Town Column : Aquinnah
I thought that it was supposed to be April showers, what's up with all the damp in May? I realize that it is only the beginning of May, but one week of warm spring-like weather with no rain...could we have that, please? Or do I just need to accept that this is how it is and one day we will wake up and it will just be summer and the long cold spring will be over? I probably do. Or at least I have to stop complaining about the weather. Alright, I'll try that.
I hear that the meeting about the performance stage up at the circle got a little feisty. I was unable to attend, but this is a proposal that a lot of people clearly feel strongly about.
At press time the fate of the proposal was unknown.
And if there is more that you feel strongly about, vote. Town elections are this coming Wednesday, May 13, from 12 noon to 7 pm. You can request absentee ballots from Carolyn by calling 508-645-2304 or just stop by the Town Hall.
There will be a cocktail party this Friday at the Chilmark Sovereign Bank from 4 to 6 pm, hosted by Joan LeLacheur and Heather Hall. They will be exhibiting and selling handmade felted silk arts and wampum.
Under the direction of Jan Wightman, the Minnesingers will perform this weekend at the High School Performing Arts Center on Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 4 pm; tickets are $10, with a Mother's Day Special on Sunday - $25 for a family of four. This Sunday is also the last meeting of the Fiber Folks at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury until September. For more info, call Anna Marie at 508-274-9696.
Jim and Kathy Newman just returned from Spain and Morocco. In Madrid they went to as many museums as they could in 36 hours and in Barcelona they stayed in a hip hotel and saw more art, including a great Picasso Museum. Morocco, Kathy said, was fun and a little edgy. It has a French influence as well, croissants for breakfast, that sort of thing.
Megan Ottens-Sargent is delighted to have her daughter, Ana, back from her travels to Argentina and Peru.
The Wampanoag Tribe will be hosting an Environmental Health Consumer Expo at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown on Saturday, May 16, from 9 am to 4 pm. There will be presentations on controlling mold, local food, watershed health, and more. Contact Cynthia at 508-645-9265 ext.149 or Cynthia@wampanoagtribe.net for more info.
And lastly, this Sunday is indeed Mother's Day. A day to celebrate one of the best, hardest, and worst-paid (economically, not emotionally) jobs in the world. So folks, give it up for all the mamas in Aquinnah, from Anne, June, Angie, Kathy, Mallory, on down to Nonie, Noni, Alex, Faith, and Noli (due in June), and everyone in between. Recognize the hard, good work they have done, and the fine children and grandchildren they have to show for it. And perhaps give a gift of thanks or just give them a day to rest. Happy Mother's Day, ladies.