Aquinnah

Pizza nights are over, Halloween has passed, it’s dark at 4:30 now all there is to do is hunt deer and go scalloping. Yes, the winter is coming even if we are having an Indian summer right now. Time to make some soup and get your craft on. You know what I mean — that project, be it quilting, painting, or building something that you never seem to have time for. For me it’s stacks of photos, of my friends, my child, my wedding (seven years ago) stored in boxes that need to be put in albums. Every winter I say I’m going to tackle them and I don’t. Maybe this year I’ll finally get around to it.

This weekend will be the last weekend Adrianna’s store, On the Cliffs, is open and everything will be 50 percent off. I must say Adrianna has great taste and I got some excellent deals at the end of the summer, so I may just stop in and see what’s left. Berta and Carla will keep their store open through Thanksgiving (great for holiday shopping), and Faith’s is still open for lunch.

Tonight, Thursday, Nov. 10, from 5 to 6 pm the book discussion group will meet at the Aquinnah library. The book being discussed is “The Imperfectionists” by Tom Rachman. The library is also pleased to honor the Wampanoag Tribe and Native American heritage by celebrating Native American Heritage month all through November. Storytime and Crafts on Thursdays Nov. 10 and 17 will be focused on Native American stories and picturebooks. Crafts will honor Native American heritage and traditions. There will be displays of new books and DVDs by and about Native Americans for the duration of the month.

On Halloween, Walter E. Delaney retired as Aquinnah Fire Chief. On Sunday from 4 to 8 pm there will be a potluck dinner at the old Town Hall honoring Walter and his 17 years of service to the Town. Please join everyone for an evening of memories of his 17 years and to honor him for his dedication and commitment to our community.

The next blood pressure clinic in Aquinnah will be held Nov. 17 from 2 to 3 pm at the Aquinnah Town Hall. It is free and open to all.

The Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living will hold its Annual Meeting on Nov. 10 at 7 pm at the Tisbury Senior Center.

Calling all poets: this Sunday, Nov. 13, at 4 pm the West Tisbury Library hosts its annual Community Poetry Reading, featuring community members reading their own poems and/or the poems of others. Help keep the tradition alive by attending as a reader or listener, or both. As always, numbers will be drawn from a hat to determine the reading order. Refreshments will be served. Call 508-693-3366 for all the information.

As I noted in my column last year there are an abundance of Scorpios in Aquinnah. What’s up with that? Here are the ones that I know of and perhaps there are more I’m forgetting: Kathy Newman, Buddy Vanderhoop, Isaac Taylor, Curtis Langer, Carla Welch, Waylon Sauer, Liz Witham, and me. All right that’s eight maybe that’s not so much but in a town of 400 or so it seems like a lot. Happy Birthday to all of us and if you know of any more, let me know.

I just did a quick survey of my Aquinnah friends on Facebook and there also seems to be a preponderance of March birthdays, I will have to remember that for next year.