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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...

Aquinnah: Hardcore winter

Happy end of: 2017, the holiday season, and school vacation. Welcome 2018 and hard-core winter. While New Year’s Eve day and night were extremely...

Aquinnah: Time to regroup

Welcome to the last Aquinnah column of 2017. It was quite a year, and now more than ever, I feel like I need the...

Aquinnah: What they need

It is a busy time of year for many people, and the people of Aquinnah are no exception. There are four Christmas parties that...

Aquinnah: Get your holiday chocolates

Happy Hanukkah for all who celebrate it. The first night of the festival of lights was on Tuesday, and it will continue for another...

Aquinnah: Congratulations to Leah and Didier Deleau,

Congratulations to Leah (formally Bassett) and Didier Deleau, who were married in Antigua last weekend. Many Aquinnah folk made it to the wedding, including...

Aquinnah: The Trot

The annual Chilmark School Turkey Trot was last Tuesday, and it was very exciting. For the first time in school history, two children tied...

Aquinnah: Some camaraderie

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate. There are always things to be thankful for, and there is always more work to be done on...

Aquinnah: Hanging out in Aquinnah

You know what I’m looking forward to? Spending this upcoming weekend hanging out in Aquinnah. For one reason or another, I have been away...

Aquinnah: Full tilt to the winter holidays

This year is coming to a close rather quickly. Halloween is past, and now it’s full tilt to the winter holidays. Thanksgiving is just...

Aquinnah: Hours of bliss

Just a friendly reminder that Daylight Savings (or, now we all go to bed at 7 pm) Time begins at 2 am this Sunday....

Aquinnah: A little too quiet

I know that the summer season is over, and things are supposed to be quieter now, but it seems a little too quiet. Usually...

Aquinnah: Cranberry day

Cranberry Day was last Tuesday, and it looks like everyone had a great time. I heard that not all the cranberries were ripe yet,...

Aquinnah: Tobias Vanderhoop is leaving

There is some more sad news for up-Island, aside from Chilmark Chocolates being closed until Oct. 24: Tobias Vanderhoop is leaving us. He is...

Aquinnah: Winners were women

The Gay Head 10K was this past Sunday and it was a beautiful day for a run, bright and sunny but not overly hot...

Aquinnah: Nothing too severe

I hope everyone got through the storm all right. I heard tell of some power outages due to downed trees, but nothing too severe....

Aquinnah

As I write this, we are a expecting tropical storm; Jose is expected to hit us in the next couple of days. Here’s one...

Aquinnah: Starting to close down

The great shutdown of up-Island will begin shortly. Chilmark Tavern will close on Sept. 24. The tavern is open Thursday through Monday until then....

Aquinnah: Make some jam

It’s jam-making time in Aquinnah. There is a late harvest of blackberries around town, and the beach plums and rose hips are ripe. Plus,...

Aquinnah: The summer’s final days

Well, my friends, we made it. Today is the last day of August, and after Monday we will go back to mostly normal nonsummer...