Voter alert: Edgartown has a special town meeting tonight. Money to commission an appraisal of the Capt. Warren House, an update on the stalled library expansion project and a plan to convert the old silos at Katama Farm into cell towers are among the items on the 15-article warrant. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Old Whaling Church.

Community Supper

Community Supper

This week on Monday, Oct. 24, the Edgartown community suppers are starting up again. They will be held every Monday throughout the fall, winter and spring at the Baylies Room of the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown.

The suppers are free and everyone is welcome. The evenings are an excellent resource for community as the Island grows colder, darker and, oftentimes, lonelier. They are also a welcome antidote to the very really issue of hunger as the off-season reality of fewer and smaller paychecks hits home.

Remember to bring a little music and art into your life. In recognition of Alzheimer’s awareness month, on Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m., the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital will offer a one-hour presentation followed by open discussion on care giving for all stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

The session will include a special focus on music and art therapy as tools for increasing the quality of life for both caregivers and patients. It will be held in the hospital community room in the main lobby.

Island Food Pantry Returns this Week

The Island Food Pantry will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 to 4 PM starting October 17.

For people coming more than once, please bring a letter of reference, written on letterhead, from clergy, medical staff, health care access or employer stating need from the Pantry and then you can come every two weeks.

O Island Food Pantry será aberto nas segundas, quartas e sexta-feiras de 2-4pmcomeçando no dia 17 de outubro.

Fishing Derby Enters Last Week

Call it a race to the top for the old pros. With four days left in the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish derby, two well-known tackle shop owners and former derby winners are in first place for shore bluefish and bass.

Cooper A. (Coop) Gilkes 3rd stills holds his spot in first place with a 34.34-striper caught from the shore last week. And on Columbus Day Stephen C. Morris moved into first place on the leaderboard 14.86-pound bluefish caught from the shore.

Love Chocolate? Count the Ways at Weekend Festival to Benefit Featherstone

Count the ways chocolate lovers can indulge their passions starting Friday night at the Featherstone Center for the Arts. Chocolate martinis, chocolate bread pudding, chocolate mousse and old-fashioned s’mores are all on the menu at the Annual Art of Chocolate Festival.

The festival, celebrating its eighth year, was originated by Jeanne and Malcolm Campbell of Chilmark Chocolates as a fundraiser for Featherstone. The Campbells, as well as chefs from all over the Island, will provide chocolate treats for tasting.

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