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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 tt VINEYARD GAZETTE, MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MASS. SEVEN OAK BLUFFS BEITYE FOSTER BAKER 508-696-9983 ( "Tis the last rose of summer/Left blooming alone/All her lovely com- panions/Are faded and gone/No flower of her kindred/No rosebud is nigh/To reflect back her blushes/To give sigh for sigh." The poem, The Last Rose of Summer, was Written in 1805 by Thomas Moore; its more commonly-known melody was set to music by Sir John Stevenson in 1807. And though the poem provokes a sense of loss as seasons and relation- ships change, particularly summer, I prefer the sunflower as a proper sym- bol to say goodbye. Its happy, golden sunny face gently ushers us into fall, offering comfort to humans, birds and bees alike, who still savor its last eye- catching beauty. The last of a cadre of fascinating people I had the pleasure of meeting this summer left the Island on Satur- day. These are individuals who visit the Island and Oak Bluffs and are making a difference in our nation and world. Dr. Andrew Narva, nephrologist and director of the National Kidney Dis- ease Education Program, and senior scientific advisor at the National Institutes of Health, is one of those individuals. He and his wife, Yolanda Savage Narva. and their son, who will turn two this month, have va- cationed in Oak Bluffs for two weeks. Dr. Narva is a graduate of Harvard Medical School who joined NIH in 2006 and lives in Washington, D.C. with his family. For 25 years he worked as a physi- cian in the Indian Health Service and in 2006 became director of the NIH Kidney Disease Education Program. It was encouraging to learn that his efforts to translate critical medical evidence into improved outcomes for patients by focusing on things that work has led to a significant reduction in kidney disease among the Indian population he served and continues to support through telemedicine technol- ogy. According to Dr. Narva, one of the major barriers to patient improvement is a great fear of the disease itself. Many believe that kidney disease is a death warrant -- not the case. Weight reduction and exercise are the key components of a healthy lifestyle that can prevent the disease. Dr. Narva is the recipient of many awards. Yolanda Savage Narva works in the area of education and accreditation of public health departments and health boards across the country. Both have fascinating careers and met at a medi- cal conference dealing with high-risk Native American populations suscep- tible to kidney disease. Prior to at- tendance, Yolanda received a recom- mendation to seek out Dr. Narva who was also to attend the conference, and the rest is history. That last hurrah of summer will be heard across the Island Saturday, Sept. 18, along Circuit avenue, from noon until 8 p.m. That's when the 32nd An- nual Tivoli Day festival will feature artisans, craftsmen and stores which will have some of the best bargains of summer for sale. There will be live music by Jonny Hay and the Bluefish, Phil daRosa, Chad and Rock, Ballyhoo and Mike Martin y Los Rootsticks -- some boss music for yet another street party in area of the Third World Trading Company throughout the day. Car6 dining will be set up on the av- enue and with lots of fun for families. Circuit avenue will be closed to traffic. For more information call Dennis dR- Rosa at 508-524-2065, or e-mail him at The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 19. Tune in to WMVY 92.7 on Sept. 18 at 9 a.m. for the rain date decision. About this time each summer a group gathers at the home of George and Lois White in West Tisbury to en- gage in a rather deep and thoughtful discussion or should I say brainstorm- ing, (Socratic method of course) into the political, socio-economic, plight of the African African family, a mini- Tavis Smiley forum over dinner and unequaled hospitality. Two questions struggled with were: why is it that many of the African American systems have failed, especially in the inner cit- ies, notwithstanding the election of Af- rican American mayors, congressmen and even a president, and where is the cohesion? Comparisons were drawn between today and in 1957 when E. Franklin Frazier published his block- buster, eyebrow-raising book, Black Bourgeoisie, a critical examination of the black middle class, which raised more questions than proposed solu- tions. It'is always a delightful evening as ideas are offered and discussed by some recognized experts in their fields of work and research, and others. The excitement of a new school year and the first day of school can hardly be contained, and this year is no excep- tion. Helen Hall reported an outstand- ing first day. The PTO and Michele Moore hosted an opening-day barbe- cue. Friends and families attended to enjoy the day and to thank Laury Bin- nay for the enormous contributions he's made to the school community. Mr. Binney is retiring and for the last 14 years has been one of the authors of the weekly school newsletter, the Carousel, which is going green. That means paperless and fewer trees to be cut. Beginning Oct. 1, the newsletter will be available online and a supply of the paper will be made available in the school office. New school staff this year include Kate McCormick, grade three teacher Mike Magaraci, physical education teacher; Melissa Murphy, middle school assistant; Kathryn DeBet- tencourt, assistant, grades three and four; Barbara Binder, assistant, grade six; Breanna McCormick, social skills assistant;Tania Stable, social skills as- sistant; and Carla Hoyt, administrative assistant. The school has offered some well- ness tips to help students reach their goals. Students should eat breakfast, get plenty of exercise and sleep, drink the daily water requirement, and think positive thoughts. All students at the Oak Bluffs School have a lunch account to which they can charge breakfast, lunch, milk or juice. In order for student charges tO be paid, parents and guardians are required to make regular deposits by cash or check made payable to the Oak Bluffs School. Cash deposits can be dropped off at the office. Students can also pay for breakfast or lunch at the time of purchase. The cost of breakfast is 95 cents; lunch is $2.25. Vending machines are available in the cafeteria with an assortment of healthy snacks and water. Free and reduced lunch forms have been sent home to all families. If you have questions about the program or need a form, contact Helen Hall, school secretary. The school has announced its major PTO fundraiser, which will be called Meadow Farms this year. For every dollar sold, the school receives 50 cents.The fundraiser supports the pur- chase of kindergarten books, blue fold- ers, homework notebooks for middle school, a portion of the fourth grade theatre project, school directory and staff appreciation week. For infor- mation, please contact Carla Hoyt at 508-693-8481, or Paula Caron at 508-696-0642. With deep regret and sadness: Evan- geline Costa whom many know on the Island as an extraordinary garden designer, informed me of the memo- rial service to be held in honor of her mother, Mary Katherine Bethune, who died July 21 after a long battle with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. She will be missed. The service will be held on Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Riverside Church, Christ Chapel, in New York city, 490 Riverside Avenue; the phone number is 212-870-6700. Some important dates to remember: Sept. 17, grade 6 to 8 back to school night; Oct. 3, eighth grade auction; Oct. 6 to 8, sixth grade trip to Camp Alton Jones; Oct. 7 K through five dinner What an arri.,.J.daave spent with you i'ii 'tl[''plac o'f'c'harir/ and peace. As I leave the Island for winter, I will carry home all of the fond memories I can pack in my heart. I ttirn my column over to that gal I am sure will win a Pulitzer one day, Holly Nadler. All the best! EDGARTOWN CARETAKERS EXCELLENT REFERENCES Allison Carr Graduates Allison Carr, of Vineyard Haven, a student on Fairleigh Dickinson Univer- sity's Florham campus in Madison, N.J., has graduated as of May 2010. Margaret B. Eddy MargaretB. Eddy Spent Summers on Abel's Hill Margaret B. Eddy of Dunedin, Fla. died on March 8 after a sudden ill- ness. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Howard H. Eddy. Peg spent many years volunteering her services with the Junior League, rising to the position of director of the New England Region. Her other volunteer activities included the City of Dunedin Library and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. In her later years, Peg's great- est enjoyment came as a result of her involvement as a leader in the Stephen Ministry. Peg was introduced to the Vineyard as a child, attending summer camp in Oak Bluffs. As a teenager, she vis- ited several friends who summered in Harthaven. Once she started dating Howard, her visits to the Vineyard were more frequent. Peg and Howard spent more than 50 summers on Abel's Hill enjoying a multitude of family and friends. Peg's days were spent at the beach side by side with the Abel's Hill mothers watching over all the chil- dren. She sailed with Howard from the Vineyard to Block Island, Nantucket and the many coves in between. Her vacations included reading, walking and preparing beach plum jelly and huckleberry jam. Peg loved birds and enjoyed walks on South Beach and at the Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctu- ary. From Vineyard Dry Goods to Alley's General Store to Aquinnah, there wasn't a place on the Island Peg didn't love. She is survived by her four children, Marion Eddy of Burlington, Me., Abi- gail Sabol of Palm Harbor, Fla, Stan- ley Eddy of Tarpon Springs, Fla., and David Eddy of Amherst. She is also survived by her brother, Harrison C. Bristoll Jr.; as well as 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A:memorial service will be held at the Abel's Hill Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. Wedding Engagement David and Rhoda Schwab of Vine- yard Haven are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Elizabeth Schwab, to Ryan Michael Doyon. Ryan is the son of Yvan and Paula Doyon of Beecher Falls, Vt. A Vineyard wedding is planned for the spring of 2012. For more information about the application process or the CPA, administrator at 508-693-3554, ext. 123, i submitted to Mr. Wilson 15,2010 at 4 pm. Application deadline: October 2nd ) For information and forms go to or contact Kristy Rose: 508-627-6180 or The Adult and Community Education Program of Martha's Vineyard - ACE MV Come meet instructors of fall courses and seminars and of the Cape Cod Community College English Composition 101 course and the Health Training Center course for Medical Terminology. The Vineyard Gazette is a co-sponsor. I Professional Devel. through CCCC Arts & Communication Business/Computers Cooking Education/Parenting Health/Fitness/Self-Help/Games History J Island Living: Land and Sea Reading/Writing/Literature Essential English and Math Classes slarl October 2nd and pre-reolsterino Is hlohlv recommended to ouarantee a S_n0! In lho class. THREE WAYS TO REGISTER: 0 Register ONLINE now using credit cards through Pay Pal Register with checks to ACE MV at the Course Sampling Fair 9/28 and Walk-In Registration 9/29 from 5:30 - 7pm at MVRHS Register by mail with checks to ACE MV for each class - forms and address online at Save The Date: Oct, lS, 6-gpm at The PAC ACE MV CULTURAL FESTIVAL A benefit for ACE MV to celebrate our diverse Island cultures featuring an Ethnic Food Court (Jamaican food Dean's, sushi, tapas, pastries, & more); Concert w/Jemima James, Dan Waters, Nina Violet and others; Booths & demos - Salsa, Capoeira, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Indonesian Dance, Bilingual puppets, The Mad Potter & Irish music, Jannette Vanderhoop' s traditional Native American jewelry, Zapotec Fortune telling, Huichol Art, Haitian Art, displays from Ethnic Studies Week, & much more. Don't miss it! See complete schedule of classes on page 4-A. George Moffet Sailing Race Rides East Setting Current The Holies Hole Sailing Associa- tion sponsored the 33rd running of the George Moffett Race on Saturday, Sept. 11. Forty-three boats came to the line near East Chop in Vineyard Haven Harbor. The fleet was divided into two groups with the slower boats starting at 11:20 a.m. and the faster boats at 11:30 a.m. It was a partly Cloudy, seasonably cool late summer day with a fresh 10 to 20 knots of wind veering from north to northeast. The race committee, in the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club boat Vigilant, made the east end of the starting line and selected an 18-mile course, suitable for the wind and the strong, east-setting current in Nan- tucket Sound. Line honors went to the Gannon and Benjamin built schooner, Juno, sailed by Scott DiBiaso, screaming around the square course in 2:33:31. After the race, the sailors convened at the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club, which, at the direction of Sally Culkin, generously hosted a reception for the grateful skippers and crews, who were treated to chowder, refreshments and race results. On corrected time, winner of the Moffett Cup Trophy was venerable Vineyard Haven sailor Jamie Weisman in his 50-foot steel schooner, Perception. Jamie bought the boat in New Zealand and brought her home to Vineyard Haven harbor via the Panama Canal and Cuba. His crew included his son Nathaniel, age five. Second place went to Jerry Goodale, a past winner, in his Pearson 31, Stor- malong. Third was Kathy Logue in the Tartan 34, Rocinante 3. Fourth were John and Lisa Stout in the Gannon and Benjamin sloop, Isabella. Fifth was Bruce Slater in the Vineyard Vixen 34, Shy Fox. Sixth was Mo Flam in the Alerion 20, Lumia. Seventh was Nick Hammond in the Soling, Andiamo 2. Eighth was Scott DiBiaso in the Gan- non and Benjamin schooner, Juno. Ninth was Ged Delaney, a past winner and perennial top 10 finisher, in the Avance 33, Ardent. Tenth was Irving Gates in the Sabre 38, King Kiwi. The race is named for one of the founders of the Holmes Hole Sailing Association, George Moffett, a vet- eran sailor who campaigned his yacht, Guinevere, for many years, including victories in the Bermuda and SORC Races. He was a benefactor of Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. This year's running was a memorable, summer- ending event. Hello Seamus Melissa Mahoney and James MR- honey announce the birth of their son, SeamuS Ritter Mahor/ey, born on Sept. 13, 2010, at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital. Seamus Ritter weighted 7 pounds, 6 ounces at birth. Seamus is also welcomed by his big sister, Aileen Mahoney. Roger Dandeneau Roger Dandeneau Was Clam Chowder Specialist Roger E. Dandeneau died peacefully with family at his side on Friday, Sept. 10, at his home at Mertens House. He was 75. He was born July 18, 1935, and had lived in the Quechee-Woodstock area of Vermont for 26 years. He met his wife Margaret Mary (Peggy) while she was attending John- son and Wales College in Rhode Island. They met through a community theatre group. After Roger's military service, they were married on Nov. 21, 1959, at St. Raymond's Church in Providence, R.I. Roger and Margaret Mary spent sev- eral years in Providence and Lincoln, R.I., Lancaster, Pa., and Delmar, N.Y., before settling in Quechee. With his family, he spent summers in Oak Bluffs and was a member of the East Chop Beach Club. When the Dandeneau family arrived on-Island, Roger's first stop was at the Oak Bluffs town hall, where he would buy his shellfish permit. He loved to be out on Sengekontacket Pond clamming and was famous for his clam chowder. Roger loved to cook and entertain his family and extended family and friends. He loved to be surrounded by his fam- ily. He had a wood shop in his garage where he made beautiful handcrafted plant stands, cutting boards, toys and more. He was predeceased by his wife Mar- garet Mary. He is survived by his sisters, Claire and Pauline; his five children, John, Mary Claire, Steven, Kenneth, and Suzanne; and his 10 grandchildren, Kelsey, Phoebe, Jacob, Gabriel, Jona- than, Nicolas, Samuel, Leah, Alexis, and Natasha. Visiting hours were held at the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock on Wednesday, Sept. 15. A mass of Catho- lic Burial was held at Our Lady of the Snows in Woodstock on Thursday, Sept. 16. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to The Haiti Fund, care of Religious of Jesus and Mary, 125 Michigan avenue, NE-4th Floor, Wash- ington, DC 20017. s vineyard insurance We Have Competitive Homeowners Rates. Call Us Today For a Quote! We are Vineyarders helping Vineyarders since 1885 Vineyard Haven 508-693-2800 Oak Bluffs 508-693-1900 Edgartown 508-627-7111 MV Auctions Presents an Edgartown Antique Auction SATURDAY, AUGUST 18TH, 6:00 PM. PREVIEW FROM 4:00 PM. WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION, 5:00 PM. AMERICAN LEGION POST 186. 176 KATAMA RD., EDGARTOWN MA, 02539 PARTIAL LISTING: PERIOD STEP BACK CUPBOARD, CHIPPENDALE TALL CHEST C. 1790, PERIOD FOUR DRAWER MAPLE BUREAU, PINE CHEST, PLANTATION DESK, SCRUB PINE ARMOIRE, COUNTRY SMALLS IN OLD PAINT, LADDERBACK AND SHERATON CHAIRS, TI LT-TO P TABLE, DECOYS, PIE SAFE, PER IOD AN DI RONS, COUNTRY FARM TABLE, STERLING SILVER, GOLD COINS, FINE JEWELRY, OIL PAINTINGS INCLUDING SEVERAL NAUTICAL PAINTINGS OF YACHT RACES, SHIP MODELS, IN-LAID VITRINE, LARGE SELECTION OF ORIENTAL RUGS IN ROOM AND SCATTER SIZES AND MUCH, MUCH MORE. FOR IINFO OR CONSIGNMENT CALL (508) 743-7955 r , ! 4s VINEYARD HAVEN NANCY GARDELLA 508-693-3308 ( Well, in retrospect, that was a quick season! Of course, it didn't seem so when you were snagged in traffic or searching for a parking spot. Plenty of parking now. Writing runs in the family. A big Vine- yard hello to my cousin, Silvio Spi- conardi of DeBary, Florida. Silvio is a retired barber, originally from White Plains, who has always had a flair for the written word. Over the years he has sent me his letters to the editor and opinion pieces. Last week I received two thoughtful, well-written opinions he sent to DeBary's local paper, the Beacon. One was about local politics and his town's mayor, the other was his opinion of the proposed mosque to be built near the World Trade Center. Keep writing, Sil! Our library's monthly book sale is tomorrow from 1 to 3 p.m. Stock up on cold-weather reading. Brenda Correa challenges you in high intensity training at the Mansion House on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m.lhis very successful program is continuing, free to members and non-members alike. The Women's Club of Martha's Vine- yard enters its 112th year of meetings on Monday, Sept. 20. I didn't get a time or place, but call Janice Beslisle for details at 508-627-4861. The objectives of the club are social, literary, civic and philanthropic. The Tisbury senior center is sponsor- ing a free lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21. An Overview of Long Term Care Insurance and Retirement Plan- ning is the subject, presented by Betty Harkins and Jane Bourette. The center would like a proposed head count so they may provide the correct number of booklets; please call 508-696-4205. So much is happening next Tuesday night! After our annual summer hiatus, the American Legion auxiliary meetings begin at 7 p.m. at Post 257 on Martin Road. New members are always wel- come. I'll see you there. A free lecture series at the library, funded by generous gifts from Ruth Redding and Stephen C. Luce, also meets on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the pro- gram room. And She Alone Remains: the Past, Present, and Future of the Charles W. Morgan, is the subject for Matthew Stackpole, former director of our Martha's Vineyard Museum. Mat has been working on the Charles W. Morgan restoration at Mystic Seaport since 2008. Enjoy this interesting piece on maritime history and take notes for me. Young people aged eight to 11 are invited to a free movie with popcorn at the library on Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.The film is a musical about a small-town girl who shares an adventure with a pop star in L.A. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Sept. 28, for season re-convention of the Martha's Vineyard Women's Network The free event is a get-together at the Atlantic Restaurant in Edgartown from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your business cards and network. Cash bar and dinner menu will be available. Condolences go out to Ana Maria Cecilia who suffered the death of an aunt in Brazil last week and an uncle this week. You are in our prayers. The birthday bandwagon pulls along Joanna Elliot Riesman today. Tomor- row belongs to Aaron Kasprak. Sept. 19 is shared by Lauren Barlosky and Joan Glodis. Sept. 20 is claimed by Pete Sawyer. Sept. 21 sees Terry Gramkowski and Amanda Schwab age gracefully. Sept. 22 is a party for Tawnya MacLeod, Nate Thayer and Michael Levandowski. And on Sept. 23, Karen Mercier takes the cake. Many happy returns. Hello Larah Debora Ferreira De Souza and Maria Sergio Felicio of Vineyard Haven an- nounce the birth of a daughter, Larah Ferreira Felicio, born on Sept. 8, 2010, at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital. Larah weighed 8 pounds 10 ounces at birth. * ALL HOME REPAIRS . - ":" OPENING & CLOSING .PROVIDED ":" --= - HOME UPKEEP LIST PROVIDED "." = Bill Bishop ..... ,.    Years of Scott Ellis 508,627.864,:  /e,', : ..... 508.627.8818 - .11111111iE I REGISTERED NURSES ] and CARE MANAGERS Caregiver Homes is a community-based care option for nursing home-eligible seniors and disabled adults. 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