Town Column : Aquinnah
I heard some terrible news yesterday. Someone told me that a friend looked in the Old Farmer's Almanac and it said that there would only be 11 sunny days this summer. That cannot possibly be true. That would be awful, a whole summer of rain after I vowed not to complain about the weather anymore. Whatever will I do?
Pam Glavin wanted to extend a heartfelt thanks to Chip and Elaine Vanderhoop for helping to make Carl Widdiss's big birthday very special. Pam purchased a large recliner called a "man cave" for Carl but she could not get it home, so Chip and Elaine picked it up in Chip's truck and got it in the house right after Carl's birthday cake was served. Carl is quite happy with it and it's big enough for both Carl and his grandson, Elliott, to curl up in together.
The fifth annual Fourth of July children's parade, organized by The Old South road neighborhood association, is on, led this year by police chief Randhi P. Belain. The event will include face painting and beach treasures.
The community garden is coming along. They held a meeting last weekend and began planting in the space out behind the town hall and in front of the playground. Check it out.
I've seen Gretchen and Adam Jebb around town with their two kids, Liza and Warren. They are here for a couple more weeks before heading back to Vermont.
There are lots of great events for kids that started this week. The first annual Cinema Circus started last night at the Chilmark Community Center. Every Wednesday in July and August at 5 pm there will be jugglers, clowns, and other performers followed by a movie for kids with free popcorn. A new play called "Kim and Delia" also opened at The FARM Institute this week as well. It is running through July 12; performances are at 5 pm. The Yard is bringing back their free family matinees every Saturday through Labor Day at 3 pm. They are interactive and a lot of fun.
The Yoga Barn has added a free community yoga class on Fridays at 5:30 pm with rotating teachers. Come see their beautiful space and take a great class.
Juli's Orange Peel Bakery has really taken off. Since she was featured on the cover of Edible Vineyard if you want to go to pizza night on Wednesday you better get there early. She is also selling her bread at the Farmers Market, and usually sells out. Congratulations Juli on your great success.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Fourth of July and that the fireworks will not be cancelled because of rain. No, this must not happen. Everyone think warm, sunny thoughts this weekend. Enjoy your family and friends before the Island gets really crazy. And in the words of Michael Jackson who passed away this week, "Don't stop 'till you get enough."