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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...

Aquinnah: Ice cream

I don’t know about you, but I may have overindulged at the Fair. Actually, I have been overindulging throughout most of the summer. Ice...

Aquinnah: Chins up

It’s Fair Week! The week that everyone on Martha’s Vineyard loses their minds from all the crowds, traffic, and entitlement. Even those of us...

Aquinnah: Reading Group at the cultural center

The Aquinnah Cultural Center has a big week ahead. Their Reading Group started on Wednesday. The group focuses on Wampanoag history in the 17th...

Aquinnah: Wampum jewelry sale

Fynn Monahan celebrated his 14th birthday Aquinnah-style, with a low-key party on Philbin Beach. There was skimboarding, Kadima playing, sand burying, and a quest...

Aquinnah: Aquinnah Cultural Center

The Native Artisans Festival and the Aquinnah Public Safety Day were both held this past Saturday at the Aquinnah Circle. While I thought it...

Aquinnah: Native American Artisans Festival

My July is cruising right along. I can’t believe that it’s halfway through. Just when I think I’ve seen everyone, more people show up....

Aquinnah: The Aquinnah parade

Fourth of July Aquinnah-style was wonderful. The parade, once again, was such fun. Not only did Arlen Roth kick things off by playing the...