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Aquinnah: Congratulations to the Benoits

It was a happy week in Aquinnah. Last Tuesday at the Aquinnah board of selectmen's meeting, the drawing for two affordable houses built at...

Aquinnah: Philbin Beach opens June 15

I need to correct some misinformation that I gave you two weeks ago. While Carolyn Feltz has retired as town clerk, she has been...

Aquinnah: MV United Travel Soccer

The MV United Travel Soccer team brought some extremely talented soccer players to the Bridgewater Memorial Day Tournament this weekend. On Saturday, the temperature...

Aquinnah: A quick march toward summer

While the weather indicates otherwise, we continue the quick march toward the summer season. The Outermost Inn will open this Friday, May 18, as...

Aquinnah: All the moms

I know May just started, but it feels kind of like a runaway train already. Today is the 10th, which means in a week...

Aquinnah: Opening up-Island

Thank you to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) Natural Resources Department, and to all the volunteers, who showed up on a rainy...

Aquinnah: Life on the Cliffs

This is probably not news to anyone who lives in Aquinnah, but it bears repeating that we have some very talented people here. I...

Aquinnah: Pass by Pathways

Congratulations to everyone who ran the Boston marathon this past Monday. Although the weather was terrible, people still ran, and even more people came...

Aquinnah: Wampanoag New Year

It was a busy weekend in Aquinnah. On Saturday, the Friends of the Aquinnah Public Library hosted a community potluck at the Old Town...

Aquinnah: Duck Inn Easter

Thank you, Elise LeBovit, for a wonderful Easter Egg Hunt at the Duck Inn this past Sunday. There were swarms of children searching the...

Aquinnah: A most lion-like March

Saturday is the last day of March; will it exit like a lamb, as promised? It certainly has been most lion-like all month. This...

Aquinnah: Storms and screenings

What a week this has been up-Island. First another storm that knocked power out in all of Aquinnah for the better part of two...

Aquinnah: Enough weather talk

I will not talk about the weather. I will not say that every year I think March will be nice and spring like and...

Aquinnah: Hats off

March on Martha’s Vineyard never disappoints. No matter that spring officially starts in mid-March, the weather is always unpredictable, and frequently miserable, as it...

Aquinnah: Who needs a vacation

It’s very quiet in Aquinnah, and throughout the Island this week. Most people are away for the vacation. There are some benefits to being...

Aquinnah: Hillbilly Elegy

Safe travels for everyone going away for the February break next week. For those of us staying put, I suggest not going on Facebook...

Aquinnah: Holding down the fort

The dark, damp days of February are upon us. In a week people will start fleeing the Island in search of sun and/or winter...

Aquinnah: Love of libraries

The Aquinnah Public Library held its long-range planning meeting at the Town Hall last Thursday. Michelle Eberle from the Massachusetts Library System was on...

Aquinnah: Quick, painless, and free

Congratulations to the Patriots and all their fans (which is pretty much the entire state of Massachusetts). We are going to the Super Bowl!...

Aquinnah: Big fun at Squibnocket Pond

Today the temperature hit 40°, and I didn’t zipper my coat all day. It felt liberating. I don’t mind the cold, but I intensely...