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FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010 VINEYARD GAZETTE, MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MASS. NINE f :_: ._ AQUINNAH JUNE D. MANNING 508-645-2574 (lthslnks@ginet) q'he Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquirmah) will host their annual Spring Social on Sunday, April 25, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Tribal Building on Black Brook Road.qhis is a potluck luncheon so please bring a dish to share. The public is invite d to this gathering which will be an afternoon of drum, dance and singing. The Youth Task Force presents Let's Talk, a monthly parent program on Friday, April 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the high school library conference room. Martha Straus, Ph.D., will discuss Adolescent Girls and Substance Abttse.The program is free. For details, call 508-696-5304. Water is Life, sponsored by National Geographic and World Waterway, brought to us by William Waterway Marks, will be presented at the Whaling Church on Main street in Edgartown on Sunday, May 2 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. This is an event for National Geographic to launch their new water book, Written in Water, along with their April issue dedicated to water. There will be a con- cert, reception and book signing. West Tisbury poet laureate Fan Ogilvie will read, and environmentalist Alexandra Cousteau will speak, music will be by i Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai, and by Vineyard favorites Katie Mayhew and Maggie Howard with the Minnesing- ers. Tickets for the concert ,are $20, or 1530 for the concert and reception, and may be purchased at For details, call 508-627-4929 or e-mail The Chilmark Preschool presents their iSprmg Celebration on Saturday, May 8 'from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center. It will be a day of family activities to support the preschool. There will be crafts, face-painting, games, live animals, lunch, pony rides, a lemon- ade gtand, plant sale. chicks for sale and 'Mother's Day gifts. Admission is $5. Sure signs of spring up-Island are the daffodils and forsythia in full bloom, Jocko McCarthy and his tours, and the shops opening at the Cliffs for the season. My grandson Noah and I have spent a few afternoons at the beach in Menem- ha over the past week with an abun- dance of snacks at Menemsha Texaco.We found the Menemsha Caf6 is open; Capt. Louis Larsen has returned from Florida and  o,verseeing the_opening of Larsen,, Frs-h'Market by April 29; Jane Slater is non open and surrounded by her latest finds in antiques at Over South. Before we know it, summer will be here. Sincerest condolences to the family of WtUiam H. Maynard Jr., who passed away at his home in Larchmont, N.Y., on,April 15. Bill and his wife, Marilyn, and: their children, Laurie, William H. III, Christopher and his wife, Mary, and Jeffrey, enjoyed their summer sojourns to their Aquinnah home for the past half a century. They were active members of Community Baptist Church of Gay Head, always participating in and sup- porting church activities over the years. Hd is also survived by his grandchildren William IV, Sarah, Elvis, Wyatt, Hannah, Luke and Liam. Services were held on April 21 in Larchmont. Condolences to the family and friends of Lee Metell, who passed away at home this past week surrounded by her family. Lee and our family spent a lot of time together when our husbands worked together for Metropolitan Life Insur- ance for years, and we would often travel together to the office in New Bedford and Mattapoisett for meetings, office gatherings and holiday parties with our Metropolitan famih'es Condolences to the family and friends of Mary Jackson, who shared the boun- ties of her garden and the baking and preserves from her kitchen with one and all. She was very generous ofher time and her many talents. Congratulations to Maxavell Butler, son of Lenny and Mallory Butler of Aquinnah, and his band Vostok 4, who won the Deli Boston Magazine best artist in New England for the month. Fellow bandrnates include Sean George of Tis- bury, son of John and Cheryl (Bernard) George;Tun Correira of Oak Bluffs, son of Michael and Jeanne (Zadeh) Correira; and their drummer Matthew Foster.Max and his group usually play at the hot spots in and around Boston and Cambridge. Paul and Louise Peterciel are finally safely ensconced in the old stone house across the way after a winter of major renovations.Their new furniture arrived this past week, and they are finally en- joying the comforts of home while en- tertaining their many neighbors. Paul and Louise spent many seasons at the Outermost Inn and knew they wanted ultimately to be in Aquinnah. On May 5, they will open the Chilmark Tavern with a wonderful new menu for lunch anffdin- ner as well as an afternoon happy hour with lighter fare.All the best to them. Capt. Hugh Taylor and his wife, Jeanne, have returned from their winter in the Caribbean. Their Outermost Inn will be opening within the month. Happy 50th anniversary wishes to Joanne (Vanderhoop) and Henry Robey as they celebrate on April 30. Happy Birthday wishes this week to Tim Laursen, who partied on April 22. Tom Rabbitt shares today with Denys Wortman and Lauren Hobbs. Ray El- lis will celebrate on April 24. Major Elliott will be seven on April 26. Jean Lince will celebrate on April 27. Naomi Scott. Michelle Duarte and Ron Tolin share the day on April 28. Albert Rose shares April 29 with Judd Fuller. Alexander T. Galbraith will be 12 years old on April 29. Lee Borges Metell Had Resided in Oak Bluffs Lee A. (Borges) Metell of Oak Bluffs and Mashpee died on Friday, April 16, peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Herbert D. Metell. She is survived by her daughters Doreen Rezendes of West Tisbury and ,Jufie R. Metel| of Mashpee son taniel Metell of West qisbury; five grand- children, Amy Det Torto, Lisa Morin, Dana Rezendes, Jenny Dowd and Beth Kaeka, and six great-grandchildren. Lee was predeceased by her daughter Dale Metell. A funeral mass was celebrated on Tuesday, April 20, in Our. Lady Star of the Sea Church, followed by burial in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Oak Bluffs. Family and friends gathered at the Portuguese American Club follow- mg graveside services. Visitation was held on Monday in the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home. Donations in Mrs. Metell's memory may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cape Cod, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601.A complete obitu- ary will follow in a future edition of the Gazette. CHILNLARK JANE N. SLATER 508-645-3378 ( Chilmark is gearing up for the annual town meeting scheduled for April 26. Everyone please note that the starting time is 7 p.m. The spe- cial town meeting will be at 7 with the regular town meeting following directly after. The special town meet- ing will require your votes so you are needed at the earlier hour. The beautiful daffodils that we waited so long to enjoy are already moving on and we are now watching the lilacs around town as they prepare to bloom. ! was lucky enough to find a wide patch of mayflowers this week. In quieter times it used to be a spring adventure to go out looking for these elusive groundcover blooms. They are tiny pink and white flowers that hug the ground, usually surrounded by moss and dead leaves. I believe they are considered endangered and are also the state flower. The town is greening up ... all the trees in the sunny areas are very leafy now and the rest will be along soon. The pace of life is picking up fast. The first striped bass has been caught, the herring are here and lob- sters are in local traps. Fire up the grills! Betsy Larsen and her staff are busy preparing to open the Larsen's Fish Market on April 29. We send condolences to the family and friends of Emmy Jacobson Jacobi. of New York city and Chilmark, who died last week in New York. She was 85 years old and had been a summer resident of Chilmark since the early 1930s. She was devoted to her Windy Gates home in town. Emmy was a distinguished literary agent who was still working with Curtis Brown, Ltd., the agency she joined shortly after she graduated from Radcliffe College in 1946. Her husband, Fritz Jacobi, plans an informal ceremony to be held at Windy Gates on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, with the time to be announced. Her many Chilmark friends will miss her. The cloud of volcanic ash from Ice- land prevented Mary McConneloug and Mike Broderick from flying to Yorkshire, Great Britain, for the first World Cup competitions of 20i61 They are very successful mountain bike racers. We hope they get there in time to participate. RE- ELECT TRISTAN ISRAEL FOR TISBURY SELECTMAN Bob and Carol Haskell of Royaton, Conn., opened their home at Stone- wall this weekend. Robert and Wendy Cavanagh were at their North Road home "for an early spring visit. Bob's sister, Ann Suther- land, also came from Winchester to open her North Road home for the season. Todd Christy is traveling this week to Seattle to celebrate his mother's 80th birthday. His daughters, Eloise and Wren, will accompany him. Congratulations to Menemsha sea- sonal resident Don Berwick, who has been nominated by President Obama to be the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medic- aid Services. The job is central to the success of the new law overhauling health insurance. The Washington Post carried the details this week. We are happy for this honor to befall our neighbor, and we hope it will still leave him some time to enjoy his Menemsha home. Ethel Whitman is back at her home on D.H.'s Hill after spending some of the winter months with her daughter, Jane Tierney and her family, in Little Compton, R.I. The Wednesday library program for April 28 will be a lecture by Chris Wiley of Vineyard Gardens. She will talk about starting your own veg- etable garden. The program begins at 5:30 p.m. Susan Larsen wants to thank all of Chilmark and beyond who helped her to achieve her goal of $10,000 before she goes off to walk in the Avon Walk for Cancer on May 15 and 16 in Bos- ton. She is still in training and will welcome any more contributions we wish to make. All contributions must be made to the Web site at avonwalk. org/goto/susan.larsen. This weekend she is attending a workshop by in- vitation of the Avon Walk for Cancer organization in Boston where she will learn more about the disease and the tools to continue the fight for a cure. The Women's Symposium will meet on May 1 at the Community Center from 9 a.m. until noon. The subject for discussion this time is Rearrang- ing Priorities. There will be speakers, discussion and refreshment. A dona- tion is welcome to cover costs. This is a popular meeting and it is wise to arrive early. The Martha's Vineyard Library As- sociation and the Vineyard Playhouse present a program for children.Alex the Jester, on Saturday, May 1 at the Vineyard Playhouse. There is a pro- gram at 11 a.m. for ages four and up and one at 2 p.m. for ages nine and up. Tickets are $5. The Sustainable Book Club will meet at the Chilmark Library on May 12to discuss thebook Dawn Light by DianeAcrman. They meet.a5:30 p.m. All are welcome: . Don't forget: town meeting on Monday, the 26, and elections on the 28th from noon to 8 p.m. at the com- munity center. WEST TISBURY JOHN S. ALLEY 508-693-2950 ( The spring flowers are in bloom most It was a great week- end, with lots of outdoor activities; a few grills were taken out of mothballs. The baseball field on Sunday hosted a youth baseball game, and the tennis courts were also busy. Short sleeve shirts and shorts were the clothing of choice. We Went up to Webster last week- end to visit Ed and Jane Konicki and her children Deb and Donna and their spouses. Webster is a busy town neir the Connecticut border and the home of the Nipmuk Indians. We met up with Dick Philabosian on Sunday morning as we were guests at their ritual 7 a.m. breakfast at the Hungry I. Ed is planting a garden behind his house this year and has already set out cabbage, peas and kale. We have had a fair amount of visi- tors this week, including college kids seeking jobs. A goodly amount of locals have taken advantage of school vacation week to make that last ex- tended'trip before the summer season. Cherrilla Brown noticed ducks and geese in the Mill Pond several morn- ings this week. The VTA summer bus schedule will start next Saturday. A new stop near the church and another in front of the Grange Hall will replace the Town Hall stop until construction is completed. The VTA carried a record amount of passengers last year and there is no reason to believe it will not be about the same or even increase. Connie Teixeira reports that tomor- row the census will take the count for the homeless at Grace Church from 8 to 11 a.m. and transportation can be provided as needed. The homeless count is necessary to obtain the fund- ing that will best serve their needs. If anyone knows someone who is home- less who has not been counted they can call 508-693-3250. Ben and Paddy Moore, of Alley Way, were in Boston over the holiday weekend to cheer on their daughter in law Bertha Pantoja Moore, who ran in the Sunday 5K event, and son Gus Moore who came up from New York city to run in the marathon. Ben reports that they ,both did,welt.Bertha. bested her previous best time for the' 5K and Gus, who was in Wave 2 (after the elite and Wave 1 runners), finished with a time of 3 hours 21 minutes, a bit slower than his runs m the New York marathons, which he attributed to the three major hills in the Boston compared o the minor "hills" (over the bridges) in New York. Last Sun- day night they and Gus had dinner in Cambridge at Max, Bertha, Maya and Matias Moore's house, and all were present at the Sunday 5K and the marathon on Monday. Being at the marathon was a great experience, with very enthusiastic fans urging the runners on with cowbells, horns and shouts of encouragement. There were 26,000 runners and God-only-knows how many fans. The whole event was superbly planned and managed, they reported. The weather was cool and sunny, and the Moores watched a new record set for finishing the race. Bob Luskin, of Edgartown Road, returned to his home on Sunday. He and his wife, Charlotte, spent the win- ter months at her home in Atlanta, Ga. Colleen Morris, over at the library, reports that April is National Poetry Month, and she expects to see every- one at the Community Poetry Read- ing on Sunday at 5 p.m. "On April 21, 1986 Bob Schwartz and his wife Maggie, of Greenwich, Conn., arrived to spend the long week- end at their house on Music street. Their guests were their daughter Ellen Tormey, her husband, Mickey, and their new baby, Thomas. Also Pat Ziprodt, a costume designer from New York city, arrived at her home, God's Pocket, on Edgartown Road. Her guests were her sister Constance Zonka and her son Milo, of ChicagO, I11., and Lord Hanover from Hanover, England. She returned to New York city on Sunday to attend the opening of Sweet Charity, a play for which she designed all of the costumes. Lord Ha- nover departed on Tuesday to address the closing session of the United Na- tions before returning to England." Happy birthday to:Mike Diaz, Faith Runner, Anita Smith and Gail Arnold today; Pricilla Cote, Robert Lona- dier and Patrick Callahan tomorrow; Darah Schwartz, Susan Huntington and Shannon Lobdell on Sunday; Bob Yapp, Martha Tack and Mike Gold- smith on Monday; Shirley Mayhew, Sal Laterra, Nicole Cabot and Stephen Greenburg on Tuesday; Cecily Bryant, Colin Whyte, Christopher Cajolet and Emily Fischer on Wednesday; Cathy Campbell, Patrie Grace and Ken Ed- wards on Thursday. Belated birthday wishes to Jackson Eno. Well, that is all of the social news for this week's edition. If you have any news please call or e-mail me. Have a great week. Iris Iacono Loved Her Country, Island Iris (Fi) Iacono,89, of Palm Harbor, Fla., formerly of Lewis, Del., and Farmingdale, L.I., died peacefully in her home on April 10 with her good friend Marilyn Manovill at her side. Born in 1920, she was planning a 90th birthday party on May 13. Aunt Fi was very patriotic and helped the World War II effort by working at Liberty Aviation on Long Island for many years, after which she worked at Rodale Electronics for many more. She was dedicated to her family on the Vineyard and visited often. Be- fore each holiday, and sometimes for no reason, she would send large packages full of gifts, decorations and special treats, especially for Christ- mas. She had a passion for fast cars. especially Pontiacs, and owned one for many years before switching to Buicks in her later years. She loved to travel and spoke often of the two cruises she recently took to the Car- ribbean. One of her favorite places was Sanibel, where she would go with friends for a week or two during hurricane season in September. Her very favorite, though, was visiting her family on the Vineyard. She loved dining on fish and chips and chowder at Dora's in Vineyard Haven and the Aquinnah Shop Restaurant in Gay Head;' and. she especiatl enjoyed  lobster dinners with her family and friends. She often stayed at Mr. and Mrs. Win Rheno's guest house on Main street, Vineyard Haven with her morn and dad. She always flew the Ameri- can flag where ever she was, and was always glad to see Mrs. Rheno's flag flying from her front porch. She was predeceased by her broth- ers Vincent Iacono (father of Wayne and Wendy), who died in 1953 of a wound incurred during World War II, and Alfonse Iacono who died in 1992. also a Veteran of World War II. She is survived by her nephews and nieces. Wayne Iacono of Chilmark and Wendy Iacono Marzbainian of West Tisbury; great-nephews Vinny Iacono of Chilmark and Trevor Marz- bainian of West Tisbury; great-niece Kirsten Marzbainian of West Tisbury; and sister in law Shirley Tilton Of Vineyard Haven. mother of Wayne and Wendy, Kathleen,Tania Stobie of Vineyard Haven, Stephanie Rossi of Chilmark and James Tilton of Vine- yard Haven. She is also survived by her best friend Marilyn Manovill of Palm Harbor. Fla. Aunt Fi was a kind and very gener- ous person who will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at the former U.S. Coast Guard Light StionGay,Head at a later date. "Do you know who is driving you and your family?" $ ESCORT v COACH Background Checks On All Drivers Fully Licensed Livery License Plates On Vehicles Random Drug/Alcohol Test Airport Licensed The Youth Task Force presents "Let's Talk" A Monthly Parent Program oUtb 7:00-8:30 pm '" MVRHS Library Conference Room Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. April 30 Adolescent Girls and Substance Abuse Martha B. Straus, Ph.D. This highly practical workshop will explore how the world has changed in the past 20 years, and place adolescent girl vulnerability in a broader family, social, and cultural context. We'll discuss the link between substance abuse and trauma and work together to make sense of the roles and responsibilities of involved adults: what questions to ask, how to listen to what's said and unsaid, and how to stay connected. " Coming Soon May 14 - Be a Parent, Not a Pal Mark, J. Hoover, Esq., Campbell, Campbell, Edwards & Conroy and Kathy Meyer For more information, call Youth Task Force 508-696-5304