How are those New Year's resolutions coming along? I'd imagine the YMCA is bustling with activity. With all this snow, I hope people are getting out and enjoying our winter wonderland, although it makes me nervous seeing runners out there on those icy bike paths. So be careful!
Max Sherman and friends took advantage of the cold this weekend by finding a patch of ice for some pond hockey. Nothing like skating out in the fresh air.
After a quick stop in Washington, D.C., to visit friends, Jim and Nicki Miller are on a two-week cruise around the Caribbean, including stops in Aruba, Barbados, and Curaçao. So far, Grenada has been their favorite stop, where they enjoyed snorkeling and an underwater sculpture park. Luckily, the wifi has been plentiful, so I've been able to stay up to date with their adventures.
Jeffrey Whipple has made his annual winter migration, flying south to Tortola. We got a silly beach-themed Christmas card from Margaritaville, which made me yearn for beaches and palm trees and sweet rum drinks. Hope you are enjoying yourself, Jeff. See you in the spring.
Denise Searle will be attending her first Patriots game Sunday, when the Pats face the Jets in the playoffs. Of all the first games one could choose to attend, this one should take the cake. Go Pats!
Felix Neck presents a Moonrise Meander on Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 4:30-6 pm. Enjoy a guided walk to greet the full moon rising over Sengekontacket Pond. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight.
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day on January 17, with chore time at The FARM Institute from 9-10:30 am. Families can feed and water the livestock with farm staff. For more information, contact Cathy at 508-627-7007.
For you film buffs, the MV Film Society has announced their schedule for upcoming movies. Screenings take place at the Katharine Cornell Theatre, 54 Spring Street, Vineyard Haven. Doors open 30 minutes prior to screening time for admissions. Admission is $8, or $5 for film society members, at the door only. A short introduction precedes each screening. For more information, visit http://www.mvfilmsociety.com or call 774-392-2972.
The Capricorn birthday wishes continue to fill my inbox. First up, a happy belated to Jack Laird who celebrated his fourth birthday Sunday, January 9, with a YMCA splash party. Shealyn Smith blew out four candles this week as well, on January 12.
Friends at the Anchors send best birthday wishes to Wendy Benedetto, the assistant director of activities for the Anchors day group. Wendy celebrates her day January 17. Hope you have a lovely time.
Additional birthday wishes go out to Jeffrey Smadbeck on January 14 and to Barbara Morgan, January 19.
All of you heading to points south, let me know about your travels. We like to live vicariously through those who are enjoying warmer climes, feeling the sand between their toes. Let's hear about any northern adventures as well. I'm feeling a little bias toward the warm right now, but rest assured I love a good skiing story too — the brisk air, the fire, the cocoa. Lovely.