Town Column : Aquinnah
I am sorry. I really didn't mean to do this; it just happened. I swear I did not mean to go someplace warm over the winter, I mean really warm. We planned this trip to San Francisco ages ago and really it should have been 50, 60 degrees tops this time of year not 71 or, um, 80. I mean we were going to go skiing after our time in the city, but because of the heat the snow isn't that great and so we just decided to stay put and maybe buy some tee-shirts because we are running out of things to wear in this, I'm sorry to say, lovely weather. My apologies. I understand this past week has been especially trying weather-wise on Martha's Vineyard, and I'm sorry I wasn't here to complain about it with you.
This past week was the week of postponements and cancellations in Aquinnah. The first movie potluck night was to have been last Thursday at the library and it was postponed due to the bad weather. A new date has not yet been set. Please call the library for more information at 508-645-2314. There was also supposed to be a meeting/information session about Subsidy Rehabilitation Grants for qualifying homeowners that was cancelled. Homeowners that would like information about these grants should call Michael Galasso, the Housing Rehabilitation Manager of TRI at 696-3258. Qualifying projects include: new siding, roof replacements, energy efficiency improvements, new doors and windows and code violation corrections.
Let's hope that the third time's a charm for our special town meeting, the one we were supposed to have back in October. The new date and time is Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7 pm at the Old Town Hall. We need 39 registered voters for a quorum. I'm lining up a sitter right now, so that means we need just 38 more. Who's with me?
On Saturday, Jan. 24, The Fourth Grade Theater Project starts at the Vineyard Playhouse. This is an amazing event where every fourth-grader on Martha's Vineyard works with Playhouse staff for months learning about all the different aspects of the theater from building sets to lighting to playwriting to acting on stage, and each school puts together their own unique play. At the end of the program each school presents their show on the Playhouse stage. The shows are Saturdays at 3 pm and 7 pm, January 24 through February 14. This is an event for the whole family.
For those of you with a head for trivia, the Jeopardy online test to become a contestant is Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 8 pm. You can register at Jeopardy.com. Why not?
I can't wait to come back to freezing cold weather and Inauguration stories. There's no place like home.