Aquinnah

Aquinnah

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We just finished with Memorial Day and I’m tired already. This might have something to do with the fact that we travelled to the Catskills this weekend with a three-year-old in tow. I know we missed some great events happening on the Island, like Nonie Madison’s birthday party, but it was nice to visit with family and it makes so much more sense for us to travel to them this time of year (no traffic heading off-Island, lots of traffic heading to the Island).

I did make it to the opening of the Yoga Collective at co-housing Friday evening and it was wonderful. Ten very talented yoga teachers taught a two-hour class and then, after what seemed like a hundred downward dog poses, we ate a lovely potluck dinner. I’m looking forward to many more great classes there over the summer.

Librarian Michelle Laurie is out of the hospital. She is not back on Island yet, nor does she have a final prognosis, but she has been released and is recovering.

The town of Aquinnah is looking for full- or part-time parking lot attendants for the summer. If you are interested, please call Carolyn at 508-645-2304.

Noni Smith opened her store, Florabelle, for the season this past weekend in Edgartown. This is a wonderful store for women complete with a perfume bar; stop by if you are looking for a special gift or if you are looking to treat yourself.

There are two great events happening tonight: Supper with the Sisters at the Grange Hall, a benefit for Vineyard House, the Island’s only sober living facility. It is at 6 pm; cost is $25 and a dish for six people with utensils.

Vineyard Community Media Open House at Featherstone, from 5:30-8:30, is a free event to help kids and adults learn about and produce web video and digital media.

Tomorrow night at the MVRHS Performing Arts Center at 6:30 pm, the MV School of Ballet will present “I Do Believe in Fairies, a Journey to Never Never Land.” Tickets are $10. Two young ladies from Aquinnah will be performing, Eleanor Hyland and Genevieve Hyland.

On Saturday, June 12, there will be a Lighthouse Challenge sponsored by the MV Chamber of Commerce, from 10 am to 4 pm. Go to the top of the Edgartown, East Chop, and Gay Head lighthouses; visit West Chop on the way. $15 for a single ticket/$25 for a family ticket. Start your tour at any of the lighthouses; call the Chamber of Commerce for more information, 508-693-0085. Arrangements can also be made through the Trustees of the Reservation to visit the Cape Poge lighthouse.

Well, my friends, the summer insanity has officially started. It feels like it’s going to be a little busier than last summer, which is great for businesses and bad for people prone to road rage. The weather so far promises to be terrific and I am promising to myself right now that I will not spend all summer working but will actually make it to the beach more than twice.