakes and a raffle of many interesting items and events. The class is raising money for their trip to England. The cost is $10 per person and $30 per family.
The Federated Church of Edgartown is hosting their annual Festival of Wreaths on Nov. 29 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The purpose of the festival is to raise funds to maintain the historic 1832 Sara Mayhew Parsonage. The festivities include beverages, snacks and raffles. If you have questions, please call Marna Waller at 508-627-4421.
Please note that the Chilmark library will be open on Nov. 21 for a half-day and closed on the holiday. The Friends of the Chilmark Library are planning their holiday party for Dec. 12 and their annual concert on Dec. 19. More details will come along, but mark your calendar for these dates.
West Tisbury continues to show a movie on Monday evenings at the Chilmark library meeting room. They begin at 7 p.m. All are welcome.
The Chilmark Community Church continues their popular pizza nights at the church.