Thank you to Alex Taylor, Shawn MacPhail, Noli Taylor, and Isaac Taylor for a great party on Saturday, with great food, wonderful people, and the band “Goodnight Louise” playing. And it didn’t rain! A great day.
Mother’s Day is of course this Sunday and Chilmark Chocolates will be open regular hours this week, Thursday–Sunday, 11:30 am to 5:30 pm. The gift shops on the Cliffs will also be open, so do the right thing, dads and kids, and get the mom in your life a gift. You could also give her […]
So I learned something useful this past week after my son came down with a bad case of poison ivy (not unusual this time of year) around his mouth (that was unusual as I know he did not eat any poison ivy and that’s how it looked). It was bad enough for him to stay […]
Daffodils are blooming all over town. While the temperatures are still fluctuating (there was actually frost last week), I think winter is finally over. The trees should be blooming soon and then the lilacs will be out hopefully in time for Mother’s Day. Everyone is coming outside and cleaning up their yards and getting ready […]
There is a lot of bustle in our town right now as people prepare for summer. Berta and Carla have opened their shop at the Cliffs and their sister Adrianna will open hers at the end of the month. No word yet on the Aquinnah Shop and Faith’s Seafood Shack, but they usually open around […]
Now there is a veritable orchestra of them outside our house and they are peeping away day and night. If you had said to me before I moved here that the sound of tiny frogs peeping would become one of my favorite sounds I would have said that you were crazy.
I have a vague memory of promising not to complain about the weather anymore this winter. Since I feel like it’s important to be true to my word, my column will be very short this week. This Saturday at the library there will be a master craft class; Barbara will teach you how to turn […]
…What a wealth of knowledge Louis [Larsen] had about fishing, and especially fishing here, and what a kind heart he had. Roxanne Ackerman told me he taught her how to shuck scallops, and that he and his family looked out for her when she was young. I know that he will be missed and that a little bit of “real Vineyard” or “old Vineyard” or whatever you want to call it has gone with him.
You know, I really can’t tell you what was going on in Aquinnah this week or over the weekend as I was working at the MV Film Festival the whole time. I did see many people from Aquinnah both volunteering at the festival and watching movies. Richard Skidmore filled me in on his birthday celebration, […]
There are crocuses coming up in my yard. They are still in the tiny green shoot phase, but they are coming up nonetheless. This past Saturday was so lovely that the mood of the entire Island seemed remarkably elevated. Everyone I came into contact with seemed happy and talkative. It felt like a thaw of […]