Aquinnah is still feeling a little empty this week even though school vacation, a.k.a. the longest week in the world if you did not go someplace warm and sunny, is over. Thank goodness there were the Oscars to distract us (and then the MV Film Festival will be next week). I had so much fun […]
Happy school vacation week or, as those of us still on the Island say, “Where is everybody week?” Seriously, many, many people are away and many year-round businesses are closed for a break until March or some even until April. I have to admit that I went away too but am now back to enjoy […]
I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine’s Day — or ignored it in a pleasant way. I have to put a plug in for the Vineyard staycation: the Harbor View Hotel ran a special for Valentine’s Day with a very affordable rate that included dinner for two at their restaurant. I went with my husband, […]
Happy Valentine’s Day, one and all, or as I like to call it, yet another excuse to eat too many Chilmark Chocolates Day. Tonight at the Library there will be a Valentine’s Day chocolate tasting at 5 pm, there will be beverages and a romantic movie as well. On February 25 at 2 pm there […]
Welcome to February, the worst month on the Island. Everyone knows [a]that, it’s only 28 days long but it feels like 65. Even the dumptique is closed for the entire month (those ladies are no fools). The weather is terrible and the Island population feels like it shrinks down to about five people. Thank goodness […]
We have reached that point in the winter when people start escaping the island en masse, headed to warmer climes. Just this morning in the span of five minutes I heard three different people say they were going away: one to Costa Rica for a month, another to St. John’s and the last was going […]
Jim Wallen is off in Bali right now.
Winter in Aquinnah. It snowed, it rained, it got really cold and then rained more, it got warm (in the 50s!), and then cooled again. The wind whipped along as it does, sounding so cruel at times. In Menemsha a basking shark that had been caught in a fisherman’s net washed up on the shore. […]
Woody Vanderhoop will be part of an Arts and Global Community Connection Series offered through ACE-MV in February.
Happy Birthday to Megan Ottens-Sargent who celebrates on January 6.