Town Column : Aquinnah
Well, there certainly is a whirlwind of activity going on here. It started with the Easter egg hunt at the Duck Inn, and it will continue into the coming weeks. Aquinnah awakening: The library is not the only place to go anymore. The stores at the cliffs are open again, with the restaurants soon to follow. Juli's pizza night is back, a community garden is being planned, and there is still stuff to do at the library.
The stores at the cliffs opened this past week. Ona Ignacio-Cameron who runs On the Cliffs with her mother, Adriana, said that they will be open all through the upcoming school vacation week. After that they will be open all weekends; weekdays they will play by ear and see how busy it is. The restaurants are not open yet, the water just got turned on, and everyone needs to clean house. Faith and James, who have the first shop on the left, have hired a sushi chef, so you will be able to get sushi and sashimi along with the raw bar they already offer.
Juli Vanderhoop started up pizza nights again this past Wednesday. They are open from 4:30 to 7:30 pm (note earlier starting time). She provides pizza dough, sauce, and cheese and you provide toppings and good conversation. There is a $10 suggested donation. The pizza nights are held at Juli's Orange Peel Bakery on State Road on your left, just before the turn for Lobsterville Road. Stop by anytime for some really good bread.
Jim Newman is planning a community garden. It will be approximately 50' x 24' and will be located behind the town hall. The town has received $2,000 from the CPA and more funds are expected. Before this can really move forward Jim needs to know how many people are interested and can commit to helping. Please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate. If you don't get a response right away, don't worry; he's just in Spain and Marrakech for 10 days with his wife, Kathy.
In honor of school vacation week, the library is hosting an afternoon kid's movie this Saturday at 2 pm. A healthy snack will be provided.
Happy birthday to Riley Ignacio-Cameron who turned seven on April 13.
The Easter egg hunt at the Duck Inn was divine. It took about an hour and 20 minutes for most of the 600 eggs to be found, including the fabled golden egg, which brings in a special prize. The eggs were beautifully decorated. All the kids and people who helped did a great job. It was a very windy day, but the kids were all too focused on finding eggs and prizes hidden all over the property to seem to care. Those who were a little too young to grasp the meaning of the hunt ran around and rolled on the grass. Those who were really young, (there were many very cute babies), stayed inside with their parents and got passed around and admired. You could warm up inside with many different kinds of cake, and some savory dishes as well. And yes, there was chocolate cake, two kinds.
I feel dizzy with all this present and upcoming activity. I don't know where to go first. It's so lovely to have so many choices again in Aquinnah.