Jannette Vanderhoop will be the presenter at the Aquinnah Cultural Center today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Vanderhoop Homestead. There will be a $10 craft fee as you learn how to create a sailor’s valentine and as you listen and learn about Wampanoag whaling. On Saturday, Jason Mancini of Connecticut College and the Mashantucket Research Center, will present a lecture titled Preserved on the Mighty Waters. Admission is $7. It’s all part of the whaling exhibit.
Saturday is Tivoli Day in Oak Bluffs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Circuit avenue. Music will be performed by Phil DaRosa and Johnny Hoy.
Sunday is the 25th annual golf tournament in memory of Howard W. Leonard to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Tee-off time is 8 a.m. at Mink Meadows. The entry fee is $100 and you can register at Mink Meadows. Lunch will be provided.
Alan Lovewell will present a lecture at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. titled Sustainable Community Fishing. Admission is $8 for members and $12 for nonmembers.
Sylvia Page Browne of Yorktown, Va., has been the guest of Barry and Grace Reeves for the past week while visiting with her Manning and Vanderhoop family members and to attend the powwow.
Nancy Hare has been at her Lighthouse Road home enjoying visits with many of her longtime neighbors.
Condolences to the family and friends of Hilda Jason, a multigenerational family friend of six decades who passed away at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on Sept. 5. Services were held on Monday in Chilmark.
Condolences to the family and friends of Joseph Jerome, Dorothy Maseda, Douglas Mazzotta, Ernest Pachico and Christopher Sears,
Get well wishes to fellow Vineyard Gazette columnist and confidante Jane Slater, who underwent ophthalmic surgery on Monday in Plymouth.
Ronald and Joanne Spears returned to their home in Hope Valley, R.I., after spending the past three weeks with Woody and Jamie and awaiting the arrival of Kuhpay.
Kuhpay Hayes Spears Vanderhoop is our newest member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe. He was born at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on Sept. 3, the son of William Durwood Vanderhoop and Jamie Sue Spears Vanderhoop. Kuhpay was welcomed home by his one-year-old brother Sowanahsh. He is the grandson of Roxane Ackerman and the late William Diamond Vanderhoop Sr. and Ronald and Joanne Spears.
Happy 39th anniversary wishes to Tom and Christine Murphy as they celebrate on Sept. 14.
Happy 9th anniversary wishes to Jason and Jessie Little Doe Baird as they celebrate on Sept. 18.
Happy 14th anniversary wishes to James and Nancy Benoit on Sept. 18.
Happy 26th anniversary wishes to Ted and Sarah Howes on Sept. 19.
Happy Birthday wishes to Geraldine Brooks on Sept. 14 — many are still enjoying Caleb’s Crossing. Captain Brian F. Vanderhoop parties on Sept. 15. Charlie Kernick, Lenny Clarke, Ona Ignacio Cameron and Antone Araujo all celebrate on the 16th. Dan Levitt, Jason Baird, Naushon Galbraith and Penny Vanderhoop share the day on Sept. 17. Sally Wiener, Diana Lees, Patricia Stano Carpenter, Nicole Ferguson and Nadia Aiguier will party on Sept. 18. Keith Devine parties on the 19th. Ruth Van Brakle, Amos Tacknash Sauer, who will be five, and Laurie Burnett will observe a milestone on the 20th. I am back from another jaunt to Massachusetts General Hospital. Thank you to Dr. Peter J. Laursen and Dr. Timothy E. Guiney for their professionalism, patience and kindness in keeping me together. Thank you to my friend of 49 years from our college days, Cynthia A. Dolph-McKenna, who is there for me every time I am in Mass General (my private duty nurse). Thank you to the staff in the cardiac catheterization unit, the girls who only distribute lime green bags (nothing in pink nor purple), Beth, Judy, Kyle, Dr. Kenta Nakamura, Dr. Marc Semigran (who remembered me from five years ago, but then again how would one forget?), Pat, Mikos and Anthony (who prevented another vasovagal event). To the staff on Ellison 11 — Liz, Stephanie, John (aka J. Gould), Sarah and Carol Brown. And to the staff in the cardiac stress testing unit — David, Maureen, Jonathan (even though he provided me with size 3X pants for the test), and Dr. Tzing. Thank you especially for the love and support of my family and friends. I am home once more with a new lease on life