The sound of bagpipes kicked off the Scottish Society of Martha's Vineyard's 28th annual Burns Nicht Supper. The Saturday night event celebrated the 256th anniversary of the birth of the Bard of Scotland, Robert Burns.
Some 1,700 people turned out at the Portuguese American Club in Oak Bluffs on a rain and sleet-driven Saturday to sample some of the best chili recipes and raise more than $27,000 for the Red Stocking Fund at the 29th annual event sponsored by radio station WMVY.
A small framed list on the wall of the West Tisbury post office lists the names of each of the town's postmasters. Soon a new name will be added to the lineup — postmaster Paula Sullivan has retired, capping a postal service career of nearly 30 years.