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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...

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...